Talking Point: Obama and the Owens

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Talking Point: Obama and the Owens

With Didier Drogba seeming as prone to be broken down as a glass, Chelsea need to shop for a striker. 

It is rumored that Luiz Felipe Scolari, fresh from being informed about the middle-finger £10m winter transfer funds he has to spend, will try to lure Newcastle United Michael Owen.

Owen's Newcastle contract ends this summer, which means Chelsea can jump at the chance of signing one of the best permanently injured or out-of-form yet talented English strikers in the history of football for a cut-price of £5m. 

Congratulations to Senator Barack Obama for winning the US presidential elections; Obama proved to be quite speedy after winning the race to The White House. But it is probably because his competitor used to race a couple of decades ago.

Everyone is proud of the 44th US president's glorious victory that so many new-born babies are lucky enough to be named Obama. The new-borns' parents think that the name might eventually bring luck to their children.

One name that is not linked with luck these days is Owen.

Another Owen in the world of football is Manchester United's English defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves

The England midfielder recently visited specialists in Sweden and London who failed to find an answer to the persistent tendinitis problem that has restricted Hargreaves to just three appearances with Manchester United this season.

And he has now been sent to world renowned surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman amid growing fears that he could require major surgery, or even that his career could come to a shocking end.

Tiago Mendes thinks he should have never moved to Juventus. While reaching such a conclusion could mean that he is not as dumb as he looks or acts, taking him more than an awful season in Turin to know he's a flop proves TP's first judgement right.

While another forgotten Serie A star, Julio Cruz, has reportedly asked Inter president Massimo Moratti to let him rejoin Bologna in January on loan.


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