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  • morriss 19 Mar 2013 09:31:08 71,283 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Every single Spurs match I've seen this season (and you guys are on Sky all the time!), that's exactly what he's been doing.
    @morrissesses
    I haven't noticed. I saw him chase countless lost causes on Saturday. Don't get me wrong, he's off the pace, and seems to be nowhere near as sharp as he once was, but I don't put it down to any "primadonna" attitude.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 09:33:30
    I completely agree. I've honestly not seen any (on-field) bad attitude from Ade.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 09:35:03
    Conversely Berbatov spend the entire 90 mins whinging at his players and flouncing around like a misundersttod genius who is somehow being forced to slum it at Fulham, and nobody says a word.

    He did score mind you, but still, that's not what the conversation seems to be about.
  • morriss 19 Mar 2013 09:36:01 71,283 posts
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    He gets so much stick on Twitter, but to me he's just off the pace and low on confidence. The reason he sticks out so much is because is so involved - ergo making an effort. It seems as though because people expected him to be lazy, they're now seeing laziness when it isn't there.
  • puddleduck 19 Mar 2013 09:52:02 1,854 posts
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    Personally I'm just seeing woeful performances. I can barely remember a time he's battled for a long ball and won it, or retained possession under pressure. He runs a lot, yet makes very few intelligent runs.
  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 10:03:55 61,093 posts
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    Almost definitely. Its obvious now that he will never play for Villa again and benteke is looking like a player, so he will be at stoke before august

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  • Fab4 19 Mar 2013 10:04:24 6,163 posts
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    Has Adebayor learnt the offside rule yet?
  • roz123 19 Mar 2013 10:24:20 7,113 posts
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    Michael Owen has announced his retirement at the end of the season. Hopefully he goes home to be a family man, I can't stand him as a pundit.
  • billythekid 19 Mar 2013 10:26:00 11,327 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Michael Owen has announced his retirement at the end of the season. Hopefully he goes home to be a family man, I can't stand him as a pundit.
    They've got to wheel him out every Movember though!
  • Ultrasoundwave 19 Mar 2013 10:31:32 3,398 posts
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    Absolutely chuffed for Steven Taylor - lad fully deserves the call up. Just hope he can avoid any more major injuries now....

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 10:31:57 61,093 posts
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    Well, its easy to say now but he was on fire at the time and Real were/are the biggest club in the world, so you really have to have a crack at it.

    It was his insanely over valued move to newcastle that finished him off.

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  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 10:35:03 10,057 posts
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    Also I recall his stats at Real being great in terms of appearances vs goals right?

    His biggest problem was that knee injury in the world cup (can't remember the match but it was right at the start, near the byline, foot caught in turf, knee popped). He never recovered.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • roz123 19 Mar 2013 10:35:20 7,113 posts
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    Its the game evolving so that a slow midget goal poacher can't justify a place in a first 11 anymore that finished him off.

    Edited by roz123 at 10:36:26 19-03-2013
  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 10:36:20 10,057 posts
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    Have some respect Roz ffs. The guy goes down as one of the best strikers we have produced.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Mar 2013 10:37:13 39,521 posts
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    Owen became an instant legend for his last minute goal against City. :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 10:39:02 10,057 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Owen became an instant legend for his last minute goal against City. :)
    It was the Giggs pass to him for the goal for me. But the finish was sublime.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • TheSaint 19 Mar 2013 10:42:05 14,724 posts
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    Wasn't it being injury prone and losing his pace advantage that finished him?
  • roz123 19 Mar 2013 10:43:53 7,113 posts
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    Here is his full statement:
    http://www.michaelowen.com/
  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 10:43:57 61,093 posts
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    Losing pace didnt do him, it was his hamstrings. he always scored when he was fit even after he lost a few yeards, he just never was.

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  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 10:45:22 61,093 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Here is his full statement:
    http://www.michaelowen.com/
    I could, frankly, live without the enormous profile shot.

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  • Dougs 19 Mar 2013 10:47:46 69,114 posts
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    He doesn't appear to mention wanting to spend more time with his kids, I mean horses.
  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 10:52:56 61,093 posts
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    Wasnt it Owen who, basically, built a street for his family? half a dozen massive houses right next to each other.

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  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 10:55:18
    The Owen disrespect saddens me quite a lot. I don't really get the hate. Not his fault injury basically ruined his career.

    His goal against Argentina and his hat-trick in Munich are extremely big football memories for me. I'd say he was our last great International striker in fact.
  • mikew1985 19 Mar 2013 10:56:49 12,986 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Owen became an instant legend for his last minute goal against City. :)
    It was the Giggs pass to him for the goal for me. But the finish was sublime.
    Still don't like him, never have and never will.
  • Dougs 19 Mar 2013 10:58:02 69,114 posts
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    It's more his off-field smarmy smugness that I take exception to. Fully agree about his goals for England btw, Munich especially.
  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 11:02:01 10,057 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Wasnt it Owen who, basically, built a street for his family? half a dozen massive houses right next to each other.
    I thought that was Rio. Or Fowler. Or Owen.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 11:04:32 61,093 posts
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    Seems it was owen, but he didnt build them.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/guides/halloffame/sport/michael_owen.shtml

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  • alexc7496 19 Mar 2013 11:07:06 1,791 posts
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    Great player at his peak. I never quite warmed to him as a person.
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