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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton are a laughingstock...for now

In today’s links: follow up on the Europa League defeat, the ladies signing a striker and a Rooney impression

Atalanta v Everton FC - UEFA Europa League Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

It does not get much worse than that. Entering the game as favorites, Everton were humiliated by Atalanta, a solid but seemingly unimpressive Italian league foe on Thursday night. There’s not much else to say. It was a bad day and, hopefully, there is nowhere to go but up. but this one will sting for a little while.

In case you missed it

Atalanta 3-0 Everton: Disaster
Apocalypse.

Koeman takes the blame, apologizes to Everton fans
Manager’s comments after yet another disgraceful loss.

Man of the Match and Player Grades Poll for Everton at Atalanta
Vote on the player performances from today’s game.

Friday’s Toffee Bites

Ladies Land Sweetman-Kirk - EvertonFC.com
The ladies added a goalscorer on deadline day. Imagine that.

"Will Koeman bid £20m in January?" Toffees' loss is WBA's gain - Birmingham Mail
Gareth Barry has been having a better time away from Goodison Park this season.

Manchester United move on from Rooney while Everton miss Lukaku - ESPN FC
There'll be nostalgia as Romelu Lukaku and Man United meet Wayne Rooney and Everton on Sunday but the latter are alone in missing what they have lost.

Transfer spree that got EFC fans so excited is smoke and mirrors - Mirror Online
Big-spending Blues who failed to replace top-scorer Romelu Lukaku after July move to Manchester United were powder-puff in attack again as Atalanta over-ran them in their Europa League group opener

Koeman gets the wrong kind of reaction, solution is far from clear - Liverpool Echo
Welp, the Europa League was supposed to provide solace from the Premier League. That didn't happen on Thursday.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Bournemouth vs. Brighton, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN
La Liga: Eibar vs. Leganes, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Hannover 96 vs. Hamburger SV, 2:30 p.m ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Toulouse vs. Bordeaux, 2:45 p.m ET
Women’s Friendly: United States vs. New Zealand, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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