Plannoyed: The Merseyside Derby Dilemma

Can I write about the Merseyside derby yet? Has the dust settled enough? Have the Anfield Wrap lot put their crayons away yet? While Jürgen Klopp continues to erupt like an Icelandic volcano, Sam Allardyce has come away from the den of horrors as pleased as the cat that got the Bisto. We’re all a […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 1-0 Liverpool, 2004

There are more than a few iconic photographs from Everton’s history, ones which speak a thousand words. So above is a picture about which I will now write a thousand (or more) words. It is a scene that portrays adrenaline-fuelled ebullience at its purest; a joyous pile-on, with a beaming Tim Cahill punching the air. […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-0 Liverpool, 2006

Every football club has a ‘bogey team’. There is (at least) one side who cause a sense of impending dread when the time to play them rolls around again. A couple of years ago, the Telegraph crunched the numbers and worked out each of the Premier League clubs’ most feared opposition. Arsenal’s was Chelsea. Chelsea’s […]

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Game of the Day: Liverpool 0-2 Everton, 1970

Everton finished the 1968/69 season in third, having scored 77 goals, and conceded 36. The next campaign saw them tally up five fewer in their favour, with the defensive record improved to the tune of two goals. And yet they won Division 1, finishing nine points clear of second-placed Leeds. Colin Harvey believed the Blues […]

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