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Bill Kenwright Memorial Service
Everton’s first-team squad have arrived for Bill Kenwright’s memorial service. pic.twitter.com/Ps0QVyyEVz— BBC Sport Merseyside (@bbcmerseysport) December 18, 2023
A number of Everton legends were in attendance for the service, including Adrian Heath:
“He always kept in touch - as soon as you left Everton you were never forgotten, as far as Bill was concerned. I went to one (a show) in New York with him and he invited me and my wife. I remember him telling Joan Rivers for about three hours how good I was, so he made me feel good. He never let us forget who we played for. As I say, he’s going to be sorely missed by a lot of people.” [Echo]
Major figures from football and the arts celebrated the life of a man hailed as a giant of both worlds. [Echo]
Here’s Tim Cahill with his thoughts -
"He's a blue through and through. He taught me a lot about Everton. He always looked out for me and I appreciated that a lot."— BBC Sport Merseyside (@bbcmerseysport) December 18, 2023
️ @Tim_Cahill pays tribute to Bill Kenwright, ahead of the #EFC chairman's memorial service at Liverpool Cathedral pic.twitter.com/zLfBvvaM5x
Amadou Onana with his first 90 minutes since coming back from a calf injury and back in the goals too.— Sanny Rudravajhala (@Sanny_Rudra) December 17, 2023
I caught up with him last month for @SkySportsNews.
Everton fans, what'll come across here is how wise he is for only 22 years of age. A good lad. #EFC @Everton pic.twitter.com/Ha8OlVG8tF
With the improved performances comes more attention, of course.
Arsenal are already planning for life without Thomas Partey. Aston Villa midfielders Douglas Luiz & Jacob Ramsey are highly rated by recruitment staff. Joao Palhinha is another who is under consideration. Everton’s Amadou Onana is being watched closely. [@SamiMokbel81_DM] #afc pic.twitter.com/wa1BMxjhHH— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 18, 2023
Sean Dyche spoke to evertontv following Everton’s impressive 2-0 win at Burnley. [EFC]
I spoke to the players and we commend them as staff because the strength of the group, often, is the strength of the people outside of the main starting XI at the current time. It’s hard to put into words but the respect I have for that group looking after themselves and us... it’s basically common sense but it’s not easy when you’re not playing to just absolutely stick to your task - train right, look after yourself - because when your chance comes, you have to go in and play well.
Everton in the Community has secured significant funding from the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund to develop its Blue Base Pantry which tackles financial hardship in North Liverpool. [EFC]
Michael Keane made it into the Alan Shearer Team of the Week.
Alan Shearer has picked his Team of the Week for Matchweek 17— Premier League (@premierleague) December 18, 2023
Would you change any of his selections? pic.twitter.com/0GIH6occUs
What is the plan for Jack Harrison when his loan deal ends? [Leeds All Over]
Everton are interested in signing former Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye, but the Senegalese striker has no intention of leaving Marseille. [Foot Mercato]
Amadou Onana recognises that Everton are benefitting from a “healthier” mentality amongst the squad and believes his side’s strong form is helped by an “extra push” provided by Evertonians - both at home and away. [EFC]
Amadou Onana Evertonians— Everton (@Everton) December 18, 2023
Catch up on the Everton players who are currently out on loan including a fine performance from Stanley Mills. [EFC]
The latest edition of “My Everton” is now available to read. [EFC]
Burnley have launched an investigation after an Everton fan gatecrashed their coaches’ room before Saturday’s clash at Turf Moor. [Daily Mail]
Marco Silva has given his team update ahead of the Carabao Cup match at Goodison Park on Tuesday. [WestLondonSport.com]
Michael Ball conceded that he has been critical of this Everton team in the past, but the best thing about them at the moment is that they continue to prove him wrong. [Echo]
Got to love this one:
Jack Harrison’s mum sitting in the Everton away end. pic.twitter.com/IY2prLGxmJ— JAY (@any_spare) December 18, 2023
What to Watch
Carabao Cup quarter finals start with Everton taking on Fulham at Goodison along with Port Vale hosting Middlesborough and Chelsea taking on Newcastle United.
Full schedule of games here.
WOW! Check out what's here just in time for Christmas!— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) November 29, 2023
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