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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Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Everton reignited their push for Champions League football with a thrilling victory at St James Park. Three brilliant goals by the Blues was far too much for Newcastle as Roberto Martinez' men made it four successive Premier League wins to move back into fifth place in the table. Martinez made two changes to the side … Continue reading Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Everton 4-0 QPR – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs QPR game in the FA Cup 3rd Round on Saturday 4th January 2014. Alex Jones is back with his match ratings and controversially suggests that it is time for Osman and Naismith to look elsewhere for their football. What is your opinion? Do either of the two … Continue reading Everton 4-0 QPR – Player Ratings

Stoke City 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Stoke City vs Everton game on Wednesday 1st January 2014.   Tim Howard - 7 Back in the team after a one match absence due to suspension, Tim Howard added a sense of stability to the Everton rearguard. Due to Everton's superiority he had little to do and was … Continue reading Stoke City 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland Game

There is a temptation, after losing at home to the bottom club, after losing at home for the first time in the PL for 360 days, after only losing once to date all season, to throw your toys out and start demanding this that and the other. But whilst feeling that way for 5 minutes, … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland Game

It’s a funny old game – Everton 0-1 Sunderland

All those old enough to remember the Saint and Greavsie ITV show of the 1980s will remember Jimmy Greaves famous catchphrase, "It's a funny old game" and so it proved today at Goodison, as bottom of the table Sunderland were outplayed for much of the game by 10 man Everton, but still emerged victorious due … Continue reading It’s a funny old game – Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs. Fulham game on Saturday 14th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 9 Sylvain Distin - 7 Phil Jagielka - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7.5 Steven Pienaar - 8 Gareth Barry - 7 Ross Barkley - 8 Leon Osman - 8 Gerard Deulofeu - 7 Romelu Lukaku … Continue reading Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke game

Well, that was rubbish! What do we think we are doing, beating a side comprehensively like that, no hint ever of losing the game? Not even a 3-0 lead squeezed back to a 3-2 for a nervous last 15 minutes; not even dominating a game and missing a hatful of chances only to get mugged … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke game

In defence of Leon Osman

The situation of Leon Osman has been something that has particularly captured the imagination of Everton fans so far this season. He has endured varying fortune over the last few games and due to this, it is worth debating the future of someone who has been a loyal servant to Everton over the last decade. … Continue reading In defence of Leon Osman

Martinez has more than just a plan B. Plan C, D and E is ready when necessary!!!

A few days have passed since Everton returned from Villa Park with three points in the bag, providing ample time to sit back and reflect on how impressive a result this was for Roberto Martinez and his Everton side. Despite Villa struggling at home during the last 15 months, it is impossible to ignore Everton’s … Continue reading Martinez has more than just a plan B. Plan C, D and E is ready when necessary!!!