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Patrick Boyland

Patrick is a freelance sports journalist who has written for The Liverpool Echo, The Guardian and the Blue Room on Everton FC. He has also worked as a staff writer for MARCA in English and Gazzetta dello Sport, where he focused on European football.

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Football  / Pickford Steps Up To Be An England Hero
How Jordan Pickford Defied His Critics To Become England€™s World Cup Saviour Against Colombia
How Jordan Pickford defied his critics to become England’s saviour against Colombia In the end, it was Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport that summarised it best.…
What Wayne Rooney's Exit Means For Everton's Midfield Options
Wayne Rooney’s fairytale return to Everton is over. 12 months after rejoining his boyhood club from Manchester United, the Croxteth-born striker has moved to MLS…
Football  / Will Everton Bag This Man?
Should Everton Make A Move For William Carvalho?
The World Cup is often seen as a time for clubs to run the rule over potential targets ahead of a close season of spending.…
Football  / Portugal's Up And Coming Star Man?
In-Form Goncalo Guedes Deserves Chance To Be Portugal's X-factor At The World Cup
More or less at the same time as Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was staking a late claim for a World Cup starting berth by…
Football  / What Needs To Change At Everton?
Possible Winners And Losers At Everton Following The Arrival Of Marco Silva
Everton supporters were not left waiting too long for an indication as to how new manager Marco Silva will set up next season. “4-3-3, I…
Football  / Everton Must Clear The Decks This Summer
Why Everton Need A Mass Clearout To Show They Are Moving In The Right Direction Again
It took less than a week for Everton's new director of football, Marcel Brands, to decide that the bulk of the work done by his…
Football  / A Serious Problem For Portugal?
Could Rui Patricio And William Carvalho's Contract Disputes With Sporting Provide An Untimely World Cup Distraction For Portugal?
Tuesday May 5, 2018. 50 masked fans of Sporting Clube de Portugal storm the Lisbon side's Alcochete training complex, injuring several members of staff and…
Marco Silva And Marcel Brands On The Same Page As They Seek To Overhaul Everton Squad This Summer
As first impressions go, this was overwhelmingly positive. Facing the assembled media on Monday afternoon as part of their official unveiling at Everton, Marco Silva…
Football  / Everton Finally Get Their Man
Marco Silva And Marcel Brands Appointments Show Lessons Have Been Learned At Everton
As it happened, they were merely delaying the inevitable. Despite Watford's best efforts to keep hold of Marco Silva in November amid interest from Everton,…
Football  / Headaches For Portugal Ahead Of World Cup
Defensive Frailties And Conservative Selection Threaten To Derail Portugal's World Cup Hopes
It may seem a tad strange to some that Euro 2016 winners Portugal have largely slipped under the radar as part of the pre-World Cup…
Sacked Sam Allardyce Lost Battle For Hearts And Minds At Everton - But He Has Guaranteed Himself A Job Elsewhere
In a season in which Everton consistently failed to impress, there is a certain irony in one of the few high points - a 4-0…
Football  / West Ham Shone With 3-1 Win Over Everton
Four Things We Learned As Lanzini Inspired West Ham To 3-1 Win Over Everton
David Moyes got the better of Sam Allardyce to ensure victory against his former club and sign off the season in style. The Hammers were…
West Ham v Everton Preview: Final Farewells for Sam Allardyce, Wayne Rooney and David Moyes at the London Stadium?
Sunday May 13 (15:00), London Stadium Two managers who could well be looking for another job this summer lock horns on Sunday as West Ham…
Bittersweet Rooney Departure To The MLS Would Signal Change In Strategy from Everton
Given his time with Everton and England, Sam Allardyce is perhaps uniquely placed in the game to give an insight into the veritable circus that…
Football  / Is The Europa League Good For Burnley?
Burnley Must Be Careful That Europa League Doesn't Become Poisoned Chalice
It says a lot about Burnley's achievements this season that Sean Dyche finds himself a  viable contender for Manager of the Season in a year…
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