Chelsea are boring, Arsenal will definitely finish in the top four – some things never change.
Add Michael Owen’s obscenely bland commentary to the list.
BT Sport viewers and general football enthusiasts must have either suffered communal amnesia or have mass-believed Owen took a crash course in TV punditry over the summer, as Twitter went into meltdown over Owen’s commentary on the Arsenal vs Chelsea Community Shield match-up.
I mean, the game was boring enough as it was (Jose Mourinho saw to that as per) let alone when illuminated by Owen’s dulcet tones.
There’s something disturbingly Partridge about Michael Owen’s commentary which – you would think – would make listening to him mildly entertaining. In reality, it makes 90 minutes an absolute ordeal to get through.
Here’s what the internet had to say on the matter…
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) August 2, 2015
Watching the match with a non football person who has never watched btsport before and even she thinks Michael Owen is crap.
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) August 2, 2015
"It's not just about being offside, that's fine." Michael Owen, 2015.
— BuzzFeed Football (@BuzzFeedUKFB) August 2, 2015
Michael Owen really doesn't understand what he sees, even after replays. It's remarkable.
— arseblog (@arseblog) August 2, 2015