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Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Nov 7 3:35 PM
Sandro Ramirez has been frozen out at the Toffees Oh, Sandro. We hardly even knew thee. The man expected to have replaced at least a few of the Everton goals that left with Romelu Lukaku has been struggling to even get on the pitch. Highly touted Spanish signing Sandro Ramirez came in with a lot...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Nov 7 3:23 PM
In other news, I’d love to drive a Ferrari A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled These three managers will not be replacing Ronald Koeman at Everton, and here’s why. The three names in there were Marco Silva, Thomas Tuchel, and Carlo Ancelotti. The gist for the tl;dr crowd is essenti...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Nov 7 9:55 AM
We take a look at how the Toffees loanees did this weekend Youngster Kieran Dowell continued his hot streak as scored once and assisted another for Nottingham Forest to send them on their way to a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers . In a midweek game before that, Forest had slipped to a 3-1 defeat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Nov 7 7:36 AM
In today’s links: Martinez checks in, Schneiderlin denies and Dowell continues to shine. Once again, we are on the international break. That means, since there is limited football action that counts, that it’s time for crazy rumors to fly out. January feels eons away, but expect endless talk of t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 7:29 PM
Another young star may join up with the Blues. Everton are always on the lookout for promising youth talent, and even when the club is struggling at the senior level, that remains the case. The latest edition of these types of rumors finds the Blues poking around the situation of New York City FC...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 5:25 PM
The points earned are vital, but they came largely in spite of the manager. Let me be very honest with you from the start — if you’re looking for a feel-good, uplifting piece about the spirit Everton showed in Sunday’s comeback victory over Watford, this is not the place for you. Yes, I’m happy w...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 4:11 PM
All the goals, chances, saves and more Everton came from behind to beat Watford FC 3-2 yesterday at Goodison Park in the Premier League. The Blues went down by two goals early in the second half, but were able to claw their way back into the game with two quick goals. However, with two major inju...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 3:43 PM
Allardyce reported to have spoken with Moshiri face-to-face The news this morning is that one of the candidates for the Everton manager position has met with majority shareowner Farhad Moshiri over the weekend. Sam Allardyce , dismissed from the England manager role after just one game in charge...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 9:00 AM
Good effort by Blue Girls Everton Ladies suffered their first Continental Cup loss today, going down 2-1 against Manchester City Women at Academy Stadium. The WSL 1 champions are a strong side and have yet to lose a game this season but the Toffees put in a good effort. Izzy Christiansen scored t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 8:30 AM
Everton captain Phil Jagielka on the comeback win yesterday Everton , urged on by a passionate Goodison Park crowd, came from two goals behind to tie the game and go on to beat Watford FC 3-2 yesterday. Speaking to evertontv after the thrilling win, club captain Phil Jagielka said - "It was edgy...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 8:00 AM
Blues fight back to gain crucial three points Former Blue Tom Cleverley was the Everton hero today as he missed a 100th minute penalty to gift Everton a famous 3-2 comeback victory. Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines cancelled out Richarlison and Christian Kabasele’s opening...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 7:00 AM
In today’s links: an Everton win, the internet reacts, and the future of the manager job. Rejoice! Everton have won a football match for the first time in months. It wasn’t always pretty, but the boys showed a ton of heart and resilience. Can this be the start of a bounce back? It seems as likely...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 6 6:30 AM
Unsworth unhappy with effort, pair could be gone in January There were five omissions from the squad list announced for Everton ’s game against Watford FC today, of which more than a couple were surprising. Morgan Schneiderlin , Kevin Mirallas , and Nikola Vlasic weren’t on the list oddly enough,...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 10:11 PM
Manager encouraged by Toffees fightback Everton had to dig deep in the last half hour to come back from a 2-0 deficit at home and beat Watford 3-2. After the game, interim manager David Unsworth was thrilled by the fightback. "The game had everything didn't it. It was an Everton performance in th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 10:11 PM
Blues finally win a game!! Everton beat Watford FC 3-2 in a thrilling comeback at Goodison Park earlier today, after falling two goals behind early in the second half. Goals from Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines sealed the win though there was a heart-stopping moment late i...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 10:11 PM
Veteran says interim manager galvanized side Everton came from two goals behind to complete a rousing 3-2 win over Watford at Goodison Park today. Goals from Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines sealed the win, though there was a heart-stopping moment right at the end when form...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 7:17 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today There were some big names missing in David Unsworth’s first Everton lineup since he took over as interim manager. Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Davies, Baningime, Gueye; Sigurdsson, Niasse, Rooney. Subs - J...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 7:17 PM
Some thoughts from the Blues win today In the fourth game of his interim role as Everton manager, David Unsworth once again eschewed any wingers in an attempt for defensive solidity while posing some sort of attacking intent. Here’s some thoughts from the game, in no particular order. Blues start...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 5 3:16 AM
Can the Blues persuade Marco Silva to sign up with some well-play football? Probably not. These two clubs are closely connected at the moment. Forget that they have seemingly switched positions on the Premier League table ( Everton currently in 18th, Watford in 8th), but they both even want the s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 4 10:40 PM
Back at Goodison? David Moyes has now explicitly said that he would be interested in a return to Goodison Park. Frankly, at this point in the Everton season, a return to hard working Moyes-ball doesn’t sound so bad. Here’s what the former Toffee and Manchester United boss had to say: David Moyes...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 4 2:49 PM
Here we go again Another game, another defeat, Everton ’s season continues to spiral uncontrollably towards the abyss. I’m sure I’m not the only supporter finding it hard to pick myself off the floor to look ahead to the next game after each horrendous result. Supporting Everton feels like one lo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 4 2:29 PM
Will they regret their words? Time passes too quickly on the Internet. Just two weeks ago, many Everton fans had all sorts of disrespectful things to say about the notion that Marco Silva would be a great managerial option. By contrast, many of them were absolutely ready to crown David Unsworth a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 4 8:06 AM
And we go again. Everton have to win this football match. “Competitive losses” and “moral victories” are no longer acceptable. The R word is nearing the point of being a legitimate discussion. David Unsworth has to pick a winning side. Here’s how he might do it. Tactics and Formation There isn’t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Nov 3 6:04 PM
New striker scored her first goal for Everton Everton Ladies won 1-0 at home against Birmingham City Ladies, building on their last win in the Continental Cup, but this time it was against a WSL 1 team. The Toffee Girls started off aggressively, getting three shots off within the first dozen or s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Nov 3 12:30 PM
Everton interim boss calls for unity heading into match with Watford After another loss last night against Lyon, Everton find themselves out of Europa League and seemingly out of ideas. David Unsworth’s 3 match reign has been anything but successful, and the Toffees stumble into Sunday’s match wi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Nov 3 12:10 PM
Unsworth offers squad update going into Sunday’s game at Goodison David Unsworth has given some good news regarding the fitness of Michael Keane and Cuco Martina ahead of Sunday’s game against Watford. Keane is in contention to return after missing Everton’s last two matches in order to undergo t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Nov 3 6:32 AM
In today’s links: Williams disappointed, Martina OK, and Allardyce excited Everton are a disaster. It seems that no manager can fix what is well and truly broken at this club. The players look apathetic, off the pace and directionless. Scoring goals seems impossible and stopping them seems even l...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 10:53 PM
Three losses in four games ends Europa League campaign I am at a loss, truly. I’m not even sure if this is real life or I’m stuck in some sort of night terror which just keeps repeating itself. I can’t understand how a team that when last in Europe dominantly dispatched one of Germany’s biggest s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 8:39 PM
Attacking impotency and defensive frailty see the Blues out of the Europa League. We’d be remiss to not begin this post by sparing a thought for Everton defender Cuco Martina, who looked to have suffered a serious injury in the first half tonight against Lyon. Caught high in the air on a challeng...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 1:28 PM
David Unsworth’s side seek morale-boosting win in France Everton travel to the Groupama Stadium to take on hosts Olympique Lyonnais knowing nothing but a win will do if they are to have any chance of reaching the Europa League knockout stages. The previous leg at Goodison Park turned into a nasty...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 12:54 PM
David Unsworth’s side seek morale-boosting win in France Everton travel to the Groupama Stadium knowing nothing but a win will do if they are to have any chance of reaching the Europa League knockout stages.
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 12:20 PM
Is Big Sam really the man to guide Everton out of trouble? Everton have made contact with Sam Allardyce about the possibility of taking over at Goodison Park. That is according to both the Daily Mail and The Mirror , who say Farhad Moshiri has held informal talks with the former England boss abou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 8:24 AM
Answering your most irreverent but relevant Everton questions It’s been a long few weeks for us Toffees. You have reasoned with yourself, allowed yourself to lose control, and probably asked yourself why you watch sports in the first place. I don’t want to write another article espousing my views...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 6:27 AM
In today’s links: Williams speaks up, youngsters in Europe, and a preview of the Lyon match It is match day once again, but the excitement is gone. Who will play? No one cares. Do Everton have a chance to win? Probably not. Is the Europa League out of reach? Almost surely. At this point, anything...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Nov 2 2:00 AM
The Toffees need a win to keep their European dreams alive. Everton desperately need to start winning matches if they wish to continue on in the Europa League Shockingly, it is still very possible . However, the club has more pressing matters, including hiring a full-time manager and ensuring the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 9:12 PM
The Toffees likely need three wins from three to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages - but even one victory looks a tall order at the moment After another bruising week in the life of Everton ians, attention once again turns to Europe and the Toffees’ rapidly diminishing European hope...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 6:46 PM
Unsworth says he wants to “freshen up” his selection for Europa League tie David Unsworth has confirmed Wayne Rooney , Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka have been left out of the travelling squad for their Europa League tie against Lyon. The Toffees have arrived in France ahead of Thursday’s Grou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 5:28 PM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead a legitimately do-or-die Europa League match. Assuming Atalanta get at least one point against Apollon Limassol, Everton head to Lyon facing a win-or-be-eliminated situation in the Europa League. What’s more is that knowing that, David Unsworth has lef...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 3:49 PM
Incredible how Gueye isn’t one of the 30 players named The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released its shortlist for the African Player of the Year award, and conspicuous by his absence is Everton ’s Swiss Army knife Idrissa Gueye. This is the second straight year that Gana has misse...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 2:30 PM
Our staff has its say on David Unsworth’s make-or-break matches this week Everton ’s firing of Ronald Koeman and temporary appointment of David Unsworth made predicting the Toffees’ matches last week tough work. Wednesday’s match against Chelsea created reasonable cause for optimism, but the club...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 1:50 PM
The search extends far and wide. There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to Everton ’s managerial search. According to The Guardian, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Nuno Espirito Santo has been approached by the Blues’ brass. Nuno was approached by Everton and had an attractive proposal put before...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 8:26 AM
Despite miserable results thus far, the Toffees still have a feasible path to qualification for the knockout round Everton ’s first three Europa League matches couldn’t have gone much worse. The Toffees got obliterated 3-0 away to Atalanta , conceded a late equalizer to 10-man Apollon Limassol at...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 6:00 AM
In today’s links: DCL’s relationship with Unsworth, U21s lose, and Baningime’s future Can you believe it’s already November? Where do the days go? For Everton , it already feels like time is running short, despite most of the season being in front of them. Things are still packed tight at the bot...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Nov 1 5:50 AM
Joe Williams has been a key figure for Barnsley Everton ’s on-loan midfielder Joe Williams has sparkled for Barnsley this season playing in the pivot position ahead of the backline, and the only thing missing from his repertoire has been goals. Manager Paul Heckingbottom has often sung praises of...