Gary Speed

As a childhood Evertonian, Gary Speed could be seen delivering newspapers to the then Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe’s house in Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales. He attended the same school as Ratcliffe, Ian Rush, Barry Horne and later Michael Owen and grew up kicking the ball in the park with Ratcliffe. As a youngster Speed eventually …

2004/2005 Season

Two years prior (2002/03 Season) was the season that Wayne Rooney broke into the first team and Everton started to look like a team for the first time in years, eventually finishing the season in 7th place. The next season (2003/04 Season) was a shocker for Everton -the side finished with 39 points, which in …

Oumar Niasse

  Our International Senegalese striker has never had it easy during his career, since starting in Africa for Senegalese football club US Ouakam. Oumar Niasse played football totally against his father’s will growing up, and had a constant battle to get by in what was a very challenging upbringing. In his first season at the …

Everton’s Turnaround 1994/95 Season

(Written February 13th, 2018) The last game of the previous season was Everton’s great escape victory at home against Wimbledon with the then Wimbledon Goalkeeper Hans Segers getting later charged for match fixing. That match ensured Everton’s top-flight status and at the time Manager Mike Walker was expected to take the club forward. In the …

Colin Harvey – The Best 40 Years’ Service

(Written 6th February, 2018) One of my first Everton memories from my childhood was from 1987 when Howard Kendall left the club, frustrated by the ban imposed on English teams from European competition. I remember how heartbroken my father and uncle seemed and how they firmly believed that only one man would be suitable for …

How Everton Can Diversify its Revenue Streams

(Written January 27th, 2018) Speaking at the recent AGM our CEO Robert Elstone announced that 80% of the club’s income is generated from broadcasting revenue. Somewhat surprisingly as a CEO he didn’t seem too worried about the risk this presents to the club… I was expecting him to talk in depth about how this is …

Give youth a chance

  (Written January 17th, 2018) At times this year Evertonians have been comparing this team to the 1994 side which was of course managed by the inept Mike Walker. Supporters have been genuinely worried about the clubs top flight survival. Since 1888 Everton have only been outside the top division for a total of four …

BLOG: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems… by David Fehily

So then, summer 2017. Who knew??? Having watched the Toffees for a while now and as someone present- at least for the first half at Sunderland 2015-16, to be experiencing the current transfer window feels as if I have entered the Twilight Zone meanwhile with rumours this very afternoon of a £65m bid for Virgil …