1:23 PM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
Royal Blue Mersey 23 mins ago
Everton has run out of time for moral victories

Everton has run out of time for moral victories

The performance against Manchester City was encouraging, but that’s no longer good enough Everton could have gotten a result away to Manchester City this weekend, a place where the defending Premier League champions now have a +27 goal differential through nine matches. That should be encouraging. But right now, it isn’t. You could say the same of Everton’s trips away to Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United — all of which ended with something of the same chorus repeated: “The Toffees had a chance, but in the end, were undone by a team with superior quality.” And thus it was...
northwales 2 hours ago
'Everton FC are an improving side, but this was another afternoon that showed they still have some way to go'

'Everton FC are an improving side, but this was another afternoon that showed they still have some way to go'

Joe Rimmer rounds up the best media reaction to the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City
Royal Blue Mersey 7 hours ago
5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Defeat to Man City

5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Defeat to Man City

What do the numbers reveal? Despite missing three big chances during the game, few would argue that Everton were comfortably beaten by Manchester City. That said, it was a very mixed performance, with Silva experimenting throughout and the Blues ending very positively. But what do the numbers show us? Everton Outclassed City controlled the game with 67% possession Okay, we had our chances and ended the game brightly, but for the first time this season, there was a gulf in class between Everton and our opponents. Although results haven’t gone our way, the Blues went toe-to-toe with...
Royal Blue Mersey 10 hours ago
Manchester City 3 Everton 1: Three Thoughts | Building momentum, Pickford’s saves, Lookman inspired

Manchester City 3 Everton 1: Three Thoughts | Building momentum, Pickford’s saves, Lookman inspired

Three thoughts from Everton’s loss against City Everton fail to build momentum Everton needed a near-perfect performance in order to come away with any points against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Early in the match, it looked as though they might be able to do just that. The capitulation we’ve become accustomed to seeing against top teams seems to finally be a thing of the past as Everton looked ready to take the game to City. However a smattering of blown opportunities cost Everton the chance to get the momentum on their side. The biggest culprit in not putting away chances was...