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Arnaut Danjuma won't feature when Everton travel to the Etihad Stadium next weekend as he nurses the ankle injury he sustained at Fulham on Tuesday.

The Dutch winger was helped off the pitch at Craven Cottage after going down awkwardly in the closing stages and didn't figure in today's 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

And manager Sean Dyche has ruled him out of the trip to face Manchester City as well given that there is still swelling on the ankle.

"It needs settling down so we'll wait and see as time goes on but it won't happen for next weekend, it's pretty clear," Dyche admitted after this afternoon's game at Goodison Park.

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He will wait and see on Ben Godfrey who was withdrawn after 75 minutes against Spurs having started back-to-back games for the first time this season.

"Obviously, he hasn't played that much football and he put in a massive shift the other night at Fulham," Dyche said. "He got cramp but – and I'm not a medic – the kind where your calf tightens up and won't realise, so we had to make a decision there and then."

Dyche himself will be missing from the dugout at the Etihad after picking up his third booking of the season, this time for alleged dissent to referee Michael Oliver, and will serve a one-game touchline ban.


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Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
1 Posted 04/02/2024 at 09:20:59
Dyche's 3rd booking.

And how many have Pep and Klipperty got???


Tony Heron
2 Posted 04/02/2024 at 19:02:34
Phil, have you seen Artetas antics?
Frank Wolfe
3 Posted 04/02/2024 at 23:04:51
Absolutely Tony. Arteta is a nutter on the line.
Charles Brewer
4 Posted 08/02/2024 at 17:06:24
The Premier League are doing everything possible to ensure a Man City win on Saturday by unsettling Everton:

1) No conclusion to the 10-point fiasco
2) Dyche banned
3) 777 Partners decision strung out as long as possible
4) Giving no indication about when the next "trial" will take place (or indeed whether they'll have any more after that).

Of course, this corrupt shithouse organisation are doing everything possible to wreck their precious Premier League since, if we see them deducting points for every transgression of their kangaroo court "rules", we'll rapidly see the whole farce degenerate into a real legal farrago.

Teams will be suing everyone in sight over whether they should have been in the "Champions" League or the other competitions and how much was lost by being relegated, and we'll see Premier League titles decided after 3 or 4 years in the High Court, not on the football pitch.

I'm beginning to think it's time for the actual football teams (say, from Sheffield United up to West Ham, and probably including Villa and maybe Arsenal) to set up their own competition and abandon this one to the Shitty Six.

I already think the Championship is a much more exciting and competitive competition. And with Man Utd and the Liverpool reduced to flogging their arses around the TV equivalent of the Dock Road for Saudi money to pay for Rashford, Van Dijk and Pogba who've got stupid contracts.

Six up and down on a round-robin playoff system at the end of the season would produce some great competitive football which would outshine any European competition by a huge margin.

Martin Farrington
5 Posted 08/02/2024 at 18:04:55
The Goverment are like vultures on the deadwood tree overlooking the proceedings below. Watching. Waiting. For the exact moment that they can swoop and peck at the lifeless Premier League PSR corpse lying on the baked cracked sun-drenched Goodison pitch.

With wings of enforcement and the branches of fair, decisive regulation in their beaks.

Alongside this husk of nothingness, is another body. Blue in colour. The vultures flap their wings, moving swiftly backwards and atop of the dead Premier League for distance safety, as this parched being comes back to life.

Thirsty and desperate. In a decrepit state, Everton, take a sip from the Goodison Faithful fountain. Can nothing kill this Historical Beast?

Tom Bowers
6 Posted 08/02/2024 at 18:33:24
If we ever needed some good news, it's now.

Whilst anything can happen on the day, it's likely we will get nothing at the Etihad but, if we can get something back from the Premier League points-wise, it will offer some comfort.

Even with a fully-fit squad to choose from, it would be difficult to prise anything from title-chasing Man City who are far and away the best squad in the Premier League.

Our attacking prowess is very poor so I see City, as is their norm, having 80% of the possession. We can only hope for a great game from Pickford to keep the numbers down. COYB.

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