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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…

*NOT* The Greatest Everton Players: Richard Wright
by Ed Bottomley

“There was a time at Everton when I was going into games thinking ‘please don’t make a mistake today’. And nine times out of 10, it felt like I had…read more…

Lukaku’s “Record” is as Empty as a Hollywood Smile
by Ed Bottomley

Ryan Seacrest is so slick and so smug that fists fly at TV screens across America when he smiles. No hair can be too coiffed. No tooth too white. His…read more…

*NOT* The 60 Greatest Everton Players: Per Kroldrup
by Ed Bottomley

‘On his very first day of training, the gaffer took him to one side and started doing heading practice with him, like you would with a seven-year-old. It was a…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #1. William Ralph “Dixie” Dean
by Ed Bottomley

(1925-1937) 399 Appearances, 349 goals “There was an atmosphere wherever Dixie went; there was excitement. I’ve seen around 2,000 people following him around in places like Switzerland, Germany and France. He was bigger…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #2. Alan Ball
by Peter Bottomley

(1966-72) 249 appearances, 78 goals. “No one was greater than their club, but you came pretty close.” – Tribute sent to Goodison after Ball’s death. ‘I was running back to…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 15 April (15:00); Burnley at Goodison

Saturday 22 April (15:00); West Ham at London Stadium 

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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