Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Sven 'Owen Unhappy At Newcastle'

Sven 'Owen Unhappy At Newcastle'

The Football Association are considering their response to a series of revelations about England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson by a Sunday newspaper. Notably for Toon fans, the comment that Michael Owen only joined Newcastle for the money.

Amongst other things, Eriksson reportedly told an undercover News of the World reporter - posing as a rich Arab - that he would quit as England coach if they win the World Cup this summer, and suggested he would be prepared to become manager of Aston Villa as part of a takeover bid.

As for Owen, we all know the story. He wasn't impressed by Graeme Souness and only signed after a chat with Alan Shearer. He waited until it was confirmed Liverpool refused to increase their £8m bid to take him to Anfield because Liverpool was his first choice. And we all know he refuses to move to Newcastle, instead he spent millions on a helicopter to comute. Plus that 'interesting' clause in his contract.

So ... is Eriksson wrong? Personally I think he has just said what we all know already. But it's the comments that Owen is not happy with the club that will hurt us most.

The coach made reference to Owen, who joined Newcastle in a £17 million transfer from Madrid in August after a deal could not be struck with his former club Liverpool.

'I asked him if he was happy. He said 'not really with the club'.'

Writer:
Date:Sunday January 15 2006
Time: 12:50PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Pass On Berbatov

Newcastle had reportedly been offered former Tottenham, Manchester United and Fulham striker Berbatov but the Magpies declined the opportunity to sign the free agent.

Bid For Fulham's Cairney Planned

Fulham's Cairney has been linked with Newcastle and Aston Villa. Reported interest in the former Hull and Blackburn midfielder would end if claims of a £20m valuation were true.

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Video - Brentford 1 Newcastle 2

A 2-1 win at Brentford took Newcastle back to the top of the Championship ahead of Brighton after they were beaten.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow50%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles0%
Clark5%
Dummett0%
Ritchie0%
Hayden0%
Colback10%
Gouffran0%
Perez10%
Gayle10%
Sub - Murphy15%
Sub - Anita0%
Sub - Hanley0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
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)

Jan 17 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan105
2.Toon_NoMatterWot105
3.PieMag38
4.keggy_keagal37
5.Mcnamee6737
6.Finn_the_Dog35
7.officemonkey26
8.billybobcat25
9.The Pyrry23
10.braith195216
Vital Football Comment