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Duncan Ferguson has described his feelings of genuine gratitude and personal delight that Wayne Rooney has agreed to appear in his testimonial game against Villarreal on August 2 at Goodison. The showpiece occasion for one of Everton’s biggest heroes could yet see Big Dunc pulling on the shirt and making one final emotional appearance as a Toffee – and now it will see Rooney pay his own tribute to the man he has always acknowledged as “a big hero of mine”. The England captain and…

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Big Dunc’s Surprise Visit

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Everton legend Duncan Ferguson surprised a supporter by turning up at her front door recently.

Karen Nixon of Walton, describes Big Dunc as one of her all-time heroes so was absolutely shocked and overwhelmed to see the man himself on her doorstep.

Duncan, who took time out from preparing for the first-team’s trip to Singapore, decided to visit Karen after hearing she was not only one of the first to buy tickets for his testimonial, but was bringing her whole family along to Goodison Park on Sunday 2 August to watch the Blues take on Villarreal.

Speaking about the surprise, Karen said: “I’m gobsmacked, totally blown away and really did not expect Duncan to be standing at my doorstep. It really is a dream come true.”

Karen has been one of Duncan Ferguson’s biggest fans since he joined Everton in 1994. From having a picture of him celebrating after scoring against Manchester United in 1995 displayed in her work locker to attending Duncan’s wedding ceremony to wish him well, she has followed his career closely and is delighted the Club is hosting his testimonial.

Karen added: “Going to the game was not the same when he left to join Newcastle and I was so happy when he returned as a player and then as a coach. As soon as the tickets came out for the game at 8am I was online and purchased them for the family. We’ll all be in the Lower Gwladys cheering the team on and hopefully see Duncan playing.”

The surprise visit from Duncan came around because Karen was the first to purchase tickets for the testimonial against Villarreal on Sunday 2 August.

On meeting Karen, the Blues hero told evertontv: “This is why we do visits like this, to meet the fans. They are what it’s all about – it’s the fans that make Everton. I see myself as here for them and Karen’s been there in the stands for me, even at my wedding although I bet her husband got a fright when I was at the door!”

Tickets are now on sale for Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial on Sunday 2 August at Goodison Park against Villarreal, kick-off 3pm. Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £10 for under-16s and over 65s.

You can purchase tickets by visiting, calling 0151 556 1878 (option 1) or in person by visiting the Park End box office. Alternatively, head to the city centre ticket facilities in Everton Two, Liverpool One or TicketQuarter, located in Queen Square.

Watch Dunc’s visit here.

Everton Reveal 2015/16 Away Kit 

Everton have revealed the new away kit for the 2015/16 season, which the team will wear for the first time on Saturday, July 18 in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore. The new kit, designed by Umbro, comprises of a white crew-neck shirt with grey detailing, black shorts and white socks. The reverse of the away shirt, like the home shirt, carries an ‘NSNO’ insignia on the back of the neck area, a reference to the Club’s ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’ motto. The new lightweight…

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Watch Pre-Season On Everton TV

   Evertontv is providing live coverage of the Blues’ pre-season fixtures this summer. Matches against Swindon Town, Hearts, Dundee and Leeds United are all being streamed LIVE via the official site. In addition, the two Barclays Asia Trophy games, against Stoke and either Arsenal or a Singapore Select XI, will be available a full four hours after kick off. This is in accordance with competition rules. Games are available for £3.99 each or there’s a six game package for £17.99, a saving of almost £4.…

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