Date: 10th September 2007 at 6:23pm
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Tim Howard will probably miss Everton’s Premiership game against United on Saturday with a dislocated finger.

Such an injury is serious if it’s a goalkeeper to suffer so the former United man won’t face Saha and co. He wasn’t allowed to do so last season because of a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs. However, Everton now bought him and they could field him without problems if he wasn’t injured.

‘I smashed it into the crossbar. It looked like a crooked stick,’ Howard said.

‘It’s sore. I decided to play through it, hoping the adrenaline would get me through the game. It was swollen like a balloon.’

I think you all remember the last time we faced Everton at Goodison Park, without Tim Howard. The hosts were two up after 50 minutes and things looked bleak when Turner fumbled a corner and allowed O’Shea to score. From that moment, we flowed over Everton and claimed a memorable victory and almost sealed our ninth Premier League title.

Call it a good omen? Well, if you’re superstitious…