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Michael Owen, once again...

19/08/2012 | Comments (90)
The Daily Mail is convinced that Michael Owen is in advanced talks with Everton and is close to joining his boyhood idols on a free transfer.

The former Liverpool and England striker, 32, who has also been courted of late by Stoke, must still pass a stringent medical but it suits his wishes to stay in the northwest.

They claim the deal could go through on Monday, ironically on the night his last club Manchester United visit Goodison Park.

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Matt Traynor
439 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:33:20
Bollocks. 1-year contract apparently. It had better be pay-as-you-play.
Mark Riding
443 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:38:39
Matt, happening as we speak, I believe?!?
Matt Traynor
444 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:41:19
Yes, no doubt he'll tweet all about it later.
Really didn't want this one. He's been useless for the last 8 years.
Obviously a Derby winner and all will be forgiven!
Mark Riding
446 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:42:46
If it was just him, mate, I would be worried, but if so, our side (and bench) is well capable of doing something this year.

Moyes been stalling on his deal? ... yeah, I will get grief for saying that, but this transfer window may well be down to him!
Franny Porter
448 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:46:23
In other news we have just been installed as 1 to 8 favourites to sign Michael Owen on a one year contract.
Matt Traynor
449 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:46:53
Niang is done. 4-year deal apparently. He doesn't speak a word of English, but apparently some fan caught him and his agent in town, got the photo and the agent said it was done. Slightly surprised as thought we'd go for a loan. This transfer window has been bloody busy by our normal standards.
Adam Luszniak
450 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:51:31
Matt Traynor where are you getting that Niang info from?
Ben Jones
452 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:56:35
Adam, it's probably from some of those random agent and a number after their names on Twitter.

Graham Holliday
454 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:56:15
On Owen, he was on Goals on Sunday this morning... Chris Kamara just tweeted the following "if you don't sign 4 ******* then we will get you on each week".

Fill in those blanks, and looks like we're the club that he's been telling the boys on the couch he's looking to join. Beyond that, who knows at present...

Mike Rourke
457 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:11:02
Graham, I'm hoping those seven *******s are just STOKEFC.

Just the kind of jape good old Kammy would pull

Hahahaha.... aaaaaarrrgh

Please let it be Stoke.

Kevin Tully
459 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:27:02
Matt #444,

How reliable is this info?

Matt Traynor
465 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:43:45
Kevin #459, one of the claimed football agent twitter accounts. I don't follow them all, just a couple that seem to be on the money with their calls. This one called it last week, but says it's only been confirmed now.

He also tipped us for the Mirallas transfer, and actually stated Arsenal offered more money, but he chose us as a better bet for 1st team football.

So I understand if people are skeptical.

Paul Smith
466 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:47:53
Just to add more fuel to the fire, Twitter saying he is due at Finch Farm in the morning for a medical.

More than likely erroneous, but you never know.

Ian Bennett
468 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:54:23
If he signs Niang and Owen, and fires off Victor, what would the general reaction be?
Kevin Tully
472 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:59:41
Cheers Matt, I know you are not a WUM, but just amazed we are even considering this, especially as we have just tied up the Mirallas deal!

Seems a complete waste of a wage to me 2 games and he will out for 6 months.

Peter Laing
478 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:18:31
Couple of tweets from Lineker to Owen, one mentioning pottering about the other about not eating too much sticky TOFFEE pudding....
Mark Griffiths
479 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:18:06
Footballagent49 saying Owen due for medical tomorrow! Prob bollocks.f
Ray Roche
482 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:20:54
I thought I'd heard Pulis talking about Owen joining Stoke yesterday?.
Tony McNulty
483 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:21:38
Another rib-tickler howler from Gary I've-been-spending-too-much-time-with-fickwit-"Lawro" Lineker...
Matt Traynor
484 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:25:03
There's all sorts out there now, one saying he did hold talks but his demands were too high. Just hope so, do not want him at the club. He's done nothing for 8 years.
Peter Laing
487 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:31:13
Possibly looking for a swansong, Matt?
Ian Bennett
489 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:38:43
Phil McNulty on BBC says EFC not interested.
Bobby Thomas
491 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:39:34
Seeing as these rumours have resurfaced, I'd just like to confirm that I absolutely, positively loathe Michael Owen.

Once again, thank you.

Lyndon Lloyd
495 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:56:35
I'm putting my hands over my ears, squeezing my eyes shut and going with this ReTweet from Phil McNulty until further notice:

@GregOK: Just to confirm that despite the rumours #EFC aren't signing Michael Owen."

David Barks
497 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:33:42
I really don't care, and it really would not get me excited. But it wouldn't upset me either if we did bring him in. It's not like we'd be expecting him to lead the line. I hated the guy, but before his injuries ruined his career the guy was excellent. He could teach a player like McAleney a little bit, possibly help off the bench from time to time, and you know it wouldn't cost a lot. Like I said, I really don't care if we sign him, but it wouldn't bother me.
Lee Courtliff
502 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:47:46
I was quite impressed with Owen on Goals on Sunday. When asked about his next move, money seemed to be way down his list. He mentioned the quality of the team and the location as being his main priorities. I've always liked Michael Owen and I hope we sign him. His experience can only help people like Barkley and Velios. And he can still finish.
Derek Williams
505 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:55:34
Well I may be in a minority of one but for me he's one of the best English strikers of the last fifteen years, yes injury prone, yes former RS but:

a) Fergy saw enough in him to sign him and he's not a bad judge of horseflesh (no pun intended)
b) Potentially terrific off the bench impact player,
c) He's commited to the local area beacuse of his racing interests so I imagine we'll not have to pay him ridiculous money (which he'll only when he plays anyway)
d) if he's not doing it then he wont get picked, or paid therefore, so what's the risk
e) Imagine how the scum would feel if he scored the winner at Analfield. That would make him a legend in the Super Danny G mould.

In summary, if it happens, I'm in favour!

Jamie Sweet
506 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:59:31
Reading between the lines having read Owen's comments, it sounds to me like he really wants a move to Everton. I don't think we (or more importantly Moyes) really wants him though otherwise I think a deal would have been struck a few weeks ago.

Unless Moyes is trying to get someone else and sees Owen as a last resort to boost numbers if his other targets don't work out.

Who knows? I guess in some respects it would be a similar signing to when we got Saha and that didn't work out too badly. I know Louis didn't play for the darkside, which I think is something which can cloud ones view of Michael Owen. That plus the fact he's a bit of a cock... But he might just have a few goals left in him and would only be back-up to Jelavic rather that our main striker.

Watch this space.....

Nathan Moore
546 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:29:44
To go against just about every comment, I've got absolutely no problem if he signs and it's just pay-as-you-play. Then it makes it 99% no risk for the club. If he gets injured, then we aren't stuck paying wages.

The biggest risk would be if he was subbed on as the 3rd and got injured, but someone like that to just have around the club would be worth it. He didn't do that badly at Man Utd, I admit it would be a surprising signing if it happens but we could do worse.
Paul Gladwell
548 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:51:40
I would have him over Anichebe anytime.
Ernie Baywood
549 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:53:55
It does sound like he wants to come to us. And probably for the right reasons (now).

But then, he could have done it earlier in his career and been of more use to us.

So, with no consideration of his RS past, his injury record, or age, I say Fk him.

Sam Hoare
551 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:06:29
So long as he's on a minimal wage packet I can't really see the harm. Can't imagine he'll play very much but even since losing his pace his goals per game ratio is pretty high. At worse he would be a good person to have around to teach the kids.
Jeremy Benson
553 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:34:43
I very much doubt any fan would recognise niang on the street...
James Newcombe
556 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:38:51
#553 He has quite a distinctive hair cut though Jeremy! Anyway I'd rather sign a young lad with something to prove, and his whole career ahead of him; than piss away our wage budget on Michael Owen...
Kieran Fitzgerald
559 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:57:55
Ian Bennett @468, fair shout. Bring Owen in as cover and get some cash in from the sale of Anicabe. Like for like only Owen has a lot more experience. Now that we have signed players who can play on the wings, Anichabe isn't going to get a chance to play that often.
Mike Powell
567 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:01:44
I hope we don't sign that little mercenary, I don't want to see him in the blue shirt of Everton. He is taking the piss out of us he has had the chance to sign for us twice and fucked us off. He is after one last pay-off so go to Stoke, you horrible little man!

If I knew he was going to sign for us, I would not've renewed my season ticket. I would rather have Big Vic that says it all.
Barry Roberts
574 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:29:32
Owen to everton?
I'm sitting in a corner, rocking myself and sucking my thumb just trying to find my happy place!
Dan McKie
575 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:30:41
Jeremy, exactly what I thought. Its like on transfer deadline day when everyone starts spotting players agents at grounds. I wouldn't recognise one agent if I tripped over him.
Chris Fisher
585 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:29:39
He is coming, we'd best get used to it. 1-year contract, he won't play much but the positive I'm going to take from it is his experience and knowledge of the game can be passed on to Jelavic and Mirallas which could be really really useful. He will score a few goals for us and that will be that, unless he scores the winner vs Liverpool and celebrates like a mentalist! Then he will be a Goodison legend!!!
Paul Smith
586 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:29:14
I can't believe it really, he will never start a game, apart from possibly the Capital One Cup, as he could not play as a lone striker, even in his pomp. I would rather spend the wages on a right back possibly Kyle Naughton on loan and then I would be very happy with our team.
Scott Hamilton
589 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:48:56
I keep getting e-mails from non-Blues saying that this is going to be wrapped-up within 24 hours on a pay-per-play basis. Sorry I can't confirm the root source of where this information is coming from but it seems to be gathering momentum.
Ian Edwards
590 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:56:50
Graham beecroft on talksport says it isn't happening.
Nathan Jones
591 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:44:38
I never thought of say this but as long as we don't have to pay him too much I think this is good. I don't think we need to pay over the top as he needs us more than we need him.

Our first team is good but the squad is very shallow....

So imagine the situation 1-0 down, 10 minutes to go, who would you rather bring on Anichebe or Owen?

I see this as very different to the Gazza / Ginola signings which showed desperation; this is just sensible back-up.

Paul Rees
594 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:15:44
According to sources it's almost a done deal that Owen will sign!!

Phil Sammon
595 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:21:55
That footballagent49 is usually on the ball. Looks like its happening. This and Niang would be great.
Nelly Verdonghan
597 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:33:11
Owen on a PAYP deal can only be a win-win situation for Everton...

Don't forget this is a lad who grew up supporting Everton and dreamed of scoring goals in a blue shirt... That just maybe the one thing that will motivate him and stop him from 'just going through the motions'... after all it's not his fault the RS offered him a better deal than we did when he was a kid.

So what if he played for the RS... so did Sheedy, Harper, Ablett, Beardsley and they didn't do too bad a job for us did they?

Just imagine the look on Satan's children if he scored the winner in the derby... it would be worth sigining him for that alone.

Let's remember Teddy Sheringham was written off (just like Owen is being now) when he joined Utd in '97 and he was 31; he turned out to be outstanding. Maybe just maybe Michael Owen can be the same for us...

Owen or Anichebe... I know who I would want in the team!

Richard Tarleton
598 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:48:15
Read an article over the weekend, Observer? Independent? that suggested Owen wants his Premiership wages to subsidise his horse racing business and that football itself is way down his agenda. I suggest therefore that pay-as-you-play is the only possible way Everton should consider this ex-United and ex-Liverpool mercenary.
Jim Knightley
599 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:47:11
Amazing how many say it's happening and how many say it's not...The twitter age can be a curse sometimes.

If it's on a pay as you play deal, or minimal wages, I don't see the harm. But if we are paying him 30,000 a week, it's a massive gamble. He knows how to score still, but his pace is gone and he is too injury prone.

Nelly Verdonghan
600 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:55:20
Jim....sadly in this day and age 30,000 a week is a minimal wage
Paul David
601 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:55:16
In a list of players I would hate to see in a blue shirt, Owen would be near the top.
Chris Fisher
602 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:00:25
Ian Edwards 590, Graham Beecroft also said that he had heard that Van Persie would be staying at Arsenal and that Leighton Baines would sign for Man United by the end of the week......... in July.
Matt Bone
607 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:39:42
Maybe there is some truth in these rumours and the deals depends on Moses going to Chelsea, Anichebe going to Wigan?
Paul Smith
611 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:47:25
Apparently (twitter feed) the woolly back is off to Stoke .
Bobby Thomas
614 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:14:09
Thing is with Owen he was a fantastic player up until 24.

I think he was way overplayed too young, hence the injury troubles. Especially being the kind of player he was, pure pace, sharpness, electric and a real finisher.

Strangle though, that kind of player is on the wane now and tend to be imapct sub players with the move to the more physically imposing and mobile lone strikers. The smaller poacher needs a partner, its why Defoe cant really get a proper gig anywhere. Chicarito at United (who looks like a transvestite who has pulled his wig off btw) is an impact bench player at United for me. You need to have the physicality to play up top. You need to be built like Drogba, Van Persie(he can do it all) and have the ability to link, hold and get in behind, ideally. Its why after a decent run of form someone like Bobby Zamora could get a call up for England. Welbeck looks decent, modern breed of that type.

However, Owen is just completely unloveable. He was brought up a selfish poacher, to think about himself and I feel he has really carried that mentality through all the way. He is a cut throat professional that puts himself first. Don't get me wrong when he plays he is extremely professional and he gives any team he plays for the best service he can, when fit. But I feel has carried that "me" ethos through his career, with his blatant England fixation and a clear regard for himself, still, as an "elite" footballer despite those days being long gone.

Some may say what responsibility does he have to anyone but himself and his family? Its a point I would take. However, I believe Owens ego and high regard for himself has actually hindered his career in the last few seasons.

An example of this could be seen in his Goals on Sunday interview yesterday. It was very interesting listening to him talk about the injuries and he made a lot of sense until.........he said that basically when he got in and playing he needed some games and the conditioning to build consistency/strength. Whatever his words were he basically meant a run of games and....... crucially, United wasnt conducive to that as he would get "10 minutes", then not get a game for weeks and then suddenly he would be starting in the cup final and, bang, no consistent football and he's injured again.

Well.........don't play for United then.

After the first season there it was clear he wasn't going to play much. He is, as he says, never short of offers. Play for a team where you are going to get some consistent football, where you could rehabilitate your body (and therefore your career) by gradually getting it used to consistent football again. It would have taken a season or so, there would have be no short cuts, but it was do-able.

Just like we treated Saha gently first season and were rewarded with his most consistent spell of football and goals for years in his second season. Saha got the benefit and was able to play top flight football more regularly than he has previously. But Saha was humble and accepted his circumstances.

Owens ego doesn't allow it. His "elite footballer" mentality meant he was happier in the shadows at United with people he regards his peers. In actuality though he stopped being part of that company years ago. He should have bit the bullet and dropped clubs and would probably have stood a much better chance of getting back in the England set up he was obsessed with if it had come off. But he couldn't handle that perceived drop in status. How long did he put off the Newcastle move? Michael doesnt do Newcastle!! Well, when they buy him an island, then he does!!!

If he comes here its cos he cant get anything else and its partly to extend the his top flight career, we're just about good enough for the Owen ego. We had a good record with Saha looking after a player who's body needed treating in a special kind of way and it benefitted both (although Saha should never have been given another deal, his 2nd season was as good as it was going to get for both).

It could work, it gives us an option we are goal shy, an impact bench player type. I will take it with a shrug. He doesn't represent genuine cover for Jelavic as he cant play lone so we still need that, unless Moyes is thinking that Big Vic is actually the cover!!

Shane Corcoran
618 Posted 20/08/2012 at 13:21:35
Done deal to Stok per FA49
Eddy Judge
621 Posted 20/08/2012 at 13:46:21
I have not been to church for 60 years but, upon hearing the very, very strong rumours that the parasitic so-called footballer Mr Michael Owen is about to be put on our books for a REST, I thought i would appeal to a higher influence for help! What possible good can come of such folly, stupidity, or whatever you will call this hair-brained idea? Surely we can spend money more wisely?
Kevin Jones
625 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:47:02
A few people on here saying they'd prefer Michael Owen to Victor Anichebe, to tell you the God's honest truth I'd prefer Bill Owen to Victor Ani fucking chebe and he's been dead for 10 years, Bill Owen that is, Victor just plays like he's been dead for 10 Years. How that mans earning 1.5 Million a year is absolutely beyond belief.

I'd say to Michael Owen 20,000 a week basic, then for every goal an extra 10,000 and 100,000 if you score the winner in the last minute against the Red Shite. Imagine the fucking Euphoria you'd feel if that actually happened. Tingling now just thinking about it.

James Morgan
628 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:09:30
I'd give him a 50 Paddy Power bet every week to place on the horse of his choice. Surely that's a good deal?
Phil Walling
629 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:13:01
I can tell you`re a real fan of Victor, Kevin @ 625! But don`t be surprised to see the Big Man get a start tonight, wide right!
Nick Entwistle
630 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:13:06
Owen at his best was better than Rooney has been for most of his career. Great talent undone by being so good so young. Seems to be a lot of rubbish directed at him as a mercenary parasitic footballer but I don't get that. I'm not a fan or such, and think this would be about as good as resigning McFadden last season.
Alan Humphreys
634 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:24:53
When Owen first broke through I always remember a Physio saying on national radio after the Argentina goal that the problem with young footballers being so fast is that later on in their career they'll suffer injury problems., which in Owen's case has certainly proved to be true.

Agree with Bobby (614) Owen has made some poor decisions when it comes to his football career. I'd rather have a decent goal hungry kid who still has a passion for the game - Zaha at Palace to name but one.

Robert Lam
635 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:22:28
Some people here sound very agitated when learnt Owen could be coming. Well Me too. Rather hope he do us some good by joining and destroying some other clubs.
Mark Riding
636 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:49:22
Man Utd just about to sign a left back, some Dutch fella. Baines going nowhere then. Get in !
Mark Riding
638 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:01:15
Sorry, the above obviously supposed to be on the Baines Rumour thread..
Tony McNulty
642 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:11:01
This thread is more irritating than Mark Lawrenson's column in the Echo: "This might ... they may ... it could ... content free ... fucking obvious ... blah, blah .. moronic pun ... George Formby impersonator ...")

Either sign the fucker, at which point I will be taking anti-vomit tablets for at least one season, or tell us it's crap, at which point I can stop scratching this annoying Owen itch.

Tony Cheek
643 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:18:32
typical DM....Always buys a turkey after two good ones!
James Cadwaladr
651 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:35:03
Apparently the deal has fallen through as a Pay as you Play wouldnt meet the National Minimum Wage.
Nelly Verdonghan
654 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:40:52
Shane 618....where does it say that ...I've just checked FA49 and there's no mention of a done deal with Stoke
Pat Finegan
655 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:40:35
Dont' say it, Phil! (629)

I wonder what kind of reception he would get when introduced at Goodison.

Nelly Verdonghan
659 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:48:01
Those of you being sceptical about this possible move....you won't be so derogatory if he scores the winner against the shite will you...

Injuries or not Michael Owen even half fit will get more goals than Anichebe and even Vellios for that matter (watched him and McAlaney against Tranmere the other night...both were awful !!)

I say get him for free and we can't lose....if he's fit and plays he gets paid...if he's not then he doesn't...but one things for sure...if he's fit and plays then he WILL score goals

Bob Willis
661 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:52:36
Don't really want Owen, but given that we 'helped/carried' MacFadden last year - it must be Owen's turn this year.

Lame Ducks/Stray Dogs/Widows and Orphans etc!!!
'Everton in the Community' sits nicely methinks.

Lee Gray
662 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:59:00
Nick (630).......Owen better than Rooney? Make mine the same barman!
Nelly Verdonghan
664 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:05:59
Bob #661....stick to cricket mate !!
Ed Fitzgerald
666 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:02:40
Nick

You are quite clearly on drugs (or should be) if you think Owen at his best is better than Rooney. It might pain us to admit it but Rooney has not only proved himself to be an outstanding individual player for Man U but he has also matured into a complete team player willing to work for the team in a variety of positions.

I don't care that Owen played for the RS or Man U what I do care about is he has hardly played any football for years.

Carl Peters
668 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:18:00
If that dirty rednose little cunt signs for Everton, I will never step inside Goodison Park again.

Fuck off, you little Welsh twat.
Thomas Windsor
670 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:21:49
If he did come, and scored just one goal, and it was the winner against you know who, it would be worth the money. On their own ground would be even better, and kissing his Everton shirt in front of them kopite bastards sign him up!!!
Matt Traynor
671 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:34:51
Bobby #614 sums it up closest to how I feel. He's not been the same player for the last 8 years. He signed for Man U on a 2 year deal when apparently he had the chance to join us, didn't get the game time he wanted, so what did he do? Sign a 12 month extension.

According to the various threads on twatter, he's "torn between the two. Wants to go to EFC but Stoke offering better package". So that'll be Stoke then. Story of his career.

Shane Corcoran
674 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:40:50
Nelly, either I dreamed it or it has been deleted. Not au fait with Twitter so is that possible?
Kev Johnson
677 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:45:43
Bob @ 661. Good point. Maybe we should get in Owen Hargreaves as well? Come to think of it, maybe that's the source of the rumours - it's not Michael Owen we're after, it's Owen Hargreaves!

Or possibly Mark Owen from Take That.

Tony J Williams
680 Posted 20/08/2012 at 17:06:08
Stay away from twatter fellas, it will be the best thing you have done.

If I was Moyes, I would ban the players from setting up an account too.

Brian Bates
688 Posted 20/08/2012 at 17:40:53
Knowing what normally happens with the good ship Kenwright, we'll sign Owen then sell Jelavic.
This is the Everton way
Matt Traynor
692 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:05:28
Shane, #674, you didn't dream it. These guys are experts at going through their timeline and systematically deleting the tweets where they were wide of the mark.

Then, to stop it looking suss when you see they've been around a while, amassed 10k followers, but only seem to have 5 tweets they've ever made, they pad it all out with a load of pointless "question", and statements about "As I told you first" etc. etc.

Back in the day, the football agent was a one-man band. Now they employ teams of people to help run the business. Their biggest fear is that groups like IMG or even the likes of CAA ever turned their attention to English football.

Clive Lewis
696 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:08:55
latest news apparently Michael Owen is concentrating on advertisements he is doing the new pledge polish advert. He has decided to make the most of the last 2 or 3 seasons left. Apparently as part of any transfer he will require certain recommendations.

1. He will not be avialable on any race days.
2. He will be given a life time supply of Carrots and Hay

Also he still thinks he is good please don't mention that he has done nothing since that goal against Argentina, He is far to important to play in the Championship.

Are the redshite delusional?. I think this prooves the theory.

David Israel
698 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:24:10
Oh, let's forgive the lad! He's an Evertonian, after all! Bring him in with the clause that he won't get paid unless he scores at Anfield.
Clive Lewis
699 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:28:03
Pleage are happy because the Stoke bench could do with polishing and would buff up nicely with a bit of the their new product "Owen arsehole grease".
Alasdair Mackay
706 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:51:38
I think is this was going to happen it would've happened already.

We have been very publicly after fire-power and Owen has been very publicly looking for a new club. He is in our price-range (FREE), lives in the area and supports the club; so I can't believe that it wasn't discussed by both parties much earlier in the summer.

I should think that Moyes and Owen sat down at some point in very early July and promptly stood up again when Davey mentioned a pay-as-you-play deal and Owen mentioned 50,000 a week, plus a reduced training schedule and guaranteed starts.

Not happening!!

Michael Betschart
709 Posted 20/08/2012 at 19:08:43
Owen cools down the possible transfer

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11671/8006445/Owen-cools-Toffees-talk

Karl Masters
849 Posted 20/08/2012 at 23:57:38
I'm sure some sadist somewhere keeps posting these rumours just to make us squirm. Like Craig Bellamy he has turned us down twice already. Let John Arne Riise take a seven iron to the pair of them!
Will Leaf
918 Posted 21/08/2012 at 06:05:32
Owen is just a tosser...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOxNspUPyE&playnext=1&list=PL338FBD5021FA713A&feature=results_video


And look where this took place...off to Stoke then...

Jim Harrison
948 Posted 21/08/2012 at 07:07:21
Watching that Owen link on youtube just led me into an hour of mindless video grazing.
Wages would be better used on the academy.

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