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Gerard Deulofeu may have spent a year away from Goodison but he never really left the hearts of many Blues fans who are delighted to see the mercurial winger back in the fold.
The newly-announced 2015-16 fixtures have thrown up a daunting first 10 games for Everton but within the challenge lies huge opportunity if Roberto Martinez can get his team primed to hit the ground running.
Much ire has been aimed at the Echo in recent weeks, particularly on social media, but the nature of the paper's existential realities and its ownership by Trinity Mirror put it in a Catch-22 situation.
Everton lost to a Spurs side that was quicker, slicker and hungrier for three points that ensured it was they who finish in the fifth position occupied by the Blues this time last year.
In the wake of Robert Elstone's cautionary words over the proposed move to Walton Hall Park, the time has surely come to call off the search for a new home and redevelop the Grand Old Lady.
Romelu Lukaku's 20th goal of the season earned a dramatic late win for the second season running at Upton Park.
This defeat to Sunderland may have owed as much to luck as the Blues' own inability to get their act together in the box long enough to win it, but there was an annoying air of inevitability about it.
Is finding a faceless billionaire the only way to lift Everton back to the top of the English game Â– and, if so, at what cost to the soul and traditions of the club? The final part of the series.
Aston Villa ended a flat and uninspired Everton's six-match unbeaten run with a 3-2 win at Villa Park.
With lagging commercial revenue relative to our peers, a new stadium is cited by the Board as the key to Everton's longer-term success. Is it the best option, how long dare we wait and what of the ownership issue in the interim?
The Catalan played Louis van Gaal and his charges like a fiddle in the Merseyside sunshine today as Everton ran out 3-0 winners.
As the face of English football is irrevocably changed by capital forces, Everton survives as a club with community ties and a modest long-term business plan. But can we ever compete again on this footing?
In hindsight, a routine win that brings the Blues' points haul from the last 15 available to 13 and pulls them to within a couple of points of the top half of the table.
Everton's step backwards this season after a decade of incremental progress gives pause and cause for reflection on the future of the club. Part I looks at the playing side as it pertains to the Blues' immediate prospects.
A fourth match unbeaten keeps the belated recovery alive and keeps Everton's hopes of a top-half finish alive but it was a largely uninspiring performance.
A chat with the Toffee Lady, Elizabeth France Â– the better half of Dr. Everton Â– about Evertonians, the fine biographical efforts of some of the club's most devoted fans, and the current state of the club.
A win that puts nine points worth of daylight between Everton and the bottom three and, with eight games still to play, which should be enough to banish fears of the relegation.
The Europa League decor went up at Goodison Park and Everton re-emerged from the hole they've been digging for themselves in the Premier League to win in Europe again.
Everton's miserable fortunes on the domestic front have exhausted the currency Roberto Martinez earned in his first season at Goodson. Can he break the perplexing intransigence that has paralysed his team this season and prove that he is the man to take the club forward over the long term?
A second 2-0 defeat in the space of four days, another blank on Everton's side of the scoresheet in the points column, and one more frustratingly inept performance has deepened the gloom among supporters trying to fathom how the magic of last season has turned so black.
Everton seemed resigned to their fate in a match that they controlled for long periods but again failed to do enough to win.
Some early unsteadiness aside, a professional and reasonably entertaining performance from Everton that ensures they breeze into the next round.
The struggle goes on... Everton continue to falter where a season that many fans now just want to see the back of lurches from one frustration to the next.
The Blues planted one foot in the round of 16 with an excellent display in Bern despite playing the last half hour with 10 men following John Stones's red card.
Beyond the semantics of quotes attributed to Romelu Lukaku this week lies a more sobering reality. In order to keep our best players, Everton need to become a "top club" once more.
Just two minutes, plus stoppage time, were all that lay between Everton and a hugely creditable point at Stamford Bridge.
Everton spared their fans the agony of a Liverpool win in Steven Gerrard's last all-Merseyside clash but that was ultimately all they gave them in a torpid encounter at Goodison Park.
Sometimes you just need to grind out a win and Everton successfully did that on a notoriously difficult ground. Full report on the win over Palace.
If the alarm bells weren't ringing before, they certainly are now.
Everton played with 10 men for over an hour as this FA Cu0 replay went to extra time only for their spirited display to end in the agony of defeat in a penalty shootout
The Blues displayed defensive resilience and revived impetus to earn a deserved draw with City
Romelu Lukaku's injury-time strike kept Everton alive in the FA Cup and came as a massive relief to a beleagured Roberto Martinez.
A 2-0 defeat at Hull City, a team struggling for confidence themselves who hadn't won at home since October, made it four defeats on the spin and five straight losses away from Goodison Park in the League.
Roberto Martinez's positive tenure is unravelling as Everton's slide continues.
The Martinez regime may yet prove to be the one that leads us back to the promised land but in the aftermath of another wretched defeat, it just feels like another false dawn.
Though far from their best, Everton won when they were expected to, seeing off QPR 3-1.
Everton narrowly lost the game that ended the Blues' unbeaten run in the competition but the boss will hopefully have gleaned plenty from what he saw.
Echoing the draw against Swansea and some of the similar games from last season, this was an encapsulation of Martinez's lingering challenge at Everton Â– how to break down entrenched, well-drilled opposition
A sluggish Everton are undone by individual errors and a general lack of tempo against a below-par Spurs side
Everton prove that they were the team to beat in a strong Group H by completing a deserved double over Wolfsburg.
The Blues came through a physical test despite two key absentees, found a way to retake the lead and then withstand a late Allardyce bombardment
Everton retained their position on top of Group H and now need just a point to guarantee their passage to the next phase
A chance to make strides towards the top four goes begging as Everton struggle to break down Swansea who finished with 10 men
under-pinned by solid defensive work and secured by superior quality in the final third.
An instantly forgettable affair but one which leaves Roberto Martinez's side unbeaten and top of Group H
This was much more akin to what we became accustomed to last season Â– calm and unflappable in possession, potent from the fullbacks and with Lukaku feeding off Barkley up front.
A four-game road trip ends disappointingly with two draws and two defeats and a real flat feeling heading into the international break.
Samuel Eto'o's late goal salvaged a point that was more important than the iffy performance it was built on
Phil Jagielka's stunning equaliser lit up an otherwise wretched attacking performance but avoiding defeat is the real win.
Having won so handsomely on Thursday in Europe and then seen Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea all drop points, you just knew we were going to lose today.
Everton marked their return to European football with a superb result against Bundesliga side Wolfsburg
A clean sheet, a first goal for Romelu Lukaku and a return to better form of the McCarthy-Barry axis in this 2-0 win at the Hawthorns augurs well for the immediate future.
Everton's defensive frailties were ruthlessly exposed in a mesmerising game of football at Goodison Park that yielded nine goals.
Everton let a priceless two-goal advantage slip as Arsenal equalise at the death.
Everton, as clearly the superior team should have won this match comfortably but eased off too quickly and for too long, paying the price by conceding a late equaliser.
The curtain will soon be raised on Roberto Martinez's second season in charge at Goodison Park, the latest page in a new chapter of the club's history waiting to be written.
Are the various noises coming out of Goodison Park from manager, players and recruitment staff alike a signal that the chase for Lukaku is approaching a successful conclusion?
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