It’s a fair statement to say that Newcastle United fans aren’t the biggest Michael Owen fans in the world. The former Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid striker spent four seasons at St James Park, and for the most part, he was injured or lacked interest. However, the 39-year-old has claimed to set the record straight in his new book.
Ex-NUFC striker promising 'explosive revelations'. Book out in September:https://t.co/NcmngCRNJN
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) March 26, 2019
The claim from Owen, that you can read a little bit more about in The Chronicle, is something that would interest a lot of fans had it been coming from someone else. However, the Geordies have absolutely no interest in Michael Owen or anything he may have to say after his spell at the club, even if he did score 30 goals for them in his 79 appearances.
For a long, long time Owen was also the club’s record transfer buy. He came into the club for big money from Real Madrid in 2005 before leaving for free when Manchester United came calling four years later, and whilst the striker may have a good insight into the early days under Mike Ashley and be able to lay some truths on the table, the Geordies are having absolutely none of it.
You can see what they have to say about their former player here:
This will be the most boring book in history.
— Kane Robinson (@kaneorobinson) March 26, 2019
There’s literally nothing Michael Owen can say to redeem himself amongst #NUFC fans. The guy is widely hated by every fan base he’s ever played for, even his boyhood club – not many players can say that.
— Toon Polls (@ToonPolls) March 26, 2019
Don't care still wont buy it.
— David Amos (@daveanufc83) March 26, 2019
I’ve heard him say he didn’t want to be here so anything else he says is immaterial.
— David Seddon (@davyseddon) March 26, 2019
He has burnt his bridges.
— Scotty NUFC (@ScottyT9804) 26 March 2019
"Set the record straight…" Riiiggghhtt…a transparent attempt to sell a crashingly dull book to Geordies, hoping for a laugh or two at his expense!! No thanks!!
— Paul Mitchell (@GastonGrimsdyke) March 26, 2019
Why would any Newcastle fan buy this book? I've given him enough of my money when he was a part time player only concerned about being fit for England!
— Geordie Boy (@Geordieboynufc) March 26, 2019
Why is the chronicle even mentioning this, I’d be more interested in reading about grass growing at St James Park
— Trapper64 (@John64Trapper) March 26, 2019
The Magpies all feel very strongly about this, and Michael Owen need not be shocked when his book sales are at an all-time low in the Northeast.
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