Michael Owen Will Play Against Hull City


Good news today, although not unexpected, that Newcastle captain Michael Owen will play some part in Newcastle’s game at Hull City on Saturday.

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Michael Owen – Newcastle captain fit again 

 And we know that Michael has now been in full training for 10 days, and he’s apparently been looking sharp in training.

But whether he will start on Saturday is still not decided yet, and we would expect Lovenkrands and Martins to start up front on Saturday.

Chris Hughton said today:

”It’s a massive lift. He is our club captain, he is a player with a wonderful goalscoring record and ability, so for everybody just to have him back on board, it gives us all a lift.”

”One thing we have continually said is what we wanted to do is have a stronger bench. A stronger bench means a stronger team and also competition for places.”

”That being the case, to have someone like Michael back involved in the squad is a lift for everybody.” 

So Owen will play some part against the Tigers, and that will not be good news for Hull City fans.

Of course we know it will take Michael as few games to get his full sharpness back, but even when he’s just coming back, he can score a goal at any time, and it’s those opportunist goals that can win games for Newcastle, during the run-in.

Hughton continued:

”Michael will be involved. The decision on the team will be left until tomorrow, but Michael has had a good week and a half’s training under his belt.”

”He has trained very, very well and it is a massive bonus to have him back involved again.”

”That will be a decision we will make over the next day. It is about playing the right team against a good Hull side on the back of a big win for them, so that will be a decision which is made over the next day or so.”

”But the important thing is that we have got him back involved and he stays fit and helps us in these last 10 games of the season.” 

It will be a big boost for everybody at Newcastle to have Michael back, and we wouldn’t put it past the lad to poke one in the back of the net tomorrow, whenever he comes on.

We now need our big guns to start firing up front – and quickly.

Comments welcome.



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48 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Great – we’ll still lose.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Please Score some goals as a leaving present Micky.

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  • Micky Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #3

    A resurgent Owen will power us up the league. I’m convinced of it.
    Well someone’s got to be haven’t they.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #4

    I think he will be pussyfooting around avoiding injury TBH.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    ED,
    The game aint tomorrow man.
    You got jet-lag or somethin?
    Maybe it is friday with you already though so you are excused lol

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Collo,Spidey and Smudge to score on Saturday…………..
    What a day that would be eh!

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Owen relies on others to make chances for him but the newcastle midfield isnt very creative.

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  • Ericles

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Owen will play some part against Hull but hopefully not at the expense of Oba. We need Oba and some quality wing play (how about Jonas and Lovenkrands) backed up by a solid central mid-field. I think recent evidence will show that Bassong and Enrique will see us right too. I would keep Harper as captain too – we need a Geordie leader at time like these!

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  • Ericles

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #9

    If we do not get relegated we will be seeing Owen playing in an Everton shirt at NUFC next season – mark my words. I know that sounds cynical but that is the way he makes me feel. Hull are due a hammering from us because we are not going down to the division where they really belong (and I wish they would take Wigan with them).

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  • mcvicar

    Mar 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #10

    it could go either way with owen he could play to put him self in the shop window are like sum1 already said he could pussyfoot around to make sure hes not injured come the end of the season im hoping he does the buisness because owen on a good day is as good as most i wouldnt mind viduka to stay fit and have a similar end to the season as he did at middlesbrough when his contract was at an end

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  • Widowmaker

    Mar 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Good news IMO. Owen is always deadly when playing against mid or lower table opponents.

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  • BT9MAG

    Mar 12, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Good news, Owen saved us last season and played fantastically in that CAM role last season! With Lovencrands and Oba up front and Owen just behind them we have pace for a counter attack and a poacher who can nick half chances!

    Oba is also due a few goals (at least 4 to be exact) as he has reached double figures every season he’s been with us!

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  • BT9MAG

    Mar 12, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Harper
    S Taylor, Bassong, Curlycinni, Enrique
    Butt/Geremi
    R Taylor Guttierez
    Owen
    Martins Lovencrands

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  • toon_shy

    Mar 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #14

    RELEGATION nooooooooooooooo
    i am scared as hell

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #15

    If Hull can recreate even half of their performance against Liverpool then we’re getting stuffed.

    If Owen starts ahead of Martins, or even starts at all it’s a bloody disgrace. We need a new, young manager with some balls.

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  • NE3 NICK

    Mar 12, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Is anyone else going on Saturday???

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  • MDS

    Mar 12, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    nice to have Owen back, but still…

    the thought of Geremi and Butt in central midfield is downright depressing

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  • pearceet

    Mar 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #18

    bennytoon just go away no-one values your comments especially ones criticising our team, because you just start arguments just please go away.
    Back to the subject Owen is still class should easily b in the England if that donkey Heskey is.

    ………..Harper…………..
    S.Taylor…..Colo….Bassong….. Enrique
    R.Taylor….Butt…..Smith………Guiterrez
    …………………..Owen………Martins
    Should easily be good enough to get 3 points at Hull

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  • beyethegreat

    Mar 12, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #19

    team if we get relegated next year

    ______________harp/krul/fors_________

    s.tay/?_________kad/tav/toz/?_______?/?

    kaz/?________butt/guth/inman/?______??

    ________carr/sib/rang/ameobi/vuckic/adjei

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  • brownrob

    Mar 12, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #20

    I see one of the spuds youngsters has had to retire early, young McKenna… tipped for the first team!

    Or did you know you had a player of that name? 😛

    He used to hang round with Ledley King and Woodgate! 😀

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  • Waddles mullet

    Mar 12, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #21

    We Are DOOMED sonny DOOMED!!!

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #22

    pretty dead on here tonight

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #23

    owen is our most important player if he starts scoreing quick we will stay up

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  • Premiership Manager

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Should be:

    Harper
    S. Taylor Colo Bassong Enrique
    Lovenkrands Guthrie Butt Jonas
    Owen
    Martins

    R Taylor should be on the bench as he’s yet to have a very good game, (Duff is a far better player), and Carrol should be first choice up front if Owen is subbed or ineffective

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Premiership Manager pretty decent team m8

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #26

    HULL wont get the better ov us 3 times in one season so come on the toon 3 point for the fans

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  • jimiley

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Hughton is totally underrated; He is the the one person who can save us. we are doomed if we do not put our trust in him.

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  • always geordie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Never mind the remaining nine games. This is it. We need guys who are going to die for the jersey. So no geremi. Smudger gets in before him. Wouldnt play the big man up front that would suit Dull. They will be more uncomfortable if we attack with pace. MO, Oba Loverboy and Spidey.
    If we dont win this then its over. The most important match for 15 years. Come on the Toon we can do it

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #29

    26 jimiley is that suppose to be a joke m8

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  • always geordie

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #30

    jimiley smell the coffee son. Hughton is a failure

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  • jimiley

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Some people think we are doomed. They base this belief on the following.

    we have a poor team
    we have a terrible manager (worst in Prem)
    we have 6 points out of 36… in other words the worst form in the Prem.
    a really difficult run in.
    Totally disillusioned fans. (poor home support)
    A useless owner who never invested in the team.
    A team of crocked players.
    Other teams in the bottom 6 keep picking up points when we can at best draw eg Smogs v scousers.

    But what do these people know? We are a big team. Too big to be relegated. we get 52K every home game. ….well we used to. We are a big club aren’ t we? Big clubs don’t get relegated do they?

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #32

    26 jimiley take is was a joke then

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  • jimiley

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Batty
    Yes, it is ajoke. Some plonkers on this blog are so stupid that they will believe it. They deserve the …. taken out ofthem. They think anything MA, Hughton, Geremi, Smith, Viduka do etc etc etc etc etc etc is fine. Well so be, it but you cannot blame me for having a laugh at their expense.

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  • batty

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #34

    30 jimiley i thought stardust had brain washed you for a minute yeah i think the same as you m8

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  • jimiley

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Anybody like to respond to note 28? Please do not answer that it is just negative. Answer each point and then come up with a different conclusion.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #36

    The only real activity on this blog is on match days. Just goes to prove that even the juveniles are getting disillusioned about the club.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 12, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #37

    if he is fit to play. then we need a martin-owen partnership in front….Ameobi to the bench.

    The thing i hate about owen injured is that some managers keep owen and put martin(our best striker) in the bench

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  • Dragonera

    Mar 13, 2009 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #38

    jimily

    …zzzzzzzzz

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  • workyticket

    Mar 13, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #39

    jimiley // Mar 12, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    “Yes, it is ajoke. Some plonkers on this blog are so stupid that they will believe it. They deserve the …. taken out ofthem. They think anything MA, Hughton, Geremi, Smith, Viduka do etc etc etc etc etc etc is fine. Well so be, it but you cannot blame me for having a laugh at their expense.”

    jimiley, you’re using what is known as a “straw man” argument. You have problems attacking a real argument, so you exaggerate and distort it until it sounds ridiculous, then attack your own version of the argument instead. Easy!

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  • workyticket

    Mar 13, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #40

    jimiley // Mar 12, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    “Some people think we are doomed. They base this belief on the following.

    we have a poor team
    we have a terrible manager (worst in Prem)
    we have 6 points out of 36… in other words the worst form in the Prem.
    a really difficult run in.
    Totally disillusioned fans. (poor home support)
    A useless owner who never invested in the team.
    A team of crocked players.
    Other teams in the bottom 6 keep picking up points when we can at best draw eg Smogs v scousers.

    But what do these people know? We are a big team. Too big to be relegated. we get 52K every home game. ….well we used to. We are a big club aren’ t we? Big clubs don’t get relegated do they?”

    32 jimiley // Mar 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    “Anybody like to respond to note 28? Please do not answer that it is just negative. Answer each point and then come up with a different conclusion.”

    And that’s another trick too. Spend five minutes making a list of biased assertions, then expect someone to waste their time writing a full essay on each one, reasoning why they might be incorrect. It’s very ‘old hat’ 😉

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