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Bill, now it really is time to go

Michael Kenrick
Posted 24/06/2022

There is a litany of calumnies against the Everton Chairman, Bill Kenwright – bad things that he has done over the many years during which he has been the prime custodian of Everton FC, but he still remains in place. P...

Are we just one signing off a European spot?

Kevin Prytherch
Posted 24/06/2022

Much has been made of our current squad, with some advocating that we need 5 or 6 new players and many believing that our squad is that of a lower-table squad – with 12th place being a success. However, to offer an alternative view, could we be jus...

Minnesota v Everton ToffeeWeb meet up?

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 19/06/2022

Is anyone else from ToffeeWeb going to the Minnesota v Everton game? I have a single ticket as the family are not interested – though they’ll be exploring Minneapolis. I would love to connect with any American-based or indeed other fans trave...

Rebuilding the Midfield

Tony Everan
Posted 18/06/2022

There’s always distractions but, for the good of the club, the No 1 issue now needs to take centre stage. The midfield needs a total rethink, upgrading and made fit for purpose for the current incarnation of Premier League football. Slow ponderous...

Beyond Mid-Table Into the Top-6 and Top-4: Is Lampard the Right Man for Everton Ambitions?

Gary McCarty
Posted 16/06/2022

Everton might not be a part of the EPL’s big six, but they are one of the biggest clubs in the league with equal ambitions. Following the Farhad Moshiri-led takeover, the club targeted regular top-six finishes and Champions League football. Ever...

Putting a price on Calvert-Lewin is Everton’s business

Gary McCarty
Posted 19/06/2022

Whenever a transfer window rolls around, debates will inevitably be sparked when it comes to supposed valuations of those who begin to dominate headlines and fill up gossip columns. Whatever figures are thrown out there, you can guarantee that som...

Alex Iwobi scores for Nigeria in 2-1 win

Tony Everan
Posted 09/06/2022

Alex Iwobi: Growing into his deep-lying playmaker role excellently. Made a darting run from deep to score the equaliser with a sweet curling effort. His passing was accurate and probing, also seems to spray the ball to the flanks far more ...

New Fifa rules to restrict international loans

Michael Kenrick
Posted 08/06/2022

Fifa is introducing new rules that are claimed to tackle issues with the loan system which has allowed some clubs to hoard young players without giving them a path to the first team. From 1 July 2022, clubs will only be a...

Bound for Bramley-Moore Dock

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 06/06/2022

Thought I would update the lyrics for the song Botany Bay: Farewell to old Goodison forever,Farewell to the Winslow as well,Farewell to the well known old lady,Where legends and fans used to swell. Chorus:...

Three Big-Money Transfers That Could Happen at Goodison Park This Summer

Gary McCarty
Posted 06/06/2022

There can be no hiding from the fact that the season just finished has been an unmitigated disaster for The Toffees. Following in the footsteps of Carlo Ancelotti, so impressive last term as his side finished just three points away from European q...

Are lessons always learned by clubs that play with fire?

Gary McCarty
Posted 01/06/2022

Even Martin Odegaard waltzing through an Everton defence, that didn’t look like they were on the beach as much as snorkeling at a nearby reef, was not enough to dampen the party atmosphere found in the away end at the Emirates Stadium on the fin...

The New Stadium – A Financial Albatross?

Michael Kenrick
Posted 27/05/2022

As if the season hasn't been bad enough, in a comment on another thread, one of our posters provided this pithy observation about the new stadium: “And as for the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, don't get me started – what a fin...

The Decision-Maker's Choice

Jay Harris
Posted 23/05/2022

As we bathe in the glory of another unsatisfactory season where we did at least get to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, it is time to take stock, reboot and plan for the future. The board is under review (apparently), the manager is not totall...

Approaching the Exit Door…

Ian Bennett
Posted 22/05/2022

It will be interesting who hits the exit door in the close season.I fully expect clever use if the loan system, and up and coming talent picked out of London clubs to help supplement the squad. It needs a good spine adding, as our troubles stem t...

An Everton Poem by Mike Conlon

Bill Christopher
Posted 21/05/2022

Everton... poetry in motion!Which team to support? You must decideThe Blue or Red of Merseyside?Taken to Goodison, no choice involvedLifelong Blue, the problem solvedThe force is strong, a great allianceThe People’s Club, the School of SscienceDixi...

Pitch Invasions

Michael Kenrick
Posted 20/05/2022

Amidst the tremendous scenes at Goodison Park last night that greeted first the winning goal, superbly executed by Gray and Calvert-Lewin, to the hugely joyous pitch invasion that went on for a great many minutes after the final whistle, concerns ...

Richarlison Andrade .

Tony  Everan
Posted 20/05/2022

Sorry, Tony – no text in your article! Hope you kept a copy… Please let me know – Michael ...

The Everton Knot: how to get through this day

Andy Crooks
Posted 19/05/2022

Hands up who had a good sleep last night? Me neither. The creeping anxiety that has afflicted me for weeks has grown into a huge knot in the gut. But today it ends; here's why. We will win tonight, I have thought about this for the last 9 hours a...

Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear shirt with rainbow number

Christy Ring
Posted 18/05/2022

I see a lot of questions being asked in France after Idrissa Gueye refused to play for PSG last week because of rainbow-coloured numbers on their jerseys to join the fight against homophobia. In the corresponding fixture last season, he cried off ...

The Everton Relegation Conspiracy Theory

Rob Halligan
Posted 16/05/2022

Is there really a conspiracy in force to ensure we are not in the Premier League next season? Let’s look at a few facts, which go back as far as our second home game against Burnley………1)….Tarkowski challenge on Richarlison. Could have be...

Alan Ball

Danny O’Neill
Posted 13/05/2022

Felt the need to submit this. [→ Facebook]I grew up learning about him and we used to watch Southampton purely because of him. Apparently the best Ever...

Mick Lyons in the early stages of dementia

Tony Abrahams
Posted 10/05/2022

I’ve just been reading that Mick Lyons, who was a proper, genuinely tough, hard as nails central defender, is in the early stages of dementia. He can still remember everything from playing for the club years ago, but he’s suffering from short...

Anthony Gordon’s indomitable spirit has been a light in Everton’s dark season

Gary McCarty
Posted 10/05/2022

Everyone connected to Everton Football Club will need a long summer holiday when the final whistle sounds on this campaign. Indeed, the 2021/2022 season is one that the Goodison Park faithful have had to endure rather than enjoy but if there is a ...

The Class of 1906

Alan Burnham
Posted 22/04/2022

Long before I ever set foot in Goodison Park, I was smitten by this wonderful, addictive allegiance to Everton Football Club. Listening to my three older brothers, the names of players I would never see were etched in my memory – Hickson, Lello...

How Everton can escape relegation battle in May

Gary McCarty
Posted 28/05/2022

It was looming all season long, but now it is a reality - Everton are facing an imminent relegation threat following a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in last weekend's Merseyside derby. Everton's fellow relegation rivals Burnley have won back-to-...

It is between Us and Burnley

Ajay Gopal
Posted 12/04/2022

Right, we are at the home stretch of the season – 8 games to play, 4 points separating Everton Football Club from the drop zone. I think Southampton, Brentford and Newcastle United will be safe. Leeds United are on a ‘new manager’ bounce, an...

Flash (?) Gordon

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 09/04/2022

Early in the season, Anthony Gordon had the odd flashy moment but seemed to get bullied off the ball and run out of gas. One positive from the Rafa era (along with Townsend and Gray — yes they went off the boil but their early-season goals are p...

Is Lampard the Solution to Everton's Problems?

Gary McCarty
Posted 19/04/2022

Believe it or not, yes. Frank Lampard is well suited to solve many of Everton's problems because he boasts most of the characteristics that a good manager should have. For example, he has managed to achieve so much as a player, which should show h...

Burnley, An Insider's Perspective

Lee Courtliff
Posted 05/04/2022

For those who don't know me, I'm from and live in Burnley but support Everton due to my Scouse father. Anyway, seeing as this game is so big, I thought I'd give you a few bits of 'inside information' on our next opponents. For 2 or 3 season...

Golden rules for Lampard

Jim Wilson
Posted 05/04/2022

There were some tremendous comments in the Bollocks to Play thread, none better than Robert Tressell pointing out the 'golde...

The Championship is not the place to be losing money hand over fist - Everton need a miracle

Gary McCarty
Posted 31/03/2022

They say that the quickest way to become a millionaire is by starting out as a billionaire and then buying a football club. Of course, that’s not universally true but in the Championship where owners tend to throw good money after bad in a despe...

Yerry Mina future back on Everton’s agenda

Gary McCarty
Posted 30/03/2022

By the end of March 2022, Yerry Mina had made just 11 appearances for Everton during the 2021-22 campaign. He was only just into double figures for Premier League appearances, with a familiar ailment keeping him stuck on the sidelines for long per...

Everton's Mission Impossible: What can we get from Liverpool game in April?

Gary McCarty
Posted 29/03/2022

Alex Iwobi's late winner against Newcastle United last time out lifted the spirits at Goodison Park, but Everton remain locked in a frightening relegation battle.Despite bringing a four-match losing Premier League streak to a halt with a he...

Looking ahead to the Man Utd game - can Everton beat the Reds?

Gary McCarty
Posted 29/03/2022

The upcoming Premier League showdown between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park would be a European six-pointer in normal circumstances.However, this season has been anything but ordinary for the Toffees as they face a fierce ba...

Moyes says he was 'very close' to rejoining Everton

Michael Kenrick
Posted 25/03/2022

Citing a gushing interview with Alan Shearer, published in The Athletic, this headline in the Daily Mail says “David Moyes reveals he was 'very close' to re-joining Everton before taking his second chance at West Ham.” ...

Everton Fixtures – April 2022 Preview

Gary McCarty
Posted 29/03/2022

Alex Iwobi's last-gasp winner fired Everton to an all-important 1-0 home triumph over Newcastle United, ending their frustrating run of four straight Premier League defeats. But Frank Lampard's side can ill-afford to rest on their laurels,...

Who replaces Bill?

Kim Vivian
Posted 23/03/2022

So, bit of a hypothetical this, and slightly tangential topic, but if we manage to stay up, and, say, Bill Kenwright was to step aside in the Summer (which I think he might just do because it would be a face-saver rather than being ousted), who would...

Everton Transfer News Latest: Richarlison to leave?

Gary McCarty
Posted 23/03/2022

Everton are set for an important transfer period with a lot of activity expected from the Toffees in the upcoming window.Courtesy of Alex Iwobi’s late winner against Newcastle, Frank Lampard’s men are three points above the relegation z...

Overreacting, underperforming

Andy Crooks
Posted 21/03/2022

We have a lot of good actors in our squad. They know what a proper, committed footballer looks like, they know what supporters want to see, and they have a stab at it. A Palace player at right-back is running the ball out of play when Gomes sho...

The recipe for survival

Jim Wilson
Posted 16/03/2022

Install a back 4 and stick to it. The back 3/5 never works. The central defenders get in each others way and no one knows what they are doing. Play Allan, Doucoure and Van de Beek in every game, if fit and ensure the 2 wide men w...

Can we please...?

Gerard Mahr
Posted 15/03/2022

I am a lifelong Liverpool-born Evertonian and long-time supporter of Everton in the Community but I am horrified at the negativity from posters on this site which is fast becoming a contributory factor in the Club's decline, if we keep spurting ou...

Lampard Entering Uncharted Waters With Toffees

Gary McCarty
Posted 10/03/2022

A former player used to lifting Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies, Frank Lampard is learning what it means to be battling for survival at the bottom end of the table.Lampard’s previous roles with Derby County and Chelse...

How worried should we be?

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
Posted 06/03/2022

As many of the regulars will know, I track results comparing them to last season as a way of seeing who is improving and who is not.Since our defeat at Norwich on 15 January and the subsequent sacking of the man from Caldy, how have the re...

The enigma that is Jonjoe Kenny

John Keating
Posted 05/03/2022

First off, I have to admit to being a fan of Jonjoe Kenny. In fact, I'm a fan of any locally born player. Kenny may not be the most gifted of players but he will always leave everything out on the pitch, unlike so many of our “gifted” players...

Only Dele Alli can end "up or down" debate

Gary McCarty
Posted 08/03/2022

Dele Alli really should not require any added motivation to make a success of his spell at Everton, but he is being given some regardless.A man once widely heralded as the finest goal-scoring midfielder in English football has seen his star...

Everton vs Manchester City: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups

Gary McCarty
Posted 25/02/2022

Saturday's Premier League action closes out at Goodison Park as relegation-threatened Everton take on pacesetters Manchester City in a high-stake affair.  For those interested in betting, the weekend game offers interest options for punter...

A stronger midfield for the City game, please

Jim Wilson
Posted 23/02/2022

The two important things I want to see for the Man City game are: 1. Not too many changes for the game. Just make the midfield stronger so we can try and stop City from getting a total grip on the game. A 4-5-1 formation with the 2 wide men doubl...

Schneiderlin's regret at joining Everton

Posted 21/02/2022

Morgan Schneiderlin has been talking about the move he quickly came to regret, when he joined Everton from Manchester Utd 5 years ago: “I learned a lot from my departure from Manchester United. I had played 40 matches the previous season with M...

Benitez and Rodriguez

Tommy Carter
Posted 17/02/2022

I think any good manager operates and augments what players he has available to him. Benitez is the antithesis of this. He had his system and he wanted to select players who could do the specifics of what he required. It's why James Rodriguez ...

A Look Back at Everton’s Top Players of 2020-21

Gary McCarty
Posted 16/02/2022

Since forming in 1878, Everton FC has won nine Premier League titles, with their last one being in 1987. Since then, the highest they have placed on the table is fourth. Interestingly, the only teams to have higher win counts than Everton are Arse...

Rooney – The Documentary

Posted 08/02/2022

A lot of news sources carried puff pieces at the weekend summarizing a new documentary in which Wayne Rooney talks candidly about his life, although it is not being released on Amazon Prime until Friday. Most of it will be about his difficu...


Alexander Murphy
Posted 08/02/2022

Like Many Blues, I love the sound of Goodison in full voice. Giving energy & commitment to Our Royal Blue Jerseys.So naturally, I have a passion to create a truly powerful Everton Anthem. Something that puts dread and fear into op...

New Signings, New Manager – Will Everton Improve In 2022?

Gary McCarty
Posted 08/02/2022

A thoroughly disappointing Premier League season has seen Everton approach the January transfer window with desire and determination.A new manager, a few high-profile reinforcements and suddenly there is renewed hope and expectation around ...

Three-Quarters Time

David Peate
Posted 04/02/2022

Over the years, I have read many interesting stories on ToffeeWeb. Particularly of interest are those concerning events of the past which conjure up the different memories of others for the same event. I thought that the following would appeal t...

Ukraine crisis and possible impact on EFC

Billy Birmingham
Posted 30/01/2022

Hopefully today’s a good day for Evertonians, if the new manager is officially confirmed.But in view of the Ukraine situation, could this potentially impact Everton’s development of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, and the financi...

A chance meeting in Scotland

Peter Mills
Posted 30/01/2022

Just a story to take minds off managerial angst, and part of it is relative to the question of forgiveness for historical footballing wounds. I’m currently on holiday in the south of Scotland, and Mrs Mills was very tolerant when I said I fancie...

On Field Leadership – Where is it?

Ashley Krotosky
Posted 25/01/2022

Whilst focus on off-field leadership clearly merits attention in these darker days, I think a lack of on-field leadership is also a real issue and doesn't seem to have had enough attention. It has meant that Seamus Coleman has played games this seaso...

Signing 2 Centre Midfielders This Week Is A Must!

Jim Wilson
Posted 24/01/2022

Everyone should be focused on signing two centre-midfield players this week. Big Dunc is the manager and he needs to have the tools to do the job. Of course, other areas of the team could be strengthened but the midfield is the critical area....

Everton must ward off all interest in Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison

Gary McCarty
Posted 07/02/2022

Everton face a period of concern following the sacking of Rafael Benitez with the club in a precarious position above the relegation zone in the Premier League. It was clear that the Spaniard would have to leave his position after a 2-1 defeat to ...

How Much Has Moshiri Really Spent?

Lee Courtliff
Posted 20/01/2022

I read the other day that the net spend on transfers since Farhad Moshiri took 'charge' stands at approx £230M. Thank God we got those big fees for Lukaku and Stones!!So, with that in mind, and the "hundreds of millions" we get from TV money... h...

Blood & Guts

Alexander Murphy
Posted 20/01/2022

Pick eleven players from any era in their career position who personify exactly what is needed here and now to fight, fight, fight for the Royal Blue Jersey. . Even one appearance.Rules are:Positionally correctOnl...

Blue is the colour of my true love's hair. Ride On, Conor

Conor McCourt
Posted 17/01/2022

I walked in, bold as brass, armed with 3,000 essays on my laptop on why Allan won't be sitting in front of the defence. Blue Bill chimes in: "I didn't realise he's not your favourite, Conor. I don't think you've ever said." When I told Moshiri we ...

Can we please stop blaming Moshiri?

Chris James
Posted 16/01/2022

Can we give it a rest with the bashing Moshiri stuff please? It's lazy, unrealistic and fundamentally makes no actual sense.This guy didn't take a side that were challenging for the title every year and turn them into losers. Much as people on her...

Everton's transfer review, next manager and other predictions

Gary McCarty
Posted 16/01/2022

Everton are not enjoying the best of Premier League seasons by any stretch of the imagination.It will take something special in the remainder of the season if they are to move away from the bottom half of the table.Rafael Benitez pai...

The Maniac Must Be Stopped – Sack Benitez Now!

Jim Wilson
Posted 13/01/2022

When Rafael Benitez took the Everton job, I felt sure he would try to steady the ship, unite everyone at the club, and show Evertonians he could be trusted. And yet he has done the opposite. His behaviour and team tactics have been nothing short o...

Time to address the Spine

Tony Everan
Posted 10/01/2022

The spine of a team,, as I see it, should be comprised of: 1 A commanding centre-back who organises the defence. 2 A midfield enforcer who sets the tone of a team. No backing down, no being bullied, athletic and a driving force both in di...

Blue or red put to the test

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 06/01/2022

Well, it has been an unpleasant first half of the season – what with Rafa Benitez being put in charge and the fan base split on his appointment: some are prepared to give him a chance while others from Day One will never accept the guy. So, f...

2022 Toffeeweb Predictions

Brent Stephens
Posted 03/01/2022

JANUARY‘tis January 2nd and Ebenezer Kenrick unlocks the office to ensure that Lyndon Cratchit gets back to work, after his generous second day off over the “festive” season.Kenrick is so stingy that Lyndon has to work, stand...

Crap Marks All Round

Martin O'Connor
Posted 01/02/2022

As we move in to 2022 and with the season more or less at the half-way stage (postponements notwithstanding), how have we performed? If I'm the one giving marks out of 10 for the first half of the season, the results are incredibly gloomy....

Happy Blue Year!

Christine Foster
Posted 31/12/2021

What a year! As I am currently located in the first country to greet the New Year, it falls to someone here to be the first to say, Happy New Year! There is no doubt it's been another difficult one for so many worldwide, but I would like to w...

Blue Blue Christmas

Danny O’Neill
Posted 24/12/2021

This time of year is always a very Blue Christmas for me. One of my favourite seasonal tunes is listening to Jim Reeves belt that one out, with a glass of port. The Christmas Tree in our house is always decorated with blue and white lights and matchi...

Where do you get the Time?

Dave Brierley
Posted 21/12/2021

I was attempting to write a glowing review of Toffeeweb for no particular reason other than I'm an Everton supporter, occasional contributor, regular reader and massive admirer. Just to write the undernoted took me quite a time and it made me thi...

The Day Everton Changed

Steven Jones
Posted 21/12/2021

I can still remember the feeling as my dad held up the newspaper. The Daily Express, 23 December 1971, with the headline that Alan Ball had been sold to Arsenal the day before – for £220,000 – a new British transfer record. Pictures followed o...

Kenwright and Kirkby

Paul Conatzer
Posted 20/12/2021

Remember when "Blue Bill" wanted to move Everton FC out of the city?While the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is under construction, it’s important to remember there were other attempts to build new stadiums in recent...

Ken’s Californian Haircut

Kevin Crean
Posted 20/12/2021

My Californian brother-in-law needed a haircut. He phoned his usual barber in Arcadia, California, who told him he was too busy over the weekend, but if in a hurry he was welcome to use one of the other stylists. Ken took him up on the offer an...

Should Rafa Turn To Youth To Turn Around Everton’s Fortunes?

Gary McCarty
Posted 17/12/2021

Rafa Benitez is under ever-increasing pressure as Everton boss, with the Toffees succumbing to their eighth defeat of the season at the hands of Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace at the wee...

25 Years Ago Today...

Lee Courtliff
Posted 16/12/2021

25 years ago today, Nick Barmby scored a late winner away at Derby County, live on Monday Night Football. Everton walked off the pitch with the commentators, Alan Parry and Trevor Francis, talking abou...

Back or Sack Benitez?

Tony Everan
Posted 15/12/2021

I’m punch-drunk with managers coming and going… will this unproductive cycle stop with the next round of hiring and firing? Under normal circumstances, Benitez would already be gone, but we are in weird times. The owner(s) have chosen him de...

Is Isco worth another bite of the James cherry for Everton?

Gary McCarty
Posted 13/12/2021

Everton may have seen their fingers burnt somewhat by a deal for James Rodriguez that promised much and delivered very little, but time is a great healer and memories soon fade. With that in mind, could the Toffees jump straight back into the fir...

Mike Parry wants support for his Wayne Rooney campaign

Michael Kenrick
Posted 13/12/2021

Radio pundit and minor Everton shareholder, Mike Parry, wants Derby County boss Wayne Rooney to replace Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park.Parry launched into a rant on Twitter yesterday evening (December 12), asking Everton fans if they would suppor...

Release us from Theatrical Bill's Dickensian Nightmare

Alexander Murphy
Posted 13/12/2021

Bill Kenwright is a thoroughly decent human being (I have ample personal proof but, due to circumstances I cannot divulge more, so please trust me with this). What he clearly is not is fit to drive our beloved club in the manner befitting our motto....

Returning Stars to Give Much-Needed Lift

Gary McCarty
Posted 10/12/2021

Every team in the Premier League must try to cope with injuries through a season and it’s clear Everton found it tough going through October and November without key personnel.But with players starting to come back off the treatment table...

Why Monday night was a massive missed opportunity

Jonathan Tasker
Posted 07/12/2021

The stage was set on Monday night to expose 27 years of barren management by Everton FC. The last 27 years has been the longest period in our history without a trophy. Instead, we have had to endure misery beyond misery.The purpose of the protest ...

Time to Stand Down Bill

Clive Rogers
Posted 06/12/2021

It is a time of change at our club. Performance on the pitch is dire. The Director of Football has walked away after a hint that, behind the scenes at the club, all is not well. Indeed, to the average fan in the street, it has the appearance of a com...

Covering Their Backs

Martin O'Connor
Posted 05/12/2021

Cause I'll always know when you been cheating.And I'll always know you've been untrue.I'll always know.Merle Haggard – I’ll Always KnowWith fan unrest starting to rise in th...

Open letter

Peter Rogers
Posted 05/12/2021

I am writing this as an open letter to Farhad Moshiri and the rest of the board at my football club. Please feel free to pass this on to any member of the board or EFC employee. I have been a football fan for 54 years and played at amateur level for ...

Everton January Transfer Targets

Gary McCarty
Posted 04/12/2021

We are only 14 match days into the 2021/22 Premier League season, but Everton's chances of challenging for a European finish already look faint.A run of eight league matches without a win has seen the Toffees drop to 14th in the table as th...

Everton vs Arsenal: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups

Gary McCarty
Posted 04/12/2021

Everton and Arsenal will go head-to-head in Monday night's high-stake Premier League clash at Goodison Park, and you can use this BoyleSports sign up offer if you are looking to bet on...

Everton Signing in Moshiri Era

John Maxwell
Posted 03/12/2021

In summary here are the signing during the Moshiri era.These are the major ones with plenty of on loan or free transfers which I haven't added.I can't see too many where we have sold on for a profit, perhaps Richarlison in the summer.Yannick Bolasie ...

Direct questions for Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri

Paul The Esk
Posted 02/12/2021

There are many specific questions relating to footballing matters, finance, operations and strategy which can be asked of board members by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting. However, I wanted to address the major shareholder and ask some ...

If you know your (recent) history – is it enough to make your heart go Wooaaah?

Kevin Murray
Posted 30/11/2021

We’d like to think we don’t care what the Red Side say… but unfortunately, as it is usually a reminder of them having the upper hand, most of us probably do. With the negative circumstances surrounding the build-up to the 239th Merseyside d...

Brentford vs Everton: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups

Gary McCarty
Posted 26/11/2021

Sunday's Premier League action gets underway at the Brentford Community Stadium as Brentford and Everton go head-to-head in their first league meeting since February 1954. After an enthralling 3-3 draw away to Newcastle United, the Premier ...

Cliff Marshall dies aged 66

Barry Hesketh
Posted 24/11/2021

Sad news about a former Everton young player as news of the death of Cliff Marshall has been relayed by Everton FC: A forward who was born in Liverpool in November 1955 and grew up an Evertonian, Marshall made his debut when introduced as a substi...

Things will get worse before they get better for luckless Blues

Kevin Murray
Posted 21/11/2021

Like most Premier League sides, Everton were handed their annual away defeat to Manchester City this weekend. A sobering 3-0 scoreline, continuing a run of six games now without a win. Everton though, haven’t won at Manchester City since Dece...

How Everton’s players did over the international break

Gary McCarty
Posted 19/11/2021

Everton visit defending champions Manchester City this weekend in their toughest fixture this season and if you want to bet on the game, visit to get the latest betting odds. However, before you...

Davies the latest player to suffer injury in training

Tony Everan
Posted 16/11/2021

Tom Davies is reported to have been injured in training at Finch Farm. A knee injury that will keep him out for at least a month. This is coming from "The Bobble" on Twitter, usually reliable. We’ll probably find out later if there’s...

Everton’s Most Important Wins in the 2020/21 Premier League

Gary McCarty
Posted 12/11/2021

Everton’s 2020/21 season, the second with Carlos Ancelotti ahead of the squad, was far from a success. After a promising start, the Toffees became too inconsistent, struggling to win at Goodison Park, and eventually landed in tenth place. Despit...

Have we got the right owner?

Clive Rogers
Posted 02/11/2021

When Farhad Moshiri initially bought into Everton Football Club by purchasing shares from Bill Kenwright and associates in February 2016, and was announced as our new billionaire owner, it seemed to be a new dawn and the start of a new era of succ...

What is the purpose of the Under-23s?

Paul Jones
Posted 27/10/2021

I think the time is ripe to have an open, focused discussion on the purpose of the Under-23s. I've seen a few posts here and there across a number of topics where the Under-23s are brought up and no concensus is ever reached before the debate is buri...

Defined by who you sign

Barry Metcalfe
Posted 24/10/2021

Well, the wheels certainly fell off yesterday. The question is: Was anyone really surprised? The inquest was not long in coming and not surprisingly, Rafa is copping some stick… but is it fair? Looking at it objectively, his substitutions ye...

Everton's placing without VAR

Posted 15/10/2021

How would Everton be doing in the Premier League table without the intervention of VAR? ESPN have compiled the VAR Effect Table where they took all 22 VAR decisions in the Premier League so far this season and calculated how they might have chang...

If only...

Andy Crooks
Posted 10/10/2021

We have had some of the greatest players of the last 50 years on our books: JenningsSansomGoughGascoigne RooneyGinolaHughes Rooney Eto'oJamesWhitesideWho else? Sadly, they were on the books of ...

Refereeing decisions that keep you awake at night

Tony Everan
Posted 09/10/2021

Another turgid international break – and it’s only early October. It feels better, though, going into them after a good performance and in a positive mood. It is a psychological problem, but I often wake up and start thinking about Everton th...

Andros Townsend for England

Ben Howard
Posted 05/10/2021

Buoyed by my ever-increasing confidence in this Everton side, I found myself contributing to the Andy Goldstein phone-in on TalkSport last Thursday. The discussion was about outside selections for the England team. Danny Murphy had already dam...

The Bramley Moore ToffeeWeb get-together

Andy Crooks
Posted 04/10/2021

First thing, thanks to Michael and Lyndon. Without this website, I wouldn't have met some of the finest people ever. Also, thanks to Tony Abrahams, top man from a top blue family. I think I had Danny's ticket; cheers, Danny, it's more than I can say....

Time Of Our Lives

Gary Paul
Posted 19/09/2021

Just came across two great episodes of Sky Sport's Time Of Our Lives with Jeff Stelling. Sheedy, Sharpy and Gray, with Kendall, Harvey and Royle in the other one. Fantastic viewing and stories....

The Value of Demarai Gray's goals

Trevor Powell
Posted 17/09/2021

In 2014, ran an article, 'Premier League Goals Worth £915k each last season ...' in which they estimated the financial value of a Premier League goal in financial terms.The formula totalled all PL central f...

Time to Fight back?

Larry O’Hara
Posted 05/09/2021

I have often read comments on ToffeeWeb about how Everton FC are being erased from history. I regularly oscillate between fury and amazement and the never-ending slurry of pro-LFC propaganda on the BBC website especially. While the BBC rigorously...

Buried treasure

Tony  Everan
Posted 03/09/2021

A bit of a diversion for the international break. Last week, on a holiday in the Cotswolds, the owner of the property was recently having a clear-out of his loft. He discovered a near 50-year-old football programme under a big box of tat. Learnin...

What's left on the shelf?

Robert Tressell
Posted 26/08/2021

What’s left on the shelf?The transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday 31st August. Kean, Rodriguez and others remain on our books. The much needed right back and reinforcements are not.So, with a lot of our reported targets now s...

Is Financial Fair Play just for us?

Clive Rogers
Posted 25/08/2021

I have submitted a few articles to ToffeeWeb and often contemplated others, but I have always decided not to bother if I felt I did not have the necessary depth of knowledge of the subject. In this instance, I know I don’t have the depth of knowled...

Who is the best signing we ever made?

Andy Crooks
Posted 18/08/2021

It's all about luck really. Finding the right man, who comes in and all falls into place. I would put Peter Reid and Andy Gray in that category. Their signings were an alignment of fortune that has never touched us again.Seamus Coleman was ...

Change or No Change?

Tony McDonald
Posted 16/08/2021

Travelling to Goodison Park for the match on Saturday, I pondered on change. A new manager, a new season. Change for the sake of it? Or change for the better?The first change I didn’t like is that my parking of choice in the car park of t...

Mugs Away 2

Eugene Ruane
Posted 10/08/2021

11 years ago, I wrote this piece for ToffeeWeb just before the first game of the season 2010-11.It wasn’t a particularly illuminating piece and actually seems to be mainly moaning, ventin...

(All we are saying, is) Give Raf a chance!

Frank Wolfe
Posted 09/08/2021

We are less than a week out from the season start and I think most Everton fans would be viewing that with some trepidation. Our recent friendly, 'low key' transfer activity, questions marks over a number of players, and our financial position, de...

Everton Dither, While Villa Spend

James Roberts
Posted 07/08/2021

Evertonians will have noticed the disparity between Everton's lack-lustre transfer activity and that of Premiership rivals, Aston Villa.We have signed a 30 year old winger, a 34 year old goalkeeper, and a 25 year old winger, deemed surplus ...

Happy Birthday, Mr Bingham

Colin Glassar
Posted 05/08/2021

Former Everton manager Billy Bingham is celebrating his 90th birthday. So happy birthday Billy. Billy took over the reins from a physically and mentally depleted Harry Catterick despite the fans’ wish for Don Revie, Bobby Robson or Brian Clough...

Who’s back at Finch Farm

David Cooper
Posted 15/07/2021

With just 10 days to our first pre-season game in the USA against Millinaros, I have been trying to work out who is back at Finch Farm. This who I think I have seen on the YouTube Everton channel: KeaneHolgateDaviesIwobiGbamin...

What's in it for Rafa?

Andy Crooks
Posted 01/07/2021

Why? I suspect that there is not one Evertonian who looks at this appointment and pumps the air shouting, "Fucking Yes!"So Rafa knows he is unwelcome. He doesn't care. Why? He doesn't need the money, so rule that out. Why? Something, deep inside h...

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