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Blues humbled in all-too-familiar fashion on final day

Everton reverted to type in the final match of a mostly tortuous Premier League campaign knowing they were safe from relegation, with a dreadful display that showed little resistance at Arsenal.
Added on 22/05/2022

Forever Everton: An American’s First Year as a Toffee

Bryan James Henry picked quite the year to become an Evertonian!
Added on 21/05/2022

Blues hopes mangled in unmitigated red card disaster

Everton went ahead early through a flukey goal claimed by Calvert-Lewin, only to have Branthwaite and then Rindon dismissed as they twice gave up the lead to Eriksen's brilliant orchestration.
Added on 15/05/2022

A good away point from an absolutely lousy game

Tentative, nervy, pragmatic... or just utterly lacking in the required desire, effort, guile and quality to beat a crap team who were already relegated? A sadly typical very winnable Everton game that only Everton would be incapable of winning.
Added on 11/05/2022

Carlo Ancelotti calls Champions League final a derby because he's "still an Evertonian"

Carlo Ancelotti insists that he's "still an Evertonian" and says the Champions League final against Liverpool will be like a derby match for him
Added on 05/05/2022

Richarlison: The work ethic and humble origins behind Everton forward's rise

Gary Meenaghan recounts the backstory of Richarlison's upbringing, how close he came to never making it and the drive and determination that he still possesses today propelled him to the pinnacle of the game as an international forward for his beloved Brazil.
Added on 05/05/2022

How Everton’s smart planning has built them a bright future – if they survive relegation

One insider described the “green shoots of recovery” emerging at Finch Farm; there has been a tangible change of direction. In the next three weeks, if they can find a way out of this dark hole at the bottom of the table, they will emerge into a bright future.
Added on 03/05/2022

Pickford proves it's nonsense to say he is too rash and cannot be trusted

The Everton goalkeeper put in a miraculous performance against Chelsea and could keep Frank Lampard's side up
Added on 03/05/2022

Everton’s Spending Couldn’t Break Premier League’s Glass Ceiling; Now They Might Fall Through Its Trapdoor

Forbes pick up Everton's plight.
Added on 29/04/2022

Everton’s confused strategy has infected both their men’s and women’s teams

Karen Carney writes that the sides are third-bottom of their divisions after high spending, poor recruitment and managerial changes
Added on 29/04/2022

Anthony Gordon: The bright spark in a difficult season for Everton

If you like to read about Everton players showing well in the heavily analytical statistical evaluations of their on-field performance metrics, then this article is for you.
Added on 26/04/2022

At Everton, the past weighs heavy on the present

This wide-ranging piece in The Post includes some insightful snippets from Dr David France and James Corbett as well as balanced comments on Everton in the Community and the new stadium being constructed at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Added on 23/04/2022

Meet Everton’s Kevin Thelwell, the scouting supremo charged with rebuilding Frank Lampard’s shambolic squad

This sensibly written piece in the i realistically describes Kevin Thelwell's task of changing Everton's catastrophic recruitment policy that resulted "when summers were spent with a director of football and manager in unacknowledged open warfare."
Added on 23/04/2022

Ranking every £10m+ Everton signing post-David Moyes

It's no secret Everton have utilised the transfer market like rookies in recent seasons, spending over half a billion since David Moyes left in 2013. This ranking provides notes on 24 players signed by Everton for more than £10m in that period.
Added on 21/04/2022

Digne: Benitez didn't fit at Everton

Lucas Digne says that Rafael Benitez's eventual sacking proved him right over his well-publicised disagreement with the former Everton manager and that he was the wrong appointment for the club.
Added on 29/03/2022

Seamus Coleman has spent too long fronting up for the failings of others

After everything Seamus Coleman has given – all that honesty, professionalism, leadership and smiling decency – can it really have come to this, the prospect of late-career relegation?
Added on 10/03/2022

Dominic Calvert-Lewin interview

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opens up on the mental challenges that came with his injury ordeal, the extent of his ambitions to improve, and how childhood favourite Frank Lampard is lifting the gloom at Everton…
Added on 02/03/2022

Pickford's entourage reportedly involved in pub fight

Jordan Pickford has been implicated in a brawl that broke out in a pub on Sunday night but it doesn’t appear as though the Everton goalkeeper was directly involved.
Added on 15/02/2022

“He explained he didn’t particularly want me” – Doucouré on quickly getting Ancelotti onside

Abdoulaye Doucouré has given an interview to L’Equipe, where he revealed his transfer from Watford to Everton was not initially requested by Carlo Ancelotti.
Added on 14/02/2022

Tom Davies can't wait to get fit again and learn from Lampard

Following the appointment of Frank Lampard as Everton manager, Tom Davies can't wait to learn from the Premier League legend when he's back fit.
Added on 14/02/2022

Why Seamus Coleman is the antidote to football's problems

"Players like Coleman are often the kind to hang around because they know that experience, consistency and professionalism is still needed at the heart of every dressing room," writes Ian Ladyman in The Mail.
Added on 14/02/2022

The Rise and Fall of Dele Alli

Dele Alli was once deemed a key figure at Tottenham but left in a cloud of poor form, writes Jack Bezants. At 25-years-old, he has many years ahead of him to recapture his finest form.
Added on 03/02/2022

In search of Tony Hibbert – the Everton enigma who wants to be left alone

Sam Carroll of the Liverpool Echo set out in 2020 to interview former Everton defender Tony Hibbert and this is what happened
Added on 03/02/2022

Tim Cahill – 'Opportunity Seeker'

Tim Cahill spent eight seasons as a player under David Moyes at Everton. As he embarks on his own coaching career, he looks back on his time at Goodison Park
Added on 01/02/2022

Bill Kenwright is the soul of Everton and there aren't many football men left like him

That's the bold headline to a puff-piece by Oliver Holt in The Mail that absolves Kenwright of any of his past missteps ... "it is not his fault Farhad Moshiri has not spent money well or made bad managerial appointments and he could yet be Frank Lampard's most valuable ally."
Added on 30/01/2022

Everton are not too big or too good to go down. They have to get this right

Starting from the deliberations that preceded the highly controversial appointment fo Rafa Benitez as Everton Manager, Patrick Boyland provides an analysis of that perennial mystery, the Everton "identity" and its importance to the selection of their next manager with relegation looming.
Added on 26/01/2022

Everton need new philosophy, culture and director of football in order to compete again

Despite being an ex-Red, Robbie Fowler nails the problems at Everton when he writes that the club, "sacked Rafa Benitez leaving owner Farhad Moshiri looking for another new manager but the lack of structure within the Merseyside club will continue to hinder the man in the dugout"
Added on 23/01/2022

Inside Everton's civil war

At The Telegraph, Chris Bascombe provides mainstream media coverage of the sit-in protest after the loss to Aston Villa and what the fans are calling for.
Added on 23/01/2022

Rafael Benítez urges Everton’s brightest young talents to commit futures to club

Added on 26/12/2021

Dan Meis expands on his reinvolvement in the new stadium build

Dan Meis has provided fans with a more detailed description of his Guardianship role in the construction of the new stadium he designed for Everton.
Added on 16/11/2021

Curious case of Jack Rodwell as ex-Man City and Everton star makes return to football

Jack Rodwell's chequered career path since coming through the ranks of Everton's Academy to make his debut as a 16-year-old is outlined in this Mirror article today.
Added on 10/11/2021

Don’t blame Benítez for Everton malaise – the answer lies higher up

Andy Hunter has penned an article claiming that the manager has spent £1.7M in the summer and is doing his best but structural flaws overseen by Farhad Moshiri and Marcel Brands are the root of the club’s problems. It is published in The Guardian and The Observer
Added on 06/11/2021

Allan talks about getting back to winning ways

Midfield rock Allan has been talking to the Everton website about a reaction to the Watford debacle and expectations for a response from his fellow teammates against Wolves on Monday.
Added on 31/10/2021

Benitez is committed to improving 5 to 10% in every department

This interview with Rafa Benitez is essential reading for Evertonians. It highlights his desire for change and improvement at every level of the club.
Added on 23/10/2021

Rafael Benitez: rice and vegetables

Rafa Benítez’s efficient Everton may not be entertainers – but they are working. The Everton manager’s rice-and-vegetables approach is not to all tastes but who better to lead the club to the game’s high table?
Added on 16/10/2021

Rafa Benitez opens up on becoming Everton manager

Rafa Benitez talks about what made him move back from China, being appointed as the Everton boss, and inspiring his players to always be better.
Added on 14/10/2021

Next Generation 2021: Jenson Metcalfe

In The Guardian's annual Next Generation 2021 feature, where the chose the best young talent at each Premier League club, Andy Hunter has chosen Jenson Metcalfe.
Added on 11/10/2021

Abel Xavier talks about Rafa Benitez and his own move from Everton to Liverpool in 2002

“It was a city in which I could walk through the streets without any problems. Evertonians and Liverpudlians, they were talking to me and it was fine.”
Added on 10/10/2021

Demarai Gray well on his way to proving himself the steal of the season

Karen Carney writes that the Everton winger looks rejuvenated under Rafael Benítez after starting most games on the bench at Leicester
Added on 16/09/2021

Rooney: 'I was devastated' to leave Everton in 2004

Wayne Rooney has been talking about the circumstances behind his controversial departure from Everton in 2004, stressing that it was never his desire to leave the club at that time.
Added on 14/09/2021

Mohamed-Ali Cho: The dazzling teenager let go by Everton who is starring in France

In The Athletic, Patrick Boyland brings us the story of another Everton Academy player who did not see the club providing him with a fast enough pathway to first-team football.
Added on 07/09/2021

Everton still paying the price for disastrous £500m transfer spending spree

This article in The Mirror summarizes the all-too-familiar story of the past 5 years at Everton since Farhad Moshiri took majority ownership and injected millions into a transfer spree that has produced very little in terms of results.
Added on 07/09/2021

The Coaches' Voice: Tim Cahill

The beloved ex-Everton star recounts how he signed for the Toffees and what he learned under David Moyes during a time of unprecedented stability for the club in the Premier League era.
Added on 30/08/2021

Gary Speed: Out of a tragic death, a lasting and transformative legacy for Welsh football was born

As two of his former clubs get set to meet a decade after his death, Daniel Storey highlights the legacy that Gary Speed has with the Wales national team, crediting him with laying the foundations for the relative success the nation has had since his untimely passing.
Added on 20/08/2021

David France and Tim Howard inducted into All-Stars as Blues strengthen American links

Dr France has praised Everton's work in Orlando after attending last month's Florida Cup
Added on 16/08/2021

Rafa Benitez can revive Everton after Ancelotti 'betrayal' and 'inebriated lottery winner spending'

Dr David France previews the 2021-22 season as he looks forward to life under Benitez after the disappointments of Ancelotti
Added on 16/08/2021

Financial Fair Play and Everton's transfer spending

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football, explains to the Echo why money is so tight this transfer window for Everton, yet how Manchester City and other Big 6 clubs are still able to splash the cash
Added on 09/08/2021

Toffee Soccer: How Everton Plans To Conquer The United States

Everton's successful US venture to Orlando, where they won the Florida Cup with Tim Howard and Dr David France in attendance, has caught the attention of freelance journalist Samindra Kunti and this piece in Forbes magazine.
Added on 01/08/2021

Rafa Benítez’s arrival is a step in the right direction for stepping-stone club Everton

He distrusts individual inspiration, which can bring conflict with bigger egos, but that’s an approach that seems more logically suited to a club of Everton’s status than Ancelotti’s ever did. Benítez’s biggest successes have come with clubs on the fringes of the elite – Valencia, Liverpool (as they were) and Napoli – where the organisation he attempts to instil, uninhibited by the egos of stars, elevates players to compete with more obvious starry names.
Added on 03/07/2021

“We didn’t find anyone with his knowledge and passion for football”

Farhad Moshiri explains in more direct terms to TalkSport why he chose Benitez to be Everton's new manager, irrespective of opposition from many Everton fans.
Added on 01/07/2021

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