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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
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
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
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
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
The Everton skipper praises Carlo Ancelotti for turning the Toffees’ fortunes around since the Italian’s December takeover
Added on 06/07/2020
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
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
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  minutes…
Added on 20/05/2020
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
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
The Liverpool Echo interview Dr David France as his beloved Everton face up to their longest-ever silverware drought
Added on 04/05/2020
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: the personal story of an FA Cup away day at Notts County in 1984, by Paul McParlan.
Added on 01/05/2020
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
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
"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
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 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
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
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
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 talks to Chris Sutton at The Sportsman about Wayne Rooney, Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta.
Added on 23/03/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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 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
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
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
"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
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
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
The former Everton winger describes his fight against cancer.
Added on 17/08/2019
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
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
Former Everton forward Wayne Rooney will join Derby County in a player/coach role next January.
Added on 06/08/2019
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
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
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 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
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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