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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyllred View Post
    A certain Luis Suarez left us for Barca but no one criticises that.
    The circumstances were different though to be fair. Even ignoring how South American's always dream of Barcelona or Madrid.


    Owen kept lying and promising he'd sign a new contract but did not, he was in the last year of the contract and therefore we lost him for a very low fee.

    Suarez left for a club record fee, and had given us an extra season after first wanting to leave, and performed in that season. Owen wouldn't give the new manager a chance.


    If you want double standards to compare to the Suarez one, it's the people on here that turned on Pepe Reina when he wanted to go to Barcelona, a club close to his hear. Barcelona the club he supported as a kid. Barcelona the club he started his career at and still has something to prove at. Barcelona the club his father player for.
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    I don't think his playing career to come into it, "he left the club on a cheap" or he "played for one of our biggest rivals" reeks of bitterness, we should let it go. He was pivotal in one of our most sucssfull periods in modern history (the treble)

    However an ambassador should have the character who embodies the spirit of the fans, someone we can relate to, or an ex player who has a clear love for the club...Owen is not that person.
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    I agree there are some reasons why others might be more deserving, but ultimately he's a ballon d'or winning academy graduate. You can understand why that might be a useful person to have around from a PR point of view, and I don't think he damages us in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-And-Proud View Post
    I don't think his playing career to come into it, "he left the club on a cheap" or he "played for one of our biggest rivals" reeks of bitterness, we should let it go. He was pivotal in one of our most sucssfull periods in modern history (the treble)

    However an ambassador should have the character who embodies the spirit of the fans, someone we can relate to, or an ex player who has a clear love for the club...Owen is not that person.
    Well said Red-And-Proud. Thats exactly what my soul wanted to say but my bitterness for the little manc, blinded any such spiritual thinking!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavdeep View Post
    I agree there are some reasons why others might be more deserving, but ultimately he's a ballon d'or winning academy graduate. You can understand why that might be a useful person to have around from a PR point of view, and I don't think he damages us in any way.
    Very much so

    The job entails promoting the club in the wider world, and Owen is well suited to do that as you say.

    Maybe, as fans, we'd all prefer someone like Aldo, but it isn't going to happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDiddley View Post
    Very much so

    The job entails promoting the club in the wider world, and Owen is well suited to do that as you say.

    Maybe, as fans, we'd all prefer someone like Aldo, but it isn't going to happen
    In what way has Owen promoted the club since he's taken his role?
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    He had a hole-in-one at Harlech Golf Club today.

    He thanked Ryan Giggs, Ferguson and Eric Djemba-Djemba, probably.
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    Whoever appointed him knew there would be animosity but they still done it. Not very clever from our lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    He had a hole-in-one at Harlech Golf Club today.

    He thanked Ryan Giggs, Ferguson and Eric Djemba-Djemba, probably.
    When asked about the Welsh Rugby Team...he referred to them as "we"...most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    In what way has Owen promoted the club since he's taken his role?
    Exactly, all he does is talk about Man U, "Liverpool never wanted me, Ferguson came calling, I couldn't say no" blah blah blah
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    In what way has Owen promoted the club since he's taken his role?
    By being a very famous & successful ex footballer called Michael Owen,
    who will be forever synonymous with Liverpool Football Club in the minds of those in the wider world whom Liverpool Football Club would wish to ambass.
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    I've been reading the usual hateful messages about me playing for Man Utd.
    Once again and for the avoidance of doubt:
    I love @LFC and before every move since I left I tried to go back. It never happened and so I had to continue my career by signing for other clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by By-Lallanas-Beard View Post
    michael owen‏
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    I've been reading the usual hateful messages about me playing for Man Utd.
    Once again and for the avoidance of doubt:
    I love @LFC and before every move since I left I tried to go back. It never happened and so I had to continue my career by signing for other clubs.
    “Now **** off” is the missing statement
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    Quote Originally Posted by By-Lallanas-Beard View Post
    michael owen‏
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    I've been reading the usual hateful messages about me playing for Man Utd.
    Once again and for the avoidance of doubt:
    I love @LFC and before every move since I left I tried to go back. It never happened and so I had to continue my career by signing for other clubs. But I loved playing for England most of all. I also loved playing for Man U and turned down other Clubs to do so. And I’d love to be able to make this statement verbally as I love the sound of my own voice
    I think you missed a bit of his statement BLB !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by By-Lallanas-Beard View Post
    michael owen‏
    @themichaelowen
    I've been reading the usual hateful messages about me playing for Man Utd.
    Once again and for the avoidance of doubt:
    I love @LFC and before every move since I left I tried to go back. It never happened and so I had to continue my career by signing for other clubs.
    Rattled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDiddley View Post
    By being a very famous & successful ex footballer called Michael Owen,
    who will be forever synonymous with Liverpool Football Club in the minds of those in the wider world whom Liverpool Football Club would wish to ambass.
    So nothing different than before he was given the role?

    Got it.
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    It may be petty or harsh but for me any player who has put on the United shirt should have nothing to do with the club. I'd rather have Voronin as club ambassador than Owen as he is a smarmy little snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullishBull View Post
    It may be petty or harsh but for me any player who has put on the United shirt should have nothing to do with the club. I'd rather have Voronin as club ambassador than Owen as he is a smarmy little snake.
    His playing days are long gone none of it matters now; he’s still a Liverpool and England legend
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    I feel sorry for Owen. At his peak he was one of the most exciting players I have seen in a Liverpool shirt. His exploits in the 2001 FA cup were legendary but gets little praise now. He has always been open why he joined United and I agree with Kopgirl in that he had to do what was best for him and his family. I hate the fact that a local grown player goes to our biggest rival but it happened. Whether he should be our ambassador I'm not sure - I feel he deserves the accolade for his services to the club but if his tenure is going to cause devisiveness then there is no point. I just think though we need to dampen down some of the ill feeling for him. He was a very fine player for us and we should respect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIOS View Post
    So nothing different than before he was given the role?

    Got it.
    Ha ha

    Very Funny

    Because I'm not an Owen Stalker that can quote his every move, doesn't make him the wrong man for the job

    Neither does your hatred of him !
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDiddley View Post
    Ha ha

    Very Funny

    Because I'm not an Owen Stalker that can quote his every move, doesn't make him the wrong man for the job

    Neither does your hatred of him !
    I thought you informed on the subject? That's precisely why I asked what he has done to promote the club since taking the role.

    I was looking for something beyond "cause he used to play for us innit".
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    He's a *********** ****.

    Hopefully that has made my feelings on him clear.
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    Sack him immediately, utterly unacceptable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klopphopper View Post
    I feel sorry for Owen. At his peak he was one of the most exciting players I have seen in a Liverpool shirt. His exploits in the 2001 FA cup were legendary but gets little praise now. He has always been open why he joined United and I agree with Kopgirl in that he had to do what was best for him and his family. I hate the fact that a local grown player goes to our biggest rival but it happened. Whether he should be our ambassador I'm not sure - I feel he deserves the accolade for his services to the club but if his tenure is going to cause devisiveness then there is no point. I just think though we need to dampen down some of the ill feeling for him. He was a very fine player for us and we should respect that.
    Absolutely my sentiments aswell mate some of the bitterness belongs accross the park
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klopphopper View Post
    I feel sorry for Owen. At his peak he was one of the most exciting players I have seen in a Liverpool shirt. His exploits in the 2001 FA cup were legendary but gets little praise now. He has always been open why he joined United and I agree with Kopgirl in that he had to do what was best for him and his family. I hate the fact that a local grown player goes to our biggest rival but it happened. Whether he should be our ambassador I'm not sure - I feel he deserves the accolade for his services to the club but if his tenure is going to cause devisiveness then there is no point. I just think though we need to dampen down some of the ill feeling for him. He was a very fine player for us and we should respect that.
    Most people do respect what he's done for the club and only a few have grown to hate him but the simple question is should he be an ambassador for the club and the simple answer is no.
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    The role of an ambassador is as pointless as Michael Owen is in that role.
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    If it hadn't been for the death threats against his family, chances are Gerrard would have joined Chelsea long ago.
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    No issue with it whatsoever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrams View Post
    No issue with it whatsoever
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPGIRL1971 View Post
    If it hadn't been for the death threats against his family, chances are Gerrard would have joined Chelsea long ago.
    Don't think so. Gerrard said he felt he was been taken for granted.It was to shock the club. I tore my fridge magnet in two and had to stick it back together.
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