Kinnear – Owen Just A Great Lad And Great Player


Newcastle interim manager Joe Kinnear has admitted he never dreamed he’d one day manage Michael Owen.

Michael Owen – great lad and great player

Michael Owen made his debut as Kinnear managed Wimbledon as 17-year-old at Selhurst Park back in 1997.

In that game Michael scored his first goal after just 17 minutes, as he raced through on Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan and slotted the ball coolly into the net.

It was just 10 months later that he would be starring for England in the World Cup and score that sensational individual goal against Argentina in the quarter final – the game David Beckham was sent off in, early in the second half.

Joe told nufcTV:

“Michael wasted no time in reminding me of that goal,” “But I was equally quick to remind him that actually won 2-1.”

Now, more than 11 years later, Owen is captain of a Kinnear led Newcastle United when they go into – what we should call a real battle – at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Joe is obviously delighted to have a player of such world stature as his captain:

“I met with Michael earlier this week and we had a good chat,” “He really is a great lad and a super person to have as your captain.”

“I never dreamed I’d be managing him one day after that goal he scored against Wimbledon all those years ago.” “But he’s a great professional, great player and he’ll be key for us in these next few weeks.”

We are looking to Michael to score a goal or two at Everton in what is turning out to be a rather crucial game for us at Goodison Park at the weekend.

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4 comments so far

  • forest gump

    Oct 3, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    JFK is alright by me as interim boss he dont take no rubbish from the press – marvellous

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 3, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Owen better than rooney

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  • derekm

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #3

    oh to be in that room when the london rag press suddenly found themselves up against a previously unknown animal – a manager who knows they can’t finish him off. Kinnear cannot lose by lashing out at them and for my money deserves the thanks and blessing of all toon supporters forced to see biased and plain troublemaking reporting from hacks who hate going anywhere north of watford and their blessed wine bars. Good luck Joe – honesty and drive ( aren’t they supposed to be keegan traits? )

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  • john

    Oct 4, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    I TELL U WHAT-I RECKON JOE KINNEAR IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB-FULL STOP!HE HAS MORE GO IN HIM THAN KEEGAN,BOBBY,ROEDER,SOUNESS AND ALLARDYCE! I HOPE HE DOES OK WE DONT NEED KEEGAN BACK TO BALLS IT UP IF HE DOES THO!BY LUCK AND CHANCE I THINK WEVE FOUND THE MAN WITH THE FIGHT AND SPIRIT TO TAKE US INTO THE TOP 6 AND BEYOND!EUROPE HERE WE COME!MITE TAKE HIM A FEW GAMES BUT U WATCH! JFK’S BLACK N WHITE ARMY!
    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/303154488?-11058

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