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Ronald Koeman and Everton desperate for spark after awful start to season

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:29:00 PDT

Despite Everton's poor start to the season, Ronald Koeman insists he still has the full backing from Everton's board. Despite Everton's poor start to the season, Ronald Koeman insists he still has the full backing from Everton's board. Despite Everton's poor start to the season, Ronald Koeman insists he still has the full backing from Everton's board. Despite Everton's poor start to the season, Ronald Koeman insists he still has the full backing from Everton's board. Despite supporter discontent increasing and the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman cranking up with each additional setback, the lack of action from the Everton hierarchy points to a club with a reputation for sticking by their managers, although the consensus is that former manager Roberto Martinez survived for at least a few months too many. Koeman is just the fifth full-time occupant of the Everton dugout in the past 20 years. Each of the three permanent managers before Koeman remained in charge...

Trending: Crowd incident mars Everton game; Giroud hits stunning winner

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:57:00 PDT

As Everton's torrid run in the Prem and Europe continues, the FC crew discuss whether or not a managerial change is needed. Friday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ... EVERTON: A 2-1 loss to Lyon at Goodison Park saw an ugly incident involving both teams and Everton could face punishment from UEFA after a fan holding a child appeared to aim a punch at a visiting player. - WATCH: The Toffees have been woeful of late and it's hard not to wonder if this isn't the beginning of the end for Ronald Koeman. ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger insists Jack Wilshere will soon get a chance...

Arsenal issues pale in comparison to Everton as axe swings for Koeman

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:41:00 PDT

As Everton's struggles persist, Craig Burley suggests Arsenal's visit could be Ronald Koeman's last chance to save his job. Paul Mariner weighs in on Jack Wilshere's retort to Troy Deeney after the Watford forward called Arsenal's character into question. Misery loves company and Goodison Park will play host to some group therapy on Sunday as troubled Arsenal visit traumatised Everton. The Gunners need to get back on track, having suffered their third defeat of a still young season on Saturday, losing 2-1 in the final minutes against Watford; Everton did at least avoid defeat last weekend, but their performance in a 1-1 draw against Brighton was so anaemic that they took no pleasure in their point. For Arsenal, the fear is that they are now losing...

Michael Keane's worst game in Everton shirt helps compound club's misery

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:21:00 PDT

A second-half brawl sparked both offences as Lyon's 2-1 victory heaped more pressure on Ronald Koeman and Everton. As Everton's torrid run in the Prem and Europe continues, the FC crew discuss whether or not a managerial change is needed. Another night of disappointment puts Everton on the brink of an early Europa League exit as 2-1 defeat to Lyon leaves the Toffees bottom of Group E with one point from three matches, six points behind Atalanta in top spot. The concession of a needless penalty within the first five minutes set the tone for a third successive home game without a win in all competitions as the visitors continued the recent epidemic that has seen opposing teams continually score the opening goal against Everton. Pressure...

Everton must find three points against Lyon or lose all remaining optimism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:52:00 PDT

Ronald Koeman acknowledges the pressure he's been put under after Everton fought back for a draw at Brighton. Everton's quest for an ever-elusive turning point brings Lyon and Europa League football to Goodison Park on Thursday night. Even discounting domestic struggles for a moment, three points seem vital to prevent this European venture from ending before it has properly begun. The visit of Lyon is also important in the wider context of returning to winning ways after failing to beat any of Apollon Limassol, Burnley or Brighton in the last three matches over all competitions. The visit of Arsenal on...

Rooney rescues Everton as Koeman's side look uninspired in Brighton draw

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:05:00 PDT

Wayne Rooney's 90th-minute penalty cancelled out Anthony Knockaert's opener to salvage a point for Everton at Brighton. Wayne Rooney's 90th-minute penalty cancelled out Anthony Knockaert's opener to salvage a point for Everton at Brighton. Ronald Koeman acknowledges the pressure he's been put under after Everton fought back for a draw at Brighton. The problems facing Everton seem clear to everyone bar the one man paid to notice and attend to them. While a late Wayne Rooney penalty snatched a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion and papered over numerous cracks within this setup, this was a case of same old, same old for manager Ronald Koeman. For the ninth time in the past 10 games in all competitions, the opposition scored first. That this did not result in defeat owed more to a needless Bruno elbow on Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the penalty...

Rooney rescues point but Koeman under pressure after Everton draw

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:38:00 PDT

Wayne Rooney's late penalty rescued a draw for under-pressure Everton manager Ronald Koeman. Wayne Rooney's late penalty rescued a draw for under-pressure Everton manager Ronald Koeman. BRIGHTON -- Three quick thoughts on Brighton 1-1 Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. 1. Troubled Koeman gets lucky Ronald Koeman took a gamble when he signed Wayne Rooney this summer. Rooney just paid him back. The former England captain's 90th minute penalty at Brighton salvaged a point for Everton on what might otherwise have been a disastrous day for the Dutch manager. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan's extraordinary reactions prevented the visitors snatching all three points in injury time...

Transfer Talk: Everton set to make move for Sporting's William Carvalho

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:18:00 PDT

Ronald Koeman sees 25-year-old William Carvalho (left) as an upgrade to his current midfielders. Everton are set to table a £31m bid for William Carvalho, but his club Sporting insists he is unsellable, according to the Daily Mail. For more on Carvalho and Everton, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Desperate Koeman in must-win territory at travel-sick Everton

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:49:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew discuss rumours surrounding Ross Barkley's Everton future. A trip to newly promoted Brighton on Sunday already feels like a must-win game for Everton after four successive home games expected to signal a revival became another false dawn. Poor results have seen manager Ronald Koeman shirk responsibility and rotate a conveyor belt of excuses. Fans have little time for such platitudes and need action on the pitch rather than empty promises off it. Koeman's present ignorance of problems on the pitch combined with a lack of accountability off it mirrors his...

Ross Barkley's value to Everton shown by Koeman's lacklustre No. 10s

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:27:00 PDT

With just seven points from seven games, the FC guys share their thoughts on Ronald Koeman's future as Everton manager. Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop assess the latest transfer rumours, including Ross Barkley to Tottenham. It has seemed a recipe for regressions. Everton have spent £144 million and gone into the bottom five. They have scored three fewer league goals as a team than the striker they sold, Romelu Lukaku, has mustered on his own for Manchester United. Yet the forward is not the only man they are missing. Ross Barkley is injured but not gone. Everton replaced him without finding him an alternative employer. And not once, but three times. Change may have been enforced by Barkley's refusal to sign...

Transfer Rater: Theo Walcott to Everton, Javier Pastore to Chelsea

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 03:54:00 PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Theo Walcott to Everton The English forward could look to leave the Emirates next summer after struggling to secure a first team spot at the club this season. Arsene...

Chelsea and Tottenham will battle for Everton's Ross Barkley in January

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 04:53:00 PDT

Everton manager Ronald Koeman admits there was an agreement on deadline day with Chelsea to sell Ross Barkley. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. Spurs set for Barkley battle with Chelsea Ross Barkley backed out of a late move in the summer to Chelsea in favour of focusing on his rehabilitation from injury, but an Everton exit in January is still all but certain, reports the Mirror. The England international was reportedly keen on a move to Tottenham, who will...

How can clubs avoid the Premier League relegation battle?

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 05:37:00 PDT

Ian Darke weighs in on Crystal Palace's winless and goalless start to the Premier League season. After seven rounds of matches, the relegation situation is taking shape in the Premier League. While Crystal Palace's historic awfulness takes the headlines, there are plenty of others looking over their shoulders, including recent champions Leicester and Everton who, after a summer of spending, would have aspired for the top four. ESPN FC assesses the bottom 10 clubs' credentials in reverse order (20-11). Crystal Palace - 0 points What sends them down? Irredeemable damage may already have been...

Ronald Koeman on thin ice as farcical Everton limp further into disarray

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 07:18:00 PDT

A tetchy Ronald Koeman gave his reaction to Everton's latest defeat. New and improved Everton are starting to look and sound a lot like old Everton, the sleeping giant happy to trundle along and offer little conviction in their attempt to push toward the top of the table. Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri offered manager Ronald Koeman the dreaded vote of confidence on Monday, though this show of support inspired little faith. Whether it was Moshiri merely protecting his investment in a manager given ample funds this summer, his reference to the 1-0 Burnley defeat...

Merseyside misery as Ronald Koeman, Jurgen Klopp fail to justify hype

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 03:36:00 PDT

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol slams the club's defense after another mishap in the back led to a draw at Newcastle. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol slams the club's defense after another mishap in the back led to a draw at Newcastle. The Exploding Heads take a look at the weekend's Premier League fixtures, including the unveiling of West Brom's new mascot and the tattoo World Cup. Ronald Koeman had few words for the match reporter after Everton lost to Bournemouth 1-0 at Goodison Park. Jurgen Klopp is left frustrated by Liverpool's draw at Newcastle, but insists his side will start scoring more goals soon. For a season that was supposed to mark the rebirth of Merseyside as a football force to be reckoned with, Everton and Liverpool head into the international break desperately searching for the reset button after failing to live up to the preseason hype in the opening two months of the campaign. So much for the prospect of Everton and Liverpool turning back the clock to the 1980s, when the pair battled it out for silverware on a regular basis. Everton's newfound financial strength, courtesy of majority...

PSG have £10m 'incentive' for Alexis; Everton want Carroll to replace Lukaku

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 07:03:00 PDT

Shaka Hislop tells Alexis Nunes what Diego Costa will bring to Atletico Madrid's game come January. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. PSG have £10m 'incentive' for Alexis Alexis Sanchez may not have got his desired move away from Arsenal in the summer, but with his contract at the Emirates Stadium due to expire next year, he's free to sign a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs in January. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain...

It's time for a stubborn Ronald Koeman to change course, system at Everton

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:01:00 PDT

Ronald Koeman addresses Everton's growing injury concerns and their struggles so far in the league. Ronald Koeman laments Everton's 'poor start' and inability to convert chances in their 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol. When Everton welcome Burnley to Goodison Park on Sunday, there can be no room for the litany of excuses offered up in the aftermath of a disappointing draw against 10-man Apollon Limassol on Thursday. No English team has begun the Europa League group stage with fewer points after two games. Another poor European outing and two wins in nine matches in all competitions adds pressure ahead of a fourth successive home game this weekend. A considerable change of tactics seems imperative, with manager...

Koeman can kiss goodbye to top level jobs unless he fixes Everton woes

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:00:00 PDT

Ronald Koeman blamed Something about Ronald Koeman has never sat right at Goodison Park. The Dutchman does not seem to understand the culture of Everton, a place where the "School of Science" self-image still lingers. Koeman, in the style of many of his fellow countrymen, is confident. Some would say arrogant to the point of smugness. It can rub people up the wrong way. His move from Southampton to Merseyside in 2016 seemed like a stepping stone to better things. The message, never explicitly stated, was that his three-year...

Oumar Niasse could join Everton cult heroes Ferguson, Moore

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:47:00 PDT

Oumar Niasse's goals in last weekend's win may make him the latest cult hero at Everton. Everton fans have a new hero, though it's not the one they expected after a summer of extravagant spending. Oumar Niasse, once valued by manager Ronald Koeman so little that he was stripped of a squad number, told to train with the development squad, and eventually sent on loan to Hull and back, has scored three goals in two games. The 27-year-old Senegal international is a very different sort of forward to his predecessor, Romelu Lukaku. While Lukaku moves like a shark, fluid, predatory and...

Nikola Vlasic bright spot in uninspiring Europa performance for Everton

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:02:00 PDT

Everton failed to hold their late lead against Apollon at Goodison Park, despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men. Ronald Koeman laments Everton's 'poor start' and inability to convert chances in their 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol. Watch Wayne Rooney's goal in the Europa League that made it 1-1 vs. Apollon Limassol. Everton created a piece of unwanted history on Thursday night as their failure to beat 10-man Apollon Limassol signalled the worst-ever start to a Europa League group stage by an English team. Apollon began the night with 19 defeats in 22 European away games and 78 goals conceded in that time. This home game against notoriously poor travellers was an opportunity for Everton to respond to the humiliating defeat against Atalanta in the previous round of matches. Instead, the same blunt tactics and...


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