A fascinating in-depth interview with Everton midfielder Andre Gomes headlines another high-quality Everton programme for Sunday’s home clash with Tottenham Hotspur (4.30pm).
The Portuguese discusses falling in love with Evertonians, his hunger to live up to the Club’s proud motto and how he has used his downtime to explore the English countryside….
“I can feel the culture and understand the people around me. I want to know more about the country.”
On his connection with Everton fans, he says: “They did everything for me since I came here. I try my best every day and in every game to make them feel proud.”
Former Toffees striker Samuel Eto’o, meanwhile, reveals why he knocked back Liverpool to join Everton in 2014 and his regret over not remaining on Merseyside for more than five months.
Manager Marco Silva emphasises the importance of supporters creating another cacophonous Goodison atmosphere for the visit of Spurs, while Morgan Schneiderlin explains how he has grown in his 12 years in England and his heart-warming gesture for a grieving Evertonian.
Theo Walcott tackles a mixed bag of questions in our ‘Randoms’ feature, while Under-23s midfielder Alex Denny discusses training ground intensity and learning from the young Blues’ talented coaching team.
Interviews with Everton Women’s manager Willie Kirk and Under-18s boss Paul Tait are also included in a packed edition!
The Everton matchday programme, priced at £3.50, will be on sale around Goodison Park and at various city centre outlets.
Everton Football Club will pay its respects to fallen heroes from the Armed Forces on Sunday with a tribute ahead of the game against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues' Remembrance fixture will see the two team captains joined in laying wreathes by military personnel, standard bearers, and Dave Curtis from Everton in the Community's Knowsley Veterans' Hub.
A bugler will then perform The Last Post as a mark of respect, before the names of former Everton and Tottenham players who lost their lives fighting for their country at war will be displayed on the big screens during a period of silence. The Everton Heritage Society have produced a booklet about the fallen of Everton Football Club, which can be read here.
If you would like to buy a poppy and donate to the British Legion on the day, sellers will be located around Goodison Park in the build up to the game.
Read on to find out more about the activities taking place in and around the stadium on matchday…
What's happening? As well as our Remembrance tribute, Sunday will also see the introduction of reusable cups on the Goodison concourses and in the Fan Zone as part of the Club's new environmental campaign, 'Everton for Change'. The cups will replace single use plastic alternatives, with supporters asked to return the containers to designated stackable bins. To find out more about 'Everton for Change', click here.
When is it open? 2.30pm - KO.
Who are the star guests? 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup final hero Trevor Steven will be on stage answering questions and reading out the team news from around 3.30pm.
Who else is on stage? Musical entertainment will come from Jack Bennett, while Tottenham Hotspur reporter Bradley Allen will give us the view from the other side.
Dave Curtis from Everton in the Community's Knowsley Veteran's Hub and Jazz Bal, who is currently in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (British Army) and a member of the Everton Fans’ Forum, will be on stage to talk about Remembrance Day and the continuing importance of raising awareness and funds for military charities such as the British Legion.
What are the giveaways? Win a pair of stadium tour tickets in our picture quiz, 'Higher or Lower' game and ‘Blue v Blue’ quiz.
Anything else? As mentioned above, reusable cups will be introduced for the first time as part of the Club's 'Everton for Change' campaign. Read more here.
The food bank van will be set up next to the Fan Zone so please bring donations to drop off before heading into the stadium.
THE MATCHDAY HUB
When is it open? 1.30pm - KO.
What is happening? A games area, face painting, EITC coaching sessions, newspapers and team sheets. Diabetes awareness staff will also be on hand offering information and a finger ***** test service.
What can I eat? There is a children’s meal deal offer of chicken nuggets or giant sausage roll with fries and soft drink for £5. The adult meal deal offer is steak and ale pie, chips, peas and gravy, which costs £6.50.
When are the EITC coaching sessions?
5-7 y/o @ 2.30pm 8-10 y/o @ 3pm 11+ @ 3.30pm
THE COMMUNITY HUB
When is it open? 1.30pm-4pm
What is on offer? Seating, TV screens, pre-packed sandwiches, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
ST LUKE’S CHURCH
When is it open? 1.30pm - KO.
What's happening? Alfie’s Squad will be selling pin badges, key rings and posters to raise funds for Everton in the Community's The People’s Place.
What will the EFC Heritage Society be offering? The EFC Heritage Society is based upstairs at St Luke's Church Hall before every home game. Supporters can enjoy photographic displays relating to the history of our great club and also purchase Everton programmes, books, memorabilia and autographed items from players past and present. Toffee Art have a great range of artwork, prints, t-shirts and coasters on sale, while The Ruleteros will also be offering souvenirs of the Everton club in Chile. Refreshments will be served as part of the Teas For Fans initiative from 1.45pm, while the memorial garden will be open throughout.
The Everton Heritage Society have produced a booklet about the fallen of Everton Football Club, which can be read here.
THE BLUE BASE
When is it open? Straight after the full-time whistle.
What is on offer? The perfect venue for your post-match debrief, The Blue Base is open to all, including children, and offers bar snacks, hot drinks, live sports on TV and a fully licensed bar. All profits generated from The Blue Base go back into Everton in the Community.