The all-new Premier League thread Page 3351

  • Page

    of 5619 First / Last

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 11:09:06 61,074 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Owen is quite like Le Saux in that hes quite switched on, which can be a bit disarming when you are used to the average footballer being as thick as pigshit.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 11:10:15 61,074 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    graysonavich wrote:
    his (post injury) stats probably aren't that amazing to read back on.
    I would be willing to be that his goals per appearences post injury are as good as anyone else in the world.

    Its just that he didnt make that many..

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 11:13:35
    I'd agree that his Newcastle move was his biggest career misstep. The fact that Man U were happy to pick him up afterwards gives a hint of what might have been.
  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 11:19:28 29,189 posts
    Seen 3 minutes ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    He was injured the whole time we had him. I don't think it would have mattered where he'd went after Real, he was crocked and a shadow of his former self by the time he got to us.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 11:22:16 61,074 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Didnt the FA end up paying his wages after he did his ACL for england?

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • speedofthepuma 19 Mar 2013 11:24:28 13,310 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I like him. I'm fed up of stupid people.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 11:30:24 61,074 posts
    Seen 59 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Hah, just had a quick look at his wiki page and the FA and FIFA did pay part of his wages and give Newcastle almost 10m in compensation. In fact he was SO injured, FIFA doubled their insurance cover for players in international duty.

    The newcastle section is hilarious, its like someone had a voodoo doll of him and then, to cap it all off he got mumps. Its some read.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Mar 2013 11:33:01 10,015 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    If Owen is so smart why is he always such a boring cunt on punditry and in interviews? Straight bats every question with his dull, monotone voice.
  • disusedgenius 19 Mar 2013 11:33:47 5,528 posts
    Seen 34 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    If Owen is so smart why is he always such a boring cunt on punditry and in interviews? Straight bats every question with his dull, monotone voice.
    I'm struggling to get the logic here.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 11:39:05
    It's a well known fact that the most intelligent people have the most interesting voices.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 12:38:25
    Being smart and offering insight on kicking a ball about on a field are different. Some smart people know about brain surgery but nothing about fixing a car.
  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 12:51:36 10,057 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I too cannot remember a better buzz watching England play than a) That argentina goal and b) Munich. Possibly Gazza in every game during 1990. Or Beckham against Greece. That's it. Or maybe Hoddle's England in Italy in the final qualifier. Ok that's it. One of those.

    Edited by Youthist at 12:51:54 19-03-2013

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

  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 12:52:43
    Euro 96 had some moments, mostly from Gazza again (Scotland goal).
  • TheSaint 19 Mar 2013 12:53:29 14,724 posts
    Seen 19 seconds ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    You probably need to be passionate about something to make a decent pundit. With that in mind Owen would probably be better suited to horse racing.
  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 12:54:42 10,057 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Ah yes - that goal get's in (and the celebration). And the Sun turning Gazza from public enemy number 1 to greatest guy that even lived over night as a direct result of him bamboozling Hendry so superbly.

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

  • Ultrasoundwave 19 Mar 2013 13:04:42 3,398 posts
    Seen 10 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    nickthegun wrote:
    The newcastle section is hilarious, its like someone had a voodoo doll of him and then, to cap it all off he got mumps. Its some read.
    As a Newcastle fan i'm programmed to hate the guy, but the truth is that we looked a much better side when he was playing, especially in the earlier days of his stay with us.

    Back when he signed, i genuinely thought we were going to make a serious push for the title - we had Owen and Shearer up front, N'Zogbia and Milner on either wing, Scott Parker and Emre in the engine room - some serious ability there - unfortunately our back four was Boumsong, Bramble, Carr and Babayaro :cry:


    We also signed Luque, who had a lot of promise back then too.

    We did finish 7th that season, but if our back four had actually lived up to their respective hype and formed a solid unit, who knows what might have been.




    Who knows.......

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

  • Youthist 19 Mar 2013 13:08:39 10,057 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Didn't you get rid of Bobby Robson then everything fell to shit?
    Or when was that.

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

  • King_Edward 19 Mar 2013 13:11:29 11,467 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    That team didn't finish 7th. The team that finished 7th was a hodge podge of reserves and youth team players that, god knows how, saved our season after all the "real abilty" had buggered up the start so terribly, then all gotten injured.

    Edited by King_Edward at 13:13:10 19-03-2013
  • King_Edward 19 Mar 2013 13:12:47 11,467 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    Youthist wrote:
    Didn't you get rid of Bobby Robson then everything fell to shit?
    Or when was that.
    It was the year Souness was sacked and Glenn Roeder came in as caretaker.

    Nobby Solano spent half the season at right back and Mourinho said he was jealous of our youth set up.

    Edited by King_Edward at 13:15:39 19-03-2013
  • Dougs 19 Mar 2013 13:17:30 69,108 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    TBH, most of my memories of England in that period are bad. The highlights have been mentioned, but I went to way more games that were awful. Euro 2000 a particular low-light on the field. Great trip though
  • billythekid 19 Mar 2013 13:25:27 11,327 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Owen's hat trick in the 5-1 against Germany was a vivid highlight for me, especially as it was on my birthday.
  • billythekid 19 Mar 2013 13:31:19 11,327 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I liked this bit from Owen thanking people in his retirement statement:

    "Last but not least, my Dad. We did it my old mate! From those freezing local parks to terrorising the best defenders in the World on the biggest stages of all. I couldn't have done it without you".
  • Dougs 19 Mar 2013 13:31:26 69,108 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    billythekid wrote:
    Owen's hat trick in the 5-1 against Germany was a vivid highlight for me, especially as it was on my birthday.
    Me too, quite unbelievable. I may have mentioned once or twice being there
  • Page

    of 5619 First / Last

Log in or register to reply