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Rooney Deal Puts Owen In Shade

Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has again hit out at the Football Association over Michael Owen's forced exit from the World Cup. This time he says (allegedly) that England set up a better insurance deal for Wayne Rooney than Owen.

Shepherd: 'From what I hear - and the source is good - a separate deal was done for Rooney and it covered a transfer value of 30million and his entire career earnings.

'If it is true that the FA have taken out extra cover for Rooney over and beyond what they have done for other players during the World Cup then that is wrong.

'We should be treated fairly, not discriminated against and this is discrimination of the highest order. We have already alerted our lawyers and if we have to go to court, we will. We want fair play and equality. Michael is every bit as important to us and other clubs will feel the same.'





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Date:Friday June 23 2006

Time: 10:19AM

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Another typical balls up by the FA
alphieblues
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23/06/2006 10:22:00

Allegedly alphie !! I hope you are wrong Andy as that smacks of favouritism. My guess would be that the F.A. would have the same cover for all players and the club would have taken out the extra insurance. As i said though, it's only MY take on it.
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