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Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 10:28 PM
Manager’s comments after Everton comeback win today Everton beat AFC Bournemouth 2-1 in a comeback performance earlier today, thanks to a brace from second half substitute Oumar Niasse. After the game, manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the media about the man of the moment - “The boy has the kind of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 5:42 PM
what Most of this recap was already written by the 55th minute. It seemed that Ronald Koeman had gotten his lineup selection wrong yet again, and Martin Atkinson had spent the afternoon insisting that the Goodison faithful were there to see the referees perform. I had to erase my work. Due to inj...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 5:17 PM
Niasse saves Koeman’s blushes Everton huffed and puffed today but finally won 2-1 against AFC Bournemouth despite going down against the visitors. The Blues dominated the first half but were unable to break through. Despite having plenty of possession, there weren’t too many clear-cut chances. Th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 5:34 AM
Blues back in Premier League action looking to pick up some points Everton host AFC Bournemouth looking to get back on track in the Premier League after suffering three consecutive losses.
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 5:34 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for the Premier League clash Everton play their second home game in a run of four today, hosting AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. This fixture last season proved to be a rollicking goal-strewn affair with the Blues prevailing 6-3. Goals have proved harder to come by t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 23 2:37 AM
The Blues look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League as they play host to Bournemouth Finally, Everton ’s fixture list has relaxed a bit and set up some matches that should provide a solid source of points over the next couple of weeks. On top of that, the Blue boys get back to the fr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 10:47 PM
Blue Girls falter in WSL1 season opener Everton Ladies showed a lot of grit against Liverpool Ladies in front of 1, 439 rowdy fans at Select Security Stadium, but couldn’t hold off a strong opponent, going down 2-0 in the second half. Natasha Harding scored in the 69th minute with Niamh Charles a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 5:54 PM
Everton’s nightmarish opening to the season is over - but now the pressure is on to get results Everton ians finally got a reminder of what it is like to win a football match with Wednesday’s 3-0 Carabao Cup victory against Sunderland . It was the first time Everton had even scored in nearly a mo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 1:36 PM
It’s time to be part of something special. Maybe you’ve just started watching the Premier League. We’re a few games into the season now and you’ve see a decent variety of the teams play and you’re wondering who you should join up with as a fan. Okay, great! Pulling for a team in the English Premi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 11:00 AM
Season kicks off today with Merseyside Derby Everton Ladies are back in the WSL1 and fans are excited to watch their season against the likes of Chelsea Ladies, Arsenal Women, Manchester City Women, and Liverpool Ladies. Lucky fans that live in the Liverpool area can attend the games for free if...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 9:00 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match against the Cherries at Goodison Park. Everybody exhale. Wednesday’s win against Sunderland represented a much-needed change of fortunes for Everton Football Club and Ronald Koeman , with the Dutch manager reverting to his favored 4-3-3...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 8:32 AM
Blue Girls start WSL1 season today Who’s ready for a derby? Everton Ladies say that they certainly are! The Blue Girls are pumped for their Merseyside Derby against Liverpool Friday at the Select Security Stadium, live on BT Sport at 7.45 pm BST. Everton Ladies General Manager, Aaron Little, spok...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Sep 22 7:00 AM
In today’s links: The Everton Weekly Update, Vlasic impressing and Koeman’s quotes Do we feel a little better about Everton heading into the weekend? The Sunderland win was solid, and Bournemouth seem ripe for a beating themselves. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s future looks brighter than ever, and the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 5:42 PM
Manager prefers Carabao Cup which has no replays With the greatest blight to have fallen upon English football having openly said yesterday the EFL Cup needs to be done away with, Ronald Koeman was asked about Jose Mourinho’s comments today and he had the following to say: “I think having both Cu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 5:11 PM
Legendary Blue Girl leaves the game at only 27 “I think everyone who knows me knows that my football is not just a little Sunday league side – it’s Everton Ladies and they know how important that is in my life.” Just six months ago, Everton captain Michelle Hinnigan was talking to the FA WSL webs...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 4:21 PM
Two key members of Koeman’s masterplan expected to return by then It’s going to be like two new Premier League-proven signings, but in November, not January! In his pre-match press conference today, Everton manager Ronald Koeman spoke about two key players who have been out with long term injurie...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 4:00 PM
and other overreactions to yesterday’s game. It feels wonderful to actually be talking about an Everton win. So before any of you try to rain on my parade, I’m going to put this out there immediately: i t was only Sunderland . We’re going to assume that qualifier is attached to absolutely everyth...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 9:00 AM
Recap of midweek action from the Championship and beyond Everton ’s on-loan midfielder Kieran Dowell had a good game against Chelsea despite his Nottingham Forest side eventually losing 5-1 in the Carabao Cup. Dowell clanged a free-kick off the crossbar, whizzed another couple of shots wide and e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 8:00 AM
Manager’s comments after Everton’s easy win over Sunderland Despite their own struggles, Everton easily disposed of a poor Sunderland side 3-0 last night at Goodison Park, to progress to the last sixteen of the Carabao Cup. A brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin as well as one from back-in-the-fold s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 7:44 AM
In today’s links: DCL is amazing, Niasse is resilient and Sunderland is Everton This is just so strange. Everton have won a game and done so decisively. Yes, it came against inferior opposition, but it’s a start. You have to walk before you run and you have to curb stomp Sunderland before you can...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 6:00 AM
Relief as Toffees bounce back and ease past Black Cats Everton got back on track last night with a comfortable win at home over Sunderland . The Blues move on into the next round of the Carabao Cup now, but face an infinitely tougher challenge, with Chelsea on the horizon. The Blues youthful look...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 21 5:43 AM
Blues easily dispose of Black Cats Everton comfortably beat Sunderland 3-0 earlier today in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup to book their spot in the last sixteen of the competition, where they will take on defending Premier League champions Chelsea . Young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 10:17 PM
Oumar Niasse sees a return to the side as Everton advance. Everton rather easily saw off a terrible Sunderland side in the Carabao (League) Cup today by a 3-0 scoreline. Young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the standout performer, scoring two goals and ringing a third off Jason Steele’s post....
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 10:12 PM
Fourth Round draw was done immediately after tonight’s games Everton are through to the last sixteen of the Carabao Cup (once upon a time called the League Cup) and will play Premier League champions Chelsea . The matches for the round are scheduled for the 24th and 25th of October. The Toffees e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 5:42 PM
Bolasie will be just like a new signing! Despite there being no official confirmation of Yannick Bolasie’s status, the player appears to be very close to making a comeback for Everton following nearly eleven months out. The forward has been up and about and is training as well, doing both physica...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 2:44 PM
The Uruguayan is definitely a striker Put enough egos together on a field, and they’ll inevitably clash. Somewhat predictably, that has come to pass between Paris St. Germain’s new star Neymar and their old one Edinson Cavani. Equally predictable are the subsequent reports that PSG may be willing...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 10:00 AM
Despite Everton’s poor form, upcoming weak opposition has us hopeful Everton had a very bad week last week, and things on Merseyside are pretty bleak at the moment. The thrashing at the hands of Atalanta gave way to a decent performance but miserable result at Manchester United — and perhaps the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 9:00 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions. Happy match day! Very rarely have those three words struck such fear into the fan base of one club. Following losses by 3, 3 and 4 to Tottenham Hotspur , Atalanta, and Manchester United, respectively, Everton and their fans find t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 8:25 AM
The Blues desperately need a win, and struggling Sunderland may be the perfect team to give them one. The two times these teams met in the Premier League last season, Sunderland were in shambles en route to a painful relegation. Everton bested them by a combined score of 5-0. At the moment, the B...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 7:30 AM
In today’s links: The Blues prepare for Sunderland, Rooney news and Koeman’s challenge It’s match day once again, and Everton sorely need a win, even if it is against struggling Sunderland . Expect a different side today. The Blues need to rest some of their veterans eventually. This game provide...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 6:26 AM
Blue Girls start their WSL campaign on Friday Everton Ladies kickoff the WSL season with an exciting Merseyside derby this Friday at Select Security Stadium at 7:45 pm BST (2:45 pm ET). The club was one of the founding teams of the FA WSL in 2011, but were relegated in 2014. The Blue Girls never...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 20 5:33 AM
Who’s in, who’s out for Blues’ first Carabao Cup game Everton take on Sunderland in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup later today and both sides are likely to ring in the changes with more important upcoming fixtures in mind. The Blues are in a terrible slump right now and though manager Ronald...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 8:16 PM
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on a list with some pretty big names Dominic Calvert-Lewin is off to a solid start this season for Everton . A lack of service has meant that the goals have not been there, but no one can question the quality of his play with his smart running and quick thinking. His abil...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 6:12 PM
Toffees face Sunderland aiming to end wretched run The League Cup, in all its various guises, has never been kind to Everton . Not only have Everton never won the competition but have they regularly been dumped out by lower league opposition in the early stages. Brentford, Oxford Utd, Bristol Rov...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 12:30 PM
The Dutchman deserves time to turn around Everton’s fortunes In the short-term focused world of the Premier League, managers rarely get a chance to breathe before they’re under pressure these days. It’s something Ronald Koeman is quickly learning at Everton . Four defeats in four games have got t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 11:34 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their first League Cup match of the season. Tomorrow represents Everton Football Club’s first must-win match of the season. Obviously, you might say - it’s an elimination cup match. It’s more than that, though. Ronald Koeman may be managing for his...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 9:45 AM
We joined forces with SB Nation’s Sunderland blog to talk the midweek cup match. Many thanks to Roker Report , SB Nation’s Sunderland blog, for taking the time to chat with us ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match at Goodison Park. RBM: How badly do Sunderland miss Jordan Pickford ? Is there any...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 19 7:37 AM
In today’s links: The U18s and U23s took care of business, Galloway struggles at Sunderland and Barton’s opinions We all need to get our collective grips. Everton are in the midst of a horrific spell of play. But let’s put it into perspective a bit. The next two weeks of games ( Sunderland , AFC...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 7:28 PM
The options may surprise you. We knew things would start badly for Everton this season. Seamus Coleman is out long term, and so is Yannick Bolasie. That’s £27, 060, 000 worth of starting level talent not at Ronald Koeman’s disposal. Four out of the Blues’ first five league games included both Man...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 6:30 PM
Both teams to wear different logos on their shirts during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie Everton and Sunderland players will wear the Bradley Lowery Foundation logo on their shirts when the two sides meet in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Everton’s sponsors Sportpesa and their Sunderland counterpart...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 5:34 PM
Gyfli is looking at the positives despite awful run Gyfli Sigurdsson is confident Everton have the necessary ability and experience to turn their flagging season around. The Toffees have endured a torrid few weeks, losing four games in a row in all competitions without even scoring a goal. Sunday...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 5:34 PM
Koeman’s tactics kept his team in it Sunday, but lacked a key component Before I dig into my admittedly controversial thesis (that Everton could have actually beaten Manchester United ), let’s get an important point out of the way. The Toffees did not play poorly on Sunday. Period. I know the fin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 4:35 PM
David Unsworth’s team could be handicapped based on Ronald Koeman’s needs for Wednesday’s match against Sunderland. The most exciting group around Goodison Park right now would seem to be the Men’s U23 squad. They are the defending champions in Premier League 2, and have started the season bright...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 4:10 PM
French midfielder sees improvements on the pitch, bemoans mistakes Manchester United ’s 4-0 win against visiting Everton on Sunday drew a range of reactions from fans and pundits. Some viewers saw a marked improvement from Thursday’s disastrous visit to Atalanta, and an Everton side that stood to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 3:39 PM
Manager’s comments after heavy loss away at Old Trafford Everton fell to a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions, with the 4-0 scoreline favouring the hosts Manchester United . The Blues looked much better than they have recently, and despite falling behind to an early goal, they gave a r...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 3:11 PM
Everton forward appeared in court on Monday and admitted charges. Earlier today, Everton forward Wayne Rooney appeared in the Stockport Magistrate’s Court, where he admitted the drink driving charges from September 1. Rooney has been banned from driving for two years, and ordered to perform 100 h...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 2:18 PM
Recap of weekend action from the Championship and beyond Just a week after his brace gave Anderlecht all three points, Henry Onyekuru struck late to give his side a share of the spoils in a 2-2 away draw with Kortrijk. Anderlecht had led early but gave up two quick goals in the second half, befor...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 12:24 PM
Three thoughts from another poor result in Manchester Signs of positivity despite loss Don’t let the scoreline fool you, despite being dismantled late in the match by Manchester United , Everton showed some signs of improvement. As Everton settled into the match they showed a willingness to attac...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 18 7:41 AM
In today’s links: quotes from Koeman and Schneiderlin plus more following Everton’s beating at the hands of Manchester United I’m not freaking out. You’re freaking out. Stop freaking out. Everything is fine. Wayne Rooney is just fine. The attack is just fine. The defense is just fine. It’s fine....
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 17 7:01 PM
Everton fall apart late despite better effort Everton lost 4-0 away at Manchester United in a much-improved performance, but the effort told in the end as the team capitulated late to pile on three goals as the Blues moved with more purpose but looked exhausted at the end. Who was your Man of the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 17 6:30 PM
Immediate thoughts after the Toffees’ trip to Old Trafford Everton and the fans could be forgiven for approaching this game against Manchester United with great trepidation. The team has been on a three-game slide where they’ve given up eight goals without scoring any, and the resulting loss of c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 17 12:13 PM
Popular mobile game franchise will be featured on shirt sleeve Everton have finally announced a shirt sleeve sponsor for the kits this season, and it’s one of the most downloaded games of all time, Angry Birds. In a statement released earlier this morning, the Toffees announced the deal with Rovi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 17 5:32 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for Blues game at OT Everton go into Sunday looking to arrest their alarming slide of three consecutive losses, but the task at hand is a challenging one. Waiting at Old Trafford today will be a Manchester United side that has been in rampant form, and with how awful the To...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 17 3:00 AM
Is this the match that gets Everton back on track? It certainly is a tall task against the Premier League leaders. Oh boy, this has the potential of being a nightmare afternoon for Everton . Manchester United , despite their disappointing draw at Stoke City last weekend, remains in the midst of a...