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Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 11:47:26 AM   


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So after many seasons of injury and intermittent appearances, Owen is calling it a day at the end of the season. So with that mind what are people's thoughts on Owen as a player and his career?

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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 12:00:22 PM   

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A shame he was ruined by injuries - I thought he was nailed on to surpass Charlton's England record, and as someone who likes to see sporting history made, I was looking forward to that day.

Just a complete natural goalscorer the Argentina goal is still one of my favourites ever.



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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 12:25:56 PM   
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It kind of feels like he's been retired, well basically since he picked up the injury when he'd just started with Newcastle. Even though I think he ultimately managed about a goal in every 3 games there.

The Utd move was an oddity, I don't think there was anything wrong with it, but I think its a shame he got the number 7 shirt (which I don't think I can blame on him). But in an age where we see squad numbers that can look like an American football team, I still like to think the number 1, 7 and 10 shirts mean something in a team.

Stoke, has he actually started a game there? Tarnishes his legacy a bit imo. Not playing for Stoke after Liverpool, Real, Newcastle and Utd., but his claims that he's fit as a fiddle then collapses the minute he has a transfer somewhere, should have bowed out 2 years ago.

Still a dynamic player in his prime and a great finisher. Its just a shame that when his pace went through injury he couldn't add to his game anywhere else.

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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 12:42:53 PM   

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Michael Owen? Isn't he that horse racing guy who used to play football years ago? He was pretty good for a while in the late 90's/early 00's.

In all seriousness, he was a great striker for a bit but he really hasn't done anything for so long that it's impossible to feel anything other than ambivalence about him retiring. Plus, I nearly laughed my tv off its stand when I saw him trying to claim he wasn't injury-prone a year or two ago.

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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 1:20:44 PM   


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I think his legacy's been gradually tarnished ever since he left Liverpool to be honest. Great player in his day and he'll probably make a decent pundit but as far as I'm concerned he'll always be one of the useless, overpaid, lazy cunts who got us relegated.

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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 1:45:01 PM   

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Should have gone a few years ago. Not really loved by supporters of any club he played for.

Being a Liverpool fan my best memory of him was the 2 goals v Arsenal in the FA Cup Final in 2001.

I was also at the games where he made he first appearance for Liverpool as a sub and also his first start for them as well.


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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 2:15:40 PM   

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One of my favourite England players from my lifetime and one of the best of his generation...for a while. Along with Shearer he was one of the best strikers England have produced in recent years.

Probably made a mistake to leave Liverpool (not sure he had a choice anyway?) but made an even bigger mistake leaving Real when he did...had a decent season with them and would've forced his way back in to their team but he was too keen to make sure he'd make the WC squad and made a terrible move to Newcastle. Right time to retire I'd say.


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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 4:21:18 PM   


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I thought he retired last year.

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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 19/3/2013 7:28:23 PM   

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Owen was fantastic while at Liverpool. He's never been very popular and there's an article on the Guardian that probably explains some of the reasons why, but his goal record is excellent. My only criticism of him is that as a striker he could really only play one way which meant his team's attack was quite limited. Still a shame though he was injured so much. It's quite bad really that Owen was the last young English striker to burst onto the scene and score a load of goals straightaway. It never seems to happen now.


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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 21/3/2013 11:37:12 AM   
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As a player he had so much talent but ruined by injury.

As a person I think he's up there with the biggest twats after seeing some of his stuff on twitter.

Will anyone even notice he's not around?


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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 22/3/2013 1:21:26 AM   

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Will anyone even notice he's not around?

The BBC will probably give him 200,000 a year to be a regular on MOTD.


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RE: Michael Owen to retire - 22/3/2013 9:12:19 AM   

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Focussing on him as a player I always liked him even when he played for them there scousers. We had Andy Cole mostly scowling when he scored and Liverpool had Owen looking chuffed to bits each time he did. He should have left a better legacy but as said above it was injuries and unwise moves that negated that.

Still I'll always think of the Germany 5-1 and Argentina game when I think of Owen. Last minute winner against City too.


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