UK time is: 20:12:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Pesky release clauses

Given the fact Umbro and England rep Michael Owen has made no effort to tie his future to Tyneside in the last two months, none of us will be surprised to discover that Big Sam has some worries over his intentions. Blaming a straight line balance release clause that drops 25% a year (which f*cking genius put that in), he believes Owen could be bailing now for £12m or £9m in January. The latter seems more likely as the passionless striker would hate to be seen as the bad guy. Anyway Sam said:

'There's nothing I can do about it,' said Big Sam. 'We are benefiting from a release clause to get Joey Barton, but could suffer because of Michael's.'

Meanwhile, on the Barton subject, Willie McKay has said that the issues regarding the loyalty bonus will not affect his client joining Newcastle.

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 June 10 2007

Time: 12:22PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Owen's coming home!
Aamir
Report Abuse
10/06/2007 16:09:00

HE IS home u tosser. dont get ur hopes up. bloody liverpudlians
Toon4LiFe
Report Abuse
10/06/2007 16:58:00

what is it with these bloody release clauses? Players get the best of all worlds. Split on Owen, half of me says let him stew in the reserves but the sensible part knows this is a business and we may as well get as much for him now as we can.
Shearer#1
Report Abuse
10/06/2007 17:59:00

Owen's away. Mr Passionless can ***** off back to Aintree and play with his horses.
Roy4Triggs
Report Abuse
10/06/2007 22:01:00

As far as I can see, Benitez doesn't want Owen so he won't be going back there. None of the other supposed big clubs have held any sustained interest, either. The only viable option would be Arsenal if Thierry Henry sodded off to Spain.
arctoa
Report Abuse
13/06/2007 15:29:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Hamburg Confirm Newcastle Striker Interest (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Roberts Signs First Pro Deal (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Toon Kids In England Selection (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Carver, Do You Get The Drift? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Injury Boost Hides NUFC Shortcomings (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Newcastle Striker Incoming (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Sissoko Sale Talk Rears It's Head. (Tuesday January 27 2015)

De Jong On Song (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Spanish Youngster In Toon? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 279
2. BLACKBOB 243
3. OldLeazes 235
4. officemonkey 185
5. Hugo45Viana 178
6. billybobcat 126
7. MickMartin 117
8. daftladguy 98
9. Finn_the_Dog 91
10. ukrocks0007 84

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Liverpool 22 10 5 7 4 35
9. Swansea 22 8 6 8 -4 30
10. Stoke 22 8 5 9 -4 29
11. Newcastle 22 7 6 9 -9 27
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22

Breaking League News

Who R Ya - Stoke City
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:27:00
The Men in Black - Stoke City v QPR
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:06:00
Mutch Palace Bound?
» Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 18:47:00
Hamburg Confirm Newcastle Striker Interest
» Newcastle : 28/01/2015 18:15:00
Roberts Signs First Pro Deal
» Newcastle : 28/01/2015 18:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Hull v Newcastle
Suggested By:  
Newcastle win 33%
Hull win 57%
Draw 10%