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Taking the Michael again are you?

By Lee Ryder on Feb 11, 07 12:42 PM

So the franchise now known as Liverpool Football Club are now sniffing around Newcastle United's injured striker Michael Owen.

Apparently Texas squillionaire Tom Hicks wants to spend some of his Kop kitty on our man Owen, who we have seen play just 11 times in a black and white shirt and bag seven goals.

Worse still Glenn Roeder has only been able to rely on his services for just 29 minutes in more than a year in charge.

And now the Yanks, who have only just got their feet under the table at Anfield, are on about bringing Owen home!

Well let's been honest they could have done with him on Saturday!

Ok, ok, i'm gloating but after getting Stanley blinking Collymore or 4-3 or match of the 1990s rammed down our throats everytime Sky even utter the words Liverpool v Newcastle - we are entitled to it, right?

Yesterday was our turn to be happy.

And even if the Texas tycoon Hicks does fancy taking Owen away from Newcastle, I think he'll struggle with Newcastle hellbent on making his £17million move from Real Madrid the success everybody dreamed of when 20,000 fans turned up to see him sign a piece of paper no less.

Owen is under contract until 2009 at least and told fans that he was here as long as people want him after that back in October.

Since then he has been working away trying to get fit in time for before the end of the season.

Good luck Michael, let's hope that's in the UEFA Cup final.

Remember dreams can come true.

But getting back to the mudbath at SJP and a certain Craig Bellamy.

It was on the cards he'd score and the little cheeky Welsh scamp took just six minutes to do it.

We knew it would happen didn't we?

But who thought we'd fight back?

Well as good as Liverpool think they are, they aren't unbeatable and so it proved.

12 goals now for Oba Martins and a penalty from Nobby Solano means 2-1 Newcastle.

Kop that Liverpool.

And keep your hands off our Michael!


*Chronicle columnist Supermac will be at Fluid Bar for a half-time talk-in during the clash with Zulte-Waregem @ 8.30pm.

7 Comments

Mr Michael Wears said:

The Scouse friends were not very happy in Jersey yesterday.
Never get smug before a game involving the Toon, it is a rollercoster ride afterall.
3-1 offered off Mr Ladbrooke for a home win, thank you very much.
Michael Owen if your not happy with the vast amount of money youve took off the NUFC, see you later.
If you go, it just proves what a waster you are !

ZORRO said:

OY Tom Hicks ...KEEP YA DIRTY MONEY OFF OWEN...WE PAYED ...NOW HE PLAYS FOR US ...IF THEY THINK THEY WANT OWEN AND HE WANTS TO GO BACK TO SCOUSE LAND ,,,THEN PUT A 60 MILLION PRICE TAG ON HIS HEAD...THATLL PUT THEM OFF.

Ian said:

I don't think Michael Owen would go anywhere after he has said how embarrassed he is over his injuries and lack of matches played. Not to mention everything the club have done for him. Stranger things have happened, but I can't see how any player or person could sink so low to even think to follow up on any of this talk. I also think the American investment will hurt Liverpool in the long run and not move them forward. We shall see.

Danny said:

man liverpool keep hands of owen we building our squad and owen is part of our plans if we sell him we finished unless we swoop him wiv bellamy which a hope we wont

ozziedownunder said:

I don't think Michael Owen would leave for Liverpool without first proving himself for Newcastle

oxboy said:

Yawn ....... stretch ...... anything on the blog today?

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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