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Owen considering hanging up his boots

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Michael Owen is without a doubt one of the unluckiest players in the Premier League, injury wise. Since his move away from Liverpool, his career has been nothing other than a fail, with injuries preventing him from performing at the top level.

Once upon a time, Michael Owen was one of the best strikers in the Premier League. At Liverpool he seemed to have the makings of a great player. However, he was lured away by Real Madrid where he would spend most of his time on the bench, gradually losing confidence along the way.

Now it seems, with only one year left on his contract at Man United, he could be retiring from football altogether.

"It would not only round off my career but put it to bed.''

Owen is only 30, so maybe hanging up his boots is a bit early. You have to feel sorry for him though, constantly injured and not the player he once was. If he does retire, I'm sure he will stay involved in football through coaching. It's sad to see someone who only a few years ago was one of the best strikers in England, considering early retirement and is about as use full as a bench warmer.


  1. Dominic Pollard said...

    You are absolutely right. Owen was a fantastic player. He was the last Englishman to win the Ballon d'Or back in 2001 and, to be fair, was nominated again while at Real Madrid in 2004. The last five years of his career have been plagued with injuries. It has been a shame to see what has happened to him and it has been bad news for the national team because his international strike-rate was first class. It is too soon for him to retire but unfortunately it seems that he will never be able to overcome his injury problems and play regularly.

    October 28, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

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