“When I was starting out, I was wedded to 4-4-2. I have now learned to be more flexible although I still believe that 4-4-2 is the outstanding defensive system. You have the best coverage of the pitch, it is simpler to press forward and press high, with coverage behind the pressing players.” An excerpt from […]Read More Should Ancelotti Stick with the 4-4-2?
Article details the potential layers Everton could look at this summer window as they look to replace captain Seamus Coleman, including the likes of Max Aarons, Matty Cash and Kenny TeteRead More Everton Transfer Series: Part 1 – Right-Backs
Everton’s dreadful start to the season under Marco Silva created a huge impact, from the pitch to those who sit on the board. Moshiri’s man had failed and dreadful performances, week in, week out, led to major criticism and finger pointing towards certain players. Some a lot more than others. Though the criticism of Iwobi […]Read More Fair Criticism or More Time Needed? Alex Iwobi – Player Analysis
Jean-Philippe Gbamin joined The Toffees nine months ago now, but since his arrival has played just 135 minutes of football. Them minutes being a half on the first day away at Palace and a full ninety at home to Watford on the second matchday of the season. Shortly after the Watford game he sustained a […]Read More What can Jean-Philippe Gbamin offer for Everton? – Player Analysis
When Everton signed a 23-year-old Jordan Pickford for £30 million from Sunderland in June 2017, questions were asked by a lot of people, Evertonians included. Viewed as the long-term replacement for the great Tim Howard, Everton were so keen to snap him up, the deal was sealed whilst he was on duty at the Under […]Read More Keep the Faith or Replace?: Jordan Pickford – Player Analysis
COVID-19 has been the biggest spanner in the works to ever hit the world of football. Regardless whether the season is declared null and void, or the FA finds a miracle safety plan, the period between now and our last game at Stamford Bridge has been incredibly long. It has been two months since the […]Read More How the Everton Team has developed in 2019/20
With the Football Season on temporary lock down; Toffee Analysis has decided to go back in time. In this mini series, we will analyse some of Everton’s best ever matches, starting at what has been described as “Goodison’s Greatest Night”, 35-years to the day. Everton versus Bayern Munich. Goodison Park has been home to some […]Read More Vintage Match Analysis: Everton 3-1 Bayern Munich (84-85)
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?
Everton going into an away fixture against one of the so-called ‘top 6’ with genuine optimism and belief that they could snatch a result, is a rarity, the reality come 15:50 on Sunday was, well, simply normality. Questions can be asked if players did in fact bottle it, or whether the overriding mentality throughout the […]Read More Analysing Everton away to Chelsea, for 15 minutes
Michael Greenall discusses whether Everton should buy Djibril Sidibe in the upcoming transfer window.Read More Djibril Sidibé – to Buy or Not to buy?