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Barkley Visits Supporters Club

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Ross Barkley was the star attraction when an Everton delegation visited Ellesmere Port supporters club on Tuesday.

Barkley was joined by Blues legend Graeme Sharp, academy ambassador Ray Hall and head of media and communications Mark Rowan for the visit.

The midfield starlet posed for photos and signed autographs with the Evertonians who had turned out to the event, which was MC'd by media and publications manager Darren Griffiths.

Barkley arrived having helped Everton's reserves to a 2-0 win over Sunderland earlier in the day and stayed for an hour before heading home for some well-earned rest.

Then Darren hosted a Q&A session with Graeme and Ray which covered a range of subjects - mostly relating to matters on the pitch.

Sharpy explained why the Everton number 9 shirt has become such a revered jersey while Ray talked about the aforementioned Barkley and the Club's record in producing talented young player.

There was also time for a raffle and some hot food before proceedings came to a close.

The Ellesmere Port visit was the latest in a sequence of supporters' club visits and on this occasion was preceded by an Everton in the Community coaching session for youngsters at a nearby school.

As well as creating an enjoyable evening for affiliated supporters' clubs, Everton are also using the visits to gain vital feedback from fans on key day-to-day issues like ticketing.

For more details of supporters' clubs, click here.

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  • Today, 14:58

    Both teams preparing for kick off here. Looks like Barkley may start on the left, with Naismith on the right and Eto’o central#COYBYB

  • Today, 14:58

    The two teams are out, we have had the pre-match handshakes are we are all set for kick-off! #SOUvEFC

  • Today, 14:56

    Here come the players…#COYBYB

  • Today, 14:53

    Allez Allez Allez Oh rings out from the packed away end. #coyb