What The Papers Say - 8 May
Awards evening reaction in Thursday's press round-up.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Everton’s End of Season Awards dominates Thursday's Liverpool Echo, with Sylvain Distin extolling the virtues of big winner Seamus Coleman.
The Irishman took home both the Player and Players’ Player of the Year awards at Wednesday night’s bash at St George’s Hall and defensive colleague Distin explains the reasons why he picked the right-back as his top teammate.
Ross Barkley also did very well on the night, scooping both the Young Player and Goal of the Season gongs. He tells the Echo that his strike against Manchester City was the crowning moment of a season’s worth of highlights for the young midfielder.
A look at the nationals sees both the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail run quotes from ex-Everton striker Gary Lineker backing the case for Blues defender John Stones’ inclusion in England’s World Cup squad.
The Daily Star, meanwhile, claims Toffees boss Roberto Martinez will bide his time regarding the future of Romelu Lukaku, while the Daily Mail links the Blues with Dundee United full-back Andrew Robertson.