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Contributions from our editorial team and featured columnists.

The Dead Zone

Lyndon Lloyd

Waiting for Everton's first move in a long summer without the distraction of a major international tournament.

Ticking the Boxes

Lyndon Lloyd

Roberto Martinez offered the combination of Continental flair, Premier League experience and a nose for good players that, in retrospect, made him the obvious choice for Bill Kenwright.

And Then There Were Three?

Lyndon Lloyd

Some thoughts on the three candidates whom the media would have us believe are the three men left on Bill Kenwright's shortlist

Crestfallen – The Undermining of the Everton Brand

Lyndon Lloyd

The custodians of the Everton brand are displaying a gross misunderstanding of our club's traditions, aspirations and image. It also doesn't seem like they are listening. The new badge is an abomination and should be stamped out now before it really is too late.

The End of an Era and a Leap Into the Unknown

Lyndon Lloyd

David Moyes is expected to be named as Manchester United's next manager. What next for Everton after 11 years of increasing stability?

Blues Fall Victim to Another Derby Controversy

Lyndon Lloyd

Both derbies would end all square and though the draw means that Everton will likely finish above Liverpool for a second successive season, the lack of determination and passion for a victory that would have kept hopes, however small, of Europe alive was a touch disappointing.

Pienaar Winner Keeps Everton In the Hunt

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton kept their hopes of European qualification alive with another home victory over Fulham

Honours Even in Emirates Battle

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton and Arsenal battled to an entertaining stalemate at the Emirates Stadium, earning a point that does neither side many favours in the chase for the Champions League.

Agony As Spurs Grab Late Equaliser

Lyndon Lloyd

Going behind as early as 33 seconds could have killed their spirit at the outset of this crucial clash at White Hart Lane but David Moyes's side showed their renowned resilience to turn the game on its head and came very close to throwing the Champions League race wide open.

Moment of Mirallas Magic Lights Up Workmanlike Win

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton notched a third straight League win for the first time this season to keep pace in the chase for Europe thanks to an electric moment from Kevin Mirallas.

Everton's Show of Pride Floors City

Lyndon Lloyd

From what was easily their nadir this season, Everton dug deep and rose to one of their best displays of 2012-13 to once more sink Manchester City at Goodison Park.

Disastrous Display Ends Everton's Quest For Redemption

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton's FA Cup came to a shocking end with a stunning 3-0 reverse at the hands of relegation-threatened Wigan

Improving Blues Rediscover Their Wings

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton got back to winning ways and rediscovered some attacking flair

Everton See Off Oldham At the Second Attempt

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton progressed to the last eight as expected with a 3-1 win over the League One side

False Sense of Security

Lyndon Lloyd

From 1-0 up to 2-1 down... lingering Champions League dreams in tatters.

Last-Gasp Oldham Force Goodison Replay

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton were seconds away from booking their place in the last eight of the FA Cup but a last-gasp equaliser by Oldham forced a replay at Goodison Park in 10 days' time.

Reality Bites the Champions League Dream

Lyndon Lloyd

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.

Another Dramatic Finish Saves Everton

Lyndon Lloyd

Credit must go to David Moyes's players who picked themselves up from three self-inflicted wounds to fight back from two goals down and earn a point and protect their unbeaten start to 2013.

A Window of Opportunity Slams Shut

Lyndon Lloyd

Can Moyes's trusted few guide the Blues to Europe or will the failure to strengthen the squad come back to bite them come May?

Drought-Stricken Jelavic Needs a Rainmaker

Lyndon Lloyd

Nikica Jelavic is under-fire for his goals drought but it's not solely his fault

Blues' Attack Frozen Out Again

Lyndon Lloyd

A goalless draw against relegation-threatened Southampton will have done almost nothing to dispel the gathering gloom around Everton's struggling forward line.

Everton's Attack Stifled By Swansea's Gameplan

Lyndon Lloyd

Two points dropped, and, with Tottenham also drawing and Arsenal losing, another opportunity missed in the chase for Europe

Blues Bounce Back with Important Win

Lyndon Lloyd

A huge win at Newcastle for Moyes and his men that gets them back to winning ways with their fourth away victory of the campaign.

Blues Stay In the Hunt With Boxing Day Win

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton ground out a second successive win thanks to a slice of fortune and a healthy dose of grit and determination.

Blues see through Taylor's red mist to take the points

Lyndon Lloyd

Everton won in London for the first time in over a year with a 2-1 win at Upton Park thanks to second-half goals by Anichebe and Pienaar.

The Britannia: Where Football Goes to Die

Lyndon Lloyd

If ever a game had 1-1 written all over it before a ball had been kicked, this testy encounter between the Premier League's two draw specialists was it.

Late heroics turn the tide for Everton

Lyndon Lloyd

Like the Sunderland game before it, one that was turned on its head in similarly quick fashion, this could prove to be a massive result for Everton.

Blues Take a Point and the Positives

Lyndon Lloyd

Manchester City 1 - 1 Everton: Referee Lee Probert's decisive decision may have ultimately denied Everton another win on Manchester City's turf.

Opportunity Continues to Knock...

Lyndon Lloyd

... but Everton can't get to the door.

The Same Old Story

Lyndon Lloyd

The search for ruthlessness and defensive solidity goes on for Everton after yet another late slip.

Profiligate Blues are punished again

Lyndon Lloyd

At half time, a draw would have been a travesty; defeat was unthinkable so this loss should serve as a reality check for Moyes's men.

Fellaini and the Quest for the Top Four

Lyndon Lloyd

With the growing acceptance that Champions League qualification this season is probably the only way Everton will be able to hold on to Marouane Fellaini, the Club needs a plan for January.

Everton's resolve shines through in vital win

Lyndon Lloyd

A late, two-goal burst rescues the Blues from another self-inflicted wound to keep hold of fourth place

Missed chances prove costly as Blues draw again

Lyndon Lloyd

Steve Sidwell's last-minute equaliser was a sickener for the Blues who had played Fulham off the park but had to be content with a 2-2 draw

Free-Scoring Blues Win at a Canter

Lyndon Lloyd

Southampton had the temerity to score early and felt the force of Everton's attacking response, a three-goal blast that had the game sewn up by half time.

Impressive Everton steamroller Swansea

Lyndon Lloyd

A dominant Everton swept Swansea City aside at the Liberty Stadium with a 3-0 victory.

Injustice Adds Insult to Injury

Lyndon Lloyd

Denied two legitimate goals by poor officiating, Everton looked to have beaten off Newcastle's challenge anyway but let Demba Ba in at the death to steal an undeserved point

Blues' Momentum Stalls at the Hawthorns

Lyndon Lloyd

Echoes of last season's poor start as Everton's 11-match unbeaten run comes to and end against West Brom.

Dominant Everton Banish Their Villa Park Blues

Lyndon Lloyd

A scintillating display earns Everton their first win at Villa Park since 2005 and preserves a winning start to the season.

Fellaini Delivers Everton's Statement of Intent

Lyndon Lloyd

Marouane Fellaini's Ferguson-esque header gets Everton off to a winning start

Jack Hitting the Road is Probably for the Best

Lyndon Lloyd

The departure of Jack Rodwell is a disappointing but could represent the best outcome for Everton given their financial realities

The Time is Right to Move On

Lyndon Lloyd

Tim Cahill's pending move to New York calls time on an eight-year Goodison career that arguably elevates him to "legend" status among Everton's past players

Keep It Together

Lyndon Lloyd

Can the Everton Board or their banker overlords resist the temptation to sell the Club's prized assets and give Moyes's improving squad one more crack at breaking into the top four?

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