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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 5:00 PM
That was refreshing. In preparation to write these weekly tactical analyses, I usually take a little bit of time in the days before a match to think about how I expect things to play out. This little bit of foresight helps me to contextualize what happens during the 90 minutes played out on the p...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 3:13 PM
Well, see you guys later. One of the themes of this summer has been other clubs being suddenly willing to accept Everton ’s trash surplus. Fiorentina was hoodwinked into taking Kevin Mirallas , while down at Stoke City , they signed up for the Cuco Martina and Ashley Williams program. It’s been r...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 10:37 AM
Blues skipper for the day is loving the manager’s approach Everton unfurled an array of setpiece routines at Goodison on Saturday as Marco Silva lived up to his word of being excited for the Blues’ home opener. Seamus Coleman stepped in as captain with Phil Jagielka suspended for his sending off...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 9:27 AM
Toffees still holding firm on young winger As expected, German side RB Leipzig are making another push for Everton winger Ademola Lookman with just days to go before the close of their transfer window . Everton ave already turned the Bundesliga team down three or four times, depending on which ta...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 8:26 AM
What did we learn from the first home game of the season? Everton picked up a 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, ensuring the unbeaten start to the campaign enters a third week. The Blues’ last Goodison fixture also came against Southampton in May, with Tom Davies nicking a 96 th minute deflec...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 20 7:29 AM
Another strong performance rewarded with three points at Goodison Park Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton looked good once again this weekend, but had to undergo a period of tension before they put away Southampton 2-1 in their first game at Goodison Park this season. All the hea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 19 8:31 PM
Too much chopping and changing at Everton recently has been damaging. Under Marco Silva, a more samey approach could prove the perfect antidote Since Farhad Moshiri became Everton ’s majority shareholder in February 2016, five men have occupied the Goodison Park hot seat and 57 players have donne...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 19 3:47 PM
Three thoughts from Everton win yesterday Dangerous on set pieces In comparison to last season, Everton ’s set piece delivery already looks to be miles ahead of where it was. Even with two fantastic kick takers in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leighton Baines , Everton really struggled to threaten the opp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 19 11:00 AM
Manager’s comments after Everton dispose of Southampton In his first competitive match at Goodison Park, Marco Silva led Everton to a 2-1 win over Southampton after the Blues put on a resplendent attacking performance in the first half the likes of which we only saw at the pinnacle of Roberto Mar...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 19 9:00 AM
Saints manager already grasping for excuses early in the Premier League season Mark Hughes looks to have turned Southampton into Stoke City in less than a season, and is already preparing for the Saints to face the same Premier League fate as the Potters who are in the Championship now. After a g...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 19 7:51 AM
Blues held on late to win 2-1 against Southampton Everton beat Southampton 2-1 yesterday in their home opener at Goodison Park, with club veteran Seamus Coleman captaining the side. After the game, he spoke about how he happy he was fulfilling the role in the absence of club captain Phil Jagielka...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 5:29 PM
For one half, at least, you would have been forgiven for thinking that Barcelona showed up at Goodison Park this afternoon. Everton came out and blitzed Southampton with brilliant goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison, and despite a second-half wilting and Danny Ings marker, that would be enoug...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 5:29 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Who was your Everton Man of the Match in today’s game against Southampton ? Vote on the grades here on how the players and manager did. If this poll is not showing up on your screen, please click here to go and grade the players - w...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 1:00 PM
The Toffees take on the Saints in Goodison Park home opener What is this feeling welling up in our hearts after just one game.. could it be hope? Everton put in a strong performance with equal parts discipline and style last weekend at Wolves, and fans will want even better at a charged Goodison...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 11:30 AM
Manager’s comments ahead of Everton’s home opener at Goodison Park Marco Silva and his primarily Portuguese coaching staff communicate in Portuguese when conversing with each other in training. The French-speaking contingent of Morgan Schneiderlin , Idrissa Gueye, Lucas Digne and Kurt Zouma have...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 8:27 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for today’s season opener? Everton fans are going to have to wait to see their two newest players from Barcelona as Yerry Mina is carrying a minor foot injury and Andre Gomes still has a muscle ailment. Bernard has only been in training a few days after an injury layoff so...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 18 12:01 AM
First home match, first win? Predictions are so much more fun when you feel like Everton might actually be successful, right? We were relatively optimistic heading into the Toffees’ season debut against Wolves last week, and things went pretty well considering the absence of several key new playe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 11:14 PM
The Toffees are back at Goodison Park Marco Silva’s first competitive home game in charge of Everton sees him take on Mark Hughes Southampton . Both sides have one point on the board after opening weekend draws. The Toffees drew 2-2 at newly-promoted Wolves while Southampton were held to a goalle...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 3:30 PM
New Blues boss says he’s looking forward to tomorrow’s ‘tough game’ against Southampton Marco Silva said he is looking forward to his first competitive home game as Everton manager, but warned visitors Southampton will not be easy opponents. Silva, who took over from Sam Allardyce in May, will le...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 2:30 PM
So it continues. Despite playing over half of the match down a man, Everton looked pretty good at Molineux against Wolves last Saturday. It was an intimidating situation to go into, and the Blues acquitted themselves well on the whole. Marco Silva’s men are set to play at Goodison Park for the fi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 1:32 PM
Defender to spend season at bet365 Stadium after difficult first campaign on Merseyside Everton defender Cuco Martina has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan. #SCFC are delighted to welcome Cuco Martina to the @bet365 Stadium on a season-long loan from @Everton , subject to EFL and FA approva...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 1:30 PM
Marco Silva updates from his pre-match press conference Everton host Southampton tomorrow at Goodison Park in their first home game of the season. In his pre-match press conference earlier today, Marco Silva provided updates on two of Everton’s Deadline Day signings from Barcelona, Yerry Mina and...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 17 7:00 AM
Blues play at Goodison Park for the first time this season Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton host Southampton tomorrow in the first home of the 2018-19 season, and it’s a good chance for the fanbase to ratchet up the noise and make Goodison Park a fortress again. The Toffees pla...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 7:27 PM
Blues enter the League Cup at the end of the month The Second Round draw for the Carabao Cup is now complete and Everton know their opponents for the first cup competition under Marco Silva. The Blues will take on Rotherham United . The two sides have only played each other ten time in their hist...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 4:54 PM
Clash against SportPesa Super Cup champions postponed from the summer In a fixture rescheduled from the summer preseason schedule, Everton will now play Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the SportPesa Trophy at Goodison Park in the first week of November. A friendly organized by the Blues’ shirt sponsor...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 3:42 PM
Everton need the Frenchman’s best. As we all know, Everton ’s Morgan Schneiderlin is something of a lightning rod among the club’s supporters. When the Frenchman first arrived to Goodison Park, he looked outstanding, and worth every penny that the club paid for him. Unfortunately, Morgan’s second...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 3:25 PM
Everton will know opponents for the second round today The draw for the 2018-19 League Cup, once again known as the Carabao Cup, takes place today before the last game of the opening round between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland . There will be no seeds in the draw this year but grouped into N...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 2:40 PM
Thank goodness. I’m generally always okay with free transfers. I understand that clubs have an overall wage budget that they set for themselves, but if you can get a top flight quality player without having to pay a transfer fee you have generally done good business in my book. Trouble is, when i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 11:00 AM
Club’s on-loan defender spoke after joining up with the Blues Everton are often called the People’s Club for good reason, as their stellar work in the community shows. However, on the football side of the operation they occasionally do something puzzling that leaves the fans fuming. New on-loan s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 10:39 AM
A seriously light-hearted look at all thing Everton. What a first match! It was a few days ago, and I am sure you have already read up and digested the 2-2 draw at Wolves, but the performance is worth a quick note: The Everton team we saw last weekend was one that knew exactly WHAT their manager...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 8:42 AM
Director of Football has been talking to the media about the summer transfer window Yesterday was media day for Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands, who spoke at length on a number of topics with a number of outlets. We’ve covered various conversations regarding the transfer window elsewhe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 16 7:00 AM
It was media day for the Toffees Director of Football Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands spoke to a number of media outlets yesterday covering a number of different topics - here are the pick of them. Speaking to BBC Radio Merseyside, he express...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 7:26 PM
New director of football happy with both incomings and outgoings, but admits the Blues left it late Everton director of football Marcel Brands says he is pleased with the club’s summer business, despite the club leaving a lot of deals late. This was Brands’ first transfer window at Goodison Park...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 7:08 PM
Marco and Marcel’s clearout continues Everton have confirmed that winger Nikola Vlasic has joined Russian side CSKA Moscow on a season-long loan. Vlasic only joined the Toffees from Hajduk Split in a £10million deal last summer but has struggled for regular game time. The 20-year-old made 19 appe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 6:36 PM
While the men’s team was busy, the women’s team had no surprise announcements How did the Blue Women fare this summer? Let’s take a look: Transfer Moves for Everton Ladies this Summer: Players Gained Dominique Bruinenberg – Sunderland to Everton Inessa Kaagman – Ajax to Everton Hannah Cain – Shef...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 5:04 PM
Marcel Brands talks about the deadline day dealings with Barcelona Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands has been talking to various media outlets today about the summer transfer window for the Toffees. Speaking with Sky Sports , the Dutchman was asked how the Blues ended up having such a bu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 4:07 PM
Director of Football Marcel Brands confirms new signing will be at Finch Farm tomorrow Everton ’s deadline-day signing Yerry Mina will begin first team training on Thursday, Director of Football Marcel Brands confirmed today. Central defender Mina, a £28.5 million signing from Barcelona, was one...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 3:36 PM
The striker should be staying at the club. As noted by our Royal Blue Mersey Instagram and Twitter pages (which I hope you’re following by now), Oumar Niasse has been liked with a move to Turkish side Galatasaray by Turkish source Gunes. There are a number of reasons why this rumor seems very far...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 15 7:00 AM
Everton preparing for home opener against Saints at Goodison Park Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours We’re halfway through the week and looking ahead to the visit of Southampton to Goodison Park this weekend. However, the big news of the day was mega-bazillionaire Alisher Usmanov, recent...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 4:19 PM
Details on TV coverage, chances of relegation, and when their first derby will be! The Everton Ladies schedule has been announced and while this season doesn’t start with a Merseyside derby, it will end with one on May 12th. Their 2018/2019 season kicks off with the Continental Cup against Durham...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 3:28 PM
Loan window remains open until end of August For the Football League, the transfer window has closed but the loan window remains open until the end of August. For many clubs, this gives them the chance to fill holes even as the season has already started. Middlesbrough is one such club, and the N...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 1:16 PM
The ‘big’ question is.. where is Yerry Mina? Bernard and Kurt Zouma have started training with Marco Silva’s Everton squad after joining the club during the just-ended summer transfer window . The Brazilian Bernard is a free agent after the expiration of his deal with Shakhtar Donetsk, and has be...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 1:05 PM
Russian Mega-Billionaire is looking for a football investment A Russian billionaire seeks to invest in a club so that he can turn around their fortunes. It’s a tale as old as well, how long have Chelsea actually mattered? A tale as old as that. Alisher Usmanov is reportedly the 8th richest Russia...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 10:48 AM
Not only does he come off as sour and petty, he just has no idea what he’s talking about. After such a promising performance on Saturday, it feels wrong to even consider looking back on the disappointing 2017-18 season, but recent events have necessitated one more look at an aspect of last season...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 8:30 AM
Barcelona player has been conducting an AMA on Instagram Of the four players Everton signed on Deadline Day, so far it’s on-loan midfielder Andre Gomes of Barcelona who seems to have made the biggest impression with his interactions with the supporters. Gomes is currently at least three weeks awa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 14 7:31 AM
Saturday can’t get here soon enough. Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours As you might have expected, Jordan Pickford uses his size (or lack thereof) to his advantage. StatsBomb Everton have elected to not appeal Phil Jagielka ’s suspension. Sky Sports RB Leipzig are still interest...