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April 2021

Everton start search to fill two key Academy posts

30 April
Everton have launched a search to fill two key roles within the club's Academy that were vacated with the departure of David Unsworth. The club is looking to appoint an Academy boss and (separately) an Under-23s head coach, with the recruitment process being led by Director of Football Kevin Thelwell.

Everton vs Chelsea

29 April
Everton are back at Goodison Park and in need of another stirring atmosphere as Chelsea come to town for a fixture that has taken on added significance for the Toffees following Saturday’s results.

Davies returns to training

29 April
Tom Davies has resumed training with the first-team squad as he works his way back from surgery.

Everton U23s thrashed by Champions Manchester City

29 April
Everton U23s were comprehensively thrashed by the PL2 Champions on their night of celebration in the season finalé at The Etihad.

Everton’s confused strategy has infected both their men’s and women’s teams  [MEDIA]

29 April
Karen Carney writes that the sides are third-bottom of their divisions after high spending, poor recruitment and managerial changes

🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “Holding Out for a Hero”

27 April
Adam, Paul and Lyndon look back at the derby and its infuriating refereeing injustices, chat about the upcoming game vs Chelsea and select a player from Everton's past they would want in the side right now for the run-in

Everton U18s lose at Stoke City this evening

26 April
Everton U18s were back in action for their penultimate game of the season, away to Stoke City, who secured a narrow win with a late goal.

Anthony Gordon: The bright spark in a difficult season for Everton  [MEDIA]

26 April
If you like to read about Everton players showing well in the heavily analytical statistical evaluations of their on-field performance metrics, then this article is for you.

FA to ask Lampard to explain criticism of derby officiating

25 April
The Football Association could decide to fine Frank Lampard for comments he made in the wake of yesterday’s Anfield derby where he vented his frustration with the match officials’ refusal to fully assess a penalty incident involving Anthony Gordon.

Everton U23s lose best of seven goals to West Ham

25 April
Everton U23s were twice leading against West Ham tonight in the penultimate game of their Premier League 2 season, but ended up the losing side.

Derby defeat leaves Everton in the bottom three

24 April
Everton dropped into the relegation zone for the first time this season as they went down to a predictable, albeit somewhat controversial, 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield while Burnley beat Wolves in an earlier kick-off.

Important access information for fans attending Merseyside derby

23 April
Evertonians attending Sunday's Merseyside derby at Anfield (kick off 4.30pm BST) are reminded to be aware of the access routes to the away fan turnstiles on matchday and to arrive early to avoid any delays entering the stadium.

At Everton, the past weighs heavy on the present  [MEDIA]

23 April
This wide-ranging piece in The Post includes some insightful snippets from Dr David France and James Corbett as well as balanced comments on Everton in the Community and the new stadium being constructed at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Everton U18s draw with Burnley

23 April
Everton Under-18s gave up a win over Burnley to a late equalizer.

Meet Everton’s Kevin Thelwell, the scouting supremo charged with rebuilding Frank Lampard’s shambolic squad  [MEDIA]

23 April
This sensibly written piece in the i realistically describes Kevin Thelwell's task of changing Everton's catastrophic recruitment policy that resulted "when summers were spent with a director of football and manager in unacknowledged open warfare."

Liverpool vs Everton

22 April
Everton cross Stanley Park for what might be the least anticipated derby by the Blue side of Merseyside in living memory but one which always offers the platform for someone to write their name into Toffees folklore.

🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “No Fear”

22 April
The crew discuss the dramatic equaliser and the 1-1 draw it secured for Everton in their bid to beat the drop and ponder how Frank Lampard should approach Sunday's Merseyside derby

Ranking every £10m+ Everton signing post-David Moyes  [MEDIA]

21 April
It's no secret Everton have utilised the transfer market like rookies in recent seasons, spending over half a billion since David Moyes left in 2013. This ranking provides notes on 24 players signed by Everton for more than £10m in that period.

Richarlison rescues potentially priceless point at the death

20 April
A dramatic stoppage-time equaliser by Richarlison salvaged what may yet prove to be a precious point for Everton just when it looked as though Leicester City were going to deal them another damaging defeat.

Calvert-Lewin out of next two games

20 April
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be sidelined for the visit of Leicester City this evening as well as Sunday's Merseyside derby and could miss the home clash with Chelsea as well.

Everton vs Leicester City

19 April
Everton are back at Goodison Park under the lights to host Leicester City with the Blues hoping to register successive victories for the first time since August.

A Tribute to Jimmy Harris – 1933-2022

17 April
Jimmy Harris, who passed away this weekend, had been Everton’s second-oldest former player (after Billy Bingham). He would have turned 89 in August, writes Rob Sawyer. The forward came through the club's ranks before emerging as one of its most celebrated players of the 1950s.

Unnamed footballer's bail extended again

17 April
A Premier League star, assumed to be the unnamed Everton player arrested by Greater Manchester Police last July on suspicion of child sex offences, has had his bail extended for a fourth time.

Everton's game at Leicester moved to Sunday 8 May

16 April
Everton's away game at Leicester City has been moved to Sunday 8 May as the Foxes have progressed to the Europa Conference League semi-finals.

Clement: 'We've got a lot of belief in this group of players'

15 April
Everton first-team coach, Paul Clement, has spoken of his intense introduction to life at the club having joined in the middle of a battle against relegation, how much he is enjoying working with such a diverse group of coaches, and his faith in the players that they can steer themselves away from danger in the coming weeks.

Everton U23s in fine win over Chelsea at Goodison Park

15 April
Everton U23s scored a fine win over Chelsea at Goodison Park in Premier League 2 on Friday night.

Niels Nkounkou loan ends as Liege finish 14th

14 April
There are no more games for Standard Liege or for Everton loanee Niels Nkounkou with his season-long loan at the club now coming to an end.

New York's Clifton Park links up with Everton ahead of Blues' planned pre-season trip to USA

14 April
Clifton Park is the latest US soccer club to become part of Everton’s growing International Academy Affiliate Programme (EIAAP), a move that could coincide with the first team returning to America for pre-season this summer.

🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “Onwards & Upwards”

13 April
Paul, Adam and Lyndon discuss Everton's contrasting fortunes against Burnley and United, dare to muster some optimism for the visit of Leicester, chat about Unsworth's departure and the latest stadium news before picking their favourite Toffees loan player

Everton have 'clarity of costs' with Laing O'Rourke agreement

13 April
Everton CEO, Denise Barrett-Baxendale has written to supporters to share news that the club has signed a contract with Laing O’Rourke, that provides "renewed clarity over the costs for the remaining stages" of the Bramley-Moore Dock project.

Mathew Mallon leaves Everton U18s

13 April
Everton Academy defender Mathew Mallon has left Everton and is set to sign for Blackburn Rovers in July.

David Unsworth to leave Everton role

12 April
David Unsworth is set to leave his position as Everton’s Academy Director and Under-23s manager to pursue his ambition of becoming a first-team manager.

Everton appoint academy Coach Educator, Kevin Nicholson

11 April
Everton are in the process of appointing Kevin Nicholson as coach educator with the academy. He is expected to take up his post next week.

Lampard pleased with Everton’s fight

9 April
Frank Lampard was full of praise for the effort put in by his players as Everton bounced back from the shock of their defeat at Burnley in midweek to beat Manchester United amid another passionate Goodison Park atmosphere.

Gritty Blues earn vital victory with Gordon strike

9 April
Everton ground out a priceless victory over Manchester United as Anthony Gordon’s deflected first-half strike proved to be the difference in a vital game for the Blues in their quest to beat the drop.

Everton U18s were at Wolves

9 April
As all eyes focus on the massive task in hand at Goodison Park today, where the first team take on Man Utd in the Premier League, the U18s will be kicking off against Wolves just as the senior line-ups are announced.

9 Games to Save One of the Proudest Records in Football

8 April
For the sake of these long-suffering fans and this once-great club’s longstanding membership of England’s top flight, just win, Everton. Just win.

Everton snatch ugly defeat from the jaws of precious victory

6 April
Everton suffered another potentially calamitous defeat to a bottom-three team as they surrendered a 2-1 half-time lead to go down 3-2 against fellow strugglers Burnley in a match they dared not lose.

Burnley vs Everton

6 April
Everton and Burnley face off this evening in a quintessential relegation “six pointer” at Turf Moor.

🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “Got to Stay Positive”

5 April
The team reconvene for the 9th instalment of the TW Podcast to discuss the defeat to West Ham (albeit on the back of an improved performance from the players), look ahead to the massive game against Burnley and then the visit of Manchester United on Saturday before picking their favourite signing of the David Moyes era

Patterson injury adds to Lampard’s selection woes

5 April
Everton have suffered yet another injury blow this week with the news that Nathan Patterson is out for the season after sustaining ankle ligament damage.

Everton U18s post an excellent win at Blackburn

5 April
Everton U18s travelled to deepest Lancashire for an excellent win over Blackburn Rovers at Brockhall

Everton's away-day pain goes on with defeat at West Ham

3 April
Everton lost for the 17th time in the Premier League this season as a much-improved away display was wrecked by hugely costly individual errors that allowed an under-whelming West Ham to edge the match 2-1 at the London Stadium.

Palace and Watford games rescheduled for May

04 April
Everton's rearranged fixtures against Watford and Crystal Palace now have dates in May that will form part of a hectic run-in to the end of the 2021-22 season for the Toffees.

Everton U23s defeated by Blackburn Rovers tonight

4 April
David Unsworth's U23s enter the final month of their Premier League 2 campaign with a home game at Southport tonight against Blackburn Rovers

Everton U18s win at the Academy of Light

2 April
Everton U18s travel to the north-east for a U18 Premier League game against Sunderland at the Academy of Light, won with a single goal from Emilio Lawrence.

West Ham United vs Everton

1 April
Everton resume their quest for Premier League survival on Sunday with the second of three successive away games, this time against former manager David Moyes and West Ham at the London Stadium.
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