Quite how far Michael Owen’s career has nosedived was underlined at the weekend when the Newcastle United striker was again overlooked for his country despite the lack of attacking options for coach Fabio Capello.
Reuters Soccer Blog
Not since Biffa Bacon hit the pages of Viz have so many swear words come out of Newcastle as interim manager Jo Kinnear made an immediate impact in his first week in charge.*
It’s been a torrid time for Newcastle, with Kevin Keegan gone, Mike Ashley going, the fans protesting and the team second from bottom in the Premier League, but news that Terry Venables has decided not to return to football to take over the manager’s job actually means things are looking up.
With the top four never changing, it is almost more entertaining following the Premier League when there are no matches taking place. So it proved this week, from the takeover and mega-spending at Manchester City to the Kevin Keegan saga at Newcastle and Alan Curbishley’s exit from West Ham.