Jagielka Leads The Way In Another Quality Everton Programme

An exclusive interview with Club captain Phil Jagielka headlines the latest high-quality issue of Everton’s matchday programme.

The Blues host Lincoln City in the FA Cup third round on Saturday and Jagielka explains how memories of “one of my worst days in football” underpin his enduring desire to succeed in the competition. It is nearly 19 years since Jagielka made his professional debut and the centre-back says he is intent on playing for a while yet.

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Andy Hinchcliffe was an integral member of the last Everton team to win the Cup and he is the subject of our former player feature.

Hinchcliffe talks for the first time about overcoming adversity in his personal life to forge a fabulous career at the elite end of his sport.

Goalkeeper Joao Virginia is the focus of a third fascinating interview. The teenage Portuguese reveals he has made a number of sacrifices to pursue his football “dream”, chief among them leaving his family home at the age of 12 to join Benfica.

Manager Marco Silva, writing exclusively, tells supporters his team must return to playing with “intensity and confidence” – and outlines his FA Cup ambitions.

The Club’s Head of Football Strategy, Richard Battle, details the extent of the long-term planning undertaken to ensure Everton remain ahead of the curve on and off the pitch.

Lincoln City chairman Clive Nates happens to be a dyed-in-the-wool Evertonian. He was not going to allow the small matter of living in South Africa prevent him from being at Goodison Park for this weekend’s clash, then. Ahead of his flight, Nates took time to tells us how he came to follow the Club, with a significant nod to the magical Alan Ball.

Insight on our League Two opponents is provided by formidable ex-striker Mick Harford, who launched his career with the Imps before becoming one of the English game’s most recognisable figures during time with Birmingham City, Luton Town and Derby County among others.

Everton Under-23s resume their bid for the Premier League 2 title with a match at Leicester City on Monday night. Insight from David Unsworth’s table-topping squad comes in the shape of an interview with goalkeeper Mateusz Hewelt.

Everton Ladies midfielder Olivia Chance has reached a notable milestone in her recovery from a cruciate knee injury. The New Zealander talks about her excitement at closing on a playing return under new boss Willie Kirk and determination to be at full tilt when her national team kicks off its World Cup finals campaign in France this summer.

And Everton midfielder Beni Baningime reveals how he would spend his dream weekend.

The Everton matchday programme, priced at £3.50, will be on sale around Goodison Park and at various city centre outlets. Click here to order online.

It will also be available from the Everton One and Everton Two megastores. Click here to order online.

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