I had forgotten how relaxing a weekend could be when you remove Everton from your life for a few days. There were no clenched fists. There was no stress. There were no sad naps. For a while, everything was ok. And yet, I missed screaming at the television for two hours. Football is a crazy thing.
In case you missed it
Everton linked again with Manchester United defender
It’s not Luke Shaw being talked about this time though.
Everton link for Porto striker makes no sense
If he isn’t a truly world-class forward then why are we here?
Monday’s Toffee Bites
Blue Girls Strike Six On Way To Semis - EvertonFC.com
Everton Ladies progressed to the semi-finals of the SSE Women’s FA Cup after a 6-1 victory over Durham Women on Sunday afternoon, with either Arsenal waiting in the next round.
Everton join West Ham in race for Championship star - Bristol Post
Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks could be made available in the summer.
Duncan Ferguson backs Cenk Tosun to keep scoring for Everton - Sky Sports
Duncan Ferguson has backed Cenk Tosun to become a success at Everton after extra one-on-one training sessions with the player.
Dowell looking for his chance at Everton - ToffeeWeb
Kieran Dowell says he would "love" the opportunity to make the step at Everton but would consider returning to Nottingham Forest on loan for next season.
Gareth Southgate impressed by Everton's Jordan Pickford - Sky Sports
Gareth Southgate was impressed by Jordan Pickford's World Cup audition as the battle to become England's number one heats up.
The players Everton have let go - and the regrets the Blues could have - Liverpool Echo
How well do Everton usually sell?
What and How to Watch
Friendlies: Portugal vs Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Nuggets at 76ers, 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Celtics at Suns, 10 p.m. ET, NBA TV
NHL: Capitals at Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN
MLB: Phillies at Pirates, 1:05 p.m. ET, MLBN