UK time is: 19:22:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Capello: Owen still in thoughts

Known ribbingly as England`s Michael Owen to many Newcastle fans, Owen`s absence from the line up has been a strange phenomenon for the first time in a decade, as we get used to seeing him more in black and white than in red and white. However Fabio Capello has admitted the pint size goal bagger is still part of the England reckoning. The Italian said:

'I only ever call up the best players or at least the players who are most suited to the way I wish to play. Both David Beckham - who I worked with for a year at Real Madrid - and Michael Owen are wonderful professionals who could still play vital roles for England.

I will never close the door to the national team on anyone. I want a compact England team. Whether we win or lose, the most important thing is that we have a team on the pitch - and not just a group of players. But you also have to remember that in modern football only players who are in peak physical condition can make the most of their technical abilities.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 13 2008

Time: 10:14PM

Your Comments

Should be in the squad
Tiny T
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Are We For Real? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Not Long For de Jong (Monday October 20 2014)

Aside From The PR (Sunday October 19 2014)

Ashley And The Modern Day Monopoly (Sunday October 19 2014)

Probable NUFC Line Up (Friday October 17 2014)

Reality Ahead of PR (Friday October 17 2014)

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Thursday October 16 2014)

Krul Luck? (Monday October 13 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 27 167
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 99
3. thecorner 90
4. PieMag 89
5. Wilco 86
6. OldLeazes 63
7. officemonkey 62
8. Pellet 62
9. McCreery 47
10. Odin 37

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 17:11:00
Nani Staying in Lisbon!
Man Utd : 21/10/2014 17:02:00
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 16:58:00
Match Day Moments - Maribor (h)
Chelsea : 21/10/2014 16:57:00
Foster May Not Be Back For Crystal Palace
WBA : 21/10/2014 16:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 16%
Mid table 47%
Relegated 30%