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  • Wed, 23 May 2018 16:00:23 +0000: Wayne Rooney will travel to US for talks with DC United, spokesperson confirms - Everton | The Guardian
    • Rooney and Paul Stretford will travel to Washington
    • Marcel Brands says new manager’s approval is needed

    Wayne Rooney will travel to the United States to meet officials at DC United this week, his spokesperson has confirmed. The former England captain, who has one year left on his contract at Everton, has been linked with a move to Washington DC’s MLS team.

    No deal has been made between Everton and DC United but Rooney is travelling to the US for exploratory talks with permission from Everton. The journey is a fact-finding trip for the 32-year-old and his support staff as they get to know DC United’s set-up. Any transfer, however, would need to meet the approval of Everton.

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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 21:30:00 +0000: Everton aiming to appoint Marco Silva after sacking Sam Allardyce - Everton | The Guardian
    • Allardyce makes around £9m from Goodison tenure
    • Marcel Brands replaces Steve Walsh as director of football

    Everton have ended Sam Allardyce’s miserable six-month spell as manager and have made contact with Marco Silva’s representatives after identifying the Portuguese as their choice to replace him.

    In a day of major change at Goodison Park, Marcel Brands was appointed director of football to replace Steve Walsh, who has also left the club.

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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 18:17:53 +0000: Ray Wilson, the modest linchpin of England’s 1966 World Cup winners - Everton | The Guardian

    Full-back did not seek the limelight like some of his England team-mates and became an undertaker when he retired

    As the members of Gareth Southgate’s squad prepare themselves for this summer’s World Cup, the news of the death at the age of 83 of Ray Wilson, the left-back in Alf Ramsey’s Boys of ’66, comes as a sharp and poignant reminder of a different time, when a World Cup winner could retire from the game and spend his remaining decades as a professional undertaker.

    Like the Liverpool striker Roger Hunt, Everton’s Wilson was destined to be one of the less celebrated members of Ramsey’s immortals. But they were two without whose honesty and diligence the Jules Rimet Trophy could not have been won.

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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 14:59:27 +0000: Ray Wilson obituary - Everton | The Guardian

    Pacy, mobile left-back who gave an extra attacking drive to the England World Cup-winning team of 1966

    Ray Wilson, who has died aged 83, had the lowest profile of any player in England’s 1966 World Cup final-winning team, and generally liked to keep it that way. He was a fast, skilled, mobile left-back who was capped for his country 63 times, played in every England game in the 1966 finals, and was one of the best defenders his country has produced. Yet he kept firmly out of the limelight and, unlike most of his peers, made no attempt to make a living from football after retiring from the game – preferring instead to pursue a career as an undertaker.

    Wilson was an important member of the 1966 World Cup team, not only for his resilient defensive qualities, his pace and his powers of recovery, but for the extra drive he gave to the attack. In the absence of true wingers, he and his right-back partner George Cohen offered the England manager Alf Ramsey some degree of speed and penetration on the flanks.

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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 12:32:00 +0000: Wretched football, erroneous boasts: Sam Allardyce was an Everton misfit - Everton | The Guardian
    Allardyce’s sacking ends an ill-judged tenure which confirmed he is a survival specialist but had not one impressive display

    It was overshadowed at the time by his tales of Romelu Lukaku and voodoo, late‑night calls from Jim White and Ross Barkley’s contract demands, but even now, four months on, it is staggering to recall Farhad Moshiri telling Everton’s AGM he decided to give Sam Allardyce the most important job at the club after reading the former England manager’s autobiography. No Evertonian at the Philharmonic Hall in January needed to flick through Big Sam to confirm suspicions the latest chapter would end acrimoniously and swiftly. His was a desperate and ill-judged appointment, and his removal alone will not rectify the serious drift at Goodison Park.

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