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Accrington Stanley announce Everton friendly

It’ll be interesting to see who plays in this one

Accrington Stanley v Everton - Pre Season Friendly
Everton played Accrington Stanley in a friendly in 2013
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The last time Everton played against League Two side Accrington Stanley, it was Roberto Martinez’s first match in charge of the Blues on English soil in what turned out to be a pretty good season. Former Blue James Beattie was in charge of the hosts and the Toffees were convincing 4-1 winners, with Darron Gibson (!), Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Leon Osman getting the goals.

A couple of days ago Accrington Stanley announced on their website that Everton would be visiting the Wham Stadium on Saturday July 15th, which poses an interesting conundrum since the Toffees might not even be in England on that date.

Wham!
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The Blues take on Gor Mahia in East Africa on Thursday the 13th, and then are scheduled to be in Holland to play Twente on the 19th. Unless Ronald Koeman wants to get his side used to playing every 3-4 days early on in summer, it’s likely that the youth team and other backups will feature in this game.

JULY

  • Sat Jul 1 - Summer transfer window opens
  • Mon Jul 3 - Players return to training
  • Thu Jul 13 - Pre-season: vs Gor Mahia (A)
  • Sat July 15 - Pre-season: vs Accrington Stanley (A)
  • Wed Jul 19 - Pre-season: vs FC Twente (A)
  • Sat Jul 22 - Pre-season: vs KRC Genk (A)
  • Thu Jul 27 - Europa League 3rd qualifying round (1st leg) (TBD)

AUGUST

  • Thu Aug 3 - Europa League 3rd qualifying round (2nd leg) (TBD)
  • Sun Aug 6 - Pre-season: vs Sevilla (H)
  • Sun Aug 13 - Premier League Matchday 1: vs Stoke City (H)
  • Thu Aug 17 - Europa League Playoff round (1st leg) (TBD)
  • Sat Aug 19 - Premier League Matchday 2: vs Manchester City (A)*
  • Thu Aug 24 - Europa League Playoff round (2nd leg) (TBD)
  • Sat Aug 26 - Premier League Matchday 3: vs Chelsea (A)*
  • Thu Aug 31 - Summer transfer window closes

SEPTEMBER

  • Sat Sep 9 - Premier League Matchday 4: vs Tottenham Hotspur (H)
  • Thu Sep 14 - Europa League Group Stage Matchday 1 (TBD)
  • Sat Sep 16 - Premier League Matchday 5: vs Manchester United (A)*
  • Wed Sep 20 - Carabao Cup 3rd round (TBD)
  • Sat Sep 23 - Premier League Matchday 6: vs AFC Bournemouth (H)
  • Sat Sep 30 - Premier League Matchday 7: vs Burnley (H)