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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Silva backs ‘perfect’ Pickford

Recapping the Everton news from yesterday

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

After Jordan Pickford’s latest star turn for England between the sticks, his manager at Everton Marco Silva is certainly appreciative of how good he can be on the ball when initiating attacks. [EFC]

Meanwhile, the national media can’t get enough of Pickford either, with a catchy tagline for the keeper too - “a new breed of goalkeeper who are the first line of attack rather than the last line of defence”. [Daily Mail]

Pickford has certainly been one of the few bright spots at Goodison Park since last season, and here’s a look at why the atmosphere at the Grand Old Lady has been deteriorating. [RBM]

Bernard is focusing on hitting his stride with the Toffees first before trying to catch the eye of his international manager Tite and join his Everton teammate Richarlison in the Brazil set-up. [EFC]

Things have not been going well for Ashley Williams, but he appeared to roll back the years in a man of the match performance for his 82nd cap for Wales in their 1-0 win over a toothless Republic of Ireland side in Dublin last night. [BBC]

Kieran Dowell hasn’t had too many opportunities to play either in recent months, but showed exactly what he was capable of last night for the England Under-21s. [EFC]

Speaking of the young Blues, here’s a long hard look at the recent Academy graduates, and why they seem to be struggling to make an impact at the Premier League level. [RBM]

Let’s finish up with some transfer rumours, including one which seems to have dragged on for months now.

It appears Aaron Ramsey will indeed be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season and since three-quarters of the Premier League have been linked with him already, let’s add Everton to that list again. [Sports Mole]

What To Watch

With another international break come and gone, we prepare again for the return of club football, and Everton. This also means that there won’t be much football to watch on telly for the next couple of days, so enjoy the best of the baseball playoffs and the NHL season for now.

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