Less than six weeks after the disappointing FA Cup Final performance
that ended last season, Everton took to the field in the first
pre-season game of the summer.
Perhaps this should be considered a Reserves match... although David
Moyes did select most of the senior players he had on hand during the
week, the squad having spent time in Scotland getting back together
after the summer break. That is except for the international
contingent (Pienaar, Cahill, Howard, Rodwell) who had played on after
the end of last season in various international competitions.
Gone too were the various departees: Jacobsen, Castillo, Valente and
Van der Meyde... with their young replacements joining up-and-coming
youngsters from Everton's impressive Academy, stepping up into the void.
The performance was nothing to write home about but full games for
Shane Duffy and Seamus Coleman were of note, with a half for American
Anton Peterlin as well.
May appear here later
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