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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439 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:33:20
443 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:38:39
444 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:41:19
Really didn't want this one. He's been useless for the last 8 years.
Obviously a Derby winner and all will be forgiven!
446 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:42:46
Moyes been stalling on his deal? ... yeah, I will get grief for saying that, but this transfer window may well be down to him!
448 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:46:23
449 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:46:53
450 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:51:31
452 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:56:35
454 Posted 19/08/2012 at 20:56:15
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...
457 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:11:02
Just the kind of jape good old Kammy would pull
Please let it be Stoke.
459 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:27:02
How reliable is this info?
465 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:43:45
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.
466 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:47:53
More than likely erroneous, but you never know.
468 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:54:23
472 Posted 19/08/2012 at 21:59:41
Seems a complete waste of a wage to me 2 games and he will out for 6 months.
478 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:18:31
479 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:18:06
482 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:20:54
483 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:21:38
484 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:25:03
487 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:31:13
489 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:38:43
491 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:39:34
Once again, thank you.
495 Posted 19/08/2012 at 22:56:35
@GregOK: Just to confirm that despite the rumours #EFC aren't signing Michael Owen."
497 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:33:42
502 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:47:46
505 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:55:34
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!
506 Posted 19/08/2012 at 23:59:31
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.....
546 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:29:44
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.
548 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:51:40
549 Posted 20/08/2012 at 06:53:55
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.
551 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:06:29
553 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:34:43
556 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:38:51
559 Posted 20/08/2012 at 07:57:55
567 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:01:44
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.
574 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:29:32
I'm sitting in a corner, rocking myself and sucking my thumb just trying to find my happy place!
575 Posted 20/08/2012 at 09:30:41
585 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:29:39
586 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:29:14
589 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:48:56
590 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:56:50
591 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:44:38
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.
594 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:15:44
595 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:21:55
597 Posted 20/08/2012 at 10:33:11
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!
598 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:48:15
599 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:47:11
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.
600 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:55:20
601 Posted 20/08/2012 at 11:55:16
602 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:00:25
607 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:39:42
611 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:47:25
614 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:14:09
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!!
618 Posted 20/08/2012 at 13:21:35
621 Posted 20/08/2012 at 13:46:21
625 Posted 20/08/2012 at 12:47:02
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.
628 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:09:30
629 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:13:01
630 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:13:06
634 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:24:53
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.
635 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:22:28
636 Posted 20/08/2012 at 14:49:22
638 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:01:15
642 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:11:01
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.
643 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:18:32
651 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:35:03
654 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:40:52
655 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:40:35
I wonder what kind of reception he would get when introduced at Goodison.
659 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:48:01
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
661 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:52:36
Lame Ducks/Stray Dogs/Widows and Orphans etc!!!
'Everton in the Community' sits nicely methinks.
662 Posted 20/08/2012 at 15:59:00
664 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:05:59
666 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:02:40
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.
668 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:18:00
Fuck off, you little Welsh twat.
670 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:21:49
671 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:34:51
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.
674 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:40:50
677 Posted 20/08/2012 at 16:45:43
Or possibly Mark Owen from Take That.
680 Posted 20/08/2012 at 17:06:08
If I was Moyes, I would ban the players from setting up an account too.
688 Posted 20/08/2012 at 17:40:53
This is the Everton way
692 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:05:28
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.
696 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:08:55
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.
698 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:24:10
699 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:28:03
706 Posted 20/08/2012 at 18:51:38
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.
709 Posted 20/08/2012 at 19:08:43
849 Posted 20/08/2012 at 23:57:38
918 Posted 21/08/2012 at 06:05:32
And look where this took place...off to Stoke then...
948 Posted 21/08/2012 at 07:07:21
Wages would be better used on the academy.
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