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Michael Owen - United We Stand

Started on 31 May 2013 by SuperFrankieLampard
Latest Reply on 24 August 2013 by JasonRM
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Hehe, I like this story already. Should be interesting to see how this goes with the fans.
Good start mate and Owen is an interesting manager!
Hahaha! Loving it!

Owen: Give me four months

Newly appointed Newcastle boss Michael Owen has pleaded with angry supporters to give him some time to prove himself.

He addressed the fans in an interview with BBC Newcastle yesterday. "I know the fans don't want me here, and honestly, I don't blame them." he said.

The 5'8" former striker joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005 from Spanish giants Real Madrid for a club record £16.8 million, but his spell at the Tyneside club was plagued by injuries, and thus Owen only managed 71 appearances in the span of four years. When on the field though, he was often criticized by fans and pundits alike for a lack of effort. In 2007 when the £10 million release clause in contract was revealed by the media, there were several reports of Owen wanting to jump ship and join one of the 'top four' clubs. Owen further damaged his reputation with the Toon fans when he refused to sign a contract extension as the club was relegated at the end of the 2008-09 season.
"I'll admit that during my time here I did not give my 100%. And not doing so is one of the greatest regrets of my career, and that's why I'm back here. To redeem myself, and to correct my mistakes. So I beg the fans, give me one more chance. Let me prove myself. Four months. By the end of November, if we don't get the results, I swear that I will resign."

The Newcastle's fans spokesperson has stated that the fans will give him time - but the protests will still go on. Only time will tell what will happen to the North-Eastern club.
A great update there mate definitely adds to the reason Owen is the manager
There seems to be a contradiction in the last part ... how can the fans give him time while also protesting at the same time?
2013-06-02 10:59#107893 Gurdit : There seems to be a contradiction in the last part ... how can the fans give him time while also protesting at the same time?

I guess they can give him time but still be unhappy about it :P And the protests were againsts Llambias and Ashley (stated in the previous update)
A brilliant update Frankie. Go on, Michael! :P
This is a great start mate keep it up.
Great start mate loving it, nice to see the great Micheal Owen carrying on in football keep it up
I've hit my daily thanks limit by thanking you all :P It just goes to show how much support I'm getting from you all, and I really really appreciate it :) I'm always looking to improve my writing, and if anyone has any suggestions or criticisms, please tell me, I'm always looking for input. :)
Well deserved mate :)
At least he's not full of bull like Pards.

Newcastle hire Kinnear

In a second controversial appointment in less than a week, Newcastle have hired former manager Joke In 'Ere Joe Kinnear as their Director of Football. The Irishman has penned a 3-year contract with the club.

Kinnear's first spell with the Tynesiders was in September 2007 as he took over the managerial hot-seat following the resignation of Kevin Keegan.

In October 2007, after a controversial start to his tenure, he launched a verbal tirade at several members of the media during a press conference, swearing 52 times in the process.

And not too long after, he got himself sent off in a match against Stoke City after a confrontation with referee Mike Riley.

In February 2008, he was admitted to the hospital hours before a game against West Brom and later it was confirmed that Kinnear would need a heart bypass operation, and would hence be unable to fulfill his duties as manager. Kinnear stepped down to be replaced by Alan Shearer, but the Geordie legend was unable to save the club from relegation.

But the reaction to his return has been disastrous, with fans and media alike blasting Ashley's choice to rehire former Spurs player.

It is thought that Kinnear's main duties will be to spearhead Newcastle's mission to bring in players this summer. He will work closely with manager Michael Owen and chief scout Graham Carr, but it is understood that Kinnear will have the final say on all transfers.

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