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Calvert-Lewin hat-trick beats a brace of red cards!

Michael Kenrick

Everton eventually built on their impressive start to the new season when newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion were well beaten at Goodison Park in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Don't Be Fooled... This Season Could Be Very Tough

Matthew Parry

The win at Tottenham was one very small step on a deceptively lengthy road and the high-calibre signings only tape over the cracks until they prove they can improve our dynamic on a weekly basis

Second string see off Salford City

Michael Kenrick

Everton continue their busy start to the new season with the first step of what they hope will be a long journey in the Carabao Cup as they host Salford City

Toffee Soccer – Everton and North America

Lyndon Lloyd

Lyndon Lloyd chats with David France ahead of the release of his new book

Transformed Everton Deliver a Statement of Intent

Lyndon Lloyd

A trio of unwanted statistics tumbled in North London with a victory founded on a completely revamped midfield and an eye-opening team performance.

Bill Kenwright – Everton Legend

Kevin Prytherch

Since 1999, Bill Kenwright has overseen the second most consistent period in Everton's history. The record of consecutive 8th-place finishes or better between 2006 and 2014 has only ever been bettered once.

Vastly improved Blues hold on for great opening-day win

Michael Kenrick

Everton open the season at Tottenham where three new players make their debuts after signing last week.

The Man Who Created Merseyside Football

David Kennedy

In his new book, David Kennedy recounts the sporting legacy of John Houlding, the former Lord Mayor of Liverpool who was responsible for the rise of two of English football’s biggest and most successful football clubs — Everton and Liverpool.

Summer 'Evolution' Primes Everton for Better Things

Lyndon Lloyd

After last season, Evertonians have been understandably cautious in their optimism and outlook for the new campaign but with a significantly strengthened midfield and Ancelotti at the helm, there is hope that 2020-21 will be a season of marked progress

Will James Rodriguez & Co Be Successes At Everton?

Richard Coleman

Could this be the dawn of an era of genuine quality recruitment under Ancelotti or simply a continuation of the trend of expensive acquisitions who fail to gel and live up to expectations?

Opposition View: Spurs For Life

Ryan Curtis

Everton kick off the new season at Tottenham, another club managed by a high-profile boss looking for a much better campaign than the one that just ended. We got the thoughts of Spurs For Life on Sunday and the season as a whole

Ancelotti Sprinkles Some Colombian Stardust with a Point to Prove

Lyndon Lloyd

As signings go, James Rodriguez is arguably the most high-profile and glamorous acquisition Everton have ever made. He arrives on the back of a frustrating season at Real Madrid looking to revitalise his career under the man who has now managed him at three different clubs

Brazilian dynamo Allan promises to be Ancelotti's midfield linchpin

Lyndon Lloyd

Allan Marques was unveiled as part of an anticipated £70m worth of incoming midfield talent today, with James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucouré expected to follow shortly — a trio of moves that promises to radically overhaul the Blues’ massively under-performing mid-section

Who Is Steering the Ship?

Martin O'Connor

Have Everton scrapped Marcel Brands's plan to rebuild the squad with younger players in favour of a return to Steve Walsh's modus operandi, with Carlo Ancelotti and Farhad Moshiri having taken the helm?

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

Dylan Joseph

You don’t need the billions, you just need a good culture amongst the club and the players and standards that are adhered to. We can get what we need, we just need to reset our club ethos and standards and don’t allow anyone who doesn’t meet them to wear the Royal Blue

How do we fund squad improvements this summer?

Paul The Esk

An over-sized, over-priced, mostly under-achieving squad, financial constraints, and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis pose significant challenges to Everton this summer. Where is the money coming from for new signings?

The Short Life of an Everton Blue

Tony Onslow

Isaac Roberts would play just once for Everton in February 1889

Brands's Challenges Make for Slow-Motion Summer

Lyndon Lloyd

Where recruitment is concerned, the buck stops with Marcel Brands but, ultimately, his efforts will continue to be hindered by a number of factors, some of them beyond his control


Paul The Esk

What should Everton’s brand and brand values be?

Marcel Brands and the Missing Transfer Doctrine

Jacques Sandtonian

Marcel Brands has just learned the first rule of Everton transfer business: We are the scouting arm of Tottenham Hotspur.

Can Richarlison and DCL Get the Goals That Fire Everton Into the Top Six Conversation?

Gary McCarty

If Everton are to achieve any hopes of a top ten….eight….six finish, clearly there is a need to bring in a more prolific goal-grabber.

“Van Den Hauwe – One Last Throw Of The Dice…”

Pete Jones

Without the benefit of the visual image, the unique medium of radio means that live football commentary comes to life in an entirely different way than television. Pete Jones recalls some of his most memorable moments experienced that way

The First Six Months: Unacceptable

Darren Hind

Everton's midfield was an obvious cause for concern last season, particularly down the home stretch but was the main problem the players or a failure of management on the part of Carlo Ancelotti?

Another Season Wasted Amid Continuing Instability at Goodison

Lyndon Lloyd

Marco Silva became the latest casualty of Everton's managerial merry-go-round, Carlo Ancelotti arrived before historic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic ensured that fans just wanted 2019-20 to be over as quickly as possible

The Financing and Accounting of Transfers and How We Operate in this Window

Paul The Esk

A detailed look at the financial implications behind the transfer options open to us, how it's financed and what it means for Everton

Our Future Is Alternative

Robert Bresnan

We're all expecting 2020-21 to be full of crippling mediocrity and the obligatory bad defeat to the gobshites but what about a different future in which things are rather rosy by the end of next season?

Away Day Blues: Tottenham Hotspur

Patrick McFarlane

Since Everton gained promotion to the top flight, way back in 1954, Everton’s visits - to the original White Hart Lane, Wembley or the newly lavishly upgraded White Hart Lane - haven’t produced many victories for the Toffees.

The Project – Next Chapter

Paul  Tran

With Farhad Moshiri backing his new manager with an overhaul of Everton's midfield, The Project is back on the rails and there are fewer excuses to stop it hurtling forwards. It’s time for manager and players to deliver; time for us to be less cautiously optimistic!

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