Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Owen Sympathy For Rooney

Owen Sympathy For Rooney

It's interesting to see how the knives are out for Sven-Goran Eriksson the second he leaves his England post.

And the most quiet of the lot - Michael Owen - has suddenly found his voice.

Never a man to make waves, Owen always sits on the fence. But a sudden gust of wind, and the Toon striker has actually made a controvertial statement.

He says Sven-Goran Eriksson's decision to play Wayne Rooney as a lone striker during last Saturday's World Cup clash with Portugal was the reason the players were sent home after defeat.

Owen: 'You would suggest Rooney's probably only got angry because of what's happened in the first hour of that game. It's a frustrating role to play.

'Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world and you're cutting one of his legs off if you're playing just one up front.'






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

Writer:
Date:Saturday July 8 2006
Time: 12:36PM

Comments

0
he's probably right, must be frustrating to see every s**t ball go out of your reach...and then you got f**k head ronaldo there teasing you...
wallis
08/07/2006 12:41:00
0
Surprised to see Owen jumping on the anti-Eriksson band-wagon, though to be fair what he has said is fair play. Eriksson didn't do such a bad job, he got us to and out of the group stages of all the competitions he was in charge for, which is more than what can he said for the previous few incumberants at the helm. On a related note, I'd like to know what Materazzi said to Zidane...
arctoa
10/07/2006 16:54:00
0
owen to return to anfield next season, you toons wont even see him play a whole season in black and white
LFC4Life
11/07/2006 14:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Cathro To Complete Move Away?

Hearts are allegedly closing in on announcing Ian Cathro as their new head coach

Forest Fall Out Continues

Newcastle likely to appeal both of Friday's red cards

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Cheated

Another game and another one that highlights how incompetent the officiating is in the football league.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow81%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles8%
Clark2%
Dummett0%
Hayden2%
Shelvey5%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Gouffran0%
Gayle0%
Sub - Anita0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Mitrovic2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mcnamee6716
2.Toon_NoMatterWot12
3.billybobcat8
4.keggy_keagal7
5.officemonkey3
6.Finn_the_Dog3
7.The Owl2
8.PieMag2
9.North Yorkshire Mag2
10.Neppos2
Vital Football Comment