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Alan Shearer owns Michael Owen with crushing one-liner

3 months ago
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All hail Alan Shearer.

Michael Owen chose to make the Newcastle United legend a target of abuse in his new book.

As well as Newcastle fans targeted of course.

The money grabbing non-playing mercenary has his new book out this week and it is being serialised ahead of its publication on Thursday.

Michael Owen desperately trying to build up some interest in a book that will be a must not buy for pretty much everybody. The only question being whether you see piles of Owen’s book in the 90% off bookshops immediately, or whether you won’t be able to move for them in a few weeks.

The thing is, whilst plenty of Newcastle fans have hit back at Michael Owen’s petty abuse of them, it is a whole different level when Alan Shearer slaps Owen down.

The Telegraph quoting Michael Owen in his new book about Alan Shearer:

“To put it simply, there has been a lot of lies, b……. and general mis-information surrounding the end of my time at Newcastle.

“Sadly, this feud [with Alan Shearer] has continued to the present day.

“The more I think about it, the more I understand why Alan behaves the way he does and continues to spread negativity about me whenever he can.

“He was brought in at St James’ Park as the saviour, the local boy. It could have been a great story. But he failed. Newcastle United were relegated.

“Perhaps rather than examine his own shortcomings, it felt easier to blame Michael Owen.

“I told him that I wasn’t fully fit but was prepared to play. As I left his office that day, he made an insinuation that led me to believe he thought I had half an eye on my next contract. I’m not stupid – we both knew I was out of contract in a few weeks.

“It wasn’t until three months later I discovered that Alan Shearer was apparently seething with me. Not only that, it transpired that he was telling anyone who’d listen what he thought of me.

“When you analyse it, it all makes sense. Shearer’s record as manager in the last eight games of that 2008/09 season was dire: lost 5, drew 2, won 1. These are hardly God-like stats. The truth is, the damage was done long before we went to Villa Park needing to draw.”

The reasons Newcastle United went down that season were overwhelmingly, Mike Ashley and far too many players such as Michael Owen who didn’t give a toss, not Alan Shearer being brave enough to try and salvage the situation in the final six weeks of the season.

Alan Shearer class reaction on referring to an interview Michael Owen did with BT Sport in 2018 when Owen said ‘All I did for the last six, seven years of my career, I hated it. I couldn’t wait to retire for most of the back end of my career.’

Shearer:Yes, Michael, we thought that also, whilst on a £120,000 a week.”

Michael Owen then replying with:

“Not sure you are as loyal to Newcastle as you make out mate.

“I distinctly remember you being inches away from signing for Liverpool after Sir Bobby Robson put you on the bench.

“You tried everything to get out.”

Surely only one way to end this, have one of those amateur boxing matches where celebrities (and Michael Owen…) are put up against each other for charity, I’d pay good money to see that between the main man and the money grabbing non-playing mercenary.

Michael Owen refers to the last seven years of his career when he was just desperate to retire.

This is how many Premier League games he started in those final seven years:

58 Newcastle United 2005-2009

1 Man Utd 2009-2011

0 Stoke 2011-2012

Only 59 Premier League starts in the final seven years and bear in mind he was only 25 when he joined Newcastle, 29 when going to man Utd and 31 when joining Stoke. He was so poor he was named 20 times on the bench for Stoke and couldn’t get a single PL start for them at the age of only 31, playing only 93 minutes from the bench. Talk about money for nothing, why didn’t he just retire then?

Not sure how Michael Owen reckons he knows what was and wasn’t going on with Alan Shearer and Sir Bobby Robson back in the day, seen as how Owen wasn’t at Newcastle.

We can only deal in facts and they show that whilst Michael Owen was stealing a living and taking £120,000 a week off Newcastle when he’d  rather have been retired (and then at Man Utd and Stoke), whilst Alan Shearer turned 31 just before the 2001/02 season and in those final five years scored 27, 25, 28, 19 and 14 goals for Newcastle, a total of 113 more goals as he dedicated himself to NUFC, even giving up his England career to devote everything to the club.

Michael Owen only dedicated himself to grabbing as much money as possible and just couldn’t possibly understand anybody thinking differently.

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