Well, Blues, it’s almost Thanksgiving for those of us in America. Despite the fact that Everton have been ridiculously frustrating this season, we’re thankful to have them in our lives. Thanks to Jordan Pickford for his ridiculous diving stops. Thanks to Aaron Lennon for his resilience. Thanks to Oumar Niasse for...well, everything!
And thanks to you, Royal Blue Mersey readers. It’s been an awesome couple of months here at the site. Our staff appreciates you coming back day after day despite EFC’s ineptitude. There’s strength in numbers, misery loves company and all of that. Seriously, you guys are the bomb!
For our American Blues, enjoy the holiday and don’t get trampled on Black Friday. For all of those elsewhere, we’ll see you in the gamethread later today. Good luck!
In case you missed it
Niasse charged for diving? Here are worse dives that went unpunished!
Oh now we’re really livid!
FA charges Oumar Niasse with diving
Striker has until this evening to appeal.
Former Everton player reveals his “suffering” at Goodison Park
We suffered with you, Gerard.
Wednesday’s Toffee Bites
Klaassen to get another chance in final Europa League home game - Mirror Online
Midfielder who captained Ajax to last season's final of this competition yet to play once under caretaker boss David Unsworth.
Everton should be 'bursting down the door' to appoint Dyche - Liverpool Echo
Jamie Carragher believes Burnley boss' style of play is counting against him when it comes to top jobs
Louis van Gaal confirms no contact made with Everton - Daily Mail Online
Louis van Gaal has not been approached by Everton regarding their vacant manager’s job. Van Gaal is thought to be willing to listen to offers surrounding a return to management.
The area of Everton FC's team which needs improving the most - Daily Post
The Blues have been conceding too many goals in recent games.
Everton to fight FA diving charge against Oumar Niasse - Mirror Online
The Senegalese striker was accused of simulation in the draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
One Cap Is Not Enough, Says England New-Boy Pickford - EvertonFC.com
Jordan Pickford says having one England cap is “not enough” – and he has a lot to do before he can claim to have “made it” as an international footballer.
What and How to Watch
Champions League: CSKA Moscow vs Benfica, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Qarabag vs Chelsea, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Sporting CP vs Olympiakos, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Juventus vs Barcelona, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Atletico Madrid vs Roma, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Andelecht vs Bayern Munich, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Basel vs Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS2
Paris St Germain vs Celtic, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Championship: Ipswich Town vs Sheffield Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3