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Club or Corporation?

Jagielka was a true servant of the club, now we need to replace him with quality leaders

The Skipper

The Priority

The Misfit?

The Renaissance

Win on 'top six' turf proves elusive but Everton finish campaign in optimistic mood

Blues fail to edge Spurs on final day

The Machine

More fan engagement required above and beyond stage 2 of the public consultation

French Connection

Everton end home campaign having restored Fortress Goodison

Delay to European tour should be a blessing in disguise

Book Review — Blue Nose

Blues held to disappointing but hugely instructive draw

Quality the loser in windswept encounter

You can beat them but you can't join them... yet

High-octane Everton smash Manchester United

Magnificent Everton serve up Easter misery for United

When the Easter sun comes shining through

Truly 'Everton, that'

Silva has Everton back on track with fourth win in six

The Impossible Dream

Benchmark performance points to a brighter future under Silva

Sterling second half effort gets Goodison rocking

A result to savour despite Everton's continuingly split personality

Smashed teacups at half-time for rare Blues win

Pickford must find focus or risk losing Everton's faith

Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and the Pantomime Villain

Sloppiness and stupidity in abundance

A Long Time Coming

Another 'morale victory'

Points even but the Hoodoo remains

Blues sweep Cardiff aside for welcome win

3 years into the Moshiri era, belatedly, it’s time to act

99 Problems

A terrible game

One more “L” in the results column

Toothless loss not helped by Zouma's late madness

Continuing set-piece failings undermine improved Everton display against City

All that I asked for

Diversification and our future growth strategy

The wolves are at the door for Marco

“Well, It's Groundhog Day... Again!”

Black cat underlines Silva's lack of ideas

Blues show stomach for the fight

Silva's first season in tatters as shambolic Blues are dumped out by Millwall

Everton furious and out on a terrible goal call

Everton’s January transfer window driven by regulations or pure financial sense?

Questions at every turn as brittle Blues succumb to spirited Saints

Blues had no answer to Saints' desire

The improvement under Marco Silva

Lookman impresses as Everton battle to much-needed victory

Blues win a desperate fractious scrap in the end

Well I didn’t think it was too bad

Bramley-Moore demand and how to grow it further

Stern test from The Imps but we're in the hat

Everton make hard work of despatching League Two Imps

Blues through unconvincingly after fine start

Can Everton Exceed Pre-Season Expectations for Their Premier League Performance?

Back to Finch Farm

New Year, Same Old Problems

Abysmal New Year fare at sorry Goodison Park

Analysis of the proposed 52,000 capacity for Bramley-Moore, including season ticket pricing

Erratic Everton continue to infuriate

Brighton do a number on profligate Blues

Determined Blues hit Burnley with a bunch of fives at Turf Moor

Everton bounce back with five

Spurs deliver savage dose of reality for Silva and Everton

Embarrassing Blues come gift-wrapped for lethal Spurs

Interview with Sasha Ryazantsev

Investment in squad & exceptional expenses return Everton FC to losses – Report & Analysis of 2017-18 Accounts

Mission Impossible?

City too slick for profligate Everton

Two steps forward, one step back

The derby has flattened us

Fifth straight home win eludes flat and uninspired Everton

Another day of derby misery but our time will come

Horrible Pickford error gifts Liverpool in last minute

Stick or Twist? Silva’s Selection Dilemmas

Where is the Growth Coming From?

Everton find a way to win ugly

Everton grind out another important win with Sigurdsson's timely strike

Dogged Cardiff make it hard work for Everton

Chelsea v Everton – A tactical analysis

Chelsea point represents another step forward for Everton under Silva

Resilient Everton display ends goalless

How do Everton take the next step?

Excellent Everton brighten up the day

Richarlison dazzles again as Everton cruise to victory over Brighton

Fine brace from Richarlison seals win

Not your run-of-the-mill Old Trafford defeat

Blues fail to really punish the lucky Reds

Gomes – The Number 6 We Have Been Waiting For?

Silva secures a hat-trick of wins with Pickford save and timely substitutions

Eruption of joy at Goodison Park

Two late subs, two great goals as Pickford saves Blues

Can Everton be André Gomes's new lease on life?

Silva's stars begin to align as Everton top Leicester

Everton win away with two fine goals

Doomed to Repeat the Errors of the Past

Why so many changes… EVERY YEAR?

One great half...

Everton make their quality tell to put paid to Fulham

Sigurdsson and Tosun finally find the net

Signs of progress amid the gloom of another Emirates defeat

Cech repels fine Everton attacks to steal the points

Question marks all over the shop

Atrocious result as Everton self-destruct

The “Complexities” of Financing a Stadium Build

That Old Cliché About Rome...

Zonal Marking

550 miles for that!!!

Draw ugly

Dismal Everton escape with a draw

Plenty of good individual performances

Tactical Analysis – Southampton (H)

An opportunity missed but some harsh lessons hopefully learned

Blues squander two-goal lead after ridiculous Richarlison 'head-butt'

Wolves (away) - A (long and boring) tactical analysis

Early signs are very positive

Encouraging signs as Everton earn first win under Silva

Scintillating football returns to Goodison Park

So where did all the money come from?

Richarlison thrills as 10-man Blues are denied victory by Wolves

10-man Everton forced to settle for opening-day draw

Let's Make Everton Great Again

Everton have plenty to prove under new boss Marco Silva

Things You Didn't Know About Marco Silva

The case for 60,000

How Pickford hit another level of performance at the World Cup

Richarlison's massive fee is matched by his potential

Sigurdsson Must Become Everton's Key Midfielder after World Cup Showing

Time for Patience – On the Pitch, at Least

Pickford earns his England stripes and, hopefully, some respect from his doubters

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing

A World In Motion Indeed

“All You Need is Just a Little Patience…”

Happy Talk

If All of This Was Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Worth Doing

Boom, Bust & Bad Medicine — 2017-18 Season Review

Reboot

Sea Change at Everton as Moshiri Seeks to Correct Course

A Fittingly Awful End to a Dreadful Season

The Silva Lining to the Storm Clouds of 2017-18?

Fairytale Unfulfilled – Rooney's Second Farewell Would Suit All Parties

“Go On.” Unboxing the 2018-19 Home Kit

Time for Boldness

Are you (allowed to be) entertained?

Lucky Davies strike adds late drama to lifeless Blues display

“Our Rightful Place”

Will finishing well mean starting well?

Win over tame Terriers unlikely to nudge opinion on Allardyce

Rare away win a boost for Big Sam's ego

Permission to Plan

The Waiting Game

Style in short supply as Blues prevail over Newcastle

Surely this can be handled better?

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Everton pass up successive away win but Allardyce hails 'precious point'

A point snatched from the jaws of victory

Why can't we ever just do it?

Passionless derby ends in stalemate

Allardyce interview fail

City Slickers humble Bumbling Blues

The Bramley-Moore capacity debate

The Business case for a smaller capacity?

Slalom at Stoke

Tosun wins it for Everton in the Snowy Potteries

Unnecessary caution at business breakfast meeting on Bramley-Moore

Strike While the Iron is Hot

The Turning Point?

A rare day of relative comfort

Big Sam's eight game job interview

Tosun secures important Blues victory

Dreadful away run prolonged as Everton buckle once more

Williams lost his rag... and his claim to the armband

Faith, Hope & Charity

A Never-Ending Nightmare

Tosun scores but Blues stunned by Burnley resurgence

Decision Time

Have Great Expectations become Paradise Lost?

Nil Satis… you know the rest – time for it become a reality

A club of firsts – time to be bold and imaginative

Allardyce strengthens the case for further change with latest away defeat

A soft goal knocks the stuffing out of spiritless Everton

Goodison, its legacy and what should we take to Bramley-Moore?

Best of the Rest?

Sports Action Winner, by Ryan Byrne

Rolls-Royce Coasting in Neutral

Knowing your customer/fan – moving out of the dark ages

Looking up, not down

Win provides fine retribution for Oumar Niasse

Comfortably Numb

Everton disgraced in the Capital once again

Allardyce's folly invites Gunners shellacking

Win relief

Walcott brace celebrates Coleman's winning return

Everton need Lookman more than Ademola needs a loan move

Money for Nothing

Everton stagger one point closer to safety

Woeful Everton take undeserved point

Niasse strike overshadowed by McCarthy injury

Allardyce’s no-risk approach – short-term expediency or dyed-in-the-wool trait?

Allardyce undermined as abject Everton revert to type

Wembley footballing lesson humbles miserable Blues

Farewell to the Flawed Diamond

Second best

Blues collapse in poor second-half display

Defeat for Allardyce after Gueye levels

No goals: another clean-sheet, another point

Almost a Christmas miracle

Everton battle to stay unbeaten under Big Sam

Will Everton fans put up with Big Sam's style of play?

Derby point a daylight heist but satisfying nonetheless

Rooney penalty saves a vital derby point

Giving something back

Super Kev Sinks the Shite

Solid win for Big Sam sets the tone

Rooney ensures Unsworth signs off with emphatic win

Playing Devil's Advocate

Nihil Est Quam Salvos

Paulo Fonseca – A risk/reward dilemma?

Diminishing options on the listing ship Everton?

Rudderless Everton are drifting towards disaster

Another dismal and dispirited capitulation

You learn who you can depend on

Comment: FA's decision to charge Niasse makes an uncomfortable rod for their own backs

Crisis of confidence

Opportunistic Niasse helps secure a crazy point

Unsworth is Everton's bird in the hand... but for how long?

Don’t let go of another Future Star – Everton should do more to keep Barkley

Sausage Party!

Everton kickstart their heart amid rollercoaster contest against Watford

Reality bites hard as Unsworth's audition turns sour

Green shoots cut to shreds by Vardy strike

Green shoots of revival despite cup defeat at Chelsea

Everton plumb new depths after heavy Gunners defeat

Rooney stunner before Blues are destroyed

For how long does this go on?

Rooney penalty papers over glaring cracks in Koeman's tenure

Rooney saves Everton with late spot-kick

Why Youth Could Be the Answer for Everton

Nil Satis Nisi Optimum? Moshiri's own goal falls well short of Blues' motto

Koeman's Blues stuck in reverse as recruitment failings bite

From My Seat: Burnley (H)

The board have a big decision to make

Abject naivety the final straw for pitiful Blues

Obstinate Koeman's reign reeks of a busted flush

It was just so Everton

Niasse brace gets Koeman out of jail

Reborn Niasse eases the pressure on Koeman

From My Seat: Bournemouth (H)

Niasse rescues Blues with fairy-tale brace

Better Blues collapse in the last 7 mins

Trip to Atalanta

Woeful Blues make a mockery of top-six ambitions

From My Seat: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

Meek surrender to silky Spurs

Deadline Day Echo from Everton's Austere Past

Everton left chasing shadows in familiar Stamford Bridge defeat

Dismal showing limits Chelsea to two easy goals

Everton FC injury data

Opposition View: Q&A with Chelsea HQ

Calvert-Lewin comes of age but Everton are denied a stirring victory

Everton surrender two points to City ferocity

One foot in the group stage

The Long-Awaited 'No.10'?

From My Seat: Stoke City (H)

Welcome home, Wayne

Rooney leads the way in rare opening-day win

Fine Rooney goal elevates dour encounter

Diamonds aren’t forever: Koeman confirms Barkley will leave Everton “100%”

Evertonians just get everywhere

Strictly business? Goals not love will be lost if Lukaku leaves

No room for sentimentality at Barkley's crossroads

Farewell, Arouna — we hardly knew you

From My Seat: Arsenal (A)

Against ten men, Everton simply pathetic

What Everton need to take the next step this summer

An end-of-season jolly

Four players who should leave Everton in the summer

Barkley earns some love with fine finish

From my seat: Chelsea (H)

Return of the Prodigal Son: What Would Wayne Rooney Do for Everton?

No goals... no shots on goal for poor Blues

32 Years, 32 Seconds: My Delirious Goodison Pilgrimage

Everton having a nibble at the top six

Barkley and Everton keep on keeping on

Barkley and Lukaku have the final word

Irrepressible Blues continue to revel in home comforts

From My Seat: Leicester City (H)

One for the hipsters

Blues put Champions to the sword

Everton pegged back at the last gasp in agonising fashion

Undone at the death by moment of panic

From my seat: Liverpool (A)

Missed opportunities cost us

Another big derby let-down

Derby misery continues at Anfield

Everton Left Counting the Cost of Someone Else's Battle

We'll Play With the Smell in the Second Half!

Koeman's Blues in cruise control with another home win

Can we take the opportunity?

From My Seat: Hull City (H)

Hospitality, Heritage and Honours: Gwladys Street's Hall of Fame Returns

One more bargaining tactic or genuinely the end of the road?

Everton comfortable victors in 'best of the rest' clash with West Brom

From My Seat: WBA (H)

Solid if uninspiring win sends Baggies packing

Everton still well short of Tottenham benchmark

Bellew spirit sadly lacking at the Lane

"I Felt Like I Belonged There" – Nancy Young

Talking Blue – Alex Young

Lukaku settles low-quality game

Everton's midfield axis shines as Lukaku draws level with Ferguson

From My Seat: Sunderland (H)

Blues do the business against Moyes and the old boys

Sense over sentiment should preclude Rooney return

The Creativity Gap

Drab

From my seat: Middlesbrough (A)

Valdes denies Lukaku and Lookman

Truly remarkable!!!

Four-goal Lukaku steals the show as Everton put six past Bournemouth

From My Seat: Bournemouth (H)

Lukaku imperious in Goodison goalfest

Honours even in ragged contest at Stoke

From My Seat: Stoke City (A)

Winter window represents measured reconstruction

Magic but erratic — Deulofeu's departure invokes mixed emotions

Nice day to forget my shades

Patience, poise and persistence rewarded in huge win for Everton

Coleman seals a fantastic win for Everton

The Stuff of Dreams

From My Seat: Man City (H)

Our best performance since...?

Fantastic young Blues roast City and Stones

Just when things were looking up

From My Seat: Leicester City (FA Cup)

Blues mugged by Foxes after taking the lead

From My Seat: Southampton (H)

Valencia the difference as Everton ring in the New Year with victory

When the Blues cheer you up, they really cheer you up!

Clinical Blues finishing destroys Saints resistance

Everton end 2016 with frustration still in tow

Blues made to work hard for a point

Oh what fun it is to see Everton finally win away again

From My Seat: Leicester City (A)

Smash and grab at the Champions' lair

The Last Reserves of Patience

From My Seat: Liverpool (H)

No Let-Up in Everton's Derby Pain

Yet More Derby Misery

Last ditch disaster for defeated Blues

Arsenal vanquished amid the roar of Fortress Goodison

As Howard once said...

Fine effort to beat Gunners under the lights

Everton in free-fall with fourth consecutive away defeat

Blues fightback fails to beat Hornets

Consistently Inconsistent

From My Seat: Man United (H)

Baines rescues point in bruising encounter

Baines penalty rescues undeserved point

Everton's impotence reaches galling levels in defeat at Southampton

Blues beaten in the first minute

Everton Games Played on 27th November

Koeman may need fresh approach to solve lingering problems

From My Seat: Swansea City (H)

Coleman saves face but more questions than answers remain

Blues leave it late to save a point

Straight Talk and Candour are Part of the Koeman Package

Koeman's Detachment Will Mean Little If He Brings Blues Success

Bolasie is improving at Everton but is it enough?

Moshiri's Music for Evertonian Ears

Fireworks are all Chelsea's as Everton are destroyed at Stamford Bridge

Bonfire Night Roasting at the Bridge

From My Seat: West Ham Utd (H)

Yes, Ross!

Barkley more confident in vital Blues win

Superiority counts for nothing as fortune favours Burnley

From My Seat: Burnley (A)

Late goal defeats a determined a Everton display

Koeman comes close to putting one over old pal Pep

From My Seat: Manchester City (A)

Heroic saves from Stekelenburg deny City

Does Koeman have room yet for Everton's youngbloods?

Everton and KitAid

An Evening in the Bosom of the Everton Family

Stunned momentum leaves taste of frustration for international break

Food for thought for Koeman as Everton have to settle for Palace draw

Book Review: Everton Crazy

Just when we dared to dream a little…

Blues poor in defeat on the south coast.

Everton's reality check will have been instructive for Koeman

The Burden of the Past

From My Seat: Norwich City (H)

The League Cup wait goes on

From My Seat: Middlesbrough (H)

Never go downstairs early

Everton's resolve clearly evident on a day to remember for Barry

Barry leads the charge to consolidate 2nd place

Lukaku catches fire as Everton torch Moyes's Sunderland

The Return of Gwladys Street's Hall of Fame

Impressive youth development another burgeoning facet of Everton’s bright future

No Sense Dwelling on Everton's Window of Missed Opportunity

Everton benefit from questionable new directive

Restored fortitude helps Everton secure a second successive win

From My Seat: Stoke City (H)

New-look Blues hold on for a vital win

Highs, Lows and Bakayokos — Wimbledon 1994

Comfortable if not entirely convincing

Koeman's Change in Tack Reaps Rewards for Everton

From My Seat: West Bromwich Albion (A)

Influential changes from Koeman clinch victory

Superb Everton grab three vital points

Bolasie's high-priced wizardry can bring 'x' factor to Everton

Goodison Park is BACK!

Gueye shines in promising dawn of Koeman era

From My Seat: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

Blues hang on for a point after early Barkley goal

Profit over promise for Everton as Stones gets his move

Kevin Mirallas Must Take Responsibility for his Own Everton Future

Restlessness setting in but Everton's new dawn needs time to break

Everton must keep Lukaku this summer

Better off out of it

Ozan Tufan: A good fit for Ronald Koeman's Everton?

New Day Rising

Now or never for Darron Gibson

Koeman: Is the nomadic Dutchman ready to make his mark?

A Time for Patience

De Boer: The Dutch master to lead Everton's renaissance?

Lukaku's long goodbye lacks class

The Crouching Wizard — Flavour of the month or genuine article?

Hope springs as Everton put miserable season behind them

From My Seat: Norwich (H)

Positive end to season sets up summer of intrigue

Welcome Signs of a Bright Blue Future

The Sword of Damocles

Everton must make a statement with their next managerial appointment

From my seat: Sunderland (A)

Foxes' Ascendency in Stark Contrast to Everton's Collapse

Cannon fodder for the new Champions

The Vanity of Idealism

A frightening insight into life without Lukaku

From My Seat: Bournemouth (H)

Rare Blues win eases pressure on Martinez

Roberto Martinez’s mantras have become muddled and it’s time for a change at Everton

Who could replace Roberto Martinez at Everton?

It's never us

Wembley failure caps Martinez's 'defining week'

Cruel end to a brave comeback

Enough is Enough. Time to Go.

I hoped I'd regret driving

Divisions in the camp?

From My Seat: Southampton (H)

Sleepwalking towards Wembley

Blues extend winless run but eke out positives from 10-man stand

FA Cup success shouldn’t save Roberto Martinez at Everton

Mid-table stalemate at Vicarage Road

Lukaku misses great chance to win it

The False Parallels with 1984

Who could replace Lukaku if he goes?

From my seat: Man Utd (A)

Sin Dirección. Sin ánimo.

Uninspired and sloppy Blues fall to defeat again

Bracing For the Inevitable?

Martinez and Walker: A Match Made in Hell?

It's time for Everton to sensibly reintegrate John Stones back into the starting XI

From My Seat: Arsenal (H)

Abject Everton remain leagues behind Arsenal

Wenger masterclass outfoxes clueless Martinez

Dismal Blues show zero desire and lose at home again

Looking at the positives from Everton's season so far

Our Precious

Lukaku's class caps gritty Everton display and sends Chelsea packing

Brilliant Lukaku brace takes Everton to Wembley

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems?

Everton being held back by Martinez's rigid ethos

Roberto Martinez's prolonged hard-luck story doing Everton no favours

Everton lose in the most 'Everton' way possible

From My Seat: West Ham (H)

An Unforgivable Collapse

Ignominious defeat from the Jaws of Victory

A sorry end to an era at Villa Park

Everton hammer another nail into Villa's coffin

Kenwright ushers in the winds of change

Romelu Lukaku must be held to high standards

From My Seat: Bournemouth (5th Rnd)

Mission Accomplished at Dean Court

Professional Blues see off the Cherries

The Appeal to Coincidence

This pulsating Premier League season shows how far Everton still have to go

Roberto and his subs

From my seat: West Bromwich Albion (H)

Blues stumped by resolute Baggies

Atonement and another step on the road to redemption

Roberto Martinez must preserve Everton's new-found pragmatic blueprint

From My Seat: Stoke City (A)

Three splendid goals from the Blues

A big three points

From My Seat: Carlisle (A)

I'm sorry, Roberto, but this team IS under-achieving... massively

Yet another bitter pill to swallow

The End of the Road, in More Ways than One

Two steps forward, three steps back

Roberto Martinez and his team must give the Everton crowd something worth shouting about

Knives are sharpening for Roberto

From My Seat: Swansea (H)

Another shocking home result

Evertons perennial lapses in focus threaten to undermine steady recent progress

From My Seat: Chelsea (A)

Fury, injustice and deja-vu as another win goes begging

Last-minute travesty denies Everton win

The times they are a-changing

Impregnable Everton earn morale victory at City

Everything that could have gone wrong...

Martinez says no to defensive signings – is this a mistake?

From My Seat: Dagenham & Redbridge (H)

Comfortable Everton into the Fourth Round

Everton rise to the occasion under Goodison's lights

Brilliant Everton edge closer to silverware

Ross Barkleys steady maturation shouldnt be a concern for Evertonians

Martinez still seeking the right balance after lively Spurs draw

From My Seat: Tottenham (H)

More frustration at Goodison Park

Lennon screamer against his old club!

Roberto Martinezs flaws are too longstanding and too costly to ignore for much longer

Hughes punishes Martinez's naïvety as Stoke win wild Goodison contest

From My Seat: Stoke (H)

Yet more exasperation at Goodison Park

Cleverley late show staves off another draw

Everton must rediscover their nasty streak at Goodison Park

Lukaku scores again but Leicester's double-act comes out on top

From My Seat: Leicester (H)

Charitable Everton provide unwanted festive deja vu

Tricky Foxes bamboozle dominant Blues

Roberto Martinez Must Act to Address Fundamental Flaws if Everton are to Progress

Everton's search for the winning formula goes on

From My Seat: Norwich (A)

Another draw as chances squandered

Everton are bringing some overdue enjoyment back to Goodison Park

Stubborn Palace Snatch Away Point

Everton find no substitute for Lady Luck

From My Seat: Crystal Palace (H)

Any chance of a sub, Roberto?

Palace frustrate Blues yet again

Bournemouth Surrender Exposes Evertons Lack of Leadership

From My Seat: Bournemouth (A)

Blues blow it at the death

Aston Villa Win a Stylish Step in the Right Direction for Everton

Martinez's alchemy produces another golden display

From My Seat: Aston Villa (H)

Excellent Everton destroy pitiful Villa

Four more nice goals from open play

A Letter from Tony Kay of Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and England

From My Seat: West Ham (A)

Everton settle for a point at Upton Park

Kone bags a treble as Everton's attack catches fire

From My Seat: Sunderland (H)

One for the boss upstairs

Kone comes up with a great hattrick

Blues progress by the skin of their teeth

From My Seat: Norwich (League Cup)

From My Seat: Arsenal (A)

Arsenal exploit Everton's biggest weakness

Howard beaten by simple headers

Howard Kendall - 'Talking Blue'

Ghosting Howard

Howard Kendall

United expose gulf in quality and resources

From My Seat: Man Utd (H)

Deflated Blues cannot raise their game

Everton share the spoils but rue the chance to put the Reds to the sword

From My Seat: Liverpool (H)

So much for my wedding gift

Blues unable to break down the Reds

From My Seat: West Brom (A)

Lukaku Delivers as Everton Complete Thrilling Comeback

Big Bob - A Proper Hero

Barkley Sparkles But Lukaku's Killer Instinct Deserts Him

From My Seat: Swansea City (A)

Total domination, but a red card instead of goals

Mourinho Punished at the School of Science

From My Seat: Chelsea (H)

It's all about the Nais!

Brilliant hat-trick from Sub Naismith destroys Chelsea

Three Everton Players In Need of a Loan Move

Fortune and Frustration in Equal Measure

Martinez Acts Decisively to Turn the Tables on Barnsley

Everton Lack Extra Dimension Against Pellegrini's Machine

From My Seat: Man City (H)

A Return to Fear and Trepidation

Evertons Stones stance makes a refreshing change

Everton Out-Gun Shellshocked Saints

From my seat: Southampton (A)

Holgate to Bolster Back Line for Toffees

We've Learnt Nothing!

Familiarity Breeding Discontent at Goodison

From My Seat: Watford (H)

Watford stun Blues with pilfered goals

Everton On the Opening Day

Tough test for the kids

Big Dunc fanfare masks deep team concerns

Is Liam Walsh the "special talent"?

Everton Must Stand Firm Over Precious Stones

Aisa Trophy workout won on penalties

Deulofeu's Welcome Return

Tough Start Presents Opportunity for Martinez's Everton

Conflicted: Thoughts On the Role of the Echo

Frustrating Season Ends on a Sour Note

Poor End to a Poor Season

The 2014-15 season from Roberto's viewpoint

From My Seat: Tottenham (H)

Poor half by Blues sees Kane win it

Goodison Forever

Mercurial Blues Produce Explosive Finale

From My Seat – West Ham (A)

Lukaku grabs last-gasp winner

Familiar Failings Expose Blues' Deficiencies

From My Seat: Sunderland (H)

I Thought It Was My Lucky Day

Blues give up two horrible goals

The Slumbering Giant: Part IV Soul Searching

Villa's Intensity Overwhelms Dismal Everton

From My Seat: Aston Villa (A)

Scoreline flatters very poor Everton display

The Slumbering Giant: Part 3 - Treading Water

Martinez Rediscovers His Mojo

From My Seat: Man Utd (H)

Corner turned with fine Everton performance

The Slumbering Giant: Part 2 - Twenty-Year Itch

Difficult to be inspired

Mini-Revival Continues With Unspectacular Win Over Burnley

From My Seat: Burnley (H)

40+ points despite Barkley's penalty miss

The Slumbering Giant: Part I - Another False Dawn

Everton Pass Up Fourth Straight Win

From My Seat: Swansea City (A)

Silly penalty squanders a fourth win

From My Seat Southampton (H)

Everton plunder a win

Early Jags goal defended to the end

Everton Is Nothing Without Evertonians

Everton Mask Euro Hurt with Vital Victory

From My Seat: QPR (A)

How to play on the back foot and win!

Defensive nightmare ends Martinez dream

From My Seat: Newcastle (H)

Barkley Seals Vital Win in Style

From My Seat: Dynamo Kyiv (H)

Lukaku Stands Tall As Everton Turn Tables On Dynamo Kyiv

Finally a Bit of Fight

Blues come back after early shock

The Intransigent Mr Martinez

Everton Sleepwalk to Another Away Defeat

From My Seat: Stoke (A)

From My Seat: Arsenal (A)

Normal Service Resumed At The Emirates

Blues domination but no penetration

Can We Play You Every Week?

The Most Fun This Season Yet

Late Equaliser Rescues Bungling Howard

From My Seat: Leicester (H)

Change the Keeper. Simple!

Blunders abound as Lukaku misses a hat-trick

Everton Soar On Belgian Rom's Hat-Trick

Loose Belgian Lips Expose Everton's Harsh Reality

Another Cruel, Late Twist At The Bridge

Resolute defence beaten at the death

Yet another derby draw

Caution Prevails in Lifeless Mersey Derby

From My Seat: Liverpool (H)

Blues lack decisive drive upfront

Disciplined Everton grab the points

From My Seat: Crystal Palace (A)

Defensive Strength Underpins First Win of the Year

Blues hold on for precious win

In the Grip of Fear

When Will This Nightmare End?

Dismal Everton as Mirallas squanders spot-kick

Roller-Coaster Replay Ends In Penalty Agony

Drama to the end of the shoot-out

Blues Rediscover Their Fight

From My Seat: Man City (H)

Did the Players Have a Word?

Naismith header rescues a point

From My Seat: West Ham (FA Cup)

Lukaku's Rescue Act Provides Potential Pivot for Everton

At Least We Stopped the Rot

New Year, Same Problems

From My Seat: Hull City (A)

Sorry Everton beaten far too easily

From My Seat: Newcastle (A)

Blues In the Grip of a Crisis of Confidence

Brilliant start by Kone horribly squandered

At what point do you say ''Enough is enough''?

From My Seat: Stoke City (H)

Miserable Boxing Day fare for the Blues

From My Seat: Southampton (A)

Alius Falsus Matutinus

Everton's Mojo Still Missing Despite Vital Win

From My Seat: QPR (H)

QPR Blown Away

Plenty to Learn From Europa Experiment

From my seat: Man City (A)

Soft penalty but Everton were second best

From My Seat: Hull City (H)

Everton Struggle With the Burden of Expectation

'This Is Pathetic, This'

Dismal performance angers Goodison faithful

Woe in the Capital for Ponderous Everton

Massive disappointment after brilliant Mirallas strike

Lukaku Shines As Blues Tame Die Wölfe

Brilliant tactics yield the perfect result

I Haven't Celebrated a Goal Like That For a While

From My Seat: West Ham Utd (H)

Osman Delivers the Knockout Blow In Goodison Scrap

Blues win a rip-roaring encounter

Memory Lane - Everton v West Ham

From My Seat: Sunderland (A)

Why Can We Never Capitalise?

Attacking prowess endlessly frustrated

Memory Lane - Sunderland vs Everton

Lukaku: A Corner Turned?

Stylish Blues Dismantle Lille

Blues Draw a Frustrating Blank

A draw was on the cards...

From My Seat: Swansea City (H)

No way past 10-man Swansea

Memory Lane - Swansea at Goodison

Eto'o Turns On the Style In Important Blues Win

From My Seat: Burnley (A)

We'll take the train next time...

An Unspectacular Job Done

Solid Blues defence; impotent attack

Professional job by the Blue boys

Much More Like It

From My Seat: Aston Villa (H)

Barkley returns and Blues shine

Faltering Blues Still Searching For Their Lost Mojo

From My Seat: Man Utd (A)

Di Maria and Falcao do the damage

A Point Plundered Keeps Blues on Course

Eto'o levels after sloppy goal given up

Bolt From the Blue Masks Flat Derby Display

From My Seat: Liverpool (A)

Jagielka stunner rescues a point

Everton, That...

Nobody Blows It Quite Like Everton

From My Seat: Crystal Palace (H)

Errors by Howard gift key goals to Palace

Clinical Blues Tame the German Wolves

We Have Lift Off!

(Almost) Solid Blues defence wins out

Well-Tailored to Keep Goal for Everton

Positive Signs As Everton Pick Up First Win

Where's The Pub?

From My Seat: WBA (A)

Blues win with two fortuitous goals

Charlie Gee: Stockport, Everton and England

I Fell In Love

Defensive Frailties Leave Martinez Searching for Answers

From My Seat: Chelsea (H)

Dreadful start sees fightback become a whitewash

Memory Lane - Chelsea (H)

The Ghost of David Moyes

Another Draw Snatched From the Jaws of Victory

From My Seat: Arsenal (H)

Two more points thrown away

The Last Act of the Cannonball Kid

Memory Lane - Arsenal (H)

Memory Lane - Leicester City (A)

Will Everton Ever Change Their Season Habits?

Blues Still Searching For That Vital Killer Instinct

From My Seat: Leicester City (A)

Blues squander a fine lead at the death

Diamonds Are For Everton - The Story of Umbro and Everton

2014-15 Season Preview

I Have Been a Wild Rover (And an Everton Blue)

Is the End Nigh for a Patient Courtship?

Snods and a Little Bit of Big Dunc!

The Tale of a Former Everton Full Back

The Story of Jacob Lewin: Everton's First Foreign Player?

Memory Lane — FA Cup Finals

16 years after their previous appearance in the FA Cup Final at Wembley, Evertonians woke up on Saturday 19 May 1984, switched on their TV sets. The last time an Everton Captain had lifted the FA Cup was in 1966 and it was only the second time that an Everton Captain had done so at Wembley.
by Patrick Murphy : 13/05/2014

Memory Lane – Final Fixtures

Pat Murphy summarizes the final classic battles that bring to an end four seasons separated by the last four decades of top-flight football for Everton.
by Patrick Murphy : 07/05/2014

Memory Lane – Match 37

Matches against Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers
by Patrick Murphy : 01/05/2014

Memory Lane – Match 36

Games against Manchester City, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves
by Patrick Murphy : 26/04/2014

Memory Lane – Match 35

Games against Tottenham, Southampton and Blackburn from the past four decades
by Patrick Murphy : 16/04/2014

Memory Lane – Match 34

Matches against Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea
by Patrick Murphy : 14/04/2014

Memory Lane — Match 33

Games against Leeds United, Norwich City, Luton Town and Burnley recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, respectively.
by Patrick Murphy : 10/04/2014

Memory Lane – Match 32

Games against Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham
by Patrick Murphy : 04/04/2014

Memory Lane – Match 31

Games against Leicester City, Oldham and Newcastle
by Patrick Murphy : 28/03/2014

Memory Lane — Match 30

Games against Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Ipswich Town, and Coventry City remembered from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 23/03/2014

Memory Lane – Match 29

Games against West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich and Leicester, the last of which saw devoted Blue Bernard Murphy tragically killed outside the Walkers Stadium.
by Patrick Murphy : 20/03/2014

Memory Lane — Match 28

League games against Portsmouth (H), Chelsea (H), Liverpool (H), and Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) lovingly recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, with the help of Patrick's extensive collection of matchday programmes.
by Patrick Murphy : 13/03/2014

Memory Lane — FA Cup Round 6

A crucial quarter-final against Notts County, remembered from thirty years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 06/03/2014

Memory Lane — Match 27

Games against Aston Villa (H), Manchester United (A), Watford (A), and Sheffield Utd (A) recalled from 10, 20 30 and 40 years ago, respectively, thanks to the the collection of matchday programmes lovingly reviewed by Patrick Murphy
by Patrick Murphy : 27/02/2014

Roberto – Swansong Or the Start of a Beautiful Relationship?

Some of the natives are getting restless about the direction of Roberto's Revolution.
by Patrick Murphy : 24/02/2014

Memory Lane - League Cup Final

A look back at the ill-fated Milk Cup Final of 1984
by Patrick Murphy : 20/02/2014

Memory Lane — FA Cup Round 5

Just one game from 30 years ago as Blues looked to reach Wembley in the FA Cup and League Cup, but this spawns memories of other cup games against Shrewsbury Town... and Southampton.
by Patrick Murphy : 14/02/2014

Memory Lane – Match 26

Matches against Leeds, West Brom, Swindon and Southampton
by Patrick Murphy : 10/02/2014

Memory Lane — Match 25

Matches against Birmingham City (A), Chelsea (A), Notts County (H), and QPR (A) recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, thanks to Patrick's immense collection of matchday programmes
by Patrick Murphy : 07/02/2014

Memory Lane — Match 24

Games against Ipswich, Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester United
by Patrick Murphy : 30/01/2014

Memory Lane — Match 23

Games against Liverpool (A), Blackburn Rovers (A), Stoke City (A), and Derby County (H) form 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago, remembered via Patrick's immense collection of Matchday Programmes
by Patrick Murphy : 26/01/2014

Memory Lane — FA Cup Round 4

Games from the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, against Fulham, Gillingham and West Brom from 10, 30 and 40 years ago, remembered from Patrick's programme collection.
by Patrick Murphy : 23/01/2014

Memory Lane — Match 22

Round 22 top-flight matches against Charlton Athletic (H), Birmingham City (A), Sheffield Wednesday (H), and Manchester City (H) from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, recalled with the help of Patrick's matchday programme collection
by Patrick Murphy : 17/01/2014

Memory Lane – Match 21

Matches against Arsenal, Coventry, Newcastle and Fulham.
by Patrick Murphy : 09/01/2014

Memory Lane - League Cup Semi-Final

Looking back at semi-finals against Aston Vllla from 1977 and 1984
by Patrick Murphy : 06/01/2014

Memory Lane — Match 20

Round 20 top flight matches against Arsenal (H), Sheffield United (A), Wolverhampton Wanderers (A), and Sheffield United (H) from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, recalled with the help of Patrick's matchday programme collection
by Patrick Murphy : 30/12/2013

Memory Lane — Match 19

Games against Birmingham City (H), Manchester City (A), Sunderland (H) and Liverpool (H) are recalled with the help of old matchday programmes from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago...
by Patrick Murphy : 27/12/2013

Memory Lane – Match 18

Games against Southampton (A), QPR (A), and one of those Premier League defeats at Old Trafford
by Patrick Murphy : 24/12/2013

Memory Lane — Match 17

Round 17 Matches against Leicester City (H), Wimbledon (A), Aston Villa (H), and Newcastle United (A) and are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.
by Patrick Murphy : 20/12/2013

Memory Lane – League Cup Round 5

Patrick Murphy remembers a League Cup tie from 1984 and a certain backpass that was destined top become a turning point for an all too brief period of Everton dominance, starting 30 years ago this winter...
by Patrick Murphy : 17/12/2013

Memory Lane – Match 16

Unbeaten games against Norwich, Man Utd, Leeds Utd and Portsmouth
by Patrick Murphy : 12/12/2013

Memory Lane — Match 15

Round 15 Matches against Manchester City (H), Queens Park Rangers (H), Norwich City (H) and Chelsea (A) are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.
by Patrick Murphy : 07/12/2013

Memory Lane — Match 14

Round 14 Matches against Bolton (A), Arsenal (A), Coventry (A) and Spurs (H) are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.
by Patrick Murphy : 03/12/2013

Memory Lane — Match 13

Round 13 Matches against Wolves (H), Ipswich Town (A), Nottm Forest (H), Birmingham (A) and are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years
by Patrick Murphy : 28/11/2013

Memory Lane – Match 11

A nostalgic review of programmes for the corresponding Everton games that took place at this stage of the season 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 07/11/2013

Memory Lane – Match 10

Games against Coventry, Watford, Aston Villa and this weekend's opponents, Tottenham
by Patrick Murphy : 01/11/2013

Memory Lane — League Cup Round 4

Everton are no longer involved this season, but that doesn't thwart the memories of Patrck Murphy and his collection of matchday programmes that provide the source material for these topical retrospectives.
by Patrick Murphy : 29/10/2013

Memory Lane - Match 9

Games against Arsenal, Luton, Southampton and that Efan Ekoku-inspired nightmare against Norwich 20 years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 24/10/2013

Memory Lane — Match 8

Patrick adds some extra spice to his four-decade review of previous previous fixtures, with a couple of famous line-ups from derby games back in the 1960s.
by Patrick Murphy : 17/10/2013

Memory Lane – Premier League, Europe and TV

For the International break, Pattrick highlights a couple of articles that appeared in the Everton Matchday programme back in 1993, relating to these perennial topics.
by Patrick Murphy : 12/10/2013

Mick Buckley – A Tribute

"It is with great sadness that I find myself trying to do justice to a footballer who many fans of my age looked up to and admired as he played for the club we loved and clearly he loved playing for the club."
by Patrick Murphy : 08/10/2013

Memory Lane — Match 7

QPR, Birmingham, Oldham and Leeds, including a rare hat-trick for utility man Steve Watson
by Patrick Murphy : 03/10/2013

Memory Lane — Match 6

Patrick recalls games against Stoke City (H), Tottenham Hotspur (A), Aston Villa (H) and Middlesbrough (A) with the help of his programme collection.
by Patrick Murphy : 27/09/2013

Memory Lane — League Cup Round 3

Highs and lows of Cup Football.
by Patrick Murphy : 22/09/2013

Memory Lane — Game 4

Patrick recaps games against Ipswich, Newcastle, Cardiff and Liverpool.
by Patrick Murphy : 12/09/2013

Memory Lane — League Cup, Round 2

Patrick Murphy's new feature looking in retro at Everton's next game by going back through hos collection of matchday programmes to see who we played in the corresponding fixture 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 26/08/2013

Memory Lane - Match 2

The Foxes, Hammers, Citizens and Cottagers feature in Patrick's look at Everton's second games of the season over the decades
by Patrick Murphy : 21/08/2013

Memory Lane – Match 1

If you like nostalgia then this new feature might trigger some good and bad memories and hopefully be of interest to all Blues. Patrick will attempt to publish a potted history from the last 40 years, using his collection of Everton Matchday Programmes as a reference point. His intention, ahead of each game this season, is to look at corresponding fixtures from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
by Patrick Murphy : 13/08/2013

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