Pre-season campaign kicks off at Swindon

Everton's pre-season campaign kicks off at the weekend with the Blues taking a strong squad down to Wiltshire to take on Swindon Town of League One. Roberto Martinez is keen for the majority of his squad to get some action following a good weeks training at Finch Farm. "The Swindon game will be a perfect … Continue reading Pre-season campaign kicks off at Swindon

Ramblings of a frustrated (yet positive) Blue

At times last night the frustration of watching a team clearly out of form got the better of me, as it did thousands alongside me at Goodison. Importantly the mental resolve of the team remains strong and despite playing considerably below their potential, Everton were far too strong for a very poor Queens Park Rangers … Continue reading Ramblings of a frustrated (yet positive) Blue

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

Ambitious Everton signal intent with record signing

Roberto Martinez and the Everton board have signalled their ambition by sanctioning the club record signing of Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. The fee of £28m, not only shatters the clubs transfer record, which previously stood at £18m for Marouane Fellaini, but is also more, in one single transfer, than the club have ever spent in … Continue reading Ambitious Everton signal intent with record signing

Obstructed View – Reflections On The Season

So, apart from a month of World Cup football, not counting the hype and the build-up beforehand, and the seemingly inevitable forensic investigation in to what went wrong afterwards, that's the season over. And by the end of the said World Cup, we'll be back in to pre-season friendlies, and not too long until the first … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections On The Season

So many highs and a few bitter lows…

Looking back at twitter this weekend it was clear to see the bitter disappointment etched onto the hearts of our fellow blues. Just a week after the better part of 40,000 Evertonians cheered so hard they sounded as if they smoked 30 Marlboro lights, the same group felt more like hitting the vodka after just … Continue reading So many highs and a few bitter lows…

Martinez and Everton forced United board to sack Moyes

In just under 12 months David Moyes has seen his managerial reputation shattered following a disastrous spell as manager of Manchester United. But it was Sunday when his flaws were exposed to the maximum in front of the watching nation as Roberto Martinez highlighted the tactical naivety of his predecessor. In securing a thoroughly deserved … Continue reading Martinez and Everton forced United board to sack Moyes

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) game

We used to be United's favourite opponents. Now they're ours. A double over United, not achieved since Noah was a lad, and the garden is much rosier than it was just a few days ago post Palace. The hyperbole will no doubt continue for a few more days, and rightly so, because it is a … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Man Utd (H) game

100% Belief in Roberto

I have been relatively quiet on here for a couple of months now. My silence hasn't been through a disinterest in the Blues, if anything it has been the total opposite. Throughout a difficult spell where we lost away at Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and exited the cup at Arsenal I retained by belief in Roberto's … Continue reading 100% Belief in Roberto

Everton vs West Ham – Match Preview

It has been a strange week at Goodison Park, but attention turns away from ticket squabbles with Arsenal,the surprise resignation of Alan Myers from his role as Director of Communications and the revelation that loanee striker Lacina Traore is unlikely to play for the club again due to an injury he picked up in the … Continue reading Everton vs West Ham – Match Preview