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Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Oct 13 6:04 PM
FIFA investigating former Everton talisman The Football Federation of Australia has backed Tim Cahill after the former Everton favourite’s controversial celebration on Tuesday. Cahill is currently being investigated by FIFA following his goal celebration during Australia’s World Cup qualifying wi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Oct 11 7:41 AM
In today’s links: past players getting frustrated, Cahill comes up big and the kids continue to impress It’s almost time to get back to Everton football. It seems like the players will be no worse for the wear, so consider this a successful international break. Now, it’s crunch time for Ronald Ko...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Oct 5 8:15 AM
In today’s links: Baines doesn’t covet PKs, EitC lauded, and Everton missing Lukaku There are actual matches on TV. Huzzah! And some of them even have Everton players in them. Maybe it will do all the lads some good to play football with others and under different coaches for a few days. One can...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 7:00 AM
In today’s links: More from Bournemouth, the Niasse/Davies partnership and Pickford aims for the World Cup I don’t even recognize this club anymore. Two wins in a row? A real striker not named Romelu Lukaku that scored a brace? Signs of life? It seems too good to be true, but it is! The Blues are...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 9:00 AM
Recap of midweek action from the Championship and beyond Everton ’s on-loan midfielder Kieran Dowell had a good game against Chelsea despite his Nottingham Forest side eventually losing 5-1 in the Carabao Cup. Dowell clanged a free-kick off the crossbar, whizzed another couple of shots wide and e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 10:12 PM
Fourth Round draw was done immediately after tonight’s games Everton are through to the last sixteen of the Carabao Cup (once upon a time called the League Cup) and will play Premier League champions Chelsea . The matches for the round are scheduled for the 24th and 25th of October. The Toffees e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 9:15 PM
What do the stars have fated for the Toffees this weekend Mercury in Retrograde brought Everton a loss against Chelsea , a few disappointments before the transfer deadline, and an arrest of a key player. Now is the time for Everton to bring a sense of calm and positivity to their season. Saturday...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 2:24 PM
Why did player back out of negotiations halfway through? The furore over Ross Barkley backing out of a proposed move to Chelsea at the last minute on Deadline Day has continued to rage on. We had previously anticipated that until the Everton player spoke about what really happened there would be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 4 9:00 AM
Blue Girls lose close game Today’s pre-season game against the FA Women’s Super League 1 Champions Chelsea Ladies took place behind closed doors at St. George’s Park. Everton lost 2-1 but showed improvement since their last pre-season loss against Arsenal . The Toffee’s pre-season record is now a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 4 7:00 AM
In today’s links: recap of the Bradley Lowery charity match, quotes from Onyekuru and Barkley denies Chelsea medical rumour It’s the international break, and the transfer window is closed. So, there isn’t too much going on at Goodison Park these days. Here are the best links we could find around...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 3 1:35 PM
Everton Ladies face their most challenging opponent of the pre-season against Chelsea Ladies on Sunday at 2:00 pm (9:00 am ET). Everton Ladies pre-season record so far is 2-1. They won against Blackburn Rovers and Watford but lost to Arsenal. Coach Andy Spence believes that the team is going in t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 2 2:02 PM
Explains in tweets what really happened In a few tweets today, Ross Barkley clarified what happened on Deadline Day with his purported medical at Chelsea that he apparently walked away from. Contrary to a number of reports in the press, I did not undertake a medical with any club at any point. —...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 1 1:01 AM
All sorts of rumours abound about what went on All summer long, the only real contenders for Ross Barkley’s signature at the end of this transfer window were Tottenham Hotspur . However, in the last few days Chelsea emerged as a genuine contender and then today on Deadline Day things seemed to ta...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 31 11:22 PM
Toffees midfielder could end up in west London - just not this year It was on, then it was off, now it may be on again - just not yet. Ross Barkley was seemingly on the brink of a deadline day move to Chelsea after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £35m. The midfielder even travelled...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 31 8:57 PM
According to the BBC, injured Everton attacker Ross Barkley has rejected a chance to join Chelsea before the summer transfer window closes later tonight. "The information I'm receiving is that Ross Barkley has turned down a move to Chelsea" - @bbcsport_david #EFC #CFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 1:23 PM
Would have solved Everton’s pressing needs While Everton are currently looking pretty bad for leaving the highly important striker position unfilled right up to the penultimate day of the transfer window , reports from Belgium indicate that the Blues did have a very solid plan to prevent this fro...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 12:52 PM
Pool getting shallower by the minute Chelsea are moving closer towards signing striker Fernando Llorente, taking away another potential Everton transfer. With the transfer window closing in just over a day and a half, it’s getting pretty tight for the Blues now. As reported by Spanish journalist...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 12:00 PM
Toffees will hold out for more money Ross Barkley is likely getting sold somewhere during this transfer window , but it will not be to Chelsea for £25m, as reported by The Times . The ever-reliable Paul Joyce, writing behind a paywall, says that Chelsea’s bid that came in late yesterday for the c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 7:48 AM
In today’s links: More transfer rumours, opinions on Costa and U23 highlights! A significant signing is coming, right? It has to. Everton need a striker badly, as well as a left-side defender and some additional depth players all over the pitch. But another day has gone by with few solid links to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 9:34 PM
Forward is injured and is in last year of current contract Turns out Antonio Conte wants all of the English midfielders/forwards. After news broke yesterday that Chelsea had reached an agreement with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , there was some talk that they still wanted Ross Barkley too...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 8:29 PM
Injuries make Spurs, Chelsea, and the Three Lions unlikely. There’s an episode of the 90s sitcom Seinfeld where a character named George decides that he is going to march out of his office and quit his job. After carrying out his plan, he comes to the stunning realization that he in fact needs th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 7:54 PM
Ronald Koeman tried to replicate his team’s success against Manchester City, but it didn’t work out A trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea just days after a do-or-die trip to Croatia was always going to be a massive challenge, and for a lot of reasons, Everton simply wasn’t up to that challeng...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 1:30 PM
Phil Neville has been talking again Diego Costa finds his future in flux. Deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea , he has been leveraging a move back to Atletico Madrid, but the Spanish club’s transfer ban is making things complicated for him in a World Cup year. According to the regulations o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 9:37 AM
Your votes are in for a disappointing performance overall Often when Everton puts in a solid shift of teamwork it’s difficult for fans to choose the ‘Man of the Match’. The game at Chelsea on Sunday proved to be the opposite case, as poor performances across the board made for awful grades being...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 7:24 AM
In today’s links: more on Everton’s latest young signing, what Chelsea taught us and Costa closes in on a move The transfer deadline is looming, Everton still have massive gaps in their squad and there are very few solid links with Premier League quality players. Ronald Koeman can’t be happy. The...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 11:30 PM
Further reflection on the Toffees’ first defeat of the season Was fatigue a factor? Everton faced a third tough away game in seven games so it was inevitable after the defeat that there would be talk of tiredness and fatigue. A tough draw at the Etihad followed by a game in Croatia and then a tri...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 5:53 PM
Spurs only rival in Barkley stakes could drop out It’s looking Premier League defending champions Chelsea are edging ever closer to signing Arsenal ’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain . As is being reported by Sky Sports, the two clubs have reached an agreement over the versatile player who can play multi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 7:39 AM
In today’s links: recap of the loss to Chelsea and Everton eye major attacking help; Young, Costa and Vardy Not the best weekend for Everton . They were smashed at Stamford Bridge by the defending Premier League champions. The squad showed some obvious weaknesses on top of being tired and dealing...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 9:44 PM
Toffees disappointing in third game in six days Everton looked well off the pace as they rounded off a long week with a dreadful performance away at the champions. The Europa League hangover seems to already be making an impact on the squad and with no game to worry about next weekend Ronald Koem...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 5:28 PM
Koeman confirms news during post-match comments After today’s limp loss away at Chelsea , Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that Muhamed Besic’s father had indeed been shot as was reported late yesterday, but that the midfielder wanted to be involved in today’s game after having spoken to h...