5:32 AM EST, Wed December 19, 2018
Royal Blue Mersey 14 hours ago
Pochettino Spurs-United switch could severely test Silva’s commitment to Everton

Pochettino Spurs-United switch could severely test Silva’s commitment to Everton

Marco Silva’s first loyalty test at the Toffees could come sooner than later Manchester United finally pulling the plug on the Jose Mourinho experiment earlier today might have set the ball rolling in what will promise to be a very eventful Christmas in the Premier League. The Times are now reporting that the Red Devils are preparing a massive bid for Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino and his entire coaching staff comprising Jesús Pérez, Toni Jiménez and Miguel D’Agostino. They go on to add that the Argentine is considering taking the role next season, even though he...
Royal Blue Mersey 18 hours ago
Clubs lining up to take young Everton defender on loan in January

Clubs lining up to take young Everton defender on loan in January

Mason Holgate has been pushed to the fringes at the Toffees This season has not gone too well for Everton defender Mason Holgate. With the acquisition of Yerry Mina and his subsequent return to fitness, and how well Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma have fit in together have meant that the 22-year-old has not even been a part of the matchday squad since mid-October for the Blues. Holgate began the season coming on as a sub away at Wolverhampton Wanderers after Phil Jagielka got sent off, and was in the starting lineup for the next four games, including the home drubbing by West Ham United....
Royal Blue Mersey 18 hours ago
Analyzing Everton’s financial results: New stadium spending, cost of sacking Allardyce & Koeman and the resultant loss

Analyzing Everton’s financial results: New stadium spending, cost of sacking Allardyce & Koeman and the resultant loss

The numbers make for some interesting reading after a turbulent 12 months Everton’s latest financial results, released on Tuesday morning, offer a fascinating insight into the true cost of what has been an eventful year both on and off the pitch. The club will understandably highlight the positives, particularly a record turnover of £189m, a 10% increase on last year. That was driven by a 45% increase in gate receipts, sponsorship, advertising and merchandising revenue. Healthy season ticket and matchday ticket sales, Europa League football and new sponsorship deals with SportPesa and...
Royal Blue Mersey 19 hours ago
Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho puts the pressure on Everton

Manchester United’s sacking of Jose Mourinho puts the pressure on Everton

Sixth place likely just got a little more difficult to attain After Everton’s loss to Manchester City, I felt that something had become painfully clear — the Toffees had run out of time to accept moral victories. “Close but not quite” has been the story too frequently for Everton this season, and the result is that the club sits outside the top six, with a frenetic fracas likely waiting to break out for sixth place in the Premier League. Well, Manchester United went and made that point all the more pressing today by firing Every Negative Human Emotion Personified — Jose Mourinho....
Royal Blue Mersey 19 hours ago
With Mourinho gone, can Everton get either Lukaku or Pogba on loan?

With Mourinho gone, can Everton get either Lukaku or Pogba on loan?

Just for the sake of debate.. Lukaku or Pogba? Let’s just start off by saying this is a purely hypothetical article, based off no speculation whatsoever apart from observations of Everton’s needs and the chaos that Jose Mourinho’s third year at Manchester United has quickly descended into. (PS - Less than a day after we wrote this Mourinho has been shown the door, wow!) Everton need a striker. Of this there is no doubt whatsoever. Not a “he’ll turn into something big soon” striker. Not a “young prospect that will need playing time to develop” forward. The Blues need a...