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April 2019

Premier League could resume in mid-June

28 April
English clubs are discussing plans that could see the 2019-20 season restart on 13th June, albeit behind closed doors as the nation remains in the grip of the novel coronavirus crisis.

Uefa plans would bring 'closed shop' Champions League a step closer

28 April
Proposals from Uefa made public today have set out new parameters that would make it harder for clubs outside the established top four to qualify for the Champions League in the future.

Finishing Premier League season for the sake of it would be pointless  [MEDIA]

27 April
Paul Wilson in The Guardian admits it’s the money men who want games played behind closed doors and any restart would be both artificial and risky

Kean in hot water after breaking shutdown rules

26 April
Moise Kean looks to be facing a fine as high as £160,000 by Everton after video of a late-night "quarantine" party hosted by the 20-year-old was picked up by the press.

Gomes bows out of ePremier League tournament but wins the Internet again

25 April
André Gomes was beaten in his ePremier League Invitational quarter-final by Raheem Sterling but his pre-game video was another winning moment for the Portuguese.

Gomes wallops Chelsea's Reece James on FIFA 20

22 April
André Gomes made comfortable work of his first match in the ePremier League invitational today, hammering Chelsea 8-0 as Everton on FIFA 20.

Social media during the shutdown  [MEDIA]

21 April
A selection of light-hearted and historical fare from across the Interwebs as Blues fans seek distraction while locked down during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gbamin edges closer to being able to make Everton return

20 April
The club's medical staff say they are happy with the progress of Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s recovery from surgery on his torn quadriceps tendon.

My favourite game: Everton v Rapid Vienna, 1985 Cup Winners' Cup final  [MEDIA]

20 April
"It took some wrangling but I was in Rotterdam when Everton won their first European trophy on an unforgettable night," writes Mark Tallentire.

Everton players raring to go when Premier League season returns

17 April
Everton will be ready and raring to go when the Premier League season returns, according to English centre-back and experienced Toffee Michael Keane

Everton's Blue Family Campaign Provides Support For More Than 3,000 Individuals In First Month

18 April
For the last four weeks, Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community staff have been providing vital support and assistance for thousands of individuals and families in need across Liverpool in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic through its Blue Family initiative.

Premier League clubs still aim to finish the season

17 April
Top-flight football still has no firm resumption date but today's meeting of the 20 Premier League clubs brought broad consensus that the 2019-20 should be played to its conclusion.

Andre Gomes: How Looking Beyond Raw Statistics Reveals Importance to Everton  [MEDIA]

14 April
It’s important to remember that football analytics goes so much further beyond raw statistics. Goals and assists are important, but there are other metrics to measure a player against, as well as the good old eye test.

IFAB recommends tweaks to rules starting next season

11 April
Rule changes set to come into effect next season could see greater clarification of the handball rule and pitch-side monitors used more frequently in the Premier League.

Premier League move back decision on USM naming rights deal

10 April
The Premier League’s assessment of Everton’s naming rights deal with USM Holdings has reportedly been delayed and a decision won’t now be reached until the end of June.

Premier League players launch charity fund to raise money for NHS

9 April
Premier League players have launched a charitable fund called PlayersTogether to raise money for the National Health Service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Everton submit outline planning application for Goodison Legacy Project

8 April
Everton's plans for Goodison Park once the club leaves for Bramley-Moore Dock are taking shape with an outline application for planning permission submitted to the city council.

Henry Onyekuru: ''How my Everton dream fell apart''  [MEDIA]

7 April
Henry Onyekuru talks to Patrick Boyland about the biggest setback in his career so far; the moment when his dream of playing for Nigeria in the World Cup and securing the work permit necessary to feature for Everton in the Premier League was taken away in the cruellest of fashions.

Gomes can't wait to get back to Finch Farm

7 April
André Gomes admits that being isolated from his Everton team-mates and away from Premier League football is tough but he feels that the club is on the right track under Carlo Ancelotti for when the action finally resumes.

PFA say lost tax on 30% paycut would impact NHS

5 April
Amid controversy over the issue over pay in football, the Professional Footballers’ Association is arguing that the Exchequer stands to lose in excess of £200m in lost tax revenue if players are forced to reduce their salaries.

Football to return when it is ''safe and appropriate''

3 April
Updated The Premier League and its member clubs held further talks today to discuss strategies on how the 2019-20 season might be concluded as well as players wages.

Report: Kenny would favour a further year in Germany

1 April
Jonjoe Kenny says that he would prefer to spend another season on loan at Schalke rather than return to Everton at the end of the current campaign.

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