6
May

Like tattoos? Then you’ll love Tim Howard

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Everton and US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard became the latest pro athlete to join PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, stripping off to reveal his abundant collection of eye-catching tattoos.

In a video interview which you can view below, he discusses what drove him to be part of PETA’s campaign.

“Protecting animals is very important to me, and I think speaking out against fur is an amazing cause,” Howard told PETA. “When I see someone wearing fur, I just want to sit them down in front of one of PETA’s videos and show them just how badly animals suffer for this supposed fabric that no one needs.”

Other American athletes involved in the Ink, Not Mink campaign include NFL players Terrell Suggs, Willis McGahee, Maurice Jones-Drew, Tony Gonzalez and Michael Strahan, as well as boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and hoops players Ty Lawson and Metta World Peace.

H/T DailyMail
9
Feb

Moyes to present United hit-list

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has been promised funds for a huge foray into the summer transfer market. The Red Devils boss is to present the board with a £100 million ($164 million) hit-list. Juventus midfield duo Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba are believed to be on the list, along with Southampton defender Luke Shaw and Everton’s Seamus Coleman.

For this rumor and the rest of Sunday’s transfer gossip, click here.

1
Jan

Liverpool look to Blues defender

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Chelsea have a wealth of defenders at Stamford Bridge and Jose Mourinho may look to offload a few in the transfer window. Mourinho has frozen Ashley Cole out of the starting 11, preferring Cesar Azpilicueta on the left-hand side of defense. 

Today’s newspapers report that the Blues’ third-choice Ryan Bertrand could be on his way out the door. The likely destination is Merseyside, where both Liverpool and Everton are admirers of the 24-year-old.

For this rumor and the rest of New Year’s Day transfer gossip, click here.

8
Dec

Arsenal chase Everton’s Coleman

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Arsenal are searching for a replacement right-back if Bacary Sagna refuses to renew his contract at the club. Arsene Wenger is looking to Everton’s young defender Seamus Coleman as the possible solution.

Coleman is a Republic of Ireland international and has been in fantastic form for the Toffees so far this campaign. He is part of Everton’s mean defense that has only conceded 13 goals so far this season.

If Arsenal are serious about challenging for the league this season it may take more reinforcements than a single defender. A position worth looking at would be up front - cover for Olivier Giroud could be crucial in case he picks up an injury later in the season.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

4
Sep

Man United to go back for Baines, Herrera

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The transfer window may have shut, but there’s no shortage of rumors popping up for future forays into the market. Manchester United again feature heavily after missing out on a host of key market targets. They will be looking to do their business early on in the next window of opportunity. The two names most likely to make the move - according to today’s newspapers - are Everton defender Leighton Baines and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

2
Sep

Manchester United look to tie up Fellaini deal

It’s here! Transfer deadline day is already in full swing with big deals going through all day long. There are lots of rumors to get your teeth stuck into today, most notably the story that Marouane Fellaini is ready to push through his proposed move to Manchester United. The Everton midfielder looks set to hand in a transfer request to force the Toffees to sell him to Old Trafford.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

28
Aug

Manchester United chase David Luiz

Manchester United are yet to make a meaningful breakthrough in the transfer market so far this season. Bids for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have failed to materialize into transfers. The latest player to be linked with United is Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazilian doesn’t seem to fit into Jose Mourinho’s liking for defenders that stick to their position. If the Red Devils bid the reported £30 million, they would surely get their man.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

1
Aug

Pitch invader takes penalty kick, unfazed Tim Howard saves it

It’s not every day that a fan makes his way onto the field without getting caught by security in just a few seconds, and only the most talented of pitch invaders can manage to get their foot on the ball, or their hands on a player. But a pitch invader actually taking a penalty kick in the middle of a shootout, well, that’s got to be a first.

After last night’s International Champions Cup match between Everton and Juventus went into sudden death penalty kicks, a fan ran onto the pitch just as Juve’s Kwadwo Asamoah was stepping up to his kick and beat him to it. Everton’s Tim Howard was rather unimpressed, nonchalantly catching the ball that was, to be fair, hit right at him.

Sure, it wasn’t the best-taken penalty, but we doubt the fan cared much either way. It was a funny moment, and we can only tip our hat to the fan’s rambunctiousness. As Ron Burgundy would say, “I’m not even mad, that’s impressive!”

Update: We’re not 100% positive on this one, but we just might have a double offender on our hands. Last year, a man clad in the same headgear and jacket as Wednesday’s pitch invader creatively interrupted an interview with golfer Webb Simpson:

The man was then identified as Andrew James Dudley of England, reportedly a deforestation activist who calls himself, get this, “Jungle Bird.” He wasn’t charged.

Whether or not Jungle Bird got off for this as well, or if it is even him, we can’t know for sure. But you decide for yourself.