2:02 AM EDT, Thu October 22, 2020
13 hours ago
Ancelotti on Everton’s flying start, his relationship with James, and the futures of Davies and Gordon

Ancelotti on Everton’s flying start, his relationship with James, and the futures of Davies and Gordon

Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via The Toffees boss has raised standards across the board - but is demanding more Carlo Ancelotti is known for his calm, measured management style rarely ranting or raving on the touchline or in interviews - even his book is called ‘quiet leadership’. I’m sure he loses in temper in private, but it remains within the confines of the dressing room and rarely strays into the public domain. So that’s what made a post-match interview after Everton’s game against Wolves in July so unusual, because it was a rare public attack from the softly...
18 hours ago
School of Science Radio, Episode 60: Derby fallout and much more

School of Science Radio, Episode 60: Derby fallout and much more

Photo by Peter Byrne - Pool/ Geno, Matthew and RBM’s Brian Foley discuss the Merseyside derby in depth and much more on this week’s podcast A dramatic Merseyside Derby saw Everton stay unbeaten in the Premier League, at least after VAR rescued the Blues in time added on in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. Geno and Matthew discussed every incident (and there were lots of them) of Saturday’s chaotic clash in this week’s SOS Radio episode, with the aid of another of RBM’s own, Brian Foley. Brian also chatted with Geno and Matthew about the rejection of Project Big Picture,...
23 hours ago
Everton news: Final 23-man squad, Ancelotti on Davies outlook, Wijnaldum the hypocrite

Everton news: Final 23-man squad, Ancelotti on Davies outlook, Wijnaldum the hypocrite

Photo by Jon Super - Pool/ Recapping the Everton news from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Does Bernard deserve a place in Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton? [RBM] Watch some behind-the-scenes clips from the Derby here. Apparently Liverpool’s players and managers are continuing to fan the flames lit during the game, with Georgino Wijnaldum the latest to pipe up. [RBM] Ex-Blue Sandro Ramirez scores seconds after coming on for new club SD Huesca (goal at 0:51). “Tom [Davies] can improve because he is still young, although he has more experience than our other young...
Oct 20, 2020
Wijnaldum keeps Merseyside feud with Everton boiling over

Wijnaldum keeps Merseyside feud with Everton boiling over

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Liverpool manager and players keep stoking the flames Liverpool’s manager and players continue to throw stones with impunity while living in their egotistical glass house. Clearly the Merseyside Police getting involved in investigating the torrents of abuse being received by Jordan Pickford and Richarlison by Liverpool fans has done nothing to change their obdurate viewpoints. Midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum is the latest to use the media to goad on their fans to perpetrate nonsensical conspiracy theories - the offending party that causes an injury...
Oct 20, 2020
Everton’s transfers out might not be over

Everton’s transfers out might not be over

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Rumors about Brazilian play-maker persist as Everton move on from the summer window. Just when it seemed like Everton were done in what was an eventful and impactful transfer window, rumors have popped up linking Brazilian playmaker Bernard with a move to Al-Hilal before the Saudi Arabian window closes on October 25th. The winger, signed in 2018, has made 68 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, having netted six goals with seven assists in the process. However, he has struggled for playing time since Carlo Ancelotti has taken over, and...
Oct 20, 2020
‘Genius’ Neymar makes things worse for Richarlison following sending off

‘Genius’ Neymar makes things worse for Richarlison following sending off

Photo by Daniel Apuy/ The Everton forward had his phone number revealed leading to another barrage of messages Social media will be the death of us. It’ll certainly not help the cause of prominent personalities who spend a lot of their time on it as it opens them up to a torrent of abuse from fans, of both their own teams as well as rival sides. Not so long ago, Mason Holgate was driven from Twitter after a Merseyside Derby when he sent Roberto Firmino through the advertising hoardings pitchside with a push. The Liverpool fans were irate that the Everton defender had stood his ground,...
Oct 20, 2020
Ridiculous Real Madrid transfer rumour for Everton forward

Ridiculous Real Madrid transfer rumour for Everton forward

Photo by Emma Simpson - Everton FC/Everton FC via All it takes is a few goals to get linked with the Spanish giants apparently Never mind that the transfer window has closed for another couple of months, the transfer rumour mill continues to churn on and on. As an Everton fan-run site we would be remiss to not celebrate our own players, but you would have to admit that thirteen-times Champions League winners Real Madrid looking to replace Karim Benzema with Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a bit of a stretch [CalcioMercato, via todofichajes] The newly-capped England striker is probably one of...
Oct 20, 2020
No Hate: Threats against Richarlison and Jordan Pickford go too far

No Hate: Threats against Richarlison and Jordan Pickford go too far

Jordan Pickford and Richarlison during the Everton training session | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Football can get testy of course, but should never stoop so low Football is a game of determination, of grit and of honor, played and followed by billions across the world. Football is also a game of honor, of love, of togetherness and of teamwork; there is simply no place for hate within football, and not even the tempers of longtime rivals should invoke the worst that we can see from humanity. Yet it does, on a routine basis seemingly. Football brings out vitriol from its...
Oct 20, 2020
A Hard Derby: What To Take Away From an Everton Draw against Liverpool

A Hard Derby: What To Take Away From an Everton Draw against Liverpool

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via The Toffees can take positives away certainly, while questions persist Going undefeated across all competitions through the first eight games of games of a season is no easy feat. For Everton, it is the first time in over a century-and-a-quarter that such an accomplishment can be claimed; with so much season to go, it will mean little unless we can continue building from here. And while the draw versus Liverpool kept us top of the table, as well as undefeated, the match was none-too-beautiful. Between the hamstring injury to Seamus Coleman, the...
Oct 19, 2020
FA WSL Recap: Everton 2-2 Brighton | Toffees drop points by conceding late

FA WSL Recap: Everton 2-2 Brighton | Toffees drop points by conceding late

Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/ Despite lackluster performance, Everton still have yet to lose in league play MATCH HIGHLIGHTS The grey Liverpool skies foretold how Everton would play against Brighton. Even in the team’s poorest game of the season, the Toffees still managed to earn a point. Certainly not the performance Head Coach Willie Kirk or his players demand of themselves, but the focus now turns to November 1st for the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Dropping points at home leaves Everton in second place, two points behind Arsenal and ahead of Manchester United only on goal...
Oct 19, 2020
Merseyside Police investigating offensive tweets against Pickford and Richarlison as hate crimes

Merseyside Police investigating offensive tweets against Pickford and Richarlison as hate crimes

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via The Derby fallout has seen a maelstrom of abuse hurled at Pickford and Richarlison From all the fallout resulting from a tumultuous Merseyside Derby, one of the most unfortunate is the amount of abuse that has been directed towards Everton players Jordan Pickford and Richarlison. Pickford was lucky to not be sent off for throwing himself recklessly at Virgil van Dijk, a challenge that has since seen the Liverpool player severely injured and out for several months. There will also be no retrospective action taken against the England #1. The vitriol...
Oct 19, 2020
Pickford will not face retrospective disciplinary action for van Dijk tackle

Pickford will not face retrospective disciplinary action for van Dijk tackle

Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via The Football Association have completed their review of the incident involving Pickford and van Dijk It’s not going to end any of the buzz still going around from the dramatic events that ensued during the weekend’s Merseyside Derby, but the Football Association have announced that there will be no retrospective action taken towards Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Early in the game on Saturday, a Liverpool corner was flicked out towards Virgil van Dijk who reached for the ball with Pickford immediately recognizing the danger. The England #1...
Oct 19, 2020
Toxic fallout the abiding memory from chaotic Merseyside derby

Toxic fallout the abiding memory from chaotic Merseyside derby

There has been a great deal of conjecture since Saturday’s derby draw, particularly around Jordan Pickford’s challenge on Virgil van Dijk | Photo by Laurence Griffiths/ Saturday’s thrilling Goodison clash has been tainted by its bizarre aftermath. Yet the enmity between Everton and Liverpool hasn’t always been this vitriolic, so what’s changed? It’s Tuesday, February 5, 2019. An Everton fan stuns a Sky Sports News reporter into silence by saying he wants his side to lose at home to Manchester City the following evening to dent Liverpool’s title hopes. “Do you work with...
Oct 19, 2020
Everton 2–2 Liverpool: Three Thoughts | Derby drama as Everton stay atop league table

Everton 2–2 Liverpool: Three Thoughts | Derby drama as Everton stay atop league table

Photo by Laurence Griffiths/ Three thoughts from the 237th Merseyside Derby The wait continues. On the tenth anniversary, to the date (October 17), of the last time Everton defeated Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby, the Toffees managed to avoid one sending off and a late goal, thanks to VAR. Pickford’s Performance For all the criticism he receives, Jordan Pickford had a solid performance against Liverpool; England’s number one couldn’t do much on either of Liverpool’s goals. He faced a total of eight shots on target, making a smart save on Trent Alexander-Arnold, stifling the...
Oct 19, 2020
Everton news: Godfrey debut, Coleman-Klopp spat, Carragher defends Pickford

Everton news: Godfrey debut, Coleman-Klopp spat, Carragher defends Pickford

Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Recapping all the Everton news from the weekend Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Five telling stats from the Derby draw. [RBM] “The feeling is good, we wanted to compete and we did. It was a good performance, with good spirit, which was what we needed in this game,” says Ancelotti. [RBM] Watch the highlights from the match below. “I enjoyed every second of my time on the pitch. It is an important game for the Club and the fans and there is no better game to make your debut for Everton. It is massive to make your debut for such a...