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December 2016

Koeman takes heart from Blues' reaction

30 December
Ronald Koeman was taking the positives from tonight’s 2-2 draw at Hull even if he had to be critical of another poor start from his team.

Everton forced to drag themselves back for another draw

30 December
Everton twice came back from a goal down but had to settle for a point again as the league’s bottom club dug in for a draw.

Koeman discusses the upcoming transfer window

30 December
As the January window approaches, Ronald Koeman has spoken of his desire to strengthen his squad in terms of quality and competition for places.

Koeman: It's a long-term job

30 December
Ronald Koeman talks about his realistic ambitions for Everton, the size of the task and his ideas on player recruitment.

Hull City vs Everton

29 December
The Blues will see out the calendar year with a trip to Hull to face the Premier League’s bottom club at KCOM Stadium

Everton revolution will take time

29 December
Gareth Barry has experienced a similar changing of the guard at Manchester City and has asked all those connected with Everton to be patient as the ambitious Farhad Moshiri seeks to make the club a force in English football.

The Mystery of Everton's Shadow Investor  [MEDIA]

29 December
A recycled story of the questions raised by an Everton supporting MP to Greg Clarke the FA Chairman in October, to the Culture, Media and Sport select committee inquiry.

Injured duo ruled out of trip to Hull

28 December
Neither Maarten Stekelenburg nor James McCarthy will be in contention for Friday's game, while Ronald Koeman has confirmed when Idrissa Gueye will head off to AFCoN.

Koeman pleased with Davies and Holgate's development

28 December
The boss has expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the duo after both players impressed in the Boxing Day win at Leicester

Reports suggest Everton are close to Lookman deal

28 December
Ademola Lookman could become the Blues' first signing of the January transfer window after Ronald Koeman confirmed the club's interest

Boss pleased with second-half display

26 December
Ronald Koeman was understandably pleased with his team’s excellent result against Leicester City today which marked Everton’s first away win since September and first clean sheet for over two months.

Belgian duo deliver festive cheer against struggling Foxes

26 December
Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku struck break-away second-half goals as Everton won away from home for the first time since September

Management team better equipped to tackle January window

26 December
Ronald Koeman says that Everton are better able to bring in the transfer targets the team needs now that he and Steve Walsh have been in place for a while and have properly assessed the current squad.

Leicester City vs Everton

26 December
Everton travel to Leicester looking for some post-derby Christmas cheer and to heap more problems on the struggling Champions

Koeman still demanding improvement from Barkley

23 December
Ronald Koeman says that while the player is working hard, he needs to offer more in attack and also in terms of his defensive responsibilities.

Koeman pragmatic over Lukaku's future

22 December
The manager says that Romelu Lukaku is a big part of Everton's future while admitting that there are no guarantees the striker will stay beyond next summer.

McCarthy facing another short-term layoff

22 December
James McCarthy won't play again until the New Year with Ronald Koeman suggesting he will be out for another two to three weeks with a hamstring strain

U23s bow out of Premier League International Cup

21 December
Everton's Under-23s had a must-win encounter with Athletic Bilbao this evening but had their quarter final hopes dashed by a 2-1 defeat.

Koeman reiterates that his Everton project needs time

20 December
Ronald Koeman says that it will take time and investment in the squad before the club is able to compete for silverware.

Lukaku close to finalising new deal

20 December
Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of signing a new contract with Everton but his agent says that the striker will still reassess his future in the summer

Koeman: 'We did not deserve to lose'

19 December
Ronald Koeman praised his players for an “outstanding” display and bemoaned Everton’s luck against Liverpool in this evening’s Merseyside derby.

Mané plunders late winner to settle fractious Goodison derby

19 December
Everton lost their unbeaten home record as a scrappy and at times ill-tempered Merseyside derby was settled in stoppage time by Sadio Mané.

Osman: Martinez refused to change tack for derby games

19 December
Leon Osman says that the former manager's insistence on sticking to his emphasis on possession-based football in matches against Liverpool was partially to blame for his failure to beat the reds.

Koeman calls for more aggression from the first whistle

19 December
Ronald Koeman has asked for more of the attitude that his players showed for 70 minutes of the win over Arsenal ahead of the Merseyside derby

Everton's new stadium a step closer?  [MEDIA]

18 December
The headline has caught the eye on this fluff piece in The Independent which focuses on former player and local boy Neil Robinson's reaction to the thought of losing Goodison Park for a new stadium, either at Bramley-Moore Dock or Stonecross.

Everton vs Liverpool

18 December
After four successive draws in the Goodison derby, Everton are looking to build on Tuesday's win over Arsenal by getting one over the old enemy

Davies reflects on his journey thus far and his Everton dreams

18 December
Tom Davies has spoken of how much is learning training regularly with Everton’s first team and also of his dream to win silverware with the Blues

Moshiri clears Everton debts with £80m loan

17 December
Everton have announced a post-tax loss of £24m for 2015-16 but have been boosted by an interest-free loan from major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri.

Martinez: I will always treasure my memories at Everton

16 December
Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he looks back fondly at his time at Goodison Park even if he was ultimately unable to bring success to the club.

U18s remain unbeaten with win over Stoke

16 December
Everton's Under-18s extended their unbeaten sequence to 13 matches today thanks to a 2-0 win over Stoke City's youth at Finch Farm.

Bolasie will require two operations

16 December
Fears that Yannick Bolasie could be out for a full year have likely been realised with the news that the winger suffered complicated damage to his knee this month.

Trio sign new deals with Everton

16 December
Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry and Mason Holgate have all agreed new terms with the Blues

Barkley contract talks planned for later this season

16 December
Everton will sit down with Ross Barkly next year to discuss extending his current deal with the club, Ronald Koeman says

Reports: Baines to sign new two-year deal at Everton

16 December
The left-back looks set to end any speculation over his future by putting pen to paper on an extension to his current deal.

Everton among top 10 Googled teams in 2016  [MEDIA]

15 December
The Blues were the third most searched-for Premier League side in the United States this year. The Tim Howard effect or simply a reflection of Everton's status as "America's Team"?

WIN a copy of Highs, Lows & Bakayokos

15 December
We have two copies to give away – one here at ToffeeWeb.com and one via Twitter and Facebook – of Jim Keoghan's book chronicling Everton's rollercoaster ride in the 1990s. Enter here.

Williams: 'The kind of performance these fans expect'

14 December
Ashley Williams says the unity and fight that Everton showed against Arsenal can carry the Blues through against Liverpool on Monday and should set the tone for the rest of the season.

Koeman says display against Arsenal should set the standard

14 December
Ronald Koeman says that he hopes his players have taken some important things on board from last night in how they should be performing at home

Gareth Barry Used His 600th Appearance Bonus Fee To Help An Old Friend  [MEDIA]

14 December
Gareth Barry has provided Balls.ie a feel-good story to warm the hearts on a cold and miserable day when the world seems terrible.

Koeman: 'We showed incredible spirit'

13 December
Ronald Koeman hailed the commitment of his players after they recovered from conceding the first goal against Arsenal to battle back to a deserved win.

'We needed to put things right'

13 December
Seamus Coleman and Ashley Williams admitted after the final whistle this evening that Everton's players had a duty to themselves and the fans to put in a good performance this evening against Arsenal.

Williams winner caps rousing display as Everton end Gunners' run

13 December
Everton came back from a goal down with a stirring performance to inflict Arsenal’s first defeat since the opening day of the season.

U23s power on with 4-1 drubbing of Leicester

13 December
Oumar Niasse was on the scoresheet again as David Unsworth's side reclaimed top spot in Premier League 2 last night.

Everton vs Arsenal

13 December
In a wretched run of form, Everton welcome Arsenal to Goodison looking for some fortitude and inspiration to overcome the red-hot Gunners

Koeman calls for more commitment ahead of Gunners clash

12 December
Ronald Koeman admits that recent results are evidence of under-performance across the board and says everyone needs to work harder

Lukaku laments 'same old story' prolonging Everton's poor form

12 December
The striker has spoken of Everton’s need to mature, sharpen focus and stop waiting for adversity before responding with the requisite desire

Koeman brands his team as too ‘weak’ to compete with physical teams

10 December
Ronald Koeman was once again left searching for answers as Everton threw away a 1-0 lead and slumped to their fifth consecutive away defeat

Watford expose Everton's soft centre to deepen Koeman's mounting problems

10 December
Shocking defending condemned Everton to their 5th consecutive away defeat which extends their miserable run to just one win in 10 games

AGM set for early January

10 December
Everton's Annual General Meeting of shareholders will take place on Wednesday 4th January, 2017.

Funes Mori determined to fight for his place at Everton

9 December
Ramiro Funes Mori says that it feels good to be back in the Everton side and that he wants to prove himself so he can keep learning under Ronald Koeman.

Lukaku enjoying ‘options’ under Martinez with Belgium

9 December
Romelu Lukaku has credited his former club manager with ‘freeing’ him from ‘prison’ since taking the reins of the Belgian national team.

Watford vs Everton

9 December
Minus the injured Bolasie, Everton travel to Vicarage Road looking for that elusive win to use as a springboard for their flagging campaign

Fears that Bolasie could be out for a year

8 December
Yannick Bolasie is scheduled to see two specialists to assess the damage done to his knee amid concerns that the injury is worse than initially thought.

Bolasie’s absence heightens need for reinforcements

8 December
The boss has confirmed that Bolasie faces a long lay-off and conceded that his injury makes the search for “good options” in January more important.

Leicester tie set for traditional Saturday kick-off

8 December
Everton’s FA Cup third round tie against Leicester City has been scheduled for Saturday 7 January at 3pm.

Coleman shakes off injury sustained against United

8 December
Seamus Coleman is expected to be in the squad that travels to Watford this weekend after recovering from the knock that forced him off against Manchester United last Sunday.

Everton Heroes Design T-shirts for Charity

8 December
An exclusive set of t-shirts designed by a trio of Everton stars is now on sale to raise vital funds for the Blues’ official charity.

Young Blues beat Tranmere in the FA Youth Cup

8 December
Everton's Under-18s advanced to the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers at Goodison Park this evening.

Blues add new scout to work under Walsh

6 December
Everton have brought in European scout Dave Worthington to reunite with Steve Walsh.

Half Season Tickets on general sale

6 December
A limited number of Half Season Tickets are now on general sale.

U23s beat Portsmouth in Premier League Cup

6 December
Everton's Under-23s earned a comfortable victory over Portsmouth at Southport this evening thanks to goals by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Calum Dyson and an own goal by Portsmouth defender Tom Davies.

Bolasie suffers ACL blow

5 December
Yannick Bolasie is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after scans on his injured knee revealed damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Blues handed Leicester cup test at Goodison

5 December
Everton will play struggling defending Premier League champions Leicester City in the Third Round of the FA Cup next month.

Koeman happy with deserved point

5 December
Ronald Koeman was pleased with the character his side showed in coming back from Stekelenburg’s howler to claw back a point against Man United

Ibrahimovic denies 'deliberate kick' on Coleman

5 December
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pleading innocence over the incident with Seamus Coleman in yesterday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United where he appeared to kick the Everton defender in the head.

Everton battle back to grab another late equaliser

4 December
Everton had to rally from a goal behind for the eighth time this season but were rewarded with an 89th-minute penalty

Baines wants to restore 'Fortress Goodison'  [MEDIA]

3 December
In a wide-ranging and in-depth interview with the Mail's Ian Ladyman, Leighton Baines talks about Everton, the image of modern-day footballers, music, his new hobby of photography and his hopes of making the Blues' home somewhere for opposition fans to fear again.

Koeman: I knew this would be a difficult job

3 December
Ronald Koeman says that he was under no illusions about the size of the task he was undertaking when he took the Everton job.

U18s stay on form with win at Derby

3 December
Everton Under-18s extended their unbeaten run to 11 games with a comfortable 2-0 win at Derby County.

Everton vs Manchester United

3 December
Everton enter a seven-match sequence between now and the New Year which could go a long way to shaping their season

Everton starlets likely to remain in the wings

3 December
Ronald Koeman is unlikely to be turning to the likes of Tom Davies or Mason Holgate again any time soon after he admitted that they are not yet ready to handle the pressure.

Koeman sees United clash as potential catalyst for Everton's flagging season

2 December
Ronald Koeman says that his players need to show their strength and commitment in the coming weeks, starting with Sunday’s match against Manchester United.

Koeman laughs off Christmas tree faux pas

2 December
Ronald Koeman had to quickly make amends when fans criticised the amount of red in his Christmas tree after he shared a photo on Twitter.

Koeman not drawn on McCarthy's Everton future

2 December
Ronald Koeman provided no enlightenment on James McCarthy's future at the club amid rumours the midfielder is seeking a January move.

Coleman: We have to perform for 90 minutes

1 December
Seamus Coleman says that Everton’s much-criticised players have to put a full shift in when Manchster United come to town this weekend

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