Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
“I was that mentally tired from focusing so much on getting fit, I wasn’t as fresh as I should have been, not fully fit, so I was chasing my tail. I think I underestimated how long I’d been out.
“I expected to be fitter and faster and stronger – I overlooked people had played 20 games, I’d played three and not kicked a ball for four months.” - Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been talking about the mental health struggles he faced after his series of long injury layoffs last season. [EFC]
Everton and Dynamo Kiev have preliminary agreed to play a friendly, on Friday 29th July, with a kick-off time of 19:45pm. Everton offered the friendly match at Goodison Park to Dynamo Kyiv, to raise additional funds to support the Ukraine fund— The Bobble (@ElBobble) July 6, 2022
Everton have made a midfield signing, but it’s for the Under-18 side. Northern Ireland international Jack Patterson has joined the Blues. [BBC]
The Blues will be playing in Baltimore and then Minneapolis in less than two weeks, and Everton’s US Supporters’ Club network will be hosting fan events for both games. [EFC]
Evertonians have been worried that the Blues might go for Jesse Lingard but there’s two MLS clubs that might sign him and save us. [ESPN]
The Toffees are among a number of teams being linked with Claremont striker Mohamed Bayo who has had another good season for the Ligue 1 club, with the Guinea international bagging 14 goals and 6 assists. [FootMercato]
What To Watch
We are into the doldrums of summer but there’s some competitive football on - the women’s European championship is underway as are the Europa Conference League qualifiers.
Full schedule of games worldwide here.