How are we feeling ahead of Everton’s match with Swansea City at the weekend? The boys are headed on the road to take on a team that, on paper, they are superior to. That sounds like disaster for this version of Everton. But there is a certain amount of freedom that comes from playing for nothing.
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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Everton connected to Claudio Ranieri for manager job
Pickford aims higher, links to Kagawa and Baines is still pretty good for an old guy.
Friday’s Toffee Bites
Everton said to be looking at €40m+ winger - Sport Witness
After over one year of relative silence, Everton are back at being linked to the Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.
Should Everton experiment with squad in remaining fixtures? - Prince Rupert's Tower
With not much left to play for this season, should Everton allow some of their fringe players to show their worth to the team in the remaining fixtures?
Allardyce Should Fear Everton Sack as List of Potential Replacements Grows - SI.com
The names are starting to come thick and fast for Everton as the end of the season looms large over the horizon.
Defining date for Everton to unite is fast approaching - The Times
Monday, May 14, 2018: a date which should be ringed in blue at Everton. Not because it will mark the end of a traumatic season, although that is ample enough reason. But, rather, it must signal the start of a move to unify a club fragmented by discord at present.
Keane: Blues Playing With 'More Confidence And Freedom' - EvertonFC.com
Michael Keane believes Everton are playing with “more confidence and freedom” and insists the Toffees are determined to finish the season on a high.
Brougham Out To Create Own Wembley Memories - EvertonFC.com
Georgia Brougham remembers the roar around Wembley that greeted the final whistle as Stockport County clinched promotion to League One. On Sunday she will be 90 minutes away from potentially enjoying a similar high at the national stadium.
What and How to Watch
MLS: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
UEFA Champions League: Semi-Final draw, 7 a.m. ET, FS2
La Liga: Girona vs Real Betis, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Bundesliga: Wolfsburg vs Augsburg, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Angers SCO vs Nice, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Championship: Aston Villa vs Leeds United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN+
MLB: Braves at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET, MLBN
Cardinals at Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET, MLBN
NHL: Flyers at Penguins, game 2, 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Wild at Jets, game 2, 7:30 p.m. ET, USA
Kings at Golden Knights, game 2, 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN