Season 2011-12

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Contributions from our editorial team and featured columnists.

Saying Goodbye to a Friend and Legend

Dr David France remembers his friend and Everton legend, Gordon West.
by David France : 11/06/2012

From my seat: Newcastle (H)

Last game of the season and Blues were out in force for this one as our local pub confirmed by the numbers in early, strangely the numbers in our ale house are a remarkably good guide to the days attendance. Today's turnout reflected the plus 39,000 at the game.
by Ken Buckley : 14/05/2012

A Fun End To The Season

Newcastle (H)
by Paul Traill : 13/05/2012

From my seat: Wolves (A)

Two points dropped from a game that drove this fan mad as we produced the football that should have ensured a comfortable victory but a combination of poor first touches and lack of shots when we were in the box did for us.
by Ken Buckley : 06/05/2012

Jaded-Looking Blues Can't Kill Off Stoke

All in all, with Liverpool losing at home again this was a decent point in what is always a tricky fixture.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 02/05/2012

Walk in the (Goodison) Park

Fulham (H)
by Luke O'Farrell : 29/04/2012

From My Seat: Fulham (H)

Ken Buckley returns from his enforced absence to witness lots of joined-up stuff.
by Ken Buckley : 28/04/2012

The Boys Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Everton stunned Manchester United with a two-goal salvo to secure a dramatic 4-4 draw
by Lyndon Lloyd : 22/04/2012

Where from here?

Match Report: FA Cup Semi-Final
by Paul Traill : 15/04/2012

Always the Bridesmaid...

Gutting... just gutting.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 14/04/2012

Pienaar Orchestrates the Choir

"Many thought the recent visit of West Brom gave Everton their easiest 90 minutes of the season; this was easier."
by Luke O'Farrell : 10/04/2012

The Selection Dilemma

Paul's report from a wet Goodison that witnessed the 4-0 thrashing of Sunderland
by Paul Traill : 09/04/2012

Black Cats Declawed Once Again

Everton coasted to their biggest win of the season so far by comprehensively beating Sunderland at Goodison Park.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 09/04/2012

That Feel-Good Factor

West Brom (H)
by Paul Traill : 01/04/2012

Window Shopping Pays Dividends

Everton v West Brom
by Luke O'Farrell : 01/04/2012

Everton Still Hold the Indian Sign Over Swansea

Everton became only the third team to win at the Liberty Stadium this season, stifling Swansea's much-vaunted passing game and eventually turning on the style in the second half to record a handsome victory
by Lyndon Lloyd : 25/03/2012

What Happens Next...

Everton?s problem is the lack of creativity and it becomes more apparent with each passing game.
by Luke O'Farrell : 22/03/2012

Everton Left Smarting at Injustice

The Blues are denied a fine equalising goal when an erroneous offside flag robbed Royston Drenthe
by Lyndon Lloyd : 21/03/2012

Linesman - What are you playing at?

Arsenal (H)
by Paul Traill : 22/03/2012

Frustrating Result Forces Replay

A report on the Sunderland FA Cup 6th Round tie
by Paul Traill : 18/03/2012

Lack of Creativity Hampers Toffees

Commentary on the FA Cup 6th Round tie against Sunderland.
by Luke O'Farrell : 18/03/2012

Blues Can't Turn Dominance Into Victory

Everton must overcome Sunderland on their own turf if they're to reach Wembley after a full-blooded cup tie ended all-square.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 17/03/2012

Doomed From the Start

Everton's nine-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt at Anfield
by Lyndon Lloyd : 13/03/2012

Disgusting abuse of the fans

Paul Traill shocked, dismayed and 50 poorer after a game that was That was as bad as I can remember from Moyes. A truly abject and disgraceful way to treat such loyal supporters.
by Paul Traill : 14/03/2012

Jelavic Niks it for Everton

Everton held out for another impressive home win with Spurs joining Chelsea and Manchester City on the scrap heap.
by Luke O'Farrell : 11/03/2012

Second-Half Stand Keeps Spurs at Bay

Nikica Jelavić scored the winner as Everton beat Spurs at Goodison
by Lyndon Lloyd : 10/03/2012

Everton Res 0 - 0 Liverpool Res

The game time will help the first team players but a bright and purposeful Liverpool side easily outplayed their experienced opponents. Osman aside, Everton?s first team players wasted their chance to impress the watching David Moyes.
by Luke O'Farrell : 07/03/2012

From my seat: QPR (A)

QPR away and with them having a poor record on home soil gave many a Blue thoughts of three points but a disjointed performance saw us grateful to come away with just one point and on a unbeaten eight game run.
by Ken Buckley : 04/03/2012

Breakfast with Big Nev!

was delighted to have the opportunity to attend a Media Breakfast courtest of ToffeeWeb to launch the as yet untitled autobiography of one Neville Southall. With holidays left to take from work, what better way to use one than meeting one of our best ever players and one of my favorite ever players. Needless to say I was very excited to attend.
by Paul Traill : 25/02/2012

Everton strike early to cruise through

Two early goals eased the Blues' passage to the quarter finals with a 2-0 win over Blackpool
by Lyndon Lloyd : 19/02/2012

Fellaini Squashes the Tangerines

Blackpool (H)
by Luke O'Farrell : 19/02/2012

From my seat: Blackpool (Cup)

Ee- Aye-Addio, we're gonna to win the cup. A chant remembered from the 60s was embraced one way or another as we put the tie to bed within 7mins of the start.
by Ken Buckley : 18/02/2012

Just one game away...

Everton 2 - 0 Blackpool FA Cup 5th Round
by Paul Traill : 18/02/2012

A Fun Day at the Game

Everton 2 - 0 Chelsea
by Paul Traill : 12/02/2012

Return of the Pienaar

Goals from the classy Steven Pienaar, and the industrial Denis Stracqualursi, saw Everton claim back-to-back home wins, for the first time since May
by Luke O'Farrell : 11/02/2012

Everton 2 - 0 Chelsea

A triumphant return for Steven Pienaar and a first League goal for Stracqualursi earn the Blues a third successive home League win over Chelsea
by Lyndon Lloyd : 11/02/2012

Optimism Evaporates at the DW

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Everton
by Luke  O'Farrell : 05/02/2012

Bore Draw at the DW

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Everton
by Paul Traill : 05/02/2012

From my seat: Wigan (A)

Another Howard howler has us on the back foot but Big Vic rose to rescue a point when, after such gritty and determined displays against both Fulham and City were set aside, we played as though it was our right to win and the build up play was so slow it gave Wigan a lift.
by Ken Buckley : 04/02/2012

All a Bit of a Let-Down

Victor Anichebe's equaliser salvages a point from a game that was there for the taking
by Lyndon Lloyd : 04/02/2012

Terrific Day for Everton

Match Report ? Man City (H)
by Paul Traill : 01/02/2012

Tenacious Blues Prove the Spirit is Back

Everton shut out title-chasing Manchester City, the Premier League's leading scorers, despite a makeshift defence.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 01/02/2012

'Darron Gibs Everton the Win'

Yesterday was a great day to be an Evertonian; long may it continue.
by Luke O'Farrell : 01/02/2012

Everton 2 - 1 Fulham ? 'GoodFellas'

Everton booked their place in the 5th Round last night. The Toffees came from behind thanks to Denis Stracqualursi's first goal for the club and Marouane Fellaini's winner. Fulham's last win at Goodison Park came in 1975; a run that never looked like ending.
by Luke O'Farrell : 28/01/2012

From My Seat: Fulham (Cup)

A win and in the next round of the cup. Not getting to carried away with it as cup ties are rarely any barometer of league form. It should serve to bolster confidence a little and perhaps bring a little more self belief back.
by Ken Buckley : 28/01/2012

Much, Much More Like It

Everton 2-1 Fulham.It?s great to be in the hat before everyone else plays and we can now just relax, see who goes through and see who we draw in the next round.
by Paul Traill : 28/01/2012

Utterly Ridiculous

Match Report v Blackburn Rover (H)
by Paul Traill : 22/01/2012

From my seat: Blackburn (H)

Blackburn, from the bottom three of the league, turn up with a handful of travelling fans and met a Blues side who seemed hell bent on taking their place in the bottom three, such was the apology for a game that I have witnessed at Goodison for some time.
by Ken Buckley : 21/01/2012

Easy Trip to the Midlands

Paul Traill saw the game at Villa Park
by Paul Traill : 15/01/2012

A Point Salvaged as Anichebe Makes His Point

Victor Anichebe's second goal of the year earned a 1-1 draw at Villa Park
by Lyndon Lloyd : 15/01/2012

From my seat: Aston Villa (A)

gdsga
by Ken Buckley : 14/01/2012

From my seat: Tamworth (H)

We are through to the next round and, in FA Cup terms, nothing else matters.
by Ken Buckley : 07/01/2012

Entirely unconvincing

Paul was one of the 27,561 who attended the Goodison demolition of mighty Tamworth...
by Paul Traill : 07/01/2012

Luck Isn't Enough For Sorry Everton

Everton welcomed a Bolton side boasting 19 defeats in their last 25 league games. Most had this as a home banker; somebody forgot to tell Owen Coyle's side.
by Luke O'Farrell : 05/01/2012

Windblown Everton Spurn Howard Gift

Tim Howard's wind-assisted goal is wiped out by poor defending by the Blues and better football where it counted from Bolton
by Lyndon Lloyd : 05/01/2012

From my seat: Bolton (H)

Ken Buckley was at Goodison to watch in the wailing wind...
by Ken Buckley : 05/01/2012

Gone with the wind

Paul Trail's report on the Bolton fiasco.
by Paul Traill : 05/01/2012

Anichebe Strike Illuminates a Dour Affair

Everton plundered three points from a dreadful New Year's Day encounter at The Hawthorns
by Lyndon Lloyd : 01/01/2012

From my seat: West Brom (A)

West Brom (A)
by Ken Buckley : 01/01/2012

Fellaini Leads the Way

Match Report: Swansea (H)
by Luke O'Farrell : 22/12/2011

Any Which Way Will Do

Happy with three points, no matter how they're earned
by Paul Traill : 22/12/2011

From my seat: Norwich (H)

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by Ken Buckley : 17/12/2011

A Point Rescued But Problems Remain

Leon Osman salvaged a point late on against Norwich but the Blues' lack of cutting edge remains the chief concern
by Lyndon Lloyd : 17/12/2011

Back on the Road to Nowhere

Concern over Everton's attacking ineptitude in the face of a resolute defence is back on the agenda after the home defeat to Stoke
by Lyndon Lloyd : 04/12/2011

Just when things seem to be looking up

?Good day for the game today eh?? said my other half. I didn?t have a clue what she was on about until I looked outside. Heavy rain and high winds?oh Lord?this didn?t look as though it was going to be fun.
by Paul Traill : 04/12/2011

From my seat: Stoke City (H)

A good day out spoiled by a so called football match just about ruined many a Blue fans weekend.
by Ken Buckley : 04/12/2011

A nice three points on the road

A nice three points on the road
by Paul Traill : 27/11/2011

Everton Take Full Advantage of Depleted Bolton

Everton eventually overcame the conditions, the 10 men of Bolton and their own attacking problems to run out 2-0 winners at the Reebok Stadium
by Lyndon Lloyd : 26/11/2011

Ugly Everton Do Just Enough

ny fans will blame the poor standard of football on the lack of investment but the players and the manager are both, still, capable of doing a lot better.
by Luke O'Farrell : 20/11/2011

Everton do just enough to see off Wolves

A late Leighton Baines penalty secured Everton the win their dominance deserved
by Lyndon Lloyd : 19/11/2011

From my seat: Wolves (H)

Mission achieved
by Ken Buckley : 19/11/2011

Let's just take the points, eh!

It?s all about the points at the moment...
by Paul Traill : 19/11/2011

A Word on “Email-Gate”

Denouncing the wholesale posting of emails between EFC officials
by Lyndon Lloyd : 18/11/2011

Everton's Attacking Struggles Continue

Everton slumped to a sixth defeat in seven games in all competitions despite enjoying the majority of the possession against third-placed Newcastle
by Lyndon Lloyd : 06/11/2011

Liverpool Invasion

Whilst it?s difficult to criticize the team for their efforts, I think it?s fair to criticize Moyes for his tactical decisions in this one.
by Paul Traill : 30/10/2011

United Prove Too Strong for Battling Everton

Everton couldn't find a way through Manchester United and succumbed to their first defeat in this fixture in four seasons.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 29/10/2011

From my seat: Man Utd (H)

Overall I found it a frustrating game as all through I thought Utd were there to be beat but we just did not seem to have the self-belief and afforded them too much respect.
by Ken Buckley : 29/10/2011

From my seat: Chelsea (H)

Chelsea again in quick succession, this time in the Carling Cup. Just over 23.000 of us assembled and were treated to a very entertaining game of footy, just a pity we lost.<
by Ken Buckley : 27/10/2011

Bolder Blues Profit from Late Twist

A dramatic finish saw Everton make off with all three precious points
by Lyndon Lloyd : 24/10/2011

From My Seat: Fulham (A)

Blues exorcise Cottage Bogey
by Ken Buckley : 23/10/2011

Time to Change the Record

If we're going to lose the game anyway, can we not go down with a little more spirit and adventure?
by Lyndon Lloyd : 17/10/2011

From my seat: Chelsea (A)

Ken Buckley reports from a disappointing afternoon at the Bridge
by Ken Buckley : 16/10/2011

A bitter pill to swallow

We didn?t cheat. We got cheated, we worked our nuts off and but for a few silly lapses really would have held our for a draw.
by Paul Traill : 02/10/2011

Injustice in its Purest Form

Once again, indefensible refereeing ruined the Merseyside derby
by Lyndon Lloyd : 01/10/2011

From my seat: Liverpool (H)

Ref ruins derby
by Ken Buckley : 01/10/2011

The Price of Stability

In reality, Moyes made no real attempt to win the City game and with a strategy like that, you usually get what you deserve.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 24/09/2011

From my seat: Man City (A)

The day we saw money talking
by Ken Buckley : 24/09/2011

From my seat: WBA (League Cup)

Blues through to next round from a soporific display.
by Ken Buckley : 22/09/2011

We're on the March...

As the song goes, "We're on the march with Moyes's army...?. On tonight's evidence, it's more of a crawl.
by Luke O'Farrell : 22/09/2011

Still in the hat

Everton still in the hat after a determined fight back? though West Brom will be disappointed not to have gone through in 90 minutes
by Paul Traill : 22/09/2011

Late Goals Seal First Home Win

Match Report: Everton are off the mark at Goodison Park with their first home win of the season.
by Lyndon Lloyd : 18/09/2011

From My Seat: Wigan (H)

by Ken Buckley : 17/09/2011

Why is it always 2-2 with Villa?

by Paul Traill : 11/09/2011

One Late Lapse from Victory

by Lyndon Lloyd : 11/09/2011

From my seat: Aston Villa (H)

by Ken Buckley : 10/09/2011

Match Report: Life After Arteta

by Luke  O'Farrell : 10/09/2011

The march is the message

by Lyndon Lloyd : 10/08/2011

From my seat: Blackburn (A)

by Ken Buckley : 27/08/2011

From my seat: Sheffield Utd (H)

by Ken Buckley : 25/08/2011

A Touch of Spanish Magic

by Luke O'Farrell : 25/08/2011

I'll Bring Back the Quid

by Paul Traill : 25/08/2011

?Margin Call...? addendum

by Lyndon Lloyd : 22/08/2011

Margin Call on the Everton Gamble

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by Lyndon Lloyd : 22/08/2011

There's something seriously wrong here

by Paul Traill : 21/08/2011

All Too Depressingly Familiar

by Lyndon Lloyd : 21/08/2011

From my seat: QPR (H)

by Ken Buckley : 20/08/2011

Everton Sunk by The Yellow Submarine

by Luke O'Farrell : 05/08/2011

Big Club? You Betcha!

by Paul Traill : 03/08/2011

The People vs Bill Kenwright and his Board

by Colin Fitzpatrick : 13/07/2011

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