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Owen Stuffed

by | 6th, October 2003

‘NORMALLY, a week before an important England game, we are all invited to rub a cut-out of captain David Beckham’s foot/groin/thigh* (*delete as appropriate) to try to speed his recovery.

Will he or won’t he?

But this morning it is Michael Owen’s turn to hog the back pages as the papers fret over whether the Liverpool striker will be fit for Saturday’s clash with Turkey.

The Star senses bad news, telling its readers unequivocally: “Owen Won’t Make It.”

But a second opinion is available in the Sun, whose headline, “Owen Goin’” suggests that the “injured star will be ready for Turks”.

No doubt the truth is somewhere in the middle, with both the Mail and the Express quoting official reports that he has a 50-50 chance of recovering from a calf injury sustained in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Also going to Turkey, according to the Express, is Kieron Dyer, despite being caught up in the gang rape case that has cast a pall over English football.

Dyer was yesterday named as the person whop booked the hotel room where the attack is alleged to have taken place, even though he strenuously denies that he was in any way involved.


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