Jordan Pickford to Everton: Toffees Get a Sweet Deal

Jordan Pickford to Everton: Toffees Get a Sweet Deal

There were very few things about Sunderland that were positive during the entire campaign in the 2016-17 season. From the outset, the team was abject, management uninspiring and outlook doomed. The few bright spots included their brave young fan Bradley Lowery’s presence at several of their games; his favourite player – Jermain Defoe and his goal scoring exploits in a lost cause, and equally futile – Jordan Pickford’s brilliant goal keeping, which combined with Defoe’s heroics in attack, dangled some …
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 …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …