Newcastle v Norwich is a must win game but…Michael Owen doesn’t think United will win it.

Owen thinks that Newcastle United lack fight and the loss of Tim Krul for the season could be a killer blow.

The only consolation from Michael Owen is that the display against Chelsea shows that Newcastle aren’t ‘all bad’.

However, the former Newcastle striker says that this could have been a missed opportunity, as a win over the blues could have possibly belatedly kick-started United’s season.

Asked to name the score, Michael Owen has gone for 1-1, a result which would leave Newcastle well and truly still cut away from safety, with one of the most winnable matches of the season then behind us, a bit like the Watford disaster last month.

Can the players prove Owen and many Newcastle fans wrong, by showing the fight needed to drag this club up the table?

Michael Owen writing for Colossus Bets:

“What to make of Newcastle this season?

“A look at the league table and their 6-1 capitulation at Man City last time immediately makes you feel that they are a lost cause, even at this stage of the campaign.”

Lacking fight:

“They appear to lack fight and the loss of goalkeeper Krul for the season is a big blow.

“But if they had held on to their 2-0 lead against Chelsea at home last month perhaps that would have kick-started their season, that performance shows at least that they aren’t all bad.”


“Visitors Norwich have started the season well enough and, a 3-0 defeat at Southampton, have actually done really well on the road, drawing at West Ham and Liverpool and winning at Sunderland.

“In truth, no outcome would surprise me in this match but I fancy goals, so I go 1-1.