Would the return of Jack Rodwell be good business?

If recent reports in the media are to be believed, Everton were close to bringing Jack Rodwell back to Goodison Park on deadline day, with the deal only being thwarted by Manchester City’s own failure in the transfer market. Although Roberto Martinez made it clear throughout January that he wanted to bring in a central … Continue reading Would the return of Jack Rodwell be good business?

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Oviedo injury to inspire Blues?

Football can be a cruel game, and nothing was truer than this on Saturday evening when Bryan Oviedo suffered a horrific leg break in the FA Cup tie vs Stevenage. If there was one Everton player who did not deserve such bad fortune, then it was probably the Costa Rican, who has been the epitome … Continue reading Oviedo injury to inspire Blues?

Does Howard Kendall deserve a statue outside of Goodison Park?

Here on St Domingo’s, there is a regular column devoted to recognising the excellence of the 1980’s, so to keep in theme with that, I would like to focus on the man who orchestrated it all. The word ‘legend’ sometimes gets used too casually these days, but in the case of Howard Kendall, nothing could … Continue reading Does Howard Kendall deserve a statue outside of Goodison Park?

Seamus Coleman: Player of the season so far?

Our regular columnist Tom Hennessy is back with a look at the performances of Seamus Coleman during the season so far. The Irishman has been in fabulous form and looks destined to be the Premier Leagues outstanding right full back this season. Coleman is certainly one of the players who is thriving under Roberto Martinez … Continue reading Seamus Coleman: Player of the season so far?

How far can John Stones go with Everton?

Our columnist Tom Hennessy is back with his views on the latest youngster to break into the Everton side. John Stones was David Moyes' final signing for Everton, ironically beating Roberto Martinez and Wigan to his signature. Stones burst onto the scene at Barnsley last year and built a reputation as the best up and … Continue reading How far can John Stones go with Everton?

In defence of Leon Osman

The situation of Leon Osman has been something that has particularly captured the imagination of Everton fans so far this season. He has endured varying fortune over the last few games and due to this, it is worth debating the future of someone who has been a loyal servant to Everton over the last decade. … Continue reading In defence of Leon Osman

How do you replace a man like Lukaku?

With a quarter of the season gone, the feel good factor is certainly in full swing at Goodison Park and one of the key contributors to this has been none other than our on loan Belgian star Romelu Lukaku. With 5 goals so far, he is already well on the way to becoming one of … Continue reading How do you replace a man like Lukaku?

Can Everton overcome their inability to win away at the ‘big four’?

Will Martinez make a difference or is it difficult to win whoever is in charge? The game against Manchester City last weekend posed one of the more difficult away tests faced during the Premier League calendar. As the season slowly edges towards Christmas, a look at the winter fixture list shows that Everton face a … Continue reading Can Everton overcome their inability to win away at the ‘big four’?

Is Leighton Baines less effective without Steven Pienaar?

With the poorly timed international break upon us, there is literally nothing better to do this week other than crack open the old chestnut about the pairing of Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar. It is probably far too early in the season to be making any real reflections about anything, but when there is no … Continue reading Is Leighton Baines less effective without Steven Pienaar?

The timely return of Darron Gibson? Why Everton need him fit for trip to City

This weekend Everton arguably face their toughest game of the season so far in the form of Manchester City away. Roberto Martinez’s men have set high standards in recent league games and he will hope that they will continue to do so at the Etihad Stadium. New signing Gareth Barry has been particularly influential in … Continue reading The timely return of Darron Gibson? Why Everton need him fit for trip to City