June 2009 Archives

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Everton and Manchester City in talks over extending Jo loan deal

EVERTON are negotiating with Manchester City to keep Brazilian striker Jo for a season-long loan.

New Everton kit proves to be a smash hit

EVERTON'S new home kit has outstripped all previous records.

David France takes Everton and Liverpool founding fathers back home

SIX of Merseyside football's founding fathers were back in their Liverpool home this week.

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Lars Jacobsen completes move to Blackburn

LARS JACOBSEN last night completed his switch to Blackburn Rovers on a two-year deal.

Barry Fry denies reports of Everton FC move for Joe Lewis

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has denied reports that Everton have submitted a bid for goalkeeper Joe Lewis.

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David Moyes will target young guns for Everton

EVERTON will pursue a 'bright, young thing' transfer policy this summer as David Moyes aims to take his side up another level.

Everton FC's American keeper Tim Howard aims for the top against Brazil

TOP of Africa is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Johannesburg but Tim Howard will be on top of the world if his mammoth season ends on a high.

Masters football returns to Liverpool ECHO arena tonight

The Masters Cup returns to the Echo Arena today, featuring legends teams representing Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere and Wigan.

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BY now, the dossier that was dispatched to all and sundry earlier this month will either be well-thumbed or gathering dust.

Some managers will have taken one look at the sales pitch from Michael Owen's representatives proclaiming that the former European Footballer of the Year is looking for "a fresh challenge" and been left cold.

Others, however, will be excited, rubbing their hands with glee that the chance to work with one of the greatest goalscorers in the modern era has cropped up; they will be the ones frantically working out whether they can make the sums work out.


EVERTON have endured bigger transfer shocks than the summer's day in 1977 when Ken McNaught decided the grass was greener elsewhere..

I'm thinking Alan Ball, Steve McMahon, Nick Barmby, Once a Blue . . . to list but a few.

But to a naive 14-year-old who still believed that Everton Football Club was the centre of the sporting uinverse, Ken McNaught's defection to Aston Villa was a shaker.

Because it was a sign that Everton lacked ambition.

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Everton FC rule out Tom Huddlestone transfer

EVERTON today ruled out a move for Tom Huddlestone - as the club began to make alternative arrangements after the cancellation of their trip to Ghana.

Everton FC fans furious over cancelled Ghana trip

HUNDREDS of Everton fans planning to follow the club to Ghana next month will lose around £600 each after the game was cancelled.

Everton's Jack Rodwell loving England Under 21 success

WHILE one of England's young lions has been left sour by his experience in Sweden, for Jack Rodwell it has been a trip to remember.

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Everton FC's hopes of signing Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone are boosted

EVERTON'S hopes for signing Tom Huddlestone were last night boosted after a source close to the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder revealed he is desperate to play regular Premier League football.

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Everton FC's trip to Ghana is cancelled but Malaga are heading to Goodison Park

EVERTON'S proposed trip to Ghana next month has been scrapped while Malaga will be the team's final pre-season opponents.

Classic Everton FC memorabilia collection opening to the public

THE 1906 FA Cup Trophy is set to take pride of place in a new exhibition of Everton memorabilia.

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TIM HOWARD today admitted to still being in shock that his season could yet end with a winner's medal.

Everton's goalkeeper performed heroics last night as the United States pulled off one of the biggest shocks in international football for many years by beating Spain 2-0.

That victory means the US will now face Brazil or South Africa in the final of the Confederations Cup on Sunday night in Johannesburg but it doesn't tell the whole story.

Howard and his team-mates looked set to be on the first plane home after losing their two matches but a 3-0 win over Egypt, coupled with Brazil beating Italy by the same score, opened the door for them and they have taken advantage in spectacular style.

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IT SEEMS as though the whole country is talking about Jack Rodwell this week.

On Monday night Stuart Pearce made wholesale changes to the England under 21 side playing over in Sweden and the Everton teenager was one of the beneficiaries. He got his first start in the tournament and made a big impression, not only with his equalising header in a 1-1 draw with Germany, but also for his all round performance.

Stories linking him with a move to Manchester United on the back of that game seem rather unlikely, given that everyone in football has been aware of Rodwell for absolutely ages. You can be almost certain that Sir Alex Ferguson's scouting network is quite sophisticated and that they don't first become aware of emerging English players when they appear for their country on Sky Sports.

On a similar vein, how optimistic are the agency handling Michael Owen that they think a glossy brochure can allay Premier League managers' concerns about pouring money into their client's capacious pockets?

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Everton FC fight to keep Joleon Lescott as Manchester City prepare bid

EVERTON are ready to fight to keep hold of their England defender Joleon Lescott.

Everton FC will face Blackpool in pre-season friendly

EVERTON have confirmed they will face Blackpool in a pre-season friendly next month.

Everton's Tim Howard inspires USA to a shock Confederations Cup Semi Final win over Spain

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TIM HOWARD'S USA will contest the Confederations Cup final after causing a huge upset in Bloemfontein last night by inflicting a first defeat on Spain - which contained Liverpool trio Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Albert Riera - since 2006.

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