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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 8:47 PM
Big Sam has done it again. Everton went to Anfield and got a draw against Liverpool . The rest doesn’t really matter, does it? The who and how often fade into the background when it comes to derbies — get a result, and everybody’s happy, even if it’s ugly. And oh boy, was it ugly on Sunday. The T...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 4:53 PM
A quick look at how Everton’s loanees did over the weekend It was a mostly quiet weekend for Everton ’s loan contingent as only one found the net and there was a mixed bag of wins, draws and losses across the board. Henry Onyekuru has been in sizzling form lately, and he potted another goal this...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 2:02 PM
Yannick Bolasie has been out for a long, long time It has taken a long, long time but winger Yannick Bolasie finally returns to competitive action on the pitch later today. The Congolese international injured his right knee during Everton ’s draw with Manchester United last season on December 4 a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 9:52 AM
Three Thoughts from a big Derby draw Ugly but effective tactical set up One thing that cannot be expected from a Sam Allardyce managed team is beautiful free-flowing football. Honestly, this match called for exactly what the new Everton manager deployed in his 4-4-2 set up. Knowing that an attack...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 8:57 AM
A great day to be a Blue! Snow fell in England on Sunday, causing four WSL games to be called off. The Everton Ladies could not be stopped as their home game went ahead, but the Sunderland Ladies probably wish it would’ve been cancelled. Woso journalist Kieran Theivam pointed out the irony of the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 7:38 AM
In today’s links: Allardyce gushes, Klopp fumes, and the Blues get a hard-earned point. Who else has a Merseyside Derby hangover? What a match. No, Everton weren’t a whole lot of fun to watch, but for the first time all season, the boys truly looked like a unit working towards a common goal. It w...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 11 6:28 AM
Match of the Day highlights for the Blues Derby away draw Everton were made to fight hard to keep Liverpool down to one goal, but Sam Allardyce’s faith in his recent squad paid off while Jurgen Klopp’s changes appeared to backfire on him. There was additional contention at full time over the circ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 8:05 PM
Blues snatch unlikely point in a defensive day at Anfield Everton battled to a hard-fought 1-1 draw an Anfield today after a dogged backs-to -the-wall performance. Wayne Rooney’s late penalty cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s sumptuous opener to the delight of Sam Allardyce whose tactical defensive p...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 6:30 PM
Managers’ post-match comments over controversial penalty award Well well well. A late dodgy penalty awarded to decide the fate of a Merseyside Derby at Anfield. And it goes to Everton wait what?! Yes you read that absolutely right, the Blues got their first penalty in nearly thirty years away at...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 6:15 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups Everton Starting XI - Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye; Davies, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin; Niasse Subs: Robles, Keane, Vlasic, Lookman, Schneiderlin, Lennon, Jagielka Liverpool Starting XI - Mignole...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 4:59 PM
Bravery. It’s understandable if you were frustrated by Sam Allardyce’s game plan in this match, but frankly, it worked. Everton put in an incredibly committed and brave defensive performance, which was nearly undone by a moment of magic by Mohamed Salah. However, a defensive mistake by Dejan Lovr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 12:09 PM
Weather concerns prove to be unfounded Despite concerns about the weather in the northwest, for now it appears that both derbies scheduled for today are going on. The Merseyside Derby is scheduled up first with Everton away at Liverpool , and followed soon after by the Manchester Derby featuring...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 10:55 AM
Toffees one of a number of clubs keen on Leicester forward Eppiah Everton are among a number of clubs being linked with a move for Leicester academy forward Josh Eppiah. The Belgium U19 international has yet to make his senior debut for the Foxes but has impressed at youth level, including scorin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 10:55 AM
Olivier Giroud could be on the move next month - but a transfer to Everton looks unlikely Olivier Giroud has again been linked with a move away from Arsenal - but Everton face a battle to persuade the Frenchman to move to Merseyside. The Toffees were close to landing the 31-year-old in the summer...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 8:12 AM
Sandro on his way out, with Alcacer coming in? For various reasons in and out of his control, Everton ’s Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez has failed to make much of a mark in the Premier League so far. Brought in by Ronald Koeman thanks to a ridiculous low release clause of €6 million from Malaga,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 6:51 AM
They don’t come any bigger than this Everton ’s record signing over the summer of 2017 has only started scraping the surface of his abilities, and has managed to find the net twice in a week recently. He’s been at the club barely a few months, but has already had it explained to him how important...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 5:00 AM
German left back appears to be in demand Going into this season Everton fans knew that if anything happened to veteran left back Leighton Baines the Blues would be in trouble. That ominous prediction came true as first the Toffees failed to add a backup in the position during the summer transfer...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 10 4:03 AM
Can the Blues finally get back on the winning side of this historic rivalry? Here we go again! The Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool will be renewed for the 280th time on Sunday. As you likely know, the series has been dominated by the Reds, especially lately. The Toffees haven’t won...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 7:37 PM
What you should drink during the game, according to your astrological sign Everton playing Liverpool at Anfield is stressful enough but a Merseyside Derby while Mercury is in retrograde could mean complete mayhem. When Mercury enters retrograde, things get chaotic as the planet moves around the S...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 7:10 PM
All the Derby stories and info, in one place Everton will be going to Anfield in a lower table position than usual for the 229th edition of the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool , but as well know, the formbook goes out the window for the derbies. However, we will all be acutely aware of all the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 3:33 PM
Giddy up. Batten down the hatches. Hold your loved ones close, and pour a drink. It’s derby time. Everton enter Anfield in probably their best form of the season. That, admittedly, is a very low bar, but the Blues have three straight wins, and three straight clean sheets. For a variety of reasons...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 9:35 AM
Everton are on their best run of form since August - but they face their toughest test of the season so far on Sunday 18 years and counting. You have to go back into the last century to find Everton ’s last victory at Anfield. Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny were in nappies when Kevin Campbell struck...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 8:00 AM
Youngster full of confidence after good showing midweek After ending Everton ’s miserable Europa League campaign on a high with a brace, Ademola Lookman is ready to make an impression during the Merseyside Derby tomorrow. Lookman scored twice and could have had more as the Blues won 3-0 at Apollo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 7:00 AM
Manager wants the veteran to calm things down For his first Merseyside Derby, Sam Allardyce is hoping that Wayne Rooney will provide Everton with some veteran leadership as they prepare to face Liverpool ’s attacking prowess. Speaking to The Telegraph ahead of the game at Anfield, “Wayne has seen...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 9 6:35 AM
Jonjoe Kenny looking to sign new contract It took some severe adversity for Jonjoe Kenny to break through to the Everton first team, but one of the few positives Toffees can count on from this trainwreck of a season has been the emergence of the local-born youngster. Speaking to The Telegraph bef...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 7:05 PM
They don’t get more Scouse than this pair, do they? Two homegrown talents playing in the Merseyside Derby for the good guys, it doesn’t get any better than this. Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny haven’t played in too many derbies in their short careers so far, but they’ll certainly be up for a battle...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 5:40 PM
RBM’s Merseyside Derby picks are in! Everton sits in a strange place entering this week. The Toffees are coming off two comfortable league wins last week (we’re continuing to pretend Thursday’s Europa League match never even existed), and look to be moving in the right direction under Sam Allardy...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 4:44 PM
In today’s links: Everton win, the kids impress, and the Derby approaches Everton ’s European tour is over. It was brief and it wasn’t all that fun. But it seems as though the team learned a few lessons along the way. It feels safe to say that if the Blues are fortunate enough to find themselves...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 3:47 PM
Manager’s pre-match comments ahead of big Merseyside Derby Everton take on Liverpool on Sunday in the 229th edition of the Mersyside Derby, with the Reds looking to equal their record of 15 consecutive games without defeat. Blues for their part are more stoic this year than any after enduring a m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 2:37 PM
Toffees boss refuses to deny reports of bid for Dortmund’s Aubameyang Everton ’s inability to sign a big-time striker during the summer transfer has been well-documented. From Olivier Giroud having “one foot in the door” to a desperate £45 million deadline day bid for Raul Jiminez. Which ended up...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 9:00 AM
Hospital trying to end Alfie Evans’ life. A few months ago, we told you the story about Alfie Evans, a little boy placed in a coma for his own safety from unexplained seizures. Over 36, 000 people are part of a Facebook group called ‘Alfie’s Army’ which helps raise funds for the family, offer mor...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 8 7:46 AM
Blues end disappointing European campaign on a high Despite fielding a very radical lineup against an Apollon Limassol side that also had nothing to play for, Everton ran out 3-0 winners thanks to some inspired performances from Ademola Lookman, Nikola Vlasic and a handful of teenagers. Starting...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 9:08 PM
It’s a proud night for Everton’s academy in Cyprus Ademola Lookman scored twice as Everton ended a dismal European campaign on a high note with a 3-0 win over Apollon Limassol in Cyprus. Nicola Vlasic was also in target as the Toffees made it three successive wins and three clean sheets in eight...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 1:53 PM
Toffees complete ill-fated European schedule A very unfamiliar Everton side will line up later this evening as the Blues play the last group game of their Europa League season. Eliminated from the competition after just four games, new manager Sam Allardyce has opted not to travel with the squad,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 11:52 AM
Ronald Koeman identified the Manchester United man as a transfer target You’re likely getting a bit tired of hearing about how Everton failed to sign people in the summer. The botched job of replacing Romelu Lukaku , and failing to convince Olivier Giroud to swap London for Liverpool is one that...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 10:00 AM
Experimental squad made the trip to Cyprus Everton ’s squad to face Apollon Limassol in their last group game of the Europa League will be quite unfamiliar to all but the most ardent fans. With Sam Allardyce choosing to hold back most first team players to prepare them for the Merseyside Derby on...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 8:00 AM
Why are you even trying to watch this game? Everton ’s Europa League journey is just about over for the 2017-18 season. The dream turned to a nightmare under Ronald Koeman and then got even worse with David Unsworth at the reigns. The Blues have just one point from five group games, one of the wo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 7:36 AM
In today’s links: Everton’s Europa finale, Schneiderlin speaks and Big Sam prepares for January Welp, it’s match day, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Everton’s clash with Apollon Limassol is without meaning. If certain players put in a good enough performance,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 7:19 AM
Plenty of chatter lately around Walcott and Giroud In his pre-match comments ahead of Arsenal ’s final Europa League group game, manager Arsene Wenger has put paid to any hopes that Everton would have had to sign two key forwards who find themselves on the fringes at the Emirates. The trio are ye...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 7 5:47 AM
Toffees could field eight debutants in Europa League dead rubber When Everton returned to European competition after a three-year absence in July few would have predicted it would come to an end quite like this. After easing their way through the qualifiers, the group stages have been nothing sho...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 6 10:19 PM
Women’s Super League is back! Sunday is a big day for Everton football, with the Ladies kickoff at home against Sunderland only 15 minutes before the men’s derby starts. The Blues have a lot to cheer about now that they have officially made it to the next round of the Continental Cup, no small fe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 6 5:43 PM
Two game win streaks really fire up the optimism. BREAKING NEWS: Everton actually signed Thomas Tuchel instead of Sam Allardyce to be manager. Apparently, it’s July all over again. A new coach, a couple wins, and all the preseason hype about how Everton was arriving at the big time is back. So su...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 6 3:42 PM
Winger impressed by youngster’s quality Everton fans had been clamoring for the inclusion of youngster Jonjoe Kenny since the beginning of this miserable season. However, it was not until the last days of Ronald Koeman’s tenure that the 20-year-old finally got a start in the Premier League. Under...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 6 9:00 AM
Answering your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions 8 points in the first 9 matches. 4 points in the next 3. 6 points in last 2. After the beginning of the season felt like a nightmare that might never end, the past few weeks have provided Everton fans with joy many of us thought may no lo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 6 8:23 AM
In today’s links: The kids are headed to Cyprus, Walcott to Everton and the return of Jo? For the generation of Evertonians currently in their late-teens to mid-twenties, Tim Cahill is the Blue legend of their child hood. His fearlessness in the air, trademark celebrations and passion for both cl...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 11:33 PM
Shakespeare to take charge of first-team in Cyrpus As was rumoured earlier this week , Sam Allardyce will not travel with the Everton squad to Cyprus for Thursday’s Europa League dead rubber against Apollon Limassol. Instead, assistant Craig Shakespeare and first-team coach Duncan Ferguson will t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 9:50 PM
The Peoples Club shows why they are, and will always be, just that After what as been an underwhelming season for Everton so far, the Club has gone a long way towards winning back some of the fans’ goodwill with their latest season ticket announcement. | #EFC has announced a price freeze on ALL S...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 8:52 PM
Fan site claims former boss has stepped down Joe Royle has reportedly stepped down from his role as Everton ’s professional development co-ordinator after three years in the role. Everton fan site Everton That claims Royle decided to resign after David Unsworth missed out on the permanent manager...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 5:47 PM
There’s been lots of recent chatter about Steven N’Zonzi Midfielder Steven N’Zonzi is unsettled at Sevilla this season as new manager Eduardo Berizzo hasn’t utilized him as much as Jorge Sampaoli had previously. With Sam Allardyce taking over at Everton , he has been linked with a move to join up...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 10:00 AM
Allardyce expected to bring in goalkeeping coach It’s looking like Sam Allardyce is not going to have it all his way as he tries to assemble his coaching staff at Everton . Big Sam was last at Crystal Palace before he abruptly resigned after leading them to Premier League survival last season, an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 9:55 AM
Allardyce not interested in Europa League dead rubber ahead of key Derby clash Everton will end their European interest for this season on Thursday evening with a bottom of the table Europa League Group E clash against Apollon Limassol, and new manager Sam Allardyce has already warned that he wil...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 8:50 AM
Youngster focused on his craft for now Everton ’s on-loan forward Henry Onyekuru banged in his eight goal of the season, leading Anderlecht to a 2-1 victory over Lokeren and keeping them in third place in the Jupiler League just a point of Sporting Charleroi and a further six off leaders Club Bru...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 7:45 AM
In today’s links: Koeman is sad, Holgate is happy and Osman is impressed Everton is at peak “Big Sam” right now, and I mean that in a good way. The club is winning. Allardyce is running his mouth and emphasizing the “science” in the School of Science. Ah, enjoy it while you can. You never know wh...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 6:42 AM
Sammy Lee speaks out about his appointment by Allardyce There was uproar from some quarters of the Everton fanbase when it was looking like Sam Allardyce was to be appointed the next permanent manager last week. That grew to almost universal outrage in the Blue world when he brought in his long-t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 5 6:04 AM
Youngster opens up about his game, the ‘lawnmower’, the Derby and more Dominic Calvert-Lewin is proving himself to be quite the find for Everton . The youngster scored to seal the Blues’ win over Huddersfield Town over the weekend, and his tireless running has been a big factor for the Toffees in...