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The Most Memorable Merseyside Derby Matches Ever

Everton and Liverpool contest yet another Merseyside Derby this weekend in the latest episode of one of the Premier League’s most compulsive dramas. Since 1894, there have been countless memorable moments across 125 years of fierce competition. But what are the best? From Sharp’s screamer to Johnson’s winner via decent debuts and disastrous incidents, here's our pick of the most...

Why Everton’s U23s are the Best in the Country

In 2017, teen sensation Jadon Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund and has proceeded to prosper. In 2018, Reiss Nelson also moved abroad. And, in January 2019, despite interest from Manchester City and Huddersfield respectively, Josh Maja opted to move to Bordeaux in a move that seemed as unexpected as it did brave. And so, with Everton’s U23s on the cusp...

An Interview with the Dixie Dean Family as They Sign New Hotel Contracts

“When the name went up that’s when it became a lot more real, it was wonderful,” Said Barbara Dean, on a day when The Dixie Dean Hotel became even more real; “and even more wonderful.” So, when Barbara Dean, Dixie’s daughter and Melanie Prentice, Dixie’s granddaughter, sat down to put pen to paper on a contract that would see them...

Some of the Strangest Football Superstitions Ever

You’d think Everton’s luck couldn’t possibly get any worse. But, maybe the worst is yet to come by means of a black tomcat who ran onto the pitch and showed more movement in front of goal than Cenk Tosun managed in 90 minutes. From obsessive routines and unusual omens, to mysterious mediums and inside-out underwear – Football superstitions are somewhat...