Alan Shearer blames Newcastle’s Premier League relegation on Michael Owen back in 2009, according to former team-mate Michael Bridges.
Owen’s new autobiography, reboot – My Life, My Time, has lifted the lid onto a 10-year spat involving the group as their time together at St James’ Park.
In the novel, former Liverpool and England forward Owen describes joining Newcastle to associate Shearer a’ measure’ from Real Madrid from 2005.
Bridges, who played with both throughout his career, believes Owen hasn’t just”disrespected the team ” but also asserts Shearer, who was interim manager in the time of the 2009 relegation, blames Owen’s attitude and too little attempt for your club’s passing.
“When Alan (Shearer) acquired the project, he sort of stored Michael Owen accountable for part of the relegation,” Bridges informed Optus Sports.
“And that comes out of a man named Paul Ferris, that had been the physio at the moment.
“He said to get a man that has played just 58 Premier League matches for Newcastle – scored 26 goals, taken $22m in wages from the club to say he did not wish to be there, didn’t like it… I think he’s disrespected the club hugely.
“Ferris said in the previous six months of Owen’s arrangement that they couldn’t even get him to play games because he was worried about another deal which was forthcoming.
‘So, his heart wasn’t in it and it has never been spoken about by Alan but he holds him accountable.
“And today it’s likely to be coming out from the book and he is really mad a lot of Newcastle fans.”

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