On the anniversary of Michael Owen becoming Newcastle’s record signing, fans of The Magpies have taken to Twitter do discuss the deal that happened 13 years ago.
Owen did not have the greatest spell in the northeast, struggling to replicate the form that he showed in Liverpool and Real Madrid colours over his four year spell.
The news, however, has garnered a mixed response from fans. Some fans have been quick to criticise the injury-prone player’s performances, accusing him of being a waste of money. On the other hand, some fans leapt to his defence, describing what a player he was at St James’ Park.
The majority of fans, though, vented their spleen at the fact that Newcastle still have not improved on their record signing from 13 years ago. This has largely been directed at owner Mike Ashley, whose running of the club has come under scrutiny from the fans in the past.
This is what the fans had to say:
What’s worse is that our 2nd most expensive was 22 years ago
— John (@MrJohny82) August 30, 2018
Madness, especially with the transfer fees nowadays.
— Andrew Brown (@Browner9) August 30, 2018
And 13 years on Newcastle are still in a coma.
— Майкл Макдональд (@McDonaldMick) August 30, 2018
And 13 years on his admission of his lack of care for football and this club, the revelations of him pulling out of games for himself when needed and captaining us to our relegation aren’t forgotten. Hope @themichaelowen enjoyed the massive wages he got though… #nufc
— Leon (@LeonOsman17) August 30, 2018
Says a lot about the owner’s ambition…
— Will Wright (@w_righty) August 30, 2018
Baffled how he passed the medical
— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) August 30, 2018
And that was their last signing
— @MattyMales (@mattymales) August 30, 2018
Whats worse is that this man robbed us of a wage and yet will be be remembered as our record signing until the FCB gets out of our club.
— Steve Cundall (@stevecundall) August 30, 2018
@alanshearer – The biggest waste of money ever on a player who by his own admission was finished & just going through the motions.
— Stephen Lounton (@lountons) August 30, 2018
— El (@Foleyyyyyy) August 30, 2018