Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Kop Snub Owen

Kop Snub Owen

Owen - whose name was mildly booed when it was announced before the game - certainly did not get the ovation many expected at his old stomping ground. He didn't do his cause much good by having a dig at the Kop in days leading up the match, saying he would celebrate if he scored against the Reds. Unlike players like Lee Clark and Kevin Phillips who did score against their old clubs - but didn't rub it in.

The crowd chanted 'Where were you in Istanbul?' and 'You should have joined a big club' at him as he struggled to make any impact and ended the game a disappointed figure.

Owen's great friend, Liverpool skipper Gerrard, said of Owen's reception: 'I am disappointed with that, he should be a legend here for all the goals he has scored for Liverpool in the past. He got a mixed reception, which is disappointing. I do not think they were booing him much but he deserves a standing ovation for the goals he has scored.'

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez: 'We did a sound job at the back, Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher were excellent and they did not allow Shearer or Owen any chances. We controlled their strikers and did a very good job against them. We stopped them playing in midfield and if the ball does not reach the strikers then they will find it difficult to score.

'We worked hard in defence, we did not give them any chances. Michael is a great player but we stopped the ball getting to him. They could not play it long because we were always aware and they could not play in midfield because we closed down the space and had plenty of people in that area.

'We gave them hardly any opportunities. We know he is a dangerous player but we were able to control him.'



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:
Date:Tuesday December 27 2005
Time: 1:36PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Women Added To Club Umbrella

Newcastle United Women's Football Club (NUWFC) are now being allowed fringe benefits.

Wijnaldum Heads To Liverpool

Newcastle United have today confirmed the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool.

Juventus & Real Madrid Want Sissoko?

As Wijnaldum prepares to join Liverpool the interest in Sissoko, already linked with Everton, is seeing connections with Juventus and Real Madrid too.

Newcastle Seal Hanley Deal

Rafa Benitez's bid to bring Blackburn's Grant Hanley to Newcastle finally ended in success on Thursday when he was confirmed on a five-year deal.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow10%
Janmaat1%
Taylor1%
Mbemba1%
Dummett1%
Tiote1%
Colback1%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko25%
Townsend43%
Mitrovic4%
Sub - Shelvey1%
Sub - Aarons3%
Sub - Sterry3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot117
2.officemonkey65
3.billybobcat53
4.PieMag45
5.daftladguy35
6.BLACKBOB30
7.vin189228
8.Pellet23
9.keggy_keagal19
10.Rytoon19