3:38 PM EDT, Fri September 17, 2021
Royal Blue Mersey 2 hours ago
Everton Podcast - School of Science Radio, Episode 99 | Burnley recap & Aston Villa preview

Everton Podcast - School of Science Radio, Episode 99 | Burnley recap & Aston Villa preview

Photo by Everton FC/Everton FC via Geno and Kevin look back at the win over Burnley and then ahead to the Saturday clash at Aston Villa Everton eventually beat Burnley handily in front of a packed Goodison Park on Monday night after stuttering in the first half and falling behind early in the second. The 3-1 scoreline in the end was justified as a dominant second half performance could have seen the Blues easily pot another three goals with the chances they created. The Toffees are back in action on Saturday, with a trip to Villa Park on the cards. The game against...
Royal Blue Mersey 2 hours ago
Everton at Aston Villa: Match Preview | Toffees look to maintain unbeaten start

Everton at Aston Villa: Match Preview | Toffees look to maintain unbeaten start

Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/ A tough test awaits at Villa Park Everton hit the road again on Saturday evening with a tricky looking trip to Aston Villa, though they do so with a spring in their step after Monday’s stirring comeback win against Burnley. The Toffees struggled early on against Sean Dyche’s side, but a tactical tweak from Rafael Benitez unlocked the door as Everton scored three in six minutes to turn the game on its head. It was the first game I have attended at Goodison since March 2020 and was a reminder, if I ever needed one, of just how special the...
Royal Blue Mersey 3 hours ago
Big construction step for new Everton stadium completed

Big construction step for new Everton stadium completed

The Bramley Moore Dock area, with the iconic clock tower on the bottom right | Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via The Bramley-Moore Dock basin has been cleared and sealed Work continues unabated on Everton’s new stadium project both onsite and offsite. Yesterday we heard the announcement that nearly £400 million in funding for the project has been secured with the City chipping in with £45m and a further £350 from the private placement market. Today, the Club released a press statement saying that the clearing of the Bramley-Moore Dock basin has been completed,...
Royal Blue Mersey 9 hours ago
Aston Villa Tactical Analysis: No Grealish No Party against Everton?

Aston Villa Tactical Analysis: No Grealish No Party against Everton?

Photo by Tony McArdle - Everton FC/Everton FC via Disappointing summer transfers ready to explode? After a near perfect start to the season, Everton travel to Villa Park looking to continue their unbeaten run. Aston Villa have had a fairly steady start to their life without Jack Grealish and find themselves twelfth in the table on four points. Despite spending big in the summer, Villa have a few players who haven’t quite blended into Dean Smith’s team yet, with the likes of Emiliano Buendia and Leon Bailey both yet to really light up the Premier League so far. Lets...
Royal Blue Mersey 11 hours ago
Everton news: Toffees close to securing £400m for new stadium, U18s coach departs

Everton news: Toffees close to securing £400m for new stadium, U18s coach departs

Photo by Visionhaus/ Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday  Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Watch the manager’s presser before Everton’s match tomorrow against Aston Villa. Corner flags will be on high alert as Tim Cahill’s son Shae signs on as a full-term Academy Scholar. [RBM] Everton slated to receive financial backing to the tune of £45m for their new stadium from city of Liverpool. [RBM] The club are also close to securing up to £350m for the Bramley-Moore Dock project through the private placement market. [Global Capital, via the...
Royal Blue Mersey 22 hours ago
Liverpool to help pay for Everton’s new stadium with £45m boost

Liverpool to help pay for Everton’s new stadium with £45m boost

Photo by Virtual-Planit/Everton FC/Everton FC via That’s the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, that is The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are going to consider a proposal that will give Everton up to £45 million for their new stadium that is being built at the Bramley-Moore Dock on the banks of the River Mersey. The breaking news late on Thursday evening as reported by the Liverpool Echo goes on to say that the sum consists of a £15m grant and a separate £30m loan for the massive project that has a completion goal for the 2023/24 season. Everton...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 16, 2021
Everton’s new class of Academy Scholars includes legend’s son

Everton’s new class of Academy Scholars includes legend’s son

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Tim Cahill’s son is one of the thirteen new recruits to the Everton Academy’s ranks The new season is now four games underway for the Everton Under-18s and the squad has welcomed an influx of young players into the Scholars ranks as announced by the club recently. The youngsters who have all signed full-term agreements with the club include - Dylan Graham (Goalkeeper); Ed Jones, Harry Wright, Charlie Wilson, Jack Tierney (Defenders); Jenson Metcalfe, Saja Manafa, Halid Djankpata, Sam Coughlan, Isaac Heath, Shae Cahill...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 16, 2021
Benitez on his ability to adapt, Ancelotti comparisons and maximizing player potential

Benitez on his ability to adapt, Ancelotti comparisons and maximizing player potential

Photo by Visionhaus/ Manager’s comments ahead of Everton trip to Aston villa over the weekend Everton go to Villa Park on Saturday night for a primetime Premier League fixture, and manager Rafa Benitez has been talking to the media during his pre-match press conference earlier today. His tenure at the Toffees is off to a good start, what would he attribute this unbeaten run to? “To have good players, and to have players who are motivated and committed. To have good staff and good people around you helping you to make the right decisions. We have talked about our...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 16, 2021
Benitez update on Calvert-Lewin and message to James Rodriguez

Benitez update on Calvert-Lewin and message to James Rodriguez

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Manager’s comments ahead of difficult trip to Villa Park Everton travel to Aston Villa this weekend and speaking at his pre-match press conference earlier today, manager Rafa Benitez gave an update on the injury situation starting with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. “It’s what I said after the game. Still we have to wait some weeks, we don’t know exactly how many but he will not be available for two or three weeks.” He was then asked what was happening with James Rodriguez and if he was match-fit yet. “He’s training....
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 16, 2021
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin out for a spell, will the goals keep coming for Everton?

With Dominic Calvert-Lewin out for a spell, will the goals keep coming for Everton?

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Last season Everton were incapable of consistently threatening without their number nine, this campaign appears to be a bit different When Dominic Calvert-Lewin was out of the Everton lineup last season, everyone knew that the scoring slack would have to be picked up by everyone, starting first with Richarlison and then everyone else. In the five Premier League matches where DCL was not available to play last season, the club was only able to score five goals, winning just once against Wolverhampton in the earlier part of the...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 16, 2021
Four matches in twelve days present a schedule challenge for Benitez and Everton

Four matches in twelve days present a schedule challenge for Benitez and Everton

Rafa Benitez the head coach / manager of Everton | Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/ The manager will have to rotate his squad to come through this next phase of games Everton are likely in good spirits at this point, early on in this new season. All things still remain possible, from placing high up on the league table by the end of the campaign, to winning a trophy or two in domestic competition. As the second run of matches has begun with a 3-1 victory against Burnley, it is worth taking note of the unfortunate schedule that many clubs, the Toffees included, are...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 15, 2021
Five Takeaways From Everton’s 3-1 Comeback Win Over Burnley

Five Takeaways From Everton’s 3-1 Comeback Win Over Burnley

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via More come from behind heroics at Goodison Park One of last season’s Awkward Squad threatened to spoil Rafael Benitez’s second Goodison Park outing on a rainy Monday night, only to be blown away by Everton’s reaction to falling behind. Three goals from the Blues in seven breathless minutes proved too much for a doughty and aggressive Burnley outfit, as the home side climbed up to fourth in the English Premier League table. The No.9 Conundrum With Dominic Calvert-Lewin a surprising omission from the matchday squad due to injury,...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 15, 2021
Premier League Matchweek 4: Everton 3-1 Burnley

Premier League Matchweek 4: Everton 3-1 Burnley

Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Another storming comeback at Goodison Park for the Blues Everton returned to Goodison Park after three away games on the trot with a Monday night clash against Burnley. Their defensive opponents did their best to suck the life out of a packed Goodison Park crowd revelling under the lights, and indeed had the pick of the chances in the first half as the Toffees struggled to move the ball fluently in their unfamiliar 3-4-3 formation. The visitors drew first blood in the second half, a header resulting from a setpiece (of course) but...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 15, 2021
Everton linked with another Scottish right back

Everton linked with another Scottish right back

Photo by Kenan Asyali/SNS Group via The transfer window might be closed but the Toffees are still searching for Coleman’s successor Everton’s hunt for the next Seamus Coleman, both positionally and in terms of value, continues unabated even with the summer transfer window now closed. After many names being linked with the Blues over the summer in their quest to find a long term heir to the club captain, a new name has arrived within the last few days. According to Scottish media sources, Calvin Ramsay of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership is the latest name to be...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 15, 2021
Tactical Recap: How Everton broke down defensive Burnley

Tactical Recap: How Everton broke down defensive Burnley

Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/ Mid-game changes and frantic spells needed in order to beat the Clarets Monday Night Football saw Everton come from behind to beat Sean Dyche’s Burnley. The Toffees won three goals to one, despite being behind approaching the 60 minute mark. This game saw Everton have more possession than the opposition for the first time this season, taking us up to 4th in the Premier League in the final game of the weekend. One player who I picked out in my tactical preview of the game that Everton needed to be aware of was of course their star...