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Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 11:55 PM
Everton continue to be frustrated in their hunt for a new centre back Everton are considering a loan move for Chelsea ’s Kurt Zouma as Marco Silva desperately looks to bolster his defensive options before the transfer deadline. T he Daily Mirror is reporting that Everton are “increasingly confide...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 4:38 PM
There’s quite a few. Lets talk about them. As our season preview turns towards home, we wanted to do something a little differently. Last season we previewed the U23 squad as a whole , but with so many players shuttling between the youth and senior sides, it was time to change it up. Inspired by...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 4:00 PM
The latest batch of live Premier League games have been revealed The Premier League today revealed its televised games for October and November, with three Everton matches selected for live coverage. The Blues’ first change sees the visit of Crystal Palace moved to Sunday, October 21, scheduled f...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 1:30 PM
Strong business relationship between tycoon and Moshiri endures Everton fans woke up Tuesday morning to the news that the Blues could potentially have a second financier join the Board, one whose fortune dwarfs the current majority owner’s. Minority owner Alisher Usmanov is being bought out at Ar...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 1:06 PM
Boro are latest club looking at Bolasie Just a couple of days after being linked with a surprising return to his former side Crystal Palace , word now is that Middlesbrough in the Championship are looking at Yannick Bolasie. Flush with cash after selling prodigious dribbler Adama Traore to Wolver...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 9:43 AM
How about we go about this summer quite differently from last year Imagine a preseason where transfer business is done early, tonnes of money is spent on world stars and promising talent, while on the field the team goes unbeaten ahead of the new season. Well, that’s what happened at Goodison Par...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 8:00 AM
Everton begin another new era, but if the future is to be bright, it’s time to leave the past behind The last five years have brought all manner of change at Everton . New seasons have seen a new owner, new managers, new ideas, new players, but with each campaign there has been one constant: same...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 7:33 AM
It was another day of feverish activity, what will today bring? Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours What a day yesterday was, and we still have a couple more before transfer deadline day! First it looked like Everton had basically signed Yerry Mina. RBM He was even followed on social...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 7 6:00 AM
Barcelona look like pushing for the highest bid despite the player’s wishes Just when it was looking like it was finally all done bar the official announcement, there’s been another twist in the tale, again. As of Sunday evening it looked like Everton and Barcelona had come to an agreement over a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 7:45 PM
Free agent could be headed to Goodison Park Everton have made a move for Bernard, who is a free agent after his contract expired at Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of the 2017-18 season. The winger had been previously linked with the Blues when it looked like the Ukrainian side’s manager Paulo Fonsec...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 6:17 PM
Toffees repel advances for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford Much like Everton , Chelsea enter the season with a lot of uncertainty over a number of positions and a new manager in place. Two of their best players, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard , have been long-term targets for Real...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 5:10 PM
Winger could be going back from whence he came. I like Yannick Bolasie way more than his talent justifies. He’s a great locker room presence, always seems to be smiling, and you never know what he’s going to just try out on a football pitch. Because of that, it is with great regret that I see him...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 9:27 AM
Manager talks about the squad needs, and provides update on Holgate Everton are certainly leaving their transfer market activity late this summer. After Marcel Brands and Marco Silva had stated earlier that the priority would be to offload deadwood and build a younger, faster squad, the Blues hav...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 7:00 AM
Just a few days left in the transfer window Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours It was a mostly quiet Sunday with not much going on in transfer rumour activity, until later in the day when the news broke that Yerry Mina could be on his way to Everton after the Blues agreed a fee with Barc...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 6 6:25 AM
RB Leipzig keep coming back with offers The Ademola Lookman saga at Everton has rumbled on in the background all summer long. After being alienated last season by Sam Allardyce , the young winger went off to RB Leipzig on loan in January in spite of Big Sam’s insistence that he stay in England. A...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 5 11:27 PM
Mina set to bolster the Toffees’ fragile backline Everton are closing in on a deal to sign Colombia defender Yerry Mina from Barcelona for a fee in the region of £28million. Catalan daily Sport reports that Mina will sign a five-year deal at Goodison Park and become Marco Silva’s third signing of...
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,...