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The Perfect Storm

Dave McDowell
Posted 16/10/2019

Can you hear it?

No… neither can I. And you know why we can’t hear anything? It’s because, when you are in the eye of the storm, it’s eerily quiet.

• Zouma doesn’t sign.
• Gueye leaves.
• We don’t sign a proven ...
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From My Ancient Seat...

Paul Tran
Posted 15/10/2019

From My Ancient Seat – Liverpool 2 Everton 2, 20th October 1979

The derby games of the 1970s were not the best for us, apart from the obvious one in 1978. This one was different, on a few levels.

Back in those days, the TV highlights te...
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In “Defence” of 4-4-2

Dave McDowell
Posted 07/10/2019

“Defenders defend”

“Midfielders create”

“Forwards score”

I have to say I’m sick and tired of 4-2-3-1. Sick of it, sick that we don’t defend, sick that we don’t create and sick that we don’t score. I just want ...
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Mike Fisher
Posted 06/10/2019

It’s a very over-used quote, but doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome is commonly referred to as the definition of insanity. Whilst a number of people have been credited with the quote, Albert Einstein is perhaps the...
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Back to Basics… Bring Back David Moyes!

Arnez Desmond George Fernandez
Posted 06/10/2019

We have had 4 managers in the last 6 years since David Moyes. Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Big Sam and now Marco Silva. Fair play to Farhad Moshiri that he has gone in big, spending hundreds of millions to try bring back the glory days of the ...
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Give Dominic Calvert-Lewin a new long-term contract

Tony  Everan
Posted 01/10/2019

It won't be universally popular talking about improving contracts when we are 15th on the back of three defeats.

Regardless, I think the club needs to back Dominic Calvert-Lewin now with an improved longer-term deal. I think he has steppe...
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Prediction Time?

Steve Hogan
Posted 29/09/2019

After a long, long time of watching Everton, I'm trying to be a little philosophical and not normally prone to knee-jerk reactions, but I'm unsure just how the current situation will pan out?

Clearly and quite rightly, many fans are venting ...
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Morgan Schneiderlin – The Rolls-Royce Player

Andre James
Posted 16/09/2019

Firstly, I wish to make it clear that our poor start is down to a number of reasons. The loss of Gueye and Zouma has clearly made a difference and we are trying to assimilate two new players up top. But there seemed to be an inevitability about the ...
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Accepting mediocrity

Andy Crooks
Posted 15/09/2019

Over the last few weeks, I have railed against Evertonians who have accused others of accepting mediocrity. We all accept it because we have no choice. What can I do as an Evertonian to demonstrate my disdain for that utterly abject show today?» Read

Size matters

Clive Rogers
Posted 11/09/2019

Having been an Evertonian all my life and attending matches regularly since 1960, I have seen all of our good teams, average teams and poor teams during that period. One thing has always irked me. Why do we always seem to have a small team? That is m...
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USM Finch Farm

Phillip Warrington
Posted 09/09/2019

Looking back at the last England youth campaigns when by memory we had 4 players in the U20s and 4 players in the U18s who were more than successful, I see a lot of the players in those squads are playing in good sides and becoming good players.

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The Alex Iwobi factor

Tony  Everan
Posted 08/09/2019

The signing of Alex Iwobi came out of the blue – I think most of us were surprised, some a bit shocked, and a few deflated after the high-profile pursuit of Zaha.

Over the last 6 weeks, that shock and initial disappointment of signing what wa...
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Wilfried Zaha – should we go back for him in January?

Daniel Johnson
Posted 05/09/2019

To be honest, I was pretty devastated when we missed out on Deadline Day for Zaha it felt like a massive let down, as I felt we had missed a player of genuine quality and got that typical Everton Deadline Day feeling of the past we all used to feel. ...
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You don't know you're born...

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 04/09/2019

Football today is like a teddy bears picnic for the younger generation, all those new stadiums, pre-match entertainment behind the Park End, foot-long hot dogs, various energy drinks and a football pitch immaculate.

Updated scores and near misses...
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Keyboard Warriors

Derek Knox 
Posted 01/09/2019

ToffeeWeb should be about opinions and of course those opinions will differ, some of the keyboard warriors even acknowledge that, then go on to contradict that philosophy.

As for criticism, the Players and the Manager and Staff, are extremely well ...
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The Pickford Indicator

George Wilson
Posted 31/08/2019

I watch a lot of Everton games. Recently, I have noticed differences in Jordan Pickford’s demeanour before games. As the players line up in the tunnel, most look relaxed but focused. For most games, Pickford conforms and he looks attentive. Howe...
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What just happened?

Peter Rogers
Posted 26/08/2019

It’s been three days now since the Aston Villa debacle and I, for one, can’t get my head around what I watched. It wasn't just the performance as a whole but also the individual mistakes made by what we class as our best players, all with plen...
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Our Identity is...?

Dave McDowell
Posted 26/08/2019

This question was sparked by Klopp’s weekend statement that “our identity is intensity” – it brilliantly sums up his team, philosophy and on-field fulfilment.

It made me think about our identity? Historically it was “the School of...
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A numbers game we can never win?

Rob Marsh
Posted 22/08/2019

This FourFourTwo article: Every Premier League clu...

Friday 23 August — For One Night Only!

David Cooper
Posted 20/08/2019

Do you know the song “Do you believe in signs?” sung to the same tune that Cher sings “Do you believe in love?”

Probably not... but on Friday, 23 August “For One Night Only” Everton could be sitting proudly at the top of the English P...
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