Date: 28th June 2009 at 10:54am
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According to The Mirror Martin O’Neill hasn’t gone for Michael Owen because he thinks that Gabby Agbonlahor will be England’s World Cup striker of choice.

The report by Ralp Ellis repeats the claim that Villa were one of the clubs sent the ‘come and get me’ brochure on the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker. The report also suggests that MON might be tempted if Owen will take a reduction in his £50 000 a week wage demands and take a more appearance/goal scoring based deal.

The report also quotes … wait for it… a source. Something that I’m sure you’ll agree, is always very exciting…! :o)

The HP says:

‘The door isn’t closed on Owen because the club will monitor the situation, but the priority for the manager is to strengthen in midfield and defence and he has great faith in Gabby’s potential. He has all the attributes of a young Michael Owen.’

Our debate rumbles on in the forum, it is now 38 pages long…Michael Owen Thread – Click Here … what do you think, a good signing or a waste of time?

Gabby’s proflie and goalscoring record on the official site: Click Here

League Goals:

2006/2007 – 37 starts (1 sub appearance) = 9 goals
2007/2008 – 37 starts (0 sub appearance) = 11 goals
2008/2009 – 35 starts (1 sub appearance) = 12 goals

Gabby does seem to fade in and out through a season and goes on very long dry runs goalscoring wise but then again, the lad isn’t even 23 until October this year… So what do you think, do you have the same faith in Gabby that MON seems to have?

Our latest poll asks what you think of Gabby v Owen!


4 Replies to “MON Not Ruling Out Owen But Has Faith In Gabby”

  • I don’t think having faith in Gabby (which I do) is relevant to whether or not we need another striker (which we do). But then the papers have to fill their pages with some drivel I suppose!

  • One thing is for sure. Gabby needs pressing for his place to keep him on his toes. At the moment there is no-one really pushing him for a starting position and I think his performances in the second half of the season reflected that.

  • agree YamYam, competition for places is what drives the players on, when they know they are an auto choice, I don’t think they have the same va va voom!

  • Well we need an additional striker to arrive this summer, no doubt about it, someone who can offer us some options and alternatives, someone diferent in technique to what we currently have available, and my own personal choice would be Tuncay from The Boro. I think that he’d be the perfect addition to our strike force, and complemented by better players surrounding him than he enjoyed up at The Riverside, I think he’d certainly improve on his goalscoring stats.

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