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Macdonald on the EMO saga

With the real snap over the England`s Michael Owen still to be felt on a national scale, locally Supermac has got his oar in first, praising Freddie Shepherd`s stance over the FA`s refusal to pay compo towards his injury. With the FA tight as a duck`s cheeks after splurging millions on the new Wembley and Eriksson`s salary, cash seems to have suddenly become at a premium. Macdonald said:

"Newcastle have an absolute and warranted case. The FA must ensure all their players are adequately insured and not to have done the right and responsible thing for Newcastle shows them in a bad light. This action by Freddy Shepherd is minimal. He has had his say, but he has not made a big song and dance about it, but this will be welcomed by a lot of his Premiership counterparts. Such a precedent, if allowed, would be deemed dangerous. It would allow the FA to pick players without adequate cover. Imagine what a huge difference 20 goals from Michael Owen would have made to Newcastle's horrendous season. Imagine the reaction at Old Trafford if Rio Ferdinand or Wayne Rooney had been injured on international duty. The fight has to be made.'




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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 16 2007

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments

Can we have an end to all these Owen stories. Yawn.
SirLes
As long as he's still our player I like hearing about it. He's our Hollywood signing.
Roy4Triggs
Surprised macdonald managed to leave the pub to speak to the press.
BaldEagle
 

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