Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Big players need to step up says Howard

Big players need to step up says Howard

Everton need their big players to step up to the plate and be counted according to Tim Howard.

Just two wins since the turn of the year in the Premier League has left Everton a little bit adrift of the top six after an excellent start to the season.

Up until as recently as December Everton were positioned well in the top four, but after 27 games, Everton now find themselves in sixth place on 42 points, 5 points behind fifth place Arsenal, 7 points behind fourth place Chelsea and 9 points behind third place Tottenham.

"I don`t think we are firing on all cylinders. And at the moment, I think that`s a good thing, We have advanced in the cup and have a home draw. And you look at the league table and we`re still in the thick of it. Howard told evertonfc.com.

With Everton just 90 minutes away from a potential Wembley FA Cup Semi Final and still positioned well in the Premier League, Everton should feel like being on the crest of a memorable season.

In comparison to last season we are 5 points better off and three places higher in the table, two years ago and we were 9 points worse off in 10th. Three years ago and again we were down in 10th and Tim Howard believes we have to take advantage of the position we've found ourselves in and take confidence from our achievements to date.

He continued: "We have to start doing the business but we are still in there. We seem to be higher up the league at this stage of the season than we have been in a while.

"We don`t have a large squad, so it`s going to be about big players stepping up to the plate and producing when it matters."


Vital Everton is 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.

Join Vital Everton





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

Writer:Yak
Date:Thursday February 28 2013
Time: 2:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Most Successful English Trophy Hauls

Well the new season is definitely upon us as we go into October, and amongst the 10 most successful English sides in football history - there are a number who are unlikely...

Koeman - Slow Start Cost Us

Manager Ronald Koeman has reflected on our first Premier League defeat of the season to Bournemouth last weekend, and he knew it came from a slow and sloppy start to the match.

Vital View - Premier League, 24th-25th September

We saw impressive wins for Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton with the Sunderland and West Ham struggles continuing.

Stats: Bournemouth v Everton

All the stats from Bournemouth (1) vs (0) Everton, Dean Court, 24/9/16 Att: 11,291

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)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stekelenburg0%
Coleman50%
Jagielka0%
Williams0%
Oviedo0%
Gueye0%
Barry0%
Bolasie0%
Barkley0%
Mirallas0%
Lukaku0%
Sub - Cleverley0%
Sub - Deulofeu50%
Sub - Valencia0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Sep 30 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 30 2016 1:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League