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Pseuds Corner Flag: “Tactically Naive”
by Ed Bottomley

“Tactically Naive,” a phrase that instantly makes the person uttering it sound intelligent, and the target of the epithet seem like an out of touch imbecile. According to my absolutely…read more…


The Transfer Deadline Day Massacre
by Ed Bottomley

Yesterday was Transfer Deadline Day, a footballing Twilight Zone hyped up by Sky Sports and the frenzied twitterati. A day where mouth frothers and mouth breathers can stare agog at…read more…

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Jags and Ash bring down iron curtain on old frailities
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 1 (Given og 51) – STOKE CITY 0 Laissez-faire, never an acceptable ideology on Merseyside, has finally seen its football equivalent consigned to the rubbish bin. The Martinez philosophy…read more…


Flat Earth Evertonians
by Ed Bottomley

Transfer deadline is looming and the sanity of many an Evertonian is coming into question. With Leicester City’s unlikely title win still fresh in the memory, one that was built…read more…


Koeman delivers good news; no plan ‘B’ needed
by Peter Bottomley

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 (McAuley 9) – EVERTON 2 (Mirallas 45+1, Barry 60) After coming from behind to register their first win under Ronald Koeman there was more good news…read more…


Koeman revolution off and running
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 1 (Barkley 5) – TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (Lamela 59) Everton, with 19 year old Mason Holgate making his Premier League debut, James McCarthy at right wing-back and winger Gerard…read more…


It’s Good To Be Back…
by Ed Bottomley

New season, new manager, new signings and optimism growing in my mind like weeds. It’s good to be back. While Roberto spent his summer as a quarter-witted EURO 2016 analyst,…read more…

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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…


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…


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…

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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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Premier League: Sunday 30 October (13:30); West Ham at Goodison

Saturday 5 November (17:30); Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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