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Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 8:46 PM
What a way to come back to Everton! All the ingredients for a fairy tale were present at Goodison Park today, and lifelong Blue Wayne Rooney stepped up to take the plaudits. Marking his return to Everton after 13 years, he scored the winning goal along with an encouraging second half performance...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 7:59 PM
Manager’s comments after narrow win on opening weekend Everton got the 2017-18 Premier League season off to a positive start with a 1-0 win over Stoke City at home. Despite a disjointed performance that saw the Blues play in fits and starts for the first half, it took a tactical change at the bre...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 7:31 PM
Everton won just their second opening day fixture in the last nine years with a scrappy 1-0 win over Stoke City. Everton started off the season with a welcome three points, winning a close game 1-0 against Stoke City . The game started slowly with both teams seemingly sizing the opposition up and...
EPL Talk - Sat Aug 12 6:08 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney rolled back the years for Everton as the England striker’s clinical header sealed a 1-0 win over Stoke on his second Premier League debut for his boyhood club. Rooney had already played one home game — a Europa League qualifier against Ruzomberok — in his second spe...
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 5:48 PM
Matchwinner Wayne Rooney admitted he couldn’t imagine a better way of marking his first goal back at Goodison Park. The Blues Academy graduate netted his first home goal in 13 years and five months wi
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 5:43 PM
Blues take all three points at Goodison Park. In the first game of the 2017-18 season, Everton were victorious over Stoke City by a 1-0 scoreline. The Blues started the match poorly, and the tactical setup was strange at best. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was nominally the right wing back, while Leighto...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 4:54 PM
Vote on the player performances from today’s game Everton beat Stoke City narrowly to break a four-game streak of opening day draws. The 1-0 result can be considered fortunate for the Blues who were given a run for their money by the limited visitors. The visitors had the better start in this gam...
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 4:00 PM
Everton’s Under-23 team has hit the £230, 000 fundraising target for their ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign. The fundraising drive saw former Blues FA Cup-winning defender and current Under-23s ma
SBNation - Sat Aug 12 3:54 PM
In his first Premier League game back with his boyhood club, Rooney put the Toffees ahead in the first half. The return of Wayne Rooney to Everton isn’t just a sentimental one. With Romelu Lukaku gone, the Toffees actually need him to produce. And he’s off to a great start, scoring in the first h...
Soccerlens - Sat Aug 12 2:46 PM
Everton in talks to sign Dutch midfielder - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton are believed to be in negotiations to sign Dutch midfielder Ruud Vormer, according to reports in Belgium. Vormer plays for Club Brugge in the Juliper Pro League and is no stranger to Everton manager Ronald Koe...
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 2:24 PM
Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez will make their Premier League debuts for Everton against Stoke City this afternoon. The trio are named in Ronald Koeman’s starting XI alongside fell
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 11:49 AM
Welcome to the ticket bulletin for Saturday 12 August. The bulletin will provide Evertonians with information on all upcoming first-team matches. For hospitality options for upcoming home games, pleas
Vital Football - Sat Aug 12 10:47 AM
Rooney's Stoke Start (Unsurprisingly) Confirmed Vitalfootball: Everton: 12/08/2017 10:35:32 There's not too much surprising by the revelation Rooney will start against Stoke. It was a given really, wasn't it? This is why he returned to Everton from Manchester United.
Vital Football - Sat Aug 12 10:34 AM
Follow Everton v Stoke Live On Twitter - 12/8/17 Vitalfootball: Everton: 12/08/2017 10:16:13 Everton host Stoke City at Goodison Park today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.
Vital Football - Sat Aug 12 10:19 AM
Stoke Difficult But Everton Have Big Ambitions Vitalfootball: Everton: 12/08/2017 10:13:11 Ronald Koeman is prepared for a difficult afternoon as Everton start the Premier League season against Stoke but goes into the campaign with 'big ambitions' for the Blues.
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 10:00 AM
He says it’s an “intimidating” atmosphere for opposing players – so Michael Keane is looking forward to the “special occasion” of having the Goodison crowd on his side as he prepares to make his Premi
Everton FC Blogs - Sat Aug 12 9:00 AM
Jordan Pickford is the cover star of the August edition of the Everton magazine. Everton’s new goalkeeper, who joined over the summer for a fee that could rise to a Club-record £30million, leads an al
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 7:40 AM
Who’s in and who’s out for today’s game? Everton are going to be light on the bench for the season opener against Stoke CIty on Saturday. Ross Barkley and James McCarthy are nursing groin and knee ailments respectively and are not expected back until next weekend though both have been training li...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 6:41 AM
Blues need to find a striker. Where to turn? We kind of knew when he came on to the pitch, and we all but knew when he put a thunderous header in the back of the net to win the season opener for Arsenal . It was confirmed after the game. Arsene Wenger confirms that Olivier Giroud will stay this...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 12 3:16 AM
The Premier League is back! Thank the old gods and the new! It’s back! The long, hot summer is over. Say goodbye to the days where you pretended to be excited about the Gold Cup and the made-up preseason tournaments. Today, it’s real football that actually matters. But this is Everton and Stoke,...
EPL Talk - Sat Aug 12 1:37 AM
London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku’s remarkable scoring record against West Ham United means he will expect to hit the ground running when he makes his Premier League debut for Manchester United on Sunday. The Belgium international, 24, scored nine goals in his first nine appearances against West Ham f...
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 10:48 PM
David Unsworth says his Everton Under-23s have a “lot of work to do” on their attacking play after opening the season with a scoreless draw at West Ham. The defending Premier League 2 champions had t
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 9:30 PM
Everton Under-23s launched their Premier League 2 title defence with a keenly-fought 0-0 draw at newly-promoted West Ham. The Hammers, who included first-team star Michail Antonio in their line-up, w
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 5:15 PM
Damage control media after pictures hit the internet After pictures of what looked to be Everton’s third kit got leaked late yesterday, this morning the club has gone into damage control mode using the players’ social media accounts to highlight the features of the new kit. Released last night by...
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 5:06 PM
Everton’s players have taken to social media to reveal the Club’s new Umbro third kit. Blues first-team stars Morgan Schneiderlin, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Dominic Calvert-Lewin a
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 4:25 PM
The RBM staff is ready to make fools of themselves once again The Premier League season is upon us, and that can mean only one thing — highly questionable predictions from your favorite bloggers. That’s right, the Royal Blue Mersey Writer Prediction League is back and better than ever! Each week,...
Soccerlens - Fri Aug 11 4:15 PM
Expectant Everton need winning start against travel-shy Stoke - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton v Stoke Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture. Everton vs Stoke City English Premier League 2017/18 12th August, 15:00 pm BST Goodison Park, Live...
RedCafe.net - Fri Aug 11 4:10 PM
Lindelof, Lukaku & Matic in so far. Jose wants one more piece to complete his jigsaw puzzle In 4 days we could be reportedly close to signing someone - as of today - not yet mentioned as a Utd target I'm thinking #4 hasn't dragged this long (Jose gave the list in March) without it being someone v...
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 3:17 PM
The Everton Show is back! The Club’s very own television programme returns to screens this Friday night at 7pm – and we kick off with an exclusive interview with Wayne Rooney. Ahead of his Premier Lea
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 3:10 PM
A new-look Everton matchday programme kicks off with an exclusive interview with Wayne Rooney on Saturday. The bumper 100-page issue for this weekend's Premier League opener also features a Tanzania s
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 3:00 PM
Evertonians are advised to arrive early at Goodison Park for tomorrow’s opening Premier League fixture against Stoke City. The game is a sell-out and supporters who are collecting, upgrading or have a
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 2:39 PM
Here’s a sight to bring a smile to the faces of Evertonians. Seamus Coleman has stepped up his rehabilitation from a broken leg by working outdoors at USM Finch Farm. The defender went through runnin
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 2:23 PM
Irishman making progress after horrific injury. When Seamus Coleman returned to Finch Farm in April to begin rehabilitation from his horrific injury while serving on international duty, he had this to say: “I’m a fighter and there’s a part of me that’s looking forward to this challenge.” We knew...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 1:34 PM
The striker is not interested in a return to England Yesterday we brought you news that Everton may have turned their attention to Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic as their search for a new striker continues. Sky Italy had reported that the Blues had ‘been in contact’ with Fiorentina over the forward...
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 1:06 PM
Everton Ladies have confirmed their pre-season friendly schedule ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. The Blue Girls are back in WSL 1 and will face a number of top-flight clubs as part of their preparation
Tottenham Blog - Fri Aug 11 12:00 PM
Everton will hold out for £30 million if they are to sell Ross Barkley this summer, according to The Guardian. Tottenham have been heavily linked with Barkley after the midfielder declined a new contract at Everton towards the end of last season. The 23-year-old is expected to leave Goodison Park...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 11:48 AM
The Toffees face a tough end to August - meaning an opening day win is vital Here we go again! Everton ’s season has technically already begun but things really kick into gear with the return of the Premier League and the visit of Stoke. Optimism is understandably high after a hugely productive s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 11:22 AM
Can Everton get their league campaign off to a winning start?
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 11:00 AM
Wayne Rooney has backed Liverpool’s bid to become the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The boyhood Evertonian, who is England’s all-time record goal scorer and second most-capped player, en
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 10:40 AM
Tickets are now on general sale for Everton's Europa League playoff round first leg match with Hajduk Split at Goodison Park on Thursday 17 August (8.05pm kick-off). Prices are £15 for adults, £10 for
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 10:40 AM
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Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 10:24 AM
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton. Former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe says Tom Davies should start against Stok
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 9:51 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of the Premier League opener. It’s finally here. The first Premier League game of the new season is nearly upon us, and Everton will face Stoke City at Goodison Park. With the arrival of the new campaign comes all the various questions about this new-l...
Everton FC Blogs - Fri Aug 11 9:03 AM
Welcome to the ticket bulletin for Friday 11 August. The bulletin will provide Evertonians with information on all upcoming first-team matches. For hospitality options for upcoming home games, please
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 8:34 AM
Whose predictions will reign supreme? As we do every year, the Royal Blue Mersey crew put their heads together and come up with their upcoming season predictions (previous years’ stories not linked to save embarrassment)! Premier League Top 6, Everton position, Premier League Bottom 3, FA Cup Win...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 7:44 AM
In today’s links: Premier League previews abound and Koeman speaks as the season opener approaches. There is a Premier League match today!! And Everton play tomorrow! Even though the Blues haven’t quite finished up their summer shopping (we hope) this is still the best time of year. Everything se...
Soccerlens - Fri Aug 11 7:00 AM
Koeman looking to sign this 20-goal forward, Everton ready to bid €25m for experienced attacker - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton are looking to sign a striker before the transfer window closes and the Toffees have identified Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic as a target. According to the r...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 11 6:30 AM
Blues’ alternate jersey is gorgeous. Sure, there are bigger kit sponsors than Umbro, but have you noticed that like 30 teams have that exact same Nike shirt? You know, the one with darker sleeves than the rest of the kit? It comes in all shades and colours but it’s the same idea. Then you have th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 8:26 PM
The Premier League season is nearly upon us Everton opens up their Premier League schedule by hosting everyone’s favorite team, Stoke City . Thankfully this is not an away match, nor is it a wet Monday night. But even with those things in Everton’s favor there are plenty of questions around this...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 8:11 PM
A detailed evaluation of Fiorentina’s number nine. Given the sudden and serious Everton links to Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic, Royal Blue Mersey reached out to our friends at Viola Nation for a scouting report. In the blockquotes below are thoughts on the target man from The Tito at Viola Nati...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 7:42 PM
The Everton midfielder has resumed training with the Toffees amidst strong links to Spurs Everton manager Ronald Koeman appears to have softened his stance on want-away midfielder and Tottenham Hotspur target Ross Barkley. Speaking in a press conference ahead of their opening match against Stoke...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Aug 10 7:00 PM
Ronald Koeman has revealed there are no offers on the table for Tottenham target Ross Barkley. Speaking in his first pre-match press conference of the new Premier League season, the Everton manager suggested Barkley won’t leave Goodison Park on the cheap. When asked if the midfielder could stay a...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 6:22 PM
Looking at this squad’s strengths and weaknesses. Before we look forward at Everton ’s future under Ronald Koeman , it’s instructive to look back, and see where the Dutchman was able to improve his previous sides in successive years. In this case, we’ll use the example of Koeman’s tenure at South...
EPL Talk - Thu Aug 10 5:26 PM
London (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes it won’t be long before Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson is on his way to Goodison Park. The Toffees have had two offers for Sigurdsson rejected, with Welsh club Swansea believed to be holding out for a fee of some £50 million (55 million eu...
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 4:51 PM
Everton kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday, with Stoke City the visitors to Goodison Park. The Blues faced the Potters at home in August last year and earned a 1-0 win thanks to Leight
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 4:42 PM
Blues might be moving on from Giroud. Everton have been quickly running out of time with regards to finding a true target man for the 2017/18 season. Crystal Palace don’t want to sell Christian Benteke , and Olivier Giroud doesn’t seem to want to exit Arsenal just yet. However, Steve Walsh’s high...
Dixies 60 - Thu Aug 10 4:36 PM
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that Everton need to sign another striker before the end of the summer transfer window. Wayne Rooney’s return to Goodison Park was emotional read more The post An Open Letter to Ronald Koeman: Sign Another Striker! appeared first on Dixie's 60 .
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 4:17 PM
Ronald Koeman has revealed Wayne Rooney will start in his league homecoming at Goodison Park on Saturday against Stoke City. The summer signing did make his ‘second debut’ in the home leg of the Europ
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 4:17 PM
Ten changes for the upcoming season, including some new faces and features Like every other Premier League season, the 2017-18 edition will have some rule changes that have been decided upon with the Football Association passing some of the rules at their Annual General Meeting in May this year....
Vital Football - Thu Aug 10 3:43 PM
Koeman Talks Sigurdsson Deal Vitalfootball: Everton: 10/08/2017 15:37:02 A deal to bring Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton is still on with Ronald Koeman playing down rumours talks with Swansea had broken down.
Vital Football - Thu Aug 10 3:27 PM
Barkley Might Have Everton Future? Vitalfootball: Everton: 10/08/2017 15:08:56 Koeman has revealed Barkley could yet have a future at Everton. Well, the midfielder could yet be 'part of the team' if there aren't any offers before the transfer window closes.
Vital Football - Thu Aug 10 3:06 PM
Six Injuries Already For Everton Ahead Of The Season Vitalfootball: Everton: 10/08/2017 14:49:02 Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Everton FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 3:02 PM
Ronald Koeman says Everton have “big ambitions” for the new Premier League season following a busy summer of recruitment. The Blues have added seven new players since the conclusion of the 2016/17 ca
Soccerlens - Thu Aug 10 2:46 PM
Twitter Talk: Fans question Everton move for Vermaelen - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton’s quest to sign Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen has sparked plenty of debate across a variety of platforms. The Liverpool Echo says (as per Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo) that the Toffe...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 2:41 PM
Manager’s pre-match press conference Speaking to the media before Everton ’s Premier League season opener against Stoke City on Saturday, manager Ronald Koeman was expectedly asked about where things stood with the Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer. Koeman said that rumours that the deal between the Toff...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 2:23 PM
No offers for the boyhood Blue. Ronald Koeman held his pre-match press conference today ahead of Saturday’s match against Stoke City . With the transfer window remaining open for a few more weeks, much of the focus was on potential comings and goings at Finch Farm. Gylfi Sigurdsson was discussed,...
KUMB - Thu Aug 10 2:11 PM
Michail Antonio is set to make his comback to competitive action tomorrow night when the Under 23s kick off their campaign against Everton.
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 1:30 PM
Koeman’s built a clear tactical plan, but it isn’t without its weaknesses. As I’ve investigated this week, after a year of experimenting and adding new players, Ronald Koeman has established his preferred tactical setup and style of play at Everton . The Toffees’ defenders , midfielders , and att...
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 1:23 PM
Ronald Koeman speaks to the media ahead of Everton’s first Premier League fixture of the new season on Saturday. The Blues face Stoke City on Saturday at a packed out Goodison Park and the manager wil
Tottenham Blog - Thu Aug 10 1:00 PM
Phil Neville believes Ross Barkley should join Tottenham this summer if he is to fulfil his potential. The former Everton captain and England international was speaking on a Sky Sports show called ‘The Debate’ when he claimed Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect manager for Barkley. Neville s...
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 12:23 PM
Wayne Rooney knows a good read when he sees one! The Blues striker has been catching up on the July issue of the Everton magazine, featuring an in-depth interview with the man himself. Rooney is joine
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 12:00 PM
Aging defence could be a concern in a long season While Everton have gone out and bought a half a dozen new players this summer, the core of the team as only gotten older since last year and more needs to be done to reduce the average age, especially in the defence. The starting eleven in last we...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 11:21 AM
The seemingly never-ending transfer saga will now spill over into the Premier League season Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to miss Swansea’s game against Southampton on Saturday amid the continuing speculation over a move to Everton , according to Wales Online . The Iceland midfielder has played ju...
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 10:38 AM
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton. Former Everton striker Jô tells of his regret at squandering the opportunity he
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 10:35 AM
The writers get together to discuss an important topic With great spending comes great expectations. Everton went out and rebuilt the spine of the squad this summer, picking up over half a dozen new players as Ronald Koeman went about building up the Toffees to suit his vision. Keeping that in mi...
Vital Football - Thu Aug 10 10:16 AM
Rooney Impact Backed Vitalfootball: Everton: 10/08/2017 09:58:44 Ex-Arsenal forward Henry backed Rooney to have an impact now he's 'back home' at Everton from Manchester United, hoping for a 'Hollywood ending' for the former England captain.
Vital Football - Thu Aug 10 10:16 AM
Deal Breaks Down? But Sigurdsson Still On Vitalfootball: Everton: 10/08/2017 10:06:15 Koeman was confident Everton would secure the signing of Swansea's Sigurdsson ahead of the Premier League season as the boss said a deal was 'close' after the Sevilla on Sunday.
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 9:42 AM
Ronald Koeman has jobs for his attacking players -- can they do them? Ronald Koeman ’s first year in charge of Everton was, in a lot of ways, an experiment. The Dutchman joined a club with a world-class striker, two of the best full-backs in the Premier League, — and not a whole lot else. He spen...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 8:46 AM
Irishman donates to a charity to battle homelessness. ♫ 60 grand, 60 grand, Seamus Coleman , 60 grand, 60 grand, I say, 60 grand, 60 grand, Seamus Coleman, Playing the Everton Way ♫ Our man from Sligo has earned his place as a favourite among the club and it’s not just because of his strong perfo...
Royal Blue Mersey - Thu Aug 10 7:19 AM
In today’s links: Holgate working hard to improve, could Everton pivot to Lanzini, and the Blues history on opening day. The Premier League starts tomorrow! OK, Everton doesn’t take the pitch until the weekend, but still. There is football that counts within the next 48 hours. This is reason to c...
Everton FC Blogs - Thu Aug 10 7:00 AM
Wayne Rooney has praised the “brilliant impact” of Tom Davies at Everton, revealing he voted for the midfielder for last season’s PFA Young Player of the Year award. Like Rooney, his fellow Scouser D
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 6:42 PM
Youth setup stronger than ever before Last Season Everton ’s Under-23 side could not have had a better year last season, lifting trophy after trophy and culminating with the Premier League 2 title. Even before August they already had three trophies secured - the SuperCup NI, Liverpool Senior Cup...
SBNation - Wed Aug 9 6:07 PM
Projected starting XI Jordan Pickford; Leighton Baines, Ashley Williams, Michael Keane, Séamus Coleman; Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Davy Klaassen; Sandro Ramirez, Wayne Rooney, Kevin Mirallas (but only until Gylfi Sigurdsson arrives) How do you feel about your club's summer transfer busin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 4:00 PM
How do the Blues stack up in the heart of defense? Stats Tactics My colleague Adam has already tackled this more capably than I ever could, so I highly recommend reading his tactical breakdown of Everton ’s defense. In short, though: Because Everton doesn’t utilize a particularly extreme overall...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 2:43 PM
A guide to the Evertonians in the upcoming fantasy Premier League season. As the Premier League draws ever closer, so too does the upcoming fantasy season. New transfers, injuries, and different managers mean that you participants have a lot to deal with during the upcoming year. However, Royal B...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 12:35 PM
How will the Blues play out from the back? Ronald Koeman ’s first year in charge of Everton was, in a lot of ways, an experiment. The Dutchman joined a club with a world-class striker, two of the best full-backs in the Premier League, — and not a whole lot else. He spent a fair bit of time last s...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Aug 9 12:00 PM
Tottenham will have to fight off “mounting competition” from Chelsea if they are to sign Ross Barkley from Everton this summer, according to The Telegraph. The midfielder is expected to leave Everton in the coming weeks after refusing to sign a new deal at the end of last season. Last month, Toff...
Everton FC Blogs - Wed Aug 9 10:56 AM
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Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 10:00 AM
Jordan Pickford could be Everton’s no.1 for a very, very long time Stats I don’t think it’s any coincidence that manager Ronald Koeman ’s first summer signing was a goalkeeper. Everton moved swiftly to secure the £30m capture of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland in June, sending a delegation out to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 9:00 AM
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions. THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!! After fans had to wander though the desert that is the off season for two full months, surviving on the proverbial scraps of an underwhelming Confederations Cup and some tournament that happened in Ame...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 8:25 AM
It’s the smartest deal they could make this summer. Among the remaining needs Everton plans to address are a backup left back and a backup (left-sided) centre back. In addition, help is needed in backing up Morgan Schneiderlin , because we simply do not have anyone who can do it very well. Gareth...
Everton FC Blogs - Wed Aug 9 8:15 AM
Welcome to the ticket bulletin for Wednesday 9 August. The bulletin will provide Evertonians with information on all upcoming first-team matches. For hospitality options for upcoming home games, pleas
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 9 7:00 AM
In today’s links: behind the scenes of the Europa League, Niasse to Brighton update and a new sponsor. Can the transfer window just shut already? Ever since Everton’s hot start to the summer, it has been crickets. Those crickets were especially noisy on Tuesday as rumors spread that the Toffees w...
Soccerlens - Tue Aug 8 7:01 PM
Reputed Sky Sports pundit makes transfer claim, convinced £35m star will join Spurs - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for a while now. It has been reported in the recent weeks that the England international is...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 7:01 PM
Club went back on verbal agreement for the player. According to the Telegraph , Everton and Swansea had verbally agreed to a £45m transfer for Gylfi Sigurdsson which Everton then tried to renegotiate. The terms involved Everton paying the entirety of the sum up front with no add ons, and it appea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 4:00 PM
Toffees have seven players plying their trade elsewhere This has been a very interesting offseason for Everton. Aside from splashing big on the transfer market to rebuild the spine of the senior squad, there has been a determined effort to develop the youth sides as well. In addition to bringing...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 3:48 PM
The Brazilian looks set for a move to Spain. Despite all of Liverpool ’s public posturing, it seems they will yet enter the Premier League season without their best player. Sport - the Barcelona paper of record - is reporting that the Catalan club will have the transfer wrapped up in a “matter of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 2:52 PM
Ronald Koeman’s preferred style of play has become clear over the summer Ronald Koeman’s first year in charge of Everton was, in a lot of ways, an experiment. The Dutchman joined a club with a world-class striker, two of the best full-backs in the Premier League, — and not a whole lot else. He sp...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 1:53 PM
Striker is confident about settling in quickly New Everton forward Sandro Ramirez opened his Goodison scoring account with a well-taken goal just seconds into the game on Sunday, and he wants more. Speaking to the Echo in an interview, the Spaniard is happy with how he has settled in with the squ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 12:57 PM
Midfielder prepared for first full season with the Blues With the new season just days away at this point, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is ready to improve upon his performances from last season. Speaking to evertontv at an Everton in the Community event on Albert Dock, he expressed his satisfa...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 12:33 PM
Lack of leftback depth a genuine concern Stats Tactics When healthy, Everton have one of the best fullback duos in Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines . So it stands to reason that Ronald Koeman has made his fullbacks a key piece of his attacking plan. Whether deployed as wing backs in a 5-3-2 or...
Vital Football - Tue Aug 8 10:20 AM
Versatility Another Davies Quality Vitalfootball: Everton: 08/08/2017 10:10:07 A midfielder by trade, Davies operated in a wingback role for Everton against MFK Ruzomberok in the Europa League before Koeman restored him to a midfield position against Sevilla.
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 10:00 AM
Examining some of the Blues’ midfielders ahead of the Stoke City opener. Stats Tactics In Ronald Koeman’s oft-used 4-3-3, the nominal “attacking midfielder” rarely plays as a true number ten. Indeed, that idea bears itself out when we review the players at Everton ’s disposal in that position. Ea...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 8:44 AM
Net spend still very low for this window. Everton currently have a net of spend -£5m this summer. That’s positively mad when you think about it. All the signings, all the hype, all the ‘Moshiri’s Millions’ and still the club has sold more than they’ve bought. So, despite all the hoopla about how...
Everton FC Blogs - Tue Aug 8 8:02 AM
Welcome to the ticket bulletin for Tuesday 8 August. The bulletin will provide Evertonians with information on all first-team matches. The information will be straightforward and simple to digest, mak
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 7:00 AM
In today’s links: celebrating a decade of Baines and Jags, update on Giroud and looking towards Stoke Let’s get this season started. The Gylfi Sigurdsson sage continues to draw itself out as long as possible. Why? No on quite knows the reason, or at least no one is willing to say what is going on...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 8 6:28 AM
WSL1 schedule released, season kicks off late September What a way to be welcomed back to the Women’s Super League 1 for the Everton Ladies team! The WSL 1 schedule has been unveiled and the first question on everyone’s minds is.. can Everton beat Liverpool this season? You’re in luck because you...
My position is still to strengthen in more appropriate areas like a front man and full-back, Allardyce said.
Daily Star - 1:38 PM
We're consistently defending well, but on the opposite, we're not attacking very well in possession, said Allardyce.
Daily Telegraph - 12:50 AM
I would take Steven N'Zonzi tomorrow, Allardyce said. He is one of my better buys in my lifetime, only €650, 000 from France to Blackburn Rovers. I would consider every offer and, if it is the right offer, I would recommend to the board that we take it and utilise that money on wha...
Guardian - 3:22 PM
We need to strengthen in our goalscoring areas, Allardyce said.
Daily Star - 12:18 PM