Leon, Leon, Leon!!! A tribute to Leon Osman

A precocious teenage talent stopped in his tracks by an horrendous knee injury. A regular goal scorer for the reserves, but ignored by his manager. Sent out on loan to Carlisle and Derby, only to return a better and hungrier player. Regularly played out of position for the good of the team and to allow … Continue reading Leon, Leon, Leon!!! A tribute to Leon Osman

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Martinez and Everton forced United board to sack Moyes

In just under 12 months David Moyes has seen his managerial reputation shattered following a disastrous spell as manager of Manchester United. But it was Sunday when his flaws were exposed to the maximum in front of the watching nation as Roberto Martinez highlighted the tactical naivety of his predecessor. In securing a thoroughly deserved … Continue reading Martinez and Everton forced United board to sack Moyes

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) game

We used to be United's favourite opponents. Now they're ours. A double over United, not achieved since Noah was a lad, and the garden is much rosier than it was just a few days ago post Palace. The hyperbole will no doubt continue for a few more days, and rightly so, because it is a … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) game

New Baines contract signals Blues intent

Since the appointment of Roberto Martinez, Everton have been on the crest of wave, moving forward with significant pace as they look to break through the self-imposed glass ceiling that permeated the previous regime. The Blues are certainly on the up, Roberto has put his faith in the club's top class youngsters, adopted a playing … Continue reading New Baines contract signals Blues intent

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?

I was conned by David Moyes

David Moyes did a brilliant job for Everton. He took over a football club which had been on its knees for over a decade, struggling towards the wrong end of the league and in a pitiful state financially. He turned the club round, he made us proud to be Blues again and he ensured that … Continue reading I was conned by David Moyes

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd Game

It doesn't get more obstructed than being sat at home in Nottingham watching the game live on a dodgy live stream that freezes every now and then, and you realise that the boys on Sky are about a minute ahead of you! So, if I missed something, I'm sure those actually at OT will correct … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd Game

Manchester United vs Everton – Match Preview

Everton take on Manchester United tonight in the first meeting between the sides since David Moyes departed the Goodison Park hot seat for the number one job at Old Trafford. It guarantees to be a fantastic encounter, with Roberto Martinez promising to adopt a positive approach to overcoming the current Champions of England. Not since the … Continue reading Manchester United vs Everton – Match Preview

Moyes takes the praise for Everton’s start to the season

Ahead of the match between Manchester United and his former club Everton, David Moyes couldn’t resist a slight dig at his successor at Goodison Park, claiming that he had the Toffees so organised that they would have continued to perform well whoever Bill Kenwright had chosen as the next manager of Everton. A number of leading … Continue reading Moyes takes the praise for Everton’s start to the season

Why Everton should have got rid of Moyes after the 2009 Cup Final

When David Moyes makes the long walk down the Old Trafford tunnel on Wednesday evening he will step out on to the pitch to the warm applause of 72,000 supportive, yet slightly dubious Mancunians, who despite a string of improved results are still unsure of what to make of their new boss. But what will … Continue reading Why Everton should have got rid of Moyes after the 2009 Cup Final