July 2010 Archives
JERMAINE BECKFORD is praying that his career scoring streak can continue at Everton - and insists he will benefit from playing alongside Louis Saha.
EVERTON have hit back at "ludicrous" claims they did not want to keep want-away midfielder Dan Gosling after a technicality in his contract allowed him to join Newcastle United.
THE brace at Deepdale from Jermaine Beckford augurs well for the forthcoming season.
FORMER Everton midfielder John Ebbrell embarked on a new phase of his football career when he was appointed centre of excellence manager at Tranmere.
Phil Jagielka is the latest member of Everton's squad to be linked with a big money move away from Goodison Park this summer, with the club confirming they have turned down an enquiry from Arsenal regarding Jags' availability.
Jagielka is a key figure in the Everton defence and was sorely missed during his ten month absence with a cruciate knee ligament injury last season. His return to the Everton line up, along with Mikel Arteta's, was crucial in Everton's excellent end of season form and it would be a devastating blow to lose him.
For Evertonians the situation will undoubtedly draw parallels with Joleon Lescott's move to Manchester City almost exactly 12 months ago, however there are some key differences that will hopefully result in Jagielka staying at Goodison.
MAGAYE GUEYE can become Everton's secret weapon in the new season by keeping opposition defenders guessing, says David Moyes.
EVERTON Tigers will be known as Mersey Tigers next season after the football club withdrew their support for the British Basketball League outfit.
COVENTRY have confirmed the signing of Everton striker Lukas Jutkiewicz for an undisclosed fee.
JERMAINE BECKFORD'S sharpness in front of goal is so potent, it can add a whole new dimension to Everton's attack according to Tony Hibbert.
IT'S not good wedding etiquette to upstage a bride on her big day so it's safe to say that new Blues idol Jermaine Beckford won't have been invited to the evening reception for the 'happy couple' who took to the Deepdale pitch to celebrate their nuptials before this friendly encounter.
EVERTON manager David Moyes has expressed his delight that new striker Jermaine Beckford is already showing the potent goalscoring form he 'knew' he was capable of after Saturday's brace at Preston opened his account for the club.
MIKEL ARTETA is back in the Everton squad for today's friendly at Preston.
EVERTON defender Sylvain Distin admits he is feeling the strain. A first full pre-season under manager David Moyes is proving to be a real eye opener for the experienced French centre-back.
WHILE Everton's pre-season programme has now moved on to the domestic phase following their successful tour of Australia, I bet David Moyes can't wait for September to come around so that the transfer window is slammed shut.
EVERTON have just returned from a hugely successful tour Down Under. Successful in terms of PR, organization, players' fitness - and even results.
Which is in stark contrast to one of the first tours I had the good fortune to enjoy as the Echo's Everton correspondent.
Evertonians may recall the 1994-95 campaign for the abject start Mike Walker's side made to the season, the worst opening sequence of results in the club's history.
SKIPPER Phil Neville has urged Everton to step up a gear in tomorrow's friendly against Preston at Deepdale.
HOWARD KENDALL believes Dan Gosling's controversial switch from Everton to Newcastle is another sign of the growing power of agents and the lack of player loyalty in the modern game.
DAN GOSLING rubbed salt into the wounds of his move from Goodison to St James' Park by stating he was 'excited' to be joining Newcastle.
EVERTON boss David Moyes is backing Phil Jagielka to regain his place in the England squad.
EVERTON defender Shane Duffy is determined to grasp his "second chance" after returning to light training following the freak training ground accident which nearly killed him.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Roberto Mancini says he may be interested in signing Landon Donovan from Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy.
JAMES VAUGHAN was on the road again last night - barely 48 hours after stepping off Everton's long haul flight back from Brisbane.
EVERTON'S tour of Australia has been very profitable for the following reasons.
David Moyes may face one of the most difficult decisions he has had to make as Everton Manager this season, actually getting to pick his starting eleven from a fully fit squad.
When the squad returns to Finch Farm and is reacquainted with the payers involved at the World Cup in South Africa, it is becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to predict who will be in the line-up that takes to the field against Blackburn on the 14th August.
The player that is perhaps providing Moyes with the greatest selection dilemma is Jack Rodwell.