Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Finally it's over!

After weeks of speculation Michael Owen decides to move to Newcastle. Two factors must have made up his mind - a) This is a world cup year and he needs regular first team football b)The arrival of Robinho and Julio Baptista to the already burgeoning striker list means less and less first team football at Madrid.

So that's that then. Shearer and Owen, Englands best 2 stikers in the past decade should make an interesting combination. The arrival of Luque from Deportivo seems a good move. So all in all things should look brighter for the magpies, however the pressure on Souness to perform and on the injuries to players would be the major stumbling blocks. I don't think anyone who loves british footie would like Newcastle to go down. They deserve their place in the first division just on name much like Arsenal,ManU and Liverpool.

From bursting on the world scene with that wonder goal against Argentina, to the Anfield Darling to Spain has been quite a journey for Owen in a short time. Somehow unless Newcastle perform much beyond expectations(esp. with their loss in this year's InterToto Cup) Owen does not seem to 'belong' there. Anyway here's wishing him all the best!

Read the offical report here.

Cheers,

5 comments:

LINX said...

No team is inivincible- even with a star studded cast, just as Real Madrid proved.. Liverpool, and now NewCastle...... They are just names in the league, or are they???

LINX said...

No team is inivincible- even with a star studded cast, just as Real Madrid proved.. Liverpool, and now NewCastle...... They are just names in the league, or are they???

Abhishek said...

You can't exactly call Newcastle 'star-studded' Shearer is definitely fading and there are still doubts over the star values of Dyer & Co. So all i'm sayin is that Newcastle can definitely expect a better season that last, which in intself is not saying much . . .

Anand said...

My grouse is on footballing grounds--Owen is in many ways a simpleton of a striker, like Shearer--and Newcastle have a evolved but underperforming team-Jenas, Robert ( not there now ), Bernard, Dyer--so am unsure of the fit.

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