August 2011 Archives


Everton FC reject Arsenal bid to swap Mikel Arteta for Nicklas Bendtner

EVERTON FC are not interested in swapping Saturday's last minute matchwinner, Mikel Arteta, for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

.We got lucky' admits Everton FC hero Tim Howard at Blackburn

TIM HOWARD admits Everton FC played poorly and rode their luck at Blackburn but was nevertheless delighted his side picked up a first win of the season.

Blackburn Rovers 0 Everton FC 1: EFC hoping their good luck lasts

EVERTON FC will hope their friendship with Lady Luck is a lasting one.


Mikel Arteta delighted to help kick-start Everton FC's season with Carling Cup win

MIKEL Arteta urged Everton to rediscover their defensive steel - but was delighted to help secure their first win of the season as they eventually eased past Sheffield United in the Carling Cup.

Everton FC 3 Sheffield United 1: Unthinkable avoided as Blues fight back to make Carling Cup progress

FOR THREE long minutes a sense of cold, pitiful, dread coursed around Goodison Park infecting everyone from a forlorn Bill Kenwright to his exasperated manager.

Everton FC young gun Ross Barkley called up to the England under-21s squad

EVERTON starlet Ross Barkley has been rewarded for his rich promise with a call up to the England under-21s squad.

Blue Boys: Everton FC U-18s kick off their title defence in style while reserves young guns falter

EVERTON U18s kicked off the defence of their Premier Academy League title with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

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DAVID MOYES says he would never allow his burning ambition to jeopardise Everton's future, as he deals with the club's stark financial situation.

Everton FC v QPR Preview: David Moyes describes why he is still optimistic for the future despite a long, fraught summer

ONLY three months have passed since that Sunday in May when Everton kissed goodbye to last season with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Goodison, but it probably feels like far longer for David Moyes.

Barry Horne: Blue Union meeting with Bill Kenwright has done Everton FC a favour

LAST week I wrote with a glass half-full perspective on the forthcoming season. I hope I am not viewing the world through Royal Blue coloured spectacles but I still think Everton will be okay this season.

Royal Blue: Everton FC nemesis Les Ferdinand on being a Goodison scourge

FOR too many ominous seasons the visit of today's opponents QPR almost certainly meant one thing to Evertonians - Les Ferdinand's name would be on the scoresheet.


Mikel Arteta: Everton FC should take nothing for granted as they bid to start campaign with home win against QPR

MIKEL ARTETA says Everton should take nothing for granted as they bid to start their campaign with a home win against QPR - after waiting until October for their first league victory at Goodison last season.

Everton FC jury: EFC fans give their thoughts ahead of the QPR game

SATURDAY can't come quick enough! Competitive football returns to Goodison Park, after a long summer of, well, not a lot. We, the fans, are frustrated, and I'm sure this frustration will continue to be demonstrated, until the current situation is rectified. Hopefully, some good performances on the pitch, will turn some fans' heads.

Everton FC letters: No new faces has EFC looking stale

A NEW season is about to start for Everton but you wouldn't know it by looking at the squad.

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Everton FC skipper Phil Neville ready for start of new season

SKIPPER Phil Neville says Everton are ready to put the disappointment of their opening-day postponement behind them as they kick off their Premier League campaign this weekend.

Ian Snodin: Peter Crouch and Craig Bellamy would be great additions to Everton FC squad

IT has been a big disappointment that no new faces have been added to the Everton squad this summer.

Leon Osman says Everton FC must up the tempo against the Premier League's lesser lights

LEON OSMAN believes Everton's performances against the Premier League's lesser-lights could determine whether the Blues enjoy a successful season or not.


Everton FC's Mikel Arteta: I'll be ready for Premier League opener against QPR

MIKEL ARTETA said he was relieved to be back in action for Everton during their 1-1 draw with Bohemians in Ireland - after recovering from the foot injury that threatened his start to the season.

Bohemians 1 Everton FC 1: Silver lining shines through the gloom in Dublin (GALLERY)

THE IRISH might be renowned for their hospitality. But the warmest welcome last night was provided by the small, rain-soaked group of travelling Everton fans at the sight of Mikel Arteta wearing a royal Blue shirt once again.


Sylvain Distin is buoyed by the emergence of Everton FC's youngsters

SYLVAIN DISTIN says he is excited about the potential for Everton's young-guns to shake up the Blues established order this season.

Everton FC can finally sink Villareal Submarines

CYNICS and glass half-full fans might say it's the Everton Way.


Don't put too much pressure on new boy Ross Barkley says Everton FC defender Tony Hibbert

TONY Hibbert has warned against stifling Ross Barkley under the weight of expectations although he admitted it is impossible to hide his own admiration for the Everton FC starlet.

Werder Bremen 1 Everton FC 0: Blues avoid shipwreck with steady display in Germany (GALLERY)

A SHIP'S horn greeted the goal that sunk Everton's hopes of victory in Bremen, but with stand-in skipper Phil Jagielka still on deck at least the Blues can hope to avoid stormy waters

Everton FC fan groups launch Blue Union merger

FOUR Everton supporters' groups have announced they are merging to form a campaigning umbrella body calling itself "The Blue Union".


Everton FC goalkeeper Tim Howard happy to have competition from Jan Mucha

TIM HOWARD admits Jan Mucha's presence in the Everton squad provides welcome competition for the Goodison Park goalkeeper's jersey.

Everton FC prepare for Werder Bremen test

WHAT do you do when you win a football as a prize in a high-school competition?

Everton FC Ladies boss Mo Marley eager to keep up winning run

MO MARLEY is hoping her Everton Ladies team can maintain their recent good form as they look to mount a challenge at the top of the FA Women's Super League.


Everton FC's Leighton Baines is confident the Blues will not be distracted by Arsenal's pursuit of Phil Jagielka

LEIGHTON BAINES says Everton will not be distracted by the speculation over Arsenal's pursuit of Phil Jagielka.

Birmingham City 1 Everton FC 2: EFC welcome back goal king Louis Saha - now they need to keep him on the pitch

WRAP HIM up in cotton wool, force him to sleep in an oxygen tent, and make sure he looks both ways before crossing the road.

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