Newcastle Will Try To Sign Michael Owen This Month


There is likely to be several clubs after Michael Owen after the opening of the January transfer window.



Michael Owen – can we sign him up before January?

But we would hope Newcastle will cut that option off at the pass, by signing up Michael on a new contract this month.

Since he will become a free agent in the summer, there’s no doubt that Michael could get a lucrative contract from some other club, because they will not need to pay any money in transfer fees for the England striker.

Everton are today being linked withhe  tNewcastle United striker now that they have Yakubu out for the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Apparently Everton is the team that Owen supported as a youngster before he signed schoolboy forms for Liverpool in 1993 as a 13 year-old.

We know that Joe Kinnear will be anxious to sign Michael Owen to Newcastle, and we know that Joe will try to sign him quickly, and before the end of this month.

Just before Kevin Keegan resigned from the club in early September, the Board had indicated they had made an improved contract offer to Michael for an additional three seasons, so it would seem like that would be a good starting point for negotiations.

We hope Joe’s successful in persuading Michael his future is at Newcastle, and it would appear that Michael is happy on Tyneside, even though the club has been in disarray these last few months.

If Joe can get Michael to sign on the dotted line, then that will add a little bit more stability to the Tyneside club, and that’s what we need right now.

Comments very welcome.



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94 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    http://soccerlens.com/awards/best-football-blog-community-of-2008/

    i know i posted this before but i think it would be much easier if i post it on this one that way people dont have to keep going back on the other article

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  • AO

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I would have thought that Owen would have been tapped up by all the managers interested in him by now such as Bent Harry. If Owen was going to sign a new contract i think he would have done so by now. As newcastle dont have a permanent manager he wont as the next manager might not even want him.

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  • UTD111

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think we “know” that Kinnear wants to renew Owen’s contract at all! He’s saying what many of the fans would like to hear, but thats not the same thing.
    The poison dwarf was allegedly touting the whole squad as up for sale in the last transfer window. No doubt the Dwarf sees Owen as the prize exhibit on his “Dennis Wise January Sales” stall.
    Fat Cashley has lot a lot of money on the stock market, for example on his significant holding in the Halifax. He’s also hoyed away millions in the casinos. He would find it hard to resist an offer of say £5-6M (a good night out in a casino) for Mikey.
    As was proven in the last transfer window, even if Ashley puppet Kinnear has a different view to the Dwarf – the dwarf will just do what the F**K he likes.
    Nothing will improve until the poison dwarf is chucked out on his ear.

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  • Partizan

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Personally…I hope he signs and finish his career in Newcastle.But i also believe that Man City are desperate for a preoven striker such as Owen.
    I just read that they’re offering Blackburn 15mill+Onuoha for Santa Cruz.
    If Owen doesn’t sign,it wouldn’t be such a bad idea ask 5mill+Onuoha.
    I rate Onuoha big time and i think that he’s wasting his time and talent in Man City.
    Prefect replacement for Beye in the future.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    OFF TOPIC- Check Achille Emana from Toulouse he is our BUTT REPLACEMENT! It’s a transfer that is very possible and I think he will be more than willing to test himself in the EPL that suits his style.

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  • Bucks_mag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Know we were alledged to be interested in Emana over the summer but i thought he went to Real Betis?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    We should get Owen tied up as soon as possible. He ha once again demonstrated how lethal he is infront of goal with this seasons goal-games ratio. The guy is still incredibly good and sharp. Not so sharp these last few games but that was due to him being on the bench during Ameobi’s amazing comeback. He had to fight for his place on the team like everyone else and I like that, it’s fair. Although in the last match I hardly knew he was on the pitch. Has an awful game last saturday but everyone has a bad day once in a while. If Fat Mike would have listened to KK ages ago we wouldn’t have this problem now! Fat Mike’s fault AGAIN! Stupid Prick. He’d better invest some cash into the club this January or we will go down and it will be a certainty if we can’t keep Owen in the club.

    ALL ASHLEYS FAULT!!!!..the ignorant prick!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we should try and keep him but I dont think the board need to bend over and take whatever Mickey gives them and I dont think he wants to stay. He will go somewhere else and whilst we might miss him like Dyer, the first time he is out for 6 months with an injury he will fade into a memory.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Bucks_mag =- He did go to Real Betis but he did say that he wanted to try the EPL. He suits it perfectly and would be the ideal replacement for NICKY BUTT… LETS GO FOR EMANA!!!!

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  • Partizan

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    JP….He’s excellent player but he just came to Betis and i don’t think he’ll be going anywhere soon.
    Nikola Pokrivac for me right now is the number 1 candidate to replace Butt.

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  • Taiwantoon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    To start looking for his replacement would be a “WISE” move. Don’t think he would fancy an extension on current deal under the circumstances.

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  • Stardust

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Well after weeks of reading UTD111 ‘s posts – I put forward the motion that he be recognised as Goon of the Week – Official Member of the MOB.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Partizan – I wish we try to get him, what a midfield that would be. Even if he is in Real Betis I still think he wants to test himself in the EPL as he once said. That and good wages for inspiration and he will definatley leave sunny Spain to come and play for us. Every proper player wants to test themselves at the highest level and I see him as a proper player.

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  • Ben-Toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Really why would Owen leave, what would be his motivation.

    1: None of the top 4 teams want or need him or would pay his wages for being 3rd choice

    2: Would he really move his family who are settled.

    3: If he did move it would be back to Cheshire so the teams he would consider would be Liverpool who dont want him. Everton cannot afford him. Man Utd who dont need him. That leaves Man City who are the only threat in my oppinion, yes they can afford him but with all there money dont you think they would be looking for bigger younger fish.

    4: Spurs, Villa, Portsmouth are the only other possible teams he would consider and all of them will not pay his wages.

    So why would he move if he not increasing his wages going back home or gaurentieing a trophy.

    I hope he stays

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  • Shearbliss

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #15

    As said before MO is not worth it! he is not Shearer or captian material. I feel he keeps players like oba from a regular first team spot. He has cost us plenty of money for what return. I feel that he could move on and start his carrer somewhere else we have to move on and take the hint. If he wanted to stay the contact would have been signed last year! I think he will be at everton. He is not that good anymore and as Capallo said he does not work hard enough off the ball. he has dropped behind DB as an england striker. As NUFC we should be looking for the modern strikers. I think the board are in a funny postion. If they do the obvious thing and get rid of MO (waste of money) and invest in youngsters for the future they will be hounded by the fans. If they dont and give MO what he was it would show no backbone by the board. MU have made hard decisions in the past (Jaap, Van, Yorke,Hughes,Ince) and it has not affected them. we need a strong base, that is board, manager, and fans. The problem with us WE can not see the bigger picture. We fail year after year.
    Roader trying to bring through the academy. (If he stayed they would have been experienced and we would be higher in the leauge)
    BS tryed to make us hard to breakdown and work in a diffrent way of playing. (he could have achived this and started to add flair)
    The bigger picture fans! DW and MA has a structure and plan that they want to work to but we keep demanding this and that. Alot of clubs in this leauge would like to have our board so be thankful. WE are NOt a top 6 team.We have not been for over 5 years now get over it!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    sell him

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  • Thelongshanks

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #17

    If he wants to sign a new contract then sign him up.If he doesnt then we must cash im in or else we lose him for free in summer.We need an attacking midfielder big time,someone with pace to support the strikers.

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  • Ben-Toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Agree that if he wants to stay then sign him up in Jan if not then let him go.

    Beckford is one for the future but not sure he can step up two divisions straight away

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Thelongshanks – EMANA from Real Betis he wants to try the EPL and is perfect for us.

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  • Jon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #20

    NOOOOO!!!!! Sell Owen!!!! He’s over the hill!!!!

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  • Jon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    He’s just too lazy!!!!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #22

    Beckford one for the future? He turns 25 soon don’t he?

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  • keith

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #23

    shearbliss spot on.

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  • Ben-Toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Spyro – Thought he was younger, maybe not a good idea then. could he do a job for us ? he looks strong but that maybe the level he playing at

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  • Nick

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    AT NUFC we love to pay big bucks to perpetually injured players. It’s in the constitution.

    Why do you think good managers like Benitez won’t touch Owen.

    After Shearer had his bad injury, everything had to be set up for Shearer and the rest of the team basically didn’t score.

    We are doing the same mistake with Owen, putting him on a pedestal. Owen can not create for himself like a Torres, Berbatov, Defoe etc, players who can make something out of nothing.

    Before their respective injuries, Owen and Shearer were the best strikers of their generation, but the game has changed.

    Sentimentality has killed us before. SBR tried to address it and was undermined. The day we get a ruthless manager who does what’s best for the club (and is allowed to) and doesn’t live in fear of upsetting one particular ” untouchable” individual can’t come soon enough.

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  • eaststander

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Owen can go for me its been nearly 3 and half seasons and he has not warrented a new offer of £110000 a week or anywhere near that. Injuries are not his fault but that sort of wage is only paid to players on top of their game and play week in week out. I am not sure anyone will want him at this sort of price. Should we?

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  • Spyro

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Nick

    Good post

    Ben-Toon

    Not sure really. He scores for fun in league 1, but it is a big jump. I don’t think we should go for him though. We have Xisco to return from injury and Viduka back. If Owen leaves we should replace him with a quality striker. I say hijack Cisse from Sunderland before he signs permanently.

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  • Simon376

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Why do so many people keep having a go at Owen. I know he’s been unlucky with injuries, but look at his goals to games ratio for us, it’s almost one every other game. We can’t afford to let a player go who scores like that. Even if Ashley came up with his £20 million a season (can’t ever see that !!!!) it would take that much and maybe the following seasons investment to bring in somebody who can match his goals to games.

    We will be so much better off keeping hold of him if he wants to stay even if he does have a long spell out again. We have Oba, Viduka when fit, Shola and Xisco. I’m not impressed with Xisco up to now, but so many say he needs to be given a chance. Well if Owen gets injured again, he can have his chance or maybe he could step in for Viduka. So lets do our best to keep hold of the man who score so many when he plays

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  • toonoot

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Untd111: I agree with everthing you say.

    However, I would let the Little Waster go at the first reasonable oppo.

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  • toonoot

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Well said Shearbliss at 15

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #31

    ive got an idea

    as tevez is out of favour at man utd how bout we give man utd 10m and owen for carlos

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  • UTD111

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Stardust – you’re a joke pal. Your imaginary mob and your childish personal attacks on anybody who you dont agree with are becoming tedious.
    Real Psychiatrist material

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  • AO

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Hey everyone-its your favourite person!I know i have been a dick lately…..well, forever but i think its time i came clean. I’m actually a huge Newcastle Fan and i hate spurs. I’m just winding you all up you see. I LOVE the toon so much and from now on, if i ridicule them its because im just having a joke! Sorry again

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  • keith

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #34

    other than tevez wouldnt sign for us gavin, utd dont own him, he is only on loan there

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  • nightfall

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #35

    sell him..along with smith, viduka, butt, harper (yes i know, but it’s: him or our world class to be youngsters), geremi, carroll (8th choice striker in NUFC), cacapa, duff. they cost us over 20m/year, and i don’t think they improve us. i mean…owen, viduka, smith…martins and shola can do i better job up front..they are talented plus they work hard… you all are saying that we don’t have enough players…ffs we’ve got 8 strikers..and you want another one…4 strikers should be enough…

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  • Partizan

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Cisse would be amazing for us aswell as Falcao from River Plate.
    But i really doubt we’ll sign him knowing the fact that Arsenal and Real Madrid are after him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKRbTCxdQJA

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  • Stardust

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #37

    UTD 111 – you dont supprt Newcastle and I will wage a war against anyone who is not constructive in their support.

    You quote”The poison dwarf ” “No doubt the Dwarf sees Owen as the prize exhibit on his “Dennis Wise January Sales” stall.”
    (You summise and guess without knowledge of fact.)

    AND

    “Fat Cashley has lot a lot of money on the stock market, for example on his significant holding in the Halifax.” (Prey tell at what point did you meet the Wealth Manager in charge of this transaction and at what point did he breach his future relationship with his client to tell you about it)

    and” even if Ashley puppet Kinnear has a different view to the Dwarf – the dwarf will just do what the F**K he likes.” (more bile spouted from an Anti Newcastle Man)

    So is the Mob imaginery – I think I have just shown you it is not and you are a lead protagonist.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #38

    United signed Tevez in the summer. 32 million i think

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  • Spyro

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #39

    If we replace Owen with Cisse our choice problems up front become a lot less complicated. Xisco, Viduka, Martins and Cisse can all play together becasue of their attributes, so you could put any two up front and it should work…in theory of course.

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  • Stardust

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Dont think they took the option up Spyro – think its next summer but I could be wrong.

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