Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Gerrard Plea Could Backfire

Gerrard Plea Could Backfire

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard's pleas for Michael Owen to 'come home' to Liverpool could just tip the balance this weekend as Newcastle put him ... and his team-mates ... back on the bus with a dint in their Champions League hopes.

Not only did Sven give Owen the sort of headlines he didn't need by being caught on camera saying the player had doubts about his move to Tyneside, but do we need this c**p from Gerrard at this time? Newcastle paid £17million to Real Madrid for Owen last summer, money his former club admitted they couldn't afford.

I'm sure the Newcastle players will want to stuff those words back down Gerrard's throat. Particularly after the poor reception the Toon number 10 got on his return to Anfield earlier in the season. Scousers have short memories.

Michael Owen: 'Stevie has said they need a striker, or that they need to score more goals. He's a good friend of mine, so I'd expect him to say 'Michael Owen's a good player' because I'd say the same about him. It's nice of him to say what he thinks of me, but someone else makes those decisions.

'I'm happy here, as I've always said. I made a decision last summer to come here and I've loved every minute since.

'Thankfully when I have played, we have managed to get some points and I have managed to get some goals,' he said. I would be feeling pretty awful if that had not been the case and I had played nine or 10 games and nothing had happened when I had played.

'That is the only softening of the blow. But the rest of it is not. I am disappointed that I have not played as much, but not long now and I will be playing again. Hopefully, it is only a short period of time and I will be back out there in the black and white.

'You see the light at the end of the tunnel, but every day seems a bit longer and I am sure that will be the case. I am so close, but I am not going to rush it and stay where we should be. We will hopefully keep it safe and sound and come back in good time, and that time will be when I am strong and fit enough, not before and not after.'


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday March 16 2006
Time: 2:38PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Post Leicester, Newcastle Thoughts

Walking up to St James' Park on Saturday, the mood didn't reflect the fact that we were in a bit of a free fall.

Rafa's Wish List

No matter what happens, the support has to stick together

Admirable Rafa Takes It On The Chin

The difference here is that Rafa isn't playing along to the tune that the likes of Pardew and co

Shearer Speaks About Potential NUFC Takeover

Whether some of us even believe that Mike Ashley is actively seeking to sell Newcastle or not

Newcastle United Archived Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None4%
1-312%
4 or 542%
6 or 729%
More than 713%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot59
2.PieMag29
3.Mcnamee6728
4.Bruce6827
5.markylad7420
6.The Pyrry19
7.The Owl18
8.Gillyboat14
9.vin189214
10.billybobcat12
The Vital Football Members League