Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Everton lock up Mason Holgate for five more years following Manchester City interest. [RBM]
“One consistent for me is fear of failure and letting other people down. Other things come and go, but that fear of failure has been a constant. And it’s healthy. It’s not a negative thing. You get to an age where nature is going to take its toll and that’s natural. And like a lot of things in life, you may lose something, but you gain something else in so many ways,” says Leighton Baines. [EFC]
Watch extended highlights from Sunday’s draw.
“Our thoughts are with Séamus now. Our doctor Alan Byrne has been in touch with the medical team at Everton and we will wait on their prognosis. It’s not good news as of now but Séamus is a fighter and he will do everything he can do to be on the plane to Slovakia. We will keep our fingers crossed for him,” says Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy. [Echo]
Tim Cahill talks about his time at the club.
“We have the possibility to play in different ways with Tom Davies or Fabian Delph. Maybe they can combine better than Gylfi [Sigurdsson] because they are more powerful players but it depends on the game or what type of game we want to play. If we want to play a game building up from the back, I think Gylfi and André give us the possibility to play better from the back,” says Carlo Ancelotti on Everton’s midfield. [The Guardian]
Bill Kenwright supports Speedo Mick’s charity efforts. [Echo]
“I had practically nothing in my childhood and, suddenly, I can have almost everything. So I value it, I think about the future. The friends who played with me now work in supermarkets, others in the fields. Many friends from the street are in prison. I had everything to be a criminal. Football took me on the right path,” says Richarlison. [Sport Witness]
What To Watch
Plenty of FA Cup, Coupe de France and Coppa Italia action on today.
Full schedule of games here.