2014/15 Season Preview: Everton

2014/15 Season Preview: Everton

We are just a few days from Everton kicking-off their Premier League season away to Leicester City. Despite a winless pre-season, Everton fans are still confident off a successful season under Roberto Martinez. New deals for John Stones, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley were a high point for Everton during the summer, plus the signings of Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku made it a very successful transfer window for the Blues. Will the £28mil pay off? Can Everton …
Everton Transfer Targets 3: Muhamed Besic

Everton Transfer Targets 3: Muhamed Besic

At last Everton made their first transfer of the summer, when Gareth Barry signed for The Toffees four days ago. So now that Roberto Martinez is back at Finch Farm and the players are back in training, it's time for Everton to make more signings. The latest is Bosnian international Muhamed Besic. It was reported last night from TalkSport that he has signed for Everton, however, nothing has been said from Everton about the 21-year-old. The rumour is £2.5 - …
Goalscoring Options for Everton | Bony, Bacca or Riviere?

Goalscoring Options for Everton | Bony, Bacca or Riviere?

What a season it was for Everton, finishing 5th in the Premier League in Roberto Martinez’s first year as manager, the team seems even better than when David Moyes left it in May 2013. The signings of James McCarthy and loan deals of Gerard Deulofeu and Gareth Barry have of course been a massive help to this fantastic finish, but one signing in particular that caught the eye, was of Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea. The Belgian forward scored …
Free Transfers | EPL Players Available: Cole, Barry, Lescott, Sidwell

Free Transfers | EPL Players Available: Cole, Barry, Lescott, Sidwell

After the Premier League announced the list of players that clubs had decided were surplus to requirements last week, the dust has now settled for those players to look to pastures new. Some players will be fighting off offers from potential new clubs, while others will have their agent working day and night to find them a club that meets their ambition (or large wage demands). Here are 4 players, in no particular order, who should be on the shortlists …
Arsenal 1 Everton 1 Stats | Key Battle: Arteta Vs Barry

Arsenal 1 Everton 1 Stats | Key Battle: Arteta Vs Barry

Roberto Martinez's Everton side have been impressive this season, leaving many critics quite speechless about how the Spanish manager has been able to walk into the blue side of Merseyside and get such results. The same can be said about Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, with many TV pundits, newspapers and rival fans writing off Arsenal before the season had even started claiming that "Arsenal just aren't ready yet", but Wenger has managed to pull another rabbit out of his magic hat, …
Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Doing the bulk of the unsung work in front of the Everton back four, as others grab the headlines, Gareth Barry usually slips under the proverbial radar. This was not the case against Hull on Saturday, however, as Barry found himself at the centre of a number of potentially game-changing incidents. Danny Graham and Sone Aluko found themselves on the floor after Barry intervened, although neither tackle warranted the intense scrutiny demanded by Steve Bruce. Barry also played a telling …
Everton Vs Hull City Match Preview | Stats & Analysis

Everton Vs Hull City Match Preview | Stats & Analysis

It’s retro day at Goodison Park on Saturday, with home fans being encouraged to arrive in replica kits and to enjoy classic tunes from the past, as Everton play hosts to Hull City on the eighth weekend of the 2013/14 Premier League season. Both sides are evenly matched in terms of form and have started the campaign off in strong fashion, with the Toffees collecting 12 points up to now whilst the visitors are just behind them in the table …
Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

As Jim White and Bryan Swanson are locked away until another transfer window in January, we can finally now sit back and look at who has triumphed in this Summer's transfer window. Since the window officially closed on Monday, deadline day didn't provide as much drama as some previous, but there were some tactical acquisitions from numerous clubs, as I also look at those who benefited the most since it's opening in July. Tottenham Hotspur Big spenders Spurs were the …
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