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The Decision-Maker's Choice

Jay Harris
Posted 23/05/2022

As we bathe in the glory of another unsatisfactory season where we did at least get to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, it is time to take stock, reboot and plan for the future.

The board is under review (apparently), the manager is not totall...
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Approaching the Exit Door…

Ian Bennett
Posted 22/05/2022

It will be interesting who hits the exit door in the close season.

I fully expect clever use if the loan system, and up and coming talent picked out of London clubs to help supplement the squad. It needs a good spine adding, as our troubles stem t...
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An Everton Poem by Mike Conlon

Bill Christopher
Posted 21/05/2022

Everton... poetry in motion!Which team to support? You must decideThe Blue or Red of Merseyside?Taken to Goodison, no choice involvedLifelong Blue, the problem solvedThe force is strong, a great allianceThe People’s Club, the School of SscienceDixi...
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Pitch Invasions

Michael Kenrick
Posted 20/05/2022

Amidst the tremendous scenes at Goodison Park last night that greeted first the winning goal, superbly executed by Gray and Calvert-Lewin, to the hugely joyous pitch invasion that went on for a great many minutes after the final whistle, concerns ...
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Richarlison Andrade .

Tony  Everan
Posted 20/05/2022

Sorry, Tony – no text in your article! Hope you kept a copy… Please let me know – Michael ...
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The Everton Knot: how to get through this day

Andy Crooks
Posted 19/05/2022

Hands up who had a good sleep last night? Me neither. The creeping anxiety that has afflicted me for weeks has grown into a huge knot in the gut. But today it ends; here's why.

We will win tonight, I have thought about this for the last 9 hours a...
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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear shirt with rainbow number

Christy Ring
Posted 18/05/2022

I see a lot of questions being asked in France after Idrissa Gueye refused to play for PSG last week because of rainbow-coloured numbers on their jerseys to join the fight against homophobia.

In the corresponding fixture last season, he cried off ...
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Alan Ball

Danny O’Neill
Posted 13/05/2022

Felt the need to submit this. [→ Facebook]

I grew up learning about him and we used to watch Southampton purely because of him. Apparently the best Ever...
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Mick Lyons in the early stages of dementia

Tony Abrahams
Posted 10/05/2022

I’ve just been reading that Mick Lyons, who was a proper, genuinely tough, hard as nails central defender, is in the early stages of dementia.

He can still remember everything from playing for the club years ago, but he’s suffering from short...
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The Class of 1906

Alan Burnham
Posted 22/04/2022

Long before I ever set foot in Goodison Park, I was smitten by this wonderful, addictive allegiance to Everton Football Club. Listening to my three older brothers, the names of players I would never see were etched in my memory – Hickson, Lello...
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It is between Us and Burnley

Ajay Gopal
Posted 12/04/2022

Right, we are at the home stretch of the season – 8 games to play, 4 points separating Everton Football Club from the drop zone. I think Southampton, Brentford and Newcastle United will be safe. Leeds United are on a ‘new manager’ bounce, an...
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Flash (?) Gordon

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 09/04/2022

Early in the season, Anthony Gordon had the odd flashy moment but seemed to get bullied off the ball and run out of gas. One positive from the Rafa era (along with Townsend and Gray — yes they went off the boil but their early-season goals are p...
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Burnley, An Insider's Perspective

Lee Courtliff
Posted 05/04/2022

For those who don't know me, I'm from and live in Burnley but support Everton due to my Scouse father. Anyway, seeing as this game is so big, I thought I'd give you a few bits of 'inside information' on our next opponents.

For 2 or 3 season...
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Golden rules for Lampard

Jim Wilson
Posted 05/04/2022

There were some tremendous comments in the Bollocks to Play thread, none better than Robert Tressell pointing out the 'golde...
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Looking ahead to the Man Utd game - can Everton beat the Reds?

Gary McCarty
Posted 29/03/2022

The upcoming Premier League showdown between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park would be a European six-pointer in normal circumstances.

However, this season has been anything but ordinary for the Toffees as they face a fierce ba...
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Moyes says he was 'very close' to rejoining Everton

Michael Kenrick
Posted 25/03/2022

Citing a gushing interview with Alan Shearer, published in The Athletic, this headline in the Daily Mail says “David Moyes reveals he was 'very close' to re-joining Everton before taking his second chance at West Ham.”

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Who replaces Bill?

Kim Vivian
Posted 23/03/2022

So, bit of a hypothetical this, and slightly tangential topic, but if we manage to stay up, and, say, Bill Kenwright was to step aside in the Summer (which I think he might just do because it would be a face-saver rather than being ousted), who would...
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Overreacting, underperforming

Andy Crooks
Posted 21/03/2022

We have a lot of good actors in our squad. They know what a proper, committed footballer looks like, they know what supporters want to see, and they have a stab at it.

A Palace player at right-back is running the ball out of play when Gomes sho...
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The recipe for survival

Jim Wilson
Posted 16/03/2022

  1. Install a back 4 and stick to it. The back 3/5 never works. The central defenders get in each others way and no one knows what they are doing.
  2. Play Allan, Doucoure and Van de Beek in every game, if fit and ensure the 2 wide men w...
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Can we please...?

Gerard Mahr
Posted 15/03/2022

I am a lifelong Liverpool-born Evertonian and long-time supporter of Everton in the Community but I am horrified at the negativity from posters on this site which is fast becoming a contributory factor in the Club's decline, if we keep spurting ou...
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