Can Rooney be Considered a Great English Striker?

Can Rooney be Considered a Great English Striker?

Many top nations have that one attacking spark that drags them out of obscurity, that one match winner capable of changing a game, or that one poacher who nicks a goal from nowhere.  Wayne Rooney is supposedly that player for England, but his struggles in previous International tournaments have left him open to criticism. Is this really down to the management of the team or is the player to blame? The marked increase in Premier League quality has not shown …
United blundered in not getting Barkley

United blundered in not getting Barkley

Former Manchester United Striker Michael Owen has today said his former team blundered in not getting Ross Barkley from Everton during the Summer. They condemned that error by bringing in Marouane Fellaini instead of the up and coming young English attacking midfielder. Owen was quoted as saying ‘Moyes would have expected an instant return on investment when buying Marouane Fellaini. I rate him highly in a certain type of team but I’m not sure he is a Manchester United player,’ ‘Moyes …
Michael Owen set to retire at end of season

Michael Owen set to retire at end of season

Stoke striker and former England wonder kid  has confirmed his retirement at the end of the 2012-13 season. Michael Owen, 33, announced himself to the footballing world as a teenager for Liverpool and was quick to become a fan favourite  He then went on to represent Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United before joining Stoke City at the beginning of the season. He has since scored one goal for The Potters in seven appearances. Michael Owen was called for England’s World Cup …
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