Newcastle Club And Fans Blast Back At Michael Owen

It was bound to happen, and another  reason why Sir Alex Ferguson will now very likely ban his players from using Twitter.

Michael Owen – he still sometimes puts the Red Devils shirt on – apparently

Michael Owen has made some rather stupid and inflammatory comments on his twitter account, and one of them was that winning the Premier League was one of his greatest accomplishments.

That from a fringe player who only reached the 10 appearances level to get a medal –  thanks to Alex Ferguson bringing him on a few times for a few minutes in the last games of the season, including at St. James Park, so Owen could reach that target.

And he started how many Premier League games last season – that’s right – one to be exact.

Michael Owen has come under increasing criticism in the last few days, for signing a new 12 month contract at United, when he hardly ever plays for the side, and that’s probably why he has so much time on his hands to count his money and be on Twitter.

But he has also made it clear he prefers to be on the bench for a side like Manchester United, than starting very game for a mediocre side – what a poor attitude that is.

Michael has made Newcastle fans furious with his latest hit on the club via Twitter. hen he said:

“Prefer playing less often in a top team than every game in a poor team. Been there and didn’t enjoy it.”

Since he’s played at Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United, that was a clear shot at the Newcastle club, and our site has had fans protesting that rather cheap shot. against a club that paid £16M for him and  gave him £133K/week.

He cost Newcastle over £43M for the four years he was on Tyneside – with his transfer fee and wages – and he comes back with a cheap shot like that?

And last night Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias couldn’t take it any more,  and blasted back at the former Liverpool star, who no longer is good enough to make the England squad:

“I’m very disappointed. Under Kevin Keegan’s management he was offered a one-year extension at £140K a week which he did not take. He was already on £133K. His time here cost £40-odd million, about £1.3M per goal.”

Maybe that was why Owen was soundly booed, when he was brought on against Newcastle late in the game at St. James’ Park on 19th April, so he could make those 10 appearances and get his medal.

He was booed soundly by Geordie fans, because he became the picture boy of Newcastle’s relegation season – he simply couldn’t care less and couldn’t even make the starting team – and he was the captain!

Newcastle had the 6th highest wage bill in the Premier League that season – and we still went down –  because we found out most of the highly paid stars couldn’t give a dam when push came to shove.

Since those “stars” have been unloaded,  Newcastle have made a rather startling come back and won the Championship in 2010, with a massive 102 points, and could have finished in 9th position in the PL last season, if the lads hadn’t conceded three goals in the last 30 minutes of the season to throw two points away against West Brom.

It just wasn’t to be.

Former Newcastle United Chairman Freddy Shepherd, who paid around £16M for the player from Real Madrid in August of 2005, blasted Michael Owen last night:

“We might have been a poor team but we made him a rich man. He spent more time ferrying between Cheshire and Tyneside in his £3.5M helicopter.”

We know Owen must have a lot of idle time on his hands during a season – but surely Alex Ferguson will now stop him from making these childish  comments – Michael may be resigned to just counting his money – he’s said to be worth £40M.

Shouldn’t he be thanking Newcastle for that?

A little advice to Michael Owen – shut up and grow up – please.

Comments welcome.

171 comments so far

  • geordiejohn42

    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #1

    1st .. at long last!!!

  • geordiejohn42

    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #2

    He need to shut his gob he’s getting too big for his boots sounds arrogant and if he really cared about our club at the time I think he should give back some of his millions to the club as he only played 79 games for us in 4year thats an average of 20 games a season that’s not good enough Michael and he’s gone backwards since ……

  • nightfa11

    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #3


  • torbaytoon

    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Goog god, DL has the same veiw as us!

  • Baro

    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #5

    honestly i hope to one day kill that michael owen.. a doma55 greedy cockny bastard… his mouth is bigger than his brain.. he just keeps talking trash, let him come back to SJP and we can teach him another lesson. i hate this guy so much so much i can’t even explain it… a stupid bench warmer, he likes it because he just likes to sit behind Sir Alex and Fu** him all day that bastard no wonder he likes the bench so much. calling us a poor team than y did he sign with us? a poor player signs with a poor team in his own opinion. Well owen u are not a big player u are crappiest bit** ever. end of story..

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #6

    @Online Guy

    Do you feel better now? 😛

    I replied to one of his arrogant tweets… waiting on a response 😛

    Btw I FOUND LAURENT ROBERT! He is signing for a Singapore Club (French Team in the Singapore League) Called Etoile!!

    Gotta find my old Newcastle top with his name on the back and get a signature!

    Btw Chelsea are after another forward which could push Sturridge out… The singapore news (Which only ever post transfer talk after they clarify their sources)

    Chelsea have reportedly had a bid rejected for 21 year old Javier Pastore

    Henderson isnt going to liverpool and Palacios is likely moving to Napoli

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Owen doesnt read this blog Online Guy.
    Calm down.


    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #8

    HI NUfc_mo…iM up early and just spotted your message my way …lower case now ..calmed down !

    Thanks for the early news bulletin …!
    e Im hoping Sturridge is on the list N|Zog etc ..seems like we go for a big name and if the price dont fit we pull out …M’Benque springs to mind although reportet bid was 6 mil..seems like a fair offer for a full back ,, they know the club;’s got a few bob to spend ..but thats me stating the obvious , I know, you know .

    Fingers crossed for the Lille players we are after.
    Gervinho and Gamerio would light the place up

    Wishful thinking .All best mate good morning to ya !..

    .Scuse me rant but Owen is speaking from a position where all his little press cronies will back him and take the piss out of us, and he really screwed us

  • Junglist-Geordie

    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #9

    I have been reading this blog for a number of years and very seldom make any comment in fact only when i feel extremely p…ed off with something,how you have got the nerve to make any snide little pathetic comments about nufc is not only beyond me but any decent citizen in this country,your the most overrated excuse for a footballer there ever was, is and will be to come, you had a face like a smacked arse when you played for us,you really looked hopeless, you didnt put an ounce of effort in as far as im concerned, daylight robbery at its utmost, but we will get the last laugh as you will go down in history as a bench warmer that no club really wanted and one of the most unprofessional greedy footballers not only nufc but the world has ever seen, if you were anything of a man you should apologize immediately, you vile excuse of a human.

  • Junglist-Geordie

    Jun 3, 2011 at 4:58 AM

    Comment #10

    never underestimate the how far and wide things travel on the www, if onling guy feels the need to have a massive rant about a ex nufc player then go on m8.

  • NOVA2967

    Jun 3, 2011 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #11

    dont no why anyone is bothered with his tweet… Ohhh-when did he play last

  • Drona

    Jun 3, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    Comment #12

    has gervinho chosen arsenal?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 3, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    Comment #13

    i think tat gamerio is also the same sort of a guy if he comes to NUFC now since he told tat he wants to go to Valencia or PSG and nt even rate us in his list if he comes here then he will oly come for the money we pay to him

  • ginkoh

    Jun 3, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #14

    He’s just worse than I think he is. The worst captain in history of Newcastle Utd.

  • terencelim

    Jun 3, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #15

    That’s why dirty ManUtd, a dirty team, under a dirty manager, Alex Ferguson.

  • Trent Toon

    Jun 3, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #16

    The thing I can’t figure out is that he was always on the bench for newcastle too. HUH well he is worse than we though.

  • Toonmania

    Jun 3, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #17

    his comments wasn’t about us, they were pointed at liverpoo because they are the last club he “played every game for” the jumped up prick needs to use that pea brain before he opens his gob


    Jun 3, 2011 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Hope owen gets bankruptd. N starts beging around

  • Birts

    Jun 3, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #19

    I hope Man Utd gave him a pay as you play contract and leave him on the bench all season. That would be come uppance served.

  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #20


    His pay as you play deal probably has a clause in it so that if he is “fit to play” he gets paid.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Somebody must have a story bout Owen knobbin about they can share with us all on twitter fb an blogs, surely!


    Oh and North East links! No , I’m not dead, just thought I’d give yourself a chance to give your arse a rest and give your gob a chance!!

  • Suf

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Freaking pr1ck, when he wanted out of real, nobody wanted to give him that opportunity..except us, when we got relegated, he couldn’t wait a day or two to jump on his heli and get out to plan some marketing spam for other clubs to sign him. Now he takes a cheap shot at our beloved club with his childish tweets.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Just got a bid for Izzaguirre Rejected. We are resigned to losing Enrique, but he might not move to Liverpool. Liverpool are chasing Izzaguirre with us.

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #24

    If Enrique goes abroad and we get a replacement… wouldnt bother me….

    If he goes to the scousers etc. Ill be well pissed.

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Not signing Taye Taiwo was a real shame… i heard he played an important role in one of the goals Nigeria scored against Argentina in their 4-1 victory…

    Would have cost Nowt aswell…

  • Cardboy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Owen’s been a free loader since leaving Liverpool. NUFC got nothing for their money basically. He is another good example of what is wrong with football. When finished playing, Seb B. at FIFA could probably use someone like him.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #27

    M**hael Ow*n is a massive TURD !!!
    who cost us £1,000,000 a goal – jog on you greedy b%*tard !

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #28

    @Nufc_mo // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    we are never going to compete with AC Milan for him. lol.

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #29

    its just a shame that he was on a free and we couldnt get him 😀

    I reckon Aly Cissokho would be a good replacement for Enrique…. Plays for Lyon and debuted for the france national team last year…

    Described as a “sprightly left-back with good speed and stamina”

    Might be a bit costly though… signed a 5 year contract back in 2009 for a fee of 15million Euro’s from Porto…

  • G

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #30

    I can’t believe I used to defend this guy during pub ‘debates’. Time to eat my words again, I do hope the little turd doesn’t hurt himself picking up his inflated ego. If he ends up on the pitch at SJP next season in NUFC – Manyoo fixture there will be a riot. I do hope Sir Alex has the good sense to leave him back at their place.

  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #31

    why not? we competed against milan for HBA….. and won

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #32

    I reckon at the Manure games we should chant


  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #33

    How about

    “O – Wen, will he get a game”

  • dpo1981

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #34

    JUST POSTED ON TWITTER BY CRAIGGOOZY, its his official page as he has put on here before:

    “craigcoozy craig
    Okay guys theres player into today havnt git his name yet , came over night brought in by these two people charney and staine rod ????

    looks like something could be happening, ive asked him to keep us up to date!

  • craigcoozy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Guys transfer news av jus started wk but player checked in over night brought in by 2 peeps! Staine rod ( not sure if 1st spelt rite) and charney havnt got name yet!

  • craigcoozy

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #36

    Believed to be using same agent as ben arfa , which i posted when arfa signed but csnt remember name!

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #37

    Odious dwarf

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #38

    Staine rod and Charney? Dont get it…

    Hopefully its a flair player! or a right back… or DANIEL STURRIDGE!

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Sent you a follow request on Twitter 😛

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 3, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #40

    Really tempted to tweet to owen

    “Shame you arnt in the England squad, Bench warming for the other lads… Im sure the lads in the team would love a nice warm bench”

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