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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Joleon Lescott discusses his move from Everton to Manchester City

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In today’s links: a Hornby scouting report, the Ladies make two moves and DCL can succeed with Big Sam

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The transfer window really is a wild time. Fans get caught up in the rumours, gossip and click bait around the web. But let’s pump the brakes. Remember that these are people with families and concerns beyond just their job, which happens to be playing soccer.

While it may make perfect sense to you and your buddies for Player A to make a transfer to a bigger club, maybe it doesn’t make perfect sense for them. What if his kids like the school they are in? What if his family is nearby his current club? The point is that there doesn’t need to be a reason. If he makes the move, that’s great, but if he doesn’t, do go psycho on social media regarding an issue you likely only half understand.

Ok, enough preaching. Onto the news of the day...

In case you missed it

Everton consider Ademola Lookman loan
Young forward not getting the game time he needs.

Sandro Ramirez demands an immediate transfer
And who could blame him?

Fenerbahce back in for frozen out Everton midfielder
Like several others, the Dutchman has found himself out in the cold.

Friday’s Toffee Bites

Everton's Fraser Hornby could be the solution for Toffees - Daily Mail Online
The Mail's scout is a t"op football expert" who attends matches each week searching for the next star. This week it's 18-year-old Everton striker Fraser Hornby.

Everton should do all they can to sign Joe Bryan - HITC
The Bristol City left-back would be an excellent signing for Everton.

A player's view of the transfer window: Joleon Lescott reveals all - Sky Sports
The former Everton defender discussed his experience with the transfer window, including his big move from Merseyside to Manchester City.

Kelly: Time To Repay Everton's Faith - EvertonFC.com
Everton Ladies forward Chloe Kelly is looking to repay the faith shown in her by the Club after sealing a permanent move from Arsenal.

Ladies Land Hinds From Arsenal - EvertonFC.com
Everton Ladies have completed the signing of England Under-20s defender Taylor Hinds from Arsenal.

Allardyce Backed To Bring Best Out Of DCL - EvertonFC.com
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will prosper under the management of Sam Allardyce – and a brief spell “out of the firing line” will be “hugely beneficial” for the 20-year-old striker.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Athletic Club vs Eibar, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Dijon vs Rennes, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
FA Cup: Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading, 2:45 p.m. ET, BBC Radio
Yeovil Town vs Manchester United, 2:55 p.m. ET, FS1
NBA: Rockets at Pelicans, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

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