Michael Owen Being Kind To Newcastle


Pundit Michael Owen thinks it’s going to be very grim viewing for Newcastle at home to Tottenham tomorrow and what will be a tough game for us.

And with Leicester City winning their third game in a row today and gaining 9 points on Newcastle over the last three games – they have also scored as many points in those games as Newcastle have in their 13 games this year under John Carver.

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Michael Owen at St. James’ Park

In our poll for tomorrow’s game a high 82% think we’ll lose the game and that would be our sixth loss in a row – and that would equal the worst losing streak ever for the Premier League – that was set at Newcastle one year ago.

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But Micheal is being kind to Newcastle, as he predicts we will break the losing streak and pick up a point tomorrow:

“It is a good job that Newcastle accumulated so many points in the first half of the season, or else they would have relegation written all over them in their current form,”

“Their 2-0 loss at Anfield on Monday night meant that they have only scored one goal in losing their last five matches.”

“The only ray of hope for them here is that they actually won 2-1 at White Hart Lane in October and Tottenham come here after equally poor efforts in drawing 0-0 with Burnley and losing 1-0 at home to Villa.”

“This could be pretty grim viewing, and I am going for 0-0 or 1-1.”

In the last five games the goal we scored in the second half at home to Arsenal, is the only goal we have scored over the last five games, after we beat Aston Villa 1-0 at home on February 28th – so your couldn’t really call us a free-scoring side.

But we were short of strikers last summer and we didn’t being in players who could score goals for us last summer or in January, and Papiss Cisse managed to get himself suspended for seven games against Manchester United – just to make it that much more difficult.

We agree with Michael – it could be grim viewing tomorrow for Newcastle fans,  as we witness just how poor this side is and has been this year.

But we really need a win and we are not safe yet – as Michael suggests we are in his comments.

Comments welcome.

Note: Jamie Macdonald is a final year student at the University of Hull completing a degree in Business, and he’s been an avid Newcastle fan all his life, and to help him with his dissertation here is a questionnaire you can fill out and it takes just a couple of minutes.

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63 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Calling out around the world are you ready…….for something completely different?

    This blog has been going seven years or so…It’s time to put it on the map.

    We have friends all over Blighty and all around the world. All of them as Newcastle daft as each other.

    You can’t come to the protest…but you can take part.
    Stage your own protest. Stage it in Malawi, Canada and Texas. Stage it down the billabong, or in the bog.
    Make it profound.
    Make it inventive.
    Make us laugh. Make us cry.
    Write it on a placard. Write it on your thumb. Spell it out in custard. (We don’t want to see your bum.)
    Ashley Out.

    Picture Your Protest, wherever you are.
    And stick it on the blog …..where we can watch all it together, all over the world.
    We have 24 hours. Time for it to go around the planet.

    Picture your Protest.
    Howay the Fans .

    I have, to avoid Ed’s multiple link moderation issues, uploaded instructions of how to best take part with this around the world in 24 hours “Picture Your Protest”.

    Find info using the following link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbiqefw3823glqw/PICTURE%20YOUR%20PROTEST.pdf?dl=0

    I will also later, split this out in to multiple posts for those who are on phones and may not have the needed apps. All the info is in one place for those who want it, by using the above link.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #2

    In addition to PICTURE YOUR PROTEST, we are running a much simpler and elegant way of showing that we are united, that we are in this together and maybe you can’t see me today, but I am standing there, shoulder to shoulder, with my fellow Newcastle United fans.
    All you have to do, over the next 24 hours, which will broadcast just how amazing this blog is, reaching all corners of the world, is post the following 4 letters:
    “HWTF” in a single post.
    It stands for Howay The Fans. From 4pm (GMT) today, Saturday 18th April 2015, we invite our fellow bloggers from http://www.nufcblog.com to show where they stand.
    We are united. HWTF

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Beermonkey

    Tip of the iceberg indeed. All is finally being revealed. He has nowhere to hide now it’s out for the world to see.

    Where’s your protest pic?

    Belfast

    Bullshit bishop at the behest of the slug. Again.

    Where’s your protest pic?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed…Thanks for saving the new article until I got back in.

    Timing is everything.

    So, how are we all? Having fun and playing nice?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #5

    The worry is if Wonga no longer are our sponsor we end up with Sports Direct on the top and also the stadium gets renamed again !!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #6

    I just saw the Ashley U-Turn article.

    The pain from the laughter. Give over.

    Is the article therefore saying that Ashley admits we’ve been fielding weakened squads on purpose? That must be so for there to be a U-Turn (go the other way…), right?

    Ashley. You fool. So many have said it before, it could have been so easy. It didn’t need to be hard. You knew best, we’ve had enough, you’re days of divide and conquer are over.

    Right, moving swiftly on. Now Ash is going to take cups seriously, can I go to bed? I presume the boycotts off? 🙂

    Ow, it’s that laughter again. It’s working.

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  • beermonkey

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #7

    average

    my little boy has turned my flat into a vomitorium the poor boy
    I have had to strip the sofa clean carpets and his bed

    I will knowck something up in the morning

    I should have taken a pic of that and said even my 3year old is sick of ashley

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  • Belfast

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #9

    They’ve stolen eds April fools article and edited it a little

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Hook me up Ibiza! I know you can do it common 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast…It must be. It can’t be serious. I expect whoever wrote it to get a serious telling off on Monday morning.

    The club don’t like papers etc telling lies.

    Beermonkey @7… 🙂 Bless him. You should have though. Would have been perfect.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Its good to voice concerns, but realistically, now that we are making a profit, isn’t the most likely scenario that it will be increasingly reinvested, in facilities, players and coaching.

    Stable top ten first, then approaching the cups more aggressively. Newcastle under Ashley, and furthermore any similarly sized or smaller club under any owner operating under FFP, isn’t any sort of endless magic pudding, its spending capacity is finite and relatively smaller than senior clubs.

    I suppose a realistic positive outcome at Newcastle is not Ashley Out, but demanding more transparent, communicative and competent management. A boycott can be a positive step toward that. Beyond that, well who knows where that will take us.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesper…I’ve told you a million times, you’ve got it all wrong. I’m not in that kind of business.

    Belfast might be able to help you out? 🙂

    How can I be of assistance mate?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza

    Any news from AO
    Where do I meet them etc

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #15

    Mojo (Last thread)…Absolutley agree and hope that didn’t come across rude, we are after all in a state of harmony…well…for this place anyway 🙂

    Think I was just busy and trying to be informative. You know, being nosey.

    Trying to catch up with all the posts from tonight, there’s been some great pictures put up. It’s been ages since the blogs been like this.

    We have something to believe in again! Profit! Damn, sorry, Ourselves!

    We are United for Newcastle United.

    HWTF.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza…I am not buying anything Belfast is selling…I bet he has broken any health violations!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Every

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #18

    OP…Well, I’m not local, but they’ve described some darkened alley…let me just check my email and I’ll get back to you – sorry it’s late, been stuck out a while.

    I’ll get caught up soon. Actually, that’s a lie. Blog 24 Hour Party! Get your drum out OP!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #19

    ac previous post. I’m not up to speed yet with these photo programmes. Therefore any contribution will be delayed.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza…you seem busy these days mate?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #21

    JimmySmith
    I agree. Except the boycott is aimed at getting Ashley out. Some people won’t be happy until he’s gone and we’ve got a transparent cosy club in a lower division.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Jesper…Don’t confuse him with words like “health” mate.

    Are you picturing your protest?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza…if I can find the time…I know it sounds cheap, but time is something I am lacking these days 🙁

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  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Did you get an answer to your question OP?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Beermonkey

    Now that would of been a good pic. Not so much for your lad mind. Explotation springs to mind 😉

    Nothing worse than seeing ya little ones vomiting everywhere bud. Hope he’s better soon.

    Snap a quick pic tomorrow then send it to Ibiza. He’ll do the rest, isn’t that right blog bit….nice person 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza…what do you need me to do ? And post it where?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    No problem, I’m just excited 🙂

    Email me when you know the score.

    I’ll be off to bed soon, big day 🙂

    Now where’s that drum

    HWTF

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  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #28

    I know the score now

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #29

    BandB

    Na, he’s banging a drum in a dark alley or something like that.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesperlemon

    Come now. Take a quick pic. Send it to Ibiza and he’ll do the rest.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Same goes for you Mr Tuff 😀

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Tuffs just been sorting out his pose. I bet it’s butch 🙂

    How you doing?

    Note to blog users, no one in particular, honest: Can we please stop with the lies. We wont have our words twisted or false demands laid at our door. You know full well what we’re standing up for. Excellent.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Suddenly MA has made a U turn, hopefully back down South and never again return in Newcastle.

    MA & CO can’t hide the fact that they GOT to invest in the summer, there’s no excuse now and a new head coach must be supplied first and not Carver, if MA only thinks about profits then Carver is the wrong way to go by it, even with new players coming into the squad Carver won’t keep us up and to MA that’s money down the drain.

    Iv’e got a feeling within the next 2 weeks NUFC will announce the new head coach and he will be in the stands at nearly every home game to check out the players we have.

    Optimistic I know, but I’m fed up with people saying Carver will have the job 100%, to me this is a daft statement from fellow fans and blogers, yes we all how MA works and money is his ONLY interest but would he risk multiple millions just for the sake of saving a few pennies and keep Carver on?

    I very much doubt it!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #34

    AC…I’ll see if I can steal the time and do a poster thingy or something…will probably have two kids in my arms, work up to my elbows and a nagging wife 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #35

    None of this catching up with technology or I haven’t the time malarkey. You’re on here. Now. Time is available. Ibiza will be happy to help. Send a pic supporting the boycott. Done.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #36

    I bet that was directed at Belfast 😉

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #37

    BandB

    No, it looks like Ibiza is keeping secrets.

    Double agent ? 😉

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  • Belfast

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #38

    There’s no need Jesper your photo will always be on the blog mantlepiece if needed.

    http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ad_136276008.jpg

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #39

    jesper – you need to get your photo in pronto or that FBI Wanted photo of you -might be posted.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #40

    jesper – too late was the cry.

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