Date: 19th November 2007 at 8:35am
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Unsurprisingly the dominant NUFC headline over the weekend was the fact that England`s Michael Owen managed to cripple himself while away on international duty (again). A torn thigh muscle was the sum total of his involvement with the national side over the course of last week, meaning a good four to six week break stroking fetlocks and measuring pace between jumps.

However despite that he was probably a happy man as his pursuit of Charlton`s 49 goal record was given a pep up with the news that Israel beat Russia and qualification for Euro 2008 was back on the agenda. Sheepteeth McClaren was apparently in the toilet when he heard the news. Great image to start your day with?

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