June 2009 Archives
EVERTON are negotiating with Manchester City to keep Brazilian striker Jo for a season-long loan.
EVERTON'S new home kit has outstripped all previous records.
SIX of Merseyside football's founding fathers were back in their Liverpool home this week.
TIM HOWARD today admitted to still being in shock that his season could yet end with a winner's medal.
Everton's goalkeeper performed heroics last night as the United States pulled off one of the biggest shocks in international football for many years by beating Spain 2-0.
That victory means the US will now face Brazil or South Africa in the final of the Confederations Cup on Sunday night in Johannesburg but it doesn't tell the whole story.
Howard and his team-mates looked set to be on the first plane home after losing their two matches but a 3-0 win over Egypt, coupled with Brazil beating Italy by the same score, opened the door for them and they have taken advantage in spectacular style.
IT SEEMS as though the whole country is talking about Jack Rodwell this week.
On Monday night Stuart Pearce made wholesale changes to the England under 21 side playing over in Sweden and the Everton teenager was one of the beneficiaries. He got his first start in the tournament and made a big impression, not only with his equalising header in a 1-1 draw with Germany, but also for his all round performance.
Stories linking him with a move to Manchester United on the back of that game seem rather unlikely, given that everyone in football has been aware of Rodwell for absolutely ages. You can be almost certain that Sir Alex Ferguson's scouting network is quite sophisticated and that they don't first become aware of emerging English players when they appear for their country on Sky Sports.
On a similar vein, how optimistic are the agency handling Michael Owen that they think a glossy brochure can allay Premier League managers' concerns about pouring money into their client's capacious pockets?