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February 2017

Baines helps youngsters tackle the Blues

26 February
Blues full-back Leighton Baines played a game of bingo with a difference last week when he visited a local primary school in Bootle to find out more about ‘Tackling the Blues’, an innovative children’s mental health project delivered by Everton in the Community and Edge Hill University.

Funeral of Alex Young set for 11 March

28 February
The funeral of Goodison great Alex Young who passed away this week aged 80 will take place at 10am on Saturday 11th March at Warriston Crematorium in Edinburgh.

Kenwright: Alex Young was Nijinsky of footballers [MEDIA]

28 February
They say loss, like love, has an eloquence of its own. So Bill Kenwright, the renowned theatre impresario and Everton chairman, was always going to excel at articulating his feelings at such a sad time at Goodison Park.

Tributes paid to great Alex Young [MEDIA]

28 February
Alan Putillo on a player whose accomplishments for Hearts alone would have ensured he went down among the greats of the game, particularly in his native Scotland, before he moved south to win silverware with Everton.

Lukaku focused on football not contract talks

28 February
Romelu Lukaku says he is happy with the way things are going at Everton but would not be drawn into making any definitive statements about his future.

Koeman: 'If you don't have ambition, stop life'

28 February
Ronald Koeman says that Everton’s best chance of keeping their best players is to continue showing ambition and moving the team in the right direction

Dunc talks coaching and hopes for eventual management

28 February
Duncan Ferguson says that he is loving his coaching role at Everton and hasn’t ruled out one day moving into management, with the Blues’ hot seat an obvious dream.

Koeman and Walsh open to signing Rooney

28 February
Everton’s management team have indicated that Wayne Rooney is a player they would welcome at the club if he were available this summer.

Elstone – We have a burning ambition to push on

28 February
CEO, Robert Elstone, has spoken of the club’s ambition and hopes of finally resolving the stadium issue as part of special coverage by Sky Sports

Four more games chosen for Live Coverage in April

28 February
BT and Sky have released their latest tranche of TV matches, which includes Everton's home games with Leicester City and Chelsea, and the Toffees trips to Anfield and Old Trafford.

Tribute to Everton great Alex Young – a legend and a gentleman [MEDIA]

27 February
The Echo's David Prentice on a player who "came possibly as close as any single player to embodying the essence of the Soccer School of Science"

Raiola reasserts that Lukaku will sign new Everton deal

27 February
Mino Raiola says with "99.9999%" certainty that Romelu Lukaku will extend his contract with Everton but the door also remains open to him leaving

'The Golden Vision' dies aged 80

27 February
Alex Young, Everton icon and legend of the 1960s title and FA Cup-winning side, has died in hospital aged 80.

Moshiri wants iconic, atmospheric new home [MEDIA]

27 February
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about the impressions he formed of the Blues' major shareholder when he met him a few months ago, EFC Shareholders Association chair John Blaine says that Farhad Moshiri is an astute operator who wants the very best for the club.

U23s lose at Portsmouth in the Premier League Cup

27 February
Everton U23s took on Portsmouth in a key game that would decide Group D of the Premier League Cup, but lost 2-1 after taking the lead

Koeman: Still room for improvement

27 February
The manager expressed his satisfaction at another win, even if he was irked by the way his team dropped their intensity against Sunderland

Gueye off the mark as Everton prove too strong for Sunderland

25 February
Idrissa Gueye scored his first Everton goal as Everton extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine matches with a goal in each half

Joe Williams signs new Everton deal

24 February
Highly-regarded Under-23s midfielder Joe Williams has put pen to paper on a contract extension that ties him to Everton until 2020.

Everton vs Sunderland

24 February
The Blues are back in action and back at Goodison Park this weekend facing a Sunderland side that is sitting on the bottom of the Premier League

Koeman's fitness boost ahead of Black Cats clash

23 February
Everton look set to have Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy fit again for Saturday’s visit of Sunderland while Romelu Lukaku has resumed training

Closed: WIN tickets to Everton vs Sunderland

22 February
We have two tickets to this weekend's game against the Black Cats to give away courtesy of Everton's new official antiperspirant partner, Sure.

Everton link up with The Open

21 February
Everton FC have teamed up with The Open ahead of the 146th staging of the Championship at Royal Birkdale this July.

Donkor's loan spell threatened by injury

21 February
David Unsworth is awaiting the results of scans on Anton Donkor's injured ankle amid fears the forward's season could be over.

Barkley revelling in free role

21 February
Ross Barkley has been speaking about how much he is enjoying his football at the moment in the best Everton midfield he’s played in.

Everton U23s 2 - 0 Southampton U23s

20 February
Goals from Liam Walsh and a cracker from Kieran Dowell handed the U23s a 2-0 win that restores their six-point lead at the top of Premier League 2

Young adults praise new season ticket category

20 February
For the first time in Club history, Blues aged between 22 - 24 years can take advantage of a new age category offering reduced Season Ticket prices for the 2017-18 campaign.

Grant could make Doncaster move permanent

20 February
Everton have apparently struck an agreement with Doncaster Rovers for the transfer of Conor Grant at the end of his current loan period.

Deulofeu off the mark with winner for Milan

20 February
Gerard Deulofeu scored his first goal for AC Milan with what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina yesterday.

U18s victorious at West Brom

18 February
Everton U18s secured an impressive win 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with goals from Kiersey, Harrington and Adedoyin.

U23s at Goodison Park on Monday night

18 February
The Under-23s play Southampton in a Premier League 2 match at Goodison Park on Monday. Entry is free but donations to HIWTHI are encouraged.

Bolasie 'coping well' as second surgery approaches

17 February
Yannick Bolasie is remaining upbeat despite having months of rehabilitation ahead of him once he has undergone a second operation on his injured knee

Manager pleased with Dubai workout

17 February
Ronald Koeman has expressed his satisfaction with Everton's mid-season training camp this week which culminated in a friendly win over FC Shenzen.

Blues beat FC Shenzen in Dubai friendly

17 February
Everton's practice match to round out their training camp this morning in Dubai resulted in a 4-0 victory, against Shenzen from China.

Koeman confident Lukaku will be fit to face Black Cats

16 February
The manager expects his leading goalscorer to return to training next week after he missed the trip to Dubai to seek specialist treatment on his calf

Koeman encouraged by 'big talent' Lookman

16 February
Ronald Koeman says that Ademola Lookman's early impact at Everton since arriving is an indication that if you're good enough, you're old enough

Everton set to snap up Belfast youngster

15 February
Everton look to have successfully recruited 16-year-old defender Ethan Warnock from Glentoran to their USM Finch Farm academy.

U23s suffer Premier League Cup defeat at Norwich

15 February
Everton's Under-23s were beaten 1-0 defeat at Carrow Road meaning they have to win their last fixture in order to top Group D.

Everton recognised as Disability Confident Employer

14 February
Everton has become the first football club in the country to be granted the status of ‘Disability Confident Employer’.

Lukaku in Belgium to see specialist

14 February
Romelu Lukaku is absent from the team's mid-season training camp in Dubai as he undergoes treatment on a calf problem.

Blues head to Dubai training camp

13 February
Everton’s first-team squad has flown to Dubai today for a five-day warm-weather training camp.

McGeady open to staying with Preston

13 February
Aiden McGeady has admitted that he has no future at Everton despite having more than a year left on his contract.

U23s at Norwich in the PL Cup this week

13 February
Everton U23s travel to Norwich City for the next fixture in Group D of the Premier League Cup on Wednesday, kick-off at 7pm.

U18s lose at home to Blackburn

12 February
Everton U18s’ hopes of a top-four finish suffered a setback after Blackburn Rovers beat them 2-0 to take all three points at USM Finch Farm on Saturday morning.

McCarthy and Mirallas 'not risked' due to fitness concerns

11 February
Ronald Koeman has revealed that both James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas were kept out of the squad today because of slight injury worries.

Koeman plays up another clean sheet

11 February
Ronald Koeman appeared satisfied with a point from today’s visit to Middlesbrough where Everton were held to a goalless draw for the first time in his tenure.

Everton foiled by Valdes in goalless draw on Teesside

11 February
Everton suffered a set-back in their attempts to chase down the top six as they were held to a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Middlesbrough.

Kinsella scores for Ireland U19s

11 February
Everton youngster Steven Kinsella scored his country's only goal as the Republic of Ireland Under-19 lost 2-1 to Norway in their opener of U19 National Team Tournament in La Manga yesterday.

Koeman responds to predecessor's critique of his defence

10 February
The boss has offered his response to Roberto Martinez's criticism of Everton's defence by saying that what was an unusual game against Bournemouth is not a fair measure of the improvements made at the back.

Problems accessing the TW homepage?

10 February
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Middlesbrough vs Everton

10 February
Everton make the trip to the Riverside for a Premier League game for the first time in just over eight years as they take on relegation-threatened Middlesbrough.

Raiola still confident Lukaku will agree new Everton terms

9 February
Romelu Lukaku’s agent has restated his belief that his client will sign a new contract at Everton, saying that talks are ongoing.

Davies prepared to fight for his place

8 February
The teenager says that he didn't feel completely first-team ready just a couple of months ago but is now determined to battle for a starting role.

Deulofeu inspires nine-man Milan to victory

8 February
Gerard Deulofeu pulled out some familiar magic on the byline and set up Mario Pašalić to score a late winner for AC Milan over Bologna this evening.

Schneiderlin not content to settle for seventh

8 February
Morgan Schneiderlin hasn’t ruled out finishing in the European qualification places this season as the Blues’ recent run has closed the gap to the top six.

Duffus challenged to earn a new deal

8 February
Courtney Duffus will be playing for his Everton future over the remainder of the season as the end of his current contract looms.

Davies named PFA Fans' Player of the Month

7 February
Tom Davies has won the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month award for January following his breakout month in Everton's first team.

'Once Everton's touched you...' [MEDIA]

7 February
...nothing will be the same.

SFR Sport in France follow long-time Evertonian George McKane from the Dark House to Goodison to sample the atmosphere and what it's like to be a Blue during the 4-0 win over Manchester City last month.

Barry tells Lukaku: stick with Blues to realise Champions League dream

6 February
The veteran has lauded Rom’s work ethic but says the Belgian marksman shouldn’t be in a hurry to leave Goodison in search of elite European football.

Lookman loving life at Everton so far

6 February
Ademola Lookman has been speaking of how quickly he has been made to feel part of the team at Everton following his move from Charlton last month

U23s score late to beat Arsenal

6 February
Everton Under-23s regained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League 2 table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Merseyrail Community Stadium

Lukaku taking things 'day by day'

6 February
Romelu Lukaku says that he won't be making the mistake of getting ahead of himself in terms of his career like he did last season.

Niasse scores first league goal as Hull beat Liverpool

4 February
Everton's in-loan striker Oumar Niasse has notched his first goal in the Premier League in a 2-0 win over the reds.

Koeman happy as Everton retain momentum with win over Cherries

4 February
Ronald Koeman was all smiles at the final whistle of today’s entertaining 6-3 win over Bournemouth, a contest he described as “crazy”.

Lukaku hits four as goals rain at Goodison

4 February
Romelu Lukaku put on a virtuoso striking performance as Everton put paid to Bournemouth's unlikely second-half revival.

Coleman: Taking criticism is part of the deal

3 February
Seamus Coleman says that players need to accept that criticism comes with the territory of being a professional footballer.

Koeman acknowledges Kone's difficult position

3 February
The manager admits that the Ivorian striker faces a challenge getting game time over the rest of the season after his proposed move to Crystal Palace on deadline day fell through.

Koeman demanding more of... everybody!

3 February
From new U23s loanee Anton Donkor to the first team's need to keep upping their pressing game, the Everton boss has left no one in doubt of his high standards.

Koeman welcomes competition for places

3 February
The manager says he is satisfied with the state of his leaner Everton squad now that the transfer window is closed.

Evertonians support safe standing

3 February
90% of polled Everton fans believe that a Safe Standing section should be introduced at Goodison Park or a potential new build stadium

Smart spending - Everton 4th best in Europe [MEDIA]

According to a report in the FT Everton is the smartest spender in the Premier League, and only three clubs have a better record in the whole of Europe.

Everton vs AFC Bournemouth

3 February
Everton are back in Premier League action this weekend looking to put pressure back on the top six as Bournemouth come to town.

Blues launch kit consultation

2 February
Evertonians are being given a unique opportunity to help influence the design of the Club’s kits for the 2018/19 season.

Mayor drops further hints about dockside stadium

2 February
Joe Anderson spoke today of the exciting potential for Liverpool's northern docklands in a new stadium for Everton at Bramley-Moore dock.

Koeman and Schneiderlin content with hard-won point

1 February
The pair reflected on a decent point earned at Stoke in windy conditions this evening against a physical side who are difficult to beat on their own patch.

Everton left frustrated by draw at Stoke

1 February
The Blues recovered from another shambolic start to go in level at the break but couldn't find a winner in the second half

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