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Royal Blue Mersey - Tue May 15 7:00 AM
Blues looking at several possibilities in midfield. Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours The Blues would like to acquire the services of Mario Lemina, but face stiff competition from league rivals. FootMercato Oguzhan Ozyakup might have signed a new deal with Besiktas, but that hasn’t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun May 6 2:27 PM
Goal came in the 96th minute after four minutes were added on Everton drew level yesterday against Southampton with the last kick of the game as Tom Davies’ deflected shot ended up in the back of the net in front of the Gwladys Street End. The clock was well into the 96th minute at that point, wi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun May 6 12:00 PM
Three thoughts from a dour matchup at home Allardyce fails final home test This match held no real significance for Everton . Their place in the table is basically set and they have no European competition to play for. The one things this match have going for it, was it was Sam Allardyce ’s final...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat May 5 9:59 PM
Rift between manager and fanbase continues to widen Sam Allardyce expressed his disappointment at the Everton fans failing to acknowledge the efforts of the players this season following Saturday’s draw with Southampton . The majority of the home support chose to leave Goodison Park rather than s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat May 5 8:35 PM
Evertonians voted with their feet after Southampton draw Sam Allardyce was conspicuous by his absence as Everton completed their, er, ‘lap of appreciation’ following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton . Tom Davies’ late equaliser did little to quell the boos at full time, with the supporters ma...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat May 5 7:54 PM
lol Watching football shouldn’t be a chore. Watching Everton is a chore. The manager doesn’t want to win. The players, save Oumar Niasse and Seamus Coleman , don’t want to play. Why are we here? What good is this project doing anyone? Meekly submitting to a relegation level side, at home, on the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat May 5 11:48 AM
The Saints desperately need a win at Goodison Park this weekend. Everton must get all three points, and score a lot of goals in the process, to keep their longshot European dream alive. Things are getting desperate for Southampton . The Saints enter the weekend in 18th place in the Premier League...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri May 4 8:09 PM
Toffees host Saints side desperate for Premier League survival Everton play their last home game against Southampton , with the Saints still right in the thick of a relegation scrap that promises to go down to the last weekend of the season. The Blues have little to play for except for pride, tho...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri May 4 7:20 PM
Will it be time for the Turkish striker to shine once more? It figures that Everton is just starting to round into form as the season draws to a close, right? Who likes consistent winning anyway? Frustrations with the season aside, the Toffees’ recent form and quality of opposition in their final...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri May 4 5:22 PM
It’s the last home match of the year. Everton are set to face Southampton in the last home match of the season, which means this could be the last time the Goodison faithful see some of these players - you never know. Hopefully, it’s at least the last time the Goodison faithful see Sam Allardyce....
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri May 4 12:21 PM
Manager’s comments ahead of last home game of the season In a mostly uneventful press conference ahead of Everton ’s home game against Southampton tomorrow, manager Sam Allardyce stuck mostly to the script and didn’t make any shocking allegations for once. Here’s his comments, starting with how h...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri May 4 8:01 AM
In today’s news: Prepping for Southampton, Tim Cahill is talking and a transfer that could have been. The manager situation at Everton has jumped the shark. One minute Paulo Fonseca is the man. The next, Sam Allardyce is getting an extension. Now, they are going back to the coach they wanted mont...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu May 3 9:43 PM
The visiting Saints have some players that could be of interest to the Blues How quickly things change in the world of football. Just over six months ago Everton were being soundly spanked 4-1 by Southampton at St. Mary’s with the hosts going to tenth in the Premier League table and Everton stuck...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Feb 23 7:00 AM
In today’s links: Tosun should start, Dowell hits a rough patch and Rooney wants the pressure We did it! Our two-week nightmare is over, and tomorrow Everton will trot back out onto the football pitch for some competitive action. Hold onto that feeling for as long as you can. Because this team is...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Nov 27 3:33 PM
Everton lose away from home in depressing fashion No urgency in attack According to the pre-match team sheet, Manager David Unsowrth was deploying his team in the usual 4-2-3-1. However, once the match began it was clear the team would be playing a more traditional 4-4-2. With Everton ceding the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 26 4:07 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups Everton Starting XI - Pickford; Baines, Keane, Jagielka, Kenny; Schneiderlin, Gueye; Mirallas, Sigurdsson, Lennon; Calvert-Lewin. Bench - Robles, Williams, Sandro, Rooney, Vlasic, Lookman, Baningime. Southampton Starting XI...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 26 4:07 PM
Blues defense invigorates previously tepid Saints attack After losing 5-1 at home on Thursday night to Atalanta, you can forgive Everton fans who chose to skip Sunday’s match against Southampton in favor of something more enjoyable, like a root canal. After David Unsworth cited Thursday’s debacle...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 26 6:22 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for today’s game Everton will be without suspended Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse for today’s trip to Southampton . Davies is out after picking up five cautions while Niasse has been controversially handed a two-match ban for simulation following a panel review. As far as inju...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Nov 26 3:37 AM
Can the Blues rebound from their mid-week embarrassment in the Europa League? It’s the Ronald Koeman Cup without Ronald Koeman. Are you ready for some attacking football? Well, look elsewhere. These two sides have combines for just 21 goals this season. Everton have 12 scores and Southampton have...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 25 4:31 PM
Toffees head to the Saints needing points desperately Everton have picked up four points from their last two games against Watford FC and Crystal Palace , but face a challenge going to St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton . The two former Ronald Koeman sides are both struggling, with tomorro...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 25 3:00 PM
Predictions are sad when the club is bad Everton ’s march to mediocrity continues, and good bloggers that we are, the Royal Blue Mersey staff is back once again to solemnly make their predictions for the Toffees’ upcoming match. Last week, against league-worst Crystal Palace , we were relatively...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Nov 25 2:33 PM
Do we have to? Unfortunately, Everton are back tomorrow, making a trip to St. Mary’s to face Southampton . The Saints are struggling this season, too, and a Toffees win will see them pass the south coast club in the table. Let’s line ‘em up, shall we? Tactics and Formation Last weekend, Unsworth...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Nov 24 4:40 PM
Says the players know “exactly how he feels” after 5-1 loss You can forgive David Unsworth for being a few minutes late to today’s Southampton pre-match press conference. Everton ’s caretaker manager knew there wouldn’t be a lot of good things to talk about after the Toffees lost 5-1 to Atalanta...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 1 2:26 PM
Lazio man in demand. Southampton are seeking a long term replacement for Virgil van Dijk, who is desperate to leave St. Mary’s this summer, and Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt seems to fit the bill for the Saints quite nicely. However, if Everton have anything to do with it, the Dutch center back cou...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Jul 18 4:55 PM
An RBM exclusive? When Everton announced the signing of Cuco Martina on a free transfer from Southampton , the news did not include which first team number the versatile defender would wear during the 2017-18 campaign. However, those of us at Royal Blue Mersey have done what you might call a litt...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Jul 12 6:40 AM
Former Southampton right back on his way to Merseyside Cuco Martina has left Curaçao's Gold Cup team to fly to Merseyside and likely complete his transfer to Everton , as reported by Edson Evertsz who writes for Deporte Awe in Curaçao. The player captained his side to a 2-0 loss against Jamaica o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Jun 16 9:12 PM
WTF? If you thought today’s Everton coverage at Royal Blue Mersey would be all about transfers, well, think again. Southampton revealed their 2017 kits today, which at this time of year is fairly customary. The manner in which they did so, however, was not. In short: what? Superhero status: attai...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Jun 8 1:13 PM
Everton have been linked with the former Southampton man It’s fair to say that the news of Cuco Martina’s proposed move to Everton is not one that has stirred the Blues faithful. On the contrary, numerous Evertonians are already lamenting the idea and suggesting there are better players out there...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed May 24 10:43 PM
Martina apparently flew in to sort out a deal Everton have been linked with Southampton defender Cuco Martina a few times this season thanks to manager Ronald Koeman’s past tenure at the Saints. Now it appears that the defender is on Merseyside to work out the terms of a contract. Foootball site...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Apr 12 5:57 PM
Toffees set to launch ambitious bid for Dutch defender Everton are ready to make a big-money bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo. It’s no secret that Ronald Koeman is looking to bolster his defence and the Echo claim van Dijk is at the top of...