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Bringing Rooney Up From The Basement
by Ed Bottomley

Yesterday I brought Wayne Rooney up from the basement. Dusty programmes, a signed photo, newspaper cuttings and a massive obnoxious poster. “WAYNE ROONEY… IS ROONALDO,” screamed the poster. They had…read more…

Soft Barxit
by Ed Bottomley

“It began for Ross Barkley on the Mystery, the playing fields near his home in Wavertree where he was spotted aged eight.” This is the opening sentence of Andy Hunter’s…read more…

“Tell him he’s f*cking Pele and get him back on”
by Ed Bottomley

A Partick Thistle player once took a bad knock to his head and was getting treatment, so the story goes, when the physio shouted over to manager John Lambie that…read more…

Buying our past and selling our future?
by Ed Bottomley

ROONEY’S AGONY!” moaned the Daily Mail yesterday… Apparently the poor lad has a tough choice. A move to China and all that lovely money or a return to Everton, a move…read more…

Buying Fat Elvis Would Be A Mistake…
by Ed Bottomley

“He’s the biggest English talent I’ve seen since I arrived in England. We were beaten by a special goal from a very special talent.” – Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, “A…read more…

Don’t Go.
by Ed Bottomley

The message from Koeman has been loud and simple: sign or leave. The response from Barkley and his camp, in contrast, has been quiet and confusing. Earlier this season, those…read more…

Everton’s False Ten
by Ed Bottomley

Against Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby, Ronald Koeman debuted a brave new formation: the False Ten. Lukaku has been given a pretty easy ride from some Evertonians, especially as he…read more…

A Blog About Liverpool’s Stadium
by Ed Bottomley

I’m an Everton fan. I don’t care about Anfield.

…On The Banks of the Royal Blue Mersey
by Ed Bottomley

As of yesterday, we’re one step closer to realising the dream of a stadium on the banks of the Mersey at Bramley-Moore Dock. Everton have agreed a deal with Peel Holdings…read more…

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Rom
by Ed Bottomley

The news had already broken. Lukaku had told Everton that he wasn’t signing their latest contract offering, and we were now digesting the rumour that an interview was about to…read more…

*NOT* The Greatest Everton Players: Apostolos Vellios
by Ed Bottomley

I had high hopes for Social Media’s Apostolos Vellios. He certainly looked the part, at 6ft 4in he was the same height as Big Dunc… Unfortunately, that’s where the similarities ended……read more…

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Desert Island Kicks

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you?

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Next Fixtures

Premier League: Saturday 12 Aug (TBC); Stoke City at Goodison

Saturday 19 Aug (TBC); Manchester City at Etihad Stadium 

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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