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What is Leighton Baines truly worth?  [MEDIA]

30 June
Late this week, news broke that Manchester United had put in a bid for Leighton Baines at the paltry sum of £12 million. Evertonians were outraged that David Moyes could put in such a low bid for arguably the most important piece of Everton’s squad.

The Martinez to-do list  [MEDIA]

30 June
Fresh from moonlighting as a pundit for ESPN, the official business of managing Everton starts for Roberto Martinez on Monday and Wednesday marks the first day of preseason training. After making all the right noises in the press, with clear indications that Martinez understands the size of the task ahead, the real work starts now.

Smart money on Baines to stay a Blue?

30 June
Despite strong rumours of an increased bid coming from Manchester United, the betting on Leighton Baines had been 7-4 with Ladbrokes to still be an Everton player after the August transfer window. However, "that proved too popular", acccording to the Racing Post, and the price has been cut to 11-8 and then 11-10.

Selling Fellaini may not be as bad as first feared for Everton  [MEDIA]

30 June
Obviously losing a player of Fellaini’s calibre would be damaging to Everton’s chances of a European place finish next season but would losing Fellaini actually be as bad as it seems for Everton?

Barkley heads up England trio

29 June
Four of Everton's contingent featured in for England in their final group game of the U20 World Cup but they couldn't prevent a 2-0 defeat to Egypt that condemned them to an early exit from the competition in Turkey.

Martinez in love with Everton, says Bill

29 June
A gushing Bill Kenwright says that his new manager, Roberto Martinez, is “in love with Everton” and can't wait to get stated in his new job on Monday after he returns from his prior commitments as a pundit with ESPN for the Confederations Cup.

Excitement Building over US tournament

28 June
It is something of a coup that Everton are one of seven other top teams from Europe joining Landon Donovan's LA Galaxy to compete for the International Champions Cup in major US cities during the summer, as acknowledged by Grant Wahl, a journalist with the massive Sports Illustrated magazine in the States.

Gerard Kinsella's stupid mistake

28 June
In his first interview since getting banned for two years, Gerard Kinsella, previously of Everton Academy, describes how he came to be injected with a banned drug, how his football dream has been shattered, and what the future now holds.

Everton reject Man Utd bid for Baines

27 June
David Moyes appears to have launched his attempt to prise Leighton Baines away from Goodison Park after a bid of around £12m was lodged by Manchester United for the 28-year-old. Everton have rejected the offer and insist that the England international is not for sale at any price.

Historic Victory For Shareholders Association  [MEDIA]

27 June
KEIOC celebrate the show of hands vote, to allow the motion to reinstate annual general meetings, that produced an almost unanimous verdict in favour at last night's EGM in the Philharmonic Hall.

Everton unveil new home kit

27 June
Everton officially unveiled the new home strip for the 2013-14 season, a second offering from Nike that doubles down on the wide white bands on the sleeve and adds a prominent white collar. The release confirms leaked images of the design that emerged two weeks ago and an Indonesian video analysing the shirt and controversial new badge.

Kenwright: Two player enquiries made

26 June
Everton chairman, Bill Kenwright, says that Everton have pending enquiries about two players as the club prepares for the opening of the transfer window next week.

AGMs reinstated at shareholders meeting

26 June
Everton's shareholders, including Bill Kenwright and the Directors present, have voted to permanently reinstate Annual General Meetings of the Everton FC company after a five-year moratorium. The motion was carried almost unanimously by a show-of-hands vote at tonight's meeting at the Philharmonic hall in which issues from the club's debt and commercial performance to the stadium issue and new investment were discussed.

Young Blues and England held again

26 June
Ross Barkley provided an assist and completed 90 minutes alongside fellow Blue John Stones as England came from behind to earn a draw with Chile in the Fifa U20 World Cup.

Baines looking ahead to the new era

26 June
Leighton Baines is looking forward to working with new manager Roberto Martinez and believes the quality of the Toffees' squad will give the Spaniard every chance of success. He is eager to start work on a new philosophy under Martinez and believes he and his team-mates can make it effective at Goodison Park.

Everton Status: It's Complicated

26 June
A four-page brochure produced by the Blue Union has been posted at Scribd for today's Emergency General Meeting of Everton FC Co Ltd, forced by the Everton Shareholders Association, underlines the role played by fan activism in seeking to establish greater transparency and honesty at the Club, highlighting mistakes over last 13 years.

Former Academy player banned for doping  [MEDIA]

25 June
Fleetwood Town player Gerard Kinsella has been banned from football for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The former Everton Academy trainee, aged 21, admitted an FA charge for breaching its anti-doping regulations and won't play again until February 2015.

Shareholders Meeting on Wednesday Evening

25 June
Arrangements have been finalized by Everton Football Club for the Emergency General Meeting requisitioned by the Shareholders Association, who have outlined their expectations for what will happen at the meeting. The meeting will take place at the Royal Philharmonic Hall and starts at 6pm with registration from 4:30pm with a list of over 100 proxies approved to attend, along with invited members of the media.

Losing Baines Could Be Worse For Everton Than Losing Moyes  [MEDIA]

24 June
Shameful fear-mongering by a weepy Moyes devotee who concludes: "All Martinez can do is pray that United don’t come knocking – the loss of key players will devastate the club."

Young Blues feature in dramatic England draw

23 June
Three of Everton's five representatives at the Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey played for England tonight in their opening game, a 2-2 draw with Iraq. Substitute Chris Long was the only Blue on the pitch, though, when Ali Adnan grabbed an injury time equaliser that denied the Three Lions a first win in 16 games. But the lively John Lundstram and Ross Barkley had started and the latter was instrumental in the counter-attack that created what looked to have been the winner early in the second half.

Martinez wants to create unique Everton style

22 June
Roberto Martinez provides more responses to questions about his new role at Everton, saying that he is really looking forward to coming up with a unique Everton style.

Martinez making all the right noises  [MEDIA]

22 June
Doubts lingered over the appointment of Roberto Martinez, the relegation at Wigan threatening to become the proverbial millstone around his neck. Yet slowly but surely, the refined Spaniard is convincing the doubters.

League of Love (and hate)  [MEDIA]

21 June
Everton are the fourth-most liked club in the Premier League according to a survey about supporters' attitude to rival sides.

What if... England hadn't been banned from Europe  [MEDIA]

21 June
Miguel Delaney looks back at the era of the post-Heysel ban on English clubs in European competition between 1985 and 1991 and wonders how the likes of Everton and Liverpool might have fared had they still been allowed to compete.
Probably England's best chance of the whole period of winning another European Cup. As such, Everton can feel aggrieved. The previous season, Kendall's wonderfully balanced side had won two trophies. They scored 88 goals in 42 league games and collected 90 points - some of the finest totals in English history.

They carried that form into the 1985-86 campaign, hitting 87 goals and accumulating 86 points - but a resurgent Liverpool had just a little too much in the league. The all-action Andy Gray had been replaced up front by poacher Gary Lineker, and it is likely that the English forward's subtlety would have better suited the tactical minimalism of mid-80s European football. Given the premium on goalscoring opportunities, his predatory instincts could well have been perfect.

Roberto wants to win more trophies

21 June
Roberto Martinez has been talking about winning trophies. After overseeing two winning teams and lifting aloft that silverware, he admits winning is addictive and thinks it needs to be part of the DNA at Everton.

''I’m surprised Everton fans are so positive about Martínez''  [MEDIA]

21 June
He was responsible for Wigan’s exit from the Premier League, but there are still very few voices of discontent among fans at Goodison Park as Roberto Martínez prepares for his debut season as manager of Everton.

Howard improving with age

20 June
As Roberto Martinez searches for a replacement for Jan Mucha to provide first-team competition for the goalkeeper's role, Tim Howard describes how he has adapted his training to maintain peak condition in his mid-30s.

Pienaar’s poker face and retirement truth  [MEDIA]

20 June
A preoccupation with Steven Pienaar's retirement from the South African national team is still the focus of this emotional interview with "Poker-face Pienaar".

Howard and USA edge closer to Brazil 2014

19 June
Tim Howard says the United States are "in the driving seat" of their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying campaign after a 1-0 win over Honduras kept them top of the table heading into the autumn round of games.

WIN the 2012-13 Season Review DVD

19 June
The Everton 2012-13 Season Review DVD is out now and we have five copies to give away in our latest competition.

Martinez acknowledges the power of Goodison

19 June
Roberto Martinez is aware of the "massive strength" that Everton possess in Goodison Park and has highlighted the contination of the Blues' home as a fortress as being key to the team's success next season.

Blues kick off against the Canaries

19 June
Roberto Martinez's first competitive game in charge of Everton will be against Norwich City at Carrow Road, with West Bromwich Albion providing the oppositon for his first fixture in front of the faithful at Goodison Park. The Blues are on the road again for their third game against Premier League new boys, Cardiff City.

Alan Myers to return as Communications Director

18 June
Everton have announced that Alan Myers will return to the club as the new Communications Director in August following Paul Tyrrell's departure last month.

Pienaar continues community work back home

18 June
Steven Pienaar is back in his native South Africa this month, using some of his time off to support an annual tournament in his old neighbourhood of Westbury in Johannesburg.

How did the Everton centre backs fare in 2012-13?  [MEDIA]

18 June
If you love stats, you might be interested in this analysis of Everton's main defenders — especially Johnny Heitinga's fall from grace.

Martinez will be patient as he seeks to bolster Everton squad

17 June
Roberto Martinez has indicated that the search for additions to Everton's squad is already underway but says that he will take his time in selecting the right "characters" that will compliment the core group of players he has inherited from predecessor, David Moyes.

Jake Bidwell makes Brentford move

17 June
Everton Academy product Jake Bidwell has joined Brentford on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, after spending almost all of last season on loan with the League One side.

When Dixie defied the Nazis  [MEDIA]

17 June
This article recalls the six-game post-season tour of Germany that Everton undertook in 1932.

Early trainer's medal collection goes for auction  [MEDIA]

16 June
David Prentice has a nice write-up in the Echo of Harry Cooke, briefly an Everton player then the team trainer, coach and physio for much of the last century, until the arrival of Harry Catterick in 1961.

Martinez committed to Everton Academy

15 June
Roberto Martinez has been talking in enthusiastic terms about Everton Academy structure and potential to provide homegrown players for the first team going forward.

Jagielka will be a phenomenal captain

15 June
Roberto Martinez believes Phil Jagielka will emerge as a 'phenomenal' captain for the club. The Spaniard says Jagielka has the leadership qualities to succeed as Everton skipper and will also command the respect of his team-mates with his performances on the pitch.

Marouane Fellaini - Stick or Twist?  [MEDIA]

15 June
OA takes a statistical look at the big Belgian's importance to Everton as the big vultures potentially circle this summer looking to take him to the Champions League.

Kevin Mirallas Can Be Everton’s Key Man Under Roberto Martinez  [MEDIA]

14 June
Matt Jones explains how he feels the Belgian wizard can benefit most from Roberto Martinez's appointment as Everton manager.

Elstone annoyed with 'misleading' local press

14 June
Everton CEO Robert Elstone has lashed out at the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post for publishing copy that he says was "factually incorrect and grossly misleading" regarding the circumstances and terms of the new rental agreement struck with Liverpool City Council as part of the property deal where LCC purchased Finch Farm.

£nough is £nough  [MEDIA]

14 June
Calling all fans who care about the future of the game to protest about scandalous pricing.

Meeting at Regent's Park on 19 June, 1pm, followed by a march to Premier League Headquarters.

#alltogethernowJ19

Drenthe returning to English Football  [MEDIA]

14 June
Former Real Madrid and Everton winger Royston Drenthe is set to sign for Reading, who are poised to sign the Dutch international on a three-year contract.

Martinez looking to reward Baines with new contract

13 June
Roberto Martinez has indicated that Leighton Baines should be rewarded for his recent star form with a new deal at Everton as he looks to keep the best players at the club. His comments come after Bill Kenwright's own suggestions last week that talks are planned with the England international over an extension to his current contract which expires in 2015.

Finch Farm just weeks from being taken over by Government  [MEDIA]

13 June
Marc Waddington in The Echo describes how the imminent dissolution of Finch Farm Ltd, the company who owned Everton's training complex and the 55-acres of land on which it sits, meant that Finch Farm would likely have been taken over by the Government.

Everton's lease would have been guaranteed regardless but the purchase of the facility by Liverpool City Council puts Finch Farm under local control and, Mayor Joe Anderson argues, stands to earn LCC a substantial profit over the lifetime of the club's tenancy.

What the Finch Farm sale really tells us  [MEDIA]

13 June
Paul Jamieson outlines the message the Finch Farm issue sends about Everton's well-documented financial situation.

Martinez rejoins ESPN team for Confederations Cup

12 June
Roberto Martinez will reprise his role as expert in-studio analyst for ESPN in the US for the Confederations Cup which kicks off in Brazil on Friday.

Martinez to sound Neville out about staying at Everton

12 June
As Phil Neville ponders his next move following the announcement of his retirement as a player last week, Roberto Martinez has reiterated his desire to hold talks with the former defender over the possibility of him taking a coaching role at Finch Farm.

Baines and Fellaini ranked in Europe's top 50

12 June
Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have been named among Europe's 50 best footballers by a new list by Bloomberg Sports that ranks players based on new performance statistics.

Luke Garbutt gets Under-20 call-up

12 June
Luke Garbutt has been added back in to the England Under-20 squad for their mini-World Cup in Turkey, replacing Sam Byram of Leeds Utd, and brings the number of Everton players in the final squad to five.

Why Roberto Martinez will struggle to keep his Champions League promise  [MEDIA]

11 June
David Anderson sees Everton drifting further down the league rather than Roberto Martinez delivering Champions League football to Goodison Park.

New playing surface at Goodison Park

11 June
Everton are in the process of laying a new state-of-the-art playing surface at Goodison Park. The new system is called Desso Grassmaster which combines natural grass with artificial fibres to help create a robust playing surface.

All about Roberto Martinez  [MEDIA]

10 June
Mark 'O'Brien of WSAG interviews Martin ‘Jimmy’ Tarbuck of the Wigan Athletic fanzine Mudhutter to give his view on Everton's new manager.

Weir appointed new Blades manager

10 June
David Weir has left Everton's coaching staff to take up the post of manager at Sheffield United, signing a three-year deal at Bramall Lane.

Finch Farm under new ownership

10 June
Everton's training complex was sold by previous owners Hudson Capital Properties to Liverpool City Council last month, the club have confirmed.

Martinez unmoved by Fellaini talk

9 June
Roberto Martinez has dismissed talk of Marouane Fellaini leaving Everton this summer as media speculation increases regarding the Belgian's future. The new Blues boss is not planning any urgent talks with the 25 year-old as he doesn't believe he is looking to leave Goodison Park this summer.

Neville retires to focus on coaching

8 June
Phil Neville has decided against continuing his playing career, choosing instead to focus on his development as a coach as he prepares for eventual management.

Blue Union meeting at The Casa

8 June
The Blue Union's latest meeting took place at The Casa this afternoon where guest speaker Neville Southall and KEIOC's Colin Fitzpatrick discussed their views on the current situation with Everton and thoughts on the way forward for the club.

Fellaini on target in Belgium win

7 June
Marouane Fellaini scored what proved to be the winner for Belgium as they moved three points clear in World Cup qualifying Group A with a 2-1 victory over Serbia.

General Meeting scheduled for 26 June

7 June
Everton FC Co Ltd have announced that, pursuant to a Requisition made by the club's minority shareholders, a General Meeting of the company will be held at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday 26th June at 6pm.

Martinez committed to keeping Baines

7 June
Roberto Martinez has outlined his determination to fend off interest from rival clubs in prized left back, Leighton Baines, as his new Chairman revealed that talks over an extension to the contract he signed in 2010 are planned this summer. The new manager says he has no interest in selling any of the players he has inherited, including Marouane Fellaini who is the subject of fevered press speculation regarding an imminent bid for him from Arsenal.

A leaked document on a football scandal shows how the elites see the people  [MEDIA]

6 June
Everton likes to style itself as The People’s Club, but many of the people who make up the support don’t see it as such. Instead they see an organisation that maintains its distance from the people who support it, especially those who are independently-minded.

The club’s decision to change its badge recently prompted widespread opposition. Everton has apologised for not consulting fans, but the new version will stay in place for the coming season.

Kenwright pledges funds for Martinez

6 June
In addition to restating his commitment to finding new investment for Everton, Bill Kenwright has promised that Roberto Martinez will get 100% of the proceeds from any player sales this summer. The Chairman acknowledged, though, that Marouane Fellaini's release clause would make it difficult to keep him should the Belgian be tempted by an offer from a Champions League team.

Martinez: We need to strengthen

6 June
Roberto Martinez says that Everton need to bring in new players this summer in order to build on last season's sixth-place finish.

Moyes v Martinez: How the stats stack up for the departing Everton boss and his likely successor  [MEDIA]

6 June
Chris Smith takes a look at how Everton's new manager stacks up against his predecessor.

Tyrrell steps down as Director of Communications

5 June
Everton's Director of Communications, Paul Tyrrell, has stepped down from his position according to The Telegraph.

Trio to leave Everton this summer

5 June
Three of Everton's fringe players will leave Goodison this summer when their contracts expire, the club have announced. In addition to Phil Neville, who continues to be linked with a coaching role at Manchester United, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jan Mucha will depart on free transfers.

A breath of fresh air, says Super Kev

5 June
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Roberto Martinez will have an immediate impact at the club — a breath of fresh air who will implement a more expansive style of play.

Martínez confirmed as next Everton manager

5 June
Everton have appointed Roberto Martínez as the club's new manager after finally concluding negotiations with the Spaniard on a four-year deal. The 39 year-old was unveiled as the Blues boss at a press conference this afternoon where he described his feelings on taking the job and promised "winning football" for his new club.

Martínez free to take players with him to Everton

5 June
Dave Whelan says that there is no agreement preventing Roberto Martínez from cherry-picking players from Wigan should he be handed the reins at Everton, but he insists he won't let them go cheap.

Everton announce friendlies for July

4 June
Everton have released the dates for three pre-season friendlies against Austria Vienna, Accrington Stanley and Blackburn Rovers.

Another 90 minutes for Jagielka

3 June
Phil Jagielka played the full 90 minutes for England for a second successive friendly as the Three Lions played out a 2-2 with Brazil. Leighton Baines had to be withdrawn after half an hour through injury, however.

Stubbs talks up his England Under-20s

3 June
With four young Everton players heading to Turkey this month to represent England in the Under-20 World Cup, Alan Stubbs is rightly proud of the potential this signals in the Academy for the incoming new Everton manager.

Martínez set for Everton post

3 June
Roberto Martínez is on the verge of becoming Everton's next manager after Wigan Athletic Chairman, Dave Whelan, confirmed an agreement between the two clubs over compensation payment for the Spaniard's services. For their part, Everton have described reports claiming negotiations with Martínez are complete as "premature and regrettable".

Rangnick distances himself from Everton speculation

3 June
Ralf Rangnick appeared to quash speculation linking him with the Everton manager's role in quotes attributed to him in the German press today. Presumably referring to reports in England that he had met with Bill Kenwright in London on Thursday, said: "You cannot take media stories like that seriously." Meanwhile, Porto's president declined to confirm whether Vitor Pereira will remain manager of the Portuguese champions next season, saying only that the club's manager will be named on 12th June.

Southall chimes in on 'lack of ambition'

1 June
Neville Southall has been telling TalkSport that, if Roberto Martinez becomes Everton’s new manager, he thinks it will prove the club lack ambition.

How Bellamy almost joined Everton  [MEDIA]

1 June
Craig Bellamy has revealed in his autobiography he came close to signing for Everton until a ‘bizarre’ encounter with David Moyes. Bellamy met the Everton manager at the Celtic Manor Hotel in 2005 but decided against the move after a second meeting with a ‘tense and hostile’ Moyes.

Johnny may wait and see...

1 June
John Heitinga may stay at Everton this summer; he wants to wait and see if his prospects of regular first team football improve under the club’s soon to be appointed new manager.

The Rise of Everton's Seamus Coleman  [MEDIA]

31 May
Matt Jones recognises the leaps and bounds made by Everton's rising fullback star since arriving at Goodison for just £60,000 four years ago.

50 years on: How the title was won

31 May
Everton's Official Site are taking a fond look back at the 1962-63 season which ended with the Blues lifting the title for the sixth time.

Everton: A Vision for the Future  [MEDIA]

30 May
You would expect whoever negotiated [Everton's shirt] sponsorship deal [with Chang] that any advertising, labels, packaging a certain percentage would have to feature Everton in some shape or form in order to push forward (I hate this word but the club have been using it a lot recently) our 'brand'. This obviously is not the case... The deal itself ... expires at the end of next season; £4 million pound per season is a very poor return for a consistent top 8/6 side.

Rangnick enters managerial frame

30 May
Everton have interviewed former Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick regarding the vacant manager's position at Goodison Park, with a number of media outlets suggesting that, alongside Roberto Martinez, the German is on a three-man shortlist of candidates that Bill Kenwright is now considering. The Guardian report that the Chairman will announce his decision next week.

Report: Round to join Moyes at United

30 May
Steve Round looks set to follow David Moyes to Manchester United with The Telegraph reporting that he has been offered a six-year contract to become the departing Everton boss's assistant at Old Trafford.

Fellaini: 'My destiny is with Everton'

30 May
Marouane Fellaini appears to have pledged his immediate future to Everton by saying that David Moyes's departure for Manchester United does not change anything for him as far as the Blues are concerned. "My destiny is with Everton, it’s as simple as that," he says, claiming that talk of Moyes taking him to Old Trafford is just press speculation.

Coleman grabs plaudits in draw with England

30 May
Seamus Coleman was named man of the match for Ireland in their 1-1 draw with England at Wembley, the Blues' right back crossing for Shane Long to head home the opener before Frank Lampard leveled. Phil Jagielka played the full 90 minutes and Leighton Baines came on as a second-half substitute. Meanwhile, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini both scored in Belgium's impressive 4-2 victory over the United States.

Kenwright holds talks with Martinez

29 May
Bill Kenwright met with Roberto Martinez today to discuss the possibility of the Wigan Athletic manager succeeding David Moyes at Everton. Though Kenwright insisted he had no favourites among the candidates in his shortlist, the Spaniard is believed to be a very strong option after he announced his desire to leave the DW Stadium this week.

'There is a list, but no favourite'

29 May
Cornered by the vigilante hawks at Sky Sports, Bill Kenwright was gracious enough to answer their questions about his search for the new Everton manager. He confirmed "There is a list... but no favourite... not at the moment."

Roberto Martinez: Strengths and Weaknesses  [MEDIA]

29 May
EB's in-depth analysis of the soon-to-be-ex-Wigan boss's credentials as a potential successor to David Moyes at Everton.

Heitinga eyeing Goodison exit

29 May
John Heitinga has indicated that he is unlikely to extend his stay at Everton, suggesting the club should sell him this summer or risk losing him for nothing next year.

Everton to face Juventus first in ICC

29 May
Everton are scheduled to face Juventus in the first of their three games in the prestigious International Champions Cup that will take place in the United States this summer. The Blues will take on the Italian champions on 31 July at AT&T Park in San Francisco before moving on to Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles to play either LA Galaxy or Real Madrid.

Fan reaction forces rethink on new badge

28 May
Everton have responded to the overwhelming rejection of their new badge design with an apology regarding the lack of consultation with the fans over the controversial new 'branding' symbol and a promise of wider consultation on a new crest for the 2014-15 season. However, with merchandising already in production, the new emblem will stay for at least the duration of next season.

Design professional backs the new badge

28 May
A design professional gets behind the new Everton badge, with some interesting parallels drawn to a similar online furore and 54,000-signature petition that did for the University of California's new logo.

Martinez to hold Everton talks

28 May
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will part company with the club following talks with club chairman Dave Whelan, increasing speculation he may become the new Everton boss. Bill Kenwright is understood to have sought permission to speak to Martinez about the vacant manager's position at Goodison Park but was keen to wait until his Wigan future was resolved. The Spaniard's departure from the DW Stadium now gives Kenwright the green light to pursue Martinez as he seeks a replacement for David Moyes.

Jagielka has no plans to leave Goodison

28 May
Phil Jagielka says that he has no plans to follow David Moyes out of Goodison Park and fully expects to be at Everton next season.

Everton: What Has Happened to My Club?  [MEDIA]

27 May
Over at FootyScene, THT laments the seemingly increasing disconnect between Everton's marketing and the fans.
The reason for writing this is my total disbelief in how poorly we are marketed and how poorly we portray ourselves in the media. We market our club in a very insular way and always seem to sell ourselves short from a commercial point of view.

We are NOT plucky little Everton, and at times David Moyes annoyed me because he played up to that image. I felt insulted at times the way we portrayed ourselves; it's bad enough when others do it but when we do it ourselves I can’t abide it. We are a Big Club with passionate fans so how can we have got it so wrong of late?

Everton hit by backlash over new badge

27 May
Everton are facing a fans revolt over the controversial design for the Club's new badge, with an online petition against the much-maligned emblem surpassing 19,000 signatures and a clamour on social media prompting coverage in the national media and the circulation of an open letter urging the Club to reverse course.

Open Letter to Everton FC

27 
As the backlash over the new Everton badge grows, fans are encouraged to send their disapproval to the Club via an open letter.

Club on notice for General Meeting

26 May
Minutes of a quarterly meeting between Everton Shareholders Association and representatives of the Club indicate that EFC have less than a month to call a General Meeting of the shareholders in response to a petition put together by the ESA.

Everton debuts their new crest and it's plain awful  [MEDIA]

25 May
Zac Woolsey at SB Nation chimes in with more negative reaction to the unveiling of Everton's much-maligned new badge

Everton to take part in glamourous US tourmanent

25 May
Everton have confirmed their involvement in the International Champions Cup to be staged in three US cities this summer. The Blues will face three of the teams from a star lineup of potential clubs including Juventus, LA Galaxy, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Chelsea, Benfica and Real Madrid in late July and early August.

Everton unveil controversial badge

25 May
Everton have unveiled what they describe as an "evolution of the club crest" on evertonfc.com, a redesigned badge featuring a controversially reworked representation of the Prince Rupert's Tower that dispenses with the much-loved laurel wreaths and "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" motto.

Baines confident Blues can build on Moyes era

24 May
While admitting that David Moyes's move along the M62 will be a "massive loss" for Everton, Leighton Baines believes the Club can build on the foundation the Scot provided over the course of his 11-year tenure.

No pre-contract agreement with Pereira

23 May
Everton have rejected assertions made by reports in Portugal this week that Vitor Pereira has signed an agreement in principal to manage the Club, according to the Daily Post. A report by A Bola suggested that the Porto boss was set to sign a two-year contract with the Blues but while Pereira is strongly believed to be among the candidates under consideration to replace David Moyes, no such deal exists yet.

Survey shows enthusiasm for foreign appointment

22 May
As an announcement from Everton FC regarding a managerial appointment to replace David Moyes grows ever more likely, enthusiasm for either the traditional, British candidate or an internal appointment hinted at recently by Bill Kenwright remains low, at least according to the responses to a ToffeeWeb survey.

Neville flattered by Everton link

22 May
Phil Neville admits it is flattering to be linked with the manager's job at Everton and says he has been preparing for the last five years to become a manager.

Reports: Osman signs new two-year deal

21 May
Leon Osman has signed a two-year contract extension with Everton according to reports, one that will tie him to the Blues until the end of the 2014-15 season.

Treble for Everton in EPLTalk awards

21 May
ToffeeWeb, GrandOldTeam and the Followtonians podcast completed a hat-trick for Everton as they were all named winners in EPLTalk's Best of the Premier League 2012-13 Awards.

Southall calls for £50M injection

21 May
Neville Southall has called upon the Everton board to back the incoming manager – whoever that may be – to the tune of £50M: “At some stage, the club are gonna have to go for broke, bring in a new manager, and say, 'OK here's £50 million – bring in three or four players and have a real good go at it', because we're not that far away.”

We've not seen the best of Naismith!

21 May
“I have not played anywhere near my best but hopefully I can keep in good shape over the summer, come back and have a good pre-season and push on.” — Steven Naismith.

Everton get £51.7M in TV Revenue  [MEDIA]

21 May
Despite finishing 6th in the Premier League, Everton came in 7th behind Liverpool in terms of TV revenue totals.

Moyes not in Breach of Contract — EFC

20 May
David Moyes has not breached his contact with Everton by visiting Manchester United’s training ground five weeks before his official start date — according to Director of Communications Paul Tyrrell.

Ratcliffe criticises Kenwright over Moyes's free passage

20 May
Former Everton defender Kevin Ratcliffe feels that the Club were too lax in allowing David Moyes's contract to run down, thereby allowing the Scot to leave Goodison without Manchester United having to pay compensation for his services.

A fabulous season despite final loss

19 May
David Moyes was full of praise for his players and the way they performed today as he bowed out as Everton boss, on the back of what he called 'a fabulous season".

Chelsea defeat epitomises the season for Everton  [MEDIA]

19 May
This defeat epitomised the campaign, some will argue it epitomised the Moyes era, as missed chances and slack defending nullified good football. This familiar theme has prevailed throughout the season. In-between gifting the opposition goals, Everton have squandered chance after chance; Sunday was no different.

Everton A-Z Season Deconstruction 2012-13  [MEDIA]

19 May
So, the last ball has been kicked in the 2012-13 season. It’s been a long slog with ace goals, great games and plenty of missed chances with the occasional defensive calamity. Pour yourself a large mug of coffee (twix optional) and prepare for a lengthy A-Z breakdown of the highs and lows of the last 9 months for the toffeemen…

Kenwright hints at imminent decision

19 May
Bill Kenwright says that he has "people in mind" as he considers naming Everton's next manager following David Moyes's departure after 11 years. He has hinted, perhaps, that it will be a traditional, British appointment.

Final defeat closes out the Moyes Era

19 May
The 11-year Moyes era at Everton ended in defeat at Stamford Bridge after Torres buried a late winner that denied the departing manager a farewell victory. The Blues got off to an awful start when Howard spilled Ba's tame effort into Mata's path and the Spaniard converted after six minutes, but Naismith clipped home the equaliser with aplomb seven minutes later. Though Gibson's deflected shot rattled the post, Everton couldn't make their first half dominance tell and, after Jelavic had slid a 73rd-minute effort wide, they eventually succumbed when Moses' header set up Torres with 14 minutes to go and he lashed home from close range.

Pip: Turning the fans onside

18 May
Phil Neville brings the curtain down on his Everton career this weekend, insisting his greatest triumph was to win over ­“sceptical” supporters.

Benitez non-committal on Everton  [MEDIA]

18 May
Rafa Benitez told talkSPORT: 'I have a lot of respect for Everton. They have done a great job in the last year, and you have to give credit to them. But, still I think it would be quite difficult for them to approach me and maybe even for me to go there.'

A Promotion from Within?

18 May
Despite the rampant speculation about a slew of established and recognized managers being considered for the Everton post, perhaps the most significant hints can be gleaned from David Moyes talking up his backroom staff. Moyes says he would recommend any of the members of the current coaching staff to succeed him as manager. The Echo goes further, claiming that four of the current staff have been interviewed for the post this week.

David Moyes — last pre-match conference

17 May
David Moyes gave his last pre-match press conference as Everton manager today, with video of his Q&A available at EvertonFC.com.

Six up for the Under-20 World Cup

17 May
Six young Everton players have been named in the provisional 35-man England squad heading to Turkey for the Under-20 World Cup this summer.

Chelsea vs Everton

18 May
Chelsea are the hosts for the final game of David Moyes's 11-year reign as Everton manager as the Blues look to finish the 2012-13 season with their highest Premier League points total yet with what would be the departing manager's first League victory at Stamford Bridge. Leon Osman joins Phil Neville on the sidelines with a knee injury but The Blues are likely to be otherwise unchanged. KO is 4pm.

Baines named Player of the Season

17 May
Leighton Baines was the winner of the Players' Player of the Season award for the second time at Everton's 2012-13 End of Season Awards last night. The England international, who has played every minute of every League game for the Blues so far this season, was the near-unanimous choice. David Moyes was given the Blueblood award, Ross Barkley was named Young Player of the Season, Chris Long the Academy Player of the Season, and Phil Neville was the recipient of the Howard Kendall Award.

How long will it take before Merseyside captures the attention of football once again?  [MEDIA]

17 May
Tony Barrett underlines the glaring shift in power from Merseyside to Manchester over the last two decades and wonders whether Everton and Liverpool will be able to reclaim the spotlight again any time soon.
The dynamic of the power relations between Manchester and Merseyside is now so well established, so entrenched and so unquestioned that the only wonder is why the Stretford End still feels the need to rub in their superiority. A generation on from Wembley being a second home to supporters of Liverpool and Everton bearing “Manchester: A Trophy Free Zone” banners, the tables have well and truly been turned.

In the space of seven days between Sunday 5 May and Sunday 12 May, Merseyside was put in its place, perhaps more than ever before. The week started with a nondescript derby that has already been forgotten, a match that meant little outside of parochial superiority and how it showed. The following day came a surge of bets on David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson, a rush of money that sent the bookmakers running for cover and left Everton fearing that they would be powerless to prevent their manager, soon to be out of contract, from walking away.

Within 48 hours, those concerns had been realised. Moyes was on his way and amidst the avalanche of deserved tributes that followed, the fact that Everton Football Club, the fourth most successful in English history, had left itself at United’s mercy. It almost felt like an afterthought but it should be one of the prevailing issues.

Moyes allowed his contract to run down, not because he knew he was getting the United job, but because of his ongoing belief that Everton lacked the ambition and the financial wherewithal to compete at the highest level. In January, his club had one last chance to prove him wrong by producing the kind of transfer budget that would have allowed him to move for players who might, just might, have propelled Everton to a top four finish.

Poll shows Blues are ready for foreign influence

16 May
Evertonians are ready to embrace some foreign influence from the next manager of the Club, at least according to the results of ToffeeWeb's poll on David Moyes's successor which garnered almost 11,000 votes.

New manager needed soon, says Sharp

16 May
Graeme Sharp has urged the club not to drag their feet as they look to appoint a new manager to succeed David Moyes. But with a week now passed since Moyes's imminent departure was confirmed, there is only an ever-expanding list of speculative choices coming from the bookies and fans, with Chairman Bill Kenwright having warned that the process would take time.

Moyes was not Man Utd’s first choice  [MEDIA]

16 May
A French journalist has revealed David Moyes was not Sir Alex Ferguson’s first choice successor at Manchester United. The Metro reports how Julien Laurens, who writes for Le Parisien, believes that Carlo Ancelotti was the iconic Scotsman’s preferred choice.

The Frenchman told his Twitter followers: “Very reliable sources tell Le Parisien that Sir Alex Ferguson called Carlo Ancelotti last week to ask him to succeed him. He was surprised and flattered but politely declined the offer. So Sir Alex Ferguson then turned to second choice David Moyes.”

Looking back at David Moyes's time in charge of Everton  [MEDIA]

15 May
"[I]f Moyes wins at United, it's just going to be a constant reminder that the only thing holding him back at Everton was bad ownership."

Spurs fan Zac Woosley offers an outsider's view of David Moyes's 11 years at Everton.

Everton hopeful Phil Neville and Leon Osman won't follow Moyes out of Goodison  [MEDIA]

15 May
Chairman Bill Kenwright has dropped heavy hints that he would like Phil Neville to be part of the new coaching structure at Everton, while Leon Osman is set to sign a new 2-year contract.

Under-18s crash out as well

15 May
For the second time in two days, an Everton Academy side has been defeated in their respective league semi-final play-offs, with the Under-18s now crashing out 4-0 at Reading.

Everton Have Much to Be Positive About  [MEDIA]

13 May
There is no point understating the significance this summer holds for Everton; it represents a new chapter in the clubs decorated history. A new manager, a new captain and a flurry of transfer activity surely await Toffees supporters. But despite many outsiders proclaiming the world is about to come crashing down around Everton, there is much for the supporters to be positive and excited about.

Under-21s fall to Spurs at WHL

13 May
A fairly strong Everton U-21 side shorn of any overage players had to come from behind twice before they sucumbed to a late goal at White Hart Lane on Monday night. The loss brings to an end the 16-match unbeaten run for the former Reserves side and prevents them from challenging for the League trophy in the play-off final.

Moyes agrees not to take star pair

14 May
According to reports, incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes has agreed not to try and take Everton stars Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford. SportsDirect News claims that, during the talks between Moyes and chairman, Bill Kenwright, that secured his move to United, an agreement was made prohibiting him from taking the pair with him.

Emotional Moyes hails Everton fans

12 May
David Moyes was visibly moved by the reception he received both before, during and after the 2-0 win over West Ham in his final appearance at the ground he has called home for 11 years.

Cahill jets in for Moyes departure

13 May
He's considered by many as David Moyes' greatest signing at Everton, so it was only fitting that Tim Cahill returned to Goodison Park to help bid farewell his former manager on Sunday.

David James thought Phil Neville was an absolute prick...  [MEDIA]

13 May
... Then he realised neville was an exemplary part of Fergie's United mafia. David James has compared Sir Alex Ferguson's reign at Manchester United to that of a mafia Don and revealed that, despite prolonged exposure to many of the manager's players, each consistently refused to share the secrets behind his or Manchester United's workings during his 27 years in charge.

Smalltime club: Wigan chief says Everton not big enough for Roberto Martinez  [MEDIA]

13 May
Wigan owner Dave Whelan claimed Everton are not big enough for Roberto Martinez after the FA Cup win that has seen his manager’s standing rocket.

Warm Blues send-off for David Moyes

12 May
Kevin Mirallas grabbed a brace in a fine 2-0 win as Goodison Park bade farewell to David Moyes. The Blues got off to a great start after just 6 mins with Mirallas stroking the ball home at the end of an excellent move. After continued domination in a charged atmosphere, Mirallas produced a good second goal with the aid of a deflection while West Ham barely threatened, although Carroll headed off the post late on. The rearguard combination of Collins and Jaaskelainen prevented a deluge of goals but the win secures 6th place for Everton and sends Moyes and Neville off on a high.

David Moyes brought stability and success to Everton  [MEDIA]

11 May
Diligence and attention to detail employed by David Moyes brought stability and success to Everton, where he learnt to make tough decisions that would do much more than just keep the Goodison Park club in the Premier League throughout his 11-year reign as the Blues' manager.

Fellaini says he's happy at Everton

11 May
Marouane Fellaini says he is happy at Everton but admits he wants to be playing in the Champions League with them: "I hope I can do it with Everton. I'm happy here. I've been at the club for five years. I'm happy because I know everybody.

''You’ll make me cry'' says Burnham  [MEDIA]

11 May
Shadow Health Minister Andy Burnham tells staff at the Healthworks project he was visiting in Easington, “Don’t mention David Moyes, you’ll make me cry. I’m not happy about that at all.”

Identifying the right manager  [MEDIA]

11 May
OnsideAnalysis rank the best managers of the past five years by average points-per-game.

"As with all data, take it for what it is worth. There is more to every Manager. They do however demonstrate who some of the top performers have been in the last five years - some we would expect, and some we may have forgotten!"

McFadden on another Fir Park farewell and life under Moyes  [MEDIA]

11 May
James McFadden is set to bid Motherwell's home fans another farewell this weekend in their final home game of the season. He is linked with Celtic or a possible return to England but he has also provided some insight into his time at Everton under David Moyes:
“Every day at training he wanted to make you better. Only the best was good enough.

“You weren’t allowed a slack day. Any days it was slack he sent you home. You’d be sent off the pitch.

“At times he sent the whole squad off and said ‘Come back tomorrow and get your heads right’.

“He wouldn’t send anyone off on their own — he’d send everybody off and that was it. You’d be walking off the training pitch at 11 o’clock.

“We were taken aback, but those were the standards he set.

“He’s a great manager and he expects nothing but the best.” McFadden didn’t always see eye to eye with Moyes but admits the fiery gaffer made him a better player.

He added: “At the time I thought he was extra hard on me, I didn’t understand it. But when I left I realised how much he wanted me to improve and I felt he did that.

“A lot of the time I found it hard because I was trying my best and he was always nit-picking at wee things.

“I didn’t realise he just wanted me to have the kind of levels that meant I was better the next week than I’d been the previous week.

“I didn’t understand what he was trying to do and I always thought he was hard on me, but when I left I realised it was a good thing.”

Is he the Moyesiah?  [MEDIA]

10 May
"My belief is that he’s a good manager, not a great manager. I think he’s a top guy with many great qualities... but I’ve felt for some time that he had taken Everton as far as he was able and it was time for something fresh to see if we could push on to that next level."

Bidwell loan extended until the end of the season

10 May
Everton have permitted Brentford to extend Jake Bidwell's loan at the London side until the end of season so that he is available to play in the League One playoff final at Wembley later this month.

Lennon unmoved by Everton link

10 May
Neil Lennon says that he is flattered at being linked with the soon-to-be vacant hot seat at Everton but he dismisses the talk as just speculation.

Neville calls for Moyes celebration

10 May
Everton's departing captain Phil Neville insists his final match at Goodison Park should be a celebration of manager David Moyes even though he too is set to leave and is looking forward to thanking the Everton faithful.

Moyes was planning on staying at Everton  [MEDIA]

10 May
BBC report that David Moyes has said: "I wasn't planning on leaving. My contract was running out but we were planning for pre-season. All we've ever done is keep planning."

Everton vs West Ham United

10 May
Everton play their final game of the season this Sunday when West Ham are the visitors for what will be David Moyes's last game in charge in front of the faithful at Goodison Park. It is expected that he will have the same squad available as for last weekend's derby at Anfield but he could make changes to accommodate a more attacking formation. KO is 3pm.

Laudrup not interested in Everton switch

9 May
Both Swansea City and the agent of Michael Laudrup have moved to distance the Dane from speculation linking him with Everton.

Kenwright hints at patience in search for Moyes's successor

9 May
Bill Kenwright says that he doesn't foresee making an "instant decision" like the one he made in appointing David Moyes 11 years ago but promised that the club will be looking "very seriously" for a "significant manager... who can take the club forward."

Jagielka looks to the future

9 May
Phil Jagielka admits that the Everton players were as shocked as the fans to learn that David Moyes will be leaving Everton for Manchester United this summer but has called on the club to continue to build on the "positive work of the last few seasons."

Tough but not impossible to build on Moyes's Goodison groundwork  [MEDIA]

9 May
Andy Hunter argues that David Moyes leaves Everton in a much healthier position than he found them 11 years ago and says the foundation is in place for the new manager if the squad remains intact.

Martinez plays down Everton links

9 May
Roberto Martinez says that any attempted contact from Everton regarding their managerial vacancy "would be a waste of time at the moment" as the Wigan boss continues his club's quest for FA Cup glory and another escape from relegation.

Everton to proceed with controversial new badge design

9 May
Everton's Marketing department are ready to move forward with replacing the existing Club crest with a simplified version that has so far met an overwhelmingly negative reaction from fans online. Weigh in with your reaction in a special ToffeeWeb poll.

Everton confirm Moyes's departure to Man Utd

9 May
Everton have confirmed that David Moyes will leave the Club at the end of the season, after telling Bill Kenwright of his desire to take up the reins at Manchester United. Moyes will continue to serve out his contract as Everton boss for the final two games against West Ham and Chelsea before calling time on his 11th and final full season at Goodison Park.

Moyes still to serve out his contract

9 May
Bill Kenwright was stoically unforthcoming about David Moyes's imminent departure when cornered in the street late last night by a Sky News reporter, citing the manager's commitment to his current contract.

Kenwright caught off guard by United move for Moyes  [MEDIA]

8 May
Manchester United's desire to secure David Moyes took Everton by surprise with the Merseyside club feeling aggrieved that they did not receive the courtesy of an official approach from the champions. However, as Moyes's contract with Everton expires on 30 June, Man Utd were not required to do so.

The news had been so unexpected at Goodison Park that until 2pm on Wednesday, four hours after Ferguson made his decision public, Everton's chairman, Bill Kenwright, had no idea that Moyes was wanted by United.

Moyes 'set to be named' new United boss

8 May
Manchester United are expected to confirm that David Moyes will succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford when talks with Everton conclude over the Scott's release. Ferguson announced his decision to retire this summer after 27 years in the Old Trafford hot-seat and Moyes is set to take the reins on 1st July after his Everton contract expires.

Ferguson's Retirement Sends Man Utd Shares Tumbling  [MEDIA]

8 May
Shares in Manchester United fell in New York after fears over the impact that Sir Alex Ferguson's departure will have on the club. The opening bell on Wall Street saw shares down by 3%, driven lower by worries over whether the club can appoint the right replacement for the most successful manager in English football history.

Hammar mulling his next move

7 May
Everton Academy graduate Johan Hammar looks destined to leave Goodison Park this summer when his contract expires, with options in England and Europe for him to consider according to his agent.

Shareholders' Association to force EGM

8 May
The Everton Shareholders' Association will notify the Club today that they have secured the mandate they need to force a General Meeting under The Companies Regulations 2009 after failing to get the Board of Directors to voluntarily convene a meeting. The Board changed the Articles of Association to terminate the longstanding tradition of Annual General Meetings five years ago and there has been no meeting since.

Moyes approaching a crossroads

6 May
In this interesting piece we missed last week, Irish Independent journalist Dion Fanning offers more perspective on the methods and management style of David Moyes from the likes of ex-players like Kevin Kilbane as Everton's manager prepares for a big decision over his future.

Under-18s earn play-off place

7 May
Everton Under-18s earned a place in the league play-offs by grabbing a point in their final group game with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace today to finish 3rd in the Elite group, edging out Manchester United on goal difference. They now face an away clash with 2nd-place Reading.

Everton’s Issues Run Deeper than a Lack of Funds  [MEDIA]

7 May
Brian Canever claims that a bleak outlook for Everton – despite their expected 6th place finish in the Premier League – emanates from the side’s crippling lack of confidence and inability to play proactive football for more than a handful of matches all season.

Anfield: the victims, the anger and Liverpool's shameful truth  [MEDIA]

7 May
Highly respected football writer, David Conn, exposes the dark side of Liverpool FC and their cynical contribution to the dreadful decline of the area around Anfield over the past 20 years.

Bitter Red mist descends over derby stalemate

7 May
The Red Echo reaches a new low as James Pearce turns Liverpool's inability to beat Everton at home on its head, contrasting Reds frustration with Blues delight at denying them 2 points that will probably ensure Liverpool finish below Everton for a second successive season.

''I've never won at Anfield because Everton don't get refereeing decisions,'' laments Moyes  [MEDIA]

6 May
Moyes told the press: "You people are quick to remind me that I have never won at Anfield but, if you don't get any decisions, it makes it very difficult to win and that is quite a regular occurrence when we come here."

Odds on Moyes to Man Utd slashed

6 May
Bookmakers Paddy Power have slashed odds on David Moyes joining Manchester United in the summer. The Everton manager is out of contract at the end of the season and the odds on him becoming the next Manchester United manager were slashed from 7/2 to 1/2 favourite after what they called a "flood of overnight bets."

U21s through after penalty drama

7 May
Everton Under-21s secured a semi-final place after a stunning game against Newcastle at Goodison Park ended level after extra time and Bryan Oviedo scored the winner in a penalty shootout. Ameobi struck first for Newcastle but McAleny fired home a quick equaliser for the Blues with 21 minutes to go. With a place in the semi-final against Spurs awaiting the winner, Naismith fired Everton into a 77th-minute lead but Inman leveled matters once more six minutes later. Richardson put the visitors ahead once more after 98 minutes but Lundstram struck after 115 to set up a showdown from the spot.

Moyes: It was a legitimate goal

5 May
David Moyes feels he was denied a first victory at Anfield after referee Michael Oliver penalised Victor Anichebe for a non-existent foul on Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina before Sylvain Distin converted a header at the back post.

Distin robbed as derby ends all square

5 May
A relatively flat derby by Merseyside standards ended officially goalless but Everton were left questioning another hugely controversial decision, this time when referee Oliver whistled for a non-existent foul as Distin headed home from a second-half corner. Fellaini went close for the Blues and terrific work by Jagielka and Howard preserved the clean sheet at the other end but Moyes's side generally lack conviction in the final third.

Moyes bemoans Manchester Moneybags

5 May
David Moyes is concerned Merseyside will remain in Manchester’s shadow until the financial gulf between the North-West clubs is bridged.

OA Performance Preview: Liverpool Everton  [MEDIA]

5 May
Onside Analysis preview the Anfield derby

David Moyes hoping Everton can prove doubters wrong and get him a first Anfield derby win  [MEDIA]

4 May
Moyes said: “I've probably thought a lot of times I'm going there with my strongest team ever and it's our best chance but it has always proved to be a difficult venue for us. We've gone there and had some half decent results. So we'll go there again and see what we have to do, keep winning if we want to try and catch the teams above us.”

Man with a Midas touch... Everton star Mirallas chasing the gold rush as he wraps £170k Bentley in metallic vinyl matt  [MEDIA]

4 May
Kevin Mirallas has now got a car to match his golden displays on the pitch. The 25-year-old showed his golden touch and has wrapped his £170,000 Bentley Continental GT in gold matt vinyl.

Moyes demands more ruthlessness ahead of the derby

4 May
David Moyes has called for his side to be more ruthless in front of goal as they head into their final three games of the season. "We have got to try to make sure in these final three games that when we get opportunities, we take them, we are clinical and we make them count."

Liverpool vs Everton

4 May
Everton cross Stanley Park this Sunday once more looking to break a 13½-year Anfield hoodoo as the second Merseyside derby of the season looms. Neville is ruled out but Gibson once again has a chance of being involved in what is another must-win game in the context of the Blues' narrowing European hopes. KO is 1.30pm with live coverage on Sky.

How the Blues made good

3 May
The FT provide some fascinating insight into the methods employed by David Moyes to sustain Everton's perennial challenge for Europe despite significantly inferior financial resources compared to the Club's rivals.

Everton launch 'Football Dream' in China

3 May
Everton have joined forces with Dutch giants Ajax to launch a new television programme in China aimed at fostering development of the beautiful game in that country.

Pienaar still has sights on Europe

2 May
Steven Pienaar insists that qualifying for Europe — which, seeing as no extra Europa League place will be created if Chelsea win this season's competition, would mean finishing fifth — and not merely finishing above Liverpool remains Everton's highest priority.

How Everton should set up to beat Liverpool  [MEDIA]

2 May
Matt Cheatham's prescription for a Blues victory over Liverpool this Sunday, starting with fielding the best team available!

Everton's swashbuckling right-back Seamus Coleman making a case for the defence  [MEDIA]

2 May
This season Seamus Coleman has been asked to defend as much as destroy and – operating as a right-back in place of the injured Tony Hibbert – was named the Blues’ Player of the Month for March.

Three Reasons Why Leighton Baines Is Everton’s Player Of The Season  [MEDIA]

2 May
Chances created... Defensive Actions... Duels Won!

Under-21s Play-off at Goodison Park

2 May
Everton Under-21s will grace the hallowed Goodison Park turf Tuesday (7 May 2013) when they face either Newcastle United or Bolton Wanderers in the end-of-season play-off. Supporters will be able to attend the 7pm kick-off, with ticket details to be announced shortly.

Reid has a 'sneaky feeling'

1 May
Peter Reid has a ‘sneaky feeling’ that Everton will end their miserable recent run across Stanley Park and record victory over Liverpool in Sunday's derby.

Bundesliga move not main ambition for Everton boss David Moyes  [MEDIA]

2 May
David Moyes has distanced himself from a move to the Bundesliga: "I’ve always said that I wouldn’t have a problem managing abroad and would want that in time but it’s not my main ambition or something I feel has to be done."

Jags, the new Captain of Everton

2 May
Phil Jagielka will replace Phil Neville as Everton's club captain next season, David Moyes has confirmed. The England centre-half has deputised this season in the absence of Neville, who will leave the club when his contract is up this summer. The manager has taken an early decision to appoint Jagielka skipper. He told the club's official website: "If Phil Neville hasn't played, Jags has taken on the role – and he will do.

How Neville Southall won the Player of the Year award in the 1984-85 season  [MEDIA]

1 May
The Guardian takes a look back at how the Goodison legend was recognised for performances that helped Everton win the First Division title and Cup Winners' Cup

Bic Vic puts Nigeria on hold

1 May
Victor Anichebe is taking a break from international football with Nigeria so he can "manage his body" while his career takes off at Everton. The 25-year-old told BBC Sport that despite speculation that could return to the Super Eagles squad for June's World Cup qualifiers and Confederations Cup, for now he has removed himself from consideration for his country. "The best thing for me at the moment is to focus on club football," he says.

Moyes hails Bundesliga model

1 May
David Moyes has spoken again of his admiration for the Bundesliga, saying that the German league is benefiting from ownership rules, ticket prices and a youth development practices that differ significantly from the inequitable English Premier League model.

Jagielka looking for a result at Anfield

30 April
Everton Captain Phil Jagielka is all too aware that Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999, a poor record Moyes has been unable to end. He is looking for the squad to perform the way they have for most of the season and come away with a result.

Cole vs Baines – Time to Make that Shift in England colours?  [MEDIA]

30 April
Is it about time that a permanent change was made in the right back pecking order at International level? Should the vastly improved Baines be the number one pick at left-back in all the key matches that England play in the near future?

The Curious Case of the Missing Director  [MEDIA]

29 April
Neil Adderley examines the role – or glaring lack thereof – played by Everton director Robert Earl at Goodison Park.
Does anyone know where Robert Earl is? The businessman owns 23% of Everton Football Club yet rarely ventures to Goodison - why is this?

U21s goalless again but remain unbeaten

29 April
Everton's second string played out a third successive goalless draw against NextGen champions, Aston Villa, that means the Blues finish the regular season on a 15-game unbeaten run that stretches back to November.

''It's just another derby''

29 April
Leighton Baines asserts that "there's no added importance [to the Anfield derby] because it's at the end of the season" but with Everton chasing Europe and Liverpool hoping to pip the Blues to 6th, there is plenty riding on Sunday's game.

Baines makes PFA team of the year

29 April
Leighton Baines was named in the PFA Team of the Year last night, beating out his England teammate Ashley Cole for the second season running. Many thought that the Everton fullback should have been among the nominees for PFA Player of the Year which was picked up by Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

‘The Boy Has Got Skills’

27 April
Everton youngster Hallam Hope will be hoping that he’s done enough for a new contract at Everton this season. The Manchester-born striker signed a full-time scholarship with The Toffees having joined from Manchester City back in 2005.

Lundstram's Doncaster win League One

27 April
The League One title was won by Doncaster at Brentford this afternoon, with Everton's John Lundstram coming off after an hour and a yellow card, while his Blues Academy loan partner Jake Bidwell was on the sickening demise of the home side, who must go to the play-offs after missing a penalty.

Pienaar strike lifts Everton over Fulham

27 April
Everton beat Fulham at Goodison for the 20th league game in succession to keep their European hopes alive, although the narrow scoreline belied a dominant, if at times overly casual, display. Pienaar converted the only goal to finish one of a number of sublime moves the Blues put together while Emanuelson went close for the visitors and Fellaini bounced a late, side-foot shot over an open goal. Spurs' draw at Wigan keeps Everton within three points of the Europa League spot.

Tiredness was mental, says Moyes

27 April
David Moyes was reluctant to accept the tiredness excuse being mooted for last week's poor performance at Sunderland but accepted it could be more mental than physical, as he confirmed his conviction that squad rotation was too much of a risk this season, and that 4th place was never going to happen.

Everton vs Fulham

27 April
Everton come into what is their penultimate home game of the 2012-13 season with much of the drama having been sucked out of their chase for Europe by their abject display at Sunderland last week. Gibson and Jagielka have outside chances of being involved but Moyes has an otherwise full complement from which to draw. KO is 3pm.

The Premier League is a powerful force for good in society  [MEDIA]

26 April
Everton's Free School gets a glowing write-up in this piece that showcases non-football investment by the Premier League and asserts that football's unique appeal, combined with the often imaginative approach of club staff, has improved thousands of lives in real terms, rather than just for a few hours after a winning Saturday.

Tim Cahill enjoying life at New York Red Bulls  [MEDIA]

26 April
Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill says he "couldn't be happier" at the New York Red Bulls, and feels Major League Soccer "is progressing". Speaking to Football Focus, Cahill also reveals he is hoping to play for his country at the next World Cup, even though he will be 34-years-old when the tournament in Brazil comes around.

Prentice's in-depth cash probe of the missing Everton millions.  [MEDIA]

26 April
In today's Echo, David Prentice identifies the missing millions that are lurking so close to Bill Kenwright, but seemingly just out of his grasp.

Everton U21s unbeaten again

25 April
Everton Under-21s extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches after being held to a goalless draw by Chelsea's U21s. Debuts were handed to several academy players including Russell Griffiths, Joe Williams and Ryan Ledson.

Moyes wants to keep Fellaini at Everton

26 April
David Moyes has stressed the importance of his attacking midfielder Marouane Fellaini, amid reports the Everton top-scorer could be heading for the exit door at the end of the season.

David Moyes: We will miss 'influential' Phil Neville  [MEDIA]

25 April
"He has been really influential. He has been a great captain and a great player since he joined us eight years ago and will be missed," Moyes told Yahoo Sports. "He has been someone that I can rely on both on and off the pitch. I have got no doubt that he will go on to work in football and he is someone who we will miss."

Loan Blues go head to head

25 April
Everton loanees Jake Bidwell and John Lundstram will find themselves on opposite sides in a game with huge importance for the promotion picture in League One this weekend.

Spring Cleaning at the Academy

25 April
It appears that a number of the bright up-&-coming young starlets at the Everton Academy have been released in the annual culling of talent where only the best are retained.

Happy Birthday, David Moyes!

25 April
David Moyes celebrates his 50th birthday today, with his perfect present no doubt three points against Fulham on Saturday to sustain their Europa League bid. To honour David Moyes on reaching his half-century, The Daily Mail takes an entertaining look back at his Everton career in pictures. Happy Birthday, David!

Suarez misses derby with 10-match ban

24 April
Liverpool's Luis Suarez will miss the derby with Everton next month and a whole lot more games as the FA hand him a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovich at the weekend.

Blues hope Gibson is fit for Fulham

24 April
Everton hope they will have Darron Gibson declared fit enough to play against Fulham on Saturday. His persistent thigh problem caused him to limp off at half-time in the loss to Sunderland last weekend.

Fellaini claims 'tiredness' excuse

23 April
Everton's excuse for their poor performance at the Stadium of Light was apparently due to tiredness, accordingly to Marouane Fellaini, as it came so soon after their sterling efforts to win a point at The Emirates.

Everton U21s win Group One

23 April
Everton Under-21s won Group One of the FA Premier Under-21 League and sealed qualification to this season's final playoff phase with two games left after a 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Monday evening. Tony Hibbert made his third successive appearance for the Under-21s, while goalkeeper Jan Mucha played.

Why Sunderland defeat will actually help Everton's bid to catch Chelsea and Spurs  [MEDIA]

22 April
I think it's a relief that Everton can finally forget all this Champions League talk and focus on their real goal this season – qualifying for Europe.

Daylon Claasen on trial

22 April
Everton are giving a trial this week to South African midfielder Daylon Claasen. The skilful 23-year-old is hoping to finally earn his breakthrough Premier League move by impressing David Moyes.

Moyes realigns hopes for season run-in

22 April
Though Everton's Champions League hopes were effectively dashed by their weak performance at the Stadium of Light yesterday coupled with results for their rivals not going the Blues' way, David Moyes maintains that his side can still grab fifth place.

Uproar over disgusting Suarez bite

21 April
Following the astounding incident at Anfield where Luis Suarez tried to take a bite out of Ivanovich's arm – and yet, incredibly, remained on the field to score an equaliser for Liverpool beyond the minimum 6 minutes of added time – the controversial striker has been charged with violent conduct and will be banned for the upcoming Merseyside derby on 5th May.

What If... Heysel Had Never Happened?  [MEDIA]

21 April
The disaster saw English teams banned from competing in Europe for five years and after Everton had recently won the 1985 first division title, it could have been so different for the Toffees had 39 fans not lost their lives that fateful May day.

Under-18s draw at Southampton

20 April
Everton Under-18s pulled off a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday, with goals from George Waring and Curtis Langton as they search for a play-off place at the end of the season.

''We didn't play well enough'' — Moyes

20 April
David Moyes admitted his team did not play well enough in the defeat at Sunderland, and that the dream of Champions League football next season may now be over, with substitutions required today to cover for injuries.

Baines the culprit as Blues fizzle out

20 April
Everton took the early sting out of a rampant Sunderland in the first half through a disciplined and competent holding game until right before the break, when a shocking Baines giveaway let Sessegnon in to score. Jelavic replaced the ineffective (injured?) Gibson but the second half was a dismal affair with no decent effort on goal that ends any dreams of 4th place.

Sunderland vs Everton

20 April
With their European propsects diminished somewhat by the draw at Arsenal on Tuesday, Everton's latest "cup final" with respect to unlikely Champions League qualification takes place at the Stadium of Light this weekend. Osman is a doubt so the Blues could be unchanged, with Barkley perhaps keeping his place in the starting XI. KO is 3pm.

Everton’s European Chances Hurt by Near Record Number of Draws  [MEDIA]

19 April
The optimism around Goodison Park is slowly fading as the season comes to a close. And it is not because the side are flopping. In fact, if Everton eventually miss out on continental competition it will be mostly due to one key statistic: draws.

Southall calls for club to be sold

19 April
Neville Southall has spoken out about the need for Bill Kenwright to bring someone in to sell the club at the right price and to the right people, for it to move forward.

Youngsters beat Man Utd U18s 3-0

18 April
Everton Under-18s recorded another impressive away victory by beating Manchester United U18s 3-0 on Wednesday. The young Blues stunned the Red Devils at Carrington with goals from Ryan Ledson, George Waring and Callum Dyson.

Baines: Better backing would have helped Champions League push

18 April
Leighton Baines has acknowledged that Everton remain the outsiders for a Champions League place, largely because David Moyes did not have the funds to bolster his squad in January, but insists the Blues will keep pushing their rivals all the way.

Baines believes Barkley has a big future

18 April
Leighton Baines says that he believes Ross Barkley will a "top player" for Everton after the promising young midfielder grew his reputation further with an impressive start for the Blues at Arsenal on Tuesday. The 19 year-old showed poise and an eye for goal in the goalless draw and strengthened his case for greater first-team involvement in the run-in.

That's tackling – northern style...

17 April
David Moyes denied his players were overly physical and hailed the battling performance from his players at Arsenal. He said: “Do you mean when we were a little bit rough with the tackling? Up north we do that quite often. That’s actually allowed in football."

Water spray spat 'a minor skirmish'

17 April
The FA will not be taking retrospective action over last night's altercation between Arsenal and Everton players in the tunnel at The Emirates Stadium as the players left the field for half time.

Wenger: Everton tackles went 'over the edge'  [MEDIA]

17 April
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed Everton went "over the edge" in their physicality during Tuesday night's 0-0 draw at the Emirates - but has pointed the finger of blame squarely at the referee.

Stirring stalemate at The Emirates

16 April
Everton and Arsenal battled to a spirited but goalless draw at the Emirates with neither side able to find the killer touch to win a vital clash in the race for Europe. Pienaar and Giroud had the best chances in a niggly first half, Barkley curling a beauty inches wide mid-way through the second. Arsenal finished the stronger but, led by Jagielka and epitomised by Coleman, superb defending by the Blues kept the Gunners at bay. A point apiece that helps neither side but keeps the Blues' European hopes alive.

Everton set to make top four charge?  [MEDIA]

16 April
Everton will face off against an in-form Arsenal team on Tuesday night and the outcome will play a big role in both sides’ chances in their bid for Champions League football: Everton could close the gap on top four rivals with a victory.

Hibbert in line for Sunderland return

16 April
Tony Hibbert could be in contention for a return to the senior squad that travels to the Stadium of Light on Saturday after coming through the full 90 mins of Everton U21s' table-topping victory over Middlesbrough yesterday.

Moyes is making this brilliant Everton side better with every passing season  [MEDIA]

16 April
Martin Keown says this is the best squad David Moyes has had at the club. The Scot has added a gem of a player each season and polished it and his signings have been very astute.

Moyes has moulded his side — it’s his project. It would be difficult for him to leave because these are exciting times. When you sign players for a few years, you want to see them develop. If he left, he’d be picking up someone else’s mess and leaving his project behind.

Arteta: I was right to leave Everton  [MEDIA]

16 April
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes his ability to hold down a regular first-team spot at Emirates Stadium proves he was right to leave Everton in 2011.

Arsenal vs Everton

16 April
With six games to go and mileage still remaining in their quest for Europe, Everton face a massive game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this evening. Assuming no injuries came out of the win over QPR on Saturday, Moyes is likely to field an unchanged line-up for a match that, should they win, would put the Blues within a point of third place. KO is 7:45pm.

Kenwright delivers poignant Anfield speech

15 April
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright gave a heartfelt speech at Anfield today as part of the Memorial Service for the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough monument acknowledges Blue brethren

15 April
A monument commemorating the 96 fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster 24 years ago today has been unveiled in Liverpool as the City once again comes together as one in shared remembrance.

Gibson will need an op this summer

15 April
Darron Gibson is likely to need a summer operation to rectify a thigh problem, David Moyes has revealed. "He has got a bit of a problem at the top of his thigh which I think will need some form of operation at the end of the season."

Hibbert helps U21s win again

15 April
Tony Hibbert made another big step to full recovery after his long absence this season with a calf injury, helping the Everton U21 side to a an impressive 2-1 win at Middlesbrough, who took the lead early in the first half. Matt Kennedy equalized before Apostolos Vellios fired them ahead from the penalty spot in the second half.

Everton boss David Moyes is told he would be 'perfect' to manage Schalke  [MEDIA]

14 April
Everton boss David Moyes was told last night: “You’d be perfect to manage Schalke”, according to the Sunday People. The recommendation comes from the former Nottingham Forest and Arsenal winger Tony Woodcock, a highly respected figure in German football after his spell at Cologne.

Moyes's fears allayed by good result

13 April
David Moyes's fears were allayed by a good result against Queens Park Rangers at Goodison park today: "I was a little worried about it. QPR are desperate for the points for different reasons to us, but overall I thought we did a professional job."

Everton U18s 5 - 1 Crystal Palace U18s

13 April
Everton Under-18s bounced back from their FA Youth Cup exit with an impressive 5-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. George Waring (2), Harry Charsley, Jonjoe Kenny and Courtney Duffus were the goalscorers.

Three points. Clean sheet. Job Done.

13 April
Everton cruised to a comfortable win over a QPR side seemingly doomed to relegation thanks to a goal in each half. Gibson broke the deadlock 5 minutes before the break when his deflected drive bounced past Julio Cesar and that was followed after the break by constant Everton pressure that finally saw Anichebe steer Distin's header home from a Baines corner.

All We Are Saying...  [MEDIA]

13 April
The Blue Union reveal that talks have taken place with the Liverpool Echo which, they hope, will see the local press dig a little deeper into the behind-the-scenes affairs at Goodison Park.

OA Performance Preview: Everton v QPR  [MEDIA]

12 April
OnsideAnalysis preview QPR's visit to Goodison Park this weekend

Moyes acknowledges challenge facing Everton's ageing squad

12 April
David Moyes has admitted that Everton are facing "a big rebuilding job" to remain competitive at the top end of the Premier League season as some of their established players reach the end of their top-flight careers.

Jagielka will succeed Neville as skipper

12 April
David Moyes indicated today that Phil Jagielka will be named Everton's Club Captain when Phil Neville leaves this summer.

Premier League 'financial fair play' rules approved  [MEDIA]

11 April
Financial controls will be brought in to Premier League clubs from next season after opposition to the spending restraints fizzled out.

Everton vs Queens Park Rangers

12 April
Everton's quest for Europe shifts back to Goodison Park and the visit of a QPR side staring relegation back to the Championship square in the face. Fellaini and Pienaar are back from suspension and Hibbert could return to the squad after coming through 65 minutes for the U21s earlier this week. KO is 3pm on Saturday.

WSAG goes digital-only

11 April
The publishers of When Skies Are Grey, the 25-year-old Everton fanzine, have announced that they will be moving to a digital-only model after the next issue, No 175.

Hawk-Eye selected by Premier League

11 April
The Premier League have announced that they will pilot goal-line technology from Hawk-Eye at all 20 top-flight stadia next season.

Mirallas needs to play through pain

11 April
Despite the wonderful goal scoring prowess demonstrated by Kevin Mirallas in the last few games, David Moyes sounds a little frustrated that the Belgian hasn't been showing the physical and mental strength to play through the pain of niggling injuries and last the full 90 minutes for Everton.

Is Moyes Being Linked With Schalke 04 Move Really That Crazy?  [MEDIA]

11 April
Everton manager David Moyes has emerged as the number one target to take over at Bundesliga side Schalke, or so The Daily Mail might have us believe. Moyes has always been on the German side’s radar but was expected to be passed over in favour of Eintracht Frankfurt boss Armin Veh. With Veh signing a new deal with Frankfurt last week though, the Scotsman has now jumped to the top of the queue.

Could this Porto coach replace David Moyes at Everton?  [MEDIA]

10 April
With David Moyes yet to sign a new contract with Everton, reports suggest the club are looking to Portugal for a possible replacement.

It’s time for Moyes and Everton to say goodbye  [MEDIA]

11 April
For the betterment of both the club and his career, Moyes should now pack up his bags and seek pastures anew. And, with clubs like Schalke and Chelsea looking for managers, he will most certainly have his pick of clubs at the end of the season.

Anfield derby moved to Sunday 5th May

10 April
Everton's visit to Anfield to face Liverpool will now take place on Sunday 5th May, with a 1:30pm kick off.

Jelavic to weigh up Everton future?

9 April
Nikica Jelavic will consider his Everton future at the end of the season according to a report in the Daily Post. The Croatian has struggled to match his explosive scoring form of last year and recently lost his starting role in David Moyes's first team.

Neville to leave in the Summer

9 April
Phil Neville will leave Goodison Park at the end of the season. The 36-year-old's current deal runs out in June 2013 and, while he will not be extending it, he is not retiring: "I want to continue to play at the top level as long as I can, and will be weighing up my options before making a decision on my next move," he said.

Anichebe: Moyes can be a 'nightmare'

9 April
Victor Anichebe admits David Moyes is sometimes a "nightmare" to work with, but he insists the Scot is still capable of leading Everton into the Champions League.

Champions League qualification still within Everton's reach insists Phil Jagielka  [MEDIA]

9 April
Phil Jagielka insists Everton's Champions League hopes remain alive despite coming away with just one point from their match against Tottenham yesterday.

Forget Messi and Ronaldo, it's Premier League defender Baines who creates more chances than anyone in Europe  [MEDIA]

8 April
Of the top 10 opportunity forgers in Europe, four ply their trade on these shores with Everton's Leighton Baines sitting proudly top of the chance charts with a staggering 97 goalscoring opportunities created this season.

Bidwell staying on for another month

8 April
Jake Bidwell's month-to-month loan deal at Brentford has been extended again as they seek promotion to the Championship.

If We Played For The Full 90, We'd Be Second  [MEDIA]

8 April
If only games were 85 minutes long. If that were the case then Everton could well be second now. It seems we have an inability to concentrate for the full 90 and all too often the team seems to concede as full-time is drawing near.

Are Everton’s Champions League hopes now finished?  [MEDIA]

8 April
Everton boss David Moyes still thinks his side have a chance of finishing in the Champions League positions this season. The Scot told Sky Sports: “I don’t know if a point does a great deal for us. If we’d won we’d have been right in it.

Hibbert returns for second string

8 April
Tony Hibbert returned to action for the first time this year when he played 65 minutes for Everton U21s this evening in their game against Fulham at Southport. The Blues' second string were pegged back by the Londoners in a 1-1 draw. Shane Duffy scored for Everton with a header off a Luke Garbutt free kick and almost struck a winner but his shot thumped off the crossbar.

Late leveller denies Blues priceless win

7 April
Everton came within three minutes of grabbing a pricless victory at White Hart Lane but a stubborn rearguard stand finally buckled when Adebayor's shot came back off the post and Sigurdsson slotted home the rebound. The Blues had recovered impressively from going behind after just 33 seconds, Jagielka heading home a 15th-minute equaliser and Mirallas scoring another superb solo effort, but couldn't hold on as Spurs pressed, or snatch it when Lloris denied Anichebe in the dying stages.

Spurs today will face Europe’s most creative player  [MEDIA]

7 April
Sunday sees Everton travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham. The game looks set to be an interesting one with serious implications at the top of the table. Spurs currently sit in third place on 57 points, with Everton six points behind on 51... The Toffees will be heavily reliant on Leighton Baines, the rampaging full-back has created more goalscoring opportunities than any other player in Europe this season.

Osman is our Steven Gerrard

7 April
According to the Daily Star, David Moyes has hailed unsung Goodison hero Leon Osman as Everton’s Steven Gerrard. And he insists there will always be a place for the workaholic midfielder as long as he is in charge at Goodison.

Heitinga praised for his mental strength

6 April
David Moyes has heaped praise on John Heitinga after the Dutchman's return to form and a regular starting spot. Heitinga has been at the heart of Everton's defence for recent victories over Manchester City and Stoke, both achieved without conceding, just two months after being dropped following some inept displays at the back.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton

6 April
Everton's season moves into its crucial phase as they travel down to the Capital for the first of four difficult away games that will surely be definitive in their quest for European qualification. Fellaini and Pienaar are suspended and Mirallas is a worry with a groin strain ahead of the contest at White Hart Lane, which kicks off on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 pm.

Youngsters humbled by rampant Canaries

5 April
Everton's youngsters bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the quarter final stage with a 4-2 defeat to Norwich City at Goodison Park. A hat-trick by Carlton Morris had the young Canaries up 3-1 when Ibou Touray was sent off but while Chris Long popped up with a second to keep the Blues' hopes alive, Jacob Murphy fired home the killer fourth.

Mirallas has struggled with PL intensity

5 April
David Moyes believes Kevin Mirallas has struggled with the intensity of the Premier League this season. The Belgian is a doubt for Everton's clash with Tottenham on Sunday after suffering a groin strain during last weekend's win over Stoke, when his individual effort proved the difference.

Coming month could see David Moyes's doubters silenced  [MEDIA]

5 April
David Moyes, infamously, is still seeking his first trophy as a manager. And his critics never miss an opportunity to point out that his sides have come up short in ‘almost’ every truly big clash they have faced. But next month will hand David Moyes the opportunity to challenge the nay-sayers, silence the doubters and prove his team can win matches that matter.

David Moyes — Manager of the Month

5 April
Everton boss David Moyes has been named Barclays Manager of the Month for March. The 49-year-old led the Toffees to three successive wins during the month to maintain their challenge for a top-four finish.

Everton v Norwich City

4 April
Everton Under-18s take on Norwich City's youth team in a big quarter-final clash that will take place at Goodison Park on Friday evening. Coach Kevin Sheedy has been putting his young charges through their paces as they prepare for the crunch tie in pursuit of a trophy last won by Everton back in 1998. Sheedy has a full-strength squad to select from including players such as Matthew Kennedy, who has also played for Alan Stubbs’s Under-21s as well as appearing on the bench for David Moyes’s first team this season. Kick-Off is at 7 pm.

End Nears for Everton's Older Generation  [MEDIA]

4 April
Everton's average squad age this season stands at 27, on par with the Premier League's current top three - Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham - and a year younger than Chelsea. Their spine is currently occupied by players who have become mainstays despite their advancing seniority.

Everton need at least 9 more points

4 April
David Moyes tells Gregg O'Keefe Everton need at least another nine points to have any chance of getting close to a European qualifying place by the end of the season — and won't be able to benefit from a Spring Break.

SOS1878 reveal survey results  [MEDIA]

3 April
Everton fan site, SOS1878.co.uk, have published the results of their survey of supporters regarding the ownership and future of the Club, with 90% of the 3,000 respondents indicating that they "worry about the long-term future of Everton Football Club."

As a Blue Union member, SOS1878.co.uk make no pretence as to their impartiality to the Bill Kenwright Board and it's reasonable to assume that, as such, their Web and social media following would feature a sizeable contingent of like-minded fans. Nevertheless, the findings of the survey reveal an undercurrent of concern among the respondents.

Everton must shed inferiority complex in upcoming away games  [MEDIA]

3 April
Whisper it quietly, but Everton are finding their form at the opportune moment. Home games against Reading, Manchester City and Stoke have returned three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since January 2010. Enhancing their already exemplary home form, Everton have gained 33 points at Goodison Park with only Manchester United (42) and their aforementioned city rivals (36) gaining more points at home.

Is Everton the best place for David Moyes?  [MEDIA]

2 April
David Moyes should think carefully when considering his future at the end of the season. If Moyes’s ambition is to move to a bigger club, there is nowhere in the Premier League for him to go at present. Moyes has grown to be extremely well respected and favoured at Everton, and that is not something to throw away lightly.

Jagielka to play on while ankle heals

2 April
Phil Jagielka says he is prepared to play on with pain-killing injections while his ankle injury heals in order to help Everton through the final leg of the season.

Why David Moyes should just admit he's staying at Everton  [MEDIA]

1 April
David Anderson thinks it's time Moyes nailed his colours to the mast. Reading between the lines of his post-match quotes after Everton's win over Stoke, he clearly wants to stay at Goodison Park.

He could use the announcement that he is staying to give their run-in one final push if he made it over the next week or two. That would be smart management. But I would not understand his thinking if he left the issue hanging in the air, causing nothing but uncertainty at Goodison, until the summer.

Everton still aiming for Champions League

1 April
Phil Jagielka would like to think Everton will still be there or thereabouts in terms of Champions League places come the end of the season.

Blues win out with a great Mirallas goal

30 March
Everton registered three successive Premier League wins for the first time this season thanks to an excellent solo effort by Mirallas. The Belgian latched onto Howard's punch and ran the length of Goodison to slot home past Begovic just before the half-hour. The second half was a tightly-contested affair but Everton made sure of the points against a toothless Stoke outfit to remain on Arsenal's heels in sixth place.

Moyes justifies his contract delay

30 March
David Moyes has made another attempt to explain why he is continuing to stall on any contract decision until after the end of the current season, claiming that it's not a bad request for him to make, and that the club are happy with the situation.

Everton vs Stoke City

30 March
Everton begin what could be a vital nine-game run-in to the end of the season with the visit to Goodison of uncompromising Stoke City this weekend. David Moyes must reshuffle to cope with the loss of suspended duo Fellaini and Pienaar but may welcome back Jagielka and Howard as he seeks a third successive League win. KO is 5:30pm with the game on national and international TV.

Moyes's vision to take Everton forward

29 March
David Moyes today outlined his vision for Everton despite his own future remaining uncertain; he has revealed his plans to ensure the club is well equipped to make the next step up competitively in the long-term.

Moyes must be careful not to play into Stoke's hands with tactical tweaking  [MEDIA]

29 March
Throughout the 2012-13 season, David Moyes has favoured a 4-4-1-1 formation. But with both Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar suspended for this weekend’s home fixture with Stoke City, as well as the following weekend’s visit to Tottenham, he could return to a more straightforward 4-4-2 system.

Kenwright hopeful of keeping Moyes at Everton

28 March
Bill Kenwright says that he hopes that when he and David Moyes sit down at the end of the season to discuss the Scot's future that he will sign a new contract with Everton. "If [he] doesn't, the man leaves with his head held high," the Chairman said in an interview with Sky Sports News in which he made fresh claims of parties interested in buying the Club.

Time to throw off the shackles

28 March
With Everton sixth in the table, six points off the top four, Phil Jagielka believes they need to approach the final nine matches with a slightly different attitude. He told the Liverpool Echo, “We need to win games now. If we we're to draw, I’m not saying it would be the end of the season but we have to go out ultra-positive and really take it to teams and see how we go. It might make the manager’s decision making a little bit easier."

Everton have the best Stewards

28 March
The Echo has uncovered a survey that shows Everton have the best stewards. An independent survey carried out with matchgoers at every football ground in the Premier League saw the Blues come out on top for their exemplary stewarding services.

FourFourTwo predicts tight finish, with Everton finishing...  [MEDIA]

28 March
With less than a quarter of the season left to play, they’ve run through the rest of the Premier League season's results to predict what will happen in the Premier League. At least one of the current top four will end the season with very little to show for their efforts, while a 'surprise' team in Blue is predicted to snatch 4th place!

Biggest ref bias in favour of Liverpool  [MEDIA]

28 March
This statistical analysis ponders the question: Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? The resulting EPL Index Stats Analysis show up a fairly consistent bias in terms of free-kicks given away before a yellow card is received (on average). By team, the greatest beneficiary of this at home is found to be Liverpool by a clear margin.

Duffy will consider his future

28 March
Shane Duffy will consider his Everton future in the summer – as David Moyes ponders whether to allow Thomas Hitzlsperger out on loan.

Fan banned in Saha race controversy returns to football

27 March
Dave Sibson, the Everton supporter who was controversially banned from football on the grounds of racism for a comment he shouted at Louis Saha two years ago, will retake his seat in the Park End this Saturday.

Neville would consider lower division football

27 March
Phil Neville says that his desire to keep playing at the ripe age of 36 means that he would have no problem dropping down to the Football League to prolong his career.

Coleman and Naismith handed starts

26 March
Four Everton players saw international action this evening in World Cup qualifiers, with Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith playing the full 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland and Scotland respectively. Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas came on a second-half substitutes for Belgium against Macedonia.

Second goal against City stays with Jelavic

26 March
As expected, the Premier League's "dubious goals panel" has ruled that Nikica Jelavic's deflected strike against Manchester City will officially be attributed to the Croatian.

Three of the best under David Moyes  [MEDIA]

26 March
Almost 180 players have passed through Everton since David Moyes arrived in 2002 with around £260 million changing hands in the process; the net spend under Moyes is approximately £10.5 million (that equates to less than £1 million a season). Luke O'Farrell names his top three signings of the Moyes era.

Monday's mini-derby – has been postponed

25 March
An Everton XI were set to take on AFC Liverpool on Monday night, but the game has been called off with snow covering more than half the pitch.

The Future Path for Everton Academy

25 March
Alan Irvine talks to Greg O'Keeffe in the Liverpool Echo about his philosophy for developing young players who are coming up through the ranks of the Everton Academy.

Stats outline Everton improvements and failings | Comparison to 2011-12  [MEDIA]

25 March
The improvements are clear; unfortunately, so are the problems and a quick comparison between 2011-12 and 2012-13 highlights these areas. Continual defensive problems and sub-par finishing temper the obvious improvements in passing and creativity.

Why Everton fans should prepare for Fellaini's inevitable departure  [MEDIA]

25 March
Once again, Chelsea are being linked (in the Daily Star with a move for Marouane Fellaini. David Anderson argues that the Toffees must now get the best price they can. And, as unwelcome as this speculation is for Everton and their fans, they had better get used to it because it isn't going to go away.

West Brom worth more than Everton!

24 March
A study in The Mail on Sunday claims that West Bromwich Albion are more valuable than Everton, and Tottenham are worth more than both Manchester City, the Premier League title-holders, and Liverpool, according to a new ‘rational’ method of valuing football clubs.

Monday's mini-derby – with a difference

23 March
An Everton XI are set to take on AFC Liverpool on Monday night, weather permitting. Kick off: 7:45pm at Valerie Park, Prescot.

Baines helps England thrash San Marino

22 March
Leighton Baines weighed in with three assists and Leon Osman made his competitive international debut as England walloped San Marino 8-0 this evening. Seamus Coleman, meanwhile, was in action for the Republic of Ireland in Stockholm in a 0-0 draw against Sweden. Marouane Fellaini started for Belgium against Macedonia while Nikica Jelavic, Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith were on the bench for their respective countries.

Be Careful What You Wish For  [MEDIA]

22 March
Other than taking a timely and welcome dig at this utterly banal cliche, it's not entirely clear what the purpose of this piece at KEIOC is really targetting...

Osman has been 'carrying' Everton

22 March
David Moyes believes Leon Osman has earned his place in the England squad because the midfielder has been ‘carrying’ Everton this season. Osman could add to the cap that he earned against Sweden in November last year if he plays in the upcoming games against San Marino and Montenegro.

Notice: TW 'contact us' page

21 March
If you've tried to email us through our "Contact" page in the past few days and received a "Page not found" error, please try again as the error should now have been rectified.

Mucha could be playing for new Everton contract

21 March
He looked set to leave Goodison this summer when his contract expires but Everton could yet offer Jan Mucha a new deal should he continue to impress in place of the injured Tim Howard.

Fellaini impressed by compatriot Mirallas

21 March
Marouane Fellaini has highlighted the ease with which his international teammate, Kevin Mirallas, has adapted to life in the Premier League and he predicts there is more to come from the forward whose first campaign at Everton was disrupted by a hamstring injury in December and January.

Cycling mogul's admiration for Moyes  [MEDIA]

21 March
Asked if there was another sport to which he might be interested in applying his skills. Sir Dave Brailsford, the architect of British cycling success at the London 2012 Olympics and last year's Tour de France, says:

"Football is something I would look at," adding that he admired the style and ability of Everton manager David Moyes to perform so well given the difference in resources he faces against some of the bigger clubs. "He does an unbelievably good job."

Lundstram extends Doncaster loan

20 March
Everton youngster John Lundstram has had his loan at Doncaster Rovers extended until the end of the season.

Heitinga seeks positive reactions on Twitter

20 March
John Heitinga likes to interact with fans on Twitter but makes the strange claim that people on Twitter need to say nice things to eachother or "the time will come when no-one is on Twitter any more"!

Sky pick up Gunners clash

19 March
Everton's potentially crucial clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 16th April will now be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Coleman: City saw the 'real' Everton

19 March
Seamus Coleman says that the determined performance that overcame Manchester City just seven days after the horror show against Wigan in the FA Cup showed what the "real Everton" is all about.

Baines pays tribute to Mucha display

19 March
Leighton Baines has hailed the role that Jan Mucha played in Everton's 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday in what was only his second Premier League start for the Blues.

Stubbs: Budget will determine Moyes's decision

19 March
Former Everton defender and current U21s coach Alan Stubbs says that the decision over whether David Moyes commits to a new contract at Everton will be determined by off-the-pitch matters – specifically the amount of money he will get to spend on team building – and not where the Blues finish in the Premier League this season.

A Wigan Fan Tells Everton Why Roberto Martinez Is The Man To Replace Moyes  [MEDIA]

19 March
Intelligent, positive, creative and confident, Roberto Martinez has all the necessary qualities to succeed at Everton according to this Wigan fan. Just go easy on him...

Duffy could face fine for controversial Tweet

19 March
A controversial Tweet sent from the account of Everton defender, Shane Duffy, could prompt a fine by the Club report The Telegraph.

Neville handed England U21 role

19 March
Phil Neville has been given a coaching role with England's U21s at the European Championship in Israel this summer, Everton have now confirmed.

BBC comedian 'Lee Nelson' charged after gatecrashing at Everton to warm-up with Manchester City players  [MEDIA]

18 March
Comedian Simon Brodkin was charged by police after entering the pitch and warming up with Manchester City players ahead of their 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park. City fan Brodkin, who is best known for his character Lee Nelson, was appearing in the guise of footballer Jason Bent - a character from his BBC series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People. The 35-year-old was charged with pitch encroachment under the Football Offences Act.

Victor Anichebe can become Everton's most important player  [MEDIA]

19 March
Victor Anichebe pulled out possibly his best performance of the season for Everton as they defeated Manchester City superbly with a 2-0 win at Goodison Park over the weekend. It was a performance which suggested that Anichebe has finally matured into the sort of player that the club would have seen leading the front line for many years to come.

The cost of insanity, Pt II  [MEDIA]

18 March
The second part of Neil Adderley's interview with Colin Fitzpatrick covers the conclusion of the Kirkby inquiry and the origins of the Blue Union

U21s pegged back by Villa

17 March
Everton's U21s seemed destined for another win on the back of goals by Conor McAleny and Hallam Hope but Aston Villa's second string came back from 2-0 down to hold the Blues to a 2-2 draw.

Two-match bans for Fellaini and Pienaar

17 March
Everton will be without Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar for the home game against Stoke City and the trip to Tottenham Hotspur as both players will be serving two-match suspensions.

U18s edge Chelsea

17 March
Everton's U18s emulated the Blues' U21s with a 1-0 win over Chelsea at the London club's Cobham training ground thanks to George Waring's goal.

Moyes reserves praise for his team

16 March
David Moyes was understandably proud of his players following their barn-storming win over Manchester City that went a long way to atoning for last weekend's awful cup defeat to Wigan.

Osman screamer inspires 10-man stand

16 March
Everton delivered a rousing response to last Saturday's cup debacle with a high-octane peformance that powered them past City despite Pienaar's second-half dismissal. A stunner from Osman looked to have won it as the depleted Blues dug in doggedly but Jelavic sealed it in stoppage time in dramatic fashion. Partial redemption and reclamation of sixth place for Moyes's men.

Moyes: Players and I are driven to succeed

15 March
David Moyes has dismissed suggestions that he and his players lack ambition after their humiliating cup exit at the hands of Wigan last weekend and insists that they are still aiming for Europe this season.

The cost of insanity, Pt I  [MEDIA]

15 March
Part I of an interview of KEIOC Secretary and Blue Union Communications Officer, Colin Fitzpatrick, by Neil Adderley.

Cyber bullies blamed for seige mentality at Everton

15 March
In his latest Friday article, David Prentice condemns the reaction of 'cyber bullies' to last week's dismal performance against Wigan.

Neville makes amends for TV comment

15 March
Phil Neville has used his notes in tomorrow's matchday programme to address remarks he made earlier this week that prompted an angry reaction from Evertonians on social media channels.

Everton vs Manchester City

15 March
Everton face the biggest test to their character so far this season as they look to bounce back from last weekend's disaster against Wigan in the FA Cup with the soon-to-be deposed Champions, Manchester City, in town.

TW Player of the Month: Kevin Mirallas

14 March
The Belgian forward received the most votes, with a 36% share of the 2,500+ cast, for the month of February.

Baines and Osman get England call-up

14 March
Leighton Baines and Leon Osman have been called up by Roy Hodgson for England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro this month.

Stubbs lauds McAleny's scoring form

14 March
Everton U21s coach, Alan Stubbs, has described how his side are reaping the benefits of Conor McAleny's extended run in the team after recovering from a succession of niggly injuries in the first half of the season. The young striker's recent glut of goals has propelled the Blues' second string to the top of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Group 1 table.

Mucha's driving-ban mix up

14 March
Jan Mucha has been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service after being caught on the roads driving while banned.

Pip's cricket dream  [MEDIA]

14 March
Phil Neville is already considering his next big move – a return to his first-love with Greenmount Cricket Club.

How do you solve a problem like Everton?  [MEDIA]

13 March
Mark Godfrey adds to the number of well-written articles assessing Everton's plight in the wake of Saturday's FA Cup debacle and the ensuing fallout.
And it is in the direction of Kenwright where the ire of supporters is being aimed in the aftermath of the Cup disappointment. The Evertonians relationship with the man at the helm of the club has been strained to say the least for many years, from the failed new stadium ventures at Kings Dock and Kirkby to the inability to attract investment to move the club into a trophy-challenging position on the field. Finally, as a parting of the ways becomes an increasing possibility, it seems the manager could also running out of patience with his boss.

Distin describes pain of FA Cup exit

13 March
Sylvain Distin says that the current Everton dressing room is the most passionate he has been a part of and that is why Saturday's drubbing at the hands of Wigan Athletic hurts so much. "It hurt everybody but we’ve got to recover from that and we’ve got to do it pretty soon," the defender says.

Echo denies poor Everton coverage

13 March
The Liverpool Echo have strongly dismissed assertions that the local paper is "in the club's pocket, afraid to ask the tough questions" about Everton FC in an editorial today.

Shareholders Association minutes

12 March
The Everton FC Shareholders Association have published summarised minutes of their meeting with the Club's Chief Executive, Robert Elstone, last night.

Everton on TalkSport

11 March
TalkSport spent a good two hours this evening talking Everton, with striker-turned-broadcaster, Stan Collymore, reporting back the answers he received from a source within Goodison on a range of hot-button questions, including the assertion that the Club is for sale at £125m.

Under-21s win to go top

11 March
Everton Under-21s did very well to win 1-0 at Chelsea this evening, through another goal from young striker Conor McAleny. But the brilliant result was tainted somewhat by the dismissal of Ross Barkley in the 89th minute, apparently for raising his hand to an opponent's face as Chelsea prepared to take a free-kick.

Neville 'embarrassed' by his performance

11 March
Phil Neville has labelled his performance in the shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic as 'embarrassing'. Neville's woeful backpass gifted Wigan their second goal as Everton conceded three times in just over three minutes on Saturday.

The nearly man David Moyes risks being overlooked if he leaves Everton  [MEDIA]

11 March
The achievements of Moyes over the past decade far exceed those of managers such as Alex McLeish and Steve McClaren who have won major trophies in the same period, but the reality is that silverware is a prerequisite for applicants for the kind of jobs the Scot may covet. That Everton have not lifted any, critics of Moyes suggest, is no coincidence. Too often they have underperformed in the biggest of matches.

Why could the defeat against Wigan Athletic be good for Everton?  [MEDIA]

11 March
I cannot see Moyes leaving until he has won a trophy and that could be the bonus from defeat to Wigan with one more year of Moyes to try and achieve what appears unachievable.

A disgraceful performance from Everton FC  [MEDIA]

11 March
Video: "A disgraceful performance from Everton FC" — Sports Editor John Thompson.

Write off David Moyes at your peril  [MEDIA]

11 March
Moyes is an old-fashioned authoritarian, yet is notably collegiate in his recruitment policy, in which he draws heavily on the professionalism of Steve Round, his assistant; Robbie Cooke, his chief scout; and James Smith, his technical scout. If he goes, they will doubtless follow. Everton would have to begin from scratch, without such players as Marouane Fellaini, whose form since the January transfer window closed has been sufficiently poor to pose questions about his class, character and commitment. A culture of evolution would be swept away by a revolution.

The end of an era at Goodison Park?  [MEDIA]

11 March
Regardless of whether David Moyes does jump ship or not this summer, there was a definite ‘end of an era’ feel around Goodison Park on Saturday.

Nothing to do with my contract, says Moyes

11 March
David Moyes has denied that the thoroughly abject performance against Wigan at the weekend had anything to do with the continuing uncertainty over his future with the club.

Is it time for Everton and David Moyes to part company?  [MEDIA]

11 March
Next week marks the 11th year anniversary of David Moyes taking charge of Everton but after Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wigan he may feel it is time for a change for both himself and the club when his contract runs out in the summer.

Everton slip down to 7th place

10 March
Rubbing salt into some already very painful wounds this weekend, Everton have now slipped down into 7th place in the Premier League after Spurs failed to hold on to a second-half lead at Anfield this evening and lost 2-3 to Liverpool, who go ahead of the Blues (on goal difference) for the first time this season.

Terrible Toffees Stumble Out of the FA Cup in Embarrassing Fashion  [MEDIA]

10 March
With Everton, nothing is ever certain. And, when the media started blowing up this fixture against relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic as a quick-and-easy way for David Moyes to get his side into the FA Cup semifinals and potentially claim the first trophy of his long tenure, it just seemed like everything would go wrong.

FA Cup horror show may actually improve the chances of Moyes staying at Everton  [MEDIA]

10 March
David Moyes may have taken the Toffees as far as he can, but are there any better options available to him?

A rant about Everton’s Marouane Fellaini  [MEDIA]

10 March
The supporters’ issue with Fellaini wasn’t necessarily his performance, it was his apparent apathy to what was going on around him and his failure to leave any impression on the game whatsoever. This was the kind of the game which Everton should’ve won, and that Fellaini should have had a profound influence on.

What next for David Moyes?  [MEDIA]

10 March
Phil McNulty ponders Moyes's future after one of the most abject displays of his tenure saw Everton crash out of the FA Cup to Wigan Athletic.
The intrigue surrounds how Moyes will react to such a setback. He has done much fine work at Goodison Park but there has been a simmering unsettled mood in recent weeks alongside the uncertainty over his contract.

A chance had opened up for Everton in this season's FA Cup but it was squandered quite spectacularly - and how Goodison Park, or at least those supporters still inside a rapidly deserting stadium at the final whistle, let Moyes and his players know it.

Moyes says it was just ''one of those days''

9 March
David Moyes had no explanations for why his Everton side failed to perform to anything like they are capable of against lowly Wigan Athletic, as the blues crashed out of the FA Cup yet again to the huge frustration of a seething Goodison crowd.

Stunned Everton crash out in awful fashion

9 March
Everton's hopes of Wembley redemption ended in disastrous fashion after Wigan scored three goals in less than four first-half minutes. Needing a second-half surge to rescue the tie after Figeuroa, McManaman and Gomez had stunned Goodison, the rattled Blues failed to score a single goal in response as their dreams of silverware came to a premature and ignominious end.

Martin Keown interviews David Moyes: People say I need a trophy, but it's Everton that need one...  [MEDIA]

9 March
Read the full interview at the link below.

Howard out for a month

8 March
Tim Howard has been ruled out of the FA Cup quarter final with Wigan Athletic this weekend and is likely to be out until April after it was revealed that he fractured two bones in his back in the later stages of the fifth round replay with Oldham.

Cup replay would be on Wednesday

8 March
Everton have announced that should a replay be required against Wigan, the game would take place at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 13th March at 7.45pm.

Baines: We need to prove we're better than 1995 Blues

8 March
Leighton Baines believes that Everton's current team is better than the one that won the FA Cup in 1995 but the only way to prove it is to win the trophy themselves.

Gibson still not ready for Ireland return

8 March
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni revealed he has spoken with Darron Gibson, who is not quite ready to lift his self-imposed exile from the national side; he was not named in the squad announced today for the World Cup qualification double-header on 22 March in Stockholm and four days later in Dublin.

Heitinga looking for redemption

8 March
Johnny Heitinga has been open in recognizing his poor form this season, but sees his chance to make amends at the weekend with the massive FA Cup 6th Round clash against Wigan — and his personal nemesis. Arouna Kone.

Fellaini wants an Everton trophy

8 March
Maroaune Fellaini wants to win a trophy in this, his fifth season with the club. He said: “I want to win something. It’s nice when I score but more important to me is winning something with Everton."

Der Hammer is ready to strike

8 March
Thomas Hitzlsperger has only started four games for Everton but insists he is ready to help fire the Blues back to Wembley and says he stays after hours at Finch Farm in order to make sure he remains in peak condition and is always ready if David Moyes calls on him.

What’s up with Jelavic?  [MEDIA]

8 March
The Croatian striker has gone 12 Premier League games without scoring now and even his greatest admirers must be worrying about his form. The Executioner has heard numerous theories – he’s been found out, he’s being grocked out of games, he’s working the channels too much or his confidence has gone. Instead of mere speculation, let’s have a look at his Premier League numbers....

Everton vs Wigan Athletic

8 March
Everton are 90 minutes from a return to Wembley where the prospect of atonement awaits if they can beat Wigan this weekend at Goodison Park. Heitinga is the likely replacement for the injured Jagielka and Mucha will stand in for the injured Howard for a second match in a row. KO is 12:45pm.

Taxi for Wayne Rooney – to Paris Saint-Germain  [MEDIA]

7 March
The papers are agog with the prospect of Wayne Rooney leaving Man Utd in the summer, after he started on the bench v Real Madrid, but are ruling out any return to Everton for the lifelong Blues fan, who they are touting strongly for a move across the channel to Paris St-Germain.

Moyes calls on the '12th man'

7 March
David Moyes is hoping for more packed, raucous crowds at Goodison Park to help push the Blues forward in their quests for FA Cup glory and European qualification.

Another month for Bidwell at Brentford

6 March
Jake Bidwell, who has been on loan with Brentford since September, will stay at the club for at least another month after his loan was extended through 6 April.

Ross Barkley: It’s all up to himself

6 March
Steven Pienaar believes that the forward path of progression and development for Ross Barkley is all up to the player himself.

Why David Moyes should start Shane Duffy against Wigan this weekend  [MEDIA]

6 March
Wigan have already admitted some players will be rested for their 6th Round tie at Goodison Park, and this is the perfect time for Shane Duffy to get a chance. He will be in front of a home crowd during a big match, and for the most part this will be a first-choice squad.

Long features for England U18s

6 March
Everton Academy striker, Chris Long, played the full 90 minutes for England's U18s last night in their narrow 1-0 defeat to Belgium.

Statistics show Baines as Europe's most creative player  [MEDIA]

6 March
Statistically, the Everton left back is the most creative player in Europe and it is to his credit that his defensive performances remain at such a high level; Baines has won 81 percent of his tackles this season and continues to excel defensively.

Martinez to make changes for Everton FA Cup clash  [MEDIA]

5 March
Roberto Martinez has revealed he will make changes for Wigan Athletic's FA Cup quarter-final against Everton.

Seamus Coleman is hoping Kevin Mirallas partnership will prosper  [MEDIA]

5 March
Seamus Coleman hopes his influential partnership with Kevin Mirallas can prosper without being marred by injuries as Everton bid to end the season in style.

Jagielka out until the end of March

5 March
The severity of the gash to Phil Jagielka's ankle could mean he misses Everton's next two fixtures as well as England's upcoming World Cup qualifiers towards the end of the month, according to reports. The defender was scythed down by Reading's Adam Le Fondre in the Blues' 3-1 win on Saturday and he required surgery to sew the wound back up.

Barkley sparks come-from-behind win for U21s

4 March
Everton's Under-21 side secured an amazing comeback to win 3-2 over Blackburn Rovers at Southport this evening thanks to three goals in the final 14 minutes. Barkley drove home from a near-impossible angle before Vellios stabbed home to level the scores with four minutes remaining. And McAleny provided a cool last-minute finish to give his side what could prove a priceless win.

Mirallas revelling in regular action

4 March
David Moyes has acknowledged the impressive recent form of Kevin Mirallas who is once again showing what an important player he is to Everton's European chances now that he has recovered from his injury problems.

Everton 3 - 1 Reading – Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

3 March
This was a fairly routine win against one of the weakest sides we have faced at Goodison in a while and should set us up nicely for Wigan next week.

Pienaar has sights on Europe  [MEDIA]

3 March
Steven Pienaar has his eye on European football this autumn as the season enters the final quarter.

Jagielka to undergo surgery on damaged ankle

2 March
Everton have revealed that Phil Jagielka will require surgery on a nasty gash to his ankle sustained in a tackle with Reading's Adam Le Fondre today.

Moyes's wide boys lift Everton to victory

2 March
Everton got back to winning ways and rediscovered some attacking flair behind superb displays by Pienaar and Mirallas, both of whom weighed in with second-half goals. Coleman had served up the opener for Fellaini just before the break after a poor start by the Blues and the day was marred only by a late consolation for Reading, an early injury to Jagielka and another blank for Jelavic.

Podcast: Sylvain Distin — Back from the brink  [MEDIA]

2 March
The official site kicks off a series of podcasts with an interview with Sylvain Distin that takes in his ignominious departure from Paris St Germain as a teenager to his present days as a reliable presence at centre half for Everton.

Gibson to play on despite thigh problem

2 March
Darron Gibson will be asked to play on through the discomfort caused by his on-going thigh tendon problems as Everton push for a place at Wembley and in Europe.

Moyes treating league and cup campaigns equally

1 March
David Moyes says that he is not prioritising his team's push in the FA Cup over the chase for Europe, insisting that, despite his small squad, he is treating each game 'on its merits.'

Anxious fans not prepared to just 'wait and see'  [MEDIA]

1 March
David Prentice detected some genuine anxiety among Evertonians in the cup replay against Oldham, even with the Blues two goals to the good.

Moyes puts the onus on Jelavic

1 March
David Moyes says that the team needs Nikica Jelavic to start scoring goals again and says that it is up to the striker to find a way back to the form he showed a year ago.

Everton vs Reading

1 March
Having progressed in the FA Cup in the cup replay on Tuesday, Everton's focus turns back to the Premier League where they'll be looking to bounce back from two straight defeats and gain revenge for their defeat to Reading at the Madjeski Stadium in November. Fellaini could return as the only likely change after sitting out against Oldham, though Howard's fitness will be assessed after his battering against Oldham. KO is 3pm on Saturday.

Goal-line technology coming next season

1 March
The Premier League are in 'advanced talks' with two of the three licensed providers of goal-line technology technology, Hawkeye and GoalRef, and are hopeful that all 20 clubs will have a system in place by August.

Quest for cup redemption driving Everton

28 February
The desire to atone for last season's collapse against Liverpool in the semi-final and the agony of defeat in the Final to Chelsea in 2009 is partly what is driving David Moyes and his players in their quest for a fourth Wembley appearance in the FA Cup in five years.

Tim Howard targets Wembley feelgood factor for Everton after FA Cup win  [MEDIA]

27 February
Tim Howard says Everton are determined to get to Wembley in the FA Cup to give their fans the feelgood factor. "The way Wembley makes me feel, makes the team feel and makes the fans feel gives you drive to get back there," said Howard.

Has Moyes Achieved Enough At Everton?  [MEDIA]

27 February
Although Everton have regularly finished in the top eight under David Moyes, has he achieved enough in his 11 years to warrant all the praise?

Tactical Analysis of Nikica Jelavic and His Loss of Form  [MEDIA]

27 February
The man who was the best one-touch finisher in the country last season now cuts a frustrated figure lacking in confidence.

New date set for visit to The Emirates

27 February
Everton's game at Arsenal was set for 9 March but will now take place on Tuesday 16 April, Kick-Off @ 7:45pm. However, if Everton progress to the FA Cup semi-finals and are drawn to play at Wembley on Sunday, April 14, then the Arsenal game will be pushed back to Wednesday 17 April.

Moyes unlikely to get Manchester United job  [MEDIA]

27 February
David Moyes is unlikely to be offered the opportunity to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as the manager of Manchester United due to his lack of experience in European football.

Can FA Cup victory revive Everton’s Premier League form?  [MEDIA]

27 February
Finishing in the top six of the Premier League and winning the FA Cup would be the perfect way for Moyes to bid farewell to the club he has managed for nearly 11 years.

Fellaini should be back this weekend

27 February
Marouane Fellaini has a "good chance" of being passed fit for the weekend's game with Reading after missing out on the FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic through injury.

Mirallas inspires professional display

26 February
Everton booked their place in the sixth round with a competent display against an Oldham side that pushed their hosts gamely but fell behind to an insurmountable 3-0 deficit in the second half. The lively Mirallas opened the scoring with a deft side-foot finish before Baines scored from the spot and Osman glanced home the third. Smith pulled one back with an unchallenged header soon afterwards but Everton played the game out to progress.

Can this Everton teenager have a similar impact to Wayne Rooney?  [MEDIA]

26 February
George Waring is an 18-year-old striker at Everton Academy and there are several reasons he could have a similar impact that Wayne Rooney had at Goodison Park.

Moyes: Fellaini needs to be like Messi

26 February
In the absence of greater protection from referees, David Moyes feels that Marouane Fellaini needs to adopt Lionel Messi's habit of laughing off rough treatment from opposition players.

Moyes counting on 'second wind'

26 February
Shrugging off growing concerns about his side's recent form, David Moyes insists that Everton remain in a good position and is hopeful that progression in the FA Cup this evening can provide the impetus for the Blues to "kick on again."

Second string fight back to hold Black Cats

25 February
Everton U21s fought back from 2-0 down to deny Sunderland U21s this evening in the northeast. Goals by Conor McAleny and Francisco Junior salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Blues.

Everton vs Oldham Athletic

25 February
As hopes of the Champions League dream being realised recede, the FA Cup Fifth Round replay against Oldham Athletic at Goodison assumes paramount importance, with a home tie against Wigan the prize if Everton can get the job done on Tuesday evening. Anichebe is one of a trio of apparent doubts for the Blues and Moyes may make changes to the side that started against Norwich. KO is 7.45pm.

Everton’s financial past is casting a shadow over the future of David Moyes  [MEDIA]

25 February
Tony Evans, Football Editor at The Times, lays the blame for Everton's perennial inability to crack the top four at the feet of the Board of Directors whose failings over the past 13 years have left the Club struggling to compete financially with their peers:
The 49-year-old is in his eleventh year in charge at Goodison. He was condemned to struggle right from the beginning when Everton were unable to complete two deals [NTL and the Kings Dock] that might have changed the face of football on Merseyside.

After that, income has increasingly become a problem. Too many financial decisions have been made with the short-term in mind. Such a policy always catches up with the manager. It is showing in Moyes’s side now.

What can Moyes do to change things? No much. He cannot turn the clock back on a decade of boardroom misadventure. The dips in form on the pitch are a mere symptom. The errors were made behind the scenes long ago.

You can read the full article at the Keeping Everton In Our City site.

Can Moyes really be considered a Goodison great if he leaves without wining a trophy?  [MEDIA]

25 February
It can't be denied that Moyes is a fine manager and has done well at Everton. But can he be classed as one of the Blues' great managers? David Anderson reckons the poverty card doesn't excuse the empty trophy cabinet.

Contract distraction? Rubbish, says Moyes

22 February
David Moyes has rejected claims that uncertainty about his future is affecting the team after one win in five Premier League matches: "I think that's rubbish," he said. "We're still realistically playing for a place in the Champions League."

Is it time for David Moyes to leave Everton?  [MEDIA]

24 February
David Moyes is desperate for Everton to progress, but it seems he is now at the end of his tether with the situation at Everton. It seems that he can’t achieve much more on Merseyside and he is considering pastures new.

Everton's Self-Inflicted Wounds Kill Off Champions League Dream  [MEDIA]

24 February
For the first time in many a year the Toffees seemed to be going places. A top-four finish, stacks of cash and key players staying. It was too good to be true...

Has Grant Holt signed David Moyes's Everton resignation?  [MEDIA]

24 February
The Norwich City striker Grant Holt popped up late to score a winner for Norwich in the Premier League tie at Carrow Road yesterday leaving Everton's Champions League hopes hanging in the balance. Could it prove the moment that saw David Moyes leave Merseyside for pastures new?

Everton U18s 0 - 3 Southampton U18s

23 February
Everton's Under-18 side were brought back down to earth at Finch Farm on Saturday after their big Youth Cup win at Arsenal, with the visitors running out 3 - 0 winners.

Moyes complains about time-keeping again

23 February
David Moyes was non-plused by his team's late collapse in a game he acknowledges they should have won at Carrow Road: "We should have won the game. We were 1-0 up and in control and we let them get back into it and then they scored after the three minutes of injury time [that was scheduled to be played]. But we didn't do enough to get that second goal."

Late collapse loses vital points

23 February
Everton suffered yet more last-minute drama against Norwich as Holt capped a late fightback by the Canaries with a stoppage-time winner that probably ends the Blues' Champions League dreams. Leading through Osman's first-half goal and having controlled the game in large part, the visitors allowed Kamara to power home an unchallenged header with six minutes left. And Holt grabbed an agonising winner beyond the final minute of added time to stun the traveling faithful.

Left-flank axis will adapt to extra attention

22 February
Steven Pienaar says that he and Leighton Baines are aware of the extra focus that opposition teams are putting on nullifying the threat posed by their link-up play down Everton's left flank and will continue to try to find ways around it.

Can Everton quietly claim a Champions League place and the FA Cup?  [MEDIA]

22 February
Whilst recent results have not been great for Everton, it would be unwise to count them out of the Champions League race, and they might even add the FA Cup to a fine season in the Premier League.

Everton's Champions League bid is still realistic, says David Moyes  [MEDIA]

22 February
"I don't think this season is ever over because I think there's always something to play for. Your league position in the Premier League carries such a value to it. But the fact of the matter is we are realistically still playing for a place hopefully in the Champions League and we're still trying to play for a place in a final at Wembley, and that's where we are today."

Moyes wants more from Mirallas

22 February
David Moyes has urged Kevin Mirallas to recapture his impressive early-season form and score more goals to help Everton realise their European ambitions this season.

Gibson hopes injury problems are behind him

22 February
Darron Gibson is hopeful that the injury problems that have disrupted much of his first full season with Everton are behind him as he eyes a win against Norwich this weekend.

Norwich City vs Everton

22 February
Everton enter a vital seven-day period in their season, one that could have deep implications for their twin quests for Europe and Wembley, starting with a trip to a Norwich City side on a wretched run of form in 2013. Anichebe (groin) and Coleman (thigh) are doubts for the Blues. KO is 3pm.

The James Corbett Interview  [MEDIA]

21 February
Neil Adderley interviews journalist, life-long Evertonian and Neville Southall biographer James Corbett for These Football Times.

Thomas… Latchford… Goal!

21 February
In case you may have missed it, this fantastic compilation on the life 1970s Everton legend and brilliant winger, Dave Thomas, is a tremendous read, put together for us by Rob Sawyer.

Could Everton really recover from losing Moyes?  [MEDIA]

21 February
This is an Everton side made in Moyes’s image and from top to bottom it has his ethos coursing through its veins, so a quick exit not only leaves the job of finding a suitable successor to replace the legend that sat in the chair before an impossible task, but the very culture of the club will require tinkering.

How Everton wasted their chance for a Champions League push  [MEDIA]

21 February
“I’m disappointed for our players because they’re looking for me to add one or two new faces,” Moyes had revealed in the hours before the January transfer window closed. “We’ll see if there’s anything we can do to help the lads if we can. I want them to feel we’re doing everything we can here to make it work.”

Southall fearful over Moyes's Everton future

21 February
Neville Southall fears that the price of Everton's failure to back David Moyes's team-building ambitions in the January transfer window will be the manager walking away from Goodison Park when his contract expires this summer.

Draws aren't going to cut it, says Baines

21 February
“If we want to achieve something, draws aren’t going to cut it, we have to find ways to get games won." — Leighton Baines

England Under-19 captain out on loan

20 February
One of Everton's most promising young internationals, midfielder and England Under-19 captain, John Lundstram, has joined League One side Doncaster Rovers on a month's loan. Lundstram has worked his way up through the Everton Academy and is now a key member of the Everton Under-21 side.

Kennedy praises youth team work

20 February
Matthew Kennedy has been talking to the local press after Monday night's success for the Everton youngsters, beating heavily fancied Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup.

Fellaini talks refs, hair and Shawcross

20 February
Marouane Fellaini believes English referees are 'frightened' of him and has pointed to his un-mistakeable hairstyle as the cause of concern.

McManaman wants Everton in next round

19 February
Callum McManaman is desperate Everton beat Oldham to land Wigan an FA Cup quarter-final against his old club at Goodison Park next month.

Kevin Mirallas confident David Moyes will stay at Everton  [MEDIA]

19 February
“He has been at Everton for many years and is very popular with the fans, chairman and players and I am sure he will sign, I cannot see why he wouldn't because of those reasons.”

Oldham replay moved to Tuesday

19 February
Everton's FA Cup fifth round replay against Oldham Athletic has been moved to Tuesday 26 February after being selected for live television broadcast. The visit of the League One Latics will be shown live on ITV1 and will kick off at 7:45pm.

McRooney returns to Motherwell

19 February
James McFadden, once dubbed "The Scottish Rooney" by David Moyes, has returned to Scotland and his original club, Motherwell, after an unsuccessful spell at Sunderland.

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18 February
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Forget what the romantics say, Everton deserve to be in the next round  [MEDIA]

18 February
Everton should be through to the FA Cup quarter-finals without the need for a replay against Oldham Athletic. The cup romantics will not like that, but watching the last-gasp equaliser, scored by Matt Smith from a corner, the problem I had was not that the Oldham goalkeeper, Dean Bouzanis, flew through the air trying to handle the ball and clearly put his opposite number, Tim Howard, off — it was the conduct and intentions of Oldham’s Lee Croft.

Blues rout the Gunners in Youth Cup

18 February
Everton Under-18s scored a tremendous victory in the 5th Round of the FA Youth Cup, away at Arsenal. After falling behind early on, goals from Matthew Pennington, Chris Long, Conor Grant and Harry Charsley give the Blues victory at Underhill. Through to the sixth round of the FA Youth Cup, a home tie against either Norwich or Birmingham City awaits.

Contract uncertainty no distraction

18 February
Phil Jagielka insists David Moyes's decision to put contract talks on hold will not prove distracting for Everton's squad as their season reaches its crucial point.

Moyes's contract talks will not affect Everton squad, says Jagielka  [MEDIA]

17 February
Phil Jagielka insists David Moyes's decision to put contract talks on hold will not prove distracting for Everton's squad as their season reaches its crucial point.

Drenthe thankful to Moyes

17 February
Royston Drenthe has admitted Everton manager David Moyes saved him from ending up in the gutter. Despite the fact that Moyes sent the ex-Real Madrid star packing, Drenthe is grateful for the Scot’s hard words.

Moyes: We panicked a bit

17 February
David Moyes thought his team panicked a bit in the last five minutes at Oldham but took no responsibility for extending the game and adding confusion to his defence with the needless substitution of Duffy for Jelavic with just 2 miutes left.

Ross Barkley seals Under-21 win

17 February
Everton Under-21s scored a good 2 - 0 win over Middlesbrough at Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium, (formerly Haig Avenue). The young Blues were the better side throughout and triumphed thanks to goals from John Lundstram and the returning Ross Barkley.

Quarterfinal draw promises Wigan (H)

17 February
In the draw for the 6th Round of the FA Cup, Oldham or Everton will play at home to Wigan Athletic. Everton still have to beat the Latics in the 5th Round replay at Goodison Park a week on Wednesday in order to progress in this year's competition. Both Manchester clubs were drawn at home again, but at least one of them – United – could face a top club if Chelsea beat Middlesbrough in their delayed 5th Round tie.

Last-gasp Oldham earn Goodison Replay

16 February
A dramatic, last-ditch goal, deep into stoppage time by Oldham sealed a fairytale ending to this fifth round tie and forced a replay at Goodison Park. Anichebe's emphatic strike had canceled out Obita's opener after the home side had stunned Everton on the break and Jagielka looked to have won it with a composed header off Mirallas's pin-point corner. Jelavic had a chance to bury the League One side but swept the ball over the bar before Oldham rallied late and got their reward from a corner, 6' 6" Smith putting a towering header into the net with virtually the last touch of the game.

Oldham won’t bully Everton like they did Liverpool  [MEDIA]

16 February
Jagielka is confident Oldham are wasting their time if they believe Everton will fall into the same trap as Liverpool did against Oldham in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. “I have been around this squad long enough to know that I would put my mortgage on us not getting knocked over because nobody wanted to turn up,” says the centre-back.

U21s play in Southport tomorrow

16 February
Everton's Under-21 side will play their first game at their new 'home' ground in Southport tomorrow, with the visit of their Middlesbrough counterparts. Kick-off: 2pm.

Oldham Athletic vs Everton

16 February
The relentless quest for silverware continues on Saturday with Everton visiting Boundary Park in the 5th Round of the FA Cup, the highest league ground in England, to take on Oldham Athletic, the conquerors of Liverpool in the last round. The inevitable fear of a banana skin lying in wait is balanced by the knowledge that Everton should have enough to bring home the bacon. But this is the FA Cup, anything can happen. KO 6pm, live on ITV1 (UK).

Moyes puts off contract decison

15 February
Despite promising to resolve the massive uncertainty surrounding his new contract at Everton in January or after the transfer window closes, David Moyes now says he wants to see how the team does in this campaign before he decides his future with the club. So any decision seems unlikely to be made until the end of the season, with his current contract set to expire in June.

Mixed feelings for Big Joe

15 February
Joe Royle will be watching Saturday's FA Cup tie with obvious interest – not at Boundary Park but in London as a pundit for Al Jazeera. "No matter who scores, I won't know what to do," he said.

Moyes: Confident or Cautious about progressing?

14 February
In this conversation with Ian Doyle of the Daily Post, David Moyes acknowledges that progressing in the FA Cup at the weekend is all about making sure his players have been prepared for it correctly. Ian Doyle says Moyes is confident his players won’t get caught cold at Oldham Athletic – and remains convinced Everton can qualify for the Champions League – but it's not clear that's actually what the Everton manger said...

It’s just about getting through...

14 February
Leighton Baines has been talking to the local press ahead of this weekend's big FA Cup tie against Oldham.

Baxter’s tribute to Goodison faithful  [MEDIA]

14 February
Jose Baxter doesn't play for Everton any more — but that doesn't mean he has cut the club out of his life. The 21-year-old Oldham maestro still visits Goodison Park as often as he can...

Spurs game switched for live telecast

13 February
Everton's game against Tottenham Hotspur set for at White Hart Lane in April has been switched for live television coverage by ESPN. It will now take place on Sunday 7 April, with kick off at 2:05pm.

Ross Barkley returns to Everton

13 February
Ross Barkley has returned to Everton after his loan spell with Leeds United came to an end this week.

Top Money Man can't help The Blues!

12 February
Mark Carney, currently governor of the Bank of Canada, is set to become the controller of Britain's vast wealth when he takes up the position of Governor of the Bank of England in July... but that won't be of much help to the club he supports, as Everton continue to suffer a mysterious lack of investment despite the Chairman's now infamous 24/7 search for investment.

Shane Duffy keeps frustration in check

12 February
Shane Duffy's frustration at not having played a Premier League game for over a full calendar year will not weaken his loyalty to manager David Moyes and his methods.

Everton: Premier League’s most impressive side this season?  [MEDIA]

12 February
The bottom line is that Everton have played well in almost every game this season, and their football has been of a terrific standard. Throughout the side there have been terrific performances, and the side has a great balance to it. Their only negative so far this season has been that they have dropped silly points in games they should’ve won.

Youth Cup date set for next Monday

12 February
Everton's FA Youth Cup 5th Round tie against Arsenal will take place on Monday, 18 February — but not at The Emirates. The game takes place at Barnet's Underhill ground and kicks off at 7pm.

9 Point Tactical Deconstruction on Man Utd 2 - 0 Everton  [MEDIA]

12 February
The dynamism of the last 12 months was nowhere to be seen, replaced by the default EFC powder-puff display at Old Trafford that we have come to expect – garnished with the usual condescending ‘praise’ from Taggart.

McAleny goal edges U21s past Fulham

11 February
Everton's U21s beat Fulham 1-0 this evening thanks to a first-half strike by Conor McAleny. With John Stones playing for the first time in defence, the Blues were the superior side before the break despite losing Francisco Junior to injury. Fulham pressed harder after the break, though, and hit the woodwork twice but could not find the equaliser to deny Alan Stubbs's men.

Hammar joins Stockport on loan

11 February
Another Everton Academy player has been loaned out to get first team experience. Sweden Under-19 international defender Johan Hammar has joined non-league Stockport County on a one-month loan.

Racist fan fined £2,500 and banned for 3 years  [MEDIA]

11 February
William Blything, 41, has been fined £2,500 and was made subject to a three-year football banning order preventing him from entering any sporting arena. Blything was also ordered to pay £600 in court costs as well as £120 to the victim in compensation.

Everton’s over-reliance on Marouane Fellaini bordered on ridiculous against Manchester United  [MEDIA]

11 February
It was clear from the opening five minutes at Old Trafford that Sir Alex Ferguson had paid huge respect to the threats of the Everton team, and in particular, the presence of Fellaini. Jones would literally have gone to the toilet with the Belgian had his manager told him to.

Moyes says tiredness is a factor

11 February
David Moyes has explained that tiredness in his small squad is becoming a factor limiting Everton to half a season as so many of them have to play every game, week-in, week-out.

Moyes thinks big clubs need help with fixtures

10 February
David Moyes says Premier League chiefs should bend over backwards by rearranging fixtures to help big clubs fly the flag in the Champions League.

Mirallas urges Fellaini stay  [MEDIA]

10 February
Marouane Fellaini has been urged to stay with Everton by team-mate Kevin Mirallas, despite ongoing speculation linking him with Chelsea.

Sub-par Blues suffer Europe setback

10 February
A disappointing performance from Everton combined with wins for their top-four rivals gave the Blues something of a reality-check in their pursuit of Champions League football. Poor defending allowed Giggs to roll the ball in off the post for the first goal after 13 minutes and the game was effectively sealed just before the break when Van Persie danced past Howard and slotted home. The second half was largely a non-event, though a late flurry briefly offered hope for Moyes's side, who lost for the first time in 2013.

Moyes could have been Ferguson's No 2 in 1999  [MEDIA]

10 February
The Daily Mail take another opportunity to reprise the old story about David Moyes remembering the time one of the most enviable jobs in football slipped through his fingers. That post was No 2 to the most successful manager in British football history, Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson. But when opportunity knocked for Moyes, it got no further than sharing a pot of tea and a chat. Ferguson appointed Steve McClaren in 1999 instead of his fellow Glaswegian.

Blood of calf and crest of cockrel!

10 February
Kevin Mirallas reveals how a revolutionary treatment he underwent in Germany, based on calf's blood and cockerel's crest injections, seems to have cured his hamstring problems and saved his Everton career!

Everton U18s 1 - 2 Fulham U18s

9 February
Everton U18s were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Fulham in the Academy Elite Group earlier today.

Wayne Rooney spent England week winding up pal Phil Jagielka  [MEDIA]

9 February
"He’s expecting to score, and he made it clear he can’t wait to play against me at the weekend" says Everton defender before Old Trafford trip

Steven Pienaar is in the form of his life, insists David Moyes  [MEDIA]

9 February
"I think Steven has been excellent ever since we got him back from Tottenham. You see a bit more of a mature player now, and it’s benefiting the team. He takes ownership and is trying to help the team get better. He has done a really good job for us."

Everton ready to take advantage if Manchester United are not focused  [MEDIA]

9 February
Moyes’s men make the short journey to face Premier League leaders Manchester United tomorrow afternoon aiming to keep pace in the race for a top-four finish. And they could be aided by Ferguson’s pursuit of Champions League glory with the United manager pondering wholesale changes ahead of his side’s visit to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Manchester United vs Everton

9 February
Everton travel to Old Trafford hoping to build on last season's 4 - 4 draw — decisive in United eyes in losing them the Title — and the opening-day triumph at Goodison that have garnered them new-found respect from the deposed Champions. Coleman is ruled out but Neville could return at right back. KO is 4pm on Sunday.

Moyes expects Fellaini to face United

8 February
David Moyes does not anticipate the heavy bruising that Marouane Fellaini sustained in last weekend's draw with Aston Villa to keep him out of Sunday's clash with Manchester United. The Belgian was an un-used substitute for his country in midweek but is expected to start for the Blues at Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson talks up influence of David Moyes at Everton  [MEDIA]

8 February
"They have a genuine chance of being in the top four, but Everton are there on merit. They are a difficult opponent. They have only lost three games, so they are obviously hard to beat. And that's in the mould of David Moyes."

Everton and Liverpool have right to dream of fourth place  [MEDIA]

8 February
David Prentice asks some probing questions about the battle for 4th place:

Is it simply a case of one side trying to motivate themselves by chasing a distant target, and another trying to ease growing pressure?

Is one side starting to lose momentum while the other is gaining it?

Or is it simply more to do with expectation levels?

Why Everton set off a Red warning light for Man Utd  [MEDIA]

8 February
“The United players and the club now regard Everton as one of their toughest games of the season,” declared the former Man Utd striker, Frank Stapleton. “And in my mind they have gone up another notch from last term and look a different side altogether.”

What makes an Everton player? Desire, heart, quality and character...  [MEDIA]

8 February
Leon Osman is a one-club man (well, apart from being sent on loans to Derby and Carlisle as a youngster), who has made more than 270 appearances for Everton. He first represented England at Under-16 level in 1997 but then had to wait 15 years before his call up to the senior ranks last November when he played in the 4-2 defeat to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden. But it was only ever England. Now 31, the Wigan-born creative force lives life as he plays the game: with a smile. This is Leon Osman - Everton and England...

Neville ponders Everton future

8 February
Phil Neville is philosophical about continuing his Everton career beyond the end of the current season, when his contract is set to end.

Howard and USA beaten in Honduras

7 February
Though he was credited with two fine saves and could do nothing to prevent a stunning overhead equaliser in the first half, hesitation in coming off his line by Tim Howard allowed Honduras to score the winner in the USA's World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday evening.

Premier League clubs narrowly agree to monetary limits

8 February
The Premier League's 20 clubs have voted by a slender majority to bring in new spending controls designed to curb the financial excesses that have gripped the domestic game in recent years. 13 chairmen voted in favour of the new measures, the most significant of which include limits on wage bills and a ceiling on losses that each club can make over three seasons, with six not in favour and one abstention.

Barnsley would welcome Stones loan

7 February
Barnsley could approach Everton about taking new signing John Stones on loan for part of the remainder of the season. The Tykes' boss admitted it was a wrench to let go of a player he regards as the best young fullback in the country and he may explore the possibility of loaning the 18 year-old back.

Young Blues win FA Youth Cup thriller

7 February
Everton's youngsters twice came from behind, rescuing their FA Youth Cup 4th Round tie at Port Vale in the 89th minute in the process, before going on to win the game 3-2 after extra time.

Iconic Everton pub, The Winslow, still looking for new owners  [MEDIA]

7 February
The Winslow Hotel, opposite the main stand in Goodison Road, shut its doors shortly before Christmas due to what were described as “logistical and financial difficulties”. A sign outside urges anyone interested in buying the pub to contact the owners.

Duffy leads young Eire to victory

6 February
Shane Duffy lead from the back as captain and scored the second goal in a 3 - 0 win for the Republic of Ireland U21s against their Dutch counterparts.

Four years on from 'that goal' for Everton what has happened to Newcastle United's Dan Gosling?  [MEDIA]

7 February
Four years ago this Monday Dan Gosling scored an extra time winner to defeat Liverpool in the FA Cup Fourth Round in a season that culminated in an FA Cup final. Since then contract wrangles, injury and disciplinary problems have all blighted his once fledgling career.

Jelavic on target in Croatia romp

6 February
Almost a month to the day since his last competitive goal, Nikica Jelavic scored for Croatia in their comprehensive 4-0 friendly win over South Korea at Fulham's Craven Cottage. Meanwhile, Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman were un-used substitutes for England but Leighton Baines played the second 45 minutes for the Three Lions in their 2-1 win over Brazil and Kevin Mirallas the first 45 for Belgium against Slovakia.

England footballers take the train to London  [MEDIA]

6 February
Wayne Rooney 'interviews' his old Everton teammates Leighton Baines and Leon Osman as the England squad were travelling from Birmingham to London by train ahead of their friendly against Brazil.

Media non-story: Fellaini and friends leave nightclub after raised voices  [MEDIA]

6 February
A group of fiends that included Marouane Fellaini was asked to leave the Carre nightclub at Willebroek, near Antwerp, at 5:30am on Monday.

Leighton Baines pushing hard for Ashley Cole's England place says boss Roy Hodgson  [MEDIA]

6 February
England Manager has warned Ashley Cole that Leighton Baines is poised to pounce on his left-back role.

Man Utd looking for revenge?

6 February
Phil Jagielka says Everton must be wary of a vengeful Manchester United on Sunday – but can take inspiration from last year’s 4-4 thriller.

Deadline day — how Everton got Stones  [MEDIA]

6 February
Sam Stapleton describes a typical deadline day for an agent, including the successful transfer of client John Stones from Barnsley to Everton.

Neville glad to get through January

5 February
Phil Neville explains how the gruelling Christmas & New Year fixture list has sapped the intensity of Everton's play, and led to some below-par performances, with the team contesting 10 League and Cup fixtures in 43 days – while using the fewest number of players in the Premier League this season.

Bidwell extends loan again

4 February
Jake Bidwell has extended his loan spell at Brentford for another month. Bidwell's current deal, a youth loan, will run until March 5 with a view to extending it further.

Two Dutch Party Animals...

5 February
What do Andy van der Meyde and Royston Drenthe have in common? Apparently a weakness for the night life, clubbing, short skirts, Bicardi and, er, 'coke'... Nice to know how their hard-earned cash went to support at least a portion of the local economy...

Gibson may be ready for Ireland return

5 February
Darron Gibson might be ready to end his self-imposed exile from the Republic of Ireland's national team when he has fully recovered from this recent injury problems.

Fellaini sits out training with hip pain

4 February
Marouane Fellaini is a doubt for Belgium's game with Slovakia after the Mail report that he sat out of training today because of the lingering effects of the hip injury he sustained against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Bolton U18s 1 - 2 Everton U18s

2 February
Everton Under-18s recorded a solid 2 - 1 win away to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday thanks to a brace from Chris Long, who has had training from Duncan Ferguson on finishing.

Phil Jagielka gives his backing for under-fire Everton defender John Heitinga  [MEDIA]

4 February
Phil Jagielka said he sympathised with John Heitinga’s frustration, after the Dutch defender produced his worst display for the club since signing from Atletico Madrid in summer 2009.

Jagielka is up for Brazil test

4 February
Phil Jagielka is calling for England to repeat their heroics against Spain when Brazil head to Wembley for Wednesday's glamour friendly.

David Moyes defends his decision to withdraw Kevin Mirallas  [MEDIA]

4 February
Moyes’ decision to sub the Belgian forward – starting only his second game after a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring problem – attracted some booing.

He shrugged: “I think they’re not happy with my decisions, I think that’s what it is. I think they were the same at Bolton as well, disappointed with the decisions.”

Everton need wins, not draws, to reach Champions League football  [MEDIA]

3 February
It is the unerring fighting spirit that has made the tight-knit squad avoid defeats against quality oppositions in the league. Along with Manchester clubs and Stoke City, they remain the only team in the league to have lost just one single game at home.

Moyes pleased with fightback

3 February
David Moyes was critical of Everton's defending in their 3-3 draw with Aston Villa but praised a vibrant attacking display.

Heitinga vows to come back stronger after 'worst ever game' for Everton  [MEDIA]

3 February
The Netherlands international was given a torrid time in the 3-3 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday and, after being booed by his own support, took to Twitter to repent.

Fightback but two vital points dropped

2 February
Everton snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat when Fellaini completed a dramatic fightback with two second-half goals but the Blues would rue dreadful defending and two vital points dropped. After Benteke was gifted a goal inside two minutes, Anichebe scored a superb individual goal but Agbonlahor's free header restored Villa's lead. Benteke headed a third in off the post with an hour gone but Everton's resolve held and after firing low past Guzan with 20 minutes left, Fellaini headed home a roof-raising injury-time equaliser.

Pitch Imperfect, says Moyes

1 February
David Moyes has voiced his concern that the Goodison Park pitch could hamper Everton in their search for success this season.

Moyes rueful but realistic over transfers

1 February
David Moyes has admitted his disappointment at not being able to add to his first-team squad in the January transfer window but insists that it shouldn't detract from how well his squad has been playing this season.

Everton vs Aston Villa

1 February
Everton will complete three games in the space of seven days hoping to make it three wins on the bounce when crisis-hit Aston Villa come to Goodison Park this weekend. Though disappointed in the transfer window, Moyes is buoyed by the fitness of Gibson and Mirallas and has just Coleman and Hibbert as definite non-starters. KO is 3pm.

Gueye seals loan return to France

1 February
Fringe player Magaye Gueye has completed a deadline-day move back to France on loan with Stade Brest until the end of the season.

Osman keeps place for Brazil friendly

31 January
Leon Osman has been called up to the England squad for a second time as reward for his form for Everton and his impressive international debut against Sweden last November. Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines are also included.

Teenage fullback is the only arrival

31 January
Everton have completed their only signing of the January transfer window, with 18 year-old right back John Stones arriving from Barnsley in a deal that could eventually be worth £3m to the Championship club. A reported move for Alvaro Negredo was scuppered early by Sevilla's €20m asking price and the only other deal of the day was the loan move for Magaye Gueye to Brest in France.

Everton launch bid for Negredo

30 January
BBC Sport are reporting that Everton have opened talks with Sevilla about £9m-rated Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo.

Blues hold on for vital win

30 January
Everton won on home turf for the first time in 2013 but they had to survive a nervy last half hour after shocking defending by Heitinga had gifted West Brom a way back into the game at 2-1. The Blues had led comfortably at the break from two Baines goals, the first a beautiful strike from 18 yards, the second a typically confident penalty after Yakob had felled Anichebe. Dorrans rattled the bar and Osman somehow missed a virtually open goal to make it safe late on but the defence eventually held on to secure three welcome points.

ITV pick up Oldham tie

30 January
Everton's FA Cup Fifth Round tie with Oldham Athletic has been selected for live televised coverage by ITV and will kick off at 6pm on Saturday 16th February.

Forrester joins Blackburn on a free transfer

30 January
Everton have announced that Academy striker Anton Forrester has joined Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer following a successful trial with the Championship club.

Proposed Fer transfer collapses

30 January
Everton's deal to bring for Leroy Fer to the Premier League from FC Twente is off after the Dutch club rejected a modified payment structure for the 23-year-old midfielder. Everton were looking to make the bulk of the £8.6m fee dependent on appearances but Twente president Joop Munsterman refused to renegotiate the terms and the player will remain in the Eredivisie.

Fer deal stalls over knee concerns

29 January
Leroy Fer's proposed transfer from FC Twente is on ice this evening after the Eredivisie club refused to accept restructured terms for the £8.6m deal agreed over the weekend. Everton are concerned by the results of scans on the 23 year-old's knee following the injury he suffered in September and are looking to make the bulk of the fee dependent on appearances, which the Dutch club say they cannot agree to.

Moyes insists Fer would not be Fellaini's replacement

30 January
David Moyes has dismissed out of hand suggestions that the proposed deal to bring Leroy Fer in from FC Twente is not because the Dutchman has been earmarked as Marouane Fellaini's successor at Goodison Park.

Odds on Everton to come 4th this season  [MEDIA]

28 January
Everton are currently priced at 5/1 to finish in the top four this season.

Youth Cup date reset: 7 February

29 January
Everton's FA Youth Cup 4th Round tie at Port Vale has been rescheduled for Thursday 7 February (7pm kick-off), following three prior postponements due to the recent spell of winter weather. A 5th Round tie at Arsenal or Fulham awaits the victors.

De Camargo seals Hoffenheim loan

29 January
After the player's agent announced that he and his client were in talks about a possible move from Borussia Moenchengladbach to Everton, Igor de Camargo has joined Hoffenheim on loan.

New signing Leroy Fer insists his game is perfect for Premier League  [MEDIA]

29 January
“It’s a very nice step to move to the Premier League. My qualities can be fully expressed there. I’m a box-to-box player so that fits in England.

“Everton is a good club who always fights for the European spots. They have always been a good club to join and they came faster than I expected because I only expected to go in the summer at the earliest.”

Leroy Fer thrilled by prospect of joining Everton  [MEDIA]

29 January
“I have looked at the players in the squad and love the way they play. Everton are in the top five and have a real chance of playing in Europe next season.

“From when I was a young boy, I always wanted to play in the Premier League. The fact I am going to do it with one of the biggest teams in the Premier League makes this move even more special.”

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion

29 January
Two home games in the space of four days offer Everton the ideal opportunity to further press their claims for a top-four finish if they can claim maximum points, starting with the visit of West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening. Mirallas and Gibson are close to fitness according to Moyes but Coleman's thigh injury will sideline him for another fortnight. KO is 7.45pm.

Parliamentary report demands changes from English football  [MEDIA]

29 January
Described by sports minister Hugh Robertson as "the worst governed sport in this country," English football has come under attack from a parliamentary report that criticises the game's failure to introduce new financial controls and increase the influence of fans.

No Cups no glory: Why Everton should prioritise trying to win the FA Cup over finishing fourth  [MEDIA]

28 January
For all of the talk about Everton trying to finish fourth and grab a Champions League spot, I feel winning the FA Cup would be bigger.

Everton agree fee for Leroy Fer

28 January
Everton have agreed an £8.6m deal to sign the Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer from FC Twente, subject to a medical, the club has confirmed. The 23 year-old will now travel to Merseyside to discuss personal terms on a proposed 4½-year contract and undergo medical examination with a view to finalising the deal ahead of Wednesday's game against West Bromwich Albion.

Moyes keen to keep Heitinga

28 January
David Moyes has backed up his intention not to sell any of his players before the transfer deadline by insisting that he can't afford to let John Heitinga go because of a lack of central defensive options.

Everton to face Liverpool's conquerors

27 January
Former Everton midfielder Jose Baxter played a crucial role in his Oldham Athletic side beating Liverpool 3 - 2 in the fourth Round of the FA Cup this afternoon. And the draw for the 5th Round of the famous old competition, taking place just minutes after the end of that thrilling game, threw up an another fascinating tie for the Latics, Everton now having to visit Boundary Park next month.

Phil Neville reacts in defence of Moyes

26 January
Everton captain Phil Neville's loyalty to manager David Moyes came to the fore at the climactic end of the Blues' FA Cup tie at Bolton in a spur-of-the-moment dressing down of those traveling fans who had booed the decision to replace Nikica Jelavic with eventual goal-scoring hero John Heitinga.

Moyes not optimistic on signings

26 January
David Moyes is in familiarly cautious mood as the transfer deadline approaches, saying that while he is hopeful of completing some last-minute business, he is not bullish on the market of available players.

Cup joy marred by Mirallas setback

26 January
Everton's dramatic, late victory at Bolton was tarnished by another injury setback for Kevin Mirallas who was withdrawn after just 17 minutes with what appeared to be a recurrence of his hamstring injury.

Late Heitinga screamer wins it

26 January
A dramatic, last-minute Heitinga strike sent Everton into the Fifth Round at the Reebok providing vindication for Moyes's unpopular decision to replace Jelavic with the Dutch defender late on. After going ahead in fortuitous fashion when Anichebe's 18th-minute shot ricocheted off Pienaar and in, the Blues were pegged back in fairly short order by Sordell's equaliser. Though they improved after half-time, Everton looked set for a replay until Heitinga rammed home from a 90th-minute corner to win it.

Moyes may leave out Jelavic

26 January
David Moyes has said he is torn over whether to rest Nikica Jelavic or give the out-of-form Everton striker another opportunity to "change his world" at Bolton Wanderers.

Bolton Wanderers vs Everton

25 January
Should weather conditions and the state of both the Reebok Stadium and its surroundings permit, Everton will take the next step along the road to Wembley today as they take on Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Saturday afternoon. Gibson, Coleman and Hibbert are out but Moyes is likely to field a strong line-up that could include Mirallas's first start in weeks. KO is 3pm.

Ground staff dig in to help cup tie go ahead

26 January
Updated: Bolton Wanderers' ground staff waged an all-night battle against snow to clear the Reebok Stadium pitch so the FA Cup tie with Everton will rest on conditions on the roads and pavements outside the ground.

Moyes keen to end trophy drought

25 January
David Moyes has set himself a mission to end Everton's 18-year wait for a trophy as he prepares to mark his 500th match as manager at Bolton tomorrow in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

Baines is up for the Cup!

25 January
Leighton Baines says Everton are desperate to put their past FA Cup failures behind them and end the club's 18-year wait for a trophy.

Coleman ruled out with injury

25 January
David Moyes has confirmed that the injury that Seamus Coleman sustained against Southampton on Monday will keep him out of tomorrow's FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers.

Distin signs up for one more year

24 January
As expected, Sylvain Distin has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Everton that will run through June 2014. The 35-year-old Frenchman continues to deliver solid performances at the back for the Blues and is finally seeing the clean sheets appear this season.

Jimmy Payne dies, age 86  [MEDIA]

24 January
Former Liverpool and Everton winger Jimmy Payne has died at the age of 86. He left Liverpool to join Everton in 1956 but his time on the Blue side of the city was restricted to just six games due to injury before he forced to retire just short of his 30th birthday.

Baxter patient in climbing league ladder

24 January
This story from the Express highlights the career gamble taken by Jose Baxter last summer when he turned his back on the bright lights and kudos of being at a top-flight club (Everton) in favour of spending his weekends on the pitch at Oldham, instead of being marooned in the stands.

Everton climb higher in money league

24 January
Despite slipping backwards on most financial metrics, Everton have jumped up two places in Deloitte's Annual Football Money League, published today, and now sit just outside the top twenty moneybags clubs at 26th in the world. The ranking is based on reported revenue of €99.5M in the 2011-12 season.

Everton loanee Bidwell has Chelsea dream dashed by red card  [MEDIA]

23 January
In Brenford's game against Leighton Orient, Everton loanee Jake Bidwell had thoughts of playing in a dream cup tie with Chelsea at the weekend eliminated when he was issued with a second yellow card.

Fat Spanish Waiter calls ex-Blue defender a liar!  [MEDIA]

23 January
Rafael Benitez has labelled Marco Materazzi “a liar” after the former Italy defender claimed Chelsea’s interim manager had pictures of Jose Mourinho removed from a wall at Inter Milan’s training base.

Tim Howard backs Everton's defensive toughness to clinch Champions League spot  [MEDIA]

23 January
Tim Howard is hoping Everton's growing defensive resilience will help them produce their usual end-of-season form and clinch a Champions League qualification spot.

Ross Barkley to avoid being cup-tied

23 January
Leeds United take on Spurs in the FA Cup on Sunday but Everton have withheld permission for Ross Barkley to play so that he does not become cup-tied.

Can Kevin Mirallas fire Everton into the top four?  [MEDIA]

23 January
Kevin Mirallas returned on Monday from a hamstring injury that has seen him miss almost two months of his first Premier League season.

Mirallas to boost goals hunt  [MEDIA]

22 January
David Moyes believes that the return of Kevin Mirallas can only help in his side's struggle to score the goals needed to sustain a push for fourth.

David Moyes approaching a crossroad?

22 January
In an interview with talkSPORT last night, Alan Stubbs restates popular concerns about David Moyes's Everton future, and the need for funds from the Chairman to mount a meaningful challenge for a top-four place in the Premier League.

It's Time To Drop The Wobbly Jelly For Anichebe  [MEDIA]

22 January
Jelavic was again misfiring during the St Mary's stalemate and now is a good a time as any to relegate him to the Everton bench to accommodate the more explosive Anichebe.

Moyes frustrated with another draw

22 January
“I was frustrated with how we played and frustrated in the second half that we did not get the goal,” Moyes told Sky Sports.

A tough and dogged fight for a point

21 January
Everton survived a dreadful first-half performance that saw Lambert hit the post and the ball twice scrambled off the Blues' goal-line but ended up battling through a second-successive goalless draw. They improved after the break but Jelavic spurned the best chance of the game and Boruc denied both Fellaini and Anichebe with impressive saves.

Everton fan guilty of racial abuse

21 January
An Everton fan has been found guilty of racially abusing two players during the 1-1 draw at QPR in October.

Moyes bemoans dying art of tackling

21 January
As a former defender himself, Moyes shares the sense of sadness at how the famously physical element of British football is being erased by most tackles being considered automatic fouls in the Premier League – such as the red card given Jack Rodwell’s faultless tackle on Luis Suarez at Goodison Park last year.

Moyes was interviewed for Saints job  [MEDIA]

21 January
David Moyes was interviewed for the job of Saints manager in the summer of 2001, shortly after caretaker boss Stuart Gray and assistant Dennis Rofe had ended the 2000-01 season in temporary charge.

Mick Rathbone interview  [MEDIA]

20 January
This revealing interview with ex- Everton physio Mick 'Basil' Rathbone originally appeared in Issue 1 of The Merseysider Magazine.

Evertonian engineer escapes captors in Algeria  [MEDIA]

20 January
Held hostage by Islamic militants in Algeria, engineer David Murray from Kirkby and three of his colleagues escaped from their captors during the attack by Algerian special forces this week.

Everton downs Van Basten  [MEDIA]

20 January
Brazilian winger Everton Ramos da Silva scored the winning goal today for Heracles Almelo against Marco van Basten’s SC Heerenveen in the Dutch league.

Wikipedia says the 29-year-old is Heracles’s all-time top scorer in the Eredivisie.

Thanks to Chris Owen for finding this story

Moyes praise for his 'old-style' Chairman

20 January
In the wake of Nigel Adkins' surprise dismissal as manager of Southampton, David Moyes says that he is proud to work under Bill Kenwright who affords him the autonomy to make his own decisions.

Relax and enjoy, says Phil Neville

19 January
After the Swansea game, the advice of the captain going forward is: “It’s about relaxing. I think we need to relax a little bit – the fans, the players, all of us. There was a bit of anxiety against Swansea when we should relax and enjoy the games coming up.”

Southampton vs Everton

19 January
Everton go in search of a fourth successive away win in all competitions on Monday when, weather permitting, they visit Southampton who will have new manager Pochettino in charge for the first time. Gibson and Hibbert are still out, Mirallas is, again, also unlikely to figure and while Heitinga could be fit again, Moyes is likely to field a largely unchanged line-up. KO is 8pm with live coverage on Sky Sports

Bradley Smith trains at Everton Football Club  [MEDIA]

18 January
22-year-old MotoGP rookie Bradley Smith sampled life in the English Premier Football League when he was invited to a special training session with Everton FC yesterday (Thursday), where he worked through a strenuous 40-minute match fitness test with flying colours and was declared as fit as a first team player.

Big Dunc just had to get away

18 January
Duncan Ferguson has revealed how difficult he found it coming to terms with the end of his playing career at Everton and how he sought an escape to Majorca with his family rather than drag his career out longer at another club.

Two Live TV games in March

18 January
Everton's games in March against Manchester City and Stoke City have been selected for live broadcast, with changed kick-off times.

Everton should be 10 points better off in the Premier League – Peter Reid  [MEDIA]

18 January
Everton deserve to be third in the Premier League – hot on the heels of Manchester City and United – but must develop a more ruthless streak if they are to realise their true potential, claims Peter Reid.

Behind the scenes with ESPN at Cheltenham-Everton  [MEDIA]

10 January
Luke O'Farrell provides some insight into the ESPN perspective from Everton's win against the League Two side.

Jelavic needs time to readjust

17 January
Phil Jagielka says that Nikica Jelavic has the full backing of his teammates while he works through a barren spell in front of goal that is in marked contrast to the goalfest with which he announced his arrival on the Premier League scene last season.

Jack Rodwell hoping new pillow can help Man City career  [MEDIA]

17 January
Jack Rodwell has left nothing to chance as he seeks to bounce back from the hamstring problems that have blighted him since his move from Everton. The 21-year-old Man City midfielder has moved house, swapped his car, started yoga lessons and even changed his pillow in a bid to get to grips with a problem which has repeatedly interrupted his career.

Moyes calls for patience going forward

17 January
David Moyes says that patience from both the players and the supporters is going to be required at times as the Blues pursue the possibility of Champions League qualification this season.

Hitzlsperger hungry for success at Everton after escaping injury nightmare  [MEDIA]

17 January
"When I was out in the summer I thought maybe I'd played my last game already. Now I'm back at a very, very good level in the Premier League, playing for a huge club and it's so enjoyable. I'm over it now and I don't want to look back really. It happens and I think most players go through it."

Winning football spikes GP crowds

17 January
Attendance figures at Goodison Park for the first half of this season show a marked increase, with an average of 36,964 watching the Blues’ first 11 home games compared to 33,320 at the same time last year.

“We're Everton Aren't We” Cycle Challenge

16 January
Everton FC is embarking on a new Charity Challenge for the 2012/13 season with a group of people cycling from Sunderland's Stadium of Light to Goodison Park this April in support of Everton in the Community and the Everton Former Players Foundation.

Lee Dunn — Video Analyst

16 January
Everton are appointing a new video analyst — Lee Dunn, who has been performing this function at Torquay United.

How much does it cost to follow each Premier League team away from home?  [MEDIA]

16 January
With the cost of attending Premier League matches currently somewhere near the top of the football news agenda, FourFourTwo has crunched the numbers to see which set of fans are being asked to fork over the most cash in order to follow their team away from home...

Kevin Mirallas back in training

16 January
Kevin Mirallas is back in training after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury which had already sidelined him for a month against Spurs on December 9. But Everton are unlikely to risk him at Southampton on Monday, in a bid to ensure the player doesn’t suffer another repeat of the problem which has already seen him miss 11 matches this season.

Blues will face Bolton in 4th Round

15 January
Everton will make the shorter trip to the Reebok Stadium for their FA Cup Fourth Round tie after Bolton Wanderers beat Sunderland 2-0 in this evening's Third Round replay at the Stadium of Light.

Jose Baxter doing well for Oldham  [MEDIA]

15 January
Since joining Oldham in September, Jose Baxter has scored 11 times in 25 games and he agreed a new 2½-year contract with the Latics on Saturday.

Everton U18s 3 - 2 Reading U18s

12 January
Everton Under-18s got their Elite Group campaign underway in fine style, beating Reading 3-2 at Finch Farm. Three first-half goals were enough to secure maximum points, with Harry Charsley netting a brace after Jasper Johns’ early opener.

League Probe says Goodison Park is amongst the cleanest  [MEDIA]

15 January
For the Premier League's cleanest grounds Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Sunderland were equals in the keeping things tidy department. But an inspection of Manchester United's stadium revealed "mouse activity" which the club were advised to monitor, alongside a broken tap and flaking pipework.

Everton youngsters frozen out

15 January
Everton Under-18s will not play Port Vale on Tuesday evening in the 4th Round of the FA Youth Cup as the game has been called off due top a frozen pitch. The match has been rescheduled for 22nd January.

U21s' handsome win over Blackburn

14 January
Everton's U21s beat Blackburn Rovers in convincing fashion this evening, registering a 3 - 0 victory thanks to goals by McAleny, Junior and Lundstram.

David Moyes: Draws could cost us  [MEDIA]

14 January
“The fact of the matter is we've played well enough to threaten those top positions in the league. There will be a lot of games at this time of year where you will have to find a way of winning and picking up points, because everybody is trying. Today, we just couldn't find that way."

Leighton Baines continues to excel | Stats Analysis  [MEDIA]

14 January
Creating the most chances of any Premier League player this season, much has been made of Leighton Baines’ attacking prowess. Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Swansea highlighted his creative talents with the visitors employing an extra right back in a bid to halt his forays forward. In fairness to Michael Laudrup, the plan worked to an extent with Baines not quite at his best.

Did Swansea tactics nullify our left side?  [MEDIA]

14 January
This was a frustrating afternoon for the Toffeemen against a stubborn, compact opponent. Our best chances where from crosses when we could use our aerial advantage, but sadly our finishing was not at its best.

Everton: A Decent Club In An Indecent League  [MEDIA]

13 January
Everton’s comparison to the halcyon days of the labour movement is tellingly apt because, whilst other clubs are frantically dismantling their connections to the past, Everton make it a matter of honour to retain their sense of identity and continue to acknowledge those that have gone before. Everton, for instance, continue to emerge from the tunnel on home matchdays to the theme tune of Z-Cars.

Moyes frustrated after goalless draw

12 January
David Moyes cut a frustrated figure after his side were held to a goalless draw by visiting Swansea at Goodison Park.

Leon Osman celebrates 10 years

11 January
There has been a lot of media publicity this week talking up Leon Osman's 10th anniversary of his debut game, coming on as a 91st-minute sub the end of a 4 - 3 loss at Spurs on 12 January 2003. And The Mirror now reports that Leon Osman will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Everton debut this weekend by signing a new three-year contract.

Beating the ball against a brick wall

12 January
A decent looking team took on Swansea City at Goodison Park, with Jelavic and Anichebe coming close in the first half that saw the Blues pressing and probing with intent. They failed to convert a few clear chances, though, as the red shirted visitors constructed a brick-wall defence that, together with goalkeeper Vorm, denied Everton anything from the game — except for a very rare clean sheet.

Everton vs Swansea City

12 January
After starting the New Year away from Goodison Park with trips to the northeast and the southwest, Everton are back on Merseyside to Swansea City. Mirallas is again mentioned as having a chance of playing, Baines should be fit, but Gibson and Hibbert are ruled out. KO is 3pm.

Marouane Fellaini will not leave Everton during January transfer window, claims David Moyes  [MEDIA]

11 January
David Moyes has responded to speculation about midfielder Marouane Fellaini by reiterating he is not looking to sell players in the current transfer window.

Hitzlsperger gets contract extension

11 January
Everton have announced that midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger will remain at the club until the end of the season.

Barkley off for a month with Leeds

11 January
The next stage of Ross Barkley's development plan has been decided with a month-long loan to Leeds United, Yorkshire rivals of Sheffield Wednesday, where the Everton youngster spent the first half of the season on loan with David Jones's side.

Marouane Fellaini does have buy-out clause - but Blues hope to keep him for Champions League  [MEDIA]

9 January
Marouane Fellaini does have a buy-out clause in the lucrative contract he signed at Goodison in 2011 – but Everton hope they can satisfy the Belgian’s Champions League ambitions on Merseyside.

Akpan jumps up to the Premier League

8 January
Hope Akpan, who was released from the Everton Academy 18 months ago and has since been with Crawley in League One, has joined Reading in the Premier League on a 3½-year contract.

Everton U21s 1 - 4 Burnley XI  [MEDIA]

8 January
A 'Development Squad' from Burnley recorded an impressive win against a young Everton side at Finch Farm today. No further details are forthcoming, since Everton banned access to Finch Farm for Steve, the youth reporter for Grand Old Team.

Wasted: VdM on Radio 5Live tonight

8 January
Apologies for TW highlighting again the extraordinary waste of talent that was Andy van der Meyde... but some may be interested in listening to him and his astounding story on this two-part BBC Radio 5Live Special, which starts tonight at 9:45 pm GMT.

Tim Cahill is unlikely to join Sunderland on loan from the MLS  [MEDIA]

8 January
New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill is unlikely to join Sunderland on loan this January. The club’s sporting director, Andy Roxburgh, is reluctant to see players depart on winter loan moves. Sources close to Sunderland have also told ESPN that a deal is now deemed unlikely.

Joleon Lescott has determined that his future lies with City  [MEDIA]

8 January
Joleon Lescott has quashed all the transfer rumours, including links suggesting an Everton return, by revealing he sat down with the Blues’ top brass and determined that his future lies with Manchester City – at least until summer.

Coleman's Best Ever Goal  [MEDIA]

8 January
Seamus Coleman has no doubts that his goal at Cheltenham was the best of his career to date: "I just passed to Victor and made the inside run, he picked me out and I had to concentrate on getting my touch right. It sat up and I could just flip it over the keeper."

Cheltenham 1 - 5 Everton: Greg O'Keeffe's match report  [MEDIA]

8 January
The debate beforehand had centred on how ardently David Moyes would pursue progress in the FA Cup during a season when the ultimate aim is a fourth place finish in the league, but it was quickly settled when the team-sheets arrived – and sealed after what eventually proved to be a one-horse race.

Rodwell's injury blight continues...

8 January
Perhaps the biggest problem Jack Rodwell faced in his time with Everton was the impact that injuries had on his development. And it seems no different in his new career with Champions Manchester City, where he has been out of action since October.

Moyes reveals Baines concern

8 January
David Moyes admitted that he played Leighton Baines at Cheltenham despite the left back carrying an injury out of a desire to field a strong side after the lesson at Leeds United earlier this season.

Everton make easy work of Cheltenham

7 January
Everton despatched League Two Cheltenham with a professional and clinical performance to cruise into the Fourth Round. Jelavic turned in the first after 12 minutes to set them on their way before Baines' penalty doubled the lead. Two excellent goals followed, first from Osman and then Coleman, with Penn scoring a consolation for the hosts in between, while Fellaini side-footed Anichebe's centre home late on to cap off the night.

A decade since Shrewsbury defeat, can Everton avoid a similar FA Cup fate at Cheltenham?  [MEDIA]

7 January
David Moyes takes his side to Whaddon Road for a potential banana skin tie with Cheltenham Town on Monday night. With the competition his best chance of silverware this season he will be looking to avoid a similar fate from 10 years ago.

Jake Bidwell's loan extended

7 January
Jake Bidwell’s Youth Loan at Brentford has been extended for another month. The 19-year-old Everton Academy defender has been at Griffin Park since the end of August and has been a regular in the side.

After 10 years at Everton FC, Victor Anichebe is finally finding his feet  [MEDIA]

7 January
Victor Anichebe has managed only 147 appearances in seven and a half seasons, but with five goals in 12 outings so far this term – and a renewed work ethic and self-belief – Moyes sees signs that the Nigerian international is ready to take responsibility for himself.

Barkley may go back out on loan

7 January
Although Ross Barkley is expected to be named in Everton's starting line-up at Cheltenham tonight, David Moyes has expanded on his ultra-cautious approach to the player's development, implying that mistakes and lack of maturity are what's holding back the 19-year-old.

David Moyes hopeful previous FA Cup calamities can inspire Everton win  [MEDIA]

7 January
David Moyes will use the memory of his first ignominious FA Cup experience with Everton as motivation for tomorrow night’s trip to League Two side Cheltenham.

Jagielka thrilled to extend Everton contract

6 January
Expressing his delight at extending his Everton contract by another two years, Phil Jagielka says that he would be happy to end his playing days at Goodison Park.

Cheltenham Town vs Everton

7 January
Everton embark on what will hopefully be a long trip along the road to Wembley as they face League Two Cheltenham Town in a Monday-evening kick off at Whaddon Road. David Moyes may make some select changes to rest a few players and Coleman could be fit but Mirallas, Gibson and Hibbert are ruled out. KO is 7:45pm with live coverage on ESPN.

KEIOC: A Question of Trust  [MEDIA]

6 January
KEOIC call on Bill Kenwright to earn the trust he asks of Evertonians and back David Moyes in the transfer market this month.

Everton under no pressure to sell

6 January
David Moyes has assured Everton fans he won’t be forced to cash in on his top assets this month despite the club announcing more big losses.

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw

6 January
In the draw made today, the winner of the Cheltenham game will travel to either Bolton Wanderers or Sunderland in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

Gaelic Career Helped Seamus Coleman Hit The £8M Jackpot At Everton  [MEDIA]

6 January
Seamus Coleman insists his youth career in Gaelic Football has turned him into a Premier League sensation.

Boxer eyeing Goodison fight-night

5 January
Boxer and lifelong Evertonian Tony Bellew says the dream of staging a fight at his beloved Goodison Park this summer is edging ever closer to becoming a reality.

Lescott says he's staying with Man City

5 January
Joleon Lescott has ruled out any chance of him seeking a move away from Manchester City to Everton, Aston Villa or anywhere else this month.

Moyes focused on the task ahead

5 January
David Moyes is brooking no complacency as his Everton side travel to League Two Cheltenham Town on Monday in the FA Cup Third Round. “We will not underestimate Cheltenham and we will have to go there and do a really good job if we want to get into the next round," he says.

Nikica Jelavic must score more warns David Moyes  [MEDIA]

5 January
David Moyes is urging Nikica Jelavic to rediscover his goal-scoring touch, even though last season’s top scorer proved he can be just as deadly as a goal provider on Wednesday night.

Cheltenham old boy Luke Garbutt is plotting a win for Everton  [MEDIA]

5 January
“I was really pleased for the Cheltenham lads when the draw was made because they deserve it for doing so well over the past couple of seasons."

How Could He Choose China Ahead of Everton and Sunderland?  [MEDIA]

5 January
Former Paris Saint-Germain striker and later manager Jean-Michel Larque has slammed Guillaume Hoarau for his decision to snub the English Premier League to move to China.

WIN tickets to Everton vs Swansea!

5 January
The deadline for entries to win one of three pairs of tickets to the Blues' home game with Swansea City on 12th January is Saturday night so if you haven't entered already, you can do so here.

Osman also set for new deal?

4 January
According to The Telegraph, Leon Osman will imminently join Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman in signing a new contract with Everton.

Bennett relishing Everton cup challenge  [MEDIA]

4 January
The Cheltenham boss is relishing the visit of a top Premier League side and feels his team is capable for giving the Blues a run for their money

Evertonian Holtby to Join Spurs

4 January
Tottenham Hotspur have announced that the Germany midfielder and Everton supporter Lewis Holtby will join the club on a free transfer when his Schalke contract expires in the summer, subject to a medical.

Moyes rewarded as Everton's top earner

4 January
The Daily Mail reports what Evertonians have known all along: that David Moyes tops most if not all of his players on the Goodison Park payroll, a reward for his consistent performance as the Blues manager over the past decade.

Everton the perfect fit for Leighton Baines  [MEDIA]

3 January
Michael Cox argues that "Baines has the technical ability to play for any English club, but Everton is his perfect match - nowhere else would he be, statistically, the most creative player in the league."

Lions Led By Donkeys  [MEDIA]

3 January
KEOIC's reaction to the release of Everton's accounts for 2011-12 is typically scathing.

Jagielka signs contract extension

3 January
Phil Jagielka has again committed his future to Everton after signing a two-year extension to his contract that would keep him at Goodison Park until 2017. The England international has become an indispensable member of David Moyes's squad since arriving from Sheffield United five-and-a-half years ago.

Everton register £9.1M loss

3 January
In the Annual Accounts released today, Everton have reported a £9.1M loss for the 2011-12 season, an increase of £3.7M from the previous season's net loss. Everton's wage bill increased from £58M in 2010-11 to £63.4M last season, making it 75% 79% of the club's turnover. Turnover was down slightly from £82M to £80.5M.

Moyes: We've got great attitude

2 January
Though disappointed with the manner in which they conceded the early goal, David Moyes was full of praise for his players' response as they got 2013 off to a flyer with victory at Newcastle.

Time for the Everton board to put their hands in their own pockets to support Moyes  [MEDIA]

2 January
Tony Barrett of The Times says that there is money at Everton but it is for the personal use of those who possess it rather than the greater good of the club.

Moyes requests cash advance for Champions League push

2 January
David Moyes appears to be using the confluence of a number of factors to his advantage as he seeks backing for his burning ambition to take Everton into the Champions League this season. The manager has reportedly requested that the Board of directors make some of the extra £20m the Club will receive starting next season from the new TV rights deals available for player reinforcements this month.

Battling Blues pile more misery on Pardew

2 January
Everton came back from conceding a sloppy early goal to take all three points thanks to substitute Anichebe's winner on the hour mark. With Ba in talks at Chelsea, Cisse capitalised on poor defending to loop a header home after just 72 seconds but Baines rifled a stunning 30-yard free kick past the impressive Krul to make it 1-1 at half time. A top-drawer move won it, though, when Jelavic collected Fellaini's pass and squared it for Anichebe to convert with his first touch. The Blues back on track!

Green signs first professional contract

2 January
Teenage prospect George Green has signed a professional contract with Everton, one that ties him to the Blues until the summer of 2015.

Has David Moyes Got The Winning Mentality To Manage Manchester United?  [MEDIA]

2 January
The shrewd Scot has achieved great things with the Toffees but he has taken them as far as they can go. If he wants to succeed Fergie, he has to move on...

Newcastle & Everton chase three very big points  [MEDIA]

2 January
The key might be who wants victory most. Everton, currently five points behind Chelsea, cannot afford to drop points if they are to stay in the hunt for Champions League football, while Newcastle find themselves two points above the relegation zone.

Newcastle United vs Everton

2 January
The first game of 2013, and a big boost for Everton will be the return of Marouane Fellaini on the completion of his three-match ban for headbutting Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross last month. But it seems unlikely that many of the other injured half-team of players who missed out against Chelsea will be available, with the possible exception of Phil Neville. Kick Off: 8pm

David Moyes has tight transfer budget

1 January
It seems journalists never tire of finding different ways to have David Moyes say basically the same thing when it comes to the January transfer window: no big signings, coz there's very little money... perhaps enough for some loan deals.

David Moyes having to tinker with tactics and formations  [MEDIA]

1 January
David Moyes talked about breaking up the Baines-Pienaar combo for the Chelsea game: "I don’t want it to become predictable about Pienaar and Baines down the left and I felt it was right we changed it and I think Pienaarcan do a job for us there [in a more central position, behind the main striker]."

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he won't retire any time soon  [MEDIA]

1 January
Sir Alex Ferguson insists he will not be retiring any time soon despite having turned 71, leaving suggestions that David Moyes will be named as his successor in the summer a little premature to say the least...

Everton Review of the Year 2012  [MEDIA]

1 January
Signing Pienaar and Jelavic. That's it.

Fellaini says he'll stay... if wanted

1 January
Marouane Fellaini has admitted he wants to go higher in football but says he is committed to honouring his deal with Everton if the club want him to stay. "I want to go higher in football but I have a contract with Everton until 2016 and, if they want me to, I will see it out to the end," said the Belgian.

Lack of depth could cost Everton top four finish  [MEDIA]

31 December
Ian Herbert, The Independent's man on Merseyside, admits the Goodison Park club probably don't have the strength in depth in their squad to challenge for a top four finish in the Premier League this season.

Gibson out for another month

31 December
Darron Gibson will be out of action for at least a month after suffering further problems with a thigh injury that has already kept him out of the Everton team for two months so far this season. David Moyes said: "I think he's going to be out for about four weeks."

Coleman re-signs for 5½ years

31 December
Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Everton. The new deal for the 24-year-old Ireland international runs through the summer of 2018.

Tactical Deconstruction: Everton 1-2 Chelsea  [MEDIA]

30 December
This was a game the Blues deserved more from and will rightfully feel disappointed not to have taken at least a point.

Moyes says Blues gave everything

30 December
David Moyes says Everton "gave everything" in their defeat to Chelsea, the first home league defeat of the season. Moyes admitted that the squad strength was as "low as we have been all season" due to injuries.

Blues fail after fantastic start

30 December
Everton got off to a fantastic start on 63 seconds, Pienaar following up after Anichebe's header hit the post. Jelavic then hit the post from a free kick and dominated until Chelsea clawed back an equalizer through Lampard before the break. Everton hit the woodwork again before Chelsea bundled in a winning goal through Lampard to end a valiant effort with severely depleted resources.

Everton vs Chelsea

29 December
The final game of 2012 at Goodison Park has plenty of ingredients for being a classic, hopefully despite the lunchtime kick-off. Chelsea are the visitors, and they have been defeated in this fixture for the last three seasons. This time, both teams are seemingly well matched, sitting behind the leaders in the top five, separated by just two points. TV cameras will be carrying the game live across the UK and around the world. Kick-Off: 1:30pm

Moyes plots five-point plan to spoil Rafa return  [MEDIA]

29 December
When Chelsea visit Goodison Park, David Moyes adopts certain tactics to counteract the Londoners. And three successive victories in the league would suggest those methods have worked. Everton's game plan is likely to centre around five key components that has made life difficult for Chelsea over the past few years.

Top four in sight — yet the feeling remains it should have been better  [MEDIA]

28 December
Half-way through the season and Everton are looking up at a top-four finish and a cherished Champions League qualification berth firmly in their sights. Yet, as is often the way with the Goodison Park club, it could – and should – be much better.

Leighton Baines is the best left-back in the Premier League  [MEDIA]

28 December
Everton coach Alan Stubbs has told TalkSport that Leighton Baines is the best left-back in the Premier League.

Rafael Benítez braces himself for hostile reception at Goodison Park  [MEDIA]

28 December
In 2007 Benítez branded Everton one of the Premier League's "smaller teams", something that provoked a furious response from Everton fans. Asked about his jibe ahead of Sunday's game, Benítez joked: "You have a good memory."

Moyes reiterates: 'No New Signings'

28 December
As the New Year approaches and transfer speculation intensifies, David Moyes insists he is not planning to make any major signings to bolster the Champions League push during the January transfer window.

Coleman could be fit to face to Chelsea

28 December
Seamus Coleman has "a chance" of being included in the squad to face Chelsea on Sunday as he recovers from his most recent injury but Darron Gibson is a doubt with a thigh strain.

Unsettled Heitinga could move on

28 December
John Heitinga's agent has revealed that the Dutch international is unhappy at Goodison Park and is "looking for a solution" that includes taking a serious look at a move away from Everton when the January transfer window opens. After a stellar 2011-12 campaign, Heitinga has lost his place in David Moyes's starting XI this season.

Gibson's red card rescinded

27 December
Everton have successfully appealed Darron Gibson's sending-off at West Ham on Saturday. An appeal was lodged on Christmas Eve, allowing Gibson to feature in Boxing Day's win against Wigan, and the dismissal by an over-zealous Anthony Taylor has now been overturned, meaning he will not now serve an automatic three-match ban.

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27 December
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Gibson withdrawn with thigh strain

26 December
David Moyes revealed that Darron Gibson was withdrawn at half-time in the game against Wigan because of a thigh strain after he pulled up following a free attempt just before the break.

Blues grind out another vital win

26 December
After a difficult first half in the rain, Everton finally went ahead through a deflected Osman goal. Jagielka appeared to seal the win with a great header off a very good cross from Neville, only for the Everton defence to give up yet another needless goal to set up a nervy finish as Wigan tried everything to claw it back. But another three points toward the Champions League...

Everton out to make Wigan the fall guys in Euro quest  [MEDIA]

26 December
Everton are halfway to paradise, otherwise known as Europe; Wigan halfway to hell. The need for three points at either end of the Premier League table adds a literal dimension to this Boxing Day clash at Goodison Park.

Gibson appeal hearing set for Thursday

24 December
Everton will be able to field midfield linchpin Darron Gibson in the Boxing Day clash with Wigan as the appeal against the Irishman's harsh red card shown to him by referee Anthony Taylor at West Ham won't be heard until Thursday 27th December.

The perfect late Christmas present

24 December
Stan Osborne, realised this dream to play for his beloved Everton at youth level. This prompted Stan to write a book, Making the Grade, about the time he spent at the club he loved and the highs and lows that an apprentice faced at one of the top clubs in Europe in the late sixties and early seventies.

Ryston Drenthe finally finds a club

24 December
Updated Former loan player Royston Drenthe looked to have finally found himself a club – Alania Vladikavkaz, recently promoted to the Russian Premier League – after months in limbo as a free agent but he ultimately decided not to go through with the move east.

Everton give Liverpool a Blue Christmas  [MEDIA]

24 December
For the past 12 nights, Everton have projected images onto the city’s most famous landmarks with seasonal messages of goodwill to the people of Liverpool. The Town Hall was the last city landmark to receive an Everton makeover yesterday evening, as the Club’s 12 Days of Blue Christmas campaign ended.

Victor Anichebe was delighted to mark his Everton return with a goal  [MEDIA]

24 December
“I was really pleased with the goal but even more so to stay on for the whole game,” he said. “I was doing well before I got the hamstring injury, but these things happen and hopefully now I can stay as fit as possible. Hopefully I can help the team out and we can keep progressing.”

Leon Osman focused on club not England  [MEDIA]

24 December
“I’d have to say I’m trying not to think about the next England squad. There’s a lot of important games for Everton in the meantime. It’s important that as a team we’re playing well and performing the best we can. I suppose I got into the squad because of that and if things are the same situation where we’re near the top of the league at that point I may be considered.”

Everton: How David Moyes has reinvented the club  [MEDIA]

23 December
A misleading title for a glorified match report on the West Ham game from Phil McNulty.

West Ham 1 - 2 Everton – Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

24 December
Moyes side was bizarrely leaked on Twitter mid morning with a couple of significant changes and significantly two out and out strikers selected. Anichebe’s aerial ability in defending set plays and hold up play got him the nod ahead of Naismith with the Scot unfortunate to find himself benched.

Both clubs ask for red card reviews

22 December
The astonishing double decision by referee Anthony Taylor to show Cole and Gibson straight red cards rather than yellows in today's game at Upton Park for two out of three virtually identical high boot offences will precipitate a request from both West Ham and Everton for official review in an effort to get them rescinded.

More mad refereeing sours important win

22 December
Everton picked up a vital away win — their first on the road in three months — after coming from behind to defeat West Ham, but the victory was tarnished by more mystifying refereeing. Anichebe had marked his comeback from injury with a second-half header that canceled out Cole's opener when the Hammers' striker was bizarrely shown a straight red for a high foot on Baines. Osman and Pienaar then constructed a delightful bundled goal to give Everton the lead but more idiocy from referee Taylor was to come when Gibson was also dismissed late on for a high challenge on Noble. Everton jump back into 4th for the time being.

Youth coach suspended over altercation

22 December
Everton have suspended youth coach Mick O'Brien after an alleged altercation with Everton Ladies goalkeeper, Danielle Hill.

Blue Bill strikes the right note

22 December
The Justice Collective's version of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' has a good chance of being the Christmas number one and it was Everton Chairman, Bill Kenwright, who selected the song for the Blues' tribute to the 96 fans who died at Hillsborough when the Club paid tribute earlier this season.

West Ham United vs Everton

22 December
Everton remain on the road for their last game before Christmas with another potentially physical and tricky match-up in store against West Ham at Upton Park. Mirallas and Hibbert remain sidelined and Fellaini is suspended but Neville and Anichebe could play some part as they near fitness. KO is 3pm.

Dennis Stevens dies after long illness

21 December
Dennis Stevens, one of Everton's great players from the 1960s, died on Thursday after a long illness, aged 79. He joined Everton from Bolton Wanderers in 1962 and played in every Everton game until August 1964, meaning he'd been ever-present for over two seasons, including wining the Football League Championship in 1963. By 1965 Stevens was playing a lot less football for the Blues and, he moved to Third Division Oldham Athletic for a fee of £20,000.

Moyes reveals admiration for Bundesliga

20 December
David Moyes says that he has always harboured a desire to manage abroad, in particular in Germany where he says they have an admirable habit of churning out talented young players.

Naismith is now ready to prove he belongs at Everton  [MEDIA]

20 December
Steven Naismith admits that he is prepared to be patient as he adjusts to life in the Premier League but feels comfortable that his manager, David Moyes, also sees his development at Everton as a "longer-term project".

Jagielka braced for another battle

20 December
Phil Jagielka believes that this weekend's trip to Upton Park could be just as physical as the battle at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday as Everton take on Sam Allardyce's West Ham.

Everton can expect more rough stuff at West Ham  [MEDIA]

20 December
Phil Jagielka says his team-mates are in for more of the same physical bombardment they got at Stoke when they make the trip to Upton Park on Saturday.

Thomas Hitzlsperger says 'I want to play for Everton, not sit on bench'  [MEDIA]

19 December
Thomas Hitzlsperger insists he is not happy to simply sit on the bench until his Everton deal runs out next month.

Blues' gesture on another important day for Hillsborough justice campaign

19 December
Everton reaffirmed their support of Liverpool FC and the victims of the Hillsborough disaster by projecting an image of solidarity to support the Justice Collective onto the side of Anfield this evening.

Hitzlsperger hoping to get the nod at West Ham

19 December
Thomas Hitzlsperger says that he won't be content with merely warming the Everton bench until his contract ends next month and he is hoping Marouane Fellaini's suspension could open the door for his return to the team at Upton Park on Saturday.

PL Chairmen agree break-even aim

18 December
The Premier League took a significant step towards spending controls after agreeing in principle to make breaking even a necessity for clubs. The move was agreed by the majority of the 20 chairmen despite some ongoing opposition from a minority of clubs at a meeting in London today.

Coleman close to new Everton deal

18 December
Seamus Coleman is nearing an agreement on an extension to his current Everton contract according to his agent, Hayden Evans.

Solskjaer: No offers for Forren so far

18 December
Despite reports in the Norwegian media last month that Vegard Forren was all set for talks with Everton, Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that his club has received no offers for the defender and he is under no pressure to sell in January.

On target for 4th, says Pip

18 December
Phil Neville says that David Moyes set them a target of challenging for a top-four position in the Premier League by Christmas, and he believes that, after playing Wigan next week, they will have achieved that.

Fellaini handed three-match ban

17 December
Marouane Fellaini has been suspended for three matches after the Football Association acted, as expected, with retroactive punishment for the Belgian's head-butt on Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross on Saturday. The Blues' leading goalscorer will miss the games against West Ham, Wigan and Chelsea.

EFC won't play Liverpool Lite tomorrow night

17 December
An Everton Academy were set to play AFC Liverpool on Tuesday night, (kick-off 7:45pm at Valerie Park) in the quarterfinal of the Liverpool Senior Cup. But the tie has now been called off due to concerns over the safety of the stadium.

Referees launch clampdown on holding in the penalty box after Stoke's tactics against Everton causes storm  [MEDIA]

17 December
Sportsmail understands that elite group of Barclays Premier League referees have decided enough is enough and plan to penalise players for holding, pushing and shirt-grabbing at set-plays. If the ball is in play, a penalty will be awarded.

Fellaini to dodge longer ban despite numerous clashes with Shawcross  [MEDIA]

17 December
Marouane Fellaini will escape with a three-match ban despite headbutting Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross during their running battle at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

OK, Fellaini was wrong but let's get to grips with the real problem  [MEDIA]

17 December
What happened on Saturday, a clash that could have ended in serious injury, a fractured cheekbone or broken nose, was a direct result of football’s decision to allow wrestling matches in the penalty area.

Distin says it was like a wrestling match

16 December
Sylvain Distin said Everton's 1-1 draw with Stoke was more akin to a wrestling bout than a football match. The defender accused the Stoke players of manhandling him and his team-mates at every set piece and believes there is a lack of consistency from referees regarding that sort of offence.

Fellaini issues apology for head-butt

16 December
Marouane Fellaini has made a public apology for his head-butt on Ryan Shawcross during Everton's 1-1 draw with Stoke City, admitting that it was "unprofessional".

Battle of the Brittania ends all square

15 December
Everton were again left to curse missed chances and another Howard error as Stoke narrowly preserved their unbeaten home record in a predictably fractious affair. The Blues were gifted the opening goal when Pienaar's speculative cross was floated into his own goal by Shawcross but with 2-0 served on a plate, Osman side-footed wide with the whole goal to aim at. Mystifying goalkeeping by Howard allowed Jones to head home the equaliser after the break and with chances at a high premium, Pienaar ended a terrific run by dragging another good chance wide in injury time.

Stoke City vs Everton

15 December
The Premier League's draw specialists face off at the Britannia Stadium this weekend as bouyant Everton try to build on Sunday's dramatic finish against Spurs and shatter Stoke City's unbeaten home record. Mirallas, Hibbert, Anichebe and Neville are out so Coleman and Naismith should start. KO is 3pm.

Reds win Liver Bird copyright fight

14 December
Liverpool FC have had their copyright claim over the liver bird symbol that adorns their crest upheld by the European Union's Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office.

Ten things you need to know about Everton transfer target Wissam Ben Yedder  [MEDIA]

14 December
The Toulouse forward has had an interesting career up to now. So what should Everton fans know about him ahead of a potential move to Merseyside?

Moyes rejects "sell-to-buy" in January

14 December
David Moyes insists he will not sell players in order to fund the transfer business he wants to do in January.

Crystal Palace or Port Vale in the FA Youth Cup  [MEDIA]

14 December
Everton Under-18s have been drawn away to Crystal Palace or Port Vale in the FA Youth Cup fourth round.

Hibbert to have calf operation

14 December
After struggling with a calf problem all season, Tony Hibbert will undergo surgery to solve the ongoing injury early next week. He is expected to be out for a number of weeks.

Mirallas faces extended spell out injured

14 December
Everton will be without Kevin Mirallas for several weeks, David Moyes has confirmed. A hamstring problem saw the Belgian withdrawn at half time during last Sunday's win over Tottenham, a recurrence of an injury that had already kept him out for four games.

Gibson says Everton have the resources overcome Stoke City’s physical threat  [MEDIA]

14 December
“They’re well organised and good defensively but they’re not impossible to beat at home. If we can go there, play our normal game and play well, I think we’ll get a result."

Will Cahill take over as Red Bulls captain in 2013?  [MEDIA]

14 December
Tim Cahill seems a likely candidate to replace Thierry Henry as Captain of the New York Red Bulls for the next MLS season after impressing with his leadership qualities on the field and in the locker room during his first five months with the club.

Leaving Ibrox was tough decision for Naismith

13 December
Acknowledging the rancour that his departure from Rangers created, the legal wranglings over which continue to rumble on, Steven Naismith admits that he doesn't know whether he would be welcomed back at Ibrox Park after making the difficult decision to leave his boyhood club last summer.

Fee fight for Naismith goes to arbitration

13 December
Charles Green, the businessman who bought Glasgow Rangers, insists the newco is entitled to transfer fees for Steven Naismith and other players who walked out. Green’s case will go before a Glasgow arbitration tribunal in January, with initial legal discussions expected to begin early in the month.

Former Everton scourge in running for Liverpool communications role  [MEDIA]

12 December
Ian Ross, the one-time scourge of Everton fans who once described them as 'drunken knobheads' is apparently in the running for his old position — Head of Communications — but at Liverpool FC!

Messi, Muller and Dixie – the three greatest goalscorers of all-time  [MEDIA]

12 December
David Prentice shows the first man to 85 goals in a calendar year was in fact Everton's Dixie Dean back in 1928

Moyes on the rough deal from referees

12 December
David Moyes has again voiced his dismay at his team's treatment at the hands of referees this season. While acknowledging the pressure and increased scrutiny that the officials have to deal with, the Everton boss nevertheless feels that decisions affecting the outcome of games are routinely going against the Blues.

Everton are among the upwardly mobile, and real Champions League contenders  [MEDIA]

11 December
It is not in the character of David Moyes to proclaim his own work, nor is it the habit of his players to trumpet theirs. Yet there is an unmistakable determination about Everton, exemplified by the refusal to surrender the points in a tight game against Spurs, that might yet send them into Champions League nirvana.

Blues will face Cheltenham Town

11 December
Everton will face Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on 7th January after the Gloucestershire side prevailed 2-1 over Hereford in this evening's FA Cup second round replay.

More recognition for evertonfc.com

11 December
Everton's official web site has been voted "Best In Class" at the internationally-recognised Interactive Media Awards reflecting the continuing work that the Communications team has put into the Club's online presence.

Bidwell's loan spell ends in January

11 December
Jake Bidwell will have spent half the season on loan with Brentford by the time his spell there is set to expire in early January; a permanent deal is possible, or the defender could return to Finch Farm.

Marouane Fellaini: Player of the Month

11 December
Marouane Fellaini has been awarded the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award for November. The Belgian star scored four goals and helped to create a further two as he helped David Moyes's men stay in contention for a European qualifying place.

Distin keeping his feet on the ground

10 December
Sylvain Distin has hailed the never-say-die mentality that brought Everton back from the dead against Tottenham yesterday but insists that it's too early to start dreaming of Champions League qualification.

Jagielka credits Gibson's pivotal role

10 December
Phil Jagielka singled out team-mate Darron Gibson for particular praise for his role in Everton's dramatic victory over Tottenham yesterday, highlighting the understated but vital role the Irishman plays in Everton's midfield.

Young Blues advance in FA Youth Cup

10 December
Everton are through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after a 2-0 win at Southampton thanks to goals by George Waring and Conor Grant.

Tactical Deconstruction: Everton 2-1 Spurs  [MEDIA]

10 December
"Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in" …..was the line which sprung to mind as a resolute Everton came from behind to take something from a game for the eighth time this season amidst 88 seconds of mayhem….

Mirallas move was precautionary

10 December
Taking Kevin Mirallas off at half-time against Spurs was primarily a precautionary move by David Moyes to reduce the risk of sustaining a more serious hamstring injury.

Now The Jellyman Is Scoring, Nothing Can Stop Our Top Four Assault  [MEDIA]

10 December
It was pleasing that Everton gave Tottenham Hotspur a decent game yesterday. In contrast to last season’s fixture, where our approach could best be defined as ‘victory through attrition’, in Sunday’s match we met the opposition in terms of skill and creativity, and for significant periods were the ones doing the dominating.

Seamus Coleman hails ‘massive’ win as Everton leapfrog Tottenham into fourth place  [MEDIA]

10 December
"Before the game I was at home looking at the table and it occurred to me that a win could really put us up there but with a defeat we were looking at maybe dropping down to ninth."

A fantastic last-minute comeback!

9 December
89 minutes gone and this game looked lost, Everton having tried everything to penetrate a robust Sours defence after going behind to a lucky, deflected potshot from Dempsey. A much better cross from Coleman was powered in by Pienaar, though, and 88 seconds later, Vellios knocked on a deep ball in from Gibson and Jelavic nipped in to score a superb goal-poacher's winner! Everton back up to 4th!

Barry Horne says it's Time for Nikica Jelavic to rediscover his scoring touch  [MEDIA]

8 December
Jelavic is a striker signed to score goals, a striker who has built his career on scoring goals. He needs to start doing it on a regular basis for Everton.

Everton have missed Kevin Mirallas says David Moyes as Belgian forward closes in on return  [MEDIA]

8 December
“We’ve been without him now for five weeks and we’ll be glad to get him back around it. I thought it wasn’t that serious a hamstring injury at first but it’s not been something we’ve been able to push, because he’s not been quite ready.”

Nikica Jelavic on verge of rediscovering “incredible” goal-scoring habit insists David Moyes  [MEDIA]

8 December
"He looked a little bit more like himself, and I’ve seen little signs in training that his finishing is just beginning to tidy up a little bit" — David Moyes.

Kilbane announces retirement

8 December
Kevin 'Zinedine' Kilbane has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. Kilbane was at Everton for over three years during the early stages of the Moyes Era.

Everton ban another life-long fan  [MEDIA]

7 December
Another astounding story of Everton banning a lifelong fan. Steve, who writes fantastic match reports on Everton Academy and its players for the Grand Old Team website under the pen name 'Alan Ball', has been banned from watching Under-18 games at Finch Farm.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

8 December
Despite registering just one win in nine, Everton sit three points off third fourth place and have the opportunity to draw level with Tottenham if they can put a dent in the Londoners' three-match winning streak on Sunday. Mirallas and Coleman could be available, offering Moyes the possibility of naming his strongest XI. KO is 3pm.

Elstone: No pressure to sell stars

7 December
Everton Chief Executive, Robert Elstone, says that the Club are not under pressure to sell their biggest stars in the short term and re-stated that there will be a small kitty for potential acquisitions when the transfer window opens in January.

Mirallas has 'outside chance' of facing Spurs

7 December
David Moyes said in his pre-match press conference this afternoon that injured duo Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman are 'doing much better' and have an outside chance of being involved against Tottenham on Sunday.

Neville Southall says Seamus Coleman can be one of Everton's 'best' players  [MEDIA]

7 December
Ex-Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall says that Seamus Coleman has the potential to become an all-time great at the Merseyside club.

Blues U21s end first stage with a win

7 December
An Everton Under-21 side including Duffy, Barkley, Vellios, Gueye defeated Bolton Wanderers on Thursday night to round out the first half of the new season. The goals came from Vellios, Kennedy and Barkley in an impressive 3 - 1 win. Everton finish 4th and will now play the second half of the season in the 'Elite' Group.

Jagielka unfazed by transfer twaddle

7 December
Phil Jagielka demonstrates a simple determination when it comes to the inevitable silly season the biannual transfer window brings in the form of baseless transfer rumours.

A Message to Everton Shareholders

6 December
Everton Shareholders Association have issued a another reminder to the smaller shareholders who account for around 30% of the ownership of Everton FC Co Ltd. The deadline for submitting the petition they have organized to have AGMs reinstated is due next week.

Duncan Ferguson has potential to be top manager, says Kevin Sheedy  [MEDIA]

6 December
“Duncan has done very well and worked extremely hard,” he said. “In my opinion he is a good manager in the making.

“He’s a very committed and passionate guy who loves being out on the training ground working with the lads who certainly think very highly of him. My era as an Everton players was a long time before them but they can really relate to him as a Blue icon so he’s very well respected but it’s as much for his ability as a coach as for his playing reputation.”

Everton Academy play Saints in FA Youth Cup

5 December
In the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup, Everton's Academy players travel down to Southampton for the tie, to be played at St Mary's on Monday 10 December 2012 with a 7pm kick-off.

Big Nev book signing in St Lukes

5 December
Neville Southall will be helping raise money for Everton in the Community this coming weekend when he signs copies of his acclaimed autobiography, Neville Southall: The Binman Chronicles, before Everton's match against Tottenham in St Luke's Church on Sunday afternoon.

Baines: Transfer rumours are nothing to worry about

4 December
Leighton Baines has again played down media speculation linking him with a move away from Goodison saying that he and the other players are all focused on the push for Europe with Everton.

Everton Academy granted elite status

4 December
Everton FC's academy has been given license to operate an elite tier Category One academy for the next three years as part of the Premier League's new youth development system.

Igesund closes the book on Pienaar

4 December
South Africa's coach Gordon Igesund has admitted that Steven Pienaar will not be reconsidering his decision to retire from international football.

FA Cup tie to be screened live

4 December
Everton's visit to either Hereford United or Cheltenham Town will screened live by ESPN on Monday, 7th January at 7.45pm.

Pienaar expects Fellaini to stay beyond January

4 December
Steven Pienaar says that Marouane Fellaini is smart enough to know not to leave Everton in the middle of what is a promising campaign for the Blues and expects the Belgian to remain at Goodison until the end of the season at least.

Lescott needs a move back to Everton [link fixed]  [MEDIA]

4 December
David Moyes has openly admitted he would love to sign Joleon Lescott in January and bring him back to Everton. This is a must for Lescott.

Old Trafford clash now live on Sky

4 December
Everton's visit to Old Trafford in February has been selected for live broadcast by Sky, but the time and date depend on Manchester United's European exploits.

Marouane Fellaini is too clever to leave Everton in January, says Steven Pienaar  [MEDIA]

4 December
“He’s enjoying his game at the moment so I don’t think he’ll want to disturb that progress. He’s clever enough not to go. I don’t think he will go in January. I’m sure the manager will keep hold of him."

Big hair but not a big head — Oliver Holt meets Marouane Fellaini  [MEDIA]

3 December
"Toffees star has top clubs and sponsors clamouring for his services but says he is just a normal guy - and one look at his car proves he's right!"

Blues must wait for Cup TV Challenge

3 December
Hereford and Cheltenham played out a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup 2nd Round tie this evening meaning that Everton must await the outcome of a replay between the two sides before they'll know who they'll face in the Third Round game that has been picked for live broadcast by ESPN for Monday 7 January 2013.

Distin nowhere near ready to quit

3 December
Sylvain Distin says that the time he has spent on the substitutes' bench at times this season confirmed for him that he is not yet ready to leave top level football.

Everton U21s 2 - 1 Norwich City U21s

3 December
Everton's second string held on to beat Norwich 2-1 at Finch Farm yesterday thanks to goals by Magaye Gueye and Conor McAleny, the latter marking his return from almost two months out with what proved to be the winner.

Howard plays down need for competion

3 December
After producing a more assured display in the Everton goal that notably included coming for and catching a deep cross — seen as his his biggest limitation — Tim Howard says he puts in the hard work and is producing the big saves needed in the big games: "If you want to be the best, you can’t rely on other people to drive you."

Tactical Deconstruction: Man City 1 - 1 Everton  [MEDIA]

2 December
This was another interesting battle between Moyes and Mancini. Our approach was similar to recent seasons although we offered more going forward this time with a higher share of the ball. Our defensive shape was excellent in what was comfortably our best display of the season off the ball.

FA Cup: Cheltenham or Hereford (A)

2 December
In the draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup, Everton are set to visit either Cheltenham or Hereford, who kick off their Second Round tie tomorrow night at 19:45.

Everton U18s 3 - 0 Norwich U18s

1 December
Everton Under-18s rounded off the first stage of their 2012-13 league campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory at home to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Gethin Jones and a brace from Callum Dyson put the Canaries to the sword at Finch Farm.

Moyes angered by penalty award

1 December
David Moyes was left fuming at another penalty decision that didn't go his side's way as Manchester City earned a point in today's tightly-contested game at the Eitihad Stadium.

Indomitable Blues pegged back by Probert gift

1 December
Everton frustrated Mancini and his men again with a determined display that might well have earned a priceless win had referee Probert not gifted City an equaliser from the spot to cancel out Fellaini's 33rd-minute opener. The Blues had dominated the first half but were pegged back by Tevez's penalty, and withstood a good deal of second-half pressure without really threatening, to earn a good point off the highly fortunate Champions.

Moyes: I'd take Lescott back

30 November
David Moyes has indicated that he bears no ill will from Joleon Lescott's controversial departure for Manchester City three years ago by suggesting that he would love to bring the 30-year-old back to Goodison Park if he thought he needed him and the defender was available.

WIN tickets to Everton vs Spurs

3 December
ToffeeWeb has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Everton, to offer three lucky fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the home game against Tottenham on Sunday 9th December. For your chance to win, submit your entry here by 11:59pm on Wednesday.

Why aren't Everton in line for a City-style Sheikh-up?  [MEDIA]

30 November
"Though this can at times be difficult for fans to accept, Everton does not currently represent a sound investment."

City and Everton: Still kindred spirits?  [MEDIA]

30 November
Over at ESPNFC, Simon Curtis takes a look at the changed relationship between two clubs who for decades shared very similar experiences as they toiled under the shadow of more successful neighbours.

Manchester City's overnight transformation has, of course, changed that dynamic and Simon canvassed some opinion from Evertonians to get their opinion.

The Merseyside Blues are as close to our kindred spirits as City supporters are likely to find, and have been for a very long time now. Evertonians follow their club much the way City fans do, without too many awkward questions, with a resigned 'Sigh' and sometimes with a clenched fist.

"For long periods over the last half a century, supporting these two grand old clubs has been a little like waking up and looking in the mirror. Now City have moved into another orbit."

» Read the article at ESPNFC


Tony Hibbert believes Everton love taking on the Premier League's best  [MEDIA]

30 November
Tony Hibbert insists his team-mates are not daunted by the prospect of playing Manchester City on Saturday. Everton were the last team to win at City in the Premier League – a 2 - 1 success in December 2010.

Man City Ready to Offload Joleon Lescott?  [MEDIA]

30 November
According to Italian source CalcioMercato, Man City are ready to offload former Everton defender Joleon Lescott, who has only made six appearances this season.

Baines remains a doubt for City

30 November
Updated David Moyes says that while Leighton Baines will be "given every chance" to prove his fitness for tomorrow's clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, the defender remains doubtful to play. Darron Gibson isn't out of the woods either.

Everton can qualify for Champions League, says Mancini  [MEDIA]

30 November
"They could end up with a Europa League place, but I actually believe they have the quality to finish fourth. They are a strong team with a strong future, so why not?"

Why aren't Everton next in line for a Manchester City-style Sheikh-up?  [MEDIA]

30 November
The Merseyside club are struggling to attract the investment they need to grow while their wealthy Premier League rivals at the Etihad Stadium challenge for the top honours.

Pienaar looks to go one better against City

30 November
Steven Pienaar was keen to accentuate the positives of the Blues' 1-1 draw with Arsenal and says that the team will look to build on that performance at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

EFC 1-1 Arsenal – 5 Point Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

29 November
This was a very good game between two evenly matched sides and one that we probably should have won.

Shane Duffy tells of his pride at wearing Everton’s colours  [MEDIA]

29 November
One of two Londonderry men plying their footballing trade at Everton has told of the pride he felt when he first pulled on the famous blue shirt and ran onto the Goodison Park pitch.

Manchester City vs Everton

30 November
Taking confidence from Wednesday's recovery against Arsenal, Everton face arguably their toughest test of the season thus far with a trip to Manchester City. Leighton Baines is a doubt with a hamstring strain and there is renewed concern over Darron Gibson but Kevin Mirallas could be in contention if he is deemed fit enough following a hamstring injury of his own. KO is 3pm.

Mirallas back in training

29 November
After missing the last three games, Kevin Mirallas is back in training after recovering from a hamstring strain.

More frustration for Moyes over refereeing decisions

28 November
David Moyes was once again left rueing what he feels were poor refereeing decisions in the draw with Arsenal, in particular the incident involving Steven Pienaar and Mike Arteta where the Spaniard appeared to pull the South African down in the penalty area.

Baines hamstring blow

28 November
David Moyes reported that Leighton Baines strained a hamstring in this evening's 1-1 draw with Arsenal, adding to the injury problems that have blighted the Blues' season so far.

Blues battle to stalemate with Arsenal

28 November
Everton recovered from a horrendous start to cancel out Walcott's first-minute strike with Fellaini's superb equaliser before half-time. Frustratingly, though they were largely the better side overall, they couldn't create the chances to grab a winner. The two teams battled to a stalemate in the second half, though Arteta's clear foul on Pienaar in the Arsenal box might have yielded a winner but went unpunished.

David Moyes is no replacement for Arsene Wenger  [MEDIA]

28 November
"Wenger is not above criticism, nor from being replaced. Yet it should only by someone with a higher profile, or with similar ideas about how the game should be played."

Is Arsenal's next manager under their noses tonight?  [MEDIA]

28 November
"[Moyes's] Everton team consistently over-achieve, to such an extent that we can’t call it 'over-achieving' anymore. They are just very good."

When is a ban not a ban...  [MEDIA]

28 November
More on the perplexing case of Richard Knights, the 50-year Everton fan and school teacher whose opposition to Everton's new Free School has seen the club revoke his season ticket.

Joleon Lescott feels the freeze at Manchester City  [MEDIA]

28 November
Joleon Lescott is ­fuming over his axing at Manchester City. The defender, 30, was stunned when Roberto Mancini dropped him from the squad for Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea.

Arteta has established himself as Arsenal’s leader, says David Moyes  [MEDIA]

28 November
David Moyes is not surprised at the amount of success the Spanish midfielder has enjoyed since departing Goodison Park to join the Gunners in a £10 million move last summer.

Moyes: Contract talks unlikely before the end of January

27 November
There is unlikely to be any movement on David Moyes's new contract until February at the earliest after the Everton boss admitted that he wants to assess the Club's ambitions based on what happens during the upcoming transfer window. The Scot's current deal expires in the summer and formal negotiations regarding an extension have yet to take place.

Everton vs Arsenal

28 November
Everton begin a more thorny part of their fixture calendar with the visit to Goodison of rivals Arsenal who also have their eye on finishing fourth come May. There is no indication from Moyes as to whether Gibson, Mirallas, Coleman or Hibbert will be involved but Fellaini returns from suspension. KO is 7.45pm.

Danish teen lands Everton trial

27 November
Everton have apparently taken Lyngby's 15 year-old Danish striker Daniel Stückler on trial.

Jags: Keep calm and carry on

27 November
Phil Jagielka says that morale remains high in the Goodison camp despite the disappointment of dropped points in recent games.

Moyes coy over Forren reports

27 November
David Moyes attempted today to play down reports that Everton are close to a deal to bring Vegard Forren to the Premier League, saying that [the speculation is] not wrong but in the same breath it's not right either.

Fellaini returns for Arsenal clash

27 November
Everton will be boosted by the return from suspension of Marouane Fellaini when Arsenal come to Goodison Park tomorrow but David Moyes refused to confirm whether any of his recent injury absentees are in with a chance of starting at his pre-match press conference today. Kevin Mirallas and Darron Gibson are believed to be close to readiness but neither figured against Norwich on Saturday.

The Anatomy of Deception  [MEDIA]

26 November
KEIOC highlight the case of Richard Knights of Evertonians Against Free Schools whose season ticket was rescinded by Everton FC this month for his vocal opposition to Everton's free school.

Ruleteros return to Chile's top flight

26 November
CD Everton are back in the top flight of Chilean football after winning promotion with a 3-1 win in yesterdays playoff final in Concepción.

Under-21s match called off

26 November
Everton Under-21s' game at Bolton on Monday evening has been postponed. Heavy rain in the northwest has left the pitch at the County Ground, Leyland, waterlogged. The match has been rescheduled for Thursday 6 December.

The (Sir) Neville Southall MBE Interview  [MEDIA]

26 November
Recently, an opportunity arose whereby footyscene.com was given an chance to Interview perhaps, on sheer ability alone, the greatest footballer Everton have ever had... Certainly the greatest living Everton player.

Everton U18s 1 - 1 Bolton U18s

24 November
Everton Under-18s came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Bolton at Finch Farm on Saturday afternoon. After a soft opener for the visitors, it would take a goal from George Waring to get the Toffees back into the game on 75 minutes.

Big Talk Of The Top Four Will Be Undone By Our Paper Thin Squad  [MEDIA]

25 November
A lack of investment in decent back up will end up costing the Toffees. Despite the great start to the campaign, the cracks in the squad are beginning to show.

Moyes knew it would not be easy

24 November
David Moyes didn't seem too surprised that his side could not beat Norwich at home, and there was none of the anger he showed toward the players who had squandered a similar early lead last week at Reading.

Below-par Blues drop more vital points

24 November
Everton let another two points slip in the chase for fourth by shipping another last-minute goal, although they again had cause to be aggrieved by awful refereeing for the result. A bright start yielded a 12th-minute opener for Naismith who converted his third of the season after great work by Oviedo on his debut. But the Blues went off the boil in the second half and while Baines was denied the second goal by a great save by Ruddy, a non-existent foul awarded against the Everton No 3 allowed Bassong to head home at the back post in the 90th minute.

Everton vs Norwich City

24 November
Everton return to Goodison Park for a two-game home stand with a point to prove following last weekend's stumble at Reading. Fellaini is suspended, Hibbert is doubtful and there are suggestions that Coleman and Distin could also be doubts, but Mirallas and Gibson could figure after returning from injury. KO is 3pm.

John Ruddy: The one that got away

24 November
David Moyes believes John Ruddy would be lining up for Everton ­today – instead of against them – but for the form of Tim Howard. The Norwich keeper spent five years with Everton after being plucked from Cambridge United by Everton boss Moyes in 2005.

Five reasons why Everton should avoid Cahill return  [MEDIA]

23 November
An overused term in football is ‘never go back,’ a term that Landon Donovan and Duncan Ferguson in recent Everton history can claim is nonsense. But for every Donovan there is a Gravesen and for every Ferguson there is a Jeffers, two players who returned to Everton and endured much less successful stints.

Moyes looking for elusive balance

23 November
David Moyes is looking for his team to find some winning consistency after seeing them drop more points with defeat at Reading last weekend.

Duo could return against Norwich

23 November
Darron Gibson and Kevin Mirallas could both be fit enough to play against Norwich City tomorrow as the duo recover from thigh and hamstring injuries respectively. David Moyes made no promises, though, in his pre-match press conference saying that both players are doing "okay".

Now or never for Everton  [MEDIA]

21 November
A nice write-up from a non-Everton fan who, as a sucker for nostalgia, is willing the Blues to succeed this season and claim fourth

Fellaini: I'll stay if Everton finish fourth

21 November
As speculation over his future persists, Marouane Fellaini has spelled out his desire for Champions League football by saying that he would be happy to stay at Goodison Park if Everton finish fourth this season, something he believes the team is capable of. "I want to play in the Champions League," he tells The Mirror. "I'd love to do that with Everton."

Ross returns a 'better player'

21 November
Ross Barkley believes that he has benefited enormously from his spell on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and returns to Everton a better player for the experience.

Do Everton have what it takes for a top-four finish?  [MEDIA]

21 November
Jim Campbell: "A top-four finish is a big ask, but Moyes has the nerve to pull it off."

David Moyes hopes for big things for Ross Barkley on return from Sheffield Wednesday loan  [MEDIA]

20 November
“Ross has done great. He is a young boy, 18, and those games in the Championship will bode well for us and for him. It’s not unlike when we put Leon Osman out on loan. I wouldn’t say it’s an exact similarity, but we put Ross out to try and get him ready for Premier League action.”

Heritage Trail opens on Saturday

21 November
The Everton Park Heritage Trail will open with a special ceremony on Saturday 24 November at St George’s Church, Heyworth Street and Everton Park. 10:30am for 11am start.

Are Everton set for a Premier League slump?  [MEDIA]

21 November
The defeat at Reading at the weekend was unlucky, but with key players dropping out of form and picking up suspensions, and a tricky run of fixtures coming up, could Everton be about to drop down the table?

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #45 John Ebbrell  [MEDIA]

20 November
Signing schoolboy terms with Everton in 1981, Ebbrell went on to captain England Schoolboys at differing age groups. Many thought that he was destined for international recognition, but it would be fair to say that the midfielder simply didn’t fulfil his potential.

Soccermax Heroes: Thomas Gravesen  [MEDIA]

21 November
Thomas Gravesen. He smashed through the barrier of inconsistency. The ultimate bipolar footballer. A man described by Fabio Capello as “a little particular”, possibly the most understated and accurate euphemism ever used.

Shareholders Association calls for EGM

20 November
The Everton Shareholders Association have announced a petition of all Shareholders to call upon the Board of Directors to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of the company to discuss the reinstatement of regular Annual General Meetings and the Club's accounting performance over the past five years. The Association is contacting all shareholders to state their case and seek their support.

Tim Cahill keen on Everton loan

19 November
Tim Cahill is is keen on making a return to Everton on loan in January when New York Red Bulls’ MLS season finishes.

Barkley recalled to boost ranks

19 November
Ross Barkley is returning to Everton after spending two months with Sheffield Wednesday under the tutelage of Dave Jones. The decision not to further extend his loan with the Championship side appears to have been influenced by the number of injuries and suspensions the Blues are potentially facing, with Neville out for two months and Fellaini suspended for the next game.

Gibson plays in U21 draw

18 November
Darron Gibson returned from his long injury absence to complete 63 mins on the Goodison Park pitch, where Everton U21s were held by Reading in a 0 - 0 draw today.

Moyes in no hurry to sign new contract

16 November
David Moyes insists he is in no hurry to sign a new contract at Everton, but expects to sit down and discuss terms some time next year. However, speculation about his future is bound to grow after the Scot, whose current deal expires in the summer, said he did not want "supporters to get too sick of seeing the same manager all the time".

Andy Gray column: Everton’s Osman was my star man against Sweden  [MEDIA]

18 November
People who play with Leon Osman week on week will see what he does and how well he does it, writes Andy Gray

Missed chances irk Moyes

17 November
David Moyes made no secret of his annoyance in his post-match interview following today's defeat at Reading, the manager ruing missed chances, poor defending and at least one penalty decision that didn't go the Blues' way.

Neville out for two months

17 November
Everton Captain and midfield general, Phillip Neville underlines the vulnerability of the thin Everton squad: he will be out of action for two crucial months of the Premier League campaign after undergoing knee surgery yesterday.

A good start thrown away

17 November
A familiar story of missed chances and belief-defying incompetence from the match officials saw Everton lose for only the second time in the League this season after tossing away a first-half lead. Naismith converted from close range as the Blues' early dominance paid off but two stonewall penalties were denied before half-time. Moyes's men then fell away in the second half, Le Fondre heading home unmarked from a free kick and then scoring the winner from the spot following Coleman's clumsy challenge.

Reading vs Everton

17 November
The frustrating sequence of draws — not to mention Jelavic's mini-drought — ended by victory over Sunderland at Goodison Park last Saturday, Everton resume their quest to keep hold of the coat tails of the top three with a trip south to Reading. Gibson and Mirallas miss out; Hibbert and Anichebe will have late fitness tests. KO is 3pm.

A Grand Old Lady... and only too happy to reveal her age  [MEDIA]

16 November
The Echo previews this weekend's celebrations of 120 years of Goodison Park at the Museum of Liverpool.

Mirallas and Gibson miss out

16 November
Darron Gibson will again be missing from the Everton squad this weekend as he continues his recovery from a thigh tendon problem. He is joined in the sidelines by Kevin Mirallas who suffered a hamstring injury last weekend against Sunderland.

Moyes: No January business expected

16 November
David Moyes put the usual dampener on expectations of any significant transfer business when the transfer window opens in the New Year, citing a lack of "resources" to further strengthen the squad and aid the push for Europe. Moyes was downbeat, offering Blues fans little in the way of hope of reinforcements, despite suggestions from the Club recently that there would be funds available.

Coleman earns his international stripes

15 November
Seamus Coleman has played his way into regular contention for the Republic of Ireland, with manager Giovanni Trapattoni acknowledging the progress he has made for club and country.

Hickson: 'The club keeps me going'

15 November
In an interview with The Daisy Cutter, Everton legend Dave Hickson talks about his playing days, his views on the modern game, and about how his continuing role at Goodison has kept him going by keeping him within the game that he loves so much.

Fellaini in no rush to leave Everton

15 November
As the media ramps up the speculation over his future, with many outlets dredging up comments from earlier in the season to support the narrative that he wants to leave Goodison, Marouane Fellaini has clarified his position by saying that while he does want to play for one of Europe's top clubs one day, he is happy to be patient and see what can be achieved with Everton.

Moyes would recommend new deals for veteran duo

15 November
It may be a little premature at this stage with the summer still months away but David Moyes says that he would recommend new contracts for Phil Neville and Sylvain Distin at the end of the season.

Everton find success in targeting youth

14 November
Everton are touting the success of their new ticket pricing initiatives for young fans, with big increases seen in the number of juniors signing up for full- and half-season tickets this season.

Osman's long-awaited England bow

13 November
Leon Osman earned his first England cap this evening in the friendly defeat against Sweden and marked his debut with an impressive display with club-mate Leighton Baines also in the team. Goals from Welbeck and Caulker had canceled out Ibrahimovic's opener but the Swedish star striker hit back in the second half in world class fashion to end up with four goals in a 4-2 triumph for the hosts.

Garbutt to have ankle damage assessed

14 November
Reserve defender Luke Garbutt will see a specialist this week to have damaged ligaments in his ankle assessed.

Mirallas to miss Reading trip

13 November
It looks as though Kevin Mirallas will only miss the weekend trip to Reading after scans on his hamstring injury revealed just a grade one tear.

Thomas Hitzlsperger will not hesitate to unleash his hammer-like left foot for Everton  [MEDIA]

14 November
Thomas Hitzlsperger has promised he will not hesitate if he gets the chance to unleash his hammer-like left-footed shot for Everton.

''No doubt that Everton are the top team on Merseyside''  [MEDIA]

13 November
The Life’s a Pitch team believe the blue half of Merseyside fully deserve their plaudits. So can David Moyes’s team can justifiably call itself the best team in Liverpool?

Osman handed first England cap

13 November
Leon Osman will get the first England cap he has been hoping for after Roy Hodgson announced the starting line-up for tomorrow's friendly against Sweden. He will be joined from the first whistle by Leighton Baines; Phil Jagielka is on the bench for the Three Lions.

Motson fancies Everton to finish fourth

13 November
BBC commentator John Motson has joined the growing number of Everton's admirers, positing on BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club that it could be David Moyes's Blues and not Arsenal or Tottenham who finish fourth in the Premier League come May.

Mirallas could be out for 3 weeks

13 November
Everton haven't made any announcement about the extent of Kevin Mirallas' hamstring injury but the Mail appear to be speculating on the Belgian's condition nonetheless, suggesting that he could be out for three weeks if he has suffered a grade two tear.

Sportsman's evening featuring Big Nev

13 November
The Walnut Blues Supporters Club presents a Sportsmans Evening with a not-to-be-missed special guest and Blues legend Neville Southall at Netherton & Sefton Royal British Legion on Friday 23rd November 2012. Tickets are only £20.00 each.

Anglo-Portuguese Ex-Blue makes debut

13 November
Eric Dier, who was with the Everton Academy on loan from Sporting Lisbon for 18 months, finally made his senior debut with his home club last weekend.

Osman enjoys England spotlight

12 November
Leon Osman took questions from the national press in his stride today, telling reporters how happy he is to have been selected by Roy Hodgson and recounting how his son found out about his first England call-up.

Everton named northwest Community Club of the Year

12 November
Everton were named Community Club of the Year at the North West Football Awards for the club's Everton In The Community programme.

The Glory of Goodison

12 November
In partnership with the Everton Heritage Society, the National Football Museum and Everton in the Community, the Museum of Liverpool will host a weekend of events on the 17th and 18th of November to mark 120 years of Goodison Park. They include a number of talks covering Dixie Dean and other great Everton centre-forwards, club's tour of South America in 1909, the 1933 FA Cup Final ball, the great T. G. Jones, and more.

Yet another miserable result against Merseyside’s Decent Club  [MEDIA]

12 November
Saturday's game from the Sunderland perspective, worthy of linking for the respectful words about Everton, if not the Grand Old Lady

Everton U21s 1 - 2 Blackburn U21s

12 November
Sylvain Distin, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jan Mucha were among the overage players for Everton Under-21s as they lost narrowly to Blackburn Rovers U21s behind closed doors at Finch Farm this afternoon. Conor Grant equalized their earlier goal after clever work by Junior but Ribeiro scored the winner in the second half.

Minor crash injuries for Tom Molyneux

12 November
Everton Academy player Tom Molyneux was slightly injured when he crashed his car on the M57, heading for Finch Farm on Saturday morning.

Nikica Jelavic can fire Everton into the Champions League says Steven Naismith  [MEDIA]

12 November
Steven Naismith believes Nikica Jelavic can help fire the Toffees to a top-four finish this season.

Everton 2 - 1 Sunderland: Tactical Deconstruction of game changing substitution  [MEDIA]

11 November
Moyes brought on Vellios for Neville and withdrew Fellaini into a deeper role.

Blackburn U18s 2 - 3 Everton U18s

10 November
A youthful Everton Under-18s side secured an impressive 3-2 win away at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Chris Long got two after youngster Joe Williams equalized an early goal by the hosts.

Mirallas to undergo hamstring scan

11 November
Kevin Mirallas will have a scan in the next couple of days to determine the extent of the hamstring injury that forced him off against Sunderland yesterday.

Fellaini still wants Champions League

10 November
Marouane Fellaini has reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League during in an interview with BBC’s Football Focus.

Late turnaround secures precious win

10 November
Everton conceded the opening goal for the sixth game running but came back to break Sunderland's hearts with two goals in as many minutes in the last quarter hour to earn their first win in five. The Blues struggled to break down their stubborn opponents after losing Mirallas to injury and allowing Johnson to score on the stroke of half-time. And the second half slog looked doomed until Fellaini pulled something out of nothing, and then flicked on audaciously for Jelavic to score the winner.

A good start that could have been better

9 November
While he describes what his team has done in the first quarter of the League season as "admirable", David Moyes admits that his team needs to be more ruthless if they are to attain their Champions League dream.

Book review: 'Making the Grade'

9 November
David Starsky reviews the new book by Stan Osborne which gives "a fascinating insight into the rigours of being an apprentice at Everton Football Club."

Everton vs Sunderland

9 November
Fourth in the table despite dropping eight points from their last four games, Everton are back at home for the visit of Sunderland this weekend looking to regain their momentum. Gibson, Hibbert and Anichebe miss out through injury so the starting XI is likely to be unchanged. KO is 3pm.

Sunderland must beware of Fellaini, says Simon Mignolet  [MEDIA]

9 November
Simon Mignolet admits Sunderland will have a job on their hands tomorrow containing his international team-mate Marouane Fellaini.

Gibson starts light training

8 November
Darron Gibson took another step on the road to making his long-awaited comeback from injury when he resumed light training this week. The Irishman, whose absence has been keenly felt in Everton's midfield, has his sights set on a first-team return against Reading in nine days' time.

Michael Branch jailed for selling drugs

8 November
Former Everton striker Michael Branch has been jailed for seven years for selling drugs. Branch, 34, pleaded guilty to two charges when he appeared at Chester Crown Court.

Osman gets first England call-up

8 November
Leon Osman has received his first England call-up at the tender age of 31. He joins Roy Hodgson's squad for a friendly against Sweden in Stockholm next Wednesday.

Ross Barkley is enjoying Owl-time

7 November
Ross Barkley, Sheffield Wednesday’s Player of the Month for October, has credited Owls manager, former Everton defender Dave Jones, for the progress he has made on loan in the Championship, but pledges his future to the Blues.

Mirallas looking to hit double figures

7 November
Kevin Mirallas, Everton's leading goal provider, has set himself a 10-goal target for his first season in English football. After announcing his arrival with two goals on his full debut against Leyton Orient in the League Cup, Mirallas is now making a big impact in the Premier League after attaining full fitness and adjusting to life in England.

Rangers still have to pay for Jelavic

7 November
Glasgow Rangers look set to fulfill the bulk of their remaining obligation to Rapid Vienna for the purchase of Nikica Jelavic and avoid a Fifa court case.

Louis Saha's goal is to score against Everton this weekend  [MEDIA]

6 November
Louis Saha wants to make his first Sunderland strike a memorable one as he prepares for a return to his former employers Everton this weekend.

Everton must be more ruthless says skipper Phil Neville  [MEDIA]

6 November
Phil Neville believes Everton must regain their cutting edge or become in danger of being too reliant on Nikica Jelavic for goals.

Jose Semedo raves about Ross Barkley

6 November
Sheffield Wednesday's Portuguese star Jose Semedo is tipping Ross Barkley to become one of the best midfield players in the country after seeing at close hand what an impact the 18-year-old from Everton is making in the Owls midfield.

Zak MacMath trains with Everton

5 November
United States Under-20 international goalkeeper Zac MacMath, who plays for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer, is to spend three weeks training with Everton.

No Goodison reprise for McRooney

5 November
James McFadden pulled his hamstring during training last week and will not be playing for Sunderland when they come to visit Goodison Park this Saturday.

Goal-machine Jose Baxter eager to stay put  [MEDIA]

5 November
Jose Baxter has revealed he wants to stay at Boundary Park after his fifth goal in six games helped secure a home tie with Doncaster in the second round of the FA Cup. The former Everton wonderkid, whose short-term contract expires in December, struck a cunning 25-yard free kick from out wide inside the near post.

Could be the best ever, says Moyes

5 November
A shift in David Moyes's rhetoric in recent week reveals that the Everton boss finally feels able to talk of his side as top-four contenders if they can just match the consistency of the 2004-05 side that did get a shot at the Champions League with a fourth-place berth.

Some love for Everton’s Kevin Mirallas  [MEDIA]

4 November
When Kevin Mirallas signed for Everton, I think I mumbled something about him being a back-up to Nikica Jelavic and not having the tools to exist out-wide in the Premier League.... Not the most prophetic statement ever made on this site.

Everton U18s 1 - 1 West Ham U18s

27 November
Everton U18s came from behind to draw at home to West Ham U18s with a second-half penalty from Ryan Ledson after he was hauled down in the area.

Everton U21s 2 - 1 West Brom U21s

4 November
Everton U21s beat their West Brom counterparts at Finch Farm thanks to goals from Matthew Kennedy and a late winner by Hallam Hope.

Tactical Deconstruction – Fulham 2 – 2 Everton  [MEDIA]

4 November
This was definitely 2 points dropped in a game Everton dominated from start to finish.

We’d Be A Top 5 Team… If Only We Took Our Chances  [MEDIA]

4 November
With Mirallas, Pienaar and Fellaini all dominating in midfield, the only missing ingredient for Everton is a clinical touch in front of goal. We need the 'Jellyman' back to his best...

Barkley scores again for Owls  [MEDIA]

3 November
Ross Barkley hit his fourth goal of the season for loan club Sheffield Wednesday as Dave Jones’s side leapfrogged Peterborough out of the bottom three in the Championship.

Fulham were priced out of a move for Mirallas  [MEDIA]

3 November
Martin Jol turned down the chance to sign Kevin Mirallas because he cost too much.

Moyes stunned and frustrated

3 November
David Moyes was stunned by Everton's failure to win despite overwhelming Fulham throughout in their Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.

Everton snatch a draw from the jaws of victory

3 November
Everton came back from conceding another early goal to lead 2-1 going into the dying minutes but Sidwell converted from close range in the 90th minute to earn Fulham an undeserved draw. Ruiz's free-kick had cannoned off Howard and in after just five minutes, but twin strikes by Fellaini turned the game its head. The Belgian then hit the post, saw a terrific volley saved and Naismith failed with a gilt-edged chance late on before lax defending gifted the home side a point.

Evertonians know we're playing well

3 November
Manager David Moyes is unconcerned by criticism of Everton's playing style; he knows the opinions that matter are Evertonains' — and, more importantly, his as the manager.

Fulham vs Everton

2 November
Everton are back in London this weekend for a trip to Craven Cottage to face seventh-placed Fulham as the Blues go looking for their first win in four. Darron Gibson is still ruled out but Steven Pienaar returns from suspension while Kevin Mirallas remains a doubt with an ankle injury. KO is 3pm.

Oviedo: Everton must beat Fulham or risk losing ground on CL chasing pack  [MEDIA]

2 November
Everton must beat Fulham tomorrow or risk losing crucial ground on the Champions League chasing pack, says Bryan Oviedo, whose friend and countryman Bryan Ruiz plays for Fulham.

Mirallas has a chance of playing

2 November
David Moyes says Kevin Mirallas "will be given every chance" to face Fulham after the ankle injury inflicted by Luis Suarez in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

Scout Report – Moyes's Tactical Blueprint for Fulham  [MEDIA]

2 November
Saturday sees us take a trip to London to face Martin Jol’s expansive Fulham side. This tactical preview will inform what’s in store this time round and provide some pointers on where the game will be won and lost…

Southampton (A) now a TV game

1 November
Everton's trip to Southampton in January has been selected for live TV coverage on Sky and has been shifted to Monday 21 January (kick off 8pm).

Distin: Suarez could have broken my ankle

31 November
Sylvain Distin took a dig at Luis Suarez's controversial "tackle" in Sunday's derby draw which the French defender feels he was lucky to escape without serious injury.

Liverpool target Lewis Holtby - 'Everton are close to my heart'  [MEDIA]

30 October
Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with a move for the German international and Schalke 04 midfielder Lewis Holtby; however Everton may be in the driving seat in a pursuit for the 22-year-old talent.

Jagielka shrugs off Gerrard digs

30 October
Laughing off the "long ball" jibes by Steven Gerrard following another contentious Merseyside derby, Phil Jagielka suggests that the Liverpool captain's criticism means that Everton are "doing something well".

The Old Gray Lady of 33rd Street

30 October
One of our readers recently came across an article about the Baltimore Memorial Stadium, known affectionately as “The Old Gray Lady of 33rd Street” (maybe some linkage there!). This stadium was built in 1949 but has since been demolished and the sports facilities relocated to a new postmodern retro stadium.

Mirallas injury may not be too serious

30 October
Kevin Mirallas left Goodison Park on crutches, sparking fears he had suffered a broken a metatarsal bone, but initial tests yesterday are believed to have indicated it is not that serious.

Stats highlight Everton's derby edge

30 October
Steven Gerrard may be trying his best to claim that Liverpool were the better side in Sunday's 219th Merseyside derby but the statistics from the game disprove the Reds captain's ridiculous assertion that Everton are a "long ball" team.

Leon Osman – Everton’s underrated hero (Video)  [MEDIA]

29 October
It’s fair to assume that Osman has firmly established himself as a key member of the Everton squad, no matter which player Moyes brings in.

Jealous Jol wants Everton credit

29 October
Martin Jol, manager of Everton's next opponents, Fulham, wants his side to be given the same sort of credit that Everton have received, despite always hanging on Everton's coattails in the Premier League.

Shandy comes clean on Everton demise

29 October
A new tell-all by Dutch midfielder Andy van der Meyde details how his wild partying and lascivious lifestyle on Merseyside wrecked his marriage and scuppered his chances of holding down a place in Everton's first team. Signed from Inter Milan for £2M in 2005 on a 4-year deal, he would make only 24 appearances, going down as one of David Moyes's few flop signings.

Contract can wait until the summer

28 October
David Moyes is refusing to be rushed into contract talks – and says his future might not be sorted until the end of the season, when his current deal expires.

Poll would have booked Suarez for his celebratory 'dive' in front of Moyes  [MEDIA]

29 October
Graham Poll says: "I think he should have been sent off for two yellow-card offences. I would have booked him after the first goal when he ran to the Everton technical area and performed a mock dive in front of David Moyes."

Moyes admits that derby goal should have stood  [MEDIA]

29 October
Everton boss David Moyes admitted Liverpool's disallowed goal should have stood after a pulsating Merseyside derby at Goodison Park

Moyes slams Pip for 'diving'

29 October
Phil Neville was the subject of a half-time rollicking from Everton manager David Moyes after the Toffees captain was booked for diving in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

Massive escape as late Suarez 'winner' is denied

27 October
Everton fought back from 2-0 down to level this lively derby encounter at 2-2 by half-time but escaped defeat at the death when Suarez's "goal" was chalked off, apparently for offside deep into injury time. A Baines own goal and a Suarez header had made it 2-0 but Osman and Naismith hit back for the Blues, who lost chief threat Mirallas to injury at the break after a bad tackle by — who else? — Suarez.

Rodgers told to stop attacking referees

27 October
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been warned ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton that his continual berating of match officials will not help his team's cause.

Barkley strikes twice in Owls win

27 October
Ross Barkley, out on loan in the Championship, powered Sheffield Wednesday to a rare win with two of their three goals at Ipswich Town today.

Everton v Liverpool: From England’s El Clasico To A Forgotten War  [MEDIA]

27 October
In the mid 80s it was one of, if not the biggest derbies in the world. But finance and failure have resulted in both clubs falling from grace, and all that matters now is a win at all costs...

Why Everton can beat Liverpool to win the Merseyside bragging rights  [MEDIA]

27 October
David Moyes' side have an ideal opportunity to see off their bitter rivals on Sunday and it is one that they could well take.

Andy Gray: Everton have the edge in the Merseyside derby  [MEDIA]

27 October
Everton rightly go into the game favourites and there is talk that Marouane Fellaini will be back which is massive for the Toffees.

Kevin Mirallas knows all about hostile derby atmospheres  [MEDIA]

27 October
Back in March, Mirallas turned out for Greek side Olympiakos at bitter Athens rivals Panathinaikos, a notoriously hostile fixture known as “the derby of the eternal enemies”.

McFadden signs for Sunderland

26 October
The man once famously dubbed "The Scottish Rooney", James McFadden has been signed by Sunderland on a short-term two month contract as he continues to rebuild his fitness since Everton allowed him to become a free agent at the end of last season.

Everton vs Liverpool

27 October
The first derby of the season is upon us and for Everton it's a first opportunity since that bitter April day to atone for the cup defeat at Wembley and press home the superiority over Liverpool that the League table suggests. Pienaar is suspended and Gibson still out injured but Fellaini (knee) and Hibbert (calf) could be included if passed fit following injury. KO is 1:30pm GMT (Note: BST ends tonight)

West Ham U-21s 1 - 0 Everton U-21s

26 October
On a very cold Friday night at Rush Green, home of Grays Athletic, Everton U-21s were edged out by West Ham who scored the only goal which came in the 69th minute from Elliot Lee´s header.

Moyes: Suárez has a history of diving

27 October
David Moyes has made no bones about his disdain for the antics of Luis Suárez, placing the controversial Liverpool striker among a group of players who he fears will drive support from football by "conning their way to results".

War child Jelavic played lots of football

26 October
The Bosnian War meant Nikica Jelavic grew up playing football instead of going to school, and that might be why he's such a natural goalscorer: “I was six when the war started and this might sound strange, and people might find it difficult to understand, but it was the best time of my life. I swear,” he said.

Liverpool will be scared of Everton's returning Marouane Fellaini, says Kevin Mirallas  [MEDIA]

25 October
Kevin Mirallas believes the return to fitness of “scary” Marouane Fellaini can land a psychological blow for Everton ahead of Sunday’s derby.

South Africa to urge Pienaar rethink

24 October
The chief executive of the South Africa Football Association says that he is keen to sit down with Steven Pienaar and urge the midfielder to reconsider his decision of earlier this month to retire from international football at the age of 30.

Blues youngster scores for England U18s

24 October
Everton's Chris Long helped England U18s beat Italy this evening as he fired home the first goal in the third minute of their 2-0 victory.

Donovan contemplates life, Everton...

24 October
In a long and wide-ranging conversation with Roger Bennett of ESPN, Landon Donovan discusses his state of mind as he looks ahead: "I need to determine if I want to play, and if the answer is yes, I need to work out where and for how long." And about how much he loves Everton.

Will Fellaini be fit for Sunday?

24 October
Everton remain hopeful that Marouane Fellaini will recover from a knee injury in time to bolster the midfield for Sunday’s Merseyside derby with Liverpool. The Belgium international missed the 1-1 draw with QPR and continues to receive treatment on the injury he suffered against Wigan a fortnight ago.

Lewis Holtby speaks of his love for the Everton  [MEDIA]

23 October
Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has again spoken of his love for Everton FC in response to questions about a potential move to the Premier League.

Another month for Barkley loan

24 October
Everton have confirmed that Ross Barkley's loan at Sheffield Wednesday has been extended for another month.

Howard hails 'immense' Jagielka  [MEDIA]

23 October
Tim Howard feels Phil Jagielka could play a key role in Sunday's derby after an 'immense' display for the Toffees at QPR.

Goalline technology is getting closer

23 October
Goal-line technology has moved another small step closer after the two providers, GoalRef and Hawk-Eye, signed licence agreements with FIFA.The technology is likely be introduced to the Barclays Premier League for the start of next season.

Marriner handed derby responsibility

22 October
Andre Marriner has been appointed as the match referee for this weekend's Merseyside derby.

Everton U-21s 1 - 2 Arsenal U-21s

22 October
Despite going ahead through a smart goal from Vellios, Everton Reserves lost their Under-21 game this evening when Arsenal came back stronger to steal the points. Tony Hibbert got a runout along with Mucha, Hitzlsperger and Oviedo.

Everton U-18s 3 - 1 Arsenal U-18s

20 October
Everton Under-18s beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday morning with goals from Ryan Ledson and Chris Long and George Waring.

Everton Bask In Osman Brilliance as England Continue to Overlook Midfielder  [MEDIA]

22 October
As English football slowly wakes up to the realisation that it needs more creative, ball playing midfielders, there is a 31-year-old, born in Wigan, who may feel entitled to wonder what he has to do to be taken seriously as a contender for the national team.

10 Point Tactical Deconstruction on QPR 1-1 Everton  [MEDIA]

22 October
Overall a point was a decent outcome given the red card and our general passing not being up to scratch.

Barkley's loan is now week-to-week

22 October
It is being reported that Everton have agreed to extend the Hillsborough loan stay of midfielder Ross Barkley. Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones has confirmed he is staying on a week-to-week arrangement.

Hitzlsperger looking for a long Everton stay  [MEDIA]

22 October
Thomas Hitzlsperger has pledged to show manager David Moyes and Everton supporters he warrants a long-term deal at Goodison Park.

Moyes blames referee Jon Moss

21 October
David Moyes said referee Jon Moss ruined his side's chances of a fifth win this season in the 1-1 draw at QPR. "Pienaar doesn't even clip the boy. The referee had a poor game today and he had a poor game when he reffed our game at West Brom," said the Everton Manager.

Victor says he will not wear the T-shirt

21 October
VIctor Anichebe will refuse to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt today – even though the Everton striker suffered terrible abuse at the hands of racist fans.

A point from a dreadful exhibition

21 October
Everton thought they were doing well in the early minutes, winning two corners but QPR broke from the second and Hoillet scored an easy deflected goal. It took 30 mins for Moyes to switch the formation and Distin then scored off the post and keeper after a superb Pienaar free-kick. But that would be the only highlight as Pienaar walked unjustly for a wrong second yellow, and the game degenerated, Jagielka and Howard saving almost certain goals in the second half.

Queens Park Rangers v Everton

21 October
A fortnight since their frustration at the DW Stadium, Everton are back in action with a trip to Loftus Road to face the bottom club, QPR. Fellaini, Gibson and Hibbert are ruled out so it'll likely be Neville and Osman in midfield again with a change up front behind Jelavic for Moyes to make. KO is 4pm with live coverage on Sky.

Moyes expects it to get a lot tougher

20 October
David Moyes says Everton are now entering a challenging part of the season after their outstanding start. Still 4th in the Premier League after today's games, Moyes is expecting it to get a lot tougher as injuries and suspensions start to creep up on his squad.

Fellaini still recovering in Belgium

20 October
Marouane Fellaini remains in Belgium as he recovers from the knee problem that ruled him out of his country’s World Cup qualifying double-header against Serbia and Scotland last week.

Fans Conference 2012

19 October
Everton held what they are now calling the Fans' Conference 2012 at Goodison Park on Friday night. Over 100 fans attended by special invite to Season Ticket holders of over 10 years standing; they met with Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Robert Elstone and Graeme Sharp.

David Moyes heaps praise on Evertonian blue-blood Wayne Rooney  [MEDIA]

19 October
David Moyes has said he owes a debt of gratitude to Wayne Rooney and believes the former Everton prodigy wishes to return to Goodison Park later in his career.

Hitzlsperger signed until January

19 October
Everton have finally signed Thomas Hitzlsperger on a short-term contract after a four-week trial with the club. The former German international midfielder's deal runs until January, pending international clearance from Fifa, and is unlikely to play in the first team just yet.

Wayne Rooney: has he lived up to the hype?

19 October
It was 10 years ago today that Wayne Rooney burst into the imagination of football fans as an immense 16-year-old prodigy with Everton when he fired a brilliant winning goal past Arsenal's David Seaman at Goodison Park – but are the years taking their toll?

Sheedy returns to Finch Farm

17 October
Kevin Sheedy is back at work at Everton after recovering from successful bowel cancer surgery and is thankful for all the support he received from Club and fans alike during what was a "torrid time".

Victor says Everton before Afcon

17 October
The next Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) takes place in South Africa at the start of 2013. Everton’s Steven Pienaar won’t be involved after retiring from international football, and Victor Anichebe admits that club football is the priority for him too.

Cole preferred to Baines in Warsaw

16 October
Leighton Baines has surprisingly been dropped by Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifier against Poland, with Ashley Cole reinstated at left back despite the Everton man's impressive display against San Marino on Friday.

Senegal's Afcon elimination confirmed

16 October
Magaye Gueye will not be in South Africa in January for the Africa Cup of Nations after the Confederation of African Football awarded Saturday's second-leg playoff qualifier to Ivory Coast. The match had to be abandoned with Senegal down 2-0 when their supporters rioted in the stands.

Vellios on target at Finch Farm

16 October
Apostolos Vellios scored both goals as an Everton side shorn of internationals beat Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 in a friendly at Finch Farm earlier today.

Everton celebrate 125 years of football

15 October
Today marks a historic moment for one of the founder members of the Football League, the Premier League, and one of the oldest clubs in world football. Yes, today is the 125th anniversary of Everton's first ever competitive match. It was on 15 October 1887 that Everton lost to Bolton Wanderers in a hotly disputed FA Cup 1st Round match that was ordered to be replayed because of the opposition fielding an ineligible player.

Gibson closer to return from injury

15 October
Darron Gibson has moved a step closer to returning to action after a positive scan on his injured thigh today.

No live Everton games on ESPN

14 October
Despite being in the top four as they attempt to surpass their best ever start in the Premier League, Everton are one of the teams ignored in the latest set of live fixtures to be broadcast terrestrially in the UK by ESPN with eight more games scheduled through the end of December 2012.

Barkley's Loan Expires Today

14 October
The original arrangement for Ross Barkley to go out on a one-month loan with Sheffield Wednesday was put in place on 14 September 2012. Does this mean he will be coming back to the Finch Farm fold next week? Or has his loan deal been extended?

Mirallas blocking Landon's return?

14 October
A somewhat unexpected suggestion made in this blog has the scintillating form shown by Kevin Mirallas potentially blocking the 'annual' arrival of Landon Donovan on loan this season...

20-year-old Shane Duffy is ready to burst into Everton's first team  [MEDIA]

14 October
Everton's typically compact defence looked ragged in the first half against Wigan, leading talkSPORT to claim that this will tempt David Moyes into giving Shane Duffty a crack at senior Premier League football. They provide stats and facts on this "20-year-old defensive powerhouse" who is "threatening to oust Everton's senior defenders this season..."

International Blues in Action

13 October
Kevin Mirallas scored in Belgium's 3-0 win over Serbia; Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka were part of England's 5-0 win over San Marino. John Heitinga played for Holland as they beat Andorra 3-0.

Video: Kevin Mirallas nets for Belgium v Serbia  [MEDIA]

13 October
Everton may have lost Marouane Fellaini to injury while on international duty with Belgium, but Kevin Mirallas had no such worries. The striker sealed a clinical victory in a tough looking away encounter to Serbia.

One to Watch: Conor McAleny

13 October
It's 10 months since Conor McAleny made his brief but impressive debut for Everton at Arsenal. He's been out injured for a couple of months with damage to his ankle ligaments but McAleny is quietly building on his reputation as one to watch, after recently signing a new two-year deal at Goodison Park, and believes he can provide Everton with different attacking options in the strikers' department.

Baines gets England nod ahead of Cole

12 October
Leighton Baines started again for England tonight in their 5-0 win over San Marino, keeping Ashley Cole out of the starting line-up, and Phil Jagielka also kept his place in what was a a routine World Cup qualifying win for the Three Lions. Elsewhere, Kevin Mirallas scored a late third for Belgium in their win over Serbia, while Seamus Coleman and Ireland were hammered 6-0 by Germany.

Heitinga not sure about new contract

12 October
Heitinga says he might be close to signing a new Everton deal, insisting he is happy with life at Goodison Park, believing David Moyes's side can secure European football for next season after a strong start to the new campaign.

Who is going to be the derby Ref?

12 October
With the derby game at Goodison Park just two weeks away, David Prentice raises an interesting question in his Echo column: Who will referee the Merseyside derby?

Rodwell glad with move to Man City

12 October
Jack Rodwell has declared he is glad he joined Manchester City from Everton and rejected suggestions that young English players do not get a fair chance at the Etihad Stadium.

Coleman to start against Germany

11 October
Everton's Seamus Coleman has been handed a starting berth at right back for Ireland by manager Giovanni Trappatoni for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Germany. It will be the 24 year-old's first competitive start for his country.

Rivalry with Cole has inspired Baines

11 October
Leighton Baines admits rivalry with Ashley Cole for England place has driven Everton performances this season.

What is the difference between David Moyes and Owen Coyle?  [MEDIA]

11 October
Quick answer: “One is unemployed and the other has won the Premier League Manager of the Month Award”

Hitzlsperger's chances improve

11 October
Marouane Fellaini’s knee injury could prompt David Moyes to make a swift decision on the future of Thomas Hitzlsperger.

‘Phil Jagielka was my hero, it’s an honour to eat soup with him’...  [MEDIA]

11 October
"I’m a Sheffield United boy, so my hero was Brian Deane, and then, when I fell back into defence, it was Phil Jagielka." says Kyle Walker.

TW Player of the Month: Marouane Fellaini

10 October
ToffeeWeb readers have voted Marouane Fellaini as Everton player of the month for September, the second month in a row that the Belgian has won our monthly poll.

Neville eyes future manager role

10 October
Phil Neville has said he wants to become a manager when he retires from playing. He told the Daily Telegraph: "The bottom line is that I want to be a coach. I want to be a manager. That's my love."

Everton hit by Fellaini injury

9 October
Update Marouane Fellaini is a doubt for the rest of the October schedule after picking up a knee injury. The Belgian FA claim that the midfielder will be sidelined for three weeks — which would mean he will miss the game against QPR, and possibly the derby, as well as his country's next two World Cup qualifiers — but Everton are not putting a timescale on his absence until they can assess the injury when he returns to Finch Farm on Monday.

Blues up for northwest awards

9 October
John Heitinga and Apostolos Vellios have both been nominated for awards at the Northwest Football Awards, the winners of which will be announced next month.

Moyes is Manager of the Month

9 October
Everton boss David Moyes has been named Premier League manager of the month for September as the club continued their impressive start to the season. Everton suffered their first defeat of the campaign, and drew with Newcastle before scoring six times in wins over Swansea and Southampton. The club are fourth in the table, five points behind leaders Chelsea.

Everton: Portrait of Premier League Purgatory  [MEDIA]

9 October
Gabriel Marcotti assesses Everton's battle to break through the glass ceiling with a business model that he views and fundamentally flawed

Hitzlsperger plays in U21s win

8 October
Trialist Thomas Hitzlsperger pressed his case for a contract at Everton after playing for the U21s side in their 2-0 win at Norwich this evening.

Mucha quits international football

8 October
Jan Mucha has announced his decision to retire from international football at the age of just 29.

Tactical Deconstruction: Baines ensures lateral joust ends in deadlock  [MEDIA]

7 October
Honours ended even at the DW Stadium as an interesting tactical joust focused predominantly on two attacking left wing backs ended frustratingly in just a point…

Moyes not happy with officials

7 October
David Moyes bemoaned the performance of the officials during his side's 2-2 draw against Wigan on Saturday. Wigan striker Arouna Kone was offside for Maloney's near-post cross. "I think we had a really rough day with the decisions today," he told reporters.

Wigan give Blues a real battle

5 October
The Battle of the DW ended all-square but Everton will feel cheated by very poor officiating yet again, starting with Wigan's opening goal, clearly offside. Jelavic leveled it almost immediately heading in Pienaar's lob/shot but Heitinga was roasted as the clever Kone set up an unstoppable Di Santos shot. The Blues struggled to contain Wigan for the rest of the half and Moyes acted to replace Heitinga with Distin at the break. A determined second-half fight-back seemed doomed to fail thanks to dreadful refereeing but a late penalty lashed home by Baines at least saved a point.

Moyes: Consistency will be key

5 October
David Moyes feels that his current squad is the best he has had since the 2004-05 team that earned a shot at Champions League qualification via a fourth-place finish and is challenging his players to match that side's consistency.

Fifa hands Naismith two-match ban

5 October
Steven Naismith has been handed a two-match ban by Fifa after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of elbowing Serbia's Srdjan Mijailovic while playing for Scotland last month.

Wigan Athletic vs Everton

5 October
Everton take their impressive League form to the DW Stadium this weekend to face a Wigan side who have yet to win in front of their home fans so far this season. Gibson and Hibbert are again ruled out through injury and Naismith will undergo a late fitness test, so Moyes could name an unchanged starting XI. KO is 3pm. [TV]

Two more live games announced

5 October
SKy Sports have revealed the 21 Premier League games that will be screened live in December and early January, with Everton's home game against Chelsea (30th Dec) and their trip to Newcastle (2nd Jan) among them.

Jagielka will benefit from Terry decision

5 October
Phil Neville believes that teammate Phil Jagielka could benefit most from John Terry's recent decision to retire from international football, particularly in partnership with Joleon Lescott. “If you’re looking for a partnership," the Everton skipper says, "then Jagielka and Lescott is probably the best we’ve got.”

Everton lead stats for shots and chances

5 October
As if more proof were needed of Everton's maturation to a more dynamic and attacking style of play this season, the statistics show that the Blues have produced the most shots of any team in Europe so far and only the Manchester sides have picked up more points since January.

Scout Report: Moyes's Tactical Blueprint for Wigan  [MEDIA]

5 October
Wigan is next up for an Everton side looking to maintain their fantastic early season form with a win prior to signing off for the international break. Moyes and Martinez are both tactical tweakers and as a consequence margins are usually tight when the pair go head to head and its unlikely this weekend’s joust will be any different.

Everton and the problems of being a medium-size soccer club  [MEDIA]

4 October
You can forgive Brian Phillips for not qualifying his description of Everton as a big club surviving on small- to medium-size resources because this is a well-written article extolling David Moyes's record at Everton.

Howard's cautious optimism

3 October
Tim Howard believes that finishing in the top four is a "difficult but viable" proposition for Everton this based on their impressive start to the season. The American is cautiously optimistic about the Blues' chances of repeating their feat of 2005 when they surprised the Premier League by snagging a Champions League qualifying spot.

Coleman staking a claim at right-back for Everton  [MEDIA]

3 October
Seamus Coleman had an excellent game for Everton at right-back on Saturday as they defeated Southampton by three goals to one in the Premier League. The 23-year-old has been linking well with Kevin Mirallas on Everton’s right flank as David Moyes tries to replicate Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar on the left.

Pienaar says no more International Football

2 October
Steven Pienaar has announced his decision to retire from international football, citing the rigours of playing for club and country. Pienaar sent messages to South Africa's coach, Gordon Igesund, and the SAFA informing them of his decision, one that means he will not be taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Osman is liking the style

2 October
Leon Osman is reveling in Everton's form since the start of the season, a run of form that has lifted them into second in the table and has been underpinned by some wonderful football.

Mirallas has settled in quickly

1 October
Everton's newest star Kevin Mirallas admits that life so far at Goodison has surpassed his own expectations as he continues to build towards full fitness. He also believes his the Blues's sights should be set higher even than just Europa League qualification.

Tactical Deconstruction: How Osman and his wide-boys schooled Saints  [MEDIA]

1 October
Everton’s rather ace start to the season continued to blossom in a solid victory against an easy on the eye if slightly wet behind the ears Southampton side.

Big Nev: Football is all about theatre now  [MEDIA]

1 October
Big Nev talks about his autobiography, The Binman Chronicles

David Moyes: Not an Asshat by nature or necessity?  [MEDIA]

1 October
Andi Thomas at Football365 notes how David Moyes and the players in his team, including Leon "Iniesta of the North", are remarkably less annoying than the football stereotypes.

Spirited comeback does in Bolton

30 October
Everton's Under-21 side continued their winning ways coming from 1 - 2 behind in the first half to win an action-packed 5 - 2 victory over Bolton Wanderers. Goals from Gueye, Pennington, Kennedy, McAleny and Duffy.

Osman deserves a place in Hodgson's England squad, says Moyes  [MEDIA]

30 September
The Everton boss believes his midfield star should get recognition for his displays at Goodison Park.

Moyes wants to be 'in the mix'

29 September
While talk of a title tilt may be a little fanciful at this stage, David Moyes is hoping Everton can remain among the clutch of clubs chasing the "dream spots" this season following his side's good start to the campaign.

Moyes rejects contract speculation

29 September
David Moyes's current deal will expire next summer but the manager maintains that is not a major issue and he is in no hurry to agree an extension as he focuses on matters on the field. "I am happy with the situation," said the Scot. "The chairman is as well. We talk on the phone every day, so it's nothing that needs to be resolved by any big talks."

Blues bounce back after early shock

29 September
Everton recovered from conceding another soft goal to eventually coast to a 3-1 victory that leaves them second in the table behind Chelsea. Ramirez headed home in the sixth minute with Howard seemingly negligent of his duties but Osman scooped home the equaliser before Jelavic scored two excellent goals before the break from some exceptional build-up play. The Blues relaxed perhaps a little too much in the second half, rather than really putting Saints to the sword but were full value for a fourth win in six Premier League games.

Everton vs Southampton

29 September
With the debacle at Leeds out of the way, it's back to Goodison Park for the visit of Southampton and another task of getting the season back on track following a disappointing result. Gibson and Hibbert are ruled out, Coleman, Naismith and Anichebe are doubts but Jelavic should start up front. KO is 3pm.

Moyes taking time over Hitzlsperger

28 September
David Moyes has confirmed Thomas Hitzlsperger is still training with the Club, but that he won't be making a quick decison about offering the free agent a contract to play with Everton.

Phil Neville believes Everton must keep opponents guessing  [MEDIA]

28 September
Phil Neville believes Everton must continue to keep opponents guessing if they are to maintain their Premier League form.

Bryan Oviedo hopes to be another Everton mini-marvel  [MEDIA]

28 September
Bryan Oviedo hopes he can be another one of David Moyes’s mini-marvels as understudy to Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar.

Scout Report: Moyes Tactical Blueprint for Southampton  [MEDIA]

28 September
After the misery of Leeds on Tuesday we welcome Southampton – comfortably the most interesting to watch of the newly promoted sides – to Goodison in a fixture which has produced some high-scoring and exciting games in years gone by.

Everton show benefits of Barcelona system

27 September
The change in Everton's playing style this year has drawn praise from Kevin Garside of The Independent, who now likens the new system to Barcelona! Back in June, Garside pondered why David Moyes had not been considered for any of the top management jobs then on offer. Most among the "Everton priesthood", as he calls them, were outraged at what they perceived to be a cheap shot at Moyes. "The players haven’t necessarily improved. The system has," says Garside.

Leeds police clash with Everton fans

27 September
West Yorkshire police clashed with a small group of Everton fans leaving the stadium after the Leeds game on Tuesday night when police attacked them after they had “chanted provocatively”. Seven fans were arrested.

Southall can't understand resting keepers

27 September
Neville Southall can’t understand why clubs feel the need to rest goalkeepers. “I hated missing games,” he said. “I used to have a row with Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall if they ever wanted to leave me out, because you’d lose a bit of momentum."

Sheedy given the all clear

26 September
Former Everton winger and current Academy coach, Kevin Sheedy's surgery for bowel cancer has been declared a success, with the Goodison legend now free of the disease thanks to early detection.

Heitinga hopes Everton can bounce back

26 September
John Heitinga hopes Everton can bounce back from cup disappointment at Leeds. He believes Everton supporters deserve better after Tuesday's disappointing Capital One Cup exit at Leeds.

How did Francisco Junior perform on his debut?  [MEDIA]

26 September
The former Benfica and Manchester City trainee was handed his first appearance for the first team in their 2-1 defeat at Leeds United in the League Cup. So who is he and how did he get on?

Everton Fan: I Can’t Wait Until The League Cup Goes The Way Of The Dodo  [MEDIA]

26 September
Is the League Cup (or the Capital One Cup as all the cool kids are calling it nowadays) a trophy worth winning?

David Moyes blasts 'terrible' first-half performance  [MEDIA]

26 September
David Moyes blasted a “terrible” first-half performance as Everton saw a route to silverware disappear by slumping out of the Capital One Cup at Elland Road.

''Terrible start cost us'' says Moyes

25 September
A poor start and not a much-changed side cost Everton the chance of progression in the Capital One Cup at Leeds tonight, according to manager David Moyes.

Moyes squanders another cup chance

25 September
Everton got off to an atrocious start, ceding possession and letting White waltz through the defence to scoop an impressive shot past the stranded Mucha. A dreadful half followed, forcing Moyes to switch out Junior and Gueye for the leadership and drive of Neville and Pienaar at half-time. But it got worse before it got better, Austin deflecting a Pugh shot in, leaving Everton with a mountain to climb. Distin pulled one back eventually but that would be it. Another cup disgrace.

Hitzlsperger on two-week trial

25 September
Thomas Hitzlsperger has started a two-week trial at Everton as he bids to secure a return to the Premier League.

Under-21s win at Blackburn Rovers

24 September
Everton Under-21s finally chalked up their first win in the newly revamped Reserves league, beating a strong Blackburn Rovers side on their turf at Leigh Sports Village on Monday evening. Shane Duffy scored the only goal of the game.

Leeds United vs Everton

25 September
Everton travel east this evening for a League Cup tie with Leeds United at Elland Road, their first away cup game in 11 rounds in all competitions. Jelavic is fit but could start on the bench while Anichebe continues leading the line. Moyes will likely ring changes elsewhere in the line-up, while being mindful of a potential cup upset at the hands of the Championship side. KO is 7.45pm, with live coverage on Sky.

Scots fear Fifa action on Naismith

24 September
Fifa have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Steven Naismith over the incident against Serbia earlier this month where he appeared to elbow Srdan Mijailovic in a challenge for the ball.

'The incredible Tim Howard'

24 September
This one fell through the cracks last week but it's a nice write-up of Everton's first-choice stopper from the Stateside version of ESPN.

Return of the Pienaar-Baines partnership key to Everton's 2012 success  [MEDIA]

24 September
Marc Braterman credits the astute signings of Jelavic and, in particular, Pienaar and his reunion with Baines down the Blues' left as the key to Everton's form since the end of January

Bidwell extends Brentford loan

24 September
Brentford have extended the loan deal for Everton youngster Jake Bidwell by another month. The 19-year-old full back will remain at Griffin Park until October 27 after playing five games during his initial month with the London club.

What did Anichebe do for Everton on Saturday that he hadn't since January 2010?  [MEDIA]

24 September
Six years after his first team debut, is Victor Anichebe finally going to stay injury-free and fulfil his potential? He played the full 90 minutes against Swansea on Saturday — 27 January 2010 was the last time he played the full 90 minutes without being substituted in the league, against Sunderland in a 2-0 win, three seasons ago.

Performance of the weekend: Everton  [MEDIA]

24 September
Nobody seems to be taking any notice of Everton at the moment, and maybe that will be to David Moyes’ liking. Even after handling Swansea on Saturday, the press are still more eager to predict doom for Michael Laudrup’s side than they are to laud the Toffees. So be it, but they were mightily impressive at the Liberty Stadium.

Jelavic fit to play Leeds

24 September
Ahead of tomorrow's League Cup challenge at Elland Road, good news for Everton as Nikica Jelavic is declared fit after jarring his knee on the post when scoring one of Everton's offside goals against Newcastle last week.

Under-18s score their first win

23 September
Everton Under-18s won for the first time this season, beating Blackburn Rovers 3 - 1 at Finch Farm on Saturday. Two goals from Chris Long and a deflected shot from full back Ibou Touray gave Everton's youngsters their first victory.

Barkley on the spot for Owls

22 September
Ross Barkley put loan club Sheffield Wednesday back on track with an equalizer from the penalty spot at home to Bolton Wanderers.

''We could have scored six or seven''

22 September
“Both the result and performance were very good but the result is the most important thing,” David Moyes told the BBC. “We could have scored six or seven but they also had three or four opportunities but our goalkeeper made some good saves.”

Dominant Blues blow away Swans

22 September
Everton wasted no time banishing the memory of Monday's frustration, putting on a hugely impressive display of attacking football that could have yielded at least double the three goals with which they eventually swept Swansea aside. Anichebe plundered a goal after Fellaini's determined set-up, Mirallas finally got the goal his enthusiasm and desire deserved to make it 2-0 at the break, and Fellaini atoned for missing a sitter by heading in the third. The Swans couldn't cope and finished with 10 men after Dyer picked up a second yellow for flying into Baines outside his own box.

Swansea City vs Everton

22 September
Everton are in South Wales for the early Saturday kick-off hoping to make it three successive wins against Swansea since their return to the top flight last season. Gibson, Jelavic and Hibbert are all out injured so Moyes will need to reshuffle his starting line-up. Kick off is 12:45pm.

Champions League envy inspires Everton FC defender Phil Jagielka  [MEDIA]

21 September
“You hear the Man City boys talking about how their family and friends were going over to watch them against Real, and you do get envious of the stadiums they’ll be playing in and the big games but it only makes you want to perform."

Phil Jagielka: I'll do talking on pitch not on Twitter  [MEDIA]

21 September
“I’m not on Twitter myself. If I’ve had a good game I don’t need telling I’ve had a good one, and likewise if I’ve had a bad game – I know myself or I speak to my parents and family to get a more accurate view."

Everton Focus - Stop-start career holding back Anichebe  [MEDIA]

21 September
In many ways it encapsulated much of Anichebe’s recent Everton career, which can perhaps be best surmised with one word: Inconsistent. The Anichebe that buried a powerful effort past Steve Harper is not the one that always takes to the field. Too often seen is the Anichebe that stumbled when seemingly clean through on goal a little earlier.

Moyes looking to take the next step

21 September
Talking about ambition and pressing the top four, David Moyes said, "We've quite often done that and not got in the position we really want to be, whether that's cup finals or semi-finals or the chance to push ourselves into a really strong league position, so it's the next step we have to try to take."

Swansea City boss Laudrup ready to adopt direct approach to stop Everton  [MEDIA]

20 September
Michael Laudrup is ready to change Swansea City’s trademark passing style to stop Everton repeating last season’s raid on the Liberty Stadium. The Toffeemen were one of only three sides to do the double over Swansea last term, including an impressive 2-0 win at the Liberty in March.

Scout Report: Moyes's Tactical Plan for Swansea  [MEDIA]

20 September
Saturday’s early kick off sees us head to Wales to take on a Swansea outfit who have made a bright start to the season with the same points tally as the Toffees so far. This preview will take a look at probable tactics, formations and setup.

Bryan Oviedo starts Blues training

20 September
Costa Rican international Bryan Oviedo, 22, trained with his new Everton team-mates for the first time on Wednesday, indicating that all his paperwork is now in order, and Gregg O'Keefe believes in the Echo he could feature against Swansea on Saturday.

Hitzlsperger trains with the Blues

20 September
Former Wolfsburg and Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger trained with the Blues at Finch Farm yesterday, as David Moyes mulled over whether to offer him a short-term contract to boost his engine room with Darron Gibson facing another two to three weeks on the sidelines.

Reports: Jelavic out for two weeks

20 September
Everton appear to have been dealt another blow with the loss to injury of Nikica Jelavic, with reports suggesting that the striker will miss at least two weeks with the knee injury he sustained against Newcastle on Monday night. The Croatian collided heavily with a post in the 2-2 draw but soldiered through almost to half time before being withdrawn.

Mirallas comes alive under the lights

19 September
“I’ve always preferred playing night games myself,” Kevin Mirallas said after his vibrant display against Newcastle. “That’s a personal preference of mine and I’ve been fortunate to have now played two games at Goodison, both at night. It’s a fantastic atmosphere and you always get the feeling that the fans are right behind you. Let’s hope they continue to be behind us all season.”

Anichebe glad to play and learn

19 September
Victor Anichebe says he's pleased with the way he took his goal against Newcastle and is keen to learn from fellow players like Jelavic and Mirallas but he'd have been happier with a win.

Referee Mike Jones in dock as Everton are held to 2-2 draw  [MEDIA]

18 September
Pulsating game ends in draw after Fellaini and Anichebe goals are disallowed, to David Moyes's fury.

Floodlight robbery as Blues suffer from bad refereeing decisions  [MEDIA]

18 September
It was a classic case of floodlight robbery. Everton supporters look forward to these pulsating nights at Goodison, especially after this season’s opening win over Manchester United, but they were always going to struggle against 14 men.

Blues screwed out of two valid goals

17 September
Everton were cruelly denied a deserved victory when they were denied two perfectly valid goals; one chalked off incorrectly for offside, the other when Anichebe's header clearly over the line. Earlier, Baines' powerful low shot had put the Blues deservedly ahead but Ba waltzed through to equalise and then pegged the Blues back again after Big Vic had finally put Everton ahead on 88 mins.

Mucha frustrated by bench time

17 September
Jan Mucha has ruled himself out of the Slovakian national team unless he can get first-team football to keep himself match fit and and stay sharp.

Betting tips: Why Everton’s Nikica Jelavić will net against Newcastle  [MEDIA]

17 September
The Tipster is backing Nikica Jelavić to score for Everton against Newcastle United on Monday night

Everton v Newcastle: Leon Osman wary of Hatem Ben Arfa  [MEDIA]

17 September
Leon Osman believes that shackling Hatem Ben Arfa will be the best way to ensure Newcastle’s potent strike force can’t shine against Everton tonight.

Everton vs Newcastle United

17 September
Everton are back under the lights at Goodison for another tasty Monday evening affair looking to get their good start to the season back on track immediately following the disappointment at West Brom at the beginning of the month. Darron Gibson's injury could see Marouane Fellaini drop back to midfield as David Moyes looks to patch a hole in central midfield. KO is 8pm.

JoeRoyle: Everton can finish in the top six this season  [MEDIA]

16 September
Joe Royle has backed Everton to finish strongly in the top six of the Premier League this season.

No clearance yet for Bryan Oviedo

16 September
Everton cannot play new acquisition Bryan Oviedo, more than two weeks since the end of the transfer window, because the work permit and required paperwork for the Costa Rican defender have still not been finalized.

Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini needed in midfield | Stats Preview  [MEDIA]

16 September
With his size and strength, Fellaini can dominate opposing midfielders in central midfield. When used further forward, Everton miss his two biggest assets; they are his tackling and aerial ability.

Super-sub Baxter saves Latics

15 September
Jose Baxter got his Oldham career off to a good start, saving a point at home to Notts County in League One when he came on as a second-half sub and scored the equalizer with 5 mins left.

Under-18s draw with Reading

15 September
Everton Under-18s recorded their first point of the season with a goalless draw against Reading. It could have been even better for the young Blues had midfielder George Green shot anywhere but straight at the keeper from six yards out.

Moyes explains development rationale

15 September
David Moyes has confirmed his reservations about putting young and inexperienced players into the Premier League pressure cooker, explaining his thinking about sending Ross Barkley out on loan, but only for a month, so he can play "men's football".

Moyes sorts out Fellaini in private

14 September
David Moyes has drawn a line under Fellaini saying things he shouldn't “We have had a chat about it, and any disciplinary action is between me and him.”

Gibson out for three more weeks

14 September
Darron Gibson will be out for another two to three weeks with the thigh strain he sustained against WBA, David Moyes has confirmed. The 24-year-old was withdrawn just 20 minutes into the defeat at the Hawthorns a fortnight ago and will miss the rest of the month's matches.

Under-21s draw at Reading

14 September
Everton Under-21s secured their first point of the season in the new league competition with a 1-1 draw at Reading thanks to an equalizing goal from Shane Duffy.

Barkley heads out on loan

14 September
Ross Barkley has joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan deal. A temporary switch has been mooted for the 18-year-old for some time given David Moyes's reservations about putting the youngster in the Everton first team, and foreign acquisitions he has made in the transfer window have further reduced Barkley's chances of getting a game.

England suffer from Jagielka's limitations

13 September
Phil Jagielka is as dependable as they come for Everton, but for England against Ukraine on the vast Wembley pitch his poor positional sense and lack of leadership was ruthlessly exposed by technically superior opponents.

The Marouane Fellaini story, Part Three  [MEDIA]

13 September
Fellaini's top Everton moments

Jagielka keen to teach ‘disrespectful’ Pardew a lesson  [MEDIA]

13 September
Pardew upset the Goodison faithful towards the end of last season when he declared the Magpies, then challenging for Champions League qualification, were operating in a different league to David Moyes’s side.

Everton can seal fourth place, says Neville Southall  [MEDIA]

13 September
“I think Everton have got a chance of finishing fourth,” says the Goodison legend. “I think Spurs will struggle and they will take time to settle under Andre Villas-Boas. “I don’t think Arsenal are going to finish in the top four, Liverpool will also take a while and then you’re just looking at Newcastle.

Football is about theatre now, says the great Neville Southall  [MEDIA]

13 September
The former Everton and Wales goalkeeper is as forthright as ever in his new career as coach and teacher of 'Neets' (young people not in education, employment or training).

Back to square one for Vadis

13 September
The final word on the Vadia Odjodja-Ofoe failed loan deal has come from Club Brugge general manager Vincent Mannaert, and Everton will have to start again from scratch if they want him in January.

Hillsborough papers free fans from blame

12 September
The release of some 450,000 previously suppressed documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster has exposed what the 96 victims' families have always known: that Liverpool fans were not to blame for the tragedy that day and that an orchestrated cover-up by the authorities hid that truth for 23 years. Prime Minister, David Cameron, told the House of Commons, "Today's report is black and white. Liverpool fans were not to blame for the disaster."

Duffy signed up through 2015

12 September
Defender Shane Duffy has signed a new three-year contract which could keep him at Goodison Park until 2015. The 20-year-old has made eight first-team appearances for Everton, making his Premier League debut in January having been recalled from a loan spell with League One Scunthorpe.

There is no easy way to wage-war against Premier League salaries  [MEDIA]

12 September
Ever since Uefa rubber stamped it’s intentions to go ahead with its financial fair play initiative, fans of clubs within the nation’s top flight have certainly been split about its values and morality with a keen emphasis upon the transfer fees that clubs pay for players.

The Marouane Fellaini story, Part Two  [MEDIA]

11 September
How Felli became a cult hero at Everton.

Blues feature in Belgium-Croatia draw

11 September
All three of Everton's representatives featured in the 1-1 draw between Belgium and Croatia this evening but Nikica Jelavic had already been substituted by the time Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas entered the fray later in the second half.

Liverpool hopes the truth will finally out

12 September
The city of Liverpool will stand united today amid hopes that the families of 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough 23 years ago will finally see the truth of what happened that tragic April day fully exposed. An independent panel of experts, chaired by James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, will deliver the results of a 20-month investigation involving some 450,000 documents relating to the tragedy.

Toffees Have What It Takes to Finish Among Top Four  [MEDIA]

12 September
Regardless of last week’s occurrences, though, Everton supporters should still look forward to a fascinating campaign for a number of reasons.

Jelavic to face Fellaini and Mirrallas

11 September
Nikica Jelavic may get to start tonight's game for Croatia against a Belgian side featuring Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas in Brussels this evening, after he came off the bench and scored another first-time shot against Macedonia.

The Marouane Fellaini story, Part One  [MEDIA]

11 September
When a young Marouane Fellaini first tested out for Standard Liege’s academy, Christophe Dessy quickly realised he was about to sign a physiological marvel with rare attributes for a footballer.

No appeal likely in Odjidja-Ofoe case

10 September
Rounding out "Belgian Weekend" here on ToffeeWeb, this piece of news, tagged on to the end of the mainline Fellaini stories, suggests Everton are unlikey to pursue the Vadis Ojidja-Ofoe botched loan deal any further, as the next stop would be the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Vellios ends Euro qualifiers on a high

10 September
Apostolos Vellios came on as a second-half substitute for Greece U21s as they finished their European Championship qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Cyprus.

Fellaini 'surprised' by newspaper revelations

10 September
Marouane Fellaini has moved to diffuse the drama caused by comments attributed to him in the Belgian press over the weekend, insisting that he is happy at Everton. 'I was surprised to read in some newspapers that I will leave Everton very soon. Let me remind you that I am very happy in Liverpool," he says. "I am ready to play all the season [with Everton]."

Jelavic can fire Everton into the Champions League  [MEDIA]

10 September
Neville Southall believes that the goalscoring threat provided by Nikica Jelavic is the final piece in the jigsaw to get the Blues into the top four

No disciplinary action for Fellaini

10 September
A number of the major mdeia sources are carrying this Press Association story confidently predicting that Marouane Fellaini will not be disciplined by Everton for the rather unfortunate comments attributed to him in the Belgian press suggesting he could leave the Blues as early as January.

Sky Sports Focus on Fellaini  [MEDIA]

10 September
Marouane Fellaini has been quoted as saying his time at Everton is coming to an end. Adam Bate looks at the midfielder's growing importance at Goodison Park.

Jose Baxter still looking for a club...

10 September
From a superstar youth career and record-breaking senior debut to a brush with the law, a failure to win a first-team place and a decision to drop down the divisions: former Everton forward Jose Baxter is only 20 but he has already packed a lot into his short career. The latest chapters in his story are those of a free agent and trialist – but do not go thinking this is a hard-luck tale or another wonderkid turned bad, because Baxter is not giving up on his dream.

Odjidja-Ofoe: What next for Everton's nearly man?  [MEDIA]

9 September
Everton thought they had signed Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe on deadline day, only for FIFA to block the transfer days later. Who is he and what happened? Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could turn out to be the one that got away for Everton, even though there will be future opportunities to try to bring him in.

'Glass ceiling' frustrates Neville

9 September
Satisfaction with mediocrity at Everton, like finishing seventh but above Liverpool, really rankles with the Everton captain, who feels that if he leaves the club without a medal for winning a trophy, then for him that would be a failure.

Moyes has the recipe for success

9 September
“David Moyes has a real good recipe for success. He doesn’t just bring in every good player available. He brings in guys who can play two positions who will also buy into The Everton Way. And then he guides them along. He’s an incredible motivator. And he gets better at it every year."

Fellaini says this season is his last

9 September
Marouane Fellaini claims he could leave the club as soon as the next transfer window. In an interview with a Belgian newspaper published today Fellaini said he was now looking for a way out of Goodison Park as he seeks a new challenge after what will be five seasons with the Blues next summer.

Naismith: exponent of the forearm smash

8 September
Steven Naismith could be in big trouble with Uefa after deliberately striking out at a Serbian defender with a well-executed forearm smash in Scotland's 0 - 0 draw on Saturday. His 'red mist' moment was caught on video and could see him banned for at least three games, possibly including Scotland's next game against Macedonia on Wednesday.

Niang claims: 'Milan better than Everton'

8 September
M'Baye Niang played with the Milan youth team today and insists he “definitely made the right decision” turning down Everton for Milan, suggesting perhaps he was not treated with sufficient 'respect'...

A tribute to Leighton Baines (Video)  [MEDIA]

8 September
In celebration of his England full debut and goal, here are some of the Leighton Baines's best bits from a very good career so far at Wigan and Everton and, at the age of 27, he is just coming into his prime.

Tony Bellew dreams of fighting at Goodison Park  [MEDIA]

8 September
“I’ve been asked a couple of times where would I rather fight Vegas, MGM Grand, big lights or Goodison Park – and there’s no comparison at all. I’d rather it be a summer’s night under the lights at Goodison Park.”

Goals from Baines and Jelavic

7 September
Everton's internationals featured in a number of gamest tonight, with Nikica Jelavic sealing victory for Croatia over Macedonia, while Leighton Baines scored for England in his full International debut in Moldova.

Fifa kick back late loan deal

7 September
Everton have confirmed their failure to secure the services of young Belgian star Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe on loan. Fifa have confirmed that Everton were too late in completing the required paperwork and have kicked the loan deal into touch. However, Everton claim on their website that they lodged the relevant signed paperwork in advance of the international transfer deadline on August 31.

Oster joins Barnet FC

7 September
A name from Everton's past, still playing at 33, John Oster has joined Barnet. Last season he played for then-Championship side Doncaster Rovers but was released at the end of the season after his contract expired.

Spotlight on Bryan Oviedo

7 September
Bryan Oviedo has joined Everton after 2½ years with Copenhagen in Denmark. To get a little more information on the player, A Different League spoke to Peter Schulz, website editor and Premier League commentator for Danish broadcaster TV 2 SPORT:

We believe we can compete and win, says Naismith  [MEDIA]

7 September
“The squad believe we can go into every game and compete and win."

Everton can finish in top four, says Joe Royle  [MEDIA]

7 September
“Everton are looking strong. They are certainly a solid bet for the top six and if they can get their best team out every week and find some rhythm and continuity then you can’t rule out the top four."

Pienaar's assault case postponed

6 September
Steven Pienaar was expected to return to the Randburg Magistrate's Court in South Africa today on an assault charge, but the case has been postponed.

Everton have the quality to compete

5 September
Sylvain Distin believes Everton have enough quality in their squad to "compete for something interesting" this season.

Heitinga not happy with not starting

5 September
John Heitinga has expressed his disappointment at failing to start a Premier League game this season, saying the Everton bosses decisions to leave him out "feel bad".

Gibson could be out for a month

5 September
Everton are sweating on the fitness of Darron Gibson amid fears the midfielder could be sidelined for up to a month with the thigh problem that forced him off during the early stages of Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Everton name 19-man PL squad

5 September
Everton have confirmed their Premier League squad for the first half of the season, comprising just 19 of the allowed total 25 players over 21. The squad must contain no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the homegrown criteria; the remainder of the squad must be homegrown.

Chang celebrates Premier League milestone

4 September
Chang Beer has become the longest-standing football club sponsor in the Barclays Premier League. This season sees the premium Thai beer brand continue its sponsorship of Everton FC, a partnership that has been in place since 2004-05.

First defeat for Moyes  [MEDIA]

4 September
After a great start to this year's campaign, Everton suffered their first defeat at the Hawthorns over the weekend.

Fifa to decide on Odjidja-Ofoe loan

4 September
Everton remain hopeful that Fifa will sanction the £1m loan deal for central midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Club Brugge. Because Everton failed to complete the deal before the 11 pm deadline last Friday, Fifa needs to give their approval for the move.

Everton Under-21s lose to Arsenal

3 September
Everton's Under-21s lost 0 - 3 to Arsenal tonight at Barnet's Underhill Stadium. The scoreline was a little unfair as it result from two dubious penalties and a late goal in injury time, but it leaves the Under-21's with three losses out of three in the new national league that replaces the old Reserves.

Has Kennedy left Kilmarnock too soon?

3 September
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels fears that teenage striker Matthew Kennedy has left the club too soon and that joining Everton may have put his long-term development in jeopardy.

Everton Under-21s playing Arsenal tonight

3 September
Everton's Under-21s are playing Arsenal tonight at Barnet's Underhill l Stadium, Kick-off is 7 pm. For Everton, Magaye Gueye along with Luke Garbutt and Ross Barkley, but no sign of any of the latest additions to the club.

Pienaar withdrawn from Internationals

3 September
A thigh strain in sustained Saturday's game at West Brom has forced Steven Pienaar to withdrawn from South Africa's squad due to play international friendlies this week.

Goodison derby moved to Sunday

3 September
Everton's game against Liverpool at Goodison Park has been rescheduled for Sunday 28 October. Due to the visitors playing on the preceding Thursday, the Merseyside derby has been put back 24 hours by the Premier League. The game will now kick off at 1:30pm on the new date and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

U-18s beaten again

1 September
A George Waring goal gave Everton Under-18s a deserved half-time lead but they were cruelly dealt a blow in the second half as Arsenal struck two goals inside four second-half minutes to give the Gunners their first win of the season.

Everton Scout Report: Vadis Odidja-Ofoe Analysis  [MEDIA]

2 September
The surprise Belgian acquisition from Club Brugge with the challenging half-Ghanaian name has a number of exciting qualities

Gibson withdraws from Ireland squad

1 September
Darron Gibson will not be traveling with the Republic of Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan after he told Giovanni Trappatoni that he does not feel ready to return after being frozen out of the action at Euro2012.

Flying Everton shot down by WBA

1 September
Everton returned to the Midlands on a wave of positivity but it evaporated amid a disjointed display that seemed to come apart when Gibson limped off injured in the first half. The loss was huge but the price was not paid until the match turned in the 65th minute. Fellaini missed a gilt-edged chance at one end and West Brom scored on their next attack when Long converted from close range. McAuley's unchallenged header off a corner killed the game and brought Moyes's men back to earth with a thud.

Transfer dealings illustrate power shift in Merseyside  [MEDIA]

1 September
Richard Burton gives his thoughts on the respective business of Liverpool and Everton this summer

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton

1 September
With his impressive transfer window business done, David Moyes takes his team to the Hawthorns today looking for a fourth straight win in all competitions. With a virtually fully-fit squad — only Phil Neville's tweaked hamstring is a potential concern — from which to choose, the manager's task will be which starting XI to pick and which high-performing players to leave out. KO is 3pm.

Everton agree dramatic late loan swoop

1 September
Everton's last-ditch attempt to land Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Club Brugge on a loan-cum-permanent deal looks to have come off in late, dramatic fashion. After bids for Steven N'Zonzi and Michael Essien came to nothing, David Moyes stepped in late with an offer for the Belgian midfielder and has got his man subject to ratification from FIFA in the next few days.

Everton land teenage Kilmarnock prospect

31 August
Everton have confirmed the acquisition of Matthew Kennedy from Kilmarnock for a nominal fee, a day after the Scottish club's manager branded the Blues initial offer as "disrespectful."

Leeds tie to be screened live

31 August
Everton's Capital One Cup third round tie against Leeds United at Elland Road has been scheduled for Tuesday 25 September with a 7:45pm kick-off and will be screened live on Sky Sports.

Greg O'Keeffe on Everton's hopes of late transfer deadline day deals  [MEDIA]

30 August
Everton reporter Greg O'Keeffe gives the low-down on any last minute business Blues boss David Moyes may have lined up.

Coleman out to cement Everton spot  [MEDIA]

31 August
Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman insisted he is ready to challenge for a regular first-team spot after impressing in the League Cup demolition of Leyton Orient.

Oviedo announced as latest signing

31 August
Everton have confirmed the acquisitions of Bryan Oviedo from FC Copenhagen for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £1.6m, and Matthew Kennedy from Kilmarnock. The Costa Rican underwent a medical at Finch Farm and put pen to paper on a four-year contract at Goodison Park, while 17 year-old Kennedy signs on for three years. Late drama when rumours suggested the Blues were trying to land £6m-rated Belgian midfielder, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has not yet panned out, though a loan move remains a possibility.

Blues handed Leeds (A) in third round

30 August
Everton have been drawn to play Leeds United away in the third round of the Capital One League Cup.

The Premier League spending table

30 August
The BBC have compiled a league table to spending by the Premier League's clubs since the introduction of the transfer window nine years ago. Everton are 10th with an outlay of £129m.

Mirallas happy with 'dream debut'

30 August
Kevin Mirallas reflected on an excellent home debut for Everton after his two goals and two assists helped the Blues ease into the third round of the Capital One Cup last night.

Kilmarnock boss derides Kennedy bid

30 August
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has rejected out of hand Everton's bid for his promising teenage winger, Matthew Kennedy, describing the offer as "derisory and disrespectful".

Everton launch bid for Oviedo

30 August
A deal to sign Bryan Oviedo from FC Copenhagen before tomorrow's transfer deadline is close after the Danish club confirmed they have received a bid from Everton. BBC Sport suggest that the offer is in the region of £5m for the Costa Rican international who can play left back or in midfield.

Orient blown way by five-star Blues

29 August
Kevin Mirallas scored twice on his full Everton debut and spurned a glorious chance for a hat-trick as the Blues thrashed Leyton Orient 5-0. The Belgian also assisted goals for Osman and Anichebe as Moyes's side eased to a 4-0 half-time lead, while Magaye Gueye volleyed in a fifth after the interval.

Kevin Mirallas could make Goodison debut against Leyton Orient  [MEDIA]

29 August
Everton's assistant manager Steve Round is impressed by new signing Kevin Mirallas and expects him to make his home debut in tonight’s League Cup second-round match against Leyton Orient at Goodison Park.

Bidwell back on loan with Brentford

29 August
Reserve defender Jake Bidwell has rejoined Brentford on a one-month loan deal. He spent most of last season with the club who have made no secret of how much they like him.

Jamie Jones returns with Orient

29 August
After spending 13 years at Everton as a youngster, Leyton Orient's visit to Goodison Park represents a dream come true for keeper Jamie Jones. The 23-year-old came up through the ranks of the Everton Academy before being released in 2008.

Everton vs Leyton Orient

29 August
Everton kick off their League Cup campaign this evening with a club-record 10th successive home cup tie against Leyton Orient of League One. Kevin Mirallas is expected to make his full debut and there could also be a start for the likes of John Heitinga and Victor Anichebe. KO is 7:45pm.

Round looking for more signings

28 August
Everton Assistant Manager, Steve Round, says that David Moyes is still hopeful of doing more business before the transfer deadline on Friday night. Moyes has made no secret of the fact he wants more strength in depth and it's for that reason that no further departures are expected.

Tactical Deconstruction: How Everton’s midfield bossed Aston Villa  [MEDIA]

27 August
Villa’s midfield duo were completely outnumbered as Naismith (although deployed right mid) spent most of his time narrow and Fellaini was also playing a tad deeper than he was vs Utd.

Everton can make Europe this season, says Phil Neville  [MEDIA]

27 August
Phil Neville believes Everton's soaring confidence could lead them into Europe this season If they are able to maintain the current Goodison feel-good factor.

Symes hoping for Goodison outing

27 August
Leyton Orient's summer signing Michael Symes is no stranger to Everton and will be hoping to play a part in Wednesday's League Cup fixture agianst his old club.

Mirallas pleased to get first run-out

26 August
Happy to make his first appearance for Everton at Villa Park yesterday, Kevin Mirallas says that the team's form in their first two games has just reinforced his decision to join the Blues.

U-21s get a 5 - 1 hammering

26 August
Everton's new Under-21 side crashed to another bruising defeat, this time 5 - 1 at home to West Ham, the likes of Bidwell, Duffy, Garbutt, Barkley and Vellios unable to offer much resistance.

Donovan unlikely to return this winter

26 August
The chances of Landon Donovan returning to Goodison for a third loan spell appear slim after the American declared that he is looking to take the MLS close season off completely as his enthusiasm for the game wanes.

Moyes glowing over Blues triumph

25 August
David Moyes was impressed with the quality of his side's performance: "The first half, I said to the players, at times it was as good as I've seen for a long time at Everton," the manager said after the game. "We missed a few chances before we scored but we played very well."

U-18s in second successive defeat

26 August
Everton's Under-18s suffered a second successive defeat as West Ham ran out 2-1 winners on Saturday afternoon.

Superb Everton power to Villa Park win

25 August
Everton made it two wins in two on the back of an irresistible first-half display at Villa Park. Pienaar's beauty from 20 yards set them on their way after just two minutes, and though Fellaini's header was fortunate to squirm past Given, Jelavic's trademark first-touch strike just before the break was a gem. El Ahmadi scored a consolation after Villa had been reduced to 10 men but this was all about a dominant Blues performance.

Aston Villa vs Everton

24 August
Everton hope to build on the stirring win over Manchester United with their first win at Villa Park in over seven years this weekend. David Moyes expects no real injury concerns from Monday but will make a late decision on whether to include new-boy Kevin Mirallas. KO is 3pm.

Everton FC; The Premier League Club That Gets Little to No Respect  [MEDIA]

24 August
Why must the media insist on forgetting that Everton FC exist? The top four has become the top eight in order to include a consistently faltering team in red from Merseyside and the new trendy teams in Newcastle and Finsbury Park — yet the team that has most regularly finished in that clique is never mentioned. This season was yet another example. We are the stealth team of L4.

Heitinga happy at Goodison

23 August
John Heitinga insists that he is settled at Everton and will fight for his place at the club amid thus-far unfounded speculation that he is a target of Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton release third kit for pre-order

23 August
Everton's elegant new third-choice jersey is now available for pre-order via the Club's official site. The team will wear the white jersey for the first time at Villa Park this Saturday when they take on Aston Villa in their first away game of the new season.

Everton’s tactical plan worked to perfection against United  [MEDIA]

22 August
Marc Braterman's neutral perspective on the way Everton saw off United in the season opener

Towering Fellaini leaves Fergie fuming  [MEDIA]

22 August
Phil McNulty hits the mark with his impressions of Everton's win over Manchester United

Remembering Rhys Jones, five years on

22 August
Evertonians are remembering Rhys Jones today, five years since the day he was killed by a stray bullet near his Liverpool home after playing a game of football with his friends.

Everton 1-0 Man United: Tactical Deconstruction  [MEDIA]

22 August
This was a classic Everton display of recent times and was very much an extension of what happened from January onwards last season at Goodison.

Sheedy to have surgery for cancer

22 August
Everton left-wing hero of the 1980s golden era and current coach, Kevin Sheedy, will have surgery later this week after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Cancelled Asian tour left Everton 'relaxed'

22 August
Phil Neville, the club captain, believes that David Moyes's different approach to pre-season preparations, aided by the cancellation of the Java Cup, was a key factor. Everton started training briskly, then relaxed, so they were fitter and fresher for the final straight before opening day.

RvP's debut overshadowed by tremendous Toffees  [MEDIA]

21 August
Roger Bennett captures the mood of the Blues' barn-burning display from a neutral's perspective

Moyes thrilled but staying grounded

21 August
David Moyes lauded his team's excellent performance against Manchester United last night but was keen to stress that he will only judge his team's start to the new season after 10 games or so.

Playing time was key for Mirallas

21 August
New signing Kevin Mirallas met the press for the first time since joining Everton today and confirmed that it was the prospect of regular first-team football at Goodison Park that convinced him to choose the Blues over Arsenal.

Neville Southall Book Launch Dinner

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The EFC Heritage Society are holding an evening with Neville Southall at Everton Football Club in the Alex Young Suite Friday 28th September 2012, 7.30 for 8pm.

A perfect Ten for Fellaini

20 August
An absolutely fantastic night at Goodison Park that almost defies a just description. A tremendous match by Everton to hold and then beat a cocky Manchester United who everyone thought would win this game. But Everton thought different with an ultimately exhausting but exhilarating display that gets them off to a fantastic start, thanks to an immense performance and a towering goal from Marouane Fellaini.

Victor eyes injury-free season

20 August
Victor Anichebe is hoping he can finally show Toffees supporters what he is capable of this season. The last three campaigns have been particularly frustrating, Anichebe making only 46 appearances, the majority of them from the bench.

Kevin Mirallas delighted to seal move to ‘big club’  [MEDIA]

20 August
Kevin Mirallas has revealed his delight after completing a move to Everton after being recommended to the club by countryman Marouane Fellaini: “I am very happy because Everton is a big club and for me it’s a very good opportunity. I’ve known Everton have been following me for a while and after talking with the manager I decided coming to Everton was the best opportunity for me."

Sylvain Distin eyes more clean sheets  [MEDIA]

20 August
Sylvain Distin says Everton took pride from having one of the Premier League’s meanest defences last season – but insists the Blues are a club always looking for better.

Steven Pienaar back to haunt United again  [MEDIA]

20 August
When Ferguson claps eyes on Steven Pienaar at Goodison Park tonight, three months of pain and lingering frustration will come bubbling to the surface. It was Everton midfielder Pienaar who unwittingly altered the destiny of the run-in, the South African’s late goal at Old Trafford back in April dragged Everton off the canvas, completing a thrilling comeback in a topsy-turvy, 4-4 draw that denied United two points which were ultimately to prove so crucial in their quest for another championship.

Cahill notches first MLS goal  [MEDIA]

20 August
Tim Cahill scored his first goal for New York Red Bulls as they came from behind to beat Portland Timbers 3-2.

U21s start with defeat at West Brom

19 August
Everton began life in the new U21 Premier League with a 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Rodwell fluffs his start at City

19 August
Jack Rodwell's Manchester City debut almost ended on a sour note after a lazy pass led to Southampton going ahead 2-1 but the Champions recovered to win a thriller 3-2.

Mirallas's versatility key for Moyes

19 August
Together with his potential goals, David Moyes cites Kevin Mirallas's ability to play in a number of forward positions as being key to him signing the Belgian from Olympiacos.

Deal for Pienaar's return not the best

19 August
David Moyes admits that he had little choice but to bring Steven Pienaar back to Everton at any cost even though the deal was more than Tottenham paid for him 18 months previously.

Everton land Kevin Mirallas in £6m deal

19 August
Belgian Kevin Mirallas completed his transfer to Everton for around £6m from Olympiacos today as the Blues fended off interest from Arsenal for the forward. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park after passing a medical on Saturday. He will wear the number 11 shirt.

Interview: Steven Naismith on the upcoming season

19 August
Steven Naismith is ready to make his Everton debut on Monday night in the rarefied atmosphere of Goodison Park under lights and gave a lengthy interview to the Scotsman in anticipation of the start of his Everton career.

Everton vs Manchester United

19 August
Three months and one week since last season ended, Everton are back in action for real tomorrow night with a high-profile season opener under the Goodison lights against Manchester United. No injury concerns for David Moyes, just a decision to make as to who to select as he looks to get 2012-13 off to a flyer.

Everton U-18s 0 - 1 West Brom U-18s

18 August
Everton Academy's Under-18 side didn't make that good a start to the new season, coming unstuck against their counterparts from West Bromwich Albion, who took the lead early in the first half and didn't look back.

Join ToffeeWeb's Fantasy League

18 August
We've belatedly created a 'ToffeeWeb' Fantasy League for the new season so feel free to sign up to league code 1881415-391830.

Open Magazine interviews Wayne Rooney  [MEDIA]

17 August
It is 10 years since a young kid from the streets of Croxteth broke into the Everton first team to take the world of football by storm. Rooney spoke to Open about his highlights of a decade of football at the very top.

An interview with Alex Young, the Golden Vision

18 August
For a bit of history before the new season starts, The Scotsman carries this interview with Alex Young — The Golden Vision — now 75.

Barkley to be farmed out on loan

18 August
David Moyes is considering sending Ross Barkley out on loan to the Championship this season to give him more first-team exposure.

Everton edge closer to Mirallas transfer

18 August
Update Kevin Mirallas is a step closer to completing his proposed move to Everton after arriving on Merseyside for talks today. Sky Sports reported yesterday that the Blues have agreed a £6m fee with Olympiakos for the 24 year-old but there are apparently suggestions in the Greek media that a payment schedule needs to be hammered out before any deal can be rubber-stamped.

Everton agree fee for Mirallas

17 August
Everton appear to have won the race to sign Kevin Mirallas with Sky Sports reporting that the Club have agreed a £6m fee – other sources say £5.3m rising to £6.5m – with Olympiakos for the 24 year-old. The transfer will be completed pending a medical in the next 48 hours.

Blues confirm McLaughlin signing

17 August
Everton have confirmed the acquisition of Irish defender Ben McLaughlin on a three-year contract.

Moyes wants 'At least two more'

17 August
David Moyes admits that the timing was right to sell Jack Rodwell, with the 21 year-old getting a new opportunity and Everton able to bring in ‘at least two new faces’ before the end of the transfer window. While he wouldn’t be drawn on names, Moyes insisted the Club is actively seeking new recruits before 1st September.

Everton Premier League season preview 2012-13  [MEDIA]

17 August
It’s time for Moyes to set a pace that leaves others playing catch-up in January rather than vice versa.

Mirallas weighs his options

16 August
Everton are hoping to land Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas before the weekend but face stiff competition from a rival bid by Arsenal. In an interview on Sky Sports, though, the 24 year-old suggested he might be tempted by the promise of first-team football at Goodison but will take time to weigh up the decision with his advisers and family.

Naismith ready for Everton debut  [MEDIA]

16 August
Steven Naismith says he is fit and ready to make his Barclays Premier League debut for Everton at home to Manchester United on Monday night - and hopes Toffees boss Davie Moyes feels the same.

Kevin Mirallas favours Goodison move as he wants first team football  [MEDIA]

16 August
Kevin Mirallas has admitted he favours a move to Goodison over Arsenal because he wants first team football.

Steve Round has no doubt Nikica Jelavic will be amongst the goals again this season  [MEDIA]

16 August
Jelavic’s lack of goals in pre-season won’t affect his confidence in the slightest, insists Steve Round.

Howard helps USA to historic win

16 August
Tim Howard pulled off two key, match-winning saves for the USA to deny Javier Hernandez as they beat neighbours and rivals Mexico on their turf for the first time ever.

Jagielka notches first England goal

15 August
Phil Jagielka scored his first goal for England as they came from behind to beat Italy, their conquerors from Euro2012, in Berne. The Everton defender headed home the equaliser before Jermaine Defoe hit the winner.

Everton start in Elite Under-21 Group

15 August
More details are appearing regarding the efforts being made to enhance professional youth football in England & Wales through the rebranding of Reserves football as a new Under-21 Premier League competition.

Roberto Mancini's anti-Everton jibe showed a distinct lack of class  [MEDIA]

15 August
"With their fiercely competitive ethos under Moyes and their proud record of punching way above their financial weight, Everton are the very last team to deserve being dismissed as non-triers. "

Donovan set to re-evalute his plans

15 August
Landon Donovan hasn't decided yet what he will be doing when his contract with MLS at LA Galaxy expires next year. Incredibly, this has been spun to mean he is planning to hang up his boots.

Everton at home in League Cup tie

15 August
Everton will play Leyton Orient at Goodison Park in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, renamed this season after new American sponsors, Capital One.The game will take place on Wednesday 29 August (kick off 7:45pm).

Everton hold Mirallas talks

15 August
Everton are looking to sign Kevin Mirallas, a versatile 24-year-old Belgian forward who plays his club football with Olympiakos. After Sky Sports reported earlier that he will undergo a medical at Finch Farm tomorrow ahead of a proposed £5.3m move, David Moyes attended Belgium's 4-2 win over Holland with Mirallas' agent hoping to tie up the deal.

Everton Preview: Can 'steady Eddies' rock the boat?  [MEDIA]

14 August
Moyes continues to get his well-drilled outfit punching above their weight and, fired by the goals of Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic, expect the Toffees to again be pressing for a top-six finish - but they might be foiled.

Neville: Keep Calm and Carry On

14 August
Phil Neville things Everton have players up-and-coming through the ranks to cope with the loss of Jack Rodwell, who hasn't real played for the team in the last six months.

Losing Jack Rodwell Isn’t That Bad, Is It?  [MEDIA]

14 August
Injuries could hinder his development at City; he'll be back at Goodison Park in a year or two.

Fellaini down with groin problem

14 August
Marouane Fellaini is facing a race against time to be fit for Everton’s Premier League opener against Manchester United after missing the final pre-season friendly with a groin complaint. The Belgian midfielder was unable to take part in Saturday’s defeat at Malaga after suffering the injury before kick-off, and will undergo intensive treatment this week in the hope that he can face the Red Devils at Goodison.

Everton Season 2012-13 Preview  [MEDIA]

14 August
We hope you are suitably rested and prepared for another 9 months of gruelling pain, despair, struggle and excitement as the lure of warm Chang and cold scouse pies is now tantalisingly within your grasp….

Caen striker flies in for trial

15 August
Highly-regarded French teenager, M'Baye Niang arrived on Merseyside today to begin a three-day trial ahead of what could be a £6m move from Caen. David Moyes will run the rule of over the talented forward before deciding whether to lodge a bid with the French side who have already rejected a £5m approach by Arsenal.

Has Rodwell made a mistake signing for Man City?  [MEDIA]

13 August
Rodwell joined Everton at seven, played for the reserves at 15 and made his first-team debut a year later. Intriguingly, there are suggestions on Merseyside that he was not all that keen to move. I don’t blame him. There’s a real danger he could be gathering dust on the shelf.

Man City: "a dream come true"

12 August
In this interview, Jack Rodwell reveals that negotiations for his move to Manchester City have been going on for the last couple of weeks and it has all been kept under wraps "quite nicely".

Mancini warns Rodwell he is not ready for Manchester City's starting XI  [MEDIA]

12 August
"Jack Rodwell is a young player who needs to improve to play at this level," said Mancini.

Everton sell Rodwell to Man City

12 August
Everton have agreed to sell Jack Rodwell to Manchester City in a deal worth £12m up front and a potential £3m in add-ons. The 21-year-old England midfielder passed a medical at the Etihad stadium today after flying back from Spain this morning and the transfer was completed tonight.

Malaga 1 - 0 Everton

11 August
A moment of lax defending in the second half saw Everton beaten by hosts Málaga, who went on to win the magnificent Tropheo Internationál Costa Del Sol. All things considered this was a good pre-season finale for Everton, and should set them up nicely for the massive challenge on 20 August when Manchester United come to town.

Moyes picks up another Irish prospect

11 August
Everton appear to have signed another promising young Irish defender in form of Ben McLaughlin from Dundalk.

Under-18s draw 3 - 3 with Wigan

11 August
Everton Under-18s were held to a 3 - 3 draw against Wigan Athletic at Finch Farm today. Goals came from Harry Charsley (a new name at this level, coming up from the U-16s), Gethin Jones, and Chris Long.

Hibbert: 'Bigger than Pele'

11 August
Evertonians' affection for Tony Hibbert and the "Hibbert Scores, We Riot" phenomenon were big enough to reach all the way to Brazilian TV, as this three-plus-minute spot, complete with fan videos of the goal, shows.

Gibson out injured

11 August
A thigh injury means that Darron Gibson will miss the game against Malaga tonight, as well as Ireland's game against Serbia next week, and makes him an early doubt for the season-opener against Manchester United.

Malaga v Everton

11 August
Everton's preseason schedule draws to a close with a trip to Andalusia to take on Malaga. The game will be broadcast online at evertontv with a kick-off time of 8:00 pm BST. Phil Neville believes the challenge of taking on Malaga is the ideal preparation for the team.

Loyalty isn't just a word to Tim Cahill

10 August
We couldn't pass up this excellent article on Tim Cahill's Everton career and move to MLS that appeared today at the ESPN website, and begins: "The first thing you notice upon shaking hands with Tim Cahill is that he has surprisingly soft palms. It's a jarring fact only because it undermines the scrappy, blood-and-guts persona he earned over eight seasons boxing Premier League corner flags at Everton."

Jagielka and Distin slightly hamstrung

10 August
Phil Jagielka has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s final friendly against Malaga after being rested with a slight hamstring problem as a precaution for the Blues’ last two warm-ups against Blackpool and AEK Athens. David Moyes said: “Jags had a tight hamstring; Sylvain had a tight hamstring on Sunday so we didn’t take any chances with him."

Moyes dampens Naismith boost

10 August
A first-half Naismith hat-trick against AEK Athens which finally saw Everton produce some encouraging preseason form that could have generated a little more optimism has had a bucket of cold water thrown over it by manager David Moyes, who was keen to play down any expectations paced on his new Scottish signing.

Rodwell in England squad again

10 August
Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Jack Rodwell have all been named in the England squad to face Italy for a friendly in Switzerland on Wednesday 15 August.

Infographic: Season ticket value by club

9 August
Based on simple calculations of goals scored and points won at home, Vouchercodes provide a Premier League table showing which teams' season ticket offers the best "bang for the buck". Everton come in fifth.

Tony Hibbert scores in his testimonial and Goodison riots  [MEDIA]

8 August
Greg O'Keefe reports from Tony Hibbert's memorable testimonial

Hibbo triggers riot with 4th goal

8 August
A first-half hat-trick from Steven Naismith, all laid on by excellent balls from Steven Pienaar, put Everton on course for a fitting celebration of Tony Hibbert's Everton life. That was to explode in the second half when the man of the hour lashed home a free-kick, triggering a riot, with fans invading the pitch, mobbing Hibbert, forcing the ref to take the players off for a couple of minutes until order was restored.

Everton 4 - 1 AEK Athens [FT]

8 August
Everton will celebrate the career of devoted and determined Huyton-born Blue, Tony Hibbert, who has played in over 300 senior games over the last 10+ years, since he progressed through the Everton Academy and into David Moyes's Premier League side. The opposition is AEK Athens, and the kick-off is set for 7:45 pm at Goodison Park. The match is NOT part of the EvertonTV pre-season package.

Why still being Blue is Tony Hibbert’s biggest honour  [MEDIA]

8 August
“Every game I have gone into I have given 100 per cent. When the day comes that I feel I cannot do that, then that will be it. But, as it is now, I am still hungry and feel that I can still perform. My body feels fine. Playing for Everton is a big part of that. When you pull that shirt on, you don’t want to give anything other than 100 per cent.”

Rooney wanted to honour Hibbert

7 August
Wayne Rooney might well have made a surprise appearance in Everton colours tomorrow night were in not for Manchester United's high-profile friendly with Barcelona. The ex-Goodison striker asked Tony Hibbert if he could play in the defender's testimonial against AEK Athens.

Green gets call to step up to U17s

7 August
Everton youngster, George Green, has been called up to the England U17 squad for a forthcoming tournament against Italy, Portugal and Turkey.

Hibbert looking forward to testimonial

7 August
Tomorrow, Tony Hibbert’s loyalty to Everton – perhaps devotion would be a better word in this case – is rewarded with a testimonial game, in the form of Everton’s pre-season friendly against AEK Athens at Goodison. He is sharing the proceeds with local charities.

Do Everton have what it takes to finish above Liverpool again?  [MEDIA]

7 August
Everton found the money to cough up just under £6m in the January transfer window and the 9 Premier League goals from the Croatian striker Jelavic and the 7 assists from returning South African Pienaar was the firepower needed to ensure Everton finished in the top eight of the Premier League for the fifth season on the trot. More importantly, they finished above Liverpool – something they hadn’t done since the 2004/05 campaign in which Everton finished 4th thus qualifying for the Champions League.

Club announce Malaga ticket details

6 August
Everton are now in a position to announce details of how to buy tickets for the friendly against Malaga next week, with half going on sale at the Goodison Box Office tomorrow and the other half available for purchase at Lo Rosaleda stadium on the day of the game.

Pre-season sloppiness leaves David Moyes far from happy  [MEDIA]

6 August
The team as a whole can be forgiven a little sloppiness for now – but as the clock ticks down to August 20 the good will won’t last long...

Reserves wallop Bangor for six

4 August
An Everton reserves side put six goals past Bangor City at Nantporth on Saturday, without reply. The game was their fourth preseason friendly.

Green still seeking money for Naismith

6 August
The Scottish tabloid claims that a tribunal will set a fee for Everton to pay by way of compensation for signing Steven Naismith. It claims that Rangers newco owner Charles Green wants £1.5M.

Blues stars humbled by Seasiders

5 August
Everton's pre-season didn't really get back on track following a short trip up the Lancashire coast to Blackpool. The Blues had the ball in the net on their first attack but Fellaini's nice headed goal was oddly ruled out for offside and heads seemed to drop. It was Blackpool who applied all the pressure after that and got their reward in the second half, which was poor from Everton's perspective.

Blackpool 2 - 0 Everton [FT]

5 August
Everton's pre-season gets back on track with a short trip up the Lancashire coast to Blackpool. All senior players should be available, including Leighton Baines, who has revealed he has only taken a week off after a busy summer. Live coverage is available to subscribers on EvertonTV. Kick off: 3:00 pm BST.

Fenerbahçe seal Yobo deal

4 August
The summer-long Joseph Yobo transfer saga is over after Fenerbahçe finally completed the signing of the Nigerian defender on a three-year contract.

Senegal blunder after great comeback

4 August
Magaye Gueye came on as a second-half sub for Senegal again in their first knock-out match at the London Olympics where they had to come back from 2-0 down to force extra time. But farcical defending by Senegal gifted Mexico two ridiculous goals to preclude a penalty shoot-out.

Cahill suffers defeat in MLS debut  [MEDIA]

4 August
Tim Cahill was on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline on his debut for New York Red Bulls as they lost to the Houston Dynamos in Texas.

Pienaar: Baines is vital to Everton

4 August
Speaking at his first full press conference since returning to Everton on a full-time contract, Steven Pienaar expressed his hopes that the Club can keep hold of Leighton Baines this summer.

Fee finally agreed for Yobo

3 August
Everton and Fenerbahçe appear to have finally come to agreement over a fee of €2.3m for Joseph Yobo, with the deal expected to be tied up this weekend.

Everton feature in new U-21 showcase

3 August
Everton feature in Group 1 of the new Barclays Under-21 Premier League competition, announced today. Teams from 17 Premier League and six nPower Championship clubs are divided into three groups and, from January, the sides will then be placed into three pools based on their performance, leading to a knockout stage and final.

Phil Neville delighted to see Steven Pienaar back at Everton  [MEDIA]

3 August
“The way he played last year, he came back and seemed even better than he was in his first spell at the club. He lights up the place, there’s no question about that. The players trust him, the manager trusts him and he makes us a better team.”

Business done early, says Jags

3 August
Phil Jagielka has said he is relieved that manager David Moyes has been able to do his business with time to spare before the 2012-13 campaign begins, and the squad will benefit from then lack of uncertainty which has troubled them in previous pre-seasons.

Everton confirm Yobo talks

2 August
Despite various reports from Turkey and Nigeria that a deal was already done for Joseph Yobo, Everton have confirmed today that talks between the Club and Fenerbahçe are ongoing but nothing has been resolved yet.

Friendly with Bulgarians ends even

2 August
Everton played out a 1 - 1 draw with Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Goodison Park this afternoon, arranged to boost squad fitness after the cancelation of the trip to Indonesia. Leighton Baines's penalty had the Blues 1 - 0 up before Marcelino leveled in the second half. Both sides had goals disallowed as well.

Hibbert is at the heart of Everton FC

2 August
The build-up to Tony Hibbert's testimonial continues with Everton captain Phil Neville telling BBC Radio Merseyside in this audio clip that Tony Hibbert epitomizes everything that's good about Everton Football Club.

Senegal through to the quarterfinals

2 August
Magaye Gueye's Senegal reached the last eight of the men's Olympic Football competition on Wednesday evening, partly thanks to Great Britain defeating Uruguay.

Mixed Everton XI loses Cup runout

1 August
A mixture of Academy, reserve and senior players turned out against Tranmere Rovers in the Liverpool Senior Cup Final at Prenton Park this evening and were beaten by a late goal by Andy Robinson. Apostolos Vellios's volley had put the Blues 1-0 up before half time but James Wallace equalised against his old club. Conor McAleny's late spot-kick was saved before Jack Rodwell's loose pass was intercepted and fed to Robinson to win it with the last kick of the game.

Pienaar eyes good start and silverware

1 August
Speaking after finally wrapping up his return to Everton, Steven Pienaar says that one of the keys to the Blues hopes of qualifying for Europe will be a strong start to the new season.

Cahill open to loan return

31 July
Tim Cahill says that he is open to the option of returning to Everton on loan from New York Red Bulls if the move suited both clubs.

Pienaar completes Everton return

31 July
Steven Pienaar is a full-time Everton player again after the 30-year-old put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Goodison Park. The South African, who says that, "there was no doubt in my mind that I would be back," underwent a successfiul medical earlier ahead of a £4.5m transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. He will wear the No 22 jersey.

Without new investment, standing still should be considered moving forwards for Everton  [MEDIA]

30 July
Marc Braterman's piece at the Added Minutes blog goes over well-trodden ground in analysing the unchanging ownership situation at Everton

Senegal win but no place for Gueye

29 July
Senegal won their second game in Group A of the London Olympics at Wembley Stadium today without the help of Magaye Gueye, who watched from the bench as the West Africans beat Uruguay comfortably while going down to 10 men.

Everton quash Baines talk

29 July
Despite near-constant media claims this summer that Manchester United are close to signing Leighton Baines, Everton reiterate that no contact has been received from Old Trafford for the England international.

Reserves held goalless by Hereford

28 July
Everton’s reserve team friendly at Hereford ended in a dull but energy-sapping goalless draw.

Destiny calls for Barkley in Cahill's absence  [MEDIA]

28 July
The departure of the Australian could provide the teenager with the chance to step up

Yobo desperate for permanent Fenerbahçe move  [MEDIA]

28 July
Everton defender Joseph Yobo has pleaded with the club to lower their asking price for him as he seeks a move to Fenerbahçe.

Everton and Spurs agree fee for Pienaar

28 July
The Steven Pienaar transfer saga appears close to resolution after Everton and Tottenham finally came to an agreement on a fee for the South African. According to the website of Pienaar's agent, the 30 year-old will undergo a medical on Monday and hopefully be unveiled as the Blues' second signing of the summer on Tuesday.

Gueye makes Olympic debut

27 July
Everton's Magaye Gueye came on as a second-half substitute for Senegal in their first Group A match of the 2012 Olympic Games. Senegal held the hosts Great Britain to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, and face Uruguay next on Sunday.

McAleny in talks over new deal

27 July
Everton Academy graduate Conor McAleny is reportedly in talks over a new contract at Goodison Park.

Cahill excited for next chapter

27 July
Tim Cahill sat down for his first full interview for his new club as he prepares for perhaps the final step in his career with New York Red Bulls and spoke of his commitment to and love for Everton after eight years at Goodison Park.

U15s lose Milk Cup Final

27 July
Everton missed the chance of lifting the Milk Cup in Coleraine for the fourth time in five years as the U15s went down to 2-0 to Brentford.

Cahill seals New York switch

26 July
New York Red Bulls have confirmed the acquisition of Tim Cahill from Everton. The Australian underwent a medical yesterday and agreed terms on a three-year deal with the MLS side, reportedly worth $3.5m a season. The 32 year-old leaves Goodison after eight years but will continue to wear the No 17 jersey at his new club.

Java Cup organisers intend to sue over Everton withdrawal

25 July
Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo, the company who organised the aborted Java Cup in Jakarta scheduled for this weekend, have announced their intention to sue Everton for pulling out of the competition at short notice.

Yobo agent says deal is still on

25 July
Despite quotes attributed to a "source close to the Nigerian" defender yesterday saying that he was walking away from his proposed move to Fenerbahçe, Joseph Yobo's agent has apparently confirmed that nothing has changed and the deal is still close to completion.

Charities to benefit from Hibbert testimonial

25 July
Tony Hibbert will donate part of the proceeds from his upcoming testimonial against AEK Athens to children's charities, Claire House and Rainbow Trust.

Carsley: Cahill won't go down as an Everton legend  [MEDIA]

25 July
Lee Carsley says a lack of trophies has tarnished Tim Cahill's career at Goodison Park and as a consequence he won't go down as an all-time great.

Royle: Cahill has been amazing value for Everton  [MEDIA]

25 July
Joe Royle hails Tim Cahill's Everton career, with the midfielder set for a move to the MLS, but admits the timing is probably right for player and club to part terms.

Pienaar move still not concluded

24 July
Sky Sports claims that Everton and Tottenham have failed to agree terms for Steven Pienaar, despite lengthy and ongoing talks over the South African's proposed move back to Goodison Park.

Everton pull out of Java Cup

24 July
Everton have confirmed they will now not be playing in the inaugural Java Cup which was due to take place in Indonesia later this week. Initially, it was indicated that Nacional from Uruguay would replace the Turkish Champions but when they denied the claim, confusion over the participating clubs, the subsequent structure of the competition and safety concerns prompted Everton to withdraw.

Cahill to make MLS move

23 July
Eight years to the day after he arrived from Millwall, Tim Cahill is on the brink of his Goodison exit with a move to New York Red Bulls after Everton confirmed that they have accepted a nominal fee — reportedly £1m — from the Major League Soccer side for the Australian icon.

Francisco Junior earning his stripes

23 July
Francisco Junior's impressive pre-season form looks to have brought him into first-team contention for the coming season.

Everton confirm StubHub deal

23 July
Everton have confirmed reports earlier this month that the Club have signed a deal with US-based ticket marketplace, StubHub.

Francisco Junior playing his way into Moyes's plans  [MEDIA]

23 July
After another impressive 45-minute cameo at Motherwell on Saturday, David Moyes said: “I think by the way he’s playing at the moment, yes, he’s got a good chance of being involved in my plans for next season."

Yobo finally set to go for €2.5M

23 July
Update It's still to be confirmed by Everton due to the final details being ironed out, but the Turkish-Football.com website are reporting that Everton have finally accepted a knock-down price of €2.5M (~£2M) for wantaway defender Joseph Yobo. Fenerbahçe had reportedly agreed to a fee of £5M when the player went to Turkey on loan 2 years ago, but the Turks reneged on this deal and Everton agreed apparently to get money in that would finance the return of Steven Pienaar.

Nacional in Java Cup after Galatasaray bail

23 July
Galatasaray have pulled out the Java Cup, to be replaced by Nacional of Uruguay. Nacional may now be Everton's opponents at Jakarta's Gelora Bung stadium on Sunday (29 July), if both sides win their opening games against Malaysia and Indonesia.

Reserves lose ARR Carib Cup Final

22 July
Everton Reserves went behind after just 2 mins to a sharp header from Sean Welsh for the home side, who have had the upper hand in the first half. A penalty was called early in the second half and Welsh scored his second from the spot but Conor McAleny pulled one back for the Blues. But 2 mins later and the Blues went further behind, and Thistle then had another goal disallowed for offside.

Moyes remains upbeat on Pienaar

21 July
David Moyes says that a deal to bring Steven Pienaar back to Everton is close but nothing has been concluded yet.

Reserves into final of Carib Cup

21 July
Everton's reserves made their way into the final of ARR Craib Cup tomorrow after beating Airdrie United 2-1 this afternoon with goals from Barkley and Garbutt. The Blues are joined in the four-team tournament by a Celtic XI, hosts Partick Thistle.

Motherwell 1 - 1 Everton

21 July
Everton continue their pre-season Scottish tour with a trip to Motherwell, where James McFadden came off the bench as a guest of the home side. Everton delivered better service for the live coverage on evertontv. It was Shane Duffy who opened the scoring for the Blues after the half-hour. But Motherwell equalized with a belter from Law after the break.

When 'Live TV' is not so live...

20 July
A section of evertontv users experienced some technical difficulties during the first stream of pre-season football from Tannadice on Thursday evening and the Club's technology provider has apologised for any inconvenience caused to viewers.

Nottingham Forest takeover prompts Everton questions — but it’s not so simple  [MEDIA]

20 July
Ian Doyle of the Post points out the differences between Everton and Nottingham Forest as investment propositions.

Award for Everton in the Community

20 July
Everton's official charity, Everton in the Community, has been honoured with a prestigious award at the 2012 Sport and Recreation Alliance's Community Sport and Recreation Awards.

James McFadden: My best years can still be ahead  [MEDIA]

20 July
"I came back last year at Everton and, despite not playing many games, I trained every day. It was difficult at the start but, towards the end, I was more than holding my own in training. I just couldn’t get a game but I probably felt better than I did before I got injured. These should be my peak years. I’ve had a couple out so I hope they’re still ahead of me.

Naismith granted clearance by FIFA

20 July
Update FIFA has granted temporary clearance to all five ex-Rangers players, among them Steven Naismith of Everton, who terminated their contracts with the liquidated club, allowing them to proceed at their new clubs.

Late Barkley goals seals win

19 July
A late goal created and finished by Ross Barkley applied a touch of class right at the end of an otherwise largely mundane runout for some of the Everton first team at Tannadice tonight. Junior had done well in midfield until a poor tackle and a yellow card saw him substituted.

Pienaar plays in Spurs friendly

18 July
Stephen Pienaar played out the first half for Spurs this evening in a pre-season friendly at Stevenage, casting some doubt over the certainty of his impending move to Everton.

Vellios out to impress David Moyes

18 July
Apostolos Vellios wants to impress David Moyes by building on the goal he scored in the first pre-season game at Morecambe, and continue to get more first-team game time after being named Everton’s Young Player of the Season.

Dundee Utd friendly put back 24 hours

18 July
Everton's friendly with Dundee United has been called off this evening due to torrential rain and waterlogged conditions at Tannadice. Following a pitch inspection, the game has been postponed for 24 hours and rescheduled for tomorrow evening.

Prentice: Never mind the cuffs, designers should be collared about no white socks  [MEDIA]

17 July
The Echo's David Prentice joins the ranks calling for a return to white socks for Everton's home kit

Weir keeping himself in tip-top condition  [MEDIA]

17 July
David Weir keeping himself in top condition in case he's needed to bolster Everton's defence this season

Baxter is a free agent

16 July
Jose Baxter, the Everton Academy graduate who is hopeful of being picked up by Crystal Palace, is no longer with the Club after apparently turning down a new contract at Goodison Park.

Elstone promises Thai trip next year

16 July
While visiting Thailand, Everton CEO Robert Elstone has promised that before the 2013-14 season there would be a charity match in Thailand between Everton and 'a leading world club'.

'I was overwhelmed to face my beloved Everton' – Jim Bentley  [MEDIA]

16 July
“I’m a massive Evertonian. To play the team I’ve loved all my life at the home of the team I’ve played for throughout the last 10 years – head-to-head – was overwhelming for me. It was superb, I’m absolutely made up."

Encouragement for Rodwell from Distin

16 July
Jack Rodwell has endured wretched luck with injuries, but the challenge now is to steer clear of the treatment table. Sylvain Distin concedes that niggling problems can be difficult to shake off, but is confident Rodwell can get back to his best.

Man Utd face reduced ticket allocation

16 July
Manchester United fans are set to have their ticket allocation at Goodison Park cut amid safety fears. Members of Liverpool City Council's licensing committee are due to vote next week on cutting United’s away allocations for this coming season and beyond.

Fifa want reasons for Scottish stalling

15 July
Fifa have written to the Scottish FA asking for reasons why the registrations of the Rangers players who have left – including Everton's Steven Naismith – have not been released.

Blues win first runout of preseason

14 July
Everton made the short trip up the Lancashire coast to Morecambe and enjoyed a good runout against the League Two side in the first pre-season game, a testimonial for Jim Bentley. Goals from Francisco, Vellios, Rodwell and Anichebe had the Blues 4-0 up before Bentley was fittingly gifted a goal at the end.

Green's players' contract purchase invalid

13 July
Newco Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green has been dealt a fresh blow in his battle to hold on to the the club's wantaway players as his purchase of their contracts has been deemed invalid, according to a legal expert on employment law.

Pre-order The Binman Chronicles

12 July
The autobiography of Goodison legend Neville Southall, The Binman Chronicles, is set for publication on 13th August but you can pre-order a signed copy with one of a range of limited edition covers from publisher deCoubertin Books and help the ex-goalkeeper's foundation in the process.

Euro heartbreak for Young Lions

12 July
Despite dominating 10-man Greece, backed by impressive displays from Everton's Ross Barkley, John Lundstram and Luke Garbutt, England U19s lost 2-1 to Greece in extra time of their European Championship semi-final.

Everton unveil new Nike home kit

12 July
Everton have finally unveiled their new Nike home kit, and it features unusually wide white cuffs on the sleeves, as suggested in Tuesday's leaked photo. The Everton players will wear the new kit on Saturday in the first pre-season friendly at Morecambe.

Green paid £2.75M for players' contracts

11 July
As the Rangers saga rumbles on, the latest revelation is that Charles Green made a payment of £2¾M for the players' contracts, as part of the £5½M deal for purchasing all of Rangers' assets.

Everton to ink StubHub deal

11 July
The Daily Mail are reporting that Everton are set to conclude a £1.7m deal with US-based secondary ticketing company, StubHub.

Why it's vital Everton keep hold of Leighton Baines  [MEDIA]

11 July
Further argument, if it was needed, that Everton must keep their prized left back

Silva joins Levski Sofia

10 July
Everton have confirmed the departure of Reserve striker João Silva to Levski Sofia for a fee that is officially undisclosed but it is reported in Bulgaria to be €400,000. The 22- year-old was signed by David Moyes two years ago but failed to break into the first team and spent most of last season on loan back in his native Portugal.

New home kit reveal set for Thursday

10 July
Everton will unveil the much-delayed 2012-13 home strip on the Official Site on Thursday and fans will get to see it worn by the players for the first time at Morecambe this weekend.

Lundstram on target in U19s victory

9 July
Everton's John Lundstram scored for England U19s as they beat France 2-1 to comfortably win Group B in the European Championships in Estonia. They progress to a semi-final match-up with Greece.

SFA refuses clearance for Naismith

9 July
The Scottish FA have refused to grant international clearance for the five ex-Rangers players who chose not to have their contracts transferred to the Rangers newco and have since signed for new clubs in England and Switzerland, including, of course, Steven Naismith. FIFA has granted temporary clearance while they ponder an official ruling on the matter.

Hammar's hard work paying off

9 July
Unheard of beyond Everton Academy, 18-year-old Swedish defender Johan Hammar has been talking about stepping up to train with the first team squad in Austria and getting more playing time in the Reserves.

Rodwell ready to step up this season

9 July
Jack Rodwell is with David Moyes’s squad at their summer training camp in Austria currently, and revealed that he was desperate to put the persistent hamstring problems of last season firmly behind him as he heads into the new campaign.

Tim Howard teaches players goalkeeping secrets at inaugural camp  [MEDIA]

8 July
Howard returned to Manatee County, Florida, to lead the instructors in the inaugural Complete Soccer Goalkeeper Academy featuring Tim Howard in Lakewood Ranch.

Everton players at Austrian training camp  [MEDIA]

7 July
Pictures from the stunning setting in which the Blues began their preparations for the new season.

Jimmy Tansey passes away

7 July
Former Everton left-back, Jimmy Tansey, who made 142 appearances for the Blues in the 1950s, has passed away today aged 83.

Everton pleased with Sky dates but confused over ESPN shut-out  [MEDIA]

7 July
The Blues are not among the 23 games selected by ESPN for live broadcast between before December.

Gueye answers Senegal Olympic call

7 July
Magaye Gueye is set to be included in Senegal's team for the Olympic Games in London later this month after accepting a call-up from the West African nation.

Watch pre-season games online

7 July
Evertonians will be able to tune in for six of the pre-season games live online this summer via evertontv.

Neville: 'Age is just a number'

6 July
Phil Neville believes that he has two or three more years of top-level football in him as he describes how he is keeping himself in peak condition this summer ahead of next month's Premier League kick-off.

Young Blues help England to victory

6 July
All four of Everton's England U19 representatives saw action in Estonia today as the Young Lions beat Serbia 2-1 to take a commanding lead in Group B of the European Championships and simultaneously secure a place in next summer's U20 World Cup.

Steven Naismith tells Rangers to drop legal threat  [MEDIA]

6 July
Seven Naismith has urged former club Rangers to drop the legal threat to his Everton future.

Moyes calm over contract

6 July
David Moyes is entering the final year of his current contract at Everton and as yet no new deal has been agreed. However, Moyes insists he is not concerned about sorting out a new deal and that he remains happy on Merseyside.

Landon Donovan – best US player ever?  [MEDIA]

6 July
Is he the best US player of his generation? Cue the stats: all-time leading scorer for the national team with 49 goals, the leader in assists (48), a career spanning over a decade with 143 appearances for the country. He is the public face of American soccer internationally.

Rapid set to lose Jelavic payment

6 July
Rapid Vienna believe Rangers will default on the outstanding £900k payment due to the Austrian club for the £4M transfer of Nikica Jelavic two years ago.

Pienaar denies assault charge

5 July
Steven Pienaar appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, South Africa, on Wednesday, where he denied charges of assault.

Moyes says Rangers plight is a 'tragedy'

5 July
David Moyes admits they have benefited from the "tragedy" which has befallen Rangers by snapping up Steven Naismith on a free transfer.

Moyes makes Pienaar next priority

5 July
David Moyes has made the retention of Steven Pienaar his next priority after landing Steven Naismith yesterday. "We're keen and I hope in time that we will be able to conclude [the Pienaar] deal," Moyes told the press today. With his loan spell over, Pienaar has officially returned to Tottenham but the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas is unlikely to change the South African's mind about where he would prefer to play his football.

United starter moved to Monday night

5 July
Everton's season opener against Manchester United has been pushed back to Monday 20 August (8pm) for live coverage on Sky.

Duffy: Critics are too harsh on Ireland  [MEDIA]

5 July
Everton defender Shane Duffy believes that the criticism meted out to the Repubiic of Ireland after their showing in Euro2012 is overly harsh.

Everything the Toffees need to know about Naismith  [MEDIA]

5 July
"Naismith is that rare thing in British football currently – a home-grown example of the kind of confident, astute and dynamic forwards that excel in all the major European leagues."

Introducing Steven Naismith: Stats and Analysis  [MEDIA]

4 July
The Executioner's Bong blog takes a look at Naismith's record at Rangers

Blues duo play in England draw

4 July
Ross Barkley and Luke Garbutt both featured for England U-19s as the Young Lions drew 1-1 in their European Championships Group B opener against Croatia.

Steven Naismith signs for Everton

4 July
Everton have completed the free transfer of former Rangers striker Steven Naismith. The Scotland international, a free agent after he terminated his contract with Rangers and rejected the chance to move over to the Newco club, has signed a four-year deal.

Everton cagey on Naismith move

3 July
Steven Naismith is believed to have visited Finch Farm on Saturday, and completed an initial fitness test but did not undergo a full medical over the weekend. Everton staff wanted to see how the former Rangers player’s right knee has healed after he had surgery on it in November 2011 to repair anterior cruciate ligament damage. That injury kept him sidelined for the rest of last season.

Pienaar could now be staying with Spurs

3 July
Steven Pienaar has admitted that he could yet stay at Tottenham if the new manager assures him that he will be part of his first team plans. It was expected that Pienaar would look to seal a permanent move back to Everton, but he has suggested that he could yet have a future in north London, and the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas to replace Harry Redknapp may be the game-changer for Pienaar and Everton.

FSF survey on policing

2 July
The Football Supporters' Federation are conducting a survey regarding the policing of top flight football and would like your help.

Leighton Baines Is Right Player, Wrong Price  [MEDIA]

2 July
Manchester United are not misguided in their pursuit of Everton's Leighton Baines, but their offering price is entirely too high. Baines is too old, and lacks the skill, to command the money being thrown his way.

Spain make history with Euro triumph

1 July
Euro2012 reached its climax with the final in Kiev this evening where Spain became the first nation to win three successive major tournaments with an emphatic 4-0 victory over luckless Italy.

Pranjic making all the right noises

1 July
Danijel Pranjic says that he would be honoured to play for Everton and apparently expects developments on that front in the next week. The Mail, however, claim that the Blues are no longer interested.

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