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I was pleasantly surprised by our comfortable victory over AEK Athens. I think all of us would have settled for any sort of win and the three points following our disappointing defeat at Fulham on Sunday.
I headed to Goodison Park somewhat apprehensive, believing that the Greeks would provide more than a match for us, particularly with the loss of Phil...
I know I’ve said this before but that first international break really does annoy me. Just when you’re right back into your club football it’s break time...madness! Never mind, only another two of those before Christmas!
Having now secured their qualification, England will no doubt be clear favourites to win the World Cup as all the newspapers go OTT...and the build...
News has reached evertonfc.com that Goodison Park (the racehorse) will run again on Saturday.
The novice had an encouraging outing on debut a couple of weeks ago but finished outside the places at Newcastle.
But Goodison is back and races at Redcar at 6.20pm, as part of an eight-strong field over seven furlongs.
Our sources at Paddy Power suspect some long odds on...
So it was job done over in Olomouc, not that it was really ever in doubt of course after that four nil first leg victory! Only one real scare and that was the rather harsh dismissal of Tony Hibbert (or was it Gary Hibbert as our official team sheet stated!!........maybe that means he won’t be banned for our first group...
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...