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.
“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. 😀