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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Oumar Niasse is the best person alive

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In today’s links: Holgate’s excited, Cahill’s going to Russia and Everton are affordable

Everton v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Put yourself in Oumar Niasse’s shoes and go back in time a few years. First, he was Roberto Martinez’s prized target in January. Then, Everton sack the boss just months later. Almost immediately, new gaffer Ronald Koeman cast him away as “not good enough”. The man trained with the U23s exclusively and had his locker taken away. But he pushes on and fights for his place, ultimately becoming Everton’s best scorer at the moment. Even still, he won’t bad mouth Koeman.

He’s the best.

In case you missed it

Blues linked with another central midfielder!
Seriously with these midfielder transfer rumours though.

Watford reject Everton approach for Marco Silva amid tapping up allegations
The Pozzos love money, just do the deal already.

Everton’s indecision saves them from Sam Allardyce
Phew.

Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Holgate Backing Everton To Come Out 'Firing' On League Return - EvertonFC.com
Mason Holgate says Everton will go to Crystal Palace “buzzing” and intent on coming out “firing” in pursuit of a second Premier League success on the bounce.

Tearful Everton hero Tim Cahill books World Cup spot with Australia - Liverpool Echo
Former Blues midfielder qualifies for fourth finals.

Niasse on why he feels sorry for sacked Ronald Koeman - Liverpool Echo
Blues forward admits he had difficult times under the Dutchman at Goodison - but that's all in the past now.

Everton season tickets cheaper than Premier League average - Liverpool Echo
Cheapest season tickets at Goodison Park cost £420 - £44 less than the average for other top flight clubs.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Valencia vs Legnaes, 3:25 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
FA Cup: Billericay Town vs Leatherhead, 2:45 p.m. Et, fuboTV
NFL: Titans at Steelers, 8:25 p.m. ET, NBC, NFL Network, Amazon
NBA: Warriors at Celtics, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Rockets at Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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