Liverpool Legend Michael Owen Talks To Us About His Picture Frames
IN case you missed it, the Daily Mail produced an “exclusive” account of Michael Owen’s life. The former Liverpool and England player is mesmeric in his dullness. Highlights are:
‘”I was never really one for having my house adorned with all my memorabilia. I had it all put away. I never wanted to put them up while I was playing in case something miraculous happened and I won another FA Cup or something, but now I’ve finished and I’m getting them all together. I know the number of caps and shirts and I’m framing the special ones. I’ve got a set number of frames and I’m going through in order, with my different debuts and the shirts from every cup final, England-Argentina in the World Cup and when I scored the winner for Manchester United against City. About 15 definitely need to go in, and if there’s room for more I’ll decide what goes in.”
He was playing golf with his father when Liverpool assistant manager Doug Livermore called to tell him he was in the squad. “I was three-up when I took the call and ended up losing.”
You might suppose that Owen, a terrific goalscorer, is a man of deed and not one for words. But, then, you realise that Michael Owen is a pundit on Match of The Day? And you wonder how dull the former footballers who didn’t get the job must be…?