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Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 8:52 PM
Most Blues first teamers are available, but not quite all. At last, our long national nightmare is over. The FIFA 18 full release date (September 29th) is nearly upon us. The demo was released today, and enterprising outlets are beginning to leak some of the player ratings - including Everton ’s....
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 5:39 PM
Club needs to match off-pitch prowess with on-pitch results. Let there be no debate - under Farhad Moshiri, Everton are a major player financially in world football. Romelu Lukaku sale or no, the Blues have been and will be throwing their weight around in the transfer market and in sponsorship de...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 5:11 PM
Young Lokomotiva star on the radar of multiple European teams The transfer rumour machine doesn’t stop chugging along even with the transfer window firmly closed for another few months. What’s worse is, when Ronald Koeman fins his Everton side so chock-full of central attacking midfielders that t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 2:56 PM
Everton youngster seeks an even better season than last year. Widely considered the most promising of Everton Football Club’s many youth players, Tom Davies is coming off a breakthrough season in 2016-17 that saw him take Goodison Park by storm. This season, though, it’s been a bit of a slow star...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 1:31 PM
Veteran's comments on UEL clash. So this season isn’t exactly off to a roaring start. We certainly had hoped for better showings even if the results haven’t been a shock given our competition. However, this week we get a chance to start with a clean slate as we open our UEFA Europa League group s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 7:28 AM
In today’s links: Everton in the community, Baines excited for Europe and critiques of Koeman What is happening in and around Goodison Park? Rumours are running rampant about the inner workings of Everton . Transfers blocked? Shifting power? It was supposed to be such a big summer, but now after...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 5:05 AM
Toffees will head to Italy for first game of Europa League group stages At this point, it’s fairly well established that Everton were drawn into the Europa League "group of death". The trip to Cyprus could be tricky, while Lyon boast an attack that could batter many teams in England. Atalanta are...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 12 3:06 AM
Architect sends out cryptic message on Instagram Architect Dan Meis certainly gets around quite a bit. When he’s not at the sites of one the many stadiums he has built around the world, he is traveling to look at other ones he didn’t build to get ideas for his future work, one of which is going t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 10:00 PM
Another rough weekend for Everton loanees On loan striker Henry Onyekuru finally opened his Jupiler Pro League account for RSC Anderlecht over the weekend, potting a brace as the Mauves halted their winless streak with a 3-2 win over Lokeren. Both his goals were of the poacher’s kind, taking adva...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 5:19 PM
Your votes are in for a disappointing performance overall It was always going to be very difficult to choose a ‘Man of the Match’ when Everton were this bad, with very few players able to leave the game with their heads held high. Against Tottenham Hotspur , the Blues were really bad, and this wa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 3:36 PM
I mean, obviously. Scrolling through various forms of social media and media in general, there is only one conclusion that can be drawn from fan reactions to the start of Everton ’s season. Apparently, the Toffees are no good whatsoever. Everton might as well pack it up, because they’ll finish be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 3:27 PM
The manager made a key error, but it’s tough to tell what might have actually worked. I don’t want to panic you, but I’m starting to get genuinely worried about Everton . I wasn’t particularly worried after the thrashing at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea before the international break — the Toff...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 1:13 PM
Reports of Kenwright blocking transfers, Moshiri taking over? Everton are in a spot of turmoil early on into the 2017-18 season. A year that was expected to herald a rise into the top six echelon of the Premier League is off to a disappointing start with Ronald Koeman’s vision coming under fire....
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 11 7:00 AM
In today’s links: Rooney’s problems at home, the Toffees’ flailing attack and where Barkley fits in Everton look just so, so bad right now. The attack is struggling to create much of anything while Oumar Niasse and Ademola Lookman impress with the youngsters. Something surely has to change for th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 10 3:57 PM
Watch the goals from the win today Everton ’s Under-23 showed a lot of promise last season, and despite losing a half dozen players or so to loans this season, the incoming players have meshed in quite well. With David Unsworth leading the way, the Under-23s are rounding into form as they look to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 10 3:36 PM
Schneiderlin says team bears responsibility as a whole If you were expecting Ronald Koeman to have given the Everton players the patented Sir Alex Ferguson ‘hairdryer treatment’ down 2-0 at the half, you will be disappointed. It turns out he very calmly explained to the players what they needed t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 10 11:34 AM
Three thoughts from Everton’s hapless performance Koeman’s game plan an utter failure Ronald Koeman opted to go with a more traditional 4-2-3-1, spurning his three at the back formation against a very dangerous Tottenham side. However this line-up was missing one crucial piece, the wingers to rou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 9:24 PM
Hopeless Blues comfortably dispatched by Spurs Everton were taken apart by an impressive Tottenham Hotspur side at Goodison today, with yet more questions now raised about the Toffees squad. It was a gutless and grim performance from The Toffees who barely threatened Hugo Lloris ‘ goal and were a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 5:43 PM
Manager speaks to the media after the game Everton looked as flat and listless as if the international break never happened, and Ronald Koeman’s project is not looking good early on in a season that was supposed to have so much potential. It was apt that the team was blown away by Tottenham Hotsp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 5:21 PM
Listless, lifeless, ludicrous. Tottenham Hotspur defeated Everton at Goodison today by a 3-0 score. Harry Kane scored twice, and Christian Eriksen also netted for the visitors. It was a terrible football match. On paper, Everton’s lineup looked ready to attack Spurs. In functionality, they couldn...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 4:55 PM
Vote on the player performances from today’s game Everton were utterly shambolic in the back and impotent going up front. That usually makes for a long, long afternoon and Tottenham Hotspur duly obliged, happy to get away from their personal demons at Wembley. Two hours ago it looked like this li...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 4:56 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for the Blues against Spurs Everton will have star goalkeeper Jordan Pickford between the sticks for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur . Manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that he would be playing, along with Wayne Rooney who despite facing internal discipline for his drink drivi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 9 3:00 AM
Goodison Park hosts the Toffees’ first Premier League match since the transfer window closed. The Premier League returns from the international break on Saturday. For Everton , the streak of tough matchups to begin the season continues. They host Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park, which has rece...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 9:23 PM
Blues host Spurs as Premier League action returns to Goodison Park After the first international break of the young season, Everton are back in action in the friendly confines of Goodison Park following three straight away games. The visitors are Tottenham Hotspur , bridesmaids for the last two P...
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 - Fri Sep 8 6:00 PM
Fullback acieves a memorable milestone for the Blues The Everton vs Tottenham matchup at Goodison Park will be a special one for Leighton Baines as it will mark his 300th start in the English Premier League for Everton. He began his time in the Premier League as a member of Wigan Athletic when he...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 5:34 PM
The Toffees project gets its own page on website Everton fans have been chasing after Dan Meis for a stadium update for months, but now the Meis Architects website has a blog page dedicated to the Everton project that the architect promises to keep updated. The page can be found here , and detail...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 2:41 PM
Toffees to earn a point against Spurs? The RBM prediction league occasionally puts our writers in a bind — one in which they might get a little bit of joy out of an Everton loss! Our staff’s pessimism paid off in their predictions last match against Chelsea , but this week we’re a little more opt...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 10:49 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match against Tottenham at Goodison Park. Everton head into Saturday’s showdown with Tottenham Hotspur possessing a bit more cohesiveness now that the transfer window has closed. Ronald Koeman knows what he has to work with - until January - a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 9:29 AM
Toffees return to Goodison but face tough task against Pochettino’s impressive Tottenham side After 13 days stewing over their below-par performance at Chelsea , Everton have the chance to bounce back from that Stamford Bridge disappointment against Tottenham at Goodison Park. The international b...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 7:26 AM
In today’s links: Barkley is removing tattoos, Koeman speaks, and Spurs may not start their Deadline Day addition against EFC Ah, it’s been so long (only two weeks), but we are on the doorstep of having the Premier League back in our lives. International breaks are always annoying, even ahead of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 8 6:00 AM
Blues continue search for youth stars. David Unsworth and Ronald Koeman are constantly on the lookout for young players to add to the youth setup at Finch Farm, and that work doesn’t stop when the transfer window closes. The U23 defence looks particularly impressive - international centre backs N...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 8:41 PM
Back to the Premier League this weekend After a perfectly timed international break Everton faces the second half of their difficult opening fixture list over the next few weeks. First up though is a match against Tottenham Hotspur . The folks in North London have always given Everton a tough gam...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 7:27 PM
Birmingham got the nod over Liverpool for 2022 Despite the news from earlier today that the city of Liverpool has lost out on its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, both the City Council and the Club have announced that this rejection does not affect the progress on the Bramley-Moore stadium in any way...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 6:24 PM
Time to let Wayne have a seat for a spell. Before you start screaming at the headline, calm down and read this very objectively. Okay, we good? Hear me out: Here are three reasons to give Oumar Niasse a healthy share of starts at the #9 position, ahead of Wayne Rooney . In this argument I’m assum...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 3:01 PM
Koeman provides update on weekend lineup Ronald Koeman provided an update today on the injury status of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , saying that he would be back in the lineup for this weekend’s game against Tottenham Hotspur . The goalie had been called up for England action during the i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 2:17 PM
Manager speaks during pre-game press conference Everton take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at Goodison Park, and manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the media ahead of the game in his pre-match press conference. Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse has been frozen out of the Everton setup since the arri...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 11:47 AM
We joined forces with SB Nation’s Tottenham Hotspur blog to talk about this weekend’s match. Many thanks to Sean (GN Punk) from our fellow SB Nation blog Cartilage Free Captain for taking the time to chat with us ahead of Everton ’s home match against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. RBM: Spurs so...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 10:33 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions. Imagine a world in which Everton spend upwards of £150 million, bring in 8 first team players and people STILL think Everton is no better off than they were in May. It exists. #Everton spent 150 million ! wtf ! And are still no be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 9:00 AM
Former footballer gushing about the Toffees’ setup Former Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has weighed on latest Everton sensation Dominic Calvert-Lewin, along with praising the setup the Blues have got going with their pipeline of youngsters on the way. Calvert...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 8:00 AM
Match fixing scandal causes replay in CAF. As things currently stand in group D of the CAF World Cup Qualifiers, Burkina Faso is in the pole position to make it to the FIFA World Cup. However, Senegal - home of Idrissa Gana Gueye -has been thrown a lifeline. Their 2-1 loss to South Africa from No...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 7:34 AM
In today’s links: more on Rooney and his arrest, praise for Keane from Jags, and a chance for DCL While one football season has been underway for nearly a month now, another one begins today in the United States . The kickoff of the National Football League in America means that, for some, weeken...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 7 6:32 AM
Premier League meeting happens today Today could mark a significant day in not just Premier League football, but also throughout the game in Europe and further abroad as well. One of the key topics that will be brought up as the chairmen of the clubs that make up the Premier League is the proposa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 5:17 PM
The player caught a serious earful. The last time Wayne Rooney made a fool of himself with alcohol, Ronald Koeman was asked about it. In his words: “In the case of Rooney it’s not my problem, he’s a Manchester United player, not my player.” Well, now Rooney is Ronald’s player and the no-nonsense...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 4:46 PM
Liverpool manager sends message to sick young Toffee Twice a year when the Blues face Liverpool , the hope is that Jurgen Klopp will be humiliated. Every other week of the season? Well, okay, we want him to be humiliated then, too. The point is, though, that Klopp is a likable guy. He’s charismat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 3:16 PM
England U21 international has been a revelation this season. The 2017/18 Everton season is young, but England U21 international Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been a revelation so far. In truth, it would not be out of order to say that “DCL” might be the top performer in the squad to date. Calvert-Lew...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 3:13 PM
Porto unimpressed by late transfer attempt Portuguese outlet A Bola confirmed today that Everton had made an attempt to sign Porto captain Ivan Marcano late on deadline day, with the Blues likely to return for the player during the January transfer window. The article is not short on snark, thoug...
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 - Wed Sep 6 10:03 AM
Keane left out, Calvert-Lewin excels and more in the round-up A number of Everton players were in action for their respective countries over the international break, with Gylfi Sigurdsson topping the lot with a much-needed brace yesterday. Iceland had slipped to a 1-0 defeat away at Finland last...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 8:55 AM
Goalie has settled in well at Merseyside following summer move Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper has not let the pressure of a pricetag get to him. Jordan Pickford , who moved to Everton from Sunderland during the summer transfer window for £30million, has settled in well at the Blues and has s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 6 7:32 AM
In today’s links: Barton criticizes Everton, a review of the transfer window and Pickford’s growth The international break is all over and soon the rest of Everton’s first-teamers will trickle back into Finch Farm for training ahead of this weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur . Not much “on fi...