Even Sam Allardyce didn’t want to gamble on Michael Owen

Ollie Irish

3rd, July 2009

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Get me a rum and coke NOW. I’m on a roll…
Fergie seems willing to overlook Michael Owen’s appalling injury record, unlike Big Sam, who wasn’t prepared to take a risk on signing a player who might not be able to give Blackburn at least 30 games next season.
I understand Allardyce’s argument - he has fewer top-class forwards than United, so buying Owen would have been a much bigger gamble. And Big Sam ain’t a gambler, as the video below proves…