It’s been a disappointing year for Everton and while the team had an unfortunate combination of bad performances, significant injuries, terrible officiating decision, and a change of coaches, we at Toffee Analysis still thought it was worth taking a closer look at the squad performance to try and get past the oddities and to the […]Read More Everton 2019/20 Season Review – By the Numbers
There has been a lot of dialog recently amongst Evertonians that are frustrated with the current club’s performance. We’ve seen lots of strong opinions coming from supporters that are already writing off players that didn’t immediately hit the turf running. Many don’t seem to like or accept the idea that we are in the middle of […]Read More Spending Theory: What if Everton Spent Wisely in 2017?
While I recognize the title is a bit silly, what I set out to accomplish in this article and what it has produced are quite different things. Initially, I intended to look at Carlo Ancelotti’s transfer history hoping to gain some insight into what Everton can expect in the January window. I had some concerns […]Read More Analysing Ancelotti: Transfers and Tactics
I understand why Everton fans are frustrated. Many were frustrated with Marco Silva. I myself have questioned his tactical acumen in finding ways to break down . I am continually baffled by his substitution patterns and believe he is too slow to make chances when the game is turning. Many are frustrated with the quality […]Read More Breaking down Brands: The AZ Alkmaar Years (Part One)
I have maintained that one of the biggest problems with the fans perception of the job that Marco Silva has done and of this current Everton team (last year’s team in particular) is that the team in 17/18 finished 8th. I personally believe that has clouded the judgement of many that believe Marco Silva inherited […]Read More How Bad Was 2017/18 (and why is it important to look back on?)
Now that we’ve all had a much need break from league play (or not from my place), it’s time to focus our attention on the Sunday match against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. Bournemouth sit on four points after four matches with a win at Villa, a draw after conceding in the final minutes at home against […]Read More Tactical Preview – Bournemouth vs Everton
In a preview of the matchup this Friday at Villa Park, we take a look at the newly promoted Aston Villa side that is currently sitting on 0 points after defeats away at Tottenham and at home to Bournemouth. We walk through major transfers, data-based team performance, common tactics in the four major phases of […]Read More Tactical Preview – Aston Villa vs Everton
In a preview of the matchup this Saturday at Goodison Park, we take a look at a Watford side that is mostly unchanged from last year and coming off a poor performance in a home loss to Brighton Hove Albion by a score of 3-0. We walk through major transfers, 2018/19 team performance, common tactics in […]Read More Tactical Preview – Everton vs Watford