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
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
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
Welcome to our new regular feature tracking Everton in the 1980s. Our latest contributor is Daniel Wood, author of the @Footballint80s Twitter account. Daniel will be posting regular updates from this day in 1985. This retro look at Everton and 80s football in general is sure to bring back some fantastic memories. 12 Nov 85: … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – TV Blackout keeps the Champions off the screen
The Sunday newspapers have continued their campaign to unsettle Everton's impressive start to the Premier League season by linking two of the clubs most sell-able assets with a move away from Goodison Park. The reports based on half-truths and rumours claim that Leighton Baines is destined for Old Trafford with Ross Barkley set for a … Continue reading Sunday papers attempt to destabilise Everton
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
Frustratingly the stories linking Leighton Baines with a move to Manchester United refuse to go away. Chester today have published a story claiming sources from Manchester United will table a 'serious bid' for Baines in the January window. The story appears to be short of exact quotes and speculates that United only valued the England … Continue reading Baines stories refuse to go away
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
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’?
Late last week, Alan Stubbs revealed in a speech at a Football Writers’ Association event that Leighton Baines had expressed a wish to join Manchester United in the summer. While those sentiments may be true, we have it on good authority that Leighton Baines was more than happy to remain at Everton and at no … Continue reading Baines happy to stay a Blue!