Owen a serious option?
Yep I know that Michael Owen has had terrible injury problems in recent years and has spent more time out injured than actually playing but 'if' he could stay injury free are we really thinking that he would not be worth 'a punt?'
I know a few of us in the forum are more than open to this and I would say 'why not!'
If, and with all due respect, the likes of Hull and maybe even Wolves could be serious options for him surely Pompey could/would be an option too, right?
The problem we have is with a little level of uncertainty still surrounding the club - although this has hopefully been made clearer with the latest developments - we cannot move for him, and even if we could would he commit without knowing what sort of secured future we have, right...
I really do think there would be a chance that the guy would sign for us you know, we have proven that we can rejuvenate careers, taking players that seems washed up and/or done and breathed new life into them.
We know that Fabio Capello approves of players playing for Pompey so this would not harm his England chances, although these England chances are pretty much non-existent at the moment!
We could maybe breath new life into his England career too?
There is 'a good chance' that we will be looking to strike up the little and large pairing again next season and with Owen and Peter Crouch having already proven at international level that they can play together this has the makings of a fantastic pairing for Pompey.
I know it is a risk, I know it is a gamble, but as that old saying goes 'he who dares wins' and if we dare, which we may very well do, I reckon we could well win!
The guy wants to play in the premier league if he can, if he hangs fire and weighs up all his options, if we are in a position to offer him something - and the massive wages he is on at the barcodes will not be matched by anyone! - then we could be onto something here. Hopefully this takeover will be complete, and we bring in a manager that is willing to take this risk, before he commits elsewhere...
I would be more than happy if we could bring in a fully fit and able Michael Owen...wouldn't you?
PLAY UP POMPEY!