"Now I'd be very positive towards Newcastle" – Michael Owen discusses his old club and heaps praise on the fan base

Michael Owen
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Michael Owen hasn't always been glowing about Newcastle United. The former Magpie has spoken openly about his disappointing spell on Tyneside between 2005 and 2009.

Owen scored 30 goals in 79 appearances for Newcastle, but claims he was unhappy not to have forced a return to Liverpool at the time instead. So Toon fans may be surprised to hear how positive the ex-England man is being about the club today. The 43 believes they are certain to qualify for the Champions League this term. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.