Sylvain Distin should still start for Everton next season

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Is this Everton star Man or Machine?

Date: 10th March 2014 at 12:04pm
Written by Cal Byrne

To former teammate Louis Saha, he is known simply as ‘the cyborg’. With over 400 appearances in the Premier League - the most of any foreign outfield player – and still starting consistently at the heart of the joint second best defence in the league at age 36, it does seem that Sylvain Distin’s capabilities are far greater than the rest of us. And he doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon. When Everton signed the 31 year-old Distin for £5m from Portsmouth in 2009, there was many a raised eyebrow. Having just sold Joleon Lescott to Manchester City for £24m, Everton also purchased Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Johnny Heitinga for £9m and £6.2m respectively. At the time, many predicted that the latter two players would prove to be better purchases for Everton. ... Read More


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