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Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 8:55 PM
Alfie’s Army has questions for Alder Hey The case of young Alfie Evans, son of Everton fans Thomas and Kate Evans, keeps getting stranger by the day. It is truly difficult to understand the reasoning of Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool , given the choices in care they have made for Alfie and their...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 7:57 PM
One of the few class centerbacks who might be available in January There has been plenty of interest in Stefan de Vrij for a couple of seasons now, and transfer chatter regarding the player is heating up after Lazio ’s strong start to the season. His countryman Virgil van Dijk is also expected to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 4:29 PM
Yannick Bolasie looks to get in one last tune up ahead of his senior team return On December 4th, 2016, Yannick Bolasie tore a knee ligament against Manchester United . Now, a little more than a year later, he seems just about ready to return to Everton ’s first team and join in on the Blues fine...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 1:42 PM
Winger will play for Under-23s today before decision is made There are two things that every single Everton fan wants for the holidays this year: Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie back on the field in Blue. It looks like Toffees fans will get at least one of their presents early. In his press co...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 12:17 PM
Manager talks about the process in his pre-match press conference With the January transfer window getting closer and closer, questions at Everton press conferences have turned towards what Sam Allardyce is planning to do to strengthen the squad and trim the fat, so to speak. The Blues take on Sw...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 8:26 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions What a week! With the Big Sam era at Everton starting off better than anyone could have imagined, things around Goodison Park have been looking up. Since the gum-chewing former England manager has taken over, Everton have put a “No...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 7:37 AM
In today’s links: Everton invade Anfield, what Newcastle taught us and Holgate’s in form What a week to be a Blue! Everton are winning. Big Sam has things under control. And three of the kids are signed up long term. There will be no games for the Toffees this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 15 7:04 AM
Decision lies with the Board, says the manager It appears that Sam Allardyce isn’t going to be a stakeholder in making the decision if Ross Barkley will be transferred out of Everton in the January transfer window, or not. Late in the summer transfer window it appeared that the Blues had sold him...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 7:37 PM
Simplicity is the way to go, at least for now. Everton ’s victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday, dull though it was, marked an important milestone for the Toffees. It was their first away win in the Premier League since January 21, 2017 — almost a full year between league wins away from Good...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 7:09 PM
More progress under Sam Allardyce. Fresh on the heels of an excellent run of form, Everton Football Club have today announced the contract renewal of three young, promising first team players. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny, and Mason Holgate have all signed new deals. Defenders Kenny and Ho...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 8:00 AM
Getting the best out of the pair is driving the Everton turnaround Despite the best attempts of first Ronald Koeman and then David Unsworth, playing Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson together was simply not working. The two Everton #10s seemed to get in each other’s way all the time on the pitch,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 7:45 AM
In today’s links: win tickets for Swansea match, Rooney’s excited and the 13th of December is lucky Everton can’t lose. The Blues now have 10 points out of a possible 12 from their last four Premier League matches on top of a 3-0 win to finish up Europa League. They have been so sound defensively...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 7:22 AM
Blues claims first away win since February Everton claimed their first Premier League away victory for 11 months last night on Tyneside as Wayne Rooney scored his 5th goal in his last 4 games to preserve Sam Allardyce ’s unbeaten start as the Toffees boss. It was nearly a nightmare start for the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Dec 14 1:06 AM
Manager impressed by how quickly Everton have turned it around Everton won 1-0 away at Newcastle on the back of another strong defensive showing, and despite riding their luck at times with the woodwork chipping in twice, manager Sam Allardyce wasn’t going to be denied the credit for the victory....
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 11:04 PM
Wayne Rooney scored. Again. Everton traveled to St. James Park in good heart, on the heels of a four game point streak. There were two changes from the side that faced Liverpool on Sunday - Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon drew in for Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse, respectively. Wayne Rooney go...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 11:04 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups Everton Starting XI - Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Sigurdsson, Rooney, Lennon; Calvert-Lewin Subs: Robles, Keane, Jagielka, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Niasse Newcastle Starting XI - Darlow,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 9:41 AM
Where did all this optimism come from?! For the first time since the season began, there is a true sense of optimism surrounding Everton Football Club. Sunday’s draw has even further enhanced the mood among supporters, even if the performance itself against Liverpool was ugly. Now, with two winna...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 8:00 AM
Results first, festivities can wait, says Allardyce Sam Allardyce is taking the business of keeping Everton up in the Premier League very seriously. Seriously enough that the pies, gravy and eggnog are being put on hold, for the moment at least. Everton have been on a decent run in recent weeks,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 7:49 AM
In today’s links: Bolaise provides a boost, Barkley posts on Instagram and a young Blue owns the Reds It’s match day, Blues, and I feel good. Everton are in decent form for the first time in months. Now they enter the thick of the hectic holiday period. A few weeks ago, such a run of games felt l...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 4:24 AM
All the news and info as the Blues visit Tyneside Everton visit Newcastle looking to continue their recent run of good form, while Sam Allardyce returns to one of the teams he has previously managed in the Premier League. Toon manager Rafa Benitez is an old foe of the Blues, having formerly been...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 4:13 AM
Who’s in, who’s out - latest injury status During the pre-match press conference yesterday ahead of Everton ’s trip to Newcastle , manager Sam Allardyce said that there was no new updates on the team’s injury report. Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka are fit and will be in today’s squad. Leighton B...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 13 3:19 AM
The Toffees look to keep the good times rolling as they travel to St. James for the first time in nearly two years The tough December period has begun. So far, Everton are doing well. They have four points from two league matches and finished up Europe on a high note. Wednesday brings the Toffees...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 7:00 PM
Big Sam has yet to taste defeat since becoming Toffees boss Well that was fun. Ok, for 77 minutes it wasn’t great. But Wayne Rooney’s leveller, Jurgen Klopp’s meltdown and the furious reaction from Kopites in the ensuing days makes it one of the most satisfying points taken from a derby game for...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 6:30 PM
We joined forces with SB Nation’s Newcastle blog to talk about this weekend’s match. Many thanks to David from our fellow SB Nation blog Coming Home Newcastle for taking the time to chat with us ahead of Everton ’s away match against Newcastle United tomorrow. RBM: What's behind the recent dip in...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 4:33 PM
Back at it. Hark! Could it be? Is that confidence? Cohesion? It’s the Sam Allardyce effect! Everton have points in four straight games, and will be buoyed by a dogged defensive effort at Anfield. They now face Newcastle United at St. James Park for the first time since Boxing Day, 2015. Let’s lin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 3:32 PM
Blues travel to the Toon tomorrow Everton are back in Premier League action again tomorrow, this time on a trip to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle under former Reds boss Rafa Benitez. Speaking during his pre-match press conference earlier today, new manager Sam Allardyce was stoic about returni...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 2:15 PM
Allardyce is willing to be very patient with foreign purchases Ever since his arrival at Everton , manager Sam Allardyce has preached patience whenever the question has come up about some of the players that Everton splashed out the cash on during the summer transfer window. While Gylfi Sigurdsso...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 2:15 PM
Plus other reflections from the Everton manager after his first Mersyside derby After a Meryside derby full of emotion and drama, much of the post-match coverage centered around well the post-match coverage. More specifically the words and actions of Jurgen Klopp during his post-match interview i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 9:42 AM
Apparently we fight with Swansea for players now. Vincent Aboubakar of Porto has been strongly linked with Swansea City . In fact, he’s been linked so strongly that even the player thought he was headed there this past July. With the Swans’ goalscoring record beyond abysmal, the team is looking a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 8:48 AM
Media coverage of the case hits new gear. A few days ago we gave an update on the plight of Alfie Evans. Alfie is the child of two Everton fans who has been at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool for months with an undiagnosed illness. Alfie’s parents consistently post videos of Alfie responding to s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 7:49 AM
In today’s links: Ladies highlights, Allardyce rips Carragher and pundits agree on DCL penalty You guys, I need help. I think I think I’m starting to actually like Sam Allardyce. I’m sorry. His tactics against Liverpool weren’t too fun, but draw 1-1 is a lot more fun than losing by any amount. Is...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 6:33 AM
Winger reflects on his return after a year out It has been a long, long time since Toffees have seen Yannick Bolasie hit the pitch in the royal blue shirt. Since his knee injury in the first week of December 2016, there have been two surgeries and countless hours of physiotherapy as the winger ha...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 12 5:37 AM
Manager to use one-on-ones to make his decision There are a few reasons that Everton decided to go with Sam Allardyce as their next manager, and one of them has to be the no-nonsense manner in which he runs the team’s affairs. After brooking no further argument from Liverpool ’s Jurgen Klopp over...
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
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 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 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...