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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton to babysit Rooney on international breaks

In today’s links: Barton criticizes Everton, a review of the transfer window and Pickford’s growth

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

The international break is all over and soon the rest of Everton’s first-teamers will trickle back into Finch Farm for training ahead of this weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Not much “on field” news today, but that’s how it is on Merseyside this September 6th.

In case you missed it

Everton announce 27-man Europa League squad
Barkley and Coleman are included while Bolasie misses out - the rules seem quite convoluted on this.

Where will Vlasic fit in with current Everton squad?
Pace and creativity injection should sharpen dull forward corps.

Kevin Mirallas linked with loan move to Turkish giants
Don’t get your hopes up.

Wednesday’s Bites

Pickford: Everton Pros Will Push Me On - EvertonFC.com
“It’s been perfect,” Jordan Pickford told evertonfc.com when asked about his first three months with Everton.

Koeman warns Rooney he'll be closely monitored from now on - Mirror Online
Ronald Koeman is a strict disciplinarian and feels let down having demanded Rooney's best behaviour when re-signing him.

They Were The Best Years of Our Lives - ToffeeWeb
Norma Vernon recounts life as the wife of an Everton player. She was married to Roy Vernon, who was a Toffee from 1960-65.

Scared of the Change, Lad? - GrandOldTeam
A perfect description of how many Evertonians feel about Ross Barkley right now.

A reflection of Everton's Transfer Window - GrandOldTeam
A review of how the Blues fared this summer, and what it all means.

Joey Barton criticises Everton over Matthew Pennington deal - HITC
Former Rangers and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton criticised Everton on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning.

What and How to Watch

Major League Soccer: New York City FC vs. Sporting KC, 7:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NASL: Miami vs. New York Cosmos, 8 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
USL: City Islanders vs, Tampa Bay Rowdies, 6:30 p.m ET, YouTube
Whitecaps II vs. Tulsa Roughnecks, 10 p.m. ET, YouTube
LA Galaxy II vs. Reno 1868, 10:30 p.m ET, YouTube
Phoenix Rising vs. Orange County, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3, YouTube
NCAA Women’s Soccer: Bowling Green vs. Detroit Mercy, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Canisius vs. Cleveland State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Copa Argentina: Sarmiento vs. Sacachispas, 8:10 p.m ET

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