Owen – Newcastle Had Good Season – They’re The Envy Of Lots Of Clubs

Michael Owen has given an exclusive interview in the Chronicle today, and he says when you look at he league table and how Newcastle have fared this season, it’s been a good season.

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Michael Owen – while at Newcastle

This is some of what Michael has said today:

“It’s always an awkward one when you aren’t at the club to totally understand everything.” “But I understand Newcastle fans are frustrated at the minute.”

“If you’d ask me, or anybody to close their eyes at the start of the season then woke up today and looked at the league table you would look and think, Liverpool have been absolutely brilliant.”

“You’d think Everton had done well and you’d think ‘Wow look at Manchester United – they’ve had a nightmare season’.” “You’d also think that it’s a good season for Newcastle as well, along with Southampton.”

“I keep looking at the table for Newcastle and thinking with the players they’ve got I can’t really fault the job that they, the supporters and the manager – have done this season, from afar.”

“As we know there are other things that go on at clubs that aren’t broadcast nationwide.” “But from afar ninth in the league? Top half? That’s a very solid season.”

“They are a club that aren’t in huge debt anymore, so they will be the envy of a lot clubs.” “I know there is a lot of frustration there because they aren’t challenging for Europe and challenging for the Champions League.”

“From afar people are looking at it and thinking it is a good season, and probably are surprised that Alan Pardew is under a lot of pressure.”

Michael was not a success at Newcastle, and he was injured far too much, and he played only 79 games over four years from 2005 until we were relegated in 2009, and Michael scored 30 goals for us.

In those first two seasons he played only 11 times and 3 times for Newcastle.

And with those positive comments you wonder if he’s on Mike Ashley’s payroll.

Just kidding. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • jeff

    May 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1


    BAHAHAHHAHAA this is an absolutely pathetic article.

    “And the 6-3-1 formation that Chelsea used to defeat Liverpool two weeks ago is getting popular – unfortunately – and it’s what Aston Villa deployed against Manchester City on Wednesday night at the Etihad, and they lasted 64 minutes before Edin Dzeko got the first goal – but it still ended up 4-0.

    The only difference between Villa and Chelsea is that Villa offered nothing going forward.”


    how do we line up Edward u moron? pretty sure anita and tiote are permanenlty glued to our CBs. dont think ive ever seen either enter the box – likely on pardews orders. wowiee this is deluded.

    “chelsea had a threat going forward”

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. did you watch that game?? ahahahaha pathetic advert revenue hunting asswipe

    i cant believe this self righteous blog master has the balls to criticise other teams playing styles when it is as clear as day we play worse than these squads.

    “It’s the kind of thing Sam Allardyce used to do – play for a draw from the very first minute – and hope for a miracle that they may actually score a goal to win the game – maybe an own goal?”

    BAHAHAHAHA how do u think we play under Pardew? Obviously u dont know cause u dont even go to the games and are stuck in the US being an ex-IBM executive bringing in the sleazy ad revenue with ur filthy paws constantly hitting enter submitting new and laughable articles

    the consummate hypocrite. despicable blog. join http://www.reddit.com/r/nufc better community no ads no nonsense

    stop with ur goddamns reposts. then install adblock. do not give this guy a single cent.

    the most hilarious thing is I can say what I want in the comments and nothing will happen cause this lazy ass doesn’t even moderate the comments.

    we could coordinate his assassination and he wouldn’t even notice

  • welshgeordie9

    May 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2


    You are in a good mood this morning

    Ha ha ha

    I forgot you don’t like the welsh do you

  • Rotonda heights

    May 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh dear troll alert.

  • Fostino

    May 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    cabaye replacment just signed…….

    abeid at panathonikos…wait we own him already.

    remy placement found……..shola ameobi

    the next big player to be sold is debuchy but its ok becasue we have s taylor

  • welshgeordie9

    May 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    There’s no need to call Jeff that

    Tut tut tut

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Indeed, the 14 yr old Indian lad right?

  • Fostino

    May 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    its an interesting interview…its a shame we did sell cabaye..we could have had a real good season. 9th is good but we could have finished above utd. considering our only signing was remy we did ok.

    the major mistake was not signing a cabaye replacement in jan…that was the major cock up. jfk head rolled then….he spent too much time negotiating a good cabaye deal and not enough finding replacement. that mistake has cost the club a lot of millions, fans frustration and negative press

  • bishopblaize

    May 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8

    From an outsider looking in he right!

    I work and meet with many different people everyday from different parts of UK and they laughing at our the fans & supporters.

    Has it not gone our way?

    I ain’t seen any glory since (in fact it was last Saturday .. HWTL)

    The board is outta our control .. The players we don’t choose .. We should chAnge the hotdog supplier tho (only joking)

    Can we please f&@k the unrest off till after tomorrow’s match or please swap the colour of yer shirt like the Mancs did during the Glazers take over

  • jeff

    May 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9


    Honest questions-

    Do you believe the articles Ed writes are objectively good? Do you think this blog deserves the activity it gets? Does the article quality justify this activity? Would you still frequent this blog if the comments section was removed?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Owen stop looking at the table and watch the games instead!

    …you know you cannot rate a movie by the look of it’s cover of how well it did at the box office 😉

  • spitfire_

    May 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    You MUST understand what Newcastle United is. And if you are incapable as Owen, you must shut the F up. And it’s beyond me how I as not an englishman and living on 1500 miles away I understand the club it self, but this clown can’t.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    This article?
    It’s an interview with an ex player talking about NUFC, that’s all he does, offers HIS opinion and reports rumours, no more no less

    It shouldn’t matter to you what i would do, all that really matters is if you don’t like the blog, move on instead of trolling it with imaginary characters and pathetic insults

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #13


    What is it that you have against the Indians?

    Britishers Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Alan Pardew

    “I turned it around at West Ham and as a manager it happens more times than you think. I’ve had periods here as well where it’s been very, very difficult. Last year, we went to QPR and we really, really needed to win that game.

    we needed to win So badly that He bribed Jose Bosingwa!!!!!!!!!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    What else do expect from Owen, he spent his whole career here looking at the table, the treatment table that is, and watching the money roll in
    Owen is possibly even more deluded and detached when he talks about the club and fan base than Pardew
    Owen is a disgrace tbh, a leech

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Wtf are on about, Jeff used to pretend to be a young Indian lad, remember

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #17

    tads…I don’t know what I expected to be honest!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Fostino. We lost about 5 out of 7 games while Cabaye was playing just before he left.

    Plus, people seem to forget that Cabaye was playing last year when Swansea and Bosingwa saved us from relegation. NOT from our own good play. Cabaye is only a little piece of the puzzle.

    It also highlights what I said at the time, that Cabaye and Remy’s individual skill on scoring a goal out of nothing is patching over an inept team performance.

  • tiotal football

    May 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry, not sure who you are Jeff but think it’s better you take your juveline insults and p*ss off from this blog.

    Haven’t commented for years on this but I still enjoy Ed’s articles from time to time and do not think that he deserves mindless little cretins like yourself ripping him to shreds. He takes the time out of his day to provide a service.

    So do us a favour and go away. More than welcome to respond with some witty remark that deeply offends me, but i’m saying what most blog readers are thinking: Start your own blog or join another one.


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