23/01/2013 ToffeeLinks: Back From Hiatus and Ready for a Change in Form

Ian Walton

Defense is back and Mirallas is back. Supposedly this is enough to propel us to the Champions League.

As David Moyes prepares for his 500th game in charge of Everton FC, the Echo picks out 12 memorable matches from his Goodison Park reign to date - Chester Chronicle
"This Saturday's FA Cup tie at Bolton sees David Moyes take charge of Everton for the 500th time. To commemorate the feat, Joel Richards takes a look at 12 memorable games during his Goodison tenure to date."

Tim Howard backs Everton FC defensive toughness to clinch Champions League spot - Liverpool Daily Post
"Tim Howard is hoping Everton's growing defensive resilience will help them produce their usual end-of-season form and clinch a Champions League qualification spot."

-- A couple of clean sheets and all of a sudden it's our defense that's going to carry us to the Champions League. Ridiculous.

Everton's Sylvain Distin says return from injury of Kevin Mirallas will be huge boost during top-four fight ahead - Mirror Online
"The Toffees have missed the Belgian scurrier during long injury, but he's back in harness now and pal Distin is skipping around like a spring lamb."

-- Let's all calm down. First defense and now Mirallas. He's been back one game.

Everton sellout as cup crowd heads towards 16,500 (From The Bolton News)
"FA CUP fever is slowly spreading – and Wanderers are expecting a healthier crowd at the Reebok for Saturday’s fourth-round clash with Everton."

-- We're starting to become a high ticket team. Not only did we sell out our portion, Bolton's own crowd will increase substantially because they are playing us instead of Sunderland.

BBC News - Everton fan guilty of racist abuse at Loftus Road
"An Everton fan is found guilty of racially abusing two Premier League footballers."

-- I expected better from our fans.

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