Sky Reporting Owen Offered New Improved Contract


It’s looking more and more like Newcastle United have indeed offered their captain Michael Owen an improved contract, to stay another three years at the club.

Michael Owen – yes – I’ve got a new contract

Indeed a Newcastle spokesman is quoted in reputable news channels, such as Sky Sports, that Michael has been offered a new contract.

A Newcastle United spokesman is quoted as saying:

“Newcastle United can confirm that captain Michael Owen has been offered an extended and improved three-year contract.”

“The proposed terms of the new deal include an increased salary for Michael and demonstrate the club’s commitment to keeping him.”

“The club hopes that this enhanced contract offer will keep him at St James’ Park.”

We were dubious this morning of this report until the club said something, and usually they report these things on the official web-site, and there’s nothing on the site.

But this may be an accurate report and if it is, we think that’s great. Michael Owen is probably not worth £120K/week because of his play on the field the last three years.

However, we think he is worth the money overall, because he is the face of Newcastle United, just like Alan Shearer was before him. Not to mention Kevin has already pointed to him as being his key player, and he is now captain of the club, and doing very well in that position.

The Americans don’t know too much about football (soccer) but when you mentioned Alan Shearer to them, they knew who he was and most knew he played for Newcastle United – and if you mentioned Newcastle they knew, at least, that’s who Alan played for. They also are very aware of Newcastle Brown Ale, which is one of the most popular beers over here.   😀

If this is true on Michael’s contract, this will be an improvement on his current contract, and it will make Michael an even richer young man, but he’ll be worth every penny if he can score goals the way Alan Shearer.

So we are very pleased about this, as will Kevin Keegan – if it is true.

Comments welcome.



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160 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Worth it as we wont splash out huge money on a striker only a creative mid 😉

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  • Marguerite

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Talking of offers, just heard that Zayette is NOT joining us he is going to another club and will sign within the next couple of hours according to an announcement on Sky; they did not name the club but presume it is Everton. Oh dear!

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    we need a creative mid is nacho good enough

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  • G

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Lennon is a done deal apparently and Diego is the “wow” signing, thats what is coming out of the club.

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  • domtoon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    newkey broon’s a popular drink in the states? toon toon!

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeeah, great, hope he signs…

    Anyone else think that Berbatov may sign for Newcastle?

    I have a sneaky suspicion he might you know…

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  • Darryl

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    They also reported that Zayette wont be coming to newcastle.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    G

    Not u again, you get on the Chronicle site and you said Lennon was a done deal on there mate.

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  • Pete

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Is this all part of our new wage budget reduction policy?

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  • ToonDaft

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #10

    lol, i was in California in February and was amazed with Broon Ale’s popularity – was all over, advertisements and all sorts – they sell it in a miniature bottle however, like three-quarters of a pint – bit bizarre

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    G

    Your source is MONEY????????????

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  • stormywaters

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Where has the info on Lennon & Diego come from…haven’t seen that anywhere is it just rumour?

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  • STEVEYO

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Yet again all the papers report that Owen has turned down a one year reduced salary offer and suddenly the truth emerges from NUFC. How much more convincing do our supporters need before they understand that a prolonged attempt is being made to undermine everything good that is going on at NUFC.Sadly I think all this negative reporting and blatsnt lie telling is having an adverse effect on our attempts to sign good quality players as they seem to believe that the place is unstable.

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  • graeme

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14

    The question has to be “Why would MO want a new contract at SJP”??

    He can see out his contract, sort out his final club in January, walk away at the end of the season and bank a substantial “Signing On” fee.

    He will have no problem finding a club who have a demonstrated ambition to achieve, who are bringing in new players to try and make inroads towards silverware and european competition.

    If you were in his position, why stay at SJP??

    Its a shocking thing to have to think about, but at this moment in time, its the reality of Newcastle United Football Club. My heart bleeds.

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  • toon lad

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    G- gone f@@k of and stop your bs nobodys gonna believe you

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  • G

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Time will tell, if im wrong or not.

    G

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  • Luke

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Can’t wait for the window to close. Sick of this inane speculation.

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  • justme

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #18

    i’d love diego and lennon!diego is superb while lennon has skills and pace.both are fairly young also!
    i’m getting a bit worried about how the club has been run recently but these two would make everything ok!
    sign them!now!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    G

    You mention Diego, quite a statement to make really. You a windup merchant lol?

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  • toon lad

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #20

    graeme 120,ooo thats why he’ll stay mate no other club will offer any were near that for him

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  • Luke

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes, time WILL.

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  • ToonDaft

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    where are the links for Zayette going elsewhere? or Lennon and Diego (this would make me melt!)?

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    G

    If you turn out to be telling the truth you will be a top man to quite a few people. On here and the Chronicle site but if you are spouting shat then i suggest you keep ya head doon for a while hehehe.

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  • Luke

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #24

    The fact is we’ve shown our ambition to keep a player like Owen. The club can’t win here I feel. They offer big player wages and the media / fans say it’s disgraceful, they don’t and people say we lack ambition. We MUST keep Owen. He will be so important this season, even if he does leave.

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  • G

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    I have been told that Lennon is at advanced stages, they are trying to do a deal for Diego but i myself don’t expect it to happen but they are in talks.

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    would of thought we would have signed sum1 by now, getting anxious now, panic maybe not just yet

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  • Toon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Lets not believe these people who claim they know who is signing – THEY DONT

    Lets be honest we wont sign anyone

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  • Davi

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #28

    G – what is your source? I am a farmer from Cambo and I do Ashley’s eggs n’that… he says Berbatov and Arshavin – convinced?

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  • Toon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Lennon would not be in the Spurs squad today if he was signing

    G why lie mate?

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  • Mescaline

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #30

    DIEGO AND LENNON + 2 MORE ALL TO BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!!!!

    YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST!!!!

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  • toon lad

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #31

    G-you or your so called source is absaloute BS!

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  • GEORDIE69

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    What is going on my heed is about to explode!!!
    First Owen gets a reduced offer for a contract then he gets a pay increase for what exactly? next Zayette is about to sign then he’s about to sign for someone else. Then Krul is about to leave for Feyenoord. Sentanta sports and Sky Sports are taking the piss out of us fans. These rumours have to end soon. Hurry up the deadline.

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  • domtoon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #33

    I can almost feel the aura coming out of SJP…..

    PPAAAAAAAAAAAANNIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCC BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hehe, I’m sure it’ll be okay peeps. Let’s keep the faith!

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #34

    im really enjoying watching chelsea play for once

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #35

    What?
    Diego and Lennon?

    Lennon is in the Spurs squad TODAY??!!
    I doubt that one.
    As for Deigo, no chance. He’s already PUBLICY said he’s staying where he is…

    Effin wind up merchants, eff off.

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  • The Entertainers

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #36

    I can understand Lennon being a Keegan player. He is very direct and is still improving, like Milner.

    Lennon needs a change of clubs, he appears to becoming stale and if he ends up here, i wouldnt be too disappointed. However i dont think we would have moved forward a great deal from where we were with Milner in the team.

    Lets see !

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  • mitch

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #37

    ED CASE I have been sayin for ages I thought berbatov coming here like you a sneaking feeling but I keep geting told to be a realist there you go

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #38

    I am getting nervous about this window now…just hope we get some really good surprises 2/3 average players will not help us this season and would just paper over cracks…most of the players recently mentioned are just making me fall asleep as most are just nobodys…certainly not waiting for that WOW signing zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #39

    modric has been sooo poo

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  • G

    Aug 31, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Lennon is on the bench today and will only play around 20 if they need him, not every player on the move will be left out of squads. All the business will be done tomorrow now.

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