April 2009 Archives
PHIL JAGIELKA was set to start his rehabilitation today after the operation on his knee was hailed a success.
COLIN HARVEY and Kenny Dalglish stand at polar opposites on the Mersey soccer map.
EVERTON Academy manager Neil Dewsnip says his side learned the lessons of the previous week when they romped to an impressive win at Middlesbrough.
EVERTON will take on the Major League Soccer All-Stars teams as part of a North American tour this summer.
A FINAL day 3-1 defeat at Manchester City meant Everton's Reserve side finished seventh in the FA Barclays Premier Reserve League Northern Section.
I WAS NOT at Goodison Park on Saturday, much as I would have loved to be - if only to witness the reception as the teams ran up the steps onto the pitch.
But I have little doubt that the result was down to a combination of possible fatigue after two massive games and performances in the previous week and the fact that the better face of the Jekyll and Hyde personality that has blighted Manchester City's season - both from the point of view of individuals and therefore the team - turned up on the day.
LOAN stars Lars Jacobsen and Segundo Castillo may have played their way into a long-term Everton future.
EVERTON will face the MLS All-Stars this summer.
PHIL JAGIELKA admits he was left in tears by the heartbreaking injury that dashed his FA Cup final dream.
LARS JACOBSEN wants to stay at Everton - provided he can play regular first-team football.
FORGET about laying a new pitch down at Wembley, the national stadium's maintenance men need to concentrate instead on installing a ramp or stair-lift in time for the FA Cup final in order for half the Everton squad to get up and receive their winners' medals.
Phil Jagielka's injury was an absolute sickener for everyone connected with the club and cast a far bigger pall over an otherwise great week than Robinho and company's disappointing but not altogether unexpected victory at Goodison.
Jagielka's been Everton's outstanding performer this season and his honest, no nonsense approach absolutely sums up what this team are all about.
DEVASTATED, distraught, sickened - those three words will sum up exactly how Phil Jagielka is feeling at this moment in time.
Nothing upsets more than when you see a team-mate suffer a serious injury and that's why I'd expect Finch Farm will be a quiet place this week, as everyone comes to terms with the damage Jagielka sustained to his left knee against Manchester City.
It is terrible news and my heart goes out to him, particularly as he will not play any part in the FA Cup Final; he deserved to walk out at Wembley and there will be no words to console him right now.
EVERTON chief executive Robert Elstone has launched a fresh attack at the FA over the club's Cup final ticket allocation - labelling it "hopelessly inadequate".
EVERTON defender Phil Jagielka will undergo knee surgery in London tomorrow.
EVERTON are facing their biggest challenge in the remainder of the season - but it won't be overcoming the absence of Phil Jagielka.
Yes, it is a great loss for them and you obviously have to be sad for a player who has contributed so much to their campaign.
Unfortunately someone, for one reason or another, always seems to miss a cup final and sadly for Jagielka, he's the one who has to suffer the pain this time.
DAN GOSLING today promised Everton's squad will rally around Phil Jagielka as he faces up to the heartbreak of missing the FA Cup final.
JOSEPH YOBO is ready to help Everton bid for FA Cup glory but has admitted the circumstances which have opened the door could not be more unsatisfactory.
DAVID MOYES endured a 46th birthday to forget on Saturday.