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Friday, 29 May 2009

Moyes forced to field kid

A 12-year-old boy will have the chance to captain Everton in Saturday’s FA Cup final after winning tournament sponsors E.On’s ‘Star for a day’ competition.

It promises to be an afternoon to remember for Ryan Carr of Milton Keynes after he was selected from thousands of entrants hoping to lead Everton out at Wembley.

“I’m not really an Everton fan,” the lucky winner confessed before meeting his new teammates.

“The key for me is just giving a good account of myself and then I’ll sit down with my agent and we’ll see what happens in the summer.”

Toffees manager David Moyes is expected to substitute Carr early on but didn’t seem too frustrated that E.On had interfered with his team selection.

“In truth I’d rather have started with Phil Neville,” the Scottish boss said.

“However, I’m always keen to give youngsters a chance and this will be sink or swim for the lad.

“I can understand that Phil is angry, but he knows that E.On come first.” 

The news comes at a bad time for the Everton skipper as he missed out on the Neville Family Player of the Year award for the 15th consecutive season last week.


  1. "just giving a good account of myself".
    Such a good line.

  2. Keep up the good work. These are hilarious.