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EVERTON SEASON DIARY
29th: Slaven Bilic gets the Croatians' first goal against Ukraine
in Kiev as they win 2-0 in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifying Playoffs.
Terry Phelan stays on the bench as Ireland draw 1-1 with Belgium.
Thomas Myhre, trial goalkeeper with the
Everton Reserves at Blackburn, impresses
but fails to keep a clean sheet as a reasonably strong team (with Richard
Dunne returning) lose 0-2 and slip to 4th in the Pontins Central League Premier
28th: Reserves player, Mark Quayle, is going on trial with Swindon
27th: Publication day for
Everton Greats, the book written
by Everton fan, Jon Berman, about what happened to the footballer-heroes
who graced Goodison Park after they hung up their
25th: Everton fail to extract full revenge at
Coventry City but come away with a creditable
0-0 draw. Richard Dunne plays a key role in Ireland's U-18 win in Moldovia.
Michael Ball captains the England U-18s to a 2-1 defeat in Russia.
October 26th: Howard Kendall
decides he has no further interest in Dalian Atkinson, who returns to Turkey.
Everton FC place an advert in The Sunday Times for a new Chief Executive
to revitalise the merchandising and lead the new stadium project.
23rd: Everton Reserves added the scalp of Liverpool's second
string at Goodison Park as they triumphed 4-3 after squandering a 3-goal
lead. Visit the Everton Reserves
page for a match summary. Branch sustained another injury and misses
the Coventry match on the 25th.
22nd: The Croatian FA deny Everton's request for Slaven Bilic
to play at Coventry as they prepare for their World Cup Qualifying Playoff
on the 29th. An X-ray reveals that Tony
Grant has a hairline fracture of the shin and could be out for at least
21st: Howard Kendall reveals the truth about Ince, Ferdinand,
and Ravanelli exclusively to ToffeeNet
in Joe Banerjee's unique interview
with the Everton Manager.
Richard Dunne returns
to Home Farm for a loan spell to improve his fitness and lose a bit of extra
20th: Franz Carr has returned to his Italian club but Dalian
Atkinson remains at Bellefield for the time-being as Howard Kendall looks
for clearance from Galatasary for him to play in the mini-derby on the 23rd.
19th: Howard Kendall has negotiated the release of Danny Cadamarteri
from the England U-18 squad so that he can play for Everton at Coventry on
the 25th; Michael Ball will
be away for the clash with Russia.
October 18th: Southall is back
in goal as Everton outplay Liverpool in a stirring
display at Goodison Park, winning 2-0 with an amusing og from Ruddock and
a wonderful solo goal from Danny Cadamarteri, who started in place of
Barmby. Slaven Bilic is suspended for this match. Someone chose an
inopportune time (pre-match) to distribute 20,000 leaflets demanding the
removal of Peter Johnson, the beleaguered Everton Club Chairman.
16th: Howard Kendall makes an unprecedented attack on his players
for their lack of committment and poor quality, and threatens to use reserves
against Liverpool... Everton Reserves must
have impressed Kendall as they hammered Sheffield Wednesday away from home,
also by 4 goals to 1, with both Dalian Atkinson and Franz Carr playing.
15th: Everton crash out of the Coca-Cola Cup in a disastrous
3rd Round 1-4 defeat at Coventry City, which
ends with a bizarre incident in which Kendall claims to have been "warming
down" the players on the field...
14th: Neville Southall will be given a free transfer if and
when a back-up/replacement for him is lined up.
11th: Of Everton's four full internationals in this weekend's
squads, only Terry Phelan starts for Ireland. The others are Gareth
Farrelly (Ireland), Neville Southall (Wales), and Andy Hinchcliffe,
who is part of the triumphant England squad that secure a place in France
98 with their stultifying 0-0 draw in Italy. John Oster gets a dubious
full debut or Wales as a last-minute sub. Welsh captain Gary Speed is suspended.
At lower levels, Everton are represented by Danny Cadamarteri and Michael
Ball (England U-18), and Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland U-18).
Parkinson has had another operation on his knee and will now be out for
at least 4 or 5 months -- probably to the end of the season.
October 9th: Pat Nevin has
written a book entitled In Ma Head, Son! with psychologist Dr George
Sik, about the mind of a footballer. More information is available
from ToffeeWeb's exclusive listing of Everton
8th: Slaven Bilic has been charged with misconduct by the FA
for remarks he allegedly made to referee Graham Poll following his sending
off against Newcastle on September 24.
7th: A strong Everton Reserves team
beat Manchester United's reserves 3-2 at Goodison Park. Franz Carr
runs out for the Blues as a late second-half sub. Commentary was provided
*live* on the new #Comms IRC Channel (DALNet) by the excellent ToffeeNet
6th: Unfit veterans, Franz Carr and
Dalian Atkinson, are joining in with group training at Bellefield this week.
5th: Tommy Ring, a famous Everton player and Scottish international
from the 1950s, has died aged 67.
4th: Everton visit Sheffield
Wednesday but lose 1-3, the Owls' goals coming in the last 12 minutes
when Danny Cadamarteri also got the consolation goal -- after missing a golden
3rd: John Hills
returns from another successful loan period at Swansea City.
2nd: Andy Hinchcliffe has signed a new 3- or 4-yr contract with
1st: Everton beat Scunthorpe
United 5-0 in the return leg of the Coca-Cola Cup 2nd Round tie at Goodison
Park, with excellent performances by Oster, Speed and Ball. Goals from
Stuart, Oster, Barmby (2) and Cadamarteri, but Grant picks up yet another
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