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Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 8:40 PM
Everton take on Cypriot side Apollon Limassol looking for their first win in Europa League Group E.
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 7:50 PM
The FA is making some changes for its top two women’s leagues. Today, the FA announced that they will be restructuring the WSL 1 and WSL 2 leagues next season. The new rules stipulate that every team in WSL 1 league must have full-time professional players. Depending on how many teams qualify, th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 5:37 PM
Toffees without a number of players for Thursday’s Group E match All hail king Oumar! Niasse’s glorious double against Bournemouth on Saturday lifted Everton ian spirits and eased the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman after a difficult start to the season. The come-from-behind win completed a suc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 4:00 PM
Toffees insists he will play his strongest possible side on Thursday Everton boss Ronald Koeman insists he has no plans to field a weakened side for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Apollon Limassol. The Toffees are looking for their first group stage victory after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 3:01 PM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their second Europa League match. Everton is coming off of two big wins last week, but we’re really no closer to understanding exactly what an ideal lineup for this team will look like — or at least one that Ronald Koeman might use. Victory in the m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 2:24 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of Europa League clash tomorrow Everton host Apollon Limassol tomorrow in their second game of the group stage of the Europa League, looking to make amends for their awful loss away at Atalanta on the first matchday. Manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the press this afternoon...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 10:00 AM
More weak competition has RBM’s confidence staying high Despite Ronald Koeman and Everton ’s best efforts to ruin what should have been an easy week, the Toffees came away with two wins against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup and Bournemouth in the Premier League. These two wins could get Everton’s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 8:45 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Evertonish related questions. What a week it’s been! Since the last mailbag, Everton have outscored their opponents 5-1 and gone 2-0 in the process. Besides that, just a few other noteworthy events, like Gareth Barry’s record appearance in the leagu...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 27 7:33 AM
In today’s links: new Goodison Park tours, Liverpool mayor’s role in new stadium and how the Ladies hope to rebound Only one more day to go before Everton can get another chance in the Europa League. It’s a match they should win, and they really have no choice. But what lineup will Ronald Koeman...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 9:24 PM
New signing Lewis Gibson will be headed to India with Young Lions England have announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be held in India from the 6th-28th of October. Everton have one representative in the traveling party, new signing Lewis Gibson who joined the Blue...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 7:05 PM
Goalie doesn’t want to play third fiddle any more Having fallen to third in the pecking order at Everton , goalkeeper Joel Robles has confirmed that he will be leaving Everton at the end of this season, or even earlier if an offer comes in for the player in the January transfer window. Speaking t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 5:48 PM
Toffees rumoured to be considering January move for French striker Despite the recent heroics of the new darling of the Gwladys Street, Oumar Niasse, Everton remain in the hunt for a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku . A failure to truly replace the Belgian means the closing of the transfer window...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 5:13 PM
Plenty of mouthwatering games today and tomorrow Everton might not be playing in the Champions League this season, but there is plenty of watching interest for football fans with some very tasty clashes scheduled. In Matchday Two of Europe’s premier competition, we have Groups E, F, G, and H play...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 3:00 PM
Cavani reportedly unsettled at PSG with Neymar arrival With their plethora of divas to keep happy, Paris St. Germain have a battle on their hands this season and it sounds like Everton will only be too happy to step in and nick a superstar off them to help out. With the arrival of the world’s mos...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 2:51 PM
Toffees striker could play starring role in game as part of Everton’s sponsorship deal Wayne Rooney could find himself alongside Red, Chuck, Bomb and Matilda in a special Everton-themed version of Angry Birds. It was announced earlier this month that Rovio had agreed a sponsorship deal with Evert...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 1:14 PM
The 2017/2018 Premier League campaign has been a tumultuous one so far for Everton and it’s supporters, but Tuesday morning brought with it news that will bring a smile to even the most downtrodden of fans. Yannick Bolasie is back on the pitch! To be back on grass is a beautiful thing ⚽️ #TheCome...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 8:00 AM
The striker is ineligible for now, but for good reason We now go to a live look-in at Everton supporters after Saturday’s match: What's that you say? pic.twitter.com/lMd2eMpUIR — Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 23, 2017 Oumar Niasse-mania is in full swing after the Senegalese striker’s br...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 26 7:28 AM
In today’s links: U23s beat Arsenal, Croatian goalkeeper snubs Everton and Barry breaks a record with West Brom. Welcome to Oumar FC! Gone as you know it is Everton Football Club. It’s all about Oumar Niasse, baby. He’s scoring goals, pointing at balls and being an overall good dude in the proces...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 7:01 PM
Former Everton midfielder with a remarkable achievement When Gareth Barry comes out onto the field today for West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal , he’ll be setting a new record for the most Premier League games played in by any player. In this era of instant gratification and short-lived careers...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 5:45 PM
Manager keen to move past previous impasse and get on with season Toffees cannot stop talking about Oumar Niasse, and neither can manager Ronald Koeman. The forward finally scored his first Everton goal last Wednesday in the Carabao Cup with the third goal in a 3-0 romp. And then with the Blues f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 4:00 PM
The young Blues aim for their fourth straight win, but could conserve resources as the senior team looks for replacements Matches don’t get much bigger in the Premier League 2. Third place Everton will host second place Arsenal with only two points separating the two squads. Obviously, a win for...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 2:54 PM
Koeman’s plan on Saturday was utter garbage, and he’d be on the hot seat if it weren’t for Oumar Niasse. Let me start by getting something out of the way — Saturday’s match was a lot of fun. Watching a player like Oumar Niasse complete his transformation from outcast to hero was utterly sublime....
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 12:57 PM
Recap of weekend action from the Championship and beyond Everton defender Matthew Pennington has finally returned to action from an ankle injury that has kept him out for Leeds United since the opening weekend of the Championship. He was an unused substitute as his side beat Ipswich Town 3-2, who...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 11:28 AM
Despite being an outcast last season, Oumar Niasse refuses to criticise his manager Twelve months ago this week, Oumar Niasse was playing - and scoring - for Everton ’s U23 side against Manchester United in front of less than 400 fans at Southport’s Haig Avenue Stadium. Banished from the first-te...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 25 7:00 AM
In today’s links: More from Bournemouth, the Niasse/Davies partnership and Pickford aims for the World Cup I don’t even recognize this club anymore. Two wins in a row? A real striker not named Romelu Lukaku that scored a brace? Signs of life? It seems too good to be true, but it is! The Blues are...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 24 1:00 PM
Match of the Day highlights of the Blues win yesterday Everton beat AFC Bournemouth 2-1 yesterday in a comeback performance with second half substitute Oumar Niasse bagging a late brace to give the Blues all three points at Goodison Park. The home side struggled mightily in the first half to brea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 24 12:55 PM
Rivals in race for youngster’s signature League One side Charlton Athletic have lost players to both sides of Merseyside, and now there’s interest in another one of their young stars. After selling Joe Gomez to Liverpool and Ademola Lookman to Everton , the latest player to have caught the two cl...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 24 9:00 AM
We’ve been calling for him for a reason. Oumar Niasse is averaging a goal every 19 minutes and 40 seconds right now in all competitions of senior football. Let that sink in. Brilliant run of form for a wonderful guy. And as the person who has been calling for him to start since September 7th, (ye...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 24 7:41 AM
Arsenal might be willing to sell a striker after all. We’d forgive you if the recent ascensions of Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin made you forget that Everton desperately need a starting striker. Unfortunately, Ronald Koeman’s side still do, and if a report from The Mirror is to be believ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 24 6:43 AM
Niasse the hero as Blues come back to win Oumar Niasse continued his dream comeback to the Everton first team with a game-winning brace against AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park this afternoon. The first half was similar to the majority of Everton’s first halves this season, slow and disappointing...
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...