Perhaps I’m alone on this front, but the amount of talk that has gone on about Everton’s new stadium is ridiculous. It’s gonna happen. Have a little faith in the club that they will respect tradition in the process of construction this beast. It seems pretty clear that they understand what the fans don’t want and they have roped in a well-respected designer for the project. Of course there will be little bits of news every now and then, but let’s get this show on the road. Enough with the rumours. Just do it!
In case you missed it
Who could Everton target from Premier League clubs bound for relegation?
There are some gems to be found at the wrong end of the table too.
England’s number one to hail from Finch Farm
The Three Lions’ manager has made his decision.
Friday’s Toffee Bites
New Everton stadium plans defended by Mayor Anderson - Liverpool Echo
Anderson also calls for 60,000-seat new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Expected XI: Guardiola to go with this 4-3-3 against Everton - The Daily Star
City need just three wins to wrap up the title, as arch-rivals Manchester United sit 16 points behind in second place with just eight games to go.
Transfer Rater: Jack Wilshere to Everton, Claudio Marchisio to NYCFC - ESPN
The American outlet is skeptical of the Arsenal man’s move to Merseyside.
Spence Looks At Positives After Closely-Contested Draw - EvertonFC.com
Everton Ladies manager Andy Spence insists that despite drawing against Sunderland on Wednesday night, the Blue Girls can take positives following their return to WSL1 action.
Sigurdsson: Role Was Bringing Out My Best - EvertonFC.com
Gylfi Sigurdsson believes he was showing his best form in an Everton shirt under manager Sam Allardyce and is confident the Blues “are going in the right direction”.
What and How to Watch
MLS: Toronto FC vs Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. ET, MLS Live
Championship: Brentford vs Sheffield United, 10 a.m. ET, ESPN3
Middlesbrough vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Derby County vs Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
League One: Oxford United vs Scunthorpe United, 7:45 a.m. ET, ESPN3
MLB: Pirates at Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET, MLBN
Yankees at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET, MLBN
Red Sox at Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET, MLBN
NHL: Lightning vs Rangers, 7 p.m. ET, NHLN
NBA: Pelicans at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Clippers at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN