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October 2015

Young Blues go top with latest win

31 October
Everton U18s are back on top of the table following their 2-0 win over Derby County today.

Everton vs Sunderland

31 October
Everton are hoping to build on the cup win over Norwich and get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they face Sunderland this Sunday in the lunchtime televised kickoff at Goodison Park.

Everton sign Felipe Mattioni

30 October
The Brazilian fullback has been loaned to Doncaster along with Conor Grant

No 'tangible proposition' for Walton Hall Park stadium

30 October
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has provided a brief statement on the proposed new stadium for Everton at Walton Hall Park.

Fourth minute applause for Howard

30 October
Everton will be supporting a fans’ initiative to mark the passing of Howard Kendall with a period of chanting and applause in the fourth minute of Sunday’s game against Sunderland.

Martinez reacts to Lukaku speculation

30 October
The manager would not be drawn on talk of the striker potentially joining Paris St Germain that was fuelled this week by comments made by his agent.

Martinez defends his position on Howard

30 October
The manager reveals that Everton could again be without fullback Seamus Coleman when the Black Cats come to this weekend while also explaining his decision to immediately recall Tim Howard despite his poor form.

Quarter final cup date confirmed

29 October
Everton's trip to Middlesbrough in the League Cup has been set for 1st December with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Grant takes loan assignment at Doncaster

29 October
Everton U21s regular Conor Grant has joined League One Doncaster Rovers on a month-long loan.

Blues bid Howard a final farewell

29 October
Evertonians lined the streets and filled Liverpool's Anglican cathedral today to pay their last respects to the club's greatest ever manager, Howard Kendall, who was laid to rest following his recent passing aged 69. Listen to the eulogies

Everton to face Boro in Capital One Cup 5th Round

28 October
Everton have been handed a quarter final tie at Middlesbrough in the League Cup in this evening's draw.

Martinez adamant that Howard will return to face Sunderland

28 October
In terms of who will be in goal against Sunderland on Sunday, the Everton boss was unmoved by Joel Robles' heroics in goal against Norwich this evening.

Everton survive penalty drama to beat Norwich

27 October
Roberto Martinez's much-changed side nearly came unstuck against Norwich at Goodison Park this evening but scraped through to the next round following a penalty shootout in which Joel Robles saved from Wes Hoolahan and Nathan Redmond blazed wide.

Martinez not looking beyond the next game regarding Robles

27 October
With Tim Howard's form coming under increasing scrutiny, the manager says that Joel Robles can only be concerned with tonight's Capital One Cup tie against Norwich City.

Club urging fans to arrive early for Norwich tie

27 October
Everton officials are advising supporters to arrive as early as possible for tonight’s game against Norwich City

Everton vs Norwich City

27 October
Everton are back in Capital One Cup action this evening looking to progress past the League Cup 4th round for first time in 8 years when they take on Premier League opposition in the form of Norwich City.

U21s win at Southampton

26 October
Everton Under-21s were in action on the south coast this evening and came away with an impressive 2-0 win over Southampton.

Barkley: League Cup glory is our aim

26 October
The midfielder has progress in the Capital One Cup on his mind as Everton look to take another step towards ending a 20-year trophy drought.

Jagielka out until the end of the year

26 October
Everton are likely to be without captain Phil Jagielka for the next two months at least with the knee injury he suffered at the Emirates on Saturday. The defender sustatined medial knee ligament damage early in the second half against Arsenal.

Martinez concerned over Jagielka injury

24 October
The manager says that the club's medical staff will assess Phil Jagielka's injury but fears that he sustained some damage to his knee in today's defeat at Arsenal.

Everton slide to another Emirates defeat

24 October
Everton's miserable record on Arsenal's turf stretched to a 20th year as poor defending and indecisive goalkeeping put them in a first-half hole they were unable to dig themselves out of despite an improved performance after half time.

Remembering Howard Kendall's days as Athletic Bilbao manager  [MEDIA]

24 October
Sid Lowe on the Everton legend's time in Basque country and the club that came a close second to the Toffees in his heart.

Broadhead hat-trick fires U18s win

24 October
Everton Under-18s recorded another victory today as Nathan Broadhead's hat-trick led Paul Tait's side past West Bromwich Albion today.

Trio to headline event

24 October
The prestigious Hilton Hotel will play host to ‘An Audience With’ event featuring three of Everton’s first-team stars on Tuesday 24 November.

Galloway: We can beat Arsenal

23 October
The young defender says tomorrow's trip to in-form Arsenal should hold no fear for Everton.

Martinez expecting stern Gunners test

23 October
The manager is under no illusions about the level of opposition Everton will be facing this weekend but he expects a reaction from his team.

Arsenal vs Everton

23 October
Looking to atone for a poor performance against Manchester United last Saturday and break an almost 20-year hoodoo, Everton make the trip to the Capital tomorrow for the late afternoon televised kick-off against in-form Arsenal.

Martinez tips Mirallas to regain his momentum

22 October
The manager says that despite his absence from regular action this season, the Belgian remains an important part of the team and is backing him to play an significant role in Everton's season.

Cleverley could feature against Arsenal

21 October
After his runout for the U21s last night, the midfielder feels he is ready to play a part at the weekend if called upon by Roberto Martinez.

Blues' support ahead of Remembrance Day

21 October
Everton will show their support for the British Armed Forces at the home game against Sunderland on Sunday, 1 November.

Extra care being taken over Pienaar's recovery

21 October
Roberto Martinez says that Everton have been handling Steven Pienaar's rehabilitation from his latest injury setback with extra caution as the South African makes his latest bid to return to fitness.

Howard Kendall funeral date set

21 October
The funeral of Howard Kendall will take place on Thursday 29th October at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral beginning at 1pm, the club have announced.

Cartoon: David Squires on the football career of Howard Kendall  [MEDIA]

20 October
The Guardian cartoonist pays tribute to the Everton legend with his latest offering.

Cleverley and Pienaar play in U21s' defeat to Schalke

20 October
Updated Tom Cleverley played an hour and Steven Pienaar for the first half as Everton Under-21s were beaten in the Premier League U21 International Cup by Schalke 04 this evening.

Everton ticket system notice

19 October
Due to a system upgrade, supporters will be unable to purchase tickets for a short time on Tuesday.

Thank you for the memories  [MEDIA]

19 October
The former Sky Sports presenter, now with beIN Sports with ex-Blues striker Andy Gray, pens some nice words about his memories of Howard Kendall.

Royle: Outrageous that Howard never won an England cap  [MEDIA]

19 October
Joe Royle has paid tribute to Howard Kendall’s playing ability and reckons his former Everton team-mate used to suffer because of his honest approach.

Roberto Martinez on why he had to bring Howard Kendall 'home'  [MEDIA]

19 October
The Everton boss pays tribute to the greatest manager in Blues history.

Books of condolence for Howard Kendall

19 October
Books of condolence have been opened in memory of Howard Kendall at Liverpool town hall, Goodison Park, Everton Two and online.

Shareholders Association Forum in November

19 October
The Everton Football Club Shareholders’ Association are holding their first Association Forum for this season on Tuesday 3rd November in the People’s Club Lounge (Park End) at Goodison Park.

Sporting Club CEO spells out Everton interest

18 October
Robb Heineman has admitted he explored the possibility of a deal with Bill Kenwright for taking over Everton back in August, but insists talks didn't progress beyond the preliminary.

United compound a black day at Goodison

17 October
Everton hearts weighed heavy before kick off following the news of Howard Kendall's passing and they would find no solace on the pitch as Manchester United gained revenge for their 3-0 defeat here in April with a similarly comprehensive victory over the Blues.

U18s beat Newcastle 3-1

17 October
Everton U18s beat Newcastle 3-1 at Finch Farm today with goals from Delial Brewster, Beni Baningime and Callum Lees.

Life beyond Barcelona for Deulofeu

16 October
Far from pining for La Liga and the Nou Camp, the 21-year-old reveals to The Guardian his belief that, in Everton, he has found a long-term home.

Everton vs Manchester United

16 October
With the penultimate international break of the year out the way and, seemingly, all of the Toffees' various travelling stars back unscathed from their exertions, Everton resume their Premier League programme by hosting Manchester United at Goodison Park.

Sporting Club deny Everton takeover rumours

16 October
With speculation mounting that a group of American investors are assessing a bid for Everton, the owners of Sporting Kansas City have said there is no truth in the rumours linking them with a buyout.

Martinez: Always a place for outstanding talent

15 October
Speaking in the wake of comments made by former Leeds manager, Neil Warnock, Roberto Martinez says that when you have players with the ability of Ross Barkley, you just have to "fit them into the team".

Stones “should be ready” to face Manchester United

14 October
Roberto Martinez says the defender is back in training after missing the past two matches and is in line to return to the team to face Louis van Gaal's side on Saturday along with Seamus Coleman.

Howard back between the sticks for USA

13 October
Tim Howard made his first appearance for the United States since the World Cup as the US lost 1-0 to Costa Rica.

Barkley challenged by Hodgson to maintain his form

13 October
The England manager says that the midfielder's two impressive displays over the international break will not guarantee him a place in the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France next month.

Lukaku starts for Belgium

13 October
Romelu Lukaku was named in Marc Wilmots' starting XI for Belgium's final Euro2016 qualifying group game against Israel this evening and played almost 65 minutes.

ToffeeWeb Player of the Month: September

13 October
Picking up more than a third of all votes cast, Brendan Galloway was our readers' clear choice as Everton's best player last month.

Derby day 121 years ago today - and some things haven't changed  [MEDIA]

13 October
The first ever meeting between Everton and Liverpool took place at Goodison Park - just two years after the dramatic split which saw Everton quit Anfield and a new club formed in the city called Liverpool.

No place for Galloway in England U21 line-up

13 October
The Everton defender will have to wait for his England Under-21s debut after Gareth Southgate left him off the team sheet for today's Euro2017 qualifier against Kazakhstan.

Jagielka makes history against Lithuania

12 October
Phil Jagielka became the first current Everton player to start an England international as captain when he led his country out ahead of the Three Lions' 3-0 win in Vilnius alongside team-mate Ross Barkley who opened the scoring with a deflected 25-yard strike.

Everton quartet in Euro2016 action

12 October
Seamus Coleman played 90 minutes alongside James McCarthy in the Republic of Ireland's 2-1 defeat in Poland, while Steven Naismith scored his sixth goal for Scotland in their 6-0 win in Gibraltar.

Besic's Bosnia stay alive in Euro qualifying

10 October
Muhamed Besic's hopes of making next year's Euro2016 Finals in France remain intact after Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Wales 2-0 this evening.

Under-18s win again

10 October
Everton U18s recorded a 3-2 win at Middlesbrough today thanks to goals by Nathan Broadhead, Michael Donohue and Delial Brewster.

European soccer clubs pick some questionable sponsors  [MEDIA]

10 October
Margot Patrick of the Wall Street Journal on European football sponsorship that is attracting smaller companies that are harder to vet, like Power8 which lured Everton and Espanyol into partnership deals last year before disappearing without making good on sponsorship payments.

Barkley impresses in win over Estonia

9 October
Ross Barkley turned in a man-of-the-match performance after being handed a starting place in Roy Hodgson's starting XI against Estonia this evening at Wembley Stadium, laying on the opening goal with a brilliant assist on the stroke of half-time.

Evans the latest to sign pro forms with Everton

9 October
Promising midfielder Antony Evans has signed his first professional contract with Everton two weeks after he turned 17.

Everton to hold AGM in November

9 October
Everton have announced a date for the Annual General Meeting of their shareholders: 23 November 2015.

McCarthy stars in famous Irish win

8 October
James McCarthy and Steven Naismith started for their respective countries in Euro2016 action this evening but it was the Republic of Ireland who achieved the better result, beating Germany 1-0 to leave qualification for next year's Finals in their own hands.

Four more games moved for TV

8 October
Everton's home matches against Crystal Palace and Tottenham and the trips to Norwich and Newcastle have all been rescheduled for live screening.

Deulofeu skippers Spain U21s to another win

7 October
Gerard Deulofeu laid on two goals in Spain U21s' 5-2 win World Cup qualifying over Georgia.

Baines backs Non-League Day

7 October
Leighton Baines has urged football fans across the country to support Non-League Day 2015 this weekend.

Following the record-breaking event last year, the event will return for a sixth consecutive season on Saturday 10 October to provide a platform for clubs across the country to promote the importance of volunteer-led community football.

And Baines, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury sustained on the eve of the 2015/16 campaign, has backed Evertonians to get behind the campaign during the international break.

“It’s very important,” he said. “I remember as a kid with my Grandad I’d travel around and watch lots of the local teams. We’d watch some of the games at Marine, we’d be at Bootle and a lot of my memories were travelling round and watching those games.

“I think there is a lot to be said for supporting your local communities and local teams. I think fans can support a Premier League side but there is still a lot of fun involved in going down and supporting your local sides as well. 

“I think it’s great that we can get involved in a day like that and encourage people to continue to support the sides that aren’t always in limelight.”

For the second year in a row, Non-League Day has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK - the official charity partner of the Football League - to encourage clubs and fans to ‘pledge their allegiance’ to Men United.

The likes of Bootle, Widnes, St. Helens and Tranmere Rovers all play at home this weekend, or, to find out the most local matches to where you live, visit

Cleverley family 'shaken' after robbery

7 October
Tom Cleverley's Manchester home has been targeted by thieves, with the Everton midfielder reportedly threatened with baseball bats and forced to hand over £175,000 worth of possessions.

Coleman set to return against Poland

7 October
Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro2016 qualifier with Germany this week but his international manager Martin O'Neill says that he will definitely be fit to play on Sunday.

Blues youngster mixes with senior England squad

7 October
Everton U21s prospect Tom Davies got an early taste of training with the full England squad today when he was invited to train with the group at St George's Park.

Everton announce wider availability of team strips

6 October
Under an agreement with kit-supplier Kitbag, the club's home, away and third strips will soon go on sale in select JD Sports stores.

Injured Stones released from England camp

6 October
John Stones will return to Finch Farm this week to continue treatment on his injured knee as he bids to be fit for the visit of Manchester United after the current international break.

Funes Mori enjoying his Premier League adventure

5 October
Everton's new defensive signing has acquitted himself well after being thrust straight into first-team duty.

Martinez: We did enough to win

4 October
Roberto Martinez lamented the lack of a little bit of luck in front of goal and composure in the final third as Everton had to settle for a draw in the Merseyside derby.

Goodison derby ends all square again

4 October
Everton had to settle for another point in the Merseyside derby as Romelu Lukaku's equaliser late in the first half cancelled out Danny Ings's opener.

Kone still eager to repay Martinez's faith

4 October
Arouna Kone says that every minute he plays is "an absolute pleasure" after his injury hell and that he is motivated by the debt he feels to his manager to make a positive contribution to the team.

Naismith and EITC launch football foodbank appeal

4 October
Everton striker Steven Naismith and Everton in the Community are calling upon the generosity of supporters ahead of Sunday’s 225th Merseyside derby by asking them to bring donations to a foodbank to help those less fortunate across the city.

U18s return to winning ways

3 October
Everton U18s were back on form today with an impressive 3-1 victory over Manchester City thanks to goals by Antony Evans, Michael Donohue and Tom Davies.

Jagielka: “No massive derby favourites”

3 October
Phil Jagielka has been downplaying the notion that Everton go into tomorrow's Goodison derby as favourites, pointing to the fact that just one point will separate the two clubs at the start of play.

Hodgson: Barkley should take cue from Baggio and Totti  [MEDIA]

3 October
Roy Hodgson believes Ross Barkley should use Roberto Baggio and Francesco Totti as his template as he seeks to sharpen an attacking edge in his own game.

Everton vs Liverpool

3 October
The first derby of the season rolls around tomorrow with Everton hoping to throw off the psychological yoke that has held them down in recent years and register their first win over the enemy from across the Park since 2010.

Baines launches School Supporters' Club Initiative

3 October
Leighton Baines visited Formby Range High School recently to launch a new School Supporters’ Club initiative for junior fans.

Martinez to make late decisions on Stones and Coleman

2 October
The manager says that is too early to tell whether the injured duo will be fit enough to face Liverpool in the Merseyside derby but that both players will be given until Sunday morning before a final call is made.

Galloway gets England U21s call

1 October
Brendan Galloway has been called up by England Under-21s and could make his debut in the forthcoming European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan after being forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's squad through injury last month.

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