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Life long Everton fan, Michael Owen had a tremendous start to his career, joining Liverpool after graduating from Lilleshall school at the tender age of just 16. His first breakthrough came in the FA youthcup against West Ham.
In 1997 Owen made his debut against Wimbledon with his goal being nothing but a consolation in a 2-1 defeat.
The following season Owen was able to get his foot in the door as he showed himself as an opportunist in replacing the injured Robbie Fowler upfront. In Owen’s breakthrough and arguably greatest season as a footballer he equalled Chris Sutton’s 18 Premier League goals and was voted PFA young player of the Read On..
The Man City striker took a huge gamble when he joined Chelsea, as his contract ran out. According to reports he was demanding 60k a week to stay with City. Perhaps this shows the strength and influence of agents in modern football.
If for example his father or a guardian had been his influence, then surely their advice would have been to find the right club.
As he clearly has the talent to be a professional footballer, so income shouldn’t be a problem.
This rivalry stems from the working class streets of Merseyside. You can see the working class connections if you take a short walk round the housing estates that surround Anfield.
The best rivalries are born from down right jealously of each other.
The origins of the derby began however in the fact that a large number of families had both Everton and Liverpool fans in them.
Liverpool dominated English football in the 70s and 80s, whilst Everton fans had to sit back and grit their teeth.
Everton did however come on strong in the mid eighties and for a few seasons both teams were battling directly with each other for the league title.
Despite not Read On..
David Moyes has been at Goodison for nearly ten years, a good accolade considering the rate in which Premier League managers are given their marching orders these days.
He has turned Everton into a strong hard working side capable of challenging for a place in Europe each year.
In his first season he steered Everton clear of relegation and the following season he led the club to seventh, winning the manager of the year award.
Since then he also got them a place in the Champions League, but they failed to get through the qualifying round and a place in the F.A Cup final which they lost
However Everton financially have Read On..
A surprise victory saw Braga join Porto in the final of the Europa League to be held in Dublin. But how do you solve a problem like the Europa League. Those who do not make the Champions League year-on-year can’t afford to finance a large squad to cope with the demand of the high intensity and away travel of European games.
The English clubs would prefer to focus on qualifying for the Champions League without any distractions from the Europa League. There are only a few things that can be done to appease this desire to boycott the Europa League. (i.e field weak sides to get eliminated)
If Uefa decided to match Read On..