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Wayne Rooney: “I Could Still Play In The Premier League”

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Wayne Rooney claims he still has what it takes to cut it in the Premier League as he prepares to take up a role as player-coach with Derby County.  The former England captain had two spells with hometown club Everton either side of a decade spent at Manchester United where he went on to break Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record finishing …

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Has Everton’s James McCarthy Finally Won Over Ronald Koeman?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: James McCarthy of Everton is pursued by Francis Coquelin (L) and Mesut Ozil (C) of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

James McCarthy seems to be firmly back in Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans. After an injury-plagued season, the Irish midfielder put in an impressive performance in Everton’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night. Although it will take more than one game to win the full backing of his manager, Tuesday can certainly allow the Glasweigen to gather some momentum. …

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Liverpool V Everton: A Merseyside Derby XI Based On Stats

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Aaron Lennon of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Tonight sees Liverpool and Everton do battle at Anfield in the 226th Merseyside Derby. Although matches between these two are always special, the low-key build up to this fixture suggests that both have other things on their mind – namely the respective Europa League and FA Cup semi finals. While Liverpool will be hoping to finish to finish in the Europa …

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Gareth Barry Says Chelsea Star Diego Costa Did Not Bite Him

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Gareth Barry of Everton lies on the ground after collision with Diego Costa of Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup sixth round match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on March 12, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

The main talking point to emerge from Chelsea’s loss to Everton yesterday was Diego Costa’s alleged bite on Gareth Barry. The former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder appeared to have been bitten in the neck by the Spanish striker, and the evidence does not make for pleasant viewing for those jumping to Costa’s defence. The controversial striker received his …

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Tactics Truck: Arsenal Top Table Despite Naive Game Management

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger deservedly received plaudits here and elsewhere in midweek for taking a pragmatic approach to his pre-match preparations for Bayern Munich. Tuesday night’s counter-attack-inspired victory over the German champions continues a trend towards greater tactical adaptability over the last year from the French manager. The manner of the 2-0 victory evoked echoes of January’s away victory in the Etihad, in …

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No Timescale On Recovery For Everton’s Barry

Scans have revealed Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has sustained ankle ligament damage but it is still too early to put a timescale on his predicted recovery. The 33-year-old was carried off just 13 minutes into Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland after a late tackle by Jordi Gomez and – although initial fears of a broken leg were allayed quickly – …

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Ins & Outs: More Departures Than Arrivals For Manchester City

Here we take a quick look at Manchester City’s Ins and Outs from the summer transfer window.  Manchester City had an uncharacteristically quiet transfer window due to the imposition of FIFA fair play restrictions which limited boss Manuel Pellegrini to a net spend of £49 million, a mere snip compared with the millions splurged by their cross city rivals Manchester United. The …

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Top Five Premier League Bargain Buys This Summer

Dan Dalton counts down the top five bargain buys of the Premier League summer transfer window. This transfer window has seen the big clubs spend huge money on names such as Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa. But who are the signings that may prove to be the bargain buys of the transfer window? While some teams have spent big money …

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Roberto Martinez, Romelu Lukaku and Everton’s Bright Future

Everton enjoyed a successful season last year, but ultimately fell short in their quest to qualify for the Champions League. Brian Bowler discusses the bright future of the club and believes they will not suffer second-season syndrome under Roberto Martinez. There are a number of reasons why so many supposed “second tier” clubs often struggle to break into the elite group …

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Everton & Roberto Martinez Need More Firepower

After a successful first season in charge, Roberto Martinez is nearing his second season at Goodison Park. Everton fans will be hopeful of more of the same and not the infamous ‘Second Season Syndrome’. Jason Coulter discusses what the Toffees require ahead of the new season. Roberto Martinez is in a rare position for a modern manager. His positivity, both …

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The Aggrieved XI – Players That Didn’t Make The England World Cup Squad

Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad was announced earlier this week, with Ashley Cole’s omission and subsequent international retirement dominating the headlines. Although there can be no doubting that the Chelsea left back was the most high-profile casualty, there are a number of English players that will feel a little aggrieved that their outstanding performances this season were not rewarded with a trip to …

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