The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Ickle Mickel at Man U

Soccer’s Zbo in Memphis

He’ll do better, it should be recognized: he’ll get much better service in Manchester and he’ll give a care for the first time in years, which can’t hurt. He and Berbatov could potentially be a solid combination with Berbatov laying off balls and finding Owen with short passes in the box, taking advantage of Owen’s remaining finishing ability. But good goodness: United have turned Carlos Tevez and Christiano Ronaldo into Antonio Valencia and what’s left of Michael Owen this offseason. There’s no way to spin that as a positive- there’s going to have to be a hell of an effort by their veterans to pick up the slack, or they’re going to finish 3rd next year; and after all their success in recent years, it’s anyone’s guess how hungry they still are.

Meanwhile, Newcastle fans get to watch a player who visibly didn’t care about their club, team or season saunter off to Manchester to make 100,000 a week as a third choice striker. That has to feel good.

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July 2, 2009 - Posted by | Other Soccer

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