An exclusive interview with midfielder Amadou Onana headlines a bumper matchday programme for Everton’s second Premier League home game of 2022/23 campaign, against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Pick up a copy of the programme, priced £4, around the ground or, alternatively, click here to order a copy online.
Summer signing Onana speaks in depth about his fascinating life journey - starting in Senegal and journeying through Belgium, Germany and France - and why "everything felt right" about joining the Blues this summer.
The Belgium international, who turned 21 earlier this week, was given a first taste of Premier League football last weekend, stepping off the bench as an 81st-minute substitute against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Here is a sneak preview of his chat with us...
"Rollercoaster... Definitely a rollercoaster!" he answers, when asked to sum up his first taste of English football. "I had many, many emotions.
"The first game was special — wearing the Everton shirt for the first time, getting on the pitch for the first time in front of the fans.
"I can feel their energy and I’ve received so many messages on social media! It’d be impossible to read them all, but the support is massive.
"I keep saying it, but it is just very special.
"[My first appearance] went okay. I give everything and try to do my best every time I’m on the pitch.
"This is the kind of player I am. I like to take responsibility and try to make things better for my team.
"It’s a special feeling, playing in front of packed-out stadiums, but I just play like I train.
"I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I don’t fear pressure. I take it on and move forward.
"I saw during that [Aston Villa] game we struggled at times to carry the ball out effectively and I just tried my best. Unfortunately, on one occasion it ended up me losing the ball, but I think it’s part of the game.
"I could never blame anyone else for trying to do the right thing.
"After that, I just kept going, like I always do, took the ball again and thankfully managed to create something.
"In the final 10 minutes I think we had four chances to score, so that game could have ended up different, but it wasn’t to be."
Onana, who became the 947th player to represent Everton, is now determined to play an integral role in a bright new chapter in the Club's history under manager Frank Lampard.
He is also relishing the opportunity to set longer-term goals, having completed the past two seasons with two different clubs.
"I’ve always wanted to play in England," he insists. "That’s not a secret.
"I’m here now — and Everton feels special.
"I want to build something big here, because I know this is a big club.
"The past couple of years have been tough, but I want to bring Everton back to where they belong.
"I get chills thinking about playing at Goodison for the first time, especially after the reaction I got when people saw me arriving at the stadium on the first day of the season.
"That reaction in the stands was crazy. It’s an incredible feeling to be made so welcome and I was very grateful.
"The thought of playing there gets me really fired up.
"I’m ready to go."
Elsewhere in the matchday read, we catch up with another new recruit in the shape of Conor Coady, who reflects on his first impressions of the Club and feelings ahead of a possible Goodison debut.
Alex Iwobi is the subject for a new light-hearted feature, Teenage Kicks, revealing the good, the bad and the ugly side of his teenage years!
There is an in-depth former player interview with the ex-winger John Connolly, who made 114 appearances for the Toffees in the 1970s.
And youngster Stanley Mills reflects on a productive summer after recently signing a new three-year contract.
For all of this and much, much more, pick up a copy of the programme, priced £4, around the ground or, alternatively, click here to order a copy online.