The Last Englishmen Who Won The Ballon d'Or

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Michael Owen
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Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979) is a former English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City. He has appeared in 216 games and scored 118 goals for Liverpool maintaining a 0.55 goal per game. He had 89 caps for the England National Team and scored 40 goals. He is also the winner of 2001 Ballon d'Or and has entered the England Football Hall Of Fame.

 
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ALAN PARDEW LEFT!


Pardew's Departure
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On 2 January 2015, Crystal Palace announced Alan Pardew as the new manager of the club replacing Neil Warnock as the first team manager signing a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club after a 5-year spell with Newcastle United. Alan Pardew had 38.38% win record in the five years.


 
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First Press Conference

Owen's press conference
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Amy Baker from Northern Echo : " Do you feel that your ambitions for the club are matched by the Chairman? "

Michael Owen: " I do, yes. Our discussions are often creative and there are a lot of good ideas floated which promise good thing for the future. "



 

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Tactics

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Line up 1:

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  1. GK: Tim Krul
    strengths: Aerial Ability (16), One on Ones(17), GK reflexes(17), Agility(18), Determination(16), Jumping Reach(18)
    weaknesses: Goal Kicking(9)
  2. Wing Back: Massadio Haidara
    strengths: Pace(16), Acceleration(16)
    weaknesses: Heading(8)
  3. Limited Defender: Mike Williamson
    strengths: Heading(17), Marking(16), Tackling(16), Strength(16), Bravery (17), Jumping Reach (16), Teamwork (17), Work Rate (16)
    weaknesses: Pace, Accelaration
  4. Limited Defender: Fabricio Coloccini
    strengths: Tackling(17), Anticipation(16), Leadership(17), Determination(18), Stamina(17), Teamwork(18), Work Rate(17), Postioning(16)
  5. Wing Back: Chancel Mbemba
    strengths: Balance(16), Strength(16)
  6. Wide Midfielder: Georginio Wijnaldum
    strengths: Technique(17)
    weaknesses: Marking(5), Tackling(5)
  7. Roaming Playmaker: Cheick Tiote
    ​strengths: Marking(16), Tackling(17), Aggression(18), Bravery(18), Determination(18), Teamwork(17), Work Rate(20), Balance(18), Stamina(17), Strength(17)
  8. Roaming Playmaker: Moussa Sissoko
    strengths: Determination(18), Off The Ball (16),Work Rate(17) ,Balance(17), Pace(17), Stamina(18), Strength(17)
    weaknesses: Marking (9)
  9. Wide Midfielder: Yoan Gouffran
    strengths: Teamwork(16), Work Rate(16)
    weaknesses: Corner(5),
  10. Complete Forward: Papiss Cisse
    strengths: Penalty Taking(16), Finishing(15)
  11. Trequarista: Ayoze Perez
    strengths: Dribbling(16), Flair(16), Off The Ball(17), Agility(16)



**Strengths are attributes over 15
**Weaknesses are attributes below 5 or attribute I felt was weak.
**Only attributes that are essential for their position is considered
 
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Andros Townsend now a Magpie.

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Andros Townsend have moved from Tottenham Hotspurs to Newcastle for 15.5 Million Euros.

Ben Daly, from The Chronicles: "You sit here alongside new signing Andros Townsend. Are you pleased you got your man?"

Michael Owen: " I am delighted to welcome
Andros to the club."

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Second Signing
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English Wonderkid Will Hughes have signed for Newcastle United from Derby County at a fee 11.5Million Euro. The lad have had 23 caps for England U18 and U21 and have had 3 international goals.

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First Competitive Game In Charge
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Mark Williams, from the Daily Mirror: " Papiss Cisse didn't have much luck in front of the goal today, why do you think that was? "

Michael Owen: " He wasn't good enough today, unfortunately. He knows that though, and he'll work as hard as anybody when we return to training."

Duncan Yates, from BBC Radio 5 Live : " All square in your first competitive game. Was that a missed opportunity to start a win?? "


Michael Owen: " A draw was a fair result on the day. "

Sebastian Salinas, from ESPNFC.com: "New signing Will Hughes made his Newcastle debut today, albeit from the bench. Will Hughes be in your first team plan soon? "



Michael Owen: " Absolutely, I just don't want to rush him. "

Neil Mimms from Football365.com: " You must be pleased with Moussa Sissoko's performance today?"



Michael Owen: " He was the best player on the pitch and absolutely faultless in my opinion. "

 
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