The international break is finally over so let’s get you caught up on the best Everton tweets of the week to prepare for the big weekend fixture against Swansea.
Kevin Mirallas’ first Everton goal
Anyone recall vividly Kevin Mirallas’ first Everton goal? Here’s a hint. He scored it against Swansea, this weekend’s opponents, on September 22, 2012. In the spirit of getting everyone pumped up for the big match at Goodison on Saturday, let’s reflect on the Spaniard’s first club goal for the Toffees.
The 29-year-old has scored 26 goals since in an Everton kit. The team could use a few more goals against the Swans on Saturday, Kevin. Hope this clip provided you with some inspiration.
Happy birthday Kevin Ratcliffe
Looks like it’s the day to talk about Kevin. Former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe celebrated his 56th birthday on Saturday, November 12. Ratcliffe was a Blue through and through, appearing in 348 games for the Toffees. He made his début as a left back against Manchester United on March 12, 1980 and became captain three years later.
In 1983 Ratcliffe, at the tender age of 23, made his first appearance as club captain. Switched to his preferred position of center back, the 56-year-old was probably Everton’s most successful captain. He led the Toffees to the 1984 FA Cup, the Football League Championship in 1984-85 and 86-87. Ratcliffe culminated those accomplishments by winning the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1984-85.
Here’s to you Kevin.
Happy birthday James McCarthy
Yet another birthday to celebrate. Happy birthday to James McCarthy, who, like Kevin Ratcliffe, also celebrated a birthday on Saturday, November 12. McCarthy, 26, has scored five goals for Everton in 94 appearances with the club.
McCarthy hasn’t played much this season so far due to a lingering hamstring injury. Toffees supporters hope he’s close to returning, as his presence in the heart of Everton’s midfield is dearly missed.
Remembering a memorable UEFA Cup victory
On November 8, 2007, the Toffees secured an impressive 2-0 win over Nuremberg in Germany. Victor Anichebe was wrestled to the ground with seven minutes play, setting up Mikel Arteta’s game-winning penalty.
It was a quintessential European evening. The atmosphere was electric and the tension could have been cut with a knife. Anichebe settled the result when he slotted home in the 88th minute. I can’t wait for the Toffees to return to European football so evenings like this one become commonplace.
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