As a direct consequence

As a direct consequence of the Football Association’s decision FIFA Coins┬áto award us just, tickets for the ultimate in prestige games we are faced with trying to squeeze not a quart but a gallon into a pint-pot. The match will be Everton’s first appearance in a major cup final since the FA Cup victory over Manchester United at the old Wembley.Understandably, demand for tickets amongst Evertonians is huge and the Everton CEO is disappointed so many fans eager to attend will not be able to do so.He added: I would estimate that two out of every three Evertonians who would dearly love to be at this game will not, in fact, be at Wembley.
Joseph Yobo has revealed losing Phil Jagielka will be difficult for Everton to deal with – but has vowed to fill the void left by the injured defender. The England centre-back was stretchered off during Saturday’s – defeat to Manchester City at Goodison Park, after landing awkwardly and twisting his knee.Everton’s head physio Mick Rathbone later revealed Jagielka had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, and would be ruled out for the remainder of the season, including the FA Cup final on May

The venue for this summer

The venue for this summer’s showpiece will be the newly-built,-seater Rio Tinto Stadium Online Game Shop. I can’t wait to play the MLS All-Stars, said Everton’s American goalkeeper Tim Howard. I will doubtless know a few of the guys in the US team and I know full well that it will be a real test for us at that stage of our pre-season The fans over there always enjoy watching English teams in action and I’m sure there will be a terrific atmosphere in the stadium. We played in Salt Lake a couple of years ago but it will be nice to go to the new one.’Visit for more information on pre-season tour dates in the coming weeks.

Shane Duffy and Iain Turner have been called into their countries’ respective ‘B’ squads.Northern Irishman Duffy only turned in January and has represented his country at Under-, and level.Now Nigel Worthington has called the central defender up to the ‘B’ squad to face Scotland on Wednesday ( May).Duffy has impressed for Everton’s Under-s this year and subsequently forced his way into the reserves.He could come up against Iain Turner next week, the on-loan keeper is one of two goalkeepers in George Burley’s Scotland squad.