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EVERTON SEASON DIARY
30th: Parkinson, Branch, Williamson, Short and Farrelly are
on the injured list for tomorrow's visit by Scunthorpe.
29th: Andy Hinchcliffe must be considered a surprise inclusion
in Glenn Hoddle's England squad for the critical World Cup qualifier in Rome
on 11 October.
28th: Eligible to play for no less than five countries,
Danny Cadamarteri has
committed himself to England, and will join the U-18 squad for the European
Championship qualifier in Yugoslavia next month.
Duncan Ferguson has
sent a letter to Scottish FA, expressing his wish to retire form International
football after winning just 7 caps but scoring no goals in an unimpressive
career with Scotland
27th: In one of the best games at Goodison Park for a long time,
injury-ravaged Everton are hosts to top-of-the-table
Arsenal, who lead 2-0 at half-time. But
the youngsters strike back to outplay the favourites, with
Michael Ball and
Danny Cadamarteri scoring
to level the game at 2-2. Hinchcliffe is suspended for this match.
26th: The injury list for tomorrow's clash with Arsenal includes
Parkinson, Branch, Barmby, Farrelly, Short, Allen, Williamson, and Ferguson.
25th: Everton Badboy, Slaven Bilic,
will definitely miss the derby against Liverpool on 18 October, as a result
of his double yellow card yesterday.
is still pondering whether to sign a massive 5-yr, £3M contract at Everton,
or to do a Bosman when his current contract expires... Fabrizio Ravanelli
has finally moved from Middlesbrough... but NOT to Everton. Thankfully,
this ridiculous saga of speculation is now over as the White Feather moves
to Marseille for £5M and will never again be "linked" with the Royal
Blues... or will he?
September 24th: An Everton
team devastated by injuries (10 at the last count) visit
Newcastle United and defend stoutly, only to
lose by a solitary Rob Lee goal in the 88th minute.
Gavin McCann makes his
debut (as a sub) but Slaven Bilic is sent off after two innocuous fouls draw
yellows from card-happy referee, Graham Poll.
22nd: The injured list now includes: Parkinson, Thomas, Branch,
Phelan, Allen, Dunne, and Thomsen, with Williamson, Cadamarteri, Short, and
Ferguson classed as "doubtful" for the trip to Newcastle...
20th: Everton host newcomers
Barnsley, running out 4-2 winners with a (full)
debut goal from Danny
Cadamarteri, first Everton goal from
John Oster, and a brace from
from Captain Speedo. Live commentary is provided on the Internet direct
from the Press Box in Goodison Park by Rick "Snaky" Brown and Mike "Mollow"
Toal, using the #Everton IRC Channel on DALNet.
Parkinson will have what sounds like a major operation on his knee in
what may be the last hope to get his lang-term injury problem sorted... he
is expected to be out until at least the New Year. Branch and Thomas
are still injured and will miss tomorrow's match v Barnsley.
18th: Everton Reserves beat Birmingham
City 2-1. The new Official Everton
Website goes online. Ex-Blue,
Barry Horne is elected Chairman
of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), succeeding another ex-Blue,
Pat Nevin, who has moved from Tranmere to Kilmarnock.
17th: Umbro add to the replica shirt tales by putting part of
the logo ribbing on upside down. Solution: change the first-team shirts
September 16th: Everton beat
3rd Division Scunthorpe United 1-0 at Glanford
Park in the 2nd Round, 1st Leg of the Coca-Cola Cup, under the public scrutiny
of Sky TV. Farrelly gets the goal; Southall is on the bench; Barmby,
Grant, and O'Connor are not in the squad.
15th: Branch's pulled hamstring may keep him out for two weeks.
Uwe Rosler fails to accept a new contract at Manchester City, but there is
no indication that he will join Everton.
14th: The Sunday Telegraph reports that Peter Johnson is looking
to sell a 28% stake in Everton FC, leaving him with 40% of the outstanding
shares. Ex-Blue Andrei
Kanchelskis scores his first goal for Fiorentina (after 8 months!) in
a 3-2 win over Bari.
13th: Everton visit Derby County only
to lose 1-3 with a goal from Graham Stuart. Neville Southall becomes the
first player to record 200 Premiership appearances, but six
Everton Bad Boys are booked and Hinchcliffe is
12th: Dave Watson is doubtful for the game at Derby; Terry Phelan
(calf strain) and Tony Thomas (pulled calf) are out injured.
11th: The new replica shirts are finally delivered, just a month
after the start of the season. The delay was caused by the difficulty
Everton experienced finding a suitable shirt sponsor.
10th: Three Everton players on International duty, with only
Bilic playing as Croatia lose 1-3 in Denmark. Phelan and Farrelly were both
left on the bench as Ireland beat Lithuania 2-1 in Vilnius. Barmby was not
even included in the England squad see
Barmby left out in the cold.
September 9th: Everton
Reserves draw 1-1 at Derby County.
Joe Parkinson denies
the rumours that he will not be playing football for the foreseeable future,
despite suffering a setback with his injured knee.
8th: Everton have appointed Andy Jones, formerly with Burnley,
as the new physiotherapist for the first team. Les Helm will move on
to the "development" side, with the youngsters.
7th: Duncan Ferguson is left out of the Scotland squad that
defeats Belarus 4-1 in a match rearranged from yesterday in deference to
the funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales. Meanwhile Everton lose 1-4 to Greek
club Panathinaikos in a friendly played
6th: Slaven Bilic scores the first goal in Croatia's 3-2 defeat
of Bosnia. Terry Phelan is left out of the Irish side that beats Iceland
4-2 in Reykjavik.
5th: A South African midfielder, Bradley Muir of Manning Rangers,
has reportedly gone on a 10-day trial with Everton. Gareth Farrelly captains
the Irish U-21 team but does not impress as they lose 0-1 in Iceland.
4th: Everton Reserves can only draw 0-0
at home to Tranmere Rovers.
1st: Everton are the first visitors to the futuristic Reebok
Stadium, new home of Bolton Wanderers, in the
Monday Night Sky TV match, which goes ahead in sombre mood after the tragic
death of Diana, Princess of Wales, yesterday. The match fizzles out
in a 0-0 draw despite some good football from Everton, with Andy Hinchcliffe
returning (as a sub) after a 9-month layoff. Hinchcliffe takes over
from Unsworth as the club's new PFA official.
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Last Update: 23 Nov 1997.