Kinnear Full Of Praise For Owen


Michael Owen will not be involved for England this afternoon in their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan, and it’s a big snub for the Newcastle captain.

Michael Owen – wonder why I’m not in the squad?

But Michael still has the full admiration and support of his 5th Newcastle manager, as Joe Kinnear spoke about Michael today:

“Michael is a very knowledgeable person, he leads by example. He’s the best finisher in the world.”

“I was amazed he was left out by England. But that is Mr. Capello’s choice not mine.”

“ One thing that is for certain and nobody can take away from him is his record. It’s there in black-and-white for all to see.”

We’ll see how England do this afternoon, but it should be an easy win, and let’s hope the crowd doesn’t boo their own team again. That does nobody any good.

And Joe is looking forward to the game a week on Monday, against a strong Manchester City side, in what will be his home debut for Newcastle and Joe is certainly excited about that game:

“We are just getting geared up towards Manchester City and getting in a massive crowd and getting a result for them all.”

If you can possibly get to that game, that would be great because we need to support both the lads and Joe big time, until the new owners come in.

Joe has a chance to keep our season alive, and with full support from the Newcastle faithful, we think he has the ability to do just that.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • kelvin

    Oct 11, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #1

    i hope there’s a big crowd against man city, the lads need all the support they can get!

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  • xfer

    Oct 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #2

    England has been pathetic. There are so many past managers, managers, waiting to slate Capello for his decision to leave Owen out completely. Wait till England have a bad run. Could well be very soon.

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  • xfer

    Oct 11, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #3

    What a joke, Kaz almost scored in the 1st min of the second half.

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  • chrisbx1

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #4

    i wouldn pay too much attention to capello snubbing owen at this moment as it seems a repeat of the beckham scenario at barcelona , beckham proved capello wrong then and is again playing for england now ,time will tell for owen .

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  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 12, 2008 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #5

    If he had played for England, he would have scored an hat trick. I guess Capello doesnt think Owen needs to play in easy matches.

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  • 51times

    Oct 12, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #6

    chrisbx1 – You mean Real Madrid.

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