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Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 10:21 PM
The Toffees boss thinks Wayne Rooney can go on for a while yet Sam Allardyce insists Wayne Rooney’s recent form is no flash in the pan and has backed the former England captain be a key Everton player for years to come. Rooney had a hand in all three Everton goals against Swansea on Monday, inclu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 8:19 PM
Joe Bryan of Bristol City has been turning heads this season Everton have an issue at left back, and it’s reared its ugly head in a bad way this season. Leighton Baines is past his best, and we know this. Even when he’s fit he has lost yards of pace and struggles to keep up with pacy wingers in t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 6:00 PM
Big Sam is reportedly interested, but would a move make sense? January is fast approaching, which means it’s time for transfer rumors to consume our lives for six weeks or more! Often, especially in the January transfer window, rumors are utterly nonsensical and outlandish — but this week, we’ve...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 5:00 PM
He’s off to a great start this season, with PSV in Holland Mexican winger Hirving Lozano is absolutely on fire for PSV Eindhoven, who are dominating the Eredivisie this year. With ten goals and three assists in just over 1200 minutes, he clearly has life in Holland figured out after just arriving...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 3:00 PM
Find out how she responded to being awarded the WSL Player of the Month, how she is dealing with Continental Cup heartbreak, and what instrument she can play Striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk has made quite the impact ever since signing with Everton Ladies on transfer deadline day . Her impact on th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 8:36 AM
Three Thoughts from Everton’s win Aaron Lennon finds new life Through his ups and downs at Everton , Aaron Lennon has been nothing if not consistent. He’ll never lead the team in a meaningful statistical category, nor is he a player that can break games open with feats of skill and speed. But sin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 7:00 AM
In today’s links: What Swansea taught us, Sandro favors La Liga return and Blues set up moves for N’Zonzi and Walcott Everton are far from a perfect team as is. But let’s pause and think about what kind of experience the future foundation of this club is getting this campaign. Dominic Calvert-Lew...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Dec 20 6:00 AM
No official updates while work continues While the club hasn’t said anything officially, work has been ongoing in testing the viability of Bramley Moore dock for the new Everton stadium. Eagle-eyed local photographer Dave Wood posted on his Twitter account that a company called Structural Soils h...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 6:18 PM
It’s been Leighton and Wayne so far, is the third option the best? The last few matches have seen Everton ’s season turn around from utter and catastrophic failure back to respectability. After firing Ronald Koeman and watching David Unsworth bail out a sinking ship for over a month until help fi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 4:37 PM
Decent showing from Championship contingent We start off the recap with a player who doesn’t score too many goals, but has discovered his shooting boots in recent weeks. Everton have been using Callum Connolly as a fullback and he even played at left back in relief of Leighton Baines during the p...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 1:37 PM
Blue Girls’ star striker named WSL Player of the Month Everton Ladies’ striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk has been awarded the FA WSL Player of the Month award for November. This is a great sign for a club that has gone professional only this season. Everton Ladies are on a hot streak, no doubt aided...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 9:00 AM
Allardyce reveals how he’s going to trim his squad in January So this is what it comes down to for many players in the Everton squad on the outside looking in. Whenever Sam Allardyce has been asked about his January transfer window activity, he always brings up his thirty-odd strong squad, and sa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 8:33 AM
Carra’s gonna regret poking the Big Bear Childhood Everton fan, former Liverpool player and now television pundit Jamie Carragher certainly puts himself about on both the mainstream and social media channels. Immediately after the recent Merseyside Derby when Everton needed a late penalty to draw...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 7:25 AM
In today’s links: The Blues beat Swansea, Gyfli’s excited and the team preps for January Everton are in ninth place in the Premier League. Some how, some way, despite a horrid start to the campaign, the Blues have pushed up the table. Whether it is all due to Sam Allardyce or not, Everton have no...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 7:04 AM
Child’s life depends on High Court ruling on parental rights The latest news on the Alfie Evans case is a sad one as we reach a critical juncture of the matter at hand. The High Court will make a ruling today regarding the parental rights of Tom Evans and Kate James, and if they can continue to d...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 5:29 AM
Everton remain unbeaten under Allardyce as they come from behind to win Everton won ugly yesterday evening in a scrappy tie against bottom club Swansea City . Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, a cracker from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a late penalty from Wayne Rooney were enough to cancel out Leroy Fer...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 12:09 AM
Manager talks about the remarkable turnaround at Goodison Park Everton won again today taking their unbeaten streak since ‘King Midas’ Sam Allardyce was hired to six games with five wins and an away Derby draw. The Blues sit in ninth place in the Premier League table, one point off Leicester City...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 10:34 PM
A breakdown of the Toffees 3-1 win over Swansea Everton were looking to continue their winning ways under new manager Sam Allardyce (the Toffees are unbeaten in 5 since his appointment) when struggling Swansea City came to town. Here are my thoughts in no particular order of importance: Big Sam s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 10:34 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups: Everton Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin Subs: Robles, Keane, Jagielka, Sandro, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman Swansea City Starting XI - Fab...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 2:34 PM
The Blues have their eyes on ninth place as they welcome the bottom-of-the-table Swans It’s the Gylfi Sigurdsson Cup! Despite all of Everton ’s early season struggles, Sigurdsson himself will be very pleased he is wearing blue rather than white in this one. Gylfi’s former club, Swansea City , ent...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 1:18 PM
Bolasie is ready to return after more than a year out - but the Toffees are taking no risks with his recovery Sam Allardyce has confirmed Yannick Bolasie could make his injury comeback against Swansea this evening - but the Toffees boss will take no risks with his fitness. Bolasie has been out fo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 8:04 AM
In today’s links: Toffees scouting Charlton youngster, Sandro wants Malaga return and previewing Swansea You smell that? It’s the fresh air of another match day morning. It’s such a different aroma than what wafted around Goodison Park just several weeks ago. Instead of sewage and stale mayonnais...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 18 6:00 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for Monday night clash Two key members of the squad made their return to competitive football as Yannick Bolasie and James McCarthy both played the first half of the Everton Under-23s game on Friday. The pair might not be back to full match fitness yet but could be on the b...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 9:22 PM
Toffees aiming for fourth win in five against Paul Clement’s side Hurrah for snidey Everton . Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Newcastle was just the sort of gritty, battling performance the side has failed to deliver all season. Like at Anfield on Sunday, the Toffees weren’t at their fluid best. But a new...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 6:49 PM
Confidence boost will lead to better performances After Everton made a miserable start to the 2017-18 Premier League season, the pressure heaped on the Blues’ transfer record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson was immense. As the heads continued to drop along with the performances, the pressure only got wo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 5:38 PM
Toffees host Swans looking to continue good run Everton will be looking to gain some ground on the two sides directly above them in the Premier League table as Swansea City visit on Monday night. The Swans are struggling at the basement of the League and the onus will be on Sam Allardyce to ensur...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 4:00 PM
Blues still need an established striker, but is the youngster the target? Despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s excellent workrate and Oumar Niasse’s supersub stints, Everton still need to get an experienced replacement for Romelu Lukaku in the January transfer window if the Blues are to have any chanc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 2:50 PM
Everton host the Swans on Monday evening Everton continue their Premier League campaign on Monday evening as Swansea City head to Goodison Park. The Blues will be keen to continue to their revival under Sam Allardyce and build on the midweek win over Newcastle . The Swans, meanwhile, are desperat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 10:37 AM
Gylfi and Ashley face their old mates. Don’t look now, but compared to earlier in the season, Everton are rolling . In the last five matches, they’ve won four, drawn one, and earned four clean sheets. If you want to pin that on the entrance of Sam Allardyce, well, by all means. Big Sam has turned...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 17 9:44 AM
Did they deserve a better result? The Everton Ladies will not be advancing to the semifinals of the Continental Cup, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. The Ladies played hard against an in-form Reading team that were equal to them the entire match. The Blue Girls were without one of their mains...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 16 2:41 PM
Espanyol need to sell, and the Blues have a glaring gap in the backline Plenty of clubs are looking to improve their situation at left back, and there could be a fair few defenders moving when the January transfer window opens in about a fortnight. Everton went into the season with no established...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 16 1:52 PM
Feeney latest to extend stay with the Blues Days after handing out new deals that kept Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate at the club for a few more years, Everton have now given young central defender Morgan Feeney a new contract as well. The 18-year-old centre-back was on an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 16 1:52 PM
Interesting comments from manager who was thought to be a top target The Daily Mail today is reporting an interesting comment from Burnley ’s impressive manager Sean Dyche regarding vacancies earlier in the season at Everton and Crystal Palace . Dyche has guided the Clarets up to sixth-place in t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 16 8:38 AM
Continental Cup quarterfinal game at home Good things happen to those who wait (and work hard). And after three years of being in the second tier of the WSL, Everton ’s first year back in the top flight has been very promising so far. The Ladies have been guaranteed a spot in the WSL 1 next seaso...
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....