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  • Emre in race row again February 16th, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    The FA are to launch a second investigation into claims that Newcastle midfielder Emre used racist language. A newspaper report today alleged the  Turkey international, who has already been charged by the FA with using racially-aggravated language during the defeat at Everton on December 30, made a comment to Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf during a […]

  • Andrei Kanchelskis hangs up his twinkle toes February 12th, 2007 Everton

    Former Manchester United winger and all round twinkle toes Andrei Kanchelskis has decided to retire from football. Kanchelskis, now 38-years-old, said: "You need to leave at the right time. Now seems a suitable moment to begin a new chapter in my footballing life," added Kanchelskis, who will be deciding his plans in the coming weeks. […]

  • What’s wrong with Rafa Benitez saying Everton are a small club? February 5th, 2007 Everton

    Rafa Benitez referred to Everton as a small club at the weekend and it ruffled some feathers.  The Spaniard said after Saturday’s 0-0 Merseyside derby: "When you play against the smaller teams at Anfield you know the game will be narrow." Everton chief executive Keith Wyness responded on the club website and said: "Benitez is […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Cult hero: Mark Hughes January 17th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    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 […]

  • Lookalikes: Diego Maradona and Sylvester Stallone January 15th, 2007 Everton

    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]

  • Mourinho apologises to Andy Johnson December 21st, 2006 Chelsea

    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 […]

  • Trouble brews as Everton look to move away from Goodison December 12th, 2006 Everton

    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.”…

  • Everton want to swap Lada for Rolls Royce (or at least Simon Davies for Luis Boa Morte) December 4th, 2006 Everton

    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 Everton

    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…

  • Phil Neville plays the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ game November 29th, 2006 Everton

    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, […]

  • Yobo’s behind watches Charlton goal November 29th, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • The Greatest Ever Merseyside Derby November 15th, 2006 Everton

    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…

  • FA to look into coin throwing incidents November 6th, 2006 Arsenal

    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…

  • Boring Boring Football pines Wenger October 29th, 2006 Arsenal

    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…

  • Neil Warnock snaps at last with Dermot Gallagher bearing the brunt October 23rd, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Premiership goals of the week video October 18th, 2006 Arsenal

    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 Most Underrated Players in the Premiership October 17th, 2006 Arsenal

    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 […]

  • Joey Barton charged for bringing the game into disrepute by FA October 5th, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Andy Johnson out of England’s squad for Euro 2008 qualifiers October 2nd, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Video of Joey Barton’s moon at Everton fans October 2nd, 2006 Everton

    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 to probe Joey Barton’s backside October 1st, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Andy Johnson is the best player in the Premiership. Discuss September 21st, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Liverpool’s Pepe Reina plays a high-profile game of hot potato against Everton September 10th, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Wayne Rooney’s autobiography slams David Moyes July 25th, 2006 Everton

    ‘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 […]