Nothing Has Fazed Michael Owen – Shearer


Alan Shaearer has spoken out about the bad luck encompassing Michael Owen and Newcastle United with injuries.

Shearer, along with Michael Carrick was supporting his old youth side Wallsend Boys Club at their annual dinner last night – and at the event he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:

“I am really disappointed for Michael and for Newcastle United.” “He has been great lately and it’s a blow.” “I have watched a lot of Michael’s games and he has looked very sharp.”

“He has looked good and taken the responsibility on his shoulders.” “Nothing that’s happened has fazed him and I knew it wouldn’t.” “Hopefully, though, it isn’t too long term for him.”

We’re a little lucky (for a change) that Oba Martins is coming back from his knee injury and we think Joe Kinnear will want to put Oba straight into the game against Manchester City, but then who’ll partner Oba is anybody’s guess.

Xisco and Ameobi are two of the tall strikers, but if it’s between them we would have to go with Xisco because Ameobi has disappointed far too many times, and the Monday night game is too important to risk him letting us down again.

With Joe not really wanting to risk Gutierrez on Monday, Duff may be needed on the wing although the Irishman has looked good in a make-shift striker role this season, and of course he’s in sparkling form and scored against Everton.

Shearer added:

“There is now a chance for somebody else.” “I don’t know how far away Obafemi is or whether he will be fit or not.”

“But if he isn’t, it is a chance for somebody else to come in and stake their claim.”

Wonder if anybody asked Shearer last night if he had his boots ready – we need somebody like Alan right now. 😀



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9 comments so far

  • MMNUFC

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Does anyone know if nacho is due in the squad for monday?

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  • graeme

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Its a pity we dont haave an up and coming Shearer on the books for just this situation. A good, young striker that Owen & Martins can play off would be a great player to have!!!

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  • Mackie

    Oct 17, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought Nacho was crocked?

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  • Howay50

    Oct 17, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Graeme

    Why not give a run out in the first team to Fabio Zamblera – surely worth a game to see what he is made of. The Italians by all accounts were well pissed off that he came to the Toon so he must have something…

    H50

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 17, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #5

    He never even gets a game for our reserves.

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  • figsdad

    Oct 17, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #6

    I WOULD PLAY THAT NILE RANGER WITH MARTINS..

    BOLLOX TO SHOLA HE’S SHITE..

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  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #7

    i thought jonas was good to go Ed

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  • Thump

    Oct 18, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #8

    DON’T FAZE ME BRO, DON’T FAZE ME!

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  • Paul

    Oct 18, 2008 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #9

    we got xisco as the up n comin shearer

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