Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Michael Owen Or Kaka To Villa!!!!!

Michael Owen Or Kaka To Villa!!!!!

I mentioned this yesterday in one or two of my Emile Heskey articles but hadn't got the full facts and wanted to wait to see what quotes the press actually got off Martin O'Neill!

Seems that the quick email I got was right though, the Villa boss is now interested in moving for Newcastle striker Michael Owen in the summer. I would imagine they've enquired this transfer window and had it confirmed that Owen doesn't want to leave until he can do so on a free. If only we could grab him now, I've said for months in our forum (along with many others - I'm not claiming this is particularly clever of me obviously!!) that his goals - IF FIT - could win us the blinking league. Forum thread (from page one - goes to page 8 at the moment) (WARNING - Adult language) Michael Owen to villa

The quotes the press got in their Friday conference with MON yesterday were as follows, these ones were from a report by the lovely Janine Self of The Sun

O’Neill said: 'I’m not saying that I will move for Owen in the summer — I’ve not looked at anything at that remote a distance. But that’s not to say Michael Owen is not a terrific player. We wait to see. Anything is possible. Kaka is a possibility! We want to try to compete at this level but what’s happening in the future? I have no idea.'

Ok, not exactly saying 'we are going to try to sign Owen' but at least it admits we might be in for players of that quality. It is possible for Villa to take the next step now and to do that it will take big money. Some are disappointed at the arrival of Heskey but I see it as a decent enough buy at the money spent, not a wow player but certainly an interesting one and he is an England international, a level above signings like Marlon Harewood (no offence meant as his attitude when he comes on as sub has been good!) so I'm happy to see what the big man can do. Hopefully he'll get his scoring ratio up to beyond what he has achieved before.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday January 24 2009
Time: 9:59AM

Comments

0
Yes please.
evoflash
24/01/2009 10:23:00
0
If only we could try for him this window.? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
B6_COMPANY
24/01/2009 10:38:00
0
I would prefer Kaka, still not convinced on Owen. think he is an expensive risk. Much like I fear Laursen will be now...amazing when playing but may only play a 1/3 of the season.
Tez86
24/01/2009 11:37:00
0
Interesting that MON say's he isn't looking that far into the future!
Hoss The Villain
24/01/2009 11:51:00
0
I dont want Owen. I am still sufficiently idealist or stupid to want nice people at Villa, rather than money grabbing arrogant so and sos. OK , so everyone is in it for the money, but the likes of Laursson, Angel, Ashley Young, Friedl, Brian Little etc are nice guys too. Is there a Juan Puablo Angel out there with a hard cutting edge to his game, 100% commitment and a consistent scoring record - for about £6 million (who supports or at least would love to play for the Villa, can we please sign him. Surely that's not asking too much ...... don't answer that.
stennyvilla
24/01/2009 12:35:00
0
Sod that I have won 10 squid on the penalty shoot out above and I want my money! Oh yeh, Owen would have been a fantastic signing without Heskey, with he him he becomes a (cant think of a better word than fantastic) signing. Owen Heskey Agbonlahor Carew is just like our back 4 setup (banking on Cuellar to stop playing like a tart) - as good as it gets in this league - we would have to be in the Champs league for it to happen.
Mickey_Villa
24/01/2009 13:12:00
0
I often wonder how Juan Pablo would have fared in this current Villa side actually.....probably a lot better than last time around, as our service is probably 100 times better.....we're crying out for a finisher of his calibre....or i'd take Mickey Owen in a heartbeat.
YatesyVillain
24/01/2009 13:12:00
0
it is all very well going for show ponys like Kaka, but woould he get a game instead of Reo-Coker? (only joking honestly...) On a serious note If you get a CL place this season which looks a real possibility at this time, a player like Owen has to be in your reach. I also have to say that the signing of Heskey is a great piece of business by MON and he could be the man to get that CL place..
oxfordspur
24/01/2009 13:43:00
0
As much as i would love to see a FIT Owen at Villa we all know it probably isn't going to happen, so therefore i would rather see someone like Bent come into the squad, i love how our team is so English.
Villa 4 Ever
24/01/2009 17:17:00
0
Owen to Villa....hmmm...who knows? Perhaps we sign him cut price....ship him off to Randy's doctor who fixed Laursen's knee...allow him some rehab...and see how it goes? Ok...we cant wait for that.....but a fit Owen can be really huge for us....would love it
reza
24/01/2009 21:29:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

Pearson In Limbo With Takeover

It was being being reported over the weekend that former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson was now the favourite to take the Villa Park hotseat in the Championship next season.

Siegrist Takes Ainsworth Praise

Young goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist had slipped off the radar lately.

Black Uses The Word Outstanding

Caretaker manager Eric Black has described the efforts of the players in the loss to Watford as outstanding.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn9%
Clark46%
Lescott1%
Toner2%
Hutton2%
Westwood8%
Gana1%
Bacuna2%
Cissokho1%
Ayew22%
Gestede4%
Sub - Sanchez0%
Sub - Sinclair2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Hamilton in 'no doubt' he could have won in Russia
Latest Vital Boxing News
Hughie Fury Wins After Cut Stops Fight
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions61
2.kefkat37
3.The Fear22
4.sirdennis17
5.Silhillvilla16
6.LORD RON SAUNDERS10
7.villasince6710
8.DeanoVilla9
9.col88
10.gator8
The Vital Football Members League