Dec 152014
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Joe Rimmer and the team will be with you today from 7am to ensure constant coverage of all things Blue, including news, great photos, nostalgia, live interviews and much more.

Alex Rea will then join the fun from 3pm to take you all the way through to 11pm to ensure you are always updated on all the breaking news from Goodison.

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Everton are playing QPR at the wrong time – that’s according to Blues boss Roberto Martinez, who reckons Harry Redknapp’s men have clicked into gear after a difficult start.

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez

He said: “QPR had a little bit of a difficult start because obviously when you get new players you’re trying to find the right combinations.

“I think Harry Redknapp now has found the right formula and they are in the best moment of their season. They’ve been unfortunate in a couple of games, I think they should have had more points than what they’ve got.

“I know they’ve got Charlie Austin missing for this game but I think this group are in a good moment and we respect them hugely.

“I’ve always admired Harry Redknapp as a manager with his experience and his management skills and know-how.”

Let’s hope he’s wrong on this one…

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Joe Rimmer

You can tell I’m rusty, I’ve obviously been away far too long and forgotten to bring you today’s back page – here it is!

Today’s ECHO back page  

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Europa League draw

The Europa League draw takes place at midday today. We will have live coverage of that right here and all the analysis of whomever the Blues draw from our team of sports writers.

The Toffees have played their most impressive football this season in Europe, and with a Champions League berth awaiting this season’s winners, the Blues have a huge incentive to go out an win the competition.

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The fans were right to boo

Leighton Baines says he understands Everton fans’ frustrations – and says supporters were right to boo after the recent Goodison draw with Hull City.

The England defender says that Everton must ensure they beat QPR this evening and begin to climb the Premier League table.

He said: “Putting myself in a fan’s shoes the performance on the night against Hull wasn’t good enough. But it’s not just that, because we get supported very well, it’s accumulated frustration.

“Every week you’re seeing others slipping up; Liverpool, Arsenal. You see people dropping points and just think, ‘If we can just win we’ll go above them, and so on.’.”

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Joe Rimmer

Good morning and welcome to the Everton FC liveblog. I’m Joe Rimmer and I’m back on the blogs after a break to bring you all the very latest news and views on the Blues.

We will have all the best build-up throughout the day to tonight’s clash with QPR from Greg O’Keeffe and the team. Are you heading to Goodison Park tonight? Drop me a tweet and let me know what you think will happen this evening.

I’ll be back in a moment with all the day’s top headlines.

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