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Everton Withdraw Interest In Celtic Defender Kieran Tierney

19th May 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football final, Celtic versus Motherwell; Kieran Tierney of Celtic with megaphone to join in the celebrations with the Celtic fans (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Everton have walked away from their bid to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. The Premier League side had declared their interest in signing the Scottish international earlier this summer – with tenous reports of a £25m bid from the Toffees – but BBC Sport have reported that Celtic’s reluctance to sell one of their star assets has killed any potential deal …

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Chelsea V Everton: Everything You Need To Know

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Phil Jagielka of Everton is tackled by Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on January 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea take on Everton on Saturday evening as Anotnio Conte’s side look to continue their recent resurgence. Since suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September, the Blues have responded in the best possible way and four wins without conceding (including a 4-0 destruction of Manchester United) has put them firmly back in the title picture. Central to that …

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Koeman The Only Choice To Awaken The Sleeping Giant That Is Everton

Towards the end of a distinguished playing career he was pictured trying the shirt on for size – now, 20 years later, it seems Everton are the perfect fit for Ronald Koeman. Even before his first official press conference as Everton manager, Dutchman Koeman had already spoken in glowing terms about the history and potential of his new club. But …

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What Can England Learn From The Euro 2016 Qualifying Statistics?

The full time whistle has blown on the qualifying matches for France 2016 and we now have our line-up for the finals next summer. England have qualified from Group E with a ‘perfect’ 100% record but UEFA’s statistics from the qualifying matches leave me a little concerned. _____ Premier League statistics often show us that possession isn’t everything. It’s what …

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Is Ryan Bertrand Really The Best Left-Back In The Premier League?

Last weekend Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2014/15 season. So, is he really the best left-back in the Premier League?  _______________________________________________________________________________   The 25-year-old has enjoyed regular football this season with his new club while he has also been consistent in that left-back position for Southampton, but statistically speaking, has he …

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Everton Boss On The Ropes Amid Mirallas Penalty Debacle

Everton’s dull 0-0 draw at home to West Brom continued their woeful form of late but the decision of Kevin Mirallas to disobey team orders and take a first half penalty, which he missed, highlights the lack of leadership on a sinking ship, writes Stephen Loftus. A rather uneventful Monday night game was turned into a nightmare for Roberto Martinez …

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England Expected Starting XI Vs Switzerland

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England face arguably their toughest qualification game tonight as they go up against Switzerland who reached the last sixteen of this year’s World Cup. We look at the starting XI that Hodgson is likely to go with in tonight’s crucial match. GK: Joe Hart There is no doubt that the Manchester City stopper is Roy Hodgson’s number one option and the …

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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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Naive England Must Improve Defensively

Despite England’s encouraging display in their opening defeat against Italy in the World Cup, many English pundits are again singling out players for negative attention, most notably Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines down the much maligned left flank of the English side. Many have called for Rooney to be dropped for Thursday’s game with Uruguay. However Rooney has also received …

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Everton Have to Sell to Keep

Everton enjoyed a great season last year, with many people pointing to the arrival of Roberto Martinez as a key factor in their success. Following David Moyes’s appointment as manager of Manchester United, Roberto Martinez was appointed as his successor. Martinez began by adapting the style he had with Wigan and implementing it at Everton. This was a great success with Everton …

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