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[Season Diary]

November 2000

If it happened and it was Everton-related, it's right here in the comprehensive Season Diary.
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 November 2000

Nov 30:  Everton have come out with a strong rebuttal of the latest rumour-mongering about the future of Franny Jeffers. 

Nov 28:   Stan Collymore, now with Leicester, has been banned for three matches after the video panel found him guilty of stamping on Paul Gascoigne during the recent Bradford City match

Nov 28:  Tommy Myhre has gone on loan to Tranmere, and played in their League Cup loss to Crystal Palace on penalties. 

Nov 28:  Everton's Youth team were held 1-1 by Nottingham Forest in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup.  Report

Nov 27:  Everton fans voted heavily in favour of pursuing the Kings Dock proposals for a new stadium: 86.5% voted Yes.

Nov 27:  The BBC have selected Kevin Campbell's cheeky juggling trick as their Goal of the Week. 

Nov 25:  A third win in a row for Walter Smith's less-favoured players, who beat Chelsea 2-1 with goals again from Cadamarteri and Campbell; Hasselbaink was sent off for elbowing Michael Ball.

Nov  24:  Today is the last day that Everton will accept ballot forms on the ground move vote, which includes a committment to pursue the Kings Dock site.  

We have added a photomontage to Ian MacDonald's article,  showing how a stadium the size of Old Trafford would fit on the Kings Dock site.

Nov 23:  .. and four steps back when it comes to Everton's massive injury crisis:  Watson, and Unsworth are expected to be fit for selection on Saturday, whilst Cleland (hamstring) and Moore (flu) are now doubtful.  Gascoigne and Nyarko will not be fit, despite earlier promises...

Nov 22:  Tommy Myhre was overlooked for the last reserves match, rekindling rumours that he may once again be looking for a loan move.

Nov 21:  Jeffers and Ferguson are unlikely to be match-fit before Christmas.  Gascoigne, Nyarko, Watson, and Unsworth are hopeful for the Chelsea match. 

Nov 21:  A weakened Everton reserves side travelled to Bradford as leaders of the FA Premier Reserves League, and stole a 1-0 win to extend the the gap at the top. 

Nov 20:  Dennis Roach, Duncan Ferguson's shifty-looking agent, is to be charged with serious breaches of Fifa regulations in connection with recent transfers, including the return of Big Dunc to Goodison. 

Nov 18:  Everton U-17s lost 2-1 at home to Crewe

Nov 18:  An Everton side decimated by injuries produced a stirring display to beat Arsenal 2-0 with goals from Danny Cadamarteri and Kevin Campbell.

Nov  17:  A host of select soundbytes from luvvie Bill Kenwright in support of pursuing a move to Kings Dock: 

"Now we are one of the Magnificent Seven, but we must make sure we are Yul Brynner riding off into the sunset in the end and not Charles Bronson or Steve McQueen left by the wayside."  Err... Okay, Bill!

Nov 17:  Everton's first-team squad is decimated for the clash with Arsenal.  TEN players will be unavailable through injury or suspension.

Nov 16:  Abel Xavier's ban unjustified 9-month Uefa ban was finally reduced to an equally ridiculous 6 months on appeal.

Nov  14:  The weekend's vote includes the Kings Dock option, and two modes of redevelopment for Goodison Park.  Long-time move campaigner John Burns provides his own analysis on why Everton must move.

In a separate article, Dave Shepherd voices his frustrations with the ground-move vote.

Nov 13:  As the key ground move vote approaches this weekend, Neil Wolstenholme has marshalled his thoughts in support of making a vote for Kings Dock, registering Everton's ambition to move into the future.

Nov 12:  In preparation for Saturday's ground move vote, Goodison For Ever-ton present their case for voting down any move to Kings Dock.

Nov 12:  Everton have been forced to issue a strong if unconvincing denial of speculation in The Sunday People that Walter Smith will leave when he is forced to sell key players to pay off the bank...  Who do you believe?

Nov 11:  Following on closely from word about the collapsed NTL deal, Everton's overdraft is again spiralling above 20M and there are strong indications that players such as Nyarko, Ball and even Jeffers may be sold to help balance the books.  Time to ask Graeme Sharp to do some meaningful fan liaison?

Nov 11:  A goal against Bradford City in the last 3 minutes, scored by Gary Naysmith after a Joe-Max Moore shot rebounded off the 'keeper, gave Everton a vital late win in a dull, dull match.  

Nov 10:  Despite positive spin from Goodison Park, the belief is growing that Everton have goofed up the 20M media deal with NTL which represented a degree of financial salvation for the immediate future.

Nov 9:  The fresh young faces of the new England era will include Michael Ball who receives his call-up from Peter Taylor for the friendly against Italy next week.

Nov 9:  On the anniversary of his departure as Everton manager 6 long years ago, Mike Walker is expected to take the manager's role at Apoel Nicosia, Cyprus.

Nov 8:  One-time Everton striker Warren Aspinall has retired injured at the age of 33.

Nov 7:  Stuart McCall has taken over the management of Bradford City just in time for the visit of former club Everton, and former manager at Rangers, Walter Smith. 

Nov 6:  There is less concern over Gazza's thigh injury, which is now thought not to be a muscle tear.  But he, Unsworth and Watson are all early doubts for the Bradford game.

Nov 5:  Gazza slipped over taking a free kick and pulled a thigh muscle.  He may be out for up to a month as the injury crisis deepens...  

Nov 5:   A heart-breaking end to a dire match saw Aston Villa snatch victory with their only shot on goal a speculative long-range punt by Merson in the 90th minute.

Nov 4:  No revenge at Youth level for last week's derby defeat as the Under-19's go down 1-2 (report by Steve Milne) and the U-17s by 0-2. 

Nov 3:  The way the Echo fawningly talks up one of Everton's star players only serves to make one increasingly nervous about his future with the club.

Nov 2:  Everton have announced details of the fan vote being planned to support their attempt to build a new stadium at the Kings Dock.
The Reserves match at Hillsborough, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Nov 1:  Danny Cadamarteri has been up before The Beak, denying an assault charge and asking for a Crown Court trial, sometime in the New Year.

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