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.
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?