What is, to date, the best FA Cup match ever? Ask a fan of every team that has taken part, and you’d probably get a unique answer from almost every single one. Evertonians can point to an incredible night at Goodison Park in February 1991 that really could stake a serious claim to be the […]
Everton had a problem. Their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur was on a knife-edge with 23 minutes to go, and Paul Rideout was sprawled on the Elland Road grass in considerable pain. The forward had been carrying an injury going into the game, and now Joe Royle had a decision to make. Daniel Amokachi […]
May 19, 1984. To some, just another Saturday. To Evertonians, the start of a glittering run of successes that would mark the club’s greatest period. Howard Kendall, who had survived the sack by the finest of margins, proudly led out his side at Wembley knowing they were favourites to claim domestic honours for the first […]
Is it possible to fall in love with a foot? In a plutonic way, not the weird way. Can you feel an affection for one anatomical feature which has brought you much joy, an affection you may not even afford some family members? The point is, I love Leighton Baines’ left foot. And I’m sure […]
Get the Whitesnake on. Here I go again. So, to that shimmering light I see over yonder. Is that the sun setting on the winter of our discontent or just a false dawn? We’re about to find out. There are two ways to look at the two games we’ve played in the last week – […]
Look, it’s the magic of the Cup! On….a Tuesday! With Goodison half empty! In a classic tie against…er…West Ham! Perhaps I’m being harsh. It may well be the magic of the Cup that saves us. Not that it was a weekend for it. When rank average sides link QPR and Norwich going out constitute the […]
OK, not a great start to 2014. Yet with each January comes one of the best weekends of football of the year, the FA Cup Third Round.