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April 2014

Martinez understands fan protests

30 April
The manager says he and his players share the supporters' disappointment with a poor season but remains convinced he knows what is needed to turn things around.

Under-18s edge seven-goal thriller

30 April
The Young Blues pulled off an impressive comeback against West Ham at Finch Farm this morning, winning 4-3 thanks to Shane Lavery's strike.

Fans show discontent with Martinez at Goodison

30 April
Goodison Park witnessed another banner flown overhead and of as many as 200-300 Everton supporters stayed behind after today's game against Bournemouth to protest the manager's position at the club.

Baines strike ends winless run amid supporter unrest

30 April
Leighton Baines marked his 500th appearance with a second-half goal that earned Everton only their fifth home league victory of the season.

Goodison Park to host Bellew's title fight

29 April
Local boxer Tony Bellew's dream of fighting under the lights at Goodison Park is now a reality, with the a date set for 29t May when he will challenge Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC world cruiserweight title.

Howard given final two home games as farewell

29 April
Tim Howard will be in goal tomorrow to face Bournemouth as Everton give him the opportunity to sign off in front of the home fans after 10 years with the club.

Southall: Everton need to give fans a clear message

29 April
Everton legend Neville Southall has called on the club’s hierarchy to provide supporters with clarity over Roberto Martinez’s future and the direction of the club.

Travel advisory: M1 roadworks after Leicester game

29 April
Fans planning to travel to Leicester next weekend should be advised of closures on the M1 that evening that could affect supporters travelling back to the northwest.

Kind-hearted Blue gives his match tickets to young Leicester fan

29 April
John Murray has given a young Foxes fan the chance to potentially see his team lift the Premier League when Everton visit the King Power Stadium next week.

Everton vs AFC Bournemouth

29 April
Everton stage their penultimate home game of the 2015-16 season this weekend against Bournemouth looking for only their fifth home league win

More reports claim Board meeting to mull Martinez's future

29 April
Following claims in the media on Monday suggesting that Roberto Martinez's future would be discussed by Everton's Board this week, fresh reports claim that they will convene today.

Young guns could get their chance

28 April
Roberto Martinez has hinted that some of his up-and-coming youngsters could get some valuable first-team exposure in the last four games of the season as he deals with injuries and suspension.

Too soon to tell whether Jagielka's season is over

28 April
Everton will be without a trio of injured players as well as the suspended Ramiro Funes Mori for the visit of Bournemouth this weekend.

Bob Latchford and Me: A Boy's Own Tale  [MEDIA]

28 April
Norwegian sports writer Andreas Selliaas grew up in a village south of Oslo in the 1970s, watching English football from afar and playing make believe in the street. Big Bad Bob was his hero

Martinez asks for patience from frustrated fans

28 April
Roberto Martinez says he understands the scrutiny he is under but insists that he is able more than ever to make the changes needed for success.

Robles restates backing for Martinez

27 April
Joel Robles has reiterated his support for his beleaguered manager, saying that Roberto Martinez is important to Everton.

Jagielka: It’s been a frustrating season

27 April
The captain admits he was devastated by Everton’s loss to Man United in the FA Cup semi-final, their last chance to put “a cherry on the cake”

Howard: Everton will always be home

26 April
The USA international admits that making the decision to leave Goodison after a decade with the Toffees was difficult but life moves on

Howard swaps club for Everton In The Community

26 April
Young children attending an Everton in the Community Premier League 4 Sport boxing session at Salisbury Boxing Club were given a shock recently when Blues goalkeeper Tim Howard and world title contender Tony Bellew turned up at their training session to take on the role of sparring partners.

27 years later, Justice for the 96

26 April
Jurors in the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster have ruled that 96 Liverpool supporters were unlawfully killed and that fans were not to blame.

Dowell bags a hat-trick in U21s win

25 April
Kieran Dowell continues to knock on the door of Everton's first team with his head-turning performances in David Unsworth's Under-21s side.

Reports: Everton hierarchy to convene over Martinez's future

25 April
Everton's board of directors will meet this week to discuss the future of Roberto Martinez as manager of the club according to reports.

Gray fears Martinez may have 'lost John Stones'

25 April
Former Goodison striker Andy Gray has questioned why the Everton manager seems unable to get the best out of his talented squad.

Martinez banking on 'big moves' with Moshiri's financial backing

24 April
The manager insists that there are signs that his Everton side is getting close to challenging for honours and that the millions promised by Everton's new majority shareholder will help strengthen it this summer.

Cleverley lauds 'magnificent' Everton fans

24 April
The midfielder has credited Everton’s fans for lifting the team to a second-half fightback in yesterday’s ultimately disappointing FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Dreams of cup glory ended by dramatic Martial winner

23 April
Everton lost a semi-final for the second time this season as Anthony Martial's injury-time strike put paid to their belated fightback from a goal down.

Defiant Martinez insists he is the man for Everton job

23 April
The manager was insistent after today's heart-breaking FA Cup semi-final that his team is developing and that he shares the Blues' ambitions.

John Stones still the real deal ahead of Wembley spotlight  [MEDIA]

23 April
Barry Horne says he's been taken aback by the criticism of John Stones this week which he describes as an overreaction.

Martinez admits criticism is part of the job on the eve of pivotal game

22 April
The Everton manager says he understands the scrutiny of his team's results and the questions over his future at the club but says he can't afford to be distracted while he prepares for the FA Cup semi-final.

Everton's Roberto Martnez can have few complaints if the taxi calls soon  [MEDIA]

22 April
Even victory in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United may not save the Everton manager after a humiliating Merseyside derby defeat and a season of overindulgence and underachievement

Martinez plays up squad togetherness

22 April
Roberto Martinez rejects any notion his team isn't unified coming off the back of the nightmare at Anfield and heading into tomrorow's vital FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Defensive trio face late fitness tests

22 April
Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka and John Stones will all be assessed today to see if they can make tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final.

Everton vs Manchester United

22 April
Everton take a patched-up squad to Wembley Stadium to face Manchester United knowing that the final could be just 90 minutes away

Pennington recalled for FA Cup semi-final

21 April
Everton have recalled defender Matthew Pennington from his loan at Walsall to provide emergency central-defensive cover at Wembley on Saturday.

Funes Mori apologises for Origi incident

21 April
The Argentine defender says he never set out to harm the Liverpool striker with the tackle that earned him a red card in last night's Merseyside derby.

Martinez: A horrible experience for everyone involved

21 April
The chastened manager was left ruing a lapse in concentration at the end of the first half and a “chain of events” involving injury, illness and a red card in last night’s horror show at Anfield.

Barry adds to injury woes ahead of Wembley

21 April
The midfielder came off at half time of last night's disaster at Anfield with a groin strain and is a major doubt for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.

Liverpool and Everton are heading in very different directions  [MEDIA]

21 April
Liverpool are a work in progress, but can end the season with a trophy. The future is bright. Everton go to Anfield on a knife-edge. Klopp can afford a disappointing result, but Martinez will get little leeway if things go wrong. These are two managers – and clubs – heading in different directions.

Everton's shambolic meltdown leaves Martinez on the brink

20 April
Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off and Everton played much of the second half with no recognised centre-halves as the Blues were utterly humiliated at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Everton

20 April
Roberto Martinez and his team head into the first of two massive games in the context of the season and, possibly, the manager's future.

Hibbert not being considered for action this week

19 April
The veteran defender's appearance for the Under-21s last night had many speculating that he was being readied as emergency cover for Seamus Coleman this week but he is some way off being ready for first-team action.

Martinez: We won't be distracted by Lukaku speculation

19 April
The manager has refused to be drawn into any discussion over the future of Romelu Lukaku as fresh speculation over his future links him with a possible move to the Bundesliga.

Martinez admits football is about results as big two games loom

19 April
Roberto Martinez has restated his belief that Everton go into a defining week with a hop across Stanley Park to face Liverpool and then the trip to Wembley to play Manchester United in the last four of the FA Cup.

Deulofeu calls on players to respond during big week

19 April
The Spanish winger has given his backing to Roberto Martinez, arguing that once they cross the white line, it's up to the players to put his work into action.

Coleman and Jagielka ruled out of derby

19 April
As expected, neither Phil Jagielka nor Seamus Coleman have recovered from their respective hamstring strains in time to play tomorrow.

Martinez has no issue with Taylor as Wembley ref

18 April
Roberto Martinez has played down the potential flap over the appointment of referee Anthony Taylor as the referee for next weekend’s FA Cup semi-final.

Hibbert features in U21s win

18 April
Tony Hibbert was in rare action for Everton's second string this evening ahead of potential inclusion in the senior squad against Liverpool or Manchester United in the coming days.

Important: Correction and clarification

18 April
ToffeeWeb would like to give notice of an important correction to a news item that we published earlier today regarding Muhamed Besic.

Martinez prepares for 'defining week'

18 April
The Everton manager is banking on his returning stars to re-inject a competitive spirit into a team that goes into two important fixtures on the back of a run of just one win in seven games.

Besic calls for togetherness and eyes cup glory

18 April
Muhamed Besic has become the latest voice from the Everton camp to call for supporters and players to stick together as the Blues look to progress to the FA Cup Final.

Niasse must wait until next season for regular role

18 April
The Senegal striker has barely featured since arriving from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5m but Roberto Martinez says he remains short of fitness.

Coleman likely to miss Wembley clash

17 April
Seamus Coleman's chances of appearing in the FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United next Saturday appear slim after he came off against Southampton with a hamstring strain.

Martinez happy with Everton’s ‘fight’

16 April
The manager acknowledged that his team looked disjointed and rusty today but was happy that Everton earned a point against Southampton.

Outclassed Blues lucky to draw

16 April
Everton, seriously outplayed, were lucky to go in scoreless at the break, went ahead via Funes Mori from a corner, only for Mané to equalise.

Skipper calls for unity ahead of crucial week

15 April
Phil Jagielka has called on Evertonians to "stick together" as the Blues begin a massively important seven days.

Martinez says home form is diffcult to explain

15 April
The manager has been forced to acknowledge his team’s wildly contrasting fortunes on the road and at Goodison Park this season as he prepares for the visit of Southampton tomorrow.

Lukaku joins list of doubts for Saints game

15 April
The Belgian striker is being assessed today after picking up a knock and could miss tomorrow's match as Roberto Martinez keeps the FA Cup semi-final in mind.

Anfield legend honoured by Everton Heritage Society  [MEDIA]

15 April
Alec Brady, Everton's first title winner - at Anfield - has his grave rededicated

Everton vs Southampton

15 April
Everton’s preparations for the FA Cup semi-final come down to two League games in the space of four days as Southampton make the trip north.

Walsh extends loan but Rodriguez returns to Finch Farm

14 April
Liam Walsh has had his loan with Yeovil Town extended to the end of the season while Leandro Rodriguez has had his spell with Brentford curtailed by injury.

Jones: We need to get hungry feeling back

14 April
The Everton Assistant Manager says the Blues need to rediscover the freshness and energy they had in the reverse fixture against Southampton last August.

Martinez pleased with Palace point

13 April
Roberto Martinez says that the way his players responded in this evening's goalless draw was "incredible".

Man United confirmed as semi-final opponents

13 April
Everton finally know whom they will play in the last four of the FA Cup after Louis van Gaal's side triumphed over West Ham at Upton Park this evening.

Everton duo nominated for Young POTY

13 April
Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku are among the six players on the shortlist for PFA Young Player of the Year for 2015-16.

Ten-man Blues hold out for a point at Palace

13 April
James McCarthy was sent off for two bookable offences but Everton held on to claim a point from an at-times entertaining but goalless draw.

Crystal Palace vs Everton

13 April
Everton complete a trio of away games with a visit to Selhurst Park where Martinez will be hoping to end a sequence of four games without a win

Martinez plays down 'confrontation' with fan

12 April
The manager says he wasn't taken aback when a supporter engaged him in the stands at last night's U21s match against Chelsea.

Martinez: I understand fans' frustrations

12 April
The manager says he and his players share supporters’ frustrations at the disappointing league campaign but insists there's no time to look backwards.

Barkley fit to face Palace

12 April
The midfielder has recovered from the knock he took to his knee on Saturday but Phil Jagielka is ruled out and Tom Cleverley is a doubt.

Argentina want Funes Mori for Rio 2016

12 April
La Albicileste's coach Gerardo Martino says that he has spoken with Everton about playing the defender in the summer Olympics.

U21s beat Chelsea

11 April
Everton Under-21s recorded a solid 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stockport's Merseyrail Community Stadium this evening.

Was Leighton Baines right to question the chemistry at Everton?  [MEDIA]

11 April
Adam Bate takes a look at the unmistakable impact that the loss of key partnerships like the Baines-Pienaar axis coupled with degrading performance on the defensive side has led to Everton's declining fortunes under Roberto Martinez.

Barry: We don't want another bottom-half finish

11 April
The veteran midfielder admits that there's "a lot of negativity" around at the moment and that Everton need to play better as a team.

Frustrated McCarthy admits Blues need a pre-Wembley win

11 April
The midfielder's goal in first-half stoppage time wasn't enough to earn a win at Watford on Saturday

More plaudits for Ledson on Cambridge loan

10 April
The midfielder is making an impression with the League Two side.

Jagielka to miss Crystal Palace trip following hamstring scare

9 April
The captain is almost certainly out of the midweek visit to Selhurst Park and is a doubt for the FA Cup semi-final in a fortnight's time.

Martinez lauds Blues support despite protest banners

9 April
The manager says that supporters are entitled to express their opinions as the first visible signs of discontent with his tenure were displayed at today's game against Watford.

Everton have to settle for a draw at Watford

9 April
The Blues improved on last week's display but let another lead slip by conceding a soft goal from a corner in first-half stoppage time.

Martinez prepared to bear burden of expectation

9 April
The Everton manager says he embraces the expectations of the club's fans but admits he needs to win games to prove he can take the Blues forward

No decision on giving Niasse U21s chance

8 April
Roberto Martinez says that handing the Senegal striker an opportunity to build his fitness in David Unsworth's side is a consideration.

Watford vs Everton

8 April
Everton make the trip south to Vicarage Road this weekend to face Watford in what is the second of three consecutive away fixtures in the space of 10 days.

Prentice: Baines was not misinterpreted and shouldn't apologise  [MEDIA]

7 April
After Robert Martinez very publicly suggested that Leighton Baines's recent comments regarding a shortage of team chemistry being a contributing factor to Everton's recent form were misinterpreted and taken out of of context, David Prentice of the Liverpool Echo insists that this was not the case.

Martinez: Baines was misinterpreted

7 April
Roberto Martinez says he has spoken with Leighton Baines over his recent comments about the team and that the defender "has apologised".

Ledson loan extended until May

5 April
Ryan Ledson will remain with Cambridge United until the end of the season to help their playoff push.

Everton handed extra semi-final ticket allocation

6 April
The club has been informed that it will receive a further allocation for Wembley on 23rd April against either West Ham or Manchester United.

Besic: Substitution against Arsenal the right decision

5 April
The Bosnian says he has no arguments with Roberto Martinez hauling him off at half time in the 2-0 defeat, admitting he was very poor.

Under-21s win at Norwich

4 April
David Unsworth's side recorded a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road on the back of a goal apiece by promising young prospects Kieran Dowell and Antony Evans.

Stones rues Everton's luck at Old Trafford

4 April
John Stones bemoaned the Blues' misfortune in yesterday's defeat to Manchester United and insists that Everton have the players and the work-rate to pull themselves out of their current slump.

Baines: Blues lacking vital chemistry

4 April
Leighton Baines has admitted that Everton's latest failings probably come down to over-reliance on individuals and a lack of team chemistry

Martinez: Minimal difference between the two sides

3 April
Roberto Martinez felt that his team deserved more from today’s game at Old Trafford, one that saw his team fall to a fourth defeat in five games.

Jagielka: We've got to pick ourselves up

3 April
Phil Jagielka faced the cameras after today’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, Everton’s third Premier League defeat in a row, but the downcast skipper could find few silver linings from a highly disappointing display.

Everton's slide continues with Old Trafford defeat

3 April
Everton slumped to a fourth defeat in five League games as Anthony Martial’s strike was enough to overcome Roberto Martinez’s toothless side

U18s earn another victory

2 April
Fresh from their trophy-winning exploits in Texas, the young Blues beat Blackburn 2-1 at Finch Farm this morning.

Niasse still short of full fitness

3 April
Roberto Martinez admits that it has taken his new signing longer than expected to adapt to his new surroundings.

Manchester United vs Everton

2 April
Everton are back in action following a seemingly interminable international break with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

Stones: We want to give the fans what they deserve

1 April
The young defender admits that this season has been a frustrating one for the team but says that the players want to get back to winning and playing good football.

Martinez: We shouldn't fear losing our top talent

1 April
The manager says individual situations will be dealt with in the summer but insists that Everton shouldn't be afraid of losing its best players.


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