Everton 2017/18 Premier League Season Preview

Everton 2017/18 Premier League Season Preview

After three tumultuous years under Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman was appointed at Everton to steady the ship.  The Dutchman brought Everton from 11th place the last two seasons up to 7th last season and managed the Toffies to 14 more points than they won last season. This season could prove to be tougher for Koeman.  He lost his star striker Romelu Lukaku this summer and has failed to truly replace him, despite spending quite a lot of money. Lukaku was …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The title race is on in the Premier League with only four points separating Chelsea and Tottenham. Although they have been in the box-seat for the majority of this campaign, they have not been crowned champions yet and the Blues need to ensure that they remain focused on winning their remaining matches. This weekend sees one of their most difficult fixtures left to play as they travel to Goodison Park to face in-form Everton. They haven't lost at home since December …
Why Ashley Williams is the Perfect Signing for Everton

Why Ashley Williams is the Perfect Signing for Everton

Everton have had another poor league campaign by all accounts where they ended up in the bottom half for the second season in a row after a sensational fifth place finish in 2013/14. A string of horrific defeats including the 4-0 derby drubbing at Anfield might have ultimately led to them parting ways with their manager Roberto Martinez, but the supporters and everyone associated with this grand old football club seem to be excited about the new era under Ronald Koeman …
What should Ronald Koeman do at Everton this summer?

What should Ronald Koeman do at Everton this summer?

This is a managerial move that has shocked many as Dutch football legend Ronald Koeman has opted to switch Southampton for Everton, despite the Saints finishing five places above his new club. It is certainly a risky move for Koeman, as the pressure will be increased on Merseyside, but he will feel that there is more potential for growth at Everton. Southampton continually sell their key players and he will have doubted his ability to keep them in the top …
If Arsene Wenger goes, who should Arsenal replace him with?

If Arsene Wenger goes, who should Arsenal replace him with?

It's that time of year again.  Arsenal have bowed out of the Champions League, crashed out of the FA Cup, and, despite a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday, their title hopes are hanging by a thread.  Once again, Arsenal fans are split, plenty want Arsene Wenger to stay, but plenty want him to go. This seemingly happens every year, although the board will never sack their most successful manager, it'll be up to him to decide to leave.  If the …
Roberto Martinez must tinker his football philosophy

Roberto Martinez must tinker his football philosophy

Roberto Martinez's first year in-charge of Everton was full of pleasant surprises. The former Wigan boss did a wonderful job as his side finished in fifth place and gave Arsenal a scare for the last Champions League spot. In hindsight, the 2013-14 season was one of overachievement for the Merseyside managers. Brendan Rodgers took Liverpool to almost win the title, eventually finishing in the second place and his counterpart at Everton ensured Everton finished with the European spot. In striking …
Are We Seeing the Real Everton?

Are We Seeing the Real Everton?

After a 2-1 loss to relegation threatened Swansea City, Everton are now five games without a win.  The Blues have fallen to 12th place, their lowest position all season.  After being in and around the European places earlier in the season, they're now closer to the relegation zone than they are to the Champions League places. On November 22nd Everton were as high as seventh.  With three of their next five games coming against Newcastle, Bournemouth, and Norwich, they were …
Assessing the New Premier League Managers

Assessing the New Premier League Managers

The three promoted teams Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth have kept their head above water in the first eight games with 8pts, 10pts and 8pts respectively. Leicester are doing well though, on 16pts from nine games. Sanchez-Flores and Claudio Ranieri deserve extra praise as they have come into a new team, a new country, and a new league a mere five months ago and galvanised them overnight (although, of course, Ranieri did manage Chelsea before Mourinho took over the first time). Equally Neil at …
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