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?
Our Everton in the 80s feature continues to look back on the 1985-86 season. Everton under Howard Kendall had built a team which was full of goals, unfortunately they were shipping them in at the other end as well which meant that going into the festive period the Blues were looking up at the main … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – On the march with Kendall’s army
The mere mention of the name Brett Angell is enough to send Evertonians hiding for cover, especially those who sat in the Gwladys Street in the mid-90s and spent much of their time ducking his wayward shots on goal. Signed for £500,000 from Southend United, Angell arrived at the club with a reputation as a prolific lower … Continue reading Whatever happened to…Brett Angell
High Days and Away Days I was anointed an Everton fan despite being born and brought up in London. So when watching Everton away, I was actually only doing what my Dad had done for years, as a Blackburn supporter, watching us every time we came to London. Unlike me, my Dad never got to … Continue reading Away day experiences – sitting in the home end!!!
At the end of a week that promised much, Everton were forced to settle for a point as Roberto Martinez' Blues missed the opportunity to go second in the Premier League with fellow top four challengers Tottenham Hotspur leaving Goodison Park with a goalless draw. The level to which expectations have risen throughout the opening … Continue reading Blue Weekly – Future plans, past players and a nil-nil draw
The great Everton team of the 1980's was sensational, built by legendary manager Howard Kendall, they went on to the most successful side in the history of the club. In his recently published autobiography, Kendall described how he built his all-conquering team, transforming left wingers to right backs and extended the careers of hugely influential … Continue reading How Kendall built his Champions
Last weeks sacking of David Weir by Sheffield United continued a long run of ex-Everton players failing in management. From double League Champion winning captain Kevin Ratcliffe, through to Weir and Carsley, it is a long time since an established Everton player went on to become a successful manager. Not since Joe Royle, has an … Continue reading Why do Evertonians make bad managers
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
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!
January 7th 1994, the day Peter Johnson, the then Everton chairman, made one of the worst decisions in the history of Everton Football Club, a decision so bad, that within 4 months it had almost cost Everton their place in the Premier League. The decision to appoint the silver-haired Mike Walker as Everton manager was … Continue reading Everton’s worst ever manager?