Captain Michael Owen Looking For All 3 Points At Boro

Michael Owen has given a long interview today and he talked about tomorrow’s important game at Middlesbrough.

Michael Owen – captain has given long interview

Michael Owen said today:

“It’ll be a totally different game,” “We’re not going to be sitting back like we did at Chelsea – we’ve got to try and get a win.”“Hopefully we’ll give our fans something to shout about.” “Our away support has been great this season. It was nice to send them away from Chelsea with something to cheer.”

“You always have a special relationship with away supporters. They put that special effort in to travel everywhere, and invariably it’s a long journey home for them. You want to send them home happy.”

“Results like that bring everyone together – players, supporters and staff. You need everyone performing at their best to get anything at Stamford Bridge, and fans have got a big part to play urging the team on.”

“It was a great result, but a lot of us have been in the game long enough to realize even if you get a result at Stamford Bridge, you’ll have to put in an equal amount of work, or even play better.”

“Every game’s big, but this has got that added spice of being a reasonably local game. They’ve got some good players, and so have we.”

“The atmosphere will be big, as I suppose for Middlesbrough they see it as their local derby, whereas for us we’ve got the small matter of Sunderland.”

“Liverpool-Everton was always a big derby, and to be honest it always felt bigger at Goodison. When we played there you were going into the lion’s den. At Anfield we were often favorites, so maybe the fans weren’t as up for it as they were when we were playing away.”

“Up here anything can happen. There’s been home wins, away wins and anything, even in my short time here. You take nothing for granted.”

“Obviously we had a good result at Chelsea. (Going into that game) we only got a point from two games, and you thought we’ve got Chelsea next, and a tough run to come, but we got a point.”

“You can never count your chickens in a way. I suppose Middlesbrough will be looking at this as an opportunity to get three points, and we certainly are as well.”

“It’s an evenly poised game. I wouldn’t swap our squad for their squad, but they’ve got home advantage.”

And of course the league is still very close for the bottom 10 or so sides, although it’s starting to sort itself out a little bit now, and we just cannot afford to linger at the bottom for too long.

Michael continued:

“I said in my program notes a while back it was an August/September league table,” “It probably still is – one or two good results and you’re in the top half.”

“It’s really strange. We’ve got a couple of games now, and if we got four points from the next two games, then that would be a great return going into another couple of tricky fixtures.”

Of course there is probably another reason why the Newcastle players will be up for the Newcastle’s game tomorrow, and that is they know Joe Kinnear will now be at the club until the end of the season.

That’s a good reason to give Joe some cheer, but while the club is more stable we don’t even now have the stability we need.  We are quite pleased that Joe is the manager for the season, because if nothing else it gives us more stability.

But captain Michael Owen could add to that increased stability by agreeing to stay at the club as our captain, even though the future of the club is still uncertain, at best.

It would be a great gesture by Michael and would prove once and for all he is committed to Newcastle United.  We hope Michael will do just that, and sooner rather than later.

We also have some news that Michael has actually started to discuss a new contract at the club.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far


    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Howay the lads


    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Oba,MO,and Spidey for the Goals tomorrow…….
    Would be great to see Spidey get his first.
    We need a win and a big 1 woould be even nicer.
    0-3 to us YEE HA

  • Mike

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    There’s only one Michael Owen!

  • HeronMag

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve a good feeling about this one. I hope Joe plays Zog on the wing, where he belongs.

    Owen hat trick and another screamer against Boro from Charlie boy. That’d do me nicely!

  • wilko

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    I just wanna see southgate clapping his hands and nodding his head looking blissfully out of his depth as he does as a manager when they are losing to the toon.
    fantastic news about JK, hope the new talks on MO contract info is right

  • toonarmy 08

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #6

    ed-it says oba has scored 6 goals on here ,but i cant remember him scoring in cup .thought he had 5 goals????????

  • lesh

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Team talk:

    1 You kick ball that way

    2 Aim shots between two sticks…….past man in goal

    3 Repeat six times.

    4 Kick other way half time

    5 Repeat 1 – 3

    There you go, easy cos this coaching lark’s hardly rocket science is it!

  • Ed Harrison

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8

    toonarmy 08 – you are so right – Oba didn’t score in the Carling Cup – so he only has 5 goals.
    Changed it – thanks for heads up – hey so he needs to score tomorrow – right?

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh ..
    what about JFK’s team talk.

    Pass the ball to duff, Duff, you run until someone is defending against you .. then you run back or pass it square.

    Everyone else either pass the ball to duff or hoof it to Ameobi.


  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #10

    On a plus note I do think we’ll win tommorrow .. Owen to nick it .. 1-0

  • Whumpie

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Some really good news today – a manager for a whole season, a captain in contract talks, and the prospect of going into a derby game with a strong squad. Brilliant.

    Duff’s injury could help sort out the Duff vs Zog stuff that’s been going on. Personally, I think Zog is the better choice for tomorrow anyway – and wouldn’t we love to see another net-splitter from him like last time?

    Shame it’s not on telly, though. Should be a cracker. MO to score 2, Zog 1. 1-3 the Toon…

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #12

    lesh .. forgot the other team talk bit..

    Given you Hoof it to Ameobi .. even when he’s not playing ..

  • nooh

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #13

    great result tomrrow would be s great for the players themselves and of course us to finish the first half of the season in the first half

  • Whumpie

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #14

    News is that Shola and Duff are part-crocked, so the team’s picking itself a bit…

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Whumpie .. hope so .. if we can get a run of wins anything can happen this season ..

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Whumpie .. no shola and duff ..Zogs on .. this is like everyones favourite players all fit and playing .. the good thing about Kinnear is he can motivate .. so if we keep these players fit we’ll do well .. hope his tactics don’t come into it though as the jurys out on that one .

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 28, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #17





    after 60mins change to this





    That way we’re defensive, give Guthrie a run out and dont risk Viduka to much!

  • Desmond -

    Nov 28, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Team talk….

    Guthrie, just run till u drop and give a through ball to the center of the field to Owen or Martins.

    Then, Owen/Martins, you run until you see Wheater is a metre away from you and pass to N Zogbia.

    NZogbia just shoot using your right leg like you did last season. Repeat 6 times.

    NUFC 6 – 0 Boro … LOL

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 28, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #19

    team talk

    evryone give ball to Given, he dribbles past whole team and scores from 35 yds out

    repeat 5 times

    Owen if Given gets a hatrik, your sacked!~


  • kid in toronto

    Nov 28, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #20

    433 c’mon lets get some goals!

    beye coloccini bassong enrique
    ——jonas gutherie n’zog——–
    ———ameobi martins———-

  • Nenad The Serbian Mag

    Nov 28, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #21

    JFK’s team talk: “#&/$”!!”#”cun$#”fuc<“#$”%”

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Nenad The Serbian Mag … very funny

  • sweendog

    Nov 28, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #23


    —–Beye——Bass—–Colo—- Enrique

    ———-Jonas——Butt —Guthrie———–Nzogbia—


    then change butt for the Duke ..C’MON


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