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Everton news: Doucouré injury update, Newcastle Rafa latest, van de Beek news

Everton news: Doucouré injury update, Newcastle Rafa latest, van de Beek news

Photo by Jan Kruger/ Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday  Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours We mourn the passing of former Everton manager Walter Smith. [RBM] More coverage here, including comments from Club Chairman Bill Kenwright [EFC] and also from manager Rafa Benitez. [EFC] “Watford made it difficult for us but as a group we have to take accountability for what happened. To be 2-1 up and lose the way we did was not acceptable. All we can do is regroup and make it right in the next game. It hurts but we have to move forward,” says Demarai...
Royal Blue Mersey Oct 26, 2021
Former Everton manager passes away

Former Everton manager passes away

Walter Smith died at the age of 73 after a long illness There is some sad news to start the day today as former Everton manager Walter Smith has passed away after a long illness at the age of 73. Smith was in charge at Goodison Park between July 1998 and March 2002 during a tumultuous time for the club under chairman Peter Johnson. Universally popular among players and fans due to his friendly demeanor, the Scotsman oversaw a great escape in the 1998-99 season when the January loan signing of Kevin Campbell and subsequent nine goals in eight games helping keep the Toffees in...
Royal Blue Mersey Oct 26, 2021
Young Blues chalk up first points in Premier Cup

Young Blues chalk up first points in Premier Cup

Photo by Emma Simpson - Everton FC/Everton FC via A game of two halves sees Blues secure the win Everton Under 23s left it late to assert themselves in a 2-0 win over Burnley in the FA Premier Cup match at the Pure Stadium Southport on Monday night. This gave them their first three points in the Group D table of this competition. You would have expected that, given the severe criticism that the first team received in the wake of their heavy defeat against Watford at Goodison, the young Blues would have an extra spring in their step with one eye on a call up to Rafa...
Royal Blue Mersey Oct 25, 2021
3 Talking Points From Everton’s Historic 5-2 Collapse Against Watford

3 Talking Points From Everton’s Historic 5-2 Collapse Against Watford

Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via It was a night to forget at Goodison Park as the boos rained down on the final whistle No Like-for-like Replacement for Doucoure The news that the influential Abdoulaye Doucoure had suffered a stress fracture to his foot during last weekend’s match against West Ham United and would subsequently be out for a month or more, served to bring the mood of Evertonians down somewhat this week. The dynamic midfielder has combined stalwart defending with an attacking verve and a committed attitude so far this season, eclipsing his more...
Royal Blue Mersey Oct 25, 2021
Everton news: Rafa’s verdict, Richarlison’s hopes, Lingard linked

Everton news: Rafa’s verdict, Richarlison’s hopes, Lingard linked

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Recapping all the Everton news from the weekend Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton fall to Watford 5-2. Here’s how it happened. [RBM] Watch the highlights below (if you dare). “We had enough quality on the pitch to win – and we were winning. It is up to us to manage the situation and improve that – some players were a little bit tired but it doesn’t matter, it is not an excuse. We have to be better – especially when you are in control of the game. You can’t make the mistakes we made,” says Rafa....