Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Words From The 'Forgotten Man'

Words From The 'Forgotten Man'

Forgotten man Michael Owen has just reminded us he is still a Newcastle United player and we should not rule him out for the rest of the season.

He has managed only 10 starts for the Magpies since as first a fractured metatarsal and then the knee injury he suffered in England's World Cup clash with Sweden in June sidelined him.

Owen: 'I've been here for more than a year but I've only managed to play 10 games. I want to get back playing again - but I'm still in the gym and I shall be for quite a while yet.

'I've been rowing, on a bike, working on a treadmill on an incline - and swimming. That's the case for another four weeks - then we'll start picking things up gradually. I've got to have a scan in and in early January we're hoping I'll be able to push on - the turn of the year is the important bit and then it'll be all systems go.'



'I don't want to create false belief. When it happened (the knee injury) I thought 'well I may as well write the season off'. But the operation was great and the surgeon was happy with what he saw when he looked inside my knee.

'I'd love to play again this season but at the moment it's impossible to tell - you've got to have a target though and my target is to play again this season.'


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

Writer:
Date:Friday November 17 2006
Time: 4:28PM

Comments

0
I bet you wish he was back now though...to get him back towards the latter end of the season and hopefully fresh and fit could well make a big difference to you later....
ernshaw
18/11/2006 23:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Instant Reactions - Manchester City v Newcastle (20/1/18)

Following today's clash between Manchester City and Newcastle United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Manchester City v Newcastle United

All the stats from Manchester City (3) vs (1) Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium, 20/1/18 Att: 54,452

The Newcastle United Injury List Growing

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Newcastle United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Officials - Manchester City v Newcastle (20/1/18)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Manchester City and Newcastle United this Saturday.

Newcastle United Archived Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow0%
Manquillo0%
Hayden0%
Lascelles0%
Clark0%
Dummett0%
Murphy100%
Shelvey0%
Diame0%
Atsu0%
Joselu0%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Yedlin0%
Sub - Gayle0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Rexn121
2.Toon_NoMatterWot107
3.PieMag104
4.crooktownmags90
5.markylad7461
6.Mcnamee6749
7.The Owl48
8.Bruce6835
9.officemonkey35
10.The Pyrry35
Vital Football Comment