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February 2015

Playing side to be bolstered by Moshiri

29 February
Roberto Martinez looks set to be afforded more leeway in terms of player recruitment and retention following the Monaco-based businessman’s investment.

Besic signs new Everton contract

29 February
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has put pen to paper on new terms and a 5½-year contract with the Blues.

Everton announce new tyre partnership

29 February
Everton have signed a deal to bring in Avon Tyres as official tyre partner to Goodison Park.

Aston Villa vs Everton

29 February
Everton return to Premier League action this week with a trip to Birmingham and crisis-stricken Aston Villa.

Martinez excited about new investment

29 February
Roberto Martinez has welcomed the news of Farhad Moshiri's arrival at Everton, saying his investment can take the club to the next level.

Beardwood cautious over Moshiri investment

28 February
The financial expert and Evertonian says that until the precise details of Farhad Moshiri's purchase of a 49.9% stake in the club are revealed, assessing the full ramifications of the deal is just guesswork.

Moshiri expected to increase his stake at Everton

28 February
Fresh reports suggest that there are provisions for the Toffees' new major shareholder to eventually complete a full takeover of the club.

Who is Everton's new major shareholder?

27 February
Pending ratification by the Premier League, Farhad Moshiri has become the largest shareholder after purchasing a 49.9% at the club, but who is he?

Reports suggest Howard will join Colorado in May

27 February
Tim Howard will make his proposed move to Major League Soccer with Colorado Rapids at the end of the season according to reports in the United States.

Billionaire Moshiri buys 49.9% stake in Everton

27 February
Iranian-born businessman Farhad Moshiri has become Everton's largest shareholder the club have announced.

Williams keen to make the step up

26 February
Everton's U21s skipper Joe Williams says he has become a lot more patient as he has grown through the club's Academy but says he will be ready when the call to the first team comes.

Everton on the verge of takeover by Middle Eastern buyer

26 February
A £200m buy-out of Everton by a mystery Middle Eastern buyer could be announced in the coming days according to a report on MailOnline.

Tasty Toffee Conor is a sweet success! [MEDIA]

26 February
On-loan striker Conor McAleny talks to Wigan Today about the early impact he has had with the Latics since joining them until the end of the season on transfer deadline day.

Manchester United game moved for TV

26 February
Everton's trip to Old Trafford has been moved back to Sunday 3rd April and will be screened live on Sky Sports with a 4pm kick-off.

Chelsea clash given late Saturday slot

26 February
Everton’s FA Cup Quarter Final tie against Chelsea has been confirmed for 5.30pm on Saturday 12th March.

Funes Mori: Barça and Chelsea talk is just rumours

24 February
The Argentine defender is reportedly being watched by other clubs but his focus is on continuing to bed in at Everton.

Blues invited back to compete for Dallas Cup

24 February
Everton will send an U19s team to Texas next month to compete in the Dallas Cup for a fourth time.

Walsh continues to light up League Two

24 February
Everton U21s midfielder Liam Walsh is enjoying life on loan at Yeovil Town in England's fourth tier with another man-of-the-match display this week for the Glovers.

Oviedo enjoying his moment

24 February
The Costa Rican has displaced Leighton Baines as Everton’s left-back and is determined to do all he can to help the team in the final third of the season.

Dowell strengthening his case for first-team involvement

23 February
Everton youngster Kieran Dowell is progressing well with the Under-21s and could soon be pushing for another appearance for the senior side.

Nev: Blues needs a leader and a defensive coach

23 February
Neville Southall says that Roberto Martinez's problem is balancing attack with defending, something he needs to address this coming summer.

Lennon makes promise to Speedo Mick after he achieves double goal

22 February
The intrepid 50-year-old who has become a famous sight in the Everton end at Premier League grounds up and down the country completed a 100-mile walk to Bournemouth on Saturday and passed his goal of raising £20,000 for charity.

McAleny still has Goodison future

22 February
Roberto Martinez insists that despite the fact that he has been sent out on loan again this season, Conor McAleny is part of his long-term plans.

Blues handed Chelsea test in FA Cup QF

21 February
Everton will face Chelsea at Goodison Park following this evening's draw for the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup.

First team fly out to Dubai for mid-season break

21 February
Everton's players will spend the next few days in the Middle East at a warm-weather training camp.

Martinez hails Robles after win over Bournemouth

20 February
The manager described Joel Robles as magnificent following his crucial penalty save in today's 2-0 victory in the FA Cup.

Junior makes permanent move back to Norway

20 February
Everton U21 midfielder Francisco Junior has left the club for Strømsgodset on a free transfer.

Trio help Everton into the last eight

20 February
The Toffees are into the quarter finals of the FA Cup thanks to goals by Barkley and Lukaku and a tremendous first-half penalty save from Robles.

U18s roll on with another win

20 February
Nathan Broadhead scored another hat-trick as the Young Blues beat Derby County 3-1 at Finch Farm this morning.

Bournemouth vs Everton

20 February
Everton are on the south coast for an FA Cup Fifth Round tie against Bournemouth that carries with it huge connotations for the Toffees' season.

The Martinez Conundrum [MEDIA]

19 February
Ian Herbert writes that Roberto Martinez will do things his way, whether it's popular or not.

Stones set to return for Bournemouth tie

18 February
Roberto Martinez expects the defender to be in the squad for Saturday's FA Cup match on the south coast but Oumar Niasse only has an "outside chance".

Martinez not thinking about Howard's future

18 February
The manager confirmed that Joel Robles will start in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Bournemouth but would not be drawn into any substantive discussion over Tim Howard's future.

Everton lead tributes to top talent and war hero George Harrison [MEDIA]

18 February
Thanks in large part to Everton Heritage Society, the rededication of former player George Harrison's grave took place in Church Gresley, South Derbyshire last Friday.

Martinez has his sights on Europe

18 February
The manager says he feels that his squad is now mentally ready to make a push for the European qualification places over the remaining 12 games.

Jags helps launch Veterans Hub

17 February
Blues captain Phil Jagielka met with a group of veterans from Knowsley on Tuesday afternoon to officially launch a new Everton in the Community programme which will support approximately 150 ex-service personnel from the local area.

Niasse confident of finally making his Everton bow

17 February
Three weeks after arriving at Goodison from Lokomotiv Moscow, Oumar Niasse is gearing up for his first involvement for the Blues.

Martinez might get another season but does he deserve one? [MEDIA]

17 February
Rob Vera is this week's View from the Gwladys Street contributor at the Echo's website and he pulls no punches in assessing Everton's failings under Roberto Martinez — there has been little by way of improvement in terms of results this season.

Happy Oviedo fit again and feeling 'great'

17 February
With a new contract signed, Bryan Oviedo is hopeful that two years of injury problems are now behind him so that he can give everything to Everton.

Barnsley reject Moyes claims over Stones fee

17 February
The Yorkshire club have felt compelled to comment publicly following an assertion made by former Everton boss David Moyes that the Blues only paid £1.25m for John Stones.

Jagielka stands by Atkinson comments ahead of cup reunion

17 February
Phil Jagielka will be professional when Everton come up against Martin Atkinson this weekend but he stands by his criticism of the official.

U21s see off Saints

15 February
Everton's Under-21s beat Southampton handily at Finch Farm this evening, with Kieran Dowell lighting up the contest with a brilliant 40-yard effort that sailed over the visiting goalkeeper.

Barton 'petrified' about Everton's future [MEDIA]

16 February
The controversial midfielder, a lifelong Blue, tells the BBC of his concerns that fans are becoming disillusioned with Roberto Martinez his fear that Everton's talented squad could break up this summer following another season of under-achievement.

Coleman admits words are empty without results

16 February
The Irishman says this season is turning into the "same old story" after more home points went begging against West Brom on Saturday.

Blues pick up goalkeeping prospect from City

15 February
Everton have fought off what is reputed to have been stiff competition to add 16-year-old Joe Hilton to the Finch Farm Academy.

Jelavic goes to China

Nikica Jelavic has completed a £4m move from West Ham Utd to Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe.

Martinez: Hard to explain latest defeat

13 February
Roberto Martinez was at a loss to explain how his team didn’t salvage something from today’s game at Goodison Park against West Brom.

Barry frustrated by another home defeat

13 February
Gareth Barry says that Everton did all they could to get back into today's game against West Brom but just couldn't get the ball across the line.

Baggies deepen Everton's home woes

13 February
Everton prolonged their terrible record at Goodison with a sixth League defeat as West Brom pulled off a textbook Pulis smash-and-grab raid.

U18s pick up another three points

13 February
Everton's youngsters beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 this morning to keep up their bid for another title.

Martinez: Howard will leave a great legacy at Everton

13 February
Roberto Martinez says that Tim Howard's 10 years of service to the club will ensure he has a lasting legacy at Goodison Park.

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion

12 February
Everton go in search of what would be a fourth consecutive victory when West Bromwich Albion come to Goodison this weekend.

Delighted George thanks the Evertonians who inspired him

12 February
Nine-year-old George Shaw has thanked the thousands of Evertonians all over the world who have helped to make his dreams come true, after he was invited to Finch Farm to receive his January Goal of the Month award from manager Roberto Martinez.

Oviedo pens new 3�-year deal

12 February
The Costa Rican, back in the team now after putting his most recent injury problems behind him, has extended his contract at Everton until 2019.

Lukaku: 'I am getting better at everything'

11 February
Romelu Lukaku has been reflecting on Everton's disappointments in 2015-16 so far while also offering plenty of optimism for the future, both for him personally and Everton's other young guns as well.

Cleverley joins Everton's England contingent

11 February
In a sign that he is back in Roy Hodgson's thoughts ahead of Euro2016, Tom Cleverley has been invited along with four other Blues players to an England get-together at St George's Park.

Injured duo remain doubts for Saturday

11 February
Roberto Martinez says that John Stones and Tim Howard have been progressing well this week and have a chance of being fit to face West Brom.

Niasse could debut against West Brom

10 February
New signing Oumar Niasse is in line to be make his first appearance for Everton on Saturday with the benefit of a full week's training behind him.

George Shaw wins Goal of the Month

9 February
Everton fans have voted nine-year-old George Shaw's half-time effort against Swansea City the Club's January Goal of the Month!

Competition for places is keeping Baines on the bench

9 February
After missing the Carlisle tie with a knock to his ankle, Leighton Baines is now having to battle with Bryan Oviedo for the first-choice left-back slot, according to his manager.

Romelu Lukaku: Men In Blazers Podcast Special [MEDIA]

9 February
Roger Bennett, die-hard Evertonian and one half of the Men In Blazers, interviews the prolific Belgian striker on growing up in Belgium and his goalscoring pedigree.

Blues lose in U21s Premier League Cup

9 February
Everton took on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Round of 16 at the Merseyrail Community Stadium this evening but lost on penalties after the game finished 2-2 after extra time.

Boss hopeful over Howard and Stones

9 February
Roberto Martinez has pencilled Tim Howard and John Stones in for this weekend's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion. The pair are back in training following minor injuries that have sidelined them for the past two matches.

Martinez: Whatever happens, the future is bright

9 February
The manager wouldn't be drawn on the speculation regarding a potentially imminent takeover at Everton but he is confident that, whatever happens, Bill Kenwright will make the right decision.

A look into Everton's possible new owner, the enigma that is John Moores [MEDIA]

9 February
Paul Brown offers some more insight into the background of John Jay Moores, the former owner of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team and potential new supremo at Everton FC.

US takeover could be weeks away

8 February
The proposed £200m takeover of Everton FC by the American consortium led by John Moores and Charles Noell is "edging closer" according to reports which put the timeline at between a fortnight and a few weeks.

Young Blues extend their League Two loans

8 February
Ryan Ledson and Liam Walsh have had their loans at Cambridge United and Yeovil Town respectively extended by another month.

English soccer club Everton has loyal fans in the US too [MEDIA]

7 February
Furthering the case for Everton's aspirations to become the American People's Club, this article in the LA Times

U18s score eight to demolish Barcodes

6 February
Everton's U18s blitzed their Newcastle United counterparts 8-0 away today behind hat-tricks by Shane Lavery and Antony Evans.

Coleman dedicates goal to his newborn daughter

6 February
Seamus Coleman scored his first goal of the season in today’s 3-0 victory, a strike that carried extra significance for him personally.

Martinez hails Blues after 3-0 win at Stoke

6 February
Roberto Martinez was revelling in what he described as a “complete performance” from his charges today as Everton registered a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Free-flowing Everton crush sorry Stoke

6 February
Everton registered their third 3-0 victory in succession with a dominant display at the Britannia Stadium where the match was effectively won by half time thanks to an early penalty by Romelu Lukaku and goals from Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon.

Everton line up new deals for trio

5 February
The club will be preparing offers for new contracts over the next few months to Ross Barkley, Muhamed Besic and Bryan Oviedo.

Niasse excited to get going at Everton

5 February
New signing Oumar Niasse is hungry to start his Premier League adventure with the Blues and says he will do what it takes to get his fitness levels up to scratch.

Blues support World Cancer Day

4 February
Everton heroes Graeme Sharp and Ian Snodin helped to mark World Cancer Day by visiting patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Bournemouth tie to be screened live

5 February
Everton's trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup Fifth Round has been confirmed for Saturday 20th February with a 5.15pm kick-off.

Stoke City vs Everton

5 February
Roberto Martinez will have Kevin Mirallas as an option for tomorrow's game at the Britannia Stadium and he is hopeful of getting clearance for Oumar Niasse and that Romelu Lukaku will be able to play despite coming off at half time against Newcastle on Wednesday.

Yarmolenko would favour games at Everton over the bench at Barca

4 February
Andriy Yarmolenko says that his next move would have to be to a club where he was guaranteed to be playing week in, week out.

McGeady: 'I knew I had to get out' of Everton

4 February
Updated Aiden McGeady has been opening up about his frustrations at not playing with the Toffees this season.

Lukaku an early doubt for Stoke trip

4 February
Everton may be forced to deal with the enforced absence of Romelu Lukaku for the first time this season when they travel to the Britannia Stadium this weekend.

Boss pleased by 'extra significant' victory

3 February
Roberto Martinez hailed a mature and professional performance from his Everton side as they soundly beat Newcastle United this evening.

Heitinga retires and moves into coaching

1 February
Former Everton defender John Heitinga has hung up his boots at the age of 32 and will take up a coaching position at Ajax Amsterdam.

Talk of assessing the redevelopment option

3 February
A claim that surveyors have been at Goodison Park this week to determine the feasibility of rebuilding Everton's stadium hint at the redevelopment option being on the table.

Lennon and Barkley lead Blues to vital home win

3 February
Everton won at home in the Premier League for the first time since November with a 3-0 victory thanks to a brace of penalties by Ross Barkley – the second a delightful Panenka effort – and Aaron Lennon's second goal in four days.

Everton vs Newcastle United

3 February
With successive cup games on the road that yielded results as contrasting as the strength of the opponents, Everton are back at Goodison Park this evening looking to pick up the pieces of their Premier League campaign.

Loan stars from Everton's Academy earning rave reviews

3 February
Ryan Ledson, Liam Walsh, Conor Grant and Jonjoe Kenny are four of the handful of Blues players earning valuable experience out on loan at the moment.

U21s' unbeaten run continues

1 February
Against the backdrop of transfer deadline day and the signing of Oumar Niasse, Everton's Under-21s beat Manchester United 2-0 at Finch Farm this evening.

Tarashaj honoured in Switzerland

2 February
Shani Tarashaj was named as the Swiss League's Best Youngster for 2015 at an awards ceremony last night.

Howard a doubt for Newcastle

2 February
Tim Howard is carrying a knock picked up in training and could miss tomorrow's game against Newcastle United.

Everton sign Baye Oumar Niasse

1 January
Everton have finalised the acquisition of Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow in a deal worth £13.5m. The 25-year-old underwent a medical today before wrapping up the formalities on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

McGeady makes Wednesday loan switch

1 January
Aiden McGeady has completed his move to Sheffield Wednesday for the remainder of the season.

Deulofeu an early doubt for season opener

18 July
Gerard Deulofeu is reportedly in a race to be fit for the new season after suffering a hamstring injury in training this week.

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