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“Training has been brilliant, everyone respects him and he is the ideal person to lead us out on Saturday.
“The respect the players have for him, we will work our socks off for him and do everything he wants on the pitch.
“He will make sure we are hard to beat but will want us to get the ball in the box and create opportunities.” - Jordan Pickford on training with Duncan Ferguson, who was named the club’s interim manager earlier this week. [EFC]
In a long and rambling interview, club legend Neville Southall not only criticizes Marcel Brands, but also asks the same questions of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri that we have all been wondering. [Echo]
Stay up to date on all the latest news and rumours regarding the manager search on our live blog right here. [RBM]
Looks like we’re going to have some rule changes around the postponement of fixtures due to COVID, injuries and AFCON participation, but it appears to be too little too late after 21 games have already been pushed back for a variety of reasons.
Stage 1: No preparation of fixture postponement during rapid climb of pandemic— NathanAClark (@NathanAClark) January 19, 2022
Stage 2 overcorrection: Easily abusable new rules that lay bare other issues
Stage 3 overcorrection: Near total abandonment of postponing structure forcing matches to happen in absurd circumstances https://t.co/k6xJmcSiZz
Everton Women are back in action on Sunday after their last game against Chelsea was postponed due to COVID cases and injuries in the squad. France international and veteran Kenza Dali says her side will be prepared for West Ham, her former team. [EFC]
There will be no love lost between the two managers this weekend when Aston Villa visit Everton.
“Steven Gerrard is one player I have never liked. He targets smaller players on the pitch. Lets be honest, if Gerrard had have stamped on me he’d be arriving at LA Galaxy spread across several suitcases. Seriously. I hate weasels...”— M I N T (@mintisculture) January 18, 2022
Into these. UTFT#EFC #Everton pic.twitter.com/ggdrbEEPP1
What To Watch
Arsenal take on Liverpool in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. There’s also La Liga and Africa Cup of Nations action.
Full schedule of games worldwide here.