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Osman seals win after Howard’s heroics
by Peter Bottomley

ASTON VILLA 0 – EVERTON 2 (Lukaku 68, Osman 81) For a second consecutive Saturday Roberto Martinez looked to his bench and made a substitution which won the game. Leon…read more…

Baines contract deadlock set to continue
by Peter Bottomley

When it comes to talking Roberto Martinez is the polar opposite of his predecessor. Where Moyes was a monosyllabic and grim-faced introvert Martinez is an engaging extrovert who exudes positive…read more…

Another Everton win but defenders still at a loss
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 2 (Mirallas 8, Pienaar 57) HULL CITY 1 (Sagbo 30) Despite a performance, which by recent (ie Roberto Martinez) standards was sub-par, Everton still managed to win and sustain…read more…

60 Evertonians: #34. Ben Cordier
by Ed Bottomley

Name: Ben Cordier Q1.Why Everton? My first football memory was as a 5 year old watching the 1984 FA Cup final on TV with my grandad. He bought me the scarf…read more…

60 Games That Shook Goodison: #24. 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.

Manchester City 3-1 Everton: A Dive By Any Other Name…
by Ed Bottomley

This was an exciting game of blood and cuts, of dives and goals – and one in which Manchester City dominated in all those areas. Everton strutted into this encounter as the Premier League’s only unbeaten team, but in the past fortnight there have been worrying signs: we score, but we also leak and yesterday was no different. In our last 4 games we have conceded 9 goals.

Meet the new badge. Same as the old badge.
by Ed Bottomley

It’s a safe option. Something that the we all know and recognize, but at the same time it doesn’t really address the need for an update in the first place. It’s the design equivalent of signing Marouane Fellaini when you’re Man Utd manager.

“Looks like Leon’s injured. Please stay down. PLEASE…”
by Ed Bottomley

…So said a blue on Twitter when he saw Osman hit the deck against West Ham. It turns out he was injured, and was substituted off… My little lad is…read more…

Momentum building for Lukaku and Everton
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 3 (Lukaku 5, 37, Barkley 25) – NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 (Cabaye 51, Remy 89) A dramatic evening under the lights, when Goodison is at her best, saw Everton sweep…read more…

Why ‘School of Science’ is still a relevant moniker
by Peter Bottomley

THE NUMBERS GAME – Why Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong by Chris Anderson & David Sally. Penguin/Viking £12.99/C$26. It is instantly clear that the authors like Roberto Martinez,…read more…

Winds of change now gale-force at Goodison
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 1 (Naismith 45) – CHELSEA 0 It’s a funny thing but the more we find out about Roberto Martinez the more we learn about his predecessor. Take for example…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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Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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