Posts Tagged "Everton"

The Spectre Of Goalline Technology Reappears

By on Mar 12, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

Over the weekend, the debate over goalline technology resurfaced as Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill’s header against Bolton Wanderers clearly crossed the line with assistant referee Bob Pollock claiming he was unable to see due to a Bolton defender on the line blocking his view. Hot on the heels of the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB)...

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How Everton Represent English Football’s Failed Business Model

By on Dec 19, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 32 comments

If you were after a textbook example of top-flight English football’s failed business model, you couldn’t go wrong with Everton – consistently decent Premier League performers with consistently high home crowds and a consistently money-generating transfer policy. Yet, without a sharp shift in attitude and fortune, financial ruin awaits. Since last writing on...

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Everton’s Union Blues

By on Sep 8, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 20 comments

Three years ago, the publication of accounts for the holding companies of Arsenal and Everton provided a stark contrast between clubs who were, at the time covered by those accounts, three places apart in English club football’s pecking order. While Arsenal were opening superstores in Vietnam, Everton were forced to outsource their own merchandising due to poor...

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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Everton

By on Jul 25, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

As 1983 drew to a close, Everton Football Club was in a state of crisis. On New Years Eve, with just over 13,500 people rattling around Goodison Park like marbles in a tin box, they played out a dismal goalless draw against Coventry City which was seen by the nation that night on Match Of The Day. Two and a half weeks later, a late goal from Adrian Heath at The...

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Use Hearing Protection: Six FA Cup Final Songs

By on May 14, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Amid all the talk of the “devaluation” of the FA Cup (and it should go without saying that we should all wish an eternal curse on that rogue organisation, the Premier League, for seeking to undermine further it by scheduling a round of matches on the day of the FA Cup final – how difficult would it have been for them to play them tomorrow?), one of...

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