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Royal Blue Mersey Feb 5, 2016

Everton vs. Newcastle United: Tactical Analysis

The tactical wrinkles from Everton's first straightforward league win in months include Tom Cleverley's inclusion on the left, the absence of Leighton Baines, and the defensive value of possession. Everton, after a little over a month, finally picked up another league win this weekend. It wasn't perfect, and it was at home against a relegation threatened Newcastle United side, but it was a win. Even more encouraging was the (mostly) comfortable nature of the win, which saw the Toffees dominate most of the match and create dangerous chances through attractive, possession-based...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 21, 2016

Everton aren't very good at game management - and here's why

If a team is bad at defending for the first 80 minutes, they will probably also be bad at defending for the last 10 minutes. After another disappointing game in which Everton gained a lead and then failed to keep it, talk has turned again to the team's ability to manage games. Leighton Baines came out and said that Everton need to be better at it; Roberto Martinez told us not to question it. In the most general sense, "game management" refers to a team's ability to adjust their tactics and performance according to the specific situation at hand. Can a stubbornly defensive team go out and...
Liverpool Daily Post Jan 20, 2016

Why Carlisle United are hoping for their silver lining against Everton

Hosting Everton will be a boost for a club which has suffered during the recent floods
Liverpool Echo Jan 18, 2016
Everton's talented team should have won more games, admits Leighton Baines

Everton's talented team should have won more games, admits Leighton Baines

Everton defender Baines offers frank assessment of league form - but backs a return to winning ways
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 18, 2016

Baines: Everton need to get better at game management

Player echoes fans' sentiments England and Everton left back Leighton Baines has said that the Blues need to get better at managing games, especially once they have taken the lead. The Toffees have dropped 11 points this season from winning positions, though in all honesty it feels like much more. Tottenham Hotspur currently sit in fourth on the table, 10 points ahead of Everton. Even half of the eleven dropped points gets the Blues into the pack jostling for Europa League contention. Speaking about the Chelsea game over the weekend when the visitors led 2-0 and 3-2 in the second half,...
The Guardian Jan 17, 2016
Leighton Baines tips Everton for top four if they ‘manage games better’

Leighton Baines tips Everton for top four if they ‘manage games better’

• Defender says team must take blame for allowing Chelsea stoppage-time equaliser• Everton manager Roberto Martínez praises John Stones and Ross BarkleyLeighton Baines believes Everton can still force their way into the Premier League’s top four this season if they learn how “to manage games better”, having been denied a first victory at Chelsea in 22 years by an assistant referee’s oversight eight minutes into stoppage time when John Terry’s equaliser should have been ruled out for offside but was allowed to stand, much to the disgust of Roberto Martínez and his players.It...
Liverpool Daily Post Jan 17, 2016
Everton defender Leighton Baines says: We have to manage games better

Everton defender Leighton Baines says: We have to manage games better

Blues defender says Everton have no-one else to blame but themselves
Liverpool Daily Post Jan 17, 2016
Everton legend Peter Reid says Everton are

Everton legend Peter Reid says Everton are "too soft"

Everton squad is best since 1987 - but has a soft underbelly
Daily Telegraph Jan 15, 2016
Chelsea vs Everton: When is it and what TV channel is it on?

Chelsea vs Everton: When is it and what TV channel is it on?

Chelsea will try again to properly resuscitate their season against marauding Everton
London24 Jan 7, 2016

Everton suffer blow as key man to miss Manchester City and Chelsea clashes

Everton defender Seamus Coleman is set to be out for around a month with a calf strain.

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