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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Silva’s progressive style, Dowell loan move, Barkley’s ‘stupid’ tattoos

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday

Everton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

  • Here is how having two free-roamers upfront meant Everton were pretty aimless in attack for long periods, and something Marco Silva is unlikely to do again. [RBM]
  • Game-winner Dominic Calvert-Lewin is full of praise for Silva, saying his attacking style is bringing the best out of the forward corps at the Blues. [EFC]
  • Sometimes stats tell the whole story, and sometimes they highlight things you didn’t notice during the game. These five are a mix of both. [RBM]
  • We all had a good laugh when Andre Gomes went sprawling in the game against Crystal Palace, as if the turf monster himself had jumped up to take him down. What was even more ironic though was that it was a Liverpool fan gaining Twitter mileage on the slip when.. well, you all know how this goes.
  • Nikola Vlasic has done well during his loan spell so far - however, the comments coming out from his camp appear designed to want a move away from Everton. [RBM]
  • Another loanee Matthew Pennington knows his struggling Ipswich Town side needs a big win midweek against his former teammates at Leeds United. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
  • Apparently Kieran Dowell is being targeted by Middlesbrough for a January loan deal. Couldn’t do him any harm, going to the top side in the Championship. [HITC]
  • Ross Barkley has had his left arm tattoo sleeve surgically removed, including the large date that commemorated his first Everton start. Interestingly, he called getting the tattoos “a stupid thing”. He had started the tattoo removal process back in June 2017, so it’s odd that it’s become news now. [Times]
  • The Tunnel Access videos are some of our favourites, and with a win this weekend’s was excellent too.

What To Watch

European football time again, starting with at least one juicy clash in the Champions League today - the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United with his new team Juventus. Embattled giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also in action, as are Manchester City and AS Roma.

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