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April 2014

Martinez looking to build around young core

30 April
Roberto Martinez has restated his intention to bring in "two or three" players to his squad as he looks to continue to construct his team around young stars like Romelu Lukaku, John Stones, Ross Barkley and James McCarthy.

Blues go down in mini-derby at Goodison

30 April
Everton's Under-21s were beaten 3-1 as Liverpool came back from a goal down to win this evening's mini-derby.

Kendall sees similarities between Stones and Beckenbauer

30 April
Writing in his latest column for the Liverpool Echo, Howard Kendall draws parallels between the legendary German international and Everton's exciting young defender.

Fifa head's condolences on the loss of Sir Philip Carter  [MEDIA]

30 April
Sepp Blatter has extended his condolences to the Football Association following the death of Sir Philip at the age of 87 and praised the former Everton chairman's contributions to football.

Everton to subsidise tickets for West Ham game

30 April
Everton supporters travelling to the game against West Ham United 16 May will have the cost of their ticket subsidised by the players and the Club.

Martinez remains unfazed over Garbutt's contract

30 April
Roberto Martinez says that he doesn't see Luke Garbutt's contract situation as a big issue. The 21 year-old's current deal expires this summer and talks over a new deal have been shelved until the end of the season.

Oviedo's injury curse strikes again

30 April
Bryan Oviedo's latest comeback from injury has been aborted after he suffered a foot fracture in training this week that will likely keep him out until late July.

Barry targeting unbeaten run-in

29 April
Gareth Barry says that Everton feel they can extend their current unbeaten run to the end of the season as he prepares to face his old club Aston Villa this weekend.

Howe most looking forward to Goodison trip  [MEDIA]

29 April
Eddie Howe, the manager of Bournemouth who have effectively secured promotion to the Premier League, says that of all the away games in store for the Cherries next season, it's the visit to his boyhood club Everton that excites him the most.

Oviedo set to return in mini-derby

28 April
Everton expect Bryan Oviedo to play a part in the Under-21s' match against Liverpool on Thursday, two months after he suffered a hamstring injury in Bern.

Mirallas drops strong hint over his future

28 April
In comments made to the media after scoring the final goal in Everton's impressive win over Manchester United on Sunday, Kevin Mirallas hinted that he sees himself staying at Goodison Park next season.

Crisis of ambition leaves Merseyside in danger of becoming a trophy-free zone  [MEDIA]

28 April
Tony Barrett blogs on the city of Liverpool's fall from footballing grace and the risks of Merseyside becoming a place that celebrates the success of years gone by because that is all it has to cling to.

McCarthy enjoying new expansive role

27 April
James McCarthy has brushed off media speculation over his Everton future and revealed the training ground work behind his changed role in Roberto Martinez's team.

Martinez: Players deserve credit

27 April
Roberto Martinez has hailed his players for their response over the last five games which has seen Everton win four, draw one and move back into the top half of the table.

Red Devils slayed again in style

26 April
Everton recorded a third successive home win and their biggest margin of victory over Manchester United since 1992 with a thumping 3-0 win in the sunshine at Goodison Park.

Jagielka says Rooney could return one day

25 April
Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes there is a chance Wayne Rooney could play again for Everton one day if the circumstances were right.

Everton vs Manchester United

25 April
With a top-half finish and the possibility of finishing as high as eighth still on, Everton take on Manchester United this Sunday in the early-afternoon kick-off at Goodison Park.

WIN a copy of Football Manager 2015

23 April
Update Together with Cash Generator we have a copy of Football Manager 2015 to give away to one UK-based fan. Form fixed – please resubmit your entry.

U21s beaten by Chelsea

23 April
Everton's Under-21s were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea in Aldershot this evening.

Tributes from Everton to Sir Philip Carter

23 April
Club officials have paid tribute to Everton's Life President and former Chairman.

Lukaku: I needed winter wake-up call

23 April
Romelu Lukaku admits that being dropped during the worst of Everton's mid-season slump provided the motivation he needed to get back to his best form.

Sir Philip Carter dies at 87

23 April
Everton life president Sir Philip Carter has died at the age of 87, the club have announced. In a statement, Everton said Carter died peacefully at home on Thursday morning after a short illness.

Pienaar considered calling it quits

22 April
Steven Pienaar has admitted that the toll of his succession of injury problems had him considering retirement but credits his team-mates for keeping up his morale through a tough season.

Ex-Ghana skipper dismayed by Atsu's lack of action

21 April
Ex-Ghana and Hearts player Joe Addo has spoken out about Christian Atsu's "regrettable" decision to join Everton on loan this season.

Everton Shareholders Forum

21 April
At the latest Shareholders Forum, Management Consultant Joe Beardwood gave a presentation on Everton's finances and offered his assessment of where the club currently stands in its quest to return to the top of the domestic game.

Under-21s held by Norwich

20 April
Tyias Browning's header 12 minutes from time salvaged a draw for Everton against the Canaries' U21s at Carrow Road this evening.

U21 duo extend their loans

20 April
Chris Long and John Lundstram will stay with Brentford and Scunthorpe United respectively until the end of the season.

Martinez fine with Barkley's penalty miss

20 April
Roberto Martinez claims that in hindsight he is happier Ross Barkley missed than scored his first Premier League penalty for Everton given how the 21-year-old didn't hide after his spot-kick failure in the 1-0 win.

Mirallas very happy at Goodison

18 April
Kevin Mirallas has restated his desire to wait until the summer before deciding his future but he insists he is "confident" and happy playing for Everton.

Mirallas strike enough to see off Burnley

18 April
Everton extended their unbeaten run to five matches and closed the gap between themselves and the top half of the table with a slender 1-0 victory over 10-man Burnley.

Martinez never doubted his ability during their season of underachievement  [MEDIA]

18 
Roberto Martinez remains true to his principles despite a turbulent second season at Everton.

Martinez keen to keep hold of Mirallas

17 April
Roberto Martinez has moved again to dampen speculation linking Kevin Mirallas with a summer move away from Goodison Park by insisting that Everton can match the Belgian's ambitions.

Everton vs Burnley

17 April
With six games left and 18 points still left to play for, Everton's quest to finish in the top half of the Premier League returns home for back-to-back home games against relegation-threatened Burnley and Champions League-chasing Manchester United.

Guarantee Your Seat deadline is 1 May

16 April
Everton Season Ticket holders are being urged to not run the risk of losing their existing seat for the 2015-16 campaign.

U21s beaten on penalties by Leicester

16 April
Everton Under-21s are out of the Premier League International Cup after they lost 4-3 on penalties in Leicester following a 2-2 draw.

Howard: relegation was never realistic

16 April
Tim Howard says that talk of Everton being in danger of being relegated was "a bunch of garbage" as he targets a top-half finish.

Captains will mark Hillsborough anniversary with 96 balloons

15 April
Phil Jagielka will join his rival captain at Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, in releasing 96 balloons at today's memorial service at Anfield to mark the 26th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Fans Forum process vindicated

15 April
An unsuccessful candidate for the Everton Fans' Forum elected by fans last year was so upset that he formulated an official complaint about the process. Here, the Independent Football Ombundsman rules that the process was not at fault.

Oviedo looking at late-season cameo

14 April
Everton hope to welcome Bryan Oviedo back to the side early next month as the Costa Rican prepares to resume full training following a hamstring injury.

Umbro and Everton announce Tiny Toffee search to help launch new home kit

14 April
Loyal Evertonians can nominate their junior Blue to play a starring role in Everton’s 2015/16 home kit launch.

Martinez to get ample transfer funds

14 April
The Everton manager will be backed with "ample" transfer funds in the forthcoming summer transfer window according to the Liverpool Echo as he seeks to make targeted acquisitions rather than sweeping changes to his squad.

Best of Besic still to come

13 April
Roberto Martinez says that Muhamed Besic is ahead of where he expected him to be in his first Premier League season as he adapts to a new position.

Everton renew partnership with Dafabet

13 April
Everton has renewed its successful partnership with international betting and gaming partner Dafabet for a further three years to the end of the 2017/2018 season.

Lukaku on track for return against Burnley

13 April
Romelu Lukaku says that he is almost ready to return as he posts a video of him back in full training at Finch Farm following a hamstring injury.

Stallone rues not buying Everton when he had the chance  [MEDIA]

13 April
The Hollywood star says that he should have bought the Blues eight years ago when he could have afforded it but admits it would be beyond his resources now.

Baines credits Lennon for inspiring Blues' unbeaten run

13 April
Leighton Baines admits that the hunger and work-rate shown by on-loan winger Aaron Lennon has "embarrassed" the rest of the team into working harder on the field.

U18s held at home by Spurs

11 April
Everton Under-18s twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Finch Farm on Saturday morning.

U21s lose to Man City

12 April
Everton Under-21s were denied at the death as Manchester City struck late to snatch a 2-1 win at Southport after David Henen had opened the scoring shortly before the break.

Blues let two more points slip with draw at Swansea

11 April
Everton were on course for a fourth consecutive League victory after Aaron Lennon's opener, but Seamus Coleman's handball gifted Jonjoe Shelvey the chance to grab a point for Swansea from the penalty spot.

Blues trio take on darts pros

11 April
Phil Jagielka, Gareth Barry and Steven Naismith will go head-to-head with Premier League darts players at an exclusive darts exhibition.

Martinez plans summer Mirallas and Lennon talks

10 April
The Everton manager says he will address two of his more pressing squad matters when the next seven games are out of the way.

Martinez eyes two or three summer signings

9 April
Roberto Martinez says that he has identified his transfer targets and dismisses suggestions that a lack of European football will hinder his ability to attract the right talent.

Gibson has a future at Everton

9 April
Roberto Martinez has underscored his faith in Darron Gibson with praise for the injured Irish midfielder that indicates he could be offered a new deal this summer.

Swansea City vs Everton

9 April
With relegation fears effectively banished thanks to three Premier League wins in a row, Everton now have a top-ten finish in their sights with seven games of the season remaining.

Martinez pleased with Kone's progress

8 April
Roberto Martinez says that Arouna Kone is benefitting from a run in the Everton team after spending so long on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Jagielka: No guaranteed places next season

8 April
Phil Jagielka says that there is no scope for Everton's players coasting for the rest of the season as he admits that many will be playing for their futures, even if he doesn't foresee a massive squad overhaul in the summer.

Rom leads the world in 2015 goals  [MEDIA]

8 April
A somewhat misleading stat has Romelu Lukaku top goalscorer in 'world' football so far this year.

Lukaku could return against Swansea

7 April
Romelu Lukaku has been given a 50-50 chance of being fit to face Swansea City this coming weekend as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Darron Gibson, meanwhile, has learned he will not need surgery on his fractured foot.

Martinez rejects “inflexible” label

6 April
Roberto Martinez has responded to accusations that he is stubborn in his approach and formations by positing his belief that he is one of the most tactically flexible managers working today.

Blues celebrate Junior Fan Day

6 April
Goodison Park was taken over by an excited group of young Evertonians on Saturday as the Blues celebrated Junior Fan Day.

Adams hails Little Magician Green

6 April
Tranmere boss Mickey Adams has spoken in glowing terms of on-loan midfielder George Green who has breathed life into Rovers' battle to beat the drop from League Two.

Gibson out with metatarsal fracture

5 April
Darron Gibson missed Saturday's Southampton game and is unlikely to play for at least the rest of the season after sustaining a small fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his foot during training on Friday.

How do you solve a problem like Roberto?  [MEDIA]


A bit early for a season review... although some think it's all over. Shez Khan writes his assessment of the Everton manager.

Martinez shrugs off Lukaku agent flap

4 April
Roberto Martinez has said that there is no issue with Romelu Lukaku's Everton future following comments by Mino Raiola in the media last week.

Everton dent Saints' top-four hopes with another victory

4 April
Everton registered a third successive Premier League win for the first time this season, edging Champions League-chasing Southampton by Phil Jagielka's first-half goal.

U19s beaten in Dallas Cup semis

4 April
Everton's Under-19s are out of the Dallas Cup after being beaten 1-0 by Coritba yesterday.

Sunderland clash moved for TV

3 April
Everton's home game against Sunderland has been moved forward to 12:45pm on 9th May for live broadcast on BT Sport.

Everton vs Southampton

3 April
Having recorded back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since September, Everton return to action following the international break looking upward again rather than over their shoulders as Southampton come to town.

20 Long Years And Counting  [MEDIA]

2 April
The impending anniversary marking 20 years since Everton last won a trophy has this Twitter activist baying for action in this piece, echoing the anguished cries of the Blue Union and its failed campaign to get Kenwright out of Everton Football Club.

Pre-match press conference

2 April
Another pre-match press conference with Roberto Martinez heralds the return of regular Premier League games this weekend,

U19s win again in Dallas Cup

1 April
Updated Everton Under-19s beat Ryutsu-Keizai in Dallas today thanks to goals by Henen and Bainbridge and progress to the semi-finals as best runners-up.

April Fool Surprise for Chosen Competition Winner

1 April
Lifelong Evertonian, Helena Vaughan, received an April Fools surprise this morning which ended in her receiving a 2015 / 16 Season Ticket.

Everton Shareholders Forum

1 April
Everton Shareholders Association will host a Shareholders’ Forum where Joe Beardwood will be presenting on the impact that the latest Premier League TV Deal could have on Everton.
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