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Owen / Ameobi

Premier League Newcastle United
by TerryMacsBootboy (U13238679) 12 December 2008
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Whilst I am disappointed that Michael Owen will be moving on (Im probably more disappointed that we are unlikely to receive any money for him rather than the fact hes leaving), JK has issued a further blow by confirming that Shola Ameobi will be offered a contract.

When Keegan was here under supposedly Dennis Wises transfer rules, Ameobi was deemed to be dispensable and he would have been sold to Ipswich if theyd not run a mile at his medical. So either JFK is now in charge of transfer policy because Ameobi is staying OR we are now suggesting that Shola Ameobi is now a good enough Premiership player for Newcastle. I know he did OK for us when needed this season but i would much rather sell him for a couple of million and give Ranger / Carroll a go.

For me Shola Ameobi at 27yrs old is now / has never been much more than a Championship player, I just hope we are not gonna see the very best of him next year when we are in the championship!

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Yakubu & Viduka !!?? Yeah they were great, but so was Supermac & Tudor in their day, and believe me, both pairs are long past their best, look to the future man.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

If I were Owen, I certainly wouldn't want to WASTE the next few years of my playing career playing for a club with no direction or leadership. Yes the fan base is great and the stadium is very large but what have Newcastle achieved in recent years - NOTHING.

Owen is as good as gone and he should sign for a GOOD club while his stock is still relatively high.

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comment by marvin (U11298575)

posted Dec 23, 2008

To be honest I find it disapointing that yet again he has let he future float about i am a fan off owen but i think this is the wrong decision even though that it does need alot of thought but bare in mind we'v been talking about this since alladice was here so hes had time to think he has to rember hes 29 not 22 no top 4 club will start him constantly like we do. So if i was mannager i would be angrey and it hurts to say but i would say yes or no by Feb or go in Jan simple as personaly i would stay we are stableish now and moving up good pay play every week yes lack of trophys but thats what makes it more exicting knowing u could help a time win something so whats not to like?

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posted Dec 23, 2008

"but this whole situation you find yourselves in has resulted in KK leaving because he disagreed with how the owner wanted to run HIS business"

A manager isn't a manager if he isn't in control of the running of the first team affairs. Maybe Richard Branson's Virgin Megastore's weren't successful because he wasn't also the manager of every store?!?

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Who can blame Owen for not wanting to commit to a team that's in limbo. No doubt he is waiting to see what happens in the next few months.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

I think all owen want's is to make sure that Newcastle get their act together if they don't by the end of his contract he will leave and this is a fair thing to do as this could well be the last big contract he signs before retirement he is no longer a young lad riding high on skill's energy and goals.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

I think Newcastle need a strong second half of the season, and at least a chance of making Europe to convince Owen that we can fulfil his ambitions

If not, he's off... simple as, but I don't blame him personally, it's just how footballers are these days, most players with Owen's ability, and in his situation would do exactly the same thing

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comment by killerB (U2645151)

posted Dec 24, 2008

I don't have anything against Newcastle but Owen should be playing Champions league football in the next couple of years before its too late. We should remember that Michael Owen is one of the greatest talents this country has produced in the last couple of decades and really should have done more for club and country to establish himself as one of the greatest English footballers to the play the game. And I don't think he will do that by staying at newcastle. He needs to either go to one of the 'big four' or in the least go to an ambitious club such as Man City, Villa or Spurs. If not I'm sure there would be many european champions league sides who wouldn't mind a proven goal scorer in their ranks.

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posted Dec 24, 2008

your talking about selling ameobi and you prefer playing carroll and ranger.

I totally disagree with you even tho ameobi makes a lot of mistakes and gives the ball away he will always try 110% and wears the black and white shirt with pride whereas carroll of the times that i have seen him looks like hehas a terrible attitude and doesnt look bothered to be on that pitch and wearing that shirt at all. I havent seen ranger yet so not sure about him but he seems to be banging in the goals in for the 18s and reserves.

With owen i really hope he does sign that contract because i know how opposition fans say that we are not a big club and are too optomistic but i really believe that we can get into europe with owens goals and if we keep getting the results against wigan on boxing day.

Come on the toon

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posted Jan 8, 2009

hi all you mecastle fans im a pompey fan and was just wondering if you had heard anythink on barton cos reports down here say hes coming to pompey feel free to comment on this .thanks.

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