Everton to play seven pre-season games
Everton's pre-season schedule has been confirmed following the announcement of three more fixtures to take place during July.
The Blues will face League One side Swindon Town at the County Ground on Saturday 11 July (3pm kick-off) before departing for the Barclays Asia Trophy.
After returning from Singapore, Everton will then play two matches in Scotland against Hearts and Dundee.
The Toffees will head to Tynecastle on Saturday 25 July (3pm kick-off) to take on Hearts, who were promoted back to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the 2014-15 season. They will then travel to Dens Park, Dundee, on Tuesday 28 July (7:30pm kick-off).
Altogether, Everton will play a total of seven first team pre-season matches ahead of the Barclays Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday 8 August.
Live coverage of every game will be available on via evertonfc.com — look out for more information soon. The full list of pre-season fixtures is below. Please note kick-offs are listed as UK time.
Swindon Town v Everton — Saturday 11 July, 3pm
Everton v Stoke City — Wednesday 15 July, 11am
Everton v Arsenal or Singapore Select XI — Saturday 18 July, TBC
Hearts v Everton — Saturday 25 July, 3pm
Dundee v Everton — Tuesday 28 July 7:30pm
Leeds United v Everton — Saturday 1 August, 3pm
Everton v Villarreal — Sunday 2 August, 3pm
Quotes sourced from Everton FC.com
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2 Posted 29/06/2015 at 16:27:05
3 Posted 29/06/2015 at 16:39:09
4 Posted 29/06/2015 at 17:24:29
5 Posted 29/06/2015 at 18:01:29
Decent opposition in Stoke, Arsenal and Villareal (also Leeds although that looks like second team/youth considering proximity) plus some hopefully easier (but physically challenging) match-ups versus Swindon and Scots.
All we need know is to see a little more transfer business concluded in next 2 weeks (centre back and creative mid would be good) ahead of these games.
6 Posted 29/06/2015 at 18:24:34
And if we lose to Stoke in this trophy thing, we wonÂt play Arsenal anyway, itÂll be some non-event against some Singapore National XI.
7 Posted 29/06/2015 at 18:54:21
8 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:07:41
9 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:15:23
10 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:17:06
12 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:19:37
Villarreal is a testimonial, so in terms of preparation it's pretty much a non-game. The only fixture that provides any test is Stoke. And if we lose that, we won't play Arsenal.
13 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:28:23
14 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:29:35
15 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:33:44
16 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:45:09
17 Posted 29/06/2015 at 19:57:10
Probably lesser sides quality-wise compared to last year, but British-based this time. It's good, it should be faster and more committed, meaning better fitness wise.
Villarreal was an interesting choice for DuncÂs testimonial after Collina-gate!
18 Posted 29/06/2015 at 20:07:57
19 Posted 29/06/2015 at 21:04:03
Given we seem to visit Scotland annually, IÂm just a tad curious as Celtic Park? It's a huge stadium and good trip for the fans.
20 Posted 29/06/2015 at 21:26:07
21 Posted 29/06/2015 at 21:51:13
And donÂt kid yourselves Â— the Scottish up here always give everything when playing an English team and it will be two hard matches. Hearts in particular had a storming season last year being top of the form league in Europe for nearly all of it.
I canÂt wait see you there.
22 Posted 29/06/2015 at 21:46:28
They all seem like pretty decent teams to me. ItÂs all about fitness anyway, not so much who we play.
23 Posted 29/06/2015 at 21:57:26
24 Posted 30/06/2015 at 01:33:42
Last season every one was concerned and it proved right. So letÂs see what this pre -season brings to ToffeeWebers.
25 Posted 30/06/2015 at 02:57:44
Steve, I will be at the Stoke game too and yes they better win!
26 Posted 30/06/2015 at 13:27:12
28 Posted 30/06/2015 at 18:29:31
Swindon Town v Everton Â— no effort at all; what's the point?
Everton v Stoke City Â— Premier League team; we know the tatics before we play them.
Everton v Arsenal or Singapore Select XI Â— could be a good run out for senior players.
Hearts v Everton Â— what's the point?
Dundee v Everton Â— whats the point?
Leeds United v Everton Â— going to be reserves...
Everton v Villarreal Â— first team get a run out for Big Dunc.
Moyes left Everton with pre-season already planed when Roberto arrived; we played Real Madrid and Juventus Â– big name clubs that our players pushed themselves against to prove a point that we are Everton and we are not a walkover.
Playing Hearts & Dundee Â— what's the point? It's just for the Scottish fans too lazy to get the train down to Goodison on match day
29 Posted 30/06/2015 at 21:18:56
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