We Still Expect Owen To Stay At Newcastle United


The first goal of the new owners of Newcastle United will be to sign up Michael Owen on a new contract.

Michael Owen – hey, I’m going to stay – I’m already half Geordie

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Michael Owen will delay contract negotiations until the end of the season. But we don’t know ewhere the information comes from, and if that’;s true, that will only mean he wants to leave the club.

We would hope that Michael will sign a new contract once the new owners and manager are in place at the club, and things have settled down a bit. It would be good for the new owners to also describe their long term strategy for the club.

Michael has shown this year that he’s prepared to graft for the side, and he’s been rather impressive as captain since last January, and it looks like he is willing to take responsibility for the playing side of things at the club. He’s also been very responsible, down to earth and positive, as well as a calming figure in these  last few weeks.

If Kevin Keegan comes back as manager, it will, be almost certain Michael will stay at the club, but if it’s somebody else, other than Shearer, then it’s probably a toss up as to whether he will stay.

But we hope Michael stays at Newcastle United, he’s a great player and every club needs a marquee player, and Owen is certainly ours.

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • irish_al

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t blame him, wait until the end of his contract and see what interest there is

    Can’t see many teams offering him more than we would though

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  • irish_al

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #2

    running that helicopter of his can’t be cheap

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  • Terry

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I seriously had a dream last night that he joined Aston Villa, and it’s something I could kinda see happening if they were willing to pay his huge wages.

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  • NYCNick

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t see how a new owner could do anything BUT sign owen to a new deal…along with solidifying the manager position, it’s the most important stabilizing move to be made

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  • SwedEric

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Would understand him if he left. If he keep produce the goals like he does atm, then many clubs would be after him, and who can blame a guy to leave a club who is trying to get in the top 10, and at the same time it´s a big crisis at the club going on?

    Realy hope he stays! Big name, and just look at his goal per match ratio… Saw it was something like 11 goals in his last 15 games for the club… Adebayor, Torres, Drogba, Berbatov and Rooney would dream about that! Even if they might not be that much behind…

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  • Hadrian

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #6

    cant see micheal staying tbh , he needs tobe playing champions league football and theres no chance here .

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Owen owes the club. He only served 1/4 of his contract so far, the rest of the time he was injured. I hope he realises that and repays the club with another 3 years of loyalty.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Owen could well be on his way out of the club unless a miracle new buyer can come in and sort our club out quickly.

    Owen’s goal to game ratio is excellent but that can’t be said about his actual game appearances for our club in the time he’s been here.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    owen deserves to be playing at a big club! he has wasted years of a short carreer at newcastle . he wants to win trophies and to be honest he wont do that at newcastle. i expect spurs to resurrect the deal that fell through during the last transfer window and i wish him well. he is to good to be battling relegation.

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  • Micky Toon

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Ha ha. AO you spud. How can you say we are going to be in a relegation battle and not spurs? You are below us in the league and don’t look like moving anywhere soon. You messed up by letting your two best players go and over paid for the players you bought in.

    In case anyone doesn’t know AO is a spurs fan, yet posts on here as though he is a geordie.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Lol like he’ll win trophies @ Spurs or they’ll pay him what he wants lmao. and yes b4 you say they did win the lesser cup last season 😆 they must be so good then.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #12

    firstly i am a geordie. and if you think he would have more chance of winning silverware here than at spurs you are foolish. to start with we are only in one cup and spurs are in 3!

    Obafan- it might be a lesser cup to you but the majority of fans on here would give there right arm to see us lift a cup. any trophy that gets you into europe is important in my opinion.

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  • Micky Toon

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #13

    AO – No one on here would say that spurs are a bigger or better club than NUFC unless they were a makem or a spurs fan. You are a spurs fan.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 2, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #14

    lol some Geordie you are but i agree with MT you’re another nando or have nando tendancies.

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  • Lacedaemonian

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    I would not be interested in winning the league cup. Arsenal play their kids in it.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #16

    mickey toon – i have supported the club for 40 years. i am not blinkered and realise that we are not as big as spurs. if we were we would have won a trophy in my lifetime. very sad but true.

    they are playing in europe as we speak while our players probably have another day off.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #17

    lacedemonian- arsenal have earned the right to play there kids in the cup. it is the only cup we realisticly have a chance of competing for. or did till we got knocked out.

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  • irish_al

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #18

    AO has made valid points, we are 1 place ahead of them in the league but that doesn’t mean much

    Hull were in the top four

    spurs are probably as big a team as newcastle, we just have a bigger stadium

    He way or may not be a spurs fan

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Come out the closset.. be loud be proud.. even if that means ur a Geordie Spurs fan… 😆

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    he wont stay

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    AO – YOU ARE FERNANDO, YOU EVEN SAID IT YOURSELF ON ANOTHER THREAD.

    NOW DO US ALL A FAVOUR AND DIE.

    K

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    oba- what are you baseing our greatness on. 40 years i have followed mediocrity. if you are 100 and saw us win trophies i take it back

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #23

    tomtoon- do us all a favour and die???

    that comment shows me all i need to know about your age.

    Do you know how to have a grown up conversation?
    i have made valid points that no one can argue with

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  • micepie

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m dwelling on a totally random idea – why don’t the club invite fans to apply to be a scout for particular countries throughout the world for reasonable wages? Research would be done on going to games, of course, but also being given a permit to visit training grounds (of the lower profile clubs) and word-of-mouth on the streets. So that, say, TomToon would be a representative in Uruguay and for his scouting services would be given a quality apartment, beer vouchers, a good supply of ex-Pat products like Marmite and a reasonable wage. Ed Speed might be given a penthouse in a pagoda in China etc etc. A Toon fan for every football-mad nation everywhere except Iraq, a few less-stable African countries etc unless there were enough Toon chaps with an intrepid bulldog spirit about them.

    Possible team for Sunday, if the injury situation goes well:

    GIVEN, BEYE, ENRIQUE, BASSONG, TAYLOR, COLO (df MF), GUTHRIE, GEREMI (if Beye is fit), ZOG, DUFF, OWEN

    SUBS – HARPER, EDGAR, CACAPA, BUTT, LUA LUA, AMOEBI, XISCO.

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  • kelvin

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #25

    owen won’t go to spurs unless it’s for money, but don’t spurs have a wage cap? i can’t see anyone outside the big 4 realistically who would pay his massive wages (except maybe man city). he’ll stay or go for a reduced wage.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #26

    i reckon he would take a paycut to go. surely trophies are more important than wages at this stage of his carreer

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  • am sick of this

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #27

    will be tragic if Owen does go we lost the right to scream Owen us the first 3 years of his contract the minute the club tried to sell him to spurs on the last day of the window

    i just hope the owners pay what it takes to keep Owen

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  • am sick of this

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    sorry new owners pay what it takes

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  • irish_al

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    i reckon he’ll sign for everton or possibly liverpool on 80k a week

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #30

    am sick of this- and the fact owen wanted to go to spurs has stopped me cheering his name.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Anybody that thinks Owen is staying is deluded. So he’s got a choice, stay with this joke of a club, or walk straight into a top four team, free of charge, money straight to him, and a big fat salary. He’s ONE OF our best players, but that doesn’t make him loyal, far from it.

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  • AO

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #32

    problem is i think he would walk to any team in the uefa aswell. including pompey.

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  • capt. darlin

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Owen will be gone in January….. anyone who thinks different has been drinking petrol

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  • irish_al

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #34

    i think he’ll be looking to move back to the northwest, save on kerosene

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  • am sick of this

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #35

    AO not sure Owen wanted to go to spurs the fact that he went ballistic when he found out the club tried to sell him kinda contradicts that

    but hey this is newcastle united were talking about and as fans were always last to know the truth especially under this regime

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Remember before owen there was a competition called champions league

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #37

    capt.darlin – that must mean I’ve been drinking petrol!! if Owen does go he will wait until the end of the season!! because it comes down to who gets the transfer fee! although he will be going on a free! that means he’ll get the money for himself and not if he is still here Ashley!!

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  • am sick of this

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #38

    also there has to be relative good chance he will stay as this will be Owens last major contract

    and out side of Manchester there’s probably only
    Chelsea could afford his current wages

    spurs and the gunners both have wage caps

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  • The Sloper

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Any new owners who would hand Michael Owen the sort of contract he is after, at this stage in his career and after so many injuries, should not be owners.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #40

    the only way he will stay and sign a new contract is dependent upon who buys the club, the manager who they bring in the players they buy and the structure! hope he does stay but unsure and wouldnt blame him if he left! Likely bids will come from man city or the north west!!

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