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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Silva opens Blue Base, internationals update

The new manager is getting involved with EitC activities

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Marco Silva had talked about his interest in getting involved with some of the pioneering work that Everton in the Community (EitC) does, and he got his first chance to do that yesterday. The manager helped inaugurate the Blue Base, a converted function centre for the less fortunate fans to be able to enjoy the Toffees’ games near Goodison Park. Read more here. [EFC]

Kieran Dowell is not getting much game time, should Silva throw him on more, or is a return to the Under-23s or a January loan on the cards? [Liverpool Echo]

Henry Onyekuru is enjoying his time with the Nigerian national squad, which is great news for the Blues and their pursuit of a work permit for the player. [Complete Sports Nigeria]

Speaking of international football, the UEFA Nations League tournament kicks off today, so here’s what we need to know about the competition. [RBM]

Another good video to watch from Everton, this time it’s the ‘From All Angles’ feature -

What To Watch

Finally some competitive football! In the Nations League tournament there’s a number of games but World Cup flops Germany versus World Cup winners France sounds like a tasty fixture.

There are some friendly games too, with Portugal vs Croatia the pick of those. There are a number of Evertonians involved with the England U-21 side that plays Netherlands in a qualifier. Full schedule of matches here.

In the US Open, the women’s semifinals take center stage with Serena Williams taking on Anastasija Sevastova and Madison Keys playing Naomi Osaka.

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