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Opinion & Articles

Contributions from our editorial team, featured columnists and readers.

Is Ellis Simms ready?

Robert Tressell

Ellis Simms scored for fun at U18 level and has done well out on loan over the last two seasons. But is he ready to succeed as a Premier League striker?

What does Dele Alli need?

Robert Tressell

Dele Alli is in steep decline. He was probably about the most exciting attacking midfielder in world football at one point. So, what does Dele Alli need to get back to his best?

Shopping at M&S

Robert Tressell

Everton looking for new playing talent in the Premier League is akin to ordinary folk doing their weekly shopping at M&S

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

Robert  Tressell

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.

10 reasons to be cheerful in 2022

Robert Tressell

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

How can our academy improve?

Robert Tressell

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

Crisis Point

Robert Tressell

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.

Opinion articles, 2022-23 »

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