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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 8:15 PM
Manager looking for quality all across the pitch While on one hand Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands is looking to reduce the size of the bloated squad from 38 to about 25-30, manager Marco Silva has seen enough in the preseason to determine how many new additions he would like before th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:50 PM
The wheels are turning In the promotional videos for Everton ’s 2018-19 kit releases, the hook is “there’s gonna be a show”. The Blues PR staff probably meant that the team on the field would be a show, but in truth, they could have just meant the upcoming week at Finch Farm, because it’s looking...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:24 PM
A tale as old as time Given that Richarlison has one foot inside the door at Finch Farm (he underwent a medical this morning), Marco Silva and Marcel Brands can turn their attention to improving Everton ’s rickety defense. The two most common names linked to the Blues have both been from Barcelon...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 3:03 PM
This would be quite a coup. One of the big issues facing Marcel Brands and Marco Silva this summer is clearing the Kevin Mirallas (scouse for “dead weight) off the books so that new, more effective players can be brought in before the deadline slams shut on August 9. It’s not as easy a task as on...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 2:02 PM
Everton’s first signing of the window seems imminent You’ll have to forgive Everton fans for getting impatient. After last summer’s window saw the Toffees wrap up multiple deals in the first week of June, the 2018 summer window has been the complete opposite with the Toffees failing to wrap up an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 9:30 AM
A few mysteries arise from the preseason Merseyside Derby At today’s preseason game, Everton Ladies debuted the new pink and black away kit while Liverpool Ladies debuted an all new squad helmed by new manager Neil Redfearn. Ten players left Liverpool in June but the team made a flurry of new sig...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 8:26 AM
Werder Bremen could be looking at Davy Klaassen While RB Leipzig are not giving up in their relentless pursuit of Ademola Lookman, another Everton player could become the subject of Bundesliga attention in the coming days. According to German outlet Kreiszeitung (via Football Oranje ) say that We...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 23 7:37 AM
Richarlison could be headed to the Blues for a medical Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton returned last night from Faro in Portugal after a couple of friendlies, ending in a 0-0 draw against Lille and a 0-1 loss against Porto. Some thoughts from the weekend. RBM Muhamed Besic...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 11:01 PM
Three thoughts from the weekend as we learned about Marco Silva’s Blues Everton will return from Portugal empty-handed after a draw and a loss in the Algarve Cup this weekend. The Blues drew 0-0 with LOSC Lille yesterday before losing narrowly 1-0 to FC Porto today at the Estadio Algarve in Faro,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 10:22 PM
Blues looking to replenish the youth system with fresh talent In the tumult of transfer rumours we tend to forget that Everton are not only looking to rebuild the senior side this summer, they are also actively looking to restock the youth pipeline as well. Indeed, it has been a mark of Farhad Mo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 5:00 PM
Let’s see how the other lineup performs today. Everton play their fourth game of the preseason today in Faro, Portugal in the Algarve Cup. The Blues lost on penalties last night to LOSC Lille after a scoreless draw, and will take on FC Porto today. The Blues have never played against Porto in a c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 2:06 PM
Henry Onyekuru has opened his Galatasaray account In just his second appearance for Galatasaray since making the switch on loan, Henry Onyekuru has opened his goalscoring account with the Turkish club. The Nigeria n forward scored his side’s only goal in a 2-1 loss against Spanish side Valencia i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 1:00 PM
Muhamed Besic is hungry and feels stronger than ever Muhamed Besic is back with Everton and will be looking to show manager Marco Silva that he is here to stay. After missing the entire 2016-17 season with a serious knee injury, the midfielder was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough in January last...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 22 12:38 AM
The ball is now in the player’s court Everton have had a £22m offer accepted by Barcelona for Lucas Digne and it’s now up to the player to decide whether he wants to move to Goodison Park. It’s been well publicised this summer that the Toffees are keen on signing a long-term replacement for Leigh...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 11:30 PM
Deal for Brazilian could finally appease Watford Everton have agreed to pay an inflated fee to Watford FC for Richarlison in order to end the dispute between the two clubs over the appointment of Marco Silva as manager. The Toffees have agreed a fee in the region of £35m for the Brazilian with ad...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 5:00 PM
Can we see a coherent 90-minute performance from the Blues today? Everton play their third game of the preseason today in Faro, Portugal as part of the Algarve Cup. Their opponents tonight are LOSC Lille, who beat home side FC Porto with a late winner 2-1 yesterday. The Blues will remember LOSC L...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 10:13 AM
Toffees heading to France next weekend Everton have added an extra game to their pre-season schedule with the club travelling to play France next weekend to face Stade Rennes. Marco Silva’s side will take on the Ligue 1 side at the Stade Municipal de Vitré, home of AS Vitré, with kick-off at 6.30...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 9:00 AM
An entertaining look at all things Everton. It’s all happening isn’t it! I mean kind of. Lot’s of questions to let’s get down to business. But first, a haiku: Will the Toffees add? Or is this the squad for now? Richarlison, please! Now about those questions Let’s get to them! Plenty to talk about...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 7:38 AM
Everton player was speaking at a workshop held by The Mind Map recently Everton have won nationwide renown for their community outreach work through Everton in the Community (EitC), and one of the foremost supporters of the initiatives is the long-time servant of the club Leighton Baines . Founde...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Jul 21 1:02 AM
A couple of players with the transfer cloud hanging over them have not traveled. It’s been a strange week at Everton with the Blues being linked to a number of transfer moves both in and out of the club, but nothing actually getting completed before the squad jetted off yesterday to Faro, Portuga...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 7:35 PM
Apparently Blues have made an offer for Lucas Digne, per The Mirror & Paul Joyce UPDATE: 6:50pm BST This story appears to have legs, as it’s been confirmed by trusted reporter Paul Joyce. As @Matt_Barlow_DM Everton close to deal for Watford’s Richarlison. Also talking to Barcelona over Lucas Dign...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 7:13 PM
Apparently Blues have made an offer for Lucas Digne, per The Mirror It is no secret that Everton are in the hunt for Leighton Baines ’ long-term successor and have been linked with close to a dozen candidates for the position this summer. Interest in Barcelona ’s left back Lucas Digne seemed to s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 6:51 PM
The first signing of the Marco Silva era might not be far away Reports are beginning to surface that Everton is near to adding its first new player of the offseason — a young Brazilian winger. No, not that one. Instead of Malcom, the Toffees appear to be closing in on adding Richarlison from Watf...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 3:16 PM
Sigurdsson and Gueye have joined up with Silva and the squad While Everton fans remain on tenterhooks awaiting the club’s first signing of the summer, two players who went to the World Cup this summer have returned to training at Finch Farm. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Idrissa Gueye, who were knocked ou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 8:00 AM
Palace will not give up Zaha without a fight and a lot of money Crystal Palace are sticking to their guns over Wilfried Zaha , so his suitors are now going to have to come up with other ways of sweetening the pot. Depending on who you ask, the London side have slapped a £60-70million price tag on...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 7:38 AM
Recapping all the news and transfer rumours from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton are off to Algarve in Portugal for a couple of friendlies this weekend, against LOSC Lille on Saturday and then against FC Porto on Sunday. EFC It wasn’t much of a reveal after the a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jul 20 6:29 AM
Confirmation from the manager over Ademola Lookman and Oumar Niasse Glad to see the Everton manager sticking to his guns regarding the futures of two fan-favourites. The narrative ever since Ademola Lookman came back from his loan spell at RB Leipzig was that the German club wanted him back badly...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 7:39 PM
Everton’s roster is too big even before adding new players Everton supporters have spent the entire summer waiting for the club to do well anything. Last season obviously didn’t live up to anyone’s standards (except maybe Sam Allardyce ), so it’s natural to clamor for new players. And yes, it’s v...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 3:14 PM
RB Leipzig coming in with third bid for Ademola Lookman Of all the frustrating things that Sam Allardyce did during his time in charge of Everton , letting Ademola Lookman go out on loan in the January transfer window had to be one of the worst. The England youngster is an exciting talent and pro...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 2:01 PM
Here’s hoping Chelsea continues to be too dumb to use them. Chelsea ’s famous ‘loan army’ is one of the stupidest things in all of sports. It does not help them, and don’t let any Chelsea fan tell you differently. All they end up doing is selling for pennies on the dollar stars they could use (he...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 12:44 PM
Roma are going to pose a threat to the Blues in Malcom pursuit It was never going to be that easy was it? Just a couple of days ago when the news of the interest in Malcom broke, it looked like Everton were well-placed to capture a youngster that was on the verge of breaking through onto the glob...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 12:30 PM
Shani Tarashaj has yet to appear in a competitive match While the Marco Silva era is looking to kick into high gear in preparation for his upcoming inaugural campaign, the Roberto Martinez era continues to fade away. On Thursday Everton announced that Shani Tarashaj would be joining his former cl...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 12:03 PM
Ladies side unveils new black and pink away strip While Everton fans wait with bated breath to see who (if anyone?) the first signing of the summer is going to be, Toffees at least know what their side will be wearing when they take the field at Wolves on August 11th to start the 2018-2019 campai...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 8:00 AM
Once a Blue girl has gone Red, she’s gone forever Courtney Sweetman-Kirk has gone to the dark side. Everton Ladies have lost their star striker to wait for it Liverpool Ladies. At the beginning of last season, Everton Ladies signed Sweetman-Kirk to a two year deal on transfer deadline day. The st...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 7:00 AM
Marco Silva is expecting some transfers in the coming days Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton drew 1-1 away in a preseason friendly at Bury - there was just the one goal this time - highlights and recap here. RBM Ashley Williams insists the Blues needed the ‘stern test’ from...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jul 19 6:00 AM
Blues manager spoke after the 1-1 draw away at Bury Bury are having themselves quite the preseason, having held the two Merseyside Premier League rivals to draws at Gigg Lane. Everton fans on the other hand are getting quite hot under the collar with the lack of signings after the club overhauled...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 9:55 PM
This was a bit more competitive than the Blues’ weekend game Full Time: 1-1 the final score Blues had their chances to win it all but the woodwork stood firm for the home side. The second half side once again outworked and outperformed the first half side. 75’: Bury 1, Everton 1 Cuco Martina is o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 7:13 PM
Unai Emery can keep him for all I care. Background According to the Times, Everton are interested in Danny Welbeck . I actually feel unwell having typed that. It is confusing to me that we continue to be linked with strikers given that Cenk Tosun is a fully competent starter, we have a strong bac...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 6:16 PM
Is the exciting young winger on the way to Goodison Park.. or not? When are Everton transfers ever dull and drab affairs with all parties agreeing and the media outlets all reporting on it in a fair, balanced and timely manner? Late yesterday Sky broke the news that the Blues were in for exciting...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 4:33 PM
This should be a bit more competitive than the Blues’ weekend game Everton play their second game of the 2018-19 preseason today, with a trip to Gigg Lane to take on Bury. The Shakers are in fine form after holding the Blues’ Merseyside rivals Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at the Energy Check Stadium o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 4:08 PM
Is the exciting young winger on the way to Goodison Park.. or not? When are Everton transfers ever dull and drab affairs with all parties agreeing and the media outlets all reporting on it in a fair, balanced and timely manner? Late yesterday Sky broke the news that the Blues were in for exciting...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 12:30 PM
Marco Silva seems determined to reunite with Watford striker. There are two things you can be certain of this offseason: Everton being linked with Watford players. Watford not wanting to do business with the Toffees. After the Marco Silva debacle that stretched from October until well now..it was...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 12:28 PM
Toffees helping promote #whatif campaign with groundbreaking move When Everton rolled out their new home kits late last season in time to get the strips dirty, it was groundbreaking for a club that has struggled to capitalize financially or publicly on their uniforms. Of course the club’s initiat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 11:00 AM
The club is looking to add a left-back this summer — but is it the right one? Most Everton supporters have been saying it for a number of years now, but watching Cuco Martina at left-back for chunks of last year certainly solidified it — Everton needs a Leighton Baines replacement plan. The Engli...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 10:35 AM
Toffees’ South American scouting is on overdrive If Everton were only signing Wilmar Barrios just to troll Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson then most Blues would take him aboard quite happily. If the name doesn’t quite ring a bell, he’s the anchor that weighed down the lumbering English midfiel...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 8:00 AM
Goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn has some advice for England & Everton Game Recognize Game - An esoteric catchphrase of the urban male that carries the weighty implication that only someone who has their game tight can have the appropriate respect and admiration for someone else’s doubtlessly tight...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 7:00 AM
Lots of rumours for weeks but finally something surfaces to the top Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton’s apparent lack of incoming transfer activity has every Blue on tenterhooks, gnawing their knuckles and all that with the season just weeks away now. More than one fan has used...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 18 6:00 AM
RB Leipzig are getting desperate for Ademola Lookman Marcel Brands and Marco Silva set out to trim the Everton roster and increase the pace of play, and if the murmurs going around the transfer market are true, we could be in for a treat this coming season. For all his trickery, Yannick Bolasie w...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 10:32 PM
HELLO THERE! Don’t worry, friends. The relative lack of rumors on the Everton transfer front appear to have been a smokescreen, as all could be made clear within in a short time. Yes, Papa Marcel knows what he’s doing. Sky Sports dropped a bombshell earlier today with the news that the Blues are...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 9:01 PM
He may have spent too much time sniffing hair products. Sometimes, when a person was a very good player back in their day, journalists want to hear what they have to say. Many times, those takes are well thought out and appreciated. For instance, rarely has Pele said something that I thought was...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 4:15 PM
Which works out fine because they can’t have him anyway If you spend any time at the rodeo that is Everton Twitter, you may have seen a ludicrous rumor floating around this morning that Bayern Munich were interested in Jordan Pickford . Of course, the source of the rumor was from the rotten cessp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 12:13 PM
Pictures doing the rounds on Twitter of ‘leaked’ images UPDATE: July 17th, 12pm BST Another picture has now emerged of the leaked away and third kits next to an official-looking home kit for the new season, and apparently they are already on sale in Hong Kong? Another picture of the leaked away a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 8:00 AM
Striker received a call from his former club Besiktas In an interview with Turkish paper Sabah , Cenk Tosun has stated that a representative of Besiktas called him to find out if Davy Klaassen was interested in a spell at the Istanbul giants. On one hand, this seems like an odd way of doing busin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 7:39 AM
The natives, however, are getting quite restless with the lack of transfer activity Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton manager Marco Silva would like to assure you that the Blues will land the few targets that he has on his shortlist for this summer. Until we see even one of thos...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 17 6:30 AM
Players will miss some part of preseason training for sure The 2018 World Cup ended over the weekend allowing fans a bit of a respite before the preseason friendlies pick up steam and lead us into the Premier League season kicking off in just under a month. Everton had three players at the global...