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Contributions from our editorial team, featured columnists and readers.

I Don't Want to Simply Exist Anymore

Stuart Green

As a club we are "happy" surviving. Being in the PL is success, we are told. Well why doesn't it feel like success? I was raised believing the point was winning things. Not simply existing...

Between the Devil You Know and the Deep Blue Sea

Lyndon Lloyd

In light of the somewhat chaotic developments in the takeover saga in recent weeks, the question on Evertonian minds now is just who are 777 Partners and are they both capable and worthy of running one of England’s most storied and successful football clubs?

777 Partners – Moshiri’s final misjudgement?

Paul The Esk

An analysis of the Florida-based investment firm's suitability as future owners of Everton Football Club

An All-Too-Familiar Tale

Lyndon Lloyd

For all the manager’s talk of changing the story, this was a tale so depressingly predictable to Everton fans that it’s been practically chiseled into the brickwork at Goodison Park in recent years

Unrenewed Swagger

Paul Traill

The scenes at full time were brilliant. Sheer delight for the travelling Toffees. We now finally have a home draw, and not a bad one at that too in the form of Burnley. Win that and we’re in the quarter-final. Wembley? Who knows?

Everton lay down a marker with tenacious cup win at Villa

Lyndon Lloyd

This smothering display set the benchmark for how the side should approach teams away from home and reinforced the notion the Blues should be nowhere near the bottom three come May. It also raises hopes that the Blues could go deep into a competition they have never won.

A fantastic battling display sees Everton through to Round 4

Michael Kenrick

Everton returned to Villa Park but this time in the 3rd Round of the Carabao Cup where Sean Dyche named a pretty strong team that included Jack Harrison for his Everton debut and they stunned Villa with 2 vital goals.

Everton, BK Hacken Glory and Zlatan: Johan Hammar Interview

Ell Bretland

Johan Hammar recently caught up with Ell Bretland on the SQaF Untold YouTube channel to look back on his time with the Toffees.

More potent Everton finally get their just reward

Lyndon Lloyd

This often confounding Everton team is now up and running in terms of picking up their first victory of the season having finally found the cutting edge up front they've been missing

Blues play better to secure a vital first win

Michael Kenrick

Everton outplayed Brentford this evening with Sean Dyche and his men securing their first win of the Premier League campaign.

How this horrible Everton chapter ends…

Jacques Sandtonian

I see administration now as a foregone conclusion. I therefore would like to see it happen while we are still a Premier League club. Even if we don’t go into administration, we’re likely facing relegation anyway.

“Playing for a 1-0 defeat”

Lyndon Lloyd

It was curious how much respect Everton paid Arsenal today and how meekly they seemed to accept their fate; as if defeat were obvious before a ball was kicked

A Level Playing Field?

Paul Traill

No complaints about the result. The lads put a good shift in but were beaten by a much, much better team. It’s about as simple as that really.

Poor Everton did well to lose by just one goal

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park and in front of the Sky cameras for a huge match against Arsenal which they, as the expression goes, failed to turn up for.

Significant Barriers to Conclusion of Moshiri and 777 Partners 'agreement'

Paul The Esk

The Esk stands by his initial assessment that 777 Partners do not have the resources to successfully acquire Everton, nor will they get the support of all parties required

The Three Trials of Sean Dyche

Robert Tressell

The main challenge for Sean Dyche this season is to accrue enough points to keep out of trouble. Having added greater strength to the wings and attack this summer, we should be able to do that.

Everton Village and the Birth of Everton Football Club

Everton Heritage Society

Hot on the heels of recent features about Everton’s first biographer, Thomas Keates, the Everton FC Heritage Society has released a new documentary film about the links between Everton village and the football club which adopted its name in 1879

The Beto Story: Everton Striker’s Rise from KFC to the Premier League

Ell Bretland

Everton's new striker has risen from humble beginnings to the Premier League and, in the process, fulfilled the hopes and dreams that the people had for him at the small Portuguese club where his journey began

Transfer Window Ratings

Sam Hoare

Sam Hoare runs his rule over the individual incomings and outgoings, and then provides a collective appraisal.

Everton finally score but still cannot fashion a win

Michael Kenrick

Everton were in action at lunchtime today when they could only draw with newly promoted Sheffield United at Bramhall Lane after taking the lead but failing to build on it with yet more missed chances.

Transfer window: how did we do?

Robert Tressell

The transfer window has closed, and we now (more or less) know the squad that will compete in the 2023-24 season under Sean Dyche

Blues rally late to survive a huge rock-bottom scare

Michael Kenrick

Everton went behind to Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup and needed strikes from two new signings to avoid a most embarrassing defeat.

Falling the Wrong Side of the Margins

Lyndon Lloyd

The Blues were left to count the cost of missed chances as, just like the opening day, the visitors found the decisive goal to render the effort from Everton meaningless by the final whistle

Desperate Blues undone again by late Wolves smash and grab

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to Goodison Park this weekend to face Wolves for their second home game of the season still searching for their first goal and points of 2023-24.

The Fish Rots from the Head

Steve Shave

The old Chinese proverb is very apt to what has gone on at Everton over the past few years

Is Our Man Just a Gofer?

John Hall

I wasn’t the gofer, but he had a relative who knew what the life of a gofer was all about. Dodgy dealings, enormous bank loans, tax evasion, false accountancy, bribery and underhand profit transfer theft was often carried out at his behest.

Taking the shirt off fans' backs? Someone is.

Charlie Martin

Should fans be dealing with these incredible hikes in kit prices? The answer is no.

The (Thick and) Thin Blue Line: Part Two

John Daley

John Daley's latest Epistle to The Evertonians traces football, family and fatherhood through three generations of Goodison faith and godly misfortune, Part Two

Creeping Anxiety and a Social Dilemma

Lyndon Lloyd

Emotions are already running high after Everton's bad start. Neither the actions of a tiny few nor a media waiting to pounce are helping

Champagne at Highbury

John McFarlane [Senior]

Tommy Lawton recalls in his own words the Arsenal v Everton game at Highbury in September 1938

The Merry-Go-Round from Hell

Lyndon Lloyd

Round and round and round we go. A change in manager, a couple of new players. Hope followed by disappointment then humiliation and despair. This is the lot for Evertonians, it seems.

Everton crumble at Villa Park with Calvert-Lewin off injured

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to Villa Park for their first away game of the season with Sean Dyche deciding that Dominic Calvert-Lewin, having completed his planned rehabilitation, is all set for Premier League action

Everton’s Recruitment – Shrewd and Structured or Same Old, Same Old?

Matthew Parry

It was clear years ago that serious change was required to make relegation battles a thing of the past but one shining light from the depths of despair may well just be the appointments of Sean Dyche and Kevin Thelwell

What’s Left on the Shelf?

Robert  Tressell

There's still time and there are still options out there to improve the playing squad before the transfer window deadline

Plus ça change…

Lyndon Lloyd

A new season kicking off under a different manager than the one who began the last with hope rather than optimism this time that the club won’t be mired in a relegation dogfight come May… There has been change at Everton over the past 12 months and yet so much remains depressingly the same.

Criminal incompetence in front of goal costs Everton dear

Michael Kenrick

Everton start the new season at home to Fulham, with injuries eating into Sean Dyche's intent to start the campaign in the right way.

The (Thick and) Thin Blue Line

John Daley

John Daley's latest Epistle to The Evertonians traces football, family and fatherhood through three generations of Goodison faith and godly misfortune.

Crossing The Park — The Men Who Dared to Play for Both Liverpool and Everton

Rob Sawyer

Peter Kenny Jones's book profiles the Everton and Liverpool players in chronological order of their switch from one side of Stanley Park to the other

The Story of The Bullens

Rob Sawyer

Now giving faithful service into its 97th year, the Bullens Road stand and its Archibald Leitch-designed cross-braced panels has provided Goodison Park its key motif since 1926 and the days of Dixie Dean

The Impetuous Dr Whitford

David Kennedy

Everton director and chairman Dr William Whitford was an outspoken character who often found himself in the public eye – and, on occasion, in hot water.

Peter Corr: Winning in Blue — and Green — at Goodison Park

Rob Sawyer

Four decades before The Corrs made their musical breakthrough in the British and Irish pop charts, their uncle was an Irish international and Everton footballer. Less appreciated is his role in bringing Howard Kendall to the Toffees.

The Greatest Living Evertonian

Dr David France

A tribute to the surviving member of Everton's famous Holy Trinity, a club legend who has served Everton as a brilliant player, an outstanding coach and as manager.

Gordon Watson… One of Us

Dr David France

Something of a raconteur, Gwladys Street Hall of Famer Gordon Watson loved to share tales of his life at Goodison and he once spoke passionately about his team-mates from the side he regarded as ‘The Forgotten Champions of 1939’

Everton’s Finances – A Projection for 2022-23

Paul The Esk

So where are we financially? The last set of accounts takes us to 30 June 2022. It is possible to project forward 12 months to see how we enter this current financial year.

A Dele Reborn Really Would Be Like a New Signing

Lyndon Lloyd

If he can regain his fitness and his form, the Dele Alli story could add a fascinating dynamic to Everton’s 2023-24 season given that, on his day, he is a world-class performer. He might only have a narrow window to prove it, though

Frustration and Fear

Paul The Esk

With Finch Farm welcoming back the first team squad on Thursday and the Everton management maintaining their strict omerta, a call for action and communication

Becoming a big club again

Robert  Tressell

The initial building blocks are absolutely vital in our journey to becoming a big club again. There are no shortcuts; we cannot simply wait our turn for a sugar daddy who will probably never arrive.

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