Owen Has 40-60 Chance Of Making Derby


Joe Kinnear still holds out hope that both Michael Owen and Jonas Gutierrez will be fit for the game at Sunderland on Saturday.

Michael Owen – 40-60 chance for Saturday

Joe told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Tomorrow is D-day as far as Michael Owen and Jonas Gutierrez are concerned.” “I have to say that Michael is a big doubt and it is probably 60-40 against him being involved.”

“As far as Gutierrez is concerned, he has a bit better chance than Michael and I would say he is 50-50.” “However, we are prepared to give them both every chance.”

We have an important game against WBA on Tuesday night, so unless Michael is definitely ready for Saturday, he probably shouldn’t be risked, and there has to be a better chance for Jonas, but we’re surprised it’s still just 50-50, and we thought he would start on the bench.

It’s unfortunate Michael is not available because he is a big-game player, and the last time we played Sunderland he had the game won for us before half time, with two goals – a fabulous header from a superb  Geremi right wing center, and a dodgy taken penalty.

It’s a little mysterious on Owen, because we were told after his second scan earlier in the week that  it would be another 10 days before he is fit, but things must have improved since then.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Bemused

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d like to see Jonas back – he has that drive and determination when carrying the ball forward, that can make a big difference when playing away from home……..

    Come on !!!!!! lets stuff the SMBs !!!!

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  • lesh

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope this is a bit of JK spin and it gives the Mackems a nice surprise……

    Mmmmmmm OM and SA or Xisco or Nile Rnager with MO sitting behind……. and Jonas and Duff on the outsides…. mouthwatering stuff I think.

    Any ideas folks

    OM with DD si

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  • Flan

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Whats taking so long with the Beye decision its been imminent for the last hour?

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Beye wins appeal. Get in !!!!

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    flan- his red card been overturned just got the official text

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    beye free to play

    owen defo out

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    team for mackems :

    gk – given
    rb – beye
    lb – bassong
    cb – taylor
    cb – coloccini
    rm – geremi
    lm – duff
    cm – butt
    cm – guthrie
    fc – oba
    fc – shola

    subs – harper, cacapa, enrique, n’zogbia, barton, xisco/carroll, jonas

    convinced geremi will start coz of his experience and influence, same for butt, plus he’s captain. great bench with plenty of options for if we need a goal in last 30 mins or so

    HA’WAY THE LADS!!!

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    GET IT – HO’WAY THE BEYE !!!!!!

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    _______________given______________

    beye________taylor____colo______bass

    spidey______zog______guthrie______duff

    ___________shola_____martins________

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    BBC Look North have just announced Michael Owen will NOT play against the GREAT UNWASHED on Saturday.

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  • Stevo

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Beye cleared and rightly so!

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #12

    xisco biscuit,

    It’s ho’way mate not ha’way – that the way the mackem scum spell it 🙂

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  • xfer

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Styles should be banned for future Newcastle game. Hate the sight of him. I saw this coming when i saw him being the ref for the game. Seems to be enjoying the limelight. Cant say how pissed i was when he gave the penalty and sent Beye off.

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  • dougnufc

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Beye!!!

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  • Stevo

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Would love to see poll’s face when he finds this out

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    @ BORN AGAIN GEORDIE

    haha sorry mate, must be all the daft mackems i know poisoning my brain 🙂

    is anyone getting the train from toon to scumland on saturday? if so, what time??

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    xisco biscuit

    nee bother mate – don’t let the mackem bastards grind you down!!! lol

    Sing your hearts out for the lads on Saturday

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  • TTID

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Graham Poll are you watching, you hugely inflated ego tistical pr!ck!!

    Somebody please try and get his thoughts on this!! The man is a moron!

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  • JON

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #19

    JFK’S BLACK N WHITE ARMY! TOON TOON TOON TOON! JFK’S BLACK N WHITE ARMY! TOON TOON TOON TOON! ;-))

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  • Cooper

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Stoke on tuesday? – You sure its not west brom?

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  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Whoops – WBA on Tuesday – sorry – I knew it was a team we can beat 😀

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #22

    owen might be 40-60,but we are 100 pecent going to do them tossers from the village of the damned.

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