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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The international break can fuck off. Oh, sorry. How are you? It’s been a while. Now…where was I? Oh yeah. The international break can fuck off. Not only is it the normal procession of garbage, although England surprised everyone by doing a bit of a professional job at Celtic Park, as if they were…motivated or […]
Lille got backed into a blind alley, were surrounded, subdued, and roundly Everton’d. Beautiful. Stage One of Project Europe is as good as done now, and it’s all thanks to a couple of Goodison masterclasses. Wolfsburg was 50 minutes of free-flowing Everton action; Lille was 80 minutes of it. The last 10 we didn’t even […]
The only way, we’re told, is up. It certainly translates to the pitch. Decent looking run of games coming up and we’re back on that sweet Goodison turf.