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Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:32 PM
The Toffees play their third game of the week, testing the depth of their squad against the defending champions. Everton have one final hurdle before they head to the international break. Once again, it is a trip to a Premier League title contender. In their opener, Chelsea were a disaster agains...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 4:38 PM
Another tough test ahead for the Toffees When the Premier League fixture list was published earlier this summer, one of the biggest talking points was Everton ’s brutal start to the schedule. The Toffees are right in the thick of that tough stretch, with a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:38 AM
Everton’s 5-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea in November was the undoubted low point of last year - surely the only way is up? With European qualification safely in the bag, Everton wrap up their busy opening chapter of the new season with a trip to the champions Chelsea . It’s difficult to ar...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:38 AM
Everton face a another tough away day, this time at the champions Everton head to to Stamford Bridge looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. All the previews, match highlights and reaction will be right here.
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 9:43 AM
Ronald Koeman has an injury headache just three weeks into the Premier League season The fixture congestion brought about by early season Europa League matches always threatened to create a hassle for Everton — but with injuries and suspensions mounting, the Toffees’ trip to Stamford Bridge to pl...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 8:00 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match at Stamford Bridge. Everton head to Stamford Bridge tomorrow in good form, but with a bit of a mess on their hands. In addition to their three long-term absentees, a handful of previously healthy first teamers are now injured or suspende...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 7:30 AM
What can we learn? Mercury is in Retrograde, so what does that mean for Everton this Sunday as they play Premier League Champions Chelsea ? Mercury in Retrograde can cause things to get out of whack as the planet appears to move backwards in its orbital path. The team may feel particularly out of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 7:39 PM
Three keys to Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge. Everton continues their exhausting early season schedule with a Sunday afternoon match against Chelsea . Last years champions have looked a bit more unsettled this year without front man Diego Costa and as well as a host of other changes in the squ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 6:51 PM
Antonio Conte's men may beat Spurs to any move for the injured attacker Chelsea are planning to open negotiations with Everton for Ross Barkley on Sunday, according to the Telegraph. Barkley had widely been expected to leave the Blues this summer after telling Ronald Koeman he would not be signin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 4:34 PM
Blues’ boss offers update on striker chase. Despite Wayne Rooney ’s consistency and the remarkable emergence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton still need a starting caliber striker, and that fact is not lost on Ronald Koeman. In his pre-Chelsea press conference today , the Dutch manager indicated...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 12:48 PM
Toffees face tough trips to France, Italy and Cyprus Everton have been placed in a tough looking Group E after Friday’s Europa League group stage draw in Monaco. The Toffees will play French side Lyon, Italians Atalanta and Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol. Everton were placed in Pot 2 for the dra...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 11:54 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions. Here is all that needs to be said about Everton ’s match yesterday: One of the worst games I've watched with two of the best goals this year. Mad. — Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) August 24, 2017 1-0 Hadjuk 1-1 Welcome to Everton Gylfi Si...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 7:25 AM
In today’s links: Everton linked to four players and some follow up on their Europa League journey. Everton are through to the Europa League group stage and a large reason why is the play of the summer signees. Jordan Pickford was a stud in goal. Michael Keane continues to impress. And Gylfi Sigu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 1:30 AM
Forward excited about Europa League group stages What a way to introduce yourself to your new club! In his first full start for Everton , Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a tremendous goal that tied the game and settled the Blues’ nerves as Hajduk Split threatened to tie up the fixture on aggregate. Speak...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 12:50 AM
Manager’s post-match comments after Everton go through to group stages Ronald Koeman was mostly satisfied with Everton ’s performance today as the Blues drew 1-1 away at Hajduk Split, resulting in a 3-1 aggregate win in the Europa League playoff round. Speaking to the media after the game, he sai...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 12:00 AM
Who will Everton land up in a group with? Everton beat Hajduk Split over two legs in the playoff to qualify for the Europa League proper. The draw for the groups will be held on Friday, and here’s all the information you need about the event. British Teams Everton , Arsenal Time and How to watch...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 11:31 PM
Sigurdsson stunner sees Everton through to Group Stages Gylfi Sigurdsson rescued Everton with a stunning 50 yard strike after Josip Radosevic had given Hajduk Split the lead in similarly stunning fashion. Everton’s draw this evening means they will be in the draw tomorrow for the Europa League gr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 10:54 PM
Tie ends 3-1 on aggregate in favor of the Toffees Gyfli Sigurdsson scored a simply outrageous goal as Everton drew 1-1 with Hajduk Split to seal a 3-1 aggregate win and progress through to the Europa League group stages. Everton’s record signing fired home a 50 yard volley at the start of the sec...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 4:06 PM
Southgate announces his World Cup qualifiers squad There are two Everton players who made the England World Cup qualifiers squad for the international break coming up at the end of this month. Wayne Rooney made an announcement yesterday that he would retire from international football despite bei...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 4:06 PM
German U21 international the latest linked. As the summer transfer window nears its end, expect more and more Everton rumours to pop up. Ronald Koeman has been abundantly clear that the club’s spending is not finished, and so the Blues’ brass will be searching day and night for deals they can get...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 2:22 PM
Under-20 World Cup winners make the step up There’s a number of Under-20 World Cup winners added to England’s first Under-21 squad call-up for the season, with six Everton players making the squad as well. Of the five that won the summer competition - Jonjoe Kenny, Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 1:48 PM
Rooney’s called time on his international career on Wednesday When Wayne Rooney returned to Everton this summer, more than one person questioned how dedicated to the move he would be. Sure, the romance of it was nice but was he really coming back to give his all or was he just looking for a nice...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 7:00 AM
In today’s links: Koeman’s quotes, Everton linked to German defender and the global soccer ratings. It is match day once again! The games keep on coming for Everton. They have two in the next four days and both have huge importance. The squad is fairly thin for being so early in the season, but t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 5:29 AM
There’ll be lots of familiar faces in this one Young Bradley Lowery wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Everton drew Sunderland in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup, formerly known as the League Cup among many other names. #CarabaoCup : Round Three Draw @Everton v @SunderlandAFC pic.twitter.c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 3:00 AM
The Toffees near the final hurdle to a group stage berth with a two-goal advantage. The group stage of the Europa League is so close that Everton can taste it. They enter the away leg of this final qualifying round with a two-goal advantage over opponents Hajduk Split and no away goals conceded....
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 24 12:12 AM
Move back to Spain looks to have fallen through Despite having dropped to third in the pecking order, it’s appearing that Joel Robles is going to have to stay at Everton and work his way back into contention. Manager Ronald Koeman has always said that he would like to have three starting calibre...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 11:03 PM
The Toffees take a 2-0 lead to Croatia in the second leg of their Europa League play-off, but much of the attention will be focused on what’s happening in the stands. A professional job is needed by Everton against Hajduk Split in order to secure their place in the group stage of the Europa Leagu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 10:29 PM
All the information you need for the competition formerly known as EFL Cup Everton will enter the cup of many names at the Third Round stage along with the other teams that finished in the top seven last season, with the draw being conducted tonight/tomorrow depending on where you are. The compet...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 9:23 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of tomorrow’s game in Split Speaking to the media ahead of tomorrow’s key return leg fixture in Croatia, Everton manager Ronald Koeman said the Blues would go out to win the game and not nurse the two goal advantage over home side Hajduk Split. All quotes via the Echo - “...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 8:49 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of crucial game in Split Sandro Ramirez has not recovered from his ankle ailment and did not make the group that left for Croatia today. In addition, midfielder Davy Klaassen picked up a foot injury in the draw at Manchester City on Monday and also did not travel to Split...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 7:06 PM
Koeman’s plan worked to perfection in the opening 45, but he failed to adjust to a changing match These tactical analysis pieces are so much simpler to write when Ronald Koeman either does blatantly well or blatantly poorly in the way he sets Everton out against its opponents. But, things get a l...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 6:49 PM
Your votes are in, and the Man of the Match was unanimous Often last season when Everton put in a shift as a team it was difficult for fans to choose the ‘Man of the Match’, with a number of players grading high. Monday’s game was similar, with the Blues working hard all game long and some stella...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 4:00 PM
Or: How to not ruin a good thing. Everton is two up, hasn’t conceded an away goal, and faces an away game against a minnow. Sounds simple, right? Well, in this case, the Toffees are heading out to eastern Europe to play a club who has a contingent of fans who are let’s say unpredictable and poten...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 1:38 PM
The Everton forward says he is now fully focused on the Toffees Everton ’s Wayne Rooney has confirmed his retirement from international football. Manager Gareth Southgate has left the Blues forward out of recent squads, with his last game coming in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Nove...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 10:20 AM
The Croatian side carry with them a background unlike any club in the world. 1911, Prague As fans shuffled out following a match between Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague, four young college students decided to grab a beer at the local pub, the U Fleku . Bantering like fans of any club after a matc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 9:37 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match in Croatia The Toffees remain in good form ahead of what could prove to be a very tough match in Croatia on Thursday. Everton heads to Hajduk Split with a 2-0 lead after a decent first-leg showing at Goodison Park. Ronald Koeman and the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 8:35 AM
Toffees have been busy in the transfer market, but club is buying local too In the one year since Ronald Koeman has been manager and Steve Walsh has been the Director of Football at Everton , the face of the club has changed vastly from what fans have known it. Backed by investor and majority sha...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 7:00 AM
In today’s links: more from Manchester City, the evolution of Tom Davies and quotes from around the club It feels like Everton are constantly playing games. Already, we are on the eve of yet another big match early in the season for the Blues. Despite all of the big signings this summer, injuries...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 23 6:50 AM
Voices both for and against a return to the Three Lions for veteran Wayne Rooney appears to have a new lease of life at Everton , potting his second goal in two Premier League games yesterday. With England manager Gareth Southgate having watched two of the Toffees last two competitive games and a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 11:27 PM
The man is an absolute legend. If you looked up a list of footballers with 200 or more English Premier League goals the list would only contain two men, Alan Shearer and our very own Wayne Rooney. We celebrate @WayneRooney for becoming the first player in history to register 200+ goals and 100+ a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 11:09 PM
Supporters advised not to display club colours ahead of Europa League second leg Everton have issued safety advice to supporters travelling to Hajduk Split in wake of the trouble that marred last week’s Europa League play-off first leg. The Toffees gained first-hand experience of Split’s infamous...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 7:03 PM
All the goals, saves, chances and more Everton came away with a 1-1 draw at the Etihad against Manchester City , in an inconsistently-officiated game by referee Bobby Madley. The Blues drew first blood with Wayne Rooney slotting home his second goal of the campaign from a well-worked move by Domi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 7:02 PM
Do we have our lead striker already? These are heady times indeed for youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Just a year ago, no Everton fan bar a handful had even heard of the forward despite him having played for the England Under-20s. He then became the Toffee’s first signing of an eventually underw...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 5:16 PM
Alan Ball All-Stars XI to take on Premier League XI in October This year will mark ten years since the passing of footballer extraordinaire Alan Ball, a member of Everton ’s Holy Trinity and one of the proponents of the ‘School of Science’ that the Toffees became renowned for. To commemorate the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 3:30 PM
Pursuit of Drinkwater not going well, Londoners looking for options Frustrated in their attempts to replace midfield pivot Nemanja Matic, Chelsea could come knocking at Everton ’s door for Idrissa Gueye, reports the Daily Mail . The defending Premier League champions have been pursuing Danny Drin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 9:00 AM
Three thoughts from a chippy draw at the Etihad Bookings abound for both sides Both Everton and Man City fell victim to controversial second yellow cards in a match that featured seven bookings, four of which added up to red cards. Kyle Walker felt the wrath of referee Robert Madley. A mere two m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 8:27 AM
Manager’s signals transfer window intent after last night’s game Going into the last few weeks of the transfer window , we knew Everton were looking for three more players. Now with Gylfi Sigurdsson finally signed and the window closing in less than ten days, manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 7:00 AM
In today’s links: follow up on Manchester City, Coleman pays for two fans’ trip to Croatia, Kalinic heads to Italy What a whirlwind! It wasn’t pretty, and it was probably a little disappointing, but at the end of the day, a point at Manchester City is a solid result. We now turn our attention to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 6:00 AM
Manager’s comments after entertaining draw at Etihad Sometimes under the most trying of circumstances footballers break out with the most amazing performances. Charged with being the focal point of the attack at the Etihad, Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin put in a showing to remember during...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 22 1:04 AM
Manager left frustrated by Madley’s decision-making Referee Robert ‘Bobby’ Madley was able to complete the accomplished feat of irritating both team’s managers in one game. Inconsistent at best, his odd decisions at times drove fans of both Everton and Manchester City to distraction while angerin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 11:39 PM
Rooney’s 200th league goal claims hard earned point at the Etihad Stadium Wayne Rooney made it two in two and became only the second player to reach 200 Premier League goals as he secured a point for Everton this evening. Ronald Koeman approached the game defensively going with 5 at the back and...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 10:51 PM
Yellow cards cannot be appealed unfortunately Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off away at Manchester City after collecting his second booking late into the game. Referee Bobby Madley did not hesitate to pull out the yellow card despite it being quite clear even to the naked eye th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 10:31 PM
Vote on the player performances from today’s game Everton will be relieved to take home a point, but at the same time unhappy that a chance at all three was thrown away after a stellar defensive effort in a 1-1 draw away at Manchester City . Ronald Koeman started off with Sandro Ramirez not even...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 10:31 PM
Morgan Schneiderlin sees red in wild match. And exhale. If you’d told Everton ians before the match that they’d escape the Etihad with a point, just about everyone would have taken it. However, after Wayne Rooney finished a lovely team move early in the match, and with Kyle Walker being sent off...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 6:27 PM
Blues really into the deep end of Arsenal’s roster now. Arsenal has four strikers on their first team roster. Everton has been linked with three of them. The latest is outcast Lucas Perez, a player that Arsene Wenger bought but apparently doesn’t like, which is confusing because the Spaniard actu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 4:21 PM
Koeman’s outcast island is thinning the ranks. To say that former Lokomotiv Moscow forward Oumar Niasse has struggled to adapt to English football would be an understatement of the highest order. The Senegalese striker was unable to make his mark under Roberto Martinez , and Ronald Koeman was com...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 4:07 PM
There’s been interest here since 2014. Some players simply get linked with a club every single year. For instance, Gareth Bale has been linked with Manchester United every year for about the last five. In the case of Marcelo Brozovic, there are links between him and the Blues as far back as 2014...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 3:58 PM
Blues have been linked with Belgian midfielder previously Everton could have a problem brewing at the defensive midfield position, and youngster Leander Dendoncker might be the best person to fix it. The Blues sold veteran Gareth Barry to West Bromwich Albion last week, and James McCarthy is inju...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 11:31 AM
A horoscope for Everton on how the eclipse will affect the game Our resident psychic Rachel takes a lighthearted look at what Monday’s total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States and into the Atlantic Ocean could mean for the Blues and talisman Wayne Rooney. Everton ’s game on Mo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 9:43 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for Everton at Manchester City today Everton will play three consecutive away games in a matter of six days, and will get it all started with a quick trip up M62 to take on Manchester City . Spanish forward Sandro Ramirez missed out on Thursday’s Europa League clash against...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 7:00 AM
In today’s links: Manchester City previews, Sigurdsson’s expectations and Everton excitement It’s match day! the early returns from this season have been great for Everton, but they face a tough test on Monday. They will be wearing their purple third kit, Gylfi Sigurdsson may get his debut, and o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 21 3:36 AM
Two clubs with big expectations take center stage on Monday night football at the Etihad. Everton ’s opening day win over Stoke City was huge. They scrapped by with a 1-0 victory thanks to Wayne Rooney , but the boys looked lively mid-week against Hajduk Split. Now the Toffees begin a tough stret...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 9:03 PM
The Toffees have won every game so far but face a daunting test against title favourites Manchester City Everton may have made their best start to a season in 39 years but the opposition they have faced so far pales into insignificance compared to the challenge that awaits them at the Etihad Stad...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 8:35 PM
Blues face short ride up the M62 to take on Mancunians Everton travel to Manchester City on Monday for the first of three away games in six days. All the stories from the first of the trio, away at City are all located right here.
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 8:06 PM
How did the Blue loanees do this weekend? Everton have a number of players out on loan this season, here’s a quick recap of how they did with their respective clubs midweek and this weekend. Nottingham Forest fans can’t stop raving about the quality of Kieran Dowell , and we have to agree with th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 8:00 PM
Seems like a lofty comparison, from someone who knows them both In his few appearances for the Everton senior side last season, central defender Matthew Pennington didn’t exactly cover himself in glory, even though he scored what was ultimately a consolation goal in the Merseyside Derby. The game...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 4:44 PM
Staff confidence in Everton is low ahead of Etihad trip The RBM Writer Prediction League is back in full swing as we head into our second week of the season. Our writers had their first crack at prognostications ahead of last week’s match against Stoke City , and this week they’ve got much toughe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 2:25 PM
Young goalie already proving his worth Unfazed by Everton making him the most expensive English goalkeeper of all time, Jordan Pickford has been very vocally going about his business with the Blues showing that he has been worth the £30m transfer fee. Everton’s 2-0 win over Hajduk Split on Thursd...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 12:41 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of tough trip to City Everton face a tough early season test with a trip up M62 to the Etihad. Having played on Thursday in the Europa League playoff, the Monday night game will come all too soon and here’s what manager Ronald Koeman had to say about the game, starting wi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 20 10:00 AM
Three things to watch out for on Monday Everton travel to Manchester City on Monday for a tough early-season challenge in the Premier League - here are three things to keep an eye out for. Can Everton put together a full 90 minute performance? We’ve seen Everton play brilliantly at times this yea...