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Leighton Baines, the ego-free Evertonian, retires on his own unselfish terms

The left-back played 420 games for his club and 30 for England before he departed in the same understated way he carried himself through 13 seasons at Goodison
Added on 29/07/2020

'Life feels very fragile at the moment'

1980s hero Gary Stevens pleads for blood donors to come forward to help find a stem cell match for his three-year-old son Jack who has a rare form of leukaemia
Added on 28/07/2020

Materazzi looks back on his spell with Everton

Marco Materazzi has told FourFourTwo that the season he spent with Everton in 1998-99 was a valuable learning experience.
Added on 23/07/2020

Alan Stubbs Interview

There's a new podcast channel featuring an interview with Alan Stubbs. He talks about his time at Everton including the joy at playing for his boyhood club and of course THAT goal by Wayne Rooney.
Added on 22/07/2020

The transformation of Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon talks about the lockdown training regime which led to his Merseyside derby debut… a gruelling week with the Under-23s and David Unsworth in Spain 2 years ago… and much more...
Added on 14/07/2020

Coleman daring to believe in Carlo rising

The Everton skipper praises Carlo Ancelotti for turning the Toffees’ fortunes around since the Italian’s December takeover
Added on 06/07/2020

Premier League restart preview: Everton

Carlo Ancelotti’s side entered the break in poor form and maybe he will now give young players, such as Anthony Gordon and Lewis Gibson, a chance
Added on 11/06/2020

Tim Howard's life story made into a film

Amazon has secured the rights to make a feature film based on the life of USA, Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Added on 09/06/2020

My favourite game: when Everton stayed up on the last day of the season

Gary Naylor recounts the events of THAT day in 1994 when Everton needed to beat Wimbledon and hope other results went their way. They were 2-0 down after [20] minutes…
Added on 20/05/2020

Richarlison's secret weapon revealed

It's his head. Fully 40% of his goals this season have been scored that way and this analysis in the Echo delves further behind the stats on what they call a unique talent that makes the Everton star one of the most dangerous in the Premier League.
Added on 06/05/2020

'Farhad Moshiri and Carlo Ancelotti can lead Everton to glory, I just wish we'd got them sooner'

In the second part of an exclusive interview, Dr David France gives the Echo his thoughts on the men at the helm of Everton's on- and off-field affairs and his fears that the window is fast closing on the Blues' hopes of rejoining football's elite
Added on 05/05/2020

Everton's biggest fan on what Blues must do to win trophies again and why they can't blame others

The Liverpool Echo interview Dr David France as his beloved Everton face up to their longest-ever silverware drought
Added on 04/05/2020

'Duncan Ferguson said I was his man. I knew it was my time then’

Dominic Calvert-Lewin talks of the moment he felt elevated to the status of the number he wears on his back for Everton.
Added on 02/05/2020

Singing in the rain with 10,000 Evertonians

Singing in the rain with 10,000 Evertonians: the personal story of an FA Cup away day at Notts County in 1984, by Paul McParlan.
Added on 01/05/2020

Finishing Premier League season for the sake of it would be pointless

Paul Wilson in The Guardian admits it’s the money men who want games played behind closed doors and any restart would be both artificial and risky
Added on 27/04/2020

Social media during the shutdown

A selection of light-hearted and historical fare from across the Interwebs as Blues fans seek distraction while locked down during the coronavirus pandemic.
Added on 21/04/2020

My favourite game: Everton v Rapid Vienna, 1985 Cup Winners' Cup final

"It took some wrangling but I was in Rotterdam when Everton won their first European trophy on an unforgettable night," writes Mark Tallentire.
Added on 20/04/2020

Andre Gomes: How Looking Beyond Raw Statistics Reveals Importance to Everton

It’s important to remember that football analytics goes so much further beyond raw statistics. Goals and assists are important, but there are other metrics to measure a player against, as well as the good old eye test.
Added on 14/04/2020

Henry Onyekuru: ''How my Everton dream fell apart''

Henry Onyekuru talks to Patrick Boyland about the biggest setback in his career so far; the moment when his dream of playing for Nigeria in the World Cup and securing the work permit necessary to feature for Everton in the Premier League was taken away in the cruellest of fashions.
Added on 07/04/2020

The Best Players Ever to Wear Each Shirt Number at Everton

Don Smith at the 90mins website offers up his choices for the best players ever to wear each shirt number at Everton
Added on 28/03/2020

My Favourite Game: Everton v Bayern Munich 1985

In The Guardian, Jamie Fahey recalls the game that made the biggest impression on him – as a 13-year-old ballboy on an iconic night at Goodison Park
Added on 26/03/2020

Coronavirus means we have more important things to worry about than football — but it will always still matter

"Football is one of those elements we so joyously fill our worlds with," writes Miguel Delaney. "It is what we fill our lives with, and that is something that has only been emphasised in these emptier coronavirus-conditioned days."
Added on 20/03/2020

Mikel Arteta has fully recovered from coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from coronavirus. Arteta said: "It took me three or four days to start feeling better, with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind."
Added on 24/03/2020

Leon Osman on the Rooney explosion and Ancelotti's arrival

Leon Osman talks to Chris Sutton at The Sportsman about Wayne Rooney, Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta.
Added on 23/03/2020

'Sorry for your loss'

Ed Bottomley, once of this parish, writes a beautiful piece where he looks back on one of the most difficult days of his life, and how even in our darkest moments, our passions and obsessions can provide moments of light.
Added on 07/03/2020

How Carlo Ancelotti has revolutionised Everton – and why they're now dark horses to get into Europe

Carlo Ancelotti's quiet revolution has breathed new life into the Merseyside club, with European football a definite possibility next season.
Added on 28/02/2020

Everton Teenager Onyango Dreams of England, Kenya Call-Up

Kenyan football observers are excited by Everton's up-and-coming teenage midfelder, Tyler Onyango, who is already playing at Under-23 level despite being only 16 years old.
Added on 24/02/2020

Carlo Ancelotti: What difference has the Italian made since taking over at Everton?

The mainstream media are starting to notice the Italian renaissance happening at Everton since the iconic manager took over the reins.
Added on 09/02/2020

“When Carlo Ancelotti says something, the players jump to attention and so do I”

Paul Joyce interviews Duncan Ferguson, a first-team coach whose role is no longer a mystery and who now gets the honour and privilege of working with and learning under one of the best managers in the game.
Added on 31/01/2020

Andy van der Meyde – A Career Burnt by Sadness and Temptation

The wasted career of one Andy van der Meyde is put under the spotlight in this 'long read' at the Punditfeed website.
Added on 17/01/2020

What is Everton?

There are some factual inaccuracies in this humourous dissection of what it is to support this maddening football club of ours over at Joe.co.uk.
Added on 07/01/2020

The Toffees don't just need strengthening in a few positions – they need to start the whole project again from scratch

Seb Stafford-Bloor delivers a withering assessment of Everton and their senior players in particular, arguing for a complete rebuild at Goodison Park following the Blues' humiliation at the hands of Liverpool's kids yesterday.
Added on 06/01/2020

Time for Marcel Brands to prove he can lead Everton forward

While Marco Silva squirms in an unforgiving spotlight, Everton’s continued struggle brings the input of Marcel Brands, who arrived from PSV Eindhoven, under scrutiny. Especially as he is central to what happens next at a club unravelling at the seams once more.
Added on 29/11/2019

Everton are a mystery - that is not a compliment with Marco Silva on the brink of the axe

At Hull City and Watford, Marco Silva achieved initial success before tailing off. At Goodison, in his biggest job in England, he hasn't even managed the first part before the rot set in. So, what happens now at Everton?
Added on 29/11/2019

Michael Branch interview: I saw Goodison from prison van and thought: where did it all go wrong?

Paul Joyce talks to the former Everton striker on the collapse of his career, his time in prison for drug trafficking, and the way in which he is painstakingly rebuilding his life as a counsellor with Everton in the Community.
Added on 19/11/2019

“People think football was invented in 1992, but my '85 Everton team could pass with the best of today”

"Reviewing the footage of our passing really made me think, ‘S**t, we were good, weren’t we’?" Neville Southall waxes lyrical about the mid-80s side that was poised to take Europe by storm before the Heysel ban intervened.
Added on 16/11/2019

Is Marco Silva mis-using Moise Kean?

It’s looking like another season of disappointment on the blue half of Merseyside and arguably the biggest casualty so far is Moise Kean.
Added on 07/11/2019

Dominic Calvert-Lewin personifies Everton's purgatory – is it player's or manager's fault?

JJ Bull writes: “At 22-years-old, Dominic Calvert-Lewin can, and most likely will, improve, but his grand total of three goals in eight games (six in 35 last season) isn’t that of a lethal finisher and just like Everton, it’s not clear exactly what he’s best at. In a way, he perfectly personifies the purgatory that Everton find themselves trapped in.”
Added on 03/11/2019

'You are tested by the Lord... now I feel good about myself'

"After a tricky start to life at Everton, now Yerry Mina is hitting all the right notes," writes Dominic King.
Added on 02/11/2019

Goodison Park – where games for the people are still played

"The authentic football experience that characterised the 1950s, 60s and 70s is hard to find, but Everton’s Goodison Park encapsulates some of the endearing elements from a gentler, less commercially-driven era. Goodison is still something of an old fashioned football home that acts as a magnet for the local blue and white-scarved population."
Added on 22/10/2019

Silva’s gambles paid off in the biggest game of his time at Everton

Greg O'Keeffe analyses the demeanour of the man on whose shoulders so much pressure had built prior to Saturday's win over West Ham at Goodison Park.
Added on 22/10/2019

Dutch pundit's bizarre rant at Marcel Brands

The Echo are carrying a bizarre attack on Marcel Brands and his transfer record from a relatively unknown Dutch pundit, former international for the Netherlands, Wim Kieft. The issue, however, seems to be about PSV players picked by Brands who didn't make the grade.
Added on 21/10/2019

'Deadline day was crazy – I was stuck on a boat in Dubai'

Alex Iwobi tells Paul Joyce about his madcap rush back to shore to seal unlikely Everton switch on transfer deadline day
Added on 28/09/2019

How Everton came to be a club forever yearning for a new dawn

How Everton would love to emulate their rivals this weekend, a Manchester City side that have shed their status as the second team in town and leapfrogged United on the pitch and in terms of trophies and glory
Added on 27/09/2019

What's going wrong at Everton?

Greg O'Keeffe looks at the problems that have led to the Blues' dramatic under-performance in the first six games of the new Premier League season but notes that while he continues to retain the players' favour and there is little appetite at the club for further upheaval in the dugout, Marco Silva must find solutions to their wider concerns, as the problems, and the pressure, mount.
Added on 25/09/2019

Stumbling Everton need to make better use of Iwobi

After the former Arsenal man was left out of the starting XI to face Sheffield United, Michael Cox writes that Marco Silva must surely find a place in his otherwise disjointed attack for a player who specialises in knitting everything together.
Added on 24/09/2019

Tim Cahill and the art of heading in the Premier League

"Before every game, my analysis was important. I wanted to know who the weakest centre-back was. I timed my runs, and ran off the shoulder of the weaker defender."
Added on 19/09/2019

Richarlison has fonder memories to cherish

Ahead of the Bournemouth game, Marco Silva wants Richarlison to remember the first time he visited the Vitality Stadium – and scored a vital goal in a 2-0 win — for Watford.
Added on 15/09/2019

Moise Kean: How did Everton land deal for superstar youngster?

Phil McNulty explains how the Toffees secured the signature of one of Europe's brightest young talents, and why former PSV director of football Brands is central to an effective recruitment process.
Added on 22/08/2019

Mickey Thomas: ‘They say the chemo may save me but it feels like it kills me'

The former Everton winger describes his fight against cancer.
Added on 17/08/2019

Alex Iwobi's movement and link play essential to Arsenal's rebuilding process

This article by Michael Cox outlines why Iwobi doesn't fit any traditional role and highlights the importance of his contributions in combination with Arsenal's full-backs under Unai Emery last season
Added on 09/08/2019

Everton FC: Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium

Now that the preliminary designs have been made public and the next phase of the consultation is underway, the architect behind the Blues' proposed new stadium provides his brief thoughts on the complexity of the build and the other unique challenges that Bramley-Moore Dock presents.
Added on 07/08/2019

Rooney to join Derby County as player/coach

Former Everton forward Wayne Rooney will join Derby County in a player/coach role next January.
Added on 06/08/2019

Remember the Name: Moise Kean

Everton's new signing, Moise Kean, in his own words during his Juventus days about his upbringing and hard-knocks football education in Asti.
Added on 06/08/2019

Premier League 2019‑20 preview No 8: Everton

The Guardian's preview of Everton's season says Marco Silva has foundations to build on after some shrewd signings and they should be aiming for Europa League qualification.
Added on 01/08/2019

How gambling giant SportPesa made waves in Africa – and Premier League

Renowned for his journalism of the shadier side of football financing – although strangely remiss when it comes to Liverpool's sponsors, Standard Charter, and their controversial dealings – David Conn takes aim at Everton's Kenya-based sponsors.
Added on 19/07/2019

Jonjoe Kenny: Hoping for more gametime

Jonjoe Kenny made his Schalke debut in yesterday’s 2-2 friendly draw in Wattenscheid, coming on for the last 15 minutes.
Added on 15/07/2019

Jonjoe Kenny: 2018-19 scout report

This summer, Jonjoe Kenny completed a loan move to FC Schalke 04. This tactical analysis and scout report looks at Kenny’s performances up until this point, and what he can bring to Schalke.
Added on 13/07/2019

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