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Everton’s Martinez: Moaning Is Pointless

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed in the wake of Swansea counterpart Garry Monk’s recent comments on referees that there is no point moaning about decisions. Martinez has also defended Professional Game Match Officials Limited general manager Mike Riley and the standard of refereeing in English football, describing it as “very strong”. Monk has made headlines of late with some …

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The Future of Merseyside: Liverpool & Everton Compared

It has not been a great start to the season for either of Liverpool’s two clubs. But do the blue or red half of the city have the upper-hand in the long-run? Sean Curtin investigates.  For two teams who promised so much in the run up to the end of last season, the current season has been a bit of a …

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Premier League Preview – Everton Vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa head to Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday afternoon at 3pm with both sides targeting three points as a necessity following recent poor form. Gavin Bergin discusses.  A match between two teams struggling for form. Everton haven’t won in any of their last five games in all competitions, their last win coming in the Europa League against …

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Time For Everton To Shake Off Poor Form

Following Roberto Martinez’s magnificent debut season on Merseyside, the manager is in danger of suffering second season syndrome at Everton. The added demands of European football already seem to be taking their toll on his ambitious side, but is it really all bad news at Everton? With the international break, it’s a good time to asses how the Toffees’ season is …

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Everton: Mixed Injury News For Toffees

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will resume first-team training next week, but his return has been offset considerably by the loss of defender John Stones for more than three months. England international Barkley was sidelined by a knee ligament injury on the eve of the Barclays Premier League season but is now potentially just a fortnight away from making a competitive …

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Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs Everton

Manchester United will be looking to build on their nervy win over West Ham with another three points against an Everton side struggling to replicate last year’s success. Manchester United v Everton Having (just about) bounced back from the Leicester defeat with victory over West Ham last week, United now face three games without their captain. Usually a team’s fans would be disappointed …

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Chelsea May Move For Young Everton Superstar

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Chelsea and Everton’s burgeoning special relationship could see hot prospect Ross Barkley move to Stamford Bridge but Manchester United could step in to snap up right back Seamus Coleman Chelsea and Everton have enjoyed a cordial relationship in the recent past with the Toffees benefiting from loan moves of Romelu Lukaku and Christian Atsu, with the former deal subsequently being made permanent. While …

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Everton Dismiss Reports Of Star Midfielder’s Departure

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed reports linking Ross Barkley with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City. The Everton boss was speaking ahead of the Toffees’ crucial Meyseyside derby clash with Liverpool this Saturday and indicated that it is just a rumour and nothing more. “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We have spoken enough in the …

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Manchester City & Liverpool To Battle For Everton Star

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Manchester City have made the young Everton star Ross Barkley their main target in the January transfer window and are reportedly readying a £30 million bid. Barkley is also a target for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool with Everton wanting £50 million for Barkley, according to the Daily Star.  When looking at the form of the young England international it is easy …

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Everton Boss: ‘You Need To Be Perfect’

Everton were beaten 3-2 at the weekend by Crystal Palace in a game they would have expected to win if they have real ambitions of chasing their top four dream yet again this term. Quoted by RTÉ Sport following the Palace game, Everton boss Roberto Martinez was frank in his conclusions. “I think today just shows this league is ruthless – it …

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Everton Looking To Re-Sign Barcelona Winger

Everton are believed to be ready to make a move for Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu in January. According to talkSPORT, Everton believe they can sign the winger in a loan deal after reports surfaced that Barcelona are unhappy about the 20-year-old winger’s lack of playing time with fellow La Liga club Sevilla. Deulofeu had been expected to fight for a …

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Everton: Naismith Proving His Worth Domestically & Internationally

Everton striker Steven Naimsith may not have scored in Scotland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier last night but he has proved that both domestically and internationally he is very dangerous in front of goal. Ikechi Anya almsot grabbed the headlines last night in Dortmund. His goal would have made it a famous Scotland draw against Germany but Thomas Muller capitalised on some poor Scottish defending to win the …

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Everton – An Enviable Attack?

Everton have invested wisely during this summer’s transfer window and talented forward options are now plentiful at Goodison. The deals are done, the cash has been spent and Roberto Martinez now has a forward dilemma the envy of many a Premier League manager on his hands. The obvious major signing of the transfer window has been Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroon international …

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Can Everton’s Samuel Eto’o Prove Chelsea Boss Wrong?

Colm Hayes discusses the signing of Samuel Eto’o by Everton and the fact that the striker will need no extra motivation when he faces Chelsea at the weekend. Samuel Eto’o has signed a two-year deal with Everton in what looks to be an excellent free signing by the Merseyside club. Despite being the Chelsea striker who bagged the most goals …

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Everton Enter The Running To Sign Manchester United Striker

Strikers look to be what Roberto Martinez needs as the final week of the transfer window begins, with rumours of a move for not just Samuel Eto’o, but now also Danny Welbeck, according to The Telegraph.  A move for Samuel Eto’o has been touted for a while now but signing Danny Welbeck could be another surprise buy should the Toffees pull …

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Eto’o And Song for Everton?

Everton may not be finished shopping yet as reports linking them to Cameroon duo Samuel Eto’o and Alex Song do the rounds. Meanwhile boss Roberto Martinez  has categorically denied that Everton is the junior partner in the burgeoning relationship with Chelsea.  Latest rumours suggest that Cameroon inernational Samuel Eto’o, who is available on a free transfer, may line out for …

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Everton Spotlight – Big Season Ahead for Irish Toffees

The future looks bright for Everton and the club’s Irish contingent. Jason Coulter discusses the aptly named ‘Irish Toffees’ and what we can expect this season. Irish fans will be keeping a close eye on Everton this season. The Merseyside team has become home for a number of Ireland’s most important players recently, with Seamus Coleman named Player of the Year …

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Christian Atsu Close To Everton Loan Move

Christian Atsu could be on his way to Everton with a loan move from Chelsea expected to be completed later today, according to the Daily Mail. Roberto Martinez looks to have been impressed by the Ghana international who has 26 caps for his country and a move for the midfielder, who spent last season on loan to Vitesse in the Netherlands, …

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