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Lookman impresses as Everton battle to much-needed victory

Lyndon Lloyd
13/01/2019

An ugly victory that masked some continuing issues but a victory nonetheless which will hopefully inject some confidence into the Blues’ veins

Everton make hard work of despatching League Two Imps

Lyndon Lloyd
05/01/2019

In the cup, the final score is always paramount but in view of the calibre of the opposition, this should have been a lot more convincing than it was

New Year, Same Old Problems

Lyndon Lloyd
01/01/2019

If 2019 is to be the year where the latest Everton project begins to bear fruit, there was precious little evidence of it during this dire New Year’s Day lunchtime kick-off.

Erratic Everton continue to infuriate

Lyndon Lloyd
29/12/2018

This trip to Brighton was every bit as difficult as it promised to be beforehand but too many players aren’t producing where it counts and as long as that continues, the more frustrating this season will continue to be

Determined Blues hit Burnley with a bunch of fives at Turf Moor

Lyndon Lloyd
26/12/2018

Everton came off the mat swinging after getting floored by Spurs to thrash Burnley and recover some self respect.

Spurs deliver savage dose of reality for Silva and Everton

Lyndon Lloyd
24/12/2018

A miserable reality check that left any notion that Marco Silva’s nascent Everton revolution was at the point where it could challenge the top six in tatters for the time being

Mission Impossible?

Lyndon Lloyd
15/12/2018

Manchester City had too much for them in the end but, with better finishing, Everton could have made much more of a contest of this one than they eventually did

Two steps forward, one step back

Lyndon Lloyd
10/12/2018

Lucas Digne scored a stunner but it failed to gloss over a sub-standard Everton performance that points to more work ahead for Marco Silva

Fifth straight home win eludes flat and uninspired Everton

Lyndon Lloyd
06/12/2018

As it was, the spoils were shared and there’s no way to look at it from the Everton point of view other than as two points lost in the context of their recent home form and their top-six aspirations.

Another day of derby misery but our time will come

Lyndon Lloyd
02/12/2018

The tragedy of the final result was that Klopps’s side were there for the taking if Everton had just been able to get their act together long enough going forward after the interval

Stick or Twist? Silva’s Selection Dilemmas

Lyndon Lloyd
27/11/2018

Marcel Brands and Marco Silva were successful in not only pruning a bloated squad but also in then adding genuine quality to the Everton team. It means that the manager has some tough decisions to make when everybody is fit.

Everton grind out another important win with Sigurdsson's timely strike

Lyndon Lloyd
24/11/2018

No match is easy in England’s top flight anymore but once again Everton got the job done without really getting into anything like top gear

Chelsea point represents another step forward for Everton under Silva

Lyndon Lloyd
11/11/2018

Though things didn’t quite come together in the attacking third as the manager would have hoped or the impressively vocal travelling fans might have dreamed this result and the display that underpinned it are evidence of further progress in the Portuguese’s nascent tenure

Richarlison dazzles again as Everton cruise to victory over Brighton

Lyndon Lloyd
03/11/2018

A handsome win and yet you feel there is still quite a bit of unfulfilled potential in this team which is pretty exciting for the future under Marco Silva

Not your run-of-the-mill Old Trafford defeat

Lyndon Lloyd
28/10/2018

Ultimately, it was another dispiriting loss at Old Trafford but with enough to keep alive the hope and belief that Everton are moving in the right direction under Silva

Silva secures a hat-trick of wins with Pickford save and timely substitutions

Lyndon Lloyd
21/10/2018

With the help of his star goalkeeper, Marco Silva engineered victory when it seemed as though Everton were destined to be shut out by a typically obstinate Crystal Palace

Can Everton be André Gomes's new lease on life?

Lyndon Lloyd
21/10/2018

The 25-year-old has come a long way already in his career but has yet to truly find his place.

Silva's stars begin to align as Everton top Leicester

Lyndon Lloyd
06/10/2018

It may have taken a world-class goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson but Everton were full value for their first away win under Marco Silva

Doomed to Repeat the Errors of the Past

Lyndon Lloyd
03/10/2018

Everton’s infuriating dance of despair with the League Cup continues amid a slew of changes to a winning line-up that doomed the Blues to another exit in the early rounds of the competition

Everton make their quality tell to put paid to Fulham

Lyndon Lloyd
29/09/2018

While far from fully convincing, this was an important result that can provide a catalyst from which to get some forward momentum on the season

Signs of progress amid the gloom of another Emirates defeat

Lyndon Lloyd
24/09/2018

Ultimately, this was a routine result for this particular fixture in scoreline only and 2-0 was harsh on an Everton team that had done more than enough to earn at least a point

Question marks all over the shop

Lyndon Lloyd
16/09/2018

This was very much a story of contrasting individual stories and it throws up a slew of talking points about just how strong Marco Silva’s team actually is and whether the system favoured up to this point — not to mention the personnel within it — has any future

That Old Cliché About Rome...

Lyndon Lloyd
13/09/2018

Everton have missed a few tricks in the opening weeks of Marco Silva’a first campaign in charge but time is needed for important players to become available and for things to gel as a whole

An opportunity missed but some harsh lessons hopefully learned

Lyndon Lloyd
25/08/2018

Rome wasn’t built in a day and Everton won’t be rebuilt over the course of a summer, a couple of transfer windows or even a season but this felt like another big missed opportunity nonetheless

Encouraging signs as Everton earn first win under Silva

Lyndon Lloyd
18/08/2018

What’s really exciting for Evertonians is that, really like the team’s performance as a whole, you get the sense there is much, much more to come from Richarlison who already has three goals to his name.

Richarlison thrills as 10-man Blues are denied victory by Wolves

Lyndon Lloyd
12/08/2018

It may not have ended up that way in this game but it looks like Everton have a bona fide match-winner in Richarlison. Even better, four of Silva’s signings have yet to make their first appearances. It feels like things are just getting started…

A New Hope

Lyndon Lloyd
11/08/2018

Having been handed the reins, Marco Silva gets to prove he is worthy of the Everton hierarchy’s faith but the outlook is already considerably brighter after one of the best transfer windows the club has seen

Let's Make Everton Great Again

Lyndon Lloyd
07/08/2018

A chat with Elizabeth France, wife of the good Dr Everton, on renewed hope for the stop-start Farhad Moshiri era, reminiscences of the great Ray Wilson, and what may lie ahead under Marcel Brands and Marco Silva

Richarlison's massive fee is matched by his potential

Lyndon Lloyd
24/07/2018

Whether its £35m or £40m, it’s a jaw-dropping amount of money but it's the price of trying to remain competitive at the top end of the Premier League, and in Richarlison, Everton have invested heavily in some excitingly raw potential.

Pickford earns his England stripes and, hopefully, some respect from his doubters

Lyndon Lloyd
04/07/2018

The criticism of Jordan Pickford by some pundits, commentators and journalists came quickly at this World Cup but he answered them brilliantly against Colombia

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