Ross Barkley – “I don’t like Wayne Rooney comparison”

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Young England sensation Ross Barkley has quashed comparisons between him and Wayne Rooney. There may be natural similarities between the two such as starting their career at Everton, both coming into the England team at an early age and similar body somatotypes. However, Barkley has revealed he doesn’t like the comparisons. Speaking to BBC Sport, Barkley said, “I just see myself …

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez set for Italian move?

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Roberto Martinez is one of the hottest prospects in football management and at only 41-years of age, he has a long future ahead of him. Martinez was thought to have been considered for the Barcelona job after the Spanish giants were impressed with his performances at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and most recently Everton. The Daily Mirror understand the Spaniard now …

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Everton – Eto’o has already earned a new contract

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33-year-old Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has impressed since moving to Goodison Park this summer. Now the Daily Mirror report he will already be given a new contract by manager Roberto Martinez. Eto’o was hunted by cross-city Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the transfer window following his release from London club Chelsea but he elected to move to Everton and in his …

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Premier League Team of the Week

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Brandish are now launching a Monday “Premier League Team of the week” after reviewing each team over the weekends matches. Here is this weeks best XI… Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Chelsea shot-stopper Courtois was on sensational form against rivals Manchester United as the two met in yesterday’s fiery clash at Old Trafford. Courtois, however, remained, calm and composed as he expertly …

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Man United flop David Moyes wants return to football

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Everyone apart from Manchester United fans seemed to enjoy the clubs failings last season. However for David Moyes, who was anointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘Chosen One’, it was a torrid and punishing time. Now he has told BBC Sport that he is ready to return to football and rebuild his torn reputation. 51-year-old Scotsman David Moyes took the reigns at …

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Everton – Martinez tells England U21s to avoid Barkley

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England U21s made it a successful international break by qualifying for the European Under-21s Championships next summer but now Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants them to avoid picking Ross Barkley. BBC Sport report that Martinez is worried about the fitness of his midfielder who is only just returning from injury. Gareth Southgate, manager of England U21s, has some decisions to make …

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Everton’s John Stones out for rest of 2014?

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20-year-old Everton defender John Stones has been ruled out for a number of months, believed to be until 2015. BBC Sport confirm that the ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United will need surgery and this is a blow to the Toffees. John Stones was carried off during injury time at Old Trafford meaning the youngster has …

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Everton’s Mirallas set for long injury lay-off

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Everton have been dealt a heavy blow by the news that their Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas is set for a hefty spell on the sidelines. The Telegraph carry the report that the hamstring injury he suffered in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby draw with Liverpool will keep him out for a long time. Roberto Martinez admitted he was worried about the state of …

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Moyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

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David Moyes has become the favourite to replace Alan Pardew should the Englishman receive the sack from current club Newcastle United. The Daily Star believe this is the case with the former Everton and Manchester United boss out of work. We reported how Alan Pardew had been given a ‘stay of execution’ at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley, despite a terrible run …

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Fellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

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When Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton last summer for a fee of £27.5m, many saw this as paying over the odds. Now CaughtOffside.com believe the Goodison Park favourite could be set for a return to Merseyside in a swap deal for Seamus Coleman. It is understood that Everton would be willing to accept a cash plus Fellaini deal for their …

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Southampton, QPR and Everton feature in our goal of the week!

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This week saw some absolute “Thronkers” as BBC presenter Dan Walker would say. The Premier League was inundated with some sublime strikes; but which was the best? Here are the candidates… Graziano Pelle v QPR Charlie Austin v Southampton Phil Jagielka v Liverpool Which “Thronker” was your favourite?

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Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Capital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

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Last night saw the Third Round of the Capital One Cup take place across the country with a number of high profile clashes and a few upsets too! Liverpool faced Middlesborough at Anfield, Arsenal hosted Southampton, Everton travelled to Swansea whilst Fulham and Cardiff continued their manager-less periods. Here is the best of last night’s action with a quick look …

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Joseph Yobo linked with Arsenal free move

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Arsenal are suffering something of a defensive crisis at the moment, this means they could do with some extra cover. According to the Daily Mail, former Everton centre-back Joseph Yobo could be ready to sign as a free agent. On Tuesday night against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener, Arsenal only had 3 fit first team defenders. That meant …

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Everton hopeful of re-signing Gerard Deulofeu

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Everton have been given renewed hope of re-signing their former loanee, Gerard Deulofeu. The Daily Express report that Barcelona are annoyed with Sevilla for not playing the forward more than promised when they signed him on loan this summer. Deulofeu is 20 years of age and has been at the Barcelona academy since 2003. He made 68 league appearances for Barcelona B …

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Ex-Premier League star joins Sunday league side!

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Former Premier League midfielder Simon Davies has joined Welsh Sunday league club Solva on a deal that sees him pay £3 per match. Wales Online reported the story that the ex-Wales captain will now be paying his subs instead of earning the £30,000-a-week he used to be on! Simon Davies began his career with Peterborough United in Division Three but …

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Everton sign 15 year old Northampton Town starlet

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Everton have completed the signing of 15-year-old Fraser Hornby. Hornby was on the books at Northampton Town but has since joined Everton who are an established Premier League side, to further his promising career. Northampton Town have expressed their mixed emotions towards the transfer; they feel the EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) does not help clubs of their size. Speaking …

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Tom Cleverley staying with Manchester United

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Tom Cleverley will NOT be leaving Manchester United this summer as his deadline day switch to either Everton or Aston Villa has collapsed according to Sky Sports News HQ. The 13 capped England international has slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the arrival of new boss Louis Van Gaal. Despite 22 Premier League games last season it …

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Matija Nastasic heading for Manchester City exit?

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Manchester City have had a relatively quiet deadline day compared to recent seasons but as they look to have held onto Alvaro Negredo, Matija Nastasic could be a player getting ready to leave the Etihad Stadium. Nastasic is only 21 years of age and has an exciting future ahead of him but with world class defenders in front of him at …

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