Moyes and Manchester United there for the taking

I cannot remember a feeling of such optimism amongst Blues heading into a game at Old Trafford. Not since Everton were the kings of English football have confidence levels been so high. But when Roberto Martinez’ men take to the field on Wednesday night they will do so believing that three points and a continuation … Continue reading Moyes and Manchester United there for the taking

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Ferguson stopped Moyes signing new Everton deal

Alex Ferguson's new autobiography was always likely to cause a stir, but the latest revelations regarding his involvement in the appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager will surely force Bill Kenwright and the Everton board to seek compensation from United. “He (Moyes) phoned me around February for some advice about his contract, they … Continue reading Ferguson stopped Moyes signing new Everton deal

Tony Hibbert for Manchester United? What next for Huyton’s finest

When a new manager arrives, there is always likely to be one or two players who suddenly find themselves no longer in favour with the new regime. Unfortunately Tony Hibbert finds himself in this position, with the Everton veteran of 300 plus matches, turning out for the u21 side in midweek due to his lack … Continue reading Tony Hibbert for Manchester United? What next for Huyton’s finest

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 now the time to sell Jelavic?

Nikica Jelavic arrived at Goodison in the January transfer window of 2012 and immediately made a name for himself, bagging a hatful of goals and terrorising Premier League defences. He was the darling of the Gwladys Street, with fans singing his name with luster as Everton made their way to Wembley, only to fall agonisingly … Continue reading Is now the time to sell Jelavic?

Martinez vs Moyes – A transfer market comparison

Deadline day was a chaotic 24 hours for both the new and old Everton boss; and they coped with it in very different ways. David Moyes, the new Manchester United boss is coming under some scrutiny after his deadline day actions, with the last-minute buy of Marouane Fellaini being seen by many as nothing but … Continue reading Martinez vs Moyes – A transfer market comparison

Sadness at Jack Rodwell’s stilted progress

The recent rise to national prominence of Ross Barkley has further highlighted the stilted progress of a former Academy graduate, Jack Rodwell. Rodwell burst onto the Everton scene as an incredibly gifted 16-year-old and four years later, still only 20, made his England debut to wide acclaim. Rodwell looked destined for a long and distinguished … Continue reading Sadness at Jack Rodwell’s stilted progress

Martinez looks to follow Kendall and Catterick on road to glory

As Roberto Martinez prepares for his first competitive match at Goodison Park, we have trawled through the record books (thanks to Everton Results), to see how all 13 of our former managers performed on their Goodison debut. It is fair to say that Martinez will be looking to continue a long tradition of getting off … Continue reading Martinez looks to follow Kendall and Catterick on road to glory

Manchester United’s derisory double offer is an insult to all

The Liverpool Echo have today reported that Everton were in receipt of a derisory double offer for star players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, just hours before the Premier League campaign kicked off on Saturday. The bid, which valued Baines at £12 million and Fellaini at £16 million was instantly rejected by the Blues hierarchy, … Continue reading Manchester United’s derisory double offer is an insult to all

Opening Day Blues!

Everton kick off the Premier League season today with a trip to Carrow Road to take on Chris Hughton’s Norwich City. Ahead of the first official fixture of the Roberto Martinez era we have taken a look back at the Toffees record on the opening day of the season and it is certainly a mixed … Continue reading Opening Day Blues!