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Games That Shook Goodison: 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…

Games That Shook Goodison: 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…

Games That Shook Goodison: 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…

Games That Shook Goodison: A Steve Watson Hat-Trick!
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 4-0 Leeds. September 28, 2003 This match was a bright spot in a season as drab and grey as a Yorkshire sky. No signings had been made that summer,…read more…

Games That Shook Goodison: Goodison’s First Game
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 4-2 Bolton Wanderers. September 2, 1892 “Of the remainder of the game it is scarcely necessary to give details. Both teams seemed to accept the score as it stood…read more…

Games That Shook Goodison: Everton 4-1 Fulham. May 11, 1963
by Ed Bottomley

Everton’s first title in 24 years came courtesy of a victory over Fulham. As Roy Vernon scored his hat trick the stands quaked, almost unable to wait for the ref’s whistle to chirp. When it did, Goodison shook at Everton’s seismic achievement. It was their biggest ever points total at the time and the first time their average attendance topped 50,000.

Games That Shook Goodison: Everton 2-0 Fiorentina
by Ed Bottomley

==== Everton 2-0 Fiorentina. [Aet] 12th March 2008. Aggregate score 2-2 Tie decided on penalties: Everton 2 – Fiorentina 4 — In the first leg of this European encounter Everton…read more…

Games That Shook Goodison: The Andy King Derby
by Ed Bottomley

==== Everton 1-0 Liverpool. 28th October 1978. — Afterwards, this game was to be known simply as “the Andy King Derby”. For Everton, it was a cathartic end to a…read more…

Games That Shook Goodison: Bob’s Thirty
by Ed Bottomley

Like Dixie, Big Bad Bob was a growling muscle car of a striker. The Latchford goal machine roared into this final match of the season on 28 goals – two short of his target and the Daily Express prize – but in this game none of the first three were scored by him…

Games That Shook Goodison: The White Pele Scores
by Ed Bottomley

With three games remaining Everton needed just two points to become Champions. The danger, with the team sitting in the departure lounge twiddling their thumbs and waiting for championship lift off, was that nerves would come into play….

Games That Shook Goodison: Everton Take On The Nerazzurri
by Ed Bottomley

“As a player, it was terrific for me. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the game we had at Goodison. I think there were over 60,000 at the game and the memory of that night will stay with me for the rest of my life.” – Alex Young

Desert Island Kicks

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

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Next Fixtures

PremierLeague: Sunday 13 January (14:15); Bournemouth at Goodison

Saturday 19 January (15:00); Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium 





























Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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