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Internationals Alert - Friday ToffeeLinks

Lots of tidbits you probably didn't know about some Evertonians.

Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Deulofeu
Shaun Botterill

Many of Everton's players have joined up with their international squads, and have been speaking to the press. First off an inspiring story from Steven Naismith and his correspondence with a soldier overseas.

Naismith talks about how a letter from a war veteran changed his life

A couple of stories about Everton and US goalie Tim Howard.

Howard calls David Moyes a 'father figure'

Howard named captain of USA ahead of Scotland game

Leon Osman hasn't given up on going to Brazil yet.

Osman still hanging on to his World Cup hopes

New Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane has been meeting his players.

Keane sees a lot of himself in McCarthy

Coleman wants to stay on Keane's right side

Teen sensation Gerard Deulofeu speaking about the weight of expectations at Barcelona.

Deulofeu tiring of the Messi comparisons

There's been lots of chatter about Kevin Mirallas' form this season, and he takes responsibility for his part in it.

Goal drought is my fault - Mirallas

With the Blues next match being against the Reds, Gareth Barry and Roberto Martinez speak about their first Merseyside derby.

Barry wants Everton fans to leave smiling after derby date

Martinez excited about special fixture

Finally, some transfer rumours again, featuring Clint Dempsey and Jack Colback

Everton join Spurs, Fulham and Villa in hunt for Dempsey

Sunderland winger Colback on Martinez' radar