Achilles Heel: Is Roberto Martinez’s Injury Record the Key to His Defensive Struggles?
Roberto Martinez has a different training philosophy to his predecessor but is there a correlation between his injury record at Wigan and the availability problems that have undermined Everton's start to 2014-15?
Optimism. Frustration. Hope. The Month In Review
August Â– September 2014: Dropped points against Leicester and Arsenal, defensive chaos against Chelsea and a tough Europa League draw tempered optimism for the new season but there were promising signs of an evening keel at The Hawthorns and against Wolfsburg. A look back at the first four months of 2014-15.
Summer Transfer Wrap
The window is closed but the disappointing start to 2014/15 shouldn't detract from some impressive work in the transfer market by Roberto Martinez.
Another Stepping Stone to the Promised Land
The financial rewards may pale in comparison to the glittering Champions League but Everton's participation in the Europa League offers opportunity and, if nothing else, valuable experience of playing outside of England again.
A Long-Awaited Return to Europe
Four-and-a-half years on from Everton's last match in European competition, the Toffees are back in the Europa League. Whatever happens, players and fans alike should make the
most of it.
Rays of Light Amid a Gloomy Start
One swallow doesn't make a summer but, having squandered victories in their opening two matches and conceded six to Chelsea, an important win at the Hawthorns and a swashbuckling kick-off to our Europa League campaign lightened a gloomy start to 2014-15.
Once More to Mordor
When next the two Merseyside giants meet this month it will be exactly 15 years since the "Kevin Campbell derby", Everton's last win at Anfield. Is this the year the hoodoo that has existed since is finally laid to rest?
Romelu Lukaku â€“ He's Ours!
Everton's faltering start to 2014-15 has over-shadowed the coup of landing Lukaku over the summer but he is as much an investment for the future as the team's Talisman for the here-and-now.
A Case for Altering the Defence: Who's Going to Make Way for John Stones?
John StonesÂ’ return to centre-back against West Brom was crucial in Everton securing a first clean sheet of the season, his fifth in 10 league appearances. With another excellent display against Wolfsburg, now is the time for Stones to start week in week out in his best position, so should it be Phil Jagielka or Sylvain Distin who makes way?
Back Where We Belong
A club with our illustrious history should be playing on the European stage. Thanks to the success of Roberto Martinez's first season in charge, Everton are back there and have the chance to show they belong there on a regular basis.
The Trophy Drought
As one of English football's quintessential "big clubs", Everton were no strangers to silverware before the Premier League era. Unfortunately, the club is in the midst of the longest trophy drought in its history. Can Roberto Martinez change that, and how quickly?