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ToffeeLinks 07/03/2013: New Striker Rumors and Why We'll Beat Wigan

After a couple of days of little news (and a lack of ToffeeLinks), we get blasted with news stories and links!

Clive Mason

I can't find the story but a couple of days ago there was a story where Martinez talks about how Wigan's survival in the Premier League is more important than the FA cup (makes sense). What this means, is he may not put his strongest team in order to rest some overused players so they can be fresh when the League matches continue. Good news for us!

We seriously better beat them.

David Moyes calls for a rocking Goodison Park when Everton take on Wigan in the FA Cup - Daily Post North Wales
"David Moyes has urged Everton supporters to pack Goodison and roar their side back to Wembley this weekend."

Blue Watch: A full-throttle Everton should be too strong for Wigan in the FA Cup - Liverpool Daily Post
"A routine win against Reading was the ideal way to set up a Goodison FA Cup quarter-final this week against Wigan which represents a massive opportunity to book our fourth Wembley appearance in as many years."

Everton chasing prolific 19 goal in 22 games striker | HITC
"Everton are looking at Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason."

-- This is actually a day or so old. But we most likely will be priced out of this move.

BBC Sport - Thursday's gossip column
-- Man Utd will listen to offers for Rooney, Agger to Barca but the news related to Everton is that we are linked to 21-year-old Porto forward, Christian Atsu.

Steven Pienaar wants Ross Barkley to fight for Everton spot | Daily Express
"Steven Pienaar has urged Everton youngster Ross Barkley to make his mark as manager David Moyes juggles a wafer-thin squad in the Premier League and FA Cup."

-- I really hope he's not just another player lost in the mix.

Everton FC prospect Jake Bidwell extends loan at Brentford by a month - Liverpool Echo
"Jake Bidwell has had his loan deal from Everton FC to Brentford extended by another month."

-- Good news for the young'ns to get more experience.

Kevin Sheedy demands improvement from Everton U18s in defending of set pieces - Liverpool Echo
"Kevin Sheedy admits it will be back to the drawing board for Everton's U18 side this week as they look to iron out their recent defensive issues."

Everton price freeze sees increase in junior season ticket numbers - Liverpool Daily Post
"Everton may well have had one eye on the long term future when they announced plans recently to freeze season ticket prices for all junior school children at £5 per game for the 2013/14 Premier League campaign."

Five eventual goalkeeping replacements for Tim Howard at Everton | HITC
"With the American not getting any younger could Everton start looking for younger goalkeepers to eventually step in at the club?"

-- If you're really bored...