The views in these blogs are those held by the individual blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton Football Club.
Whilst we were never going to be complacent about it, as soon as the fixtures were announced, we budgeted for a sell-out on opening day. With 27,500 season ticket holders, Arsenal’s cast iron guarantee of 3,000 away fans, and last season’s fixture still fresh in the memory, we knew we’d kick off with a full house.
Following on from nine...
Another Day at the Office
We started 2013 in 6th place and we will go into the Christmas period one poor penalty decision at Cardiff City away from joint-top (and if we'd have got what we deserved on derby day, it would have been even better).
It was a calendar year in which we again underlined our credibility and consistency...
I've talked on many occasions about our four priority areas - a simple strategy that's improving the Club on a day-to-day basis. One of those four areas we call ‘Ownership and Participation' and reading straight from the brochure, that team's objective is to build long term loyalty by listening, sharing and providing fans with a sense of ownership.
We could debate the merits of filling the visitors’ section and we might argue that we want Hull City’s corner of the Bullens Road Stand empty and our section at Villa Park packed to the rafters. Whatever your views are on this, we were asked by the Premier League to do a very specific job - to address the declining numbers of...
I’m moved to write. Having worked with the Premier League on the Elite Player Performance Plan, having seen how hard Everton and other Premier League clubs work, having two teenage boys playing ‘top level’ junior football, I feel I have a reasonably credible handle on youth development.
And I hear so much that frustrates me, so much rhetoric, so many unsubstantiated...
A Land Of Dreams
It’s been a long time since I last ‘blogged’ and, as the understatement of the year, the void since my last piece of written work has certainly ‘seen some action’.
In football, arguably like no other industry, the unexpected often does happen, things move on often at break neck speed and all of it unfolds in the...
Almost 1,000 FIRST TIME junior school season ticket holders
Goodison is a hive of activity in the close season and the pace of all those jobs and ‘things to do’ accelerates as we approach our opening game.
It’s now starting to move very fast! Our maintenance team, our groundsmen, our electricians, our builders, our decorators, our caterers, all have their ‘feet to...
The long queues at check-in gave it away. That ‘crack of dawn’ alarm call and the taxi across Bangkok were in vain. The in-bound flight had been re-routed for a passenger ‘taken-ill’ and my trip home was in tatters. Changing airlines and the last flight home isn’t what I wanted but with a few hours spare in Bangkok airport, there’s...