Owen – We Need To Turn Draws Into Wins

Michael Owen didn’t think the team played particularly well on Saturday, and even thought that Newcastle were a little lucky to be 2-0 up at half time.

Newcastle captain Michael Owen – we need to turn draws into wins

Owen has also given his backing to Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, who has steadied the ship at Newcastle, although we are finding it hard to win games and get those all important three points, with just two wins in Joe’s 10 games in charge of the side.

Michael talked about Joe today:

“He has come in and has had a steadying influence on the club and has done really well. We’re quite hard to beat.”

“We’ve had a lot of draws and if we can turn those into wins we’ll be on the right road.’”

Michael will be waiting, like the rest of us, to see if Kinnear can indeed strengthen the side in January, and get the transfer funds he needs to do that.

Joe and Dennis Wise certainly seem to be preparing to get some new players into the club early in January, and even if some of them are loan deals, that’s good too.

Michael showed his worth to the club on Saturday, with two excellent opportunist goals, and maybe we didn’t deserve to be two goals ahead at half time, but when you have a striker like Michael to get us the goals, that’s always possible.   That’s one reason why he’s so important for the team.

Coach Chris Hughton was also full of praise for Michael following the game on Saturday as he told the press:

“All I can say about Michael Owen today is I thought he had an excellent game generally, not just the goals that he scored.”

“And the two goals that he did score were typical Michael Owen goals.”

Next up is Portsmouth, and to be truthful, we have no idea how the lads will play at Fratton Park, but we’ll be hoping for a win of course.

9 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – I think we are all hoping for a win to be honest.

    Tune in Sunday for another exciting episode for the drama that is NUFC.

  • Micky Toon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    “We’ve had a lot of draws and if we can turn those into wins we’ll be on the right road.’”

    Ha ha ha. No Sh!t. Even my long dead grandad could see that.
    I look forward to tomorrows instalment in Michael Owen words of wisdom column – If you score more goals than the opposition you will win.

  • bennufc

    Dec 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    hello ed
    weres the terry mac tribute article as he is 57 today
    and what a great servant to th club both on and off the field and we still need him at the club because he knows more than any1 what our club is about and what we want

  • Ganiyu

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Im expecting more losses if he keeps removing oba.you dont need to pass the ball to him b4 he scores.explosive player.11 explosive players like him would do us alot of good

  • Spitfire

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    We had 6 defenders playing on Saturday including 4 centre backs. That’s why we can’t win

  • shola

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    i really agree with u ganiyu…… we cant kip substitutin oba in a match and we expect win. oba can assist or create a goal out of nothing……


    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Owen`s first was well taken and the run from Jonas was great…..Intelligent players

  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 8, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Did we not turn a win into a draw on Saturday – try playing for 90 mins instead of 45 boys !!!

    I don’t know if it’s me but we seem to play well first half and crap second or vice versa – what is going on. Follow the Man Ure ethic and never stop playing until the final whistle !!! FFS

  • JonnyNufc

    Dec 8, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #9

    It depends what half we attack in, thats the secret to it all.

    If we attack well first half we normally score and then 2nd half go defensive and crap.

    If we arent doing well 1st half and go behind, then 2nd half we have to attack and go for it…then we do well.

    So it all falls on when we attack. We need to attack for 90 minutes, thats the key.


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