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Contributions from our editorial team and featured columnists.

Mentality Shift: Derby Milestone Can Define Everton's Season in the Right Way

Lyndon Lloyd
As momentous as it was, the triumph over Liverpool can't be the be-all and end-all of the Blues' season. Rather it should be used as the catalyst for a decisive change in the players’ belief against lesser sides, particularly at home

Passion Play – Can Carlo Provide the Spark to Ignite Languid Blues?

Lyndon Lloyd
Coming close to a year to day since Chelsea's last visit to Goodison Park, this weekend's clash with Frank Lampard's team offers an interesting contrast between the personalities in charge of Everton and, perhaps, the performance from the team

Review: A Grand Old Team To Report

Lyndon Lloyd
As a slice of Everton history, David Prentice's new book is a fascinating and frequently humourous skip down memory lane; an insider’s insight into the way football used to be recounted with the enthusiasm and love of a devoted Blue.

Saints defeat and selection problems throw up early-season issues for Ancelotti

Lyndon Lloyd
Injuries, suspensions and, perhaps, an emerging dilemma over how best to accommodate James Rodriguez are some of the things that will be on the manager's mind as he prepares for Newcastle

Red Myopia and An Embarrassing National Outcry

Lyndon Lloyd
The levels of pearl-clutching and near hysteria that has dominated the aftermath of Saturday’s controversial Merseyside derby really have been something to behold

Short-sighted and hubristic, the Cabal's grand plan would kill the goose that lays the golden egg

Lyndon Lloyd
The "Project Big Picture" proposals cooked up by two of the big six and their Trojan Horse in the EFL, Rick Parry, would slowly and ironically erode what has made the Premier League the exciting competition it so often is today

Shrewd moves and decisive action: Everton can view summer window as a big success

Lyndon Lloyd
Everton have emerged from the close season with an impressively upgraded squad and go into the international break sitting on top of the pile having far exceeded expectations and infused long-suffering Toffees with overdue optimism

Toffee Soccer – Everton and North America

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

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

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

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

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

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