Let’s get stuck into the Toffees

First off a tribute to Everton’s Dixie Dean the holder of the all time English top flight scoring record.

Dixie Dean’s Record 60 League Goals in 1927/28

When George Camsell scored 59 Football League goals for Middlesbrough in 1926/27 he must have believed that his record would last for years. It lasted just one season being bettered by William Ralph Dean – Dixie Dean. Not that it was easy, with two matches remaining he needed seven goals to beat the record. Four of them came against Burnley in the penultimate match and on Saturday 5th May 1927, 48,715 Everton fans were at Goodison to welcome the newly-crowned League champions and to see Dean get a hat-trick to take the record from Camsell. Arsenal opened the scoring after two minutes – Dean equalised a minute later. In the 6th minute Dean was fouled in the box and converted the penalty. The record equalled and plenty of time to beat it but it wasn’t until 8 minutes from the end when Alec Troup sent in a corner for Dean to head home the record-breaking 60th goal. (It should be noted that this was achieved in a 42 game season)

Dixie Dean remained at Goodison until the 1937/38 season having scored an amazing 349 goals in 399 League appearances. He died on 1st March 1980 at Goodison while attending Everton’s match against Liverpool.

Here are some more memorable moments in our games against Everton.

Everton 2-1 Arsenal – 19th October 2002

Rooney’s first league goal was certainly one to remember. The spectacular long-range strike ended Arsenal’s 30-game unbeaten run in the league and confirmed the 16-year-old was one for the future.

Arsenal 4-0 Everton – 3rd May 1998

The Gunners picked up their first Premier League trophy after demolishing Everton with two games to spare. A Slaven Bilic own goal got the ball rolling for Arsenal, and after a Marc Overmars double, captain Adams smashed home the fourth in emphatic style. The game and league title was already secured when Adams raced forward in the 89th minute, but it was a seminal moment for the club captain in front of the Highbury faithful.

Arsenal 1-2 Everton – 20th Jan 1996

Everton’s first and only Premier League win at Arsenal came more than 22 years ago. Ian Wright had set the Gunners on their way to victory, but Graham Stuart levelled matters before Andrei Kanchelskis netted an 83rd-minute winner.

Arsenal 7-0 Everton – 11th May 2005

Dennis Bergkamp put on a magical display as the Gunners demolished Everton. The Dutchman assisted the first two for Robert Pires and Robin van Persie, while he got on the scoresheet himself with Arsenal’s sixth. It remains their biggest Premier League victory to date, having matched that scoreline one year later against Middlesbrough.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton – 10th December 2011

Van Persie is no stranger to scoring spectacular volleys. Efforts against Charlton Athletic, Liverpool and Aston Villa (the latter for Man Utd) come to mind, while this first-time strike against the Toffees sealed all three points for the Gunners following Alex Song’s delightful ball over the top.

Arsenal 4-1 – 21st April 2001

One of the more bizarre moments in the Premier League’s history occurred when an angry Everton fan ran onto the Highbury pitch and offered his shirt in exchange for Alex Nyarko’s royal blue jersey. Nyarko asked to be substituted immediately and went on to quit football, though the midfielder reversed his decision a few days later and joined Monaco on loan.


Everton are one of only 6 clubs who have remained in the Premier League since its inception in 1992/93 – the others being Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham.

After losing our opening 2 games of the season we have now won 4 on the trot, 3 EPL and 1 Europa League. Overall we scored an average of 2.33 goals per game, however our defence still leaves a lot to be desired as we have not kept a clean sheet this season and our goals against average is a poor 1.83.

Our EPL home record against Everton is very positive; in fact (without checking) it may be our best against any EPL club. Only staunch Everton supporters would put money on Arsenal getting anything other than 3 points on Sunday.

Team News

It would appear that Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are both doubts for the match.

Possible team

Written by GunnerN5


66 Responses to Let’s get stuck into the Toffees

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks GN5 and Chas

    According to the GN5 chart, we average (in PL history) 3 goals a game

    This season we have 10 PL goals from 10 different players

    I’m going for 3-0, with goals from Ramsey, Douzi and Catwalk to make it 13 goals from 13 players. Any more than three goals, and I’m looking at Colossus or Helmet to break their ducks

  2. mickydidit89 says:

    When I say 3 goals a game, that’s against Everton at home

  3. chas says:

    Colossus or helmet to break their ducks. 🙂

    This includes the brave sir robin goal and Big Tone’s that are mentioned in GN5’s excellent post.

  4. chas says:

    Rocky’s post is still clocking up the views. Up to 22,000 now!

  5. chas says:

  6. LBG says:

    Thanks GN5
    Certainly some of my most joyous attendances have been the Arse v the Toffeemen.
    On another topic, Santi says AW’s teams “lacked belief” rather than “(sat) in a comfort zone”.

  7. Eddie says:

    Arsenal v Everton on 19th December 1987 1:1

    and if I had my prorities right I would have gone to the game rather than making the BIGGEST mistake of my life and marrying an abomination.

    off to read the post. in a bad mood already

  8. chas says:

  9. gunner smith says:

    Believe me Everton wont roll over.Cardiff were crushed without trace by both Chelsea and Everton. The gunners leaked 2 goals against Cardiff. What more can you say.
    Tome the gunners lack pace in the attack. Imho,too many long passes.So don’t be surprised the gunners lose or draw.
    Of course I want Arsenal to win.
    They have to plug the gaps in the defence otherwise it would b arepeat of taking the lead only to drw or worse ‘draw.,

  10. Red Arnie says:

    wonderful history lesson. Thanks Raddy. 🙂

    COYG. Another 3 points will be good, so that next week we can overtake the slimy creatures holed up in Wembley. 🙂

  11. chas says:

  12. LBG says:

    Chas 1022
    Brings back so many happy memories. Standing on the Southbank with a homemade stool, (too big for the barrier, eventually).

  13. mickydidit89 says:

    Homemade stool…ok

  14. mickydidit89 says:

    Hey Gunner Smith

    Do you get invited out much due to your positive and bright outlook on life? 🙂

  15. Rasp says:

    Thanks GN5, we have certainly enjoyed playing the toffees in the past. I see today’s game as a real test of mission Unai.

    So far, the greatest improvement has come from the new players, I hope the established stars can show they’re all buying into a more hard working regime.

  16. chas says:

  17. chas says:

    Homemade stool……….
    It was the Vines equivalent of a milk crate to stand on as a kid.
    Two 18 inch lengths of four by two with a floor board nailed across the top.
    Get there early enough to stand directly behind a stanchion and you were sorted.

  18. mickydidit89 says:

    Stool as in chair thing. Silly me, I thought LBG took a homemade shit to games 🙄

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks for team. Looks like EMERY is still shoehorning. Never mind, should be good enough to thrash ’em today

    Come on you Gunners

  20. Eddie says:

    did we have a shot on target yet?

  21. mickydidit89 says:


    Our first half MOTM….Cech 🙄

  22. LB says:

    Cech’s foot work, so much better, the rest of his game is as wold class as ever.

  23. LB says:

    Ramsey and Özil?

    So far so bad.

  24. LB says:

    Terrier looking good.

  25. LB says:

    Very nervous viewing

  26. LB says:

    A picture says a 1000 words

  27. Aaron says:

    Chas, man, my eyes. Please remove that thing for everyone’s Sunday viewing.
    First chance by everton was offside before the pass was even made. Don’t like ramsey, xhaka and Ozil in the side. Only said this once before.
    Laca should have pulled the string sooner 2X.
    Cech making very good positional saves and like him coming for ball on in swinging corners.
    Holding looks good so far.
    Still in game and much to be played for.
    Emery will make some changes at the half and we should all see a goal coming.

  28. Aaron says:

    Goal baby!!

  29. mickydidit89 says:

    Top bloody corner.

  30. Aaron says:

    2X.. Oh yeah!

  31. fred1266 says:

  32. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas dog ha ha

    Time to do the goal difference ‘ting

    We want four

  33. chas says:

  34. mickydidit89 says:

    Goalscorer number three is warming up, I see 🙂

  35. chas says:

    I’m not sure the lino realises that Rambo touches the ball as he looks like he’s just falling over plus his view is partially obscured by the enormous galoot of an Everton defender.
    Anyway, who gives a fuck? ☺

  36. chas says:

  37. mickydidit89 says:

    crikey, you’re not thinking…must get to a game for the atmosphere, are you. jeepers

  38. Eddie says:


  39. chas says:

    Clean sheet never in doubt!

  40. chas says:

    “valla invicta” love it

  41. chas says:

  42. fred1266 says:

    The other Greek CB is he injured

  43. chas says:

    One goal
    Two goals
    Clean sheet

  44. Eddie says:

    you is buzzing chas, me too

  45. mickydidit89 says:

    On the plus side, I guess that from Emery’s point of view it’s a case of let’s learn to win games, then we can get all sexy about it later

    Is that four straight league wins?

  46. chas says:

    This is how I’m feeling, Eddie. 🙂

  47. Eddie says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  48. LB says:

    What does Emery put in that half time orange juice? Well whatever it is it’s working

  49. LB says:

    Can someone explain what’s going on? When Ozil plays the ball there are two oppos in front of Ramsay so why is the Taff supposed to be off side?

  50. chas says:

    It’s Auba that is offside when Ramsey back heels the ball forward to him.

  51. chas says:

    Back heeling the ball forward – deffo confusing!

  52. chas says:

    Bit like this. Love the Russian commentary – it’s a bit like an advert where they sound really enthusiastic selling a product at the start but then have to discuss the small print in a far more sober voice, ‘ subject to credt check, APR 36.5% over 48 month repayment period – terms and conditions apply’

  53. LB says:

    Oooooh, now I see.

  54. LB says:

    Guess who has got nothing to do tonight?

    Still the red wine is good.

  55. chas says:

    Am I meant to extract the ratings one comment at a time? – fuck that for a game of soldiers. 🙂

  56. LBG says:

    Terrier WAS the one who made it all work and is the 8/9. Should be first one on team sheet from now on.

  57. LB says:

    Yep, agree with that.

    A real DM, it has been so long.

  58. Red Arnie says:

    sorry, GN5, was not paying attention. Thank you. 🙂

    clean sheet, a fill and worthy 2-0 to the Arsenal. Cannot complain. 🙂

  59. chas says:


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