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Majority Say Sign Michael Owen!

Vital Villa asked in our last poll what sort of signing you thought Newcastle striker Michael Owen would be.

Seems the majority would like to see him at Villa Park with 53% voting 'A risk but well worth it' and 24% voting it would be a world class signing.

18% felt it was too big a risk due to his injuries, 4% that it would be a poor signing and the remaining 1% thinking the prospect average.

Not sure a 1 goal per 2 games striker would be average but the big IF is certainly his injury record.

Who'd be a manager eh?!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 16 2008

Time: 8:45PM

Your Comments

going to be fascinating to see who does sign him, can't see Newcastle not selling him in Jan as they have to make something out of him after he cost them 17m from Real Madrid.
The Fear
If we could get him for a reasonable price then great. Bring him on for the last 30 minutes of the game and he will score if given proper service. Worth the risk!
gwyllum18
Id rather Martins
Pking
The majority are usually wrong - and I suspect they are here too. How would Vill get any value out of such a deal?
Gordonsleftboot
By scoring goals and thus winning more and obtaining a higher league finish and better cup results.
Villan Of The North
Defoe for me. Has been my number one choice for the last 3 years and nothing has changed my mind. Head and shoulders above Owen. Would get 20+ goals easily in our team. Just think our 4 striking options being Defoe, Gabby, Carew and Heskey....top four here we come.
In MON we trust!
Agree in MON we trust! Biggest mistake made was not going for him at such a knock down price last January. He might even have got us the 4th place (at least 5th) last season, but MON must have his reasons I guess.
The Fear
Goals, goals and more goals Gordonsleftboot. He is a 1 in 2 striker, give him the chance (even in a struggling Newcastle side) and he'll take them. Also could teach Gabby a great deal which would almost make it worth it just for that because Gabby is already learning fast and improving season on season, but to learn more from the side of a master... superb!
The Fear
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The Fear
Another point, would MON break his wage structure to sign him? Surely he wold want 80k+. Just can't see this one.
In MON we trust!
not sure the wages matter quite as much if you can get the player cheaply, it all ends up a similar amount laid out surely!?
The Fear
Owen and/or Benjani would do for me. I can see Owen going to the highest bidder (in wage not fee) so Benjani would be a realistic target as he will probably be forced out in the Man City revolution!!!
deano.avfc
No no no to Benjani. No Sir, not diddly not for us.
koolbill
Michael Owen is yesterday's man. His 1 goal per two games is great; its the 53 appearances out of a possible 124 that worries me. We need to be moving on and not looking at yesterday's heroes.
chocolate teapot
Defoe, Heskey and McGeady in the window, with Wilf returning and we're sorted until the summer. I truly believe if we sign those 3, we will run the Arse very close for 4th.
In MON we trust!
I'm not convinced, and am glad that its not my job to make a decision as to whether we should be seriously looking at him. His injury record in recent seasons has to be a concern, plus he looks to me as if he's lost a yard or two of pace, once his biggest asset.
glensider
Seems he's set to have clear the air talks with Kinnear, not being happy at being left out of the side for the past couple of weeks,when he claims, he has been 100% fit. I expect to see him move on, although I doubt that Villa Park would be his destination of choice, even if MON were to show a definite interest.
glensider
The only two strikers that would help and make villa a better team are Ashton (after his injury problems) and Santa Cruz. We get one of them and we will be a top 4 threat for a long time. Defoe is overated and benjani is average. Neither of them would improve our squad. No Owen!
overlooked_villan
 

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