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Takers for Owen?

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After Keegan's statement yesterday that they are not going to be even close to the top 4 next year, I can't see Michael Owen being happy to settle for that. We need to get in there if there's a sniff of bringing him to Everton. Without trying to set up a Champ Manager thread, he is a realistic target who Moyes has expressed an interest in before, and is the type of quality we need if we are to progress further. Especially if he doesn't sign a new contract with them...
Danny Broderick, London     Posted 06/05/2008 at 17:17:12

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Roy Coyne
1   Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:42:51

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Just one question, Dan: Where do we find the wages of over a hundred grand a week?
Adam Cunliffe
2   Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:40:28

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Not in a million years. We shouldn’t be satisfied with a crocked ex kopite. We wanted him ten years ago and he turned his boyhood club down to go and play for the shite across the park.

Now Danny I appreciate that he’s a good goalscorer but we shouldn’t be looking to sign Ex Kopites. Especialy ones who strugle to get through 90 mins without getting injured.
Connor Rohrer
3   Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:54:54

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No thanks. Lost his pace, injury prone and only cares about his beloved England.

Not for me.
Robbie Kirkham
4   Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:03:29

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Don’t think we’ll be signing many according to the post Moyes is on a tight budget for the summer.
Tony Part
5   Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:02:51

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Not for me either..
He turned us down three years aga in favour of money to go to that successful Euro giant Newcastle.
Owen does care more about England now and he doesn't look like the type of player who would thrive on the service given to strikers at Everton..
We need to look elsewhere for attacking options
Danny Broderick
6   Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:43:31

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I’m a bit surprised by some of your responses to be honest lads. Just because he used to play for Liverpool isn’t a reason to not buy him. And I think it’s a bit unfair to say he only cares about England - if you look at his scoring record even for England, it’s almost 1 in 2. I think him and the Yak up front would have goals written all over them.
p.s. Roy, we are going to have to start paying bigger wages if we want the top players. But I’m sure the prospect of European football combined with a move back towards his native North Wales could help us to get him for maybe 80k a week...
Danny Broderick
7   Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:01:41

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Sorry, I meant to quote his scoring record for Newcastle in that last post - his scoring record for Newcastle being almost 1 in 2...
Wayne Francis
8   Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:58:27

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Danny - £80k a week mate! You’re havin a laff aint cha? Surely!

Double the salary of our highest paid players? I don;t think so!

Yeah, you are right, we will have to start spending more if we want top notch players eventually, but we simply can’t afford it right now - we’re fooking skint!

Someone said that he wouldn;t thrive on the service he would get at EFC - spot on.
I could think of other players to bring in before him....
Anthony Jaras
9   Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:00:23

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Danny, think about what you are saying, 80k a week?
Do you really believe we can afford anywhere near that?
What do you think would happen if we gave Owen 80k a week?
Cahill, Arteta, Lescott etc would be a bit pissed off if that happened and our massive eam spirit would float staright out of the window like a pissed off poltergeist!

The fact is he is an injury prone has been who I admit will score a good few goals, but who prefers the three lions to any club on the planet.

Even at 40k per week we would be stepping on the other players toes. We just don’t have those sort of wages to pay a player like him.

There are cheaper, younger and more sensible options available to us.

Come on guys, we can do better than this.

Championship Manager this ain’t but let’s be realistic about our options and limitations.

Anthony Jaras
10   Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:08:50

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I would rather go for Martins than Owen!
Anthony Jaras
11   Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:14:15

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Or Defoe or Robbie Keane!
Jay Harris
12   Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:50:13

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Another midget gem I?m afraid and one that's past his sell-by date.
Vaughan is the future, not Owen.
Kieran Kinsella
13   Posted 06/05/2008 at 23:16:15

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We need Owen to keep Mick Rathbone from getting lonely once AVDM and Grav have gone.
Alex Spelling
14   Posted 07/05/2008 at 00:50:48

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I think his advisors are already looking for an improved deal if he stays at Newcastle so there is no way he’d come to us for (hopefully) UEFA cup football and a pay cut and as several have said, we could’nt afford 80 grand anyway! He’s got stables and a helicopter to take care of, and what with the credit crunch, his missus might have to get a cleaning job should he take a pay cut!

Ok, if his contract guarantees 30 league goals per season, otherwise a normal wage is paid, we’ll take him!!! :) Thrash it out boys, ’the Everton way’!
Steve Pendleton
15   Posted 07/05/2008 at 04:13:39

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A midget in our team of giants???? Not bloody likely.
Gavin Ramejkis
16   Posted 07/05/2008 at 12:22:41

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Glass ankled RS Welsh midget, no thanks
Wayne Francis
17   Posted 07/05/2008 at 12:37:36

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What’s wrong with him being Welsh Gavin? ;-)

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