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  • Simon G Simon G Aug 30, 2005 20:30 Flag

    MIchael Owen - SIGN FOR NEWCASTLE

    96-97 Liverpool 1 Goals, 2 Games (-)
    97-98 Liverpool 18 Goals, 36 Games 1 Goals, 4 Games (UEFA Cup) 3 Goals, 9 Games
    98-99 Liverpool 18 Goals, 30 Games 2 Goals, 6 Games (UEFA Cup) 1 Goals, 4 Games
    99-00 Liverpool 11 Goals, 27 Games (-) 3 Goals, 9 Games
    00-01 Liverpool 16 Goals, 28 Games 4 Goals, 11 Games (UEFA Cup) 3 Goals, 7 Games
    01-02 Liverpool 19 Goals, 29 Games 5 Goals, 10 Games (Champions League) 6 Goals, 8 Games
    02-03 Liverpool 19 Goals, 35 Games 4 + 3 Goals, 6 + 6 Games (Champions League + UEFA Cup)
    03-04 Liverpool 16 Goals, 29 Games 2 Goals, 6 Games (UEFA Cup)
    04-05 Real Madrid 13 Goals, 36 Games 1 Goals, 5 Games (Champions League)

    None of Liverpools current (incl. Baros) strike force can touch these numbers, even during Owen's supposedly 'bad' last season........with the exception of Morientes' spell at Monaco, and Cisse at Auxerre for the previous 2 seasons - which makes you wonder whether the french league is really a good assessment of goalscoring prowess. Owen was and is a consistent goal 'threat' at the very least, and thats more than anyone else I've seen this season or last. I think its a great pity we didn't take him back, and I believe it shows the difference between a team looking forward and a team looking back......we NEED to be the former; we've been the latter now for too long. Signing a PROVEN goalscorer from Madrid would be a step forward, regardless of past history.