Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shearer pities Owen`s plight

Shearer pities Owen`s plight

In an almost déjà vu, history repeating itself sort of situation, Alan Shearer has spoken of his sadness for Michael Owen as the club struggles to match the obvious talent of its current top goalscorer. Having spent years searching for an elusive trophy, it seems like Owen`s struggle will be for Premiership survival rather than FA / UEFA Cups. Shearer said:

'I am really disappointed for Michael and for Newcastle United. He has been great lately and it's a blow. I have watched a lot of Michael's games and he has looked very sharp. He has looked good and taken the responsibility on his shoulders.

Nothing that's happened has fazed him, and I knew it wouldn't. Hopefully, though, it isn't too long-term for him. There is now a chance for somebody else,' Shearer added. 'I don't know how far away Obafemi is or whether he will be fit or not. But if he isn't, it's a chance for somebody else to come in and stake their claim.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Friday October 17 2008
Time: 8:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Announce Further Pre-Season Plans

Newcastle announced earlier that they will travel to Belgium at the end of July

Newcastle Confirm Dutch Game

Newcastle United finally confirmed today that we will play Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem at home.

Thank Fulham It's Friday.

Newcastle United found out that a trip to London is where we'll start

Media Continue To Try To Sell NUFC Players

I could pick out three or four names but because it's the most common story of the day, i'll choose Andros Townsend.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow11%
Janmaat0%
Taylor0%
Mbemba1%
Dummett0%
Tiote0%
Colback1%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko31%
Townsend46%
Mitrovic2%
Sub - Shelvey0%
Sub - Aarons1%
Sub - Sterry2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.officemonkey251
2.Toon_NoMatterWot196
3.billybobcat100
4.PieMag65
5.BLACKBOB56
6.OldLeazes47
7.Finn_the_Dog38
8.vin189237
9.keggy_keagal35
10.Mcnamee6728