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Our Speedo Mick

John Burns
Posted 04/05/2021

Just watched a heartbreaking newsreel shown this morning by BBC's Breakfast on Speedo Mick and his difficulties during lockdown.

He said, just becaus...
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They are all sorry, but what for?

Tony  Everan
Posted 22/04/2021

It’s becoming nauseating, the "We listened to the fans, we are sorry."

Sorry for what exactly?

Sorry for subversive secrecy?
Sorry for lying to fellow Premier League members?
Sorry for damaging fellow PL members' business m...
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A great name for a young footballer from Scotland!

Trevor Powell
Posted 20/04/2021

I noticed the other day that Wealdstone of the National League had a debut scoring midfielder on loan from Watford, with the classy name of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton!...
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What would you do?

Andy Crooks
Posted 20/04/2021

Had our new ground been up and running it's not impossible that Everton would have been invited into this "Super" League. I have been thinking quite a bit about what my own reaction would have been.

My first response would have been the same as mos...
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A bit of fun...

Kevin Prytherch
Posted 17/04/2021

Based on the current set of players, assuming they’re all fit, Who would be your best starting XI and why? What formation and, assuming they all stay fit, where would that starting XI finish in the Premier League?

I’d go for, in a 4-3-3 ...
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Brands’s biggest mistake?

Colin Glassar
Posted 15/04/2021

Over the years, Everton have bought some really bad players, some really below-average players and some, quite frankly, awful players. Players such as Alex Nyarko, Brett Angell, Simon Davies, Per Krøldrup, OumarNiasse etc...

Now we have Marcel...
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Everton in the FA Youth Cup

Andy Weir
Posted 11/04/2021

I am working on a site which takes Everton through the years from the first FA Youth Cup competition back in 1952-53. I am still adding details including match reports, teamsheets etc.

The main site is
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Right Side of the Track

Martin O'Connor
Posted 06/04/2021

As we close in on the end of the 2020-2021 season thoughts inevitably move towards what the Blues need to do in the transfer market to strengthen the squad for 2021-2022. A dynamic midfielder who can move the ball quickly, has pace and can score p...
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What's it like to play at Goodison?

John Burns
Posted 01/04/2021

I remember as a kid running onto the pitch after Everton had clinched the title against West Brom. What a feeling! It was a dream. I couldn’t believe it. My feet were standing on the turf of Goodison Park. For those few moments under the brigh...
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Reasons To Be Cheerful BMD

Chris Williams
Posted 28/03/2021

I thought I’d done with this after last year's lockdown marathon, a 9-month therapy session basically. This will be my last go, I promise.

The new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock changes a lot of things, resets a lot of dynamics, gives hope, rest...
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The sad demise of the greedy footballer

Andy Crooks
Posted 24/03/2021

A wonderful post from Dave Abrahams on the FA Cup Quarterfinal game thread, along with the news of the sad death of Frank Worthington, has got me thinking about coaching.

Dave reminisced about street football and used a phrase that I had never ...
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Tony  Everan
Posted 18/03/2021

Definition: “great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence, etc., as of activity, thought, or feeling”

It's a term that we hear more and more of each season. All managers now are praising or complaining about “intensity”. Why is it s...
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Does Carlo expect too much?

Andy Crooks
Posted 15/03/2021

There is a lot of goodwill towards Carlo Ancelloti from Evertonians and beyond. His record is superb, his demeanour impeccable, and his standing in the game beyond reproach. It has been argued on this site that he has taken over esablished teams, fin...
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Where will Everton Finish?

Derek Wadeson
Posted 11/03/2021

How high in the league will Everton finish? We are unlikely to finish in the top three but finishing in the top six is within our means. Set out below are the remaining fixtures for the teams currently in positions four to ten.

So although ...
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How good are we really? Not great.

Joshua McGreen
Posted 09/03/2021

This is a follow up to a previous Talking Point: “How good are we really?

I often read that Everton are progressing this season. I am not convinced that we are actually progressing b...
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How good are we really?

Ray Robinson
Posted 02/03/2021

“The table never lies” – so goes the old expression and, generally, I don’t believe that it does. Over a whole season, the "luck”, poor refereeing decisions, and injuries tend to even out. Except that this season, I’m not totally convince...
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The Toffees' Progress

Martin O'Connor
Posted 26/02/2021

“The King then demanded to open the gate that the righteous nation, said he, which keepeth the truth, may enter in”
(The Pilgrim's Progress – John Bunyan)

In the classic novel The Pilgrim's Progress by John Buny...
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Tom Davies – The missing piece of the top 4 jigsaw

Kevin Prytherch
Posted 21/02/2021

Championship player at best, can’t pass, can’t tackle, gives the ball away too much, not big enough, too slow etc. Tom Davies has had a lot of criticism levelled at him in the last few years. Could he now be the missing piece we have been searchi...
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Will The Real Everton Please Stand Up?

Steve Hogan
Posted 05/02/2021

Even renowned world-class football managers can sometimes get it wrong. That's how I felt after watching the dismal Everton performance against 'one win in 11 games' Newcastle Utd.

The players were rightly condemned, but I felt the manager's f...
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Who had a nice weekend?

Andy Crooks
Posted 31/01/2021

I suppose I should make it clear that, in these tough times, football is not that important, but... the games go on and someone thinks it is.

So, how important is it? To me, very. Which brings me to our team and their performance yesterday. The...
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