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Returning from Craven Cottage on a beautiful Spring day after a beautiful Everton win (well, beautifulish - none are ugly), only two blots could be spied on the horizon. South London gave every indication…

Swansea City just don't beat Everton - that's what history tells us, but nobody would have been surprised if a new page had been written at Goodison Park on a windy Spring afternoon. In a free flowing…

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For all the plaudits that Roberto Martinez's Everton have collected for our new post-Moyes positive football, the hardest part of the game is still really very hard indeed for the neat and tidy Blues.…

Back in August, I was fretting about Everton's ageing defence (click here) and,…

With only five Premier League games this weekend, it was a rare chance for Norwich to boss the midfield in our Team of the Week...

Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)

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Andres Iniesta is not the only artist who learned his trade in Barcelona - 100 years or so ago, Pablo Picasso was learning his in Catalonia too. Or rather, he was unlearning his trade as his famous…

One fact continues to define this fixture, and possibly condition it: Tottenham Hotspur have not won at Stamford Bridge since 1990. It is a remarkable stat given how close the two have generally been…

For a man who has enjoyed such a close relationship with the FA Cup over the years, Arsene Wenger's eye has shown a tendency to wander of late. Since Patrick Vieira's last kick of a ball for the Gunners…

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is not an aggressive, barbaric and loose-fisted…

Alan Pardew’s headbutt ensured managers were making the headlines this weekend, but there was no such shame for POT’s latest XI, with Chelsea's Teuton leading the way...

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When an early penalty was converted by Notts County's Ian McParland in the first match of February, Everton fans were still looking down the table towards their opponents, occupying the third relegation…

There's a lot made of stats in football, until recently a sport rather neglected by the number crunching geeks. But a combination of Moneyball and football money soon opened the door to the management…

In terms of both the directions and the desires of the teams, it’s probably difficult to think of a better domestic cup final in terms of pairing. On one side, there is one of the most glamorous…

A draw on the pitch between Galatasaray and Chelsea ended up a tie in the dugout, too, with both managers justified in feeling equally satisfied and regretful at their own reactions during Wednesday…

Four-star displays from Arsenal, Hull and Liverpool were the highlights of this weekend’s Premier League programme, but who joins those teams’ top performers in POT’s team of the week?

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As has become commonplace this season - let’s call it the Swansea Effect - Everton gather praise from the pundits and the public as the pretty passes and pleasing possession fill 90 minutes of screen…

An occasion that threatened to rise above expectation soon found itself mired in familiarity. Once positives have been duly taken and residual optimism hungrily harvested ahead of Arsenal's visit…

Football is a lot like life. We all have significant rises and falls; enter…