Everton manager Roberto Martínez has been heavily critical referee recently. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

One curious aspect of Louis van Gaal’s struggle has been the way in which he has often seemed to acknowledge that his critics have a point. Van Gaal’s(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has overseen John Stones’s development into a world-class player. Photograph: Reuters.

Roberto Martinez has denied having a verbal agreement with Romelu Lukaku, John Stones or any Everton player that they can leave this summer and insis(...)

Everton’s Irish defender Seamus Coleman receives treatment before going off injured. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup (League Cup) semi-final came at a cost with the trio of Romelu L(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the defeat to West Ham at Upton Park. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool’s players must show more desire if they are to get their faltering season back on track, manager Juergen Klopp has said. With his team havi(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (left) and assistant manager Roy Keane react during the Uefa Euro 2016 draw in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: PA.

Euro 2012 was not Irish football’s finest hour, but it did leave us with one golden legacy. Once you’ve suffered the experience of being the worst-per(...)

Junior Stanislas of Bournemouth celebrates scoring against Everton at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Bournemouth 3 Everton 3 Bournemouth twice recovered from seemingly-lost causes to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and rescue a vital(...)

Leicester City striker  Jamie Vardy opens the scoring in the Premier League game against Newscastle at St James’ Park. The goal helped the England striker equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in 10 straight games. Photograph:    Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Jamie Vardy scored for the 10th game in a row to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record and maintain Leicester’s r(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring against West Ham with Ross Barkley. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Roberto Martinez insists he has no concerns about his young Everton stars being targeted by other clubs in January. Striker Romelu Lukaku, who has sco(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates Everton’s fifth goal during their English League Cup tie against Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AP

Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra-time) John Stones started for Everton the day after submitting a transfer request but was part of a side whic(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)