Wednesday, 4 May 2011

MIchael Owen's career is taking off

Everyone's least favourite walking injury, Michael Owen, has seen his stock rise so high at his time playing for Manchester United that the prestigious Derby County are thinking about signing him!  Write about that on Twitter, you jerk:

Metro says:
The veteran striker is now fourth choice at Old Trafford, and with Danny Welbeck due back from loan at the end of the season, Owen is unlikely to be offered a new deal.  
Rams boss Nigel Clough is desperate to bolster the quality of his squad in a bid to avoid another season fighting relegation, and sources claim he’s targeted the former England international as a marquee summer signing.  
Clough has been promised cash to spend by the board, and with high-earner Robbie Savage set to retire at the end of the season, Derby are reportedly preparing a £1.5million package to lure Owen to Pride Park.
I remember during France 98 when Owen was absolutely awesome, and I can also remember him scoring hundreds of great goals and being faster than laser beams.  He was on track to being England's all time top scorer, coveted by every major club in Europe and then he took a one way trip on the injury train, except he didn't get on the train, rather it came and ran over his legs again and again.  Now, like Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down for the philistines amongst you) he can't understand why Newcastle fans might not be delighted to welcome back their record transfer signing, having played 71 games for them in 4 years.  That's how many games Jack Wilshere wants to play next week.