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Nevin: Landing Koeman was a coup for Everton

Former Everton winger and current football pundit Pat Nevin says that Everton are "waiting to be a turned into big club" again and that Ronald Koeman is the man to do it.
Added on 30/06/2016

How leaving the EU could alter player recruitment

Britan's exit from the European Union will have important ramifications for the ability of clubs to cherry pick young talent from the Continent, as well as increase the need for work permits for other players not already established in their international teams.
Added on 24/06/2016

Quiet McCarthy does his talking on the pitch

A good article on James McCarthy bouncing back in Wednesday's game in Lille in which the Republic of Ireland overturned Italy to set up a round of 16 clash with France..
Added on 24/06/2016

Romelu Lukaku: Seek stability not summer saga

In the wake of Mino Raiola's comments this week that seemed to cast doubt on he Belgian leaving Everton after all, Matt Stead writes that Lukaku would probably be best served by staying put.
Added on 22/06/2016

Ronald Koeman: ''I had to leave Southampton''

Added on 18/06/2016

Lukaku has a long way to go....

Added on 14/06/2016

Koeman arrives to herald new era of ambition at Goodison

It's a challenge to fully clear the cobwebs of complacency at Goodison, but Everton have a winner in the dugout for the first time in an age, writes blogger Chris Smith. Does Koeman's arrival represent the start of ambition?
Added on 08/06/2016

Koeman appointment will banish 'plucky Everton' tag

Ronald Koeman's appointment will be seen as the day Everton banished the undignified notion of being a plucky outsider
Added on 08/06/2016

Everton fans’ tales of how Ali watched 1966 Final after meeting Blues in Hyde Park

Following the recent passing of the boxing legend, the Echo's David Prentice revisits his piece on Muhammad Ali and his chance meeting with Everton supporters in Hyde Park prior to the 1966 FA Cup Final.
Added on 06/06/2016

Docks is the opportunity Blues can't miss again

The Echo's Greg O'Keeffe argues that after letting the Kings Dock fall through their fingers over a decade ago, if there's a chance of securing a stadium on Liverpool's north docks, it's one Everton should grab with both hands.
Added on 24/05/2016

Could new Everton stadium prove attractive to docks owner Peel?

Peel Holdings, the owner and developer of the north docks area that is believed to be under consideration by Everton as a site for a new stadium, have not shown much appetite for the inclusion of a sporting arena in their plans for Liverpool Waters. Could they be persuaded if a new ground for the Blues would help kickstart development of the area.
Added on 20/05/2016

How Andrei Kanchelskis tore down the Iron Curtain

This piece by Andrew Flint glosses almost completely over the flying Ukrainian's time at Goodison Park but it provides some interesting insight into one of the first players from the former Soviet Union to succeed in England.
Added on 20/05/2016

Why Ronald Koeman would be the ideal managerial appointment for Everton

"When pondering a replacement for Roberto Martinez, it’s imperative the club consider a more balanced coach," writes Matt Jones.
Added on 15/05/2016

Heitinga: De Boer is a perfect match for Everton

The former Everton defender has added his voice to those saying that the departing Ajax boss would do well at Goodison Park.
Added on 13/05/2016

Everton sack Roberto Martinez: How the stubborn Spaniard's Goodison Park reign unravelled

ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd spoke with International Business Times about where it went wrong for Roberto and who could replace him.
Added on 13/05/2016

Mystery over stadium-related projections

The Echo are teasing a series of images apparently related to Everton's stadium that were projected onto Liverpool landmarks on Sunday night.
Added on 10/05/2016

Roberto Martinez has lost the ordinary Everton fan and now there seems no way back

"Martinez, it seems, has lost the ordinary fan," writes Greg O'Keeffe. "Not only the keyboard warriors, not just the habitual cynics who love to rant on social media. Everton aren't at a crossroads with their manager any more. They're at the end of the road."
Added on 09/05/2016

Mediocrity is a disease at Everton… Fans aren’t allowed to think big

Former Everton chairman Sir John Moores once said: "Everton expects success. We’ve a very good crowd and our crowd are very loyal. But, of course, they pay money and they expect to see us do well. If we don’t do well then something should be done about it and something will be done about."

"This is no longer the case," writes Elliot Bretland. "Nothing is done about it. Nothing is said, no action is taken."
Added on 09/05/2016

Everton legend presented with League title medal

Everton legend Derek Temple has finally been presented with a League title medal, 53 years after helping the Blues lift the trophy.
Added on 08/05/2016

Speedo Mick: This season’s true heroic tale

Not all heroes wear capes — but this season it has been discovered that some do wear speedos. That has certainly been the case regarding Everton fan Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick.
Added on 07/05/2016

Roberto Martinez overly positive on Everton's season

Sky Sports Sunday Supplement panelist and journalist Jonathon Northcroft says that, in his opinion, some of Roberto Martinez's latest pronouncements are nonsense and that the Everton manager is guilty of over-spinning his team's record and performances this season.
Added on 01/05/2016

Bob Latchford and Me: A Boy's Own Tale

Norwegian sports writer Andreas Selliaas grew up in a village south of Oslo in the 1970s, watching English football from afar and playing make believe in the street. Big Bad Bob was his hero
Added on 28/04/2016

John Stones still the real deal ahead of Wembley spotlight

Barry Horne says he's been taken aback by the criticism of John Stones this week which he describes as an overreaction.
Added on 23/04/2016

Everton's Roberto Martnez can have few complaints if the taxi calls soon

Even victory in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United may not save the Everton manager after a humiliating Merseyside derby defeat and a season of overindulgence and underachievement
Added on 22/04/2016

Liverpool and Everton are heading in very different directions

Liverpool are a work in progress, but can end the season with a trophy. The future is bright. Everton go to Anfield on a knife-edge. Klopp can afford a disappointing result, but Martinez will get little leeway if things go wrong. These are two managers – and clubs – heading in different directions.
Added on 21/04/2016

Anfield legend honoured by Everton Heritage Society

Alec Brady, Everton's first title winner - at Anfield - has his grave rededicated
Added on 15/04/2016

Was Leighton Baines right to question the chemistry at Everton?

Adam Bate takes a look at the unmistakable impact that the loss of key partnerships like the Baines-Pienaar axis coupled with degrading performance on the defensive side has led to Everton's declining fortunes under Roberto Martinez.
Added on 11/04/2016

Ratcliffe: Baines was right but if he still had to apologise why didn't Lukaku?

Added on 07/04/2016

Prentice: Baines was not misinterpreted and shouldn't apologise

After Robert Martinez very publicly suggested that Leighton Baines's recent comments regarding a shortage of team chemistry being a contributing factor to Everton's recent form were misinterpreted and taken out of of context, David Prentice of the Liverpool Echo insists that this was not the case.
Added on 07/04/2016

International debut shows Everton stole a march on rivals for Shani Tarashaj

Roberto Martinez was pleased to see Shani Tarashaj make his full Swiss debut over the international break and is looking forward to having him on board at Finch Farm this summer.
Added on 31/03/2016

Giving up at Anfield would be managerial suicide

In the latest View from the Gwladys column, local radio producer and former Blue Room podcast regular Dave Downie gives a frank assessment of where Everton stand at this point in the season and insists that Roberto Martinez can't afford to play a weakened team in the Merseyside derby.
Added on 31/03/2016

Seamus Coleman interview: Home is where the heart is for Everton man

Ireland defender wants to play Gaelic football in Killybegs after professional career ends.
Added on 19/03/2016

Everton's home form is unacceptable, their fans deserve better

Dominic King writes for MailOnline that "Everton have been lamentable at Goodison and the reason a season that promised so much is ending in frustration can be traced to the appalling numbers next to their name in the home column of the Premier League table."
Added on 19/03/2016

Two Blues in four-way battle for Young Player of the Year?

The statistics so far show that both Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are in the running to be voted Young Player of the Year.
Added on 15/03/2016

1966 and all that

Sportsmail tracks down Everton's 1966 FA Cup final hero Mike Trebilcock 50 years on from his brace against Sheffield Wednesday.
Added on 13/03/2016

Everton learn from Liverpool error by pinning faith on Farhad Moshiri

Chris Bascombe describes how Farhad Moshiri came to Liverpool's attention prior to the arrival of Hicks and Gillette and how Bill Kenwright courted him for 18 months before the billionaire took a 49.9% stake in Everton.
Added on 12/03/2016

Everton the second-best supported club among expat Brits in the US

A survey by TransferWise shows that only Manchester United are supported in greater numbers by expatriate Britons living and working in the United States than Everton.
Added on 10/03/2016

Roberto Martinez must beware the looming spectre of Mike Walker

David Prentice writes that while the Catalan could never take away the undisputed tag of worst Everton manager away from the "Silver Fox", there are worrying parallels between the two.
Added on 08/03/2016

Michael Ball: Everton's fitness levels concern me

In his latest Echo column, the ex-Everton defender says questions must be asked of the players' staying power.
Added on 08/03/2016

Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers: The flawed disciples of Pep Guardiola

Patrick Boyland on the geographical and philosophical link between the Everton manager, the incoming Manchester City boss and their markedly different results.
Added on 07/03/2016

Tasty Toffee Conor is a sweet success!

On-loan striker Conor McAleny talks to Wigan Today about the early impact he has had with the Latics since joining them until the end of the season on transfer deadline day.
Added on 26/02/2016

The Martinez Conundrum

Ian Herbert writes that Roberto Martinez will do things his way, whether it's popular or not.
Added on 19/02/2016

Everton lead tributes to top talent and war hero George Harrison

Thanks in large part to Everton Heritage Society, the rededication of former player George Harrison's grave took place in Church Gresley, South Derbyshire last Friday.
Added on 18/02/2016

Martinez might get another season but does he deserve one?

Rob Vera is this week's View from the Gwladys Street contributor at the Echo's website and he pulls no punches in assessing Everton's failings under Roberto Martinez — there has been little by way of improvement in terms of results this season.
Added on 17/02/2016

Barton 'petrified' about Everton's future

The controversial midfielder, a lifelong Blue, tells the BBC of his concerns that fans are becoming disillusioned with Roberto Martinez his fear that Everton's talented squad could break up this summer following another season of under-achievement.
Added on 16/02/2016

Romelu Lukaku: Men In Blazers Podcast Special

Roger Bennett, die-hard Evertonian and one half of the Men In Blazers, interviews the prolific Belgian striker on growing up in Belgium and his goalscoring pedigree.
Added on 09/02/2016

A look into Everton's possible new owner, the enigma that is John Moores

Paul Brown offers some more insight into the background of John Jay Moores, the former owner of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team and potential new supremo at Everton FC.
Added on 09/02/2016

English soccer club Everton has loyal fans in the US too

Furthering the case for Everton's aspirations to become the American People's Club, this article in the LA Times
Added on 07/02/2016

Pienaar tops 'Premier League's most injured players' list

At last we have won something. Since January 2013 our very own Steven Pienaar has missed more days injured than even Stumbleridge and Sicknote Wilshire.

Check out the top ten which sadly includes Brian Oviedo but his was, of course, exacerbated by his long spell out with a double leg break.
Added on 31/01/2016

Roberto Martinez talks too much for his own good

Writing in the Irish Independent, John Giles gives his view of how Roberto Martinez's flowery words run contrary to the reality of results and how the situation relates to the likes of Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy.
Added on 29/01/2016

Collymore: Martinez is letting down his young stars

The pundit and talkSPORT presenter argues that the Everton boss needs to add pragmatism to his Barca fantasy and address the realities of the Premier League by ironing out the errors and instilling discipline in the likes of Ross Barkley and John Stones.
Added on 25/01/2016

Cult status is only the start for battling Muhamed Besic

Paul Wilson talks to the Bosnian midfielder who is becoming as revered at Goodison Park as he is in his homeland.
Added on 24/01/2016

Naismith hopes to thank Everton fans with debut Norwich goal against Liverpool

The Scot admits that leaving Everton was perhaps the biggest decision of his career but says he needed to play regular football in what is a short a career.
Added on 22/01/2016

Steven Naismith: A man of the people at the People's Club

Phil Kirkbride on the departure of a player the Everton fans could relate to, one they saw give nothing less than everything he had, for every single second of every single game. Naismith was the type loved on the terraces, he approached each game how the fans would if given the chance to pull on that royal blue shirt and they adored him for it.
Added on 21/01/2016

There's a time to play and a time to secure the points

Stephen Hunt, a one-time target of David Moyes when he was Everton manager, writes in the Irish Independent about the Blues' need to shirk the pure approach late in games and shut them down.
Added on 24/01/2016

Tommy Lawton's heartbreaking letter to Sir Richard Attenborough

The ex-Everton striker, who scored 65 goals in 87 appearances before his career was disrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War, wrote to the late film-maker and Chelsea director asking for a loan in 1970.
Added on 14/01/2016

Roberto Martinez's stubborn faith in Tim Howard a major issue for Everton

Luke O'Farrell argues that while the American attracts criticism for his ongoing lack of form, Martinez's failure to act is becoming the bigger problem.
Added on 13/01/2016

Muhamed Besic: the cultured scrapper who could turn out to be an Everton gem

Jonathan Wilson laps up the Bosnian's excellent display against Manchester City in the League Cup semi final first leg, an all-round performance of grit, intelligence, aggression and mobility.
Added on 07/01/2016

Everton are at a crossroads – and in danger of being left behind

One of English football's traditional superpowers still have much to commend them under Bill Kenwright but desperately need fresh investment.
Added on 02/01/2016

Everton's most difficult opponent? Everton

Michael Ball continues his frank assessment of the Blues' frustrating recent form and calls for brave decisions from Roberto Martinez, including giving Joel Robles a long overdue shot at earning the first-choice goalkeeper's role.
Added on 30/12/2015

Tim Howards position at Everton has become farcical and he must be dropped

In his WST column, ToffeeWeb contributor Matt Jones doesn't mince words when it comes to the American's untenable position as Everton's first-choice goalkeeper.
Added on 30/12/2015

Michael Ball: Everton have become too predictable

The ex-Everton defender doesn't mince words in nailing the current Blues' problems in his latest column.
Added on 21/12/2015

Greorge Green: Paid too much, too young

The Guardian carries an interview with George Green, who blew a £45k signing-on fee at 16 and felt he didn't need to train as the £4,000-a-week Everton were paying him went to his head.
Added on 17/12/2015

Everton in legal wrangle with Yorkshire farm

The club are apparently involved a legal dispute with a farm in the village of Everton, near Doncaster over the name of their shop.
Added on 11/12/2015

Evertons divine quartet starting to fulfil destiny

Chris Bascombe says that Roberto Martínez is cracking the code that will turn young guns Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley, John Stones and Romelu Lukaku into stars.
Added on 07/12/2015

Tim Howard is under pressure at Everton as his form suffers a dip

Matt Cheetham looks at Tim Howard's performance stats over the past two seasons for Sky Sports, comparing them with his peers, and the conclusion is not a favourable one for the American.
Added on 06/12/2015

Andy Gray regrets missed opportunity

The Scot famously turned down the opportunity to manage the Blues in 1997 after being tempted to remain at Sky Sports as a pundit but he now says it was a missed opportunity.
Added on 05/12/2015

Dave Thomas opens up about glaucoma, playing golf and his father rejecting Don Revie's mighty Leeds

Everrtonian author and journalist, Brian Viner, speaks with the wing legend about his hopes of getting a guide dog to assist him now that glaucoma has robbed him of almost all of his peripheral vision.
Added on 02/12/2015

Michael Ball: Everton need to develop a nasty streak

The ex-Everton fullback says that Everton are too nice and lacked both a leader on the pitch to calm the storm in the final few seconds at Bournemouth.
Added on 01/12/2015

When an Everton supporter surveys the opaque borrowing by English clubs

The surfacing of documents by the Twitter entity known only as Watched Toffee linking a handful of Premier League clubs to offshore funding vehicles that have replaced banks as primary lenders of advances on guaranteed broadcast revenue has piqued the interest of L'Equipe, France's biggest football publication.
Added on 30/11/2015

West Hams Upton Park upheaval a sign of the times

In a piece about the gradual loss of England's traditional old stadia, Daniel Taylor laments the loss to London's E13 when West Ham move to the Olympic Stadium next year and draws parallels to what might happen in Walton should Everton ever make a move away happen.
Added on 30/11/2015

Where are they now? John-Paul Kissock

The Echo interview a player who was once widely touted as the next star off the Finch Farm production line before he was released by Everton six years ago.
Added on 24/11/2015

From My Seat: Everton (A)

A Sunderland fan gives a withering assessment of the value for money for visiting supporters at Goodison Park.
Added on 15/11/2015

Pique would have Stones in his world dream team

Asked by The Telegraph to name his ideal international team ahead of his country's friendly with England, Barcelona and Spain star Gerard Pique reveals his admiration for John Stones.
Added on 11/11/2015

Performance-enhancing drugs in Football

This article uses a recent observation by Arsene Wenger on the presence of drugs in football to rehash one from the history books that implicated Everton when the Sunday People “exposed” Everton’s title-winning team of 1962-63 as being driven by amphetamine use.
Added on 11/11/2015

Funes Mori: Vickery admits he got it wrong

Self-styled South American Football pundit Tim Vickery admits he got it wrong with regard to Ramiro Funes Mori making it in the Premier League.
Added on 08/11/2015

Why are even billionaires shying away from buying Premier League and Championship clubs?

"Currently in the Premier League three clubs are for sale, Everton circa £170m, Aston Villa circa £180m and WBA circa £150m and there are no takers." That's the contention of this article by Gindy Singh, which blows away the myth that football clubs are highly profitable ventures.
Added on 02/11/2015

Sunderland fan pens heartfelt letter praising Everton fans incredible welcome

A Sunderland fan said he felt “completely humbled” from the warm welcome given to him by Everton fans yesterday.
Added on 02/11/2015

Remembering Howard Kendall's days as Athletic Bilbao manager

Sid Lowe on the Everton legend's time in Basque country and the club that came a close second to the Toffees in his heart.
Added on 24/10/2015

Cartoon: David Squires on the football career of Howard Kendall

The Guardian cartoonist pays tribute to the Everton legend with his latest offering.
Added on 20/10/2015

Thank you for the memories

The former Sky Sports presenter, now with beIN Sports with ex-Blues striker Andy Gray, pens some nice words about his memories of Howard Kendall.
Added on 19/10/2015

Royle: Outrageous that Howard never won an England cap

Joe Royle has paid tribute to Howard Kendall’s playing ability and reckons his former Everton team-mate used to suffer because of his honest approach.
Added on 19/10/2015

Roberto Martinez on why he had to bring Howard Kendall 'home'

The Everton boss pays tribute to the greatest manager in Blues history.
Added on 19/10/2015

Derby day 121 years ago today - and some things haven't changed

The first ever meeting between Everton and Liverpool took place at Goodison Park - just two years after the dramatic split which saw Everton quit Anfield and a new club formed in the city called Liverpool.
Added on 13/10/2015

European soccer clubs pick some questionable sponsors

Margot Patrick of the Wall Street Journal on European football sponsorship that is attracting smaller companies that are harder to vet, like Power8 which lured Everton and Espanyol into partnership deals last year before disappearing without making good on sponsorship payments.
Added on 10/10/2015

Hodgson: Barkley should take cue from Baggio and Totti

Roy Hodgson believes Ross Barkley should use Roberto Baggio and Francesco Totti as his template as he seeks to sharpen an attacking edge in his own game.
Added on 03/10/2015

Ian Buchan: Everton's Forgotten Manager

More from the Echo's David Prentice about the man who managed the Toffees for just over two seasons in the 1950s on the 50th anniversary of his untimely death.
Added on 22/09/2015

David Moyes closing in on another P45...

David Moyes is reportedly nearing the sack after Real Sociedad’s dreadful start to the La Liga season continued.
Added on 21/09/2015

Times past but Littlewoods clocks are precious artefacts still

The Echo's David Prentice did some digging to see if he could definitively discern the fate of the famous old Goodison Park clocks that used to grace the Gwladys Street and Park End stands.
Added on 18/09/2015

Will Everton and Roberto Martinez be contenders or pretenders this season?

In light of another stirring win, Paul Wilson has some astute observations about Everton's inconsistencies under Roberto Martinez, saying the Blues need to develop consistency, to become feared by opponents for picking up points as well as rave reviews. Everyone knows they can hit the heights but there are likely to be troughs as well.
Added on 17/09/2015

Bombs and bungs: The story of how Andrei Kanchelskis joined Everton

Andrei Kanchelskis had his best season in English football playing for Everton... but the story of how his move from Manchester United came about in 1995, and the ramifications back in his native Ukraine, make for shocking reading.
Added on 17/09/2015

Ex-Everton striker Bent charged with affray

Marcus Bent has been released on bail after being charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug.
Added on 15/09/2015

Unmasking the power behind the throne

Using more documents and articles excavated from the public domain, the person behind the Watched Toffee Twitter account highlights Sir Philip Green's friendship and past financial assistance to Bill Kenwright and asks whether the retail magnate remains involved in the club's affairs behind the scenes and to what extent.
Added on 12/09/2015

Lukaku's first coach on why goals will always hide his flaws

In a revealing interview, Ariel Jacobs, the man who gave Romelu Lukaku his break as a precocious 16-year-old at Anderlecht, explains how the striker's rapid rise meant he missed out on crucial development time that might have ironed out some of the flaws in his game.
Added on 11/09/2015

The Everton scout who convinced Moyes to sign Stones

Tony Henry tells the Echo how close Everton came to missing out on John Stones and how it was David Moyes's faith in his scout that tipped him towards signing the then 18-year-old on transfer deadline day in January 2013.
Added on 09/09/2015

Ross Barkley's delicate talent presents an intriguing problem for Roy Hodgson

Sam Wallace on the conundrum facing the England manager in trying to integrate Barkley's skillset into what is a fairly rigid system.
Added on 08/09/2015

Everton's staying power is a transfer window positive

David Prentice argues that Everton are starting to lose their reputation as serial sellers – and that is an undoubted positive from this latest transfer window.
Added on 01/09/2015

Who Is the Main Player in The Everton Show?

The financial machinations at Everton FC have been a cause for concern for many fans dating back to the controversies surrounding the Fortress Sports Fund and Destination Kirkby proposal. Using information freely available in the public domain, the person behind the Watched Toffee Twitter account has been digging into the complex system of loans that the club has been using to fund operations since the global financial crash in 2008.
Added on 01/09/2015

The Ramiro Funes Mori transfer the story from Argentina

A translated article from Argentina's La Nacion newspaper on Ramiro Funes Mori's transfer to Everton yesterday.
Added on 02/09/2015

Stones saga: Martinez proves when a club say a player is not for sale, they can really mean it

Chris Bascombe writes that the Everton manager has offered a timely reminder to all clubs with players on long contracts that when they insist an asset is not for sale, it can be genuine
Added on 28/08/2015

Wayne's second era, how Everton can save football, Ashley Madison man

Added on 27/08/2015

Nothing but the best will do. But can Everton really do better?

Journalist Matt Scott offers another seemingly neutral opinion on Everton's place in the Premier League and concludes that the club is doing fine "muddling through" with Bill Kenwright at the helm.
Added on 26/08/2015

Martinez faces the sack at Everton if he can't make transfer system work

In a somewhat disjointed piece, Paul Joyce pulls no punches in asserting that "Everton's biggest problem over the past year has arguably been the manager," where he seems to suggest that Martinez's insistence on not selling the Blues' crown jewels has become a problem.
Added on 25/08/2015

Everton face 'enormous challenge' of making new stadium plan financially viable

In one of two articles taking a deeper look at the situation at Everton, Paul Joyce suggests that with redeveloping Goodison Park off the table, a solution to the club's stadium issue remains a long way off.
Added on 25/08/2015

If Everton are still a big club they CANNOT sell John Stones to Chelsea

Andy Dunn takes a different tack on the Stones saga, bucking the trend of most other pundits and making the case that, if Everton are still a big club, they CANNOT sell John Stones to Chelsea.
Added on 23/08/2015

We can't be like spoilt kids at Everton and not take criticism

Seamus Coleman is featured in this Daily Mail article ahead of Sunday afternoon's clash with Man City, where he will likely be marking Raheem Sterling.
Added on 23/08/2015

Everton's 'family' feud over lack of funding in transfers and Goodison Park

Among a now steady stream of articles on Everton in the National Press, this one by Simon Hart in The Independent avoids the sycophantic adulation of Bill Kenwright and includes quotes from Joe Beardwood, Colin Fitzpatrick, Michael Dunford, and Barry Horne.
Added on 21/08/2015

Everton to build a 'golden generation'

This article in the Daily Mail claims the Toffees have a clear plan for success and attempts to address all the concerns raised by a 'minority' of protesters who have called the regime of Kenwright & Co to task for presiding over a long slow slide into Premier League mediocrity.
Added on 20/08/2015

Everton FC fans deserve answers from a board whose silence is creating unrest and division

With its now divorced sister paper, the Echo, not yet willing to fully grasp the nettle, the Daily Post has taken on the issue of unrest among the Everton fans with this article by Gary Porter.
Added on 20/08/2015

Myths and legends A look at Everton, Bill Kenwright and the fans who want him out

Some Evertonians say the flying banner at Southampton was to garner national media attention to Everton's 'plight' under the custodianship of Bill Kenwright & Co. However, this article by Paul Brown in the Daily Star provides rebuttal for most of the arguments citing failure of the Everton regime past and present...
Added on 18/08/2015

Everton right to go late in market if it means quality over quantity

In the latest "View from the Gwladys Street" column at the Echo's website, Nic Davies of the Executioner's Bong blog argues that fans should withhold judgement on Everton's performance in the transfer window until after the deadline.
Added on 14/08/2015

After years of excuses it's time for Bill Kenwright to let go of Everton FC

In an impassioned piece, SOS1878 editor Joe Jennings writes that, "The time has come for Kenwright to accept that his performance as chairman has been unacceptable," as a growing faction of the Everton fanbase grows impatient.
Added on 14/08/2015

Lundstram signs for Oxford

Former Everton Academy prospect John Lundstram has joined League Two Oxford United after being released by the Blues earlier this summer.
Added on 13/08/2015

Football fans should not be so quick to abuse and demonise managers

The article presents an interesting perspective on the role of football managers, their vulnerabilities and their treatment by fans and the press.
Added on 10/08/2015

Horne: Everton are losing transfer race

In his latest column for the Echo, ex-Everton midfielder Barry Horne expresses his concern at the lack of signings at Goodison this summer.
Added on 07/08/2015

The loudest fans in the Premier League

This infographic shows how Everton fans rank when it came to passion and noise volumes last season.
Added on 05/08/2015

World Soccer Talk Radio interview

TW's Lyndon Lloyd is a guest on today's show previewing the new season and talking about the Blues' prospects in Roberto Martinez's second season in charge.
Added on 03/08/2015

Forget the outs... Where are the ins???

This comment article in the Echo captures the sense of panic and foreboding gripping many Evertonians as they contemplate entering the new season with precious few new resources to challenge an even more competitive Premier League season where Roberto Martinez's plans do not appear to have been given enough financial support from the Everton Board of Directors.
Added on 30/07/2015

Audio: The Big Interview David Moyes

Graham Hunter sat down with the ex-Everton boss in San Sebastian to talk about his life and career as a player and manager.
Added on 28/07/2015

Why John Stones should resist a big move to spend another season at Everton

One of the many voices advocating that the 21-year-old defender stay put rather than be tempted by the Champions' overtures this summer.
Added on 26/07/2015

Former Everton FC and Hearts man Gary Naysmith on the Scottish Blues

The former Blues defender, one of a number of Scottish players in the Everton side under Walter Smith, talks in the Echo about his days at Goodison and the need for the club to keep together the nucleus of players "who know what Everton is all about."
Added on 26/07/2015

Everton rank 4th in 'Ultimate League'

Sky Sports have ranked English clubs according to their average League position over the last 50 years and, mirroring their place in the list of title winners, Everton are in 4th place.
Added on 22/07/2015

John Stones must not be sold to Chelsea at any price

ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd argues that a £30m deal would represent a steal for the Premier League champions and that Roberto Martinez and Bill Kenwright must resist all bids for a defender who could lead the Blues for many years to come.
Added on 21/07/2015

How Do You Solve A Problem Like McGeady?

"I feel that McGeady's time at Everton may be approaching its end and its a shame as the move was filled with hope and promise, and eventually ended in disappointment and frustration from both the player and supporters alike."
Added on 15/07/2015

Why “Everton” when the club have never actually played there?

A group of local historians are going digging on Saturday 18 Juy and and hope to unearth the answers to some of Merseyside football’s most intriguing questions.

Why were Everton Football Club called Everton, when they never actually played in Everton? Was there ever a vote to call the club Anfield FC? And who was the real driving force behind the fledgling football club?

Former Echo Sports Editor Ken Rogers investigates.
Added on 15/07/2015

“Panorama” screens former Everton communications director's life-and-death heart battle

The Echo interview Ian Ross, the former head of Comms at Goodison, on the eve of the broadcast of the episode of Panorama that chronicles his heart bypass surgery as part of a wider look at the NHS.
Added on 12/07/2015

Keown: Mirallas and Barkley game-time is key to an improved Everton season

The former Blues defender has backed Everton to enjoy a much improved 2015-16 season – provided boss Roberto Martinez can get Kevin Mirallas AND Ross Barkley on the pitch together more often.
Added on 09/07/2015

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