java2001e Posted July 9, 2006 Report Share Posted July 9, 2006 Everton website says, "Tim Howard joined Everton on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2006. The American international arrived from Manchester United, where he had found himself behind Dutchman Edwin van der Sar in the pecking order. He has, however, made 77 appearances for Alex Ferguson's men since joining in 2003. Before joining United, Howard had starred for the New York/New Jersey Metrostars, where he succeeded American international Tony Meola as first choice keeper. He received his first international cap in March 2002 agains Ecuador and as kept five clean sheets for the States. He goes to the 2006 World Cup in Germany as America's second choice stopper. Upon the confirmation of his move to Everton, Howard said he was more excited at joining the Toffees than when he arrived in Manchester. He will battle with Richard Wright, veteran Nigel Martyn and rookie Iain Turner for the goalkeeping gloves at Goodison Park." presumably Everton are aware that martyn has retired? so he's up against wright and turner. now wrights stats for last season were about the same as martyns, even tho he played fewer games! is howard the automatic first choice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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