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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…

More Patience Needed for Martinez
by Ed Bottomley

For Everton, this close season and what happened off the pitch was a nervy affair soured by our recent history of disappointment. When transfer deadline day was just a speck on…read more…

Fellaini’s parting gift?
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 2 (Deulofeu 45, Fellaini 115) – STEVENAGE BOROUGH 1 (Freeman 36) (aet; ft 1-1) In the end Roberto Martinez had to summon Marouane Fellaini from the bench to kill off…read more…

Oh Stevenage is Wonderful…
by Guest

Stevenage Borough fan Alex Bottomley lifts the lid on our League Cup opponents: “Please don’t be too upset if Stevenage’s modus operandi turns out to be to ruffle a few feathers. It’s what this little club do best.”

Martinez revolution excites but shabby Moyes casts a shadow
by Peter Bottomley

EVERTON 0 – WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 David Moyes would do well to remember the advice of American newspaper columnist Walter Winchell who is credited with coining the maxim that…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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Premier League: Saturday 11 March (15:00); West Bromwich Albion at Goodison

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Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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