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Owen Brands nufc a poor team

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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:18 pm

Michael Owen hints that Newcastle United were a ‘poor team’ when he was playing for them.

Michael Owen, who has recently signed a deal to keep him at Man Utd for another year, has allegedly had a bit of a pop at the Toon. According to Twitty, he said:

“Just to answer some of your tweets. Prefer playing less often in a top team than every game in a poor team. Been there and didn’t enjoy it.

“Training every day at a high standard keeps you performing at a high level. I’m sure I have a lot to offer and so does the boss. Buzzing!”

Unfortunately he’s right – we were indeed a poor team when he was playing for us. Or should I say we were a poor team when he was queueing up outside the treatment room for us.

But despite his factual accuracy, I can’t help but feel there’s some bitterness from Owen about the criticism thrown in his direction from Newcastle fans when he upped sticks and left us relegated without so much as a by your leave. It just seemed like he didn’t care and that rankled.

He can’t help being injured I suppose but many fans felt that he did not express enough regret at captaining a team to relegation, completely failing to communicate with the fans in a way that might be expected of a decent captain.

He had to leave as there’s no way we could have continued paying his extortionate wages while we were in the Championship, but I’m not sure he particularly deserves the ‘mercenary’ label nor a lot of the bad feeling Toon fans seem to harbour for him. In some ways he has been made a scapegoat as he epitomised the poor-purchasing, over-spending era that contributed to our relegation.

He turned out to be a dreadful transfer for Newcastle but I’m not sure he deserves quite so much scorn.

Although I’ll give him some anyway as it sounds like he’s dissing our club: I hope the fleas of a thousand camels infest the wee grudge-bearing striker’s armpits.

Still, those are times past so who cares what Owen says? We look to be on the up again now.

Howay The Lads!


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Re: Owen Brands nufc a poor team

Post  Monstro on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:02 am

I'd have more respect for him if he'd spent a year on the cheap with us to get us back up as a way of giving something back to us for a heavily unfulfilled contract he happily signed and let run to the end. Personally can't understand any player being "happy" at just training each week and having the odd run out with the team, he seems to enjoy his multi million pound horse training stables too much for my liking.

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Re: Owen Brands nufc a poor team

Post  Fruity on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:32 am

maybe he should just retire, he is a crap player now anyway lol!
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