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Everton Breaks Bank, Puts It Back Together, Breaks It Again

When it comes to spending money, one would do well to follow the advice from the Carl Sagan-written movie Contact.

“First rule in government spending: Why build one when you can have two at twice the price?”

Everton converted that rule to the transfer market on Thursday when they spent a club-record $38.3 million on goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and then added midfielder Davy Klaassen later in the day for a cool $30 million. 

Can England’s Next Golden Generation Be Any Worse Than The Last?

On Sunday, England won the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, sparking snarky Brits to declare the nation had finally ended its 51-year cycle of hurt, dating back to last winning the World Cup in 1966. 

Despite being home to arguably the world’s most entertaining league, England has consistently failed to flatter at the international level. A stellar crop of English players (including David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Michael Owen) in the 2000s were dubbed the Golden Generation. Their play at the highest level didn’t exactly live up to the lofty moniker. 

Thiago Messi And Benjamin Suarez Are Forming A Good Cop, Bad Cop Routine Like Their Fathers

It’s that time of year again, when football’s biggest stars trapeze around different Spainish isles, drop anchor off the coast of Ibiza and sleep on the streets of Tenerife. One of these days, The18 staff is going to invest in some large dolphin floaties and report live from the Mediterranean Sea while sipping on Skittles vodka, but today is not that day.

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