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Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 10:19 PM
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies and Fraser Hornby all featured in U-21 Euro 2019 qualifiers If Marco Silva tuned in to watch England and Holland Under-21s on Thursday evening, he would be forgiven for feeling a little underwhelmed. Dave Unsworth on the other hand will be overjoyed by what he sa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 8:07 PM
Teenage left-back drawing rave reviews in MLS and has spent time at Finch Farm in the past. One of Everton ’s calling cards in recent years has been the willingness to acquire promising young talents. They’ve showed an ability to develop them, and the courage to play them in the senior side when...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 6:00 PM
What’s Tom Wearin’? After five games, it’s international break time and Tom Davies is with the England U21s in the Under-21 Euro Qualifiers against Netherlands and Latvia. With Morgan Schneiderlin out due to injury, Davies has been getting more game time and even became the youngest ever Everton...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 4:09 PM
Did you know the Nations League will also allow for Euros qualification UEFA’s new pet project — the UEFA Nations League — starts up this week, and there’s a fair bit of confusion about what exactly it means for participating nations. I took an in-depth look at exactly how the competition is stru...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 9:25 AM
Gana has been discharged from the Senegalese national side It was puzzling why Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye was even called up for Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations after he missed the Blues’ last Premier League game against Huddersfield Town with a knee injury he picked up a week earlier again...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 6 8:43 AM
The new manager is getting involved with EitC activities Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Marco Silva had talked about his interest in getting involved with some of the pioneering work that Everton in the Community (EitC) does, and he got his first chance to do that yesterday. The mana...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 5 5:30 PM
Where are the boys off to? The international break comes at a good time for Everton , as the club are undergoing a veritable epidemic of injury issues. It feels like half of the first team is dinged up in some way, and the next few weeks represent a good chance to get healthy and rested up before...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 5 3:00 PM
They’re all over Twitter — but are they reliable? Accurate? Useful? If you have spent 12 seconds on football Twitter, you’ve probably seen one of these: These radars are quite common, and a great tool for assessing a player’s ability. They’ve become the preeminent statistical analysis snapshot of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 5 8:00 AM
Some interesting excerpts from latest round of interviews Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours It’s been mostly quiet on the Everton news front as most players not away on international duty continue training at Finch Farm. Some interesting comments from interviews below. Cenk Tosun is yet...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Sep 5 7:00 AM
World Cup winner Rivaldo gives Everton star a vote of confidence Everton winger Richarlison was off to a searing start this season before he got sent off for a petulant flick of the head, but he did enough to catch the attention of Brazil manager Tite. The 21-year-old has been called up by the Se...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 4 7:10 PM
We’re back! As introduced a little while back, Royal Blue Mersey has launched an Everton podcast. This week, Geno, Chris, and Adam are back with episode two, where we go in-depth into the Blues’ last two matches, the end of the transfer window, and zonal marking. We also explain just what the new...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 4 12:30 PM
Young Blues midfielder makes shortlist for December accolade Everton midfielder Tom Davies has been shortlisted for the 2018 Golden Boy award. Davies, 20, is part of the 60-man list of nominees for the prize, of which the winner will be revealed in December. The annual award recognises the most e...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 4 12:14 PM
Midfielder expects his countrymen to continue to impress On-loan centre-half Kurt Zouma probably did not expect to get pressed into action this early, and certainly not paired up with Mason Holgate in the heart of the Everton defence. A combination of injury and suspension however has seen Michae...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 4 8:00 AM
All quiet ahead of first round of internationals coming up Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours There’s always a couple of slow news days during the first few days of the international break before the games get underway. That’s also a good time for a bunch of interviews, so here’s some fr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Sep 4 7:00 AM
Ireland are targeting McCarthy to be fit for next international break After suffering a horrific double leg-break in mid January of this year, Everton midfielder James McCarthy is finally closing in on a return to action, starting with the Under-23 side in the very near future. In a report from I...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 3 4:28 PM
How did Everton’s loan players get on over the past week? It was generally a very good week for Everton ’s young players out on loan, with all of them picking up lots of minutes – and mostly wins – along the way. Here we’ll take a look out how Everton’s loaned out players got on. The Youngsters H...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 3 8:00 AM
These breaks remain a necessary evil, just hope all Blues come back fit and fine Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours We are now entering the black hole also known as the international break where for about a couple of weeks we get to chew on the disappointment of the last result, a 1-1 dr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Sep 3 7:00 AM
Toffees goalkeeper says team working tirelessly in training Everton have been struggling with implementing Marco Silva’s zonal marking defensive system at setpieces, conceding four goals in five games from corners. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, speaking after Saturday’s draw against Huddersfield To...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 2 7:45 PM
The worst performance of the season against Huddersfield will sour moods for the next fortnight If Marco Silva could take anything from Saturday’s lethargic 1-1 draw to Huddersfield Town , it offered him a microcosm of recent years at Goodison Park. There was much of the purposeless passing synon...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 2 5:53 PM
After an encouraging start to the season, this match leaves a bitter taste that will linger through the break Before I get into anything, I want to make one thing clear. I completely understand the factors working against Everton coming into Saturday’s match. Richarlison’s suspension plus Bernard...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 2 4:06 PM
Teething problems or should Blues be concerned? While giving away a 2-0 lead at AFC Bournemouth last weekend was disappointing, the first real frustration of the season came on Saturday, as Everton were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town . The Goodison Groans returned to L4 having ta...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 2 9:00 AM
Manager needs the Blues to be better Everton dropped two points at home as they struggled to break down a resolute Huddersfield Town side that had previously been hammered by Manchester City and Chelsea . Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, manager Marco Silva was unhappy with the Blues only m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 9:00 PM
A performance that left a lot to be desired from Marco Silva’s side yielded just a point against the Terriers Everton failed to force victory over a stubborn Huddersfield Town in the most disheartening result of Marco Silva’s tenure so far. Here’s three points to take away from Goodison Park: Tom...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 8:19 PM
Manager’s comments after Toffees drop two points at home Everton were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Huddersfield Town in a game strewn with errors and a general lack of creativity and urgency. The Blues have been struck by a spate of recent injuries and suspensions have further limited manager Ma...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 5:34 PM
Blues looking for a good result before the international break Live Blog Fulltime Thoughts: Everton have been frustrating today, simply not incisive enough. It’s been an intense period, and the international break is a chance for Marco Silva to work on the zonal marking as well as getting sharper...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 5:34 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Who was your Everton Man of the Match in today’s game against Huddersfield Town ? 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 playe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 5:34 PM
Yawn. Not bad, but not good either. Everton kinda sleepwalked through their final match before the break, but managed to remain undefeated on the year with a 1-1 draw against lackluster Huddersfield Town. Everyone will have - should have - hoped for more, but on the whole it’s somewhat difficult...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 4:45 PM
Blues looking for a good result before the international break Live Blog 86’: Now Morgan Schneiderlin is in the book too, grabbing Kachunga on a break. 75’: Shimmy from Lookman and then a low shot, inches away from Sigurdsson and DCL to score. Silva makes the double sub, with Leighton Baines and...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 4:37 PM
Blues looking for a good result before the international break Live Blog 46’: We’re underway, and Tosun is fouled almost immediately. Nothing comes out of the freekick, straight to Lossl. Halftime Thoughts: Blues will need to figure out how to unlock the Terriers defence, 9 attempts with only one...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 1:20 PM
Blues looking for a good result before the international break The international break is coming up after this weekend’s fixtures, and Marco Silva will be looking for maximum points today to sit comfortably four games into the season. Everton host Huddersfield Town looking to keep their unbeaten...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Sep 1 9:29 AM
Manager’s comments ahead of Everton’s clash against Huddersfield One of the key points Marco Silva has been trying to make since he arrived at Everton was the importance of the supporters to the club’s success. He’s been pushing for a bigger connection between the players and the fans, and reiter...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 8:23 PM
Last chance to make fools of ourselves before the international break It was a busy week for Everton Football Club last week, with two matches in five days and an injury crisis beginning to loom. Given the circumstances, the Toffees did what you’d have to call the bare minimum to call the week a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 7:00 PM
Marco Silva has some selection posers as he looks to maintain the Toffees’ unbeaten start The season may still be less than a month old but already the depth of Marco Silva’s Everton squad is being severely tested ahead of the visit of Huddersfield. The club casually published a mildly horrendous...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 6:00 PM
How to watch Gabby George vs Angharad James as England take on Wales Everton defender Gabby George has been practicing with the 23 player England squad for two World Cup Qualifiers. The most crucial game is tonight against Wales , which will feature Everton midfielder Angharad James. The winner o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 5:38 PM
The Toffees chase their second league of the win of the season against David Wagner’s Terriers Everton will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against Huddersfield at Goodison Park. The Toffees have won one and drawn two of their first three league games, though they were left fr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 5:31 PM
The bench is going to be dangerously thin at centrehalf tomorrow UPDATE: Friday 5:31pm BST Everton have confirmed that Pennington has indeed gone on loan to the Tractor Boys, on a season-long deal. ↩️ | @mpennington94 has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. Good luck, Matty! pic.twitter.co...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 4:02 PM
The bench is going to be dangerously thin at centrehalf tomorrow Everton defender Matthew Pennington is likely headed out on a loan move. With the transfer window for the EFL closing this evening for all loan deals, the Liverpool Echo are reporting that the centrehalf is headed south to Ipswich T...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 3:32 PM
Time to trawl the bottom of the table Everton welcome Huddersfield Town to Goodison Park tomorrow, and here’s some breaking news: the Terriers are bad . Their -8 goal differential is dead last in the league, and they’d be dead last in the table, too, were it not for West Ham’s incompetence. The B...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 2:30 PM
Blues boss was again asked about winger’s future at Friday’s pre-Huddersfield press conference Everton manager Marco Silva has reiterated winger Ademola Lookman will not be leaving the club. Lookman spent the second half of last season on loan at German club RB Leipzig, and has constanly been lin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 2:15 PM
Blues will be down to bare bones tomorrow Everton will likely to have to roll out the same squad tomorrow against Huddersfield Town as they did midweek against Rotherham United . Speaking during his pre-match press conference today, manager Marco Silva did not necessarily have much encouraging ne...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 11:27 AM
Toffees bolstering the youth setup once again England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has named a 23-man squad for next month’s European U21 Championship qualifiers, with Everton once again providing the core of the squad. Defender Jonjoe Kenny, midfielders Tom Davies & Kieran Dowell, and forward...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 10:00 AM
A seriously light-hearted look at all things Everton. Another match, another positive performance. After a weekend that left fans equal parts frustrated and encouraged (again), Everton took on Rotherham United in a Second Round Carabao Cup matchup. After a tepid start, Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked awa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 31 8:00 AM
Marco Silva press conference will tell us about the squad’s health status Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Today is shaping up to be an interesting day, and not just because it’s the day before Everton play. It’s also the day all the transfer windows close, all over Europe and we’ll fi...