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  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is taking "big steps" at the moment.Having been brought into the starting XI for Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland, the 20-year-old shone brightly in a 3-0 victory for the Toffees, scoring twice as well as hitting a post.Calvert-Lewin, who has four Everton goals in total, made headlines over the summer as he notched the winner for England in the Under-20s World Cup final.And this week he was nominated, alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the player aged under 21 deemed the most impressive in Europe during the calendar year.Koeman feels the man signed in August 2016 from Sheffield United needs to improve "in most aspects" but rates him as "really a big talent".Asked ahead of Saturday's Premier League home clash with Bournemouth how good he felt Calvert-Lewin could be, the Dutchman said: "That's all about the future."I think ..

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin is making great strides, says Everton boss Ronald Koeman

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is taking "big steps" at the moment.Having been brought into the starting XI for Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland, the 20-year-old shone brightly in a 3-0 victory for the Toffees, scoring twice as well as hitting a post.Calvert-Lewin, who has four Everton goals in total, made headlines over the summer as he notched the winner for England in the Under-20s World Cup final.And this week he was nominated, alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the player aged under 21 deemed the most impressive in Europe during the calendar year.Koeman feels the man signed in August 2016 from Sheffield United needs to improve "in most aspects" but rates him as "really a big talent".Asked ahead of Saturday's Premier League home clash with Bournemouth how good he felt Calvert-Lewin could be, the Dutchman said: "That's all about the future."I think ..
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  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman hopes familiar surroundings will help his side halt a four-match losing run starting with Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland. The Toffees have played five of the last six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since August 17.However, they now face a run of four successive matches at Goodison Park and Koeman admits they need to take advantage to quieten talks of a crisis with the club 18th in the Premier League.The Black Cats, 21st in the Sky Bet Championship and with just one win in seven games themselves - which came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Carlisle - present the ideal opportunity after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford."We need to analyse the game but it is important to take the positives from Sunday and prepare ourselves for Wednesday," said Koeman."We now play four times in a row at hom..

    Ronald Koeman confident Everton can bounce back against Sunderland

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman hopes familiar surroundings will help his side halt a four-match losing run starting with Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland. The Toffees have played five of the last six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since August 17.However, they now face a run of four successive matches at Goodison Park and Koeman admits they need to take advantage to quieten talks of a crisis with the club 18th in the Premier League.The Black Cats, 21st in the Sky Bet Championship and with just one win in seven games themselves - which came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Carlisle - present the ideal opportunity after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford."We need to analyse the game but it is important to take the positives from Sunday and prepare ourselves for Wednesday," said Koeman."We now play four times in a row at hom..
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  • Real Madrid welcome their talisman back on Wednesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu.Ronaldo has missed Real's opening four league games and the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona due to a five-match ban imposed on him after he pushed a referee back in August.In his absence Los Merengues have dropped four points and manager Zinedine Zidane is understandably delighted the club's all-time record scorer is available to him again.In quotes from his press conference that were published on Real's official website, the Frenchman said: "We're happy to have Cristiano Ronaldo back. I hope it's the last time we're without him."He looks happy, very happy, because he likes to play, to be with the group and his team-mates. Tomorrow he's back at the Santiago Bernabeu and every player likes that."I think that the stats speak for themselves when we're talking about what Crist..

    Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension as Real Madrid take on Real Betis

    Real Madrid welcome their talisman back on Wednesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu.Ronaldo has missed Real's opening four league games and the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona due to a five-match ban imposed on him after he pushed a referee back in August.In his absence Los Merengues have dropped four points and manager Zinedine Zidane is understandably delighted the club's all-time record scorer is available to him again.In quotes from his press conference that were published on Real's official website, the Frenchman said: "We're happy to have Cristiano Ronaldo back. I hope it's the last time we're without him."He looks happy, very happy, because he likes to play, to be with the group and his team-mates. Tomorrow he's back at the Santiago Bernabeu and every player likes that."I think that the stats speak for themselves when we're talking about what Crist..
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  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman said he is "very disappointed" at Wayne Rooney's drink-driving charge and the player will be "dealt with internally at the appropriate time".However, the Dutch boss also confirmed the former England man would play for Everton against Tottenham on Saturday.Koeman, reading from a prepared statement at the start of his pre-match press conference, said: "I am very disappointed. In line with any disciplinary matter, this will be dealt with internally by the club at the appropriate time." Rooney was charged with drink-driving by Cheshire Police on September 1 after being stopped in the early hours of the same day.He was released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on September 18. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Ronald Koeman ‘very disappointed’ at Wayne Rooney’s drink-driving charge

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman said he is "very disappointed" at Wayne Rooney's drink-driving charge and the player will be "dealt with internally at the appropriate time".However, the Dutch boss also confirmed the former England man would play for Everton against Tottenham on Saturday.Koeman, reading from a prepared statement at the start of his pre-match press conference, said: "I am very disappointed. In line with any disciplinary matter, this will be dealt with internally by the club at the appropriate time." Rooney was charged with drink-driving by Cheshire Police on September 1 after being stopped in the early hours of the same day.He was released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on September 18. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Gareth Southgate has revealed England striker Harry Kane measures his goal record against perennial Ballon d'Or contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Tottenham striker Kane is a back-to-back golden boot winner at Premier League level and a brace against Malta on Friday took his international tally to 10 in 20 games.With five of those coming in the past three games he is looking increasingly comfortable with the demands of leading his country's attack and the Three Lions boss is impressed with just how high the forward's sights are set."He's in top form, but he's also got the mentality to want to be the best," said Southgate on the eve of Monday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia."He knows where he's sitting. I asked him how many goals in how many games and he knew. He also knew how many Ronaldo had at this point, how many Messi had at this point and everybody else."He's driven to be one of the world's best and why can't..

    Harry Kane measures goal record against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Gareth Southgate has revealed England striker Harry Kane measures his goal record against perennial Ballon d'Or contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Tottenham striker Kane is a back-to-back golden boot winner at Premier League level and a brace against Malta on Friday took his international tally to 10 in 20 games.With five of those coming in the past three games he is looking increasingly comfortable with the demands of leading his country's attack and the Three Lions boss is impressed with just how high the forward's sights are set."He's in top form, but he's also got the mentality to want to be the best," said Southgate on the eve of Monday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia."He knows where he's sitting. I asked him how many goals in how many games and he knew. He also knew how many Ronaldo had at this point, how many Messi had at this point and everybody else."He's driven to be one of the world's best and why can't..
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  • England defender Michael Keane believes he is already growing as a player under the watchful eye of Everton boss Ronald Koeman. Keane made the £25million switch from Burnley to Goodison Park in the summer and revealed former Barcelona and Holland centre-back Koeman is encouraging him to become a more expansive player.At Turf Moor he honed the bread-and-butter business of defending and the Manchester United graduate has welcomed the opportunity to learn at Koeman's side."At Burnley it was all about defending, which I loved, and I improved a lot when I was there but it's just a different style of play," he said of life on Merseyside."You've still got to do that at Everton, it's the basics of being a defender, but also have to play out from the back a bit more. Ronald is trying to bring that out of my game and develop me in that sense. He was more of a ball player and scored a lot of goals."He won't talk to me every day but when he does he's got a lot o..

    Michael Keane welcomes Ronald Koeman advice at Everton

    England defender Michael Keane believes he is already growing as a player under the watchful eye of Everton boss Ronald Koeman. Keane made the £25million switch from Burnley to Goodison Park in the summer and revealed former Barcelona and Holland centre-back Koeman is encouraging him to become a more expansive player.At Turf Moor he honed the bread-and-butter business of defending and the Manchester United graduate has welcomed the opportunity to learn at Koeman's side."At Burnley it was all about defending, which I loved, and I improved a lot when I was there but it's just a different style of play," he said of life on Merseyside."You've still got to do that at Everton, it's the basics of being a defender, but also have to play out from the back a bit more. Ronald is trying to bring that out of my game and develop me in that sense. He was more of a ball player and scored a lot of goals."He won't talk to me every day but when he does he's got a lot o..
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.The Portugal forward, who had scored in the 3-1 victory, reacted badly after being shown a second yellow for diving by match official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, shoving the Spaniard in the back.A Spanish football federation (RFEF) committee has now dismissed an appeal, meaning Ronaldo will miss Wednesday evening's Supercopa return leg against Barca and upcoming LaLiga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valenica, Levante and Real Sociedad. Ronaldo was found guilty of 'Violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code', which relates to using "mild force" against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking. He has also been fined 3,805 euros (£3,459), with Real fined 1,750 euros (£1,590). Real boss Zinedine Zidane believes the ban is disproportionate, telling the club's official webs..

    Cristiano Ronaldo fails with appeal against five-match ban for pushing referee

    Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.The Portugal forward, who had scored in the 3-1 victory, reacted badly after being shown a second yellow for diving by match official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, shoving the Spaniard in the back.A Spanish football federation (RFEF) committee has now dismissed an appeal, meaning Ronaldo will miss Wednesday evening's Supercopa return leg against Barca and upcoming LaLiga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valenica, Levante and Real Sociedad. Ronaldo was found guilty of 'Violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code', which relates to using "mild force" against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking. He has also been fined 3,805 euros (£3,459), with Real fined 1,750 euros (£1,590). Real boss Zinedine Zidane believes the ban is disproportionate, telling the club's official webs..
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  • As Hurricane Irma edged closer, a Florida dealership turned into a makeshift disaster shelter, offering refuge for employees unable to escape Irma's wrath. The idea came to Rick LeMaire, general manager of Largo Honda in Florida City, Fla., south of Miami, after an employee, Chris Buchanan, asked him if she could stay at the dealership during the storm with her cats. "I live in a trailer in the Keys, and I literally live check to check," Buchanan, a title clerk at Largo Honda, said. "I can't afford to run from a storm, but I live in a trailer so I had to leave." What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat. "It just kept growing and growing," said Buchanan. "It started with one and ended with 40." LeMaire's cat, Binky, surveys emergency preparations in the general manager's office. Evacuees also brought dogs and a pet rat. ..

    Largo Honda in Florida becomes shelter from Irma

    As Hurricane Irma edged closer, a Florida dealership turned into a makeshift disaster shelter, offering refuge for employees unable to escape Irma's wrath. The idea came to Rick LeMaire, general manager of Largo Honda in Florida City, Fla., south of Miami, after an employee, Chris Buchanan, asked him if she could stay at the dealership during the storm with her cats. "I live in a trailer in the Keys, and I literally live check to check," Buchanan, a title clerk at Largo Honda, said. "I can't afford to run from a storm, but I live in a trailer so I had to leave." What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat. "It just kept growing and growing," said Buchanan. "It started with one and ended with 40." LeMaire's cat, Binky, surveys emergency preparations in the general manager's office. Evacuees also brought dogs and a pet rat. ..
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