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Tag Archives: Michael Owen

Celtic Park Is Set To Rock For One More European Night

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Celtic are facing a win-or-go-home scenario when they host AC Milan in Tuesday evening’s Champions League group stage match. A win could see Celtic catapulted into second place; a loss would effectively eliminate the Hoops from this season’s European competition. … Continue reading

What Are Your Best Memories of Watching World Cup Games at a Pub?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When you think back to previous World Cup tournaments, what are the fondest memories of the games you watched? For me, it were the ones I watched with friends and strangers. Watching a World Cup on a giant TV screen with … Continue reading

England Match Memories: Which Games Do You Remember?

Posted on by Gaz Hunt

Every country has its historic matches that will never be forgotten and England’s rich World Cup history provides many celebrated games. Say phrases like “1966 World Cup”, “hand of God”, “David Beckham free kick”, “Gazza”, or “losing to penalties” to … Continue reading

The England Outsiders #5. The Strikers

Posted on by Paul Bestall

2006 was a disaster for England’s much vaunted strikers in so many ways it was depressing. It was clearly Sven Goran-Eriksson’s nadir as the England supremo as his eccentric choices left England woefully short of options. Michael Owen was so … Continue reading

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back For Owen

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So, the last two days Michael Owen was all over the British press making bold statements about his fitness, his England chances and the possibility of starting more games for Manchester United. 20 minutes in to the clash against Wolfsburg, … Continue reading

Michael Owen: Past his Prime or Past His Time?

Posted on by tyduffy

Toward the end of his book Inverting the Pyramid, Jonathan Wilson writes about the changing nature of modern football.  A player he brings up to emphasize this is Michael Owen.  To Wilson, Owen is a relic of a previous era. … Continue reading

Legends of English Football: #7 Duncan Edwards

Posted on by Paul Bestall

For every generation of fans and players, there is always one player that stands out for a variety of reasons. For every Sir Stanley Matthews, there will be a George Best, for every Gary Lineker, there will be Paul Gascoigne. … Continue reading

Michael Owen: Am I Supposed To Hate Him Now?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

As a Liverpool supporter I have a soft spot for Michael Owen. Now, for the sake of full journalistic disclosure, I must admit I came to the party late. I’m an American who, seduced by the 2006 World Cup, went … Continue reading

The Curse Of Michael Owen

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

In 2004, he left Liverpool for Real Madrid in search of Champions League glory. Early on, Madrid mostly shackled him to their bench and later ducked out to Juventus in the first knock-out round. The Liverpool players bounced on the … Continue reading

Newcastle The New Leeds? Eight Reasons The Championship Will Not Be A Walk In St James’ Park

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

Newcastle fans must have watched Leeds United’s loss to Millwall in the League One play-offs and shuddered. It was like watching The Ghost of Football’s Future. Two clubs of similar size with similarly raucous fans, they are teams that by … Continue reading

Least Valuable Premier League XI

Posted on by tyduffy

This is not the worst team in the Premier League.  It is the least valuable.  This team would incite the masses with talent, with name recognition and with expense.  They would then fail pathetically.  This team could be composed entirely … Continue reading

What Next For Michael Owen?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

With Newcastle teetering over the relegation trap door, skipper Michael Owen will lead a mass exodus at the club, should they fall through it into the Championship on Sunday. With Owen out of contract it is likely that he will … Continue reading

What Next For Michael Owen?

Posted on by Christopher Walker

With his international career apparently over and his club’s Premier League status under major threat it begs the question, ‘What will happen to Micheal Owen’? On 30 June 1998, 18 year-old Michael Owen’s name resonated around the football world after scoring THAT … Continue reading

Newcastle Provides Bigger Headlines than Man United as Season Ends

Posted on by Richard Whittall

It says a lot, for better or for worse, that Manchester United’s eighteenth championship sent barely a ripple through the footballing press.  Most headlines read, “Man United 0 – Arsenal 0,” with United’s Premier League-winning feat mentioned in the sub … Continue reading

Newcastle United Need a Miracle to Stay in the EPL

Posted on by David Schiavone

After another defeat, Newcastle United look destined for the Championship. Alan Shearer’s men have three games to save their season, but it appears too little too late, and although it is not mathematically certain they will go down, performances on … Continue reading

Newcastle United Just Keep Getting Things Wrong

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why is it so hard to do things right at Newcastle United? Well, I know the majority of issues are down to the current owner but sometimes I think the club seem to be a vacuum for bad decisions, bad … Continue reading

Capello Owns Critics on Owen Decision

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Fabio Capello’s quiet demeanor and considered words give him an aura of deep intelligence and authority, so much so it can sometimes seems he’s foreseen everything through 2010 and beyond. But this week the aura’s faded a bit under over … Continue reading