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The Sun apologises to Barkley over column

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London (AFP) – Everton star Ross Barkley received an apology from The Sun tabloid newspaper on Saturday over a column that made “unfavourable comparisons” to a gorilla.

The newspaper printed the apology and said it had not been aware that the England midfielder’s grandfather was from Nigeria.

Barkley and Lukaku uncertainty overshadow Everton’s ambitions

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Liverpool (AFP) – Doubts over the long term Everton futures of Premier League leading scorer Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley could ease if they beat West Ham on Saturday to all but guarantee a place in next season’s Europa League.

Both Lukaku - who tops the scoring charts with 24 goals - and Barkley have yet to sign new contracts with the former who is tied to the club till 2019 refusing to put pen to paper on a substantially better offer.

Barkley and Lukaku uncertainty overshadow Everton’s ambitions

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Liverpool (AFP) – Doubts over the long term Everton futures of Premier League leading scorer Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley could ease if they beat West Ham on Saturday to all but guarantee a place in next season’s Europa League.

Both Lukaku - who tops the scoring charts with 24 goals - and Barkley have yet to sign new contracts with the former who is tied to the club till 2019 refusing to put pen to paper on a substantially better offer.

Ander Herrera, Vincent Kompany, Xherdan Shaqiri… Names of the Premier League week 33

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Everton ban Sun tabloid over Barkley article

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London (AFP) – Everton banned The Sun tabloid from its premises on Saturday over an article about their player Ross Barkley that critics branded “racist”.

The article in Britain’s best-selling newspaper was about the 23-year-old England midfielder getting into a fight in a nightclub in Everton’s home city of Liverpool.

Official: Everton Join Liverpool In Banning The Sun From Their Premises In Light Of Deplorable Ross Barkley Attack

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Everton have joined Liverpool in banning The Sun newspaper from their premises in light of columnist Kelvin MacKenzie's appalling hatchet job on Ross Barkley published on Friday.

MacKenzie brandedthe Toffees midfielder as one of England's "dimmest" footballers and likened his "lack of reflection" to that of "a gorilla in a zoo", while an accompanying caption referred to him as "the missing link between man and beast".

Sun columnist suspended over Barkley comments

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London (AFP) – Britain’s Sun tabloid said on Friday it had suspended its columnist Kelvin MacKenzie over an article about footballer Ross Barkley that critics branded “racist”.

The article in Britain’s best-selling newspaper was about the 23-year-old England midfielder getting into a fight in a nightclub in Liverpool this week.

Everton: The Sun Suspend Kelvin MacKenzie Over ‘Racist And Prehistoric’ Ross Barkley Hatchet Job

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The Sun have suspended former editor Kelvin MacKenzie over a truly despicable, unprovoked column in which, among other things, Ross Barkley was described as "thick" and "the missing link."

As you're probably aware, McKenzie is utterly loathedon Merseyside for his reprehensible, unrepentant conduct during The Sun's coverage of the Hillsborough disaster and the subsequent 27-year legal battle for justicefought by the victims' families thereafter.

Barkley victim of ‘unprovoked attack’ – lawyers

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London (AFP) – Everton midfielder Ross Barkley was the victim of an “unprovoked attack”, his lawyers said on Monday, after CCTV footage emerged of him appearing to be punched in the face in a bar.

“We can confirm that Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening,” lawyers acting on Barkley’s behalf said in a statement.

Barkley victim of ‘unprovoked attack’ – lawyers

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London (AFP) – Everton midfielder Ross Barkley was the victim of an “unprovoked attack”, his lawyers said on Monday, after CCTV footage emerged of him appearing to be punched in the face in a bar.

“We can confirm that Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening,” lawyers acting on Barkley’s behalf said in a statement.

Police probe Barkley ‘assault’ video

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London (AFP) – British police said Monday they were looking into CCTV footage appearing to show Everton midfielder Ross Barkley being punched in the face in a Liverpool bar.

It comes after Everton manager Ronald Koeman warned the England star on Sunday that he will be sold if he refuses to sign a new contract at the club.

Police probe Barkley ‘assault’ video

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London (AFP) – British police said Monday they were looking into CCTV footage appearing to show Everton midfielder Ross Barkley being punched in the face in a Liverpool bar.

It comes after Everton manager Ronald Koeman warned the England star on Sunday that he will be sold if he refuses to sign a new contract at the club.

4 goals, 7 assists: Arsenal considering move for 23-year-old Tottenham target in the summer

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Everton manager, Ronald Koeman, has urged star midfielder, Ross Barkley, to sign a new contract at the club. However, the Dutchman has also made it clear the England international is free to leave the club should he fail to agree to a new deal.

Barkley will have a year left on his contract at the end of the season, and he is yet to sign a new deal.

4 goals, 7 assists: Tottenham plotting move for 23-year-old England midfielder

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Tottenham are reportedly planning to make a move for Everton’s in-demand midfielder, Ross Barkley.

Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, is a big fan of the player, and wants the Everton playmaker to add depth to his squad.

Barkley will have a year left on his contract at the end of the season.

Everton planning talks to secure lucrative deal for 23-year-old Tottenham target

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Everton are keen to secure the future of Ross Barkley, and manager, Ronald Koeman, has confirmed that talks are being planned with the midfielder over a new lucrative contract.

Barkley, the home grown midfielder who emerged from the club’s academy, has a deal till 2018. Top Premier League clubs, like Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, are vying for his signature, but Everton will look to persuade him to commit to the Merseyside club for the long term.

Everton: Ross Barkley Starts Celebrating Before Even Shooting In 6-3 Pummelling Of Bournemouth (Video)

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Bournemouth came a cropper against Everton today after finding themselves on the wrong end of a 6-3 thumping.

Romelu Lukaku helped himself to four goals (the first coming after just 30 seconds!) as the Toffees ran away with it.

However, there was a quirky little scene just before Ross Barkley grabbed the 94th-minute cake-icer.

Fernando Llorente, Ross Barkley, Maguire… Names of the Premier League, week 23

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Everton send fan a Ross Barkley shirt with Manchester United’s badge on it

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Everton send fan a Ross Barkley shirt with Manchester United's badge on it

One Everton fan got a bit of a surprise when he was given a Ross Barkley shirt ordered from the official store as there was a Manchester United badge printed on the bottom of it.

That's some top trolling from Everton there to do that.

Everton 0-1 Liverpool: Game in 17 Tweets as Barkley flops and late Mane winner breaks Toffees’ hearts

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Liverpool climbed to second in the Premier League at Christmas thanks to a 94th minute winner over Everton at Goodison Park. Sadio Mane was the hero for the Reds, reacting quickest to tap home...

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Everton 0-1 Liverpool: Game in 17 Tweets as Barkley flops and late Mane winner breaks Toffees’ hearts

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Liverpool climbed to second in the Premier League at Christmas thanks to a 94th minute winner over Everton at Goodison Park. Sadio Mane was the hero for the Reds, reacting quickest to tap home...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jamie Vardy, Ross Barkley: 11 Premier League Underachievers after 11 Games

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Alexis Sanchez, Aguero, Heaton… Names of the Premier League, week 10

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Everton’s Barkley strikes to answer critics

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Liverpool (AFP) Ross Barkley's excellent goal sealed an impressive 2-0 win for Everton over West Ham in their Premier League clash on Sunday ending a four match winless run in the league.

For Barkley who had been dropped both from the England squad and the Everton starting line-up this season as his form dipped it was his first goal since the opening day of the season against Spurs.

Arfield late show breaks Everton hearts

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) Canada international Scott Arfield's 90th-minute winner earned Burnley an improbable 2-1 victory over a dominant Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Everton impressed in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City last weekend and were looking to close to within a point of Pep Guardiola's side in the Premier League table.

Arfield late show breaks Everton hearts

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) Canada international Scott Arfield's 90th-minute winner earned Burnley an improbable 2-1 victory over a dominant Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Everton impressed in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City last weekend and were looking to close to within a point of Pep Guardiola's side in the Premier League table.

Everton’s stumbling form flying under the radar in topsy turvy season

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Saturday's loss against West Ham was a microcosm of Everton's whole season thus far. Exciting attacking play, a superb Lukaku, shoddy defending and a shocked Roberto Martinez trying to find new excuses to mask his side's shocking display at the back.

In a season dominated by Leicester punching above their weight, Newcastle being punched down by the weight of expectation and Chelsea and Liverpool making their best impression of a mid-table side, Everton's plight has largely passed under the radar.

Everton’s stumbling form flying under the radar in topsy turvy season

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Saturday's loss against West Ham was a microcosm of Everton's whole season thus far. Exciting attacking play, a superb Lukaku, shoddy defending and a shocked Roberto Martinez trying to find new excuses to mask his side's shocking display at the back.

In a season dominated by Leicester punching above their weight, Newcastle being punched down by the weight of expectation and Chelsea and Liverpool making their best impression of a mid-table side, Everton's plight has largely passed under the radar.

Everton: Roberto Martinez Officially Presents 9-Year-Old Fan George Shaw With His ‘Goal Of The Month’ Award (Photo)

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Cracking scenes at Finch Farm this morning where Everton boss Roberto Martinez officially presented the club's 'Goal of the Month' award for January to its rightful recipient: nine-year-old fan George Shaw!

After taking a massive 86% of the official vote, George's powerful strike at half-time during Everton's recent game against Swansea saw his beat the likes of Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas to take the honours.

Nine-Year-Old Fan Wins Everton Goal Of The Month Award For Stunning Strike Against Swansea (Video)

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Beating the likes of Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas in the running, Everton's Goal of the Month award has been won by the slightly unlikely figure of nine-year-old fan George Shaw.

George, who has cerebral palsy, was invited to the recent home game against Swanseaas a VIP guest of his favourite Toffees player, Gerard Deulofeu.

Ross Barkley, Jamie Vardy, Martial… Names of the Premier League, week 24

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Ross Barkley inspires Everton to victory over Newcastle; Match highlights

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Everton defeated Newcastle 3-0 for their first home win in the Premier League since November on Wednesday as the struggling Magpies were left inside the relegation zone.

Aaron Lennon was on target after 23 minutes while Ross Barkley tucked away two late penalties although Everton should have won more comfortably, being denied by the woodwork three times in six second-half minutes.

Ross Barkley inspires Everton to victory over Newcastle; Match highlights

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Everton defeated Newcastle 3-0 for their first home win in the Premier League since November on Wednesday as the struggling Magpies were left inside the relegation zone.

Aaron Lennon was on target after 23 minutes while Ross Barkley tucked away two late penalties although Everton should have won more comfortably, being denied by the woodwork three times in six second-half minutes.

De Bruyne sparks second half comeback, leads Man City into Capital One Cup final [VIDEO]

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Kevin De Bruyne met with controversy, glory and injury as Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 on Wednesday to set up a League Cup final showdown with Liverpool next month.

Everton extended their 2-1 advantage from the first leg when Ross Barkley scored a fine individual goal in the 18th minute, but Fernandinho quickly equalized before substitute De Bruyne leveled the tie and then set up Sergio Aguero to complete a 4-3 aggregate victory in the 76th minute.

De Bruyne sparks second half comeback, leads Man City into Capital One Cup final [VIDEO]

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Kevin De Bruyne met with controversy, glory and injury as Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 on Wednesday to set up a League Cup final showdown with Liverpool next month.

Everton extended their 2-1 advantage from the first leg when Ross Barkley scored a fine individual goal in the 18th minute, but Fernandinho quickly equalized before substitute De Bruyne leveled the tie and then set up Sergio Aguero to complete a 4-3 aggregate victory in the 76th minute.

Everton: Ross Barkley Narrates His Journey From Wavertree To Goodison In Cracking ‘Rags To Riches’ Advert (Video)

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Yes, it may be a rather long-winded advert for a credit card company, but Everton have produced a cracking little 'rags to riches' promo video centred around Ross Barkley's rise through the ranks at the club.

Shot in point-of-view style (not unlike Nike's ace 'Take It To The Next Level' advert from 2008, as directed by Guy Ritchie), the snappy video charts Barkley's ascension from the dog turd-strewn parks of Wavertree to playing under the floodlights at Goodison.

Five most improved EPL players this season

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We are almost at the halfway stage of the season and the Premier League has seen some very interesting developments. After the boring title fightwhere Chelsea strolled their way to the trophy, it seems as though no one is serious about winning the league this time out.

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Sun columnist suspended over Barkley comments

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London (AFP) – Britain’s Sun tabloid said on Friday it had suspended its columnist Kelvin MacKenzie over an article about footballer Ross Barkley that critics branded “racist”.

The article in Britain’s best-selling newspaper was about the 23-year-old England midfielder getting into a fight in a nightclub in Liverpool this week.

Koeman hits out at ‘crazy’ Liverpool bench

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Liverpool (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman branded Liverpool’s back-room staff “crazy” following his side’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

“It’s all about football, but we don’t make a show from the bench like Liverpool. It’s football - a hard and fair game,” Koeman told Sky Sports.

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Leicester And Tottenham Dominate As PFA Announce ‘Player Of The Year’ & ‘Young Player Of The Year’ Award Shortlists

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It's that time of year again, when the PFA emerge from the shadows to reveal their 'player of the year' picks.

There are no surprises this season, with the Premier League's top two sides, Leicester and Tottenham, dominating proceedings across the two categories.

The PFA 'Player of the Year Award' shortlist looks like this:

Jamie Vardy
Harry Kane
N'Golo Kante
Riyad Mahrez
Mesut Ozil
Dimitri Payet

While the 'Young Player of the Year Award' nominees are as follows:

Dele Alli
Harry Kane
Jack Butland
Philippe Coutinho
Romelu Lukaku
Ross Barkley

We're having a shiny groat on the panel picking Mahrezfor the full-fat award and Kane for the junior version.