UK time is: 13:24:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gibson returns to action

Darron Gibson returned to competitive football last night in a friendly match against Oman for the Republic Of Ireland at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

It was his first appearance in ten months following an injury he picked up whilst on international duty.

Gibson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan back in October last year.

Gibson was only 38 minutes into his second appearance for his country after he returned from his self imposed international exile following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure, with interim replacement Noel King giving him a recall.

Gibson was ruled out for the remainder of the season and has only featured for Everton during pre-season.

Last night Gibson played 70 minutes as Ireland won 2-0.

'Being out for 10 months last season gave me a lot of time to think about things, and I think this is now or never, really, to be honest with you, so I am looking forward to the task ahead. Gibson told evertonfc.com before the Oman game.

He continued: "It just made me realise that I`m not getting any younger. I need to start playing games and I need to start doing well for myself. It`s a big opportunity for me."

"The injury last year was tough for me, I was devastated when I did it, But the staff and players at Everton helped me through it.

"Being out for 10 months is tough. The hardest thing was going every week to Goodison and watching the lads, knowing I should have been playing and there was not really much I could do about it.




Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 4 2014

Time: 9:40AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

Eto`o set to trigger new deal (Friday October 31 2014)

Everton post record profits (Friday October 31 2014)

Oviedo keen to return (Thursday October 30 2014)

Kone & Oviedo to feature in friendlies (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Lukaku joins queue to praise Eto`o (Tuesday October 28 2014)

No release clause for Barkley (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Everton can learn from Eto`o (Monday October 27 2014)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Yak 84
2. Rob-EFC 42
3. EvertonMike 42
4. ToffeeBlue 41
5. Pablo Brown1 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Everton 3 - 0 Aston Villa
Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton
Liverpool 1 - 1 Everton
Everton 2 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 0 - 2 Everton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 1 14
8. Man Utd 9 3 4 2 3 13
9. Everton 9 3 3 3 2 12
10. Hull City 9 2 5 2 0 11
11. Spurs 9 3 2 4 -2 11
12. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11

Breaking League News

The Villa Times - 31/10/2014
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview
Arsenal : 31/10/2014 12:29:00
Eto`o set to trigger new deal
Everton : 31/10/2014 12:00:00
AVFC - This Season v Last Season (9 Games)
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:38:00
Villa Injury Update Ahead Of Spurs Clash
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Everton leave Goodison Park for Walton Hall Park?
Suggested By:  
No - Stay at Goodison 11%
Yes - Perfect site for new ground 83%
No - Find another site 6%