March 5th, 2010

hardly surprising...

Michael Owen ruled out for rest of season

Manchester United striker Michael Owen will not play again this season after pulling his hamstring in the 2-1 Carling Cup win over Aston Villa.

The 30-year-old, who scored United's equaliser at Wembley, pulled up while chasing a through ball in the first half and was replaced by Wayne Rooney.

The injury all-but ends Owen's hopes of playing for England at the World Cup.

"It is a terrible blow for the lad. It is more serious than we thought," said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"I think the heavy pitch at Wembley played some part, but it's also bad luck."

Owen, who will have one year remaining on his two-year contract at Old Trafford at the end of this season, is to undergo surgery on Monday.


i can't say this is a surprise. oh well, at least it will put an end to every pundit and newspaper saying 'take him to the world cup' every time he scored a goal.

even i'm bored of JT/Bridge but this is too funny.

Terry won’t write wrong for Wayne

TWO autograph hunters tried to trick John Terry into apologising to Wayne Bridge.

They filmed their ambush of love-rat Terry at England's Hertfordshire HQ on video.

They ask him to write: "To Wayne, I'm sorry".

Terry replies: "To who?" They say, "Wayne" and then: "Just put sorry."

Terry realises the ruse and asks: "Are you f****** winding me up?"

But he carries on writing - and signs: "To Wayne, best wishes."