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Everton and the European dream of conquering America’s sports market

To coincide with the release of Toffee Soccer, the book on Everton's links with North America, The Guardian take a look at the club's escalating efforts to increase their footprint in the growing market for football across The Pond.
Added on 10/06/2021

James Vaughan announces his retirement from football at the age of 32

Former Everton Academy striker James Vaughan, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 32, with Tranmere Rovers being his last club.
Added on 28/05/2021

How did things go so wrong this season for the Toffees?

Richard Jolly writes at FourFourTwo about how Carlo Ancelotti's Everton went from European hopefuls to mid-table obscurity in a 'pitiful' 2021
Added on 26/05/2021

After the Super League fiasco: we have one last chance to reclaim English football

"The proposed breakaway European Super League may have ended, for now, in an embarrassing defeat for ultra-rich clubs, but it has revealed how close English football is to the brink. Our nation has no real control over our national game. Our great clubs could be taken from us in a heartbeat. This is our last chance to act."
Added on 22/04/2021

After the Super League fiasco: five reforms that could save the game

"These changes could help to fix football, from fairer distribution of money to giving fans more power," writes David Conn.
Added on 22/04/2021

‘Back to normal’ will simply not suffice: the Super League 12 need to be punished

European football’s dirty dozen must not be allowed to slip back into their routines. Now is the time to get vindictive
Added on 21/04/2021

Big Nev: Super League will be back again because greed in football is not new

"The owners got to the top precisely by stamping on the little ones so why is everyone surprised when they want more power and more cash?" asks Everton great Neville Southall.
Added on 21/04/2021

Super League collapse shouldn't stop Farhad Moshiri's call for huge punishment

Should these brazen, opportunistic, self-serving clubs be let off scot-free? Should they cancel their Super League subscriptions and be welcomed back to the Premier League like nothing has happened?
Added on 20/04/2021

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Mark O'Brien writes of the Super League controversy: "The clubs have always at least paid lip service to the idea of this being a sport, and given the fans just enough to work with in order to concoct the elaborate stories in their heads that allow them to justify giving their time, money and emotional energy to organisations that hold them in complete contempt."
Added on 20/04/2021

European Super League Will Rob Fans But Players Will Pay A Hefty Price Too

The players contracted to these ‘superpowers’ face to lose the dreams they’ve had since children, the hopes and ambitions they’ve worked so hard towards to make it as top-level professionals.
Added on 20/04/2021

Everton and Moshiri shouldn't have to deal with ridiculous European Super League claims

Adam Jones writes that Everton have been strong in their response to The Super League, but it hasn't stopped cynical and ridiculous comments being made by some on social media
Added on 20/04/2021

Everything That's Wrong About the Future of the UEFA Champions League

In an excellent piece for SI.com, Jonathan Wilson writes that under the new proposals for European football's increasingly closed shop, "there will be more games, more money guaranteed to the elite clubs and more that's focused on everything except the sanctity of sport and competition."
Added on 02/04/2021

James Rodriguez joined Everton for Carlo Ancelotti

James Rodriguez has confirmed he only joined Everton to be reunited with manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Added on 02/04/2021

Uefa looking to change FFP rules

Uefa are rumoured to be looking at making major changes to FFP rules that have been in place since 2011.
Added on 26/03/2021

Everton's long wait for silverware is far from unique as football's superpowers continue to dominate

Everton last lifted a trophy in 1995, yet they are just one of many clubs starved of success
Added on 21/03/2021

Is it Everton's Time?

This is the question that The Times poses this morning, five years and £585m into the Moshiri era.
Added on 01/03/2021

How 25-year history of Everton's new stadium came down to 11 momentous votes

Adam Jones writes about, "[A] moment that will go down forever in Everton's history. Over four years of work on the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium project has led up to those 11, glorious, confident, unanimous votes of support. In total, Everton's search for a new ground totals almost 25 years."
Added on 24/02/2021

This night belongs to the Evertonians

Added on 21/02/2021

Long Live Hate

Added on 19/02/2021

Warnock unloads in frustration at Branthwaite

A furious Neil Warnock was seen angrily gesticulating at Jarrad Branthwaite after Rovers’ 1-0 win over his Middlesbrough team last.
Added on 25/01/2021

Wayne Rooney ends his playing days to become Derby County manager

Wayne Rooney, the greatest ever product of Everton's Academy, has announced his retirement from playing the game so he can become the full-time manager of Derby County
Added on 15/01/2021

Everton stadium has been designed to withstand floods for next 100 years

Everton’s proposed stadium has been designed to withstand the risks of climate change over the next 100 years, the project’s development director Colin Chong has revealed.
Added on 11/01/2021

Mid-season report on Everton's Under-18s

Added on 05/01/2021

Billy Kenny, 'Goodison Gazza', opens up on his wrecked career [£]

The Athletic's Greg O'Keeffe caught up with Billy Kenny, the greatest product of Everton's youth academy of his generation, as the one-time "next big thing" finally tells the story of how his career derailed amid alcoholism and drug addiction before it even really begun.
Added on 28/12/2020

Second and smiling – Everton’s ‘Hollywood’ appointment paying off

Almost one year to the day, Everton's owner Farhad Moshiri can reflect with satisfaction on Carlo Ancelotti's first 12 months after a 2-1 win over Arsenal put the Toffees an outstanding 2nd in the table.
Added on 20/12/2020

Moyes: The Full Story

Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, David Moyes revisits his journey as a coach and manager from Preston North End via his 11-year stint at Everton, and on to his present position at West Ham United.
Added on 10/12/2020

It’s the Fighters Who Make It

Richarlison tells his origins story, from growing up in poverty in a broken home to realising his Premier League dream before raising an issue that is near and dear to his heart - the destruction of Brazil's Pantanal region
Added on 12/11/2020

Premier League to scrap controversial pay-per-view scheme from November 21

Premier League clubs have agreed to pull the plug on the controversial pay-per-view system following weeks of outcry from fans and politicians.
Added on 07/11/2020

Who made you go “Wow”?

Duncan Mackenzie... yeah, he did it for me.
Added on 05/11/2020

Greg Clarke has surrendered the FA's moral authority to lead football

FA chairman posed as the good English football man standing up to billionaires but that was not Project Big Picture’s reality
Added on 28/10/2020

Bodyguards hired to protect Jordan Pickford after death threats

Jordan Pickford has hired bodyguards for protection after being the recipient of death threats in the aftermath of his challenge in the Merseyside derby which left Virgil van Dijk with knee ligament damage.
Added on 28/10/2020

'If we beat Liverpool, people will take notice!'

In a rare interview, Everton hero Duncan Ferguson talks Merseyside rivalry, 'wee magician' James Rodriguez, Carlo Ancelotti's revolution and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's emergence as a true Toffees No 9
Added on 17/10/2020

Carlo Ancelotti would like to talk about Crosby

His Everton squad is leading the Premier League entering Saturday’s Merseyside derby, but a manager who has seen it all has never been single-minded when it comes to soccer.
Added on 16/10/2020

Atalanta, Bayern... Everton? European soccer's 11 must-see, can't-miss attacking teams

Here are the 11 most enjoyable soccer teams in Europe's Big Five leagues at the moment, plus lots of honourable mentions because you know what? There's always room for more fun.
Added on 16/10/2020

The making of James Rodriguez: A superstar by 14 and turned down by Manchester United

In this piece buried towards the bottom of The Telegraph's Football page, noted red Chris Bascombe writes that Manchester Utd were not the only club to dismiss the Colombian as a slow youngster - but he is proving them wrong at Everton now
Added on 15/10/2020

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: “At 20 I wasn't ready but I never stopped believing”

Striker felt the weight of expectation when he joined Everton but is delivering for his club and senses a chance with England
Added on 08/10/2020

Cheating death and learning scouse: the incredible story of Jacob Viera

The story of Jacob Viera, a Kenyan refugee who came to England after an awful episode of gang-related retribution to try and make it as a footballer. After having a trial with Newcastle, seeing another with Tottenham snatched away and time spent training with Everton's U18s, Jacob is now on the track to become a professional referee.
Added on 07/10/2020

Scout Report: Ben Godfrey

Everton added another centre-back on transfer deadline day. Here's what he can bring to the Toffees.
Added on 07/10/2020

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: From non-league loan to England call-up

Good piece on Dominic Calvert-Lewin at BBC Sport, detailing his switch from a midfield player to centre forward and how a spell in non-league football contributed to his progress.
Added on 07/10/2020

By Mocking the Excitement of Evertonians the Joke is on Us

Ste Tudor pens a terrific piece on the "endearing" joie de vivre that Evertonians have been exhibiting in recent weeks. After decades of misery and mediocrity, he says that deriding Blues fans "illustrate[s] where we are right now in a cynical, tribal world. Depressingly and pathetically, it is not allowed anymore for football supporters to be excited in the moment."
Added on 02/10/2020

James Rodríguez Is Here to Entertain You

Rory Smith writes, "Don’t think about the economics at play in the Colombian’s arrival at Everton. Just enjoy it."
Added on 24/09/2020

Joey Barton: Things got so bad at Everton my son started supporting Liverpool

Fleetwood head coach Joey Barton admits things got so bad at boyhood club Everton his own son began supporting Liverpool.
Added on 23/09/2020

Gareth Barry talks about leaving Everton

Gareth Barry has been talking about leaving Everton in 2017:

"I kept seeing my name linked with other teams and getting involved in player deals coming in and I felt that I wasn't wanted as much. Now Ronald [Koeman] has come out and said he was desperate to keep me, so I'm not sure if it was him or the hierarchy above him that were feeling my time was up."
Added on 19/09/2020

Neville Southall: 'You don’t expect loose cannons to take over your own country'

The former Everton keeper takes aim at Boris Johnson and JK Rowling and reveals how helping marginalised groups leaves little time to himself
Added on 17/09/2020

Dreams have been the luxury of others; James helps change that for Everton

Daniel Storey writes that James Rodriguez's Premier League debut proved he has still got it. The Colombian will be the competition's most intriguing sideshow as Everton fans dare to dream again.
Added on 15/09/2020

Silky Rodríguez gives reason for Everton fans' imagination to run riot

It may be opening weekend optimism, but the Colombian lifted Carlo Ancelotti’s side and left Tottenham in the dust
Added on 14/09/2020

Samuel: This felt like a leap forward for Everton

Just being able to field players of the calibre of James Rodriguez and Allan shows they are on their way under Carlo Ancelotti
Added on 14/09/2020

Scout Report: James Rodriguez

In his second deep-dive of the week, Michael Greenall assesses what James Rodriguez could bring to Everton if, as is expected, he signs from Real Madrid.
Added on 04/09/2020

Scout Report: Allan

On the Toffee Analysis blog, Michael Greenall takes an in-depth look at Everton's imminent signing from Napoli.
Added on 04/09/2020

Cadamarteri says fast-tracking at Everton cost his development

In this interview at Planet Football, Danny Cadmarteri says his development as a Premier League player with Everton was fast-tracked to the point where it was detrimental.
Added on 02/09/2020

Ronald Koeman never understood Everton; that won’t be a problem at Barcelona

The biggest positive for Quique Setien’s replacement at the Nou Camp is that he understands and connects with Barca’s underpinning philosophies, something that was never true at Goodison Park
Added on 18/08/2020

Tranmere Rovers give James Vaughan a permanent deal

The Echo reports that Tranmere Rovers have completed the permanent signing of former Everton striker James Vaughan.
Added on 11/08/2020

The Richarlison you don’t know

Jack Lang writes: "Speak to enough people who have known him well over the years and a picture swiftly emerges — of a talented, stardom-bound footballer, yes, but also of a human being who has greatly enriched the lives of those around him."
Added on 07/08/2020

Carlo Ancelotti: Is Everton his biggest challenge?

"'Deadwood, mismanagement & a total rebuild" – Kevin Ratcliffe talks to Phil McNulty about the massive task facing Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park
Added on 06/08/2020

Everton Season Summary

The Guardian has published a review from a fan of each club to summarize their season. The Everton contribution is authored by Paul The Esk
Added on 03/08/2020

The Forgotten Story of ... the English Super Cup

After English clubs were banned from Europe in 1985, the Football League created a consolation competition for them
Added on 01/08/2020

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