I was pondering Marco Silva's persistence with zonal marking when defending set pieces last season. In spite of all the stats suggesting it wasn’t working, and in the face of mounting criticism, he fundamentally stuck to this tactic.
As well as being Fathers Day, it is my birthday today and my daughter and son-in-law got me a quite unusual present. The match programme for the above match.
Priced at threepence (3d) and with adverts for reserved seating tickets at 5 shillings (5/...
Summer is here and with that comes the speculation of exciting, or underwhelming, newcomers. Much debate about who and what we need to quench our thirst for a successful and exciting Everton. But, there is a huge stone in the shoe of the club, or num...
I’m interested to know fellow Toffees' views on our penalty taker next season. With the introduction of VAR, new handball rules and the scrapping of replays in FA Cup matches, converting penalties is going to be an even more crucial part of the gam...
I have always had some interest in Turkish football because I worked with a Galatasary supporter many years ago. I love the country and have been in Istanbul over the last few days meeting a friend from Bursa.
My pal has no interest in footbal...
As the season winds to a close and things are a bit quiet, I thought I would compare notes with fellow blues in the USA.
Since I came over to Florida and only get back once or twice a year, I have had to rely on televised football (I refuse to ca...
In the interests of debate, I would suggest that signing Seamus Coleman from Sligo was the best piece of business in the history of football. He cost about £60k and, at his peak, I would suggest he was worth 50 times that.
What makes it so much b...
Okay... I'm having some withdrawal symptoms from the season ending. It's hard to let go, especially as we were in the best run of form that I can remember for the last couple of years.
Looking at the teams above us, are there any players from t...
I came across an interesting newspaper article this week... while some of you will have read it and hopefully Paul the Esk will in due course provide his forensic analysis, I thought I'd share some of the findings with those who have not seen it and ...
Is Bernard good enough? It is a question that will cause a bit of a hoo-hah, but I feel it needs some discussion and debate.
I look at our set-up and compare what we have to what Man City and Liverpool have in those wide positions. I look on with...
Scarred as I still am from having watched the entire spine of Wigan's relegated team play for us (and yes, I did try to support them whilst the four were with us.... well, maybe apart from "The Rock" Alcatraz) and looking at the TW "Rumour" column cu...
So another season comes to an end and but for an extra three pts we might have made it into the European places, but I have this nagging question at the back of my mind.
What are our new kits going to look like?
Normally by now their have been 1 ...
Watching Barcelona getting beat on Tuesday has brought up a question I have often thought about: would you pick Ronaldo or Messi in their prime to play for us?
The last 10 years have been dominated by two football greats: Cristiano Ronaldo and Li...
Well the title is a bit of a rework of the Billy Ocean hit, Red Light Spells Danger, the explanation is for readers not of a certain vintage.
When I first heard the siren coming out of my TV, I can say it certainly got my attention as I trie...
After the FA Cup win 1966, I was very depressed as I hadn't got in to Wembley. Not only that but all the cafes with TVs were full of Sheffield Wednesday fans. I ended up getting a bus to the next town and watched the second half through a TV shop win...
I like stats, I like numbers, I like manipulating numbers to demonstrate an argument or point of view. So I thought I would share some with my ToffeeWeb family.
In the last 10 games, we have achieved 20 points out of a possible 30:
Just to let you know that a large group of dedicated Everton fans from Norway will be at Goodison Park on Friday to see the game against Burnley, this being their annual trip together which happens once a season, although I know many of them are the...
"Sometimes in football, you have to score goals" — Thierry Henry once said, in a moment of transcendental clarity. It is stating the obvious, to say the least, and it's an achievement doing everything else perfect, but it's the goals that count. ...
Things rarely turn out how you expect and more often than not it's not in a good way. A few times, though, the stars align and it all falls into place. Those are the days that make memories. I had one of those days yesterday.
It's been a lo...
What a win. What a performance. We demolished Manchester United yesterday to build on our recent run of good form, which goes like this:
W 4-0 v Manchester United
L 2-0 v Fulham
W 1-0 v Arsenal
W 2-0 v West Ham
W 2-0 v Chelsea