Although domestic affairs haven’t gone brilliantly up to now, we are 10th in the League and a win this weekend could see us go within four points of the Champions League places.

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Everton are dead edgy. To start with, we celebrated cruising to the top of our Europa League group by not being arsed about the Europa League for a night. It was a pleasure to see young players such as Ledson, Dowell, Long and Jones get a go, while Garbutt and Browning were given a chance […]

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Another weekend, another defeat. But will we take solace in the fact we were shaded 1-0 away at the league champions? Of course we won’t. And quite rightly. Simply put, Man City were there for the taking. As always the team was packed with quality but hardly seemed dangerous and after the early departure of […]

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Picture this. On Wednesday I, your humble previewer, sat with an Arsenal fan and a Man Utd supporter watching streams of Everton-Hull and Arsenal-Southampton. 53 minutes in at Goodison and Sone Aluko ambles on to the pitch. My compatriots laugh. “Aluko’s sh*t” they tell me. “Correct,” I reply, “And that’s why, in five minutes, he’ll […]

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At half time on Sunday, with Spurs leading 2-1 against Everton, a statistic popped up on social media. The last time Everton trailed 2-1 at half time and won was in 1994. You’re all aware of the game I’m referring to. Wimbledon at home. Anders Limpar’s questionable decision-making, Barry Horne’s undisputed moment of genius, and […]

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Every now and then Everton provide us with an evening of absolute perfection. Thursday night wasn’t quite that sort of night but it was damn close. James McCarthy picked up another knock and for the most part we were totally under the cosh. Apart from that, it was excellent. I’ve heard some pure shite this […]

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In the great ongoing drama that is football, we endure all sorts, living for those moments of exquisite glory. The trophy, the wonderful run of form, the position that exceeds expectation and silences critics, or John Stones making a tackle. However, almost as enjoyable are the moments of pure serenity as you look to whichever […]

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It’s not often that you can aptly review a football match with one letter, repeated multiple times. But here goes. ZZZZZZZZZZZ. Bizarre really. I don’t know what to say. You expect this Everton side to be in swashbuckling form, grabbing a goal or three, but nothing’s doing. You expect Ross Barkley to do something magic, […]

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