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Kristian Walsh and the team will be with you today from 10am to ensure constant coverage of all things Blue, including news, great photos, nostalgia, live interviews and much more.
We will then cross live to Goodison Park for updates from Greg O’Keeffe and the team as Everton take on Newcastle United.
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We begin our build up with Roberto Martinez, who calls on his side to rise to the “challenge of the season”.
The Spaniard says: “I don’t think in general we are lacking in confidence.
“I think the expectations, and the opposition giving respect when they’re coming to Goodison has maybe played a bit of a part but I think it is a moment of the season that is pivotal for us to see how we can react.
“We have another game 48 hours later but when we assess the [Stoke] game it was a bit of an unfair reward in the performance of the two teams.”
Everton manager Roberto Martinez during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Everton’s trip up to Newcastle. We’ll bring all the latest team news and build-up as the Blues look to give the fans some festive cheer. Kick off is at 4.15pm, so stick with us throughout the day for everything you need, including live match commentary on the full 90 minutes.