Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ex Everton striker banned for drug dealing

No, not Duncan Ferguson but some guy I've never heard of called Michael Branch.

That's him on a sticker so he's definitely real. Now 34 years old, he has been sentenced to seven years in prison for handling 3kg of amphetamine and 1kg of cocaine, which would be enough to kill 10 regular men or Charlie Sheen. Isn't life strange? One minute you are 18 years old and scoring your first goal in the Premier League for your boyhood club. The next minute you are in prison, desperately holding onto the soap with all your might. I thought people were joking when they said the only two career paths in Liverpool were footballer or drug dealer.

I've read that Branch was seen as Everton's answer to Michael Owen. If he was the answer, I have no fucking idea what the question was.