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Michael Owen has given Newcastle United a late scare as they prepare to go in against Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.

 

For the England striker, who sat out last Saturday's defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with groin trouble, missed yesterday's training session.

 

There was no explanation from United as to why Owen did not train, but Graeme Souness will be desperate for him to make his 200th Premiership start tomorrow.

 

For there is no doubt Everton will be wary of a strike-force of Owen and Alan Shearer, with the skipper definitely back after missing just one game following his hernia operation.

 

 

Owen grabbed four goals for Liverpool in his last three visits to Goodison Park and if he does play and hits the target he will be the first player to score in four successive league games at Everton since the great Tom Finney did the trick for Preston North End from 1955-58.

 

 

Meanwhile, there is no team in the Premiership Shearer has been more successful against then Everton.

 

 

The United striker has put the ball into the Toffees' net on 10 occasions in the black and white shirt.

 

 

Indeed, throughout his career with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and United, Shearer has scored 17 league goals against Everton, equalling the record held by Charlie Buchan.

 

 

No wonder Souness wants both Shearer and Owen in his line-up and he hopes to start with the following team at Goodison: Given, Ramage, Bramble, Boumsong, Babayaro; Solano, Parker, Emre, N'Zogbia; Owen, Shearer.

 

 

Everton's big doubt is Tim Cahill, who scored in the corresponding game last season, with the Aussie international missing Saturday's 4-0 drubbing at West Brom because of a long-term groin problem.

 

 

Everton boss David Moyes hopes to have Portuguese left-back Nuno Valente back in his side for the first time in a month following his knee injury.

 

 

However, former United left-back Alessandro Pistone will not play again this year while Gary Naysmith, Matteo Ferrari and Lee Carsley are all out because of injury.

 

 

The game is going out live on Sky Sports (not pay per view) and will have a 1-30 start.

 

 

Like all games over the weekend, there will be a one-minute silence as a tribute to George Best, who died yesterday

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If it turns out we've paid £17 million for the occasional loan of the lad when England haven't got a match coming up then we're fucked. We've put all out eggs in a fragile basket, and without Owen we're completely toothless upfront.

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what the fookin hell is this thread, so he got an injury missed a game and has now missed a training session...big friggin deal. Wait and see what happens

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Well said.

 

Everyones gone insane :lol:

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Over rated tbh, he treats us like shit.

Fuck him.

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:lol:

 

Funniest post of the thread :lol:

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definitely! although I liked the comment that we should have gone for Crouch instead a classic as well!

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Over rated tbh, he treats us like shit.

Fuck him.

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:lol:

 

Funniest post of the thread :lol:

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definitely! although I liked the comment that we should have gone for Crouch instead a classic as well!

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What BlueStar said is true though.

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He'll play. I agree that he seems to make sure he's fit for any England game but with him being an Everton supporter as a kid and having played for Liverpool, he's bound to be relishing the chance of playing there.

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i fuckin love owen but he has a habit of bottling big games, check the record books at liverpool if u think i'm talking shite..

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He plays in the big games, the England games.

Edited by Howaythelads

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What's pissing me off about some fans is that they think he's injured just for Newcastle. Look at his record at Liverpool, he missed a fair amount of games through injury even there.

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Exactly. But you can only live with that, if you have enough cover...

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