4th September 2019 at 10:51 am #47012
Micky O. is coming across a bit of a prat in my opinion with all the details of his book being published on the interweb. Not sure if he’s said a good word about anybody so far, I’ve certainly not heard anything nice. He’s even had a pop at “Golden Balls” himself!!! The cheek of the fella!!4th September 2019 at 10:56 am #47013
I’ll check it out4th September 2019 at 11:01 am #47014
he is just trying to sell books but is coming off a bit of a tool4th September 2019 at 1:27 pm #47028
Whilst Owen certainly isn’t immune from criticism in all this, one does wonder again how much a lot of his big decisions were down to his agent? They really are Lady Macbeth type characters who claim to hold their clients “best interests” at heart when we know they’re ultimately looking for a big pay day by manipulating their players into a move. And then, after their careers, they look back, as Owen is now, with bitterness the way it all went.
We still see this today. Look at Neymar – again not saying he isn’t personally immune to criticism, but the amount of people around him that must have been looking to make a buck out of him must be quite a few. Similar perhaps with Pogba too, maybe even Mbappe – all these players currently look unhappy at their clubs because it wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve ultimately been manipulated into moving so others can make big bucks out of them. We’ve got to look at some serious agent regulation at some point.4th September 2019 at 1:37 pm #47032
Couldn’t agree more Micky. Makes you wonder how much of the 300,000 a week certain players get actually goes to the players pocket, by the time they’ve paid taxes, agents, lawyers, accountants, social media managers, and the like.
Not that I have much sympathy for them, hard to cry for a multi-millionaire who kicks a sodding football about all day! 🙂4th September 2019 at 1:38 pm #47033
I do find it weird that he talks about the “delusions” of newcastle fans when he himself was deluded in to thinking he was good enough to play for a better team at that time, no one else came in for him so he should be grateful to Newcastle really.
Shame how is career went he was phenomenal for a few years as a youngster.4th September 2019 at 2:46 pm #47038
Brian blueParticipant181 pts
For me… he was a good player but a little overrated. A good point was made…few teams did not offer him a chance to join them
Do not like it when the mud slinging starts but again, as mentioned….helps books sales…but not with me. I never bought SAFs books when I heard about all the inaccuracies or it would have been an interesting read4th September 2019 at 2:53 pm #47039
Never buy those sort of books full stop… just ego’s cashing in…4th September 2019 at 5:31 pm #47045
Chuckles, I really think you need to read a few of them, they’re a great insight into the hardships these players have to put up with, the difficult decisions they take in deciding which extortionate signing on fee to take, the Stress involved in choosing which one of their exotic sports cars they should go to work in, the constant pressure they’re under to be seen in all the right places, things us mere mortals would buckle under the strain with. I suggest you read a few and empathise with them….Pagan4th September 2019 at 7:47 pm #47049
Hightown hopeParticipant161 pts
Owen is a tool and has been for a long time. Good, if not great, finisher but relied alot on his speed which after being overplayed by Liverpool when arguably not fully fit he lost pretty quick. By 2003 he was pretty much past his best.
…and probably the worst pundit on TV.4th September 2019 at 7:57 pm #47051
Peggy… I remember reading (or trying to!) Gary Mabbutt’s books, as there was the whole diabetic thing, mixing footy with a serious illness, but about 80% of what I read was pretty damn boring… and this was a player I genuinely liked. Seems like a top bloke. But just about anybody else over the last 30 years? Couldn’t really give a rats arse… I know your post is somewhat tongue in cheek, but it’s exactly that, what amazing insight to life could a professional football give me? I work for a living…4th September 2019 at 8:53 pm #47056
Who is Michael O?
What’s with the “We Need To Talk About” style of Thread Openings?4th September 2019 at 9:42 pm #47062
Mr. Balance, We Need To Talk About Kevin, is a book and a film, so I presume it was just a play on that.
Chuckles, yep totally tongue in cheek, like you, I have absolutely no interest in reading a book about someone who thinks he is somehow entitled to be worshipped due to his ability to chase a bag of wind round a field…..Pagan
5th September 2019 at 4:47 am #47077
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That Peggy is a smart bananana… right on both counts!!!
And Silly-Willy-Nilly needs to ask who Micheal O. is?? Call yourself a Liberoools fan??? 🙂5th September 2019 at 10:27 am #47099
For my own mental health banjo I just assumed nil knew it was owen and was simply turning his nose up at a traitor by pretending not to know who he was.
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