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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.

There will be polls, stats and live webchats with our brand new EFC reporter Phil Kirkbride each week, plus the inside line from Finch Farm as we bring you every press conference and interview.

We want you to get involved too – tell us your thoughts on what’s happening at Goodison by tweeting Joe @joerimmer88 or Alex @AlexReaSport. You can also tweet our EFC Twitter page @LivEchoEFC with all your thoughts on the days events.

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Steven Gerrard
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Tim Cahill
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Gareth Barry
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Barry: I won’t be happy until form improves

Gareth Barry is making no excuses for his recent poor form – and says he won’t be happy until he and the team improve.

Barry, like plenty of others at Goodison, has endured a mixed campaign so far, with criticism of his performances mounting in recent weeks.

“When you get to a certain age, your mindset changes,” Barry said. “In my mind, I judge my own form on the results the team is getting.

“If Everton are not where they are meant to be, I look at it as I am not doing well enough myself. That’s the case, so I feel that I could do more.

“You can look back for excuses, but I’ve never done that. I could look back and say maybe I came back from injury (earlier in the season) too soon, but I felt good at the time, and I was ready to play on.

“There’s no excuses, for me or the team, because neither are where we would want to be.”

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Martinez hits back at boo boys

Liverpool ECHO back page 26.02.15   Liverpool ECHO front page 26.02.15

Roberto Martinez
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“I’m not here to be popular”

Strong words from Blues boss Roberto Martinez, who says he can deal with the jeers from fans – because he has to make decisions for the good of the team, and not just to keep people happy.

“As a football club, we are very much together, and we all get that warmth and support,” Martinez said.

“In the game, the emotions from the fans are understandable.

“That’s the passion that we have, and what makes us such a special football club.

“I actually like the reaction of the fans with Mo Besic, because it shows that they have taken to him very quickly; a new signing, a new player arriving at the club. I like that.

“But in the same way, I need to make the decisions that help the team, and not just to keep someone happy. It is very easy to make someone happy with a decision, and then in the long run it costs the team points or affects the performance.

“I am very clear with what I had to do at the weekend. I have the advantage of working with the players on a daily basis. I know about their moments of form, I know what they have been through, if they have had good days before, or if they have had bad preparation, and I can make the decisions that can help the team in that respect.”

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Good morning
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Good morning!

Good morning and welcome to the Everton FC liveblog. I’m Joe Rimmer and I’ll be here throughout the day to ensure you get the very best build-up to Everton’s Europa League second leg with Young Boys this evening.

We have Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride alongside Blues editor Greg O’Keeffe at Goodison Park tonight and we will have all the very best build-up to the game from the lads beforehand.

I’ll be back in a moment with our top stories. Don’t go away.

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