Michael Owen Patronises Newcastle Fans Once Again
Our old friend Michael Owen has been up to his old tricks again, patronising Newcastle fans and coming out with a load of garbage on a subject that he knows nothing about.
It is quite classic that he starts off by saying, “It is always an awkward one when you aren’t at the club to totally understand everything,” that should have been the start AND the finish of his interview!
Fair play to the Chronicle for getting this exclusive interview but Michael Owen’s overview of how he sees the situation at Newcastle United and what the fans should be thinking and saying, is just embarrassingly wide of the mark.
Owen basically says that Newcastle are doing well and believes fans are unhappy because we’re 9th in the league instead of getting into the Champions League. He also states that other clubs are envious of the structure at Newcastle, especially not being in huge debt any more….that will of course be if you conveniently forget the £129m debt that Mike Ashley has placed within the club to himself.
Michael Owen praises Ashley/Pardew for not spending big amounts and then making big amounts on sales.
The mercenary dwarf totally fails to comprehend that the majority of supporters are concerned because this season’s ninth was massively down to two key players (Cabaye and Remy) who won’t be here next season, we have a manager who is widely seen as a joke, a team who have lost 14 of the last 20 matches and an owner who has failed to buy a single first team player in the last 15 months.
Over to Michael Owen;
“It is always an awkward one when you aren’t at the club to totally understand everything.
“I understand Newcastle fans are frustrated at the minute…..if you’d asked anybody to close their eyes…then woke up today…would look and think, Liverpool have been absolutely brilliant…you’d think Everton had done well….you’d also think that it’s a good season for Newcastle…
“I keep looking at the table for Newcastle and thinking with the players they’ve got I can’t really fault the job that they, the supporters and the manager has done this season, from afar.
“Top half? That’s a very solid season.
“They are a club that aren’t in huge debt anymore, so they will be the envy of a lot of clubs.
“I know there’s a lot of frustration because they aren’t challenging for Europe and challenging for the Champions League.
“From afar people are looking at it and thinking it is a good season and probably surprised that Alan Pardew is under a lot of pressure.”
“They have bought really well over the last few years, Newcastle will be the envy of a lot of clubs as I say.
“They haven’t spent big amounts but are making big amounts.”
“Obviously football fans don’t see it as a business. All I would say on the whole situation is that I am sure Alan Pardew would want an open cheque book like most managers.
“They are a well run club in terms of not outspending, from the outside it looks fine.
“That is not enough for a lot of fans because we all want to be the champions or be in the Champions League.”
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