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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton are too concerned with the short term

In today’s links: Tosun is getting comfortable, how the Blues plan to monitor Lookman and what’s left to play for

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Everton aren’t a whole lot of fun to watch right now, and it’s all being done with known commodities. Why? Because the manager is fighting for his job and wants to show that he is more than just a relegation battler. That’s not good for Everton.

We already know about Cuco Martina and Oumar Niasse. Show us Luke Garbutt and Cenk Tosun. Ademola Lookman has a ton of skill. Now he’s going to get minutes in Germany rather than for an Everton team with little to play for this season. Morgan Schneiderlin has been a disappointment. Give Beni Baningime some time on the pitch.

Everton need to understand who they are and where they stand. For this season, they are a mediocre team, but they have potential. However, that potential will never be unlocked if Sam Allardyce continues to play the same old veterans because they are safer. Take some risks, Sam. They might pay off.

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Striker speaks about his difficulties getting settled in at Everton

Rooney wants to go into management
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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Liverpool and Everton linked with Germany international midfielder - Liverpool Echo
Less than a week after the transfer window has closed, and already we're looking forward to it swinging back open in the summer.

How Everton will monitor Ademola Lookman's progress - Liverpool Echo
Blues plan to send director of football Steve Walsh to Germany to watch winger.

Reasons why Everton FC's season isn't over just yet - Daily Post
Sam Allardyce said 2017-18 was a 'write-off' but there are issues which need to be resolved.

Deulofeu, Lennon, Lookman: The mistakes Everton have made with wingers - HITC
As Gerard Deulofeu scores for Watford, Aaron Lennon impresses for Burnley and Ademola Lookman nets for Leipzig, Everton's winger mistakes are highlighted.

Mangala: We'll Work Towards A Better Place For Blues -
Eliaquim Mangala has vowed to “work towards a better place for the team” in a bid to help Everton get back to winning ways.

Tosun: Everton Starting To Feel Like Home -
Cenk Tosun says Everton is starting to feel like home after meeting fans at a special event for Season Ticket holders on Tuesday night.

What and How to Watch

Copa del Rey: Sevilla vs Leganes, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newport County, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1
DFB Pokal: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Mainz 05
Schalke 04 vs Wolfsburg, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Timberwolves at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Spurs at Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
NHL: Bruins at Rangers, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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