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Financial Fair Play and Everton: Overcoming 2024's Obstacles for a Sustainable Future

Gary McCarty
Posted 25/06/2024

Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations have become a significant part of the Premier League, impacting how clubs manage their finances. In 2024, Everton faced formidable c...

Dele Alli

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 24/06/2024

In 7 days, Dele Alli — second only to James Rodriguez in terms of “global profile” in our signings in recent years — is out of contract. As if by magic, he’s “back on the grass” today on social med...

Everton must keep the faith with Sean Dyche

Gary McCarty
Posted 23/06/2024

The ongoing saga surrounding the ownership of Everton could result in the club enduring another troubled season in the Premier League. The situation is undoubtedly doing anyone with a vested interest in Everon very few favours and ideally ...

Who Will Replace Everton’s Betting Sponsor?

Gary McCarty
Posted 13/06/2024

English Premier League (EPL) football is a multi-billion dollar industry, and Everton alone contributes a massive £600 million (as of May 2023). With such a deep-rooted legacy in the sport as one of the founding members, the club has evolved...

Jordan Pickford: Can he join elite club with Ray Wilson?

Gary McCarty
Posted 07/06/2024

England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Jordan Pickford is in the squad that is favourite to win the 2024 European Championships.  Jordan Pickford has been included in ...

Fifa's plan to push ahead with expanded Club World Cup

Michael Kenrick
Posted 06/06/2024

Seems Fifa have a cunning plan to make their expanded 32-team Club World Cup work within the already overcrowded football calendar… Reduce all major leagues – including the Premier League – to just 18 te...

Boys From the Blue Stuff

Danny O’Neill
Posted 29/05/2024

Boys From The Black Stuff was the iconic TV series that capt...

Alan Ball

Don Alexander
Posted 28/05/2024

This guy encapsulated us and the dickheads in so-called charge of us throughout my life. We now need to hear his voice like never before!  ...

Spanish court rules in favour of Super League creators

Paul Kossoff
Posted 28/05/2024

So the Super League raises its ugly head once again, as reported by BBC Sport: Spanish court rules in favour of Super League creators Whilst ...

Richi’s return?

David Cooper
Posted 23/05/2024

Newspaper rumours have Spurs ready to get rid of Richarlison. Hampered by Kane and Son, and then a spate of injuries, Richi has not reached the heights nor the adulation of fans as he did in his Everton years. So I ask you these questions: ...

60 or 30 or something else?

David Peate
Posted 23/05/2024

As it is the close season and football is at a standstill, I thought I would reflect on the noise that the Everton fans have generated at home matches in the past.  I have it on good authority that the loudest noise made by Evertonian...

Summer tour

Paul O'Neill
Posted 23/05/2024

There was a rumour the blues were going to the USA on the pre season tour. Does anybody have any further info?...

Football Governance Bill set to stall

Andrew Ellams
Posted 23/05/2024

I see the football governance bill has been ditched (at least for now) due to the General Election being called. In The Independent:  Work on the Football Governance Bill is expected to be halted until later in the summer, after Prime...

Predicted Final Positions — Follow Up

Ian Jones
Posted 21/05/2024

Some of you may remember me posting this back in August before the season started: Predicted Final Positions ...

Another media horror show

Rob Jones
Posted 20/05/2024

On Saturday, the Premier League released a brief clip of the "story of the season", oddly omitting any positive Everton contribution to the season, and ignoring their heinous assault on us as a club via unprecedented points deductions for PSR. So ...

Sell to buy

Frank Wolfe
Posted 20/05/2024

Assuming that we need to sell some of our prized assets in order to bring in any new players and pay off debt, who do people think we should sacrifice?  The most obvious saleable candidates (to me anyway) are Pickford, Branthwaite, On...

Everton star winds up Liverpool supporters and explains why Merseyside is Blue

Gerry Quinn
Posted 16/05/2024

In a recent interview, Mykolenko spoke about his admiration for Evertonians and explained why their fan base is stronger in the city of Liverpool than their rivals.  ...

Player of the Season

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 16/05/2024

With the season coming to an end, it would be interesting to have a fans vote or opinion on their Everton Player of the Season and also Young Player of the Season. ...

Final-day showdown on Sky Sports?

Michael Kenrick
Posted 15/05/2024

Looking forward to the final weekend of this largely horrible season for us in the Premier League, it seems that Arsenal will still have a chance to become Champions, however small. It should mean a great day for the loyal band of away sup...

Player sales would not be a disaster for Everton – if ownership situation is resolved

Gary McCarty
Posted 15/05/2024

With uncertainty continuing to swirl around the club, it is little wonder that Everton fans are fearing a mass exodus of players out of Goodison Park this summer. Manager Sean Dyche has tried to settle their nerves by saying key players wo...

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