Owen blows gasket over Toon boos on Twitter.

Posted on April 20th, 2011 | 29 Comments |

Owen: "1 boo and the rest follow".
Owen: "1 boo and the rest follow".
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’ site.

Owen, who had a disappointing career plagued by injury on Tyneside after being signed by Graeme Souness in August, 2005, complained that his reception was “disappointing”, later claiming that he played well under Kevin Keegan, and that both Newcastle and Liverpool fans “respect” what he’s done for their clubs when he meets them. Amongst other things, fans chanted “There’s only one greedy bastard” as he made his late entry as an 82nd minute substitute in the game.

To be fair, the pint sized assassin did give credit to the Newcastle side for a good performance against the League leaders. In his first post-gane ‘tweet’ he wrote:

“Disappointing result but credit to Newcastle, they played well and put us under plenty of pressure especially in the first half an hour.”

In his subsequent tweets he then adds:

“From a personal point of view it was nice to get on. Got a poor reception off the home fans which was disappointing. Was desperate to score!”

“Knew I would get booed as that’s what a lot of fans do but if they knew the facts then they may have a different opinion.”

“From what most of you Newcastle fans are saying you should be pleased I left the club! If i had known that earlier I could have left sooner!”

Then, referring to his better moments at the club he goes on:

“For the record, I tried my best in every game for Newcastle. Under KK I played well and i’ll never forget the 2 I scored against Sunderland.”

Once again, to be fair, he did play something of a pivotal role in saving the club from potential relegation in 2008 under Keegan, when ‘Special K’ played him slightly behind Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins in a triple pronged strikeforce.

Getting back to Owen’s tweet rant though, he continued:

“When I meet Newcastle or Liverpool fans they all respect what I’ve done for their clubs. In stadiums it changes, 1 boo and the rest follow.”

Finally, he concludes with:

“By the way, I’m not looking for sympathy. As long as my family don’t boo me when I walk through the door I couldn’t care less!!!”

Give it time, Michael!

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29 Responses

  1. If he wants to donate a bit of his enormous wage my way, i’ll do him a nice little write up.


  2. Clint, Owen’s 10 minute advert for Dubai is still a (comedy) classic, did you see it?

    “This is no ordinary chopper, it’s got special powers!”

  3. worky,
    oh dear!
    I just sat through that pap.

    Gotta say though, i’m sooo pleased for him.


  4. Don’t know what eveyone’s problem is with him – it wasn’t his fault he was injured all the time.

  5. “From what most of you Newcastle fans are saying you should be pleased I left the club! If i had known that earlier I could have left sooner!”

    If only you did.

  6. I don’t really have that much against Owen, but for the wages he was on, I’d like to have seen a lot more commitment. At the end of the day, he scored some (very expensive) goals for us. His strike ratio was good. He just couldn’t seem to ge to the pitch that often.

    I guess nobody really wants to pay over a hundred grand a week to a sick note.

  7. Stu,
    i think it’s the fact that he didn’t expect a few boos form the crowd.
    He was unfortunate with injuries when here, but we did get big bucks out of the fa etc for some of our ‘inconvenience’
    But you know how people think man.

    He was very well paid too mind.

  8. What a complete and utter little SHIT this Parasite is!!!!! What did he want, a Red Carpet, and all the fans to get on their knees and thank him for picking up £100,00 a week while he was injured for nearly 2 years, and then left as soon as we went down, instead of repaying some of the faith and support he got frob both the Club and the Fans!!! Little Tosser that he is!

  9. Short memory stu. Owen said himself that he didn’t really want to be here and didn’t put in as much effort as perhaps he could have.

  10. Owen done well under kk but when we needed him most like many others in the team he went missing in his last season when he was captain.

    On top of that he never wanted to be here and gave that away in his first press conference when asked about real madrid and liverpool not agreeing a price!

    Anyway great result! nice to see krul have a solid game too, szczesny gave him praise on his twitter, will be good for his confidence

  11. We go & help the gooners out by holding manure back & they go & throw away a good lead at spuds.

  12. Yeah Clint, how many chances have arsenal had to close the gap! Looks like nobody wants to win it this season

  13. jimbo,
    that’s what i was just saying to a friend.
    Maybe they should not present a cup this season, cos no one really wants it. do they?

  14. Yep, manure have had some dodgy decicions go their way (no change there!) and i cant imagine calling arsenal champions after the amount of times they have bottled it, champions dont lose 4 goal leads or mess up like they did tonight!

    To be fair all the teams below the top 5 or 6 have improved so much this season, you cant predict a score anymore!

  15. Also because teams this season have improved, it should be a massive testament to our lads doing so well being promoted into a much improved league. If you think back to scum away and spuds home we could be on 44points pushing for top 6!

    Stayin up was our goal and were close to finishing top 10. Fantastic, lets hope we keep it up till the end!

  16. jimbob,
    fully agree mate.

    It is an increasingly tight league & no mistake.

    We’ve done well regardless of what others may think/say.

  17. dont get that one , Routledge is loaned out then has his contract terminated and is compensated for the termination as well , i have read . Why ? QPR want him so why did we not hold out for a fee? its not like his contract was running down and he was free to go .

  18. who gives a flying ‘f ‘ what owen thinks aboot being ‘ booed ‘ he was niver interested in playing for toon really only an escape plan from espagna , if he left football tomorrow he could concentrate on his real love horses .

  19. well at least it does free up wages with routledge gone he has picked up his performances since joining them has another crack at the big time hopefully doesn’t score against us ;)

  20. He was never the quality player he was at Liverpool after he left them. He was on a downward spiral when he came to us and rarely gets on the pitch with ManU although he has scored some vital goals for them. Don’t know if his constant injuries were symptomatic of the Toon curse but for them we might have been lauding him rather than cursing him. I thought he put in a decent stint for us when he did play but those occaisions were to rare unfortunately.

    Don’t know why he was surprised at the booing it’s almost expected for returning players unless it’s someone like Nobby or Parker who used to run through walls for the team.

    The Routledge thing is criminal, we should have least tried a player swap deal for him, I’d have taken Smith or Tarrabat, with perhaps an additional fee for the latter player.

  21. wtf? paying his wages for a few more weeks, and then selling him = more money. i dont understand…there must be something else going on/maybe first pick at their youth camp?

  22. Andy,
    that is phucking hilarious mate.
    It could only be bettered by it happening to manure.


  23. Reported after we were relegated:
    Owen showed how much committment he had to the Toon when he refused to play at Villa when we were religated siting an injury.
    When pressed by Shearer to play he still refused saying he was injured.
    The little shit wanted to stay injury free to protect his next move/pay packet.
    The loudest Boos would have come from Shearer’s box who apparantly cant stand the little shit!!!!!!!!