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Manny
by Ed Bottomley

Everton 2-1 Wigan
by Ed Bottomley

The first game of the season is often a worrying one, with occasional thrashings dispensed, and jittery defeats a definite possibility, but this was in the end a relatively comfortable…read more…

“You don’t have to be crazy to blow $30 million in 30 days. But it helps.”
by Ed Bottomley

“Feed the Yak and he will score” …so goes the chant and with Everton’s need to bolster their strike force Yakubu would certainly be a great signing. Perhaps Everton could…read more…

More MLS Ranting
by Ed Bottomley

It is highly frustrating, I flew back to the UK for 2 weeks and during that time ALL the major football news was happening in LA on the side of…read more…

Everton, where has all the money gone?
by Ed Bottomley

Everton Where has all the money gone? The past few weeks, and the ones to come are going to be vital for the start of Everton’s season. In our only…read more…

Vomit Inducing Spurs
by Ed Bottomley

I have an irrational disgust for Tottenham Hotspur, bolstered by the fact that everyone from Mourinho to my obese cousin are tipping them to “break into” the Top 4. Nick…read more…

Everton’s Wide Boy Needs A Purple Patch
by Ed Bottomley

Whenever I meet up with my Spurs-supporting cousin, we always play a game. We rattle off name upon name of comically and chronically bad players — Vinny Samways (in his…read more…

Phil Jagielka: Footballing Swiss Army Knife
by Ed Bottomley

We did it! After stalking his quarry for an inordinate amount of time – the Moyesiah has finally snared Phil Jagielka, the man that the Guardian wittily describes as a…read more…

Mephitic Lumpen Soporiphic
by Ed Bottomley

There has been an explosion of writing on the subject of US soccer ever since Becks decided to join the LA Galaxy. A constant stream of articles from the Guardian…read more…

Fame in sixty seconds
by Ed Bottomley

With one minute remaining, an anonymous youngster shuffles on. His smooth cheeks glow an embarrassed vermillion. Fans sigh. The boy touches the ball just twice. He traps the ball dead,…read more…

Searching for our "sonofabitch"
by Ed Bottomley

The story goes that when someone presented U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt with the disgraceful abominations of his ally, the Nicaraguan dictator Somoza, he reportedly said: “He may be a…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

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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