Tag: Everton

Design Classics: The Goodison Road Stand

For all of the occasional claims to the contrary, English football has become very adept at shedding its traditions in recent years. Badges and colours have come and gone, stadia which a more enlightened society might have protected as listed buildings have been bulldozed, and the media has successfully turned a joke that football started in 1992 into a truth, of sorts. At some levels, though, tradition remains whether the game’s great reinventors like it or not, and one of the great remaining traditions of the game in this country occurs shortly before kick-off at Goodison Park, in Liverpool...

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Video of the Day: Everton vs Manchester City, February 1986

In this evening’s live Premier League match, Manchester City take on Everton at the Etihad Stadium. This has been a summer of change for both clubs, with City completely rebuilding their defence and Everton welcoming back their prodigal son, and both teams begin this season with a degree of optimism. For Manchester City, this means the prospect of a serious tilt at the league title for the first time in three years. For Everton, the aspiration is to try and break through that glass ceiling and into the top six again for the first time since 2014. Three decades...

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Video of the Day: The 1995 FA Cup Final

The 1994/95 season was not especially kind to Manchester United. Having won the league and cup double at the end of the previous season, they started as the favourites to regain their crown, but a financially plumpened Blackburn Rovers pipped them to that particular title with a team led by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton which could even afford to lose their last match of the season as Manchester United also lost theirs, at West Ham United. With the League Cup having been won by Liverpool, who had beaten Bolton Wanderers in the final of that competition, this was...

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Video of the Day: The 1966 FA Cup Final

In both the league and the FA Cup, the 1950s were not especially kind to football on Merseyside. Everton were relegated to the Second Division for only the second – and, to date, the last – time in the club’s history in 1951, and their promotion back three years later coincided with Liverpool getting relegated, meaning that the only Merseyside Derby match played between January 1951 and 1962 came when the two clubs were drawn against each other in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in 1955. By the middle of the following decade, however, Liverpool had been...

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The 200% Podcast 60: Pitching For The Everton Job

Roberto Martinez was sacked as the manager of Everton on Thursday, so on this week’s 200% podcast Edward Carter and Ian King are running their pitch for the job, and all they want in return for it is a million pounds, an Everton shirt and a dustbin bag of pornography. We have new signings lined up, a new coaching staff, and many previously untried ideas that we are convinced will return the club to its former glories. In addition to this, we have comment on Brighton & Hove Albion’s performance in the Football League Championship play-off semi-finals. You can...

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