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An Open Letter to Ronald Koeman: Sign Another Striker!
by Ed Bottomley

It doesn’t take a genius to realise that Everton need to sign another striker before the end of the summer transfer window. Wayne Rooney’s return to Goodison Park was emotional…read more…

Europa Recap: The Game That Ruined My Spell- Check and Infected My Laptop
by Kevin Palmer

First of all, I want to thank Ed for the opportunity to let me indulge some thoughts on the great Everton Football Club, he is a true gentleman for opening…read more…

A New Challenge?
by Ed Bottomley

Koeman was quite forthcoming about Ross in today’s presser: “Barkley will leave 100%” “I found out at the end of the season that he wanted a new challenge, I need…read more…

Bringing Rooney Up From The Basement
by Ed Bottomley

Yesterday I brought Wayne Rooney up from the basement. Dusty programmes, a signed photo, newspaper cuttings and a massive obnoxious poster. “WAYNE ROONEY… IS ROONALDO,” screamed the poster. They had…read more…

Soft Barxit
by Ed Bottomley

“It began for Ross Barkley on the Mystery, the playing fields near his home in Wavertree where he was spotted aged eight.” This is the opening sentence of Andy Hunter’s…read more…

“Tell him he’s f*cking Pele and get him back on”
by Ed Bottomley

A Partick Thistle player once took a bad knock to his head and was getting treatment, so the story goes, when the physio shouted over to manager John Lambie that…read more…

Buying our past and selling our future?
by Ed Bottomley

ROONEY’S AGONY!” moaned the Daily Mail yesterday… Apparently the poor lad has a tough choice. A move to China and all that lovely money or a return to Everton, a move…read more…

Buying Fat Elvis Would Be A Mistake…
by Ed Bottomley

“He’s the biggest English talent I’ve seen since I arrived in England. We were beaten by a special goal from a very special talent.” – Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, “A…read more…

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.

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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

Europa League: Thurs 23 Nov (20:05); Atalanta at Goodison

Premier: Sun 26 Nov (13:30); Southampton at St Mary’s
















Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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