One of the big surprises of the season so far is how quickly Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin have adapted to the methods of Roberto Martinez, with both players arguably enjoying their strongest seasons for some time. There was always likely to be some teething problems and we saw evidence of this in the opening weeks of … Continue reading Distin and Jagielka pass masters – There is no better partnership in the league
Today sees the launch of our new player statistic pages, featuring up to date information on the current Premier League season and the careers of each member of the Everton first team squad. Statistics currently include games played, minutes on the pitch, goals scored, clean sheets, passes completed, assists, chances created and many more. If … Continue reading Everton Statistics
Martinez has the philosophy wherever he has managed to play out from the back, this even includes the goalkeeper. Last year we saw the risk of Martinez’ philosophy, with Wigan conceding several goals from sloppy defensive mistakes. Early on this season Everton have not conceded from a footballing error, but there has certainly been an … Continue reading Do Everton really have the footballers to play out from the back?
When Ross Barkley joined England regulars Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines at Wembley for Friday's World Cup qualifier with Moldova, Everton had three current players on the pitch for England for the first time since 1988, when Gary Stevens, Trevor Steven and Dave Watson all took to the field in the European Championship group stage match with … Continue reading English Toffee – Everton influence on England is growing
When Roberto Martinez was first mooted as a possible replacement for Manchester United bound David Moyes, many concerns were raised about the defensive record of teams previously managed by the Spaniard. Looking at the stats it was hard to put a case together to justify why Martinez’ teams had struggled to keep out the opposition … Continue reading Can Martinez answer fans concerns? The case for the defence
Roberto Martinez has wasted little time at all in getting down to work as he looks to mould his Everton team ready for a push at the Premier Leagues top four. It promises to be a busy summer for Everton’s new manager and he gave one or two clues in his press conference and subsequent … Continue reading Baines, Fellaini and Transfer targets, it’s straight to work for Martinez
March 16th 2013 represented exactly 11 years since David Moyes first took charge of an Everton side. Unfortunately there is significant doubt over whether his tenure will continue beyond this summer, but we thought we would look back over those 11 years and select David Moyes’ best Everton XI. In selecting our chosen side, we … Continue reading Moyes’ best 11
Oldham Athletic 2-2 Everton Just like in 1990 Everton looked set to progress to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup only to be pegged back by Oldham, as a last gasp goal consigned Everton to a replay at Goodison Park. If David Moyes wants to see progress both on and off the field before … Continue reading Drawing like it’s 1990, but Wembley feels close again