September 14th, 2007

The Friday Fit: Michael Owen

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We love us a hard training baller, and Michael Owen has rehabilitated and worked his Newcastle- shirt -wearing, goal-scoring ass off. 

Michael’s return to the pitch after several thousand years of injury is so very welcome, especially with his recent form – after the England/Russia game, he joined the exclusive club of those who have scored 40 goals for the country. (No, don’t ask us who the others are. They’re old. And not as cute.)

We’re the first to admit we’re still living in the past of ‘98 and “the wonder goal”. We know we need to move on, but Michael makes us believe that the England squad can actually win something.  We’re not going so far as to suggest that England will ever win a damn thing, but Michael keeps our hope alive.

In any case, this is one of our favourite shots of Mr. O, from Ascot 2005.  We likey.  Perhaps it’s the hat that is doing it for us. Makes him look taller. (You know how we feel about tall, right?)  He could almost pass for the towering heights of 5’9” here.

If you’re in the UK, mark the 16th in your telly diary for Sky’s A Year In The Life of Michael Owen. At the very least, you will see some shots of M working out in the gym on his way back to the top, and that’s as good a way to spend a Sunday as we can think of.

Link: Owen Says His Best is Yet To Come
Link: Michael’s Official Site

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14 Responses to “The Friday Fit: Michael Owen”

  1. MrsMichaelOwen says:

    Ohhh Fittaaay!!!

  2. brandy says:

    I dunno kickette, I think he looks like an usher at Mme Trussaud’s or whatever awful London tourist attraction has ostentationally dressed attendees for people to stand next to in snapshots.
    I’m shocked at my saying such things, as he was the one that got me interested in footie boys way back in the day… yes! My first baller crush!
    Ever since the stories of his crazy possessiveness/sequestering of his wife/family on same private street though, he totally creeps me out.

  3. Becca x says:

    <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" /> thankyou Kickette. Ill Defo Be Watching This! I saw The Steven Gerrard one And I Have Watched It On Youtube Too Lol.. Fingers Crossed They Do This With More Football Hotties <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/raspberry.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />

  4. S A R A H ;; says:

    It Has Been Marked In The Telly Diary,, Thanks Kickette <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  5. ches says:

    I’ve liked Owen since the ‘98 World Cup. He just keeps getting better and better… :D

  6. Dannii says:

    OOooohh!! I need to buy some lace, and some ribbons and a beautiful silk dress, ‘cause I am SO taking Michael Owen (dressed up like that, but without the blue stuff in the button hole) with me back to the 19th century.
    What a charming gentleman, indeed!

  7. Jay says:

    AnnaD—- don’t stress, you can watch A Year In The Life of Steven Gerrard on youtube here:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=wKnPthnHwBw

    parts 2 onwards just click on the right.

  8. carly says:

    I think the hat, on the contrary, makes him look smaller but he’s got a great face. And he looks relaxed there, even in a unusual costume, so thumbs up for him!

  9. Tammyv says:

    Fantastic choice my dear! He is perfect

  10. AnnaD says:

    Mikey is cute as a bug’s ear, but far too wee for me!

    sky did a Year In The Life of Steven Gerrard last year and it was fab…i watched it on every repeat until NTL took Sky1 away from us…*pouts*…looks like i’ll be missing the Mikey one

  11. Robin says:

    I like him with longer hair as his forehead bugs me. But he really is just *adorable*. And who knew such a snappy dresser? Not a single sequin to be found!

  12. RedGirl says:

    It’s s good to see him back on the pitch… And off the pitch too wink

    By the way… According to what I heard one of those who scored 40 goals was Sir Bobby Charlton, but I might be wrong…

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