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Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 7:41 PM
Manager acknowledges progress, but important week coming up for the Blues Everton lost at home to Valencia in their final preseason game ahead of the new Premier League season. The Blues conceded thrice from silly mistakes in the back again to fall 3-2 and after the game manager Marco Silva ackno...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 5:42 PM
Immediate transfer market activity required Everton finished their seven-match preseason with yet another defeat, primarily because of yet more shambolic defending. This time it was at the home debuts for Marco Silva, Richarlison and Lucas Digne, losing 3-2 to Valencia at Goodison Park. The Blues...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 4:19 PM
Proper striker’s finish from Cenk, good centerhalf’s header from Keane Everton 0-1 Valencia , 11’ The Blues are behind early, again. A deep cross from the left goes over Baines, and Keane is slow to react and pick up the man behind who centers for Moreno to hammer home. Everton’s defending still...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 1:34 PM
Last preseason game marks Goodison debut for Silva, Richarlison & Digne Everton will play their seventh and last preseason friendly today, hosting La Liga side Valencia . The first game of the season at Goodison Park will mark the home debut for manager Marco Silva, and new signings Richarlison a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 10:20 AM
Troubled winger shown the door at Everton Everton have confirmed that Kevin Mirallas will be going to Fiorentina on loan for the season subject to a medical. The Belgian winger was back in the news earlier this week after being named as one of four players who were asked to train away from the ma...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 4 9:22 AM
A seriously light-hearted look at all things Everton. If Marco Silva and Marcel Brands make one more intelligent move I won’t be able to stop myself. I’m ready to do it. I swear I will. I know it won’t be smart, but I’ll still do it. I can’t help myself. I’ll HAVE to. I’ll no other other choice b...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 6:36 PM
Time is running out if Marco Silva is to strengthen his squad Everton look to have made Jamaal Lascelles their number one defensive target but face a battle to land the defender as the clock ticks down towards the transfer deadline. Lascelles has been on Everton’s radar for most of the summer but...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 5:19 PM
Blues sign Joao Virginia for Under-23s from the Gunners Everton have announced the signing of young goalkeeper Joao Virginia from Arsenal . The Portuguese stopper has signed a 3 year deal with the Blues, and looks likely to replace Mateusz Hewelt in the U-23 squad. | Welcome to Everton, Joao Virg...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 4:11 PM
Blues’ new leftback speaks at first press conference New Everton signing Lucas Digne is already making an impression with the Blues, and what better way to do it than to respond to jibes Liverpool supporters have been taking at him. The leftback has a tattoo around his upper chest that reads “I N...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 3:01 PM
A look at who to buy and who to avoid in fantasy football Players to buy Richarlison - £6.5 Everton ’s most expensive off-season addition appears to be the most promising for fantasy purposes. With five goals, eight assists and eight clean sheets, Richarlison is far and away the best out-field op...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 2:39 PM
Antonee ‘Jedi’ Robinson headed to Wigan for the season Once Everton confirmed the signing of leftback Lucas Digne to backup Leighton Baines , it was clear that starlet Antonee Robinson would be sent on loan again this season to continue to develop. Both Bolton Wanderers where he spent the 2017-18...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 2:39 PM
Blues being linked with West Ham’s Reece Oxford Reece Oxford , after becoming West Ham’s youngest ever senior team player, has somewhat fallen off the radar. However, Sky Sports are reporting Everton are looking to snap him up for just £3m while the Hammers are quoting a price of £10m for the pro...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 1:54 PM
Some interesting names and changes in there Everton have announced the official squad number list for the upcoming season a week before the Blues first Premier League game of the 2018-19 season at Wolverhampton Wanderers. There are a total of five shirt number changes for players still in the squ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 3 7:34 AM
Lots more outgoing players expected, but who’ll be coming in? Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Marcel Brands had said that he would be trimming the squad this summer and is living up to his promise. The day started with the news that four players had been asked to train separately from...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 9:11 PM
Ashley Williams goes to Stoke City in the Championship for the season Everton continue to purge their squad of underperforming players with just days to go before the transfer window closes. The Blues have sent Ashley Williams to Stoke City on a loan deal for the rest of the season, and with his...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 8:39 PM
Do we have to? Stats *- at Watford ** - combined at RB Leipzig and Everton Tactics In Marco Silva’s more modern and progressive 4-3-3, the wingers are perhaps the most important set of players on the field. Not only will they be relied on for goals, but creativity, too. Everton’s strikers stand t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 6:40 PM
Defender makes a switch, as do Sigurdsson and Schneiderlin The Everton players are today doing the customary photoshoots ahead of the Premier League season, and they are evidently bored out of their minds as the Instagram video below from Theo Walcott shows. absolutely dying pic.twitter.com/0zOij...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 3:20 PM
Kevin Mirallas being linked with a Serie A loan Hours after we heard that Kevin Mirallas has been asked by Everton manager Marco Silva to train separately from the main group , news broke that talks are underway with Serie A side Fiorentina to take the player on loan, with an option to make the d...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 9:55 AM
Marco and Marcel swing the axe as new season approaches With exactly a week to go until the transfer window closes, Marco Silva looks to be stepping up his efforts to reshape the squad. Lucas Digne became the club’s second summer signing yesterday but outgoings are just as important given the blo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 2 7:00 AM
Everton are leaving it late aren’t they? Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton are certainly leaving it late in this transfer window , with only Richarlison and Lucas Digne signed and still some serious needs in terms of squad quality and depth. First though, meet Digne, the new lef...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 8:00 PM
How will Everton look up top? Stats Tactics If Marco Silva’s past is any indication, expect big changes tactically compared to Sam Allardyce. One of the biggest changes we can expect Silva to make has to do more with the wingers than the striker. Most importantly, Silva has actual wingers at his...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 6:40 PM
Walter Kannemann is certainly a throwback to the 80s! Everton ’s search for a competent centrehalf is certainly taking them around the world. The latest name linked with the Blues, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via SportWitness ), is Walter Kannemann of Gremio in Brazil. The 2...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 6:40 PM
Welp Stats *Championship only Tactics Superficially, the formation employed by Marco Silva will likely be very similar to what marked the tenures of his predecessors, a 433 using one of the three midfielders in a primarily attacking role. Fortunately, unlike last year we won’t be shunting Gylfi S...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 2:30 PM
Senegal’s Badou Ndiaye is incredibly versatile Background This is not the first time we have been linked with Stoke City ’s Ndiaye, and you can read our previous review of the player here . Now, Peter O’Rourke for Football Insider claims that Everton are in talks to sign him. We have a very small...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 1:56 PM
Time’s running out With their pursuit of Yerry Mina looking like a dead end, and Marcos Rojo being a fool’s errand to begin with, it appears that Everton have come up with a better idea when it comes to signing a new starting center back. The Guardian’s Ed Aarons reports that the Blues have an ey...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 1:31 PM
Wales defender set to drop down to the Championship Ashley Williams may have played his final game for Everton amid reports he could be ready to move to Stoke on loan. Potters boss Gary Rowett is keen to add a defender to his squad and the Mail reports that Williams is among his targets. Negotiat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 12:17 PM
Goalie will not sit out the mandatory three weeks If Jordan Pickford were to sit out the mandatory three weeks that all players who went to the World Cup are, then he’d only return to Everton on Monday, five days before the Blues travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first game of the Premier...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 11:13 AM
Blues’ new leftback has decided his number Everton earlier today completed the signing of French leftback Lucas Digne from Barcelona on a five-year deal. The leftback will wear the #12 shirt for the Toffees, after previously wearing #19 for Barca, #3 for AS Roma and #21 at Paris St. Germain befor...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 10:53 AM
Leftback signed to address position of need long-term Everton are certainly taking their time making their signings official. Lucas Digne is finally a Toffee after his transfer was confirmed early this morning by the club. The French fullback is the long-term future for the leftback position, an...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 10:26 AM
French left back’s transfer is complete from Barcelona Everton have finally addressed the question of who will be Leighton Baines ’ successor at the left back position for the next few years. The Toffees today announced the signing of France international Lucas Digne from Barcelona for a transfer...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 10:17 AM
Manager says Digne will bring winning mentality to Goodison Park After returning from Barcelona ’s US preseason trip to work out the formalities of the transfer to Everton , Lucas Digne has now officially joined the Blues. Speaking after the confirmation of the transfer at Finch Farm , Digne said...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 1 7:00 AM
Farcical how long transfers take to get over the line at Finch Farm Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Lucas Digne to Everton looked like it was done last week but here we are early on Wednesday, a week before the end of the transfer window and he still hasn’t been announced. Either way,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 11:32 PM
No, not that one With just nine days to go until the transfer window closes, time is running out for Everton to bolster their squad. The imminent arrival of Lucas Digne to join fellow new arrival Richarlison is most welcome, but there are still glaring gaps in Marco Silva’s squad. A centre-back i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 7:01 PM
Toffees’ biggest question mark remains in the heart of the defence Stats ^ - includes stats at the right back position * - Championship minutes Tactics Yet another managerial change means yet another formation change, somewhat. While Marco Silva’s 4-3-3 is not so different from whatever Sam Allar...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 2:44 PM
Traditionally a position of strength at Everton, the fullback situation is about to undergo a change Stats Tactics For nearly a decade, Everton has looked to its full-backs to provide width and attacking impetus with bombing runs forward into the attacking third. You’d suspect, at least at this s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 2:02 PM
It’s a strange situation. Henry Onyekuru is on loan to Galatasaray. That is an established fact. It’s also, now, an established fact that despite this loan Valencia came asking about the Everton winger- if Turkish media is to be believed (and that’s always open to conjecture). Here is what Henry...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 7:00 AM
Blues get another signing over the line, but the defence still needs a lot of help. Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton seem to be taking so long to push through each transfer it’s hard to see how the Blues will beef up at critical positions with the window about to close and most...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 31 6:32 AM
Bundesliga side still want Lookman desperately After having two previous bids rejected, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are back again for Everton winger Ademola Lookman, still under the quoted sum for the player. The Mail reported late last night that the third bid was going to be made for the amount...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 10:53 PM
We’ve really got to stop shopping in the ‘top six flops’ bin Everton ’s desperation to sign a centrehalf with Premier League experience is now assuming farcical proportions. It appears Marcel Brands top target for the centreback position was Yerry Mina, and with the Colombian’s lack of appetite f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 10:47 PM
This isn’t likely to go well. Big international tournament reaction buys happen to every big club. Sometimes, you get Toni Kroos , sometimes you get Renato Sanches. Everton have been linked by multiple outlets in Spain to Russian World Cup star Denis Cheryshev. Cheryshev is a youth product of Rea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 8:12 PM
Thank God for Jordan Pickford. Stats: Current Players: Jordan Pickford : Everton #1, England #1, World Cup Hero. The list of accolades is only going to grow for the young Everton goalkeeper. This year is all about showing consistency. Pickford has had an excellent career as a professional over th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 6:11 PM
The Toffees have lots of central midfielders — but do they have enough good ones ? Stats Tactics I took a look at our general expectations of Silva’s tactics in June, and I don’t suspect all that much has changed since I wrote that piece. Silva will roll a 4-3-3, with one attacking midfielder (pr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 3:09 PM
Not that one, sorry. For the second season in a row, Everton will have stability between the sticks at Goodison Park. Jordan Pickford is still a few days away from returning to training, but in the meantime the Blues have locked down backup Maarten Stekelenburg to a 12 month contract extension. |...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 2:30 PM
The Blues have moved into the Royal Liver Building We’ve been eagerly anticipating this day ever since we learned last year that Farhad Moshiri was buying the iconic Liverpool landmark, the Royal Liver Building, with a view to moving the Club’s headquarters there from the current location at Good...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 2:00 PM
Veteran fullbacks give new signing the thumbs-up Everton ’s first signing of the summer transfer window came with a lot of hype and a hefty pricetag, but his skill and workrate is already winning over critics, fans and teammates alike. Richarlison played the second half against Blackburn Rovers m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 1:18 PM
Not entirely sure why we need him. Italian media has placed Everton alongside Real Betis and Sevilla in the pursuit of Inter Milan ’s Joao Mario in a €27 million move. Reportedly, it is Inter’s intention to use Mario to fund a move for Arturo Vidal. I sincerely doubt that Marcel Brands in this mo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jul 30 7:43 AM
Less than two weeks to go now before deadline day Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours With less than two weeks left in the transfer window and the latest Everton preseason game highlighting more issues than anything else, this promises to be a very busy week for the Blues. Barcelona have...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 29 10:26 PM
Finally, support at left back for Leighton Baines Barcelona have formally announced that Lucas Digne is finalizing a move from the club, and Sky Sports and ESPN Barcelona correspondent Samuel Marsden indicate that it will be to join Everton . The left back was unable to break into Ernesto Valverd...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Jul 29 10:07 PM
Move likely to fend off any suitors following World Cup starring role Amidst rumours of a high-priced bid from Chelsea for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , the Toffees are reportedly going to offer the 24-year-old a new long-term deal. As reported by renowned football journalist Paul Joyce ,...