Grit, determination but no shortage of flair

Everton have made a promising start under new management but Saturday’s win over Stoke City provided a barometer of the progress made in the two months since Ronald Koeman was appointed. Winning by a single goal, coming under pressure from the opposition and playing in front of an expectant crowd, the Blues would probably have […]

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Dutch courage – Koeman gets it right…eventually

It is never easy to admit you are wrong, but it took Ronald Koeman just 35 minutes to do just that at the Hawthorns on Saturday as the Dutch legend provided clear evidence that he isn’t afraid to make quick, decisive and difficult decisions. James McCarthy was the unlucky man to fall foul of the […]

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Three at the back, high pressing and attacking tempo

A new era and a new Everton. Ronald Koeman played down expectations in his pre-match press conference but if the Dutchman can produce this level of improvement in so little time then we can soon look forward to challenging at the top end of the Premier League table. The difference in Everton’s approach was clear […]

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No Mention Of A Bite/No Bite Here….

There’s something quite irritating when you’ve won a blood and guts quarter final, and all the media and the phone-ins want to talk about is something that didn’t actually happen. So I’m not adding to it. Instead, let’s focus on the positives. No, let’s focus on the positives I said. Two rows behind me in […]

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Bournemouth 0-2 Everton – Rate the players

Everton were not at their best but still dominated a cup tie that they deservedly won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku. The travelling Blues were indebted to Joel who may a good penalty save after a James McCarthy handball inside the area. Use the form below to rate each players […]

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Stoke City 0-3 Everton – Rate the players

Everton made it three wins in a week, all by a 3-0 score line as they blitzed Stoke City in the first half. Lukaku from the penalty spot, Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon scored the goals as Everton moved back into the top half of the table and reignited their quest for European football. Use […]

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Everton 3-0 Newcastle United – Rate the players

Everton finally returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a first win since Boxing Day. The Blues ran out 3-0 winners and it could have been far more if it wasn’t for some good goalkeeping and the woodwork. Aaron Lennon opened the scoring with a clever finish before Ross Barkley rounded things off with […]

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Carlisle 0-3 Everton – Rate the players

Everton made light work of Carlisle as they progressed into the fifth round of the FA Cup with relative ease. Kone opened the scoring after just a minute, before the impressive Aaron Lennon added a second with the game still only 15 minutes old. The Blues rounded off the scoring with a long range effort […]

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Manchester City 3-1 Everton – Rate the players

Everton slipped out of the Capital One Cup in agonising fashion, with a awful refereeing decision costing the Blues dearly. Everton looked set to progress to an all Merseyside final until City equalised on aggregate, scoring after the ball had clearly gone out for a goal kick. Use the form below to rate each players […]

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Heads should roll, but don’t blame Martinez – Talking points from the Chelsea game

Life as an Evertonian is incredibly frustrating, never more so than on Saturday afternoon, when Everton for the second time this season failed to see out a 2-0 and a 3-2 lead, eventually coming away with a 3-3 draw. Now if you are expecting me to launch into a criticism of Roberto Martinez and his tactics […]

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