http://soccernet.espn.go.com/preview?id=125334&cc=5901 " only goalkeeper Roy Carroll is a new doubt having picked up a knock in training which is set to earn Fabien Barthez - linked this week with a move to Paris St Germain - a place on the bench." this makes Barthez the backup keeper to Howard I watched Howards last game against Leicester City last night, and i was impressed with his footwork and heading ability as well. In the first half he dribbled around a Leicester player very well, his distribution is very precise with either left or right foot. In the second half he came out of his box and headed the ball away from an on rushing Leicester player, his defenders pass the ball back to him a lot, they must have great confidence in him. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one and a smile on my face, he is making us proud.