Manager of the Year Contenders | Rodgers, Pulis, Bruce & Martinez

Manager of the Year Contenders | Rodgers, Pulis, Bruce & Martinez

As the season comes to an end, the thoughts of some within football will now turn to who has been the Manager of the Year this season. With Luis Suarez clearly being the best player, the consensus on the best manager has not been as clear cut with a number of candidates have a strong argument to the award. This article looks at the prospective candidates and why they will be in with a chance of winning. Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) …
Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This Saturday, Everton host Cardiff City at Goodison Park. Everton have hit a tricky spell in their season, and have lost three of their last five Premier League games. This is a stark contrast to their early season form when they only lost two games in their first twenty-fixtures. These three defeats have all come against teams above them, so it is imperative that the Toffees win their next few fixtures in an attempt to claw back some points. Cardiff …
Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Everton have had a fantastic first half of the season under Roberto Martinez. The Everton players have adapted well to Martinez's approach to the game and in the process, the Toffees are in contention of finishing in fourth place A top four finish is something that Martinez suggested in the summer to the surprise of much of the media, but his teams performances so far this season have backed up his claims. Everton have lost only two games this season, …
Player Focus | How Seamus Coleman Is Thriving Under Roberto Martínez

Player Focus | How Seamus Coleman Is Thriving Under Roberto Martínez

Following the introduction of Roberto Martínez at Everton during the summer, many began to assess what positive differences the upbeat Spaniard could bring to Goodison Park in place of long-serving manager, David Moyes. A captivating and optimistic manner when talking about club affairs on-and-off the field, a unique style of football, which relies on the talent of players to win football games as the 40-year-old puts it, and courageous in-game tactical decisions were three advantages right at the top of …
Arsenal Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Everton travel to the Emirates stadium this Sunday to take on league leaders Arsenal. Both teams have been in very good form this season. The Gunners sit four points clear at the top of the Premier League, and the Toffees sit in fifth, with only goal difference separating them from Liverpool in fourth. Arsenal have won their last six home games in the league, whilst Everton have only lost one Premier League game this season. The Gunners top the Premier …
Everton V West Bromwich Albion Preview | Key Men, Odds & Team News

Everton V West Bromwich Albion Preview | Key Men, Odds & Team News

Everton welcome West Bromwich Albion to Goodison Park on Saturday for the Toffees first home game of the season. Both teams will be looking for their first wins of the season as Everton drew 2-2 with Norwich, and West Brom lost 1-0 to Southampton on the opening day. Roberto Martinez's men head into the game with seven wins in their last nine at home, and Martinez will be hoping that the good home form that David Moyes established will continue …
Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton's 2-2 draw at Fulham signalled the ten game point of the season, generally the time managers and players finally deem it acceptable to begin judging their work. Sitting fourth in the table, the Toffees have started unusually well. They are playing some attractive football and dominating most games, although four consecutive draws have slightly checked their recent progress. In terms of performance, Everton's play has evolved into a more possession-heavy, pass-friendly system that has seen the Toffees become masters at carving out chances …
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