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Those of you whinging about lack of commitment at Newcastle and the move to Man Utd - you know nothing. Once he had reached the heights of scoring for England in the World Cup and being such a driven person, it would have been almost impossible to be motivated by week-to-week football. He was a winner of the highest calibre, but yes having reached the peaks could not maintain it. Could you?
Michael Owen you are a legend.I will always remember,in particular,the goal against Brazil in the World Cup.We were up against it,and as usual you could be relied on to deliver.Unfortunately the rest of the team couldn't hold on, against a great team.Then there was the hat-trick v Germany,my best memory as an England fan after Holland in the Euros.Plus the Argentina goal!Thank you and all the best
Highlight of the last years of his career were his tweets saying how baffled he was to be booed on his return to Newcastle. Michael, I hope you realise in your last season there you weren't interested and let down the club, the fans and most importantly, yourself. It would be nice if one day you are big enough to admit it.
Historically, far better technical players got less caps and much less financial reward for plying their superior and more exciting skills. Alan Hudson, Stan Bowles and Frank Worthington come to mind. Qwen was pacy and a good finisher - nothing more. He also got very lucky in timing - playng at a time when he had little competition for his England place (after Liniker and alongside Heskey!).
Never really lived up to his potential,I feel he lost interest after Liverpool,he did suffer from hamstring problems, unfortunately he will never be remembered like Gerrard,Lampard,Fowler or Gazza even,Those lads did it at club level,MO struggled for their consistency,
Retire? I could have sworn he was only sixteen!Good luck with your future, M
I thought he already had!
Con Man he put the I In Icon he conned a few i say
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He strung LFC along when he was about to leave them for RM..and always gave more for England than his clubs ....no interest in the guyOnly one person exists in MO's life......MO
All players find it hard to play at their very peak for more than a couple of seasons. Even Messi will fade eventually. Owen's peak was during his Liverpool years, but beyond that it became a bit of a struggle. Still, good memories though. Especially France 98 and Munich. Nice guy as well.
I will never forget his goal against Brazil in the world cup in Japan. I was there. He got a long ball and was one on one with a defender going down the right. At speed, and some distance, he slotted the ball through the legs of the defender and past the keeper - great goal. The crowd fell silent in disbelief (Brazilians, Brazilian Japanese). They got a goal back and England lost confidence.
@673 I challenge you to name some great players who stayed with relegated clubs.
863.MarthaL6 Hours agoNot the squeaky clean guy with the angelic face that many people think he is. Far too interested in the money, gambling, helicopters, fast cars & racehorses.=-=and if you were a x real lfc nufc and united player what would you do with all that money, how do you know he's way to interested in money? he has hobbies outside of football?!?!?!?!? Terrible man!!!
Not again moderators. Ok here we go. Ronaldo, Messi, how about Iniesta, Mata and Oscar, and there's also Hazard and Villa but Owen? you have to be kidding. must be patriotism? does this pass moderators??
Even at the bottom end of his career he still had a good record. Many prem strikers would be happy to have had his stats from Newcastle. Even in Spain I bet his goals/start stats would be good.Even when he lost his pace his natural ability to finish in front of goal was outstanding. Torres and about a hundred other strikers wish they could do what came to Owen naturally.
A footballer retires, so?
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