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April 2020

Allan: Everton feels like home

29 April
Allan says he would happy to stay with Everton beyond the terms of the three-year deal signed with the club last summer.

Young Blues find West Brom a Youth Cup tie too far

27 April
Everton U18s travelled to The Hawthorns this evening to face West Brom for a quarter-final matchup in the FA Youth Cup that was ultimately edged by a stronger home side despite Everton having taken the lead through Mills.

Small boutique hotel near Bramley-Moore Dock approved

25 April
Liverpool City Council have approved plans for the conversion of an old vacent warehouse into a 9-bedroom hotel at 66 Regents Road, opposite Bramley-Moore Dock

Everton U23s held to a draw with Brighton

24 April
Everton U23s secured a creditable draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in Premier League 2 on Saturday.

Ancelotti: We got back some points we have deserved

23 April
Carlo Ancelotti hailed an important result after Everton buried a 25-year hoodoo on Arsenal’s home turf but he admitted his side was perhaps fortunate to take all three points.

Everton gifted first win at Arsenal since 1996

23 April
Everton won at Arsenal for the first time in 25 years to move back into European contention but it took a dreadful error by Bernd Leno to push them over the line after another bafflingly lethargic performance.

A message from the CEO

23 April
Denise Barrett-Baxendale sent this message to Everton fans before Friday night's game at Arsenal

Everton seek Council approval for hydraulic tower plans

22 April
Everton have outlined its plans to breathe new life into the derelict hydraulic tower on the site of its proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in an application for Listed Building Consent submitted to Liverpool City Council.

After the Super League fiasco: we have one last chance to reclaim English football  [MEDIA]

22 April
"The proposed breakaway European Super League may have ended, for now, in an embarrassing defeat for ultra-rich clubs, but it has revealed how close English football is to the brink. Our nation has no real control over our national game. Our great clubs could be taken from us in a heartbeat. This is our last chance to act."

After the Super League fiasco: five reforms that could save the game  [MEDIA]

22 April
"These changes could help to fix football, from fairer distribution of money to giving fans more power," writes David Conn.

Ancelotti calls for more consultation from football’s power brokers

22 April
Carlo Ancelotti says the proposed Super League fell flat on its face because the clubs involved were wrong about the concept, largely as a consequence of not canvassing the supporters, managers or players over whether it would even be a good idea.

Branthwaite the latest to join the walking wounded

22 April
Jarrad Branthwaite's season has come to a premature end after he suffered a serious injury while on loan with Blackburn Rovers.

Arsenal vs Everton

22 April
Against the backdrop of still-simmering resentment at and recriminations over the failed Super League and the actions of the Shameless Six, Everton return to action on the pitch on Friday evening against one of the pariah clubs in the form of Arsenal

‘Back to normal’ will simply not suffice: the Super League 12 need to be punished  [MEDIA]

21 April
European football’s dirty dozen must not be allowed to slip back into their routines. Now is the time to get vindictive

Big Nev: Super League will be back again because greed in football is not new  [MEDIA]

21 April
"The owners got to the top precisely by stamping on the little ones so why is everyone surprised when they want more power and more cash?" asks Everton great Neville Southall.

Coleman: 'Times like these make you so proud to be part of Everton'

21 April
Seamus Coleman has expressed his pride at Everton’s response to the announcement of breakaway Super League by six rebel Premier League clubs and a half dozen other co-conspirators in Spain and Italy.

Masters makes first moves to limit influence of the rebel six

21 April
The domestic response to an attempt by six Premier League clubs to form a breakaway Super League has begun with moves to strip executives from five of the clubs involved from various influential sub-committees.

Kick-off times for Villa (H) and West Ham (A) confirmed

21 April
Everton's next two fixtures after Friday have now been scheduled and broadcasters confirmed.

Brands agrees to a contract extension with Everton

21 April
Everton's Director of Football, Marcel Brands, has agreed terms on an extension to his current contract with the club

Rodriguez: Football should not benefit the few

20 April
James Rodriguez has come out against the Super League and Lucas Digne offered his own message of protest as the fallout from Sunday's announcement continued to rock the football world.

Super League collapse shouldn't stop Farhad Moshiri's call for huge punishment  [MEDIA]

20 April
Should these brazen, opportunistic, self-serving clubs be let off scot-free? Should they cancel their Super League subscriptions and be welcomed back to the Premier League like nothing has happened?

Super League falls apart as English clubs withdraw

20 April
The controversial breakaway Super League all but collapsed this evening as Manchester City formally withdrew and were followed by all five of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham out of a venture that has sparked a vociferous backlash by supporters

Everton U18s race away at Stoke City with four late goals

20 April
The young Blues from Everton's Academy continued their campaign in the U18 Premier League tonight with a narrow loss away at Stoke City.

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven  [MEDIA]

20 April
Mark O'Brien writes of the Super League controversy: "The clubs have always at least paid lip service to the idea of this being a sport, and given the fans just enough to work with in order to concoct the elaborate stories in their heads that allow them to justify giving their time, money and emotional energy to organisations that hold them in complete contempt."

European Super League Will Rob Fans But Players Will Pay A Hefty Price Too  [MEDIA]

20 April
The players contracted to these ‘superpowers’ face to lose the dreams they’ve had since children, the hopes and ambitions they’ve worked so hard towards to make it as top-level professionals.

Everton and Moshiri shouldn't have to deal with ridiculous European Super League claims  [MEDIA]

20 April
Adam Jones writes that Everton have been strong in their response to The Super League, but it hasn't stopped cynical and ridiculous comments being made by some on social media

Moshiri slams breakaway Super League as Everton urge rebel 6 to backtrack

20 April
Everton owner, Farhad Moshiri, has branded the decision by 12 European clubs, six of them from the Premier League, to form a practically closed-shop Super League as "preposterous arrogance" and called for disciplinary measures to be taken against them.

Real Madrid's Perez: Super League is to 'save football'

20 April
Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has revealed the true motivation behind the Super League that was announced late on Sunday night but insists that the controversial move to create a virtually walled-off competition for the Continent’s biggest clubs was made “to save football”.

Betrayed 14 set for emergency meeting over Super League

19 April
The cohort of Premier League clubs left behind by the decision by six clubs to join the inaugural Super League will convene tomorrow for an emergency meeting to discuss their response to yesterday's bombshell.

U23s lose narrowly at West Ham

19 April
Everton U23s lost a close-fought contest at West Ham after Josh Bowler scored from the spot to put Everton in front

Premier League vow repercussions as rebel clubs announce European Super League

18 April
The FA Premier League have joined Uefa and the associations governing Europe's other "big five" leagues in condemning the announcement of a breakaway Super League by 12 clubs that includes six from England.

Everton's Euro hopes dented further by defensive slip-ups

15 April
Everton failed to win for the fifth match running and saw the lights effectively go out on their increasingly dim Champions League hopes as a shambolic lapse in defence and an agonising late miss by Richarlison helped Tottenham grab a draw at Goodison Park.

Everton U18s advance in FA Youth Cup with fine win at Chelsea

15 April
Everton U18s secured another excellent FA Youth Cup win on Thursday as a late goal from Sean McAllister's earned the Toffees a superb 2-1 FA Youth Cup 5th-round victory at last year's finalists, Chelsea.

Ancelotti plans on Kean and Gbamin being important figures next season

15 April
Carlo Ancelotti says that Everton aren't likely be in the market for either a striker or central midfielder this summer as the club reportedly put a £45m price tag on Moise Kean.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

15 April
Everton will be without top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a second successive game as they face a crucial Premier League clash with Tottenham on Friday night

Everton USA Live

15 April
Everton are presenting an inaugural virtual event for fans in North America this Saturday, with Marcel Brands and Abdoulaye Doucouré added to the line-up of attendees from the club. Watch live now

Gbamin avoids further surgery

14 April
Jean-Philippe Gbamin has received the welcome news that the knee injury he suffered during training over the weekend won't require an operation.

Ancelotti: We're still in the fight for Europe

13 April
Carlo Ancelotti isn’t giving up on Everton’s European aspirations despite the fact that his side is winless in three Premier League games and battling a glut of injuries.

Academy product Dylan Thompson on trial with Newcastle

12 April
Everton Academy 18-year-old centre-back, Dylan Thompson underwent a trial with Newcastle United's U23 team on Monday night.

Top-four dreams slipping away for lifeless Everton

12 April
Depleted Everton meandered their way to another draw that does very little for their almost extinguished top-four dreams, playing out a tediously goalless encounter against Brighton

Tosun out for the season following knee surgery

12 April
Cenk Tosun has been sidelined by another potentially serious knee injury sustained in Besiktas's win over Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor yesterday.

Another injury setback for Gbamin may have ended his season

12 April
Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered another freak training ground injury and Everton fear he may not play again this season.

Under-18s beaten by young Rams

10 April
Everton Under-18s lost 2-1 at Derby County on Saturday after taking the lead in the first half through a wonderful, acrobatic effort from Tom Cannon.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

10 April
André Gomes won't be involved as Everton travel to the south coast to face Brighton on Monday after he tweaked a hamstring in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

Under-23s face down Blackburn Rovers

9 April
Everton U23s got the better of in-form Blackburn with a 2-1 Premier League 2 win in Southport on Friday evening, with game streamed live on the Blues' official YouTube channel.

Blackpool helping Simms make the step up to first-team football

9 April
Blackpool's assistant head coach, Mike Garrit, has been speaking to the Liverpool Echo about the progress being made by Ellis Simms who is loan with the Seasiders.

Gbamin: I was confident I could make full recovery

8 April
Jean-Philippe Gbamin says that a positive mindset and the support of family, fans and the club are what propelled him through his recovery from two long-term injury set-backs.

Wasteful Everton punished by damaging Batshuayi equaliser

5 April
Everton threw away another two points at home and dampened talk of them sneaking into the top four this season as Crystal Palace punished them for a slew of missed chances to grab a late draw.

Everton vs Crystal Palace

4 April
Everton are back in Premier League action for the first time in 22 days following the FA Cup quarter-finals and the international break and they need to return to winning ways to bolster their hopes of qualifying for Europe this season.

Onyango to undergo surgery on broken ankle

4 April
Tyler Onyango will have an operation next week to repair what Everton describe as "a significant ankle fracture and ligament injury" suffered in yesterday's FA Youth Cup tie against Manchester City.

Young Blues' dramatic last-minute cup win marred by Onyango injury

3 April
Everton's U18s pulled off a fantastic FA Youth Cup 4th Round triumph over Manchester City with a 97th-minute winner at the City Academy Stadium on Saturday afternoon but it was over-shadowed by what looks to be a season-ending injury for Tyler Onyango.

Small 'relaxed' about first Everton contract

2 April
Highly promising young fullback, Thierry Small, is said to be sanguine about negotiations over his first professional contract with the Toffees and, contrary to a claim by the Express, there is "no insinuation" he wants to leave

Ancelotti: The European Super League cannot happen

2 April
As Uefa and Europe’s most powerful clubs prepare to ratify changes to the structure of the Champions League, Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his concern at the imbalance in modern football and stressed that the notion of a Continental Super League must be resisted.

Everything That's Wrong About the Future of the UEFA Champions League  [MEDIA]

1 April
In an excellent piece for SI.com, Jonathan Wilson writes that under the new proposals for European football's increasingly closed shop, "there will be more games, more money guaranteed to the elite clubs and more that's focused on everything except the sanctity of sport and competition."

Gbamin 'ready to play' after long lay-off

2 April
Jean-Philippe Gbamin is in the frame to make his long-awaited return to action and could be named in the Everton squad to face Crystal Palace on Monday.

James Rodriguez joined Everton for Carlo Ancelotti  [MEDIA]

2 April
James Rodriguez has confirmed he only joined Everton to be reunited with manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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