Owen – Newcastle Contract Will Still Take Some Time


Michael Owen has warned in The Daily Mirror today that his contract negotiations with Newcastle will take time.

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 Michael Owen– negotiating new deal with Newcastle

The club has began negotiating with Michael on his contract, which runs out next summer, and while most people expect Michael to finally sign along the dotted line, the sooner that’s done the better it will sit with Newcastle fans.

With only 12 months left on his current contract, the England striker and his agents have so far had a couple of meetings with Newcastle to work out a deal.

We believe that a lot of the potential compensation for Michael will be based on incentives for both Michael’s performances and the teams’ performances, and of course this is in the midst of Newcastle trying to cut their overall wage bill.

Owen is currently on something between £105K and £115K a week deal, and he would obviously like a similar wage packet for his new deal, even though he has missed lots of games for Newcastle over the last 3 seasons because of almost perpetual injury.

Owen admitted:

“We have been opening contract negotiations, there have been a couple of meetings so far, but it will take time.”

And Michael is struggling to make the first game of the season at Manchester United on August 17th as he continued:

“It is certainly not the ideal build-up.”

In the successful seasons in my career I have always had a good pre-season, and when not I have struggled a bit.”

That’s not good news since Michael hasn’t had any pre-season yet.

It would be nice to get the contract signed before that first game, but from what Michael says it doesn’t look likely.

But we think the club and Michael will sort this thing out – but it does seem to be taking a long time.

Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • BennAllen

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Most things at NUFC takes a lot of time these days.. maybe 3 points will take a long time coming..! COME ON ASH SPLASH THE CASH!

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  • James

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    He will sign – plenty of time to sort this out.

    GOMIS was at the game last night

    QUARASMA is being linked to us today in all of the Portugal newspapers.

    COLOCCINI lands at Newcastle this morning

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  • chinzaknuk

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeh!! 1st in

    We need another proven goal scorer our present strikers are either crap or injury prone….well except Oba

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  • chinzaknuk

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    poo missed it

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  • WesToon

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Thanx for those REALLY F-ING inspiring words little Michael…really positive stuff there you MUPPET 🙁

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    No play…..no pay, as simple as that!

    If he doesn’t accept such an offer then he’s a greedy little arse, sell him and bring someone else in!

    How can players (all players) expect to still be paid £115,000 + A WEEK, even when they don’t play, if I twist my ankle at work, and required time off I don’t get paid – WHY SHOULD THESE PRE-MADONNA’s expect something different..?

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  • BennAllen

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Totally agree black and white blood!!

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  • Leeg123

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    james got any pics of this gomis at the game and a link to this portugese link.

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  • NANDO

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #9

    james- gomis wasnt at the game. youre a liar. quaresma would cost 20mill +. he would not even contemplate joining newcastle..

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  • WesToon

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    any ideas where to get the highlights from last night Lads??

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    we have been linked to sammy kuffour, 32 yrs, cb formally of roma but joined ajax in jan but was released at end of season, its on sky sporst

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_3944403,00.html

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  • Leeg123

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    james how do you know about the portugese newspaper send me your link u bull shniter.

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  • scoundrel days

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Big Willie blogger posted on Bobby Robson story that TWO SIGNINGS will be announced today.

    Can anyone back this up and who they are?

    Never thought I’d say this but… ‘Big Willie Where are ya?’

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  • Macas

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    That Kuffour link is garbage, no way we will sign him.

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #16

    James, Gomis was certainly NOT there last night.

    Coloccini already landed and will be announced as a Toon player this afternoon.

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  • Big Willie

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    TWO signings will be confirmed TODAY!

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    i was watching the streaming last night and when i came on there was everyone talking about this guy with dreadlocks, some of the names that were suggested wer

    drenthe, gomis,

    and others were saying that the YOUNG footballer was

    rijkaard lol, gullit lol, bob marley lol,

    i personally didnt see this man but if anyone else did WHO WAS IT??????????

    also the director of the singapore based company steve mcmahon said he was only there to boost nufc profile throught the world or something

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  • Toony Montana

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    James is right about Gomis, a few BBC 606’ers spotted him too, not sure about the Quaresma thing though!!

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  • ourman

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    He gets on my nerves little Mickey Owen. He still has got a hell of a lot to prove. I think Ashley is right – with his injury record he can hardly expect to be earning the top wages we bought him on.

    Offer him something reasonable and stick to our guns. If he signs, he signs.

    In general, however, this year is a big year for him. He needs to show that he is worth keeping. He is the one with something to prove.

    I still don’t think he is THAT good anymore. I’d love for us to sign a young, hungry striker before the deadline. If he proved himself then MO might not even find himself in the team.

    Then I’m sure he might start being a little more reasonable regarding his wages.

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  • Faustino

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Black and White – If you get hurt at work and dont get sick pay you need a new contract mate.

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  • scoundrel days

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    sources Big Willie?

    don’t mean to be rude bud but you were right about Smith being left out the team last night but wrong on his move to Everton.

    Spill the beans man!

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    Who knows where the owen talks are at, but i will be disapointed if he does not show some loyalty to a club that stood by him for nearly 3 years worth of injuries on a 4 year contract.

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  • Ivan

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Hey guys check this out
    even skysports know his squad no already.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/player/0,19754,11678_198241,00.html

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  • Big Willie

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Smith is leaving

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  • Steve T

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Owen will be almost 30 when he’s contract is up and with the injuries he’s had can’t see him lasting past 33. Need to reduce his wages dramatically. Doubt he’d get 60k from any other team.

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #27

    i saw the lad with dreadlocks but have no clue who it was and i didnt ask him for a picture id.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Faustino – Yeah that’s true mate….

    A max of 28 weeks statutary basic sick pay (£240 a month)….and then nothing…!

    Something wrong with the set up!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #29

    I don’t think Owen is worth the money for what we get in return,no way is he worth either the fee or the wages.

    Prefer a hungry fitter new striker…crouch and martins would have suited me.

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  • scoundrel days

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30

    Ok so who are these 2 signings…?

    One is obviously Coloccini

    Who is the other ?

    Big Willie is this from the training ground again?

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  • Leeg123

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #31

    big willie what signings will these be coloccini and…
    and how do you know dont just say my source .

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  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #32

    GET RID OV HIM HES NOT WORTH A RAAA

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  • antz

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #33

    JAMES… WHERE DO YOU GET THIS INFORMATION REGARDING QUARESMA?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #34

    Was the guy with dreads not Lenny Kravitz?

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  • hitman

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #35

    if its true it was gomis at the game last night,it spells the end of smith or could it be owen

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  • Leeg123

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #36

    james is lying u ask him but he doesnt reply coz hes a bullshiter

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  • Owen10

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #37

    One would assume that the second signing would be the dredlocked charcter in the stands last night, be it Gomis, Drenthe or Urby Emanuelson…

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  • Faustino

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #38

    Until the club confirm I worry that we’ve achieved new heights of looking like we’ve singed a player when we haven’t. 🙂

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  • Petey

    Aug 7, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #39

    owen now is just prooving his greed…..

    i still say sell him.

    oh and whoever it was tht mentioned quaesma…the guy is worth like 30million cus of a release clause. i doubt we will be going for him very much

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  • Leeg123

    Aug 7, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #40

    a think big willie is trying to build our hopes up its not happeniing maybe coloccini but no one else hes a liar.

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