Michael Owen

May 12, 2009

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“Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979) is an English football forward who currently plays for and captains English Premier League club Newcastle United. He is currently the fourth-highest scorer for the England national team with forty goals.” Wikipedia, Micheal Owen, Michael Owen Fan Forum, YouTube, Google, (1)

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The Tuesday Portrait: Paolo Maldini

May 12, 2009

“More than any other footballer he seems to have sprung from the serious imagination of a child. The world he belongs to is not the rough, touchy, deceiving world of grown-up risks and chances but a world of lucid justice and simplicity.” (The Run of Play)

The last look at the weekend (ESPN)
“Few of us like Monday but The Fifth Official does, for it brings with it a chance for him to point the finger and laugh. Here he pulls out the pretty, the puzzling and the downright pig-ugly from a five-star weekend.”

Barcelona Tired of Seeing Red (GOAL)
“Red, one of Barcelona’s signature colors, is not likely Eric Abidal’s favorite. Abidal, a Barcelona defender, has been sent off in two consecutive games: on Wednesday in the Champions League semifinal against Chelsea and in Sunday’s La Liga match against Villarreal after the fullback bowled over Nihat Kahveci in the penalty area.”

Soccer: I get a kick out of you (The Times)
“A museum in São Paolo shows how the history of soccer in Brazil mirrors the country’s political emancipation, writes Bareng-Batho Kortjaas.”

Still something like a phenomenon (SI – Tim Vickery)
“Ronaldo is coming home. It might be this Sunday when his Corinthians travels to face Botafogo in the Brazilian Championship. Or we might have to wait until the following Wednesday and the second leg of the Brazilian Cup quarterfinals away to Fluminense. Either way, the great striker will be returning to his home city of Rio de Janeiro.”

Liverpool to sign Eredivisie star Pranjic, Celtic target Newcastle’s Owen, Barcelona star Xavi staying put, and more (SoccerLens)
“Another day, another several notable names linked with moves as the start of the summer transfer window edges closer by the day. Which rumors are worth buying, and which would should you throw out with the weekend trash?”