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With our Europa League First Qualifying Round against Cliftonville won, we will now face Lithuanian club Tauras in the Second Qualifying Round, but first we moved on to our first friendly against Bradford.
Bradford 0 - 4 Everton
With Andy Burns
and Luke Oliver
of Bradford both scoring own goals, it was easy for Apostolos Vellios
to complete a 0-4 win over the English minnows by slotting two into the back of the net, although Leighton Baines
missed a not-so-crucial penalty.
Only five days into my managerial career, already two matches played, and won. This was an exciting time for both me and Everton and I couldn't wait to fast forward to the end of the season and see what position I would lead Everton to. Or maybe I would be sacked. Who knows? That's football. But I'm certain Bill said that he wanted to keep me here for the 'long-term' when he appointed me.
had almost completed his move to Everton but his wage demands infuriated me. He was moving from the champions to a club competing in the Europa League, not another champion. But instead of lowering his 120k per week wages at Man City, the Togolese requested wages of 145k per week. Absurd! I refused to give in and after 30 minutes of talks I knew this wasn't going to get anywhere and told the player and his money-crazed agent to "get the fuck out of my office, you stinky twats".
One good thing though, is that we have almost completed our search for a left-back. There has been a breakthrough in contract talks with Celtic's Honduran defender Emilio Izaguirre
, who had way smaller wage demands than Adeba-twat. He is expected to agree to the terms we offered him in a few days and we can then officially confirm his arrival to the expecting Everton fans.
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