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Creating the Perfect Atmosphere in a Football Stadium

Added on 26/06/2018

Ray Wilson: A Tribute

The Wilson family asked that guests did not wear black. The message was unspoken but clear - this was to be a celebration of Ray Wilson’s extraordinary life.

And Ramon ‘Ray’ Wilson’s life really was extraordinary.
Added on 07/06/2018

David Weir: Ferguson, Fireworks and the Bad Cops of Everton

You can listen to an extract from the Big Interview with David Weir. In this clip, David describes some of the big characters he played alongside at Everton, beginning with two shrinking violets: Duncan Ferguson and Thomas Gravesen.
Added on 28/05/2018

Kieran Dowell will be an 'amazing' player, says Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka

Kieran Dowell will be an "amazing player" in the future, says Aitor Karanka – but he admitted he was mystified as to why the forward lost his mojo in the final months of the campaign at Nottingham Forest.
Added on 25/05/2018

Why didn’t Francis Jeffers fulfil his undoubted potential?

In August 1999, he handed in an ill-advised transfer request that prompted manager Walter Smith to tell him to “get out of my office before I kill you”.
Added on 25/05/2018

You don’t win anything with kids? Tell that to RB Leipzig

"The player in the Bundesliga with the most goals per minute played is (grosse Uberraschung!) Robert Lewandowski. But there in second place is Ademola Lookman, an English kid who is considered surplus to requirements at a mid-table Premier League side."
Added on 20/05/2018

After failing in Greece on loan, Kevin Mirallas’s Everton career is surely over

It has been a sharp fall from grace for the 30-year-old, who signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park just 12 months ago.
Added on 20/05/2018

Wretched football, erroneous boasts: Sam Allardyce was an Everton misfit

Added on 18/05/2018

What can Marcel Brands expect at ambitious Everton?

Chris Meijer of Dutch magazine Voetbalzone has been taking a look at what lies ahead for Marcel Brands, the man who has earned a stellar reputation in the Eredivisie for his savvy recruitment and been hand-picked by Farhad Moshiri to lead the next phase of rebuilding at Goodison Park.
Added on 11/05/2018

Sam Allardyce will never gain full support of Everton fans, says Kevin Campbell

Sam Allardyce will never gain the full support of Everton fans, according to former Blues forward Kevin Campbell.
Added on 03/05/2018

Firefighter Sam offers Everton fans too little spark

Everton’s football has remained lumpen since it became clear they were free of relegation danger and supporters are hardly being unreasonable wanting more
Added on 29/04/2018

Rooney, Kenwright and Allardyce to go in the summer

An article in The Mirror claims that Everton will listen to offers for Wayne Rooney in a summer clearout which could also see Sam Allardyce and Bill Kenwright leave the club.
Added on 29/04/2018

Everton must change to earn some love

"This was not a disastrous result nor a disastrous performance; Everton are not interesting enough for that. The only aspect of this season that truly stands above any other is the apathy that has engulfed it."
Added on 14/04/2018

Neville Southall: A Man Too Good For This Cruel World

Stuart Heritage writes that, "Neville Southall is a 59-year-old former binman and retired goalkeeper who hasn’t played top-flight football for 20 years. If anyone has earned the right to live in the past, it’s him. But no. Instead, Neville Southall has chosen to engage with the world."
Added on 13/04/2018

Liverpool trump Everton in direction, identity and coherent thinking

Everton's last year has revealed ambition without strategy, money without philosophy. In as much as there has been one, Everton's identity is unwanted. It could be described as failed pragmatism or rubbish pragmatism, with underachievement and underwhelming football.
Added on 05/04/2018

New Everton stadium deal defended by Mayor Anderson

Mayor Joe Anderson has launched an impassioned defence of the proposed financal deal that will see Liverpool City Council lend Everton money for their new stadium.
Added on 29/03/2018

The pioneering South American tour by Everton and Tottenham

The ground-breaking tour of Argentina and Uruguay jointly undertaken over 100 years ago by Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
Added on 26/03/2018

Everton players having psychological therapy to end 'fear' behind away record

Everton’s players have been undergoing psychological therapy in an attempt to end the culture of ‘fear’ causing their dire away record.
Added on 15/03/2018

The loneliness of the sub goalkeeper

Carlo Nash, who watched the 2009 FA Cup final from the Everton bench explains how No 2 keepers deal with not playing
Added on 08/03/2018

Unhappy fans, terrible team – Farhad Moshiri’s cash fails to revive Everton

The Blues' de facto owner has invested lavishly in two years but the disconnect between team and supporters is glaring, fuelled by poor signings and growing disenchantment with Sam Allardyce.
Added on 27/02/2018

The 55 Best Young English Football Players

A list of what author Will Moody perceives to be the top 55 players worth keeping an eye on in the years ahead.

It’s based on an obsessive following of England’s age-group teams for the last seven years, some cold, hard stats and the views of dedicated club fans and reporters who watch these players week-in, week-out.
Added on 20/02/2018

Everton’s Class of 1985: The Greatest Team You Probably Never Saw

Everton’s all conquering class of ‘85 was one of the greatest ever but unless you were one of the few who attended Goodison Park at the time there’s a good chance you never actually saw them play.
Added on 16/02/2018

Ademola Lookman’s move abroad a blueprint for English player education

Liam Rosenior writes: "England could only benefit if more of the squad had sampled a different environment while embracing a new language and culture, as the under-21 winger is doing at RB Leipzig"
Added on 08/02/2018

Inconsistent selections and unimaginative tactics – why I have no faith in Sam Allardyce at Everton

ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd shares his views with the Echo on Allardyce, Cenk Tosun, Eliaquim Mangala and the need to resolve the recruitment issues at Everton
Added on 07/02/2018

Feature Film Biopic of Everton and England Soccer Star ‘Dixie’ Dean Underway

Toby Kebbell will play the iconic 1920s footballer in movie project that will reveal how his family helped him deal with mental health issues.
Added on 30/01/2018

Confused Everton Must Decide What They Want To Become Before They Can Move Forward

Paddy Boyland provides his assessment of Everton's stalled progression under Farhad Moshiri.
Added on 30/01/2018

Deulofeu back in the Premier League

Gerard Deulofeu will run out to Z-Cars again this season after Barcelona agreed to loan the winger to Watford.
Added on 29/01/2018

Everton product Shannon overcomes tragedy to earn MLS opportunity

Selected by Atlanta United in the second round, English midfielder Oliver Shannon honoured his mother with an emotional speech at last week's MLS SuperDraft.
Added on 25/01/2018

Armfield turned down the Everton Job

Jimmy Armfield, who died today, was offered the Everton manager's job by Sir John Moores in 1973.
Added on 22/01/2018

Video: Where has it gone wrong for Everton?

Johnny Phillips went to Merseyside to meet Everton's fans and ask where it all went wrong after the huge summer investment.
Added on 22/01/2018

Everton Football Club's efforts go far beyond the field

Kevin Baxter trumpets the efforts of Everton In The Community across the Pond.
Added on 16/01/2018

Mike Pejic to compete at World Taekwondo Championships

Now 67, the former Everton player became British over-age Taekwondo champion four years ago and has now qualified for the 2018 World Championships in Taipei.
Added on 21/12/2017

Allardyce plans to question Everton players about wanting to stay

Sam Allardyce plans to question Everton first-team players about wanting to stay before the January transfer window opens
Added on 12/12/2017

Things are looking up for Everton

Everton are unbeaten in their last four games but their form will really improve when Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman return and give them some pace, says Martin Laurence in The Guardian.
Added on 12/12/2017

Kenny: 'Beating Liverpool would mean more than lifting the World Cup'

What is preferable? Winning the Under-20 World Cup or ending an 18-year winless streak at Anfield in the Merseyside derby?
Added on 09/12/2017

Allardyce must tone down 'Big Sam' act to win over hostile Everton fans

Jamie Carragher describes the challenge facing Sam Allardyce to win over hostile Everton fans who are not impressed with his appointment as manager.
Added on 02/12/2017

Refree Taylor says he was not conned

The Telegraph are carrying a report that says referee Andrew Taylor stood by his penalty decision in the Niasse 'diving' fiasco.
Added on 25/11/2017

Why Forest loan move has been perfect for Kieran Dowell

"They have suited me down to the ground" says Kieran Dowell on his Nottingham Forest loan move; "We play some really good football, it’s a great team, there’s great staff and it’s a really good club."
Added on 12/11/2017

Everton's New Manager Must Learn From Ronald Koeman's Failed Partnership With Steve Walsh

Some players have youthful exuberance on their side and others the nous that comes with experience, but few in the ranks have both. With reliable heads thin on the ground, the Blues have been forced to place too much faith in creaking elder statesmen and young bucks with rough edges to iron out.
Added on 10/11/2017

Why we won't see Luke Garbutt in the first team until at least January

Despite there being an apparent lack of competition for places in Everton's left-back position for the first team, fans won't be seeing Luke Garbutt any time soon.
Added on 17/10/2017

Ronald Koeman cannot change much before January

There is a lot of negativity towards Ronald Koeman from Everton fans at the moment, and I can understand why he is under so much pressure, writes Kevin Kilbane.
Added on 16/10/2017

Tim Cahill rescues Socceroos 2018 World Cup hopes

37 but still going strong for Australia, Tim Cahill scored twice as the Socceroos broke Syrian hearts by winning their Asian Federation qualifying playoff in Sydney today.
Added on 10/10/2017

Home alone – An afternoon with Everton's Nikola Vlašić

The exciting 19-year-old was interviewed at his new home in Liverpool to talk about his love of hometown, Split, and his eventual move to England after turning other suitors down last year.
Added on 08/10/2017

Blue Collar: Gareth Farelly

The Irishman talks about his career, which, of course, included a stint at Everton where he scored one of the most important goals in the club's history and his progression to the legal profession which has brought him back to Goodison Park.
Added on 08/10/2017

Chris Sutton says Koeman's days are numbered

Chris Sutton thinks time is up for Ronald Koeman. He does not believe the Dutchman will still be in charge at Goodison Park after the International break.
Added on 01/10/2017

Koeman can kiss goodbye to top level jobs unless he fixes Everton woes

Something about Ronald Koeman has never sat right at Goodison Park, writes Tony Evans. The Dutchman does not seem to understand the culture of Everton, a place where the "School of Science" self-image still lingers.
Added on 01/10/2017

Reality bites for boss Ronald Koeman after testing start to the season

At the BBC website, Phil McNulty asks: Is this just a case of transition for an expensively reconstructed squad or does Koeman face deeper worries - and what has caused these early concerns?
Added on 22/09/2017

Access All Areas: Everton - 'People's Club' looks forward after spending big

ESPN went behind the scenes at Goodison Park and Finch Farm to chat with the likes of Graeme Sharp, Jimmy Martin, Phil Jagielka and Jan Kluitenburg.
Added on 22/09/2017

TalkSport apologise for Joey Barton's false claim

TalkSport have apologised to Everton for Joey Barton's assertion that club Chairman Bill Kenwright had blocked the signing of a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku during the last transfer window.
Added on 21/09/2017

Where are they now? George Green is in Norway

George Green was called "the new Gazza". Now he is with Viking in Norway to save his career
Added on 18/09/2017

Wayne Rooney banned after admitting drink-driving

Wayne Rooney has appeared in court and admitted drink-driving. The 31-year-old was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.
Added on 18/09/2017

Wayne Rooney deserves a Ronaldo-style welcome at Old Trafford

Daniel Taylor writes that while he did alienate Manchester United fans at times but while other greats of the club have their sins forgiven quickly, Rooney's seem to linger
Added on 16/09/2017

Everton fan killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka

Evertonian journalist for the FT, Paul McLean, has been killed by a crocodile in Sri Lanka.
Added on 15/09/2017

David Henen was desperate to leave Everton's U23s

David Henen has been desperate to leave Everton's Under-23s in order to get regular first-team football. But Everton were having none of it and would not let him go.
Added on 14/09/2017

Liverpool and Everton Welsh: Part 2

Having covered the red side of the city in Part 1, Neil Jones looks at the impact that Welsh players have had on Everton Football Club.
Added on 24/08/2017

Inside Everton's heritage

Johnny Phillips delves into the Toffees' history with a visit to the pre-match festivities that go on at St Luke's Church before home games with the Everton Heritage Society et al.
Added on 11/08/2017

Everton have beaten the elitist FFP trap

Everton have beaten the elitist trap set by Financial Fair Play and are no longer doomed to stay in mid-table for ever.
Added on 19/07/2017

Wayne Rooney Returns to Everton as a Champion but Not a Conqueror

In this pertinent piece, Rory Smith of the London Times highlights how Wayne Rooney, Everton's returning Prodigal Son, has never received the unbridled acclaim his achievements deserve.
Added on 11/07/2017

Even Romelu Lukaku departure could not dampen Everton fans' positivity over summer of transfer excitement

ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd basks in the dizzying transformation underway at Everton under Farhad Moshiri which has seen the club out-spend everyone in 2017 so far.
Added on 06/07/2017

Gareth Farrelly talks about his life-threatening illness

Former Everton midfielder Gareth Farrelly talks about the goal that saved the Toffees from relegation, his troubled League of Ireland spell, and beating the odds to survive a life-threatening illness.
Added on 01/07/2017

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