Three points. Erm, that's about it on the 'positives' front. Ok, slightly unfair as individual performances from the likes of Stones and McCarthy couldn't be faulted, but in terms of quality of football, it was a bit chalk and cheese from last week. Somehow, the emotional high from last week, combined with a desperate Sunderland … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland (A) Game
Everton's move to sign Monaco striker Lacina Traore on loan for the remainder of the season, which subject to a successful work permit application, is expected to be completed on Monday, is a further indication that Roberto Martinez is choosing to stockpile his financial resources in preparation for a summer transfer raid for Romelu Lukaku … Continue reading Roberto is saving his money to buy Lukaku
As Christmas approaches, all Evertonian’s have been given the gift of hope from Santa Martinez, with Champions League qualification a real possibility. As Everton approach the half way mark of the season, Martinez’s blues are in true contention at the top of the table, mixing it with the big boys of the Premier League. However, … Continue reading Make or break Festive Season for Everton
In nine fabulous days Everton have announced to the Premier League that they are serious contenders to finish in the top four and in doing so have demonstrated that they are perfectly equipped to compete with any team in English football. From the 4-0 thrashing of Stoke City, to the fantastic and long overdue victory … Continue reading From top four pretenders to title contenders?
The question on everyone’s mind so far this season is whether the Blues can really get into Europe with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, City, United, Spurs and Liverpool likely to be above us in the pecking order. Martinez has stated Champions League football as one of his main targets for Everton in the next few seasons but … Continue reading How would Everton fare in the Champions League?
Roberto Martinez has started his reign as manager of Everton with a promise to get Everton in the Champions League. At a packed press conference, new Everton manager, Roberto Martinez has spoken about his ambition to build on the years of progress under David Moyes. Bill Kenwright promised funds for Martinez to build on the … Continue reading I’ll get you in the Champions League
Everton have again failed to deliver at the business end of the season. After superb performances against Tottenham and Arsenal, the Blues travelled to the North East to take on Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland for a difficult but winnable fixture. However Everton produced a display which lacked the urgency and the skill required to unlock … Continue reading An Impossible Dream
Everton continue on their travels with a second away game of the week, as they seek to increase the pressure on their rivals for the much coveted European places. The Blues arrive in Sunderland knowing that nothing but three points is good enough, and will hope that their fantastic record against the Black Cats continues for … Continue reading Nothing but three points is good enough
Arsenal 0-0 Everton Everton were unable to get the win that would have brought three precious points, but they enhanced their reputation against one of England's premier teams, going toe to toe for 90 minutes in an enthralling Premier League encounter. Everton approached the fixture in a positive manner and this was echoed in David … Continue reading Barkley impresses as proud Blues maintain European fight
With the season drawing to a close the games are coming thick and fast as the chase for Champions League football hots up. Everton travel to Arsenal on Tuesday night, looking to turn up the heat on the teams above them and a win for the Blues would close the gap to 1 point between … Continue reading Blues travel to the Emirates in search of Gold