The microscope will be firmly fixed on Everton in the upcoming campaign to see if they can match, or better, their exploits from the previous year. In a way, Martínez faces the prospect of enduring his own form of 'second season syndrome'.
Everton kept their Champions League qualifying hopes alive with a convincing win against former manager David Moyes' toothless
Football is an increasingly monetised sport and is evolving almost season upon season. However, it seems that these advancements in the modern game come to a stop when it gets to refereeing and disciplinary measures.
A fixture synonymous with grit over guile and steel rather than silk over the years served up a frenetic Premier League classic
Given the plethora of talented players they boast, Belgium are set to charm neutrals and hipsters at next year's World Cup
Striker Kevin Mirallas ensured David Moyes departed Goodison Park for the final time as Everton manager in perfect circumstances
David Moyes has bizarrely criticised on-form Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas, insisting the Belgian needs to toughen up. Moyes
Everton showed glimpses of returning to their best form in the 3-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay triumph over Oldham. David Moyes