Michael Owen is the gift that keeps on giving.
What he doesn’t seem to appreciate is that especially when he is talking about Newcastle United, anything he says will be reflected back on him and how he carried himself when ‘playing’ for Newcastle.
No need here to recount his lack of loyalty and commitment to NUFC when he was at St James Park but for him to take the moral high ground and say to any Newcastle player that ‘He needs to have a good hard look at himself before he puts on the famous black and white shirt again’, takes some gall.
Michael Owen was talking about Jonjo Shelvey and his red card against Tottenham and whilst it was a pathetic way to be sent off, Shelvey has given Newcastle far more than Owen ever did.
Always putting England first and seeing Newcastle as an inconvenience, Michael Owen then walked away without a backwards glance when the club were relegated in 2009. After picking up around £20m in wages over a four year period, he had no intention of staying and helping to redress the disaster, whereas Shelvey did exactly that and was key to last season’s promotion.
As for Sunday’s match, Michael Owen sees Newcastle picking up their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw.
The former NUFC player thinking Rafa’s players were ‘well in the game’ before that sending off.
After a tough start against Tottenham, games against the likes of Huddersfield and West Ham in the next eight days will give us a decent idea of how tough this season is going to be.
Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:
“Hard to know what to say about Jonjo Shelvey’s latest red card against Spurs last weekend other than he let himself and his teammates down.
“He needs to have a good hard look at himself before he puts on the famous black and white shirt again.
“The Terriers could not have dreamt of a better start to their first PL season, but they may have to settle for a point against the Magpies who were well in the game against Spurs at St James’s Park until they went down to ten men.”
Michael Owen betting recommendation: Game to finish 1-1 at 11/2
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