There is a good article on Newcastle United and Michael Owen in the New York Times today.
Michael Owen – interviewed last week by the NY Times
Michael Owen was apparently interviewed last Wednesday from his home just outside Chester.
Michael talked about this season at Newcastle United:
â€œEvery season has a different story, and if it wasnâ€™t for the last six weeks or so, it would have been a very disappointing season,â€ â€œThe team was not playing well, and it wasnâ€™t very enjoyable.â€
â€œBut when youâ€™re winning, you enjoy the game more, you get on with people better and appreciate your teammates more. The last six weeks, with a new manager, have been a big lift in confidence. Weâ€™ve gone on a fantastic run. With that, thereâ€™s now a feel-good factor.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve been playing a formation with me roaming behind two strikers,â€ â€œIâ€™ve always known I can play in that position, but Iâ€™ve always been in striking position in the past. Now Iâ€™m in between the midfielder and the attacking players.â€
Owen of course has one year left on a contract that pays him more than $20M (dollars) a year. Newcastle’s number one priority in the summer is to sign Michael to another 4 year contract and we think that will happen.
â€œI canâ€™t pretend I get satisfaction coming in 10th in the league,â€ Owen said. â€œThatâ€™s something I want to get back into my career â€” winning more games than losing and challenging for honors.â€
It’s not too often that there are articles on premier League clubs in the NY Times but it’s a good artcile – we’ve just used Michael’s quotes here – if you want to read the NY Times article – which reviews the newcastle season and our great revival – here it is – under the title – Revival for Owen, and Renewal for Newcastle
We’re sure that if Kevin Keegan can build a team like he did the first time around at Newcastle, we’ll get tons of excellent publicity all around the world – we just know that will happen because it’s now a global world and football is the global sport.
Note: notice how they are confused as to whether Chester is in England or Wales – they seem to have it in both countries 😀