Mangala Outlines Blues Plans In Matchday Programme

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Deadline day signing Eliaquim Mangala is the headline attraction in Saturday’s edition of the matchday programme.

The towering defender, who could make his home debut when Crystal Palace visit Goodison Park this weekend, was captured on loan from Manchester City in the nick of time and made his Blues bow against Arsenal last weekend.

While that experience didn’t go as he would have liked, France international Mangala explains that the winning mentality he has developed over trophy-laden spells at Standard Liege, Porto and Manchester City will carry on now he is with the Toffees.

Joining him in the issue is Everton’s Performance Director Dr Ryland Morgans. Having been brought in by Sam Allardyce, Dr Morgans explains how he goes about bringing the best out of the squad and why he had no hesitation to link up again with a “forward-thinking” manager he previously worked with at Palace.

Mangala programme

Former Blues and Crystal Palace keeper Nigel Martyn recalls the rise of a young Wayne Rooney and gives his thoughts on current Everton number one Jordan Pickford, while John Motson recounts some of the highlights from covering the Blues over his illustrious career behind the microphone. 

Our usual round-up from around the Club sees David Unsworth reflect on lessons learned for his Under-23s against Arsenal, Georgia Brougham hail the Ladies’ come-from-behind FA Women’s Cup win over Bristol City, and young midfielder Tom Scully look ahead to a crunch period for the Under-18s.

Both Allardyce and skipper Phil Jagielka give their thoughts from the manager’s office and dressing room respectively in their regular columns, and we also hear from comedian Kevin Day, who helps assess his beloved Eagles.

Available around the ground for £3.50, fans can also purchase a digital version of every edition of the matchday programme. Click here to find out more.

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