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2022-23 Fan Articles »

Getting All Philosophical, Lad

Eugene Ruane : 24/05/2022

A talk — ok, ramble — about 'philosophy’. Specifically, football philosophy at Everton.

'Cos Everton

Adam McCulloch : 19/05/2022

One More Win For The Best Supporters In The World!

Jim Wilson : 17/05/2022

One of the main feelings I get supporting Everton is 'Déjà Vu'. Whatever happens this week, Evertonians are the best in the world and can walk proud.

Qualities of Lampard’s Everton Bode Well for the Future

Matthew Parry : 03/05/2022

Frank Lampard has shown more desire to be in this job than virtually everyone that’s gone before him, and that has to count for an awful lot.

Death By A Thousand Cuts

Steve Hogan : 27/04/2022

If the worst happens...

Sam Hoare : 26/04/2022

A brief assessment of what we might do with this squad in the Championship.

“Who Do You Support?”

Rhys Gartland : 12/04/2022

The trials and tribulations of being consigned to a life of loving football


John Daley : 01/04/2022

In modern culture, people in all walks of life seemingly believe they are deserving of more, of better, with barely any justification or semblance of self-reflection. Entitlement abounds and, in recent years, the bastard has been decked out in Everton blue.

Calvert-Lewin: Have you forgotten how good he is?

Robert  Tressell : 31/03/2022

We are really missing a fit Dominic Calvert-Lewin from the starting line-up. But Calvert-Lewin seems to have been downgraded by many of our fans to someone we can do without.

The Everton FC Attitude Problem

Colin D Ellis : 30/03/2022

Everton have the quality in the squad to get out of trouble. What will determine whether we do so or not is the attitude that the players demonstrate when they pull on that blue shirt (regardless of which ground they’re playing at) between now and the end of the season

Everton FC – A Strategic and Cultural Mess

Colin D Ellis : 23/03/2022

Two things that are missing in order for Farhad Moshiri to achieve what he set out to do in 2016; a clear unambiguous strategy, and a club culture to deliver it

The Bollocks to Play

Jacques Sandtonian : 22/03/2022

It’s with fearful curiosity now that I have observed Lampard’s shift in tone following the abysmal collapse at Crystal Palace

Diamond Jubilee

Jim Robinson : 02/03/2022

It is 60 years to the day since I became an Evertonian. I know this precisely because I can point to the moment it happened.

So what is our best eleven?

Martin Reppion : 14/02/2022

Just what is our best starting eleven at the moment, and who should be in the taxi?

Lampard’s Unfortunate Situation Plagued By Previous Failure

Matthew Parry : 11/02/2022

The baffling errors made by the board and previous managers still linger like a bad smell around this football club. We must put faith in one man now to inject his fresh ideas into the club and shift everything in one direction: forwards.

Frankie Goes To Goodison

Martin O'Connor : 29/01/2022

Frank Lampard may have been the best of the candidates on Everton's shortlist but he has an awful lot to prove as he walks into a dysfunctional club. Hopefully, he has had time to reflect on where things went wrong at Chelsea and he will get the time to mould a side at Goodison Park

That's how the light gets in

Darren Hind : 27/01/2022

"There are many decent people working at Everton." Very decent people... That's how the light gets in.

Unpacking the Managerial Options

Jacques Sandtonian : 24/01/2022

The trouble we face is the short-term needs of getting this disparate group of mostly mediocre players organised and playing properly… fast. Whoever comes in now will have a very short space of time in which to do that.

How You've Changed

Mike Owen : 17/01/2022

Are there some underlying, long-term attitudes and trends holding Everton back? Are our decades of mediocrity catching up with us in a way that may be starting to threaten the long-term future of the club?

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Steve Shave : 16/01/2022

In order for our fortunes as a club to change, does a deep culture within the club fanbase have to shift? We have to stop seeing the club as what it was and start seeing it for what it is. Our expectations need to change, and we need to build up from that.

Happy New Year! Meh...

Jamie Crowley : 08/01/2022

The rambling of a middle-aged man

Why Benitez's Transfer Strategy Must Be Backed

Matthew Parry : 07/01/2022

hile I agree Benitez needs to do better, he cannot be blamed for the failures of previous bosses and the same problem will exist no matter who is in charge

10 reasons to be cheerful in 2022

Robert Tressell : 30/12/2021

It is not all doom and gloom. Here are my 10 reasons to retain that hope that has shone fairly dimly for 30 years

A Long Drawn-Out Affair

Alasdair Jones : 21/12/2021

I continue to surprise myself that – despite not having attended a game at Goodison Park since the last knockings of the Roberto Martinez era – I remain to some extent emotionally wedded to the club.

Shopping in Sainsbury’s not Harrods

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts : 04/12/2021

If Farhad Moshiri is going to continue to invest, does the purchasing strategy need to change?

Is it only the players?

Jacques Sandtonian : 02/12/2021

Brands discerned that this man wanted him out of the club, justifying his view with an accusatory “Did you recruit them?” Brands’s response was curious: “Is it only the players?”

The Shape We Are In

Martin O'Connor : 02/12/2021

"Under Moshiri, if we are not careful, it will be terminal."

How can our academy improve?

Robert Tressell : 13/11/2021

There have been a few good articles and debates recently about the state of our academy. I thought it would be interesting to compare it to (a) other Premier League academies for output, and (b) other celebrated academies in Europe

Former player Ashley Williams attempts to Hammer Everton

Kevin Murray : 13/11/2021

Time is perhaps the most precious of commodities in the career of any Premier League manager in the modern era

Par for the course out in the middle

Martin O'Connor : 09/11/2021

Everton Football Club has no proper vision or strategy, and until the Board and leadership at the club is changed (and the majority shareholder as well), we will be forever at best “Out here in the Middle” of the Premier League. On that note, Benitez is, so far this season, on course to deliver the usual mid-table mediocrity.

John Bramley-Moore – Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Slave Trader

Stephen Ashton : 01/11/2021

The city of Liverpool's entanglement with the slave trade is well documented. Less well known, however, is the role played by former Lord Mayor, John Bramley-Moore after whom the site of Everton's new stadium is known.

Crisis, what Crisis?

Stephen Vincent : 27/10/2021

The hysteria since Saturday’s defeat, whilst predictable, has been way out of proportion to the actual event. Yes, we lost to a team that, on paper, we should comfortably defeat at home and which in 15 previous visits had never ever won at Goodison Park. But we are not the worst team in the Premier League and we are not going to get relegated, nor are we a laughing stock.

Crisis Point

Robert Tressell : 24/10/2021

Having managed to ship 4 goals in the last 15 minutes against very poor opposition in Watford, it is natural that we might feel like a crisis is upon us. After all, we are once again skint, once again shipping goals through zonal marking, and once again putting up with woeful individual displays.

Compare and Contrast

Martin O'Connor : 06/10/2021

With nine games played, two being Carabao Cup games, it is possible, even at this early stage of his tenure, to compare and contrast the work Rafa Benitez has done vis-à-vis the so-called Magnifico, Carlo Ancelotti.

Only a Small Club – ToffeeWeb Golf Day 2021

Jon Harding : 02/09/2021

A sunny Friday in August proved an excellent date for a motley bunch of Evertonians to gather at Aldersley Green Golf Club in rural Cheshire for the 2021 ToffeeWeb Golf Day

Is it Really That Bad?

Richard Parker : 01/09/2021

We needed a reset and a summer of taking a step back actually might not be the worst thing to happen to our club. We have to take the hit, plot the course for solving our current problems and move forwards.

Poundland Special

Martin O'Connor : 01/09/2021

As the summer transfer window closes, what do we make of the Toffees’ business?

First Real Away Game in 18 Months

Rob Halligan : 22/08/2021

Seeing as this was the first away game in 18 months for the fans, because of Covid, I thought I would post an article on the day… but don’t be expecting one every away game, because there won’t be one!!

The Young Ones – Part 1

Phill Thompson : 26/07/2021

At this time of the year, the new First Year Scholars are at Finch Farm and some are starting to appear in games. Their names are available, but we’re still waiting for the Club’s official “Meet the Scholars” video…

Assessing Toffee Transfer Targets Benítez is Already Eyeing

Gary McCarty : 20/07/2021

Here we take a look at some of the players that Everton have already been linked with this summer and run the rule over which ones would be the best additions to an already tasty squad.

Financial Warning Shot

Martin O'Connor : 17/07/2021

The warning shot about our financial position was given by Benitez himself at his press conference: players leaving will fund incoming transfers, probably for a number of seasons to come. It is then imperative that they take a good look at the Academy and try and get it fit for purpose. But more power has been given to one of the main impediments to a functioning academy in David Unsworth, instead of removing him and the good Old Blue Boy network beneath him.

Time To Move On

James Lauwervine : 06/07/2021

I’ve come to realise over a period of time that I just don’t enjoy it anymore. I don’t feel that pride or affinity I once had; I just feel increasing alienation, disappointment and disillusionment. When the news was released that Benitez was to be our next manager, it hit me that I simply didn’t want to be part of this anymore.

Three Bedsheets Outside Everton, Moshiri

John Daley : 06/07/2021

“This didn't put an end to shit, you fucking retard; this is just the fucking start. Why don't you put that on your Good Morning Missouri fucking wake-up broadcast, bitch?”

Conservatism, Conspiracies and Counter-intuition

Paul Tran : 04/07/2021

I wouldn't put a penny on it, but it will be interesting to watch things unfold, probably more interesting than the football on offer. Talking of the football, it can't be worse than under the previous few mangers, can it? No, I wouldn't put a penny on that, either.

Agent Rafa?

Mike Cheshire : 01/07/2021

I can’t help thinking that he believes he can be the ruthless bastard required to sweep away the structures and inertia that have crippled our beloved club and become the ultimate rarity – a manager beloved of our entire city.

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