Peter Beardsley has always been a positive person, and now that Michael Owen is fit again he sees a big opportunity in the two upcoming games against top liners Arsenal and Chelsea.
Peter Beardsley – backs Owen to come through this season
Peter talked about the state of Newcastle United right now, and doesn’t think things are quite as bad as some fans may think.
Peter said today:
“I don’t think they’re in as bad a state as everybody says. I’m biased because its my team,” “When you look at it, we probably have to win three games, and I think they’re more than capable of doing that.”
“We’ve always done okay against Arsenal and Chelsea at home in the past and, with all due respect to Stoke, we’d expect to go there and get at least a point.” “It’s not ideal at the moment but I’ve said before and I’ll say it again – Mike has not come here to fail.”
“He’s come here to succeed; to improve the club.” “It hasn’t been ideal for him, he’s taken a lot of stick – unfairly in my opinion – but a lot of the fans I speak to now feel sorry for him.”
“Because he came in with the right intentions, it didn’t work out, but I think the fans realise that with people like Dennis Wise and Derek Llambias, the club is in good hands and there are reasons to be optimistic about the future.
“There are some great kids coming through at the Academy.”
This is a great opportunity for Michael Owen to show his worth at Newcastle, since as we mentioned earlier today, he’s only started 60 games for the club since August, 2005.
But if Michael can indeed get some goals, he can save the club.
And of course the last thing Peter says is hard to argue with, since we have some fantastic youngsters at the club, and that looks like continuing well into the future.
17 year-old 6’2″ striker Nile Ranger, whom we profiled yesterday, is one of the best and brightest coming through, although he’s just one of many.
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