We’ve all been told by football experts that if there’s one striker you would want in your team in a relegation struggle, it’s Michael Owen.
Michael Owen – can he score some goals to save Newcastle?
But Michael just hasn’t produced the goods, just like he hasn’t produced the goods for Newcastle in his 4 seasons at the club, and he is in danger of being one of the worst buys ever in Premier League history.
There’s still time to change all that of course and a couple of goals, when they count, like against Middlesbrough next Monday night could quickly change things. Newcastle will save millions and millions of pounds if the club can avoid the drop, so goals from Owen will make his huge wages even seem worth while – if we can avoid the drop.
We feel a bit sorry for Mike Ashley, yes we know that may come as a bit of a shock to our readers, but there’s precious little Mike can do about things right now, and he’s just like any other fan.
The big difference is that Mike will stand to lose at least £100M if we get relegated – and we cannot believe he can still watch the games. 😀
Yes – we know it’s probably his fault and all that, but he’s also going to be losing a fortune for those mistakes, that he admits he has made at Newcastle this season. It’s hard for us to watch these games these days and we will not lose a penny, just some beats of the heart.
Alan talked about Michael Owen to Setanta Sports, and he was asked whether he thought Michael was fully fit, even now:
“He didn’t have a pre-season behind him so probably the answer is ‘no’,” “He did miss a chance the other night against Portsmouth that you’d expect him to put away.”
“But so did Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins, so it’d be unfair to single him out.” “I’m looking for goals from all of them.”
“That means I’m trying to jig and use the players I’ve got available to me, whoever is not injured as they can’t be involved. “I’m trying to get formations or players out who will get us a result in that particular game.”
It’s more than ironic that Alan Shearer, one of the greatest English goal-scorers of all time, is having trouble with his own strikers, who cannot seem to hit the net for love nor money.
Just for thee record Alan played 733 first class games in his career with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United and scored an amazing 379 goals. That’s just an unbelievable record of over 51% of goals per appearance. Wow!
Hey, maybe we need an own goal from Middlesbrough on Monday night to get us going. Do you think they’ll oblige?
It’s either that or getting Alan to bring his boots along for next Monday.
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