8:57 AM EST, Sat November 17, 2018
Royal Blue Mersey 57 mins ago
An early look at Andre Gomes and Tom Davies by the numbers

An early look at Andre Gomes and Tom Davies by the numbers

The midfielder has been a perfect fit. Early this season, an Everton midfield featuring Tom Davies was being fairly effective. League wins over Southampton, Fulham and Leicester City all featured the homegrown player, and he seemed to have found his place in Marco Silva’s side. The trouble was, it wasn’t so much that Davies was playing well, it’s just that he fit the role Marco Silva needed better than the healthy alternatives. He was still an inefficient player but his energy and work rate covered up some of his weaknesses in a team system. Then Andre Gomes became fit and Davies...
Royal Blue Mersey 4 hours ago
Everton Ladies vs Arsenal: How to Watch & Preview

Everton Ladies vs Arsenal: How to Watch & Preview

First game since manager Andy Spence resigned Good news: Everton Ladies will be on television this Sunday! Bad news: Everton Ladies will be on television this Sunday against Arsenal, the WSL frontrunners. Arsenal are dominating the league, sitting 3 points above second place Man City. Meanwhile, the Toffees happen to be going through what General Manager Aaron Little described as a “difficult time” and currently sit in the (one-team) relegation zone. For the first time in almost 15 years, manager Andy Spence and his signature shorts will not be seen on the sidelines, having stepped...
Royal Blue Mersey 23 hours ago
Everton linked to Manchester United defender because of strange Dutch rumour

Everton linked to Manchester United defender because of strange Dutch rumour

International break becomes silly season. It seems like if Manchester United or Barcelona ever have anyone on the fringes, it’s Everton who is going to be linked. This isn’t entirely without merit, of course. After all, in recent years we have seen Morgan Schneiderlin, Wayne Rooney, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Gerard Deulofeu, and if we want to go back a hair further, Darren Gibson from those clubs. According to the Metro, we are linked this time with Marcos Rojo… again. Here are some comments from the last time we were linked to Rojo. It is really not any better a move...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 16, 2018
Looking ahead to Everton’s remaining 2018 schedule

Looking ahead to Everton’s remaining 2018 schedule

What does the Christmas period bring for the Toffees this season? I’m not really sure how, but it feels like the addition of the UEFA Nations League this season has somehow made international breaks feel worse. The breaks were bad enough before when they were composed solely of international friendlies, which we knew not to care about. But now, to have a “legitimate” competition take its place, and yet still feel completely and utterly meaningless somehow makes it...more boring? So, instead of devoting any thought or energy to the San Marino v. Moldova barn-burner in League D, let’s...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 15, 2018
Player Ratings: Everton’s season so far

Player Ratings: Everton’s season so far

Three months into the season, who has impressed and who must improve? The two eras may feel light years apart, but it’s now six months since Everton sacked Sam Allardyce and replaced him with Marco Silva. The Portuguese manager is almost one-third of the way through his debut campaign on Merseyside, with the Blues sat ninth on 19 points after 12 league games, though just a point off the top six. With the final international break of 2018 underway, it’s time to look at how each of Everton’s players have fared so far this season: *Only players with four or more appearances have been...