UK time is: 20:13:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

EMO banned from England?

In an interesting story that seems to have slipped under the radar of many of the red tops there is a growing belief that England`s Michael Owen could be prevented from playing for the national bandits until the wrangle over his compensation for the WC injury is sorted out. To be honest, it would be music to my ears if the people that actually pay the players` wages could stick it up the arrogant national associations. Looking no further than the recent Martins and Babayaro bother with Nigeria, it would be great if we could set a precedent in this area.

Apparently we are set to challenge the FA in a lawsuit over their ability to call up players. With some calling it the most important footballing case since Bosman here`s hoping the FA get shafted. The buzz line is if our action is successful, clubs would be able to refuse to release players for all England matches unless the FA provide adequate financial compensation. Geddin.

The only issue is what Owen makes of all this. No doubt a dummy would be spat out if he couldn`t play in the first game at Wembley, however I`m sure we`ll see what happens in due course.

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 15 2007

Time: 9:53AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
can't see how he could be banned, can't physically stop him playing for England if he is fit. Agree he would be much better with the summer off and some loyalty shown to the club making him even richer though.
GeordieBoy
Report Abuse
15/04/2007 11:47:00

We pay his wages so we should have the final call. The FA have stiffed us - Owen being missing has cost us more than just his wages. Goals are worth more, especially at 500k a PL place.
SirLes
Report Abuse
15/04/2007 15:07:00

We're heading for trouble if we take this course. The FA will make it a special mission to nail us on any irregularities. Fred's got loads of them.
Roy4Triggs
Report Abuse
15/04/2007 15:13:00

Go on Freddie lad - nail the FA!! Never get a better chance than this to take them down a peg or two.
BaldEagle
Report Abuse
15/04/2007 15:18:00

Imagine somewhere down the line we end up in a West Ham situation and Shepher'd stitched England up like this - we'd be screwed at any disciplinary panel.
Roy4Triggs
Report Abuse
15/04/2007 20:14:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Seven Game Ban For Spitgate? (Thursday March 5 2015)

Sissoko On Manchester United Loss (Thursday March 5 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Man United (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Aarons Explains Lengthy Lay Off (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Permanent Shearer Tribute (Monday March 2 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 34
2. BLACKBOB 31
3. OldLeazes 24
4. Finn_the_Dog 17
5. Hugo45Viana 17
6. keggy_keagal 17
7. elgorm 15
8. billybobcat 14
9. ukrocks0007 14
10. MickMartin 13

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30
13. WBA 28 7 9 12 -10 30
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28

Breaking League News

Danilo Only Has Eyes for Real Madrid!
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 18:45:00
Trio Selected for Brazilian Internationals
» Chelsea : 05/03/2015 17:55:01
Evans and Cisse Charged by the FA
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:41:01
Young on his Late Winner
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:33:01
Van Gaal - Best Performance of the Season!
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:28:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man United MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 0%
Janmaat 0%
Williamson 0%
Coloccini 100%
Taylor 0%
Obertan 0%
Abeid 0%
Sissoko 0%
Ameobi 0%
Riviere 0%
Cissé 0%
Sub:-Pérez 0%
Sub:-Gutiérrez 0%
Sub:-Gouffran 0%