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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Onana and McNeil reactions, Arteta’s curse and DCL fitness worries

Recapping all the Everton FC news from yesterday


Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Check out the three takeaways from the great victory over Arsenal. [RBM]

There are reports that Everton are sweating on Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fitness for the Merseyside Derby after he left the Arsenal match after 60 minutes. [Echo]

An interesting view from Alan Myers on what is required to get Everton’s leadership to return to watch games at Goodison Park. [Sky Sports]

Man of the Match Amadou Onana is “On The Ball” [EFC]

Dwight McNeil has spoken out on the change of manager and his improvement in play:

“I knew so far this season I hadn’t been at my best and low on confidence, but with the new manager coming and still half a season to go, I saw it as a fresh start. [It is about] getting back to basics and building from there - my confidence came from there. It was a good team performance as well.

I definitely want to build on this now, especially having played like that against a team as good as Arsenal. Now we need to focus on the big game that’s coming up with the derby. We have to be ready as a team.” [EFC]

Everton FC v Arsenal FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Proof that there is a curse for Mikel Arteta when he steps onto the hallowed turf at Goodison Park. [Four Four Two]

Everton’s Barclays Women’s Super League fixture against Liverpool on Sunday 26 March will now take place at Goodison Park. It will be the first time a WSL fixture between the two sides has been hosted at the stadium. [EFC]

Former Everton player Christian Atsu — currently with Hatayspor in Turkey — has been missing following the terrible earthquakes that have devastated the country. Atsu is believed to still be trapped under the rubble as search and rescue attempts continue to find survivors. [Mirror]

BSC Young Boys v Everton FC - UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Everton’s kit man was reportedly forced to pay a trip to Sports Direct - after Sean Dyche’s new training regimen caught the club unawares without enough shin pads for training! [Echo]

Sean Dyche looks like he is going to use ex-Burnley player Steven DuFour to help with Amadou Onana’s development. [Liverpool World]

Great to see Alan Shearer speaking so highly of three Evertonians in his team of the week. [Premier League]

What To Watch

Four FA Cup replays are on tap today including Sheffield United’s attempt to stop the Hollywood funded team from Wrexham. Also, another game in the Club World Cup with Flamengo taking on Al Hilal.

Full schedule of games here.

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