Dowie – Owen Will Get The Goals For Newcastle


Iain Dowie has been coaching the Newcastle strikers for the last couple of weeks, in the hopes that Michael Owen will come through with some really important goals for the club, in the final six games of the season.

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Michael Owen – needs to get back on goals trail soon

Michael has not scored since the 2-2 draw with West Ham on January 10th, and it does take the England striker a few games to get his full sharpness back.

But we need goals from Michael right now, when it matters, and great players score great goals when it really matters, as we witnessed last night from the great Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.

Iain Dowie talked about Michael this morning:

“You only have to look at Michael Owen’s goal return this season to realize what a top player he is,”

“He is blessed with something I never had and that is a natural goal-scorer’s instinct and that doesn’t change.”

“He worked ever so hard for the team against Chelsea and at Stoke and you can see he is getting stronger and fitter the whole time.”

“It isn’t easy to come back from an injury and it normally takes a couple of games. It is a habit in this country to knock our sporting icons, which Michael has been for more than a decade now.”

“But he will always score goals if we give him the chances.”

Time is starting to run out a little, and Michael hasn’t scored for over three months now, so we have to hope his goals will start to flow again on Sunday. And the same goes for Oba Martins, who also hasn’t had a goal since he returned from his groin injury several games ago.

It was left to 20 year -old Andrew Carroll to rescue the side last Saturday, but the lads will need to be on their game, if we are to get the win we desperately need, at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

And it’s not like it’s impossible either, as we strolled home in last year’s same fixture 4-1. Oh, for another 4-1 win on Sunday!

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • PaceOba

    Apr 16, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Oba>Owen

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  • PaceOba

    Apr 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Owen=Injury prone

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  • Macas35

    Apr 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    PaceOba – It wasnt Owen who cried off with injury on Saturday…

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  • PaceOba

    Apr 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    No shoot on goals
    No pace anymore
    No pride
    Just wasting our time and money

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  • richyg01

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Start Carrol and Ranger Up front, maybe with Owen in behind

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  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    “But he will always score goals if we give him the chances.”

    But if the midfield aren’t able to create the chances………………?

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  • PaceOba

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Macas35

    I know its Oba. You know he very dissapointed wake up and suddenly caught a strain. You know right how ambitious Martins are than Michael.

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  • Macas35

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    They are 2 different players, Martins has pace and a powerful shot but no footballing intelligence. Owen has lost his pace but is still a top goalscorer given the chances, and will always drift into the right areas. Against teams like Spurs where the game will be more open we need Owen and we need to create better opportunities for him.

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  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    PaceOba – I don’t think he woke up and suddenly caught a strain. Apparently, he’d had a niggling injury for a week or two, so the jury’s still out on that one, I’m afraid.

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  • Bill F

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Problem is is that he seems to spend more time helping out in midfield than at the sharp end. But even when he gets up with the attack he seems to have nowt to offer. I am in the Oba/Carroll camp at the moment. Put Owen on the bench I wouldn’t fault his effort but he just aint the player he was, wasn’t at Real Madrid which is why they were willing (eager) to sell him for the silly money we paid.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    whats he basing that comment on.

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  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    bennytoon – what comment?

    We are eagerly awaiting your latest pearls of wisdom 🙂

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  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Come on bennytoon, don’t keep us waiting. You know how much we look forward to your intelligent posts on this blog.

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  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Oh well, it looks like benny doesn’t want to play any more. It’s a pity, because I was looking forward to another little exchange of views with him.

    Maybe I’ll have better luck tomorrow 🙂

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  • Shanghaitoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Personally, i’d like to see Carroll and Ranger up front. How can they be any worse than owen or Oba? Carroll scores regularly, as does ranger, Owen 3 months ago, Oba? Can anyone remember? I can’t! give the lads a chance, they are hungry and have something to prove.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #16

    To the title – no he wont!

    Cant wait till Owen leaves. A new dawn.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #17

    our midfield fed him with 5 sitters at Hull and he missed them all.

    He is past it I tells ye.

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