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EVERTON SEASON DIARY
30th: Everton's loos (!) get ranked a dubious 51st after a survey
of all the 92 League clubs by the Football Fans' Guide to establish the,
er, "Bog Standard"
29th: Carl Tiler became
the first of Howard Kendall's bargain buys to find a new home, transferring
to Premiership new-boys Charlton Athletic for £700,000. Long-term Everton
director Sir Desmond Pitcher has resigned from the board.
Nick Barmby has suffered
a problem from his summer hernia op, and may be out for a the next month.
28th: FA Youth Cup stars Jamie Milligan and Francis Jeffers
have been included in the latest England under-18 squad.
27th: Its Sunday, which means transfer twaddle: Expect the imminent
arrival of Vicenza's Pasquale Luiso, Steve Watson from Newcastle, and Gio
Kinkladze from Ajax. Oh, and Michael Ball is off to Arsenal for a paltry
£4M. Yea, right!
26th: Everton are drawn away to Middlesbrough in the Worthington
League Cup 3rd Round to be played in the week of 26 October.
Olivier Dacourt is sorely missed
(suspended) for the visit of Blackburn Rovers
who drudge out a dire 0-0 draw at Goodison, with Martin Dahlin getting an
early bath for spitting at and/or elbowing Man of the Match,
25th: Carl Tiler
will miss tomorrow's match with a calf strain, but
Craig Short could be back in
contention. Ex-chairman Sir Philip Carter has been appointed Deputy Chairman
under Peter Johnson.
Materazzi's red card last night means he will miss the match with Liverpool
on 17 October.
23rd: Everton come back from an early goal in the return leg of their
2nd Round Worthington League Cup tie with
Huddersfield Town, winning 2-1with goals
from Olivier Dacourt and
Marco Materazzi, who was
later sent off. Everton completed the long-touted signing of 19-year-old
goalkeeping sensation, Steve
Simonsen from Tranmere Rovers for around £3.3M.
Graham Allen was part of the
deal, going the other way for an estimated value of £500k.
22nd: Youth Cup stars Phil Jevons, Jamie Milligan, and Carl Regan
have all been offered full professional contracts at Everton. Bilic is resting
his mystery injury for another week... It has now moved from his groin to
21st: Everton Reserves crash 0-3 at Sunderland. No other details
20th: George Pilkington and Peter Clarke, two of the 16 young players
graduating today from the FA's National School at Lilleshall, will be joining
Everton. Montpellier indicate that Bakayoko could soon be an Everton player.
19th: Everton travel to Middlesbrough,
and rescue a point with a stunning comeback after half-time when Ball converts
a penalty won by substitute Cadamarteri, and Collins chalks up his first
goal for Everton in a 2-2 draw.
18th: The arrival of Steve Simonsen at Everton is expected next week,
now that Tranmere Rovers have signed Dutch keeper John Achteberg on a free
transfer from FC Utrecht.
17th: The Protti deal is off after family matters intervene
to keep the Italian star home with his new-born baby.
16th: The rash comments of Peter Johnson are reported to have
triggered consternation amongst the players, with
John Spencer taking umbrage
at the suggestion that he was a poor-quality transfer.
15th: Everton struggle to impose their superiority over a feisty
Huddersfield Town team, drawing 1-1 with
a flicked header by Watson in the 2nd Rnd (1st Leg) of the Worthington League
14th: Peter Johnson is flustered into admitting that he did
indeed withhold funds from Howard Kendall, citing the transfers of Farrelly
and Spencer to prove the poor quality of Kendall's buys.
13th: Rumours surface of Granada's potential interest in an
Everton buy-out, to the tune of £100M.
12th: Despite a stirring performance, Everton fail to break
down the resolute Leeds United defence, and Dacourt
ends up going off with 2 yellow cards in the 0-0 draw. He will now miss the
match against Blackburn Rovers.
11th: Bilic and Short are still out injured for tomorrow's match,
but Spencer and Tiler have recovered from the 'flu.
10th: Everton are reportedly applying for a work permit for
Ivory Coast international, Ibrahim Bakayoko, after agreeing a fee of £4.5M
with his club Montpellier.
9th: Walter Smith insists he wants to add to his attacking options,
not deplete them, rubishing reports of Dunc's imminent departure to
8th: Perhaps Duncan Ferguson had a point to prove after
3 goal-less matches so far. He did it by hammering in two excellent goals
to bring Everton's first win of the season, away at
7th: Confusion surrounds the possible arrival of Igor Protti
on a 1-year loan deal from Lazio.
6th: Everton are strongly rumoured to be in pole position to
sign star 19-year-old Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper, Steve Simonsen, for a record
fee in the range of £3.5M
5th: John Collins gets injured playing his 53rd match for Scotland
as they draw their Euro 2000 qualifier 0-0 in Lithuania. Thomas Myhre is
on the subs bench for Norway as they beat Latvia 3-1.
Everton Reserves crash 0-2 at home to Manchester
4th: John Oster
sees red again when he is dismissed for pushing an Italian player as Wales
lose their U-21 match 1-2. Michael
Ball makes his U-21 debut for England in a 2-0 win over Sweden.
2nd: Francis Jeffers
and Jamie Milligan both
score goals past fellow Everton Youth player,
Dean Delaney in goal
for the Republic of Ireland as England U-18s chalk up a 5-0 win.
1st: Everton are once again bottom of the Fair Play table, having
picked up 11 yellow cards in the first three games.
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Last Update: 1 November 1998.