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by Chelsea Match Report Writer

Dream crushing Everton dashed John Stones’ hopes of playing for Chelsea this week, in the cruellest manner possible. Not only did BOTH Everton’s manager AND chairman laugh at his solemn transfer request, he…read more…

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Stones saga evokes memories of Alan Ball’s abrupt departure
by Peter Bottomley

I know precisely what I was doing when I heard that Everton were selling Alan Ball. I can even remember the exact time. I was peering into the mirror, shaving,…read more…

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You know nothing, John Stones
by Ed Bottomley

“He’s captain material, you know.” I remember those words because they made me laugh. I’m an optimist, but my dad is even more so, especially about new signings. He was…read more…


Everton leave doubters gasping for air
by Peter Bottomley

SOUTHAMPTON 0 – EVERTON 3 (Lukaku 22, 45, Barkley 84) Typical Everton, just when many observers – including a disgruntled but tiny minority of their own fans – had them…read more…


The evening Jose fell for John?
by Peter Bottomley

For Everton fans, in the build up to the game at Stamford Bridge last February, the main talking point was should a fit again Tim Howard be recalled immediately given…read more…


Other than that, how was the play, Mrs Lincoln?
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 2 (Barkley 76, Kone 86) – WATFORD 2 (Layun 14, Ighado 83) Newly promoted sides are always a tricky proposition in their first game of a new season. Excited,…read more…


Everton: A Jambalaya of Problems
by Ed Bottomley

You’re in a room. The walls, ceiling, and floor are blue. There are no doors or windows. Do you try and escape – desperately searching for an exit – or…read more…


Martinez gets it spot on as Everton sweep aside high-flying Man Utd with ease
by Guest

Just over a year on from Everton’s stunning 3-0 victory over Arsenal, Goodison Park finally witnessed a comparable afternoon as off-colour Man Utd were vanquished in near identical fashion on…read more…


Everton subverted by shifting priorities and exiled Distin
by Peter Bottomley

All discussion of last night’s shocking defeat in Kiev boils down to one issue; why did Roberto Martinez select Antolin Alcaraz to partner Phil Jagielka in central defence? We may…read more…


Martinez blinks: Evolution, revolution or just pragmatism?
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 3 (McCarthy 20, Lukaku 56 pen, Barkley 90+3) – NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 Roberto Martinez is stubborn and will not compromise or change his tactics. This is the cause of…read more…


Kyiv Showed Us What We Can Be…
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 2-1 Dinamo Kyiv This game started like a horror movie, all that was missing was the distant buzz of a murderous goon with a chainsaw. We were all trapped in…read more…

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