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Malmo 1-2 Chelsea - Apocalypse Now.

Right now my brain is reeling. I never thought that I would hear myself say “Michael Owen has made me feel better.” If he is the voice of reason, then the rest of the world must really have gone to sh*t.  Them: There was a Dahlin, which allows for all sorts of Blackadder inspired jokes. And a Safari, which is novelty. Other than that there was a bloke who played about twice for West Brom and a former Greenock Morton star.  Us: We couldn’t even beat our youth team in training appare...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Stevie Wonder, West Brom, Sam Allardyce, Uwe Rosler, Europa League, Latest, Match Reports, Istanbul, Lindsay Lohan, Ross, Michael Owen, Eden, Willian


An open letter to a Liverpool fan

Dear Liverpool Fan,Subject : From Doubters to BelieversI started supporting Liverpool in the beginning of 2000. It all started with a Michael Owen goal I caught in telly. And my curiosity pulled me more and more towards Owen and the club he played for. Since there was no way for me to follow Liverpool games back then in the small town I come from, my only source of information was delayed highlights and newspaper articles. Slowly games started appearing in StarSports India and I would watch almo...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Tottenham, Pep Guardiola, Gerrard, Klopp, United, Suarez, Michael Owen, Rodgers, Owen, Rafa


An open letter to a Liverpool fan

Dear Liverpool Fan,Subject : From Doubters to BelieversI started supporting Liverpool in the beginning of 2000. It all started with a Michael Owen goal I caught in telly. And my curiosity pulled me more and more towards Owen and the club he played for. Since there was no way for me to follow Liverpool games back then in the small town I come from, my only source of information was delayed highlights and newspaper articles. Slowly games started appearing in StarSports India and I would watch almo...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Tottenham, Pep Guardiola, Gerrard, Klopp, United, Suarez, Michael Owen, Rodgers, Owen, Rafa


Mike Ashley expects Rafa Benitez to sign new Newcastle deal- Mirror

Newcastle break transfer record After a 14 year wait, Newcastle United finally broke their previous transfer record in January of 2019. Newcastle’s most expensive player was Michael Owen who joined the Magpies in 2005. Newcastle finally break transfer record – which had stood since Michael Owen moved to the club in 2005 – in signing Miguel Almiron for £20mhttps://t.co/YVJTwyYXWa — Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) 29 January 2019 But after signing Miguel Almiron from Atlanta for a fee of a...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Mauricio Pochettino, Brighton, Mike Ashley, Mls, Telegraph, Atalanta, Monaco, Rafael Benitez, St James Park, Michael Owen


Twitter reacts to Aguero’s ‘hand-trick’ for Man City vs Arsenal

Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1 Manchester City hosted Arsenal on Sunday as they looked to close the gap on Liverpool. City started the day five points behind 1st place Liverpool but with the Reds not playing till Monday, City had the chance to put some pressure on the league leaders. However, City have not been in the best form of late with their last game seeing them lose to Newcastle. Arsenal, on the other hand, had won their last two, including a key win over Chelsea. BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NO...
Tags: City, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Harry Kane, Gary Lineker, Sergio Aguero, Afc Bournemouth, Thierry Henry, Laurent Koscielny, Agüero, Reds, Arsenal Fc


Newcastle United complete record deal for Miguel Almirón

Finally broken that transfer record Newcastle United have finally broken their transfer record after signing Atlanta United striker Miguel Almirón in a deal said to be worth £20million. It only took them 4901 days but they’ve finally done it! The Magpies completed a club record deal for Almiron today with time to spare before the deadline. The Paraguay star helped guide Atlanta to their first-ever MLS Cup in the last campaign, scoring 13 goals from midfield in the process. According to the Tele...
Tags: England, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Paraguay, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Mike Ashley, Monaco, Rafael Benitez, St James Park, Michael Owen, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nufc


Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron joins Newcastle in record deal

Ale Moreno breaks down Miguel Almiron's strengths and weaknesses and explains what Newcastle fans can expect from their newest transfer. Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for a record amount. Almiron, 24, has signed for a fee around £20 million ($26m) in a move that surpasses the £16m Newcastle paid for Michael Owen in 2005. The signing is also the highest amount for a Major League Soccer club in history.  We are delighted to announce the ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Transfers, Major League Soccer, St James Park, Michael Owen, Rafa Benitez, English Premier League, Ale Moreno, Atlanta United, Atlanta United FC, Miguel Almiron, Almiron


Go Through the Keyhole at footballer Michael Owen's family home

Keith Lemon took viewers on an access-all-areas tour of this incredible property on the...
Tags: Michael Owen, Keith Lemon


Chelsea 0-0 Southampton: New year, new entertaining Chelsea, we can dream right? Wrong.

Us: Giroud left the ground on crutches on Saturday, which adds to our striker woes considerably. No choice but to start with Morata up front, with Pedro Pony absent Barkley retained a place in the starting lineup and other than that it’s what you’d expect. Loftus-Cheek fit enough to take to the bench after a twinge. Them: Happy Charlie Austin day girls. Only it wasn’t because he was on the bench. Swines. Angus Gunn called into action whilst we were still debating if his dad played for Norwic...
Tags: Facebook, Robert Downey Jr, Sport, Best, Chicago, Budapest, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Southampton, Justin Bieber, Europa League, Latest, Charlie Austin, Match Reports, Christ


Only one Man United player is playing to their potential after Liverpool – Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer on Man United after Liverpool Where now for Manchester United? Liverpool not only moved into first place in the Premier League on Sunday with a 3-1 win at Anfield. Liverpool have moved 19 points ahead of Man United in the table after 17 games. Can Jose Mourinho’s men finish in the top four? That’s hugely doubtful as United are 11 points off of the Champions League spots. On Match of the Day on Sunday night, Alan Shearer offered his thoughts on what’s going on at Old Trafford. While...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, David De Gea, Ryan Giggs, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Romelu Lukaku, Man United, United, Eric Cantona, Michael Owen


Alvaro Morata suffers injury as Chelsea draw with FC Vidi

Big blow for the Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has suffered an injury blow after he was forced off during Chelsea’s Europa League clash with FC Vidi with a suspected knee problem. The Spanish striker has had a torrid time during his Chelsea career despite starting it in good form. Morata signed from Real Madrid for what was a club-record fee at the time back in the summer of 2017. Despite impressing initially, Morata has been a flop for the club and there are no ifs or buts about it. He was eve...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Real Madrid, Bt Sport, Olivier Giroud, Chelsea FC, Europa League, Michael Owen, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Giroud, Maurizio Sarri, Morata, Alvaro Morata


Full list of 2018 Ballon d’Or nominees revealed

France Football have on Monday the 8th of October revealed the 30 man short-list for the 2018 men’s Ballon d’Or award. We have our 30 nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or France Football! #ballondor pic.twitter.com/M01sH5gspj — #ballondor (@francefootball) October 8, 2018 They have also announced the 10 man shortlist for the inaugural  Trophée Kopa award. The 30 nominees The full list of nominees and their respected nations/ clubs are as followed: Sergio Agüero (ARG / Manchester City) Alisson...
Tags: France, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Liverpool, Fifa, Real Madrid, Champions League, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Croatia, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Ac Milan, Madrid


10 nominees for Trophée Kopa revealed including Liverpool defender

France Football have on Monday announced the 10 man shortlist for the inaugural Trophée Kopa award. The Trophée Kopa is the equivalent of the Ballon d’Or for players aged under 21. The nominees The award ceremony will take place on the 3rd of December 2018. The full list of nominees is as followed: Trent Alexander-Arnold (20) – Liverpool/England Houssem Aouar (20) – Lyon/France Patrick Cutrone (20) – AC Milan/Italy Ritsu Doan (20) – Groningen/Japan Gianluigi Donnarumma (19) – AC Milan/Italy Am...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Ac Milan, Psg, Naples, UEFA Champions League, Michael Owen, Kaká, Ballon, Naples Italy, Kopa, Kylian Mbappe


Chelsea 1-0 Vidi - Please make it stop!

So back to the Bridge it is, where it is so easy to be a tout than even the ambulance men are at it. I hope they made a massive loss tonight. Buoyant Hungarian support outside the away entrance. I shall marvel at their jubilatory antics from the posh seats with JK. Whilst I feast on the club's pick 'n' mix. Us: wholesale changes as you'd expect - Loftus-Cheek's rumoured start came to pass. Pedro Pony returns from that clattering he took. Hurrah. I was going to revert to Pesto, until knobhea...
Tags: London, Australia, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Bt Sport, Match Report, Europa League, Latest, Michael Owen, Eden, Willian, Barkley, Don, Morata, Bucharest


PAOK Thessaloniki 0-1 Chelsea: Fantasising about Ross Barkley, Bruce Buck and Garlic Butter.

But not in that order. Not since the British Army landed a completely pointless force at Salonika in WW1 has a group of Englishmen been so reticent to make a trip to Greece. And for equally good reason, as people were being attacked as early as Thursday morning.Them: Only two of them were Greek. I couldn’t name them, or the nine that weren’t.Us: Five changes - Willian in, Barkley, Christensen, Morata, Zappacosta. Cahill only on the bench - not a single second played for Sarri yet in a competiti...
Tags: Greece, France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, British Army, Ross Barkley, West Ham, Uefa, Match Report, Nigel, Beirut, Europa League, Latest, Michael Owen, Willian


Umbro Speciali 98 Remake Released

If you are in the mood for an iconic new boot, Umbro has delivered at the perfect time. Making it’s reappearance is a boot that has been crafted to the same standards and specifications as the original version released in 1998, the Umbro Speciali 98. This is a boot that pays tribute to the pair that made headlines on the feet of Michael Owen. You might recall THAT wonder goal he scored vs Argentina as an 18 year-old. So, what exactly is on offer? Umbro use a thin, buttery soft kangaroo leather...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Argentina, Michael Owen, Umbro, New Release, Ceramica, Umbro Speciali


Michael Owen 'hated' final years of career and 'couldn't wait to retire'

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp said he was happy for goalkeeper Loris Karius after he completed his loan move to Besiktas and hopes he can be successful in Turkey. The FC crew respond to your tweets about Suso, Liverpool's win over Brighton, Napoli under Carlo Ancelotti and the atmosphere at St. James' Park. Steve Nicol remains impressed with Liverpool's defensive composure, in a victory where the attack wasn't firing on all cylinders. Virgil van Dij...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Turkey, Story, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Stoke City, Newcastle United, Real Madrid, Brighton, Carlo Ancelotti, Besiktas, James Milner, Jurgen Klopp


Michael Owen: Ex-England striker opens up about injuries

Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen says he "hated" the last six years of his career because of injury frustration.
Tags: England, Sport, Liverpool, Michael Owen


Michael Owen reveals all about tea drinking, running over a rabbit, film phobia

It's fair to say that Michael Owen has, over the years, garnered a reputation for being, well ... a little bit boring. Speaking in a Q&A session, the former England striker did nothing to dispel the claims, giving us all a little insight into his sparse day-to-day existence. "I've never drunk a cup of tea in my life, or coffee for that matter. But, I've just learnt how to make one." Owen was also quizzed about his social media activity, which usually consists of rather straightfor...
Tags: England, Football, Blog, Sport, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Michael Owen, Owen


Newcastle close to signing Yoshinori Muto from Mainz

Newcastle start moving in the summer transfer market It has been another rough summer for Newcastle in the transfer market. Newcastle’s purchase of Michael Owen for 16 million pounds ahead of the 2005/2006 season remains their record signing. This looks unlikely to change with a continuing stand-off between Rafa Benitez and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. According to reports, Ashley would only countenance a summer spending spree if Rafa Benitez signs a new long-term contract. As it stands, Newcas...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Everton, James Mccarthy, Deportivo La Coruna, Goodison Park, Kennedy, Mainz, Michael Owen, Jose Salomon Rondon, Salomon Rondon, Yoshinori Muto


Who Replaces Ronaldo In Madrid?

Well Florentino Pérez has gotten his wish. Despite winning the Champions League in four of the past five seasons, Real struggled domestically, finishing 17 points behind champions Barcelona last season. Perez has already gotten rid of manager Zinedine Zidane, replacing him with former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui. Next on his wish list was to move move Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid and that has now been accomplished with the news of Ronaldo’s $112m move to Juventus. Now Perez needs to fin...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, David Beckham, Tottenham, Daniel Levy, Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Florentino Perez


World Cup breakout stars, from French full-backs to Russia's goal heroes

With Croatia and England set to meet in the World Cup semifinals, the FC crew explain why the Three Lions will likely prove too much for Croatia. It is a tale as old as time: Reputations being made and broken at the World Cup. Pele and Michael Owen are just two who announced themselves on this stage as teenagers in the past, while Kylian Mbappe of France -- though hardly a secret ahead of the tournament -- is doing something similar here in Russia. We were expecting to pay homage to Lionel Mess...
Tags: England, France, Russia, Football, Blog, Sport, Croatia, Pele, FIFA World Cup, Three Lions, Neymar, Blog Post, Michael Owen, Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe


England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

By STEVE DOUGLAS SAMARA, Russia — England achieved something David Beckham’s generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England’s youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15. “We looked composed,” England captain Harry Kane said. “We looked like we controlled the game.” Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories ...
Tags: England, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Sports, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Italy, David Beckham, 2018 World Cup, Raheem Sterling, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Switzerland, Moscow


Mbappe is dynamite, but the French defence has flaws

FOR ALL THEIR ATTACKING PROWESS, FRANCE'S BACK FOUR IS PREGNABLE Firstly, Merci France, Gracias Argentina for a rip-roaring match overflowing with goodies yesterday. That is what we came to Russia or our televisions for. Top-notch entertainment. And while Lionel Messi raged against the dying of the light, Kylian Mbappe shone like the morning sun. The symbolism of the young pretender stealing [Author: [email protected] (Sean O'Conor)]
Tags: France, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Pele, Russia 2018, Uruguay, World Cup 2006, World Cup 2002, Michael Owen, Kylian Mbappe, Kazan, Sean O Conor


Danny Welbeck tips Marcus Rashford to have ‘Michael Owen’ breakout in Russia

Owen Danny Welbeck has claimed Marcus Rashford could well burst onto the international stage this summer. The forward is well known in the Premier League, having impressed for Manchester United since breaking through into the first team, and after his performance against Costa Rica, Welbeck thinks Rashford has everything he needs to light up the biggest tournament of them all – the World Cup. The Express report Welbeck said: “Can he ‘do a Michael Owen’? Marcus has the qualities to have an impac...
Tags: England, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, West Ham United, Jose Mourinho, Gareth Southgate, Danny Welbeck, Costa Rica, United, Michael Owen, Nabil Fekir


World Cup countdown: England's Michael Owen stuns Argentina - 1998

With just a week to go until the 2018 World Cup, BBC Sport looks back 20 years to Michael Owen's stunning solo goal against Argentina at France '98.
Tags: England, News, France, Argentina, Michael Owen, BBC Sport


Michael Owen stars in injury claim advert

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen shows good humour in a recent injury claim advert.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Latest, Blog - The Toe Poke, Michael Owen


Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wouldn't get in Real Madrid side - Vicente Del Bosque

Ahead of Saturday's final, take a look back at how the front three for Real Madrid and Liverpool have performed this Champions League season. As Liverpool head to Kiev, a look behind the scenes at Anfield as Salah meets Lampard, van Djik nutmegs Lovren and ESPN meets Wijnaldum. Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen believes that if his former club win the UEFA Champions League, Mohamed Salah will deserve to win the Ballon d'Or award. The ESPN FC crew discuss ...
Tags: Football, Spain, Sport, Story, Egypt, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Vicente Del Bosque, Uefa, Espn, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Madrid, UEFA Champions League, Michael Owen


Owen: Salah should win the Ballon d'Or

Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen believes that if his former club win the UEFA Champions League, Mohamed Salah will deserve to win the Ballon d'Or award.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Liverpool, Uefa, Latest, UEFA Champions League, Michael Owen, Mohamed Salah, Ballon, Owen, Salah


Liverpool's Sadio Mane tells Real Madrid 'goals are coming' in Champions League final

As Liverpool head to Kiev, a look behind the scenes at Anfield as Salah meets Lampard, van Djik nutmegs Lovren and ESPN meets Wijnaldum. Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen believes that if his former club win the UEFA Champions League, Mohamed Salah will deserve to win the Ballon d'Or award. The ESPN FC crew discuss Jurgen Klopp's comments on the role experience will play in the Champions League final. Liverpool's Sadio Mane has warned Real Madrid he is hungr...
Tags: Senegal, Story, Soccer, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Uefa, Espn, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Reds, UEFA Champions League, Michael Owen, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Kiev