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September 2014

Ex-Blue Carsley not looking for full-time managerial role

30 September
Lee Carsley says that he has no desire to remain as Brentford's manager beyond this season, preferring to go back to coaching rather than stay in a role he doesn't feel cut out for.

Funes Mori not fazed by possible first Mersey derby

30 September
As he prepares for a possible bow in his first Merseyside derby, Ramiro Funes Mori says his baptism in the cauldron of River Plate–Boca Juniors clashes in Buenos Aires will have provided him with the experience he'll need on Sunday.

Stanek out on loan to Hyde Utd

28 September
Under-21 goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek has gone out on loan to non-league Hyde United for a month.

Holgate off the mark in U21s win

29 September
Mason Holgate scored his first goal in Everton colours as the Under-21s beat Norwich 3-1 at Southport with a line-up that included free-agent Fellipe Mattioni Rohde.

Lukaku never felt Baggies defeat was on the cards

29 September
The Belgian says that even at 2-0 down he was convinced Everton would come away from The Hawthorns with a result last night.

Blues boost commercial team with new appointments

29 September
Everton FC has continued the expansion of its commercial team with the appointment of three senior personnel whose focus is to support the Club’s growth plans and increased market share aspirations in key territories.

Martinez hails second-half 'reset'

29 September
The Everton boss says his side's completely different approach after half time helped turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory at West Brom last night.

Lukaku leads terrific fightback win at West Brom

27 September
Everton came back from 2-0 down to win at The Hawthorns as Romelu Lukaku scored two and created another for substitute Arouna Kone to complete a thrilling comeback that lifts the Blues up into fifth place in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton

27 September
Everton get their first Monday night date of the season as they travel south for their third successive away game to take on West Bromwich Albion.

Everton U18s unbeaten run ends

26 September
Everton's Under-18s saw their unbeaten record this season come to an end with a 2-1 defeat against Blackburn Rovers today.

Duo could be back to face Man United

25 September
Tom Cleverley and Leighton Baines could both be back as early as the middle of next month as they make good progress on their respective injuries but John Stones and Seamus Coleman might not be risked against West Brom.

Barry: Barkley can emulate England's best

24 September
The veteran midfielder believes his blossoming team-mate can be as good as compatriots like Frank Lampard if he can maintain consistency in his game.

Blues handed home tie against Norwich

23 September
Everton will host the Canaries in the Capital One Cup 4th Round next month following this evening's draw.

Stones substitution was precautionary

22 September
Roberto Martinez has indicated that he does not expect the injury that John Stones picked up in the cup tie at Reading this evening to be serious.

Davies signs pro forms with Everton

21 September
Tom Davies is the latest of Everton's crop of promising youngsters to put pen to paper on a professional contract with the club.

Everton squeeze past Reading into the fourth round

22 September
Everton dug themselves out of another hole in the Capital One Cup, coming back from a half-time deficit against Reading thanks to Ross Barkley's volley and Ali Gerard Deulofeu's long-range free kick.

Ian Buchan: Everton's Forgotten Manager  [MEDIA]

22 September
More from the Echo's David Prentice about the man who managed the Toffees for just over two seasons in the 1950s on the 50th anniversary of his untimely death.

Reading vs Everton

22 September
Everton are back in Capital One Cup action this evening with a trip to Championship side Reading in the third round where changes to the side are again expected from Roberto Martinez. Coverage only available live in the Middle East or via beIN Sports Connect streaming.

U21s beaten by Manchester United

21 September
Everton Under-21s went down 3-1 away to Manchester United this evening

More mature Deulofeu feels at home back at Everton

21 September
The Spanish winger tells Marca of his quiet life away from the hype that dominated his teenage years in his homeland and his focus on working hard to be a success with the Blues.

Everton will not contest Mirallas suspension

21 September
The club feel the likelihood that the red card Kevin Mirallas picked up in injury time at Swansea being downgraded to a yellow are slim and will not be filing an appeal.

Rodriguez could get Reading chance

21 September
The Uruguayan striker is in the line to make his debut in the Capital One Cup at Reading tomorrow after Everton confirmed that he will be in the squad for the third round tie.

Shareholders Association publishes minutes from their AGM

21 September
The Annual General Meeting of the Everton Shareholders’ Association took place at Goodison Park on 20 August 2015. Minutes from the meeting have been published on the ESA website.

David Moyes closing in on another P45...  [MEDIA]

20 September
David Moyes is reportedly nearing the sack after Real Sociedad’s dreadful start to the La Liga season continued.

Young Blues denied victory in U18s derby

20 September
Everton's U18s lost their 100% record this season as Liverpool scored a late equaliser to deny Paul Tate's side another win.

Martinez admits Blues are deflated after Swansea draw

20 September
The manager hailed a satisfying performance at Swansea but rued the fact that a number of good chances went begging in the second half.

Blues fail to earn their just reward

19 September
Having stifled Gary Monk's enterprising Swansea team with a brilliant defensive display, Everton established the platform to go on and win the game but profligacy in front of goal from Romelu Lukaku saw a precious away victory go begging.

Tim Howard Named Everton Payer of the Month

19 September
Tim Howard was named the Everton Optimum Player of the Month for August.

Blues Trio Attend Everton in the Community Disability Awards

18 September
Toffees midfielder Bryan Oviedo and Everton Ambassadors Graham Stuart and Ian Snodin were the guests of honour on Tuesday evening when they attended the annual Everton in the Community Disability Awards at the prestigious Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

Club launch The Everton Show

18 September
A new weekly Everton magazine show premieres on the club's YouTube channel and on the Freeview TV platform on Friday night.

Times past but Littlewoods clocks are precious artefacts still  [MEDIA]

18 September
The Echo's David Prentice did some digging to see if he could definitively discern the fate of the famous old Goodison Park clocks that used to grace the Gwladys Street and Park End stands.

Swansea City vs Everton

18 September
Everton face another potentially tricky trip south to Roberto Martinez's old stomping ground and a date with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium where the manager will likely have some selection dilemmas to solve.

Martinez hopeful over injured pair

17 September
Both Muhamed Besic and Seamus Coleman were forced off against Chelsea but the manager has not ruled either player out of the weekend trip to Swansea or the League Cup tie at Reading.

Will Everton and Roberto Martinez be contenders or pretenders this season?  [MEDIA]

17 September
In light of another stirring win, Paul Wilson has some astute observations about Everton's inconsistencies under Roberto Martinez, saying the Blues need to develop consistency, to become feared by opponents for picking up points as well as rave reviews. Everyone knows they can hit the heights but there are likely to be troughs as well.

Bombs and bungs: The story of how Andrei Kanchelskis joined Everton  [MEDIA]

17 September
Andrei Kanchelskis had his best season in English football playing for Everton... but the story of how his move from Manchester United came about in 1995, and the ramifications back in his native Ukraine, make for shocking reading.

Martinez expects Funes Mori to more than justify his big price tag

17 September
Boss feels his new Argentine signing's experience, desire and winning mentality will enable him to render the £9.25m fee Everton paid for him "insignificant".

Henen being groomed for the long term

17 September
David Unsworth and Roberto Martinez have been speaking about the young Belgian's progress which is back on track following injury.

Shift in mentality persuaded Mirallas to stay

15 September
Kevin Mirallas says that Everton's demonstrated desire to keep its best players at Goodison Park is one of the biggest reasons why he signed a new contract.

Ex-Everton striker Bent charged with affray  [MEDIA]

15 September
Marcus Bent has been released on bail after being charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug.

Everton's supporting role in new movie 'Creed'

15 September
Everton's crest, Goodison Park and lifelong Blue Tony Bellew all feature in the latest instalment of the Rocky film franchise which has a new trailer out today.

Galloway: There's nothing that I fear

15 September
Everton's latest star-in-the-making, Brendan Galloway, says that he is learning all the time from his more experienced team-mates and doesn't fear any opposition as the club prepare to reward him with a new contract.

Funes Mori once trialled with Chelsea

14 September
New defensive signing Ramiro Funes Mori admits that he and his brother had a two-week trial with Chelsea a few years ago.

Gibson returns for Under-21s

14 September
Darron Gibson played 74 minutes for the U21s in their 1-1 draw with Sunderland as Leandro Rodriguez scored again.

Galloway set for improved deal

14 September
Everton will reward Brendan Galloway for his impressive ascent to regular first-team action with a new contract.

Barry: Nothing better than a bouncing Goodison

14 September
Gareth Barry has hailed a game plan successfully implemented against Chelsea that ensured Everton delivered the performance pumped-up fans were expecting.

McAleny joins Charlton on loan

14 September
Conor McAleny is heading back to the Capital on loan after Everton announced that he has signed for Charlton Athletic on a two-month term.

Naismith would have grabbed the chance with Norwich

14 September
Steven Naismith admits that his desire for regular first-team football means that he would have taken the opportunity to join Norwich City on transfer deadline day had Roberto Martinez not insisted that he stay with Everton.

Mourinho denied a swift exit from Goodison

14 September
The Chelsea boss' expletive-laced frustration at having to wait for Roberto Martinez to complete his post-match interview was caught on tape after Everton's handsome 3-1 win on Saturday.

Refugees welcomed as mascots

13 September
Everton welcomed a group of refugees as mascots to Saturday’s Premier League visit of Chelsea.

Patience rewarded for Naismith

13 September
Everton's hat-trick hero admits that spending time on the bench has made it a tough start to the season but he was thrilled with the impact he made against Chelsea today.

Martinez's praise for Naismith and Stones

12 September
A justifiably thrilled Roberto Martinez reserved special praise for the hat-trick hero's contribution and the maturity of his young defender following Everton's stirring 3-1 win over Chelsea.

Unmasking the power behind the throne  [MEDIA]

12 September
Using more documents and articles excavated from the public domain, the person behind the Watched Toffee Twitter account highlights Sir Philip Green's friendship and past financial assistance to Bill Kenwright and asks whether the retail magnate remains involved in the club's affairs behind the scenes and to what extent.

Fantastic Naismith hat-trick heaps more misery on Mourinho

12 September
Steven Naismith came off the bench to score a phenomenal hat-trick as Everton responded to an electrifying atmosphere at Goodison Park to condemn Chelsea to another defeat.

Lennon describes nail-biting wait for Everton move

12 September
Aaron Lennon admits that he woke up on transfer deadline day this month still no knowing where he would be playing his football this season.

Lukaku's first coach on why goals will always hide his flaws  [MEDIA]

11 September
In a revealing interview, Ariel Jacobs, the man who gave Romelu Lukaku his break as a precocious 16-year-old at Anderlecht, explains how the striker's rapid rise meant he missed out on crucial development time that might have ironed out some of the flaws in his game.

Martinez insistent that summer window was a success

11 September
The manager cites retained players, two international signings and recruits for the future as being a bigger victory than "bringing in one good name."

Kenwright: Everton aren't a selling club and never have been

11 September
The Chairman asserts that the retention of some key players in recent seasons is evidence that Everton are not a selling club.

Everton vs Chelsea

10 September
With the distraction of the transfer window now out of the way and the first international break behind them, Everton resume Premier League action in the televised lunchtime kick-off against Chelsea on Saturday hoping to add to Jose Mourinho's early-season problems.

Martinez: Transfer business done until January

9 September
The Everton boss has said that he will not be looking to the free agent market to bolster his squad.

Martinez says Rodriguez may need time to adapt

9 September
Roberto Martinez has high hopes that new signing Leandro Rodriguez can become a versatile striking presence in the Everton team but suggests it's too early to tell how soon he will be able to make an impact.

Galloway could be fit to face Chelsea

9 September
In addition to new signings Aaron Lennon and Ramiro Funes Mori, Brendan Galloway is contention for the visit of the Champions on Saturday.

Baines: Transfer window was difficult for Stones

9 September
Describing the media scrum surrounding Chelsea's pursuit of his young team-mate last month as "relentless", Leighton Baines says that John Stones has had plenty of support from within Everton to help him through what was a novel situation for the 21-year-old.

Blues up for five awards

9 September
Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community are celebrating a total of five award nominations after being shortlisted in areas across the board at the 2015 Football Business Awards.

The Everton scout who convinced Moyes to sign Stones  [MEDIA]

9 September
Tony Henry tells the Echo how close Everton came to missing out on John Stones and how it was David Moyes's faith in his scout that tipped him towards signing the then 18-year-old on transfer deadline day in January 2013.

Barkley and Stones feature in England win

8 September
Everton's three England representatives were named on the bench for this evening's Euro2016 qualifier against Switzerland but Ross Barkley made an unexpectedly early entrance.

Goodison move a “big dream” for Rodriguez

8 September
New striking acquisition, Leandro Rodriguez, says that while his move from relative obscurity in Uruguay to the Premier League is a big responsibility, he is confident of being able to make the grade.

Ross Barkley's delicate talent presents an intriguing problem for Roy Hodgson  [MEDIA]

8 September
Sam Wallace on the conundrum facing the England manager in trying to integrate Barkley's skillset into what is a fairly rigid system.

Rodriguez off the mark in U21s win

7 September
New signing Leandro Rodriguez scored the first goal in Everton Under-21s' 3-0 win over Preston in the Lancashire Senior Cup this evening.

More Euro2016 qualifying action

6 September
Muhamed Besic was sent off for Bosnia against Andorra tonight while Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas were un-used subs as Belgium beat Cyprus.

U18s see off Stoke

5 September
Everton's Under-18s moved into second place in the table thanks to a convincing 3-0 win over Stoke City.

Barkley scores as England win in San Marino

5 September
John Stones and Ross Barkley got the opportunity to press their claims for a greater role in England's senior side as they helped Roy Hodgson's side to a 6-0 win over San Marino.

Blues in Euro2016 qualifying action

4 September
Steven Naismith was a starter for Scotland as they lost to Georgia in Tbilisi while James McCarthy was named in the Republic of Ireland's starting XI to face Gibraltar.

Lukaku and Besic face off in Brussels

3 September
Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina went head-to-head in Euro2016 qualifying this evening as the Red Devils came from a goal down to win 3-1.

Funes Mori in contention for squad to face Chelsea

3 September
While admitting that his new defensive signing will need time to adapt to the Premier League, Roberto Martinez says that Ramiro Funes Mori could go straight into the matchday squad against the Champions in nine days' time.

Lennon hopes to earn England recall

3 September
Aaron Lennon is hoping that a settled run of games now that he is a permanent fixture at Everton will provide him the platform to force his way back into the international setup.

Deulofeu skippers Spain U21s to win over Estonia

2 September
Captaining his country's Under-21s side, Gerard Deulofeu scored one and created another as Spain won 2-0 in European Championship qualifying this evening.

Lennon thrilled to be back at Everton

2 September
Aaron Lennon says that it's an "unbelievable feeling" to be an Everton player again after waiting the summer to return to the club that he says has felt like home since the moment he walked through the door.

Everton's staying power is a transfer window positive  [MEDIA]

1 September
David Prentice argues that Everton are starting to lose their reputation as serial sellers – and that is an undoubted positive from this latest transfer window.

Who Is the Main Player in The Everton Show?  [MEDIA]

1 September
The financial machinations at Everton FC have been a cause for concern for many fans dating back to the controversies surrounding the Fortress Sports Fund and Destination Kirkby proposal. Using information freely available in the public domain, the person behind the Watched Toffee Twitter account has been digging into the complex system of loans that the club has been using to fund operations since the global financial crash in 2008.

Oviedo withdraws from Costa Rica squad

1 September
Bryan Oviedo has pulled out of his country's squad to face against Brazil and Uruguay this month because of a knee injury.

The Ramiro Funes Mori transfer the story from Argentina  [MEDIA]


A translated article from Argentina's La Nacion newspaper on Ramiro Funes Mori's transfer to Everton yesterday.

Everton complete deal for Aaron Lennon

1 September
Confirmed Everton have finalised a permanent deal for Aaron Lennon ahead of the transfer deadline, believed to be worth £4.5m, bringing the winger back to Goodison Park following his loan spell earlier this year.

Gibson pleads guilty to drink driving charge

1 September
Darron Gibson has pleaded guilty to crashing his Nissan sports car into a cyclist while driving under the influence and then fleeing the scene last month.

Cleverley expected to be out for 68 weeks

2 September
Everton expect Tom Cleverley will be sidelined for somewhere between 6 to 8 weeks with the injury he sustained in Saturday's goalless draw with Tottenham.

Everton clinch Funes from River Plate

1 August
Everton have finally completed the signing of defender Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate in a deal reportedly worth £9.5m.


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