Southall disagrees with Moyes
Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has berated David Moyes for resting Tim Howard in the Capital One Cup clash with Leeds.
The 54-year-old currently holds the record for number of consecutive league appearances at the Merseyside club and revealed he used to have arguments if management tried to leave him out of the side.
The current record set by the Welshman stands at 212 consecutive league appearances, Howard has made 189, a run that stretches all the way back to September 2007.
Howard was replaced by second choice goalkeeper Jan Mucha for the 2-1 defeat at Elland Road on Tuesday but he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's clash with Southampton.
"I hated missing games. I used to have a row with Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall if they ever wanted to leave me out, because you'd lose a bit of momentum. I liked to stay in the zone.
"When I looked at the game against Leeds on TV, I was looking to see if it was Tim playing, then thinking: 'Why have they left him out?' It's pointless. Outfield players I can understand, but once a goalkeeper gets in that groove you want to leave him in there.
"If you're No. 1, you're No. 1 and it's up to you to play yourself out of that position. I hated missing any game, even a Simod Cup tie against Millwall with 3,000 inside Goodison because I was looking forward to playing in a young team. I think Howard Kendall left me out because he didn't want to be in the competition anyway!"