With the 2008/09 Premier League season two months away – Everton fans’ attentions turned to international football in June courtesy of Euro 2008.
Unfortunately, the Blues had no one taking part in the competition, but it did allow David Moyes a chance to watch potential signings.
Prior to the tournament kicking off, England – who weren’t involved in the Euros – arranged a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.
Phil Jagielka earned his first international cap during this game as Fabio Capello’s side won 3-0.
The no nonsense defender came on at half-time to replace Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand.
Jagielka had impressed since establishing himself in the centre of the Everton defence, prompting Capello to reward the player with an England cap.
And he didn’t disappoint, putting out a solid defensive display to ensure his side kept a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, Lee Carsley moved to Birmingham having spent six years at Goodison – establishing himself as a fans’ favourite along the way.
At the time, Carsley said: "My contract ran out at Everton and I was offered a new deal there but I felt it was time to move on.
"I wanted a new challenge and I didn't necessarily want to go to another Premier League club and struggle with them.”