Exclusive – Everton have the quality to surpass Liverpool this season, claims Osman

first_imgLeon Osman claims Everton CAN finish higher in the Premier League table than arch-rivals Liverpool this season – despite the Reds’ spending spree.Brendan Rodgers’ side have splashed the cash this summer, following Luis Suarez’s departure for Barcelona, laying out around £90million on Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi, along with Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren.The Toffees haven’t been shy in the transfer market either, signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m, and Osman, who will celebrate his testimonial on Sunday, believes Roberto Martinez’s side has what it takes to surpass their Merseyside rivals.When asked whether Everton can finish higher than Liverpool, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Yes we can. It’s going to be difficult though.“Liverpool have strengthened, but so have we.“We both have extra commitments with Europe this year but we aim to finish above them every season.”You can buy tickets to Leon Osman’s testimonial against FC Porto on Sunday, August 3, 4pm kick-off, by clicking herelast_img read more


first_imgCllr Jack Murray has accused Cllr Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig of political ineptitude.Sinn Féin Cllr Jack Murray has criticized Independent Cllr Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easpaig for demanding fellow County Councillors boycott a briefing by Irish Water in Carrick-On-Shannon next week.Murray believes a boycott of the meeting would let Irish Water off the hook, and said that his party will seize every opportunity to meet Irish Water and raise their objection to water charges.Cllr Murray believes the call for councillors not to attend a meeting with Irish Water in Carrick-on-Shannon is a display of political ineptitude. Cllr Murray said, “Sinn Féin is fighting water taxation at every opportunity. We have proven that we can abolish the charges through our alternative budget.“We consistently raised our opposition to the charges in the Dáil, Donegal County Council and at every forum possible.“We have repeatedly demanded that Irish Water representatives meet Donegal County Council in Lifford but disappointingly they have refused to do so.“Now a meeting between Irish Water and local representatives has been organised to take place in Carrick-on-Shannon. “While we would rather meet them in Donegal, we will seize every opportunity to raise our objections with them.Cllr Murray said he disagreed with calls to ignore the meeting.“A call from Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpaig for councillors not to meet Irish Water will be met with delight by government party representatives and Irish Water executives.“If we didn’t attend it would let them off the hook.“The councillor who is making this call also chose to boycott a vote in Donegal which could have reduced the property tax for struggling people here. “He also failed to attend an important vote on wind farms in the county.“This ‘bury your head in the sand’ style of politics helps no one. Thousands of people in Donegal voted for Sinn Féin to fight austerity.“That is exactly what we will do. We won’t be strayed by the warped and misguided calls of another councillor.JACK MURRAY – “WE WON’T BE STRAYED BY THE WARPED AND MISGUIDED CALLS OF ANOTHER COUNCILLOR” was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Jack MurrayMicheál Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuignewsPoliticsSinn Feinlast_img read more