May 2010 Archives
Everton in race to sign Benfica hitman Oscar Cardozo
EVERTON will refuse to be held to ransom by Steven Pienaar after he turned down the chance to become one of their top earners.
EVERTON'S American goalkeeper Tim Howard chose the perfect time to have a rare night off - as the USA crashed to a 4-2 friendly match defeat to the Czech Republic in Connecticut on Tuesday evening.
Everton youngster tells manager he's ready to sign.
Shot stopper set for World Cup challenge first.
Everton hope to tie down midfielder Jack Rodwell to a new deal and ward of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
DAVID MOYES is mulling over a move for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.
NEVILLE SOUTHALL was widely considered to be the world's best goalkeeper in 1984/85, the season he was voted the Football Writers' Player of the Year.
EVERTON are holding a special season ticket promotion event at Goodison tomorrow.
Another year. Another transfer window. Another scattergun approach from the media.
Desperate to break the story first the press have obviously decided to throw enough transfer tittle tattle onto their back pages with the hope that one will stick, so when the player does make the move they can look all smug.
But even though I know most of these stories are fabricated, it doesn't stop me from feeling anxious when most of them involve Everton players leaving rather than coming in.
Mikel Arteta's agent has stated that the player intends to remain at Everton. 'He has a wife and child and is happy in the city.' Let us first assume that this statement is not a bid to raise his purchase price.
That being the case, then this latest position is illuminating and inspiring, irrespective of which club you support. Why? Because here is a man who views the wellbeing of his family as consisting of more than adding extra zeroes to his salary. Not only that, he is prepared to forgo the guaranteed increased exposure that would come through playing for a team in the Champion's League - exposure that might well hasten his ambition of inclusion in his national team. To really spell it out, because it is not something we see frequently, he is putting others above himself. He is displaying loyalty. This is nobility in action.
THE memories in Graeme Sharp's mind are still every bit as vivid as the photographs on this page.
DAVID MOYES today paid tribute to the mini-managers in his Everton squad who he believes could one day follow in his footsteps.
IT rained Everton goals in 1984/85 - 125 of them - including the BBC's Goal of the Season. But how to narrow that classic collection down to a top 10?
It's a tough job, but someone had to do it - and David Prentice took the task on board.
Here's his seelction as we continue our celebration of the 25th anniversary of Everton's most successful season.