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David Prentice

This week, Prenno takes a look back at some of the magnificent saves made during the career of Neville Southall – and says that Tim Howard faces a tough task living in the shadow of such a great.

Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard Everton’s goalkeeper Tim Howard

He also takes a look at the importance of goalkeepers in general – and the way they are viewed in England compared to elsewhere.

It’s an excellent and compelling column – well worth a read.

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The lads at Toffee TV are back with another excellent video preview of Sunday’s game against United. Well worth checking out below.

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What we learned

Goals change games, Blues must get it “right” and there’s a touch of class about that boy Stones.

FC Krasnodar vs Everton FC at the Kuban Stadium Russia in the Europa League Group stages. Aiden McGeady goes close.

Sean Bradbury looked at what we learned from yesterday’s Europa League draw with Krasnodar – and Everton can take a number of positives from the trip.

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Only 4 players have ever scored a hat-trick in the Premier League against United & 2 of them play for us: Eto’o & Lukaku. #EFC #Everton

— Everton Pictures (@evertonfcpics) October 3, 2014

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Greg O’Keeffe’s verdict

Greg says that Everton fans who made the journey to Russia saw a mostly “turgid” performance by the Blues – but they won’t mind after Samuel Eto’o snatched a late draw.

FC Krasnodar vs Everton FC at the Kuban Stadium Russia in the Europa League Group stages. Samuel Eto’o scores the equaliser.

He writes: They travelled more than 2,000 miles, paid hundreds of pounds and watched 82 largely turgid minutes of football from their team.

But the Evertonians who embarked on the planes, trains and automobiles mission to Russia won’t mind because of a solitary second of innate finishing from Samuel Eto’o.

The veteran striker has played in more European games than most of his team-mates combined, and he showed his class with the goal which turned a faltering display into one which leaves the Blues nicely positioned in group H.

Snatching a draw from this tricky encounter at the Kuban stadium was an achievement for a side still struggling to reach the levels of last season, when they qualified for the Europa League by finishing fifth.

Click here to read Greg’s full match report.

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I also loved this, Krasnodar’s press officer is chairman of Everton’s Russian supporters club!

Love that Krasnodar’s press officer is the chairman of the Russian #EFC supporters group!

— Conor Shaw (@ConorShaw) October 2, 2014

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One fan, Patrick Marshall, has kept us updated throughout his journey to Russia. He and his dad Keith sound like they’ve had a great time.

Enjoy the vodka!

£1.65 for vodka here. No wonder some people look like the hills have eyes pic.twitter.com/edzBP3lJiz

— SOS Evertonian (@sosevertonian) October 3, 2014

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Huge credit must go to those Evertonians that made the journey to Krasnodar, the dedication of those supporters mustn’t be understated and, it just goes to show, that Blues will always find a way to follow their team. Come what may.

Evertonians in Russia, media claimed no Evertonians would head out there. @DailyMirror pic.twitter.com/KqFgNpPtTX

— Keith Mullin/TheFarm (@KeithMullin) October 3, 2014

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Back page:

Here’s a look at today’s Liverpool ECHO back page:

Liverpool Echo back page October 3 2014  

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Everton have got Stones..

John Stones praised Everton’s never-say-die attitude after the Blues fought back to snatch a point in Russia last night. John Stones steps away from Krasnodar's Marat Izmailov John Stones steps away from Krasnodar’s Marat Izmailov

Trailing 1-0 to Krasnodar after Ari’s first half strike, Samuel Eto’o scored a vital goal with less than 10 minutes remaining to send the Blues back to England with a creditable draw.

Stones said: “It’s a very good point. We were a bit sloppy for the first goal but we showed character to come back and score the equaliser. We knew it was coming and we dug in there.

“They pressed us really high and I think everyone who watched it will know it was a high tempo game. We found it hard to get into our stride and didn’t get into our pwn until the secind half.

“It’s a big learning curve for me but a night I’ll never forget. The fans were brilliant. To see them in the hotel before the game and see them cheering us on from the away end was massive. A big thanks to them.”

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Good morning and welcome to the Everton FC liveblog. I’m Joe Rimmer and I’ll be here throughout the day to bring you all the very best reaction to last night’s 1-1 draw with Krasnodar in Russia and begin the build up to Everton’s big game at Old Trafford on Sunday.

My colleague Alex “Sting” Rea will then join us at 3pm to keep the blog rolling until late at night, so there’s no reason to go anywhere throughout the day if you want the very best news and views when it comes to the Blues.

I’ll be back momentarily with all the day’s top headlines. Get involved by leaving a comment below or by tweeting  @joerimmer88 or @LivEchoEFC.

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