A year or so has passed since Ronald Koeman was removed from his position at Everton. Given the whirlwind 12 months that have followed his departure it is perhaps only now that we are able to gain a reflection of his 15 months in charge of the club. When trying to sum Koeman up I do find the challenge more difficult than with most other managers I had grown up with. Moyes instilled a puritanical work ethic but ultimately lacked any of the cavalier spirit that leads to greatness.
A brace of goals from Richarlison and a superb strike from Seamus Coleman saw Everton back to winning ways in arguably their best performance of the season to date.
Brighton came north on the back of three straight one-nil wins and with veteran striker Glenn Murray in a rich vein of form having tallied six of his sides eleven goals this season, and totalled 100 career goals for the Seagulls.
Marco Silva has admitted the next few months will go a long way to determining whether the club attempt to sign Kurt Zouma and Andre Gomes on permanent deals.
Silva said during his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s home game against Brighton: “It’s really important everyone – not just the new players – enjoy their time here with a good attitude.
“These players come from big clubs.
Watch back in full as Marco Silva faced the media on Friday afternoon ahead of Everton’s Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion (Saturday, 3pm kick-off).
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Andre Gomes is enjoying life at Everton.
Andre Gomes told evertontv: “I am sure I made the best decision [to join Everton].
“Of course, I had other offers. Marco was very important for me – the way he spoke to me and the confidence he gave me. I spoke with him a few times before I made the decision.
“I spoke with Phil Neville, too.
Micheal Keane has revealed how serious his injury last season was, which resulted in him playing in boots two sizes too big and playing under heavy medication.
On the wrong end of a two-footed challenge from Sunderland forward James Vaughan, Keane discussed the extent of his horror injury.
Keane: “I played on, but I knew that something wasn’t right and I had a hole straight through the top of my boot from his studs.
Strikes from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial on a cold Manchester evening may have ended Everton’s three-match winning streak, but Marco Silva still has a lot to be positive about going forward.
United’s French stars netted either side of the break to hand all three points to the home side.
Despite a resilient showing from Everton, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty proved only a consolation as the Icelandic midfielder equalled his goal tally from last season in 23 fewer games.
Everton Football Club’s plans to regenerate North Liverpool by building a new stadium next to the River Mersey and leaving a legacy at Goodison Park will take a major step forward with the launch of a widescale public consultation into the proposals.
The consultation, which will be held in November under ‘The People’s Project’ campaign name, marks the start of a formal process which will lead to the submission of planning applications for both sites in the second half of next year.
Andre Gomes enjoyed his debut on Sunday.
Gomes told evertontv: “It was a good feeling to make my debut – I was waiting for this moment for a long time. I am really happy to win, I think that is the most important thing. I enjoyed it a lot.
“It was my first minutes and I want to keep improving, getting better and getting fitter.
“It was a good game. It was good for me to feel comfortable and confident. I want to keep improving day by day.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is enjoying playing under an attack minded Everton manager.
Everton have been notably more attacking in their play under Marco Silva, with Everton recording 17+ shots in each of their last 3 games having only recorded 17 or more shots once in all of last season.
Calvert-Lewin: “We’re playing extremely attacking football and I think, as a striker, you’re getting chances now.