Everton will celebrate the career of their only World Cup-winning player Ray Wilson when they travel to Huddersfield Town on Saturday April 28.
Wilson, now 83, was part of Alf Ramsey’s team that lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy at Wembley Stadium in 1966 with a 4-2 victory over West Germany after extra time.
Sam Allardyce opened his pre-Newcastle press conference with an admonition.
“The director of marketing and communications has clearly slipped up,” he said.
“I think from my point of view it was a big mistake … Obviously our director of marketing is clearly not a great understander of football and how football works.
It seems that everyone in football has an opinion on Everton’s decision to put out a survey asking fans what they thought of Sam Allardyce’s performance as manager.
The Blues boss himself was unhappy and called the decision a “big mistake” – and plenty of his peers appear to agree.
Everton Down Without Sam
Paul Merson has been having a cosy little chat with Sky Sports this week, and he reckons Everton would have been relegated without Sam Allardyce.
Since making his £6 million move to Everton from Wigan Athletic back in July 2007, Leighton Baines has established himself as a firm fan favourite amongst Evertonians.
The Kirkby-born full-back has amassed 399 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, as well as being capped 30 times for England.
Everton would listen to offers for Ademola Lookman after RB Leipzig revealed they want to sign him on a permanent deal.
But Blues boss Sam Allardyce insists the Bundesliga outfit would have to table an offer too good to turn down for the club to even consider selling the 20-year-old.
Wayne Rooney has insisted he holds no grudge against Sam Allardyce for his withdrawal midway through the Merseyside derby earlier this month.
The Everton star was visibly frustrated after being taken off for Idrissa Gueye before the hour mark of the goalless affair at Goodison Park back on April 7.
I won’t be alone, I’m sure, in wanting this pretty miserable season to end.
But for Sam Allardyce , it is important that he finishes the campaign strongly – which means better performances than the one served up at Swansea City.