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

Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs. Fulham game on Saturday 14th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 9 Sylvain Distin - 7 Phil Jagielka - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7.5 Steven Pienaar - 8 Gareth Barry - 7 Ross Barkley - 8 Leon Osman - 8 Gerard Deulofeu - 7 Romelu Lukaku … Continue reading Everton 4-1Fulham – Player Ratings

The Blue Match Review: Aston Villa 0-2 Everton

St Dom-index Tim Howard - 9 Seamus Coleman - 6.5 Sylvain Distin - 7 Phil Jagielka - 7 Leighton Baines - 7.5 Kevin Mirallas - 7.5 Gareth Barry - 7 Ross Barkley - 6.5 James McCarthy - 7 Steven Pienaar - 7.5 Romelu Lukaku - 8 Used Subs Leon Osman - 8 Steven Naismith - … Continue reading The Blue Match Review: Aston Villa 0-2 Everton

Everton Statistics

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

Seamus Coleman in focus – Outstanding but always learning

The last two Premier League games have brought mixed emotions, particularly for Seamus Coleman, who was outstanding against Newcastle United last Monday night, only to suffer at the hands of the impressive Manchester City attack on the Saturday. Seamus Coleman has certainly made the right back position his own over the last 12 months and … Continue reading Seamus Coleman in focus – Outstanding but always learning

Do Everton really have the footballers to play out from the back?

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?

The Blue Match Review: Everton 3-2 Newcastle United

St Dom-index Tim Howard - 7 Seamus Coleman - 9 Phil Jagielka - 7 Sylvain Distin - 7 Leighton Baines - 8 Kevin Mirallas - 6.5 Gareth Barry - 7 James McCarthy - 7.5 Leon Osman - 8 Ross Barkley - 8.5 Romelu Lukaku - 8.5 Used Subs Gerard Deulofeu - 8 Steven Naismith - … Continue reading The Blue Match Review: Everton 3-2 Newcastle United

Irish influence emerging at Everton

The Irish football team has received some fierce criticism in the Republic of Ireland after a series of poor displays. Debates have raged in the pub or on television over who is to blame; the manager Trapattoni or the choice of players available to him.  One thing is for certain, out of a poor squad, … Continue reading Irish influence emerging at Everton

Ball domination fails to equal victory on Martinez’ debut

Norwich City 2-2 Everton Everton failed to turn possession into victory as the Roberto Martinez era began with a point apiece at Carrow Road. The Blues who made the journey to Norfolk were treated to an entertaining game, but despite a quite brilliant goal from the prestigious Ross Barkley, Everton were unable to find a … Continue reading Ball domination fails to equal victory on Martinez’ debut