Phil Jagielka's hamstring flare-up means he missed out along with John Stones
As fate would have it, former-Tyke John Stones will be absent from the squad after picking up a knock in training and he is joined in the treatment room by Phil Jagielka who has reportedly suffered a recurrence of the hamstring problem that afflicted him over the final few weeks of Roberto Martinez's rein.
While Stones could recover in time to face MK Dons on Tuesday, the skipper is an early doubt for the season-opener against Tottenham in three weeks' time.
Koeman has said that the rest of the returning internationals will get at least 45 minutes' of action as the Dutchman bids to bolster their fitness while also continuing to run the rule over his players.
Kick-off is 3pm with live streaming available to purchase at evertontv.
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1 Posted 23/07/2016 at 06:35:14
2 Posted 23/07/2016 at 07:14:52
Koeman has to sit Stones down and convince him that his future is with us , we would be crazy to sell him even for 50M !
3 Posted 23/07/2016 at 07:40:02
Manchester is waiting, the only question is, which part?
4 Posted 23/07/2016 at 08:01:56
Which, with Jags injured, leaves us with only Mori as a fit senior CB. Thank goodness he's no longer going to the olympics!
Have a good look at Holgate and Galloway today as currently one of them they might be starting vs Spurs.
I'm sure we will buy a CB before the window shuts. A real beast please. Van Dijk or Koulibaly will do.
5 Posted 23/07/2016 at 08:22:14
I hope the Koulibaly speculation has some substance.
6 Posted 23/07/2016 at 08:24:03
7 Posted 23/07/2016 at 09:11:13
Anyway, my love and excitement is back after last year's pain. It's not going to be straight into top four but I genuinely believe we can/will win the title in 3-5 years.
The good times are coming back! Get comfortable, fasten your seatbelt and keep your arms inside the car at all times. Enjoy the ride Toffees!
8 Posted 23/07/2016 at 09:44:06
I hope none of you are lawyers, or ever get called for jury service.
9 Posted 23/07/2016 at 10:00:17
Looks like Stones, will go to City, but I'm not sure if it's the best move for the kid, now we have Koeman.
Don't get me wrong, Guardiola's teams work so hard, it can generally protect centre halfs, but with a no nonsense defender now in charge of England, I think Stones needs to start learning the ugly side of defending, if he's to even become an England regular now.
10 Posted 23/07/2016 at 10:07:24
12 Posted 23/07/2016 at 10:29:37
I think the match will be a real test for us.
As for Stones, I believe there is a cover-up somewhere, the mind of the lad is in Manchester.
I have observed that we hardly play 6 or 7 quality opponents, nor involved in competitions during pre-seasons and it always affect our early good off when season begins.
Could it be that we are not a top class team nor having quality players or is it managers lack of vision or what ?
13 Posted 23/07/2016 at 10:50:49
14 Posted 23/07/2016 at 10:56:01
Are we happy just to accept that and be grateful it's working in our favour? Is anyone who's slagged Lukaku off willing to accept that actually it's just a normal part of football that some players will do it? Is anyone going to say they don't want Koulibaly because of his comments?
I'm interested to see which way the cognitive dissonance is going to fall in this one.
15 Posted 23/07/2016 at 11:21:56
Any Aussies know how to catch the Everton games this season if your not on optus.
I can't watch live too often due to shift work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It's a kick in the teeth to see fox sign up Liverpool, Man u, and Chelsea TV, trying to appease the loss of the Premier League rights.
Pandering to the foolish masses!
16 Posted 23/07/2016 at 11:46:40
I didn't know that Koulibaly had been mouthing off like our own Lukaku. However if what you are saying about Koulibaly is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it, I will say this - if Koulibaly has the same attitude as Lukaku I wouldn't want him anywhere near Everton.
I acknowledge it is part of football these days that some players will mouth off about wanting away from their club but as a fan I don't have to accept it - I just don't like it.
I had to look up what cognitive dissonance means and now that I know, I can see where your coming from and have to admit I had been suffering from it up until recently. However, as I have stated on other threads, much as admire him, if Stones really wants out he can go also.
17 Posted 23/07/2016 at 11:57:16
In the end, we came to a 'not guilty' verdict on the basis that the evidence was presented in a very sloppy manner although most of thought 'he did it'!
What a way to pass a week !
18 Posted 23/07/2016 at 11:59:35
19 Posted 23/07/2016 at 12:03:49
Are you just after a stream - if so use eplsite . It's normally ok . Just google eplsite and follow links.
20 Posted 23/07/2016 at 12:20:34
21 Posted 23/07/2016 at 13:15:12
22 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:05:40
Well my guess is he was just thick and the jury were just much smarter.
"In the end, we came to a 'not guilty' verdict on the basis that the evidence was presented in a very sloppy manner"
Evidence presented in a sloppy manner eh?
I think we all know how frustrating that can be.
23 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:23:53
No Niasse today, I've read he's agreed a loan with Galatasaray? Hope it's true and Koeman pushes for a new striker.
Anyone know what's up with Barry? Not in today's squad.
24 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:25:09
25 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:37:53
26 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:49:05
Davies, Holgate, Galloway, Baines
Lennon, Dowell, Deulofeu
27 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:53:21
28 Posted 23/07/2016 at 14:53:21
I felt like Kevin Mirallas.
29 Posted 24/07/2016 at 12:06:44
My mate was on jury service once, a lad was up for a robbery, one of the other jury servers said after less than an hour studying the evidence "come on, he's obviously guilty and I'm dying for a bevy".That convinced most of the others to carry on judging the case and they eventually found the lad not guilty.
30 Posted 24/07/2016 at 12:13:53
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