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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 26 3:25 PM
Manchester City are also tracking the Lyon star. One of the things that we like to focus on here at Royal Blue Mersey is what kind of players Everton should be targeting in the transfer window . In years past, the club have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble with buying older, late peak play...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Oct 26 7:43 PM
four in a row? Everton have not won an away match against the “top six” ( Manchester United , Chelsea , Manchester City , Arsenal , Tottenham, Liverpool ) since December 4, 2013. For those keeping score at home, that is nearly five years and 28 opportunities gone by since the Blues were able to t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Oct 12 5:30 PM
Let’s dig in. As already reported here at Royal Blue Mersey, free agent French attacker Samir Nasri has been linked to a January deal with Everton . This is obviously a long way from coming to fruition, so there is no need to get overly worked up about this deal either way yet. It is worth thinki...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Oct 12 7:36 AM
Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Ever so often a news item hits that knocks us completely for a loop. There was one such piece late yesterday, as the Daily Mail reported that the Blues could be looking at Samir Nasri. The free agent is curr...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Sep 23 6:35 AM
Everton U18s continue their unbeaten streak with a win over Manchester City U18s Paul Tait’s Everton Under-18s have once again proven to be too much for their opposition with a convincing 3-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday thereby maintaining an unbeaten start the Premier League North seaso...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 20 11:43 PM
Tough loss at home. It was a rainy Thursday evening at Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium but manager Andy Spence still wore his signature shorts with a jacket and the faithful supporters stayed and sang their chants the entire match. Last year, Everton Ladies put up some respectable result...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Sep 20 4:00 PM
Blues take on Sky Blues Manchester City Women are kind of a big deal. They came in second place last season and are currently playing in the Champions League . But Everton Ladies don’t back down from the WSL giants and tend to thrive against top teams. While the Toffees did lose to City three tim...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun May 20 10:03 PM
Toffees Moved down the table as a result of disappointing defeat Everton Ladies ended their WSL campaign with a 3-0 away defeat against second place Manchester City Women , who secured a place in next season’s Champions League. The Toffees had a good first fifteen minutes of the game: 14' @Chloe_...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Apr 6 5:34 PM
Do we have any reason for optimism? A week after a match against Manchester City went pretty much how we all expected, Everton faces another stiff test — Liverpool at Goodison Park. And as always, we at Royal Blue Mersey are here to provide predictions ahead of this match, even if the reality of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Apr 2 6:49 PM
That and more tidbits from Allardyce’s comments post Man City I get it, Big Sam came into a bad situation. A season that started with the highest of hopes very quickly crashed back down as the reality of the NUMEROUS transfer and personnel mistakes were made glaringly obvious. By the time Farhad...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Apr 2 3:31 PM
Sam Allardyce has no idea what he’s doing I didn’t expect Everton to win this match. You couldn’t really hope for that, no matter what lineup Sam Allardyce used, right? To take on Manchester City , the soon-to-be champions, minus Idrissa Gueye and Gylfi Sigurdsson — it was always going to end one...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Apr 2 9:27 AM
Blues were dominated by visitors and champions-elect Man City Match was over in the first five minutes As soon as Leroy Sane smashed a volley into the net in the fourth minute, it was clear that this was going to be a long day for Everton . In many cases the opposing team can score early in the m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Mar 31 9:55 PM
Manager’s comments after Everton played off the park by Man City Everton were well-beaten by champions-elect Manchester City , who turned on the style at Goodison park in an attempt to erase their 4-0 hiding from last season. Pep Guardiola finally beat the Blues at the fourth time of asking, and...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Mar 31 8:04 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines; Schneiderlin, Rooney; Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Bolasie; Tosun Subs: Robles, Funes Mori, Martina, Davies, Baningime, Vlasic, Niasse Manchester City Starting XI:...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Mar 31 7:36 PM
Rather predictably, Everton hosted Manchester City today and were summarily dismissed by a 3-1 score. Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling scored for the visitors, while Yannick Bolasie netted a consolation goal for the Blues. The only thing pretty about it all was City’s football. Ther...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Mar 31 7:17 PM
Well, it’s one goal, at least After falling behind by three goals to Manchester City , the second half for Everton was an exercise in making sure this didn’t turn into a bigger riot. That perfectly suited the visitors who basically played ‘keep-ball’ for the rest of the game as Everton’s inept mi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Mar 31 10:31 AM
For a while, Everton were the only team City couldn’t beat. Can they recreate last season’s 4-0 win? Manchester City are going to be Premier League champions this season. Heck, they might even be champions of Europe too. But for whatever reason, Everton seems to be the one that one club that rout...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 11:41 PM
It doesn’t get much tougher than Pep Guardiola’s collection of superstars Everton are back! The final international break of the season was as long as tedious as ever, but the Toffees return to action with arguably their toughest assignment of the campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have set the bar t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 8:27 PM
Toffees host champions-in-waiting in Saturday’s feature match Everton ’s lost season continues to drag on, this time with Manchester City coming to town already on their Premier League title-winning home straight. Pep Guardiola will want to get this sewn up as soon as possible with a big Champion...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 5:31 PM
Allardyce talks about the importance of having an outlet tomorrow A common problem for Everton , especially during the tenure of Sam Allardyce when playing against better teams, has been the ‘bunkering down’ mentality that has seen the Blues sit back with ten men behind the ball for the majority...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 4:35 PM
Big Sam throwing stones from his Everton glass house Everton are the one club Pep Guardiola has played the most without actually beating, with his three previous encounters against the Blues seeing Manchester City go winless. Sam Allardyce happily tossed more salt on that wound today in his pre-m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 3:06 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of big visit tomorrow at Goodison Everton will be hosting champions-in-waiting Manchester City tomorrow and manager Sam Allardyce will be sweating the fitness of midfielder Idrissa Gueye. The player showed up at Senegal’s training camp during the international break carry...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Mar 30 2:53 PM
Do we have to? Everton return from the international break with a pretty straightforward task - figuring out a way to neutralize the firepower of Manchester City. The match is at Goodison Park, which helps, and Sam Allardyce has gotten unexpected results against two other top six teams (Liverpool...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Mar 29 10:09 PM
Do the Toffees have a chance against the soon-to-be champions? Everton ’s match against Manchester City this week feels weird. Weird because the Toffees have little left to play for; weird because Manchester City has essentially locked up the Premier League title; weird because Everton’s last mat...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Mar 27 3:00 PM
Captain Jagielka speaks about upcoming games against Man City & Liverpool While Everton have struggled to win away from home all season, under Sam Allardyce the Blues have been quite tidy at home. The manager faces the toughest Goodison Park tests of his (temporary?) stewardship in the coming wee...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Mar 22 4:00 AM
Blues’ sparkplug suffered a muscle tear at Stoke Eagle-eyed Everton fans would have noticed that something was amiss with Idrissa Gueye last weekend. He seemed a step off the pace at snowy Stoke City , and most of us dismissed it as the midfielder was coming back from illness that caused him to m...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Feb 1 1:06 PM
Loan deal was completed late on Deadline Day Everton completed the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City late on Deadline Day, with the confirmation announcement only coming in the early hours of this morning. The defender is excited to come to Everton, and his comments reflected that...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jan 26 7:34 AM
In today’s links: a Hornby scouting report, the Ladies make two moves and DCL can succeed with Big Sam The transfer window really is a wild time. Fans get caught up in the rumours, gossip and click bait around the web. But let’s pump the brakes. Remember that these are people with families and co...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Jan 15 8:00 AM
Three Thoughts from Saturday’s humiliation Everton outclassed by superior opponent Save for their draws against Manchester City and Liverpool , Everton have shown an inability to compete with the Premier League’s top teams. This team is clearly not good enough in their current set-up to grab a Ch...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Nov 28 5:25 PM
Pep is very impressed by Paulo Fonseca’s work If Everton make Paulo Fonseca their next manager, one of their rivals in the Premier League is not going to be pleased at all by the appointment. Manchester City ’s Pep Guardiola had warned about Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of their Champions League group...