Joel Parker

Big Evertonian and love writing about Football!!

Everton Transfer Targets #1: Axel Witsel

Everton Transfer Targets #1: Axel Witsel

A record-breaking summer is on the horizon for Everton Football Club. After a few months of horrifying performances, it looks as if The Toffees are on the up and are ready to go back where we belong. Rumours spread like wildfire and one BIG move, which could potentially happen, is Axel Witsel. He’s been linked with moves to Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United, but a confirmed £30 million bid for Witsel has been made from Everton. Is he worth it? …
Analysing every Everton player from the 2014/15 Season

Analysing every Everton player from the 2014/15 Season

It hasn't been the best season for Everton. 11th place, out of all domestic cups in the first round and out of Europe. Today, I look at all the Everton players, analyse them and talk about there season. 1. Joel Robles Minutes played: 584 Rating: 8/10 Win%: with 14%| without 35% It must've been a frustrating season for Joel Robles. Roberto Martinez admitted how difficult it was to drop him when Tim Howard returned. However, I feel this season Joel …
New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

New Formation & Tactical Ideas for Struggling Everton

The season so far as been long, boring and painful and the Everton fans have been constantly seeing the same style of play, the same boring formation and often come out with the same result. The 4-2-3-1 formation is statically the most used formation in the Premier League and it has been used by Everton even before Roberto Martinez walked into Goodison Park. Although he has actually started to use the 4-3-3 formation (which is frustrating me even more), it …
Can the New and Improved Joel Robles Replace Tim Howard?

Can the New and Improved Joel Robles Replace Tim Howard?

Tim Howard's injury in mid-season was a big blow for Everton, not only lacking in goalkeeping depth but also the fact that Joel Robles wasn't a reliable keeper coming in at the time. However, it finally looks like Joel has started to make a impact for the Toffees. The Spaniard signed in July 2013, rejoining former boss Roberto Martinez, and it has taken a while for him to fit in. Robles was Everton's cup goalkeeper last season, but unconvincing performances …
Tactical Analysis: Newcastle 3-2 Everton

Tactical Analysis: Newcastle 3-2 Everton

Newcastle fans must've been delighted after there fantastic victory over a poor Everton side, going into 2015 in the top-half of the table, something which you wouldn't expect from a side who was in the relegation zone for sometime. It was Everton started better however, Arouna Kone scoring after 5 minutes. The hosts however completely dominated the rest of the game, Papiss Cisse scoring his 5th goal in 6 league games to make it 1-1, around 11 minutes before half-time. …
Player Analysis: Muhamed Besic and Ross Barkley vs QPR

Player Analysis: Muhamed Besic and Ross Barkley vs QPR

After not winning a single game in December and having not won a game in the last four matches, Everton finally put three points on the board and moved into the top 10. Everton put three past a quiet Queens Park Rangers who didn't cause any attacking threat until late in the second-half. Ross Barkley opened the scoring with a terrific strike into the top corner of the goal. Kevin Mirallas made it two, ten minutes after, with a deflected …
Tactical Analysis: Tottenham 2-1 Everton

Tactical Analysis: Tottenham 2-1 Everton

It was 'Déjà vu' at the Lane as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Everton at home again on Sunday evening. Both sides came into the game having played Europa League matches in midweek, and were also level on points in the Barclays Premier League table. Everton scored the first with a cracking goal from range, but Christian Eriksen scored just six minutes after the opener. The winner came from Roberto Soldado, scoring his first goal in the league this season. The first …
Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

It was a great Everton performance as The Toffees defeated a very in-form West Ham side. On his 400th appearance, Leon Osman slides home the winner in a 2-1 victory over The Hammers. Everton took the lead after half-an-hour, Romelu Lukaku scored from close range after Ross Barkley's shot was deflected. West Ham equalised after making two substitutes, Mauro Zarate's shot taking a huge deflection over the Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. However, Leon Osman scored the winner to pick three …
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