15 December 2008

Birthday Wishes: The Belated and Not-So-Belated

December 14th

Michael Owen (29) is looking poised to sign a new contract with Newcastle and is hot on the Capello radar for England. Also, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker is only looking better with age, no? (He’s so trendy that he was asked to be a presenter at the MTV Europe Awards!) MO is just so precious! And practically pocket-sized!

Didier Zokora (28) is a target for the newly appointed Real Madrid manager, Juande Ramos. But Zokora is apparently not interested in moving from White Hart Lane to the Bernabau. Ok, so he’s an idiot. Moving on.

Steve Sidwell (26) recently pledged that he wants to stay at Aston Villa for the rest of his career. The former Chelsea midfielder had plenty to celebrate this month. He has a new bubba son, born back on December 3rd, scored in the 34th second against Everton three days later, and it seems that with every game, his partnership with Barry and Petrov keeps getting stronger. Well done lad!

Liam Lawrence (27) of Stoke City and Christopher Brunt (24) of West Brom Albion also celebrated birthdays yesterday.

December 15th

Roman Pavlyuchenko turns 27 today! Also a target of Juande Ramos as Real Madrid, this Russian international is again a hot commodity in the transfer market. But perhaps Ramos should keep in mind, the difficulty that Roman is having picking up English. Or perhaps his dislike of English cuisine will send him packing to the Spanish capital.

pictures via jamd and google images

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