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Everton new stadium latest as Sean Dyche to consider future of seven players

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 21/03/2023 Stephen Killen

Here are your Everton headlines for Tuesday, March 21.

Sean Dyche to consider next step for Dele, Doucoure and five other Everton players

Sean Dyche now has his first chance to reflect after a whirlwind start to life at Everton.

The 51-year-old was appointed Blues boss in the closing days of January, a month that was chaotic on and off the pitch for his new club. Flung into a relegation battle with a squad that had suffered a damaging return from the World Cup break, there was little opportunity to settle in.

Against that backdrop, Dyche delivered a debut win over table-topping Arsenal that galvanised the players and fans and has since led Everton on a run better than any other team in the survival fight. Danger remains, however, and there is still work to do. This makes the international break a useful period to evaluate what has happened so far, and what needs to happen next.

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Sixteen days separate Everton’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea and the Monday night home tie with Tottenham Hotspur. Dyche will allow those of his squad not on international duty to have a short break and the intensity of some training sessions will be relaxed. This is partly an acknowledgement from Dyche of the work his players have put in since his arrival. There is an awareness the players have been asked to take on a significant amount of different instructions, styles and information as the new regime asserted itself at Finch Farm.

Joe Thomas has the full story.

Everton work on new-look tower to provide 'jaw-dropping entrance' to new stadium

The iconic Everton Lock-Up has been synonymous with Everton Football Club for many decades.

But as the Blues prepare for a future by the banks of the Mersey, they are restoring a different tower by the site of their new stadium.

The Everton Lock-Up on Everton Brow, also known as Prince Rupert’s Tower, after King Charles I’s nephew, whose Royalist Army camped in the area during the English Civil War Siege of Liverpool in 1644 – even though it wasn’t erected until 143 years later – has been associated with the club ever since secretary and future manager Theo Kelly designed what is still the basis for the Blues’ crest used today back in 1938.

Although historical fact decrees that it was not standing when Prince Rupert is said to have gazed down from Everton Brow and declared of the Parliamentarian garrison holding Liverpool Castle (built in 1237 and demolished in 1726), “It’s a crow’s nest that any party of schoolboys could take!”, given that it opened in 1787, it still predates the formation of Everton FC by 91 years and is one of only two Georgian lock-ups that survive in Liverpool with the other in Wavertree.

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