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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is upbeat ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park. The Toffees (3-3-1) have made a pretty good start to their league campaign, and Martinez insists his current squad is the strongest he has worked with since joining the club. "I am delighted after five (transfer) windows," Martinez told his club's official website. "There...
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Stones, Coleman will face late fitness tests before Sunday’s Merseyside derby

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will make a late decision on whether key defenders John Stones and Seamus Coleman are fit enough to feature in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Stones sat out Monday’s Barclays Premier League win at West Brom due to a knee problem, while Coleman has missed three games because of a hamstring complaint. Asked ahead of this weekend’s top-flight clash with...
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This Merseyside Derby is the Most Important in Ages: Here’s Why

This phrase gets thrown around a lot, but this is well and truly the most important Merseyside Derby in years. Generally speaking, it has always been an exciting game, one where form and discipline were thrown out the door. With both teams bringing in extremely technical managers, in Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez, some of the fight has gone out of the game, but both teams...
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Roberto Martinez: Why we didn't sell John Stones to Chelsea

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says defender John Stones was not sold to Chelsea because the first offer made by the Blues came three weeks before the start of the season. The England international asked to leave the club at the end of last month after the Blues made three bids of £20m, £26m and £30m. […]
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Roberto Martinez: Chelsea can forget about signing John Stones

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that defender John Stones will not join Chelsea this summer. On Thursday, club chairman Bill Kenwright revealed that the club has rejected a transfer request from the youngster. And Martinez says Everton is the "perfect environment and the perfect place" for the 21-year-old. "He will be [ready to play]. […]
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Martinez tells Chelsea: Money can't buy Stones

Roberto Martinez warned Chelsea "money cannot buy everything" after an "exceptional" display from John Stones in Everton's win at Barnsley. Stones started the Toffees' Capital One Cup second-round tie at Oakwell on Wednesday night, and played all 120 minutes of a 5-3 extra-time win. Stones was playing despite handing in a transfer request at Goodison Park after three rejected bids...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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