Archive for the ‘Michael Owen’ Category

The Michael Owen non-contract offer kerfuffle – The facts and the figures

Posted March 25th, 2013 by workyticket | 18 Comments

“Newcastle fans, following my Football Focus interview, plenty of you tweeting me saying you don’t blame me for getting injured but for leaving when we got relegated.” “Despite the club saying they did, they didn’t ever offer me a new contract despite them putting it in the press that they did. How could they when […]

Bring On The Purples: Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy Explained

Posted February 11th, 2013 by FarmerG | 126 Comments

It seems a lifetime since signings like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka wore the black and white. Declining, injury prone and nearly always overpriced; these marquee players from the Shepherd era were one of the main reasons we were relegated  at the beginning of Ashley’s reign. On massive wages and having already achieved something notable […]

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United match preview

Posted February 11th, 2012 by workyticket | 24 Comments

Venue: White Hart Lane, Tottenham. Date: Saturday 11th Feb, 2012. Kick-off: 5.30pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. It would be tempting to think that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had been distracted by one or two other things this week whilst preparing his ‘Spurs squad for this weeks game, but that would probably be folly. With the weather […]

Newcastle United Vs Wigan Athletic match preview

Posted October 21st, 2011 by Jimbob | 94 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Kick-off: 3:00pm Referee: Neil Swarbrick. Roberto Martinez brings his Wigan squad up to Tyneside this Saturday, as Newcastle United will look to continue their undefeated record in all competitions so far this season. There is no live UK broadcast of the match, but due to […]

Crocked, crocked and crocked – do NUFC get a lot of injuries?

Posted July 21st, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 34 Comments

The stretchering off of Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa has raised some questions (at least with this writer) about whether we are indeed an injury-prone club. This article was prompted by the recent injury to Hatem Ben Arfa in Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Kansas City, but it’s something that has concerned me for quite […]

Birmingham after Best, Gosling and Ben Arfa keen and Owen elicits responses

Posted June 3rd, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 17 Comments

Birmingham allegedly want Newcastle’s Leon Best. Dan Gosling and Hatem Ben Arfa gets in some early pre-season training. And Michael Owen seems to have upset a few people. With all the speculation about who we might be buying, I’d quite forgotten that other teams might want some of our players other than Jose Enrique. If […]

Owen brands Newcastle a ‘poor team’

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 53 Comments

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 […]

Owen blows gasket over Toon boos on Twitter.

Posted April 20th, 2011 by workyticket | 29 Comments

Ex Newcastle United striker, Michael Owen, who was a late substitute for Manchester United in yesterday evening’s game against the Magpies, has been giving it both barrels about Newcastle fans on his ‘Twitter’ page, where he humbly refers to himself as ‘the’ Michael Owen, to avoid confusion with a web developing namesake on the ‘micro-blogging’ […]

Carroll is the latest in the line of Newcastle and England strikers.

Posted November 16th, 2010 by toonsy | 116 Comments

Andy Carroll looks set to start for England tomorrow where he will pick up his first senior international cap against France at Wembley. Fair play to the lad as he deserves his chance. I just hope he doesn’t pick up an injury that will keep him out of action for his club! Anyway, I digress. […]

Whatever happened to the superstars?

Posted July 11th, 2010 by toonsy | 138 Comments

It’s been a turbulent 12 months for Newcastle United, but after a season in the second tier we can now once again, ahem, look forward to the regular visits of Manchester United, Chelsea and all the rest. It took some luck, some balls of steel, a bit of skill and many more factors to click […]