Michael Owen Make His Most Ridiculous Piece Of Punditry Yet
Remember when Michael Owen scored THAT goal in World Cup 1998? Okay you might not be as old as me and remember it but we need to watch it and drink in the good times of Owen and not the bad times of his punditry which got worse last night.
For today's football viewer Michael Owen is that guy who scored one significant goal during his time at Manchester United before seeing his time out at Stoke City and then transitioning into a very bad pundit. So let's just remind ourselves of his goal in the World Cup in 1998:
Now that we've done that I don't feel so bad ripping into him. Because Owen, the man so boring he hates films, is now one of the worst pundits in football, quite the achievement in a land of Steve McManaman, Robbie Savage, Chris Sutton and Paul Merson.
His hot takes have included 'when Manchester City don't score they don't win', 'the linesman has gotten that completely right, but that's the wrong decision,' 'what a shot, that's unstoppable. But the goalkeepers got to do better for me,' and 'do they deserve to win? No, Liverpool do. Which is why a draw is a fair result."
And now Owen has been called out for a ridiculous statement he made in the Liverpool vs Sevilla game about sent off defender Joe Gomez, who the former Real Madrid striker said was too short:
Gomez was annoyed after his sending off but he'll be even more annoyed to find out he's not tall enough to be a defender. Image: PA
Maldini, Baresi and Cannavaro are arguably three of the best defenders of their time, if not ever, and their height never caused them an issue and the likes of Terry, Ramos and Silva are no slouches either.
Ramos even scored his 70th career goal last night as Real Madrid opened their defence of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia, not bad for a short arse!
Just like they say being a good footballer doesn't make you a good manager the same could be said of punditry.