Michael Owen knows that Newcastle need to win against a decent and well organized side in Portsmouth, tomorrow night at St. James’ Park, to have any chance of staying in the Premier League.
Michael Owen – we need captain’s performance from this player tomorrow
The 28-year-old is going through a poor spell right now, and has not scored in his last eight games, but that tells us he’s due a goal and generally after a poor spell like this, the goals come in bunches – just like bananas and buses. 😀
Michael last scored in January, and it would be a great time to get back to his scoring ways tomorrow night, where we need a captain’s performance from the England striker.
Michael talked today about his former playing partner, Alan Shearer, at Newcastle and England:
“It’s great to see him back. He has brought a new lease of life to the fans and to certain members of the playing staff,”
“We are obviously desperate for a win. He came in – a bit like when Kevin Keegan came in and we had Arsenal away in the first two games in the cup and in the league – and we have had a couple of tough games since the manager came in.”
“But this is a game on Monday now that we are probably expected to win, so it is probably our acid test.” “We need to win, there’s no two ways about it. We need to get three points.”
With Mark Viduka threatening to be fit again, to play for Shearer, and Oba Martins just raring to go, Alan will have a number of choices as to who to play up front tomorrow night.
But it appears he would love to rekindle the 4-3-3, with Martins, Viduka and Owen up front, that Kevin Keegan had so much success with last year at this time.
“It remains to be seen what the manager does, but the results are there for all to see,”
“At the end of last year when we reverted to that (three up front) we went on a great run, pulled away from the relegation zone and ended up quite comfortable at the end of the season.”
“The results are there for all to see. We played some of our best football when Kevin Keegan changed to that formation.”
It would be just a terrific story if the same thing happened this year, that indeed the 4-3-3 was played, and we started scoring goals – and winning – again.
Newcastle fans have tasted relegation this season and we don’t like the taste of it one little bit. So if we can pull away and survive, things will be upbeat in the summer in the City of Newcastle, we can be sure of that, with Alan planning how to make Newcastle United great again.
Howay The Lads!!