Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Big Vic - coming of age or striker in form?

Big Vic - coming of age or striker in form?

As I'm sure many blues will have recently noticed Victor Anichebe has once again been featuring in Everton team sheets from the start in games against West Ham, Chelsea and Swansea or coming off the bench to great affect against Newcastle.

When the Everton academy graduate was offered a new contract a couple, of seasons ago many evertonians reacted angrily due to two reasons. The first being that he had been offered a new contract in the first place when many felt he had done very little merit this offer and secondly the front man then turned down the initial terms of the three year deal Everton had offered him. Victor would go on to sign a new deal at Everton with many fans still questioning the merits that this deal had been offered upon. With the forwards Everton career being blighted with injury and relatively large spells of very average form and a very poor goals return apart from a memorable run of goals he enjoyed during a run of games in the UEFA cup.

Another article regarding Victor came to prominence in the media over the summer regarding his relativity muted goal celebrations when he did find the net for the blues. Victor put this down to the frustration he was feeling down to lack of first team appearances.

This feeling would have appeared to have all but gone, given the evidence of the late goal he scored at home to Newcastle in front of the sky cameras. Victor joined in the wild celebrations of the Everton faithful in the Gwladys street end, with Everton managing to hold the lead for a matter of minutes, but that another story.

Another run of first team games was sure to follow with Victor again being particularly impressive in a 3-0 away win at Swansea, getting on the score sheet during the process. Victor once again suffered an injury shortly after this cameo appearances against Southampton and Wigan were the follow but victor failed to last the hour against QPR and wouldn't get any more first team minutes until December, when Victor completed only his second 90 minutes of the season but once again he was on the score sheet.

More minutes on the pitch against Wigan and then Chelsea were to follow with Victor providing assists in both these games and to then come off the substitutes bench to be the match winner against Newcastle.

Now I'm sure you will have realised by the wording of the article that I so believe Victor Anichebe has finally started to deliver on the early promise he showed at Everton.

As the old cliche says form is temporary and class is permanent, but I truly believe I have never said Victor Anichebe look so hungry, so sharp and have the eye for goal he currently has! Watch out Premier League Victor is coming!!

Do you enjoy writing about Everton?

Are you someone who enjoys writing about our football club, perhaps you already have a blog? Then why not join us on Vital Everton?

Vital Everton is a fast growing Blue's fan site and we are looking for enthusiastic people to get involved in our site.

With news and views, along with a fun forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

Plus, due to us being on the Vital Football network, we also enjoy banter from other clubs supporters, which makes it a unique experience on Vital Everton!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message boards and voting on the polls.

Vital Everton is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register and enjoy getting involved! (any issues, please email Vital Everton)

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Everton.

You can also follow us on Twitter & Facebook:FacebookTwitter

Join Vital Everton

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jack Sanderson
Date:Friday January 25 2013
Time: 10:21AM


Completely agree, and nicely written article. I truly think he has come of age, or in other words, simply matured, was starting to frustrate A LOT of Everton fans (me included) with his attitude problems, but this season he has seemingly matured and got his head right and is starting to show it on the pitch, couldn't of come at a better time as well since Jelavic is struggling to find the goals. Could be a major player for us, not only this season, but in the future.
25/01/2013 10:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Monaco Financially Outmuscled By Everton?

Anderlecht's Youri Tielemans, linked with Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Liverpool, could be secured by Everton, ahead of Monaco, due to the finances the club have?

Schneiderlin Ready For Chelsea

The Frenchman said Chelsea know they can't afford to slip up at Everton as Tottenham, under Schneiderlin's former Southampton boss Pochettino, will be ready to pounce if they do.

The Everton Injury Table News

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Everton FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Coleman Thankful For Fans Support

With news of Neil Taylor's two match international ban today following the tackle that broke Seamus Coleman's leg in two places in the Republic of Ireland's clash with Wales...

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton v Chelsea
Suggested By:
Everton win67%
Chelsea win33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football