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Are we just one signing off a European spot?

Kevin Prytherch
Posted 24/06/2022

Much has been made of our current squad, with some advocating that we need 5 or 6 new players and many believing that our squad is that of a lower-table squad – with 12th place being a success. However, to offer an alternative view, could we be jus...
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Minnesota v Everton ToffeeWeb meet up?

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 19/06/2022

Is anyone else from ToffeeWeb going to the Minnesota v Everton game?

I have a single ticket as the family are not interested – though they’ll be exploring Minneapolis. I would love to connect with any American-based or indeed other fans trave...
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Rebuilding the Midfield

Tony Everan
Posted 18/06/2022

There’s always distractions but, for the good of the club, the No 1 issue now needs to take centre stage. The midfield needs a total rethink, upgrading and made fit for purpose for the current incarnation of Premier League football. Slow ponderous...
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Alex Iwobi scores for Nigeria in 2-1 win

Tony Everan
Posted 09/06/2022

Alex Iwobi: Growing into his deep-lying playmaker role excellently. Made a darting run from deep to score the equaliser with a sweet curling effort.

His passing was accurate and probing, also seems to spray the ball to the flanks far more ...
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New Fifa rules to restrict international loans

Michael Kenrick
Posted 08/06/2022

Fifa is introducing new rules that are claimed to tackle issues with the loan system which has allowed some clubs to hoard young players without giving them a path to the first team.

From 1 July 2022, clubs will only be a...
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Bound for Bramley-Moore Dock

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 06/06/2022

Thought I would update the lyrics for the song Botany Bay:

Farewell to old Goodison forever,
Farewell to the Winslow as well,
Farewell to the well known old lady,
Where legends and fans used to swell.

Chorus:
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The New Stadium – A Financial Albatross?

Michael Kenrick
Posted 27/05/2022

As if the season hasn't been bad enough, in a comment on another thread, one of our posters provided this pithy observation about the new stadium:

“And as for the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, don't get me started – what a fin...
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The Decision-Maker's Choice

Jay Harris
Posted 23/05/2022

As we bathe in the glory of another unsatisfactory season where we did at least get to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, it is time to take stock, reboot and plan for the future.

The board is under review (apparently), the manager is not totall...
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Approaching the Exit Door…

Ian Bennett
Posted 22/05/2022

It will be interesting who hits the exit door in the close season.

I fully expect clever use if the loan system, and up and coming talent picked out of London clubs to help supplement the squad. It needs a good spine adding, as our troubles stem t...
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An Everton Poem by Mike Conlon

Bill Christopher
Posted 21/05/2022

Everton... poetry in motion!Which team to support? You must decideThe Blue or Red of Merseyside?Taken to Goodison, no choice involvedLifelong Blue, the problem solvedThe force is strong, a great allianceThe People’s Club, the School of SscienceDixi...
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Pitch Invasions

Michael Kenrick
Posted 20/05/2022

Amidst the tremendous scenes at Goodison Park last night that greeted first the winning goal, superbly executed by Gray and Calvert-Lewin, to the hugely joyous pitch invasion that went on for a great many minutes after the final whistle, concerns ...
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Richarlison Andrade .

Tony  Everan
Posted 20/05/2022

Sorry, Tony – no text in your article! Hope you kept a copy… Please let me know – Michael ...
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The Everton Knot: how to get through this day

Andy Crooks
Posted 19/05/2022

Hands up who had a good sleep last night? Me neither. The creeping anxiety that has afflicted me for weeks has grown into a huge knot in the gut. But today it ends; here's why.

We will win tonight, I have thought about this for the last 9 hours a...
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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear shirt with rainbow number

Christy Ring
Posted 18/05/2022

I see a lot of questions being asked in France after Idrissa Gueye refused to play for PSG last week because of rainbow-coloured numbers on their jerseys to join the fight against homophobia.

In the corresponding fixture last season, he cried off ...
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Alan Ball

Danny O’Neill
Posted 13/05/2022

Felt the need to submit this. [→ Facebook]

I grew up learning about him and we used to watch Southampton purely because of him. Apparently the best Ever...
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Mick Lyons in the early stages of dementia

Tony Abrahams
Posted 10/05/2022

I’ve just been reading that Mick Lyons, who was a proper, genuinely tough, hard as nails central defender, is in the early stages of dementia.

He can still remember everything from playing for the club years ago, but he’s suffering from short...
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The Class of 1906

Alan Burnham
Posted 22/04/2022

Long before I ever set foot in Goodison Park, I was smitten by this wonderful, addictive allegiance to Everton Football Club. Listening to my three older brothers, the names of players I would never see were etched in my memory – Hickson, Lello...
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It is between Us and Burnley

Ajay Gopal
Posted 12/04/2022

Right, we are at the home stretch of the season – 8 games to play, 4 points separating Everton Football Club from the drop zone. I think Southampton, Brentford and Newcastle United will be safe. Leeds United are on a ‘new manager’ bounce, an...
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Flash (?) Gordon

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 09/04/2022

Early in the season, Anthony Gordon had the odd flashy moment but seemed to get bullied off the ball and run out of gas. One positive from the Rafa era (along with Townsend and Gray — yes they went off the boil but their early-season goals are p...
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Burnley, An Insider's Perspective

Lee Courtliff
Posted 05/04/2022

For those who don't know me, I'm from and live in Burnley but support Everton due to my Scouse father. Anyway, seeing as this game is so big, I thought I'd give you a few bits of 'inside information' on our next opponents.

For 2 or 3 season...
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