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May 2015

Stones: Quiet confidence in England camp

31 May
The Everton defender says that the 23 players selected in Roy Hodgson's squad today want to make the nation proud.

Everton trio make Ireland squad

31 May
Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady have been included in Martin O'Neill's final 23 for Euro2016 but there is no place for Darron Gibson.

Stones and Barkley go to the Euros

31 May
John Stones and Ross Barkley are named in the final squad of 23 England players for Euro2016

Tarashaj makes final Swiss squad

30 May
Everton forward Shani Tarashaj's bid to play in the European Championships has been successful.

Reports suggest Everton aren’t giving up on their top targets

30 May
Separate reports in England and Spain are claiming that the Blues are not letting up in their pursuit of Unai Emery and Ronald Koeman.

Lukaku on target in friendly victory

28 May
Romelu Lukaku scored Belgium's first goal in a 2-1 win over Switzerland as Shani Tarashaj was handed his third cap as a second-half substitute.

Everton par for the course under the lights

27 May
Everton would finish in the same place they ended up at the end of the 2015-16 season if all of their games were played under floodlights according to research by the UK’s leading online LED lighting retailer, LED Hut.

Stones impresses but Barkley only a sub in England win

27 May
John Stones played the full 90 minutes and Ross Barkley came on for the last half an hour as England won their friendly with Australia

Replays to be scrapped for FA Cup quarter-finals

26 May
FA Cup ties will no longer go to replays beyond the fifth round of the competition following an announcement by the Football Association.

De Boer tipped to get the best out of Stones

26 May
Ronald de Boer says that his brother would be an ideal manager to oversee the continuing development of John Stones, a defender very much in Frank's mould.

McCarthy expected to make Irish squad despite injury

26 May
The midfielder won't play in the Republic's friendly against the Netherlands on Friday but Martin O'Neill says he should be fit for Euro2016.

Favre claims he was considered by Everton

26 May
Lucien Favre says that he was aware of interest from the Blues but infers that he didn't want to wait for the club to make a decision while he had an offer on the table from Nice.

Lukaku will hear Moshiri out but wants silverware

25 May
Romelu Lukaku says that it's time for him to 'write a CV' by winning titles but has given further hints that it won't be with Everton.

Barry: I want to keep going

25 May
Gareth Barry says he has plenty of time to relax when he retires and he has no desire to hang up his boots any time soon.

Sevilla chief: Emery is not on the market

25 May
The club's president, Jose Castro, says that Unai Emery is staying with Los Rojiblancos despite reported interest from Everton and AC Milan.

Funes Mori given go-ahead for Olympics

25 May
Everton appear to have granted permission to Argentina for Ramiro Funes Mori to play in both the Copa America and the 2016 Olympic Games this summer.

Everton nominated for five awards

24 May
Everton and Sodexo have been nominated for five honours at the forthcoming 2016 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.

Docks is the opportunity Blues can't miss again  [MEDIA]

24 May
The Echo's Greg O'Keeffe argues that after letting the Kings Dock fall through their fingers over a decade ago, if there's a chance of securing a stadium on Liverpool's north docks, it's one Everton should grab with both hands.

De Boer 'would take Everton job' if offered

24 May
Ronald de Boer says that his brother, Frank, is keen to talk to Everton about the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park.

McGeady out in the cold but could yet make Euro2016

24 May
The Irish international's season at club level may have hit rock bottom but he still has hopes of being involved in next month’s European Championships.

Lukaku talks of players' "broken" relationship with Martinez

23 May
In his latest comments to the Belgian media, Romelu Lukaku puts Everton's struggles over the last quarter of the season down to fractured relations between the players and the manager.

Stones plays as England edge Turkey

22 May
John Stones was in the starting XI for England's friendly against Turkey at the Etihad Stadium while Ross Barkley was an unused substitute.

Report claims Everton to hold talks with Emery

22 May
Everton are expected to sit down with Sevilla manager Unai Emery about the vacant manager's role "within 72 hours" according to The Telegraph and ESPN.

Lukaku: I've made my decision

21 May
Romelu Lukaku has suggested his mind is made up about his future, hinting that he probably won't be playing for Everton next season

Everton reportedly preparing new deal for Davies

20 May
The club will seek to tie the 17-year-old to an improved new contract following his recent breakthrough into the first team.

Lukaku strike named FA Cup goal of the season

20 May
Romelu Lukaku's excellent first goal in the FA Cup quarter final against Chelsea was selected as the best of the tournament.

Could new Everton stadium prove attractive to docks owner Peel?  [MEDIA]

20 May
Peel Holdings, the owner and developer of the north docks area that is believed to be under consideration by Everton as a site for a new stadium, have not shown much appetite for the inclusion of a sporting arena in their plans for Liverpool Waters. Could they be persuaded if a new ground for the Blues would help kickstart development of the area.

How Andrei Kanchelskis tore down the Iron Curtain  [MEDIA]

17 May
This piece by Andrew Flint glosses almost completely over the flying Ukrainian's time at Goodison Park but it provides some interesting insight into one of the first players from the former Soviet Union to succeed in England.

De Boer looking forward as he departs Ajax

19 May
The rumoured Everton managerial target says he does not know what he will do next but is ready for his "next adventure."

Ginola suffers heart attack

20 May
Updated Former Everton midfielder David Ginola is recovering in hospital after undergoing a quadruple heart bypass operation following his cardiac arrest yesterday afternoon.

Everton set for season ticket sales record

19 May
The club are reportedly on target to break their previous records for season ticket uptake with sales currently 10% up on last season.

Tarashaj named in provisional Swiss squad

18 May
Everton's Shani Tarashaj is a step closer to realising his dream of playing at Euro2016 after he was named in Switzerland's initial 28-man squad for the tournament.

Goodison hosts schools finals day

18 May
Leighton Baines and Jonjoe Kenny were the special guests as Goodison Park hosted the prestigious Premier League Schools Tournament for the very first time on Tuesday.

EitC scoops communication award

18 May
Everton in the Community’s ‘Proud to be Blue’ campaign was presented with the Communications Award at last Thursday’s prestigious Better Society Awards in London.

Dowell already looking ahead to pre-season

18 May
Kieran Dowell was buzzing after making his full debut on Saturday and he says he now wants to hit the ground running next season so he can be involved in first-team football.

Lukaku's father expects his son to leave Everton soon

17 May
Romelu Lukaku's father has been speaking about his son's future again, saying he expects the striker to leave Everton before the European Championships.

Mayor: Everton can finance new stadium

17 May
Joe Anderson has expanded on his comments published yesterday around his confidence that the Blues could be in a new ground within three years

Jagielka expects 'massive' change this summer

16 May
The captain says that results cost Martinez his job and admits that as many as 10 players could leave the club in what promises to be a busy summer

Blues finish 10th in prize money table

16 May
Everton will collect £83.04m in Premier League prize money for the 2015-16 season which would place them 10th out of top flight clubs but almost £18m short of Arsenal who will receive the most.

Barkley and Stones named in initial Euro2016 squad

16 May
The Everton duo make the provisional England squad for Euro2016 but there is no place for Leighton Baines or Phil Jagielka.

No new stadium at Walton Hall Park

16 May
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson says he believes Everton will be in a new ground within three years but it won't be at Walton Hall Park

Howard's heartfelt goodbye after a decade's service

15 May
In addition to his emotional farewell on the pitch at Goodison Park this afternoon, Tim Howard has penned a heartfelt tribute and goodbye message to the Everton fans whom he has represented for a decade.

Unsworth hails 'fantastic' Everton players

15 May
The caretaker manager was full of praise for his side as they finished the season with an uplifting performance, three points and a clean sheet against Norwich.

Martinez disappointed to leave Everton

15 May
The former manager issued a statement through the League Manager's Association earlier today expressing his regret that he wouldn't be able to finish what he started with the club.

Goodison's mood lifted as Blues offer hope for the future

15 May
Everton signed off a miserable season on a high note and with optimism for the future as they comfortably beat relegated Norwich City.

Why Ronald Koeman would be the ideal managerial appointment for Everton  [MEDIA]

15 May
"When pondering a replacement for Roberto Martinez, it’s imperative the club consider a more balanced coach," writes Matt Jones.

Report: Niasse arrested on suspicion of assault

14 May
The Senegal striker has been bailed pending further enquiries into an incident that occurred in Manchester yesterday.

Moyes would consider Goodison return

14 May
As Everton get their search underway in earnest for Roberto Martinez's successor, David Moyes says he would be open to returning to the club as manager.

Everton to play in Dresden Cup

14 May
Everton will play in the Dresden Cup on 29 and 30 July, together with Real Betis, Werder Bremen and hosts Dynamo Dresden.

Everton vs Norwich City

14 May
Caretaker bosses David Unsworth and Joe Royle take charge for a match that could have as much as £6m riding on the outcome for the Toffees

Unsworth says new boss has to be a winner

13 May
The stand-in manager says that whomever Everton appoint as Roberto Martinez's successor has to be able to work well with youth players and, above all, win matches.

Heitinga: De Boer is a perfect match for Everton  [MEDIA]

13 May
The former Everton defender has added his voice to those saying that the departing Ajax boss would do well at Goodison Park.

Everton sack Roberto Martinez: How the stubborn Spaniard's Goodison Park reign unravelled  [MEDIA]

13 May
ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd spoke with International Business Times about where it went wrong for Roberto and who could replace him.

Proud Unsworth looking to end season on a high

13 May
"Rhino" described yesterday as the most difficult he has experienced since returning to Everton but has told the players to beat Norwich for the fans

Koeman insists he is staying at Southampton

13 May
Ronald Koeman has dampened speculation that he is interested in the vacant manager's position at Everton by saying that he is staying with the south coast club.

Reports: Koeman installed as Everton's top choice

12 May
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is the man most wanted by Everton to fill the managerial vacancy left by Roberto Martinez according to tomorrow's back pages.

Jones's departure part of backroom shake-up

12 May
Roberto Martinez's assistant Graeme Jones will be following his boss out of Everton along with coaches Dennis Lawrence and Iñaki Bergara and chief scout Kevin Reeves.

End-of-Season Awards night postponed

12 May
Everton have announced that the club's awards gala to mark the end of the season has been postponed following the departure of Roberto Martinez.

Lukaku named in Belgium's Euro2016 squad

12 May
Romelu Lukaku is in his country's squad for next month's European Championships but Kevin Mirallas is only on standby.

Unsworth and Royle oversee final game

12 May
Updated David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take temporary charge of Everton for Sunday's match against Norwich City.

De Boer interested in Everton job

12 May
Frank de Boer has announced his decision to part company with Ajax with 12 months left on his contract and has expressed an interest in the vacancy at Goodison Park.

Everton call time on Martinez

12 May
Roberto Martinez's time as manager is up with the club now confirming his departure with immediate effect

Everton unveil 2016-17 home kit

12 May
The club have officially unveiled the new home strip for next season, featuring a rounded white collar and yellow accents on the sleeves and socks.

Martinez: Effort and intent was there

11 May
Roberto Martinez refused to lay into his players, suggesting that he was pleased with the way they never gave up in the 3-0 loss to Sunderland despite conceding two goals in quick succession at the end of the first half.

Everton embarrassed again as Sunderland clinch safety

11 May
Everton offered up another shameful away performance, going down meekly to Sunderland who picked up the points needed to stay in the top flight

Sunderland vs Everton

11 May
Everton play their final away match of a wretched season against a Sunderland side who could secure their Premier League safety with a victory

Hibbert back on the treatment table

10 May
Tony Hibbert's brief return to first-team action is over after he suffered an ankle injury that ends his season following just one 45-minute cameo.

Martinez assures Sunderland's rivals over crucial game

10 May
The manager says his team’s need to respond after Leicester means that they won’t roll over to Sunderland tomorrow evening.

Mystery over stadium-related projections  [MEDIA]

10 May
The Echo are teasing a series of images apparently related to Everton's stadium that were projected onto Liverpool landmarks on Sunday night.

Roberto Martinez has lost the ordinary Everton fan and now there seems no way back  [MEDIA]

9 May
"Martinez, it seems, has lost the ordinary fan," writes Greg O'Keeffe. "Not only the keyboard warriors, not just the habitual cynics who love to rant on social media. Everton aren't at a crossroads with their manager any more. They're at the end of the road."

Mediocrity is a disease at Everton… Fans aren’t allowed to think big  [MEDIA]

9 May
Former Everton chairman Sir John Moores once said: "Everton expects success. We’ve a very good crowd and our crowd are very loyal. But, of course, they pay money and they expect to see us do well. If we don’t do well then something should be done about it and something will be done about."

"This is no longer the case," writes Elliot Bretland. "Nothing is done about it. Nothing is said, no action is taken."

Martinez 'expects a performance' at Sunderland

9 May
Having criticised his players following their dismal showing at Leicester, the manager says they have to react positively on Wednesday night.

Agent: De Boer would 'love' to manage club like Everton

8 May
The Ajax boss would be open to considering the job at Goodison Park as speculation over his future and that of Roberto Martinez builds.

Sunderland game to be shown live

8 May
Everton's match at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday will now be broadcast live by Sky Sports.

Everton legend presented with League title medal  [MEDIA]

8 May
Everton legend Derek Temple has finally been presented with a League title medal, 53 years after helping the Blues lift the trophy.

Martinez: We didn’t show up

7 May
The manager blamed his players' lack of focus and intensity for a "really disappointing" performance at the King Power Stadium today.

Everton soundly beaten by jubilant Foxes

7 May
The Blues were humbled by the new champions and were fortunate to only lose 3-1 as Jamie Vardy spurned a hat-trick.

Speedo Mick: This season’s true heroic tale  [MEDIA]

7 May
Not all heroes wear capes — but this season it has been discovered that some do wear speedos. That has certainly been the case regarding Everton fan Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick.

Club provide season ticket update

6 May
Sales approaching 25,000 after Guarantee Your Seat period

Arouna's Dodgeball Debut for EitC

6 May
Blues striker Arouna Kone was given his first experience of ‘dodgeball’ earlier this week when he visited Springwood Heath Primary School earlier to take part in an Everton in the Community sports session.

Hibbert's determination rewarded with what could be Everton swansong

6 May
Tony Hibbert's refusal to give in to a succession of injury setbacks and his advancing years means that he has been able to fight his way back to fitness to feature at first-team level again after a long absence.

Pre-order your Everton-branded earphones for £20 and support EitC

5 May
Everton in the Community's are delighted to have launched a unique 28-day campaign which will see all proceeds from Everton FC-branded earphones go directly to the Club’s charitable arm.

Leicester City vs Everton

5 May
Everton travel to Leicester this weekend to witness first-hand the coronation of the new Premier League champions at the King Power Stadium.

Jagielka determined to restore pride

4 May
Everton's captain insists that the players are now playing for their reputations as much as the financial boost to club from finishing higher.

Young Blues fall short of U18s title

3 May
Everton's Under-18s were held in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Manchester City at Finch Farm this evening, a result that means they will miss out on the league title this season.

Jagielka and Baines likely to be overlooked by Hodgson

3 May
Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines's hopes of playing in what would be their last European Championship tournament are set to be dashed, with Roy Hodgson likely to go with other, younger options.

Barkley looking ahead to Euro2016

3 May
Ross Barkley says he more mature now than when he played for England at the 2014 World Cup and he feels more confident in the England camp

Former Everton defender Neill declared bankrupt

3 May
One-time Everton player Lucas Neill has been declared bankrupt in the UK according to a report.

'Guarantee Your Seat' Deadline Approaches

2 May
Tomorrow (Tuesday 3 May) is the last chance for Everton Season Ticket holders to guarantee their seat for the 2016/17 season.

Deulofeu out until pre-season with knee injury

2 May
Gerard Deulofeu's season has been ended prematurely by a knee strain sustained in training last week.

Under-21s earn a point at Chelsea

2 May
Everton U21s finished off their season with a 0-0 draw with Chelsea's second string.

Surkis rules out Yarmolenko sale to Everton

2 May
The Dynamo Kiev owner says that his star player should leave for a Champions League-level club rather than a team "like Everton or Stoke City".

Howard: Blame the players not Martinez

2 May
Tim Howard has become the latest player to come out and claim that Everton's poor record this season has been down to the players, not manager Roberto Martinez.

Martinez defends transfer record amid Niasse doubts

2 May
The manager says people should look at his recruitment record over the past three years rather than focus on his most recent signing.

Roberto Martinez overly positive on Everton's season  [MEDIA]

1 May
Sky Sports Sunday Supplement panelist and journalist Jonathon Northcroft says that, in his opinion, some of Roberto Martinez's latest pronouncements are nonsense and that the Everton manager is guilty of over-spinning his team's record and performances this season.

Bellew realises his Goodison dream with WBC belt

Tony Bellew's world title dream came true at his beloved Goodison Park tonight as he knocked out South African Ilunga Makabu in the third round for the world cruiserweight belt.

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