Tag: Everton

Meet The New Bosses, Same As The Old Bosses

There’s a not unreasonable chance that you’ll have read a lot about the concept of “privilege” over the last year or so. Put briefly, in the context to which I refer, privilege might be considered to be the concept that certain people have greater advantages in life thrust upon them for no reason than their race, gender, or other descriptors that have little to do with their ability or lack thereof. Society, it is argued, grants privilege upon men on account of their sex, upon heterosexuals on account of their sexual orientation, and upon white people on account of...

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The Importance of Being Everton

Last weekend’s heavy home defeat at the hands of Arsenal sealed the fate of Ronald Koeman and ended his time in charge of Everton. His departure from Goodison Park is one of the least surprising of the season so far. With almost a quarter of the season played, the Toffees sit in third from bottom place in the Premier League table, with no signs of improvement over the last couple of weeks or so, and with the players available at his disposal the problem feels like one that can be rectified before a difficult start to the season turns...

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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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