Archive for November, 2013

The Merseyside Derby Preview by @CJM1878

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Everton FC vs Liverpool FC
Goodison Park
Saturday 23rd November 2013
Kick off 12:45pm

 

“As big as a football game can be…” – Roberto Martinez

 

So here it is once more , the longest currently running derby game in English football’s top flight. Set in the most successful footballing city in the UK, the Merseyside derby.

In a match which is dubbed by many media outlets as the ‘Friendly derby’, you can be sure that there’ll be no love lost when the teams face up for the 189th time in the league this weekend.

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Early Season Review by Jordan Marsh

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At the start of the season, I expected to see an extended period of transition as Roberto Martinez attempted to change the style of the team and their approach to games and accepted that we may need to endure some disappointing results in the process with the possibility of a lower league placing. In reality, the team have embraced Martinez’s philosophy and 10 games in we have suffered just 1 defeat, with 5 victories leaving us 7th in the premier league. This represents a gain of 2 points in comparison to the first 10 games of last season. Whilst it was disappointing not to be able to capitalise on the opportunity to go 2nd with a victory over Tottenham, we should not let that cloud what has been a very positive start to Roberto Martinez’s reign as Everton manager.

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THT’s Weekly Everton : Martinez Out ? Pack it In !

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MARTINEZ OUT !!!! Unbelievably that was one of the tweets that I found on my timeline on Sunday night after Everton’s goalless draw with high flying Tottenham. Now there is being disappointed and there is downright overreaction and I don’t need to tell you which one that falls under. To put Everton’s start under Martinez into perspective, a win would have taken the Blues into second place behind leaders Arsenal and thrust Everton right into the title race (well if Liverpool are in it then so are we!!!). As it happened we couldn’t find the win but after 10 games we have won 5 drawn 4 and lost 1 and have kept 5 clean sheets in the process, not too shabby a start by Roberto.

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Russian football in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

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Russian football hasn’t had the best couple of weeks. The country are gearing up to host the World Cup in 2018 and plenty of questions are being asked about FIFA’s decision to bring the World Cup to Russia.

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