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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Spurs and Chelsea to battle for Barkley in January

In today’s links: Baines doesn’t covet PKs, EitC lauded, and Everton missing Lukaku

Everton v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

There are actual matches on TV. Huzzah! And some of them even have Everton players in them. Maybe it will do all the lads some good to play football with others and under different coaches for a few days. One can dream.

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Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Everton could catapult into mobile gaming with its Rovio partnership - The Drum
Last month Premier League football club Everton secured mobile gaming company Rovio as its sleeve partner, cracking open a multitude of unique marketing opportunities in stadium and in the smartphone space for both companies.

Koeman relieved to have a breather amid Everton's run of form - Mirror Online
The international break appears to have come at the right time for the under-pressure Toffees boss.

History maker Leighton Baines tells why he gave up penalty taking - Liverpool Echo
"I've never considered myself a specialist when it comes to penalties," says Baines.

Everton’s Lukaku-shaped hole leaves summer buys looking hollow - The Guardian
Ronald Koeman was applauded for his swift summer recruitment but his failure to replace Everton’s most important departing player shows the pitfalls of judging a team’s health by their transfer activity.

Spurs ready for Chelsea transfer tug-of-war over Everton's Barkley - Mirror Online
Midfielder's price seems sure to drop as he is out of contract next summer — and Spurs switch could be big help for England.

EitC Shortlisted For Charity Times Award -
Everton in the Community has been shortlisted for the ‘Cross-Sector Partnership Award’ at tonight’s Charity Times Awards in recognition of its collaborative work with Edge Hill University and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

What and How to Watch

World Cup Qualifying: Syria vs. Australia, 8 a.m. ET, ESPN3, YouTube
Azerbaijan vs. Czech Republic, 12 p.m. ET, FS2
Armenia vs. Poland, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
England vs. Slovenia, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1, FS2
Northern Ireland vs. Germany, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Bolivia vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Venezuela vs. Uruguay, 5 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Colombia vs. Paraguay, 7:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Chile vs. Ecuador, 7:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Argentina vs. Peru, 7:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV

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