The Everton Football Club Latest Football News for 2017 – 2018
- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:30:45 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Everton | The Guardian
Hugo Lloris’s top-four focus for Spurs is telling, Callum Wilson is making up for lost time and can Paul Pogba yet be compared with Steven Gerrard?
After challenging for the title for the past couple of seasons, it was significant to hear Hugo Lloris contemplate looking over Tottenham Hotspur’s shoulder more than in front of them at the end of a derby defeat. “Oh, before we think about [the leaders] Man City it’s important to stay in the top four. This is the main target for our team,” he said. “We heard from outside that Tottenham play for the title, blah, blah, blah. The most important thing is to stay consistent in the league.” The difficulty imposing themselves on the most challenging away fixtures remains a sticking point. Having lost at Old Trafford and Arsenal in recent weeks, next month they visit the Premier League’s pace setters at the Etihad Stadium. Spurs found it hard to penetrate Arsenal’s defence, and when Mauricio Pochettino subbed off Harry Kane and Dele Alli neither could feel they had been at their most influential. “The spirit was good, we were in the fight and able to develop our game with the ball in the floor. But in the final third we need more aggression and movement,” Lloris said. “Now we need to carry on. It’s true that we wanted to do more against Manchester United and Arsenal. Unfortunately we couldn’t do that so now it’s important to have a run of victories because we need to keep our place at the top.” Amy LawrenceContinue reading...
- Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:16:30 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Everton | The Guardian
Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flightContinue reading...
- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:19:04 +0000: Oumar Niasse rescues point for Everton in chaotic draw with Crystal Palace - Everton | The Guardian
Roy Hodgson tried to highlight the positives, pointing to the chances Crystal Palace had created and the relative few they had conceded, and offering the visitors’ tally of fouls – 26 – as evidence of Everton’s desperation to wrest back some control. But, in the end, all that truly remained was exasperation. “I can’t ask for more than I got from the players, but I must admit to being bitterly disappointed,” he said. “I want to see points on the board.”
Palace are not performing like a side condemned to the foot of the division, with this the latest encouraging display that merited more than a mere point. They have belatedly injected some zest into their attacking play, boast pace and invention and their control of possession is less slapdash than it was. But they are still not winning games, and their leeway for dropping the odd point has gone. If Everton, such an awkward mishmash of a team, cannot be overcome, then who can?Continue reading...
- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:30:15 +0000: David Unsworth insists he has not been undermined by Everton manager delay - Everton | The Guardian
• Caretaker unflustered by lengthy search for new manager at Goodison
• ‘Yes, they could have given me the job by now but I am still sat here’
David Unsworth insists he has not been undermined by Everton’s failure to appoint a new manager as their search for Ronald Koeman’s successor approaches a fifth week.
Unsworth remains in caretaker charge for Saturday’s visit to bottom club Crystal Palace after Everton’s advances towards Marco Silva were flatly rejected by Watford. Farhad Moshiri, the club’s major shareholder, may return with an improved offer for Silva – who on Fridaycalled Everton a “big club” – next week, although the Portuguese coach has not agitated for a move and Watford, who declined an £8.5m compensation package for the former Hull City manager, maintain the 40-year-old is going nowhere.Continue reading...
- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:28:12 +0000: Crystal Palace v Everton: match preview - Everton | The Guardian
These sides’ miserable starts cost them managers. Everton still wait to make a permanent appointment but they are in better shape now than a few weeks ago and ended an eight-match winless run just before the international break. They have also reintegrated Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas to the squad. Crystal Palace’s points tally for the season has been gleaned from their last two home fixtures, while Christian Benteke is fit again. Both teams will consider this an opportunity to maintain their recovery. Dominic Fifield
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