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ToffeeLinks 09/10/2012: U21s Continue Good Form

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Tuesday Everton News and Links

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The Everton U-21 team continue their good form after a horrific start to their season, with a 2-0 win over the Norwich U-21. It's good to see that these guys are actually playing better. I was starting to get concerned that none of our young guys were any good and we had no youth to come up in the future.

On to the links:

Norwich U21s 0 - 2 Everton U21s | evertonfc.com
Apostolos Vellios and Conor Grant both score as the Everton U-21s beat Norwich and record their third successive victory. Note: Distin and Mucha also got extensive game time as Thomas Hitzlsperger got a full 90.

Ian Snodin: Everton FC’s Marouane Fellaini remains a marked man – but by the opposition rather than referees | Liverpool Echo
MAROUANE FELLAINI was involved in an elbowing controversy on Saturday - an incident in which the player was incorrectly and unfairly accused of elbowing Maynor Figueroa.

Everton coach is all for Pienaar playing for Bafana - Sport LIVE
"Everton were not behind Steven Pienaar's decision to quit Bafana."

Should Leighton Baines be first choice for England?
"Regardless of how Ashley Cole is punished for his Twitter discrepancies, Everton's Baines is in top form, younger and brings a skill at dead ball situations that could prove invaluable."

-- It's pretty ridiculous that Baines is still not the top choice left back. If everyone is honest, he is in much better form than anyone else at the position. And it's not even close.