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  • I'd like to hear everybodys opinion on the possibility of getting Owen back. I for one dont want him back. Look at this season and all the time he has been out. When he was with us he was spending more and more time on the treatment table. Owen has lost his pace and this was such an integral part of his game.

    Whatever way you look at it, Owen would be a major gamble, Rafa got us sentimental when he bought back Robbie and what a good bit of business that turned out to be, but lets leave it at that. Kuyt seems to be the only man.

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    • I agree Alan. I'm wouldn't be enamoured at the prospect of Owen returning. Even when at Liverpool he had a few spells out and when he'd decided to move to Madrid it was clear he showed no passion in the final few games for us. He wanted glory and it backfired.

      Robbie was a different story - and we've Thommo to thank for that. It's great to see him back - LFC thru and thru.

      I'm confident Rafa will make the right choices this season.

      How are you Alan - weather shite down south as well??!!

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      • You're right about the passion - it's just about the only thing that defines a football player nowadays. Robbie is Liverpool through and through, and even if he isn't as mobile he'll get fit enough to make the most of his footballing brain which is invaluable; just look at the deciding goal against Bolton and his setting up goals for Cisse for proof. I hated the fact that Thommo & Houllier conspired to eject Robbie at the absolute height of his powers for no good reason other than what seemed to be a personality clash. I hope it was one in the eye for both of them.

        However as far as Owen is concerned, I would say that club football is a means to an end for him which is of course the England starting 11. He has admitted as much and don't think that he would be staying at Newcastle for much longer if a better club came in for him. I feel we should look at Bellemy, Bent and Defoe (sorry but I haven't seen Kuyt play) but also trust Rafa on this. I think that if he felt pride/compassion about having his fellow countryman Morientes in the team then he will have been burned by his lack of progress in the Premiership and won't be as soft next time.