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March 2015

Jagielka and Barkley play as England draw in Italy

31 March
Phil Jagielka was in the starting XI for England's friendly against Italy while Ross Barkley came off the bench 10 minutes into the second half of a 1-1 draw in Turin.

Junior Fan Day

31 March
Everton will celebrate their youngest generation of supporters this Saturday with the return of the popular Junior Fan Day

McCarthy unmoved by criticism of his international form

31 March
James McCarthy has shrugged off some sharp criticism from the likes of RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy and ex-Irish international Liam Brady, saying "it's water off a duck's back."

U19s comfortably beat LA Galaxy Academy

30 March
Everton's Under-19s played their second match in the Dallas Cup and beat LA Galaxy Academy 3-0 thanks to goals by Dowell, Ledson and Brewster.

Why has Neville Southall been overlooked for National Hall of Fame ... again?  [MEDIA]

30 March
The Everton Heritage Society have campaigned for the Goodison legend's inclusion but he was overlooked again this year.

Everton duo feature in England U21s win

30 March
John Stones and Luke Garbutt both played the full 90 minutes as England Under-21s beat Germany in an exciting game at the Riverside Stadium.

Barkley: My best position is up front

30 March
Reflecting on what has been a difficult season personally, Ross Barkley says that "everything is a learning curve" and that he feels he can make his biggest impact as a striker.

Duffus out for 6 to 9 months

30 March
Everton U21 star Courtney Duffus will be out of action for between 6 and 9 months as he recovers from knee surgery after blowing out his ACL in training back in February.

U-19s lose Dallas Cup opener

29 March
Everton Under-19s fell to a 3-1 defeat in their opening game of the Dallas Cup on Sunday evening. Tomas Andrade’s effort gave River Plate the lead at the break, before Kieran Dowell levelled with a fantastic 20-yard strike.

Naismith nets in Scotland rout

29 March
Steven Naismith scored the fourth of his country's six goals as they beat Gibraltar 6-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying at Hampden Park but the Republic of Ireland needed a very late equaliser to draw with Poland.

Green marks Tranmere debut with brilliant goal

28 March
George Green scored a spectacular injury-time equaliser on his first appearance for Tranmere Rovers since joining them on loan.

Dallas Cup kicks off vs River Plate

29 March
At the Dallas Cup, an Everton Under-19 squad will take on River Plate at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on the opening day of the long-running US soccer competition, Sunday 29 March, Kick off 6:30 pm CDT (12:30 am Monday BST).

Baines and Barkley figure in England win

27 March
Leighton Baines was the only Everton representative to start for England tonight as he was named in the team to face Lithuania for the senior side's Euro 2016 qualifier. He has since been released back to the Blues and will not be in the squad to face Italy in midweek.

Dynamo face more Uefa censure

27 March
Dynamo Kyiv have been ordered to close a part of the Olympic Stadium again, this time because of racist chants aimed at Everton players during the two team's Europa League Round of 16 second leg last week.

Martinez hopeful on Lukaku's fitness

27 March
Everton haven't ruled out the possibility that Romelu Lukaku will be fit to face Southampton when their Premier League campaign resumes on 4th April.

Pienaar to resume full training

27 March
Steven Pienaar is set to finally return to full training on Monday as he bids to make another comeback in what has been an injury-ravaged season for the 33-year-old midfielder.

The stats that prove Jagielka is England's most valuable defender  [MEDIA]

26 March
Phil Kirkbride argues that Phil Jagielka's Premier League stats should make him a shoo-in to start against Lithuania.

Kone escapes serious injury

26 March
Scans on Arouna Kone's knee have revealed that the Ivorian suffered no serious damage during Sunday's win at QPR.

Green and Junior go out on loan

26 March
Everton academy players, George Green and Francisco Junior have been sent out on loan for the rest of the season. Green joins Tranmere Rovers while Junior will play for Port Vale.

Lennon not yet looking beyond this season

25 March
Aaron Lennon has confirmed that he and his representatives have not held any discussions with Everton regarding making his loan move from Tottenham permanent this summer.

U19 side to play in Dallas tournament

25 March
An Everton Under-19s squad will jet out to the USA on Thursday to take part in the Dallas Cup.

Lukaku links up with new agent

25 March
Romelu Lukaku has joined forces with "super-agent" Mino Raiola, who has the likes of Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his stable.

Gibson out of Ireland qualifier

25 March
Darron Gibson has been forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday because of a groin problem.

Jones gets Plymouth loan chance

25 March
Everton have sent Under-21 defender Gethin Jones on loan to Plymouth Argyle for the remainder of the season.

Club to Hold Finn McEwen Appeal Event

24 March
Family is seeking blood stem cells donors for 7 year-old Blue

Naismith pragmatic about future despite current Everton role

24 March
Steven Naismith says that he wouldn't rule out an eventual return to Rangers given how things can change in football.

Dowell signs pro contract with Everton

24 March
Academy midfielder Kieran Dowell is the latest Everton youngster to sign professional forms with the club, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal.

FA unveil tougher rules on foreign players

24 March
The Football Association has revealed rules to push English clubs to unearth their own academy stars by making it harder for foreign players to secure work permits.

Barkley needs a summer break

24 March
Roberto Martinez has cast further doubt on Ross Barkley's involvement in the Under-21s European Championships with England by suggesting that the 21 year-old needs "a proper break" this coming close season.

Lukaku joins Mirallas on the sidelines for Belgium

23 March
Updated Romelu Lukaku has pulled out of Belgium's forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel because of the hamstring injury he picked up at Loftus Road yesterday.

Strike duo to be assessed at Finch Farm

22 March
Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone will both undergo scans on their respective injuries that forced them off in the second half of the 2-1 win at QPR.

Martinez expresses immense satisfaction at Loftus Road win

22 March
Roberto Martinez has described the 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers as perhaps the “most satisfying" in his time with Everton as Aaron Lennon's 77th-minute winner handed the Blues three vital points.

Lennon strike secures important win at QPR

22 March
Everton took a huge step towards securing their Premier League status with a narrow, hard-fought victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers vs Everton

22 March
The post-Europa League portion of Everton's season begins this weekend with the trip to West London where Roberto Martinez will be hoping he can lift his disappointed charges to a much-needed victory that would take them one large step closer to Premier League survival.

Goodison vandalised with anti-Martinez graffiti

22 March
The walls of Goodison Park have been defaced with crudely-sprayed graffiti calling for the dismissal of manager Roberto Martinez.

U18s win at Chelsea

21 March
Everton Under-18s recorded their second win of the end of season mini-league with a 2-0 defeat of Chelsea. James Graham’s first half header and Harry Charsley’s searing strike in the second half won it for the Blues.

Baines is playing in the wrong position  [MEDIA]

20 March
A player of Baines's intelligence and ability is capable of influencing the game in ways that he can't by playing on the left side of defence. To fulfil his personal potential, and that of the team, he needs to be brought into the middle.

Martinez rejects Alcaraz criticism

20 March
Roberto Martinez insists making Antolin Alcaraz a scapegoat for Everton’s Europa League exit is “unfair”, offering a passionate defence of his under-fire centre-half following Thursday night’s 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Dynamo Kiev.

Everton's Euro dream extinguished in Kyiv

19 March
Everton joined the ranks of chastened Premier League sides to fail to reach the quarter finals of European competition as they were thumped 5-2 by Dynamo Kyiv amid a catalogue of defensive errors.

Pat van den Hauwe: Not Happy  [MEDIA]

19 March
A frank interview with one of the heroes of the mid-1980s golden age that includes the tale of how he almost killed a man over £100.

Everton spread community spirit in Kyiv

19 March
Everton's community ethos has provided inspiration to children in Kyiv during the Club’s visit to the Ukrainian capital for tonight’s UEFA Europa League game against Dynamo Kyiv.

Lundstram joins Irons on loan

19 March
John Lundstram's latest loan spell takes him to Glanford Park and an initial month-long stint with Sheffield Scunthorpe United.

Three Blues receive England call-up

19 March
John Stones and Luke Garbutt have been named in the latest England U21 squad while Chris Long has been called up to Engand U20s.

Dynamo Kyiv vs Everton

19 March
Everton hope to be the only British club to make it into the quarter finals of European competition this season as they take on Dynamo Kyiv in the Olympic National Sports Complex with a 2-1 first-leg lead.

Southall talks about Everton's season

18 March
Talking to the Daily Express at Finch Farm, Neville Southall gives his thoughts on Roberto Martinez and the difficult season Everton are having.

U21s lose to Man Utd

16 March
Everton Under-21s missed out on the chance to move within a point of the league leaders as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Southport on Monday evening.

Survey reveals overwhelming support for EFC

18 March
The 2015 Premier League Fan Survey shows Everton fans to be overwhelmingly behind the club in categories all across the board.

Squad flies out to Ukraine

18 March
The Everton squad flew to Ukraine today for the Europa League second leg tie against Dynamo Kyiv today but with without Kevin Mirallas who remains sidelined after picking up an injury in the first leg last week.

Barkley feels goal could mark a turning point

17 March
Ross Barkley has opened up about his disappointing season, one that has mirrored the team's struggles as a whole, but says that he can feel the confidence coming back after the last two results.

EZTrader Signs Partnership Deal with Everton

Everton have announced EZTrader Inc as the Club’s Official Online Trading Partner after striking a deal until May 2017.

Martinez delighted by win over Newcastle

16 March
Roberto Martinez was effusive with praise of his team as they ended a three-month stretch without a home win in the Premier League.

Blues ease the pressure with handsome win over Newcastle

15 March
Everton won at home in the Premier League for the first time since December as they convincingly beat Newcastle United thanks in part to goals by James McCarthy and Ross Barkley that book-ended another confident penalty from Romelu Lukaku.

Howard not concerned with criticism

14 March
Tim Howard has shrugged off criticism of his performances this season, insisting that he doesn't care what people say about him or the team as a whole.

U18s thrash Middlesbrough

14 March
Everton U18s ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over Boro's youngsters thanks to two goals by Kieran Dowell and one apiece for Harry Charsley and Calum Dyson.

Horne: Everton won't go down but they do remind me of Wigan  [MEDIA]

14 March
Ex-Blue turned expert summariser and Echo columnist, Barry Horne, draws some disconcerting parallels between Everton and Wigan Athletic under Roberto Martinez.

Lukaku wants to carry momentum from Thursday into Toon clash

13 March
Romelu Lukaku has called on his Everton teammates to match the intensity they showed against Dynamo Kyiv when they resume Premier League duties this weekend against Newcastle.

Martinez: Kyiv win can provide a turning point

13 March
Everton's manager believes that last night's win in the Europa League was a microcosm of the team's domestic season and that it provided an "understanding of what has been going wrong in the League."

Everton vs Newcastle United

13 March
Everton expect John Stones to be fit for the visit of Newcastle United on Sunday after the defender missed Thursday's Europa League game with a stomach virus, but Leighton Baines is a doubt with a groin strain.

Martinezs promise of bright tomorrow for Everton in danger  [MEDIA]

13 March
Andy Hunter takes a considered look at Everton's problems on the domestic front this season and touches on all the relevant gripes that many supporters have had with Roberto Martinez's approach.

Martinez proud of Blues' response against Kyiv

13 March
Roberto Martinez has expressed his pride in the manner in which his players shrugged off a slow start to beat Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League Round of 16 first leg last night.

Lukaku makes it advantage Everton in first leg against Kyiv

12 March
Everton came back from a goal down for the third match running in the Europa League to win the first leg against Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith cancelled out Oleg Gusev's 14th-minute opener shortly before the break and Romelu Lukaku stroked home the Blues' second from the spot eight minutes from time.

Talent Spotter: Luke Garbutt - Everton and England's successor to Leighton Baines  [MEDIA]

12 March
A profile of the soon-to-be-out-of-contract left back who has shown plenty of evidence thus far that he is the natural successor to Leighton Baines at club and international level.

Blues add Glenavon teen to the Academy

12 March
Everton have signed Northern Irish teen prospect Shane Lavery on a two-year scholarship contract after he impressed on two recent trials.

A Season of Struggle And How Roberto Martínez Is Both Problem and Solution  [MEDIA]

Daniel Butler provides an astute analysis of Everton's tactical Issues this season at the Just Football website.

Martinez: League situation is 'unacceptable'

12 March
Roberto Martinez says he is not shying away from Everton's dire Premier League situation but while he says they'll be ready for Sunday's clash with Newcastle, the focus is on tonight's clash with Dynamo Kyiv.

Everton vs Dynamo Kyiv

12 March
Everton step into the Round of 16 of the Europa League this evening to take on Dynamo Kyiv under the lights at Goodison Park where they have been impressive in this competition thus far.

Everton announce summer Singapore tour

11 March
Everton have revealed the full extent of their trip to the Far East this summer with the announcement that they will take part in the Asia Trophy in Singapore along with Arsenal, Stoke City and a select Singapore XI.

Mirallas lauds Everton's 12th man

10 March
Kevin Mirallas has called on the Everton faithful to provide the support that will help push the Blues through to the next round of the Europa League.

Ukraine leg holds no fear for Jagielka

10 March
Phil Jagielka has dismissed suggestions that Everton need to win Thursday's home leg against Dynamo Kyiv if they are to progress to the quarter finals of the Europa League, saying that the players fancy their chances away from home.

#DancingMan is an Evertonian  [MEDIA]

10 March
It turns out that the subject of a recent social media sensation is from Merseyside and supports Everton.

California-based writer Cassandra Fairbanks started a Twitter campaign to find “dancing man” Sean O'Brien after a cruel Instagram posting mocking his weight "went viral".

Goodison gets Uefa makeover

10 March
Talking with Everton’s long-serving stadium manager, Alan Bowen, David Prentice provides a behind-the-scenes insight into the increasingly demanding changes to Goodison Park that are mandated by Uefa as the club progress further at each successive stage of the Europa League.

Under-21s beaten at the death in mini-derby

9 March
Everton's second string went down 2-1 to Liverpool in Chester this evening thanks to a goal in injury time.

Ebbrell joins Everton coaching staff

9 March
John Ebbrell has returned to Everton as an Academy coach, joining the collection of former players now on the staff at Finch Farm charged with bringing through the club's future talent.

Kanchelksis: Kyiv will be a very difficult game for Everton

9 March
Former Everton star, Andrei Kanchelskis, is predicting a couple of tough games for the Blues when they meet another of his old clubs, Dynamo Kyiv, in the Europa League's Round of 16.

Martinez focused on the long term

7 March
In a lengthy interview with The Telegraph's Henry Winter, Roberto Martinez expresses his continued belief that a commitment to creativity and passing football are the keys to success over time.

Exclusive: Tony Cottee My Everton Years

6 March
ToffeeWeb contributor Rob Sawyer talks with former Everton striker, Tony Cottee, about what was then a record-breaking move to Goodison and his time with the Blues between 1988 and 1994.

Inconsistent Everton crave domestic pick-me-up  [MEDIA]

6 March
"It says everything about Everton FC's Jekyll-and-Hyde season that they have managed more victories in the UEFA Europa League in 2015 – two out of two – than in 11 domestic fixtures, of which they have won only one," writes Simon Hart.

U21s progress in International Cup

5 March
Everton Under-21s are through to the quarter finals of the Premier League International Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Sunderland.

Dynamo Kyiv away notice

5 March
Tickets for the Europa League Round of 16 fixture away to Dynamo Kyiv will go on sale from 8am on Friday, March 6.

Jagielka: Players share the blame for poor run

5 March
Everton captain, Phil Jagielka, says that the players need to start performing to take the pressure off their beleaguered manager following another defeat at Stoke last night.

Martinez attributes latest defeat to tired legs

4 March
Roberto Martinez put this evening's 2-0 defeat at Stoke down to Everton's hectic schedule, citing a fifth match in the space of two weeks for another lethargic display.

Blues extend sorry run with defeat at Stoke

4 March
Everton’s horrible run of Premier League form continued at the Britannia Stadium with an eighth defeat in nine away games thanks to a goal in each half for Stoke, scored by Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf.

Uefa orders 'partial' closure of Kyiv stadium

4 March
Everton's Europa League Round of 16 away leg against Dynamo Kyiv will go ahead as planned at the Olympic Stadium following a decision by Uefa's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

Dynamo Kyiv tickets on general sale tomorrow

4 March
Tickets for Everton's Europa League Round of 16 first leg tie against Dynamo Kyiv will go on general sale from 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 5th March 2015).

Stoke City vs Everton

4 March
Everton are on the road again this evening as they travel to Stoke with the pressure on Roberto Martinez's shoulders growing as the Blues' poor Premier League form continues.

Long helps keep Bees into playoff contention

3 March
Chris Long scored twice on his first start for Brentford this evening as the Bees beat Huddersfield Town 4-1 to stay in the Championship playoff picture.

Garbutt backs Blues to pull away from danger zone

2 March
Luke Garbutt says that there is belief in the Everton squad that the team can lift themselves away from any scrap at the bottom of the Premier League to avoid relegation, starting with a result at Stoke on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal vs Everton: Tactical Analysis  [MEDIA]

2 March
A neutral's perspective on the Blues' 2-0 defeat at the Emirates which, sadly, encapsulates the team's pedestrian approach to games these days.

Walsh signs pro forms with Everton

2 March
Everton Academy prospect Liam Walsh has put pen to paper on his first professional contract, signing on with Everton until 2017.

Everton hit with fine for Chelsea flare-up

2 March
Both Everton and Chelsea have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" in the incident that took place late in the game at Stamford Bridge last month.

Everton fail to capitalise on Arsenal's Euro woe

1 March
Everton struggled to turn their dominance in possession into meaningful chances and eventually succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium thanks to Olivier Giroud's first-half strike and a deflected late effort from Tomas Rosicky.

Baines an early doubt for Stoke

1 March
Leighton Baines will likely miss the trip to the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday after sustaining a quad muscle injury in training on Friday.

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