Viva Hate

There was a time when Everton and Liverpool supporters revelled in a uniquely friendly rivalry, so the story goes. The apex of this was the 1980s when the two clubs dominated English football. As fans, we we...

More Than Just a Game

When Everton take to the pitch at our former ground this weekend it will be 18 years since the club has won at Anfield.  By any definition, this is a woeful statistic. Everton have now long surpassed the pre...

What If?

There’s an analytical (and often diverting) strand of historical inquiry that posits ‘what ifs?’ Counter-factualism asks questions such as ‘What if Hitler had never been born?’, ‘What if Pearl Harbour had never...

Survival

Objectively, relegation (and the fear of it happening) shouldn’t be as anxiety-inducing as it often is. Bearing in mind that silverware is generally unattainable for most clubs, that the top six is pretty much ...

Crossroads

Amongst the many things that have been written about Koeman in recent days, very little attention has been given to how welcome his appointment was greeted by Evertonians when he first arrived. Koeman appear...

Remember the Name

Remember the Name The late 1990s and early 2000s were a tough time for Evertonians, an era characterised by debt, penury and the near constant threat of relegation. As the four year reign of Walter Smith ...