April 2011 Archives
PHIL Neville believes Everton are still on the verge of great things despite their disjoined campaign - and wants a win against Wigan to continue erasing the negativity that has hampered the club since January.
OF course I couldn't let this landmark date pass without paying affectionate tribute to the true royal significance of April 29.
FOR AN old-school professional who eschews the outspoken tendencies of some modern footballers it may be a surprise to discover Phil Neville on Twitter.
IT'S Wigan up next for the Blues tomorrow, and a lot of people say they'll be scrapping for their Premier League status.
ROSS BARKLEY has been tipped to shine for Everton's first team next season by manager David Moyes.
MAGAYE GUEYE is dreaming of a French revolution at Goodison Park next season.
WE were unlucky against Manchester United on Saturday but looking at Everton's entire midfield and forward line at Old Trafford was Anichebe, Cahill, Osman, Rodwell, Gueye and Neville coming to a total of Â£6m so it was expected.
IT was a disappointment to lose at Old Trafford, but on the whole, an excellent team performance, with Tim Howard, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka and Phil Neville in particular outstanding.
DINIYAR BILYALETDINOV says points and not wonder goals are his sole focus as Everton try to close the gap on sixth-placed Liverpool.
EVERTON'S Under-18s cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over city rivals Liverpool to keep their hopes of reaching the Premier Academy League play-offs alive.
IT'S a particularly testing quiz question.
PHIL JAGIELKA has warned his influential Everton team-mate Tim Cahill not to put his foot in it in what's left of this season.
I'VE played at Old Trafford many times and I know just how difficult a place it can be to perform - even though some of the Everton line-ups I played for there were recognised as being very good teams.
TIM HOWARD has described Phil Jagielka as one of the best defenders he has ever played with - better even than Rio Ferdinand.
TONY HIBBERT believes Everton have nothing to fear from their tough end of season run-in despite losing their seven-game unbeaten run against Manchester United.
Man Utd 1 Everton FC 0: No Blues feast, just more Old Trafford famine
DAVID Moyes has made a habit of crushing jinxes that afflict Everton - but one remains tantalisingly out of his grasp.
David Prentice: Key to ending Everton FC's Old Trafford hoodoo? Try turning up for a start
THREE times Manchester United have won 12 successive home games in the Premier League.
Phil Jagielka is one of England's top three centre-halves says Everton FC manager David Moyes
DAVID MOYES has hailed Everton's Phil Jagielka as one of the best "three or four" defenders in England.
Tim Howard: Manchester United will be scared of in-form Everton FC
TIM HOWARD insists Manchester United will not relish hosting in-form Everton this weekend - despite their 19-year winless streak at Old Trafford.
Everton FC skipper Phil Neville says he feels fitter than ever
PHIL Neville has explained why he was happy to reject a January move to Spurs - as he admitted hoping to emulate former teammate Ryan Giggs' longevity
Everton FC jury: Blues fans on the Blackburn win & the trip to Man Utd
IF ONLY the season started in January. It feels almost routine now, for Everton to finish the season in great form. Before Christmas, we could barely buy ourselves a win; how times change. Now, with a severely depleted squad, we're winning games without much effort.
Everton FC letters: Tim Cahill is so important to the Blues' prospects
TIM CAHILL is a proud Aussie and, rightly or wrongly, he wants to play every game against every opposition. If I were Australian I would want him playing every match, whatever the stakes and whoever foots the bill.
DAVID MOYES has urged Tim Cahill to pick and choose his Australian international commitments - in order to avoid being burned out by friendly fire.
JACK RODWELL believes team-mate Seamus Coleman won't finish the season empty handed.
DAVID MOYES believes Everton need new investment, not new owners at Goodison Park.
LEIGHTON BAINES is ready to relinquish his penalty taking responsibilities at Everton - despite his latest successes from the spot contributing to a best ever personal goal haul.
ASHLEY COLE is different class as a player. I've written many times before of my admiration for the Chelsea left-back. But if he's had a better season than Leighton Baines in 2010/11 I'll eat my hat.
Tim Howard says Leon Osman should be an Everton FC ever-present
TIM Howard believes Leon Osman should be an ever-present in David Moyes's side after the midfielder was instrumental in another Everton victory.
Everton FC 2 Blackburn Rovers 0: Leon Osman leads Blues charge
SOME fans in the away end were dressed like Fathers for Justice protesters, but the only campaign the home supporters should get behind is for the season to start in January.
David Prentice: How Leon Osman has been crucial to Everton FC late-season revival
YESTERDAY marked the 50th anniversary of Harry Catterick's appointment as Everton manager. When he arrived at Goodison Park he made it his mission to "bring back winning, attractive football." And he succeeded spectacularly.
EVERTON'S young French winger, Magaye Gueye, has set a very specific target for the remaining six games of his debut season in English football.
Everton FC's Greek striker Apostolos Vellios knows his history
APOSTOLOS VELLIOS created a small slice of Everton history when he trotted on 10 minutes from the end of the Blues' recent Premier League match against Aston Villa.
Everton FC letters: Make Jermaine Beckford the Blues' main man
A FANTASTIC performance against Wolves last Saturday and another great season when you consider our budget and injuries.
Everton FC jury: Blues fans on the win at Wolves
WITH a great win against Wolves and a home clash with Blackburn to come on Saturday, Everton again find themselves thinking 'what might have been?'.