One of the many things we can learn from our nightmare season, is that we need a good captain, and a good captain must be a real leader – which is one reason Michael Owen was worse than hopeless for us last year.
Michael Owen – thinks – I wonder when I’ll play for England again
As most of our readers know, while lots of people were responsible (we were always taught never to use the word “blame” in IBM maangement school) for the Newcastle demise and capitulation to relegation, we identify as number one public enemy our overpaid and pampered players – and we’ll be very happy to wave goodbye to at least 11 of them soon – in fact the sooner the better.
Yes we know Ashley made some horrendous decisions and blunders, but when you are shelling our £74M in wages, you have to expect better and the players let Mike, the club, the fans and themselves down. The only one they will not agree with is the one about themselves – because most of then don’t give a hoot about the club – except to pick up their wages.
And at least Ashley has apologized to the fans, it seems for everything that’s ever gone wrong over the last two years – but we’ve yet to hear the same thing from the players.
And what about our captain Michael Owen – he was our captain wasn’t he – but you have never believed it. We’ve heard not a single word from this lad since relegation – but there again we didn’t hear from him when the going got tough either – some captain!
And he would have been one who left Newcastle yesterday – he would have left in his private helicopter – maybe he passed Mike Ashley in the air, as Mike was coming to meet with Alan, and doesn’t the captain epitomize everything that was (is) wrong with our hopeless squad?
As we said earlier it was like the team going into battle and wondering where your top general had disappeared to – this lad is no leader, and believe us – we know a little about leadership.
Michael Owen’s time at the club is over, and new young strikers like Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll are the future at Newcastle, and they both love the club too.
As you can see we still haven’t got over our anger at the players – but yes, we know, we’ll need to start putting that all behind us – and look forward to a better tomorrow. 😀