The views in these blogs are those held by the individual blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton Football Club.
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...
evertonfc.com blogger Rob Guest takes a look at the history of the three shirt numbers now being worn by the Blues’ deadline-day arrivals…
Last month’s transfer deadline-day proved to be a busy one at Goodison Park with James McCarthy, Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry all signing on the dotted line.
Within hours they had been handed the number 16, 17 and 18...
It wasn't the best of weeks for the Blues' current loan trio, but Shane Duffy, Luke Garbutt and Francisco Junior all gained valuable game time away from Everton.
Duffy has fitted straight into the Yeovil Town starting XI following his one-month loan move, but the Glovers are currently struggling at the foot of the Championship.
Two defeats in five days at the...
Shane Duffy was immediately thrown into the action for Yeovil after joining on a one-month loan last week.
The 21-year-old started for the Glovers at the Reebok Stadium, where hosts Bolton Wanderers rescued a late point.
Duffy looked on course for a clean sheet as he embarked on his latest journey into the Championship - and matters improved when Ed Upson netted...
The grand venue said plenty. That people swarmed from wall to wall, many dressed in blue or clutching scarves, all sharing tales either first-hand or passed down, left no doubt. Dave Hickson was a bona fide Everton hero.
Entered in to respectful silence, his coffin, predictably draped in club colours, journeyed out from Liverpool’s vast Anglican Cathedral, as requested, to...
From time to time, the arrival of a new manager will have the desired effect. The so-called ‘honeymoon period’ where a new boss will improve morale, lift the players’ spirits, ultimately leading to better results on and off the football pitch.
We experienced this first-hand when we travelled to the Stadium of Light towards the end of the last campaign to...
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...
Everton and Real Madrid have only previously locked horns once.
In August 1987, the Toffees were invited to play for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy – an annual fixture dedicated to the memory of the former long-serving Los Blancos president.
A largely forgettable game for the Blues, it finished in a 6-1 defeat.
For one member of Colin Harvey’s class, however, it is an...