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Everton keeper Howard: Crazy to pay attention to Twitter

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says he ignores criticism on Twitter.

The United States international has faced criticism almost every season from some disgruntled Everton fans and, although some of it becomes personal via social media, Howard shrugs it off.

"Social media is, for me, non-existent. Anyone who pays attention to that - criticism or praise - is pretty silly," he told the Daily Mail.

"I think you have to have enough positive experiences to be able to block out the criticism.

"When I was young and at Manchester United I did not have a lot in my locker to fall back on so you make a mistake and it is doom and gloom and 'You should hang him up'.

"Now I've had enough criticism and positive experiences to know that I'm not a bad goalkeeper.

"I've had it before and it will happen again - with goalkeepers the next mistake is only just around the corner.

"If you worry about that you will crumble. I think a good goalkeeper always has to have a manager who believes in him."

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