I write for Royal Blue Mersey, SBN's Everton blog.
Everton gave a good account of themselves Tuesday night at the Emirates, but it wasn't enough to secure David Moyes's first victory at Arsenal. Still, the draw maintains the status quo and sets up what should be a frenetic finish to the season.
Sunday's meeting at White Hart Lane between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur was an entertaining, back and forth encounter that ultimately keeps Everton in the European conversation - but it could have been so much more.
The task for Everton is relatively simple, but the level of difficulty is anything but. Do the Toffees still have a chance to make this a season to remember? Or have they already dug too deep of a hole?
So many royal puns, so little time. Stay tuned as we break down Everton's dominating 3-1 victory over Reading.
Everton didn't play Oldham off the park today by any means, but ultimately you can't have any qualms with the day's returns: three goals, a relatively comfortable victory, and (most importantly) a spot in the FA Cup's final eight.
While the match with Villa was a thrilling, enthralling encounter, Everton will still be concerned that they could only muster a point at home to a team struggling to keep its head above water. And there was clearly one player who was most to blame.
A horrific mistake by John Heitinga made this match seem closer than the scoreline would indicate, but in reality this was a fairly dominant win. With results elsewhere going their way, it all made for a nice midweek pick-me-up. Match report ahead...
Worries over Twente midfielder Leroy Fer's previously injured knee have Everton's deal for the Dutch international in peril.
Everton had to scrap and fight, but in the end a vicious strike from an unpopular substitute confirmed safe passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Now the Toffees will seek revenge as they meet an old cup foe for a spot in the quarter-finals.
That's three straight hours of watching players kick a football aimlessly around a large rectangular field, if you're scoring at home. Let's relive the action, shall we?
A study of ball possession in the Premier League, how efficient teams are at using it, and how this study specifically relates to Everton. The results may surprise you.
Coleman Returns, AVDM Talk, Hope for Holtby? A variety of links for you to peruse as the week begins...
There was very little scoring in this game. In fact, you could even say that nobody scored. That would be an accurate statement if that is what you were to state. But hey, clean sheet!
Our series analyzing Everton's more substantiated transfer targets continues, and for this post we profile the player whose never-ending transfer saga might finally be nearing a conclusion: Belgian midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
This is the first of what we hope will be at least a few posts detailing some of Everton's more substantiated transfer targets, and we start the series off with Norwegian defender Vegard Forren.
Don't score in the first two minutes if you want to win. This is what the last two matches have taught us, apparently. I have to say, I like this side of the coin much better.
On a recent visit to Finch Farm, I had the opportunity to talk to the players and ask them what their New Year's resolutions are for 2013. (Disclaimer: This might not have actually happened.)
The injuries and suspensions seem to have finally caught up with the Toffees, as David Moyes was forced to field a hodgepodge lineup against an in-form Chelsea. Though Everton started the game in dreamland, the end result was all too predictable.
Back in 2004-2005 (the last season in which Everton finished in the top four), David Moyes's men specialized in the 1-0 win. Fast forward to 2012-2013, and this current outfit seems like they prefer to beat teams 2-1. Hey, whatever works.