“Highlights” of Michael Owen’s Stoke “Career”
I know what you’re thinking; “Oh yeah, Michael Owen plays for Stoke now.” Don’t worry, I’d forgotten too. When I think of Michael Owen these days, instead of that wonder goal against Argentina in France 98 I tend to associate him with sitting in a snappy shirt locked in duel with Alan Hansen’s razor sharp (yet increasingly uncomfortable as the years progress) wit. Last season, Michael Owen’s primary territory was 3rd and 4th tier grounds in League Cup matches, this season it seems to be the Match of the Day studio.
It’s easy to forget that he is actually on the books of a Premier League club and contrary to popular belief, Owen isn’t actually injured at the moment, he’s just playing second fiddle to Cameron Jerome. If Michael Owen wanted regular football he could have had his pick from a handful of Championship sides. Instead, he decided he wanted to stay in the top flight and deep down, just as Tony Pulis knew his free transfer would at best bring in a healthy amount of shirt sales, Owen knew he wouldn’t be playing week in, week out.
Currently, Michael is more likely to be found at his Manor House Stables or sat in the commentary box lauding the sort of goals that used to be his trademark. The 33-year old has always divided opinion; where some see a charming family man, others see a money hungry waste of a squad number. Whatever your stance on Owen, click the video to enjoy our spoof highlights from his Stoke career so far (and by “highlights” I mean Hansen, horses and hitting Arteta.)