The manager situation at Everton has jumped the shark. One minute Paulo Fonseca is the man. The next, Sam Allardyce is getting an extension. Now, they are going back to the coach they wanted months and months ago. Who knows what is true and what isn’t. But what this whole situation has achieved is making the Everton board and ownership look confused, fractured and rudderless.
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Anderlecht negotiating to keep Onyekuru for another year.
Toffees Mailbag: The case for & against Allardyce, plus Baines, Pickford & Vlasic thoughts
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions.
Friday’s Toffee Bites
What might have been for Everton FC in chase for Brazilian striker - Daily Post North Wales
Blues missed out on potential target Willian Jose last summer.
Tim Cahill on how Duncan Ferguson created havoc against Liverpool - Liverpool Echo
The former Blues midfielder has been discussing his time at Goodison Park.
Tim Cahill: Yes, I’ve played jetlagged – it’s a big reason why I left Everton - FourFourTwo
The socceroo’s constant jet-setting between Australia and England contributed to his decision to leave Everton.
Stat Pack: Everton v Southampton - EvertonFC.com
Blues statistician Gavin Buckland and evertonresults.com provided the club’s website with all the must-know numbers from the upcoming weekend clash.
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