Newcastle manager will not be able to play his strongest line-up at Aston Villa next Sunday.
Habib Beye – has hamstring injury
Alan Shearer will already be without the suspended Frenchman Sebastien Bassong, and defender Habib Beye is also struggling after it emerged the Senegal ace has picked up a hamstring injury. Oh no!
That’s bad news about Beye, but we couldn’t care less about Owen and would rather see Lovenkrands or Andy Carroll start rather than Michael, who has done nothing for us this year.
In fact if we do stay up we shouldn’t even keep toothless Michael, and then make Habib Beye the captain for next season.
Owen underwent a groin scan earlier today and we woulds expect he’s played his last game for Newcastle, and he’s been no use to us at all this year – whatever Alan says.
Let’s get rid of this player and start anew next season.
Shearer could be boosted by the return of Spaniard Jose Enrique at Villa Park, and we hope that David Edgar actually starts the game on Sunday, either at right back or preferably at center-back.
This lad will sweat bullets for Newcastle, which is what we need next Sunday. We don’t think Michael Owen sweats bullets for anybody.
Alan Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Michael Owen tweaked his groin and had a fitness test, which didn’t last very long.”
“We’ll get him scanned on Monday, so we’ll know the results Monday afternoon.”
“Jose’s a possibility too. We’ll see where we go from there.”
This is the hand Shearer has been given, and like all football managers, and like people in life generally, he will have to make the best of it, which we know he will.