Latest from EFC Banter...
JACK RODWELL says he is ready to hit top form for Everton and put the frustrations of the past twelve months firmly behind him.
EVERTON fans will be banned from drinking out of plastic bottles after LFC players were pelted during the Merseyside derby.
DAVID MOYES admits it is getting harder each year to keep Everton FC challenging at the top end of the Premier League table.
ROYSTON Drenthe has promised Everton FC fans there is more to come from him - after he staked his claim for a regular first team spot with a memorable goal in the win over Fulham.
HE swigged a can of Red Bull before the game, and fittingly it was Royston Drenthe who gave Everton FC wings.
LOUIS SAHA said he is so happy to have scored for Everton FC again he will even risk a return to using Twitter.
PHIL JAGIELKA is aiming to keep it clean for Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
IT is not often that a team can head to Stamford Bridge looking to defend a strong record, but that is exactly the position Everton find themselves in ahead of this weekend's trip to face Chelsea.
TIM CAHILL wants Everton to show their trademark grit and maintain their proud Premier League record at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
DINIYAR BILYALETDINOV insists he will shun interest from his native Russia in January to stay and fight for his place at Everton FC.
"A TOUGH game last week was made almost impossible as numerical disadvantage proved too much for the Blues to overcome. Martin Atkinson now joins the ranks of Thomas/Collina/Poll who have all deprived Everton fairness in high profile situations."
EVERTON'S under-18s recorded their best result of the season so far with a slick 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion in the Midlands.
The FA have accounted Jack Rodwell wrongfully dismissed in the Merseyside derby last weekend. He will not serve the 3-match ban that usually follows a dismissal.
LEIGHTON Baines believes a burning sense of derby injustice will bolster Everton throughout this season's toughest run of fixtures.
MARTIN ATKINSON visited Everton's training ground before the 216th Merseyside derby to lay down the law, but he would have better served the Toffees by advising them not to turn up.
AT a rough count, and if the sub-editors have been kind, there will be 800 words of copy below, attempting analysis of a football match which effectively ended as a contest after 23 minutes.
EVERTON will appeal against Jack Rodwell's controversial red card during Saturday's Merseyside derby - despite manager David Moyes' initial hopes that the FA might consider rescinding the decision without being asked.
DAVID MOYES admits Liverpool's summer spending splurge was tough to swallow - but insists money means nothing in the heat of derby battle.
THERE'S not much to say about the derby that hasn't already been said this week. And, for that matter, twice a week for the past 117 years!
DAVID MOYES is not a man prone to jealousy - but he readily admits there was a time he coveted at least two of Liverpool's squad for today's Merseyside derby.
THEY stood just a few yards apart in the opposing dug-outs of the Etihad stadium last weekend, but there was a massive gulf between David Moyes and Roberto Mancini - and it wasn't solely financial.
PHIL JAGIELKA insists Everton must go back on the attack for the Merseyside derby after their defensive stint against Manchester City.
TIM Howard hopes Everton's experience in Merseyside derbies will be crucial in their clash with Liverpool on Saturday.
JACK RODWELL insists Everton FC are still full of confidence ahead of the Merseyside derby despite their defeat by Manchester City at the weekend.
Ian Snodin: Lay off Howard Webb, he had a rare off-day refereeing Everton FC's game at Manchester City
EVERTON were always destined to get a reality check in one way or another on Saturday.
Merseyside derby memories: Everton FC put four past Liverpool at Anfield in 1964
Ahead of the 216th Merseyside derby on Saturday, the ECHO takes a look back at five of the best Everton victories over Liverpool
LOUIS SAHA has revealed his determination to get back in the Everton first team.
ASSISTANT manager Steve Round has urged Everton fans to show patience with Argentinean striker Denis Stracqualursi.
THEY say money talks, but I really wish it wouldn't.