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This Week: 11 Years Ago

David Hardman

Everton had been in decline for many years but, for me, for all the happenings, both on and off the pitch, the 2011-12 season saw the transition from Big 5 to ‘plucky little Everton’ complete.

This Week: 28 Years Ago

David Hardman

Looking back at that wonderful FA Cup semi-final at Elland Road

This week: 37 Years Ago

David Hardman

The 1985-86 season had half a dozen clubs in contention for the Division One title heading into Easter weekend but a incredible run of form by Liverpool outs-stripped that of Everton and saw them eventually lift the trophy

This Week: 7 Years Ago

David Hardman

Back when we could actually beat Aston Villa

This Week: 20 Years Ago

David Hardman

A first win over Leeds for 5 years. First double over them since the 1950s, if not longer!

This week:10 Years Ago

David Hardman

Everton travelled to Bolton in the FA Cup 4th round

This week... 1 year ago

David Hardman

David Hardman recalls the tumultuous recent history of January 2022

This Week: 35 Years Ago

David Hardman

“This month” would be a more accurate description, as it took four matches throughout January 1988 to separate Sheffield Wednesday and Everton in the FA Cup.

This Week – 24 Years Ago

David Hardman

While Everton were playing Newcastle on a Monday night, moves were afoot off the pitch that would see Duncan Ferguson sold to the Magpies in controversial fashion by then Blues owner, Peter Johnson

This Week – 28 Years Ago

David Hardman

Joe Royle succeeds Mike Walker as Everton manager and, with the help of hero-in-waiting, Duncan Ferguson, marked his first game in charge with a memorable Merseyside derby victory at Goodison Park

This Week – 33 Years Ago

David Hardman

Looking back to November 1989, a watershed for Everton after which they could no longer be considered a force at the top

This Week – 38 Years Ago

David Hardman

A double-header against Manchester United in 1984-85 gave Everton the perfect opportunity to build on their win at Anfield and really make a statement

This week – 28 years ago

David Hardman

Slim pickings this week as it’s usually International Break. In fact, the last time there wasn’t a break in early October was back in 1994, so let’s go there.

This week – 15 years ago

David Hardman

Back to nice round numbers this week in 2007 as Everton made the long trip to Kharkiv hoping to finally make progress in Europe

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

This week – 16 years ago

David Hardman

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

This Week – 34 Years Ago

David Hardman

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

This Week – 30 years ago

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

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

On this week... 25 years ago

David Hardman

Looking back at similarly unsettling times as today as Joe Royle struggled to reproduce the promise of his first few months in charge at Goodison Park

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