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

Transfer latest – Busy day expected at Finch Farm

Transfer deadline day promises to be busy for Everton, with potentially two big name players heading out and a whole number arriving. If widespread reports are true, then Belgium international midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks destined for a big money move to Manchester United. There were one or two late reports last night that Manchester City … Continue reading Transfer latest – Busy day expected at Finch Farm

Is it too late to sell Fellaini?

With less than two weeks to the end of the transfer window and with Manchester United, or anyone else for that matter, yet to make a sensible bid for Marouane Fellaini, is it now too late for Everton to consider a sale of one of their prized assets? Looking back at other last minute departures, … Continue reading Is it too late to sell Fellaini?

Barry to join Everton? What now for Leon Osman?

Everton are reportedly looking to bring in the experienced Gareth Barry from Manchester City on a one year loan deal that could turn into a permanent move next summer with the England international out of contract in 12 months time. But where does that leave current Everton player and (rather unfairly) recent whipping boy Leon … Continue reading Barry to join Everton? What now for Leon Osman?

Premier League Season Preview: Everton will be kings of Merseyside again

With the excitement building ahead of the new Premier League season we take a look at all of Everton’s opponents in what promises to be one of the most exciting and open top flight seasons for a number of years. With last season’s top three all under new management the opportunity for the chasing pack … Continue reading Premier League Season Preview: Everton will be kings of Merseyside again

Would you really want a big money takeover at Everton?

The title sounded crazy even to me when I first wrote it. Imagine having the resources to contend with Manchester United and alike for just about every highly rated Spanish or Italian superstar. Or maybe planning the construction of super high-tech stadium and naming it “Dixie”. After all just look at all those success stories … Continue reading Would you really want a big money takeover at Everton?

Martinez to move for wing reinforcements

After a flurry of transfer activity at the beginning of the month, things have gone pretty quiet at Finch Farm with the focus of the new Everton management team on assessing the credentials of the current playing squad rather than recruiting additional players to the ranks. Work has however continued behind the scenes, with a … Continue reading Martinez to move for wing reinforcements

Everton 4-0 Manchester City (1985/86)

1985-86, the season of the TV blackout and one that will be forever remembered as one of the most painful in the history of Everton Football Club. Not only did Everton manage to throw away a significant lead at the top of Division One to gift Liverpool the title, they also suffered FA Cup heartbreak … Continue reading Everton 4-0 Manchester City (1985/86)

Players say sorry in the best way possible

Everton 2-0 Manchester City From the ridiculous to the sublime, 8 days in the history of Everton Football Club. Resounding defeat against lowly Wigan followed a week later, with outstanding victory over the Champions of England. Last week the players, management and board of directors felt the full wrath of the Evertonians and the National Press. … Continue reading Players say sorry in the best way possible

Response demanded

Everton host Manchester City in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday lunchtime with Evertonians across the globe demanding a response from the beleaguered players. The manager, players and supporters know that last weeks performance was far from acceptable and although expectations have lowered as a result, Everton need to respond with a showing of … Continue reading Response demanded