1. Everton vs. Leicester City: What Roberto Martinez Learned from Pre-Season Match

    Everton 's Premier League preparations continued with a 1-0 loss to Leicester City . Playing at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkock, the Toffees suffered their first defeat of the summer, losing to a second-half strike from Gary Taylor-Fletcher...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 2 days ago 3,294 reads 7 comments

  2. Everton vs. Leicester City: How the Toffees Will Line Up in Bangkok

    The second phase of Everton 's pre-season schedule takes them to Bangkok, to face Leicester City — coincidentally, the same side they open their Premier League campaign against in August...

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  3. Why Roberto Martinez Will Continue Success at Everton in 2014-15

    Romelu Lukaku , gone; Gerard Deulofeu, gone; no new signings; a glaring lack of strikers and under four weeks to go until the start of the new season. Last year, a similar scenario would have left Evertonians in uproar over the coming campaign...

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  4. Tranmere Rovers v Everton: Things Roberto Martinez Learned from Pre-Season Match

    Everton kicked off pre-season against Tranmere, chalking up a 2-2 draw at Prenton Park. Steven Naismith handed the Toffees a first-half lead, guiding home a teasing cross from Luke Garbutt...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 6 days ago 3,280 reads 2 comments

  5. Tranmere Rovers vs. Everton: How the Toffees Will Line Up

    Everton launch their 2014-15 season on Tuesday, facing the first of five pre-season friendlies. Roberto Martinez's side make the short trip to Prenton Park, visiting a Tranmere side not met in competitive action since 2001...

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  6. Why Aiden McGeady Will Begin the Season Playing a Key Role for Everton

    Everton are yet to see the best of Aiden McGeady . Signed in January, without competitive football in seven weeks, the Ireland international was thrust into a fierce scrap for the Champions League...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 9 days ago 3,022 reads 2 comments

  7. Assessing Roberto Martinez's Summer Transfer Needs at Everton

    Back from multiple World Cup coverage commitments, Roberto Martinez' s focus has now returned to Everton . With a month to go until the start of the new season, the Catalan must shape his squad for a second year on Merseyside...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 11 days ago 3,269 reads 7 comments

  8. Ranking 10 Toffees with Biggest Point to Prove in Pre-Season

    As the world mourns the end of a month of unrelenting football, attention gradually turns to domestic matters and the upcoming new season. While those at the World Cup head for rest and recuperation, the English pre-season has already begun...

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  9. Reasons to Believe Gareth Barry Can Maintain His Form Next Season

    Everton began their summer spending with the key capture of Gareth Barry . Presented with more lucrative terms elsewhere , Roberto Martinez managed to convince the midfielder ...

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  10. A Dream Transfer Deal Apiece for the World's Top Clubs

    As Brazilian samba beats slowly begin to fade, Europe will soon find itself flush with transfer rumours. The World Cup has left many clubs unable to conclude deals, with players on international duty and not wanting distraction...

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  11. Gareth Barry Will Once Again Prove a Key Signing for Everton

    Step one of Roberto Martinez's summer transfer plan is complete: Gareth Barry is now a permanent member of Everton 's staff, via EvertonFC.com ...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 20 days ago 908 reads 2 comments

  12. World Cup 2014: Ranking the Top 5 Saves from Quarter-Final Games

    Goalkeepers have regularly grabbed the headlines at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Tim Howard against Belgium and Rais M'Bolhi against Germany were two of the best individual performances in Brazil...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 23 days ago 3,057 reads 5 comments

  13. World Cup 2014: 10 Biggest Talking Points from 2nd-Round Games

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is rapidly reaching the business end of the tournament. Just eight teams and eight games remain, with the round of 16 officially in the books...

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  14. Switzerland Eliminated but Can Look Towards a Brighter, More Attacking Future

    Switzerland's 2014 FIFA World Cup is over. Having smothered the life out of Lionel Messi and Co. for almost 118 minutes, Angel di Maria's late strike sealed Argentina's passage through...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 28 days ago 634 reads 0 comments

  15. Ottmar Hitzfeld Must Make Key Changes in Midfield for Switzerland vs. Argentina

    Switzerland's stay at the 2014 FIFA World Cup relies on them pulling off a major upset and knocking out one of the tournament's heavyweights, in Argentina...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 29 days ago 430 reads 0 comments

  16. 4 Things Ross Barkley Must Do at Everton to Nail Down an England Start

    Ross Barkley 's 2014 FIFA World Cup was over almost as soon as it began. Championed by many to play a key role in Brazil, his cameo appearances weren't enough to prolong his country's stay...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 30 days ago 2,762 reads 9 comments

  17. 20 Players Whose Stock Rose During the 2014 World Cup Group Stage

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has already lost half its attendees, with 32 teams quickly whittled down to 16. The group stages are now done and dusted, and from here on in, it's pure knockout football...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 1 month ago 15,861 reads 43 comments

  18. Why Everton Can Deal with Ross Barkley Starring at World Cup 2014

    English eyes are well and truly fixated on Ross Barkley . A couple of strong showings in World Cup warm-ups and the Everton youngster is already the first name on the lips of media and supporters alike ...

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  19. Which of Romelu Lukaku, Loic Remy and Wilfried Bony Is Top Striker to Target?

    Lost behind the allure of the impending World Cup is the usual hype and fascination with the transfer window...

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  20. Why England Would Be Wrong to Start Ross Barkley, Despite Impressing vs. Ecuador

    Ross Barkley was one of England's leading players against Ecuador, completing several mazy runs and laying off a smart assist to Rickie Lambert ...

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  21. Predicting the Top 10 World Cup 2014 Goalscorers

    The World Cup's Golden Boot is one of the most prestigious individual accolades in international football. Some of the game's greatest forwards have crowned distinguished careers by topping the scoring charts on FIFA's grandest stage...

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  22. Power Ranking Europe's 2013-14 League Champions

    As the dust settles on a final weekend of domestic action, every major European league is now concluded, with champions crowned. Italy, France and Spain all played out final ties, following the already decided English and German leagues...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 2 months ago 10,207 reads 54 comments

  23. Power Ranking Every Everton Player from the 2013/14 Premier League Season

    Everton 's first season under Roberto Martinez is officially in the books — and what a promising year it's been...

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  24. Winners and Losers from Premier League Final Day

    The 2013/14 Premier League season is officially complete. The final day's action saw Manchester City secure a second title in three years, fending off Liverpool with a win against West Ham...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 3 months ago 10,501 reads 23 comments

  25. Ranking Sergio Aguero and the Top Title-Deciding Goals in Premier League History

    The Premier League reaches its climax this weekend, with each club's 38th and final fixture of the season to be played on Sunday. Relegation and Champions League places are effectively decided, leaving the title race as Sunday's main attraction...

    Matt Cheetham Written by Matt Cheetham about 3 months ago 12,298 reads 20 comments