Monthly Archives: November 2011


    Everton’s new summer signing Apostolos Vellios has said that he is very much inspired by the legend at Everton – Duncan Ferguson. Duncan Ferguson was one of the important players for Everton during his time and it seems that striker Apostolos Vellios is also becoming one given the number of goals he has scored and created after coming on as a substitute.

    In fact, many would regard Apostolos Vellios as the best super sub in the Premier League today. Apostolos Vellios was one of the cheapest signings of the summer, but he has managed to stamp out a reputation for himself in the Premier League since scoring against Chelsea. He scored his third goal of the season against Bolton recently.

    It has prompted suggestions that he could well become an important player for Everton in the future, like Big Dunc was.

    Duncan Ferguson is now involved at with Everton as part of the coaching setup. He is thought to be one of the influential figures for Apostolos Vellios, and has taught him a few striking tips.

    Speaking after the win over Bolton, Apostolos Vellios said “On Friday I was training at Bellefield with Duncan Ferguson and this gave me even more confidence. I know of him and I know he’s a big star at this club. He’s a big centre forward, and a legend, and I know what I’m doing with him. He has taught me a great deal about the physical nature of the Premier League, and really helps me to focus on my game.”

    The most important thing for Vellios is that he manages to maintain the form into the forthcoming matches – of which three of the four matches will be at home.

  • Everton takeover talks in progress

    Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has confirmed that there are parties who are interested in buying the club, but has said that it will take some time to find the right buyer.

    Kenwright has been looking to sell the club for the last few years, with the media naming several people as potential buyers during that time. Everton fans have critized Kenwright for failing to find a new owner, but the Everton chairman has stated there have constantly been three or four interested parties, the same figure which are currently pursuing their interest. According to the latest Everton betting odds, the club are still long shots to be taken over anytime soon.

    Before the weekend’s fixture with Wolves, Everton supporters group Blue Union staged a protest, with the number of fans in attendance estimated to be around 250 according to Merseyside Police. Blue Union have become frustrated with the lack of investment in the club, and want Kenwright to find a new owner with more investment power than the current major shareholders.

    Kenwright has supported Blue Union, stating that their demands match what he wants for the club, but he insists that it will take time to find the right buyer who can seriously invest in The Toffees. Blue Union, however, have criticised Kenwright, insisting that he’s not doing enough to bring about the change which is needed to take the club to the next level. Some fans are concerned that, unless money is invested sooner rather than later, the club will struggle to compete at the highest level, their Premier league odds will continue to drift, and rather than challenging for a place in Europe’s elite competitions, they will find themselves battling to stave off relegation.

    In addition to the protests before Everton’s 2-1 victory over Wolves, many fans inside in the ground held up banners and chanted “Kenwright out”, making their feelings on the current chairman very clear.

    Kenwright has claimed that he is doing everything he can to support the club financially.


    Whilst the season hasn’t gone as well as they would have hoped so far, Everton midfielder Seamus Coleman insists that team are competitive, and that the results will come.

    Everton were nearrowly beaten by a resurgent Manchester United side, who played a defensive game in order to ensure they wouldn’t be subject to the same humiliation as the week before – when they had conceded 6 to title-rivals Manchester City.

    United won 1-0, but Everton had their chances, with Leighton Baines hitting the bar from a free-kick, and Velios firing just wide in the dying minutes.

    “I think teams coming here know what they’re going to get,” Coleman told Radio Merseyside.

    “Here at Everton we never give up and we play for the 90 minutes. Teams don’t get an easy game and we’ll be looking to do that again on Saturday.”