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[Season Diary]

October 2000

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

    Oct 31:   Tony Cottee has been released from 1st Division Norwich and may now become player-manager at Barnet

    Oct 31:  Howard Kendall has been invited to take up another managerial post, this time with Omonia Nicosia, but he has now decided to turn it down. 

    Oct 30:  Michael Ball took a kick in the thigh during the derby and required a number of stitches in the wound; he may be doubtful for Sunday's game v Aston Villa.

    Oct 30:  Thomas Gravesen will receive a two-match ban after getting sent off in the Anfield derby.  

    Oct 29:  If you had to write the script for the match against Liverpool, Barmby would score after 11 mins but Campbell would equalise after 17 mins as Everton made the better start... Everton battled well but a brilliant long-range shot by Heskey put them back into the lead. And the game was lost when Gravesen was forced to drag down Smicer in the area, giving away a penalty as he was sent off; Berger converted it to seal the game.

    Oct 28:  Becky Tallentire's brother Mark has a nice piece in The Guardian on Everton legend Dave Hickson. Before Barmby, Hickson was the last Everton player to 'cross the Park'... 41 years ago!.

    Oct 27:  The new Everton fan site, Blue Kipper, has secured an exclusive interview with the injured Everton skipper Richard Gough.

    Oct 26:  Everton Chairman Sir Philip Carter will be inducted into the Gwladys Street Hall of Fame next March.  Tickets for the Gala Dinner are still available from Steve Milne

    Oct 25:   Everton Reserves surrendered their 100% home record with a defeat to Leeds United 0-2 at the AutoQuest Stadium.  Daily Post Report

    Oct 24:  The sight of Mark Hughes as a Premiership player is finally no more and not before time as Sparky moves to Blackburn Rovers on a free. 

    Oct 23:  Worrying news that Everton could be playing Kevin Campbell into the ground and destroying any hope of a full and complete recovery for his knee which was damaged and then infected.

    Oct 22:  Gazza is having a tremendous renaissance at Everton.  

    Oct 21:  A much better performance by Everton away from the Goodison Park boo-boys sees Gazza engineer a momentous victory over Newcastle United with new-boy Gary Naysmith completing the move for Kevin Campbell to score the vital winning goal.

    Oct 20:  Everton have revealed details of their ambitious bid for a new stadium complex at the Kings Dock site.

    Oct 18:  All the hype for three solid months has been about an imminent 23M injection of cash in the form of a huge media deal with NTL.  And suddenly, in true Everton fashion, the dream lies shattered and bleeding as NTL pull back from their PPV commitments to the Premier League.

    Oct 18:  Abel Xavier may be fit for Saturday's game at Newcastle, but Jeffers and Ferguson will both be out for another month.

    Oct 18:   Richard Dunne completed his transfer to Manchester City for 3.5M.

    Oct 17:  Everton Reserves are striking out at the top of the FA Reserve League, beating Newcastle 3-1 in their latest match.

    Oct 17:  After kicking out one 21-year-old, Walter Smith moves to strengthen his severely depleted squad by completing the signing of promising youngsters Gary Naysmith from Hearts and Idan Tal from Maccabi Petah Tikva. 

    Oct 16:  Everton's weakest position at the moment is arguably centre-half... so Walter Smith has agreed to sell promising youngster and Ireland star Richard Dunne to Joe Royle's Manchester City for 3.5M.  Travesty?  No,  Walter knows best...

    Oct 16:  Mo Johnston has thankfully decided to retire at the age of 37 without letting Walter Smith tempt him to participate in Everton's precipitous decline...

    Oct 16:  Everton legend Graeme Sharp has been appointed to the position of Fans Liaison Officer in succession to Joe Parkinson.  This is expected to be a popular choice that will receive the full support of the fans.

    Oct 15:  Joe Royle seems to have lost patience with one-time Everton prospect, Tony Grant, who is up for sale after just 10 months at Manchester City.  So Walter Smith was right about him and all the others...

    Oct 14:  Everton are rapidly approaching another major crisis, with Walter Smith continuing to baffle players and fans alike with his bizarre tactics and team selections.

    Oct 14:  Manchester City manager Joe Royle has made an inquiry about Everton's Richard Dunne, who could still play in today's game v Southampton.

    Oct 13:  Everton have gained quick approval of Idan Tal's work permit after resubmittal.  His transfer should now be completed for a fee of around 700k.

    Oct 13:  Everton legend Graeme Sharp will accept the position of Fans Liaison Officer in succession to Joe Parkinson.  

    Oct 12:  After stating that any new faces would just end up in the Main Stand, Walter Smith is finally making a move to strengthen his severely depleted squad by completing the signing of Gary Naysmith from Hearts.  This must surely spell the end for Michael Ball 

    Oct 12:  ESPN are reporting that Greg Berhalter has signed a one-month loan deal with Everton.

    Oct 11:  Idan Tal played the full 90 mins in Israel's 3-1 win over Bosnia, and should now qualify for a work permit under the 75% rule.  Everton are now  reapplying for his permit.

    Oct 11:  Richard Dunne capped another good performance at centre-back for Ireland by scoring the second goal in their 2-0 win over Estonia.

    Oct 11:  The Daily Post is reporting that Everton have failed in a bid to sign Cameroon international Lucien Mettomo on loan.

    Oct 10:  Ex-Everton youngster Carl Regan, who left to join Barnsley, has received his call-up at the England U-21 level.

    Oct 9:  The resignation of Joe Parkinson (for personal reasons) was confirmed by Everton FC.  Another candidate must now be found for the "important" position of Fans Liaison Officer.

    Oct 8:  Idan Tal played the full 90 mins for Israel in their 2-0 defeat to Spain, and moves closer to the 75% requirement for his work permit.  Thomas Gravesen played for Denmark against Northern Ireland.

    Oct 8:  Everton Ladies beat their Liverpool counterparts 2-1 to keep them bottom of the FA Women's Premier Division. 

    Oct 7:  Niclas Alexandersson picked up an injury in Sweden's 1-1 draw with Turkey, and is a doubt for Sweden's next game on Wednesday.

    Oct 7:  Everton Under-19s were held by Derby County to a 1-1 draw.  Read Steve Milne's Match Report.  The Under-17s also drew 3-3 with Nottingham Forest No report yet.

    Oct 6:  Everton have made a bid to build a new 55,000-seater stadium with a retractable roof at the Kings Dock site, but promise that the fans will have the final say.

    Oct 6:  Danny Cadamarteri is facing assault charges after allegedly striking a woman in the face in a clubland fracas late on Sunday night.

    Oct 4:  Everton Reserves performed impressively to beat out an Aston Villa side at Villa Park on Wednesday night.  The line-up included first-teamers Ball, S Hughes and Gemmill.

    Oct 4:  Spurned by his club manager, Richard Dunne gets another chance to perform in his best position at the highest level, playing centre-back for Ireland v Portugal in the World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

    Oct 3:  Peter Degn, the young and abrasive midfielder who's Everton career went nowhere, is finally returning to AGF Aarhus in Denmark, initially on loan until the end of their season. 

    Oct 3:  Stan the Man is to be charged over the atrocious stamping incident at the end of the Leicester game, where he tried in vain to incite the calm and placid figure of Paul Gascoigne.

    Oct 3:  Halifax Town have appointed ex-Everton player Paul Bracewell as their new boss on a two-year deal, to replace the recently sacked Mark Lillis.

    Oct 3:  More bad news: Duncan Ferguson will not play for at least another seven weeks, and Alessandro Pistone is out for the rest of the season!

    Oct 3:  And we understand that Joe Parkinson's brief tenure as the first Fans' Liaison Officer is about to end... 

    Oct 2:  Yank trialist Greg Berhalter has been sent packing with a flea in his ear after asking 5,000 per match for playing in the reserves!!!

    Oct 1:  Richard Dunne does himself few favours by telling the papers he'd like to play for Celtic! 

    Oct 1:  A disturbing story in The Sunday People claims that Dunne and Ball were dropped from yesterday's disaster match for the heinous crime of laughing with each other over something on the team bus returning from Wednesday's loss to Bristol Rovers. 

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