The views in these blogs are those held by the individual blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton Football Club.
It has been an incredible week......one where I've experienced a complete range of emotions that once again makes you realise that it is after all only a game.
It began with the worst possible news, the sudden death of a real friend and work colleague. Phil Easton was a lot more than a wonderful local broadcaster, he was an absolute gentleman...
I did say a couple of weeks ago that I wasn't sure whether my heart would take two derby games in the space of just six days!! Now we've a third and final one to get through and we've had the drama of conceding so late on against Arsenal.
I think you need to be both mentally and physically fit...
My Appointment, Our Objectives
I’m delighted that the Chairman and the Board of Directors have put their faith in me and I'm proud to represent the Everton at the highest level and to help shape our great Club’s future.
No one could fail to be aware of the significance of the past and the role our history plays in setting expectations for...
Sometimes it's better to be a fan than a commentator !! As I've mentioned previously I do look forward to Derby day, the build up and banter is fantastic.
Working on the game though is quite an experience and I do feel privileged to do so. Many I'm sure are envious. However derby day commentary is a little different as...
Many former Everton players were in action for their current clubs over the weekend.
A first goal in over 12 months for striker Francis Jeffers helped Sheffield Wednesday to a 4-1 win over Charlton.
The former Blues striker, who also had a stint with the Addicks, latched onto the end of a Michael Gray cross to break his goalscoring duck.
I thought the festive season was well and truly over, but suddenly I feel like a little child at Xmas time again! The anticipation, excitement, tension and importantly the belief.
The build up to derby day always gets to me, but with two games in six days I'm not sure I'll come through it with my sanity still intact!
Having taken a "blog" break for a couple of weeks over Christmas it's great to return with so much to look forward to... our team in a fine run of form and, of course, the FA Cup.
I have to start with the Cup draw, after all everyone else has had their say!!
Personally I'm disappointed - David Moyes has said before...
Okay, I'll be honest.
I was watching the draw and when Liverpool came out of the hat first I thought: 'No, please not'.
But that's football, and on reflection you can't get much more exciting than a double-header with our city rivals.
It's the best tie of the fourth round without a shadow of a doubt but it's going to be...