Former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has revealed that he is finding life difficult without them, and that they make an important part of his Saturdays.

The keeper is around 5000 miles away in California and wakes early for the trans-Atlantic broadcast of the Premier League every weekend, staying in touch with the club he spent a decade.

“I miss Everton and I miss my teammates. When I watch them every Saturday, that’s what stands out to me. I miss walking down that tunnel,” the player said.

Howard featured in over three hundred games for his former club so it would definitely take him time to forget. He is still recovering from a hip injury whilst he answered questions from Echo at a Los Angeles conference centre. There are World Cup qualifiers and the new MLS season next month that the player has to look up to. In all of this, he seems to truly miss Everton. The sentiments he conveyed in his farewell letter to the club remain strong.

When asked to describe the Merseyside derbies, the Colorado Rapids shot stopper said: “You work with people and the city is split blue and red. There’s so many internal rivalries. It’s special.”

He added that he speaks regularly with former Toffees star John Stones now at Manchester City. He adds Ross Barkley and Phil Jagielka to the list as well. Continue Reading


In an attempt to improve team bonding, Manchester united star player Wayne Rooney has installed the Christmas spirit in his teammates by taking them on a trip to London. The group was seen having fun at the winter wonderland in London.

This was after united team manager José Mourinho gave the team two days off, Mourinho was impressed with the team’s performance last weekend at west Bromwich Albion. The manager who will not be joining the squad n their little vacation himself has planned to spend his Christmas time in Manchester at the Lowry hotel.

Rooney arranged the trip travelled alongside other members of the team Michael Carrick, the club’s third choice goalkeeper Sam Johnson, Jesse Lingard, Chris Smaalling, Phil Jones, and Marcus Rashford to London.

The team had arrived at Hyde Park at a family event that featured ice dancing and other festive attractions. Unlike some of the more raucous celebrations over the years that the Premier League players have participated in, the event seemed to be a very tame and Christmas themed outing. Continue Reading


The European Premier League this season has seen clubs like Everton advance up the league table towards the upper reaches of the competition.

Everton currently holds the 6th position with about 18 points after their 2-0 thumping of West Ham last weekend.

This good luck albeit, the boss man at the helm of affairs for Everton has plans of bringing one former favorite of the fans at Goodison Park back into the stables of the team.

Wayne Rooney had been with Everton back in the days and had left for Manchester United in 2005 as a teenage prodigy. He developed rapidly into a star player under former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson and gained a lot of prominence.

This season however, has left the future of the 31 year old at the Red Devils in doubt after his form came to an all-time low. He currently has been dropped by United’s boss, Mourinho and hardly plays any match with them.

And although Mourinho insists that Rooney “is going nowhere”, it seems very much like the star’s playing time at United has come to an end.

Ronald Koeman, boss at Everton however seems to be a bearer of good news for Rooney as he has every intention to draw the England’s men senior team captain to the team. Continue Reading


Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney said he is impressed with the additions to the team this summer by new coach Jose Mourinho.

The England international said he feels the summer transfer singings have started well under the new coach, and knows they will do well overall.

“The signings we’ve made this season have been really good signings. They’ve settled in really quickly and you’ve seen the impact they’ve had on the pitch already.

“I hope they continue and the players who have been here a while can continue to do well. If we can do that, I’m sure we can have a very good season,” the former Everton star player added.

With the high profile additions of Mourinho this summer in Eric Baily, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba, there are huge expectations. The total sum spent costs over £145 million, even with Ibrahimovic gotten on a free transfer deal from Paris St. Germain. Mourinho is one of the top managers, following his incredible run, and with the resources at his disposal, the Premier League title is a key expectation. The team has started the season well, claiming maximum point, ahead of their third game away against Hull City. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney Ready For Quarter Finals

As the Iceland test comes up at Euro 2016 Wayne Rooney states that he is feeling refreshed and confident about his team.

Being England’s captain, his mood and state of mind would certainly reflect the state of the mind of the team as well. As the quarter finals come up for Euro 2016 he states that the team is ready to face their first opponent, Iceland which is the first match of the quarter finals. The skipper of Three Lions has rested in the final game of Group B where his boss ensured that the team is able to perform without him in the game they played against Slovakia. The man from Manchester United is definitely an asset for the team and will help create the winning mentality that the team needs for the forthcoming games. As the tournament moves into the quarter final rounds they need all the mental support they can get and their skipper will surely be a role model towards that end. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United have a bright future

England and Manchester United midfielder, Wayne Rooney has stated that Manchester United have a bright future even if they have missed out a place in the Champions League.

He said that this has happened before and that Manchester United will be able to recover.

Wayne Rooney believes that the strength of Manchester United lies in its youth and that there are good players that have come out of the academy recently. Indeed, a few of them have made their debut with the first team this season and the midfielder believes that they will be key for Manchester United future.

Players such as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have indeed shown that the Manchester United team has a foundation to build on. The key here is to make sure that they find the right players to complement the youngsters that are already present and bring in some experience.

Wayne Rooney said it was always exciting to work with young players. He stated that they still have room for improvement and that they can develop into world-class players. Rooney stated that people often believe that Martial is still 20 years old and that he will become a better player. Continue Reading


Red Devils skipper, Wayne Rooney is back in training with the team after missing several weeks of football due to a knee injury. Head coach Louis van Gaal heaps praises on the striker for his impressive performance during training. He said the English forward always gives his all in matches and training. Wayne Rooney has been involved in two training sessions with the team this week.  He was reported to be on the goal scorers’ chart during the first session at the Aon Training Complex, to delight of the Coaches.

LVG happily boasted: “He scored a goal – he made a fantastic shot, a chip over the goalkeeper. It was his first training session! He can be so good that I shall be forced to give him a position in the team but it is dependable on what we are seeing [each day].”

When asked if the hairy skipper would return for the FA cup replay against west Ham, LVG asked the journalists to wait until the game to know. Manchester United U21 will play Middleborough U21 on Monday, 11th April.

“He is now coming out of rehabilitation and has only trained two times with us, so we cannot yet predict how his injury evolved. We have to wait and see how the game against Middleborough goes. We are communicating every day [about how he is feeling with his recovery] and he knows also my philosophy which everybody knows. We communicate every day with the doctor, with the player and we make a plan. It is not hard because I do that with every player and Wayne is very open for me,” LVG said.

The 30-year old player will be selected for the reserves during the U21 match. Continue Reading

Barcelona’s biggest liability lies in their defence and it just suffered a blow

Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Iniesta are the main attacking figures of Barcelona and having all of these superstars in his squad it doesn’t seem like scoring goals will be a problem for the Spanish squad but the defensive section of the team is a different story.

The strength of Barcelona has never been their defence and it has sustained a huge blow after Gerard Pique received a red card due to the rants that he made during the Spanish Super Cup and Pique now has to serve a 4 match ban.

Aleix Vidal is not able to play until 2016 and the Brazilian right-back Douglas is out of action due to an injury.  Luis Enrique still has enough defensive options at his disposal including the likes of: Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba and Thomas Vermaelen but some of them have recently been struggling their pre-season.

Dani Alves and Marc Bartra have made defensive mistakes in the pre-season schedule of Barcelona.

During the opening match of the season, Barcelona faced off with Athletic Club and a lonely goal from Luis Suarez was enough for the team of Luis Enrique to seal the triumph. Continue Reading

The spirit of England is at an all-time high according to Rooney

Wayne Rooney has been performing for the English national football team since the age of 17 as he started his career at the international stage on February of 2003 during a friendly match against Australia and from there on out Rooney has become the most important player for his national side as the player has scored 48 goals and the attacker is the captain of England as well.

Things in England have not been going so well in these past few years as the English national side was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup in the group stages and it was a disastrous period of time as England failed on winning a single match of this international tournament.

Roy Hodgson has been attempting to restore the English team and it seems like it’s working out as his team has been claiming successive wins in the 2016 Euro’s qualifiers and according to Wayne Rooney, the spirit of the team is as high as ever.

Hodgson has pinpointed Rooney’s contribution as a bridge between the younger and older generations and the striker is encouraged by the atmosphere in the squad. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney is happy about his Position on Pitch

Manchester United’s star striker Wayne Rooney says that he is happy to let Louis van Gaal decide his position on the pitch. The United manager recently moaned about the lack of a striker who can score 20 goals a season.

This was despite having the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Radamel Falcao in his team. Even though Rooney has scored more than 20 goals in a season in the past, he has largely been inconsistent. However, this has been attributed to playing in a number of positions from the pitch. Even now, van Gaal has been utilising Rooney in a midfield position.

This has led to a minor goal drought for the England international, but the recent switch to a striking position has been excellent for the player. The 29-year-old has taken his tally for the season to 13 from 25 matches. Rather than complain about the inability to play against a striker, Rooney says that he is happy to let van Gaal dictate his role on the field. After being criticised for his negative and long ball tactics, Van Gaal is starting to feel settled at United and he has taken the team into touching distance of arch rivals Manchester City. Continue Reading