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 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