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Nice Guys Finish First
by Ed Bottomley

A manager once told @CaulkinTheTimes, “I want Roberto to speak at my funeral because he’ll persuade the audience that I’m still alive” — Ed (@dixiessixty) January 25, 2016 I want…read more…

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What are you still doing here, Roberto? Part III
by Ed Bottomley

When I see Roberto, I think the same thing, “what are you still doing here!?” This was the season that was going to make up my mind about him. We’d…read more…

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What are you still doing here, Roberto? Part II
by Ed Bottomley

I’m still asking the same question: What is Roberto Martinez still doing at Everton Football Club?  Yesterday’s game, as one sided a Merseyside Derby as you will ever see, plumbed new depths.…read more…

#TheJoyOfEverton: My Ultimate Everton XI
by Ed Bottomley

It’s a big week for Everton. The Merseyside derby is on Wednesday and the FA Cup Semi Final is on Saturday. Things haven’t been going to well for us recently but…read more…

Match Report: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
by Ed Bottomley

Not good enough. 

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60 Games That Shook Goodison: #34. Chasing The Champions League Dream
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 3 (Naismith 14, Lukaku 34, Arteta og 61) – ARSENAL 0 Sunday, April 6th 2014 (A lot has changed since Roberto’s brown shoed first season. The sky seemed to…read more…

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60 Games That Shook Goodison: #33. David Moyes’ Hot Balls
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 1-2 Villarreal. August 9, 2005 “It was a defining point for us. Villarreal went onto the semi-final. The draw we got was a stinker. I always think it was…read more…

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“Give Martinez Until Christmas”
by Ed Bottomley

“Give him until Christmas…” I’ve said this a few times myself in the past, and it’s nonsense. Give him some more time to prove himself. Give him until Christmas next year, like…read more…

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What are you still doing here, Roberto?
by Ed Bottomley

Every time I watch us I think the same thing: what is Roberto Martinez still doing here? Today’s defeat to Man Utd had all the classic Roberto tropes. A one nil…read more…

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60 Games That Shook Goodison: #32. Staying Up On Goal Difference
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 1-1 Coventry City. May 10, 1998 Dave Watson : “It was unbelievable. We won’t go through that again. We didn’t know what was happening at Chelsea. We could hear the…read more…

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Pseuds Corner Flag: SOS1878
by Ed Bottomley

A column dedicated to the most preposterous and pretentious posts we can find on t’internet, inspired by Private Eye’s legendary Pseuds Corner. Whether you’ve found some ITK ramblings, a Proustian exploration…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 fixtures for next season (2016/17) will be announced on 15 June

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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