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Royal Blue Mersey 5 hours ago
Nigel Martyn: ‘I trained as hard at 39 as I ever did in my 20s’

Nigel Martyn: ‘I trained as hard at 39 as I ever did in my 20s’

Martyn spent three seasons at Everton from 2003 to 2006 | Photo by Matthew Ashton - PA Images via The former Everton goalkeeper, seen by many as the club’s best since Neville Southall, tells RBM how his 100 Blues games made for a perfect career swansong It was December 2004 when Nigel Martyn called in at the Wetherby Whaler, a Yorkshire fish and chip shop, to place what may still be their heftiest order to date. On an electric Saturday lunchtime at Goodison Park, Lee Carsley had delivered the killer blow. The Everton midfielder’s long-range drive flew past the...
Royal Blue Mersey 7 hours ago
CONFIRMED: Everton loan Ellis Simms to Blackpool

CONFIRMED: Everton loan Ellis Simms to Blackpool

Simms has been prolific at under-18s and under-23s level | Photo by Emma Simpson - Everton FC/Everton FC via The young striker will spent the rest of the season with the Seasiders in League One Everton under-23s striker Ellis Simms has joined Blackpool on loan for the rest of the season. This is the first career loan move for Simms, 20, who has yet to make his first team debut but has made the substitutes’ bench four times under Carlo Ancelotti so far. He will now spend the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign with Blackpool, who are currently 16th in League One. The...
Royal Blue Mersey 10 hours ago
FA WSL Preview: Everton vs Birmingham City | Toffees travel to Damson Park for rescheduled match

FA WSL Preview: Everton vs Birmingham City | Toffees travel to Damson Park for rescheduled match

Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus The two clubs meet in league clash originally scheduled for December 13 Match Preview Everton Women face fellow WSL side Birmingham City on Wednesday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. BST, with the game being played at Damson Park. This will be Everton’s second meeting with City this season but first in the domestic league. Following an uplifting 4–0 win at the weekend against Bristol City, Everton look poised to continue their newly minted momentum when they travel to the West Midlands to take on eighth-place Birmingham. ...
Royal Blue Mersey 12 hours ago
Everton news: Keane vies for top four, latest transfer rumours, Herring of Future Islands is a Blue

Everton news: Keane vies for top four, latest transfer rumours, Herring of Future Islands is a Blue

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Check out our recap of Everton Women’s 4-0 win over Bristol City. [RBM] Youngster Rhys Hughes scores in U23s 1-1 mini-derby draw. Watch the highlights here. Long-time transfer target Arek Milik looks set to join French side Marseille. Napoli sport director Giuntoli to Sky Sport: “Arkadiusz Milik to OM? We’re in talks and we’ll decide soon”. Last bid from OM: €8m + €3m add ons, loan with obligation to buy. Negotiations on. ...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 18, 2021
FA WSL Recap: Everton 4–0 Bristol City | Toffees celebrate first win of 2021

FA WSL Recap: Everton 4–0 Bristol City | Toffees celebrate first win of 2021

Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus Everton rout Bristol City at Walton Hall Park Match Recap After Bristol City — who on Wednesday advanced to the semifinal of the Continental Cup — started on the front foot, Everton countered with a goal after just four minutes of play. Lucy Graham picked the ball up in the middle of the field and found Nicoline Sørensen, who played her third league assist to Izzy Christiansen. Five minutes later, Christiansen again was wide open on the right wing but hit the ball over the net. With the Toffees working through the middle, Bristol...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 18, 2021
Everton news: Zirkzee linked, Everton Women and U18s win, and more

Everton news: Zirkzee linked, Everton Women and U18s win, and more

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Recapping all the Everton news from the weekend Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Check out the newest episode of our School of Science Radio podcast. [RBM] Wayne Rooney announces his retirement from football. Can we expect to see him back at Everton in a coaching role anytime soon? [RBM] Everton linked with 19-year-old Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee, who coincidentally enough was on trial with the Blues in 2017. Everton and Parma are in talks with Bayern Münich to sign Joshua Zirkzee on loan, after Eintracht...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 17, 2021
Wayne Rooney retires with Everton still feeling unfinished business

Wayne Rooney retires with Everton still feeling unfinished business

Rooney’s two Everton spells never quite lived up to their potential | Photo by Alex Livesey/ The newly-appointed Derby boss has made no secret of his desire to manage his boyhood club one day. It won’t be for a while yet, but could coaching eventually lead to a second homecoming? He came back, he saw Joe Hart off his line, he never quite conquered. The book was closed on Wayne Rooney’s illustrious playing career when he became Derby County’s permanent manager on Friday. But for all the nets he rippled, all the records he shattered, all the silver he stockpiled,...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 17, 2021
School of Science Radio, Episode 73

School of Science Radio, Episode 73

Everton beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux on Tuesday | Photo by Richard Heathcote/ Matthew, Geno and RBM’s Ian Decker discuss Everton’s win over Wolves, the Aston Villa postponement and more Everton earned their first Premier League win of 2021 on Tuesday, as they battled to a commendable 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. It means the Blues have won six away league matches so far this term, already more than they’ve managed in any campaign since 2013-14. Geno and Matthew discussed the win on this week’s episode of SOS Radio, along with RBM’s Ian...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 16, 2021
A quiet winter transfer window could ultimately limit Everton’s potential this season

A quiet winter transfer window could ultimately limit Everton’s potential this season

Carlo Ancelotti the head coach / manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers  | Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/ If Marcel Brands is to be believed, it will be a quiet window indeed The rumor mill has a tendency to churn relentlessly, even regarding teams that may not be doing business in a given window or period. For Everton, this has been true more often than not over the recent years, with this year’s loaned out defender Jarrad Branthwaite the only player purchased during last year’s winter window. If Marcel Brands is to be...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 16, 2021
FA WSL Preview: Everton vs Bristol City | Toffees back in action

FA WSL Preview: Everton vs Bristol City | Toffees back in action

Photo by Alex Burstow/ Everton set to play first of three games in seven day span  Preview Everton face fellow WSL side Bristol City on Sunday, January 17th at 8:00 a.m. ET/1:00 p.m. BST, with the game being played at Walton Hall Park. This will be Everton’s first match of the new year. The last time Everton suited up for a competitive fixture, they were getting blown out by Arsenal in London by a score of 4–0. For as sourly as the Toffees ended an overall positive 2020 season, the Merseyside outfit will be looking to 2021 for a clean slate. And although their...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 16, 2021
How will Jarrad Branthwaite’s loan move impact Everton?

How will Jarrad Branthwaite’s loan move impact Everton?

Branthwaite joined Everton from Carlisle for a reported £1 million in January 2020 | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via The young centre-back has joined Blackburn for the rest of the season On Thursday, Everton loaned out central defender Jarrad Branthwaite to Championship side Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season. Branthwaite, 18, joined the Blues from Carlisle United for £1 million in January 2020, with only 14 senior appearances to his name at the time. He has since featured five times for Everton’s first team, and will now spend the rest of this...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 15, 2021
AGM: Brands on Everton’s transfer window, Ancelotti on management style

AGM: Brands on Everton’s transfer window, Ancelotti on management style

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via The Director of Football and Manager’s comments from last night’s annual general meeting Everton held their Annual General Meeting last night where the Board discusses the state of affairs around the Club. CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale offered an encouraging update around the new stadium to be built at Bramley-Moore Dock while Director of Football Marcel Brands discussed the playing squad and the Toffees’ transfer business overall. The 2020 summer window was a busy one, with the Blues bringing in five players to strengthen the...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 15, 2021
Brands says Everton do not expect to make any January transfer window signings

Brands says Everton do not expect to make any January transfer window signings

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Director of Football’s comments from last night’s annual general meeting Everton held their Annual General Meeting last night where the Board discusses the state of affairs around the Club. CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale offered an encouraging update around the new stadium to be built at Bramley-Moore Dock while Director of Football Marcel Brands discussed the playing squad and the Toffees’ transfer business overall. The 2020 summer window was a busy one, with the Blues bringing in five players to strengthen the squad, with...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 15, 2021
Everton news: Brands provides transfer window latest, Digne talks recovery, and more

Everton news: Brands provides transfer window latest, Digne talks recovery, and more

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/ Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Read up on the latest Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium news. [RBM] Jarrad Branthwaite joins Blackburn Rovers on loan. [RBM] "This is the club I wanted to come to"✍️ Read @Jarradbranthwa1's first interview after joining #Rovers on loan until the end of the season.#WeAreTogether ⚪️— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) January 14, 2021 Everton’s match against Aston Villa this weekend has been postponed. [RBM] With Seamus Coleman reaching the...
Royal Blue Mersey Jan 14, 2021
Denise Barrett-Baxendale gives update on new Everton stadium

Denise Barrett-Baxendale gives update on new Everton stadium

Barrett-Baxendale has been Everton’s CEO since 2018 | Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via The Club’s chief executive was speaking at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale has said the club is moving closer to starting work on their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. Having taken on board feedback from their initial planning application for the prospective 52,888-capacity arena in December 2019, an amended version was submitted to Liverpool City Council in September. And, speaking at Everton’s annual general...