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Royal Blue Mersey Aug 12, 2016

Williams to miss out, Lukaku and Coleman face late fitness tests

New signing hasn’t trained enough to start yet Ronald Koeman spoke to the media yesterday ahead of tomorrow’s season opener for Everton against Tottenham, and said that Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman are both carrying minor niggles and the final decision to play will only be made tomorrow. Lukaku received stitches in his heel after suffering a cut in the last preseason game while Coleman has an ankle injury. New signing Ashley Williams will not play tomorrow as he has not trained much with the Everton side, but could probably step up in case of emergency. Club captain Phil Jagielka...
Swansea City's Francesco Guidolin confirms he wants a replacement...

Swansea City's Francesco Guidolin confirms he wants a replacement...

FRANCESCO Guidolin confirmed he is on the lookout for a new centre-back to replace Ashley Williams — and insisted Swansea City's squad will be complete when he lands him. Guidolin also revealed Leon Britton was the most likely candidate to wear the armband at Burnley on Saturday, but that the role of long-term captain was up for grabs. Williams left for Everton on Wednesday, leaving Swansea with only three specialist centre-backs on the books in Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat and Mike...
Record-breaking Borja Baston turned down host of clubs to join...

Record-breaking Borja Baston turned down host of clubs to join...

BORJA Baston has revealed he turned down a string of clubs from across Europe to join Swansea City — then promised to repay the club for making him their £15.5 million record signing. Baston completed a move from Atletico Madrid to South Wales yesterday, penning a four-year contract. The forward will be given a watching brief by Francesco Guidolin at Burnley in Swansea's Premier League opener tomorrow while he adjusts to his new surroundings. READ MORE: Swansea City press...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 11, 2016

Everton fans tweeting the other Ashley Williams

Oh boy, this could’ve been awkward As soon as Everton completed the signing of Wales defender Ashley Williams yesterday from Swansea City, the Blues Twitter army kicked into overdrive, tweeting the player messages of love and fellowship, welcoming him to the club. The only problem with that? Ashley Williams the footballer does not have a Twitter account, or at least not a public one that we know of. Instead, fans have been tweeting Ashley Williams the actress, who plays the wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan in The Jim Gaffigan Show. She is a television, film and Broadway actress, known for...
This video of Ashley Williams' finest Swansea City moments will...

This video of Ashley Williams' finest Swansea City moments will...

HE has been a fixture at the Liberty for eight years and helped Swansea City to the highest tier of British football.Skipper Ashley Williams' departure from the club then was always going to be a sad occasion and sure to bring a tear to the eye of more than a few supporters.To mark his contribution to the club Swansea City have produced a short video montage of Williams' greatest moments.READ MORE: Ashley Williams says he would like to thank every single Swans fan as he signs for EvertonView the...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 10, 2016

Getting to know new Everton defender Ashley Williams

Q&A with Swans blog SoS Fanzine Newest Everton signing Ashley Williams spent the bulk of his career at Swansea City, from 2008-through till 2016. During that time up in Wales, the Swans fans have really gotten to know the player very well. We asked our fellow blogger and good friend Steven, the editor for leading Swansea blog SoS Fanzine, a few questions about Williams, and he was gracious enough to answer them despite being saddened by the Swans’ loss. Gutted Williams has gone. Legend is so overused these days but he's undoubtedly one of our all time greats— Steven Carroll...
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins explains Ashley Williams...

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins explains Ashley Williams...

HUW Jenkins has revealed that Swansea City agreed to let Ashley Williams join Everton after the player expressed his desire to leave. Williams signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park in a deal worth £12 million That ends his eight-year stay in South Wales, and Jenkins admitted he was sad to see the Swansea skipper go. READ MORE: Ashley Williams says he would like to thank every single Swans fan as he signs for Everton We are disappointed to lose Ashley. It is definitely...
Ashley Williams completes move from Swansea City to Everton

Ashley Williams completes move from Swansea City to Everton

ASHLEY Williams has completed his switch from Swansea City to Everton, signing a three-year contract with the Merseyside club. The deal will see Swansea pocket an initial £9 million, with a possible £3 million more to follow in add-ons. Williams's departure ends an eight-year stay at the Liberty that included two promotions and a Capital One Cup final triumph. READ MORE: The inside story on Ashley Williams' Everton move as Swansea City tried to convince skipper to stay The...
The inside story on​ Ashley Williams' Everton move as Swansea...

The inside story on​ Ashley Williams' Everton move as Swansea...

SWANSEA City's new US backers made a direct appeal to Ashley Williams in a late bid to persuade the skipper to stay at the Liberty Stadium, the Evening Post understands.But the club accepted they had to say goodbye to their defensive rock once he had made it clear he wanted to bring a close to his eight-year service in South Wales and make a £12 million move to Everton.Williams is thought to have completed the formalities on the transfer to Goodison that ends something of an era at the...
Swansea City agreed to Ashley Williams's £12 million...

Swansea City agreed to Ashley Williams's £12 million...

SWANSEA City gave the green light on captain Ashley Williams's £12 million move to Everton out of respect for the Wales star's service to the club — but are vowing that they're not giving up on ambition. And there have been assurances the cash from the skipper's Merseyside exit will go back into the Liberty playing budget with claims close to the club that the 'stepping stone' days are over. Euro 2016 ace Williams was in Liverpool on Tuesday finalising the deal to join the...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 9, 2016

Everton eye triple deal with Bolasie and Kone set to join Williams at Goodison Park

Toffees wasting no time in spending the John Stones bounty Everton are reportedly set to complete a triple deal in the transfer market as the proceeds from the sale of John Stones begins to be spent in earnest. Swansea captain Ashley Williams is already on the brink of a £12million move to Goodison Park as replacement for Stones, whose £47.5m move to the Etihad Stadium was announced on Tuesday morning. Williams is at Finch Farm undergoing a medical and is expected to complete his switch to Everton imminently. Meanwhile, Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is reportedly set to follow Williams...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 9, 2016

Ashley Williams expected at Finch Farm today to complete Everton move

The Swansea City defender is closing on a move to Goodison Park According to Paul Joyce from the Daily Express, Ashley Williams is expected at Finch Farm today to complete a medical ahead of a move to Everton. The Blues are in the hunt for a new central defender before the start of the season after John Stones completed his protracted move to Manchester City on Tuesday. Williams appears to be top of Ronald Koeman’s wish list, having already seen a bid rejected for his services earlier this summer. It appears they have returned with an improved offer though and the player is making the...
Liverpool Echo Aug 9, 2016
Everton hoping to tie up Ashley Williams deal

Everton hoping to tie up Ashley Williams deal

Blues look to seal move for Swansea captain after second offer
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 4, 2016

Everton to make second bid for Ashley Williams

Wales captain open to move to Goodison Park Everton are determined to sign Swansea captain Ashley Williams and are ready to go in with an improved offer. The Guardian’s Andy Hunter - a reliable source when it comes to Merseyside football - reports that Ronald Koeman is keen to bolster his defence before the start of the season and Williams is his prime target. Williams is believed to be interested in a move to Goodison Park and the deal looked close to competition earlier this week. However, Swansea rejected Everton’s £10m offer and reiterated their desire to keep hold of the Wales...
Everton set to return with improved bid for Swansea City captain...

Everton set to return with improved bid for Swansea City captain...

Everton are likely to return with an improved offer for Ashley Williams after Swansea City rejected their £10 million bid.A deal for Williams had looked all but done, but in a dramatic twist the Swans released a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday night confirming their intention to keep hold of their captain.A Swansea City spokesperson said: Ashley Williams is an important part of our squad and club and we are not looking to sell him, and therefore we have turned down the offer...

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