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Everton FC: Meet the young football fan whose club helped to save his life

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For any nine year old football fan seeing your side win at home is hugely exciting.

For Finn McEwan the match at Everton this weekend was even better - it was his first since the club helped save his life.

Finn had been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease and Everton held screening events to help find a donor for a transplant.

Just over two years on, Finn and his family have been told he's all clear.

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Everton to remember Alan Ball on the tenth anniversary of his death

Everton fans hold up a banner reading Credit: PA

Everton FC will host a tribute game to remember one of the club's star players on the tenth anniversary of his death.

The Alan Ball benefit match is due to take place on Saturday October 7 at Goodison Park.

Sir Geoff Hurst, Colin Harvey, Lee Carsley, James Beattie, Peter Crouch, Francis Jeffers and Danny Cadamarteri, are all confirmed to play on the big day. The club has said that more names will be announced over the coming weeks.

Ball made 250 appearances for Everton and netted an impressive 78 goals for the blues.

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Everton to pay tribute to murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones on tenth anniversary of his death

Rhys Jones was tragically murdered in 2007. Credit: Family photograph

Everton FC will pay a moving tribute to murdered school boy Rhys Jones tonight on the tenth anniversary of his death.

The 11-year-old Everton fan was tragically murdered in 2007 as he made his way home from football practise in Croxteth, Liverpool.

A one-minute applause will be held on the 11th minute of this evening’s Europa League playoff first leg against Hadjuk Split.

Images of the school boy wearing his Everton shirt will appear on the big screens during the applause.

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