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ToffeeLinks 24/10/2012: Barkley Loan Extended

Barkley has his loan to Sheffield Wednesday extended but we can recall him at any time in case of an injury emergency.

Chris Brunskill

Everton starlet Ross Barkley extends Owls loan by another month - Mirror Online
"''The lad has a very bright future and playing games in the Championship will certainly help his development' says Dave Jones".

-- Lot's of compliments for Barkley. Supposedly we can recall him at any time, so I like this move. Keeps giving him first team action, but if there is an injury emergency, we can still call him up and have some insurance.

Everton FC: John Heitinga says competition for places will make him a better player - Chester Chronicle
"John Heitinga insists fighting it out for a starting position at the heart of Everton's defence will make him a better player"

-- I don't believe this. There's no way he is happy being a backup. Everyone wants to be the starter and I'm sure he can start at many other clubs. I feel like he's just saying this to the media, which is fine because at least there won't be problems within the squad.

Everton vs Liverpool: Premier League Preview and Prediction | WSN
-- This is such a dumb prediction. They pretty much base it completely on history. You know, cause current players and their form don't really matter. All that matters is what happened in the derby the last 10 meeting. Ugh.

Merseyside Derby build-up: 30 years on, the 5-0 derby remembered - Chester Chronicle
"This weekend's encounter between Everton and Liverpool marks the 30th anniversary of the most one-sided Merseyside derby of the post-war era. Nick Hilton who reported Liverpool's 5-0 rout of Everton at Goodison in November 1982, argues the game made winners out of Blues as well as Reds."

Landon Donovan considers Everton snub... to go travelling | Mail Online
"Landon Donovan has admitted he may snub a third loan return to Everton in favour of going travelling. The 30-year-old American even suggested he might quit the game."