Martinez learns much in defeat

Real Madrid 2:1 Everton It is often said you learn more in defeat and this is certainly true in the case of Everton's narrow and unfortunate defeat to Real Madrid. That is because Roberto Martinez will have left Dodger Stadium knowing that his Everton team are more than capable of mounting a top 6 challenge … Continue reading Martinez learns much in defeat

Barkley offers a glimpse as Everton ease past Rovers

Blackburn Rovers 1:3 Everton Everton produced another impressive display as the Toffees first pre-season under Roberto Martinez gathered pace. Everton were worthy winners and controlled the game against their Championship opponents from the first minute to the last, dominating possession and creating a host of goalscoring opportunities. Roberto Martinez will have been mightily impressed with … Continue reading Barkley offers a glimpse as Everton ease past Rovers

Wrong time to sell Jelavic – his loss of form was Moyes’ fault

Over the weekend and into Monday, rumours of potential interest from German giants Hamburg has developed into confirmed interest in Everton’s Nikica Jelavic. Jelavic is a classic case of second season syndrome. After bursting onto the scene in the second half of the 2011/12 season, Jelavic struggled to recapture the same form of his first … Continue reading Wrong time to sell Jelavic – his loss of form was Moyes’ fault

Time to look forward as Season ends in defeat

With sixth place and over £10m in prize money already secured, Everton took to the field at Stamford Bridge in David Moyes' final game with what appeared very little to play for. The game ended in defeat, but the Blues produced a spirited performance that epitomized much of the season in 90 minutes. At times the football … Continue reading Time to look forward as Season ends in defeat

Sharpy thinks Jela has gone mental

Prior to his injury time goal against Manchester City, Nikica Jelavic had gone 12 games without a goal. Recalling his own goal drought, Everton legend Graeme Sharp has been talking to the Liverpool Echo, explaining the mental turmoil suffered by a top class centre forward when experiencing difficulties in front of goal. ...Sharp hopes that … Continue reading Sharpy thinks Jela has gone mental

Trip to Old Trafford in search of three points

Everton make the short journey to Manchester United on Sunday looking for their first win at Old Trafford for 21 years. After the disappointment of failing to beat Aston Villa last weekend, Everton are in need of three points on their travels. Evertonians will travel with some hope, albeit it limited due to the clubs … Continue reading Trip to Old Trafford in search of three points