Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

One Man's Heartache?

One Man's Heartache?

Michael Chopra has just six months remaining on his contract, and if the truth was told, he has been preparing himself for a move. But has Michael Owen's injury given Chopra one final throw of the dice to save his Newcastle career?

Chopra: 'Nobody wants to see anyone get injured and it was particularly sad to see Michael suffer like he did. I've learned so much from being with him in training and, when you're playing with a world-class player, you can't help but take things from his game.

'I'm also a Newcastle fan and I want the club to do well. I'm not just a player - Newcastle has been a part of my life for so long now - and Michael's injury has undoubtedly been a blow. We had a lot of injuries anyway - we certainly didn't need another one.

'But in another way, what has happened to Michael creates an opening for me. Maybe it's harsh to see things that way, but I've been around long enough to know that's just the way football works. Hopefully it will give me a few games to show what I can do and, at the moment, that's exactly what I need.

'This is a big chance for me and, with my contract up at the end of the season, I suppose it could be my last chance to show Newcastle what I can do,' said a player who can expect to receive offers from a host of Championship clubs should he finally accept he needs to leave his native Tyneside. We've got a few injuries at the moment and, hopefully, that will mean I get a game in the cup. I want to make an impression again.

'My future is up to the manager. I've got five or six months left and I know there are clubs out there who are watching me. If I can't stay here, which I want to, I know there is interest from elsewhere.'




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:Saturday January 7 2006
Time: 11:43AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Stats: Cardiff v Newcastle United

All the stats from Cardiff (0) vs (2) Newcastle United, Cardiff City Stadium, 28/4/17 Att: 23,153

Team Sheets - Cardiff v Newcastle

Newcastle go to the Cardiff City Stadium as the visitors to Cardiff for the latest Championship game.

Cardiff v NUFC Pre-Match

We do so with a few players out.

Follow Live On Twitter - Cardiff v Newcastle

Newcastle go to the Cardiff City Stadium as the visitors to Cardiff today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Elliot0%
Yedlin25%
Mbemba0%
Clark0%
Dummett0%
Perez0%
Hayden50%
Colback0%
Atsu25%
Diame0%
Murphy0%
Sub - Mitrovic0%
Sub - Shelvey0%
Sub - Sterry0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
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)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot176
2.Mcnamee6783
3.keggy_keagal81
4.CuckFan64
5.billybobcat59
6.PieMag35
7.vin189222
8.officemonkey19
9.The Pyrry18
10.crooktownmags17
Vital Football Comment