Everton 0-1 Sunderland – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs Sunderland game on Thursday 26th December 2013. Tim Howard - 6     A lot of Evertonians have been solely blaming Osman for the mistake, however I believe that it was a very poor decision on his part to pass the ball to Osman in the first place. … Continue reading Everton 0-1 Sunderland – Player Ratings

Swansea City 1-2 Everton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Swansea vs Everton game on Sunday 22nd December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 9 Sylvain Distin - 7 Phil Jagielka - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7 Steven Pienaar - 6 Gareth Barry - 8 James McCarthy - 7 Ross Barkley - 9 Kevin Mirallas - 7 … Continue reading Swansea City 1-2 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea Game

Away games are hard enough to get to these days, let alone in deepest Wales, and particularly if 'somebody' accepted an invitation to a meal and drinks at a friend's house on the day in question. If that wasn't bad enough, just as kick off approaches, I find out that said friend doesn't have Sky. … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Swansea Game

Everton have too much class for Laudrup and Swansea

Everton showed great resolve, determination and commitment, mixed with a scattering of class to defeat Swansea City and move back into the top four and just one victory off the top of the Premier League table. The crucial 2-1 victory was richly deserved with Everton showing far more desire than their Welsh opponents. Ross Barkley … Continue reading Everton have too much class for Laudrup and Swansea

Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Arsenal vs. Everton game on Sunday 8th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 7.5 Phil Jagielka - 8 Sylvain Distin - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7 Kevin Mirallas - 7.5 James McCarthy - 8.5 Ross Barkley - 9 Gareth Barry - 8 Steven Pienaar - 7 Romelu … Continue reading Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

A weekend, ironically, in London, meant I missed the game, so once more my view is obstructed this week by Sky coverage, and not my trusty pillar. I watched the game 'as live' without even a hint of either the score or the manner of the performance, and so imagine my astonishment when watching MOTD2 … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

Deulofeu, Lukaku and Barkley – The Holy Trinity reborn

It is very rare that one team possess so much fantastic young talent at one time, but in Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku, Everton currently have three of the brightest talents in World football on their books. Evertonians should flock to Goodison to watch these precociously gifted footballers, because they all have the potential to be … Continue reading Deulofeu, Lukaku and Barkley – The Holy Trinity reborn

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool Game

"Oh come on Everton, stop this fancy stuff", the quote came from a row or two behind me in the Upper Gwladys some way in to the second half, from a woman clearly playing truant from the School of Science! Not for her this fancy approach play, with the unnecessary one touch triangles, and incisive … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Liverpool Game

Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

It is Merseyside derby weekend and with both teams pushing for Champions League football it promises to be a pulsating tie. Everton will be looking to regain some local pride having not won any out of the last six derbies. Saturday’s fixture will pit two former Swansea managers against one another and with both teams … Continue reading Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

In defence of Leon Osman

The situation of Leon Osman has been something that has particularly captured the imagination of Everton fans so far this season. He has endured varying fortune over the last few games and due to this, it is worth debating the future of someone who has been a loyal servant to Everton over the last decade. … Continue reading In defence of Leon Osman