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Everton v Aston Villa sold out

The club's poor form has failed to deter the fans.

Jan Kruger

Despite winning just one league game so far this season and a crippling injury list that grows larger by the week, Evertonians have not been put off from going to watch their side.

Everton's next home game against Aston Villa on October 18 is completely sold out to home supporters, a huge display of loyalty and faith to a side that has yet to hit the heights this season.

Like last season the club will be running a series of themes before during and after matches at Goodison Park this season and this game is no different.

The game against Aston Villa, the most played fixture in English top-flight football, has been designated 'retro day', focusing on the club's glorious past. Supporters are encouraged to wear retro shirts, former players will be invited to the game while images of the club's past will adorn the stadium.

The game will also see the unveiling of the second giant mural on the side of the Main Stand. Roberto Martinez was the subject of the first mural, bemusing many with the Soviet-style depiction of the Spaniard as our glorious leader.

It has also proven something of a curse given our poor start, maybe the new one will far a bit better.

Fans were given the opportunity to vote on the subject of the next mural, choosing between 'Nine Legendary Number Nines', 'Great Everton Captains' or 'The Holy Trinity'.

Supporters voted overwhelming for the 'Holy Trinity' - the famous midfield trio of Alan Ball, Howard Kendall and Colin Harvey who were the heartbeat of Everton's 1969-70 championship winning side, considered one of the Toffees' greatest ever teams.

The mural, which will also be backlit, will be unveiled ahead of the Villa game and remain in place for the next few weeks.