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Derby Highlights Courtesy of FootyTube

I search the internet for match highlights every weekend, and each weekend I come to the same conclusion: FootyTube is the best highlight Web page on the internet.

Here are the highlights from the Manchester United v Liverpool match at Anfield from Sunday.

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Craig Bellamy Sets Standard

Bellamy played a season for Liverpool, and during his time there he was nicknamed "Nutter with the Putter" for an off field incident that involved a golf club. He decided to celebrate his next goal by pretending to swing a golf club. (Courtesy khanh_coltech)

Bellamy played a season for Liverpool, and during his time there he was nicknamed "Nutter with the Putter" for an off field incident that involved a golf club. He decided to celebrate his next goal by pretending to swing a golf club. (Courtesy khanh_coltech)

By Kevin Koczwara

Craig Bellamy is in the news again, and he is not getting the attention he deserves for his play, but rather his conduct.

If you haven’t heard already, let me catch you up. Bellamy slapped a Manchester United fan in the face after the fan ran on the field and was taken down by the proper authorities. Bellamy decided on his own the make a point with the fan. But was it such a bad thing? Is his action for once good taste rather than bad taste? Remember the rumble at the Palace was started by a thrown cup. And this year has not been the best for athlete and fan interaction.

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Two Small Strikers with Injury Problems: Michael Owen and Taylor Twellman

Twellman has a great strike rate in the MLS but his game has not transferred well to the international stage. (Courtesy Jarrett Campbell)

Twellman has a great strike rate in the MLS but his game has not transferred well to the international stage. (Courtesy Jarrett Campbell)

By Kevin Koczwara

I have been thinking about Michael Owen ever since he signed with Manchester United. I just don’t know what it is about that story that keeps me coming for me. Michael Owen bothers me for some reason. He just makes me think about how great some players could have been, or were but no one really noticed. He was under appreciated at one time, and for a while he was overrated, and washed up. He scores goals, yes. But he doesn’t seem to have that winning edge, or that cutthroat play.

And today, while mowing the lawn and thinking about what I would write tonight, it hit me. Michael Owen reminds me of Taylor Twellman for some reason. And hear me out on this.

I am not saying Twellman is the equivalent to Owen, Michael has more talent and has faced stiffer competition throughout his career. But the way their careers have unfolded is what got me thinking.

Taylor Twellman Michael Owen
1980                                                            1979
5 ft 11 in                                                     5 ft 9 in
International Scoring Rate: 0.21    International Scoring Rate: 0.58
Club Scoring Rate: 0.60                      Club Scoring Rate: 0.50

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