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It’s difficult to know where to start really after last week’s opening day debacle.
Strange isn’t it how you look forward all summer to the new season and the big kick off and within the space of 90 minutes (or 45 even!!!) you can then feel totally deflated, wishing you were back on a beach somewhere in the Med!
Isn't it great to get back to 'real' football?
As much as I enjoy time off in the summer months I simply can’t wait for the big kick off.
At last we can escape from the meaningless friendlies, which, let's face it, just don't cut the mustard.
We can now escape from the utter drivel that’s spouted throughout the course...
Blackpool. Sun, sea, sand and a stadium.
Bloomfield Road, to be precise, and the sixth port of call on Everton's jam-packed pre-season schedule.
And as we set off from Goodison on the M6, as if on cue, the sun began to peak through the clouds and set the perfect scene for the clash with the Seasiders.
A quick stop...
There's not long left of the pre-season tour and attention is now firmly on Wednesday's clash with the All-Stars.
There was plenty of ball retention and pressing work at training, as well as some sprint drills to keep everyone razor sharp.
One unusual sight was Tony Hibbert with the goalie gloves on! The full-back borrowed a pair from Tim Howard and faced...
Another Monday and another marathon day of travelling.
The Everton squad were up super-early to catch an 8am flight from Edmonton to Salt Lake City in preparation for Wednesday's All-Star game.
After a slow progression out of the Canadian city and a two-hour flight, the Blues arrived in Utah and were greeted by baking temperature of 30 degrees-plus.
It was swiftly onto the...
After enjoying an evening of baseball earlier in the week, some Everton players were treated to IndyCar action on Sunday.
IndyCar is a motor racing series featuring cars similar to Formula 1 which takes place in North America.
The most recent race was in Edmonton and Blues players were invited to watch the action unfold.
The noise of the engines and speed...
Everton trained right alongside the Seattle Sounders during Friday's session.
And the day ended with a trip to the Seattle Mariners baseball game for some of the players.
Freddie Ljungberg and Kasey Keller were part of the Sounders' training session and Ljungberg chatted to Tim Cahill and Steve Round afterwards.
Keller also spoke with Cahill and Phil Neville for a while as the...
The change in focus at Thursday's training session was noticeable, as the clash with River Plate approaches.
There was much more ball work and it seemed to please the lads.
Before the session got underway, though, evertonfc.com's camera was borrowed by Yakubu.
The striker felt like being on the other side of the lense for a change, and proceeded to fire off a...