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October 2016

Ronald Koeman: 'Precise, pragmatic and likes different coloured pens'  [MEDIA]

31 October
Some interesting insights from Ruud Gullit on the meticulous methods of Everton manager Ronald Koeman – they got their coaching qualifications together in Holland back in 1998.

Lukaku praises pal Bolasie's “striker's instinct”

31 October
The summer signing from Crystal Palace has laid on more goals for Lukaku than anyone else so far this season.

Fitness not form behind Jagielka's omission

31 October
Ronald Koeman said his decision to leave his captain out of yesterday's win over West Ham was born out of a desire to "protect" him ahead of a busy end to the year.

Everton become only the second Premier League club to pay real living wage

31 October
Everton have become only the second Premier League club to sign up with the Living Wage Foundation to pay the real Living Wage which meets the cost of living.

Koeman hails better second-half display in win over Hammers

31 October
Ronald Koeman blamed a touch of self-doubt among his players for their slow start to yesterday’s 2-0 win over West Ham.

Everton survive early scares to beat West Ham

30 October
Everton consolidated their place in the top six and kept the top four within sight with a hard-earned but deserved victory over Slaven Bilic's Hammers.

U23s draw 1 - 1 with Chelsea in Southport

31 October
Everton U23s drew 1 - 1 with Chelsea after the visitors went ahead in the first 5 mins of their Premier League 2 fixture at Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium.

Seamus: best right back in England's Premier League  [MEDIA]

30 October
'An Irishman with class and dignity'. Social media awash with praise for Seamus Coleman.

Everton vs West Ham United

29 October
Everton are back at Goodison Park for a Sunday lunchtime kick-off after successive away games that yielded just one point since the 1-1 draw with Palace last month.

Koeman could entertain signing Rooney

29 October
Ronald Koeman admits that he could be interested in signing Wayne Rooney should he become available for transfer from Manchester United where he recently lost his starting berth.

U18s draw at Blackburn Rovers

29 October
Everton U18s held Blackburn Rovers to a goalless draw on Saturday morning.

Everton appoint Keith Harris to Board of Directors

28 October
Keith Harris, the former London banker whom Everton enlisted to help seek investors in the club over the past few years has now been appointed to the Board of Directors

Koeman positive on the prospects for resurgence

28 October
Ronald Koeman sees the recent setbacks as part of football and is looking to the personalities, the mix of youth and the experience in his team to change things going forward.

Defensive role requires balance from Bryan Oviedo

27 October
Bryan Oviedo has been performing at left-back as stand-in for Leighton Baines who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Koeman hopeful over Baines

27 October
Ronald Koeman was hopeful that Leighton Baines would resume training again this week after requiring more time to rest a hamstring injury

McCarthy suffers fresh injury with hamstring tear

24 October
Having missed five weeks following a groin op, the Irishman is facing more time on the treatment table after suffering a torn hamstring

Bolasie keen to rectify winless run

24 October
Yannick Bolasie says that the importance of beating teams like Burnley isn't lost on Everton and infers that Sunday's game against West Ham is now vital.

No Niasse for Everton U23s, who lose to Liverpool

23 October
Everton Under-23s fell to a rare defeat today, losing the mini-derby 2-0 to Liverpool at Prenton Park this afternoon.

Burnley defeat 'tough to take'

23 October
Ronald Koeman was left ruing football’s propensity to be cruel following yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor.

Everton suffer painful defeat at Burnley

23 October
An 90th-minute Scott Arfield strike condemned the Blues to a harsh 2-1 loss at Turf Moor after Yannick Bolasie had cancelled out Sam Vokes's opener

Koeman unmoved by Niasse's U23s form

21 October
Ronald Koeman says that he hopes Oumar Niasse keeps up his scoring form for Everton's second string but suggests he's unlikely to change his mind on the Senegalese's long-term future.

Koeman relaxed about keeper choices

22 October
Despite his preference for three senior goalkeepers in the squad, Ronald Koeman is in no hurry to address the first-team goalkeeper situation at Everton.

U18s edge Middlesbrough with late goal

22 October
Everton U18s beat Middlesbrough at Finch Farm this morning with a goal in the second halft from Jack Kiersey.

Burnley vs Everton

21 October
Everton travel to Burnley looking to further their case for European qualification in Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge with a win.

Barkley omission can be a 'wake-up call'

21 October
Ronald Koeman is hoping that dropping back to being an unused substitute last weekend against Man City can provide motivation for Ross Barkley

City chief executive sees big benefits of dockside Everton stadium

20 October
Liverpool council’s chief executive has been extolling the virtues of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in terms of regeneration of the area.

Harvey honoured with Howard Kendall Award

18 October
Colin Harvey became the latest club figure to receive the prestigious Howard Kendall Award this evening, a day after the anniversary of his former team-mate, colleague and friend's passing.

Henen preparing for another loan chance

18 October
David Henen is likely to be sent out on loan again when the transfer window opens in January according to a Belgian media source.

Baines suffers set-back in recovery from injury

18 October
Leighton Baines could be sidelined for another fortnight after he missed Saturday's draw with Manchester City with a continuing hamstring issue

EitC receives generous boost from Football Aid

18 October
Blues legends Duncan Ferguson and David Unsworth were on hand at Finch Farm recently to receive a generous cheque from Football Aid, made payable to Everton in the Community.

Green accused of being 'shadow director' at Everton  [MEDIA]

17 October
Embattled tycoon Sir Philip Green was today accused of once being a shadow director of Everton in the House of Commons in a Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the governance of football.

Niasse hat-trick as U23s beat Reading 6-3

17 October
Oumar Niasse scored a first-half hat-trick for Everton Under-23s in a goalfest at Reading tonight.

Lukaku happy with point gained at City

17 October
The Belgian says Everton were disappointed not get all three points on Saturday but were content with a draw given how strong City proved to be.

Koeman amazed by English manager model

17 October
Ronald Koeman has stressed that he keeps away from the financial side of the player acquisition, maintaining a very Continental “head coach” approach to management that is in contrast to the traditional methods in England

'What is wrong with Ross Barkley?'  [MEDIA]

16 October
BBC Match of the Day discuss the midfielder's omission from Everton's 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

Koeman hails Blues' resilience following battling draw

15 October
Ronald Koeman hailed Maarten Stekelenburg and the tireless efforts of his team as Everton became the first team to take points off league leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this season.

Superb Stekelenburg helps Everton grab a draw at City

15 October
Everton picked up a precious point at Manchester City thanks to a world-class goal by Lukaku and heroics to match in goal from Stekelenburg

U18s come back to hammer Stoke 5 - 2

15 October
Everton Under-18s came back from 2-0 down to record an impressive win at Stoke City today.

Everton and Liverpool Hope University join forces to form unique academic research partnership

15 October
Everton Football Club and Liverpool Hope University have announced plans for an official research partnership — the first of its type between a Premier League club and a leading university.

Lamine Kone ‘disappointed’ to miss out on ‘golden opportunity’ to join Everton  [MEDIA]

14 October
The Ivorian was very close to joining the Blues over the summer and even visited Finch Farm with a view to signing for around £14m but the deal eventually fell through when Sunderland refused to sell him.

Koeman is big on players' belief

14 October
Ronald Koeman says that there is no reason why Everton can’t go to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow and get a result, particularly if the players have the faith in their ability to get the job done.

Moshiri heads Blues' tour of docks site

14 October
A delegation from Everton made the first of two stadium-related site visits today as they toured Bramley-Moore Dock with Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and architect Dan Meis.

Six games rescheduled for TV

14 October
Everton's home games against Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City have been moved along with the away games against Watford and Hull City.

Manchester City vs Everton

14 October
Everton face their toughest test – as well as tantalising possibilities – when they make the short trip along the M62 to the Etihad Stadium

Help design the new Everton kit

13 October
Everton fans have the opportunity to contribute to the design of the new 2017/18 home shirt by deciding on a motif or slogan to go on the back of the famous royal blue jersey.

Besic pining for return to action

13 October
As his rehabilitation from surgery continues, Muhamed Besic can't wait to get back into a royal blue jersey and play in front of Everton's fans again.

How has Ronald Koeman changed Everton?  [MEDIA]

13 October
Fifth in the league after one defeat, the second best defence in the Premier League and an improved squad morale. Daniel Story asks how is Ronald Koeman doing lovely things, and what has changed?

Baningime rewarded with first pro deal

13 October
Everton Under-23 midfielder Beni Baningime has signed his a professional contract with Everton, it has been announced.

Blues buoyed by trio's return to fitness

13 October
Everton have been boosted ahead of the trip to Man City on Saturday by the news that Jagielka, Lukaku and Baines are all expected to be fit

Club hierarchy continue to assess sites for new Everton stadium

13 October
Farhad Moshiri is to conduct site visits to both Bramley-Moore Dock and Stonebridge Cross tomorrow as Everton continue to plot a move away from Goodison Park.

Jagielka sees defensive solidity and continuity as key

13 October
Phil Jagielka says that Everton’s new-found defensive resilience can provide the platform on which the Blues’ attacking players can flourish.

Garbutt gives the background to Lukaku's aversion to headers  [MEDIA]

12 October
At 6' 4", Romelu Lukaku should be a beast in the air but few of his goals come with his head and he rarely challenges effectively for aerial balls in the middle of the pitch. Team mate Luke Garbutt explains that a childhood incident is to blame.

England need to end Wayne Rooney circus and focus on getting the most from Ross Barkley  [MEDIA]

12 October
Matt Law writes that Rooney wants to occupy a midfield role in which he can dictate play, keep possession, build attacks and create chances, all things that Barkley can do.

"So why is he not in position to stake a claim for Rooney’s place?"

Valencia brace rescues a point for Ecuador

12 October
Enner Valencia scored two including an 89th-minute equaliser for Ecuador as they grabbed a 2-2 against Bolovia in World Cup qualifying.

Baines set to return against City

11 October
Leighton Baines will reportedly be fit again for this weekend's visit to the Etihad Stadium after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Niasse: I don't think I deserve Everton situation

11 October
Oumar Niasse has spoken of his dismay at the manner in which his Premier League dream has soured at Goodison but refuses to "make a drama over it."

Stekelenburg plays as the Netherlands fall to France

10 October
Maarten Stekelenburg was back in goal for his country as they took on France in World Cup qualifying this evening, while Romelu Lukaku sat out of Belgium's thrashing of Gibraltar.

Coleman weighs in with an assist as Ireland win again

10 October
Seamus Coleman skippered his country to their second World Cup qualifying win of the current international break as Ireland beat Moldova 3-1.

Garbutt: I'll go anywhere to play football

10 October
Luke Garbutt is hoping to play his way into greater first-team involvement in the second half of the season, whether that is back at Everton or elsewhere on loan.

Gareth Farrelly: ‘I still think all the time that I am part of the 10% that live'  [MEDIA]

9 October
The midfielder whose goal kept Everton up in 1998 talks at length with Guardian writer Adam Smith on dealing with the life-threatening illness that struck eight years ago, his chequered playing career and why he turned his back on football for a career in law.

Alex the Great – a new film tribute from Dr France  [MEDIA]

8 October
A long time in the making, Dr David France's film tribute to his sixties Everton icon Alex Young is to get it's first showing next month – in the Alex Young Suite at Goodison Park, of course.

Everton kit sales rocket for 2016-17 season

8 October
Everton Football Club has reported a sharp rise in sales of each of its Umbro kits for the 2016-17 season in comparison to the same point last year.

Blues continue to support Bradley's fight

8 October
Everton midfielder Gareth Barry is urging fans of all Clubs to keep supporting the fundraising campaign for Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, after discovering that the online auctions of the Everton match-worn shirts have so far generated a further £3,500 for the campaign.

Lukaku likely to sit out against Gibraltar

8 October
Romelu Lukaku is an early fitness doubt for Everton's clash with Manchester City next weekend with what he suggests is a minor thigh strain.

Calvert-Lewin grabs a brace for England U20s

8 October
Everton's younger England representatives have had a successful week, with Dominic Calvert Lewin on target for the Under-20s last night.

Coleman scores first international goal in 1-0 win

6 October
Seamus Coleman marked his 40th cap with the only goal as the Republic of Ireland overcame Georgia in Dublin.

Coleman on the pressures facing young footballers

8 October
Seamus Coleman has been talking about his rise to captaining Ireland and scoring a winning goal, along with the challenges and social media pressures facing young footballers today.

Lukaku scores a belter to atone for awful miss

7 October
Romelu Lukaku swept home a beautiful strike to round off Belgium's 4-0 hammering of Bosnia minutes after he'd missed an absolute sitter.

Jagielka withdraws from England squad with injury

7 October
Phil Jagielka has returned to Finch Farm from the England camp after picking up a thigh strain but is expected to be fit to face City

Funes Mori wants more playing time

6 October
Ramiro Funes Mori says that he needs to be playing regularly if he is to keep his place in the Argentina national side.

Under-23s snatch defeat from the jaws of victory  [MEDIA]

6 October
A first-hand account of Everton's Under-23s as they suffered a late loss to Cheltenham Town in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

Valencia's legal bother ventures into farce

7 October
Attempts to detain Everton's on-loan striker, Enner Valencia, continued today when police were seen apparently chasing the striker off the pitch during Ecuador's match with Chile.

Vote! We're flying the flag for Everton in the FBAs

5 October
ToffeeWeb has been shortlisted for the title of Best Football Club Blog in the annual Football Blogging Awards and we would appreciate your vote.

McCarthy in the frame for Ireland qualifier

5 October
James McCarthy is being considered by Martin O'Neill as a starter for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Georgia despite limited training

England U17s 8-1 Germany U17s: Who are the English prodigies and how good are they?  [MEDIA]

4 October
Everton's Alex Denny was in the team that trounced the Germans and is profiled among the other Young Lions by The Telegraph.

Ball: Why January has already become a huge month for Everton  [MEDIA]

4 October
"It only takes two or three of the established players to be missing from Everton's side and you start to become concerned," the ex-Blues defender writes. "And it's why the January transfer window is huge for the Blues."

Walsh immersing himself at Everton

4 October
Now in his third month as Director of Football, Steve Walsh has been laying out his initial plans for Everton as he familiarises himself with the club

Ferguson's experience valued at Everton

3 October
Duncan Ferguson is enjoying a greater role at Finch Farm and in the dugout thanks to Ronald and Erwin Koeman

Dramatic fightback rescues a point for U18s

1 October
Everton's youngsters came back from 4-1 down against Sunderland U18s to draw 4-4 at Finch Farm on Saturday and make it four successive games unbeaten.

Late Cheltenham goals beat Everton in EFL Trophy

4 October
Everton's Under-23s lost 2-1 at Whaddon Road in controversial circumstances as two goals in the last 10 minutes turned the match on its head.

Koeman: 'Start has been very positive'

2 October
Ronald Koeman has been highly encouraged by what he sees as a strong start to the 2016-17 Premier League season, saying that his side are where they deserve to be in the table after seven games played.

Jagielka named in Southgate's first England squad

3 October
Phil Jagielka is the only Everton representative in the first England selected by temporary manager Gareth Southgate as Ross Barkley is again overlooked.

Kenny's penalty gives U23s first Premier League Cup win

1 October
Jonjoe Kenny's stoppage-time penalty gave Everton Under-23s a ate victory in their Premier League Cup opener against Wolves, with Oumar Niasse missing an open goal.

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