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What The Papers Say - 23 November

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

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Roberto Martinez and Gareth Barry are the main subjects of the derby day newspaper coverage.
 
The Blues boss has been discussing his decision to turn down the Liverpool job in 2012 and tells the Daily Mail, the Times and the Daily Mirror that the freedom he has at Everton ratifies his choice to join the Blues.
 
Meanwhile, midfielder Barry is another who could have switched to the Anfield club before opting for Goodison Park.
 
In 2008, then-boss Rafael Benitez prepared to bring the Villa man in to bolster his midfield – a plan which was never completed.
 
Barry, now on a season-long loan with the Toffees, reflects on his decision to back out of the move as well as previewing today's big clash in the Independent, Mirror and Mail.
 
Columnists fill their designated pages with Merseyside content - former Reds Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen detail their childhood support of Everton in the Mail and Telegraph respectively.
 
Meanwhile, the Liverpool Echo spoke to Leon Osman in midweek and the midfielder talks about past derbies and the midfield battle.

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    MOTM: The winner of this afternoon's Man of the Match, as voted for by you, is... @Osman21Leon! Well played, Leon! http://t.co/C2MuW1odSi

  • Saturday, 18:22

    REACTION: Martinez hails 'incredible' Osman, after the midfielder notched the winner on his 400th appearance: evertonfc.com/news/2014/11/2…

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    MAN OF THE MATCH: RT if James McCarthy got your vote today. #EFCvWHU http://t.co/ZMUhoq9LM2

  • Saturday, 18:20

    MAN OF THE MATCH: RT if Leon Osman got your vote today. #EFCvWHU http://t.co/Jxffb2Vzym