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The Birth Of The 'Grand Old Lady'

John McFarlane [Senior]
With the rapid progress being made on the new Everton Stadium project at Bramley-Moore Dock, I find it an ideal time to reflect on the time spent, and the highs and lows of the current home of Everton FC.

There’s Only Two Tommy Fleetwoods…

Rob Sawyer and Pete Jones
Celebrity Blue, golfer Tommy Fleetwood, has a namesake who is one of Everton’s greatest unsung heroes

This Week – 23 years ago

David Hardman
If you’d said to me back in 1999 that this would be Everton’s last win at Anfield for 21 years and their last one in front of a crowd, I’d have said you were crazy.

This week – 12 years ago

David Hardman
An ugly home defeat to Newcastle killed any momentum gained from a hard-won point against Manchester United the week before and marked the first time for this author where it felt like David Moyes had taken Everton as far as he could

Air Blocker Filter Man

Robert Tressell
According to CIES Football Observator Everton have three of the world’s best U-25 players in their roles

This week – 16 years ago

David Hardman
David recalls a nice emphatic derby victory from what seems like a very long time ago.

Warney Cresswell – The Prince of Full Backs

Rob Sawyer
A natural tendency to favour players we have seen with our own eyes and the tactical evolution of football makes ranking players spanning many decades fraught with difficulty. But this cerebral, balding, defender, who played for Everton into his 39th year merits his place in the pantheon of great ‘number threes’

This Week – 34 Years Ago

David Hardman
Everton travelled to Highfield Road hoping to build on Tony Cottee’s debut hat-trick.

A Blue Is Born

Jamie Sweet
My boy Zac may have been born unto this world on the day of the Jagielka derby. But I’m starting to believe that he was truly born a Blue on this derby day, 3 September 2022.

The window: how did we do?

Robert Tressell
Overall, I give Lampard and Thelwell a 7 out of 10 for their efforts.

A Brief Everton Love Affair

Alan Corbett
"I could see it in his eyes and in his big smile that Dave was now a fully-fledged Everton fan. I'm just sad that his love affair was too short."

30 years ago this week

David Hardman
Looking back at an early-season midweek fixture in August 1992 when Aston Villa were the visitors at Goodison Park

The Opening-Day Curse?

David Hardman
Looking back at the win over Manchester United in 2012 that sparked an 11-year run of opening-day fixtures without defeat for Everton

Tom Griffiths: The Player with More than one String to his Bow

Rob Sawyer
T.P. Griffiths may have understandably been overshadowed at Everton by his countryman and fellow centre-half T.G. Jones but he enjoyed a distinguished career with some of the greatest clubs in the land

This week – 5 years ago

David Hardman
Ronald Koeman is in charge, Wayne Rooney has returned and Everton are in Europa League action either side of a season-opener against Stoke City

Everton Colours Me a Bright Blue

Nazir Musa
A Blackburn Rovers fan attends a Premier League game in the city of Liverpool for the first time and is bowled over by the atmosphere at Goodison Park and the welcome he received by Evertonians

Better Days Are Coming

Stephen Dages
This one's from the heart as it's about my father-in-law's battle with stage IV cancer. Everton have given us hope during tough times and with the new campaign kicking off, we know that better days are coming!

Our Points Deduction

Michael Owen
It looks as though we could be starting the season with hardly any new players, and with just four pre-season games under our belt. That represents a self-imposed points deduction.

Grant Ingles - Everton's Invisible Money Man

Stephen Vincent
Grant Ingles. How has he escaped our wrath so far? Like our owner, he is a Chartered Accountant. In common with the rest of our Board, he has no commercial experience in the real world.

One month to go: what's left?

Robert Tressell
Whom could Everton still target as attractive options are being snapped up by rival clubs?

Everton – The Great Reset?

Kevin Murray
The strategic review has lead to a new Director of Football at the club and a new manager, along with several new coaches. This does feel like a genuine possibility to get things right at Everton.

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