Rumour - Michael Owen

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Rumour - Michael Owen

by loyalroyal4life » 31 Jan 2012 17:29

According to TEAMtalk's Rumour Room: "Just been told by a friend of mine who works near Reading FC's training ground that Michael Owen has turned up there for a medical, would be interesting to see Roberts and Owen up front for the Royals."

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by reading98 » 31 Jan 2012 17:30

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Royalz96 » 31 Jan 2012 17:46

Hope this is true. :D 8) :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by philM » 19 Feb 2012 08:18

Today's Sunday Times reports that Anton wants to get Owen in the summer.

Oh, and also Alexander Hleb :shock:


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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Ian Royal » 19 Feb 2012 09:16

Uh-oh.

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Wimb » 19 Feb 2012 09:37

Can think of far worse.... probably all bollox though :D

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Eaststandman » 19 Feb 2012 09:57

This is the kind of rumour (if true) that I find disturbing about wealthy owners, whose opinions can't be ignored for the obvious reasons, but Michael Owen?

Seriously, a wealthy and expensive, fragile, sick note, has been, who lives in the north west and likes to follow horse racing in a serious manner?

We can surely, and with all due respect to MO, do better for the future of our club than him?

It's not even as if he'd sell many shirts or put bums on seats in the way people like George Best and Rodney Marsh cameo's used to do in the twilight of their careers, is it?

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Snowball » 19 Feb 2012 10:03

Hleb was a fantastic player, not sure what he's like these days.

But I'd rather have Fletcher, Doyle, Long, Siggy, Defoe and a dozen others before Owen who WAS fantastic


Personally I think we should get Torres in for a month and let him score 8, get his confidence back


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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Norfolk Royal » 19 Feb 2012 10:08

I can see the sense in bringing Owen in on loan to the end of the season, but no more than that.

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Wimb » 19 Feb 2012 10:21

Eaststandman This is the kind of rumour (if true) that I find disturbing about wealthy owners, whose opinions can't be ignored for the obvious reasons, but Michael Owen?

Seriously, a wealthy and expensive, fragile, sick note, has been, who lives in the north west and likes to follow horse racing in a serious manner?

We can surely, and with all due respect to MO, do better for the future of our club than him?

It's not even as if he'd sell many shirts or put bums on seats in the way people like George Best and Rodney Marsh cameo's used to do in the twilight of their careers, is it?


are you kidding? Owen would sell a ton of shirts for the army of Liverpool/United fans that come out to the Madejski when we're in the Premier League or have a big game.

He's still capable of scoring goals it's just whether he could stay fit and if he's got the hunger. Certainly when he moved to United he said he was much happier being at Old Trafford and playing a few games rather than going to Stoke or Hull who made him offers.

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Eaststandman » 19 Feb 2012 11:09

Even if Wimb is right about shirt sales and I'm not so convinced, we shouldn't encourage the premier league part time plastic chameleon fans, not even for a revenue stream IMHO

But, (BIG BUT) if he should stay fit! you are 'aving a giraffe, he is an increasing liability on that front nothing could be more certain as he gets older.

The Brad Freidel's Ryan Giggs and Teddy Sheringham's of the football world are rarer than hen's teeth in reality!

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by ZacNaloen » 19 Feb 2012 11:12

Anton is probably convinced we are going to get promoted after looking at our league form ;)


I doubt we could get those players if we tried. We need to be focusing on up and comers still. Just a higher quality of up and comer.


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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Pepe the Horseman » 19 Feb 2012 14:13

Would be all over Hleb. Should think Owen will retire at the end of this season though, he's a broken man

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Cripple Creek » 19 Feb 2012 19:48

I read the BBC gossip on this related to a Sunday Times article which I haven't read because I'm damned if I'm going to subscribe to read a Murdoch paper online. Frankly, I can't think of a single reason why signing Michael Owen is a good idea. If this is true I can only guess because the new owner thinks it would be interesting to have a glamour player at Reading. We have enough strikers and the team is balanced as it is (one of its strengths) - this would be precisely the kind of signing that would make me think having a new rich owner is a bad thing (which I don't). Up until now the signings of Roberts and Connelly have both proved to be inspired. That'll do for now.

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by 1871 Royal » 19 Feb 2012 20:30

Cripple Creek Up until now the signings of Roberts and Connelly have both proved to be inspired. That'll do for now.


To be honest Cywka has been pretty good in his cameos as well, but being in Australia, I guess it might be hard getting to Reading every saturday :wink:

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by GreaterTorontoRoyal » 19 Feb 2012 20:52

Pepe the Horseman Would be all over Hleb. Should think Owen will retire at the end of this season though, he's a broken man

The same man who slapped our club captain (at the time) Murty?

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by The Rouge » 19 Feb 2012 22:29

Was there a GreatTorontoRoyal you were trying to get one over on?

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by Kitsondinho » 20 Feb 2012 21:06

Owen is one of favourite players ever......well the Owen before his legs became biscuit crumbs.......

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Re: Rumour - Michael Owen

by RFCUK » 21 Feb 2012 07:09

£30 special for a home shirt with 30 and Owen on the back.. Like they did with Manset last season. Would sell plenty

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