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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Apollon is a must-win for Everton

In today’s links: quotes from Koeman, McCarthy gets an Ireland call, and the defense is thin

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We have reached yet another match day for Everton. This one may be the most important so far. They do not technically HAVE to win, but if they don’t they could be in a world of hurt. Apollon are the underdogs of the group and the Blues should handle them at home despite their latest injury woes. Please, Everton! Take all three points from this one.

In case you missed it

Everton v Apollon Limassol - Europa League Match Preview
Toffees without a number of players for Thursday’s Group E match.

Koeman offers hints towards team selection ahead of Europa League tie
Toffees insists he will play his strongest possible side on Thursday.

Toffees Mailbag: The Oumar Niasse song, supporting Everton, FIFA 18
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Evertonish related questions.

Thursday’s Toffee Bites

'Everton must come first' - Koeman warns McCarthy after Ireland call - Liverpool Echo
Martin O'Neill did NOT consult Koeman before latest squad announcement.

Everton given wake-up call by boss before latest Europa League clash - Mirror Online
Blues have ­conceded the opening goal in six of their last seven matches ahead of Thursday clash with Apollon Limassol.

Rooney, Sigurdsson and Klaassen conundrum for Koeman and Everton - ESPN FC
Ronald Koeman has a problem: fitting Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen into his team.

Jags and Keane to miss Everton's game with Apollon Limassol - Sky Sports
Everton will be without defenders Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane for Thursday's Europa League game at home to Cypriot side Apollon Limassol, manager Ronald Koeman has said.

Koeman has no regrets over Oumar Niasse’s Europa League snub - The Guardian
Ronald Koeman had omitted Oumar Niasse from of his Europa League squad, and reckons there is no point worrying about it now.

Watch: Blues Prepare For Apollon -
Pretty self-explanatory here. It's a short video of the Blues training.

What and How to Watch

Europa League: Everton vs. Apollon Limassol
BATE vs. Arsenal, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Salzburg vs. Marseille, 1 p.m. ET, Sky Sports Go
Zenit vs. Real Sociedad, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Nice vs. Vitesse, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Ludogorets vs. Hoffenheim, 3:05 p.m. ET, Sky Sports Go
AC Milan vs. Rijeka, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Lyon vs. Atalanta, 3:05 p.m. ET, FS1
NFL: Bears at Packers, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

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