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Author Topic: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins  (Read 2700 times)

Online kippaxvilla2

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Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:28:27 PM »

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 06:39:40 PM »
Can't stand either of them.

That is all.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 06:42:46 PM »
Owen comes across as a right tool in that article.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 06:51:30 PM »
He does seem a bit if a tit. There's a pretty funny video of him scoring against a 13 year old keeper and giving it the big one. Just seems a very boring tit.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 08:51:35 PM »
I agree to be fair.  Just thought it was ironic if true about shearer looking to move.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 10:00:13 PM »
Iíve disliked Shearer ever since he kicked Bozzie well after the keeper had cleared the ball.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 11:02:09 PM »
Owen comes across as more of a bellend than Shearer in that article.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 11:47:44 PM »
I side with Shearer that Owen pretty much states he didn't want to play football for 6-7 years, yet would still sign contracts worth 5mill a year. However Poppins was also about the money as well as he turned down ManU for more money at Blackburn at the time.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 11:15:41 AM »
I agree to be fair.  Just thought it was ironic if true about shearer looking to move.

It was around 2004, Shearer's contract stated he always had to be top earner at the club. This was making signing players difficult for Bobby Robson, who offered Shearer to Liverpool.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/2388505/Robson-Shearer-betrayed-me.html

Ah, 2003 actually.  Anyway Michael Owen. Tit.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 11:19:04 AM »
We wanted to sign Shearer in 1998. Top of the league and he was starting to get left out of the team by Ruud Gullit. Think Ruudy was sacked a week or two later and he was back in favour under Sir Bobby.

We signed Dion Dublin a few weeks later which worked out fine.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 11:27:08 AM »
We wanted to sign Shearer in 1998. Top of the league and he was starting to get left out of the team by Ruud Gullit. Think Ruudy was sacked a week or two later and he was back in favour under Sir Bobby.

We signed Dion Dublin a few weeks later which worked out fine.

Yeah I think John Gregory mentioned in his book "ones that got away" Shearer Gary McAllister and Muzzy Izzet!

Gullit lost his job after a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland (Shearer on bench). Am certain Robson lost his job after a loss to us, at Villa Park (Shearer on the bench) Kluivert played instead.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 11:31:49 AM by danno »

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 12:09:21 PM »
We wanted to sign Shearer in 1998. Top of the league and he was starting to get left out of the team by Ruud Gullit. Think Ruudy was sacked a week or two later and he was back in favour under Sir Bobby.

We signed Dion Dublin a few weeks later which worked out fine.

Yeah I think John Gregory mentioned in his book "ones that got away" Shearer Gary McAllister and Muzzy Izzet!

Gullit lost his job after a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland (Shearer on bench). Am certain Robson lost his job after a loss to us, at Villa Park (Shearer on the bench) Kluivert played instead.

You're right, Danno. I was at that game and we won 4-2. Samuel and Barry were great that day. I loved Bobby Robson. Treated like shit by Newcastle, and they've deservedly been shit ever since he left, really.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2019, 07:18:34 PM »
It is never good when a player seemingly becomes bigger or as big as the club. A lot of people at Newcastle allowed that to happen regarding Shearer. As for Owen his injuries never allowed him to be anywhere near what he was in his early days with Liverpool and England whilst he was at Newcastle. It was a vanity signing for the fans by Souness and the board to make them popular and it backfired. Owen wanted to return to Liverpool but they couldn't or maybe wouldn't pay the fee. If I remember correctly he used to commute from Merseyside to Tynseside by private plane. The fact Owen seemed more interested in owning race horses than playing football also didn't help. Whatever personal issues they had with each other the fact is Shearer was a flop as Newcastle boss and Owen was a flop as a Newcastle player.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
Owen always seems to be a bit of a bell end.

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Re: Michael Owen Calls Out Mary Poppins
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2019, 07:27:54 PM »
I bet it was a massive clash of egos between Shearer and Owen at Newcastle. Not helped by the fact that after Euro '96 Shearer was the main man for England and then two years later in France Owen was the golden boy.