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Everton had been in decline for many years but, for me, for all the happenings, both on and off the pitch, the 2011-12 season saw the transition from Big 5 to ‘plucky little Everton’ complete.
Looking back at that wonderful FA Cup semi-final at Elland Road
The 1985-86 season had half a dozen clubs in contention for the Division One title heading into Easter weekend but a incredible run of form by Liverpool outs-stripped that of Everton and saw them eventually lift the trophy
Back when we could actually beat Aston Villa
A first win over Leeds for 5 years. First double over them since the 1950s, if not longer!
Everton travelled to Bolton in the FA Cup 4th round
David Hardman recalls the tumultuous recent history of January 2022
“This month” would be a more accurate description, as it took four matches throughout January 1988 to separate Sheffield Wednesday and Everton in the FA Cup.
While Everton were playing Newcastle on a Monday night, moves were afoot off the pitch that would see Duncan Ferguson sold to the Magpies in controversial fashion by then Blues owner, Peter Johnson
Joe Royle succeeds Mike Walker as Everton manager and, with the help of hero-in-waiting, Duncan Ferguson, marked his first game in charge with a memorable Merseyside derby victory at Goodison Park
Looking back to November 1989, a watershed for Everton after which they could no longer be considered a force at the top
A double-header against Manchester United in 1984-85 gave Everton the perfect opportunity to build on their win at Anfield and really make a statement
Slim pickings this week as it’s usually International Break. In fact, the last time there wasn’t a break in early October was back in 1994, so let’s go there.
Back to nice round numbers this week in 2007 as Everton made the long trip to Kharkiv hoping to finally make progress in Europe
If you’d said to me back in 1999 that this would be Everton’s last win at Anfield for 21 years and their last one in front of a crowd, I’d have said you were crazy.
An ugly home defeat to Newcastle killed any momentum gained from a hard-won point against Manchester United the week before and marked the first time for this author where it felt like David Moyes had taken Everton as far as he could
David recalls a nice emphatic derby victory from what seems like a very long time ago.
Everton travelled to Highfield Road hoping to build on Tony Cottee’s debut hat-trick.
Looking back at an early-season midweek fixture in August 1992 when Aston Villa were the visitors at Goodison Park
Looking back at the win over Manchester United in 2012 that sparked an 11-year run of opening-day fixtures without defeat for Everton
Ronald Koeman is in charge, Wayne Rooney has returned and Everton are in Europa League action either side of a season-opener against Stoke City
Looking back at similarly unsettling times as today as Joe Royle struggled to reproduce the promise of his first few months in charge at Goodison Park
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