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One a scale of 1-5, how excited are you for Michael Owen on TV every week?

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29 (8.5%)
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2 (0.6%)
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4 (1.2%)
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2 (0.6%)
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37 (10.8%)
I envy the deaf.
268 (78.4%)

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Offline Keefaz

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Michael Owen is trying to sell a book
« on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:04:32 am »
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Offline Jayson

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:11:55 am »
Probably, id be far far more suprised if he didnt.

Think his goal/games ratio is only behind Defoe of all England strikers this season once again. Probably because hes still a world class striker of the highest order.

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:18:29 am »
Rooney, Defoe, Crouch and Heskey will get the nod.

Offline Mowen

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:35:44 am »
Don't think so. Rooney, Defoe and Heskey are nailed on and I think Capello will want to take someone who could cover Heskey's role, probably Crouch or Carlton Cole. Even if there was a 5th striker taken I think Bent and Agbonlahor are ahead of him at the moment.
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Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:42:40 am »
There was no mention of the little toe rag going until he nabbed a hattick against the krauts.

Then the media machine kicked in.


Offline ohmelads

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 09:50:43 am »
Even when he was banging them in for us he didn't get a look in under Capello.

I think Capello sees through him. If he doesn't score he gives you nothing and if we're going to beat the Brazils and the Italys we can't afford to be carrying people.

If he's going to make it to the world cup he needs to be playing and scoring regularly. So far this season that looks unlikely. As many predicted he has been a peripheral figure at Man Utd and looks like he was brought in to spread the load and provide an option off the bench. Then there's the issue of his fitness  - Capello only wants fully fit players. Owen needs regular games to get in the England squad but regular games tend to leave him crocked.

Offline KaKa

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 10:08:05 am »
There has been somewhat of a breakout this season for England strikers, and I think it would be crazy to take a step back by re-introducing this has been to the team now. He's been out of the frame internationally now for so long that it really would be pointless. He plays once every three/four games for Man U for goodness sake.

Defoe, Bent and Carlton Cole have had very impressive starts and really have been outstanding. Heskey was involved throughout qualifying and Capello knows what he will get from him and considers him to be very valuable. Crouch has consistently performed for England for a good while now. Then you have the likes of Agbonlahor and Walcott who can be very dangerous of the bench late in games when defenders start to tire, with their pace and unpredictability.

Taking Owen would be a silly move imo.
I'll be watching the games, and I'll be talking about the teams. If it's a disaster it will be quite humorous and exactly what Mike Ashley deserves and to be honest I'll quite enjoy it. I am totally indifferent to results and the team success going forward.

Now, in certain games should the team do well, I will be happy more for the players, because I feel bad for them mostly, and I still want to see some of them do well. I will still feel comfortable giving the team credit when they do well. I just don't care about any outcome at this point and none of my money goes into anything to do with Mike Ashley's operations.

Offline neesy111

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 10:31:51 am »
2 league goals by december, pathetic record shola would probs do better especially in team of man utd's quality

Offline Reggae Magpie

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 10:43:07 am »
I really hope he doesn't, can't stand the money grabbing little f*cker!!!   :angry:

Offline Ronaldo

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 12:13:56 pm »
No, he's completely s**** against good and average defenders.

Offline Ronaldo

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 12:14:34 pm »
Probably, id be far far more suprised if he didnt.

Think his goal/games ratio is only behind Defoe of all England strikers this season once again. Probably because hes still a world class striker of the highest order.

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 12:42:39 pm »
A fit and in-form Owen is a decent option on any bench.
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Offline Cronky

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 12:43:37 pm »
He actually seems to be slipping down the pecking order at Man U.
People generalise too much.

Offline David28

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:10:20 pm »
A fit and in-form Owen is a decent option on any bench.

This. And thats why I think he will make the squad. He maybe won't get many minutes at the WC but if England needs a goal in the last 15 mins or so than he's one of the best options you can get imo.

Offline Heron

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:11:25 pm »
Shola > Owen.

Offline Skeletor

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #15 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:13:57 pm »
Maybe if his agents send Capello a brochure...
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Offline Cronky

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:30:05 pm »
A fit and in-form Owen is a decent option on any bench.

This. And thats why I think he will make the squad. He maybe won't get many minutes at the WC but if England needs a goal in the last 15 mins or so than he's one of the best options you can get imo.

This is the only half-decent argument for including him in the squad, but I still wouldn't take him along. Now that he's lost that sharpness, he misses just as many chances as he scores.
People generalise too much.

Offline Neil

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:30:58 pm »
If he's scoring goals and on form for the 2nd half of the season then it'd be stupid to leave him out.
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Offline Ian W

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:34:23 pm »
He could make it in as a CB if Man Utd's injuries get much worse.

Offline TRon

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:34:47 pm »
He actually seems to be slipping down the pecking order at Man U.

I think his Man U form will end up putting an end to his World Cup dreams as he won't score enough goals against premier teams however many he notches against inferior sides in the cups. If Man U fail to win the Championship, Owen's lack of meaningful contribution will be seen as a massive drawback.

Offline Ketsbaia

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #20 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:48:33 pm »
Anyone but Capello would have caved in by now, so thats encouraging. But I still wonder if, when push comes to shove, he thinks Owen might be useful. It also depends how much momentum the media gives him come April/May.....would Capello bow to people power?? I'd like to think not.

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Offline Greg

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #21 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:50:45 pm »
He's scored what? 2 Premier League goals? I f***ing hope not.

Offline Dave

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:51:12 pm »
Nope.

Offline ElDiablo

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:52:20 pm »
Nah. Defoe, Rooney, Crouch, Heskey and Walcott as a winger/striker for me.

Offline Neil

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Re: Will Michael Owen go to the World Cup?
« Reply #24 on: Monday 14 December 2009, 01:54:11 pm »
Nah. Defoe, Rooney, Crouch, Heskey and Walcott as a winger/striker for me.

Out of interest, given their respective seasons, why should Walcott be ahead of Owen? Wright Phillips and Lennon have impressed on the wings. Milner and Young would also be ahead of Walcott imo, at this current stage.
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