Thursday, September 20, 2007

Least Surprising Headline in History

Justly overshadowed by the shock news from Stamford Bridge is the news that Michael Owen - wait for it - is injured! Hernia operation, this time, minimum six weeks.

For Newcastle, it means having to wait until at least November for little Michael (shown, left, in a rare ambulatory pose) to come back and make his record-shattering 18th league start in 2.5 years at the club.

For England, it means McClaren is now shorn of both Heskey and Owen, the two men who saved his job earlier this month. So, back to an insipid Rooney - Johnson combination and inevitable defeat in Moscow it is, then.

One shouldn't snigger, I suppose, but oh MAN is it hard not to...

2 Comments:

Anonymous arsenalist said...

Sucks for Newcastle but entirely expected. What do you think the chances of Walcott being recalled are?

1:58 PM  
Blogger Antonio G said...

None, I would think, until he gets a decent run in the Arsenal team. England have enough "good enough for country but not enough for club" as it is.

10:05 AM  

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