'I would like to see what he'll do with Crouch'
Kristian Townsend, aged 21, of Draycott, who is a university graduate, said: "I think it's a good signing.
"I know some fans are questioning it, but he has had interest from a lot of clubs.
"I think it will help raise the profile of the club.
"We don't know a lot about the injuries he had at Manchester United.
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"He could have been kept out of the team because of the other strikers at the club."
Trevor Oliver, aged 19, of Cheadle, a student, said: "If it is true that he is here on a pay-as-you-play contract then I think that is a fantastic deal.
"He has a great goal-scoring record and I hope that he can score some goals for us.
"Owen is a striker of real calibre."
Dave Williams, aged 47, of Meir Park, who works as a production operative, said: "Getting him on a pay-as-you-play deal is one of the best deals that Stoke have done as I was a bit wary about him coming here on a full contract.
"It's great to think we have a front two of Peter Crouch and Michael Owen. I never thought I'd see that when we were in the lower leagues."
Chris Slezak, aged 54, of Butt Lane, who works as a driver, said: "My feelings are mixed on Owen signing.
"He brings with him a lot of experience but he is getting on a bit now and that's the reason we have managed to get him here.
"I think he could be a success and I would like to see what he can do with Peter Crouch."