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, Posted 06/05/2008 at 17:17:12
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1 Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:42:51
2 Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:40:28
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.
3 Posted 06/05/2008 at 20:54:54
Not for me.
4 Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:03:29
5 Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:02:51
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
6 Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:43:31
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...
7 Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:01:41
8 Posted 06/05/2008 at 21:58:27
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....
9 Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:00:23
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.
10 Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:08:50
11 Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:14:15
12 Posted 06/05/2008 at 22:50:13
Vaughan is the future, not Owen.
13 Posted 06/05/2008 at 23:16:15
14 Posted 07/05/2008 at 00:50:48
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’!
15 Posted 07/05/2008 at 04:13:39
16 Posted 07/05/2008 at 12:22:41
17 Posted 07/05/2008 at 12:37:36