After Michael’s awesome two goals in the first half yesterday, he talked last night about his contract, and surprise surprise the captain says his contract is being held up, purely because of the turmoil we have at Board Level at the club.
Michael Owen – good sensible words from the captain
Owen talked after the game about the contract talks, which have not yet taken place:
“My situation has not changed we had a few meetings early in the season and it was going fine.” “Then the manager (Kevin Keegan) and a few people on the board left, one who I was negotiating with.”“Talks have not picked up since then.” “Before it gets twisted, I’d like to say that’s not Newcastle snubbing me or anything else.”
“They have bigger fish to fry then sorting out contracts.” “They haven’t got round to talking because there has been so much turmoil.”
“They have more important things to sort out.” “However, when Joe Kinnear got the job until the end of the season he said he’d talk to people out of contract.”
“There are no snubs or anything about me wanting to leave.” “The plain and simple fact is there has been a lot of turmoil at the club and things have been shuffled to the back of the queue.”
These are good words from the captain, because everybody knows these situations get blown out of proportion. But it does look like Michael is willing to sit down with Joe, and maybe sign a new contract at the club – doesn’t it? 😀
We sure hope so, because Michael proved again he will always score goals, and after last week’s terrible performance at the Riverside, he hit 2 opportunist goals in the first 24 minutes yesterday, which should have been enough to win the game for us. And Michael got two wonderful through balls from Gutierrez and Martins respectively – two classic goals for Newcastle.
There’s also a message in the statement from Michael that if the board are not going to sell the club until the summer, they better sort themselves out, before Michael will sign.
That’s a good message because let’s be truthful, the Board have treat both the fans and the players with disdain since Kevin Keegan left. And it would behoove Mike to get a new Managing Director at the club to replace Kevin Llambias, who is simply hopeless, and replace him with somebody who might even be willing to talk to the fans.
Where are you Chris Mort?
Of course the terrible result yesterday doesn’t help anything at the club, and we needed the 3 points, even if we did capitulate in the second half, but also it was not to be.
Next weekend we now must go to Portsmouth looking for all 3 points – forget about defending and hanging on in games – please!