4:23 AM EST, Sat December 15, 2018
Royal Blue Mersey 12 hours ago
Everton at Manchester City: Writer Prediction League

Everton at Manchester City: Writer Prediction League

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here December brings utter fixture madness every season, and 2018 is no different for Everton. So hectic, in fact, that Monday’s match against Watford slipped right past our team without getting predictions in — but who can really blame us, given the result! The Watford match was preceded by a home match against Newcastle United, which brought the same result — an utterly disappointing home draw. From two matches that the majority of us felt Everton would take six points, the Toffees instead walk away with only two. The importance of those two matches...
Royal Blue Mersey 16 hours ago
Man City v Everton - Premier League Match Preview

Man City v Everton - Premier League Match Preview

The Toffees face a daunting task against the champions, stung after losing their unbeaten record last weekend It’s been a testing couple of weeks for Everton as the confidence and momentum gained by a promising run of form began to run out of steam. Though it is hard to quantify, the defeat - or perhaps more accurately - the manner of the defeat at Liverpool certainly dented the team’s confidence and I don’t think they’ve got it out of their system yet. The hangover was definitely evident against Newcastle and given it was only four days after the loss at Anfield that’s...
Royal Blue Mersey 19 hours ago
Silva reveals Gueye may miss Man City trip

Silva reveals Gueye may miss Man City trip

Blues midfielder sustained a knock in Monday’s Watford draw which may sideline him tomorrow Everton manager Marco Silva says midfielder Idrissa Gueye is doubtful for the Blues’ game at Manchester City tomorrow. Though everyone else in Silva’s squad is available, the boss said Gueye is still struggling from a knock picked up in Monday’s 2-2 draw with Watford, which forced him to be substituted in the second half. Speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon, Silva said: “Just a problem with Gana. He finished the last game with a small problem, nothing special. “We...
Royal Blue Mersey 19 hours ago
Silva responds to Gomes transfer rumours

Silva responds to Gomes transfer rumours

The Toffees boss is also coy about his January transfer plans Everton fans were given a fright in midweek when rumours emerged of a potential Tottenham bid for Andre Gomes when his loan deal expires in the summer. Such rumours probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the Portuguese midfielder’s impressive performances in the Everton midfield. Marco Silva and Marcel Brands have both spoken of their desire to sign Gomes on a permanent deal, so it was inevitable that the Everton boss was asked for his reaction to those rumours in his pre-Man City press conference. As Ever,...
Royal Blue Mersey 22 hours ago
Gomes: I’m happy to be at Everton

Gomes: I’m happy to be at Everton

The Portugal midfielder has been reflecting on his start to life on Merseyside as well as his difficulties at Barcelona Andre Gomes says his difficult experience at Barcelona has made him “more of a man” and that he is enjoying his football again at Everton. The Portugal midfielder cost £50million when he made the move the Nou Camp from Valencia in the summer of 2016. However, the 25-year-old struggled for form on Catalonia despite being a regular, and was even voted the ‘worst signing of the season’ by Marca readers in April 2017. Gomes later admitted he became stuck in vicious...
Royal Blue Mersey 22 hours ago
Everton at Manchester City: Projected Lineup

Everton at Manchester City: Projected Lineup

Gulp. Everton traipse down to the Etihad on Saturday for the first time since early last season, a match in which Gylfi Sigurdsson made his league debut for the club. Point being, it’s been awhile, and a lot has changed since August 21, 2017, but one thing remains the same: Manchester City are a lot better than Everton, and that’s okay. With that being the case, the question Marco Silva must ask himself is what can he do with his lineup that gives Everton the best chance at a result? Tactics and Formation There are two competing factors at play in Marco Silva’s lineup decisions this...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 14, 2018
Toffees Mailbag; Everton-City preview, striker debate

Toffees Mailbag; Everton-City preview, striker debate

A seriously light-hearted look at all things Everton What a frustrating eight days. First the derby. (Moving on...) Then with a chance to rebound from the weekend disappointment, the Toffees submitted a wholly underwhelming performance against Newcastle. Finally, after a week of hand-wringing and hair-pulling the Toffees had a background story-filled match up with Marco Silva’s (and Richarlison’s) former employers. However, expecting a buzzing performance from their squad, Everton fans were left disheartened by another poor performance at home against Watford FC. Of course, there...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 14, 2018
Everton Ladies Crash Out of Continental Cup Group Stages

Everton Ladies Crash Out of Continental Cup Group Stages

Second defeat in a row with new manager Everton Ladies dazzled for Willie Kirk’s first game as manager, beating Liverpool 2-1, but have since gone on to suffer two defeats in a week. Interestingly, both teams that have beaten Everton - Bristol City and Manchester United - were formerly coached by Kirk. The Blues lost 2-0 to Bristol on Sunday, leaving them in 9th place (out of 11) and 2 points off of the last place relegation zone spot. The Toffees lost 3-0 to Man United for a Thursday night Continental Cup game, meaning that they will not progress to the second stage. Last season,...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 13, 2018
Everton at Manchester City: The Opposition View

Everton at Manchester City: The Opposition View

We spoke to writer and City podcaster Ger Deegan prior to the Blues’ trip to the champions on Saturday Everton travel to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime, with neighbours Liverpool hoping Marco Silva’s men can take points off their title rivals. The Blues arrive at the Etihad Stadium winless in their last three matches, while Pep Guardiola’s champions lost their first game of the season at Chelsea on Saturday. That defeat, which followed Liverpool’s 4-0 hammering of Bournemouth, handed back top spot to the Reds for the first time since September. Everton have drawn at the...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 13, 2018
Marcel Brands reveals Everton’s January spending plans

Marcel Brands reveals Everton’s January spending plans

Everton director of football says club will operate on a ‘one in, one out’ policy during next month’s transfer window Everton director of football Marcel Brands has revealed the club will not increase its first team squad size during the January transfer window. The Blues’ senior squad currently consists of 27 players, and Brands has said the Everton hierarchy will attempt to trim the bloated group when the window re-opens next month. Marcel Brands has confirmed a "one-in one-out" transfer policy for #Everton in January. The Blues Director of Football says having 27 professionals...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 13, 2018
Everton face competition to make Andre Gomes transfer permanent

Everton face competition to make Andre Gomes transfer permanent

Tottenham Hotspur are butting in where they don’t belong. One of the risks that comes with a loaned-in player performing at extremely high levels is another team noticing, and subsequently showing concrete interest. It’s well known at this point that both Marco Silva and Marcel Brands would like to sign Andre Gomes permanently, and quickly. Unfortunately, another contender has stepped into the frame. According to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, Tottenham Hotspur are renewing the interest they showed in Gomes over the summer. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will do everything he can to keep...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 13, 2018
Everton news recap: Vlasic potential, Silva’s setpiece targets, U23s lose

Everton news recap: Vlasic potential, Silva’s setpiece targets, U23s lose

Recapping all of yesterday’s Everton news... Your daily dose of Everton news and rumors The Everton Under-23s played in the Premier League International Cup yesterday at Goodison Park against Bayern Munich, but failed to convert their early domination into goals and paid the price, losing 4-1. [EFC] Should Gylfi Sigurdsson continue to take Everton’s spotkicks? Is there someone in the squad with a better record? [RBM] Marco Silva knows that with his trio of giant centerhalves that the Blues should be scoring more from setpieces, and he has a plan for it. [EFC] Everton have been drawn to...
Royal Blue Mersey Dec 12, 2018
The rising star of Nikola Vlasic

The rising star of Nikola Vlasic

The future of Real Madrid’s attacking midfield. Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend at a local Mexican Restaurant (Los Amigos has great shrimp quesadillas if you’re ever local). As we are being seated, the tv at the bar is set to Univision and they are showing their ad for the upcoming Champion’s League match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow and a crystal clear close up of Nikola Vlasic followed by his name in giant letters was put alongside the big names of Real Madrid in advertising the match. Clear across the Atlantic Ocean an Everton loanee is being used to promote a...
northwales Dec 12, 2018
The opportunity Everton FC have against a reeling Manchester City

The opportunity Everton FC have against a reeling Manchester City

Former Blue Michael Ball looks ahead to the clash at the Etihad
northwales Dec 12, 2018
The message Everton FC star Richarlison sent to his former club

The message Everton FC star Richarlison sent to his former club

The Brazilian faced Watford on Monday for the first time since his summer move to Goodison Park

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