Michael Owen Going To The World Cup And Replacements For Fabio Capello Considered

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The big football news this week has been Michael Owen signing for Man Utd. It looked as though a week or two ago he could be on his way to Hull City and we are now waiting for confirmation on what he is going to do with his other two wishes.

There has been no shortage of punters looking to back Owen to be the top Premiership scorer next season, he was initially a 40/1 shot but he is now just 20/1 with most online betting bookies.

Can Michael Owen make the World Cup squad next summer now that he has fled the Barcodes? Totesport are offering odds of 5/2 that Owen is selected by Capello and considering we are not spoiled with an embarrassment of striking riches the proven goalscoring talent of Michael Owen is a good bet to go to South Africa.

One of Owen’s former clubs, Real Madrid, have been acquiring a whole new generation of Galacticos in recent weeks, bring in the likes of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul Albiol and Karim Benzema. As a result Real Madrid are now 5/1 joint favourites to lift the European Cup next May but checkout the various odds comparison sites before taking my word for it!

It says something about the English mentality when the national side is enjoying its best run for as long as many people can remember yet they are already betting on who will replace Fabio Capello to become the Next England Manager.

Stuart Pearce is the favourite with SkyBet at 4/1 whilst Jose Mourinho and Martin O’Neill are next best at 6/1. If you fancy a real long shot why not have a punt on Sir Alex Ferguson at 33/1?

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