When Did Alan Shearer Miss A Game With A Sore Groin – Never!

There is some good news today that the scan carried out on Michael Owen’s groin  yesterday revealed there is no serious injury with his groin. So why wasn’t he playing Saturday?


Alan Shearer – willing to play through pain

And we’ve been wanting to say this for a while, but when was the last time Alan Shearer didn’t play for Newcastle because of a slight groin strain. He played out the end of one season with a known groin strain, and that just about sums up the difference in commitment between a Micheal Owen and Alan Shearer.

There’s just no comparison and that’s why Alan got 206 goals in 10 seasons and Owen got 30 goals in 4 seasons.

Alan missed game when he had a smashed up ankle and a smashed up knee, but he never missed games with niggling little injuries – he just played through the pain. And he also did that for England getting cortisone shots in his knee so he could play.

The 29-year-old former Liverpool great, who has been a big flop this year for Newcastle, missed last weekend’s home defeat against Fulham because of a slight groin strain picked up in training.

But after the scan yesterday showed no serious injury,  Alan Shearer will be hoping to have him available for the do-or-die battle at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.

Alan told Newcastle United TV this morning:

 “He had a scan on Monday and there is no serious injury so we’re hopeful he’ll be involved on Sunday.”


Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • DanToon

    May 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Owen’s not intrested, it’s obvious. He’s just riding out his contract so he can do one to his fav team… Everton.

  • tdt

    May 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #2

    do we need him, he rarely scores anyway.

    Suppose it’l give the team a mental boost 2 know the skipper is in the squad – even if he is crap.

  • Toon Graeme

    May 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    I wouldnt start him at all. Bench him.

    Villa have a big/tall team and he wouldnt win one high ball and be easily muscled off.

    Any news on Bassongs straw clutching appeal?

  • stevep

    May 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    unfortunately a fit owen will decide shearers tactical formation and it’s likely we’ll end up 4-4-2 or even 4-3-3, in my opinion that will be a disaster
    we cannont defend and need to shore up midfield and defence

  • Toon Graeme

    May 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Ive got to say that Im am concerned about the team Fergie will put out against Hull.

    Latest indications are that he will play his kids.

    Normally I wouldnt even give a toss about who he puts out. But we are not in normal circs are we.

    We must go for the win and pray that Hull either loose or draw or that mackems loose and we leapfrog.

    Gonna be an interesting afternoon!

  • Rodzilla

    May 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6



    Aston Villa v Newcastle
    3.00pm, Sun, Sky Sports 1 & HD1

    Hull v Manchester United
    4.00pm, Sun, Sky Sports 3 & HD3

    Sunderland v Chelsea
    4.00pm, Sun, Sky Sports 3
    (via the red button)

  • workyticket

    May 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Alan Shearer missed a few games with niggling groin strains Ed, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Macas

    May 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed- What do you know about the injury? I’m sure Owen had good reason not to play and you’re just assuming that a player who has been a top professional all throughout his career would bottle a game just because he didn’t feel like it. Beye is supposed to be missing at the weekend, are you going to criticise him as well? It’s obvious you aren’t happy with Owen’s career at Newcastle but comments like this are a tad unfair I think.

  • Rodzilla

    May 19, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Despite all the Owen criticising and insults usually found on this blog, right or wrong, I’m sure we’ll all be ‘down his pants’ if he scores the winner on Sunday.

    COME ARN!!

  • Ericles

    May 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Dan Toon’s got it right. That work shy twat Owen let us down deliberately. Talk about his groin – the bloke’s got no balls anyway. Get rid. Put him on the train to Liverpool.


    May 19, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #11

    well, lets put it into perspective… martins played with a groin strain… owen didnt

  • JJJ

    May 19, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12


    If Owen scores the winner on Sunday… I’ll be down his pants, and then tell him to F off and dont let the gate hit him on the way out.

  • JJJ

    May 19, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #13

    I wonder if Owen will thank the crowd like Tevez did after he plays his last game…

    W@nker! Come to think of it now… we probably could have got Tevez at the time for what we paid for Owen 🙁

  • Macas

    May 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #14

    DJM Toon – And Martins cried off the other week at 10:00 on the morning of our game with his injury, so what is the point you are trying to make exactly? No two injuries are the same, plenty of players have missed games with injuries, and others have been allowed to play on with injections to kill the pain. Nobody here know the facts about Owen’s injury so why are you all so quick to slag him off? Beye is missing on Sunday, are we all going to slag him off as well I wonder?

  • workyticket

    May 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Macas // May 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    “Nobody here know the facts about Owen’s injury so why are you all so quick to slag him off?”

    Because we’re simple folk who are very easily influenced by lies and innuendo, Macas.

  • JJJ

    May 19, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #16


    I dont slag Owen off because of his injury, I slag him off because he is a terrible player! And he thinks he is good!

  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2009 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #17


  • Brutooon

    May 20, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #18

    i still prefer we get glen johnson and play him as a striker because at right back he got 3-4 shots per game.

    Owen is worst than Marcelino, and to top that some fans still think he can do a job for us.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #19


  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #20



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