Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

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Re: Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

Post by ScholarlySloth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:44 pm

Leith-Toon wrote:
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Post by Colly » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:05 pm

That was my recommended Tweet notification this morning. It isn't really him is it? There's a handful of posts and all the photos are easily publically available. I'm dubious sadly.

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Post by Sir Bobby » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:05 pm
That was my recommended Tweet notification this morning. It isn't really him is it? There's a handful of posts and all the photos are easily publically available. I'm dubious sadly.
He also tweeted a photo of Rafa with “daddy” written on it so I’d guess it’s defo not him, but still funny nonetheless

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Re: Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

Post by Leith-Toon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Colly wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:05 pm
That was my recommended Tweet notification this morning. It isn't really him is it? There's a handful of posts and all the photos are easily publically available. I'm dubious sadly.
Ah damn. It still gave me a good laugh though.

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Post by UlversToon » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:54 pm

The cronut was on BBC Breakfast this morning, I nearly choked on my cornflakes listening to him!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:12 pm

I mean it’s a great PR move by his publishers to easily get all this coverage tbf.
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Post by Colly » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm

Who is it inspiring to actually buy the f***ing thing though? Mackems and Richard Keys?

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Post by Sir Bobby » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:31 pm

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Who is it inspiring to actually buy the f***ing thing though? Mackems and Richard Keys?
This. I’d have been much more likely to buy the book if he’d just focused on explaining his time here rather than being a massive t*** about it. He’d have got more money and probably decreased the amount of abuse he gets online. Instead he’d gonna have less money and more abuse. It’s a terrible PR move

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:28 pm

Disagree entirely. There are more fans/readers after sensationalism rather than the full story. Plus, the readership levels of The Sun, The Mirror etc show that people happily lap up complete crap and nonsense.
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Re: Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

Post by Remember Colo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:39 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Disagree entirely. There are more fans/readers after sensationalism rather than the full story. Plus, the readership levels of The Sun, The Mirror etc show that people happily lap up complete crap and nonsense.
Agree with you. Stirring up controversy and potential readership by neutral fans is worth way more than losing Newcastle fans - who they likely thought wouldn't support him anyway.

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Post by Colly » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Yeah but the sensationalism has already been serialised in those said papers (also as far as papers go the Mirror isn't bad), so given the juicy stuff is already out why would you buy Michael Owen's third (at least) autobiography? Does anyone love backstage gossip about BT Sport that much?

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Post by overseasTOON » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Yeah but the sensationalism has already been serialised in those said papers (also as far as papers go the Mirror isn't bad), so given the juicy stuff is already out why would you buy Michael Owen's third (at least) autobiography? Does anyone love backstage gossip about BT Sport that much?
I knew it as soon as I saw it so I said in my most excited voice, "That is a goal". That's the secret of being a great commentator. You have to showcase your knowledege and love of the sport in a few words. As another example; it was a big game between Manchester United and PSG and when I saw that Fellaini had misplaced a pass I was quick to inform the viewers "You have to pass the ball to your teammate".

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Re: Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

Post by ALF » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:22 pm

The problem with this sensationalism from Owen is that he's already hated by the entire nation. If you aren't a fan of one of the clubs that hate him, you probably hate him for his commentary and punditry.

I'd probably have bought the book before all of this s*** came out, no chance now.

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Post by Colly » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm

ALF wrote:
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I'd probably have bought the book before all of this s*** came out, no chance now.
Really? I mean I'm not a big autobiography man anyway, but one from someone as dull as Michael Owen?

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Post by Sir Bobby » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm
ALF wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:22 pm
I'd probably have bought the book before all of this s*** came out, no chance now.
Really? I mean I'm not a big autobiography man anyway, but one from someone as dull as Michael Owen?
I’d have considered it if it had been presented in an intriguing manner about his time here - mainly because it was an interesting period in our history - but now there’s absolutely no chance of purchasing.

I think sensationalism and outrage works in the short term and for things that don’t require effort (ie clicking an article) but for larger things people do boycott and decide not to fall prey to it when they have more time to contemplate. It’s hard to say which scheme is better

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Post by krully » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Who is it inspiring to actually buy the f***ing thing though? Mackems and Richard Keys?
Mackems can't read, don't be silly

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Post by CIH » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:26 pm

krully wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Who is it inspiring to actually buy the f***ing thing though? Mackems and Richard Keys?
Mackems can't read, don't be silly
Neither can Richard Keyes, for that matter.

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Re: Michael Owen regrets moving to Newcastle (shock) but was happy to pocket millions.

Post by Colly » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Sir Bobby wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm


Really? I mean I'm not a big autobiography man anyway, but one from someone as dull as Michael Owen?
I’d have considered it if it had been presented in an intriguing manner about his time here - mainly because it was an interesting period in our history - but now there’s absolutely no chance of purchasing.
But he already covered his time here in his last autobiography which I also have no interest in reading...

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Post by Sir Bobby » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:24 am

Colly wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Sir Bobby wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm


I’d have considered it if it had been presented in an intriguing manner about his time here - mainly because it was an interesting period in our history - but now there’s absolutely no chance of purchasing.
But he already covered his time here in his last autobiography which I also have no interest in reading...
Tbf I didn’t even know he had a previous autobiography

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:51 am

Nor me! Is he such an interesting person that he needs two autobiographies <laugh>
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