Michael Owen to retire – my farewell

I have read the news today that Michael Owen is going to retire at the end of the season in May. BBC Sport reported here.

To begin with, this post has nothing to do with Virtualization or technology in any way but I felt the need to publish my thoughts on this special football player.

Michael Owen Celebrates


Former England striker Michael Owen is to retire from football at the end of the season.

Owen, 33, who scored 40 goals in 89 internationals, played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United and is now at Stoke.

He said: “It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire.”

Now this makes me feel old today. I have grown up with watching Michael Owen in an England shirt. He was awesome. I actually got to see him play at Wembley in 2007 against Russia when he scored an absolute blinder! He will be missed. He is missed. England needs an out and out striker with his talent and ability. Rooney and Defoe are no where near!

Everyone has said he could have achieved so much more if it wasn’t for injury, but I believe he has achieved a lot for his country. Sven Goren Erikson even reminds us of his hat-rick against Germany. Lets just take a moment to watch the youtube clip of him and his hatrick

I was in a pub in York witnessing this game and it was truley an awesome performance by England and Owen himself! For once a footballer who will be remembered for his football rather than his off field antics. Owen has been outstanding and is a role model for all kids in England. I for one will miss you in an England shirt.

Thanks for reading, maybe Owen himself might even read this one day. I was a true fan!

End of football and now back to my day job 🙂

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One Response to Michael Owen to retire – my farewell

  1. Adrian March 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I don’t remember England having a better striker. If he wasn’t injured all the time during the last few years of his career I’m sure he would have gone on to beat Bobby Charlton’s record. Lineker was probably as good as Owen – but the rest since Lineker, not so much. Rooney ought to be, but he just doesn’t deliver at international level.

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