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Instant Reaction: West Ham 0-1 Everton
Last Sunday at 5:58 PM

Matt, Nick and Mark react as the Toffees grab an 11th win on the road this season.


Weekend Preview - West Ham
Last Friday at 12:08 PM

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Matt catches up with Jacob Steinberg from the Guardian ahead of the clash with West Ham this weekend.


Kick About - Time to Govern
Last Thursday at 8:08 PM

Rob and Mark on the return on live music in Liverpool, fall out from events at Old Trafford and an opportunity for bravery in Everton's summer transfer window.


Weekly - Deference to Experience
Last Wednesday at 5:53 PM

Sponsored by Pitch Football: Matt is joined by Lyndon, Mick and Alan this week.

We look back at the Villa loss, assess the defensive options ahead of the summer and preview Sunday's crucial game with West Ham United.

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Subs' Weekly - My First Haircut
Last Wednesday at 12:20 PM

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Sue Smith, Dave and Carl join Matt this week to reflect on an eventful weekend of football.
 
 We discuss the protests at Old Trafford to start with, before exploring the reasons behind another dismal home showing from Everton.


Subs' Weekly - My First Haircut
05/04/2021

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Sue Smith, Dave and Carl join Matt this week to reflect on an eventful weekend of football.

We discuss the protests at Old Trafford to start with, before exploring the reasons behind another dismal home showing from Everton.


Instant Reaction: Everton 1-2 Villa
05/01/2021


Instant Reaction: Everton 1-2 Villa
05/01/2021


Weekly - Odd Socks
04/29/2021

Matt is joined by Paul, Connor and Dave this week.
 
We look at a big week for the Blues and ask some important questions ahead of the game with Aston Villa. There's also some reflections on the Youth Cup loss for the young Toffees in midweek against West Brom.


Weekend Preview - Aston Villa
04/29/2021

Matt catches up with Sam Tighe for a chat about Aston Villa ahead of this weekend's clash with Aston Villa.

We discuss the season overall, the lack of rotation, Jack Grealish's absence and Ross Barkley's recent struggles.

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Kick About - Lost in Translation
04/29/2021

Rob, Mark and KRJ are back talking favourite cities, the gin craze, the power of travel and of course a look back at Everton’s continuing domination over the ESL.


Andy Burnham on the Super League, 'Reclaim Our Game' and the Toffees
04/25/2021

Matt speaks to Labour Mayor for Greater Manchester Andy Burnham about a wild week in football.

Andy tells us about the campaign launched by himself and Steve Rotherham to "Reclaim Our Game" and is full of praise for the way in which Everton responded to the European Super League plans.


Instant Reaction - Arsenal 0-1 Everton
04/23/2021

Matt, Mark and Nick react as Everton get their first win at Arsenal since 1995.


Weekly - Water off the Ship
04/22/2021

There's plenty to discuss for Matt, Hannah, Dave and Adam.

We discuss the Super League's collapse, Marcel Brands' new deal and an actual football match against Arsenal on Friday.


Weekend Preview - Arsenal
04/22/2021

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Matt is joined by James Benge from CBS to have a chat about Arsenal ahead of this Friday's game.

We discuss the job Mikel Arteta is doing, the absence of some key players and the fall of the European Super League.
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Kick About - Head Still Spinning
04/21/2021

Matt joins Rob and Mark this week to reflect on a wild week in the football world, as the European Super League started and swiftly folded in on itself.


Instant Reaction - Everton 2-2 Tottenham
04/16/2021

Matt, Mark and Ryan reflect on a good performance but a frustrating result against Tottenham.


Kick About - Blues in Leotards
04/16/2021

Matt and Paddy join Mark in person this week.

We discuss travel, a former Toffee in Idrissa Gueye and an on-loan one in Moise Kean.

There's also a focus on Spurs, the Everton Under 18s and some questions to answer about gymnastics.


Weekly - Mistaken Identity
04/15/2021

Matt is joined by Dave and Warren this week.

We look at the Max Aarons transfer rumours and whether or not he'd be a good acquisition in the summer.

Talk then turns to Everton's progression—or otherwise?—this season ahead of a big game with Spurs on Friday.


Subs' Weekly - Unravelling
04/14/2021

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Matt is joined by David Hughes from the Analysing Everton podcast this week.

We look at a great night for former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye and on-loan Toffee Moise Kean for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. There are also reflections on the Brighton draw, reflections on the underlying numbers of the team and a look ahead to what's required in the summer.


Instant Reaction - Brighton 0-0 Everton
04/12/2021


Weekly - Classic Turnaround
04/09/2021

Matt, Dave and Alan are on this week's show.

We discuss the racism controversy in Spanish football and check in with Ronald Koeman's Barcelona ahead of the Classico this weekend.

Attention then turns to Everton's clash with Brighton and whether Richarlison's free-kick antics are a cause for concern.


Kick About - The Grand Masters
04/09/2021

Jack joins Rob and Mark for all the build up from Augusta and Aintree, 
sporting bucket lists and more post-Palace thoughts. 

Are we 5 points off fourth with a game in hand, or 5 points off tenth?


Subs' Weekly - Expected Gloves (Preview)
04/08/2021

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Matt is joined by Paddy, Patric and (eventually) Dave this week.

The lads look at the issues that emerged against Crystal Palace, the substitutions and approach late in the game, and as "where have all the multidimensional footballers gone?"


Instant Reaction - Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
04/05/2021

Matt and Mark react to the home draw with Crystal Palace.


Kick About - Ashes to Ashes
04/01/2021

Rob and Mark are joined by Mike this week.
The lads discuss important issues like rum, not wearing socks, the Europa Conference, the twilight of Goodison Park and the NFL potentially being played at the new stadium.


Weekend Preview - Crystal Palace w/ HLTCO
04/01/2021

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Matt is joined by Dan from HLTCO to discuss Monday’s opponents in the Premier League.

We reflect on a season of ups and downs for the Eagles, a summer of potential upheaval being on the cards and what Everton can expect on Monday.

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Weekly - Screaming Back
03/31/2021

Matt is joined by Adam J and Dave this week.

We cover a variety of topics during this international break, including the stadium news, the possible European football rebrand, James Rodriguez and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.


Kick About - Blue Table Talk
03/26/2021

Rob and Mark are joined by Kate and Hannah this week.

Final say on City, Ben Godfrey's immaculate hairline and the challenge's faced by women today: from salary to safety.


Weekly - Bigger Stage
03/25/2021

Sponsored by Pitch Football: Matt is joined by Sarah and Pete this week.

We discuss the WSL’s new broadcasting deal, the fortunes of Everton Women and James Rodriguez’s return to full training during the international break.


Subs' Weekly - Robot Names (Preview)
03/23/2021

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Matt is joined by Paddy and Dave.
 
 We look back at City, before assessing an eventful first season at the club for Allan.
There's also listener questions to answer, including what expectations we have for the remainder of the campaign.


Instant Reaction - Everton 0-2 Manchester City
03/20/2021

Matt, Rob and Dave react to the disappointing loss to City in the FA Cup quarter-final.


Weekly - Planters
03/19/2021

Matt is joined by Mike and Les to reflect on the latest Everton news, preview the Manchester City FA Cup clash and answer your questions.


Kick About - A Very Special Episode
03/18/2021

Rob and Mark are back again this week.

We talk St. Paddy’s Day, a big Kick About announcement, Europe and the missing pieces.


Instant Reaction - Everton 1-2 Burnley
03/13/2021

Matt, Mark and Dave react to yet another disappointing display from Everton at Goodison Park, following a 2-1 loss to Burnley.


Weekend Preview - Burnley
03/12/2021

Listen in full here: https://bit.ly/3rIGJES Matt is joined by Natalie Bromley from the No Nay Never podcast. We discuss the new takeover at Burnley, the form on the field and thoughts on what's likely to happen at Goodison Park on Saturday.


Weekly - Third Incarnation
03/11/2021

Matt, Mike, Dave and Adam get stuck into the big Everton topics of the week and preview the upcoming clash with Burnley. There's also a chat about Alex Iwobi's (best) position in the squad moving forward.


Kick About - The Royal We
03/11/2021

Mark joins Rob this week to talk about taking breaks, our obsession with conflicts, Chelsea and how we feel about Europe. There's also a chat about the Royal Family and the Markle interview.


Instant Reaction - Chelsea 2-0 Everton
03/08/2021

Matt, Dave, Rob and Lyndon react to a disappointing night in the capital for Everton.


Monday Preview - Chelsea
03/07/2021

Listen in full here: https://bit.ly/3v2fXtj Matt speaks to The Athletic's Liam Twomey about Chelsea's intriguing season. We discuss Frank Lampard's departure, Thomas Tuchel's arrival, Timo Werner's upturn in form and Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.