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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
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
"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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