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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 11:55 PM
Just reward for winger who has been in sparkling form Everton winger Richarlison has finally had his dream come true. The youngster grew up watching the exploits of the Seleção and wanted nothing more than to represent his nation at the senior level. When the national team was announced on the da...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 5:02 PM
That’s right - we took the leap. At Royal Blue Mersey, we love to be on the cutting edge of Everton coverage. The staff here does our best to bring you news and analysis in an efficient and thoughtful way, and that’s why we’ve decided to start our first podcast, many years after they became cool....
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 4:44 PM
All transfer activity will come to a close on Friday evening While the Premier League transfer window closed before the first game of the season earlier this month, there continues to be transfer activity as lower division clubs can still bring in players on loan right until the end of the month....
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 2:16 PM
How did Everton’s loan players get on over the weekend? Everton now have a remarkable 12 players out on loan – with the potential for a couple more players to be added to that list in the next few days. Some of the players should still have a future at Goodison Park, while others are just ticking...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 2:14 PM
Reason for concern or just plain unlucky? Everton Ladies started their Continental Cup campaign off on the wrong foot on Sunday, going down 1-0 to Durham. The Blue Girls started brightly but found themselves behind early in the first half when Wildcats forward Zoe Ness was able to capitalize on a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 1:04 PM
Blues have been able to recover from red cards in two away games Everton have had to face quite a bit of adversity very early on this season, with a man sent off in the first half of both their away games so far. While it is commendable to come away unbeaten in both those fixtures with a point ea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 9:00 AM
Theo Walcott is focusing on Everton, but hasn’t given up on England dream Theo Walcott is loving life at Everton under Marco Silva, and has started the season off with a bang. The winger has two goals and an assist with four shots in the three games he’s played so far. His sparkling form has brou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 27 7:59 AM
Marco Silva is going to have to be creative in distributing player workloads this week Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours We saw some good things over the weekend, and some not so good as Everton drew 2-2 away at AFC Bournemouth . All the headlines and stories from thee game are here in...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 26 7:03 PM
It was an up and down match for the Toffees, but one that ultimately left a bad taste. After two weeks of almost exclusively feeling good to start the season, Everton faced its first real setback on Saturday against AFC Bournemouth . Up two goals in a 10-v-10 match with 25 minutes to play, the To...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 26 12:40 PM
Defender clashed heads with team-mate Idrissa Gueye in draw with the Cherries Everton central defender Michael Keane has sustained a small hairline fracture of the skull after clashing heads with Idrissa Gueye in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. Keane, who had earlier headed the Blues into a 2...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 26 12:00 PM
What did we learn from the dramatic game on the South Coast? Another early red card, another lead lost, but what can we take from Everton ’s 2-2 draw at AFC Bournemouth , in a game full of controversy? Let’s have a look at the numbers… Keane Impresses Dominant display from centre-half After a tou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 26 10:00 AM
For the amount of money on offer, Everton can’t say no if winger wants away As the Allman Brothers Band famously sang, you can’t lose what you never had. They were not, of course, referring to the peculiar tale of Ademola Lookman’s short Everton spell, but they might as well have been. It is 19 m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 26 8:32 AM
Three thoughts from Everton’s draw at Bournemouth Seeing Red Richarlison has shown off his best traits in his first two matches with Everton , but against AFC Bournemouth he also showed off his worst. Following a largely pedestrian 40 minutes, Richarlison got face-to-face with Cherries fullback A...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 6:46 PM
Blues boss felt Brazilian had red coming to him following clash with Bournemouth’s Adam Smith Everton manager Marco Silva admitted his disappointment with winger Richarlison after his sending-off in today’s 2-2 draw at AFC Bournemouth . The Brazilian received a straight red card shortly before th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 5:57 PM
Manager Marco Silva provides update on player’s condition Everton defender Michael Keane was stretchered off immobile after a late clash of heads with teammate Idrissa Gueye in today’s 2-2 draw at AFC Bournemouth . He appeared to be unconscious for a few seconds, and certainly appeared to have su...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 5:49 PM
What just happened? The first thing you should know is that a great many things happened in Everton ’s match today. The second thing you should know is that the spoils were shared, taking the Blues to 5 points from 3 matches on the season. Beyond that, the details are foggy. There was a disciplin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 5:49 PM
Fantastic finish from the winger followed by more setpiece trickery Everton finished the first half down a man after Richarlison was sent off for a petulant flick of the head at Adam Smith, but the AFC Bournemouth fullback got his comeuppance later getting a red card himself for pulling down Theo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 5:49 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Who was your Everton Man of the Match in today’s game against AFC Bournemouth ? 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...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 4:49 PM
Petulant little flick of the head, but well-acted from Adam Smith. AFC Bournemouth defender Adam Smith turned into famous actor Adam West late in the first half for the acting job he pulled to get Richarlison sent off. Everton held on to go to the break still tied 0-0 despite controlling most of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 2:12 PM
Winger moves to Villa Park having yet to feature for Everton this season Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has completed a deal for a season-long loan to Aston Villa . Bolasie, 29, chose Villa over a similar move to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough after being told by new Blues boss Marco Silv...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 1:00 PM
The Toffees play their third game of the season, away at the Cherries this time Everton travel south to AFC Bournemouth to take on Toffees’ fan Eddie Howe and his surprising side who have won both their games so far. The Blues have picked up four points so far from an opening day draw at Wolverha...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 11:00 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for today’s game at the Cherries? Everton are away again this weekend, playing their third Premier League game of the season at AFC Bournemouth . The Blues will be missing key midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who left the game against Southampton last week after just twenty m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 25 9:00 AM
Lookman will not travel to Bournemouth with Everton squad It appears the long-drawn saga of Ademola Lookman moving to RB Leipzig is drawing to a profitable conclusion for Everton . As reported by the Mirror , the German club have now submitted a fourth offer for the player, this time for a hefty...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 6:56 PM
Misfiring forward could be set for return to Spain after miserable spell in England Everton striker Sandro Ramirez has been linked with a move to Spanish club Celta Vigo. Sandro, 23, has struggled since his £5.2m move to Merseyside from Malaga last summer, scoring once in 15 Blues appearances, an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 3:30 PM
To the coast! Everton travel to their second away match of the season with the wind proverbially in their sails. Sure, there are some injury issues, but the team is playing great football, and for once, there’s optimism in the air. Knowing Everton like I do, that probably means there’s a 4-1 loss...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 1:12 PM
A seriously light-hearted look at all things Everton. It’s nice to be proud of Everton again. For the first time in a long time I am genuinely excited about the upcoming match. Not because I am entirely certain we will win (I’m not), but because I know our manager will have a reasonable and compr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 1:04 PM
Two teams put their unbeaten records on the line at the Vitality Stadium Everton travel to the south coast to play Bournemouth with both sides unbeaten so far this season. The Toffees have collected four points from their opening two games while Eddie Howe’s side can boast a 100% record following...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 11:35 AM
How will the Toffees handle the double matchweek? Everton ’s start to the season has given us reason to be downright optimistic about things going forward. It’s a weird sensation, eh? The RBM staffers carried that optimism into last week’s match against Southampton — and it turned out to be perfe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 10:34 AM
Manager commends Sigurdsson and Richarlison for their great form Two games into the new Premier League season and two of the most expensive players in Everton history are living up to their hefty pricetags so far. Richarlison scored a brace in the season opener at Wolverhampton Wanderers to get n...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 10:34 AM
New kit had already been seen on sale ahead of official announcement Everton have officially launched their new 2018-19 third kit - though most Evertonians are familiar with its design. Keeping kit designs secret is always difficult in this age of social media, where a covert photograph in a fact...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 8:29 AM
Manager happy with striker despite lack of goals Cenk Tosun has been unfortunate to not score yet this season, but Everton manager Marco Silva insists that the striker has been on good form and the goals will come. The Turkish forward has played his heart out but is yet to add to the five goals h...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 24 7:00 AM
Might be another few weeks before we see Mina & Gomes with Bernard’s timeline unknown Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Marco Silva held his pre-match press conference yesterday and he had some interesting things to say, especially around the new players the Blues signed this summer. It...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 7:55 PM
Taking a look at how the Toffees’ opponents this weekend are playing In this series we are going to be taking a look at our upcoming opponent’s last match in the Premier League. The goal is to look at how the team is currently playing to derive some insight into how Everton may attack and what th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 7:07 PM
Everton manager wants winger to stay but won’t be distracted from Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth Marco Silva reaffirmed his desire not to allow speculation over Ademola Lookman’s future to become a distraction. Lookman has been the subject of multiple bids from German club RB Leipzig over the sum...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 2:43 PM
It’s bad injury news from Marco Silva. Marco Silva has been speaking to the press ahead of Saturday’s match at Bournemouth, and the Portuguese manager was able to provide some fitness updates on Everton ’s walking wounded. Thankfully, Morgan Schneiderlin shouldn’t be out long despite being set to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 2:25 PM
Schneiderlin will miss Saturday’s match, will resume training Monday Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton ’s trip to AFC Bournemouth this weekend, Marco Silva has said that key midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the match due to an injury to his hamstring. | Marco Sil...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 2:11 PM
Joe Williams back in the Championship for another season With the end of the second phase of the summer transfer window approaching, Everton have swelled their ranks of players out on loan in the Championship. The club today confirmed that Joe Williams has joined Bolton Wanderers on a season-long...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 2:11 PM
Mo goes to Middlesbrough on a season-long loan deal Everton today confirmed the departure of another player from the senior squad on a season-long loan deal, with Muhamed Besic rejoining Middlesbrough . The Bosnia international went to Boro in January of last season and proved to be an immediate...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 12:09 PM
How did Everton’s loan players get on this week? As part of Everton ’s mass clear out in the summer, a record number of Blues are out on loan, with more expected to join them before the final part of the summer transfer window closes on 31 st August. Youngster Joe Williams looks set for a season-...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 8:00 AM
Manager stresses importance of a balanced squad with youth and experience Under new Director of Football Marcel Brands, Everton have made aggressive moves to reduce the average age of the squad this summer - every one of the seven players brought in is under 25 years old. However, lest the player...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 7:42 AM
Ashley Williams, Marco Silva and more in today’s Everton news recap Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Evidently even the bottom of the Championship is too high a level for Ashley Williams , who got sent off for the second time in his last three starts, including one at Everton. Stoke Ci...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 23 6:45 AM
ESPN FC to carry a series of exclusive columns from the club’s executives Everton have in the past few years shown some incompetence with how they have handled public communications. Instead of relying on the club’s perfectly-competent public and media relations department to get messages out, we...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 22 5:22 PM
Players provide a glowing testament to the new manager’s ways Things are certainly changing around Everton under the new regime. While seven of the starting lineup last weekend against Southampton were the same that took to the Goodison pitch in the final home game of the 2017-18 season, the over...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 22 3:16 PM
Midfielder talks about what the new boss wants. Tom Davies is not a good Premier League player. Just gonna give that a minute to breath. We all love how hard Tom plays, we all love his energy and the fact that he’s a homegrown product who brought almost instant heroics once he broke into the firs...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 22 2:54 PM
Sleeve sponsorship takes the next step Let me get a few things out of the way before I continue. 1. I don’t think the Angry Birds logo looks great on the sleeve of Everton ’s kits. 2. These new Angry Birds characters based on Everton players look creepy. 3. Despite all that, I love this for Evert...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 22 7:26 AM
Joe Williams linked with loan out, free agent Miguel Veloso in Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Looks like young midfielder Joe Williams could be headed out on loan, with Bolton Wanderers leading the race. RBM Meanwhile, the Blues are looking to add depth at the defensive midfielde...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 9:24 PM
Last Premier League affiliated team in the WSL1 to do so Everton Ladies, along with Yeovil Town Ladies, are the only two teams in in the top division of the FA Women’s Super League that have not changed their name to Women. Interestingly, the two teams came in at the bottom of the table last seas...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 6:46 PM
Goalkeeper Joao Virginia kept a clean sheet for the Under-23s yesterday Everton are yet to name a third goalkeeper for the senior side, and it looks like the competition is clear between Under-23s regular Mateusz Hewelt and new signing Joao Virginia. Hewelt has been with the Blues since 2015, and...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 3:19 PM
21-year-old impressed in his time at Barnsley last season and is closing in on another Championship move Everton central midfielder Joe Williams is reportedly close to joining Bolton Wanderers on loan. Williams, who is yet to make an Everton first team appearance but has been named as a substitut...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 3:10 PM
Any day now, Yala. Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has had a bit of a strange summer. Yala’s post-injury form (well, lack thereof) and the arrivals of Richarlison and Bernard meant that his services were no longer needed at Goodison Park. The player clearly was angling for a move that would allow...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 9:00 AM
Is there more than meets the eye to Schneiderlin’s injury We heard yesterday via Teamtalk that Everton are reported to be looking at Portuguese free agent Miguel Veloso, with a view to adding the midfielder to the squad before the month-end deadline. The Blues face competition from Wolverhampton...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 8:41 AM
Expect Richarlison to unleash his vengeance on the Premier League Richarlison is yet to be called up for the senior Brazil international squad, and will likely have to wait longer after manager Tite did not name him in the 24-strong team that will face the United States and El Salvador in the upc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 21 7:31 AM
Last look back at the Everton-Saints game before we move forward to Bournemouth Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton were surprised by the formation Southampton lined up in on Saturday, but Marco Silva was able to make some on-the-fly adjustments, and then again when Morgan Schneid...