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?
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
Two games in and the hallmarks of a Carlo Ancelotti side are already apparent, and so far, so good. Despite the two fixtures clustered in-between the heavy festive period, Carlo wasted no time in putting his stamp on the side with the two games so far portraying a team that vastly juxtaposes the tenure of […]Read More Carlo Ancelotti’s Shape-Shifting Everton
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)
This article is supported by InStat. An underwhelming start followed by an Autumn resurgence is a fair observation on the opening stages of Marco Silva’s two-seasons at Everton. Judging by the fixture list – gruesome winter blues are too follow. Although The Toffees have seamlessly stalled and look tactical inept under Silva; there are positives […]Read More More Than Meets The Eye: Calvert-Lewin – Player Analysis
Come next August, it’s highly likely Everton Football Club will be venturing into the transfer market to grab themselves a new right back. But maybe, they just might not need too… Jonjoe Kenny has gone from benchwarmer at Everton to the next Philipp Lahm over in the Bundesliga and the next 12 months of progression […]Read More Jonjoe Kenny 2019/20 – Player Analysis
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?)