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Romelu Lukaku & symptoms of evolution

Romelu Lukaku can finish.  We know this and we have known it for a long time.  On Monday night, he scored two good goals in Everton’s comeback at the Hawthorns…


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Everton, John Stones, and a neutral-pleasing win

“It is no good just to think that because you have a Champions League budget you’re going to click your fingers and get anything you want. Clearly we don’t work…


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Ross Barkley: Pertinent small detail

Contrary as this may sound, the best way of assessing Ross Barkley is probably to ignore his goals. Barkley may be an aggressive player and his ability to shoot - and…


The Everton crowd and a moment of maturity

Football is increasingly punctuated by grating negatives and, of course, that really defines the tone of the associated coverage. We’re always complaining about something and so, for once, it’s nice…


2014/15 Moments: Phil Jagielka’s late derby equaliser

Liverpool 1 - Everton Anfield, Saturday 27th September. When a side is desperately searching for an equaliser, the tendency is for their football to become increasingly highly-percentage.  With players unwilling…


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Z-Cars, music in football grounds, and cheeky middle-fingers to modernity

Back in September 2014, the Liverpool Echo’s David Prentice wrote an exploratory article tracing the roots of the use of the Z-Cars theme at Goodison Park.  It’s fascinating; unbeknown to…


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Romelu Lukaku, Everton, and a fondness for talking to the press

There’s going to be a lot of incredulity about today.  Romelu Lukaku has given an interview in The Sun in which he talks about his departure from Chelsea and how,…


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Caveats with Tottenham and Kevin Mirallas

Kevin Mirallas did himself no favours at all on Monday night.  If the stories are true and if he has grown restless at Everton, the penalty melodrama at Goodison Park…