Newcastle To Finally Make Some Money From Michael Owen!

And that is a vicious tackle on OwenKERRR-CHING!
Owen looks to be strugglingKERRR-CHING!

Michael Owen, England’s favourite hero, is not exactly flavour of the month at Newcastle United right now – considering that the scamp keeps on getting crippled every time he turns out with the Three Lions on his chest. But every cloud has a silver lining, and even though Michael Owen was injured playing for England on Friday, Newcastle are being compensated by the FA.
The Guardian is reporting that the Magpies will be receiving a whopping £500,000 from the Football Association to say sorry for nackering their star player. Carry on at this rate and soon Michael Owen’s entire transfer fee will be paid off. According to the Guardian:

“Newcastle should receive enough money from the FA’s new insurance policy to cover the bulk of his £110,000-a-week wages. The policy was agreed by the FA because of Owen’s nine-month absence after rupturing knee ligaments at last year’s World Cup and spiraling Premier League wages. It came into force for England’s match in Russia last month and gives clubs who lose a player through international injury up to £50,000 a week for the first two weeks. That increases to up to £100,000 a week for those on the sidelines longer.”

Michael Owen getting injured? No longer a matter for hysterical weeping from the Allardyce office, instead with every limp in an England shirt Big Sam will joyously exclaim “KERRR-CHING!”