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The Young Ones...

Fran Mitchell
Posted 25/05/2018

Close season means we all start playing Fantasy Football in our head, in forums and in the pub. Who to buy, who to sell, and so on. However, I wonder who do people expect to come through from our Under-23s or ...
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Everton are in the market for an attacking playmaker – Who could we sign?

Gary McCarty
Posted 21/05/2018

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The exuberance of youth

Andrew Bentley
Posted 17/05/2018

After the dust has settled on what has been an important few days in Everton's history — finally getting rid of Sam Allardyce from our club — we as Evertonians have the opportunity to look forward with optimism about our future under a new man...
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Tosun in 'interesting' company...

Kevin O'Regan
Posted 15/05/2018

I see both Arsenals Özil and Man City's Gündogan are in trouble here in Germany for posing with the Turkish President Erdogan. But our newest recruit, Cenk Tosun, was also seen posing with the politician whom some see as a dictator – who doesn't ...
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A Good Move?

Maurice Reid
Posted 13/05/2018

I hope all the fans of the proposed new Everton stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock read Arsene Wenger's words in The Guardian yesterday:

"Highbury had a special spirit. The Emirates was like buying a new house, it took us a while to feel at hom...
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The clear-out: easier said than done

Fran Mitchell
Posted 09/05/2018

It has been mentioned many a time this season how our squad is unbalanced, poor in quality and in need of a complete rebuild.

This however is easier said than done, a complete clear-out can have many a negative impact: need to sign too many...
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He who dares...

Darren Hind
Posted 30/04/2018

The long debate over whether Sam Allardyce should be removed from his post or not seemed dead and buried when a recent ToffeeWeb poll revealed that up to 95% of those who voted wanted him gone. There was no way back, at least that's how it seemed. He...
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Mo painting borough red

Anton Walsh
Posted 28/04/2018

Our own Mo Besic is doing the business at Middlesbrough and they love him. Another Man of the Match award today. He should be doing it for us.

A combination of very bad luck and not enough faith in him has left him out-cast. At least his game time...
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Wenger the Great!

Kevin Tully
Posted 26/04/2018

Incredibly, Pep Guardiola has spent more money in 21 months at Manchester City than Arsene Wenger has in 21 years at Arsenal. Whilst clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United were spending hundreds of millions, Wenger was competing, and often out-p...
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Some home-grown left-backs Everton must go after this summer

Gary McCarty
Posted 24/04/2018

A great multitude of people who follow Everton regularly believe that the Blues should now start thinking about finding a replacement for Leighton Baines. Ever since Ba...
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Death to Bullshit

Lyndon Lloyd
Posted 19/04/2018

A few years ago, a colleague of mine — I’m in the Web design industry, I’ve seen him speak at conferences, follow him on Twitter… we’re colleagues, alright?! — coined a phrase that I come back to time and time again: “Read

Change. From top to bottom

Mike Stanley
Posted 18/04/2018

I have been watching Everton for 20 years now. I have seen some decent football being played on Goodison Park. I have seen some poor and average games, home and away. But I don't think I have ever seen as season as pathetic as this one. This season, ...
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Style over substance? Everton must be careful what they wish for

Gary McCarty
Posted 25/04/2018

It's fair to say that the 2017-18 season won't be looked back on with much fondness by Everton supporters.

The Toffees spent almost £150 million in last summer's transfer window under former boss Ronald Koeman, but most of those signings ha...
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Closing Down Sale. Everything Must Go!

Scott Hall
Posted 16/04/2018

The current Everton squad is arguably the most unbalanced group of individuals in the club's famous history. With major trading work required this summer in order to bring some form of equilibrium back to the team, who would the Everton fans keep and...
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Where did it all go wrong?

Dave Newton
Posted 13/04/2018

It’s a pity last weekend’s derby wasn’t played on the Friday night. If it was, it would have been 4 years to the very day since Martinez’s dynamic Everton side demolished Arsenal 3-0 to overtake them in the Champions League places.

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The importance of structure, clarity & belief

James Pirie
Posted 03/04/2018

So the blues have just been schooled by a Manchester City side superior in every aspect of football. Of course the defeat came as no surprise, given the fact that City had only failed to win 4 of their 30 games this season, scoring 85 goals in the pr...
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We disappoint me!

Lee Mandaracas
Posted 20/03/2018

I'm sorry to say this but I am referring to a segment of our own fanbase. (Great way to start by getting everyone onside, eh?) Here is where our fickle minority have an impact.

ToffeeWeb has been running a poll for the last week or so as...
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Much for Big Sam to ponder

Gary McCarty
Posted 20/03/2018

A season that promised so much has failed to live up to expectations for Everton and any chance of threatening to break into the top six has long since passed.

Last summer’s spending spree seemed to herald a new era at Goodison Par...
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The Special One

Steve Hogan
Posted 12/03/2018

I know were not encouraged to talk about the other lot on these pages, but at a time when our current manager is under intense scrutiny, and largely unwanted by the vast majority of our fans, I had a wry smile once again at 'Jose' and his gameplan on...
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More than a spat

Jim Potter
Posted 12/03/2018

I've always thought that ex-Liverpool players have an unhealthy representation on all football programmes - and frankly I'm sick of seeing them.

Having watched Jamie Carragher spit at a 14 year old girl because her dad was gently teasing him over U...
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