Michael Owen – Lads Are Still Confident Of Surviving

After a disappointing game on Monday night when Michael Owen missed the best chance of the night on 63 minutes, the Newcastle captain has talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning.


Michael Owen – win our home games

With the Newcastle games now a week apart every time, a bad result means we have a week of doom and gloom until the next game.  It’s a little bit like Chinese water torture – a little but more bad news every week – boy if only we could get a win we could see ourselves maybe even saving the season.

Newcastle United captain Michael Owen has come out with the obvious and said we must win our two home games for any chance of survival – but we were saying before the Portsmouth game we had to win our last three, and we haven’t done that.

Michael told the Telegraph:

“I’m aware that next week we go to Liverpool and that we finish at Aston Villa and if we get some points from those games then of course we will grasp them.”

“But being realistic it’s the home games against Middlesbrough and Fulham that are our major focus now.” “Whatever the league table looks like after the weekend fixtures, everyone here is really positive about our chances for we have home games against teams we would like to think we can win against.”

“We understand the criticism we have received for we are where we are in the table, but we also know for a fact that we are a better team than we are showing on a regular basis.”

We all know that the Newcastle fans are waiting for Michael to score some goals, which he hasn’t done in the last nine games, and has just one goal this year.

If he or Martins can get just a single goal it will do wonders for them and wonders for the team. But the player we think is really important up front for us is Mark Viduka, not only because he can score, but he’s doing a good job at setting up both Martins and Owen, and it was he who brilliantly set Michael clear on Monday night in the second half.

If Owen had put the ball in the net the stadium roof would have come off after 63 minutes. But we’re sure the hierarchy at Newcastle would have been  only too willing to repair the roof after the game, given all the money that’s at stake in saving ourselves from relegation – not to mention a little thing called pride.

The person we empathize with greatly right now is Shearer, who is trying to solve an almighty mess at Newcastle, and he seems left holding the bag, yet had nothing to do with the creation of this almighty mess.

But we all have to remain as positive as we can until the end of the season, because it’s still possible to survive – isn’t it?  😀

Alan Shearer’s strong character and undying commitment to Newcastle United is needed now more than ever at the club, and that becomes even more true if Newcastle are relegated.

Howay The Lads!! we can still do it.

13 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Apr 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    All very well but…There is also the gossip in the Daily Express about Owen. What store can we put in the comments attributable to him there?
    I have been saying for months that, regardless what happens to NUFC, he will be an Everton player next season. I always get the impression with Owen that his commitment is non-committal and it shows on the pitch. It is not what you say it is what you do that counts. That at the moment applies to almost the entire team. Loads of reassurance by players in the press before the last game but what did they serve up? Shite! Owen wants to be a toffee – with us he is just a marshmallow!

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Suppose if he went to everton it would cut down on his carbon emissions from his chopper! 🙂

    Aye – talk tge talk – nt much of the walk.

    Im set for a defeat so there will be no need to be peeed off next week.

  • Sav

    Apr 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool’s only meaningful contribution to our Entertainers title challenge year was to put the skids under us in that 4-3 (twice!). A draw would snuff out their tilt this year – I hate to be spiteful but I’m hoping we can nick that on Sunday to return the favour.

  • Johann

    Apr 30, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #4

    It´s infuriating reading about Michael Owen and how he carps about “if given chances I will score”….blaa SO WILL ANY AVERAGE FORWARD! Are you kidding me? You don´t have to be a super forward to finish some chances. Owen is merely a decent forward and I´m frightnened how Shearer can´t drop him. We will get relegated unless he drops his mates.
    Owen brings absoloutly nothing to the team. He carps about chances. But he doesnt seem to realize that the forwards have to hold up the ball so the wingers and midfielders can get upwards and into position. That will give him chances. Does he that? No when he gets the ball he drops even deeper instead of holding it up. Martins is a lot better at that. And that´s one of the reason that makes Viduka frightning good.
    Owen as well doesn´t even make chances for himself. He just seems to wait for it to fall for him. And when it does he doesn´t finish it. I was sure he would actually! Most decent forwards do finish those kind of opportunities!

  • stk85

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    shut up mike, go work on your finishing. and stop taking a chopper to and from work, u selfish overpaid w***er. he never really cared about us and we still pay him 110k a week. if he returns as a player for another team, boo him.

    i’ve no time for him


    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #6


    Why when we play with three up front do we continue to play Michael Owen in the hole between the front two? He offers nothing there. Surely dropping the big man in that role would make more sense, not only would it help us win more headers from goal kicks and clearences, it would also give the central defenders something more to think about. Against Portsmouth Campbell and Distin found Martins and Viduka a doddle. Sean Davis ruled the midfield and didn’t let Owen touch the ball. What does Michael Owen actually offer now he has lost his pace?

  • Macas35

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Ericles – there are no comments in the Express attributed to Owen, it’s more paper speculation and gossip. The tabloids like to stick the knife in when we are in trouble. While he may well end up there, Owen is too professional to discuss his future until the season ends.

  • Spitfire

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Owen will be playing to avoid injury for the rest of the season in order to safeguard any potential move ( to Everton or wherever) . We cannot expect him to give anything more for the cause now. So expect him to continue to be a passenger, and expect the worst.

  • JJJ

    Apr 30, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Geordie 69

    Owen offers nothing in any role! he is shite!

    Heard David Blaine is really peed of this week… apparently Michael Owen has beaten his time record of doing nothing in a box.

  • JJJ

    Apr 30, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    For Liverpool:





    Subs: Krul, Edgar, Lovenkrans, Geremi, Carroll, Ranger, Butt.

  • nufcc

    Apr 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #11

    GEORDIE 69 Its funny how most of you have a very short memory. The reason he is playing in that spot is because he saved newcastle last year playing in that very same role. Last year he was asked to play out of position by keegan and was our best player for the last 5-6 games of the season along with barton. So may be you guys wanna pull out some old tapes of last year and recall some nice memories and get off the teams back. If we go down, we go down. Until then support the players please.

  • Natureboy95

    May 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #12

    wel said nufcc

  • Tom_Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13



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