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A voice from afar...

Jay Harris
Posted 21/09/2017

After the recent 'lynch mob' vs 'apologists' wrestling match it was reassuring to come across an interview with Blues legend Kevin Sheedy, now working in Saudi Arabia. He explains that he left the Blues on very good terms, had not fallen out with ...
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What’s changed for Ginger Ron?

Scott Hall
Posted 20/09/2017

I am happy to admit that when we appointed Ronald Koeman, a man linked with ‘bigger things’ as far as the media were concerned, I felt we’d done well and got a decent manager. I say 'decent' because I thought he would take us forward for two...
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All I am saying, is give homegrown a chance....

Stuart Bellamy
Posted 19/09/2017

This is my first time posting an article on Toffeeweb, but I’d like to suggest an entirely new way forward for the club as a talking point. I think this will be a ground breaking approach in the current era and could transform the team to the wi...
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The One-Man Wrecking Ball

Brian Porter  
Posted 18/09/2017

Before anyone talks about giving Koeman more time, it's worth remembering that a heck of a lot of Saints fans were happy to see the back of him. But let's also remember what happened to Valencia under Koeman's leadership. I know I'm repeating much of...
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Fresh start?

Peter Larkin
Posted 14/09/2017

Firstly, I'm not going slate the manager, players, board or anyone connected with Everton regarding our recent "displays" – that's been done to death by me and by many others now.

Sometimes, a manager – for whatever reason – just doesn...
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Passing and Shooting

David Peate
Posted 12/09/2017

A match between Newtown and Everton Combination was played in Newtown in November 1895. The Montgomeryshire County Times reported on the game. The following is an extract from that report from which I trust that the present Everton management will ...
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Andy Crooks
Posted 09/09/2017

This post is not a reaction to today's game – I was going to write it yesterday. I have grave concerns about our team. We have invested a huge amount in the Koeman project. He is vastly paid. It will take time... but I expect signs of improvemen...
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Such early confidence has turned to desperation

Paul Harrison
Posted 31/08/2017

I have only ever written one article on here before. The gist of it was saying that,, when Chelsea then Man City and others got new owners, it must have felt like dreamland for their supporters as they now shopped in Harrods.

At the time Everton ha...
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'Tribute to the Everton Strikers' dinner 1989

Rob Sawyer
Posted 30/08/2017

In April 1989, shortly after the Hillsborough Disaster, a "Tribute to the Everton Strikers" dinner was held in The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport. It was part of Kevin Ratcliffe's testimonial year events (the auction takings on the night were donat...
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What If? Stick or twist?

Andy Osborne
Posted 27/08/2017

Okay, this is slightly provocative, and hypothetical, but going into an international break... why not?

What if Koeman can't get his hundreds of millions of new purchases to gel?

What if we have a new owner who is not a patient man?

What ...
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Davy Klaassen

Peter Larkin
Posted 22/08/2017

What does this lad Klaassen bring to the team? Honest question; me personally – I have no idea. While the lad is still settling in, new country, new league etc etc, I'm struggling to see... urmmmm, anything to get me excited!!

This lad cam...
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Give me £200m, and I'll give you 7th!

Kevin Tully
Posted 16/08/2017

The title of this post is a little tongue-in-cheek, but it does have a ring of truth about it. I have read numerous posts, and listened to many commentators and pundits who have us down for a "Magnificent 7th" finish in the Premier League.

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Split screen

Guy Hastings
Posted 15/08/2017

With 48 hours to go, I can't find a broadcaster who's taken the option for the Split game. If no mainstream broadcaster has it, what are the options?

On a wider point, it begs two questions a) if not, why not? and b) does EFC have the option to br...
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Left field

George Stuart
Posted 15/08/2017

Talking point:

Sign Diego Costa on loan till January?

Easy fix, he gets game time till January.

He breaks wage structure.

Destroys team spirit.

He scores 15 goals.

The rest of the country hate us....
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So... what's new??

Nick Entwistle
Posted 12/08/2017

I once had every weekend made or broken by an Everton result since 86-87, but since 15-16 I have not only seen my interest in Everton disappear, but also in all things football. I’ve paid as much attention to the game as I have student politics, ra...
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Hello and Goodbye!

Lee Mandaracas
Posted 11/08/2017

I am fuming!

I just called the ticket line this morning to buy my family's tickets for the Hajduk Split match. At the third attempt I got through at 8:08am and was 83rd in the queue. That's right, eighty-third but I thought it would be worth ...
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Everton... but not as we know it.

Michael Coffey
Posted 02/08/2017

Just returned from my summer hols in Italy (yes, very nice, thank you). I must have visited the country dozens of times in the last 20 years, but this is a new one on me: Everton - purveyors of fine teas. I stumbled across a packet in a bar, and fur...
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Everton's Transfer Policy Explained

Jonathan Tasker
Posted 27/07/2017

Amongst the plethora of information about the new football season, this one at The Guardian seem...
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Is Koeman buying the players we need?

Darren Hind
Posted 19/07/2017

Some people seem desperate to give Koeman credit for signing players when the club were determined to get them before he had even arrived, Gana and Van Dijk being good examples.

99.9% of the time, a player will sign for the club who offer him the ...
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Momentum and the feelgood factor

Carl Taylor
Posted 13/07/2017

Momentum! The feelgood factor! We have it or did we have it? I can remember meeting Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in Watford, I was there on work, when they were campaigning before a General Election. When they came into the hall, the atmosphere cha...
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