Michael Owen is bringing out a book.
On five September 2019, Owen declares his version will get his side of the story across: “I’d like to be capable to fill in the blanks and then if somebody likes me, loves me, hates me, detests me soon after that then that is fine mainly because that is me then.”
Fascinating to see what he comes out with but unlikely it will modify something in terms of how Newcastle fans really feel about him.
1 subject/incident that will be specifically exciting, is what Michael Owen has to say about what occurred in the final weeks of his ‘career’ at St James Park.
It is now 13 months considering the fact that former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris released his exceptional book ‘The boy on the shed’ in February 2018.
Ferris detailed how Michael Owen (see beneath) refused to play in the relegation run-in of 2009 mainly because he didn’t want to threat an injury that may possibly impact him receiving a contract at a further club.
In July 2018 (see beneath), Michael Owen appeared to threaten he would take legal action more than these claims but 13 months soon after the publication of Ferris’ book practically nothing has occurred.
Now we will have to wait for September to see what he comes out with in his book instead…
“When I wrote my initial book (published 2004), it was early on in my profession.
“When you appear back, as substantially as I enjoyed writing it, it is not truly what I believe now. You get older, you get wiser, you have got additional opinion, you have noticed additional and I’ve naturally had a complete profession considering the fact that then.
“I frequently get asked the identical concerns relating to the teams I played for and get a fair bit of stick on social media.
“You can do a million interviews but no a single appears to get the message. At least if it is there in black and white, I can inform absolutely everyone precisely how I really feel … and additional to the point, how particular scenarios led me into particular points.
“Unfortunately, in this life, individuals make a fast judgement.
“That’s not anybody’s fault. I’ll do the identical.
“Until I get to know a particular person, I’m just guessing and that is what individuals have performed, I suppose, with me.
“They may possibly know 20 per cent of my life, perhaps a bit additional, I do not know, but I’d like to be capable to fill in the blanks and then if somebody likes me, loves me, hates me, detests me soon after that then that is fine mainly because that is me then.”
The Mag – four July 2018:
In his exceptional autobiography which came out earlier this year, Paul Ferris confirmed what all Newcastle fans believe/believed of Michael Owen.
Ferris was a physio at Newcastle United back in 2009, as Newcastle vainly fought relegation.As Ferris’ book revealed, Michael Owen definitely wasn’t focused on that distinct fight…
Former Newcastle physio (and player) Paul Ferris integrated this in ‘The Boy on the Shed’:
‘The physician and the 3 physios had been sitting to my correct in the health-related workplace. Opposite me sat Michael Owen.
I liked Michael and regarded him as a excellent specialist.
He’d complained of a ‘feeling’ in his groin soon after instruction, ‘like it was going to go’.
He’d had a profession ravaged by muscle injuries so I completely understood his caution.
We’d had a scan on the region and it had picked up practically nothing. That was excellent news. What ever it was, it wasn’t a muscle tear, which would’ve ended our greatest striker’s season and our greatest hopes of scoring ambitions in the final two games of it.
The physician relayed the good news to all in the space. I spoke to Michael initial.
‘In light of the clear scan outcomes do you believe you will be match to play against Fulham? It is the most crucial game of the season. A win may possibly be sufficient for us.’
Michael placed his hand more than his groin. ‘Not positive, to be truthful. It does not really feel also terrible. But I’m out of contract at the finish of the season. What if I rip my groin on Saturday? I’ll not get a contract at a further club if I’m injured.’
I was a tiny taken aback by his reply. I didn’t share his reasoning. ‘But you currently have a contract, Michael. You have a profession right here now with us.’
He didn’t like mine either. ‘I want to speak to Alan (Shearer) about this.’
I leaned forward and pointed at my chest. ‘You’re speaking to Alan, he’s right here.’
He looked behind me and pointed. ‘Is he in the cabinet?’It was receiving silly now.’
Moving forward to the present day and this conversation has now taken location on Twitter on three July 2018:
Newcastle Fan Michael Phillips writing:
“All the sharing of Michael Owen target against Argentina in the final day or so.
“Never overlook what he is, as shown by the Paul Ferris book.
“No pundits or journalists ever challenge the golden boy on this. Disgraceful.”
One more Newcastle fan Jason Miller commenting:
“If it wasn’t correct then Michael Owen would have had Ferris up in court for libel.”
Michael Owen replying:
“I’ll have my time extremely quickly, do not be concerned.
“And the dozens who have been led to think this rubbish and slaughtered me for it ought to hang their heads in shame.”
It will be exciting to see what Michael Owen will do, if something.It appears extremely strange to wait 5 months or additional to do something, or even reply to the claims, why not back in February when the book was released?
Also, it is certainly extremely doubtful that Paul Ferris would open himself up to any type of legal action.As a certified barrister, I come across it extremely hard to think, specifically when it is not just a case of a single person’s word against a further, Paul Ferris saying a further 4 individuals had been in the space when this conversation took location.
The Twitter conversation above saw the two fans include things like Michael Owen so that he would see their comments on his timeline, so perhaps basically a case of bravado from Owen in his reply to them.
1 factor for positive anyway, what ever Michael Owen does or does not do, it will not modify a single tiny bit most Newcastle fans’ opinion of a player who was an absolute disgrace at NUFC, only a single particular person really should be hanging his head in shame.
Back on 21 February 2018 and an post on The Mag came up with these timeline ‘highlights’ of the depressing ‘contribution’ Michael Owen created to Newcastle United…
24 August 2005 Michael Owen indicators for Newcastle United, a club record charge of £16m, getting a reported £110,000 per week (£5.5m per year, plus bonuses…)
22 December 2008 (Soon after only 47 Premier League begins in 3 and a half years and about £20m in wages so far) Michael Owen refuses to sign a new contract provided by Newcastle. Owen also states that he will not be in search of a move in the January transfer window and rather intends to postpone talks more than his contract circumstance till the finish of the season (when he can leave for practically nothing and be in a stronger position to demand larger wages from a new club…)
11 May possibly 2009 Newcastle have a should win game against Middlesbrough in their relegation struggle (third final game of season), Michael Owen begins but contributes tiny. Boro take a shock lead ahead of Steven Taylor scores an equaliser. Owen is subbed on 70 minutes with the score nevertheless 1-1, his replacement Obafemi Martins scores inside seconds of coming on and Lovenkrands adds a further for a three-1 win.
16 May possibly 2009 If Newcastle can beat Fulham at St James Park they would be hot favourites to now keep up. Michael Owen nowhere in the squad, as per (Paul Ferris explanation of) factors above…Newcastle shed 1- as possibilities go begging soon after their greatest striker opts not to play.
24 May possibly 2009 Newcastle go to Aston Villa needing a outcome, Michael Owen is only on the bench. NUFC go 1- down by means of a Duff personal target, Owen comes on with 23 minutes to go but contributes practically nothing. If Newcastle had got a target/point they would have stayed up. Later (in 2013), Michael Owen responded to claims that he had decided not to make himself out there to start out that all or practically nothing Villa match: ‘I was hurt and it is ridiculous to recommend something else. I had a lot of pride and I wanted to do it for the fans and the close friends I had created up there.’
14 June 2009 Reported that Michael Owen’s management organization, Wasserman Media Group, had sent out a 34 web page brochure marketing Owen to a number of targeted prospective clubs.
22 June 2009 Michael Owen confirms he has no intention of assisting Newcastle get promotion soon after getting a single of these chiefly accountable for the relegation. He says that, rather than displaying any loyalty to Newcastle, he is hunting for a move to a Premier League club, or a best foreign club.
30 June 2009 Michael Owen’s contract comes to an finish. He has began only 58 Premier League matches and scored 26 ambitions. He has been paid at least £22m in wages…you do the maths.
three July 2009 Michael Owen indicators a two year deal to go and sit on Manchester United’s bench (begins six PL games in total for Man U).
So a £16m transfer charge and £22m minimum in wages, plus what ever other related expenses (agents, bonuses, what ever), we are hunting at £40m wasted on Michael Owen, the return getting 26 Premier League ambitions in these 58 PL begins, and relegation.
Michael Owen also making certain Newcastle received not a penny in transfer charge either, as he ran out his contract.