It was a disappointment yesterday when we heard that Michael Owen will not make a decision on his future until this summer.
Michael Owen – club must press forward with or without him
At that time he will be a free agent and able to accept a big deal from some of the richer clubs, like Manchester City.
But that’s now happened, and the very last thing we want to do is hold any animosity towards Michael. It’s his right to do exactly what he has done, and a number of our readers have rightly pointed out that the club is still hardly in a settled position.
We still don’t know if there will be new owners in the summer, and if there are new owners that come in, there will no doubt be another manager hired, so things are still very much up in the air.
What Joe Kinnear and the Newcastle Board need to do is concentrate even more on bringing in some very good players in January.
And then if Mike Ashley wants to keep the club after all, and is willing to rebuild the club, and try to make us great again, he should make some formal announcement about that, perhaps with a new Chairman being announced at the same time.
Newcastle are doing very well under the passionate management of Joe Kinnear, so let’s not doing anything to rock the boat, and we should always remember the club is much more important than any one player.
Next up is Wigan at the JJB stadium, and we haven’t won there, ever, so that’s a very good reason to go for all 3 points on Boxing Day.
Let’s win that game, and then we can think of Liverpool on the following Sunday.
Joe Kinnear’s mission is to win as many games as he can at Newcastle, and that has to be with or without Michael Owen in the long term.
And after all – he’s only just begun.