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Royal Blue Mersey Aug 18, 2017
Everton fullback woes could be solved by Luke Shaw transfer from Manchester United

Everton fullback woes could be solved by Luke Shaw transfer from Manchester United

Red Devils open to selling youngster Everton have long been looking for cover for Leighton Baines. Here at Royal Blue Mersey, we have consistently tried to put out names that we think would be good fits. Among these names have been Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes and Manchester United’s Daley Blind. It is easier to speculate to these sorts of things when the would-be selling club is making the club available for sale, and this seems to be the case with United’s Luke Shaw. The 22-year-old’s once-incredible career trajectory has been slowed by a combination of injuries and the pompous...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 17, 2017
Potential Benedikt Howedes transfer a perfect fit for Everton

Potential Benedikt Howedes transfer a perfect fit for Everton

Ex-Schalke captain would be ideal solution for Ronald Koeman. Ramiro Funes Mori is suffering from a long term injury, Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning are at Sunderland, and who knows what the deal is with Luke Garbutt. Given that, Ronald Koeman has made it known that he would like to sign a versatile defender that can cover both the left-sided center-half and left back positions as the club has no cover for Leighton Baines. Enter FC Schalke 04’s Benedikt Howedes. Premier League clubs are interested in Schalke's Benedikt Höwedes, who is considering his future after losing the...
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 12, 2017
Everton 1-0 Stoke City: Rooney rescues the Blues

Everton 1-0 Stoke City: Rooney rescues the Blues

Blues take all three points at Goodison Park. In the first game of the 2017-18 season, Everton were victorious over Stoke City by a 1-0 scoreline. The Blues started the match poorly, and the tactical setup was strange at best. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was nominally the right wing back, while Leighton Baines was pushed so far forward that at times it seemed Phil Jagielka was playing left-back. Most of the buildup play was directed down Calvert-Lewin’s side, which meant that Baines and Davy Klaassen in particular had trouble getting into the flow of the match. The Dutchman was replaced by Tom...
Liverpool Daily Post Aug 8, 2017
Everton agree new tyre partnership

Everton agree new tyre partnership

Leighton Baines promotes new partnership
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 8, 2017
Everton English Premier League Season Preview: Fullbacks

Everton English Premier League Season Preview: Fullbacks

Lack of leftback depth a genuine concern Stats Tactics When healthy, Everton have one of the best fullback duos in Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines. So it stands to reason that Ronald Koeman has made his fullbacks a key piece of his attacking plan. Whether deployed as wing backs in a 5-3-2 or traditional fullbacks in the 4-2-3-1/4-3-3, Baines and especially Coleman have been allowed to charge forward and overload their respective flanks. However, when Coleman is out of the line-up, Everton struggled to get much of any offensive production out of Mason Holgate. If Everton’s two Europa...
Liverpool Daily Post Aug 7, 2017
10 years of Leighton Baines at Everton - free-kicks, Pienaar, Martinez and chemistry

10 years of Leighton Baines at Everton - free-kicks, Pienaar, Martinez and chemistry

Full-back signed for the Blues 10 years ago today - heres why hes so loved among supporters
Royal Blue Mersey Aug 4, 2017
Three Thoughts: Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

Three Thoughts: Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

Blues eke out a win in Slovakia. It was uncomfortably close, but in the end, Everton were able to prevail over Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok in the Europa League. The Blues won both legs by a score of 1-0, with Leighton Baines scoring in the first and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netting in the second. Despite his perspective towards the media, it’s unlikely that Ronald Koeman will have been very pleased with his side’s performance the last two Thursdays. However, the Toffees advanced, and at this point, that’s all that matters. Not all of the new signings impressed Lets get this out of...
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 29, 2017
Baines excited about Everton’s summer activity

Baines excited about Everton’s summer activity

Veteran looking forward to the new season One of the currently longest-tenured players at Everton, Leighton Baines has talked about his excitement at the additions Steve Walsh and Ronald Koeman have made as the Blues returned to European action. The left back scored the only goal of the game as the Toffees won 1-0 against MFK Ruzomberok at Goodison Park on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League Third Qualifying Round fixture. The return game will be helf in Slovakia this coming Thursday. Speaking to the club website, Baines said - “It is exciting to be a part of it, as a...
Liverpool Daily Post Jul 29, 2017
Leighton Baines aims to end Everton's trophy drought

Leighton Baines aims to end Everton's trophy drought

Manager and new owner are here to take Blues to another level says left-back
Liverpool Echo Jul 29, 2017
Leighton Baines tops long and illustrious list of Everton full backs

Leighton Baines tops long and illustrious list of Everton full backs

But who else appears on the long-playing full-backs list?
Sport Mole Jul 28, 2017
Leighton Baines: 'Wayne Rooney can help end Everton's trophy drought'

Leighton Baines: 'Wayne Rooney can help end Everton's trophy drought'

Everton full-back Leighton Baines believes that Wayne Rooney's return could be the catalyst to help the club win their first piece of silverware since 1995.
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 28, 2017
Europa League highlights: Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

Europa League highlights: Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

Leighton Baines had the winner as Wayne Rooney returned to Goodison Park. Everton struggled for much of their Europa League opener yesterday, but in the end proved too much for Slovakian minnows MFK Ruzomberok. Leighton Baines had the only goal, via a long range deflected strike. Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen, and Michael Keane all made their competitive debuts for the club. On to the highlights, courtesy of EvertonTV: ⚽️ | @WayneRooney's return, European football back at Goodison and Baines' winner.@EuropaLeague highlights from last night's win... pic.twitter.com/lbjH4sV8DA—...
Liverpool Daily Post Jul 27, 2017
Leighton Baines strike earns Everton narrow Europa League advantage

Leighton Baines strike earns Everton narrow Europa League advantage

Deflected effort is only goal of 1-0 win over Ruzomberok in third qualifying round first leg
Sport Mole Jul 27, 2017
Result: Everton struggle to Europa League win over MFK Ruzomberok

Result: Everton struggle to Europa League win over MFK Ruzomberok

A second-half goal from Leighton Baines earns Everton a 1-0 win over MFK Ruzomberok in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.

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