Blue Weekly – Everton end the international break with three precious points

It was a mixed international week for Everton, with the positivity generated by a record number of Blues progressing to the summers World Cup Finals, dampened by the news that Darron Gibson had suffered a devastating knee ligament injury that will in all likelihood keep him out of the Everton team for the rest of … Continue reading Blue Weekly – Everton end the international break with three precious points

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Everton to receive significant compensation after Gibson injury

There are many reasons the international window is despised by managers and supporters of Premier League clubs. Not only does it break up the momentum of the season, it also brings added opportunity for players to suffer injury. Unfortunately for Everton and Roberto Martinez, Darron Gibson suffered a horrific knee injury in last nights match between … Continue reading Everton to receive significant compensation after Gibson injury

Blue weekly – Nothing but the Best

A week that started so brilliantly with a fantastic win over Newcastle United, ended with the return of Nil Satis Nisi Optimum but disappointingly a defeat in Manchester, with the Blues failing to capitalise on an early goal at the Etihad Stadium, to lose 3-1 to Manchester City. Monday Everton propelled themselves into the top … Continue reading Blue weekly – Nothing but the Best

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

Irish influence emerging at Everton

The Irish football team has received some fierce criticism in the Republic of Ireland after a series of poor displays. Debates have raged in the pub or on television over who is to blame; the manager Trapattoni or the choice of players available to him.  One thing is for certain, out of a poor squad, … Continue reading Irish influence emerging at Everton

Match Preview: First Goodison outing for Roberto’s Blue Army

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion As Roberto Martinez perfectly explained in his pre-match press conference, the weekend sees a shift in focus, as energy moves away from whose coming and whose going, towards full concentration on the upcoming ninety minutes and ensuring that Everton secure three precious Premier League points. It is has been another … Continue reading Match Preview: First Goodison outing for Roberto’s Blue Army

Gibson stars as Blues pass to victory

Accrington Stanley 1-4 Everton Everton produced a perfect demonstration of what is to come under new manager Roberto Martinez, as the Blues passed the ball beautifully to leave League Two Accrington Stanley bewildered and for the first 20 minutes of each half, chasing Blue shadows. Much tougher tests will come and go when the season … Continue reading Gibson stars as Blues pass to victory

Positive despite defeat – more to come from Martinez’ Blues

Austria Vienna 2-1 Everton The Roberto Martinez era got underway in Vienna with defeat, but the new Everton manager will not be downbeat, nor will he be complacent about the size of the job facing him if he is to reinvent the School of Science at Goodison Park. With several players still enjoying an extended … Continue reading Positive despite defeat – more to come from Martinez’ Blues

Big Vic dances the Samba

Everton 2-0 QPR Everton maintained the pressure on the three London teams above them in the table, with a measured 2-0 win over Championship bound QPR and it was Victor Anichebe who was the darling of the Goodison crowd yet again, with another performance of power, hardwork and a this time, a goal-scoring touch. This win … Continue reading Big Vic dances the Samba