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Cult hero: Mark Hughes

January 17th, 2007

When people look back on great players, one name is often omitted. That name is Mark Hughes. ‘Sparky’ had spells at Barca (where they called him Leslie), Bayern as well as spells at Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Blackburn. However, it’s his time at ManYoo where he’ll be remembered best for his explosive finishes… and curly […]

When Sylvester Stallone put in an appearance at Goodison Park before Everton‘s game against Reading yesterday carrying a few extra pounds than when his first Rocky film came out in 1976, there was a certain resemblance to a real-life sporting legend with his own weight problems. [Rob Parker]

Everton striker Andy Johnson has accepted the apology of Jose Mourinho over accusations that he dived against Chelsea. The Blues boss – presumably informed by Mrs Mourinho that she would have the forthcoming fine/slander payout spent on her Christmas present – issued an apology over his comments. Mourinho strained himself to state: "Everton, his manager […]

http://www.arsenal.com/Images/g/ground_everton.jpg The Everton chief exec’ Keith Wyness has spoken in an attempt to calm fans’ fears over plans to move to a new stadium out of Liverpool. The Merseyside club are currently in talks about relocating to Kirkby but Wyness told BBC Five Live the fans’ concerns about moving out of Liverpool would be considered. He added: “This option is a good one, in terms of transport links and the financial package, and it’s something we thought we must explore further. But redeveloping Goodison Park may well be the way ahead in the end.”…

Sneaky Everton are apparently trying to con Fulham into swapping Luis Boa Morte (the Cottagers’ skipper and talisman) for Simon Davies (mediocre Welsh midfielder). The Mirror reports that the Toffees want to exchange £8 million-rated Boa Morte for Davies, a player they paid an over-inflated £4 million for last year. You have to wonder whether […]

Horror Hair – Joleon Lescott

December 4th, 2006

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41711000/jpg/_41711308_lescott203x152.jpg There something going wrong at Everton. The results aren’t bad, and the manager seems like a decent chap… so it can only be one thing. A crap haircut. Step up please Joleon Lescott…

This is hilarious! I’m sure everyone is familiar with the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ game (well, everyone except Phil Neville). The very basic concept around which the game revolves is that you are asked questions and cannot use the words ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in your answer. So, contrary to the footage you are about to watch, […]

When Charlton’s Andy Reid scored against Everton at the weekend he must have been thrilled. By the same token, David Moyes must have been furious when he saw the ball whistle past Yobo’s arse as he lazily tied up his boots whilst an attack was on. Time for a spot of pointing and laughing I […]

When was the last time you can recall a real proper ding-dong in a Merseyside derby? Well, for those of you who can’t think of loads, here’s probably the best of them all. Everton pluckily came back time and time again against an all concqeuring Liverpool side in a cracking 4-4 draw…

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/2536845 The FA has launched investigations into the two coin-throwing incidents at the West Ham/Arsenal and Fulham/Everton matches that took place over the weekend. On Saturday, Fulham’s Claus Jensen was hit by a coin thrown by an Everton fan in their 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage and Gunners’ striker Robin van Persie was struck by 2p at Upton Park on Sunday during the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/2005/01/17/sfnhan17.jpg Arsene Wenger loves the beautiful game. Us fans love the beautiful game too. However, people who support smaller clubs like watching their side beat Arsenal by any means even more. Which is precisely Arsene’s gripe. Wenger has said that he’s becoming bored by…

About time too! After weeks of: "We’re just happy to be in the Premier League," Neil ‘Sweetness and Light’ Warnock has finally let rip with the sort of post-match comments we had come to know and love from Football League Warnock. The performance of bald referee Dermot Gallagher – the man who deemed Ben Thatcher’s […]

What gets your vote as the best Premiership goal of the week? Our vote goes to Gareth Barry’s beauty against Spurs, no question.

10 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough)If you want commitment and the odd leg-breaking tackle, ‘Mad Dog’ Pogatetz is your man. Middlesbrough’s Austrian defender ‘never, ever gives less than 300%’ in games, according to former Boro coach Steve McClaren. Pogatetz is a versatile defender and can play at centre-half, as he has done this season, or left-back. He’s […]

You will be shocked to read that Joey Barton has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute after mooning Everton fans on Saturday. Barton has until 6pm tomorrow to answer the charge (although quite how he would be able to deny it I’m not sure – the video evidence is pretty conclusive!). The 24-year-old […]

Everton’s Andy Johnson has pulled out of the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2008 qualifying matches against Macedonia and Croatia. The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in the last minute of Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Man City. A great shame for England, ’cause he’s in fine form right now. Charlton’s Darren Bent will […]

That Joey. In the words of Captain Mannering, he’s football’s ultimate stupid boy. Still, I hope the FA don’t punish him for this, because as you can see in this video clip, it’s hardly up there with Cantona’s flying karate kick.

Police are to investigate television pictures which showed Manchester City‘s Joey Barton exposing his backside to Everton fans after yesterday’s match. The BBC reports that Barton could face police and disciplinary action over the incident. Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce suggested (quite bizarrely) that the incident may have been due to jibes about his side’s […]

Who is the best player in the Premiership? By ‘best’ I don’t mean ‘most talented’ or ‘most skilful’ – I mean ‘most valueable’. According to the Actim Index  – the FA Premier League’s official player rating, based on just about every stat there is – the best player currently playing in the top-flight is… Andy […]

When you are 2-0 down to your arch-rivals with seconds left to play, surely pride stops you from wanting to concede any more goals. This makes Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina‘s decision to play an injury-time game of hot potato with Andy Johnson even more bizarre. Everton fans, I am sure, could watch this comedy goal […]

‘I would have gone almost anywhere just to get away from David Moyes. If no-one had come in I would have joined Newcastle,’ Wayne Rooney ‘wrote’ in My Story So Far, his autobiography serialised in The Daily Mail. Rooney continues: ‘To me he appeared overbearing; just wanting to control people. I suppose being young and […]

Video compilation of Marco Materazzi in action. Boy, he makes Duncan Ferguson look like Nigel Clough – he’s also the type of committed, panto villain player who fans love/love to hate…

Having consulted lip-reading experts, I can exclusively reveal what Marco Materazzi said to wind up Zinedine Zidane during last night’s World Cup final (see video below). If you look closely, you’ll see that the Italian hardman definitely said: ‘I played alongside Craig Short for Everton… beat that Jean-Luc Picard…’ UPDATE: In all seriousness, French sports […]