Season 2011-12

Season 2011-12 News Archive

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Jack Rodwell aiming to play his way into regular England role  [MEDIA]

30 June
Jack Rodwell now has time to recover fully from the hamstring problem which blighted his last season at Goodison, and hopes to put that rest to good use when the next campaign gets underway, as he tries to become a permanent part of England?s next generation.

Donovan puts his crib on the market

30 June
Landon Donovan has put his $4.295m Los Angeles house up for sale and sparked a flurry of speculation as to why and where he might be moving.

Yakubu heads to China

29 June
Yakubu Aiyegbeni has left relegated Blackburn Rovers to play for Chinese club Guangzhou R&F but insists it's not for the money. The 29-year-old Nigerian striker said he is excited about embarking on a new adventure after signing for an undisclosed fee.

Why Rangers? Steven Naismith Can Be The Toffees New Hero  [MEDIA]

29 June
Even if Everton boss David Moyes was unaware of the availability of his fellow countryman Steven Naismith of Rangers before this week, there is no doubt that The Blues boss has been vigorously apprised of the situation by two of Steven Naismith?s biggest fans, Evertonians and former Rangers team-mates David Weir and Nikica Jelavic, over the last few days.

Balotelli blasts silence critics

28 June
Mario Balotelli silenced his many critics with two great goals ? especially the second, lashed into the top corner of the German net to put The Azuri into Sunday's final. A tremendous performance to put out the favourites!

Rodwell omitted from GB Olympic squad

28 June
As expected, Jack Rodwell has not been included in Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad for the London Olympics after Everton advised the midfielder to continue his recuperation from a succession of hamstring problems that significantly disrupted his 2011-12 season.

Pienaar up on assault charges

27 June
Steven Pienaar has been charged with assault for his alleged involvement in a night club brawl in his native South Africa. The 30-year-old midfielder who finished last season on loan at Everton was arrested by police after he handed himself in following the incident at the Icon club in Johannesburg.

Everton confirm Indonesia trip

27 June
Everton have confirmed the team's rumoured visit to Indonesia, announcing that the Blues will play against Galatasaray and either hosts Indonesia or Malaysia in the Java Cup next month. Games will be played between 26 and 29 July at Jakarta's 88,000 capacity Galore Bung Karno Stadium.

Blues XI to play in ARR Craib Cup

26 June
An Everton XI will play in a pre-season tournament at Partick Thistle on the weekend of 21-22 July, with a fixture against Airdrie United on the Saturday and then either a final or third-place playoff against the hosts or Celtic the following day.

RIP Hope Kenwright

26 June
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright is mourning the loss of his mother, Hope Kenwright, today after she passed away aged 93.

Wallace joins Tranmere

26 June
Everton Academy graduate James Wallace has completed a permanent switch to Tranmere after spending half of last season on loan at Prenton Park.

Ticket prices set for 2012-13

25 June
Everton have published the confirmed ticket prices and match categories for the coming season as well as announcing that evening kick-offs for home games will revert to 7.45pm.

The wait goes on for Yobo

25 June
Joseph Yobo has restated his hope that his permanent switch to Fenerbahçe will be concluded soon as they continue to haggle with Everton over a fee for the Nigerian defender.

87 caps without a trophy is disappointing ? Yobo  [MEDIA]

24 June
Besides being the captain, Yobo is considered a very important member of the Eagles because of his versatility on the pitch and his experience. Despite joining the team in 2001 and being the most capped player in the Eagles with 87 appearances, the former Everton player has yet to win a title with the Eagles.

Baines and Jagielka coming home

24 June
Everton's last representatives at Euro2012 are heading home after England suffered an all-too familiar exit with defeat on penalties, this time at the hands of Italy following a 0-0 draw after extra time. Neither Leighton Baines nor Phil Jagielka got a kick in the tournament and will return home to prepare for next season.

Neville keen on Donovan full-time

24 June
Phil Neville has revealed he is trying to persuade LA Galaxy forward and USMNT star Landon Donovan to join the club permanently. He told Sports Illustrated: "If there is a chance, I make sure that I try (to tempt him to Everton) every time I speak to him."

Refurnished Everton Two re-opens

23 June
Everton Two, the Club's megastore Liverpool One re-opened today with an all-new layout and interior design.

Groundshare is not going to happen

22 June
David Moyes does not think a groundshare with Liverpool will ever happen ? even though he thinks it's something Everton would be interested in as a solution to money problems and the pressing need to replace Goodison Park.

David Moyes on TalkSport

21 June
David Moyes joined Keys & Gray live in their Warsaw studio for a lengthy chat about Euro 2012 and his Goodison Park career.

The Sun Always Shines on TV

20 June
...in the Premier League, at least. The excellent Swiss Ramble blog dissects the bumper domestic TV rights deal that was concluded last week.

Pre-season will conclude in Malaga

20 June
Everton have confirmed that the team's final pre-season friendly will be against Malaga on the south coast of Spain on 11 August.

Everton duo through with England

19 June
England advanced to the quarter finals of Euro2012, rather surprisingly winning Group D after Rooney scored the goal that beat a feisty Ukraine side, while Sweden beat France 2-0. Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka again played no part with Roy Hodgson naming a largely unchanged starting XI ? the only change being from Rooney in for Carroll.

Why Moyes not Villas-Boas is the right man for Spurs  [MEDIA]

19 June
Ben Weich argues that Moyes's consistency and Premier League experience are worth more to Tottenham than past European success

Neville outlines coaching ambitions

19 June
Phil Neville has been planning for a coaching role at the end of his playing days for a while now. He has already had some international coaching experience with England's Under-21 squad for February's Uefa Euro 2013 qualifier against Belgium.

David Unsworth says Everton can catch Manchester United cold in opening day Premier league fixture  [MEDIA]

19 June
Former Everton star David Unsworth believes that the high profile opener will give a real sense of purpose to the players when they report back to Finch Farm next month.

Fears grow that Tottenham will face mass exodus of their best players if Moyes takes over  [MEDIA]

19 June
Former Spurs defender Chris Perry spoke to TalkSport about his fears, mainly regarding the possible exodus of the star players if the Everton manager was hired.

Dier heads back to Portugal

19 June
Promising defensive prospect Eric Dier has decided to return to Sporting rather than extend his time at Everton as he believes he has more chance of seeing first-team action in Lisbon.

Poignant goodbye to Blues legend West

18 June
Everton goalkeeping great Gordon West was laid to rest today after a poignant service at Liverpool Cathedral, attended by more than 30 former players.

Croatia spurn their chance to advance

18 June
Croatia and Spain played out their final game in Group C with both able to advance with a 2-2 draw. Everton's Nikica Jelavic started on the bench after missing training over the weekend with a fever, and could do nothing in the end after coming on in the 66th minute to stop the almost inevitable Spanish victory.

Moyes scouting the Euro talent

18 June
The words of David Moyes describe his thinking when eyeing up players at the Euros, while taking account of their background and overall form. But Moyes thinks club football in the Champions League is now at a higher standard than internationals.

Andre Villas-Boas becomes top target for Tottenham following Moyes snub  [MEDIA]

18 June
The Daily Express clains that Andre Villas-Boas has become the top target to become the new Spurs manager after David Moyes confirmed he would not move from Everton.

Blues start with United at home

18 June
Next season's fixtures were released today and Everton will kick off the 2012/13 season with a test against Manchester United at Goodison Park on the weekend of 18th August. The Blues will end the campaign away, though, with a trip to Chelsea on 19th May.

Why IS David Moyes still at Everton?

18 June
In the Independent, Kevin Garside asks why David Moyes ? revered at Goodison, admired by the players, respected by the football community ? is still at Everton? Garside concludes that Moyes is missing the boat because he lacks the fantasy factor: his teams don't make the heart sing...

Heitinga dropped for Dutch defeat

17 June
Johnny Heitinga was dropped by coach Van Marwijk as Holland lost their vital crunch match against Portugal tonight in Euro2012 and were eliminated from the tournament with an unprecedented three straight defeats.

Fans will be the last to gain from Premier League's £3bn jackpot  [MEDIA]

16 June
Under the current, gargantuan deal, and on the last available figures, eight of the 20 Premier League clubs made a profit and the rest recorded losses. One of the principal reasons for this situation, again on the last available figures, is that the average salary of a Premier League player was £1.16M per year.

Moyes: No contact from Spurs

16 June
Everton manager David Moyes says that he has received no contact from Tottenham about the vacant managerial position following the sacking of Harry Redknapp early on Thursday morning.

An explanation for the Slow-Start Syndrome?

16 June
Everton head coach Jimmy Lumsden has been proudly talking up the greulling regime of pre-season training Everton players have in prospect when they return to the care and keeping of Finch Farm in a couple of weeks. Could this be a factor in Everton's now notorious Slow-Start Syndrome or a key to their success late in matches?

David Moyes will find it hard to leave Everton, says Joe Royle  [MEDIA]

16 June
Joe Royle believes that the very special pull of Goodison Park will keep David Moyes out of Tottenham?s clutches.

Another bench day for Blues

15 June
Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka sat on the bench again as England came from behind to beat Sweden 3-2 in the second round of Group D games at Euro2012.

Jelavic plays in Croatia draw

14 June
Nikica Jelavic started his second Euro2012 game for Croatia as Slaven Bilic's side earned a pulsating 1-1 draw with Italy. But his club teammate Darron Gibson was overlooked again by Giovanni Trappatoni as Ireland were hammered 4-0 by Spain in the other Group C game.

Gibson to be overlooked again?

14 June
As Ireland face the daunting prospect of an early flight home if they lose their second Group C match at Euro2012 to World and European Champions Spain tonight, Darron Gibson seems to be as far away as ever away from a starting berth, despite recovering from a groin/thigh injury that kept him out of training earlier.

Heitinga and Holland on the brink

14 June
John Heitinga is in danger of making an unexpectedly early return from Euro2012 after the Netherlands lost their second Group B game, going down 2-1 to Germany who are firmly in the driving seat in the "Group of Death".

Premier League TV rights sold for £3bn

13 June
The Premier League has sold the broadcast rights for the 2013-14 to 2015-16 seasons to BSkyB and BT for a deal totaling £3.018bn, a massive £1.254bn more than the current deal with Sky and ESPN.

Howard and US held by Guatemala

13 June
Tim Howard was beaten late on by a free-kick by Marco Pappa as the United States were held to a 1-1 draw in Guatemala but still head their World Cup qualifying group on goal difference after two games.

Man Utd snap up Crewe hot-shot

12 June
Manchester United have signed of England Under-18 international Nick Powell from Crewe on a four-year deal, apparently beating Everton to the punch for the promising youngster.

Greeks bringing gifts for Tony Hibbert

12 June
Everton have announced a testimonial for loyal servant Tony Hibbert. The stalwart full-back?s 10 years of first-team service will be marked when AEK Athens visit Goodison Park on Wednesday 8 August 2012 as part of the Blues? pre-season schedule. Kick-off time to be confirmed...

Baines and Jagielka sit this one out

11 June
Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines were unused substitutes as England kicked off their Euro 2012 campaign with a 1-1 draw against France.

Cahill responds to his ageist critics

12 June
The Aussie press are talking up Tim Cahill's substitute appearance for the Socceroos as a stirring return to the Cahill of old, winning every header that came his way in a 'pulsating' 1-1 draw with Japan. But the fact that he failed to score despite having numerous chances echoed more his recent form for Everton.

Fellaini pragmatic over Everton future

11 June
Marouane Fellaini has his options open regarding his future, insisting that he is happy at Everton but wants to play European football. "If I have got to go, I will go. If not, I repeat, I am at Everton," the Belgian said when pressed about unfounded media speculation concerning interest from Chelsea.

Barkley is as good as anyone

9 June
Ross Barkley has become even better since his initial appearances in the Premier League and is ready to step up again next season, according to Everton coach Jimmy Lumsden.

Gordon West dies, aged 69

10 June
Everton legend Gordon West has died at the age of 69. The former Blues goalkeeper passed away peacefully on Sunday following a long illness.

Jelavic leads the line in style for Croatia

10 June
Everton's Nikica Jelavic led the line and scored his first competitive goal for his country in typically predatory fashion, burying Croatia's second goal past Shay Given as they ran out 3-1 winners. Ex-Blue Richard Dunne gained his 76th senior cap but surprisingly for many Evertonians, the Irish side did not feature Darron Gibson, who was among the slew of unused substitutes on each side.

Heitinga laments 'miracle' defeat to Denmark  [MEDIA]

10 June
Netherlands defender John Heitinga has claimed it was "a miracle" that his side lost their Euro 2012 Group B opener against Denmark in Kharkiv.

'Dazzling' Dutch undone by Danes

9 June
Johnny Heitinga played in the surprise defeat that turns Group B upside down at the Euros, Denmark (featuring ex-Blue Lars Jacobsen at right back) scoring against the run of play and resisting some often scintillating football from Holland that just went pieces in the box where numerous guilt-edged chances were squandered.

Why Kit Deals Leave Everton Begging

8 June
At the Keeping Everton in the City website, interest in last week's Kitbag revelations has prompted a follow-up article in response to fans demanding to know why the club's shirt sponsorship, merchandise sales and kit supply deal seem to pale in comparison to the Blues' peers in the Premier League.

Is Tim Cahill's time up at Everton?  [MEDIA]

8 June
According to the Daily Mail and The Sydney Morning Herald, United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr are chasing Everton midfielder Tim Cahill?s signature.

Two more friendlies announced

7 June
Everton have announced two more pre-season fixtures, a trip to Motherwell on 21 July and a visit to Blackpool on 5 August for former Blues reserve team captain Keith Southern's testimonial.

Silva angling for a return to Portugal

6 June
Still unable to get near the first team at Goodison Park, Joao Silva says that he would be open to the chance of joining Vitoria Guimaraes in his native Portugal if the chance arose.

Redknapp admits Pienaar would prefer Goodison

5 June
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp acknowledges that Steven Pienaar would prefer to stay at Goodison rather than return to White Hart Lane but stressed that the deal will have to be right for Spurs.

Cahill deflects speculation to focus on Socceroos

5 June
Tim Cahill is keeping his focus on his job for Australia's national team this month amid speculation surrounding a potential move to the Middle East.

Blue Union set to resume protests

5 June
Following their suspension of any further matchday protest during the 2011-12 season back in March, after the team performances had improved significantly, the Blue Union has announced it intends to resume peaceful protests with immediate effect. The BU believe that this season they need to step their protests up, in size and frequency, and they need to let their voices be heard louder than ever, under the clarion call, ?It?s time for change?.

Jagielka realistic on Fellaini

4 June
Talking about playing against his teammate, Marouane Fellaini after the England match against Belgium, Phil Jagielka was realistic about the possibility of a big offer being made for the big Belgian.

Pip's 'A'-Licence coaching course

3 June
Phil Neville is on a 13-day training course working to gain his Uefa ?A' licence in football coaching: "You've got to prepare for the next stage in your life and that's what I've got to do. But I'm going to rest up [later in the summer] because next season's a big season for everyone at the Club."

The shirt off your back

3 June
This article by KEIOC asks some serious questions about the impact of outsourcing the Kitbag deal, the terms of which severely limit the availability of Everton mechandise and act as a throttle on one of the club's primary revenue streams.

Late Blues face off at Wembley

2 June
The final test for England before Euro2012 kicks off in just over a week saw the national side pitted against Belgium and Marouane Fellaini (captain in place of Vincent Kompany) at Wembley this afternoon. But neither Baines nor Jagielka started for England, as Roy Hodgson made seven changes to the team that beat Norway last week. Fellaini did get to face one of his Everton teammates when Phil Jagielka replaced John Terry in the 70th minute.

Staying fit was success for Ross Barkley

2 June
Given the injury problems he'd suffered over the previous three seasons, Ross Barkley looks back at Season 2011-12 as a success because he largely stayed fit, apart from minor injuries, and was able to catch up a bit with what he has missed.

Yobo anxious to sort out his future

1 June
Joseph Yobo has reaffirmed his desire to stay with Fenerbahçe but his future remains undecided while the Turkish side haggle with Everton over a fee.

First two friendlies announced

1 June
Everton have confirmed the first two fixtures of their 2012 pre-season programme, with trips to Morecambe on 14 July and Dundee United on 18 July. There are also unconfirmed reports of friendlies against Tranmere and Rotherham, as well as a tour to Indonesia.

'Fellaini will be a tall order for England'

31 May
The Mail have a nice profile of Everton's big-haired midfield rock, Marouane Fellaini, ahead of Belgium's visit to Wembley for an international friendly with England.

Why Manny Fernandes would be the perfect addition to the Moyes Gang  [MEDIA]

30 May
"On a free, Fernandes would be an absolute bargain! It?s definitely a no brainer for me ? although his wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block."

Fellaini being groomed for 'Cahill role'?

30 May
Comments by David Moyes suggest that he sees Marouane Fellaini as a natural successor to Tim Cahill in the "hole" behind the striker.

Rosler wants Bidwell too

30 May
After securing a permanent deal for one Everton loan player, Adam Forshaw, the Brentford manager Uwe Rosler is keen on making a similar arrangement for the other Everton player he's had on loan ? full-back Jake Bidwell.

Back in black for 2012-13

30 May
Everton unveiled the 2012-13 away kit at 8pm this evening, the first kit from their new manufacturing deal with Nike, and it's a return to all the all-black change strip that proved to be good luck a few seasons back.

Jagielka happy to be in England squad

30 May
Phil Jagielka talks about the opportunity of being part of England's Euro2012 squad, and the limited chances of him getting a starting place.

Baines is already at a great club

30 May
Quizzed by reporters at England's training camp yesterday, Leighton Baines says that while he is flattered to be linked with Manchester United, he insists that he is happy at a club that he loves and is focused on the immediate matter of Euro2012.

Pienaar credits Moyes for his lift in form

29 May
Steven Pienaar says that it was advice from David Moyes to be more selfish in the final third that helped him pitch in with four goals after returning to Goodison on loan from Tottenham.

Why Everton should look to Canada in the transfer market this summer  [MEDIA]

29 May
Having made an attempt to sign him in January, Moyes may well be tempted to make another effort this summer. 21- year-old Canadian, David ?Junior? Hoilett, could be snapped up for nothing this summer when his contract is set to expire,

Big Dunc is looking forward, not back

29 May
In an interview with the Daily Post, Duncan Ferguson is at pains to point out his bad-boy days were 20+ years ago. He's now a responsible husband and father of three kids, looking to gain his Uefa coaching badges while working with the Everton Academy.

Jelavic can power Everton towards Champions League  [MEDIA]

29 May
Kevin Campbell insists Nikica Jelavic?s goals should help Everton push for a Champions League place next season.

Why Phil Jagielka over Jordan Henderson makes sense for England  [MEDIA]

29 May
Jagielka's international experience will be far more useful if called upon than Henderson's lack of, even though they play different positions.

Match Of The Past: Everton  [MEDIA]

29 May
For a look back into their archive, we?re going to take in one defeat but three wins and one of the greatest matches in the entire history of the FA Cup. First up is a match from September 1969 against newly-promoted Derby County, follwed by seminal matches against Bayern Munich, Sunderland, Wimbledon and Spurs in the 1995 FA Cup semi-final

Five released from the academy

27 May
Five players from the Everton Academy were released at the end of the season, some have been involved with the academy from the age of 6: Ryan Higgins, James Fitzgibbon, Jordan Barrow, Adam Thomas, and Ben Heneghan.

Jagielka gets England Euro2012 call

28 May
Roy Hodgson has drafted Phil Jagielka off the standby list and into his squad for Euro2012 after Gareth Barry was ruled out of the tournament with a groin injury. Jagielka will join teammate Leighton Baines in Poland/Ukraine next month.

Roy Hodgson must take Phil Jagielka to Euro 2012  [MEDIA]

28 May
The Everton defender was excellent alongside his former club partner Joleon Lescott in Norway and, although he might have to cede a central defensive berth to John Terry or Gary Cahill against Belgium at Wembley this weekend, he might be worth keeping in the side at right-back.

Liverpool Senior Cup Final date set

28 May
Everton will play Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in the Liverpool Senior Cup final on Tuesday 31 July at 7:30pm, it has been confirmed.

Hodgson may turn to Jagielka if Barry is ruled out

27 May
Roy Hodgson may draft Phil Jagielka into the England squad for Euro2012 now that Gareth Barry has been ruled out of next month's tournament with a groin injury.

Garbutt on losing side at Wembley

27 May
Luke Garbutt, the Everton reserve left back who has spent most of the season on loan at Cheltenham Town, was on the losing side in the League Two playoff final at Wembley today.

Donovan hat-trick defeats Scots

27 May
Landon Donovan returned to the US national team after an eight-month absence and scored his first international hat-trick in five years, leading the Americans over Scotland 5-1 in an exhibition match (what the Americans call 'friendlies') before a crowd of 44,438 in Jacksonville, FL. James McFadden was not playing for Scotland.

A new challenge would rejuvenate Landon Donovan  [MEDIA]

27 May
Asked Friday if he?d consider a permanent move abroad, Donovan said, ?I?d be open to anything. I?m always open-minded to pretty much anything.

Moyes's Red Dining Partners

26 
David Moyes speaks highly of failed Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, the new England manager. Moyes recalls a week in Italy when he was learning his coaching badges, and the friendship continued with 'slap-up' private dinners during Hodgson's brief spell in the Anfield hotseat, a throwback to Gerard Houllier's spell there.

Blues duo play in England win

27 May
Everton defenders Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka starred for England in their 1-0 victory over Norway in Oslo this evening which marked Roy Hodgson's first game in charge with a win. Elsewhere, Darron Gibson, John Heitinga, Tim Howard, and Marouane Fellaini were in action for their respective nations with mixed results.

Simonsen loses Wembley slogfest

26 May
Ex-Blues Steve Simonsen and Danny Cadamerteri watch their respective League 1 teams slog through 120 minutes of dreadful goalless football in the League One Playoff FInal between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United who then lost in sudden-death penalty kicks when Simonsen blasted the 22nd spot-kick over the bar, meaning Huddersfield are promoted to the Championship.

Steven Pienaar: Vital or Dispensable | Opta Stats  [MEDIA]

26 May
Luke O'Farrell analyses the impact the South African made after re-signing on loan in January

ToffeeWeb goes 'adaptive'

25 May
In keeping with the increasing number of ways our readers can access the site and the proliferation of devices you use, we've implemented some changes at ToffeeWeb that should provide an enhanced experience for those on handheld and tablet devices.

EFC ranked 23rd-most valuable brand

25 May
In Brand Finance's annual run-down of football's global brands, Everton rank 23rd, an improvement of four places and 28% in brand value over last year.

Luke Garbutt stars in Wembley playoff

25 May
Everton reserve left-back, Luke Garbutt, has put England duty on the back burner in a bid to help steer his loan club Cheltenham to glory in Sunday's npower League Two play-off final against Crewe at Wembley.

Sylvain Distin gets another season

25 May
At 34, the Everton players' Player of the Season, Sylvain Distin has been given a one-year contract extension. He made 33 appearances last season and is looking forward to performing as defensive stalwart for the Blues in another top flight season, his fourth since joining from Portsmouth in 2009 as a replacement for Joleon Lescott.

Qui est le M Baines, n'est ce pas?  [MEDIA]

24 May
Laurent Blanc, coach of England?s Euro 2012 opponents France, reckons he?s got the lowdown on all of Roy Hodgson?s men ? except Leighton Baines, who he doesn?t even know by name... but he has at least heard of Everton.

Cold water poured on Baines reports

24 May
Despite the building fervour in the national press regarding a £12m approach, Everton have had no contact from Manchester United regarding Leighton Baines. Additionally, the Blues have not lodged any inquiry for Kieran Richardson.

Dempsey or Donovan?

24 May
Meanwhile, in the US of A, someone always has to be top dog. And the perennial contest is apparently between Clint Dempsey and ex-Blue, Landon Donovan. According to the USMNT Blog, Clint Dempsey has surpassed Landon Donovan as King of American Soccer.

Struggling to understand Manchester United's interest in Leighton Baines  [MEDIA]

24 May
Baines is a good player ? he?s a decent defender, and his delivery from out wide is excellent. But is this really a signing that would close the gap between United and Manchester City? Does it get them anywhere nearer to recapturing the title? No ? and that?s what everything they do has to be aimed towards.

Tim Cahill one-on-one

24 May
Back in Australia, someone called Fozz chats one-on-one with Socceroos star Tim Cahill about what advice he gives kids; his role models; Everton and the Socceroos.

Moyes keen to keep hold of Cahill

23 May
Seeing the Australian as a key component of his squad, David Moyes will likely rebuff any approach for Tim Cahill this summer.

Neville prepares for coaching future

23 May
While still in no mind to hang up his playing boots, Phil Neville began preparing for his desired future as a coach this week when he started the course to earn his coaching badges.

Jelavic sets his sights on Europe

23 May
Having made a hugely successful transition to the English game, Nikica Jelavic is hoping to fire Everton into Europe next season. The Croatian striker believes that if David Moyes can keep the squad together and add a couple of players, the Blues can challenge for European qualification next season.

Donovan talks Everton

22 May
In an interview on the FIFA website, Landon Donovan has talked fondly about his experience with Everton, and addresses his feelings on a possible return to the club. "I would absolutely like to come back," he says. "Now, whether I'm back as a player or just as a fan, who knows?"

Forshaw makes Bees move permanent

21 May
Everton youngster Adam Forshaw has signed a permanent deal for Brentford after spending much of the season on loan at Griffin Park.

Saha and Pienaar 'disgrace' Spurs!

20 May
Tottenham fans have labelled Louis Saha and Steven Pienaar 'a disgrace' after the pair congratulated Chelsea on their dramatic Champions League penalty shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich.

Baines hopes to kick 'homesick' tag

19 May
Leighton Baines hopes his selection for England?s Euro 2012 squad will dispel the ?nonsense? regarding his supposed homesickness.

McFadden and Hahnemann released

18 May
Everton have released James McFadden and Marcus Hahnemann after their short-term contracts expired, two of six departures announced today. Season-long loan players Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi will also officially leave Everton when their terms are up on 30th June.

Neville: Heitinga reveling in his best position

17 May
Phil Neville believes that competition for places and the fact that John Heitinga is playing in his favourite position are the reasons why the Dutch defender is in the form of his life for the Blues.

Season 2011-12 statistical and tactical breakdown  [MEDIA]

16 May
The Executioner's Bong blog runs the rule over the season as a whole

Jelavic delighted with his 11 goals

16 May
Nikica Jelavic is delighted to have scored 11 goals in his brief time with the club this season; he became the fastest player for a century to reach double figures for Everton.

Baines in Hodgson's Euro2012 squad

16 May
Leighton Baines has been called up for his first major Finals tournament after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad foe the European Championships in Poland/Ukraine next month. There was no place for Phil Jagielka, though, who is on standby should another player have to drop out.

Reserve duo released

16 May
Two of Everton's youngsters, goalkeeper Adam Davies and defender Toto Nsiala, were released by the Club this week.

Everton campaign nets close to £50m

16 May
Everton's share of the Premier League spoils for 2011-12 was just under £49m, with their top-half finish worth an extra £3m alone.

ToffeeWeb named Readers Choice 'Best EPL Club Blog'

15 May
ToffeeWeb has won EPL Talk's Readers Choice "Best EPL Club Blog" award for season 2011/12! The site beat out stiff competition from The Anfield Wrap to win with 37% of the votes.

Cahill red card appeal turned down

15 May
Everton's appeal against Tim Cahill's sending off at the end of the Newcastle game has been rejected by the Football Association.

Everton appeal Cahill red card

14 May
Everton have lodged an appeal with the FA to have Tim Cahill's straight red card from yesterday's win over Newcastle overturned.

Emotional Pienaar in limbo for now

14 May
Steven Pienaar choked up in his final post-match interview of the season with evertontv yesterday, with his immediate future uncertain. Tim Howard revealed that his team-mates handcuffed the Tottenham loanee to the Goodison Park showers in a bid to convince the him to stay but judging by the South African's teary demeanour after the Newcastle game, a permanent move back to Merseyside is by no means certain.

Huge challenges ahead for Everton - Can they improve?  [MEDIA]

14 May
After finishing the season with a victory over a strong Newcastle side, Everton will rightly feel good; but now... What's next?

Blues can be next season's surprise

14 May
Johnny Heitinga believes that Everton have a squad capable of becoming the surprise team of the Premier League next season ? as long as David Moyes isn?t forced to sell during the summer.

'We played some top stuff'

13 May
David Moyes was very pleased with the classy football Everton produced on the final day of the season to comprehensively beat Newcastle and deny them a finish that could have earned them Champions League football next season.

Cabaye apologises for Cahill flare-up

14 May
Yohan Cabaye has issued an apology for his role in the altercation that saw Tim Cahill sent off at the final whistle of Everton's 3-1 win over Newcastle.

TW Player of the Season: John Heitinga

13 May
Mirroring his supporters' Player of the Year award at Everton's midweek gala, John Heitinga has been voted as Player of the Season by ToffeeWeb's readers, beating out Leighton Baines and Maroune Fellaini.

Moyes happy with seventh, say Sky

13 May
David Moyes was keeping his team's seventh place in the Premier League in perspective after today's win over Newcastle, acknowledging that though his sights were set a lot higher, the finish was "a good one" given their poor start to the season.

Everton secure seventh in style

13 May
Everton ensured they would finish in seventh place and above Liverpool with another emphatic home win, this time over Champions League-chasing Newcastle. A lovely, deflected curler by Pienaar set them on their way, followed by a second from Jelavic who scored expertly at the second attempt after Krul had parried. The visitors rallied initially after half time but were undone when Heitinga powered a free header home off a Gibson free kick to make it three. Hibbert's own goal and a red card for Cahill for an altercation with Cabaye after the final whistle couldn't sour the day, though.

Moyes is ready for the beach!

12 May
Everton boss David Moyes has enjoyed his side's late-season charge but is looking forward to his summer break.

The Joy of Six: last-day relegation battles  [MEDIA]

12 May
Rob Smyth recalls six of the most memorable relegation last-ditch escapes, including Everton's in 1994

Everton vs Newcastle United

12 May
With Mersey pride to salvage and £1.6m in league placing revenue at stake for Everton on the one hand and the possibility of Champions League football for Newcastle on the other, the stage is set for something more than a tame end-of-season affair at Goodison Park on Sunday. Rodwell and Anichebe are injured but Gibson, Baines and Neville could all return as the Blues look to secure 7th place with a fifth successive final-day victory.

Moyes faces up to financial reality

11 May
The tight nature of Everton's financial situation is well documented and in admitting that the Club may have to "start trading players more than we would like to," David Moyes has set expectations for the summer as he tries to build on his team's impressive recovery from an awful first half of of the 2011-12 season.

Boss hints at summer horse trading

11 May
David Moyes does not want to lose any of his players but he reluctantly feels it may take some shrewd buying and selling to maintain 7th place or make the next step up.

Everton look the best bet on decisive final day of the season  [MEDIA]

11 May
Newcastle have had a tremendous season, but their tough run-in was always likely to catch them out in the hunt for fourth spot. The win at Chelsea gave their supporters hope, but they were well beaten by City and I think they will struggle at Everton on Sunday.

Who I Would Buy if I was David Moyes in the Summer for Everton  [MEDIA]

11 May
Here are the players who I would buy in the summer for Everton, to add strength and depth to the current squad.

Awards galore at St George's Hall

11 May
Johnny Heitinga took the top honour, Player of the Season, at Everton's annual gala night where a slew of accolades are distributed far and wide, young and old... from Academy players at the bottom rung of the ladder, right up to Chairman Bill Kenwright at the top, who was taken aback when Howard Kendall chose him "for making a contribution so immense, it is difficult to do it justice and this award can only really recognise part of that contribution."

Labone becomes an Everton Giant

10 May
Legendary defender Brian Labone was inducted as an Everton Giant at the Club's 2012 End of Season Awards this evening.

Baxter set to sign new Everton deal

10 May
Jose Baxter has reportedly been offered a two-year extension to his current Everton contract and will put pen to paper at the end of the season.

Jimmy Gabriel: the worst ever Premier League manager?  [MEDIA]

9 May
Based on points per game, Jimmy Gabriel ? Everton's caretaker manager in the early days of the Premier League after Kendall (Mk II) left, is shown to be statistically the worst ever manager.

Jelavic a massive piece of the puzzle

10 May
Talking positively about the task of team-building David Moyes faces as he heads into his 11th year at Goodison Park, he says, ?I can see in my head pictures and directions of where I think we should be going and what players we need to get, which players can help us progress again? ? with bargain striker Nikica Jelavic a massive piece in the puzzle.

Pienaar fined £1,000 for speeding

10 May
Everton FC midfielder Steven Pienaar has been fined £1,000 and had seven points added to his driving licence - after telling a court he missed a previous hearing because he moved house.

In-form Everton to end Newcastle?s Champions League dream  [MEDIA]

10 May
Sunday?s clash could prove one of Newcastle?s greatest tests of the season as they meet an Everton side who have won their last three Goodison Park fixtures in succession.

Premier League Finances laid bare

10 May
This survey in The Telegraph presents the 20 Premier League teams (from 2010-11) with their finances 'laid bare' in a nice web app that allows you to reorder the pack based on: Season position, Debt, Income, Wages Net transfer value, and Cash flow.

Big Nev names his book

10 May
Neville Southall has revealed his forthcoming autobiography will be titled 'Neville Southall: The Binman Chronicles'. The legendary stopper ran a competition on evertonfc.com asking supporters to put forward a name for the book and today picked out Graham Bateman's suggestion as his favourite.

10 Reasons David Moyes is the Right Man for Manchester United  [MEDIA]

10 May
"I see one man more fit for the United job than the others, and that man is Everton?s manager David Moyes."

Everton Transfer Rumours: Clint Dempsey and 6 Other Realistic Summer Targets  [MEDIA]

10 May
Here is a look at some early targets that David Moyes may well be casting his eye over, all of whom would not leave the club drastically out of pocket.

David Prentice joins Everton superfan David France for his Royal Appointment at Buckingham Palace  [MEDIA]

8 May
When David France gazed wistfully at his OBE and quipped: ?I?m very proud, Your Royal Highness, but don?t you have one with a blue ribbon?? David was only half-joking. He was at Buckingham Palace by royal appointment, but his blood flows Royal Blue.

Drenthe rekindles race rumpus

9 May
Lionel Messi has been dragged into a race row by axed Everton loanee, Royston Drenthe. The wayward midfielder alledges in an interview translated from Dutch that when he played at Real Madrid he was repeatedly called 'negro' by the world's best footballer.

Kieran Agard leaves Yeovil Town

8 May
Kieran Agard has left Yeovil Town after just one year at Huish Park with the League One club. Agard, who joined the Glovers from Everton last summer, made 34 appearances for the club and scored six goals.

Barkley takes Keith Tamlin Award

9 May
Ross Barkley claimed the top prize at Everton's annual Academy Awards when he was awarded the Keith Tamlin Award for excellence, attitude and application during their time in the Club's youth ranks.

Snodin joins clamour for Pienaar  [MEDIA]

8 May
Ex-Everton player turned commentator, Ian Snodin, has added his voice to the near-universal calls for Everton to sign Steven Pienaar on a permanent contract this summer

Is Everton's Potential Underestimated?  [MEDIA]

8 May
Moyes appears to be looking forward to another season with the Blues: this article is not about what Everton will become without him; it is to gain an insight into what the club can further achieve under him.

Dean record safe despite Messi spree

7 May
Lionel Messi's incredible deluge of goals for Barcelona this season has broken a slew of records but the one that Evertonians prize, that of Willam Ralph Dean's 60-goal haul in 1927-28, will remain intact for now.

Gibson gets Euro2012 nod

7 May
Darron Gibson has been named in Giovanni Trapattoni's 23-man Republic of Ireland squad for next month's European Championships in Poland/Ukraine. Seamus Coleman is only on standby, however, and Shane Duffy, who made his senior bow in February, has not been selected.

Is It Time English Football Set-Up An Elite Academy League?  [MEDIA]

7 May
Let?s be brutally honest for a moment: football at a reserve level is in a state of disrepair. Teams are littered with players banished from the first-team, those who are recovering from injury or simply those who can no longer continue their development in the academy. The games are played at a monotonous pace in front of a handful of people, with players almost looking embarrassed upon hearing the subdued reaction when they score. Reserve football is so far removed from the intensity and atmosphere of the Premier League that clubs prefer to send their most promising youngsters out on loan, thus saving them from growing stale in such an uninspiring environment.

Everton Club Focus - Wolves draw leaves Toffees set for seventh place  [MEDIA]

7 May
Everton?s run of goal scoring form came to an end in a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the penultimate Premier League game of the season. The result invites the question: Is it one point gained towards the Toffees? aim of finishing in seventh place and with it above Liverpool, or two points dropped?

Jagielka aiming for Euro 2012

7 May
Phil Jagielka has insisted that his, and the club?s, end of season form can catapult him into England?s Euro 2012 squad.

Goal machine runs out of steam

6 May
Everton went into their penultimate game of the 2011-12 season looking for a victory over relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers that would leave them needing just a point against Newcastle United next week to claim seventh place. They played well in the first half and Jelavic scored a typical goal that was wrongly called back for offside. But they were poor in the second half and failed to create any clear-cut chances, apart from a Stracqualursi 'goal' in which Fellaini was correctly ruled offside.

England may have to wait for Neville

5 May
David Moyes has warned England they may need to patient if they wish to lure Phil Neville into Roy Hodgson's coaching set-up.

Case for the Defence

5 May
David Moyes believes the role of the defence has been overlooked in his side's recent resurgence. He said, "Over the year we have tended to be quite defensively strong and hopefully we will finish with a strong defensive record."

Moyes Aims High

5 May
David Moyes says his only motivation for the remainder of the season is finishing as high as possible in the Premier League. But he's not happy about finishing seventh or eighth because that shows no ambition: "At the start of every season, I say I want to win the league."

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Everton

5 May
Everton go into their penultimate game of the 2011-12 season looking for a victory over relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers that would leave them needing just a point against Newcastle United next week to claim seventh place. Gibson, Rodwell, Baines, Neville and Anichebe will all likely miss out through injury and ensure at least one change from the eleven that started against Stoke on Tuesday. KO is 2pm on Sunday.

Moyes is not for selling players

5 May
David Moyes has warned any clubs hoping to cherry pick Everton's best players that he has no interest in breaking up his squad this summer. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have been tracking key midfielder Marouane Fellaini, while Leighton Baines ? Everton's top performer for the last two seasons ? has been linked with Manchester United.

Philip Neville And The Premier League?s Most Overrated Players; Part Two  [MEDIA]

4 May
Phil Neville has had a glittering career at Manchester United, and is now spending his twilight years captaining Everton, all of this despite being remarkably average.

Jelavic named Player of the Month

4 May
Everton's Nikica Jelavic has picked up the Barclays Player of the Month award for April for his blast of goals that has kept the Blues in Champions League-qualifying form since the turn of the year.

25 years ago today...

4 May
It was 25 years ago today that Pat van den Hauwe scored the only goal at Carrow Road to clinch the 1987 Division One title for Everton, the Club's last League Championship to date. The Blues won the title that year by a full nine points but it marked the end of Howard Kendall's stunningly successful first spell in charge at Goodison Park.

Beat LFC: Vote for ToffeeWeb!

3 May
Voting in the EPLTalk's "Best of Season 2011-12 Awards" closes in two days' time on 13th May and ToffeeWeb is nominated for Best EPL Club Blog... but is trailing "The Anfield Wrap" by 8%. Click here to vote if you haven't already.

U-18s edge Bootle in penalty drama

3 May
Everton are through to the Liverpool Senior Cup final, beating Bootle 6-5 in a penalty shootout after the semi-final had ended 1-1 after extra time. Miley put Bootle ahead following a goal-mouth scramble on 38 mins and Everton struggled until George Green came on as a sub and broke forward with pace to set up Hallam Hope for the equaliser, setting up extra time. The young Blues now take on Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Grand Old Team nominated for Best EPL Forum  [MEDIA]

3 May
ToffeeWeb's forum partner, GrandOldTeam.com, is up for Best EPL Blog at US-based football site EPLTalk.com. Vote Blue today!

Heitinga is excelling, says Neville

3 May
Phil Neville says that competition for places in Everton's defence has brought out the best in John Heitinga who is among the leading candidates for player of the season.

Everton set to be rewarded for their post-Wembley strength  [MEDIA]

3 May
Everton are responding to the disappointment of their Wembley loss in the semi-final by producing a strong push in the league to finish above Liverpool.

Two set to miss end-of-season games

3 May
Phil Neville and Victor Anichebe could be out for the remaining two games of the season after picking up hamstring and groin injuries respectively.

Dr France returns to collect OBE

3 May
Dr David France, the father of the Everton Collection, Hall of Fame, Former Players Foundation, etc, was hoping that, on this trip back to England, he would be watching Everton in the FA Cup Final but he must must make do with picking up an OBE from The Queen at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

The quest for a Final spot

3 May
With Everton Reserves having travelled to London yesterday to complete their Reserves League season, tonight's rearranged semi-final in the Liverpool Senior Cup will be contested at New Bucks Park in Bootle by Everton's Under-18s. Bootle haven't won the trophy since 1889, in the days when they comprised Everton's original local derby competition, before the Reds were spawned. Kick-off is 7:45pm. The winners will take on Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Reserves win 2 - 0 at Arsenal

2 May
Everton Reserves traveled to the Underhill Stadium in Barnet this evening and came away with a great win in their final game of the season, against Arsenal Reserves. Ross Barkley scored the first goal after nice work with Jose Baxter, who then scored from the spot after a penalty was awarded to the Blues. They resisted the Gunners blitz to take the points and finish third in the North Section.

Distin enjoying left-back role

2 May
Sylvain Distin says he is enjoying his unfamiliar role as stand-in for the injured Leighton Baines and he was praised by David Moyes for his performance against Stoke in the 1-1 draw last night.

Why David Moyes Has Become One of World's Greatest Managers  [MEDIA]

2 May
It's a testament to his managerial prowess and eye for talent that Everton have not finished outside the top eight for five seasons now. The players who grace his side assume his steely mentality. There's a never-say-die attitude embedded within the side that begins when a transfer first enters the Goodison gates. Moyes continues to do what he does best: win, and win consistently with the resources at hand.

Ferguson will pick Moyes

2 May
Tommy Docherty believes Sir Alex Ferguson will be allowed to choose his own successor and could select David Moyes based on the Scot's record at Everton despite a shoestring budget.

Everton lead in performance analytics

2 May
Everton are currently one of the Premier League's most innovative and progressive teams when it comes to the use of performance analytics. The team has been using match data analysis ever since David Moyes first became manager at Goodison in 2002.

Moyes Settles for a Point

1 May
David Moyes was content with a point at Stoke as his Everton side maintained their strong finish to the season. Everton have gone seven games unbeaten since losing to Arsenal in March and looked set to claim all three points at the Britannia Stadium before Cameron Jerome earned a 1-1 draw for the hosts.

Battle of the Brittania ends drawn

1 May
Stoke is always a tough place to go, and so it proved, despite a gifted nonsense goal bouncing in off Crouch to give Everton a deserved, if fortuitous, lead. But they struggled in the second half to contain an increasingly confident home side, rejuvenated by a key triple substitution that brought about the equalizer from Jerome. But a draw was a fine result considering Liverpool lost at home to Fulham!

Moyes urges Rodwell to focus on Everton

1 May
David Moyes wants Jack Rodwell to forget about trying to make the Great Britain Olympic team for August and concentrate instead on getting fit for the 2012/13 Premier League season that kicks off the same month.

Tim Cahill: It's hard to look forward to playing Stoke City  [MEDIA]

1 May
Cahill admits a trip to the Potteries is far from the perfect place to play for any team and is expecting a strenuous match.

Stoke City vs Everton

1 May
Everton's new-found free-flowing spirit and deluge of goals comes up against uncompromising Stoke at the Britannia Stadium this evening, with the Blues looking to register a seventh League game without defeat to keep hold of seventh place. No Baines, Rodwell or Drenthe again so it could be a similar line-up from the manager for this 7:45pm kick-off.

Everton 4-0 Fulham ? 5 Point Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

29 April
Fulham are the lowest scorers on their travels in the top flight and thus the game was as good as over as a contest by half time.

Why Clint Dempsey Would Be a Great Signing for Everton  [MEDIA]

30 April
Having scored 16 Premier League goals this season, 22 in all competitions, Dempsey would be a great asset to Everton's newly rejuvenated front-line.

Pienaar wants a permanent return

30 April
Steven Pienaar has told David Moyes he wants to turn his loan move to Everton into a permanent deal from Spurs. It is no surprise that he wants a permanent switch back to Everton but he is under contract at Spurs and they will demand a fee for the 30-year-old which may make the move difficult for David Moyes.

Everton will have a fight on their hands for Steven Pienaar  [MEDIA]

28 April
Pienaar?s displays since returning to Goodison on loan in January have increased the clamour to make that switch a permanent one. Sometimes, clubs and players are made for each other. And Everton seem to bring the best out of Pienaar.

Youngsters finish on a high

29 April
Everton Under-18s had to come from a goal down after Manchester United Under-18s took the early lead. Conor Grant levelled for the Toffees early in the second half before Hallam Hope struck 10 minutes from time to give the blues all 3 points in their final game of the season.

A springtime walk in the Park

28 April
Everton scored four goals for the third League game in succession ? and the first time since 1964 ? and extended their remarkable 100% home record over Fulham in an elegant, comprehensive victory. Flying out of the gate, the Blues were soon two goals up, thanks to a penalty for handball lashed home by Jelavic and a fine Fellaini header off a corner. Jelavic doubled his tally with a superb solo effort where he nutmegged Schwarzer with a pinpoint strike from the angle before Cahill put the icing on the cake in a relaxed second half, scoring off a lovely Pienaar chip. Great victory for the Blues!

Moyes: No thoughts of leaving Everton

27 April
Speculation may be rife about David Moyes's next move and whether it will come this summer in the wake of Everton's failure to reach the FA Cup Final but the manager insists he has no plans on leaving Goodison Park. His plan remains to sit down with Bill Kenwright this summer "to see where we are".

Moyes confirms desire to keep Pienaar

27 April
David Moyes says that he is hopeful that Everton can sort out a deal to make Steven Pienaar's loan move from Tottenham permanent this summer.

Everton vs Fulham: How good is Pienaar?  [MEDIA]

27 April
Luke O'Farrell's match preview assesses the impact of Steven Pienaar since his return on loan from Spurs

Everton vs Fulham

28 April
Their tails up again following last Sunday's thrilling comeback at Old Trafford, Everton are looking to carry their Premier League momentum through to the end of the season, with Fulham the visitors for the Blues' penultimate home game. No Baines, Rodwell or Drenthe again so, perhaps, an unchanged line-up. KO is 3pm on Saturday.

Distin happy in left-back role

26 April
Sylvain Distin says that he feels comfortable deputising at left back for the injured Leighton Baines ? indeed, he'd play anywhere he is asked for Everton as long as he's playing. "Even if the gaffer asks me to play goalkeeper, I will do it. I love football. I want to play no matter what ? even as a striker, I will try," the French defender says.

Academy face Bootle in semi-final  [MEDIA]

26 April
Kevin Sheedy's Academy face Bootle in the semi-final of the Liverpool Senior Cup next Thursday, May 3.

New 'leaked' images of 2012-13 kit

26 April
An increasing number of apparently leaked photos would seem to suggest that Everton's first home strip from Nike will switch from amber trim to white trim, with heavy bands around the sleeves, and from a collar to v-neck design.

The statistician?s idea of perfection: Everton at home to Fulham  [MEDIA]

26 April
Everton meeting Fulham in the Premier League is a statistician?s delight. It happens for the 22nd time this Saturday and although it?s a mid-table battle (Fulham trail Everton by just two points) and of little consequence at the top or bottom of the league, it has intriguing statistical interest. Ten times in the Premier League, Fulham have travelled to Goodison and 10 times they have returned south pointless.

Moyes?s Old Trafford heroes should have too much for Fulham  [MEDIA]

26 April
After their enthralling 4-4 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, which saw them come from 4-2 down to claim a share of the spoils, Everton host a Fulham side that have a dismal record at Goodison Park.

Heitinga wants to return to Ajax... eventually

25 April
Johnny Heitinga has stated his desire to return to Ajax at the end of his career, but says he is enjoying his time at Everton in the Premier League.

Moyes wants early summer business

24 April
David Moyes has sent a message to Everton's Board of Directors that he wants to hit the ground running when the summer transfer window opens. "If you can do your recruitment early it makes a big difference... and you get better results sooner."

Supporters Club honour Baines and Vellios

24 April
Leighton Baines and Apostolos Vellios have been named Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the inaugural Supporters' Club Awards at Goodison Park this evening.

Pienaar to answer speeding charges next month

24 April
Steven Pienaar has been given unconditional bail to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court next month after responding to an arrest warrant for failure to answer to two allegations of speeding last October.

Reserves beat Blackburn Rovers

23 April
Second-half goals from Jose Baxter and Hallam Hope saw Everton Reserves complete their home fixtures for the season with a victory over Blackburn Rovers. The game provided run-outs for Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley and Shane Duffy.

Warrant issued for Pienaar's arrest

23 April
A warrant has been issued by a court in Essex for the arrest of Steven Pienaar after the player failed to notify authorities of the identity of the driver caught speeding twice in 11 days in his Aston Martin DBS.

Update: South African website, KickOff.com, suggests that the warrant has been withdrawn and the issue is in the hands of Pienaar's lawyer.

Was allowing Steven Pienaar to leave Tottenham Hotspur Harry Redknapp's biggest mistake?  [MEDIA]

23 April
Redknapp allowed Pienaar to go on loan to Everton in January, but surely he would have been better off keeping him at Spurs? With Tottenham's late season collapse showing no signs of slowing down, it is only right that the failings of Harry Redknapp are brought under close scrutiny. There can be few more costly decisions than allowing South African midfielder Steven Pienaar to leave on loan in January, and failing to replace him.

Baines in PFA Team of the Year

23 April
Leighton Baines has been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. The team is voted for by Premier League players and Baines is the first Everton player to be included since Neville Southall in 1990.

Video: Big Dunc Interview

22 April
Goodison favourite, Duncan Ferguson, discusses his love of Everton, his coaching ambitions and the possibility of management with Sky's Geoff Shreeves ahead of today's clash with Manchester United.

Manchester United 4 - 4 Everton

22 April
After taking a shock lead, Everton fought back from 3-1 and 4-2 down to draw an incredible contest at Old Trafford. Rooney headed in Nani's cross to cancel out Jelavic's opener. Welbeck and Nani gave United a two-goal cushion before Fellaini pulled one back with a volley. Rooney appeared to have sealed victory when he slotted home, only for Everton to score twice in three minutes through Jelavic and Pienaar to secure a brilliant comeback that throws the title race open again.

Why Wayne Rooney is sure to score for Man Utd against Everton  [MEDIA]

21 April
Rooney has been in prolific form for United with 31 goals in all competitions this season. The 26-year-old scored twice against Aston Villa last weekend and he has six goals in his last four games at Old Trafford. So 9/4 for the England striker to net at least twice is great value in this one.

Top 10 would be a great achievement

21 April
David Moyes still feels any kind of a top-10 finish in the Barclays Premier League this term would represent a "great" outcome for his side.

FA Cup semi-final defeat lingers on for David Moyes  [MEDIA]

21 April
He was even closer to glory then ? but David Moyes insists the pain of FA Cup final defeat in 2009 does not compare with the depths of his despair last weekend.

Drenthe's goose is cooked

21 April
According to the Echo, Royston Drenthe?s Everton career is almost certainly over after he was banished by David Moyes for twice being late for training ahead of the club?s FA Cup semi-final defeat. The 25-year-old has been told to stay away from Finch Farm and fined the maximum amount possible by the furious Blues boss, who is not planning to include him for any of the season?s remaining five games.

Manchester United vs Everton

22 April
David Moyes is hoping to finally taste victory at Old Trafford at the 10th time of asking as he takes his morale-sapped charges along the M62 for their first game since the disappointment at Wembley. Baines, Rodwell (both hamstring) and Drenthe (disciplinary action) are all ruled out. KO is 12:30pm on Sunday.

Moyes calls for retrospective action for divers

20 April
David Moyes says that players who feign fouls or injury by diving should face retrospective disciplinary action and has vowed to fine any of his players who try to con referees in this manner.

Moyes refuses to be drawn over Drenthe

20 April
David Moyes was in no mood to expand on Royston Drenthe's future at Everton, abruptly ending his pre-match press conference this afternoon and walking out after a reporter asked him if the Dutchman's Everton career was over.

Manchester United trust in Old Trafford fortress as Everton seek second win in 20 years  [MEDIA]

20 April
Even when United don?t have perfect records against some opponents, their results tend to be exceptionally good nonetheless, even against other ?big? teams who one would typically epxect to be challenging for a top six place. Teams like Everton. David Moyes? team, who are Sunday?s visitors to Old Trafford, have just the one victory in 19 Premier League games there and that was 3-0 in the first mid-week fixture of the Premier League era back in August 1992.

You can't win with kids

20 April
Ross Barkley is fit but has featured just once ? as an 82nd-minute substitute ? since being forced onto the sidelines by a knee injury in November, and it appears unlikely that David Moyes would bring him back into the first team for Old Trafford.

Gibson explains Everton move

19 April
Darron Gibson denies he was a failure at Manchester United, insisting he never got the chance to earn a regular first-team place at Old Trafford. Since moving to Merseyside, Gibson has been a first-team regular, making 12 starts in all competitions, a run only broken by a knee ligament injury suffered in February.

Moyes facing Baines headache

19 April
For the first time in at least two years, David Moyes has to deal with the absence of Leighton Baines, one of the key components in his side, after the defender suffered a grade two tear of his hamstring towards the end of last weekend's defeat at Wembley. The England international is ruled out of Sunday's trip to Old Trafford and is likely out at least until the last game of the season against Newcastle.

The goals begin to flow for Nikica Jelavic, Everton?s silent assassin  [MEDIA]

18 April
Jelavic provides a physical presence and appears adept at scoring even when playing relatively poorly. He has also exhibited a steely determination and innate confidence ? missing chances does not faze him.

This Liverpool Fan Wants The Everton Manager To Stay For 10 More Years  [MEDIA]

18 April
Three trips to Wembley, a couple of European jaunts and an overhaul of the squad, not bad for ten years work? Not great for Everton, but it'll suit Liverpool down to the ground...

A day of days?  [MEDIA]

18 April
A superb poem about the ill-fated FA Cup semi-final

Reserves win at Bolton

17 April
Substitute Hallam Hope won tonight's Reserve game for Everton at Bolton with a cool 89th minute finish after it had looked like stalemate for most of the match.

The Game of My Life

17 April
Gary Ablett is one of a very small group who have won the FA Cup for both Liverpool and Everton. He came to Everton when things went sideways fro him at Anfield, but became part of Joe Royle's infamous Dogs of War who fended off all comers to lift the FA Cup at Wembley in 1995. Gary sadly lost his battle against cancer and died earlier this year, but wrote this book last year to tell his own message about football, and about life.

Jagielka putting team first

17 April
Phil Jagielka is prepared to bide his time until he gets his chance to reclaim a first-team place after being dislodged by the pairing of John Heitinga and Sylvain Distin.

Fellaini wants reinforcements

17 April
Marouane Fellaini says that he hopes the Everton Board "loosen the purse strings" this summer so that David Moyes can bolster the squad to take the team to the next level. "I would love for us to get in some reinforcements," the Belgian says. "It would make us more competitive."

Stubbs works on Barkley's all-round game

16 April
With David Moyes hinting that Ross Barkley may come back into first-team contention before the end of the season, Reserve Team Coach, Alan Stubbs, says he is working on developing the defensive side of the midfielder's game.

A final plea to Kenwright and Moyes  [MEDIA]

16 April
"Whoever it is that makes a stand, be it Kenwright, Moyes or the players, something has got to change. Doing nothing AGAIN is not an option."

Wembley dream died because Everton froze  [MEDIA]

16 April
David Prentice's post-cup derby analysis is spot on

Moyes is not for quitting

16 April
Phil Neville has dismissed fears David Moyes may consider his Everton future after the heartbreak of the FA Cup semi-final derby defeat. Moyes cut a despondent figure after the match, prompting questions over his desire to continue working within the tight financial restraints of the club. But Neville insisted: ?The way he has managed us in the last month or two suggests to me that he is in it for the long-term."

Ambitious Moyes has to move on to fulfil his potential  [MEDIA]

16 April
Ian Ladyman in the Mail suggests that David Moyes is deserving of a bigger stage than Goodison Park

McNulty hints at Moyes's tactical blunder

15 April
Portions of Phil McNulty's blog at the BBC Sport website barely hint at the Manager's poor decison to try and 'contain' Liverpool rather than cashing in on a tremendous opportunity to pay back the misery Everton have suffered at their neighbour's hands on big Wembley occasions in the past.

Merseyside united again on Hillsborough anniversary

15 April
The City's two teams may have clashed on the pitch at Wembley yesterday but back on Merseyside Everton and Liverpool were united once in more in remembrance of the Hillsborough tragedy that claimed 96 lives 23 years ago.

Drenthe cut for disciplinary reasons

15 April
Royston Drenthe was axed from the squad for yesterday's semi final at Wembley for disciplinary reasons, Everton have confirmed.

Moyes beaten by history and Liverpool as Everton miss the boat again  [MEDIA]

14 April
"The bitter truth for Everton is that they will probably never get a better chance to break an FA Cup hoodoo against Liverpool dating back to 1906"

Everton Manager's Negative Approach Has Cost Team Again  [MEDIA]

14 April
It's high time that Everton boss David Moyes started to come in for more criticism regarding his negative tactics. Another typically over-cautious display saw the Toffees squander a 1-0 lead and ultimately lose the FA Cup semifinal 2-1 to Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

Moyes cites players' mistakes

14 April
Stating his belief that his side had "weathered Liverpool's storm quite well" for the first 20 minutes of the second half, David Moyes blamed individual mistakes by Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman for another defeat against the arch enemy this afternoon.

Blues throw it away again

14 April
The biggest Merseyside derby in 23 years and Everton were gifted a goal in the first half as Agger and Carragher hesitated in defence and the ball cannoned off Cahill for Jelavic to score. Everton were in the driving seat but ceded the initiative after half-time with an increasingly disjointed display, compounded by a horrendous Distin error that gifted Suarez the equaliser. And the final insult: Carroll heading the winner with three minutes to go.

Moyes: Everton are underdogs but are in top form  [MEDIA]

14 April
David Moyes says his team arethe underdogs despite being in top form going into Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley. The Toffees have won four and drawn one of their last five matches.

The story of the goal that never was  [MEDIA]

14 April
Unearthing the painful memories of the Clive Thomas semi-final from 1977

The local boys who are the heart and soul of Moyes' Everton  [MEDIA]

14 April
"This is a great club. We know what the fans are thinking and we try to get that across."

Gibson learning to fire in Everton engine room  [MEDIA]

14 April
"The football here is a lot different to what it was at Manchester United. I was shocked at how hard we worked. It took me a few games to get used to it."

Managers under pressure to define their season  [MEDIA]

14 April
Victory over Liverpool at Wembley plus the club's first trophy for 17 years would be a fitting way for Moyes to mark 10 years as Everton manager.

Merseyside derby is football's sibling rivalry  [MEDIA]

13 April
"If The Old Firm is rooted in religion and 'El Clasico' a matter of cultural identity, the Merseyside derby is football?s sibling rivalry."

Liverpool vs Everton

13 April
The biggest Merseyside derby in 23 years kicks off under the Wembley Arch this Saturday with Everton bidding for a second final in three years and a chance to atone for the disappointment of the 2009 Final against Chelsea. With a virtually fit squad, the expectation is that Moyes will field the same team that started the replay at Sunderland. KO is 12:30pm with live coverage on ESPN.

Everton Looking to Break Recent Trend and Beat Liverpool  [MEDIA]

13 April
On Saturday when Everton take on Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semifinals, the Toffees will look to break the recent losing trend they have had against their Merseyside rivals. Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Everton have only won three out of 16 Merseyside derbies, managing four draws.

Bilic not surprised by Jelavic's flying start

13 April
Slaven Bilic says that Nikica Jelavic is perfect for Everton's style of play and is not surprised that the "Flying Fortress", as he is known in his homeland, has begun his Goodison career so well.

Wembley here we come  [MEDIA]

12 April
Setting the scene ahead of the biggest Merseyside derby in 23 years

Pienaar focused on the here and now

12 April
Steven Pienaar's agent insists his client is not looking beyond the end of this season as far as his future goes.

Merseyside united again?  [MEDIA]

12 April
As Liverpool and Everton prepare to meet at Wembley, two fans' groups are urging the clubs to work together for a happier future

Barkley plays as Reserves draw

12 April
Everton Reserves drew 1 - 1 with their counterparts from South Wales at Finch Farm this afternoon. Silva put them into the lead on the hour but the Swans equalized with 15 mins to go. Ross Barkley played the full 90 minutes along with Shane Duffy and it would seem unlikely that either will be on the Subs bench at Wembley for Saturday's big game.

Howard expects Wembley nerves

12 April
Everton's Tim Howard believes the team that conquers their early nerves will emerge victorious from their FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.

David Moyes for England? What Stands In The Scot?s Way?  [MEDIA]

11 April
Moyes is still hailed as one of the finest of his generation of managers, because football people know what he has to battle against just to keep Everton where they are. Managers from Sir Alex Ferguson down paid fulsome tribute to his abilities at every press conference ahead of this weekend?s Premier League fixtures. So why doesn?t anyone mention him as a possible England manager?

Moyes happy with 'underdogs' tag

11 April
The Official Everton Website says that David Moyes is comfortable with Liverpool being considered the favourites for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. But he insists he is taking a group of players to Wembley that will give everything to bridge any gap and book a place in the final.

Euro2012 heartbreak for Rodwell

10 April
Jack Rodwell's season is effectively over ? and in all likelihood his hopes of playing in Euro2012 this summer ? after the England international suffered a grade one tear to his hamstring in training at the weekend. It's the sixth time he has injured his hamstring this season and he will now visit specialist Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt in Germany to diagnose the source of his continuing problems.

Wembley allocation sold out

10 April
Everton have announced that the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley is now sold out after fans snapped up the remaining tickets today.

Irony alert: Clive Thomas criticises standards  [MEDIA]

10 April
"I don't see that the referees of today are even in the right positions to give right decisions. That concerns me," says the man behind the infamous 1977 decision that cost Everton a place in the FA Cup Final.

Returning to Wembley will be magical

10 April
David Moyes says it's magical to be leading out Everton at Wembley again. And this time he expects to be spoilt for choice with all players available (except for Stephen Pienaar who is cup-tied). The team is on a good run, playing with confidence and scoring goals. Moyes puts this down to the injection of fresh blood in January, plus the longer-serving players buckling down and regaining lost form.

10 Reasons to Believe Blues Can Lift the FA Cup  [MEDIA]

10 April
Losers of both Merseyside derbies in league play, the Toffees have been granted an uncommon third chance to see if this time really is the charm. Everton were their own worst enemies in the previous two encounters, with Jack Rodwell?s red card and David Moyes? conservative selections arguably the difference makers.

But now the story is different: In 2012, Everton have earned a total of 26 points in league. By comparison, Liverpool have only taken nine.

Hillsborough tribute at semi-finals

10 April
A minute's silence to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster will be held before this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. Players from all teams involved will also wear black armbands in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who died on April 15, 1989 at the semi-final with Nottingham Forest.

Jelavić named player of the 6th Round

10 April
Nikica Jelavić has been named the player of the round for the FA Cup quarter finals after scoring one and setting up the other in Everton's stirring replay victory at the Stadium of Light.

Watch Liverpool v Everton in the FA Cup live on ESPN this Saturday  [MEDIA]

10 April
Watch Liverpool v Everton in the FA Cup live on ESPN in the UK from 11am on Saturday 14th April.

Anichebe warns Liverpool: Everton are on the rise  [MEDIA]

10 April
Victor Anichebe has warned Liverpool that Everton are on the rise going into their FA Cup semi-final showdown.

Road to Wembley: How Everton FC reached the 2011/12 FA Cup semi-final  [MEDIA]

10 April
Everton took full advantage of a few home draws and negotiated a replay away at Sunderland to set up a mouth-watering Wembley tie against Liverpool in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Everton fans should enjoy Jelavic while they can  [MEDIA]

9 April
A slightly jaundiced view of Jelavic's career progression from a Rangers fan suggests the Croatian won't be at Goodison for very long

Relaxed goalfest great for confidence

9 April
Everton completed their preparations for Saturday's big game at Wembley in the best way possible, with another handsome win over Sunderland and no injuries or suspensions incurred. The line-up was much changed but the domination and crisp football continued, and after a quiet first half the Blues conjured four goals: one for Gueye, delightful curled efforts by Pienaar and Osman, and one that will no doubt go down as an own goal after Anichebe's shot deflected off Colback and in to complete the rout.

Everton v Sunderland

9 April
Easter Monday and Sunderland return to Goodison Park for the fourth meeting between these two sides in four months. It's less than a week before the FA Cup Semi-Final so Moyes, with practically a full squad at his disposal, is likely to rest more of his best players this time around in anticipation of the crucial clash with Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday. KO is 3pm with limited coverage in select overseas markets.

New Everton Shareholders website

8 April
The Everton Shareholders Association have unveiled a new website. Established in 1938, the ESA is the oldest such organization for club shareholders, one of the original intentions was that it should act as a form of watchdog over important matters at the club.

Expansive Blues not tight enough

7 April
On a run of three straight 2-0 wins and up to seventh, Everton took a first-half lead against Norwich with a deft touch from Jelavic. They allowed Norwich back into it a little too easily and it stayed that way until the break. With Fellaini on and causing trouble, Pienaar benefited to set up Jelavic for a sweet second strike. But Everton could not deliver the knockout blow, despite coming close, allowing Holt to equalize again. Fellaini did his best to secure an Everton win but Norwich did well to earn their point.

Norwich City vs Everton

7 April
On a run of three straight 2-0 wins and up to seventh, Everton face two League games in two days over the long Easter weekend which will surely prompt some more squad rotation from David Moyes with the big cup derby looming next Saturday. Rodwell and Coleman are out but there's been no confirmation on Drenthe's return. KO is 3pm.

Everton bow out of Dallas Cup semis

6 April
In the semi-finals of the Dallas Cup, Coritiba defeated Eintracht Frankfurt and will play the winner of Everton v Manchester Utd, who got off to a good start with an early goal. but after a poor start, Everton came back into the game and put the young Red Devils under considerable pressure in the second half. That was until Hallam Hope was shown a red card for stomping on a Manc... The Blues tried their best but United caught them on the break and that was it: Game Over.

A great learning curve

6 April
On the Official Website, Kevin Sheedy talks about the great experience his young Academy lads are having at the Dallas Cup in Texas, where they have progressed to the semi-finals and now meet local Northwest rivals Manchester United. The match kicks off at 8 pm CDT (2am BST). Ross Barkley is their trump card: the captain, who needed match time, has scored three goals in three games.

Football Quarter may get special status

5 April
The concept of a Football Quarter for Everton and Liverpool could be given special city status, possibly in the form of a Business Improvement District or a Mayoral Development Zone.

Everton move on to the semi-finals!

4 April
Everton's Under-19s played their final game in Bracket C of the Gordon Jago Super Group at the 33rd Dallas Cup against Club Bolivar of Bolivia. They needed a lot of goals to top the group, and did great in the first half, scoring FIVE, with a hat-trick for Anton Forrester. Just one more in the second half gave them a 6 - 0 win... but will it be enough to reach the semi-finals of the Dallas Cup? Coritiba beat Kashiwa 4 - 1 in the final group game and therefore progress to the semi-finals as group leaders. Everton joined them as the wildcard team with the best 2nd-place record... and on Friday they now play... Man Utd!

Anichebe looks beyond 'Super Sub' tag

3 April
Victor Anichebe is happy to be involved from the bench on a weekly basis but is determined to become a regular. He has scored all four of his goals after coming off the bench.

8 Reasons the Blues Can Win FA Cup Semifinal  [MEDIA]

2 April
With Everton playing their best football of the season and Liverpool their worst, the Blue half of Merseyside may start to feel confident about the Wembley tie, but the thought of the 3-0 defeat at Anfield weeks ago is still fresh in the memory.

Barkley scores again but Blues lose

2 April
Everton's Under-19s played their second game in Bracket C of the Gordon Jago Super Group at the 33rd Dallas Cup against Kashiwa Reysol of Japan, and got off to another great start, Ross Barkley putting them into the lead again after just 6 mins. Anton Forrester and John Lundstram scored and the Blues went in ahead 3 - 2 at half-time but could not hold off the Japanese onslaught and went behind 3 - 4.

Gibson needs the treatment...

2 April
David Moyes has been talking about the acquisition of Darron Gibson, who seems to have revitalized the Everton midfield in his 10 games so far ? none of which have been lost.

Stoke (A) match date set

2 April
Everton's Premier League game at Stoke City has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1 May. The match, originally due to be played on 14 April, was rescheduled after the Blues reached the semi-final of the FA Cup. Everton will now travel to the Britannia Stadium on 1 May for a 7:45pm kick-off.

Everton 2 Norwich 1: David Moyes tuning his vintage Darron Gibson?  [MEDIA]

2 April
This bizarre headline accompanied what passes for a match report on Everton's 2 - 0 defeat of West Brom in the dreadful Daily Express.

Moyes & Kenwright on Sky

1 April
In this video clip that aired on Goals on Sunday, David Moyes and Bill Kenwright look back over 10 years under the Scotsman's management, including some interesting comments about one single topic: Money.

Barkley kicks off Dallas Cup in style!

1 April
Everton's Under-19 side, led by Ross Barkley, kicked off the first big game in the Gordon Jago Super Group of the 33rd Dallas Cup this afternoon at the FC Dallas Stadium in Dallas, TX. Everton are in Bracket C and the first opposition is Coritiba from Brazil, and the Blues got off to a great start, Barkley heading them into the lead after just 2 mins. They held on despite some Brazilian magic, Coritiba hitting the post and Barkley missing a sitter.

Blues win on Cruise Control

31 March
A tired Everton roused themselves sufficiently to overpower a poor West Bromwich Albion and collect 3 more League points in the battle for sixth place. Pienaar returned along with Jagielka but Coleman (thigh), Rodwell (hamstring) and Drenthe (extended leave) were all absent again. Osman put the Blues in front with the benefit of a heavy deflection, credited to McAuley. Victor Anichebe made things a lot more comfortable with a good second goal barely 5 minutes after coming on for Tim Cahill.

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion

31 March
Everton must turn their minds back to the League this weekend with the visit of West Bromwich Albion and important League points on offer in the battle for sixth place. Pienaar is eligible once more but Coleman (thigh), Rodwell (hamstring) and Drenthe (extended leave) will likely be absent again. KO is 3pm.

Proof of Owners' Funds

30 March
This article reports pertinent comments made by a couple of FA insiders regarding club ownership and the largely meaningless 'fit and proper persons' test. It also echoes the Blue Union's demand for owners to establish an escrow account as clear evidence of the funds available to support the club into the future.

Moyes: I should have rested more players

30 March
David Moyes now claims he made a mistake in not resting even more players for this month's Merseyside derby in order to help the club's FA Cup run.

Early Semi-Final Kick-Off

30 March
Everton's FA Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool has been given an early kick-off of 12:30pm on 14 April by the FA, possibly to avoid clashing with the Grand National, or to limit alcohol-fueled fan troubles, and will be carried live by ESPN.

Possible unfair ejections raise concern

29 March
A number of Everton supporters ejected from the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night may have been so unfairly according to a supporters group who have enlisted the assistance of the Football Supporters Federation over the matter.

Stand Together and Make A Change  [MEDIA]

29 March
An appeal for Evertonians to take the high road at Wembley next month

David Moyes is the best

29 March
Tim Cahill has hailed David Moyes as the best manager around for the job he has done at Goodison Park. Cahill is a huge admirer of Moyes and he feels the Scot deserves unstinting praise for what he has done on such a small budget compared to other clubs.

Everton sign Nike kit deal

29 March
As expected, Everton have signed a three-year kit manufacturing deal with Nike which comes into effect starting next season. The sportswear giant takes over from Le Coq Sportif and will be the official and recognised technical partner on all of Everton's match and training kits.

Supporters' Unfair Ejection from the Stadium of Light  [MEDIA]

29 March
Following Tuesday?s emphatic 2-0 victory over Sunderland, a number of worrying issues have been raised with The Blue Union with regards to the ejection of our several of our fans from The Stadium of Light for what appears to be minor offences.

Under-20s head out for Dallas Cup

29 March
Everton Academy have been invited to play in the 33rd Dallas Cup which kicks-off on Sunday. In the Under-20s competition, Everton have been drawn in Bracket C of the Gordon Jago Super Group and will face sides from Brazil, Japan and Bolivia.

Everton find blueprint for ending Wembley heartache against Liverpool  [MEDIA]

28 March
Everton will need a repeat of the composure, the adventure and the tactics that shattered Sunderland to overcome another facet of their DNA on 14 April.

Moyes praise for Jelavic

28 March
Reflecting on the added dimension Nikica Jelavic has brought to his attack, David Moyes has praised the Croatian for his match-winning exploits last night.

Dominant Blues down sorry Black Cats  [MEDIA]

28 March
A fan's review of the cup win at Sunderland

Club announces Wembley ticket info

28 March
Everton have released full details on the Club's allocation for the FA Cup semi final on 14th April. Priority will be given to season ticket holders, tickets will go on sale on Friday 30 March from 8am and can only be purchased online or by phone.

Club gesture bolstered traveling army

28 March
The huge contingent that traveled to the Stadium of Light, and whose support, as described in the Independent, provided the team "with such raw fervour it took your breath away," was bolstered by Everton's decision to lay on 50 free coaches for the quarter final replay.

Moyes: Liverpool will be favourites

28 March
David Moyes says that Liverpool will be the firm favourites to reach the FA Cup final after the Toffees set up an all Merseyside semi with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday night.

Cahill salutes team spirit

28 March
Tim Cahill lauded the team's performance last night as they swept into the semi-finals with an emphatic 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

An evening with David Moyes

27 March
This Thursday, 29th March, the Liverpool Hilton Hotel will be hosting an evening with the Everton manager who will talk candidly about his decade in charge at Goodison. Packages that include a four-course meal and cash bar start at £80 per person (+VAT).

Singing the Blues!!!

27 March
A rampant Everton steamrollered over the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light tonight to set up a date with Liverpool at Wembley next month. Building on an impressive start, Jelavic stroked home a superb opening goal after excellent work by Fellaini and Gueye's low cross. There should have been many more goals, Jelavic missing a sitter by firing wide with just Mignolet to beat, but one finally came in bizarre circumstances when substitute Vaughan mis-kicked Jelavic's shot into his own net! That sent the raucous traveling Blues contingent into rapture and back to Merseyside on a high.

Rodgers resists tactical put-down

27 March
Brendan Rodgers has rejected suggestions that Swansea City lost out in the tactical battle against Everton last weekend. And the Swansea manager has insisted Everton's pressing game is not a blueprint for other clubs to follow when they come up against his side.

Sunderland vs Everton

27 March
So here we are... A sixth match in 17 days sees Everton travel to the northeast for their biggest game of the season thus far, a do-or-die FA Cup quarter-final replay against Sunderland. Coleman is injured, Pienaar cup-tied and Drenthe is on compassionate leave, so Moyes will be short on options in wide areas as the Blues aim to extend their good record against the Black Cats and book passage to Wembley. KO is 8pm with live coverage on ITV 1.

Why Tottenham should stay well away from David Moyes  [MEDIA]

26 March
Harry Redknapp will likely leave the club and stain his career with the England manager?s job ? and that could trigger a series of events which derails all the progress at White Hart Lane. If and when Redknapp leaves, the retention of the squad he has assembled is almost completely reliant on who Daniel Levy names as his successor. This is why mention of David Moyes should be a concern.

Compassionate Leave for Drenthe

27 March
According to The Guardian, David Moyes has stated that Royston Drenthe will not play any part in tonight's FA Cup 6th Round replay at the Stadium of Light, missing a second game in succession for what Moyes described as "a family situation. I have given him some compassionate leave."

Pressure now on them, says Moyes

26 March
Sunderland produced a good performance to hold Everton at Goodison Park and take the FA Cup 6th Round tie back to the Stadium of Light. But David Moyes says Martin O'Neill's side are now the favourites to go through and meet Liverpool at Wembley in the semi-final.

Preparation was key, says Neville

26 March
Phil Neville believes Everton's fine victory over Swansea City was down to meticulous tactical planning and preparation, after a scouting mission by David Moyes: ?The gaffer came down a couple of weeks ago and watched Swansea play against Manchester City and he was impressed."

Moyes still moaning about fixtures

25 March
David Moyes was still moaning at the weekend about having to play midweek and weekend games through most of March: "We have had a lot of tough games, it's been a real tough period for us. The Premier League have not helped us out," said Moyes.

Kenwright Interview: no surprises

26 March
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright is still working 24/7, even while lying in bed listening to music, according to a new interview that covers the usual subject matter re Everton and expands on his main work as a theatre impresario.

Forshaw on the mend after jaw break

25 March
Everton Reserve winger Adam Forshaw has had to have surgery to fix a broken jaw sustained during Brentford's 2-0 win over Rochdale yesterday. The 20-year-old is on loan with the Bees and is hopeful of playing again before the season is over.

Scintillating Second-Half Blues

24 March
A reasonably strong Everton side did the double over Brendan Rogers's men in fine style, despite a rather important impending FA Cup tie looming on Tuesday. Fit-again Gibson returned as Moyes rested Fellaini, Heitinga and Drenthe, who may be injured. After a controlled first half where Everton contained the Swansea well, Baines won and executed a superb text-book free-kick to put the Blues ahead. Everton really stepped up the style after that, Jelavic having three golden chances, and scoring on the third to give The Blues a rare two-goal lead, with Pienaar, the real star of the show, not even getting an assist!

Swansea City vs Everton

23 March
With the momentum of their good run of results since mid-January stalling, Everton face a tricky-looking trip to Swansea as they look to get back on track by doing the double over Brendan Rogers' men. Fit-again Gibson may return and Moyes might make other changes ahead of the all-important FA Cup quarter-final replay at Sunderland.

Youngsters extend loan deals

22 March
Jake Bidwell, Adam Forshaw, Aristote Nsiala, James Wallace and Luke Garbutt have all had their current loan deals extended and will now complete the 2011-12 campaign away from Goodison Park.

Young Keeper Roberts off on loan

23 March
One of Everton's young Reserve goalkeepers, Connor Roberts, has gone on loan with Colwyn Bay who play in the Blue Square Bet North. Roberts is probably fifth or sixth in line for Tim Howard's position, behind Mucha, Hahnemann, Davies, and Fitzgibbons.

Baxter on target again

22 March
Yet another Reserves game, just when they are not needed, with most of the first-team squad required to combat senior fixture congestion. Players like Vellios and Baxter, who are now well beyond the periphery of Moyes's vision, went through the motions and secured a point, Conor McAleny playing his last game before going to Scunthorpe on loan. Baxter scored early and Everton looked to be holding on for a win until the keeper Adam Davies gave away a late penalty.

McAleny joins Scunthorpe on loan

23 March
Everton Reserve striker Conor McAleny has been farmed out on loan to Scunthorpe United for the remainder of the season to gain more first-team experience the Iron have now confirmed on their official site.

Officials deny Everton a point

21 March
Everton recovered from a shaky start in which they struggled to contain Arsenal and conceded disappointingly from a corner, only to have an excellent goal, worthy of Wenger's Gunners themselves, incorrectly disallowed for offside on Drenthe. The Blues largely dictated the rest of the contest but couldn't find the killer final ball to break down an accomplished back line or force a real save from Szczesny.

Rodwell's injury problems

21 March
Jack Rodwell will undergo a series of tests on his nervous system as Everton hunt the cause of his persistent hamstring problems. A series of niggling hamstring injuries has restricted Rodwell to just two first-team games since making his full England debut against Sweden in November.

Everton vs Arsenal

20 March
Everton face Arsenal and a reunion with Mikel Arteta as the in-form Londoners come to Goodison Park. Steven Pienaar is back again after being cup-tied for the Sunderland tie, but Darron Gibson won't be fit until Saturday at the earliest and both Seamus Coleman and Jack Rodwell will need further treatment on their recurring thigh and hamstring problems respectively. KO is 8pm.

Distin extends Everton contract

20 March
Sylvain Distin has agreed terms on a new deal before his contract expires at the end of this season. The 34-year-old always had the option to stay at Everton for a further 12 months, and he has extended his contract though June 2013.
[Postscript, Distin did not sign his new contract until the season was over in May]

Midfield prospect picked up from Norwich

19 March
Everton appear to have drafted Norwich youth graduate, Sam Kelly, in from Norwich City. The 19-year-old midfielder recently updated his Twitter profile to reflect his move.

Rats and Gray on the Good Old Days

19 March
On TalkSport this morning, Kevin Ratcliffe reminisced about the golden days of Everton in the 80s with Andy Gray, who incredulously had no idea Rats was an Evertonian through and through.

Reserves draw with Wolves

19 March
At a time of first team fixture congestion, probably the last thing wanted is a slew of Reserves games, so it's not surprising that few of the teamsheet for today's game, their 5th game in a month, against Wolves have seen much first-team action (Duffy, Baxter, Vellios, McAleny), with regulars Barkley and Weir, McFadden and Mucha all missing. Everton led thanks to Lundstram's first-half strike but Wolves levelled after the break. Substitute Andy Thomas missed a late chance for the Blues.

Young RSA keeper coming in on trial

19 March
Young South African goalkeeper Judd Berg is jetting out to England for trials at various clubs, including Everton. Berg, who is a member of the Farouk Abrahams Goalkeeper Academy, will be training at League One club Walsall until his Everton trial officially begins on 2 April.

Sunderland Replay confirmed

19 March
Everton's 6th Round FA Cup replay against Sunderland will take place at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday 27 March (KO 8pm). The game will be broadcast live on ITV1, and will decide who faces Liverpool in the semi-final at Wembley on 14 April.

Moyes not yet vindicated for decision to rest players in Anfield defeat  [MEDIA]

19 March
"He has to take the tough decisions for the football club but, if we get a win at Sunderland and then reach the FA Cup final, will he be vindicated? I don't think vindicated is the right word."

Have We Squandered Our Best Chance Of Silverware Under Moyes?  [MEDIA]

18 March
Despite taking to the pitch with their strongest team, Everton still lacked creativity and killer-instinct in the crucial final stages of yesterday's FA Cup Quarterfinal tie against Sunderland.

Draw offers Everton revenge incentive

18 March
In the draw for the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Everton may play Liverpool should they be successful in getting past Sunderland in the upcoming 6th Round replay a week on Tuesday at The Stadium of Light. In the other semi-final, Chelsea play Spurs or Bolton.

Elstone rules out redevelopment

16 March
Despite evidence to the contrary provided by various groups over the years, Everton CEO Robert Elstone maintains that Goodison Park cannot be redeveloped ? it would be too expensive ? and he reiterates the failed business model of Destination Kirkby as the way forward.

Now Moyes blames the Premier League

17 March
David Moyes has tried to deflect some of the criticsm for his decision to surrender last week's league derby by fielding a a heavily weakened team, blaming the Premier League for "letting themselves down" and "demeaning the FA Cup" by scheduling the game for last Tuesday.

Stymied Blues taken to unwanted replay

17 March
Everton must overcome Sunderland on their own turf if they're to reach Wembley after a full-blooded cup tie ended all-square. The visitors stole an early lead when a quick free-kick caught the Blues napping and Bardlsey lashed the ball in low through a crowd. But when Cahill diverted Jelavic's header home off a great Baines cross in the 23rd minute, it was game on. The frenetic pace inevitably flagged in the second half, though, and the Blues lacked the guile to win the tie on home ground despite dominating the second half.

How Everton are building a new generation of little boys Blue  [MEDIA]

17 March
David Prentice on the importance of Everton's new policy of cheap entrance for under 16s

Moyes has no regrets over derby team

16 March
Despite widespread criticism for changing six players in a winning side, David Moyes has no regrets over his controversial team selection for the Merseyside derby loss to Liverpool.

Baxter goal secures Reserves win

16 March
Skipper Jose Baxter's solitary goal was enough to lift Everton Reserves over Sunderland and extend the Blues' second string's unbeaten run to seven games.

Everton vs Sunderland

16 March
Everton are aiming to pick up the pieces after Tuesday's horror show at Anfield with victory over Sunderland in the FA Cup this weekend, with a trip to Wembley for the semi-finals awaiting them if they can pull it off. Pienaar is cup-tied, Gibson is still injured and Moyes reveals that a couple of niggly injuries surfaced in the derby that will need to be assessed before he can name his team. KO is 12:45pm.

Moyes marks 10 years at Everton

14 March
It was 10 years ago today that a relatively untried young manager, David Moyes, arrived at Everton tasked with arresting an alarming slide towards relegation. He succeeded impressively, marking the first milestone in a decade so far at Goodison that has made him the third-longest serving manager in English football and the envy of much of the Premier League.

Moyes?s selection: A white flag to the demands of a top club  [MEDIA]

15 March
Chris Smith feels that Moyes's approach to the derby made a mockery of the fans

Why Moyes is making a priority of the FA Cup  [MEDIA]

14 March
"The reason for Moyes becoming one of the very few managers this century to prioritise the FA Cup over league commitments is simply that a prize is on offer in the Cup, and Everton stand one game away from a semi-final at Wembley."

Jagielka: Derby defeat adds pressure

14 March
Phil Jagielka admits that last night's derby debacle will add more pressure to Everton as they prepare for the vital FA Cup quarter final on Saturday but is confident David Moyes will pick the right team to get the job done against Sunderland.

Moyes not disappointed with loss

13 March
To rub salt into Everton wounds following a disgraceful performance at Anfield, David Moyes came out with an outstanding piece of logic in his post-match excuses: "Had you said to me before the Spurs game ?you will get two draws? I would have said ?that?s okay?; as it is, I have got three points from the two games so I'm not disappointed with that.?

Moyes's Anniversary Capitulation

13 March
The most winnable Anfield derby for aeons... or so they said, with Liverpool on a run of three defeats and Everton riding high unbeaten in nine games, Evertonians worldwide ready to celebrate Moyes's 10th Anniversary in style with his first win ever at Anfield. Instead, with more than one eye on the weekend's challenge (now possibly made considerably harder) of beating Sunderland in the FA Cup, Moyes made SIX changes to his winning team and effectively handed the game to Liverpool, who waltzed through this one on the back of a Steven Gerrard hat-trick.

Moyes going for derby win

12 March
While disappointed at the timing of the Anfield derby, coming as it does just days before an FA Cup quarter final, David Moyes says that he and his team will go into tomorrow evening's derby to "try to win".

Liverpool vs Everton

12 March
Everton cross Stanley Park for the re-arranged Anfield derby on Tuesday evening hoping to hand David Moyes the perfect 10th anniversary present with his first victory at Anfield. Steven Pienaar returns after missing the win over Spurs and Darron Gibson is the only injury absentee as the Blues look to take seventh spot from Liverpool. KO is 8pm.

Moyes v Redknapp: tactical battle

12 March
David Moyes v Harry Redknapp: a detailed analysis of contrasting styles revealed in Saturday's game suggests that both are highly talented, but both still need to diversify in order to establish themselves in the top tier of coaches.

David Moyes on ten years in charge of Everton  [MEDIA]

12 March
An entertaining interview with Andy Gray and the crew at TalkSport to celebrate 10 years at Everton.

Moyes critical of players

12 March
David Moyes blames the poor form his Everton side showed in the first half of the season on the players returning to the side that beat Tottenham. However, the manner of Saturday's win in the second half surprisingly drew more critical analysis rather than praise from the manager.

Lies, Damn Lies and Kenwright Statistics  [MEDIA]

11 March
The so-called biggest blue in the world has constantly told lie after lie and yet some people perceive him as ?poor old Bill?. The Mersey Juror will continue to attack the Everton board because it believes they are liars and cheats and something stinks at the club. This piece provides the charge sheet against Bill Kenwright and his shameful litany of lies.

Kenwright not frightened Moyes will leave

11 March
David Moyes may be linked with various managerial roles but Bill Kenwright says that he isn't frightened by the prospect of him leaving to manage another club.

Everton 1-0 Spurs ? 5 Point Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

11 March
The Blues lined up in the accustomed 4-4-1-1 with Jelavic making his debut through the middle supported by Tim Cahill. Seamus Coleman came in ?initially on the left ? with Drenthe on the right. There was a welcome return for Leon Osman and his twinkling toes in central midfield meaning that Phil Neville shifted to right back.

Name Southall's Autobiography!

11 March
Fans of Everton and Wales legend, Neville Southall, have a unique chance to help him name his forthcoming autobiography. Southall said: "I want Evertonians to name the book because they are the people who know me better than anyone."

Tottenham victory further fuelling the David Moyes myth at Everton  [MEDIA]

11 March
So if Everton can play like they did yesterday, then why are they ninth in the league? If a team can hassle top-level sides so efficiently, and can subdue the most attackingly potent teams in the league, why are they only capable of it against the top 6?

Moyes: Everton is for me

11 March
David Moyes says that he plans to sit down with Bill Kenwright this summer to discuss the next five years at Everton. The Scot is frequently mentioned in discussions regarding the hot seats at Chelsea and Tottenham but claims that 'nothing will turn my head'.

Win sets Blues up for a big week

10 March
Now nine games unbeaten, David Moyes hopes his side can keep their fine run going as Everton enter a vital week for their season, with a derby meeting with Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday and an FA Cup quarter-final with Sunderland next weekend.

10 Things That Would Change with a New Everton Owner  [MEDIA]

10 March
What exactly would change with a new Everton owner? Fans have a general notion that the club would improve, and there?s a lot of truth to that. For more specific examples, consider these 10 things that would change when a new moneybag-laden buyer strolls down Walton Lane.

Moyes embarrassed by 'the whole 10 years thing'

10 March
Amidst the flood of accolades and praise from every quarter celebrating 10 years as Everton manager for David Moyes, the man himself admits to being a bit embarrassed about it all ? especially as he doesn't have any silverware to show for it.

Jelavić strike lifts Everton over Spurs

10 March
Everton condemned Spurs to a third straight League defeat thanks to a solo strike by Jelavić on his full debut. The Croatian side-footed beautifully past Friedel to give the Blues a lead they defended desperately in a fraught second half as they shrank into their defensive shell. The visitors pummeled the Everton area forcing saves from Howard and nearly stole a point when Saha's shot came off the post deep into stoppage time.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

10 March
Everton go into this televised, late-afternoon kick-off looking to make it nine games unbeaten in all competitions since their last defeat, coincidentally enough against Spurs in January. Phil Jagielka has another week's training and Reserves action behind him as he vies for a starting spot in central defence, while Nikica Jelavić will be hoping that his lively sub appearance at QPR will earn him his home debut. KO is 5:30pm. (Live stream from the Dark House starts at 4:00pm.)

When Moyes leaves Everton it?ll be the end of something big  [MEDIA]

9 March
It?s now been 10 years since David Moyes first appeared barking on the Everton touchline, and he?s still going strong. In fact, the beast has grown stronger, so much so that Mike Calvin and the Life?s A Pitch panel wonders whether it might be time for the Goodison Park boss to take things up a notch and take the reins at a Manchester United or a Chelsea.

What to expect from the new Nike Everton kit  [MEDIA]

9 March
Everton will ditch Le Coq Sportif after three years and turn to Nike in a three-year deal. While reports of a £10m bonus for Moyes are reportedly wide of the mark, Everton fans are excited by the news.

Saha to play for Spurs? Or Not?

9 March
David Moyes has claimed a 'gentleman's agreement' between Everton and Tottenham will prevent Louis Saha facing his former club in tomorrow evening's fixture. However, Moyes will not be surprised to see Saha on the field for Spurs if Harry Redknapp decides he is needed...

Blue Union calls off Spurs protest

9 March
A protest planned for the Spurs match has been called off by the Blue Union after 'significant fan feedback' via their various constituent member groups. The reason given being that the team is now doing well and "now is not the time".

Howard contract extended to 2016

8 March
Tim Howard has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract that will keep the United States' number 1 at Goodison Park until 2016. "I couldn't be happier. I've had a smile on my face ever since we finalised the deal," the 33-year-old told evertontv.

Jagielka faces fight for team place

8 March
Phil Jagielka is expecting a battle to get his place back in the Everton side after he made a successful return from a knee problem during the reserves clash against Liverpool in midweek due to the form of his team-mates.

Massive new shirt deal heralded

8 March
Everton are apparently set to sign a new three-year deal with massive US kit manufacturer Nike. The Toffees' existing deal with Le Coq Sportif expires in the summer and the club will make the switch for the start of the 2012-13 season. However, the new deal will not provide the suggested £10million cash windfall for manager David Moyes's transfer plans.

Pienaar forced to sit out again

8 March
He was ineligible for the Blackpool FA Cup tie and Steven Pienaar will have to watch from the stands again as Everton take on Tottenham, the team that holds his permanent contract, on Saturday.

Barkley to get more senior games

8 March
Ross Barkley has only made five senior appearances for Everton this season, most recently as a late substitute in last month's FA Cup win over Blackpool, but David Moyes says he is planning to step up the 18-year-old's development in the coming weeks with an extended run in the side.

Moyes has done an amazing job

7 March
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the managerial achievements of fellow Scot David Moyes, wh, he says, has done an amazing job at Everton. The pair have struck up a close bond and there are plenty who feel Moyes will one day replace Ferguson as manager of Manchester United.

Gentleman Johnny Carey

7 March
If you know your history, mention of his name triggers the refrain ?Taxi!? ? a saying coined from Carey?s infamous dismissal as Everton manager in a London cab in 1961 and still shouted at football managers over 50 years later. However, to remember Carey only for this incident would do a huge disservice to a man still regarded as an icon in his native Ireland and amongst Manchester United supporters.

Barkley benefits from dropping back

6 March
Not much has been seen of Ross Barkley for the last six months. The prodigious talent of the young starlet was the talk of the town at the start of the season but Alan Irvine explains how David Moyes put him back in the U-18s as part of his continuing development.

Mini-derby ends goaless at Goodison

6 March
A pretty strong and experienced Everton Reserves side featured a number of the recovering players David Moyes is hoping to have back fit and ready to face the "terrible" sequence of upcoming first team fixtures in the next couple of weeks. Jagielka, Rodwell, Osman, Coleman and Anichebe all featured along with Barkley, Duffy and McFadden but no-one could break the deadlock against a determined Liverpool side at Goodison Park in a game that ended 0-0.

Everton Res 0 - 0 Liverpool Res [FT]

6 March
A pretty strong and experienced Everton Reserves side featured a number of the recovering players David Moyes is hoping to have back fit and ready to face the "terrible" sequence of upcoming first team fixtures in the next couple of weeks. Jagielka, Rodwell, Osman, Coleman and Anichebe all featured along with Barkley, Duffy and McFadden but no-one could break the deadlock against a determined Liverpool side at Goodison Park this afternoon.

Long-term managers a thing of Premier League past  [MEDIA]

5 March
David Moyes's Everton tenure puts Andre Villas-Boas's Chelsea sacking into perspective.

Moyes's ambition remains strong after 10 years at Everton  [MEDIA]

4 March
'Project' appears to have replaced the word 'club' in the lexicon of many ambitious young managers, but do not expect David Moyes to bandy around such buzzwords.

Nevin wants David Moyes to replace AVB  [MEDIA]

4 March
"I would grab Everton's David Moyes in two minutes, get him in there and tell him to start the dynasty." ? Football Analyst Pat Nevin

Everton Youth hammer Forest 5-1

4 March
Everton?s youngsters got back to winning ways yesterday, thumping Nottingham Forest in an emphatic 5-1 win. Two goals in the first half from Hallam Hope and Tom Heneghan put them in a half time lead then capitalised further by adding three more in the second half through Andy Thomas, Matthew Pennington and another from Hope.

Is Kenwright Hoping To ?Strike it Lucky??  [MEDIA]

4 March
If you wanted to predict the future, you?d state ?if there is a supporter?s protest at Everton Football Club, or if season tickets are up for renewal, the Everton board will come out with a cock-and-bull story regarding 3 or 4 parties interested in buying the club. I?m getting the name Jain.? These days, it is pretty much guaranteed to happen...

Moyes calls for a 20% Pay Cut!

4 March
David Moyes has a bold and radical vision for improving the national sport: ?Everyone in the Premier League takes a 20 per cent pay cut to put football finances back on an even keel and allow a significant reduction in ticket prices to make football more affordable for the ordinary fan.?

Drenthe goes from hero to villain

3 March
Everton extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a score draw at Loftus Road. After Cahill had smashed one off the bar early on, Drenthe set the Blues on their way with tremendous long-range strike into the corner of the net. But it was from the Dutchman's clumsy foul that QPR equalised five minutes later and the two sides neutralised each other in the second half, the late introduction of Jelavic unable to break the deadlock.

Everton: A sleeping giant that needs to awake quickly  [MEDIA]

2 March
With the club constantly defying the odds in the league, a great squad of talented players, a top class manager and finances that are restrained, but not awful, Everton will never be a more appealing proposition than now. Investment simply has to come if this giant club is to fully awaken.

Credit Everton FC for trying to win back the lost generation  [MEDIA]

2 March
Ian Doyle in the Daily Post applauds Everton's decision to offer cut-price season tickets to junior fans

Queens Park Rangers vs Everton

2 March
Everton are in Premier League action for the first time in three weeks as they travel to Loftus Road looking to inflict more misery on QPR and gain revenge for that August defeat at Goodison Park. Jelavic, Osman and Rodwell are available again after injury but Gibson misses out with a knee injury.

Is Marouane Fellaini the Top Flight?s Most Aggressive Midfielder?  [MEDIA]

2 March
Marouane Fellaini has been in great form lately playing a key role in Everton?s annual mid season up turn in form as the Blues close in on a trip to Wembley. This post takes a look at the Big Belgian?s aggressive style, his strengths and weaknesses and ponder if the club?s record signing is the league?s most aggressive ball winner from central midfield?.

Mixed messages on Gibson injury

2 March
David Moyes suggests that overplaying Darron Gibson by selecting him for every game since his arrival (none of which have ended in defeat) after he had played so little this season could be a factor in causing the injury that will now sideline him for up to a month. However, he adds, "It's not been an over-use injury or something that we've done..."

Reserves derby at Goodison

2 March
Everton Reserves will play Liverpool at Goodison Park next Tuesday, 6 March, with a 2pm kick off. Only the Upper Bullens will be open for paying fans (£4) or free for season card holders.

Team USA Keeper Talks Italy, Klinsmann, Everton and EPL  [MEDIA]

1 March
US international goalkeeper Tim Howard was back home in Manchester when I caught up with him on Thursday evening ? tired and happy after playing a full part in Team USA's hugely encouraging 1-0 win against Italy.

EU court rejects fixtures copyright claim

2 March
The Premier League's copyright claim on match fixture lists has been rejected by European Union judges who ruled that compiling match fixture lists did not entail the creativity required for copyright protection.

And Arsenal make it four in 12 days

1 March
Everton's home fixture against Arsenal will now take place on Wednesday 21 March (kick-off 8pm). The game, which will not be televised, was originally scheduled for Saturday 17 March but has been moved due to Everton's involvement in the 6th Round of the FA Cup.

Eric Dier takes a step closer

1 March
Eric Dier's chances of a permanent transfer to Everton have been boosted by parent club Sporting Lisbon ending his third-party ownership. Sporting had sold 50% of the rights for his registration to Quality Football Ireland Ltd but now have full control of the 18-year-old, opening up the possibility of a full transfer to Everton.

International Blues

29 February
Leighton Baines played in England's friendly defeat to the Netherlands, who featured one Johnny Heitinga. Tim Howard kept a clean sheet in Napoli to secure an impressive US victory over the Italians. Duffy came off the bench for Ireland; Jan Mucha sat on the bench for Slovakia; Nikica Jelavic came on as second-half sub for Croatia as they lost 3 - 1 to Sweden.

Rodwell & Osman back in the frame

29 February
Leon Osman and Jack Rodwell are in contention for a return from injury in Saturday's Premier League clash with QPR. Neither man has played for the first team since the 2-1 defeat by Bolton on January 4, with Osman ruled out by a knee problem while Rodwell has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Barkley stars for England U-19s

28 February
Ross Barkley was the star player in England Under-19s 2 - 1 victory over the Czech Republic at Brisbane Road last night. Barkley created the first goal for Spurs? Harry Kane, and also set up the move which led to the Three Lions? second ? headed home by Chelsea?s Pat Bamford.

Season Tickets set to rise

28 February
Season Ticket prices at Everton are to rise for the first time in three years but the club will look to build on the success of their child discount scheme with the launch of a new £95 initiative. Adult tickets have gone up by 3% with the most expensive £672 and the cheapest, in the family enclosure, just £399 - and no under-16s will pay more than £199.

Osman scores for Reserves

28 February
On his way back from injury, Leon Osman scored Everton's second goal in a 2 - 2 draw with Bolton Wanderers after Magaye Gueye scored earlier and João Silva was sent off. Francisco Junior made his first appearance in a Blue shirt after joining Everton as a free agent, and James McFadden got a decent run-out, while Jack Rodwell continued his recovery from injury, playing 65 mins.

David Moyes and the Enormous Glass Ceiling  [MEDIA]

28 February
This is the crossroads that soon faces David Moyes. He has been the steady hand on the tiller for Everton for a decade now and has rightly been praised for continuing to steer his club to top half finishes when their resources have been significantly weaker than those available to the clubs above them. But for all of this what does Moyes have to tangibly show for his ten years on Merseyside?

Derby Day is Tuesday 13 March

28 February
The Anfield derby, postponed from last weekend, has been rearranged for Tuesday 13 March, kick-off at 8:00 pm.

Shane Duffy set for senior debut

27 February
This week marks a return for Shane Duffy to the scene of the astounding training ground accident that almost two years ago, put him life-threatening injury that required emergency surgery at the Mater Hospital with a ruptured liver. Thanks to swift medical attention, Duffy was released from hospital a couple of days later, going on to eventually recover and get back onto the the Academy development path, capped recently with a few first-team appearances for the Toffees.

Jelavić itching to play

28 February
Nikica Jelavić says he can't wait to get out on the pitch again after a frustrating, injury-plagued start to his Everton career. The Croatian forward came through training unscathed last week and while he is itching to play against QPR at the weekend, he has flown back home for his country's midweek friendly with Sweden.

Big Nev has Blues Up for the Cup

27 February
Neville Southall believes Everton are in a good position to progress in this year's FA Cup campaign: ?There?s more pressure on the other clubs in the quarter finals to win it. But there?s no reason why Everton can?t go all the way."

James McFadden, Scotland & Everton

26 February
James McFadden, Scotland and Everton striker. What?s going on with him now? Well, he?s trying to get fit, trying to learn the game again, he says. His mind knows what he wants to do but his body hasn?t been allowing him to do it. He?s at Everton until the summer and who knows after that. Nothing?s ruled in and nothing?s ruled out. He?d just like to get some game-time before the end of the season.

U-18s lose local scrap

24 February
A poor second half performance saw Everton U-18s beaten 3 - 1 by Liverpool U-18s today after the first half ended even when Gethin Jones had fired home an equaliser. Some heroic goalkeeping from Connor Roberts included a remarkable penalty save two minutes from time but blues captain John Lundstram had been shown a straight red for a two-footed challenge with studs showing during the latter stages of the second half.

Lunchtime KO for Sunderland tie

24 February
Everton?s FA Cup quarter final against Sunderland will be played on Saturday, 17 March at Goodison Park, with a lunchtime kick-off at 12:45pm. The game will be screened live on ITV1.

Neville to coach England U-21s

24 February
Phil Neville is to take his first step in coaching by helping England Under-21s with their preparations for next week's Euro 2013 qualifier. The Three Lions take on Belgium at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night and Neville will be helping out Brian Eastick and John Peacock.

Southall to publish autobiography

24 February
Neville Southall, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time and one of English football's defining figures over a career that spanned more than two decades, has decided to tell his extraordinary life story. deCoubertin Books have announced that they will be publishing the autobiography of the Everton and Wales legend in August, but he needs help from Everton fans to choose the right title.

Royston Drenthe gives Everton an edge, says Tim Howard  [MEDIA]

23 February
Royston Drenthe?s unpredictability can give Everton FC a crucial edge as they bid to continue their recent revival, says Tim Howard.

Gibson could be out for four weeks

23 February
Worrying news from Ireland suggests that Darron Gibson could be out of action for up to four weeks with a knee injury. In an article in today?s Irish Daily Star, it is claimed that he will travel to London to have it assessed tomorrow as doctors fear he will be sidelined for four weeks after David Moyes was forced to withdraw the 24-year-old in the 82nd minute of the FA Cup 5th Round win over Blackpool.

Jelavic looking to score some goals

23 February
Now suffering from a 'stomach injury' (strangely no mention of athletic pubalgia), Nikica Jelavic is thinking about opening his Everton account, especially against Liverpool... but will he be fit for the derby, still to be rearranged from this coming weekend?

United game moved for TV coverage

23 February
Everton's trip to Old Trafford, originally scheduled for Saturday, 21st April will now kick off on Sunday, 22nd April and screened live on Sky Sports with a 12:30pm kick off.

Ferguson fingers Moyes in his Top Six  [MEDIA]

22 February
"At this moment, there are maybe half a dozen managers doing well in the Premier League. David Moyes has been unbelievable. I put him in the top six because what he's done at Everton has been quite miraculous.?

Weir enjoying life back at Everton  [MEDIA]

22 February
David Weir insists he is already enjoying life back at Everton, a club he represented for eight years, in a coaching capacity.

A pathway to Europe

22 February
Everton Captain Phil Neville believes that the FA Cup represents the club's best chance of securing their return to European competition with a quarter final against Sunderland at Goodison Park ahead in the coming weeks. Neville told Everton TV, "Part of the history of the club is winning and playing well in Europe and the FA Cup is probably our best opportunity of getting there."

Forshaw off on Brentford loan

22 February
Reserves midfielder Adam Forshaw is heading off to join Brentford on a month?s loan. The 20-year-old has been in good form for the Club?s reserve side this season and, pending the completion of paperwork, he will join Jake Bidwell at Griffin Park to gain some senior experience.

Liverpool Res 1 - 1 Everton Res

21 February
No sooner had David Weir returned to Everton than he was straight into the Reserves side, Alan Stubbs being short of defenders in the local mini-derby against Liverpool this afternoon. Apostolos Vellios put the Blues ahead but they did not take control of the game and allowed Liverpool to pull back and gain a point.

David Weir returns to Everton

21 February
David Weir has returned to Everton as a coach five years after leaving the club for Rangers. Weir, who made 269 appearances during eight years at Goodison Park, will work with the youth and reserve teams. The defender, who turns 42 in May, will also be eligible to play for Everton's reserve side.

Wallace extends loan at Tranmere

20 February
Tranmere have extended James Wallace's loan stay at Prenton Park by a further month. Wallace joined Rovers in January and has impressed during five first-team appearances.

Stracqualursi settling in now

20 February
Denis Stracqualursi believes he has overcome his early-season struggles and an extended run in the team has boosted his confidence. The Argentinian admits he took time to settle in and adjust to life and football in England. However, he has started the Toffees' last five matches and has repaid manager David Moyes with three goals, all of which have been in victories.

Another one for the Future

20 February
Sky Sports claim that Everton have tied up a deal for Australian starlet Jake Adelson. The 16-year-old midfielder attracted attention from a host of clubs, but Everton have won the race for his signature.

Everton to play Sunderland at Home

19 February
In the draw for the FA Cup Sixth Round, Peter Reid pulled out ball number 2 to have Everton playing another of his old clubs, Sunderland, at Goodison Park on 17 March ? a seventh successive home cup tie this season for David Moyes.

Holloway backing Everton for glory  [MEDIA]

19 February
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway hopes Everton go on to lift the FA Cup this year after his team were knocked out at Goodison Park.

Big clubs will come sniffing for Moyes

19 February
Fans Liaison Officer, Graeme Sharp has told TalkSport it is only a matter of time until a big club comes sniffing for Everton boss David Moyes. Speculation surrounding Moyes?s future is something the Blues will have to become used to, due to Moyes?s relative success at Goodison.

FA Cup 6th Round Draw at 4:10pm

19 February
The draw for the FA Cup Sixth Round will be broadcast live on FATV and ITV1 at 4:10pm on Sunday. Everton have ball number 2 and Peter reid will be doing the honours (after he is given a replica of the 1986 Cup Final Losers' medal he auction off to benefit Plymouth Argyle).

Early goals book Everton a place in quarter-finals  [MEDIA]

18 February
Two goals in the opening six minutes proved enough for Everton to get past Blackpool at Goodison Park and book their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Rooney watches Everton in the FA Cup  [MEDIA]

18 February
Once a blue, always a blue... Wayne Rooney pays visit to Goodison Park to watch his old club Everton in the FA Cup.

Moyes reflects on another injury crisis

18 February
David Moyes has reflected on the lack of players he faced ahead of the FA Cup 5th Round win over Blackpool. Steven Pienaar was cup-tied while Landon Donovan was stricken with flu. Tim Cahill was injured while Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman and Jack Rodwell are still working their way back from injuries, as is Victor Anichebe, while Nikica Jelavic remains stricken by athletic pubalgia, and Shane Duffy has an ankle injury.

Jelavic suffering from athletic pubalgia

17 February
Nikica Jelavic says he is frustrated his career at Everton has been put on hold, as he continues to suffer from athletic pubalgia, an inflammation of the pubic bone. The injury forced the former Rangers striker to miss the 2-0 win over Chelsea last Saturday and, depending on the severity, he could require groin surgery.

Donovan signs off with mixed feelings

18 February
The old theory that you should never go back has not applied to Landon Donovan. For the second time in three seasons, the American has thrived on loan at Everton and the club have responded in kind, though saying farewell after Saturday's FA Cup tie with Blackpool is not without its benefits. "Of course I'll miss it. How would you not want to be part of this?" he says. "But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about laying on a beach on Monday."

Blues blast beats Blackpool bravado

18 February
Everton won a place in Round 6 comfortably thanks to an electric start that had them 2-0 up inside seven minutes. Fellaini set up Drenthe for a lovely curled shot that had Goodison rocking in the sunshine after just 49 seconds, and Stracqualursi followed that up by poking home from close range off a great Drenthe corner. Fellaini might have scored at least a hat-trick, Stracqualursi and Drenthe were denied by Gilks and Phillips ballooned a late, unjust penalty over the bar at the end as Howard closed out another clean sheet.

Everton vs Blackpool

18 February
Everton have the FA Cup quarter finals in their sights as they entertain Championship side Blackpool in another home tie in front of a Goodison faithful yearning for a return to Wembley and an opportunity to make right on the disappointment of 2009. Pienaar is cup-tied, Donovan could miss out with the flu and Jelavic may have a groin issue but Coleman is fit again. KO is 3pm.

Donovan down with a bit of the flu

17 February
Landon Donovan could be forced to miss out on his planned Everton farewell after David Moyes confirmed he is a doubt for tomorrow's FA Cup 5th Round meeting with Blackpool: "Unfortunately he's got a bit of the flu which he's picked up and he'll be a doubt for the game on Saturday."

An Everton Fan On How Suarez Exposed The Madness Of Certain Kopites  [MEDIA]

17 February
Liverpool fans have lost it. The whole Suarez affair has tipped them over the edge and exposed them for the lunatics they are. An Everton fan explains how he knew what they were like all along...

Big Denis can be the new Big Dunc at Everton  [MEDIA]

17 February
Argentine striker Denis Stracqualarsi has shown encouraging signs of progress in recent months at Goodison. Can he emulate Duncan Ferguson?

Moyes is good enough to manage Man Utd  [MEDIA]

17 February
That's what Ian Holloway thinks in the now usual pre-match managerial back-slapping session

Everton have criminally underachieved this season  [MEDIA]

17 February
For Everton it perpetually seems to be a season of two halves. The trend goes that they play like utter dross until January, then suddenly become amazing. Recent wins against Man City and Chelsea suggest that they?re at it again.

We've got an axe to grind, says Neville

17 February
Defeat in the 2009 FA Cup final still eats away at the Everton captain, Phil Neville, and he is determined to put it right. David Moyes's men lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Wembley almost three years ago but the disappointment of that reverse still rankles with Neville. Hopes of earning another shot at the trophy they last lifted in 1995 have been raised in recent weeks, with Everton odds-on favourites to come through their fifth-round meeting with Blackpool at Goodison Park tomorrow.

Jagielka & Osman getting close

16 February
Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman are getting closer to a return to full fitness after sidelined by injuries for the past few weeks. Jagielka damaged his medial knee ligaments against Bolton back on January 4th and has not played since, but he is expected to return within the next two to three weeks. That is the same time as midfielder Leon Osman who has had a minor operation to remove some floating bone in his knee and he too is expected to return within the same time scale.

Which Premier League Club should you support?  [MEDIA]

16 February
A flow-chart approach to choosing your most suited team

Michael Ball's Rangers money madness

16 February
Michael Ball says he realised Rangers were heading for financial meltdown ? because he had to pay £4,000 to Everton every time he wanted to play for the Scottish giants after he passed 60 games for them.

Silva recalled to cover for Saha

15 February
With the appearance of João Silva, playing for Everton Reserves on Tuesday and scoring the final goal in the 6-3 win over Newcastle, it seems he was recalled early from his season-long loan back home in Portugal at Vitória de Setúbal to provide cover for the loss of Louis Saha on the last day of the transfer window.

Green is young England hero

15 February
Everton youngster George Green was the debut hero for England Under-16s as he struck in the last minute in a 1-0 win over Spain. Green made his first appearance for the Young Lions by coming on at half time in Madrid and sealed victory with a curled effort from outside the area in the dying stages.

Reduced ticket allocation at QPR

15 February
Everton fans will face a scramble for only 1,700 tickets to the Premier League game at Loftus Road on 3 March, after Everton declined to guarantee 3,000 tickets for the substantial Blues following in London, and the clubs failed to agree on a compromise.

Coleman & Barkley score for Reserves

14 February
Seamus Coleman made a goalscoring return for the reserves more than a month after being sidelined with a thigh problem. And teenager Ross Barkley, who made such an impact in the first two months of the season but has not featured since 26 November because of a knee problem, also stepped up his bid for full fitness with a run-out and goal in the 6-3 win over Newcastle at the club's Finch Farm training complex.

Everton complete Júnior signing

14 February
Everton have sealed the capture of midfield prospect Francisco Júnior after the 20-year-old put pen to paper on a 4½-year deal which is subject to international clearance.

Senior call-up for Shane Duffy

13 February
Shane Duffy has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for this month's friendly against Czech Republic following an injury to Richard Dunne. The 20-year-old Duffy will join up with Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for training on February 26, three days before the friendly with Czech Republic at the Aviva Stadium.

Donovan heading back to MLS...

14 February
Landon Donovan would like to turn his brief taste of the Premier League with Everton into something more permanent... once he has led his LA Galaxy to more MLS success. "It would be hard to go to any other club now so if anything were to happen I would imagine it would be here at Everton," Donovan told Reuters in an interview.

Moyes repeats 'poor form' indictment

13 February
David Moyes has repeated his claim that he would not have paid to watch Everton in the first half of the season because of his side's lacklustre form.

Garbutt extends Cheltenham loan

13 February
Cheltenham Town have extended the loan spell of Everton defender Luke Garbutt by a further five weeks. Left-back Garbutt was due to return to Goodison Park after Tuesday's game with Torquay, but will now stay with the Robins until 20 March.

Pienaar: The feeling is unbelievable

13 February
Steven Pienaar is reveling in his goalscoring return to Goodison Park that helped Everton comfortably beat Chelsea yesterday. "The feeling is unbelievable... I was going wild and it means a lot to the supporters to score a goal against Chelsea."

Moyes holds Everton dream

12 February
David Moyes insists he has not taken Everton as far as he can and hopes to still be the club's manager when new investment is finally found. He has been mooted as a contender to take charge at Tottenham Hotspur, if Harry Redknapp leaves White Hart Lane at the end of the season to become England coach. However, rather than jump ship to North London, Moyes wants the Toffees to emulate the progress Tottenham have made in recent years, providing chairman Bill Kenwright can secure fresh investment.

Dogged Everton power past Chelsea

11 February
Everton had more misery to dish out for a top-four side as they powered to a third successive home League win over Chelsea, underpinned by another determined, industrious performance. Pienaar marked his return to Goodison with a fine chest down and finish after just five minutes and a crunching second-half Neville tackle on Cole allowed Donovan to notch another assist, Stracqualursi burying the ball past Cech from the American's flick forward.

Everton vs Chelsea

11 February
With last weekend's weak display at Wigan having sabotaged the optimism created with the defeat of City and that evening's transfer business, Everton need another big performance against a top-four team to keep their hopes of sneaking into Europe alive. Jack Rodwell's injury setback rules him out but the two new boys, Pienaar and Jelavic, are again in the frame. KO is 3pm.

Villas-Boas will respect Everton

10 February
Andre Villas-Boas maintains he will not make the same mistake as Manchester City counterpart Roberto Mancini and underestimate Everton. "We never underestimate Everton because our record at Goodison Park is not impressive," Villas-Boas said.

Rodwell setback in his recovery

10 February
David Moyes has revealed a setback to Jack Rodwell's recovery. Rodwell had trained this week after recovering from injury but has now reported feeling a tightness in his troublesome hamstring.

Fresh faces provide a welcome boost

9 February
Leighton Baines believes Everton's business during the January transfer window has given everyone at the club a lift. The Merseysiders are now unbeaten in four league games and Baines believes the fresh faces have provided a welcome boost.

Drenthe?s benching is a terrible defeat for entertainment  [MEDIA]

9 February
Everton?s re-signing of Steven Pienaar in the final seconds of the January transfer window may well spell the end of Royston Drenthe?s long-term hopes of remaining at Everton, and is the latest example of the David Moyes mantra of perspiration over inspiration.

Tony I'Anson's vision for Trust Everton

8 February
In a broadly targeted follow-up to the initiative we headlined some weeks ago, Tony I'Anson is featured in today's Echo, talking about Trust Everton and the vision of one day having the fans owning Everton's state-of-the-art training facility at Finch Farm. The venture is receiving a lot of support, including a strong endorsement from Andy Burham, MP (see link below) and we would encourage fans who have not already completed the online survey to do so now.

Everton will face Blackpool

7 February
Everton's opponents in the FA Cup 5th Round will be Blackpool after the Seasiders' convincing win over Sheffield Wednesday in their 4th Round replay this evening.

Rodwell returns to full training

7 February
Jack Rodwell has returned to full training with Everton as he looks to put his latest injury nightmare behind him. The midfielder has not played since aggravating a hamstring injury just 19 minutes after appearing in the defeat by Bolton on 4th January.

Bids were made for Doyle

7 February
David Moyes apparently had two bids knocked back by Wolves for Kevin Doyle. The move was revealed by Doyle's team-mate Stephen Ward who said he was pleased his team mate had decided to stay with Wolves.

Donovan delighted with his fitness

7 February
Landon Donovan tells BBC Radio Merseyside his spell with Everton will ensure he is in peak condition to start the 2012 MLS season with the LA Galaxy when his loan deal finishes at the end of February.

Where to now, Royston?

6 February
In The Echo, Philip Kirkbride wonders what Steven Pienaar's return to Everton means for Royston Drenthe. Kirkbride claims that the signing of Drenthe in the final hours of August?s transfer window meant Moyes had landed the man to make people finally forget about Steven Pienaar.

Slowly, slowly for new striker

6 February
Despite Everton's lack of goals, David Moyes will not be rushing his new striker Nikica Jelavic as he believes it is important to ease the 26-year old, who scored 36 goals in 55 games during his time in Scotland, into Premier League life.

Moyes pleased with a point

4 February
David Moyes was ready with plenty of excuses to make it sound like a point won rather than another two points lost with a heavy pitch the cause of Howard's horrific blunder, as he claimed it was always going to be tough against the league's bottom club after beating the League Leaders in midweek.

Anichebe rescues sorry display

4 February
A dreadful game at the DW saw the old Everton re-emerge just days after the superb win over City, and that despite new faces Pienaar and Jelavic getting game time. The Blues conceded an awful goal when a spinning deflection off Neville hit a divot and made a total fool of Howard. It was down to late sub Victor Anichebe to rescue Everton from an ignominious defeat with a clinical header off Baines's cross. But little else to cheer as Everton sank to bottom-of-the-table Wigan's level of painfully poor Premier League football.

Wigan Athletic vs Everton

3 February
With just one defeat in their last six games on Wigan's home turf, recent history is on Everton's side as they look to build on the momentum gained from the wins over Aston Villa Fulham and Manchester City, not to mention the arrival of Jelavić and Pienaar. Both could start depending on Moyes's mood and the fitness of Tim Cahill. Jack Rodwell and Sylvain Distin are still unavailable as they recover from hamstring strains.

Pienaar: I'll work to regain acceptance

2 February
Steven Pienaar is under no illusions that his return to Goodison Park after leaving the club for Tottenham a year ago will be greeted with universal acceptance, but he is committed to proving his worth to Everton all over again.

Jevalić promises goals

2 February
Everton new-boy Nikica Jelavić says that far from feeling the pressure after making his £5.5m move from Rangers, he is relishing the challenge at Goodison Park.

Pienaar: Time at Tottenham was ?killing my spirit?  [MEDIA]

2 February
Steven Pienaar has admitted that his time at Tottenham spent largely sitting on the bench, watching others play, was killing his spirit.

Weir: Jelavić has a bit of everything

1 February
Ex-Rangers defender and former Blues stalwart, David Weir, believes that Nikica Jelavić will have no problems fitting in at Everton or succeeding in the Premier League.

?I'm so unappy? ? Danijel Pranjic

1 February
Danijel Pranjic has blasted Bayern Munich and claims the German side priced him out of a move to Everton. The 30-year-old had his heart set on a move to Goodison Park after being offered a two-and-a-half-year deal but the move collapsed after Bayern asked for too much cash.

Astounding goalpost protest at Goodison

31 January
Minutes before half-time in the match against Manchester City, a fan halted the game for 4 minutes by handcuffing himself to Joe Hart's Park End post, apparently in protest at RyanAir.

Fantastic Gibson strike seals win

31 January
Everton shut down the League's leaders' goal machine and recorded a stirring victory thanks to Gibson's second-half strike. Stracqualursi had an early header cleared off the line and Nasri rattled the bar in a goalless first half that was delayed by a bizarre goalpost protest by a fan. The Blues struck through Gibson's deflected effort on the hour, though, and then held off late pressure to lift David Moyes to his 150th Premier League victory.

Manolas u-turn ends proposed move

31 January
An inability to agree personal terms by Kostas Manolas ended David Moyes's hopes of landing the young Greek defender in a £500,000 deal today.

Pienaar joins Jelavić in 11th-hour deal

31 January
Nikica Jelavić completed his £5.5m move to Everton from Rangers, putting pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal, and Steven Pienaar rejoined the Blues on loan in a last gasp deal. Louis Saha, meanwhile, sealed a move to Tottenham in one of the day's biggest surprises, but Kostas Manolas rejected terms and stays in Athens.

Everton vs Manchester City

31 January
Everton take up the challenge of finding the goals to overcome League-leading Manchester City under the Goodison lights this evening, lifted by the comeback win over Fulham last Friday. No new injury news leaves David Moyes with the same team from which to choose and he could opt for an unchanged team. KO is 8pm.

Jelavić on the verge of Everton switch

30 January
Everton are set to complete the acquisition of Nikica Jelavić tomorrow after Rangers accepted an offer for the striker, reportedly in the region of £6m. The Croatian is expected to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms ahead of a deadline-day switch from Ibrox to Goodison.

Permanent Donovan move ruled out

30 January
David Moyes has dashed hopes that Everton could keep Landon Donovan on a permanent basis.

Deal agreed for Manolas

30 January
Everton have agreed a £500,000 fee with AEK Athens for defender Kostas Manolas but the deal for the promising 20 year-old is apparently on standby pending the outcome of the Nikica Jelavic negotiations with Glasgow Rangers.

Moyes looking to beat the deadline

30 January
David Moyes is confident of bolstering his squad before the transfer deadline closes tomorrow night, telling reporters at his pre-match match press conference ahead of the City game that his goal coming into January was to add two or three players and nothing has changed.

Wolves await Everton bid for Kevin Doyle

30 January
Wolves are waiting to see whether Everton firm up their interest in striker Kevin Doyle by making a concrete bid, Press Association Sport understands. Sources close to the midlands club insist the Toffees have not made official contact over the out-of-favour Doyle. But they are aware he has been on Everton's radar for the past two months.

A Tale of Two Stadiums  [MEDIA]

29 January
The failed Kings Dock and the Etihad... read it and literally weep

Reports: Official offer made for Jelavić

29 January
BBC and Sky Sports sources are reporting that Everton have made an official offer to sign Rangers' in-demand striker Nikica Jelavić. David Moyes is a long-time a fan of Jelavić and has launched a raid for the Croatia international ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline.

Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday

29 January
In the draw for the 5th Round of the FA Cup, Everton have been drawn at home yet again and they will face the winners of the replay between Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday. Ties are to be played on the weekend of 18 & 19 February, with Liverpool also drawn to play at home.

Bilyaletdinov moves on

29 January
Everton have confirmed that the transfer of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow has now been completed, bringing to an end an increasingly frustrating and decreasingly useful Everton career for the lad who scored some fine and memorable goals.

Prentice: Stracqualursi is a cult hero in the making  [MEDIA]

29 January
David Prentice sees encouraging signs in the Argentine after he notches his first goal for Everton.

Barkley-inspired U-18s thrash United

29 January
Kevin Sheedy's U-18s topped Manchester United 4-1 at Carrington on the back of a man-of-the-match display from Ross Barkley.

Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final revisits the original Merseyside derby  [MEDIA]

29 January
Everton meet Bootle, a fixture that was hotly contested 13 decades ago in the days before Liverpool FC!

Donovan: Everton will get better

28 January
Landon Donovan believes that Friday's 2-1 FA Cup win over Fulham has put Everton on course for a successful second half of the season. The on-loan American forward once again pulled the strings for the Toffees, creating both goals, and he feels they now have a platform to build on.

Why Everton must buy Landon Donovan  [MEDIA]

28 January
Matt Cheetham: On the pitch, Donovan is already eclipsing many of his team-mates? feats and with his pace, direct approach and whole-hearted commitment, and he has once again been a breath of fresh air at Everton

Everton storm into Round 5

27 January
Marouane Fellaini's second-half header sent Everton into the last 16 of the FA Cup as they came from behind to beat Fulham at Goodison Park. Danny Murphy handed Fulham an early lead when he slotted home from the spot after Johnny Heitinga was punished for a handball in the area. Denis Stracqualursi put Everton level, however, with a deft header from Landon Donovan's cross soon after and Fellaini grabbed a deserved winner as he headed home another Donovan cross.

Everton vs Fulham

27 January
Everton play their fifth successive home cup tie of the season hoping that a run all the way to Wembley can act as a catalyst for their flagging League form. Tony Hibbert is back from injury but the squad is otherwise unchanged for the visit of Fulham who haven't won at Goodison for 37 years but who are also unbeaten against the Blues in this competition. KO is 8pm.

Regeneration in practice: Liverpool to create football quarter  [MEDIA]

27 January
Council leader Joe Anderson on the regenerative potential for north Liverpool of the proposed Football Quarter.

Moyes confirms Manolas talks

26 January
David Moyes has confirmed his interest in young Greek defender Kostas Manolas as he seeks to bolster his squad before the closure of the transfer window next week.

Moyes takes the rap for 'negativity'

26 January
David Moyes insists that any negativity surrounding Everton at the moment is purely down to the performances of his team and has "nothing to do with the board of directors of the chairman."

Fulham clash gets US TV go-ahead

26 January
Everton's FA Cup 4th Round clash with Fulham tomorrow will now be carried live in the USA on Fox Soccer Channel. The game will, of course, feature three American internationals in the form of Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey.

Anfield derby will have to be moved

25 January
The Anfield derby that was scheduled for 25th February has been postponed due to Liverpool's involvement in the Carling Cup Final that weekend.

Moyes passes on Buddle

25 January
Edson Buddle is considering joining Belgian First Division side Westerlo after a week-long trial at Everton did not result in the American striker joining the Blues for the remainder of the season.

Deconstructing Drenthe: Royston's Half-Time Report  [MEDIA]

25 January
This short piece at the Executioner's Bong blog looks at the impact Royston Drenthe has made since coming to the club in the summer.

Blue Union meeting calls for action

25 January
Dave Kelly opened the meeting and thanked those Evertonians in attendance at The Casa: "I would like to thank you all for attending this evening. It?s your meeting, it?s for you and fellow Evertonians. Together we can win this fight, a fight to rid our Club of the under achievement and mismanagement that has blighted us for a number of years."

Bilyaletdinov to complete Spartak move

25 January
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's switch from Everton to Spartak Moscow is expected to be made official today. The midfielder tweeted his farewells to his Evertonian followers late last night suggesting that he successfully came through a medical and agreed personal terms. The fee is officially undisclosed but is believed to be between £4m and £5m.

Third Blue Union Public Meeting Tonight

25 January
Following a successful series of planned demonstrations and meetings, The Blue Union, a consortium of like-minded Everton fan groups, are now holding a strategy meeting that will allow their supporters the opportunity to express their concerns over the current plight of Everton Football Club and participate in deciding the future strategy of The Blue Union in the coming months. It's at The Casa, 29 Hope St, Liverpool. L1 9BQ. 7pm on Wednesday 25th January 2012. There will be a live blog during the meeting ? fans can pose questions to blueunion@goodisonpark.com during the meeting, or follow along live at SOS1878.co.uk.

Samuelson coy over FSF collapse

24 January
Back in the news with the imminent completion of the takeover at Reading FC, Chris Samuelson hinted today that there were good reasons why his proposed investment in Everton via the Fortress Sports Fund vehicle seven years ago fell through. He refused to elaborate, though.

Bilyaletdinov set for Moscow return

23 January
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's frustrating spell in England is about to end with a return to Russia after Spartak Moscow confirmed that a deal has been reached in principal with Everton. A statement from the club announced that the player's move will be completed following a medical this week. According to Everton, no fee has been agreed yet.

Barkley back in the Under-18s

22 January
Far from nursing a knee injury, Ross Barkley was back playing for Everton's Under-18s as they lost 4-5 to their Blackburn counterparts at Finch Farm on Saturday.

Why Landon Donovan Should Sign Permanently with Everton  [MEDIA]

22 January
Landon Donovan is the type of player who plays up to the occasion. He plays his best in pressure situations. To be perfectly honest, his talent is wasted in MLS. I think the league is growing quickly, but it can't even compare to the top European leagues at the moment. If the USMNT wants to be successful, they need their best player in the best league in the world. Honestly, if I were Donovan, I would want to prove that I could play well every week in the best league in the world. I'm surprised such a motivated player wouldn't have that desire.

It's all about securing results...

20 January
Everton let slip another winning position and dropped two more points at home as Blackburn grabbed a draw via a Howard blunder and the hands of Goodwillie. Cahill ended his goal drought by converting Fellaini's arm-assisted knock-down in the first half but it's all about securing results ? though both Fellaini and Stracqualursi had efforts cleared off the line at the death, the Blues couldn't secure the win after giving up the sloppy 72nd-minute equaliser.

The Blue Union respond to Elstone blog

20 January
The Blue Union have offered a substantial response to the blog post by Everton CEO, Robert Elstone, last week that sought to bring closure to the question of "where does the money go?" with an in-depth analysis of the Club's finances over the past five years.

Moyes ponders Buddle move

20 January
David Moyes will take the weekend to consider whether or not to take Edson Buddle on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Moyes wanted Everton B team

20 January
In Spain, top-flight clubs field second-string sides in lower divisions. Several years ago, David Moyes explored a similar option but was frustrated by the sheer depth of the non-league football pyramid.

Everton vs Blackburn Rovers

20 January
Everton host an unpredictable Blackburn Rovers at Goodison Park who are in optimistic mood with Steve Kean's side in more optimistic mood after moving out of the bottom three last weekend. David Moyes has confirmed that there has been no easing of the injury situation but he might reward Victor Anichebe for his recent goals with a starting role up front.

Testimonial on the cards for Hibbo

19 January
Everton are are reportedly looking to reward Tony Hibbert's long service at Goodison Park with a testimonial match, but no date or opponent has been announced at this time. Hibbert has been a mainstay of the Goodison defence since making his debut as a 20-year-old at West Ham United back in March 2001. Hibbert, who will be 31 next month, has made almost 300 appearances for Everton and is third on their all-time list for most Premier League outings.

Wallace heading to Tranmere

19 January
James Wallace will join Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan after a similar arrangement with Stevenage was cancelled earlier this week.

Three ways Everton could overcome their financial position  [MEDIA]

18 January
In a nutshell, youth, Asia, the lower divisions...

Captain Fantastic to return to England

18 January
According to the BBC, David Weir is to leave Ibrox this week with England the likely destination for the 41-year-old, who is keen to keep on playing. "I've not got anything lined up in terms of where I will be going," the defender told the club website. "But, even now, I still want to play." Hmmm... sounds like the ideal centre-half David Moyes is looking for...

Why Prem chief Scudamore is wrong to rubbish 'incestuous, meaningless' US sport  [MEDIA]

17 January
Oliver Holt in the Mirror highlights the strength of US sport and the NFL in particular where a culture of equality and, in the case of the Green Bay, fan ownership, serves an example to the uncompetitive Premier League

Gary Ablett laid to rest on Merseyside

17 January
Gary Ablett was laid to rest today following a funeral ceremony that united the blue and red halves of the City.

Explaining the confusing world of Everton's cash transfer spend  [MEDIA]

17 January
A United fan offers "this is slightly dweeby analysis of Everton's transfer spending that attempts to explain why the figures quoted by EFC Chief Executive Robert Elstone and published in the club accounts do tie in with reality."

Duffy hoping to solve defensive crisis

16 January
Young defender Shane Duffy is hoping he can show the form that can persuade David Moyes that he doesn't need to spend precious funds on a new central defender this month.

Everyone has a price?  [MEDIA]

16 January
Stating the case for Tim Cahill's status as Everton legend and for keeping faith with the Australian forward

Wallace loan deal is terminated

16 January
James Wallace's month-long loan spell at Stevenage was canceled today by mutual consent after their manager, Graham Westley left the club to take over at Preston North End.

Vellios presses claims with Reserves treble

16 January
Apostolos Vellios, mysteriously frozen out of first-team action since early December apart from a six-minute cameo at Sunderland, has done his claims for greater involvement a power of good with a first-half hat-trick against Blackburn for the Reserves this evening. The Blues' second string ran out 4-2 winners after Jose Baxter tacked on a fourth after Vellios had had another disallowed.

Anichebe excited by Gibson debut

16 January
Victor Anichebe was impressed by new signing Darron Gibson's first appearance for Everton on Saturday and was also encouraged by the performance of Shane Duffy who has stepped into the breach admirably over the last couple of games.

Buddle set for Everton trial

16 January
Everton have taken Landon Donovan's former LA Galaxy teammate, Edson Buddle, on trial this week.

Moyes rebuffs Cahill rumours

15 January
David Moyes says Tim Cahill remains an integral part of his Everton side despite rumours that Queens Park Rangers will make a bid for the goal-shy Australian.

Vic rescues a point from tight affair

14 January
Everton grabbed a point from an untidy encounter between two nervy teams thanks to Anichebe's second-half strike. The substitute latched onto Donovan's defence-splitting pass and slotted past Given to cancel out Bent's earlier goal. Gibson made a quiet but effective debut in a Blues side that had the upper hand in the first half but again lacked bite going forward and in the end neither side seemed all that convinced they could win this low-key affair.

Aston Villa vs Everton

13 January
Everton will be hoping to score a second win in Birmingham this year when they visit the equally goal-shy Aston Villa this weekend. Shane Duffy looks set for his first League start as Sylvain Distin is ruled out, while Darron Gibson could make his debut after arriving from Manchester United.

Elstone attempts to clarify the numbers

13 January
In his latest blog, Everton CEO Robert Elstone tries again to answer the continued question of "where does the money go" with another breakdown of the Club's income and expenditure.

The return of Scholes sealed Gibson's fate  [MEDIA]

13 January
Paul Scholes's return signalled the end of Darron Gibson's Manchester United career.

The worm finally turns... a little

13 January
David Prentice, who has taken great pains in the past to point out how wrong Everton fans have been in criticsing the club, finally writes something that reflects a little of the fear and trepidation he must have been bombarded with from readers of his column in of the Liverpool Echo.

Everton complete signing of Gibson

13 January
Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has officially signed for Everton. The 24-year-old midfielder is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, where he has made just two appearances this season, despite their injury crisis. At an undisclosed fee believed to be £1M (possibly rising to £2M), he clearly falls just within Moyes's limited budget for new players.

Young Blues dumped out by QPR

12 January
Everton's much vaunted Youth team, some of whom won the FA Premier Academy Under-18 National Championship last season, have been dumped out of the FA Youth Cup at the second hurdle by Queens Park Rangers. Ross Barkley was not playing in the 0-1 reverse at Loftus Road where the Blues had trouble finding the net.

Friday Night Live!

12 January
Everton FA Cup fourth round tie against Fulham will be played on Friday 27 January, kicking off at 8pm, to avoid a clash with the Liverpool versus Manchester United fourth round tie at Anfield the following day.

Everton set to sign Darron Gibson

12 January
Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson reportedly had a medical at Finch Farm this evening and is expected to officially sign tomorrow. The 24-year-old midfielder is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, where he has made just two appearances this season, despite their injury crisis. At a fee of believed to be £500k, potentially rising to £2M (to be confirmed), he clearly falls just within Moyes's limited budget for new players.

Deflated Everton fall easily to Spurs

11 January
Predictability was the name of the game at White Hart Lane ? the comfortable home win, referee Martin Atkinson's refusal to award a blatant penalty in favour of Drenthe, an injury to Distin, and Everton's failure to force a single save from Friedel all game ? as a scuffed effort by Lennon and a 35-yard stunner by Assou-Ekotto were enough to seal the deal for a clearly superior Spurs.

A half-season of frustration  [MEDIA]

11 January
Everton Club Focus - Toffees' half-season report tells a story of frustration and a lack of firepower.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton

11 January
Injury-ravaged Everton make the daunting trip to in-form Tottenham for the fixture that was postponed from the opening day by the London riots. With no January reinforcements in sight, David Moyes could be without seven first-teamers and faces a selection headache in central midfield. KO is 7:45pm; the referee? Martin Atkinson...

Everton left in the shade

10 January
As David Moyes laments the widening gulf between Tottenham and Everton, the manager confirmed that the £10m raised from selling Mikel Arteta to Arsenal last August will not be made available to spend in this month's transfer window ? that despite the club wringing an apology from the Liverpool Echo for suggesting just that.

Injury crisis bites into Moyes's squad

10 January
Seven players could be out injured for Wednesday's clash with high-flying Spurs at White Hart Lane, a match rearranged from the first day of the season, when it was postponed due to rioting in London. Seamus Coleman is the Everton?s latest injury doubt ahead of their trip to Tottenham tomorrow after limping out of the FA Cup win over Tamworth.

James Wallace to try out League 1

9 January
After completing a rather unsuccessful two month loan spell at League 2 Shrewsbury Town in December, Everton Reserves midfielder James Wallace has 'gained promotion' to League 1 in the form of a new month-long loan deal with Stevenage.

Twitter user sacked for Saha abuse

10 January
The colleague of an Evertonian who is alleged to have used the latter's Twitter account to hurl racial abuse at Louis Saha has been sacked by his employers.

Trust Everton goes live

10 January
Trust Everton is a bold initiative to put ownership of Everton Football Club into the hands of the fans, starting with some of the real estate: Goodison Park and Finch Farm. After many months of planning and negotiations, a website has been set up based on a scheme under the umbrella of Supporters Direct, with the slogan: "Securing the Future of Everton FC for the current and future generations of Evertonians."

Slowly Destroying Football Crowds  [MEDIA]

9 January
A poorly-written article highlights the dwindling crowds for last weekend's FA Cup games, and downtrends in the EPL as well...

Clattenburg to ref Villa match

9 January
Controversial referee Mark Clattenburg, who hasn't officiated an Everton match for over four years following his antics in the infamous "Clattenburg derby" has been named as the match official for Aston Villa vs Everton on the 14th.

Baxter returns from “brilliant” loan

9 January
Jose Baxter has returned to Everton after a very successful three-month loan spell across the river at Tranmere Rovers, where the manager, Les Parry, described him as "brilliant".

Moyes admits FA Cup is losing its shine  [MEDIA]

9 January
?Unfortunately I probably have to say yes,? he replied. ?I watched the game on the telly today (Birmingham 0 Wolves 0, with huge banks of empty seats)...

Blue Union hits back at Kenwright accusation

9 January
The Blue Union have issued a statement in response to Bill Kenwright's comment in the Directors car park on Saturday where he accused the protest group of betraying Everton FC.

Fulham (H) in the 4th Round

8 January
In the draw for the 4th Round of the FA Cup, Everton have been paired at home with Premier League opposition in the shape of Fulham which could pit US teammates Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey against each other. Games will be played on the weekend of 28/29 January.

Draw for FA Youth Cup 5th Round

6 January
Everton Under-18s travel to Loftus Road on Thursday for their 4th Round tie in the FA Youth Cup. And if they win, the young Blues will face either Newcastle United or Watford in the 5th Round draw, which was made on Friday. But will Ross Barkley be fit enough to lead them???

Now we need new centre-backs!

7 January
Consistent with the long-visible perception that defence is all that really matters to him, David Moyes has indicated he may switch his priorities to now looking for a new centre-back during this month?s transfer window after confirming Phil Jagielka faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Home comforts are hard to find for Everton FC fans  [MEDIA]

8 January
"They are the stay-away fans, once match-going regulars who are choosing not to attend games and alarmingly their numbers are growing all the time."

?Your Blue Union has betrayed the Club?

7 January
In some impromptu mobile-phone video of Bill Kenwright arriving at Goodison Park for today's game, the Everton Chairman reacts to questions from fans saying, "Your Blue Union has betrayed the Club".

Blues muddle through to Round 4

7 January
An Everton side with an attacking midfield featuring the likes of Donovan, Gueye, Bilyaltedinov and McFadden made heavy work of Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth. The Blues were first off the mark after 5 mins, Heitinga heading home from a Donovan corner, but struggled to add to their tally against the minnows. Injuries in the second half sapped the Everton spirit until Drenthe was fouled and Baines sealed it from the spot.

Everton vs Tamworth

7 January
Injury-ridden Everton play host to Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth this weekend hoping their crisis of morale doesn't make them fall foul of an unthinkable cup upset. Jagielka, Osman, Barkley and Cahill could all be out but Royston Drenthe could return from illness, while Marouane Fellaini and Seamus Coleman will undergo late fitness tests.

iPitch: Apple Prepares Bid For EPL TV Rights  [MEDIA]

7 January
Could California-based tech titan Apple be preparing to use some of its $82bn in cash reserves to bid against BSkyB and ESPN for broadcasting rights to the English Premier League?

Everton's Blueprint for Oblivion  [MEDIA]

7 January
Colin Fitzpatrick spells out the failings of the Kenwright regime for an audience beyond the Everton fan base

Is this why Howard didn't celebrate?  [MEDIA]

6 January
Perhaps Howard remembered that he had suffered a similar fate himself in between the posts for Manchester United's reserves six years ago.

Nsiala is the latest out on loan

6 January
Everton Reserves defender Aristote Nsiala has become the eighth player to go out on loan this season after he joined Accrington Stanley on a month-long loan.

Tamworth plotting Cup upset against Everton  [MEDIA]

6 January
Marcus Law, the sharp, ambitious young manager at Tamworth, is convinced that, as his team prepare to face Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday, a certain Gwyneth Paltrow romcom can tell them much about the task in hand.

Jagielka out for six weeks

5 January
Everton report that Phil Jagielka could be out for up to 6 weeks with medial ligament damage to his knee sustained in the defeat to Bolton, while Leon Osman will need to go under the knife to remove a floating bone from his knee.

10 Point Tactical Post-mortem on the Bolton defeat  [MEDIA]

5 January
Analysis of the home defeat to Bolton

Everton recall Shane Duffy

5 January
Everton have recalled on-loan defender Shane Duffy from Scunthorpe United to provide cover for Phil Jagielka, one of three players injured last night in the home defeat to Bolton.

Everton 1 - 2 Bolton Wanderers

4 January
It was supposed to be Landon Donovan providing the fresh breeze at Goodison Park, but gale force wind did it instead, blowing a Howard clearance over Bogdan and into the Bolton net, Howard sheepishly resisting any celebration. Perhaps he should have been more ecstatic; instead he was seemingly just as helpless to stop clinical shots from Ngog and Cahill stunning an enraged Goodison crowd.

Brentford get Bidwell for another month

4 January
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler wants to keep on-loan Everton Reserves defender Jake Bidwell for the rest of the season, but he will have to be happy with an month extension to the young left-back's loan.

5 Point Tactical Plan for Bolton  [MEDIA]

4 January
Tactical Analysis from the Executioner's Bong

Moyes acknowledges dwindling crowds

3 January
David Moyes cites the lack of entertainment from his team this season as the reason for the slipping attendance levels at Goodison Park this season.

Sampdoria snap up Mustafi on a free

3 January
Italian club Sampdoria have confirmed the acquisition of defender Shkodran Mustafi from Everton on a free transfer.

Everton vs Bolton Wanderers

3 January
The Premier League's basement boys, Bolton Wanderers, come to Goodison Park on Wednesday night for a game that should see the much-anticipated return in the No 9 jersey of Landon Donovan. No news yet on whether Seamus Coleman and Royston Drenthe, two absentees from Sunday, will miss out again but Marouane Fellaini will undergo a late fitness test. KO is 8pm.

Santa Claus Is An Everton Fan  [MEDIA]

2 January
"The whole Father Christmas strategy represented my mum?s last ditch attempt to wrest me away from the claws of Liverpool FC."

Everton Half-Term Report: ?We Can?t Tread Water Forever?  [MEDIA]

2 January
No investment, negative tactics, and slipping down the Prem, right now is not exactly a good time to be an Everton fan.

Big Vic's fan appreciation

2 January
Victor Anichebe paid tribute to the fans who chanted his name after the ?emotional? comeback against West Brom which saw him seal victory for Everton, his first appearance for David Moyes?s side since August.

Gary Ablett dies from cancer

2 January
Former Everton defender Gary Ablett has died after a long battle against cancer, he was 46. Ablett, lost his 16-month fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sunday night. Ablett played for Everton after making the switch from Liverpool in 1992 and played a key role in keeping the Blues in the Premier League in May 1994. And he was a member of the last Everton team to win a trophy ? The FA Cup in 1995.

Abdullayev loaned to Panionios

1 January
Everton's young midfielder, Araz Abdullayev will be playing in Greece for the next 6 months. He will play for the club Panionios (Pan-Ionian Gymnastic Association of Smyrna) after spending most of the year at Azerbaijani club Neftchi since signing with Everton last January.

Big Vic returns to bang one home

1 January
It's like a new signing... with Victor Anichebe returning to the squad after a long injury, and scoring a brilliant goal by Everton standards to win this New Year slog for the Blues. Jack Rodwell started the game but was the first to be subbed before the hour, Stracqualursi and Anichebe coming on for Saha and Neville after 65. It was Anichebe who spun brilliantly under huge pressure to score from close range with 4 minutes left.

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton

31 December
Everton kick off 2012 on the road at West Bromwich Albion on New Year's Day hoping to reclaim their place in the top half of the table with victory at The Hawthorns. Jack Rodwell has returned to training but may not be risked, while Marouane Fellaini misses a second game with an abductor injury.

Donnelly explains Everton snub

31 December
19-year-old hot prospect Rory Donnelly has explained why he felt the need to snub Liverpool and Everton to link up with Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers.

Royal Recognition for Dr Everton

31 December
The incredible devotion of Dr David France has been recognized at the highest level with the announcement that Everton?s greatest fan has been awarded the OBE in the New Year?s Honours List. The award is for services to Football in the UK and Europe, elevating the son of a Wigan railwayman to heights rarely achieved by any Evertonian, living or dead.

Landon says he's a better player

30 December
Landon Donovan believes he is a better player now than he was in his first spell with the Toffees. "Since being here first time I've played in a World Cup and had another couple of years' experience so I feel more prepared this time. I know exactly what I am getting into and exactly what is expected of me and hopefully I can fit in."

Moyes knows rebuilding is needed

30 December
David Moyes has been talking about the need for rebuilding the team as his old favourites age, and of the long time it takes to get younger replacements bedded in. But the real barrier is lack of funds, yet Moyes again denies any requirement to sell off his bigger stars to finance regeneration, and adds that no offers are being made for them.

Everton on brink of 1000 EPL points  [MEDIA]

30 December
Everton are poised to pass the 1000-point landmark in the Premier League era ? the last of the seven ever-present clubs to do so.

Louis Saha: Striking Struggles  [MEDIA]

29 December
Matt Cheetham covers the struggles of the Everton striker

Garbutt stays with Cheltenham

29 December
Cheltenham Town have extended the loan deal of young Everton defender Luke Garbutt by a further month. Garbutt, 18, has made 11 appearances since October and helped Cheltenham climb to second in League Two. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) and Shane Duffy (Scunthorpe) have also had their loans extended.

Fellaini a doubt for West Brom clash

29 December
Marouane Fellaini is a big doubt for the New Year's Day clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns as he struggles with the abductor strain that ruled him out of the draw at Sunderland on Boxing Day.

Blue Union plan third Public Meeting

29 December
The Blue Union has announced a strategy meeting to seek suggestions for the next steps to take in their campaign to highlight the stagnation of Everton Football Club. The meeting is planned for 7pm on Wednesday 25 January at The Casa, Hope Street in Liverpool.

Football Quarter Prospectus Launched

28 December
Today, Everton and Liverpool fans launched their prospectus for The Football Quarter, a conceptual development plan that includes ideas for redeveloped stadiums at the historic locations of Goodison and Anfield on either side of Stanley Park. The prospectus outlines a joint vision for the area surrounding both Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs.

Donovan lands early

28 December
Landon Donovan has joined up with Everton earlier than expected to start his two-month loan spell, but he won't be eligible to play in Everton's next game, at West Brom on Sunday.

Friedel explains Landon's 'easy road'

27 December
American Brad Friedel has had to explain a comment made in a BBC interview that referred to Landon Donovan's career choice of "the easy road" in the MLS, when he compared it with Clint Dempsey's development in the Premier League.

Penalty gift masks forward failings  [MEDIA]

27 December
Louis Saha and Tim Cahill have scored one league goal between them in 2011-12.

Fellaini carrying the latest injury

26 December
Marouane Fellaini was added to the injury list, and missed the game at Sunderland with an abductor strain, David Moyes explained after the match. ?We had to make a few changes,? said Moyes. ?With Marouane being out it affected us. He?s got an abductor strain. Asked how long he felt Fellaini would be sidelined for, Moyes replied: ?I don?t think it?s too bad so who knows.?

Saha needs to earn new contract

26 December
David Moyes has said the onus is on Louis Saha to demonstrate he deserves a new contract at Everton as the club's leading forward enters the final six months of his existing deal at Goodison Park.

Webb gift hands Everton a point

26 December
A controversial penalty, awarded when Osman kicked the turf and tumbled inside the area, gifted toothless Everton a point at the Stadium of Light when Baines lashed home from the spot. Colback's fortuitous opener had put improving Sunderland ahead in the first half as the Blues laboured to make their early pressure pay.

Expert Everton Opinion for Black Cats  [MEDIA]

24 December
Ahead of the game at the Stadium of Light on Monday, acclaimed Everton author James Corbett has been giving a Sunderland fansite his views on the state of the club.

FA Youth Cup date set

24 December
Everton's 4th Round tie in the FA Youth Cup away to Queens Park Rangers will be played at Loftus Road on Thursday 12 January 2012, kick-off 7pm.

Cahill ?hurting? after being dropped

24 December
David Moyes is hoping that Tim Cahill's disappointment at being dropped from the Everton starting XI will allow him to refocus and rediscover his form as a full year elapses since the 30 year-old last scored for the Blues.

Swansea will have to up Donnelly bid

24 December
Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor is defending his u-turn over a prior agreement with Swansea City for a fee for Rory Donnelly as he invites the Welsh club to increase their bid to match Everton's.

Bily not prepared to sit on the bench

24 December
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has hinted that he will be looking for a move in January if, as is likely, he continues to warm the Everton bench.

Looking for a quality striker

23 December
David Moyes is looking to bring in a forward of genuine pedigree who can immediately improve the team but he feels a temporary loan deal may be the only way he can do that.

Moyes still looking down... not up

23 December
The fear of potential relegation is still front and central for David Moyes who can only think about getting another 20 points at this stage of the season, repeating a mantra from back in October: He said: "I can only look at our games and I am only looking to, first of all, get 40 points. Once I have got 40 points I will see what I can do after that."

Coleman has a thigh injury

22 December
David Moyes expects Seamus Coleman will miss the Boxing Day clash at Sunderland. The lively wingback aggravated a thigh injury that caused him to be substituted in the first half-hour of Wednesday's win over Swansea, and Moyes thinks he could be sidelined for a couple of weeks.

Manager disgusted by Kean abuse

21 December
David Moyes walked out on Blackburn Rovers' defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night. Moyes left at half-time because he was so disgusted by the abuse Rovers fans were aiming at his pal and fellow Glaswegian, Steve Kean.

Everton make offer for Donnelly

22 December
Everton have emerged as favourites to sign Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly after making a formal offer for the Northern Ireland U21 international. However, The Mail seems unaware of this and claims the lad is going to Swansea (see link below).

Osman to the rescue once more

21 December
Leon Osman scored for the second time in four days and it was just enough to see Everton through against Swansea City. The Blues' lack of cutting edge in attack was again preventing them from turning possession into goals ? though Gueye went close twice in the first half ? until Osman headed Drenthe's superb corner home with an hour gone.

Moyes talks down Rodwell move

21 December
Pressed on the latest media froth over Chelsea supposedly making a £20M bid for Jack Rodwell, who is unlikely to play again this year, David Moyes said: ?All I can say is we?ve had zero contact. We don?t want to be seen as a club which is preparing players for other clubs; I don?t certainly."

Moyes confirms Donnelly talks

21 December
Following reports of a three-way battle to land the 19 year-old striker, David Moyes has confirmed that Everton are interested in signing Rory Donnelly from Cliftonville.

Robert Daniels on TalkSport

20 December
ToffeeWeb contributor Robert Daniels was on TalkSport this evening (hear the audio), talking about Everton with Mike Parry where he raised some of the key issues and challenges facing the club at this perilous time and got some discussion going with one of Kenwright's stoutest defenders.

Lots of starts planned for Landon

19 December
In an interview on ExtraTime Radio on Monday, David Moyes said he expects to throw Landon Donovan right into the thick of things when the current LA Galaxy man begins his two-month loan spell with the Toffees.

Everton's Year in Review

20 December
The Telegraph provides a seasonal retrospective on what Everton achieved and failed to achieve in the last 12 months: no trophies, fan fall-out, David Moyes's and Maroune Fellaini's loyalty. And look forward to the development (or sale!) of their prodigious young talent: Barkley, Fellaini and Rodwell.

Football's Failed Business Model

19 December
Anyone who hasn't been following the financial backstory that underlines Everton's current parlous predicament could do no better than read this hard-hitting analysis of last week's Accounts. The "ferociously spun" figures portrayed as "stable" are shown up in a detailed rebuttal of the Annual Report's positive bias, demonstrating how Everton represent English Football?s failed business model heading for financial ruin.

McCartney confirms he's a Blue

19 December
Ending his word tour in Liverpool on Tuesday night Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed his Everton leaning. He said: ?My dad was born in Everton, so I?m an Evertonian. Yes, I?ll cheer Liverpool on too. People say you can?t support them both but I got a special dispensation from the Pope. But if it comes down to a derby match I would have to support Everton.?

Time to drop Tim Cahill  [MEDIA]

18 December
He's been a hero at Everton for years, but without goals he adds little but tenacity and forces a certain style of play on the team. Thanks for the memories, Tim, but it's time for a change...

Barkley will continue in Youth Cup

18 December
Ross Barkley will continue to spearhead this season's FA Youth Cup challenge, as David Moyes feels he should be playing with boys in his own age group.

An Everton Loan is Not Good Enough for Donovan  [MEDIA]

18 December
"...but a permanent one is" says Michael Lewis

Moyes explains absences

17 December
David Moyes has explained the surprise absence of Seamus Coleman from today's line-up as caused by a thigh strain. Jack Rodwell felt his hamstring and was therefore never going to get on from the bench, and likely will miss Wednesday's game as well. Top goalscorer Vellios? "I just decided he looked a little bit below it in training..."

Osman rescues poor score draw

17 December
No Barkley, Vellios or Coleman; Drenthe, Distin and Rodwell on the bench... and the misfiring pair of Cahill and Saha to score the goals upfront. But it was Norwich who predictably opened the scoring through Holt on the half-hour after the usual Everton onslaught had yielded nothing. A poor second half until a good driving run and shot from Drenthe was turned in very cleverly by Leon Osman to draw level with 10 mins left. Drenthe did his best to win it for Everton with a potent rocket that pinged off Ruddy and over the goal.

Kenwright is using Donovan to pull the wool over Evertonian eyes  [MEDIA]

17 December
"There's going to be a great deal of attention paid to Donovan and Everton for the next two months, which is exactly what Bill Kenwright and his 'Knights of the Idiotic Table' want."

Everton vs Norwich City

17 December
Everton hope that the boost provided by the impending arrival of Landon Donovan, Ross Barkley's new contract, and the possible return to action of Royston Drenthe and Jack Rodwell can translate into a third home win of the season as Norwich City come to Goodison Park. KO is 3pm.

Loyalty and love keeps Cahill at Everton

17 December
Tim Cahill has revealed the deep-seated loyalty he has for Everton Football Club ? the manager, the chairman, the players and the fans ? as the reason why he has stuck by the Blues when it might have been easier to leave.

Moyes hopeful of ?one or two more?

17 December
David Moyes is hopeful that Landon Donovan won't be the last addition to his squad before the end of the January transfer window.

Will industrial decline stem flow of successful Scottish managers?  [MEDIA]

17 December
Certain characteristics are common to most of the successful Scots. Chief among these is an old-fashioned working-class resilience, work ethic and sense of authority born of a background associated with mining or heavy industry.

Donovan a difference-maker for Everton  [MEDIA]

16 December
Everton improved across the board when Donovan got there [in 2010]...

Ross Barkley signs 4½-year deal

16 December
Ross Barkley has signed a new 4½-year contract, that could make sure the hugely promising youngster stays with Everton until at least 2016. David Moyes's faith in Ross Barkley has been rewarded with some superb displays. Barkley, 18, has made four starts and three substitute appearances this season and has impressed in Everton's first team.

Donovan set for Everton return

15 December
Everton have announced that Landon Donovan will return to the Club on a short-term loan when the transfer window opens, starting with the visit of Bolton at the beginning of January and returning to LA Galaxy after the Anfield derby on 25th February.

Our look at Everton?s accounts  [MEDIA]

15 December
RBM writers Darren Melling and Daniel Miller give their take on where Everton are and where the club is headed.

5 Point Tactical Plan for Norwich  [MEDIA]

15 December
The Executioner's Bong provides his 5-Point Tactical Plan for tackling Norwich City

Still tension between Saha and Moyes

14 December
Louis Saha has admitted there are still tensions between himself and manager David Moyes after he was dropped back in September. The France ace is still in and out of the Everton side with a recurring knee injury but back in September he stormed out of Goodison Park after being left out of the squad to face Wigan by Moyes.

Barkley inspires FA Youth Cup win

13 December
Everton won 2-1 after extra time at Selhurst Park this evening, coming from behind with a strong display to beat Crystal Palace in their opening tie of this season's FA Youth Cup campaign. Ross Barkley equalised Palace's opener and the Blues bombarded the home side but could not make the breakthrough until Anton Forrester got the winner for the Blues in the first half of extra time.

Why Landon Donovan should join Everton  [MEDIA]

14 December
"He is already a club legend and has won almost every trophy he possibly could with the Los Angeles Galaxy. It is time for him to move on and make his mark with Everton FC."

Rodwell for England, Euro 2012

13 December
David Moyes has been talking up the prospect that Jack Rodwell and younger players like him will play a key part in reshaping the England team for Euro 2012. ?Jack might have a good chance of making the squad because he has got what Germany went into the World Cup with,? Moyes told the Daily Express.

Barkley says Moyes knows best

13 December
Ross Barkley is frustrated he's not been playing much for Everton but says he understands the manager knows best... and he's looking forward to playing in the FA Youth Cup.

Saha cites lack of spending for Blues's woes

13 December
Louis Saha is the latest player to highlight the Club's lack of transfer funds as the reason behind Everton's lack of form this season, citing the sale of Mikel Arteta in particular as a disruption.

Moyes offers Henry a game

12 December
David Moyes has revealed he sounded out New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry over a loan move before the Arsenal match. "I asked Thierry Henry on the way in, he'll tell you. I said if he wants a game to let me know," said Moyes.

Moyes happy despite defeat

10 December
David Moyes felt Everton competed well with Arsenal before slipping to a 1-0 defeat thanks to Robin van Persie's sensational winner. "I thought the boys did a great job and worked really hard to stay in the game," he said on Sky Sports.

Horne: Asking price is too high

10 December
Ex-Everton midfielder Barry Horne warns that the Club is in a downward spiral and that if Bill Kenwright's asking price is anywhere near the £150m quoted recently by Keith Harris then it's too high.

Moyes confident of Barkley deal

10 December
David Moyes says that Ross Barkley will sign a new contract with Everton next week once the finer details on his improved deal are worked out.

Everton sunk by a moment of magic

10 December
A sublime Van Persie volley 20 minutes from time was enough to lift Arsenal to victory as Everton failed both to punish the Gunners for their profligacy in the first half and force a single saw from Szczesny, although surprise teenage substitute McAleny almost produced a moment of magic of his own in injury time.

Arsenal v Everton

10 December
Everton travel to The Emirates for a meeting with an old foe in Arsenal, and a familiar friend-turned-foe in Mikel Arteta, who has settled in well with the Gunners after departing Everton on Deadline Day earlier this year. Team selection for David Moyes is again constrained by injuries to key players, Rodwell and Osman added to the list of concerns with hamstring injuries.

People's Group write to The Echo

9 December
The People's Group sent a letter to John Thompson, Sports Editor of The Liverpool Echo, after last Sunday's frustrating defeat at home to Stoke City. The thrust of the letter was seeking to persuade the local media to provide more in-depth coverage and critical analysis of the affairs inside the corridors of Goodison Park. No reply... so far.

Arsenal's style suites Arteta

9 December
David Moyes's comments about the contribution Mikel Arteta is now making to Arsenal's progress only serve to underline the impact his absence is having on the way Everton are playing this season, and the frightening lack of accurate supply balls to players in attack.

Rodwell and Osman injured

9 December
David Moyes has revealed that both Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman are set to miss out on the trip to Arsenal tomorrow as they have both picked up hamstring injuries. Rodwell sustained a hamstring injury in training on Thursday, while Osman, who also has a damaged hamstring, was injured late on in the defeat to Stoke.

Everton release Accounts for 2010-11

9 December
Everton have returned to a more timely schedule for the release of their Annual Report to Shareholders, which includes the Accounts for the year ending 31 May 2011. The Accounts show an operating loss of only £½M thanks to the sale of Bellefield, with still over £23M in "Other Operating Costs" that are unaccounted for on turnover that increased marginally to £82M. And there was a similar increase in wages to £38M (71% of turnover), with the net debt listed as steady at £44.9M.

Held back by lack of money

9 December
It's become an all-too-familiar lament from the fans, manager, CEO, Chairman... that Everton don't have enough money. In this piece on the BBC website, Phil Jagielka provides his take on the financial constraints that are holding Everton back.

Graeme Sharp is a Creep  [MEDIA]

9 December
The Mersey Juror lays into the Everton Fans' Liasion Officer, no holds barred!

Cahill not concerned by goal drought

8 December
Tim Cahill insists he is not concerned about his current goal drought and is confident his scoring form will return. The Australia international has not found the net for Everton since last December, despite his solid goalscoring record - 65 in 251 appearances for Everton and 57 in 250 for Millwall. Cahill, who has just turned 32, is determined to keep plugging away in search of that elusive breakthrough.

Vellios is still adapting

8 December
David Moyes feels patience is key if the club are to see Apostolos Vellios fulfil his potential. The 19-year-old striker has proved a surprise success so far this season, scoring three goals from the bench and earning two Premier League starts. But Moyes is wary of piling too much pressure on the youngster, who arrived from Greek second division side Iraklis in January, as he continues to adapt.

A 5-Point Tactical Plan for Arsenal  [MEDIA]

8 December
Just what it says on the can...

Tim Cahill has hardly touched the ball this season  [MEDIA]

7 December
Opta stats show Cahill in the top 20 for fewest touches of the ball recently: has managed 388 touches in his 822 minutes of football this season ? an average of less than 43 every game.

Cahill: We'll come good again?

6 December
Does Tim Cahill really say Everton will come good again? Not really... he says we're doing pretty well. One game at a time... etc.

Private funeral for Speed this week

6 December
Gary Speed's funeral will take place later this week after his widow decided to have a small, private service. Speed's wife Louise opted against a huge public service for the former footballer, who took his own life last month. However, it has been announced that there will be a memorial service for Speed later this month for those who want to pay their respects.

Saha pulled out with a thigh strain

5 December
Louis Saha withdrew from the Stoke City game just 24 hours before kick-off with yet another injury problem, this time a thigh strain. It meant David Moyes had to give 19-year-old Apostolos Vellios only his second start. up the problems facing Moyes.

Rodwell dislikes bad habit

5 December
Jack Rodwell believes Everton have got into a bad habit of conceding the first goal in matches which is impacting badly on results. Sunday's 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke was the seventh time in nine Premier League games the Toffees had gone behind and ended up losing ? a fourth league defeat in seven matches at Goodison Park this season.

Moyes laments lack of fire power

5 December
David Moyes has slammed referee Lee Mason for some poor decisions against Stoke but was more disappointed with his own side. Everton did not muster a shot on target for the entire 90 minutes against a Stoke side who have a poor record when they play after a Europa League week.

“What wins games is goals”

4 December
David Moyes rues the poor performance of the referee, the players' inability to make or take chances, giving away a goal and not getting one back.

Minnows drawn in FA Cup

4 December
Everton have been drawn to play Tamworth at Goodison Park in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. Non-league Tamworth play in the Blue Square Bet Premier - Conference National and will be relishing a big payday and possible go at giant killing a massive Premier League club.

Mason and Potters pull off a mugging

4 December
On a very emotional day at Goodison Park where fans and former teammates honoured the memory of Gary Speed, Everton fell to their fourth home defeat of the season. They started well but went behind after Stoke's first corner, Huth clipping a Whitehead shot past Howard. The Blues couldn't find the craft, however, or match the gamesmanship of a very physical Stoke side given far too much latitude by the poor refereeing of Lee Mason to find an equaliser.

?Everton can only finish eighth?

3 December
For all those concerned about the polarisation of the Premier League, John Heitinga has sent out a chilling message that the gap between Everton and free-spending Manchester City is becoming almost impossible to bridge ? says Oliver Brown.

Everton vs Stoke City

3 December
Everton are looking to win three successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2008 January 2010 as a Stoke City side who have won just one of their last six in the League come to Goodison. Pre-game tributes led by some of his former teammates will honour the memory of Gary Speed. KO is 3pm tomorrow.

Moyes pessimistic despite wins

3 December
David Moyes was clearly refusing to get carried away in his pre-match pronouncements ahead of Sunday's game with Stoke City, suggesting that recent wins after a successions of losses "might just be putting on a bit of make-up".

Anfield derby now a lunchtime kick-off  [MEDIA]

2 December
The Anfield derby in February will now kick-off at 12:45 on Saturday, 25 February, and will be shown live on Sky Sports... but will be postponed should Liverpool reach the Carling Cup Final, which is also that weekend.

What Everton meant to Gary Speed

2 December
Anticipating an emotional Everton tribute for Gary Speed before Sunday's kick-off, and from Evertonians during the game against Stoke City, Barry Horne recalls what Everton meant to the former player and fan; also, Speed's reaction when he heard David Moyes considered signing him in 2004.

Injury Updates: Distin & Rodwell

2 December
Sylain Distin could be in contention for a return to the first team this weekend as he recovers from a groin injury that has kept him sidelined for most of the last month. Also, Jack Rodwell has been putting in extra training to get back in shape after his rib injury.

A 5-Point Tactical Plan to beat Stoke City  [MEDIA]

1 December
Patience will be key on Sunday but it won?t be pretty. Both sides are in the league?s top 5 in terms of fouls conceded so the game will unquestionably be scrappy.

Dunc wanted Blue legacy

2 December
Duncan Ferguson has revealed that he resisted interest from teams like Wigan and Portsmouth towards the end of his playing days because he wanted to finish his career at Goodison Park and be remembered as an Everton player.

American 'keepers to train with Everton

1 December
Sean Johnson, first-choice goalkeeper for MLS side, Chicago Fire, and Zack MacMath of Philadelphia Union will train with the Everton squad at Finch Farm this month.

Toffees next in line for take-over?  [MEDIA]

1 December
If Everton fail to bring in new cash flow, then their only option will be to offload their best players; Mikel Arteta?s sale to Arsenal makes it a bit more believable that the aforementioned key players could also move on, either because of wages, or due to the club?s desperate need for funds.

Agents' Fees in the Premier League

1 December
A table listing Agents' Fees paid by Premier League clubs in the 12 months ending last September has been published; Everton sit in 11th place at £2.931M.

Destination Kirkby, 2 years on...

30 November
Friday 25 November 2011 marked the second anniversary of the Government's decision to reject Everton Football Club?s proposed plan to relocate from Goodison Park to a new stadium and retail complex in Kirkby. Since that day, Evertonians have been feeling the full weight of ex-CEO Keith Wyness?s now prophetic statement that ?There is no Plan B?. This article from the Blue Union reviews the subsequent progress on getting Everton a new stadium, and provides some hope for the future.

Moyes still fears relegation

30 November
Despite moving into the top half of the Premier League, David Moyes has reiterated that getting 40 points is the target and fears that lack of strikers means it will be a tough season for Everton to retain their place in the top flight.

Ian Ross leaves Everton over emails

30 November
Ian Ross has left his job as the Director of Communications at Everton FC in the wake of the leaked emails two weeks ago according to the Liverpool Echo.

Wallace's Shrewsbury loan extended

29 November
James Wallace has extended his loan spell at Shrewsbury by a month, despite playing only 20 minutes since arriving from Everton. Wallace joined the Shrews at the beginning of November, but was sent off just 20 minutes into his debut at Dagenham.

Brain damage from multiple concussion

28 November
Could the tragic and untimely death of Gary Speed be linked to his superb skill as a header of the ball? This article on a US website raises a concern regarding the link between multiple concussions sustained in the course of a career that includes repeated impact to the head, and brain damage that can lead some professional sportsmen to commit suicide.

Duffy on loan for another month

29 November
Shane Duffy has extended his loan spell with League One Scunthorpe United until January 8. Duffy has made 14 appearances for the Iron, who currently sit just two points and two places outside the relegation zone.

Praise for Bily's attitude

29 November
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has been praised by David Moyes after forcing his way back into the Everton first team, saying "Bilyaletdinov sometimes he doesn't get enough credit, he's actually a boy who is desperate to do well, a really conscientious worker."

Everton lead with Speed tribute

28 November
The former teammates of Gary Speed from his two years at Everton will return to Goodison Park this coming weekend as part of the Club's tribute to the Welshman whose unexpected death was announced yesterday.

Howard delighted with rare clean sheet

28 November
Tim Howard admitted he was ecstatic after securing only the second clean sheet of Everton?s season during their revitalising win over Bolton. The USA goalkeeper made a couple of important saves en route to a 2-0 victory at the Reebok stadium which propelled the Toffees up to ninth in the Premier League table.

When We Were Good: Everton In 1985  [MEDIA]

28 November
Few fans get to enjoy what Evertonians experienced in 1985; that sense of invincibility and belief that anything was possible.

Why no Red for Coleman elbow?  [MEDIA]

28 November
Seamus Coleman should have seen red after elbowing me in the head, insists Bolton defender Robinson.

Big Dunc gives Vellios confidence

27 November
Apostolos Vellios has revealed he was taking tips from Duncan Ferguson ahead of him coming on and scoring the winner in Saturday's 2-0 win at Bolton. Former Toffees frontman Ferguson, who retired from playing in 2006, has been working at Finch Farm while he takes his coaching badges.

CD Everton lose promotion playoff

27 November
In Chile, CD Everton drew the second leg of the playoff that could have given them promotion to Primera A and lose the tie on away goals scored. After ending 1-1 in the first leg last Thursday, Rangers equalised three times and it finishes 3-3.

Gary Speed, dead at 42

27 November
Shocking news of a former Everton player and lifelong Evertonian, Gary Speed, who has been found dead at his home in Cheshire. Speed joined Everton from Leeds United in June 1996 for £3.5M but left after only two years under acrimonious circumstances and went on to play for Newcastle then Bolton before retiring. More recently, he become the national manager of Wales. In December 2006, Gary Speed became the first player to pass the landmark 500 appearances in the Premier League: 58 of those were for Everton, the club Gary had supported since he was a lad. He will be sadly missed.

Rodwell should return to training

27 November
David Moyes is hoping Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell will be able to return to training next week following a rib injury suffered during England's friendly win over Sweden earlier this month. Rodwell has undergone a further scan on the injury and he is expected to be back in training by the middle of next week.

Bily the kid makes his mark

26 November
Everton notched back-to-back League wins for the first time this season with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Bolton at a rain-soaked Reebok Stadium. The Blues were already shading a largely dreadful encounter when Wheater was shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge on Bilyaletdinov and the Russian exacted his revenge with a low cross for Marouane Fellaini to convert from close range. Substitute Vellios tucked home the killer second after a superb cut-back by Cahill as Moyes's side moved boldly into the top half of the table.

Bolton Wanderers v Everton

26 November
Everton travel to the Reebok for a tough game against relegation-threatened Bolton, who are not having a very good season. Moyes is sweating on the fitness of Rodwell, Distin and Neville, all of whom are carrying injuries, but is unlikely to risk any of his young and relatively untried prospects against a historically brutish Bolton side that seem to know how to intimidate the Blues. Kick-off: 3 pm.

Temporary store open at Metquarter  [MEDIA]

25 November
Graeme Sharp & Lord Grantchester were on hand at the opening of a temporary Everton store at Metquarter on Thursday. The store, which is open four days a week until December 23, will showcase pieces from the Everton Collection as well as selling club memorabilia and one-off pieces.

Osman will help Royston adjust

25 November
Leon Osman has backed up concerns expressed by David Moyes over Royston Drenthe's need to track back into those all-important defensive positions after his forward forays: ?It?s just trying to get him into the right position before play gets going again, and getting him to realise the game here is 100mph and non-stop. It?s just getting him to stay switched on.?

Osman stands up to Bolton bullies

25 November
Talking of last season's dismal Everton performance at the Reebock, Osman says they were bullied by the Bolton side that day: ?They just piled over us for that period and we didn?t stand up to it - that?s where they got the victory. After it worked last year, they?ll probably try and do that again, and it?s up to us to stand up to it and match it,? he says.

Bidwell goes on loan to Brentford

24 November
In a flurry of deadline-day activity for loan deals, Everton Reserves defender Jake Bidwell is the latest Academy prospect to be farmed out on loan to get first-team experience in the lower divisions, his destination: Brentford.

Baines is one of the best

23 November
Royston Drenthe is really pleased with the left-side partnership he has struck up with Leighton Baines, who he thinks is one of the best left backs in the world. Drenthe told the Everton website: ?At the moment I am playing with one of the best left-backs in the world. Leighton has really good qualities."

France Legacy takes another step

24 November
The Everton Collection, established as the ultimate dream of ardent Evertonian and rabid collector of memorabilia, Dr David France, reaches new heights today with the addition of over 13,000 new images to what is already a tremendously successful website at www.evertoncollection.org.uk. The Echo seems to have already forgotten whose idea this was, but we certainly won't!

Loans extended for Baxter & Garbutt

24 November
Everton Reserves defender Luke Garbutt's loan spell at Cheltenham Town has been extended for a third month. They have won seven of the eight games he has played in.

And as expected, Jose Baxter's loan spell at Tranmere has been extended to a third month that will take it into the New Year.

Ballon D?Oh Nominations 2011: Everton?s Tim Howard And His Camouflage Disaster  [MEDIA]

23 November
Initially there was a general acceptance of this camouflage horror show. People mistakenly thought it was a tribute to the troops in Afghanistan. However, as it slowly became clear that it wasn?t, the sheer incredulous disbelief began to spread. By the time he trotted out onto the hallowed Goodison Park turf it became painfully obvious that this was a ?fashion? decision made by the marketing chimps at the club...

Source of Goodison name

23 November
Historian Tony Onslow has written in the Bootle match programme about George William Goodison, a civil engineering consultant in Liverpool who had a road named after him because of his expertise at planning sewerage projects!

Help make Echo coverage of Everton right for you!  [MEDIA]

22 November
The Echo launches its Viewpoints readers' survey: http://www.viewpoints.me.uk/

Reserves hammer Newcastle for four

22 November
The promising talents of Magaye Gueye, Apostolos Vellios and Ross Barkley featured in a great win for Everton Reserves at Newcastle today... The Blues ran out 4-0 winners after running the home side ragged with goals from Conor McAleny, returning from injury, Adam Forshaw, and Apostolos Vellios, who scored a brace.

Baxter to extend Tranmere loan?

22 November
Tranmere Rovers are looking to keep José Baxter at Prenton Park for another month... but they need to get it sorted by a Thursday deadline. Despite missing three games through suspension after a red card, he has scored three goals in nine games for the Wirral side.

Distin carrying a groin injury

22 November
David Moyes says that Sylvain Distin has got a bit of a problem with his groin, which is what kept him out of the side for the win over Wolves at the weekend.

Everton Football Club For Sale  [MEDIA]

22 November
Some wag called Simon in Spain has obviously been either employed by Blue Bill or has a keen sense of humour!

Striker on loan is unlikely to return

21 November
Everton are crying out for a striker, but seem unwilling to give Portuguese acquisition João Silva a chance, preferring that he spend what will total two years of his three-year contract on loan back in his native Portugal. So, what?s the problem? The ?875k striker can play and score in Portugal but he's just not good enough for the Premier League, despite being big and fast. There?s next to no chance that he?ll pull on an Everton shirt; the club will either release him or let him run down his contact.

Rodwell could be out for weeks

21 November
David Moyes has revealed that the reason for Jack Rodwell's absence from the Everton side that beat Wolves is a rib injury sustained while he was on international duty for England against Sweden last week. After all the hoopla over his debut, he is now set to miss several Everton games over the next few weeks.

5-Point Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

20 November
At least somebody understands the Moyes approach to negative football...

Cash promise for Moyes in January

20 November
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has promised manager David Moyes he will have money to spend in the January transfer window. Kenwright insists there will be cash to spend when the window reopens in just over a month's time.

Blues March... Who's Arsed?  [MEDIA]

19 November
At his 'no holds barred' blog, Frank Hargreaves previews today's march by summarizing events this week, as he sees them...

Sale of the club will take time...

19 November
Bill Kenwright has confirmed there are "three or four" parties interested in buying the club, but none are close to getting any buy-out process under way. Kenwright said the process was a long way from being concluded.

Three points crucial for Moyes

19 November
David Moyes says a win today, and the 3 points that lift Everton away from the relegation zone were crucial, despite continuing struggles to really deliver in the final third.

The Echo ? Everton's critical friend

19 November
After bouncing all over the map in this more 'considered' reaction to 'E.mail-Gate' ? including the unproven assumption that they were hacked and not leaked ? The Echo's Greg O'Keefe constructs a rebuttal of the evidence the e.mails contain that appears to confirm the Echo plays patsy for the club's PR machine.

Echo reports on Blue Union march

19 November
Stung into actually providing news coverage of the second Blue Union march, Echo reporter Greg O'Keefe witnessed hundreds of Everton fans marching in protest at the Everton Board of Directors and stagnation they have overseen at the club.

Wolves... a comparison  [MEDIA]

19 November
A club with real ambition, doing the kind of stadium redevelopment Everton could've done years ago, but we were told was impossible...

Late penalty saves labouring Blues

19 November
Everton huffed and puffed for half-an-hour before Fellaini gifted a poor penalty to Wolves but a free-kick from Baines was powered in off the back of Phil Jagielka's head to restore parity before the break. In a mostly dreadful second half, the ref evened up one soft penalty award with another when Saha went down under Ward's challenge and Baines wrapped things up from the spot.

Everton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

19 November
It's back to the domestic programme this weekend and Everton hope to kickstart a revival in their fortunes that will pull them away from the bottom three with the visit to Goodison of Wolves. Marouane Fellaini returns from suspension and Phil Jagielka is expected to receive another pain-killing jab to enable him to play. KO is 3pm.

What Price Everton Football Club?

18 November
Ahead of the Blue Union protest before this weekend's big game this article examines in depth three questions of concern for KEIOC.

Moyes says results must improve

18 November
David Moyes believes now is the time for his side to pick up their form and drag themselves up the table. Everton are on a miserable run of results, having won just once in six league matches since September 24.

Blue Union case restated

18 November
Ahead of this weekend's second protest march, one of the Blue Union leaders, Dave Kelly, talks to Steven Tudor at the Sabotage Times, where their case for continued protest against stagnation of the club is presented. Dave Kelly expresses his exasperation with the local media for failing to pursue the issues raised because, he believes, they do not want to jeopardise their close links with the club.

Everton investigate leaked e.mails

18 November
David Prentice claims in the Echo that Everton have launched an internal investigation into a series of e.mails that were published on one of our discussion threads by a reader registered under the name "Ethan Dyer". The authenticity and legality of the e.mails was questioned and they were subsequently removed.

Meet Howard Kendall at Book Signing

18 November
Everton?s greatest ever manager Howard Kendall will be joining authors James Corbett and Steve Johnson to sign copies of Everton: The School of Science and Everton: The Official Complete Record at Waterstone?s, Bold Street, Liverpool, at 11am on Saturday 19 November.

How Bellamy nearly signed for Everton

18 November
Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy relays the story about how he almost became an Everton player back in 2005.

Ross: ?The Club wants the same as the BU?

17 November
Ahead of the second Blue Union protest march, planned for this Saturday, ahead of the Wolves game, Everton's Director of Communications Ian Ross has explained that their objectives are the same as the club's regarding investment and sale. The Blue Union have responded by issueing this Open Invitation to Ian Ross.

McCarthy praises Moyes's excellent record

17 November
The Premier League returns at the weekend... and with it the now customary mutual managerial backslapping, with Mick McCarthy early off the mark in his fulsome praise of David Moyes.

FELLAINI SIGNS NEW 5-YEAR DEAL

17 November
Marouane Fellaini has signed a new five-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old put pen to paper on a contract that will run until June 2016, and earn him up to £70k a week. Fellaini?s current deal was due to expire in summer 2013, but the worst case scenario was that a player valued at £30m might allow that to run down and then be able to move for a much lower fee. Everton held a press conference at 2pm to make the announcement.

Hope on target for England U-18s

17 November
Everton Academy starlet Hallam Hope was on target for England Under-18s as they drew 1-1 with Slovakia. The striker was one of three Everton youngsters in the starting XI, with Eric Dier at the heart of the defence and John Lundstram in midfield. Hope was withdrawn after 65 minutes as Lundstram and Dier completed the full 90.

Everton Must Attack  [MEDIA]

16 November
Shoot's Everton blogger looks for Everton, and especially Rodwell, to play a bit further up the field.

Saha condemns lazy journalists

16 November
Louis Saha has poured cold water on talk of a move to Paris Saint Germain, after some sources claimed he was considering a move. The forward described the reports as "nonsense", accusing lazy journalists of making up stories.

Jack rues missed chances to score

16 November
After his impressive first start in an England shirt, Jack Rodwell admitted a string of near misses during his full England debut gave him a sleepless night. The 20-year-old midfielder went close to capping an impressive first start for Fabio Capello?s side with a goal during the 1-0 victory over Sweden at Wembley last night, and he says the quality of deliveries from club-mate Leighton Baines helped him threaten in his new attacking midfield role.

Rodwell goes so close on debut

15 November
As expected, Jack Rodwell got his first full England cap this evening against Sweden, but it could have been even better if one or both of two excellent scoring chances had gone in for him. As it is, England lead at half-time through a goal by Gareth Barry. Rodwell had a header defected beyond the post and then contrived to miss when he might more easily have scored.

From the Heart  [MEDIA]

15 November
A review of where the Blue Union has taken its protest in the first three months since its inception

Barkley makes a brief appearance

15 November
Ross Barkley made a very brief appearance for the England Under-21s right at the end of the game as they were beaten 2-1 by Belgium in Mons. The 17-year-old came on as a substitute in second half stoppage-time as Omar El Kaddouri scored what proved to be the winner for the hosts.

Everton to open Free School

15 November
Everton in the Community have been granted permission (and funds!) by the government to open a Free School ? the only one in the Premier League.

Jags: ?There's nothing wrong with me...?

14 November
"I'm fit. There is nothing wrong with me other than I've got a little broken toe," Phil Jagielka told SkySports. "It's nothing an injection won't take care of. Obviously it numbs the toe for a few hours and it will be a little bit sore for a while."

Everton fans plan peaceful demonstration  [MEDIA]

14 November
The Blue Union are planning a second peaceful protest march near Goodison Park this weekend after they were given clearance by Merseyside Police to march prior to Saturday's Premier League game against Wolves.

Rodwell set to start v Sweden

13 November
Jack Rodwell is set to receive the ultimate reward for his cultured and impressive half-an-hour in a full England game for the first time on Saturday: Fabio Capello plans to give him a starting role in the line-up that will face Sweden on Tuesday ? a team England have failed to beat in 12 meetings going back 1968.

Jagielka rested for Sweden game

13 November
Having proved his worth in the England defence that kept Spain at bay, Phil Jagielka has been given the night off on Tuesday v Sweden and will return to Everton, where he can rest/medicate his injured/broken little toe.

Everton U-18s 2 - 4 Manchester City U-18s  [MEDIA]

12 November
Everton U-18's were blown away by a three-goal blitz from Man City U-18s at Finch Farm but fought back with two goals in the second half, only to succumb to an injury-time goal that sealed it for the Mancs.

A proud moment for our Jack

13 November
Jack Rodwell was delighted to make his England debut in the victory over Spain on Saturday as a substitute in the 57th minute. Rodwell told Sky Sports News: "It's a proud moment for me. As a kid I always dreamed of making my senior debut and tonight I've done that."

Jagielka gets a starting slot

12 November
At Wembley, England kicked off with Phil Jagielka (alongside ex-Everton teammate Joleon Lescott) in defence against Spain, despite having a broken toe. Leighton Baines and debutant Jack Rodwell were part of a bench comprising 13 substitutes, with Jack Rodwell being the lucky one to get his first senior cap, coming on in the 57th minute and acquitting himself well in a rare England win over Spain 1-0.

Yobo's Super Eagles are super-screwed

12 November
Joeseph Yobo's Nigeria will miss out on the African Nations Cup finals next year after a comical screw-up against Guinea ? and demonstrated attack is not always the best form of defence!

Moyes the Constantly Curious

12 November
On a recent visit to Finch Farm USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he believes David Moyes is one of the most respected managers in the game.?David is known within coaching circles as being someone who?s constantly learning and constantly curious.?

Everton ?Relatively debt-free?

11 November
Graham Beecroft explains the current investment-sale-ownership-takeover-stadium-selling-transfer-management situation at Everton to the numpties at TalkSport, including this amazing quote that Everton are relatively debt-free!!!

Jagielka can't blame poor form on missing Arteta  [MEDIA]

11 November
Phil Jagielka believes there are are enough good players in the side to make up for the loss of Mikel Arteta, but they are low on confidence after losing six of the last seven games.

London trip in Youth Cup

11 November
Everton's Academy side has been drawn away to Crystal Palace in the 3rd Round of this season's FA Youth Cup. The game will be played before 17 December.

Jagielka says he's ready to play

11 November
Phil Jagielka has told England Manager Fabio Capello that he is ready to play for England at the weekend after coming through Friday's training session with no problems.

“£150M? £160M ? not far wrong...”

11 November
Last night on Sky Sports News, Keith Harris talked about the resurgence of interest in buying Everton, mainly from the Middle East, India and China, but confirmed that there had been no offers made. Asked how much it would take to buy Everton ? £150M? £160M?? ? Harris told the interviewer "you're not far wrong".

Barkley's full game for England U-19s

11 November
Everton's young hopeful protege, Ross Barkley, was given a full game at England U-19 level and a chance to impress against Denmark. Frozen out of most recent first team games while playing primarily for the Reserves in recent weeks, Barkley played a key role in starting the move that lead to the solitary winning goal of the game, scored in the 80th minute of the game at Brighton on Thursday night.

Rearranged Spurs date announced

10 November
Everton's match at Tottenham Hotspur, originally scheduled for the opening day but postponed in the aftermath of the London riots in August, has been rearranged for 11th January at 7:45pm.

Cahill carrying a groin injury

10 November
Some interesting comments from Socceroos coach Holger Osieck about the perennial issue of Tim Cahill's fitness, ongoing injury problems, his ability to play or not, for Club or Country.

Moyes should have left Everton when the going was good  [MEDIA]

10 November
David Moyes owes Everton nothing. He has given it his all, and, when the time comes, should be allowed to walk away, with his head held high.

Everton in final League game...

10 November
... at St James' Park. Which Mike Ashley has now renamed the SportsDirect Arena! Apparently not as rebranding sponsorship deal in itself but to show potential sponsors who are interested in stadium naming rights that nothing is sacred.

What price "Goodison Park"?

Capello prefers patched-up Jags

10 November
Phil Jagielka is likely to have an injection in his broken toe to enable him to play in England's friendly with Spain after Fabio Capello indicated that he wants to pair the Everton defender with Joleon Lescott. Although the latest news is that he has had to miss training with the England team today...

Would Everton have won the European Cup?  [MEDIA]

9 November
The age-old question, the answer to which we'll never know thanks to the Heysel ban

Pienaar depressed with not playing

9 November
Steven Pienaar admits his inability to contribute to Tottenham?s march up the Premier League has been ?depressing?, but knows his chance will come.

Elstone: Genuine conversations are ongoing

8 November
In his latest blog post on evertonfc.com, Everton CEO, Robert Elstone, addresses the recent takeover speculation surrounding the club and reiterates the "85p of every £1" mantra in response to the question over where the money goes. He also admits that there is no imminent resolution of the issues preventing the new development at the Park End from proceeding.

Sell the club for the debt

8 November
Or even less! This poorly-written piece published by The People's Group has chosen to compare Bill Kenwright's situation to that of Sir Jack Hayward, who famously sold Wolves for a nominal £10 and a guaranteed £30M investment.

Another one playing while injured

8 November
Does Phil Jagielka's poor form of late have anything to do with the fact that he is carrying a toe injury? It seems that's enough to rule him out of the England squad, yet David Moyes keeps picking him for every game despite the injury, and has him shot full of painkilling injections.

'A lot of things are missing' ? Moyes  [MEDIA]

7 November
David Moyes believes there are ?a lot of things missing? from his Everton team after they slipped to a sixth defeat in seven games at the weekend.

Reserves can't beat Wigan

7 November
A fairly weak Everton Reserves team featuring Magaye Gueye and James McFadden but strangely not Denis Stracqualursi (with Apostolos Vellios presumably out injured) huffed and puffed against a resolute Wigan side at Finch Farm on Monday. They went behind in the first half when Gueye gave away a free kick, Hahnemann came racing off his line to block a shot that unkindly hit Mustafi and rolled into the net and put the visitors in front.

Jagielka: Morale has taken a hit

7 November
Phil Jagielka has admitted that Everton's confidence is at a low ebb following a run of five defeats in six games in the Premier League ? plus a loss to Chelsea in the League Cup.

McFadden on rejecting Celtic

7 November
James McFadden provides a somewhat less-than-lucid explanation of why he did not join Celtic, despite being in talks with them: he didn't know what their intentions were... ?!?

Rodwell gets expected senior call-up

6 November
Jack Rodwell has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time.

Football Quarter prospectus out next week

5 November
The Football Quarter is a plan being floated by fan groups of both Everton and Liverpool to explore a joint future for both clubs based not on a shared stadium, but a shared infrastructure centred on Stanley Park with two separate stadiums.

We were rubbish for 30 minutes

5 November
David Moyes seemed resigned to the defeat his boys suffered after they were rubbish for 30 minutes ? despite this being the period of the game were they created and squandered five chances to score. He bemoans the poor defending, missed chances, a penalty not given, and his side just not being good enough.

Press Button marked 'Self-Destruct'

5 November
Everton lost their sixth match in seven in all competitions with an underserved but self-inflicted defeat at Newcastle. A lack of communication between Heitinga and Howard gifted the Magpies an early lead before Ryan Taylor took advantage of too much space to smash home an unstoppable second. Rodwell pulled one back and the Blues largely controlled the second half but again couldn't get their act together in the final third to rescue a point.

Newcastle United vs Everton

5 November
With October out the way, Everton look to get their season back on the rails after five defeats in six with a potentially tricky trip to Newcastle United. Marouane Fellani is suspended but Royston Drenthe returns from a ban of his own and Phil Neville, Tim Cahill and Sylvain Distin will all undergo fitness tests after missing out against Manchester United last weekend. KO is 12:45pm.

Moyes keen to see new buyer  [MEDIA]

4 November
David Moyes believes it is crucial Everton attract new investment if they are to compete with the teams at the top of the Premier League.

Everton were interested in Demba Ba  [MEDIA]

4 November
David Moyes admits he was previously interested in signing Demba Ba as Everton prepare to take on the in-form striker at Newcastle on Saturday.

Former favourite looking for comeback

4 November
It's been 18 months since Dan Gosling made his highly controversial move to Newcastle. His recovery from the knee injury he suffered with Everton in March 2010 has been long and painful. Since regaining match fitness, he has played barely a handful of games for the Barcodes, but the visit of Everton may see him on the bench tomorrow, or even getting a start.

Secret Weapon gets run-out

3 November
A goal in each half condemned Everton's Reserves to their first defeat in four games as they lost 2-0 to Manchester United in Altrincham. Everton had by far the better of the second half but the United goalkeeper saved well from Adam Forshaw and secret weapon Magaye Gueye rattled the woodwork when clean through.

Newcastle v Everton ? Tactical Preview  [MEDIA]

3 November
Saturday?s early kick off sees us journey north for a match against (insert cliche) the Premier League?s ?surprise package? Newcastle United who will be putting their unbeaten record on the line a fixture the Blues were victorious in last season

Another Reserve goes on loan

3 November
Shrewsbury Town have signed promising teenage Everton midfielder James Wallace on a month's loan. Wallace, 19, who played for England in the Under-20 World Cup last summer, made 14 appearances out on loan at struggling Stockport last season.

ToffeeTunes: Poor Everton  [MEDIA]

2 November
I went through a bunch of songs and created complicated reasons why they portrayed Everton's current situation. Then for some reason, I was listening to Royksopp later on and this seemed like the perfect song. Think deeper than the surface, people.

Redevelopment of North Liverpool

2 November
Aside from rabid internet rumours of imminent takeovers, and talk of regular meetings with a stream of potential investors that have so far produced nothing, the more likely path forward for Everton Football Club in addressing the long-standing stadium problem may well lie in regional redevelopment plans that include initiatives such as the Football Quarter or other ways to leverage the famous football heritage of North Liverpool. These topics are examined in a substantial report produced by Lord Heseltine and Sir Terry Leahy subtitled Liverpool City Region: Building on its Strengths.

The Kenwright Delusion  [MEDIA]

2 November
Steven Maunder guest writes over at Football Fix with a withering assessment of the Kenwright regime

Moyes one of the Best in the World!

2 November
In the build-up to another early match next Saturday for Everton at Newcastle, their manager Alan Pardew has proclaimed David Moyes to be one of the best in the world.

Former Blue off to Mitra Kukar

1 November
Former Everton striker Marcus Bent is set to move to Indonesian Liga Prima side Mitra Kukar, with the league season about to get underway. Bent, who has been without a club since being released by Birmingham City in the summer, left Everton in 2006.

On-loan centre-back doing well

1 November
Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill speaks highly of on-loan Everton defender Shane Duffy, 19, who extended his spell at Glanford Park into a third month last Friday and celebrated with his maiden goal for the Iron in the 4-2 weekend triumph over Tranmere.

The epic Everton takeover article  [MEDIA]

1 November
Tom Mallows chronicles the numerous and disparate internet pages chattering about the imminence or otherwise of an Everton takeover...

Luke Garbutt extends loan deal

1 November
Reserve defender Luke Garbutt has extended his loan deal at Cheltenham Town by a further month. The 18-year-old joined on an initial one-month deal in September and has gone on to make six appearances for the League Two outfit.

What impact will the EPPP have on English football?  [MEDIA]

1 November
Will the Elite Player Performance Plan ? the most comprehensive overhaul of youth football in the history of England's professional game ? hurt smaller clubs?

Well, they might be interested...

1 November
In another piece of amazing 'journalism' in the Echo it can now be revealed that the Jain Group had a tour of Goodison Park last month, met Kenwright in London, and may be interested in putting up money for investment while leaving Bill in control... but have not been heard from for the last 10 days!

Cash in... or Moyes to Spurs next summer  [MEDIA]

31 October
Why Everton need to find some cash from somewhere, or risk losing Moyes to Spurs next summer

No imminent Everton takeover

31 October
The Liverpool Echo, often the unofficial mouthpiece of the club, has confirmed that internet rumours claiming Everton are in takeover talks with the Jain Group are wide of the mark. Stories talk up the group's supposed interest in making a land purchase in North Liverpool that has been linked by some to the stillborn "Football Quarter" concept. The Echo states that the Jain Group is one of several organizations Bill Kenwright "meets with regularly" but "they have yet to do anything to convince him their interest will materialise into anything substantial."

Earl in attendance at Goodison

31 October
Bill Kenwright was was joined in the Everton Directors Box by fellow director Robert Earl for Everton's 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday.

Heitinga admits Blues are falling behind  [MEDIA]

31 October
Johnny Heitinga admitted Everton?s form against the Premier League?s top clubs has suffered a worrying dip so far this season ? but insists they will recapture their defiance.

Jose Baxter sent off for Tranmere

31 October
Jose Baxter will likely get a three-match suspension after he was given a straight red card for a lunging tackle on Oliver Norwood in Tranmere's 4-2 reverse at Scunthorpe.

Uninspired Toffees toil to Man Utd defeat  [MEDIA]

31 October
Everton fell to their fifth Premier League defeat of the season against Manchester United on Saturday in a game which put the Toffees? deficiencies under a glaring spotlight.

Saha blames boots for not scoring  [MEDIA]

30 October
On Twitter, Louis Saha has blamed his boots following his Everton side?s 1-0 defeat on Saturday: "#gutted with result. Wrong boots today,? the Frenchman said.

New chapter in Rooney / Everton history

30 October
At A Different League, Andrew Tuft thinks the relationship between Rooney and the Goodison crowd is changing: It appears, to the great majority inside the stadium, that Rooney is merely a name from Everton?s past. Rooney is no longer viewed as a former Everton player now plying his trade elsewhere. He is a United player who had a brief cameo with Everton. In that distinction lies an enormous difference.

Mucha's position at risk

29 October
David Moyes refused to criticise goalkeeper Jan Mucha, who he'd selected ahead of Tim Howard, for his horrendous error on Wednesday night, but insisted that, along with the acquisition of 39-year-old American veteran Marcus Hahnemann, it could force a future re-think.

5 Tactical Points on Everton 0-1 Manchester United  [MEDIA]

30 October
There was an air of inevitability about this one. The Blues huffed and puffed a lot but were kept at arms length for the most part by a stubborn United rearguard marshalled superbly by the commanding Vidic. This was a much improved display to the feeble spanking at the Bridge though and with some winnable fixtures coming up ? plus the return of Rosyton ? the onus is now on the Blues to put some form together between now and the festive period.

Under-18s lose 5-goal tussle

29 October
A late goal by the Wolves captain sealed the 3 points for their Under-18s on a day when Everton?s defence were not at their best making costly errors as Everton lead twice until the death only to throw it away.

Moyes can't understand noon KO

30 October
?I can't understand why it's a 12 o'clock kick-off. I find it incredible we kick-off at that time in football these days." ? David Moyes.

Rooney will always be 'a traitor'  [MEDIA]

29 October
Sir Alex Ferguson admits Wayne Rooney will always be "a traitor" in the eyes of Everton fans.

Everton 0 - 1 Manchester United

29 October
Everton struggled to compete with the wounded Champions in the first half, but limited the damage to just one goal, scored a little too easily by Hernandez. They almost came back before the break when a Baines free-kick smashed off the United crossbar. Barkley came on for Bily at half-time... Then Vellios and Gueye as Everton pushed United hard but could not find the equalizer.

Kendall: Mucha shouldn't have played  [MEDIA]

28 October
Howard Kendall believes that goalkeeper is one position you don't rotate, particularly against a team like Chelsea.

Duffy loan extended again

28 October
Scunthorpe United have extended the loan deal for Everton defender Shane Duffy to a third month. The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has made 10 appearances for the Iron. It is the second time manager Alan Knill has moved to extend the 19-year-old's spell at Glanford Park.

Carling Cup selection backfired

28 October
David Moyes has admitted that his team selection for the Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea "sort of backfired," though not because of the decision to play his poorer goalkeeper or an unfit Tim Cahill.

Everton vs Manchester United

28 October
Everton get the opportunity to heap more misery on Manchester United this weekend as the wounded champions come to Goodison Park for a fixture they haven't won now in three seasons. Tim Cahill and Phil Neville look set to miss out through injury while Royston Drenthe is suspended following his red card in midweek. KO is 12:00pm.

Cahill and Neville both out

28 October
David Moyes will be forced to rethink his starting line-up for Saturday's lunchtime clash with Manchester United after losing captain Phil Neville and Tim Cahill to injury. Neville has a hamstring while the folly of playing Cahill with an injury on Wednesday appears to have come home to roost.

The Battle of the Wounded Tigers  [MEDIA]

28 October
The fortunes of Everton and Manchester United couldn't be further apart in terms of silverware and cash to spend on players but this weekend both clubs will be looking to pick themselves up from demoralising defeats.

Tony Hibbert: True Blue

28 October
The homegrown defender who came up through the ranks of the Everton Academy and won the FA Youth Cup for Everton in 1998, has been at Everton so long he was in David Moyes's first starting XI. He tells Simon Hart how he's seen the club grow, Wayne Rooney come and go, and why Ross Barkley will be a star.

How Goodison Park has become a danger zone for United  [MEDIA]

28 October
Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a response from his players following their 6-1 home defeat to Manchester City but he must get it at Goodison Park which has become a tricky place to go for United in recent seasons.

Everton and the League Cup: A Miserable History  [MEDIA]

27 October
Sabotage Times summarise Everton's poor record in the only major domestic competition that haven't won

Baxter's Tranmere loan extension confirmed  [MEDIA]

27 October
Tranmere have extended forward Jose Baxter's loan from parent club Everton by another month.

BBC's Conor McNamara ejected from Goodison Park  [MEDIA]

27 October
BBC football commentator Conor McNamara is ejected from Everton's Goodison Park live on air following the Toffees' 2-1 Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea.

Green settling in nicely

27 October
Everton Academy new-boy George Green is already making a good impression on coaches after the 15-year-old shone in a friendly for Everton's U-18 side.

Cahill again plays while injured

26 October
David Moyes has confirmed that Tim Cahill was carrying an injury during the Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea ? it's not clear, however, whether he sustained it this evening or whether it was a pre-existing complaint.

Moyes ? We should have won

26 October
David Moyes believes his side did not deserve to be knocked out of the Carling Cup against Chelsea, his side should have wrapped up the game before the 90 minutes were over.

Blues edged out in extra time

26 October
A late goal by Louis Saha gave Everton a lifeline in this Carling Cup tie, forcing extra time against 10-man Chelsea when he headed home Seamus Coleman's cross. But the Blues lost the initiative when Royston Drenthe was dismissed for a second bookable offence and Daniel Sturridge scored the winner to send Andre Villas-Boas's side through to the last eight.

Rodwell attains manhood

25 October
Jack Rodwell feels more like a senior player now he has 100 senior appearances under his belt and is starting to take a more commanding role in the team.

Moyes explains Barkley's absence

26 October
David Moyes has explained withdrawing Ross Barkley from the front line for over a month, since the Carling Cup third-round win over West Bromwich Albion on 21 September.

Kenwright for Keeps

26 October
The Blue Union's aims were to awaken the media to the stagnation and neglect that the last 10 years of Premier League football have brought Everton through mismanagement under Bill Kenwright's Chairmanship. This sympathetic piece by Ian Ridley in the Express suggests there is no media groundswell to unveil Kenwright; far from it...

Everton vs Chelsea

25 October
Everton and Chelsea meet for the second time in 10 days ? and the for the fifth time in cup competition in three years ? for a Carling Cup Fourth Round tie at Goodison Park that will see the winners into the last eight. KO is 8pm.

Fellaini deal ?very close?

25 October
David Moyes has revealed that negotiations with Marouane Fellaini over a new contract have been going well and that Everton are "very close" to agreeing terms with the midfielder. The Belgian international has under two years left on his current deal.

Everton v Chelsea Carling Cup preview  [MEDIA]

25 October


Man City (H) now Live on Sky

25 October
Everton's home game with Manchester City on 1st February will now be screened live by Sky Sports. The 8pm kick-off time does not change.

Stracqualursi not exactly a workaholic  [MEDIA]

25 October
Denis Stracqualursi has revealed: ?I was a layabout and didn?t finish school. I didn?t want to work either. I helped my uncle once ? he was a refrigerator fixer. I had to start at 8, but I used to arrive at 10.?

Everton Announce Goodison Bottle Ban  [MEDIA]

24 October
Everton has introduced a ban on bottles being taken into the seated areas at Goodison Park in a bid to protect the safety of supporters.

Jack Rodwell?s the lad to sting Chelsea  [MEDIA]

25 October
?Chelsea are obviously a great side so we won?t be taking anything for granted. But hopefully our fans will get behind us and we can put on a performance.?

Baxter to extend Tranmere loan

24 October
José Baxter is set to stay with Tranmere for another month after the formal details of his loan extension are ironed out on Wednesday.

More to come from Drenthe

24 October
On-loan midfielder Royston Drenthe has told Everton fans they can expect a lot more from him this season. "The fans can expect more," he said. "You can show a lot more when you start than when you come in from the bench."

Louis Saha returns to haunt Everton Fulham  [MEDIA]

23 October
This strange headline in the Independent is rather misleading...

Former Fulham striker Louis Saha returned to haunt his former club this afternoon with a late goal which inspired Everton to a dramatic victory at Craven Cottage.

Everton topple Fulham in dramatic finale

23 October
A grandstand finish in which Zamora smashed wide of an open goal saw Saha punish his profligacy with a 90th-minute strike and secure for Everton a match that was heading for a 1-1 draw. Ruiz's sublime chip had canceled out Royston Drenthe's stunning opener before Louis Saha struck and Jack Rodwell put the icing on the cake in injury time.

Johnson targets 'special' goal v Everton  [MEDIA]

22 October


McFadden not a signing, insists Moyes

22 October
David Moyes goes to some lengths to counter the negative vibes surrounding Jamie McFadden's return to Everton, insisting he is not actually a signing!!!

Fulham vs Everton

22 October
Everton are back in the Capital for their visit to Fulham looking to arrest a run of three straight defeats before home games against Chelsea and United. KO at Craven Cottage is 1.30pm on Sunday.

Another Blue Union March next month

21 October
The Blue Union have announced they will be holding another rally and protest march before the Wolves game on 19 November from 2pm on the Council Fields, Spellow Lane.

No Fulham game for Jimmy Mac

21 October
David Moyes does not expect James McFadden to play for Everton too soon. McFadden will not be considered for Sunday's clash with Fulham as he is still regaining fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. But he is working hard in training to get back into peak condition and Moyes hopes it will not be too long before he can be unleashed.

Everton Training Session (Gallery)  [MEDIA]

21 October
Everton Training Session 21st October 2011, in pictures...

Fulham v Everton  [MEDIA]

21 October


Fulham fixture of great importance  [MEDIA]

21 October


Time and tide taken their toll?

21 October
David Prentice has finally noticed that David Moyes ain't as chipper as he used to be. Fiery optimism and a determination to challenge the Big Boys has given way to a resigned sense of deafeatism.

Fulham v Everton Tactical Preview  [MEDIA]

20 October


Neville to battle for Everton start  [MEDIA]

20 October


Kevin Langley leaves Northwich Villa  [MEDIA]

20 October


Another player out on loan

20 October
Notts County have completed the signing of Everton winger Femi Orenuga, who has become a regular for the Reserves, on a one-month loan deal.

Finch Farm up for grabs

20 October
Hudson Capital Properties, the current owners of Finch Farm, are looking to sell the prime site, where Everton have a 50-year lease after selling the property to ROM Capital in 2005 for construction of their training complex by specialist developer AFL, completed in 2007. Everton have the option to purchase the site back on every 5-year anniversary of the original lease. The next opportunity comes in July 2012; the pricetag: £16,511,838.

Beckford finally scores for Leicester  [MEDIA]

19 October


Sven says: 'Don't judge Jermaine Beckford'  [MEDIA]

19 October


Everton Res 2 - 0 Sunderland Res

18 October
Everton Reserves beat their Sunderland counterparts 2-0 at Finch Farm on Tuesday afternoon with McFadden, Stracqualursi, Barkley and Gueye all featuring.

Parry would like to keep Baxter longer  [MEDIA]

19 October


McFadden out to prove himself

19 October
"It is up to me to grab the chance and to show the fans I am good enough to play for Everton again."

It's time for change at Everton FC

18 October
That's the title of a new video from the Blue Union, available on YouTube.

Big Dunc returns as Youth Team Coach

19 October
Duncan Ferguson clearly misses the game and wants to get back in ? as a coach! What better place to dispense his special brand of enthusiasm and commitment at Everton's Academy. (Well, er... at the minute, perhaps the first team could benefit most from a good kick up the arse from Big Dunc!)

Ten future stars from the Academy

18 October
Over at the Bleacher Report website, Matt Cheetham has run the rule over the amazing array of young up-and-coming footballing talent in the Everton Academy to compile a list of players developing in the Everton U-18s and Reserves that may one day become "the next Wayne Rooney".

McFadden move smacks of desperation  [MEDIA]

18 October
David Prentice on the acquisition of ex-Blue James McFadden for the remainder of 2011-12.

Barkley to get lots of reserves games

18 October
With the Premier League big boys circling like vultures and growing bewilderment among many Evertonians that he's not playing more regularly, David Moyes dampens hopes that Ross Barkley will be in the first team any time soon.

Hillsborough Parliamentary Debate  [MEDIA]

17 October
Twenty two years after that fateful day in the spring of 1989 the families involved in the Hillsborough campaign for justice finally heard the cross-party support for the truth to be revealed reverberate around the very heart of government, the chamber in the House of Commons.

New deal for Barkley ? in December

17 October
Ross Barkley is expected to a agree a new five-year deal with Everton... but not until December, when the highly promising young attacking midfielder turns 18.

McFadden rejoins Everton

17 October
James McFadden has sealed a return to Goodison Park with confirmation from Everton that the free agent has inked a new contract with the Blues for the remainder of the season after being released by Birmingham City over the summer.

Blue Union unveils its website  [MEDIA]

16 October


?We made a good fist of keeping it tight?

15 October
David Moyes thinks his players did everything they could to stay in the game against the better team in this evening's 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

It's all about damage limitation

15 October
David Moyes's tried and trusted formation played quite well for periods of this game but poor defensive work saw them give up the requisite two easy goals against a moneybags side before half-time. Chelsea scored easily again in the second half before Vellios was finally risked in the 80th minute ? and duly scored a classic predator striker's goal with his first touch inside 18 seconds!

Moyes admits McFadden talks

14 October
Quizzed on the topic during his pre-match press conference this afternoon, David Moyes confirmed that talks have been held with representatives of James McFadden who is currently a free agent.

Shrewd Moyes deserves a big shot

14 October
Kevin Keegan recounts the conventional media view of Everton under Bill Kenwright and David Moyes.

Red card still a very sore point

14 October
David Moyes has stressed that no amount of support for his view that Martin Atkinson got it wrong when showing Jack Rodwell a straight red after Luis Suarez's playacting will make up for the referee's atrocious decision, which ruined the Goodison derby a fortnight ago.

Moyes calls Rooney ban a joke  [MEDIA]

14 October
Everton manager believes Uefa punishment is excessive ? Moyes says it might be better to leave Rooney at home

Villas-Boas praises Moyes's work

13 October
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has guarded against any complacency ahead of the visit of Everton on Saturday and has pointed to the Toffees' recent record at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Everton

13 October
Everton travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend for the late afternoon televised kick-off to face Chelsea where they haven't lost in five seasons in the Premier League. Leon Osman appears to be the only additional injury doubt beyond Victor Anichebe.

Hahnemann plays in Reserves friendly

11 October
Marcus Hahnemann got a run out with a young Reserves/Senior Academy side on Tuesday, behind closed doors at Finch Farm. The side took on a "fringe" selection from Crewe Alexandra, and came off winners, with goals from Conor McAleny and John Lundstram.

Cahill looks for fighting spirit

12 October
Tim Cahill believes Everton must show their fighting spirit at Chelsea this weekend as they look to bounce back from two successive defeats in the Premier League.

Chelsea v Everton: Tactical Preview & Statistical Analysis  [MEDIA]

12 October
The Blues head to Stamford Bridge this weekend looking to stretch their unbeaten run against Chelsea to 8 games in a fixture which has yielded 6 successive draws ?

Government request changes to football governance  [MEDIA]

12 October
KEIOC summarize the latest government recommendations on key issues like football ownership, transparency and the role of agents

Jagielka looking to keep a clean sheet

12 October
Phil Jagielka is desperate to keep a clean sheet against a free-scoring Chelsea side, and he accepts that his own form has to improve if he is to help achieve that aim.

A recipe for the rich to get richer  [MEDIA]

12 October
David Conn in The Guardian with a sobering assessment of where the Premier League is heading based on Liverpool's new drive to scrap revenue sharing of international TV revenue

No action against Atkinson

11 October
Referee Martin Atkinson has predictably been spared a temporary demotion to the Championship by Professional Game Match Officials Limited.

Bily helps Russia into Euro2012

11 October
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov scored within six minutes of coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Russia as they qualified for Euro2012 as winners of Group B. Ireland must play off, while Marouane Fellaini and Belgium missed out.

10 January transfer targets for Everton  [MEDIA]

11 October
Landon Donovan is included in Bleacher Report's list of potential transfer targets for Everton in January's transfer window

Everton facing up to harsh economic realities  [MEDIA]

11 October
KEIOC cite Trevor Birch's assessment that Premier League clubs are cutting back their costs in the face of increasing financial pressures

Rodwell an injury worry

11 October
Jack Rodwell pulled out of the clash with Norway on Monday, which England won 2-1, as a precaution after picking up a groin injury in training.

Everton vie for regional awards

11 October
Everton have been shortlisted in three categories in the MBNA Northwest Football awards, including a nomination for Leighton Baines for Player of the Year.

Barkley debuts in England U21 win

10 October
Ross Barkley made his first competitive start for England's Under-21s on Monday evening as they beat Norway 2-1. Barkley crossed to set up Henderson's goal, and was substituted after 54 mins.

Woods adds USA coaching role

10 October
Everton's Chris Woods has been signed up by Jurgen Klinsmann as the United States' national team's goalkeeping coach. David Moyes has given permission for Woods to take the job while continuing in his Goodison role.

Why have Everton not been sold?

10 October
One of the few mentions made today in the national media regarding Saturday's Blue Union meeting has David Anderson wondering "Is Bill Kenwright asking too much or is he standing in the way of a potential deal?"

Not punching above our weight

10 October
Leighton Baines believes the fact many of Everton?s players are targets for rivals clubs suggests people should not be surprised by their level of performance.

Gueye patiently awaits his chance

10 October
Magaye Gueye can count his appearances for Everton on two hands but the Frenchman is hopeful that he can get more playing time at senior level in the coming weeks.

Coleman prepared to fight for Ireland place

10 October
Seamus Coleman admits that he was disappointed not to make the bench for the Republic of Ireland's squad to face Andorra but says he's not one to sulk about it.

Howard: Ross needs to be insulated

9 October
In the face of weekly speculation linking him with some of the top teams in the Premier League, Tim Howard hopes that Ross Barkley will elect to stay with Everton where he can be protected by "people who will tell him the right things and keep his feet on the ground."

Finance is the primary focus

9 October
The Blue Union held their second public meeting at Zeligs in Liverpool One on Saturday afternoon. The meeting featured a detailed financial presentation by Colin Fitzpatrick, information about a Fans Parliament, and a talk by Howard Kendall.

Howard helps Klinsmann to first win

9 October
Tim Howard made a number of key saves in the USA goal as Jurgen Klinsmann claimed his first win as coach of the American team with a 1-0 margin over Honduras.

Loanee settling in at Prenton Park

8 October
According to Tranmere Rovers manager Les Parry, Jose Baxter (in on loan from Everton) is having a greater impact with every game he plays.

Under-18s draw with Liverpool

8 October
Chris Long came to Everton's rescue, firing home in injury time to deny Liverpool two of their three points after the reds had scored earlier from the penalty spot.

Vellios picks up ankle injury

7 October
Apostolos Vellios played for Greece Under-21s in their 2-0 win over San Marino on Thursday but came off after 58 minutes with an ankle injury.

Blue Union meeting at Zeligs

8 October
The Blue Union are holding a second public meeting today at Zeligs in Liverpool One. Howard Kendall will make a special guest appearance and so will the FA Cup.

Sky's New Year's Day Surprise

7 October
A new batch of live games on Sky and ESPN in December and early January have been announced... and Everton feature just once.

Arteta: Spirit in Everton's dressing room is the best  [MEDIA]

7 October


How George Green chose Everton

7 October
The Echo delves behind the history leading up to Everton landing 15-year-old midfield hot-shot prospect, George Green from Bradford City's school of excellence.

Arteta did not undergo medical before joining Arsenal  [MEDIA]

6 October


Doncaster ready to pounce for Dan Gosling with Newcastle set to release midfielder on loan  [MEDIA]

5 October


Dan Gosling: Was he better off at Everton?  [MEDIA]

6 October


Bill Kenwright admits club will lose up to £5 million a year waiting for a new owner to emerge  [MEDIA]

6 October
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Bily wants to play his part

6 October
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov was linked with a return to his homeland in the summer but he wants to stick it out on Merseyside.

Moyes has best price-per-point ratio

6 October
A new study shows that in terms of value for money David Moyes is the best manager in the Premier League with a price-per-point ratio of just under £50,000.

Everton still bitter over red card costs

5 October
Everton have accused referee Martin Atkinson of costing the club a potential £1 million due to his erroneous dismissal of Jack Rodwell last weekend.

Bill Kenwright BBC Interview

5 October
Bill Kenwright talks frankly to Christian Purslow, former managing Director of Liverpool FC, about Everton finances and the 24/7 search to find a buyer in what the Chairman believes is an almost impossible economic climate.

Atkinson awaits fate after Rodwell's red card is rescinded  [MEDIA]

4 October
Martin Atkinson is waiting to discover whether Jack Rodwell's successful appeal against his red card in the Merseyside derby will lead to the official's temporary demotion from the Premier League.

The Blue Union in The Times  [MEDIA]

4 October
KEOIC claim that a journalist with The Times was banned from obtaining quotes from Everton players after the derby for including an article by the Blue Union last Saturday

Pub landlady wins foreign TV battle  [MEDIA]

4 October
Portsmouth pub owner, Karen Murphy, who took her case about being able to screen Premier League matches with a foreign satellite decoder to the European Court of Justice, has been successful. The decision could trigger a major shake-up for the Premier League and pave the way to cheaper viewing of foreign broadcasts for fans of top-flight English games.

Rodwell red card rescinded

4 October
Jack Rodwell has had his ridiculous red card in Saturday's Merseyside derby against Liverpool rescinded following a successful appeal, and the three-match ban hanging over him has also been removed.

Blues look to secure Barkley

4 October
Everton are hoping to secure hot teenage prospect Ross Barkley to a long-term contract when he turns 18, according to The Guardian.

Everton vow action against missile-throwers

3 October
Everton have condemned the actions of some fans who threw coins and bottles at Luis Suarez and Craig Bellamy in Saturday's derby.

Blue Union piece in The Times  [MEDIA]

3 October
On Saturday 1 October 2011, an article containing a piece by KEIOC?s secretary appeared in The Times; apparently the journalist was subsequently banned from obtaining quotes from Everton?s players after the game.

Liverpool planned to snatch Baines  [MEDIA]

3 October
Leighton Baines has revealed that Liverpool hatched a plan to snatch him away from Everton during the summer transfer window. But Baines says that despite the interest from Liverpool, there was only one place he wanted to play his football.

Neville calls for Rodwell to be cleared  [MEDIA]

3 October
Phil Neville is hopeful Jack Rodwell's red card in the Merseyside derby will be rescinded.

Cahill played through the pain

3 October
Cahill now needs 10 days' rest and rehabilitation after playing in the derby while still injured. Everton medical staff have insisted he needs more time to recover from the ankle injury he received after Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany stamped on his leg.

Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool

1 October
A horrendous refereeing decision destroyed the 216th Merseyside derby as Martin Atkinson forced Everton to play 68 minutes with 10 men following the wholly unwarranted dismissal of Jack Rodwell.

Remember the Name: George Green

2 October
Everton sign 15-year-old prodigy from Bradford CIty for £300k... rising potentially to £2M! But he won't join Everton until next Summer.

Blue Union announce Public Meeting

2 October
The Blue Union will hold their second public meeting next Saturday at Zeligs in Liverpool One.

Everton to appeal red card

2 October
Everton have lodged an appeal with the Football Association against Jack Rodwell's contoversial sending off in Saturday's Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool.

Atkinson was the wrong choice

1 October
Moyes was 'surprised' by the choice of Atkinson to referee this game, saying it was the wrong decision by the FA.

It's Liverpool or Everton ? you don't do both, says Leighton Baines  [MEDIA]

1 October
For Everton's left-back Leighton Baines the Merseyside divide is one only your father can cross

We couldn't afford Adam, admits Moyes  [MEDIA]

1 October
The 216th Merseyside derby is being billed as a match between the haves and the have-nots.

Rodwell red card a total travesty

1 September
An unbelievable red card for Rodwell in the first half destroyed this match as a fair contest, with Howard then saving a penalty to get the Blues fully wound up. But the response to such crass injustice failed to come in the second half as Everton once again went behind after crucial substitutions on both sides gave Liverpool a thoroughly undeserved victory.

Werner: Groundshare idea ?dead?

1 October
Despite renewed calls for fresh talks from the likes of former Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has quashed the idea of a shared stadium with Everton.

How 25 years of poor planning left Merseyside trailing Manchester  [MEDIA]

30 September
Louise Taylor assesses the gulf that's opened up between the respective clubs of Manchester and Liverpool against a socio-economic backdrop that helped create it

Everton vs Liverpool

30 September
The 216th Merseyside derby takes centre stage in the lunchtime televised kick-off tomorrow with Everton hoping to extend their unbeaten run against Liverpool to three games. Tim Cahill's fitness remains the biggest question mark ahead of the game.

Moyes talks up the opposition again

30 September
Once again, David Moyes talks up the weekend's opposition, and highlights the amount of money they have spent, ahead of another big lunchtime game tomorrow.

Derby memories: Rare pictures from the Echo archive  [MEDIA]

30 September
Echo slideshow ? with YNWA warning

Vaughan out for months

30 September
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert says ex-Everton striker James Vaughan will be out for "three or four" months after suffering a knee injury.

Cahill best thing for Moyes

30 September
David Moyes describes Tim Cahill, a player he picked up for just £2m in July 2004, as the best thing that has happened to Everton in the Scot?s decade at Goodison Park.

Cahill could be fit for derby clash

27 September
Tim Cahill is hoping to be passed for this weekend's clash with Liverpool at Goodison Park. The Australian suffered heavy bruising to his shin in a collision with Vincent Kompany in the defeat to Manchester City.

Everton to open School of Science?  [MEDIA]

29 September
Everton are looking to become one of the first football clubs in the country to open a free school under the government scheme.

Distin insists no contract issue

29 September
Sylvain Distin insists reports originating in the Daily Mail suggesting he is holding out for a new two-year contract are lies, and says he would be happy to sign a one-year deal at Goodison Park.

Garbutt loaned to Cheltenham

29 September
Another youngster goes out on loan as Luke Garbutt joins Cheltenham Town for a month to gain first-team experience.

Two years since Everton lost two in a row  [MEDIA]

28 September
Remarkable statistic could bode well for Goodison derby

Everton agree to Duffy loan extension

28 September
Everton have agreed to Scunthorpe United's request to keep the defender on loan for another month.

Saha can still be a game-changer for EFC  [MEDIA]

27 September
Louis Saha can still transform Everton FC's season with his goal-scoring ability, according to Sylvain Distin.

Hahnemann: I definitely didn't join Everton for the money  [MEDIA]

27 September
Listen again to Marcus Hahnemann's interview

Atkinson tasked with Mersey derby

27 September
Martin Atkinson who, like almost every referee you could mention has frustrated Evertonians to varying degrees over recent years, will be the man in the middle for the derby on Saturday.

How the Barca ownership model might work for Everton  [MEDIA]

26 September
Peter Bottomley at Dixie's 60 analyses a Times article that presents the case for fan ownership of football clubs

Rodwell confident ahead of derby

26 September
Jack Rodwell says that he and his Everton teammates will put the disappointment of the defeat at Manchester City behind them and bounce back for this weekend's Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

Reserves pegged back by Chelsea

26 September
Everton's second string took the lead three times against Chelsea but were pegged back to a 3-3 draw in a thriller in London.

Iron looking to extend Duffy loan

26 September
Scunthorpe United are hoping that Everton will agree to extend Shane Duffy's loan period beyond the initial one-month term agreed at the end of August.

Club confirms Chelsea Cup date

26 September
Everton have announced that the Carling Cup 4th Round tie with Chelsea at Goodison Park will take place on 26th October with an 8pm kick off.

Baxter scores for Tranmere

26 September
Jose Baxter would like to extend his loan spell at Tranmere after he scored on his debut.

Silva: a striker who needs to play

26 September
Joao Silva, forgotten striking acquisition from last summer, indicates in an interview with PortuGOAL that he is relying on David Moyes remaining aware of his form for Vitoria so that he'll be called back for his chance to stake a claim at Goodison.

Moyes angry at Kompany challenge

25 September
David Moyes has accused Vincent Kompany of deliberately trying to hurt Tim Cahill during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester City and criticised referee Howard Webb for not taking action against the defender.

Life is getting tougher for the have-nots  [MEDIA]

24 September
Lee Dixon assesses Everton's prospects ahead of the trip to moneybags Manchester City

Birch on Everton's problems

25 September
Trevor Birch says Everton simply can no longer compete with the Premier League's elite without a new stadium capable of generating revenues closer to those hauled in by the likes of the Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Blues handed Chelsea test

24 September
Everton have been drawn at home again in the Carling Cup following today's Fourth Round, but this time they'll have to get past their cup nemesis Chelsea if they're to progress to the last eight.

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07 June
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