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Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Oct 1 10:39 PM
Manager’s comments after frustrating home loss After Everton slipped to a loss at home against Burnley , manger Ronald Koeman would not be drawn into a conversation on whether he was the right man to continue this Toffees rebuild. “Yeah but I don't answer about this type of question because it is...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Oct 1 10:39 PM
Blues beaten by bright Burnley Burnley continued their fine away form and heaped the pressure on Ronald Koeman with a deserved 1-0 win at Goodison Park. After a string of impressive cameos, Nikola Vlasic was handed his first Premier League start, playing on the right flank with Dominic Calvert-Le...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Oct 1 4:37 PM
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Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Oct 1 3:00 AM
Koeman better get his team in order or his job could be in jeopardy How often are October matches against Burnley important to Everton ? Sunday’s game may be the biggest ever. Ronald Koeman and his squad continue to be under the microscope follow Thurday’s disappointing draw against Apollon Limas...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 6:37 PM
All the match info you need from Sunday’s game against the Clarets at Goodison Park Everton take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Goodison Park looking to bounce back from yet another disappointing result in the Europa League on Thursday. The Toffees were denied a third straight win all competitions af...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 5:54 PM
Looked like a broken leg, but luckily Gethin Jones will be fine David Unsworth was incensed after a horrific challenge from Arsenal full-back Tolaji Bola on Monday night left Everton Under-23 defender Gethin Jones needing oxygen after likely going into shock. Not only did the referee not call a f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 5:45 PM
Focus is squarely on the Toffees boss in the aftermath of another poor result Everton were dealt another harsh lesson as to the fine margins of football in Thursday’s game against Apollon Limassol. The Toffees were two minutes away from another morale-boosting victory after a much improved second...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 3:25 PM
Stresses urgency for a top striker in January transfer window After Everton sold star striker Romelu Lukaku , manager Ronald Koeman insisted that the Blues would have a hard time replacing his goals. It turns out, Everton are also having quite the challenge replacing him as an outlet for the ball...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 3:03 PM
Koeman doesn’t use wide players anyway With the turmoil at Everton and manager Ronald Koeman constantly chopping and changing his side, there has been one constant this season. Ademola Lookman continues to be on the fringes of the squad but has only featured once in the month of September, a seco...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 2:20 PM
Manager backing his players to play out of slump Everton take on Burnley tomorrow with the club still wallowing in a state of turmoil. A poor performance midweek in the Europa League culminating in conceding a late equalizer for a draw against Cypriot minnows Apollon Limassol has once again reawa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 30 9:35 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match against the Clarets at Goodison Park. When Chris and I (Adam) started doing these lineup preview pieces at the start of the season, we thought they would be a fun way to preview matches from a different angle, giving our readers a sense...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 7:22 PM
But should we believe him? Ronald Koeman , somewhat surprisingly, has indicated in recent comments to EvertonFC.com that his team could look to play more direct against Burnley on Sunday after a poor first half display against Apollon Limassol. He told the club website: First of all, we must supp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 4:19 PM
This weekend Everton gets a second “easy” Premier League opponent in a row. The schedule is finally becoming a bit easier, even if Everton’s performances don’t quite show it. The midweek tie was ugly, terrible, and completely avoidable. Once again there are several lessons from the match that may...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 10:33 AM
Blues embarrassing in dreadful draw against minnows Everton ’s Europa League ambitions were dealt another severe blow yesterday evening as the pressure continues to mount on Ronald Koeman . I am running out of adjectives to describe our almost unbearable first half performances. Slow, sloppy, ten...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 8:00 AM
Manager comes down hard on players after limp display again Everton came back from behind and then let slip a lead late in the game to draw 2-2 against Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in the Europa League yesterday. The result sees the Blues rooted to the bottom spot of Group E after two games, wit...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 7:41 AM
In today’s links: Apollon follow-up, around Europe and the latest transfer rumour Why are we so bad? Why do we continually play three central midfielders? Why do we give an actual winger less than a half hour to get things going? So many questions and almost no answers. Ronnie, our patience is ru...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 29 6:58 AM
Or something like that. At several turns now, I’ve insisted that everybody calm down. I said it when Everton were facing the toughest opening stretch of games in the Premier League, I said it when our offence seemed anaemic beyond belief, I insisted that we not rashly call for Ronald Koeman to be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 10:29 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Another poor start doomed the Blues as they threw away a late lead to draw at home 2-2 against Apollon Limassol. The hosts were hot and cold in the first half, starting well and then promptly switching off allowing the Cypriot side...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 10:05 PM
Everton throw away victory by conceding sloppy late equaliser Everton ’s Europa League hopes have been dealt a severe blow after conceding a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol. Some immediate thoughts on tonight’s game: Ashley Williams has failed to impress in an Everton shirt...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 3:43 PM
It’s going to be another busy international break for Blues England announced their squads for various levels with the international break coming up after this weekend’s league fixtures. Everton are going to have a number of players involved once again. For the Three Lions senior side, Jordan Pic...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 9:00 AM
Everton ’s game against Apollon Limassol comes after a few wins against Bournemouth and Sunderland . Everton’s last Europa game ended in an extremely disappointing 3-0 loss against Atalanta and Ronald Koeman has made it clear that he wants his best on the field on Thursday. The new moon in Virgo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 8:40 AM
Summary of midweek action from the Championship and beyond Everton ’s on-loan forward Henry Onyekuru endured another miserable Champions League outing as his Anderlecht side were soundly beaten 3-0 at home against Celtic. The Nigerian player was held without a shot and had only one key pass while...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 7:46 AM
In today’s links: quotes from Koeman, McCarthy gets an Ireland call, and the defense is thin We have reached yet another match day for Everton. This one may be the most important so far. They do not technically HAVE to win, but if they don’t they could be in a world of hurt. Apollon are the under...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 6:48 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for the Blues Europa League game Everton take on Apollon Limassol today in the Europa League looking to get their European campaign back on track after an embarrassing loss last time around at Atalanta. The Blues will have to get by with their makeshift defence of Ashley Wi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 28 3:22 AM
The Blues really need to get three points from their second group stage match It’s still early in the Europa League, but because Everton were thumped 3-0 at Atalanta in the opening match of the group stage, the Toffees desperately need three points when they host Apollon Limassol. Better yet, a b...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 8:40 PM
Everton take on Cypriot side Apollon Limassol looking for their first win in Europa League Group E.
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 7:50 PM
The FA is making some changes for its top two women’s leagues. Today, the FA announced that they will be restructuring the WSL 1 and WSL 2 leagues next season. The new rules stipulate that every team in WSL 1 league must have full-time professional players. Depending on how many teams qualify, th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 5:37 PM
Toffees without a number of players for Thursday’s Group E match All hail king Oumar! Niasse’s glorious double against Bournemouth on Saturday lifted Everton ian spirits and eased the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman after a difficult start to the season. The come-from-behind win completed a suc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 4:00 PM
Toffees insists he will play his strongest possible side on Thursday Everton boss Ronald Koeman insists he has no plans to field a weakened side for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Apollon Limassol. The Toffees are looking for their first group stage victory after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 3:01 PM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their second Europa League match. Everton is coming off of two big wins last week, but we’re really no closer to understanding exactly what an ideal lineup for this team will look like — or at least one that Ronald Koeman might use. Victory in the m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 2:24 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of Europa League clash tomorrow Everton host Apollon Limassol tomorrow in their second game of the group stage of the Europa League, looking to make amends for their awful loss away at Atalanta on the first matchday. Manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the press this afternoon...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 10:00 AM
More weak competition has RBM’s confidence staying high Despite Ronald Koeman and Everton ’s best efforts to ruin what should have been an easy week, the Toffees came away with two wins against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup and Bournemouth in the Premier League. These two wins could get Everton’s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 8:45 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Evertonish related questions. What a week it’s been! Since the last mailbag, Everton have outscored their opponents 5-1 and gone 2-0 in the process. Besides that, just a few other noteworthy events, like Gareth Barry’s record appearance in the leagu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 7:33 AM
In today’s links: new Goodison Park tours, Liverpool mayor’s role in new stadium and how the Ladies hope to rebound Only one more day to go before Everton can get another chance in the Europa League. It’s a match they should win, and they really have no choice. But what lineup will Ronald Koeman...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 9:24 PM
New signing Lewis Gibson will be headed to India with Young Lions England have announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be held in India from the 6th-28th of October. Everton have one representative in the traveling party, new signing Lewis Gibson who joined the Blue...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 7:05 PM
Goalie doesn’t want to play third fiddle any more Having fallen to third in the pecking order at Everton , goalkeeper Joel Robles has confirmed that he will be leaving Everton at the end of this season, or even earlier if an offer comes in for the player in the January transfer window. Speaking t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 5:48 PM
Toffees rumoured to be considering January move for French striker Despite the recent heroics of the new darling of the Gwladys Street, Oumar Niasse, Everton remain in the hunt for a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku . A failure to truly replace the Belgian means the closing of the transfer window...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 5:13 PM
Plenty of mouthwatering games today and tomorrow Everton might not be playing in the Champions League this season, but there is plenty of watching interest for football fans with some very tasty clashes scheduled. In Matchday Two of Europe’s premier competition, we have Groups E, F, G, and H play...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 3:00 PM
Cavani reportedly unsettled at PSG with Neymar arrival With their plethora of divas to keep happy, Paris St. Germain have a battle on their hands this season and it sounds like Everton will only be too happy to step in and nick a superstar off them to help out. With the arrival of the world’s mos...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 2:51 PM
Toffees striker could play starring role in game as part of Everton’s sponsorship deal Wayne Rooney could find himself alongside Red, Chuck, Bomb and Matilda in a special Everton-themed version of Angry Birds. It was announced earlier this month that Rovio had agreed a sponsorship deal with Evert...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 1:14 PM
The 2017/2018 Premier League campaign has been a tumultuous one so far for Everton and it’s supporters, but Tuesday morning brought with it news that will bring a smile to even the most downtrodden of fans. Yannick Bolasie is back on the pitch! To be back on grass is a beautiful thing ⚽️ #TheCome...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 8:00 AM
The striker is ineligible for now, but for good reason We now go to a live look-in at Everton supporters after Saturday’s match: What's that you say? pic.twitter.com/lMd2eMpUIR — Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 23, 2017 Oumar Niasse-mania is in full swing after the Senegalese striker’s br...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 7:28 AM
In today’s links: U23s beat Arsenal, Croatian goalkeeper snubs Everton and Barry breaks a record with West Brom. Welcome to Oumar FC! Gone as you know it is Everton Football Club. It’s all about Oumar Niasse, baby. He’s scoring goals, pointing at balls and being an overall good dude in the proces...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 7:01 PM
Former Everton midfielder with a remarkable achievement When Gareth Barry comes out onto the field today for West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal , he’ll be setting a new record for the most Premier League games played in by any player. In this era of instant gratification and short-lived careers...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 5:45 PM
Manager keen to move past previous impasse and get on with season Toffees cannot stop talking about Oumar Niasse, and neither can manager Ronald Koeman. The forward finally scored his first Everton goal last Wednesday in the Carabao Cup with the third goal in a 3-0 romp. And then with the Blues f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 4:00 PM
The young Blues aim for their fourth straight win, but could conserve resources as the senior team looks for replacements Matches don’t get much bigger in the Premier League 2. Third place Everton will host second place Arsenal with only two points separating the two squads. Obviously, a win for...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 2:54 PM
Koeman’s plan on Saturday was utter garbage, and he’d be on the hot seat if it weren’t for Oumar Niasse. Let me start by getting something out of the way — Saturday’s match was a lot of fun. Watching a player like Oumar Niasse complete his transformation from outcast to hero was utterly sublime....
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 12:57 PM
Recap of weekend action from the Championship and beyond Everton defender Matthew Pennington has finally returned to action from an ankle injury that has kept him out for Leeds United since the opening weekend of the Championship. He was an unused substitute as his side beat Ipswich Town 3-2, who...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 11:28 AM
Despite being an outcast last season, Oumar Niasse refuses to criticise his manager Twelve months ago this week, Oumar Niasse was playing - and scoring - for Everton ’s U23 side against Manchester United in front of less than 400 fans at Southport’s Haig Avenue Stadium. Banished from the first-te...
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...