Just in time for Christmas, the new Everton magazine is stuffed with the latest of all things Blue over the festive period.
A perfect stocking-filler, we have made sure the December edition is packed with news, reaction, exclusives and the best imagery from around the club.
So what’s on offer in the issue? Well, Sylvain Distin will be 36 soon but his fantastic career shows no signs of allowing age to catch up and he takes his place as the featured player.
The Frenchman recalls the first few months of his time in England when he joined Newcastle United on loan from Paris St Germain, and reveals his initial thoughts on just how long he thought he would be this side of the English channel – take it from us, he got that completely wrong!
Of course, we also have a second feature interview and who better than Bryan Oviedo to step up to the plate? The Costa Rican has softened the blow of losing Leighton Baines to injury in recent weeks with goals, clean sheets and plenty of enterprise down the Everton left and he reveals just how good it’s been to finally grab his chance in the Blues’ starting XI.
There’s plenty more from the Toffees first-team as Tim Howard reacts to the World Cup draw in which his US side have been placed in tough group with Germany, Portugal and Ghana.
Our American glovesman also recognises his accomplishment in breaking the record for most Premier League starts, last held by David Unsworth.
Steven Pienaar also reflects on the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, in an emotional and heartfelt piece, and Tony Hibbert names those who have had an influence on his career.
Elsewhere, there is the usual sit down with Blues boss Roberto Martinez, a catch-up on the fortunes of three of our youngsters out on loan, the latest from the Under-21s, Under-18s and Ladies.
John Gidman is the former player, Tony Bellew brings us his latest column and Chris Kamara reminisces about a memorable trip to Goodison when he was trying his hand at management.
We told you – this issue is packed!
Out now at local retailers, the latest issue of the Everton magazine is also on sale online here. Back issues and subscriptions are also available.