Alan Shearer will need to field an attacking team for tomorrow night against Middlesbrough, because we need some goals to win this game.
Michael Owen – lets hope he’s doing this tomorrow night
And in terms of experience and previous goal scoring power, we have to think that Alan will start three up front – Martins, Viduka and Owen – in an effort to get those goals that could yet save our season.
Newcastle captain Owen is set to be recalled for tomorrow night’s monumental clash with Middlesbrough – after going through the emnbarrasment of not even being in the starting eleven at his old club Liverpool, last Sunday.
But that didn’t stop the Liverpool faithful from giving Michael a great welcome, when he was finally brought on, after 80 minutes in that game, with Liverpool comfortable at 2-0 up.
Shearer has hinted today that Michael has expressed some doubts about his role behind the two front men Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins, and it could be that Shearer will push Michael Owen more upfield, for the vital game tomorrow night.
Shearer told the Sunday Sun today:
“Michael’s best position is in the box, getting goals,” “If you create chances, he will score goals in any team: our team, another team, whatever.”
“It’s probably not ideal for him (playing deeper). He will tell you the same.” “He is probably still more suited to playing up there with someone, getting in behind and getting into the box on the end of things.”
Alan also has the option of playing forward Peter Lovenkrands, who has proved he can score some important goals, and has that goal-scorer’s knack of being in the right place at the right time.
A perfect start tomorrow would be an early goal, but even if that happens, Newcastle must go all out for more goals.
A one goal lead can be very dubious as Chelsea found out against Barcelona on Wednesday evening, and were eliminated from the Champions League, with one minute of injury time to play. That’s football.