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The Premier League 2010/11 Previews, Part 8: Everton – Steady As She Goes

It may surprise some younger readers to learn this out, but when Bill Shankly retired from Liverpool Football Club and football in 1974, Everton were historically as successful as his club had been to that point. Liverpool had, in 1974, eight championship wins and two FA Cup wins, while Everton had seven championship wins and…

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August 5, 2010

Match Of The Week : Arsenal 2-2 Everton

An icon of American football made his Premier League debut at The Emirates Stadium, and Landon Donovan’s performance gave every indication that he will be a significant acquisition for Everton in the second half of what has, for them, so far been a disappointing season.

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January 10, 2010

Might The Fab Four Become The Super Seven?

As the Premier League reaches the half-way point in its season, Mark Siglioccolo takes a look into his crystal ball and wonders whether the days of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea might be coming to an end. Who, though, will have the nerve to stare them out?

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December 21, 2009

Transfer Deadline Day – The Last Day Of The Sales

It’s transfer deadline day, that strange combination of inertia and BIG BIG news, as clubs seek to fine tune their squads before the curtain draws and the window stays shut until the start of January. But will anything actually happen? The media are hoping that something will – several media outlets have someone sitting at…

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September 1, 2009

Liverpool & Everton – The Case For & Against Ground-Sharing

Ground-sharing, although commonplace in the rest of Europe, has always been something of an anathema in England. The very existence of both Liverpool and Everton started with a row over rental rates at Anfield. Everton had baulked at an increase in rent at Anfield, which led to them leaving for Goodison Park and the ground’s…

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June 8, 2009

Match Of The Week: Everton 0-0 Manchester United (Everton Win On Penalties)

Manchester United against Everton at Wembley Stadium. We’ve been here before, of course. In 1985, they met in the shadow of the Bradford Fire and, unbeknownst to all there that day, just over a week before the Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels. It seems scarcely credible today, but Everton were the overwhemling favourites to win…

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April 19, 2009

ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

It’s Wednesday night, and a taut Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool is deadlocked at 0-0. With three minutes to play in extra time and the possibility of the first ever competitive penalty shoot-out between the teams looming large, ITV suddenly and inexplicably cuts to an advert break. Down here on the south coast, the…

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February 5, 2009
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