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

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

“Football is not the most important thing in the world but on Monday night I’d say for 90 minutes in Liverpool it is.” - Jurgen Klopp
THE BUILD UP Everything comes to a standstill, families are divided when it comes to the Merseyside Derby. The rivalry is more than just 90 minutes and this fixture is more than just three points; it is a battle for pride, honor, glory, bragging rights and happiness over the festive period. Gameweek …
The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

“I think there are more serious problems in the world, than making a big story out of a #ChristmasTree” - tweeted Everton manager Ronald Koeman a few days before his team were going to host Manchester United at Goodison Park. It was a response to being slammed on Twitter for the red-colored (or Liverpool themed) Christmas tree that Mrs. Koeman had decorated. Looking at his tweet, one might think that he is pointing to general problems in the world – poverty, …
Everton vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Everton vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Both sides are coming into the game with indifferent form, which makes this weekend's match an interesting one for the neutral. It is Manchester United that need the win a lot more as they need to begin making up ground on the leading pack. If they put together a good run over the festive period, they will become contenders for a top-four finish once again and that is where they need to be come the end of the season. Whereas, …
The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

The Depay Dilemma: Should Man United Loan him to Everton?

Part of what makes sane football fans hate international breaks besides the dour nature of football are the transfer window rumors which seem to run particularly rife in November with only six weeks to go for the Winter window to open. For Manchester United, it has been a mixed break where some of their players have caught the eye, while others have had the much needed rest with no serious injuries yet. Paul Pogba's French side got through their tough …
Examining Everton's Start to the Season

Examining Everton's Start to the Season

Despite their surprising loss against Bournemouth at the weekend, Everton have had a fantastic start to the new season.  Ronald Koeman has come in and won four out of his first six matches in charge, putting Everton in fifth. After the last two seasons under Roberto Martinez the Blues will be happy just to stay out of the bottom half this year, but they have had a genuinely impressive start to the season.  We'll take a look at their start, see …
Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

In recent years, Southampton have become one of the Premier League's best performing clubs. Under Maurico Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton qualified for European competition and have started to make a name for themselves as one of the league's toughest opponents. After a series of successful league campaigns, it's a little surprising that the Saints have yet to win a trophy in the Premier League era and that may be a reason why they've failed to keep hold of their …
Mason Holgate - Who is the teenage Everton defender?

Mason Holgate - Who is the teenage Everton defender?

Mason Holgate has broken into the Everton first team under Ronald Koeman and it is great to see a young English defender being given a prominent role in the Premier League. He joined the club from Barnsley in 2015, following a similar career path to John Stones. The comparisons to his former team-mate are inevitable, but he is his own player and should be viewed as such. Ronald Koeman has put his faith in the defender and he looks set …
Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Everton have had a frustrating transfer window and the sale of John Stones for £47.5m has created a need for defensive reinforcements. Ashley Williams joined on Wednesday for a fee of £12m, which is a good addition and adds some much needed leadership to the defence. They are also looking for another centre back to strengthen the squad, with Lamine Kone a priority target. Everton have already had an £18m bid turned down for the Sunderland defender and could return …
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