Everton v Aston Villa: Halloween match day, live text, links and team news

When I was a nipper, I quite enjoyed Halloween, bobbing for apples, sweets and watching a scary film but today, the football is more important and Halloween is taking a back seat. Today, seeing as we are playing a team with so many out injured, will also be a good indication of exactly how far we have come under O'Neill.

I'm not going to mention formation or point out the obvious, but what we will do with this post is keep you up to date with team news, a few links and anything else we find before kick off.


I will say this; I think it a bit harsh that Guzan doesn't start but what exactly has Friedel done to be dropped? He hasn't and as such he should play. Guzan knows his place is in the League Cup and as back up and for now, he much be happy.

If you have any links that are relevant to the game you know what to do and just for the record, this service really is the best, but you have to pay.

As soon as we have team news we will also add it and we will also be updating our Twitter page on a very regular basis, so if you are not following, maybe it is a good idea to start.

Three points is important today. If you cant beat a team with six or seven first team regulars not playing and they're not called Manchester United or Chelsea, then you've got to be worried. I think we will win and have a fiver on 3-1. Everton are not the same team they were last season.

Right. I'm off for beans on toast and some coffee because for some reason I've woken with a headache.

Team News

Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, Young, Agbonlahor and Heskey.

Subs: Guzan, Beye, Young, Reo-Coker, Delph, Carew and Shorey.