Could football transfers be any more protracted?<br />
At last Michael Owen is going to get a game. <a href=”http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,1563,1555312,00.html?gusrc=ticker-103704″>Newcastle, it seems, rate him high enough to break their record</a>, but no other clubs came knocking. Why?<br />
I think Owen is the unluckiest player around. He doesn’t get in tabloid messes, trains hard, doesn’t get pissed. And I don’t buy the theory that he only suits one style of play, the counter-attack. He’s Englands chief striker for the last 6 years or so. It’s weird.<br />
The other transfer that was yawnsville was Chelsea-Eissen. Why can’t clubs and players just make up their minds?