Everton are top of the Premier League and primed to end decade of derby futility vs. Liverpool

Everton are top of the Premier League and primed to end decade of derby futility vs. Liverpool

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Everton are top of the Premier League. Two weeks ago, they were top of the UK iTunes chart, knocking Miley Cyrus into second position, thanks to downloads of "Spirit of the Blues," a song that usually reverberates around Goodison Park just before kick-off on matchday, by supporters determined to enjoy every moment of the club's resurgence. It's been a while since things have been this good for Everton, Liverpool's neighbours and rivals, but when Jurgen Klopp's Premier League champions visit Goodison for the Merseyside derby on Saturday, it will be the blues looking down on the reds for once. And there is a growing belief that it may not be a flash in the pan. Right now, under manager Carlo Ancelotti, Everton sit atop the Premier League, with four wins…
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EFL rejects Premier League’s COVID-19 bailout offer of £50m

EFL rejects Premier League’s COVID-19 bailout offer of £50m

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The English Football League, representing the three divisions below the Premier League, has rejected a £50 million ($65 million) COVID-19 bail-out offer from the top flight, the EFL said on Thursday. The Premier League made the offer on Wednesday, specifying the money was for the bottom two tiers, League One and League Two, and not for second-tier Championship clubs. Yet after a meeting of its member clubs on Thursday, the EFL said it wanted a deal which covered all of its teams. "The need for continued unity across the membership base was fundamental to discussions across all three divisions, and therefore there was a strong consensus that any rescue package must meet the requirements of all 72 Clubs before it can be considered in full," the EFL said in a…
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