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What went wrong with Michael Owen at Newcastle?

June 16th, 2010 | 99 Comments |

Michael Owen - With his first love.
Michael Owen - With his first love.
First off, I apologise for digging up old ground, and secondly, I am only doing it as something has always niggled at me about why Michael Owen turned out to be less than effective during his time on Tyneside.

It was supposed to be the move that set Newcastle up for the future, the arrival of England’s best goalscorer at the time who was supposed to be waiting in the wings to take over from another former England great – Alan Shearer. But it never really worked out like that in the end and now Owen has become somewhat of a victim for the boo-boys of NUFC, a scapegoat for our decline as we slid out of the Premier League and, ultimately, a symbol of all that was wrong with Newcastle United as he walked away on a free transfer, drawing a line underneath this nasty chapter in his career. (more…)