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Contributions from our editorial team, featured columnists and readers.

World Heritage Site status… time to say what we (all) mean and mean what we say

Paul The Esk
29/06/2019

Since 2012, Liverpool has been placed by Unesco on the “danger list” with the threat of removal as a World Heritage Site. Should Everton plan on not being constrained by the threat of the city losing that status?

Alex The Great

Lyndon Lloyd
27/06/2019

In order to share the 60-minute film with other Blues, Dr David France has made ‘Alex the Great’ available on YouTube. It is required viewing for football fans of all persuasions and all ages.

Fly the Nest: what now for the Under-23 stars?

Martin O'Connor
26/06/2019

With two Premier League 2 titles in 2016-17 and 2018-19, David Unsworth and his team have been doing a good job at Under-23 level. But as always, the question is what is the main aim for the Under-23s?

Soccer Boss? You’re Joking – I Want to be an Undertaker

Rob Sawyer
24/06/2019

This article, adapted from the original, published in Lancashire Soccer Annual (1970), underlines Ray Wilson’s candour and honesty – and his pride at having played for Everton FC

Club or Corporation?

Paul The Esk
12/06/2019

Maybe it’s time to redefine “the Everton Way”? Maybe it’s time for realism rather than idealism.

Jagielka was a true servant of the club, now we need to replace him with quality leaders

Jamie Taylor
10/06/2019

The skipper's departure means that Everton are left another leader short in a squad that Marcel Brands and Marcel Silva want to mould into a young side

The Skipper

Lyndon Lloyd
05/06/2019

Everton's decision not to award a new contract to Phil Jagielka brings to an end a 12-year career characterised by consistency and exemplary leadership by example, one that was deserving of more success but which will nonetheless be remembered for a long time to come.

The Priority

Lyndon Lloyd
27/05/2019

While André Gomes has long been regarded as the "must-buy" of the summer, there is a strong case for saying that it is Everton's other loan star who is more important to the Blues’ immediate future

The Misfit?

Lyndon Lloyd
22/05/2019

Sometimes things just don’t work out in particular circumstances and it could be that Ademola Lookman and Everton were never meant to be. If so, it would be a massive shame.

‘Rags’: The Life of Cuthbert Tatters

Rob Sawyer
18/05/2019

Few footballers’ names are more evocative of bygone times in the Goodison lexicon than Cuthbert Tatters.

Choose Your Glass

Martin O'Connor
14/05/2019

Is yours half-full or half-empty after Everton finished in 8th place for the second season running?

The Renaissance

Lyndon Lloyd
13/05/2019

Had Morgan Schneiderlin left Goodison last summer, few would have been surprised or, it’s fair to say, even been that concerned. Fast forward a year and the Frenchman has undergone quite the revival in form and favour.

Blues fail to edge Spurs on final day

Michael Kenrick
12/05/2019

Everton brought their frustrating 2018-19 season to a close with their first visit to Tottenham's new stadium, where they could not hold on to a brief 2-1 lead.

Win on 'top six' turf proves elusive but Everton finish campaign in optimistic mood

Lyndon Lloyd
12/05/2019

The Blues recovered from a poor start and probably should have won which represents progress on the last two clashes with Tottenham.

The Machine

Lyndon Lloyd
11/05/2019

Idrissa Gueye has been the ideal foil for the high pressing game that Marco Silva has instituted at Everton this season; a key factor in what has been a remarkable run of defensive form since early February, especially at Goodison Park, and a platform from which the manager can build for next season. But can the club keep him?

Dad

Joseph Walsh
11/05/2019

Sadly, Dad (Joe Walsh) passed away earlier this week aged 72. He was part a little piece of Everton history on 14th May 1966, almost 53 years ago to the day.

More fan engagement required above and beyond stage 2 of the public consultation

Paul The Esk
10/05/2019

It is my belief that the more information is shared, the greater the level of understanding and “buy-in” into what is being proposed from all parties.

Everton end home campaign having restored Fortress Goodison

Lyndon Lloyd
04/05/2019

Goodison Park has indeed become a fortress again and this was a pleasingly routine win even if it left you feeling a little unfulfilled at the way Everton eased off the pedal in the second half.

French Connection

Paul Traill
04/05/2019

Our current momentum has brought much-needed life back into Goodison Park and smiles on the faces of supporters. Such is our form, it’s a shame the season is simmering to a close.

Delay to European tour should be a blessing in disguise

Lyndon Lloyd
01/05/2019

A seventh-place finish looks beyond us this season but while we all agree the Toffees belong in Europe, there’s a case to made that, in the context of their longer-term goals, missing out this time might not be a bad thing.

Book Review — Blue Nose

David France
29/04/2019

This is the book I had hoped to write. It confirms that Ronny Goodlass is a hybrid of Merseyside football legend, inspiring youth coach, passionate radio broadcaster, diehard Blue and one of nicest men you are likely to meet.

Blues held to disappointing but hugely instructive draw

Lyndon Lloyd
28/04/2019

While the dominance of the contest was there in combination with another impressive defensive performance, the requisite quality in the final third was not and in that sense, if nothing else, this game was instructive of what Everton still need in terms of additions to the squad if they are to achieve their aims over the next couple of seasons.

Quality the loser in windswept encounter

Michael Kenrick
27/04/2019

Everton return to London to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park as they look to maintain their push for a 7th-place finish.

You can beat them but you can't join them... yet

Lyndon Lloyd
26/04/2019

In the context of the media's obsession with the top six, none of the biased coverage since Sunday has been surprising and it has begged the question among Everton fans this week: does it matter?

Please... not this summer

Martin O'Connor
24/04/2019

The team is not yet ready for the challenge of Europe as well as a domestic campaign. The Blues need another full pre-season and domestic campaign under Marco Silva. This will lead to a European spot at the end of next season and it is then when Everton will be ready to tackle European competition again.

High-octane Everton smash Manchester United

Paul Traill
22/04/2019

We were certainly right at it from the get-go in this one, swarming Manchester United, not letting them settle and getting on the front foot early on. This roused the crowd further and Everton really had Manchester United pressed back with a series of corners early on.

When the Easter sun comes shining through

Michael Kenrick
21/04/2019

Everton produced a superb performance in their penultimate home game of the season, hammering Manchester United in the Goodison sunshine.

Magnificent Everton serve up Easter misery for United

Lyndon Lloyd
21/04/2019

Just like the Chelsea and Arsenal results before them, this brilliant victory and the performance that underpinned it should form another piece of the roadmap forward under Marco Silva.

Harold Uren and His Sporting Dynasty

Rob Sawyer
20/04/2019

Harold Uren holds the distinction of being the first footballer to transfer directly from Liverpool to Everton. His sons Harold and Dick would go on to have notable careers in sport of their own.

What Rhino Did Next

Martin O'Connor
18/04/2019

What David Unsworth has achieved this season has outshone his title-winning 2016-17 season. This PL2 title win is testament to the work he has done with the Under-23s, who are also in the quarter-finals of the Premier League 2 Cup with a home tie against Blackburn Rovers — a League and Cup double could well be on the cards. Which leads us to the questions: "What Next for David Unsworth? Has he taken the Under 23s project as far as he can?"

Truly 'Everton, that'

Lyndon Lloyd
13/04/2019

Everton really are beyond parody at times. Against the second-worst team in the Premier League who had lost nine on the spin and only kept one clean sheet all season, they lost in miserable fashion

Tommy White – A Player of Many Parts

Rob Sawyer
10/04/2019

Tommy White was Everton’s ‘Mr Versatile’ in a decade of service, which saw the club win two First Division titles, a Second Division Championship and the FA Cup.

Neville Southall: A Man Too Good for Mere Mortals

Paul McParlan
07/04/2019

Southall is unquestionably one of the greatest goalkeepers that the game has ever produced – even if many outside of Everton don’t know it. At his peak, he exuded skill and confidence and had few equals amongst his contemporaries.

Silva has Everton back on track with fourth win in six

Lyndon Lloyd
07/04/2019

The Blues saw off a third London team in the space of 14 days to register their fourth win in six games with a 1-0 victory over Champions League-chasing Arsenal

Harry Grundy – An Everton Winger

Tony Onslow
06/04/2019

The Shropshire-born player briefly represented Everton and Lincoln City in the early 1900s and went on to fight in World War I and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

Kissing The Badge, Part 2 – A Little Latin

Pete Jones
04/04/2019

All of us know at least one bit of Latin: Nil Satis Nisi Optimum; moreover we can translate it. But how come a modern football club on Merseyside has a motto in a language that hasn’t been spoken as a native tongue for 1,500 years?

The Impossible Dream

Paul The Esk
04/04/2019

I wonder about our ability, indeed desire “to run where the brave dare not go”. Part of our DNA I believe as Evertonians is to “reach the unreachable star” – let’s do what’s required to achieve it.

Benchmark performance points to a brighter future under Silva

Lyndon Lloyd
31/03/2019

With the pressure on their collective shoulders easing, Everton are starting to express themselves once again and Silva appears to have found a settled formula that will underpin the push to finish seventh over the remaining six games

“We Were Treated Like Royalty”

Becky Tallentire
22/03/2019

The latest chapter of the 2004 book, Real Footballers' Wives, features Annette Scott, wife of 1960s winger Alex who won the FA Cup and League Title with the Toffees.

Ron Saunders – The Toffee Years

Rob Sawyer
19/03/2019

Ron Saunders is best remembered for moulding the Aston Villa team which won the League Cup in 1975 and 1977, the Football League championship in 1981 and the European Cup in 1982. Less reported is the fact that he began his life in football as an Evertonian.

Sterling second half effort gets Goodison rocking

Paul Traill
17/03/2019

Lord knows what Marco Silva said at the break but it sure worked as Everton came out of the traps like they meant business in the second half.

Smashed teacups at half-time for rare Blues win

Michael Kenrick
17/03/2019

An abysmal first half, yet Everton swarmed Chelsea to score early in the second, and Richarlison won a penalty, Sigurdsson scoring after Kepa had saved.

A result to savour despite Everton's continuingly split personality

Lyndon Lloyd
17/03/2019

Another game of two halves, this time with Everton putting on the show in the second period to record a handsome 2-0 win over Chelsea

Pickford must find focus or risk losing Everton's faith

Lyndon Lloyd
10/03/2019

The 25-year-old's cocksure attitude has been lauded as one of his strengths but it has bordered on misplaced arrogance at times this season and it's a trait that is becoming a liability.

Sloppiness and stupidity in abundance

Michael Kenrick
09/03/2019

Everton throw away a tremendous two-goal lead through a ridiculous combination of sloppiness from the players and stupidity from manager Marco Silva who hopelessly failed to protect a 2-1 lead.

Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and the Pantomime Villain

Lyndon Lloyd
09/03/2019

A quintessential game of two halves; wondering where this imaginative and purposeful Everton has been the past three months in the first to cursing the mental fragility and abysmal game management that this Blues team exhibits in the second.

The Charlie Parry Grave Event – 1st March 2019

EFC Heritage Society
07/03/2019

Everton Heritage Society were joined by Everton FC ambassadors to unveil a headstone at the grave of former player Charlie Parry at Oswestry Cemetery

A Long Time Coming

Sam Hoare
04/03/2019

What a day! My first time at Goodison Park. Maybe the result wasn't quite what I had dreamed of. But the experience certainly was.

Treasured Memories of a Bygone Age – Part 1

John McFarlane [Senior]
03/04/2019

I was recently asked how many matches I have attended in my 70 years of following Everton. This question, together with the recent death of Gordon Banks, prompted me to think of all the players I must have seen and the impression they made on me.

Another 'morale victory'

Lyndon Lloyd
04/03/2019

The Goodison derby ended goalless for the second season running thanks to some sterling work from the likes of Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane and Everton's shortcomings at the other end

Points even but the Hoodoo remains

Michael Kenrick
03/03/2019

Everton played well enough to hold Liverpool without major incident, but simply could not score, with effort and determination well in excess of skill and anticipation, both far too lacking at times.

Blues sweep Cardiff aside for welcome win

Lyndon Lloyd
27/02/2019

Gylfi Sigurdsson enjoyed his first return to South Wales since leaving Swansea for Everton, emerging the victor with two goals and a man-of-the-match display to his credit

What A Good Coach Does...

Paul Tran
24/02/2019

In my view, there are too many coaches over-complicating the game with stats, theory and terminology. The best managers, in any walk of life, understand their trade and attach equal importance to communication; they've honed their ability to squeeze the maximum out of their staff.

99 Problems

Lyndon Lloyd
24/02/2019

For all the acknowledged mitigating circumstances surrounding what Marco Silva inherited, there is little question that Everton have regressed under his leadership. The Blues have a multitude of issues which the manager has time to fix. Now he has to prove he can.

3 years into the Moshiri era, belatedly, it’s time to act

Paul The Esk
24/02/2019

The thinking at Everton hasn’t changed in more than two decades, even after 3 years of Moshiri’s involvement which is long enough to evaluate, to move on those associated with the past, and to know that businesses are only as good as the people leading them

Treasured Memories of a Bygone Age – Part 2

John McFarlane [Senior]
23/04/2019

To continue my memories of players I have seen play at Goodison Park since 1948, and who have left a lasting impression on me.

One stray pass and the honeymoon is over

Darren Hind
21/02/2019

Something has troubled me for years at about our club, well it more than troubles me, it drives me mad. Why do a certain section of our fanbase react so negatively to players who either grow up coming through the ranks, or join our academy in their late teens?

‘Flicka’ – The Life of Graham Williams (1936-2018)

Rob Sawyer
21/02/2019

The "small but stockily-built" winger who was signed as a promising 19-year-old from Bradford City in 1956 and spent three years with the Blues, passed away last November aged 81.

John McPherson and the Kilmarnock Connection

Tony Onslow
21/02/2019

Hailing from the same locale as his one-time Everton team-mate, Sandy Dick, John McPherson would briefly represent the Toffees as an amateur in 1887

A terrible game

Paul Traill
10/02/2019

I guess The Hornets were swarming all over us once they had an advantage, but I’m not having it that they were better than us. We didn’t play well. Actually we were very poor but so too were they.

Fred Pickering – A Tribute

Rob Sawyer
10/02/2019

The Everton legend passed away yesterday in his home town of Blackburn aged 78.

One more “L” in the results column

Lyndon Lloyd
09/02/2019

Nine defeats in 14 Premier League matches is relegation form. With 33 points already on the board, only a complete collapse could see Everton under threat of going down this season but when it’s hard to see where the next win is going to come from, it doesn’t bode well for the manager’s continued employment

Toothless loss not helped by Zouma's late madness

Michael Kenrick
09/02/2019

Everton played well enough in the first half but fell behind in the second half at Vicarage Road

Continuing set-piece failings undermine improved Everton display against City

Lyndon Lloyd
07/02/2019

Marco Silva got the beginnings of a reaction to Everton's poor recent form but his side remains largely toothless and is still leaking soft goals

Time for the manager to stand up and be counted

James Pirie
03/02/2019

Although time is needed for any manager, there is no reason at all as to why some of the issues should not be addressed right now. Not in one year, not after a couple of transfer windows, but now.

Diversification and our future growth strategy

Paul The Esk
03/02/2019

As the more forward-thinking clubs look for growth away from traditional broadcasting & commercial income sources, what will Everton's response be?

“Well, It's Groundhog Day... Again!”

Lyndon Lloyd
02/02/2019

This is all starting to look horribly familiar.

The wolves are at the door for Marco

Paul Traill
03/02/2019

It really is a wretched time watching Everton. What we have to do to score a goal, compared to what opponents have to do to score against us is laughable. All three of their goals were very preventable, while ours was unstoppable.

Black cat underlines Silva's lack of ideas

Michael Kenrick
02/02/2019

Everton conceded an early penalty at Goodison Park but got back in with a brilliant Gomes effort, only to concede lamely from a stupid free-kick, with a back cat stopping play.

Blues show stomach for the fight

Lyndon Lloyd
29/01/2019

Everton dragged themselves off the mat with a slender but hard-fought victory at Huddersfield

Moshiri's Monument to Mediocrity

Gerard McKean
28/01/2019

Silva, and anyone who succeeds him, is being hung out to dry by the complete absence of professional support and street smart know-how in the present set-up at Everton Football Club.

Silva 'needs time'? Will it make any difference?

Garry Corgan
27/01/2019

At the moment the standard line from the media is that Marco Silva "needs time". For what? You give somebody time when you see that things are progressing and simply need to develop further. You give somebody time when you believe they're doing the right things but perhaps need more resources. You don't give somebody more time when they're floundering around or fiddling when Rome burns.

Silva's first season in tatters as shambolic Blues are dumped out by Millwall

Lyndon Lloyd
26/01/2019

Two wins from ten in the Premier League has seen the Blues fall irretrievably away from top-six contention and now the 2018-19 season is effectively over before the end of January after an embarrassing FA Cup defeat to Millwall in front of a national audience

Everton furious and out on a terrible goal call

Michael Kenrick
26/01/2019

Everton were denied a victory, or at least a replay, after Millwall second equalizer went in off Cooper's arm that would have been disallowed with VAR.

Come Back, Schneiderlin – All is forgiven!!

Kevin Prytherch
25/01/2019

Let me start by saying that I am not Morgan Schneiderlin's biggest fan. However, I think he is central to getting our season back on track.

Questions at every turn as brittle Blues succumb to spirited Saints

Lyndon Lloyd
20/01/2019

If you didn’t know better, you would have said on this evidence that it was Everton who were the ones haunted by the threat of the drop and had just been through a 120-minute cup tie in midweek

Everton’s January transfer window driven by regulations or pure financial sense?

Paul The Esk
20/01/2019

The reasons for the club’s reluctance to enter the market this January are very clear. The “financial conditions” referred to by Silva are on the basis of very obvious commercial considerations not per se driven by compliance issues relating to FFP.

Blues had no answer to Saints' desire

Michael Kenrick
19/01/2019

Everton had no real answers to the greater energy, stronger desire, and a clearer focus on scoring goals by Southampton under their new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Three Young Blues

Tony Onslow
18/01/2019

The story of Liverpool-born William Gibson Walter Richards and Thomas Whittle who represented Everton in the 1880s

The improvement under Marco Silva

Gary McCarty
17/01/2019

After one win from his opening six games in charge of Everton, Marco Silva has led the team into the top-half of the table and onto the fringes of the battle for a European qualification place

On Everton's Radar

Pete Jones
14/01/2019

These days, you can keep up with the transfer gossip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the complexity of the deals and the number of ways you can find rumours of them has increased, much of the vocabulary used to describe them is resolutely traditional.

Lookman impresses as Everton battle to much-needed victory

Lyndon Lloyd
13/01/2019

An ugly victory that masked some continuing issues but a victory nonetheless which will hopefully inject some confidence into the Blues’ veins

Blues win a desperate fractious scrap in the end

Michael Kenrick
13/01/2019

A last-minute goal from sub Calvert-Lewin made the scoreline much more respectable than they deserved after this feisty fractious encounter that saw five yellow cards for the Blues.

Can Everton Exceed Pre-Season Expectations for Their Premier League Performance?

Gary McCarty
07/01/2019

Can Everton Exceed Pre-Season Expectations for Their Premier League Performance?

Bramley-Moore demand and how to grow it further

Paul The Esk
07/01/2019

The second piece supporting the case for a 60,000 capacity at the Blues' new stadium

Blues through unconvincingly after fine start

Michael Kenrick
05/01/2019

Everton made a brilliant start with two goals inside the first 15 minutes, only to sit back and allow Lincoln to dominate until the break.

Everton make hard work of despatching League Two Imps

Lyndon Lloyd
05/01/2019

In the cup, the final score is always paramount but in view of the calibre of the opposition, this should have been a lot more convincing than it was

Back to Finch Farm

Paul Traill
01/01/2019

While the performance was by no means good enough, I felt the lads looked fatigued. With so many games so quickly, it lessens the preparation time between games and offers limited time to work on correcting mistakes and trying new ideas.

Abysmal New Year fare at sorry Goodison Park

Michael Kenrick
01/01/2019

Everton put on a terrible display to lose the first game of 2019 on a dismal New Year’s Day at Goodison Park.

New Year, Same Old Problems

Lyndon Lloyd
01/01/2019

If 2019 is to be the year where the latest Everton project begins to bear fruit, there was precious little evidence of it during this dire New Year’s Day lunchtime kick-off.

Analysis of the proposed 52,000 capacity for Bramley-Moore, including season ticket pricing

Paul The Esk
30/12/2018

A focus on the business case and the impact a smaller stadium capacity has on ticket prices (particularly season tickets)

Brighton do a number on profligate Blues

Michael Kenrick
29/12/2018

Everton forged a number of good chances in a tough first-half at Brighton only to give up a goal to failed zonal marking on a corner.

Erratic Everton continue to infuriate

Lyndon Lloyd
29/12/2018

This trip to Brighton was every bit as difficult as it promised to be beforehand but too many players aren’t producing where it counts and as long as that continues, the more frustrating this season will continue to be

Everton bounce back with five

Michael Kenrick
26/12/2018

Everton produced a fantastic response to Sunday's embarrassment, with three goals inside the first quarter of the game at Turf Moor, ending with five

Determined Blues hit Burnley with a bunch of fives at Turf Moor

Lyndon Lloyd
26/12/2018

Everton came off the mat swinging after getting floored by Spurs to thrash Burnley and recover some self respect.

Spurs deliver savage dose of reality for Silva and Everton

Lyndon Lloyd
24/12/2018

A miserable reality check that left any notion that Marco Silva’s nascent Everton revolution was at the point where it could challenge the top six in tatters for the time being

Embarrassing Blues come gift-wrapped for lethal Spurs

Michael Kenrick
23/12/2018

Everton took the lead well only to gift four goals to Tottenham in a depressing show of seasonable generosity at Goodison Park

Jason Scott-Lee: Football Pioneer

Rob Sawyer
20/12/2018

The story of one of the first of two players of Chinese heritage to play for Everton, some six decades before Li Tie and Li Weifeng would sign for the club under David Moyes

Interview with Sasha Ryazantsev

Paul The Esk
19/12/2018

Paul sat down for an exclusive interview with Everton's Director of Finance today.

Investment in squad & exceptional expenses return Everton FC to losses – Report & Analysis of 2017-18 Accounts

Paul The Esk
18/12/2018

The story of this year’s accounts is one of huge spending with increases way beyond the increases in income funded by player sales, capital injections from Moshiri, the use of debt facilities and some increase in commercial income.

Balance in the Team

Rick Tarleton
17/12/2018

I look at the current Everton squad and as individual players they are immensely talented, but the question that plagues me is: "Are they a team?"

City too slick for profligate Everton

Michael Kenrick
15/12/2018

Everton start brilliantly, squandering a fantastic chance, giving up a poor goal, and then struggling not to be overrun.

Mission Impossible?

Lyndon Lloyd
15/12/2018

Manchester City had too much for them in the end but, with better finishing, Everton could have made much more of a contest of this one than they eventually did

Two steps forward, one step back

Lyndon Lloyd
10/12/2018

Lucas Digne scored a stunner but it failed to gloss over a sub-standard Everton performance that points to more work ahead for Marco Silva

Convincing a 6-year-old that Blue is the colour

Tom Dexter
09/12/2018

I explained the best thing about supporting a team is that other people support other teams and they will constantly tell you that your team is rubbish – it is the whole point of football!!! It is your role to tell them that their team is rubbish and inform them that actually your team is ‘the best’.

Ain't no Scouse

Tim Constable
08/12/2018

He looked at me and paused, before muttering to himself “Ain't no Scouse”. I was clearly an Everton supporter cheering them on in my replica shirt so I was confused as to what the issue was.

Are the pundits right to tell us to keep our expectations low?

Andy Osborne
06/12/2018

After reading a few comments recently on ToffeeWeb and after hearing a few "so-called" experts on TV talk about what Evertonians should be expecting from the club this season, I thought I would take stock after the 15 games so far and look to the rest of the season.

Fifth straight home win eludes flat and uninspired Everton

Lyndon Lloyd
06/12/2018

As it was, the spoils were shared and there’s no way to look at it from the Everton point of view other than as two points lost in the context of their recent home form and their top-six aspirations.

For every Cloud there is a Silva Lining

Gerard McKean
05/12/2018

If we accept that most players in the squad have the necessary skills, then you look at shape and balance, and here we can see, even in these early days, that Marco Silva is making real progress.

Bring me the head of Rio Ferdinand

Mike Kehoe
05/12/2018

In all the years of following Everton, the one thing that angered me most and caused the deepest dismay was listening to the post-match analysis of the intellectual Titan that is Rio Ferdinand.

Second Time Around

Mike Gaynes
04/12/2018

Mike took a three-week trip to Europe that culminated in typically "Everton" fashion at Anfield. As he says, "hey, I got to see a derby in Mordor, and I not only survived, but right up to that last minute I was having a blast."

Horrible Pickford error gifts Liverpool in last minute

Michael Kenrick
02/12/2018

Everton missed two brilliant chances, both headers for Mina and Gomes, in a very competitive first half at Anfield only for Pickford to gift them a goal at the death

Another day of derby misery but our time will come

Lyndon Lloyd
02/12/2018

The tragedy of the final result was that Klopps’s side were there for the taking if Everton had just been able to get their act together long enough going forward after the interval

Everton's 'Old and New' are Rallying Together

Matthew Parry
29/11/2018

The Silva-Brands partnership has been a revelation – poaching top-class players from the world’s best sides has shown real intent, more so than any of our signings in previous years.

When the Lion within you roars

Darren Hind
27/11/2018

We go with a different attitude; this Everton is not coming to limit the damage, steal a point. We are coming for their crown. We want to be kings of this city – not just for this weekend but for years to come.

Stick or Twist? Silva’s Selection Dilemmas

Lyndon Lloyd
27/11/2018

Marcel Brands and Marco Silva were successful in not only pruning a bloated squad but also in then adding genuine quality to the Everton team. It means that the manager has some tough decisions to make when everybody is fit.

Where is the Growth Coming From?

Paul The Esk
26/11/2018

The question for the Everton Board is how do we achieve revenue growth when there appear to be limits on our 3 main income streams, broadcasting, matchday and commercial?

Everton find a way to win ugly

Paul Traill
25/11/2018

It’s a game we’d never have won last season, one we may not have in the early parts of this season, and it’s great to see a big defensive improvement. When we were so tame defending corner kicks in our first few games, you really felt the rot had set in, but credit to Marco, he must have worked on this and has learnt from this and now, nobody is complaining about zonal marking anymore.

Dogged Cardiff make it hard work for Everton

Michael Kenrick
24/11/2018

Everton return to Premier League action with a home game against Cardiff this weekend with an unchanged side that started at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.

Everton grind out another important win with Sigurdsson's timely strike

Lyndon Lloyd
24/11/2018

No match is easy in England’s top flight anymore but once again Everton got the job done without really getting into anything like top gear

Billy and Bob: The Fabulous Balmer Brothers

Rob Sawyer
22/11/2018

William and Robert Balmer formed a fearsome, and fruitful, fraternal partnership in Everton’s back-line in the early years of the 20th Century

William Henry Briscoe

Tony Onslow
22/11/2018

He collected a Liverpool Cup winner's medal in his first season at Anfield and played three Football League games for Everton between 1884 and 1888.

Chelsea v Everton – A tactical analysis

Steve Ferns
15/11/2018

A detailed look back at the Blues' hard-won point at Stamford Bridge last Sunday

Gentleman John

Rob Sawyer
13/11/2018

The infamous circumstances of Johnny Carey's dismissal as Everton manager in 1961 have entered football folklore but there was so much more to this which makes the focus on that taxi ride unjust.

Chelsea point represents another step forward for Everton under Silva

Lyndon Lloyd
11/11/2018

Though things didn’t quite come together in the attacking third as the manager would have hoped or the impressively vocal travelling fans might have dreamed this result and the display that underpinned it are evidence of further progress in the Portuguese’s nascent tenure

Resilient Everton display ends goalless

Michael Kenrick
11/11/2018

Everton endured their toughest test to date this season when they stopped Chelsea scoring at Stamford Bridge, but lacked the guile needed to win the game.

How do Everton take the next step?

Gary McCarty
09/11/2018

As the season has developed the Toffees are starting to thrive under their new manager’s system. The missing ingredient for them to get to the next level could be a top-quality striker

What Everton can learn from Tony Bellew – Chelsea (A) preview

Patrick Gillen
09/11/2018

The Bomber is a man who doesn’t know when he’s beat, and that’s exactly what Marco Silva must instil into this Everton team

Kissing The Badge, Part 1 – The Name Everton

Pete Jones
05/11/2018

One of ToffeeWeb's esteemed Everton historians looks at the origins of the name that our club adopted from the district in 1879 and still proudly bears to this day

Excellent Everton brighten up the day

Paul Traill
04/11/2018

Everton, especially in the second half, ripped Brighton apart in what was as fine a 45 minutes I’ve seen from the Blues in some time.

Fine brace from Richarlison seals win

Michael Kenrick
03/11/2018

Three excellent goals, two from Richarlison and one from Coleman, sealed the win over a resistant Seagulls side.

Richarlison dazzles again as Everton cruise to victory over Brighton

Lyndon Lloyd
03/11/2018

A handsome win and yet you feel there is still quite a bit of unfulfilled potential in this team which is pretty exciting for the future under Marco Silva

My Jury's Out – with a bit of optimism

Paul  Tran
28/12/2018

I’ve long thought that once we get to Christmas, we have a clear picture of where we are in as a team, despite our hopes, fears and cynicism. And here we are; won 7, drew 6, lost 6, the picture of mediocrity. Or is it?

Not your run-of-the-mill Old Trafford defeat

Lyndon Lloyd
28/10/2018

Ultimately, it was another dispiriting loss at Old Trafford but with enough to keep alive the hope and belief that Everton are moving in the right direction under Silva

Blues fail to really punish the lucky Reds

Michael Kenrick
28/10/2018

Everton produce an ultimately disappointing display by failing to beat a very beatable Manchester United side on their turf.

Gomes – The Number 6 We Have Been Waiting For?

Stephen Ferns
24/10/2018

Some musings on why this role is so important to the side

André Gomes can be missing midfield link

Luke O'Farrell
22/10/2018

If the first half against Palace was a player working his way up to speed, then the second saw the summer signing click through the gears and start to dictate proceedings from his midfield base.

An alternative 'Team of the Century' – Part 2

John McFarlane [Senior]
22/10/2018

To finish off this article, I pay tribute to another three Everton players who formed part of my alternative "Team of the Century": Sam Chedgzoy, Bobby Collins, and Bill Dean.

Eruption of joy at Goodison Park

Paul Traill
21/10/2018

With time receding and Everton on the front foot, Lookman picked up the ball at the edge of the penalty area and crossed, Calvert-Lewin, despite Wayne Hennessey getting a hand to it, heading the ball into the net and triggering jubilant scenes in the stands.

Silva secures a hat-trick of wins with Pickford save and timely substitutions

Lyndon Lloyd
21/10/2018

With the help of his star goalkeeper, Marco Silva engineered victory when it seemed as though Everton were destined to be shut out by a typically obstinate Crystal Palace

Two late subs, two great goals as Pickford saves Blues

Michael Kenrick
21/10/2018

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun both came on to score late goals as Crystal Palace make it very difficult, Pickford saving a penalty won by Zaha.

Can Everton be André Gomes's new lease on life?

Lyndon Lloyd
21/10/2018

The 25-year-old has come a long way already in his career but has yet to truly find his place.

Half-Season Report

Martin O'Connor
28/12/2018

We reached the half-way stage of our first season under Marco Silva and Marcel Brands with a great performance and five goals at Burnley. So what can we put on the report card for their first half-season?

Good Signs in the Undergrowth

Martin O'Connor
18/10/2018

There are signs that there is a promising batch of young players in the Under-23 squad who may have a chance at the Club. In the Under-18s as well, the Everton Academy system is still in good health.

An alternative 'Team of the Century' — Part 1

John McFarlane [Senior]
16/10/2018

At the turn of the century (1999-2000), Radio Merseyside presenter Alan Jackson invited listeners to his 'Football Football Show' to submit the names of players with Merseyside connections to feature in a Team of the Century. I submitted an eleven who had left their mark on football both on and off the field of play; my Everton nominations were as follows...

Making sense of statistics?

David Cooper
08/10/2018

What can the wealth of team and individual stats tell us about the performances we watch?

Charles Munroe Lindsay, an Everton Goalkeeper

Tony Onslow
08/10/2018

The first of a long line of “first-choice” goalkeepers at the club

Everton win away with two fine goals

Michael Kenrick
06/10/2018

Everton got off to a brilliant start at Leicester with Bernard's trickery setting up a fine finish for Richarlison after just 7 minutes. But the second from Sigurdsson was a worldie.

Silva's stars begin to align as Everton top Leicester

Lyndon Lloyd
06/10/2018

It may have taken a world-class goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson but Everton were full value for their first away win under Marco Silva

Taking the Carabao Cup seriously

Paul O'Neil
05/10/2018

There is a clear disconnection between how the loyal supporters of our club view this competition and how Everton view it. Surely Everton have a duty to take the League Cup / Milk Cup / Carabao Cup seriously? I think there are many ways to let the club know how unhappy their supporters are.

More Than The Sum of Its Parts

Paul Tran
03/10/2018

Almost four years since my last trip to Goodison Park, I woke up at daft o’clock yesterday with that Christmas morning feeling. Yesterday, Everton made me feel special, re-united me with my Dad, re-affirmed my love for This Great Club of Ours, which acted like a great club off the pitch.

Doomed to Repeat the Errors of the Past

Lyndon Lloyd
03/10/2018

Everton’s infuriating dance of despair with the League Cup continues amid a slew of changes to a winning line-up that doomed the Blues to another exit in the early rounds of the competition

Why so many changes… EVERY YEAR?

Paul Traill
02/10/2018

There was a sad inevitability about Theo’s spot kick being saved, and it wasn’t a great effort. The keeper guessed right and stopped it. As Cedric walked up to take the final penalty I noticed several people already leaving in the Park End. Truth be told, had my seat been nearer the aisle than it is I’d perhaps have done the same. Cedric scoring was as inevitable as Silva making so many changes to the team.

“Nobody Loved Football More Than Tony”

Becky Tallentire
02/10/2018

The next chapter of the 2004 book Real Footballers' Wives, features Marina Kay, wife of 1960s legend, Tony.

One great half...

Paul Traill
30/09/2018

Overall, a nice win and an important one. As we have in our last two games, Fulham will rue them missed chances in the first half. The Premier League is unforgiving and if you miss your chances you are usually punished. Let’s hope this win can be a catalyst for us to be more clinical with our opportunities moving forward.

Sigurdsson and Tosun finally find the net

Michael Kenrick
29/09/2018

Sigurdsson finally delivered after missing a penalty but scoring two fine goals, Cenk Tosun getting his first of the season.

Everton make their quality tell to put paid to Fulham

Lyndon Lloyd
29/09/2018

While far from fully convincing, this was an important result that can provide a catalyst from which to get some forward momentum on the season

Signs of progress amid the gloom of another Emirates defeat

Lyndon Lloyd
24/09/2018

Ultimately, this was a routine result for this particular fixture in scoreline only and 2-0 was harsh on an Everton team that had done more than enough to earn at least a point

Cech repels fine Everton attacks to steal the points

Michael Kenrick
23/09/2018

Everton took the game to Arsenal brilliantly in the first half but crucially failed to score, and the inevitable happens in the second half.

Question marks all over the shop

Lyndon Lloyd
16/09/2018

This was very much a story of contrasting individual stories and it throws up a slew of talking points about just how strong Marco Silva’s team actually is and whether the system favoured up to this point — not to mention the personnel within it — has any future

Atrocious result as Everton self-destruct

Michael Kenrick
16/09/2018

Everton self-destruct with two horrible goals given away in a shockingly awful first-half display against the bottom side.

The “Complexities” of Financing a Stadium Build

Paul The Esk
14/09/2018

Just how complex is it, and is it different for Everton than any other club?

That Old Cliché About Rome...

Lyndon Lloyd
13/09/2018

Everton have missed a few tricks in the opening weeks of Marco Silva’a first campaign in charge but time is needed for important players to become available and for things to gel as a whole

“Maestro” – The Jack Southworth Story

Rob Sawyer
10/09/2018

Evertonians laud the club’s lineage of talismanic goal scorers but some wonderful marksmen are somewhat overlooked. One of them, Jack Southworth, remains the only Everton player to score a double hat-trick in a first team match. Yet there was much more to this polymath who excelled on both musical and sporting stages.

Signs of Spring

Martin O'Connor
09/09/2018

It is early days and there is a long way to go, but the start we have made has exceeded what could have been expected. The cold dark winter of Allardyce is well and truly gone. The buds of spring are now starting to sprout under Silva and Brands. There is a long way to go and we will have setbacks along the way, but we can look forward with optimism.

Zonal Marking

Steve Ferns
05/09/2018

What it is and how Everton are currently executing Marco Silva's favoured defensive system badly

550 miles for that!!!

Dave Williams
02/09/2018

Back in the house by 11:15 pm – a very long day and the fact that what I talked about when I got in was meeting Tony Bellew says it all about the football.

Draw ugly

Paul Traill
02/09/2018

A poor performance, the worst in five games, but we all need to understand that this is going to take a lot of time

Dismal Everton escape with a draw

Michael Kenrick
01/09/2018

Everton went behind all too easily off another corner but responded immediately through Calvert-Lewin, yet they could not break through again in a dreadful second half.

Plenty of good individual performances

Paul Traill
30/08/2018

There was enough quality on the pitch to ensure our place in the third round was sealed, thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson tap-in and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Tactical Analysis – Southampton (H)

Steve Ferns
27/08/2018

So many positives to take from the game, but it was far from perfect. We will be better than this. This is all about progression.

Blues squander two-goal lead after ridiculous Richarlison 'head-butt'

Michael Kenrick
25/08/2018

A crazy game on the south coast, ended in stalemate with a player from each side sent off and Keane stretchered off.

An opportunity missed but some harsh lessons hopefully learned

Lyndon Lloyd
25/08/2018

Rome wasn’t built in a day and Everton won’t be rebuilt over the course of a summer, a couple of transfer windows or even a season but this felt like another big missed opportunity nonetheless

The Lads in the Royal Blue Jersey

Gerard McKean
22/08/2018

Is there any more that could be done to re-ignite the pride and passion that has been sorely missing over the last few years?

What’s a good result? Take 2

Mike Allison
21/08/2018

Looked at objectively, all we’ve really done so far is met the minimum expectations for games against Wolves and Southampton

Wolves (away) - A (long and boring) tactical analysis

Steve Ferns
20/08/2018

After the horror shows in pre-season, it was good to see the old guard perform so well with just the addition of Richarlison and this gives so much hope for the future as the big signings break into the first XI, and everyone gets to grips with Silva's tactics, and his coaching continues to improve players.

Jack Brearley, a Prisoner at Ruhleben

Tony Onslow
20/08/2018

The forward played for Everton in the early years of the 20th Century and was caught up in World War I when he was imprisoned by the Germans while working as a trainer in Europe

Early signs are very positive

Paul Traill
19/08/2018

A good and deserved win with good football played at times. With our new players still to be integrated, you have to be excited about what we might be able to do this season.

Encouraging signs as Everton earn first win under Silva

Lyndon Lloyd
18/08/2018

What’s really exciting for Evertonians is that, really like the team’s performance as a whole, you get the sense there is much, much more to come from Richarlison who already has three goals to his name.

Scintillating football returns to Goodison Park

Michael Kenrick
18/08/2018

Marco Silva orchestrated a splendid start to his first home Premier League fixture as Everton put two finely worked goals past Southampton.

Brands Power

Adam McCulloch
16/08/2018

The work of Marcel Brands over the summer has certainly justified the Blues blazing this trail: he may be one of the most important signings in the club’s history.

So where did all the money come from?

Paul The Esk
13/08/2018

A look at how Everton financed the last transfer window's activity, and the consequences going forward

Richarlison thrills as 10-man Blues are denied victory by Wolves

Lyndon Lloyd
12/08/2018

It may not have ended up that way in this game but it looks like Everton have a bona fide match-winner in Richarlison. Even better, four of Silva’s signings have yet to make their first appearances. It feels like things are just getting started…

10-man Everton forced to settle for opening-day draw

Michael Kenrick
11/08/2018

Everton's 2018-19 Premier League campaign began with a draw in front of the BT cameras in the late-afternoon kick-off at Molineux against newly-promoted Wolves.

A New Hope

Lyndon Lloyd
11/08/2018

Having been handed the reins, Marco Silva gets to prove he is worthy of the Everton hierarchy’s faith but the outlook is already considerably brighter after one of the best transfer windows the club has seen

The New Era

Martin O'Connor
10/08/2018

The Silva - Brands era starts at Wolves; what can we expect in the 2018-19 season from our new duo?

Is Everton Protestant or Catholic?

Bob Waterhouse
09/08/2018

Since the split in 1892, there developed a widely-held belief that Everton became the club of the substantial Merseyside Catholic population and Liverpool of the Protestant population. Influential members of the clubs’ respective boards seem to have given substance to this belief.

When 'Legends' were thin on the ground — Part 7

John McFarlane [Senior]
07/08/2018

To conclude the list of players who represented Everton from the 1946-47 season, when the Football League resumed after World War Two, until the 1950-51 season, when Everton were relegated to Division Two.

Everton have plenty to prove under new boss Marco Silva

Gary McCarty
08/08/2018

Marco Silva has been tasked with producing a more pleasing style of football than was the case under his predecessor, Sam Allardyce. Assessing the club’s chances of success under the former Hull City and Watford boss next term.

Let's Make Everton Great Again

Lyndon Lloyd
07/08/2018

A chat with Elizabeth France, wife of the good Dr Everton, on renewed hope for the stop-start Farhad Moshiri era, reminiscences of the great Ray Wilson, and what may lie ahead under Marcel Brands and Marco Silva

Heroes

Mark Cuddy
02/08/2018

You’ve got to have heroes, its all part of being a kid growing up, all part of being a human, all part of following a football team. I’m glad I chose Big Bob Latch as mine and I’m glad I supported Everton.

Things You Didn't Know About Marco Silva

Gary McCarty
02/08/2018

Stats have shown that foreign managers with different ideas of football have done exceptionally well in the Premier League.

“Bunny” – The Robert Bell Story

Rob Sawyer
31/07/2018

The Wirral has a proud tradition of producing high-calibre footballers and for a period in the 20th century, Tranmere became something of a centre-forward factory, producing the likes of “Dixie” Dean and his eventual team-mate “Bunny” Bell.

Money Talks

Adam McCulloch
30/07/2018

Let’s give him – and the new management team – a chance. Let’s stay positive, let’s make Goodison a fortress, let’s press, harry, play and produce. Let’s beat the Red Shite. Let’s laugh about the time we were angsty about which defender we bought from Barcelona. Let’s play Angry Birds.

11 Days to Fame or Total Misery

Mike Oates
28/07/2018

To ensure the season is not an utter disaster waiting to happen, Marco and Marcel have got 11 days to entice another five or six top quality players in.

Sigurdsson Must Become Everton's Key Midfielder after World Cup Showing

Gary McCarty
27/07/2018

Now in his prime at 28 years old, the Icelandic Talisman needs to step up and become the midfield playmaker that he has been at other clubs and for his country.

How Pickford hit another level of performance at the World Cup

Gary McCarty
26/07/2018

Although England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer produced several outstanding individual performances, Jordan Pickford had a particularly impressive tournament

The case for 60,000

Paul The Esk
26/07/2018

Amid suggestions that the club's hierarchy are considering a capacity of between 52,000 and 55,000, the argument and justification for 60,000 at Everton's proposed dockside stadium are worth repeating

Richarlison's massive fee is matched by his potential

Lyndon Lloyd
24/07/2018

Whether its £35m or £40m, it’s a jaw-dropping amount of money but it's the price of trying to remain competitive at the top end of the Premier League, and in Richarlison, Everton have invested heavily in some excitingly raw potential.

When 'Legends' were thin on the ground — Part 6

John McFarlane [Senior]
22/07/2018

Continuing the theme of listing every player who represented Everton from 1946-47 when League Football resumed after the Second World War, until 1950-51 when Everton were relegated to Division Two.

Squad Size and the Wage Bill

Michael Morgan
21/07/2018

I wanted to put a question out about whether other fans on here have discussed or ever had a thought on a way forward with reference to reducing the squad size and wage bill?

Time for Patience – On the Pitch, at Least

Paul The Esk
18/07/2018

Brands and Silva have to restructure the footballing side of the organisation. That cannot be done in one window, it might be done in three or four. It will require a huge amount of patience from fans but it also urgently requires an explanation from those in charge

The Writing's on the Wall

Mark Cuddy
17/07/2018

At some point or other, most of us have had, or have got our own superstitions or rituals before a game. The truth is, we have no impact on the game whatsoever and yet people believe they do.

Elie Hurel – The First Jerseyman to Play in the First Division

Rob Sawyer
18/07/2018

Elie Hurel was the first man from the Channel Islands dependencies to play in the English top flight. His journey there – from being orphaned as a child to lining up alongside the legendary Bill “Dixie” Dean at Goodison Park – is a remarkable one.

What if we do not sign anyone?

Steve Ferns
14/07/2018

I think we've got our own super coach. And if so, then do we really need to spend a load of money? Let's look at what we have...

When 'Legends' were Thin on the Ground – Part 5

John McFarlane [Senior]
12/07/2018

Continuing the theme of listing the players who represented Everton from 1946-47, when the Football League resumed following World War Two, until !950-51 when Everton were relegated to the old Second Division.

The Hand That You're Dealt?

Andy McNabb
10/07/2018

Is Roberto Martinez a much better manager than he got credit for at Everton?

Pickford earns his England stripes and, hopefully, some respect from his doubters

Lyndon Lloyd
04/07/2018

The criticism of Jordan Pickford by some pundits, commentators and journalists came quickly at this World Cup but he answered them brilliantly against Colombia

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing

Paul The Esk
01/07/2018

That was the stunningly simple assessment from one of the world’s greatest investors, Warren Buffett, when asked to define risk.

An Impromptu Board Meeting

Lee Mandaracas
02/04/2019

At West Ham, I found myself sitting a few seats away from the entire Everton Board of Directors! I wanted to get a photo with them with my kids. They seemed a bit taken aback and understandably, suspicious – not least Bill Kenwright. Denise, on the other hand, was quick to engage with me showing no sense of concern or trepidation. She leaned in, gave me a hug, a kiss on the cheek and thanked me effusively for my support of the club as it means such a lot to them.

Building for capacity at Bramley-Moore Dock

Martin O'Connor
22/01/2019

The proposed capacity of 52,000 planned for Bramley-Moore Dock is not yet set in stone but, on consideration, I think it is a good and realistic figure. However, some fans say that 52,000 is lacking ambition and the club should be aiming for the 60,000 mark now.

Time for Silva to show he can coach

Dave Williams
27/01/2019

Yesterday was truly appalling; having scored twice away from home, we had every right to expect a win. The time is nigh for Silva to show us whether or not he really is a good coach.

Somebody Else’s Mum's Just Died

Mark Cuddy
20/04/2019

Is there more than something simple that binds us or is blue blood thicker than water

The Silva Lining of a Quiet Window

Adam McCulloch
02/02/2019

With plenty of games still to play, we can hopefully start to enjoy our football again — away from the distractions of endless transfer rumours and speculation. Silva must play the hand he has been dealt, just as Brands has played his in the transfer market.

What is wrong at Everton and why Silva needs time to sort it

George Wilson
02/02/2019

To sack Silva now and replace him with somebody else would result in more uncertainty and could backfire badly.

A mixed bag of Evertonness

Graeme Beresford
06/02/2019

If Denise Barrett-Baxendale's 10-year plan is to come to fruition, then the foundations need to be in place by now. The last few seasons we have ripped them up and now I get the feeling we need to rip them up again but start with a new foundation, albeit a stronger one.

All that I asked for

Paul Traill
07/02/2019

A defeat, but one in which you could at least be proud of the team. The players gave it their all and came up against the best team in the league. You can’t ask for more than that, and you really can’t say that much about Everton this season

How to Reach the Top 4

Mike Oates
07/02/2019

Our only route is a young manager with potential, a proven director of football and on the hope that we can find at least 6 youngsters who have the potential to become future Premier League class players. It probably won’t be as quick as Chelsea’s and Man City, more like the Spurs model, as Moshiri recently said. Is Silva the new Pochettino?

The derby has flattened us

Paul Traill
11/12/2018

What is the reasoning behind our dip inform these last two games? I blame the Merseyside derby. I think that cruellest of endings has flattened our players and they’ve gone from buoyant to befuddled.

Treasured Memories of a Bygone Age – Part 3

John McFarlane [Senior]
10/05/2019

Continuing the theme of players I have seen in my boyhood, adolescent, and adult life.

Magic Eighth?

Jack Garrett
13/05/2019

From what has been a far from perfect season, it’s certainly worth celebrating that we found some form at the end and that something seems to be stirring.

Summer targets 2019

Sam Hoare
14/05/2019

It’s time for my annual transfer piece so turn away those whose blood boils at the wannabe kids amongst us who like to play a bit of real life Football Manager

Continuing the Cull in January

Martin O'Connor
24/12/2018

Following the herculean Summer efforts of Brands and Silva to cut down on our bloated squad, there are still a number of players who should be let go, either permanently or on loan in the January window

Patience is a virtue

Karen Mason
31/12/2018

When Silva and Marcel arrived, we were a very very broken club. Silva has a huge task on his hands. Do not underestimate how much was needed to be addressed and changed. For those who expected it to be all done in half a season – please give him a break.

Steve Ashcroft, True Blue

Jamie Crowley
02/06/2019

God took my friend Friday night, because God knew Steve couldn’t abide seeing the shite win the Champions League.

Stern test from The Imps but we're in the hat

Paul Traill
06/01/2019

If we were more clinical our passage may have been more comfortable but that for me has been our biggest problem all season

Why Chelsea victory is a template for success

Matthew Parry
20/03/2019

We’re Everton fans, and nothing but the best is good enough to us. An Everton fan is a special kind of football fan, and now it’s up to the players to prove that those who wear the blue jersey are a special kind of footballer again.

Well I didn’t think it was too bad

Dave Williams
09/01/2019

A comfortable win I thought, though I was biting my new Christmas gloves when they got the corner in added time.

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