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ToffeeLinks 24/12/2012: Holiday Football Time!

Great time of the year. Even better when Everton is gaining three points a match.

Steve Bardens

The big news today is that Everton have officially appealed Darron Gibson's red. That means he will be available Wednesday.

Everton v Wigan Athletic | TEAMtalk

-- Small Everton preview here in case you can't wait for ours. Everton have officially appealed Darron Gibson's sending off so he will be available for Wednesday's match against Wigan Athletic since any ban will be delayed until a decision is made.

Matchpack: Everton v Wigan - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
-- Yahoo's preview that includes some match facts and figures as well.

West Ham and Everton supporters unite to scorn referee Andrew Taylor | The Guardian
"Everton beat West Ham United 2-1 at Upton Park but the visitors' victory was overshadowed by controversial refereeing decisions."

-- Both fanbases are equally enraged at referee Taylor for his decisions Saturday.

Everton FC paint the town Blue for Christmas - Liverpool Echo
"Everton FC celebrated the end of its successful campaign to turn Liverpool city centre blue for Christmas 2012 last night."

-- Everton FC > Liverpool FC

BBC Sport - Suspension for Everton coach and goalkeeper after assault allegations
"An academy coach and female goalkeeper are suspended by the club after Christmas party assault allegations."

-- Uhhh what in god's name?

Everton keen on January loan move for out-of-favour Scott Sinclair | Metro News
"Everton are keen to bring Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair to Goodison Park on a loan deal when the transfer window opens in January."

Ian Holloway Column: Why Everton boss David Moyes raised the bar by lambasting Marouane Fellaini for headbutting RyanShawcross - Mirror Online
"Everton boss can hold his head high for showing honesty when dealing with controversial incidents"

-- Praising David Moyes. Sounds like a movie name.

Former Everton star signs for... Alania Vladikavkaz | HITC Sport
"Former Everton attacker Royston Drenthe has finally found himself a club after months without a club."

- Oh how the mediocre have fallen.