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Sidwell Scores In More Ways Than One

Steve Sidwell has dedicated his goal against Everton to his newborn baby Sidwell.

Speaking on the official site, Sidwell explained that his wife had sent him a text message prior to kick off and told him to score to celebrate the new arrival. An offer he simply couldn't resist obviously.

'My wife gave birth to a baby boy last Wednesday and before the game she sent me a text saying 'Score a goal for him.' It was an early one so hopefully he was awake!

'I've always believed that if your life is good outside football, you come to work with a smile on your face.'

A sensible sentiment, Siddy also believes the strike is one of his best ever goals.

'It's up there with the best goals I've scored - in the top five.

'I have a DVD of my goals at home, so that's another one to add to the collection. But it doesn't matter how the ball goes in. I'm just as happy with a tap-in.

'It's a great feeling to catch the ball so sweetly and score so early on but maybe it was a bit too early.

'After that, the home team got some momentum and came back strongly. It was good to score, but even better that we got the victory.

'When Everton scored their second equaliser, you could see the reaction from the boys. We felt the victory had been snatched away from us.

'I took the kick-off with Gabby and asked the ref how long there was to go. He said it was the last minute and I thought we had no chance. But thirty seconds later, the ball was in the net.

'It was great stuff from Youngy. He thoroughly deserved his two goals and could have had a hat-trick.'




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 9 2008

Time: 3:02PM

Your Comments

Sidwell is going to be a big player for us.
UpTheHolte
He's learnt a lot from training with Lampard and Ballack, I think. He has stepped up his game a lot in the year he was at Chelsea - seems a more rounded midfielder now. Wouldn't be surprised if he got you boys a decent number of goals over the season. And congratulations to both Steve and Krystell!
The_Legend_Of_Zola
I wonder if he has a DVD of his gaffs as well - available at all good stockists for xmas! Good player and a snitch at 5m. THE GINGER NINJA, THE GINGER NINJA!!
bazzah
agree uptheholte, think he is going to be very important over the years, quality player with a great finishing touch.
The Fear
finally, a midfielder who shoots. i can sleep soundly :D
Gruck
Another lesser version of Platt. Very good player. Shorey will come good too.
koolbill
I think he'll benefit a lot from playing alongside Barry as well.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Gruck - took the words off my tongue there. Desperately needed.
Mancuni-villa
Anyone missed the fact he called his child Sidwell Sidwell? or is that mistyped at the top?
erv2005
Well said koolbill. Nicky Shorey will indeed come good, he's way to good a player not to. You dont become a bad player overnight.
glensider
Congrats to Sidders and his better half. I think he's named his newborn Rocco, or something similar erv2005.
glensider
Definitely Steve is going to be a very influential player for the claret and blues, his partnership with Gareth Barry and Stilyan Petrov is very promising.
glensider
 

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