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Monday’s Toffee Bites: Everton are bad, aren’t they?

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In today’s links: Rooney saves Everton, the mayor’s not happy and Koeman is at a loss

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Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton - Premier League Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Words don’t do it justice at this point. What is Ronald Koeman doing at Everton? The Blues needed a penalty to bail them out of another loss on Sunday. This wasn’t against of the “big clubs” that embarrassed the Blues earlier this season. No, this was Brighton and Hove Albion, a newly-promoted side. The subs came too late and they were awkward. Is Ronnie watching the same game that everyone else is? Blah. Onto the Bites...

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Monday’s Toffee Bites

Everton player ratings - Keane and Vlasic highlights of dismal draw - Liverpool Echo
A late Wayne Rooney penalty saved at least some of the Blues' blushes

Liverpool mayor questions Koeman's ability - The Telegraph
If Ronald Koeman was in any doubt that he was under pressure as manager of Everton then a tweet from the Mayor of Liverpool appeared to sum up the feelings of many Everton supporters after the dismal draw away to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Ronald Koeman hails Everton commitment as Wayne Rooney saves point - ESPN FC
Struggling Everton were staring at another defeat when Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead eight minutes from time.

Ronald Koeman cannot change much before January - BBC Sport
The way Everton play under Ronald Koeman will not change until they can sign players in January, says MOTD2 pundit Kevin Kilbane.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN
La Liga: Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Serie A: Hellas Verona vs Benevento, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
U17 Word Cup: Colombia vs Germany, 7:30 a.m. ET, FS2
Paraguay vs United States, 10:30 a.m. ET, FS2
MLB: Astros at Yankees, 8 p.m. ET, TBS (Astros lead series 2-0)
NFL: Colts at Titans, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

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