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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Francis Jeffers and Everton to part company

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posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 01:37 PM
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Francis Jeffers will never play for Everton again after a bust up with boss David Moyes but they will have to continue paying him until the summer.
 

Jeffers, on loan from Arsenal, had a showdown with Moyes after not being selected for the Good Friday victory over Spurs, after believing he was going to be in the side.Jeffers was seen in the foyer of Goodison Park before the game, in deep discussion with agent Paul Stretford.It has since transpired that the England international had been involved in a row with Moyes prior to the game, and had another heated discussion afterwards.Everton will continue to pay Jeffers until the loan expires and offer him training facilities, with him likely to train with the Goodison Park youth team.

The loan move has not worked out as both parties had hoped, with the striker starting just six games this season and making 13 substitute appearances.Now Arsenal will have the problem of finding another club for the player the champions elect were hoping to offload Jeffers back to Everton for around 3million in the summer.

Now there is no chance of that happening after the row with Moyes, in which Jeffers made it clear he could no longer play for the Scot.It is believed Jeffers had been told he was in the side against Tottenham, with Duncan Ferguson, Wayne Rooney and Kevin Campbell all out.But he had been suffering from a back injury for several days, and not been training.Moyes decided to play James McFadden up front alongside Tomasz Radzinski, and the partnership worked well with McFadden named man of the match.



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posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 02:26 PM
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Francis Jeffers has talked his way back from the football wilderness and has returned to Everton's squad for the rest of the season.The England striker had a massive bust-up with boss David Moyes last week after he was left out of the Good Friday game against Spurs.He was told his Everton career was over and he would be sent back to Arsenal at the end of his season-long loan from the north Londoners.That meant he was forced to train on his own - the club could not refuse him training facilities - although he would not be involved in any further Everton matches this term.But there have been clear-the-air talks, which would certainly have meant the 21 year-old would have had to apologise to the Everton boss.Jeffers will be back in the squad that travels to Chelsea on Saturday and could even be in the starting line-up with Duncan Ferguson, Kevin Campbell and Wayne Rooney all either banned or injured.



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