Alan Shearer fires brutal dig back at Michael Owen – & he’s hit the nail on the head

Alan Shearer has fired a brilliant response to Michael Owen after receiving scathing criticism from the former NUFC striker in his new book.

Owen claimed that Shearer ‘spreads negativity’ about him whenever he can, claiming the former Toon boss also felt it was ‘easier to blame Michael Owen’ than ‘examine his own shortcomings’ after Newcastle were relegated in 2009.

In response to Owen’s series of digs at the ex-NUFC number 9, Shearer has responded perfectly with the following tweet:

He’s hit the nail on the head here. Considering he was constantly injured and receiving £120,000 per week at a club he clearly didn’t want to play for, he would’ve done us a huge favour if he had retired!

For context, here’s what Owen had to say about Shearer in his new book:

“Sadly, this feud has continued to the present day. The more I think about it, the more I understand why Alan behaves the way he does and continues to spread negativity about me whenever he can”.

‘He was brought in at St. James’ Park as the saviour, the local boy. It could have been a great story. But he failed. Newcastle United were relegated. Perhaps rather than examine his own shortcomings, it felt easier to blame Michael Owen”.

‘I told him that I wasn’t fully fit but was prepared to play. As I left his office that day, he made an insinuation that led me to believe he thought I had half an eye on my next contract. I’m not stupid – we both knew I was out of contract in a few weeks.

‘It wasn’t until three months later, I discovered that Alan Shearer was apparently seething with me. Not only that, it transpired that he was telling anyone who’d listen what he thought of me.”

Alan Shearer 1-0 Michael Owen.

Well said Big Al!

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8 thoughts on “Alan Shearer fires brutal dig back at Michael Owen – & he’s hit the nail on the head

  1. Micheal Owen was and still is the biggest waste of space ever to pull on a Newcastle shirt. All he was interested in was lying on hospital bed pretending to be injured yet still taking his wage week in week out. I hope the idiot dies a slow painful death

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  2. He clearly didnt want to play for us in case any injury threatened his England place…I remember it so clearly.

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  3. Danny:
    Micheal Owen was and still is the biggest waste of space ever to pull on a Newcastle shirt. All he was interested in was lying on hospital bed pretending to be injured yet still taking his wage week in week out. I hope the idiot dies a slow painful death

    Pretending to be injured … a slow and painful death?

    Do you have any idea how childish you sound?

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  4. Olly, how is him being injured in any way relevant?

    He didn’t go out specifically to get himself injured.
    Would you say the same about Lejeune’s injury record, or Sean Longstaff who have both been injured for long periods of their Newcastle United careers?

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  5. First of, not Owen’s fault Newcastle are dumb enough to pay him 120k a week.

    He was on his last legs after the knee injury so was never the same after that.

    Shearer should rise above this *******. The whole spat is unseemly.

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  6. Briiian:
    Olly, how is him being injured in any way relevant?

    He didn’t go out specifically to get himself injured.
    Would you say the same about Lejeune’s injury record, or Sean Longstaff who have both been injured for long periods of their Newcastle United careers?

    You’re not honestly comparing the two are you? 🙄

    Come on mate, the situations are totally different. Did you not hear the stories about him refusing to play against Fulham when we were on the brink of relegation because he was protecting himself ahead of a summer move?!

    Longstaff wouldn’t do that – and that’s just a start.

    Based on his history and his comments today (via new book), he can’t be defended, but I do sometimes think you will say black if I say white..

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