Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast

Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast

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Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO, including our main Royal Blue show with Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill, Paul Wheelock, Ian Croll and Gavin Buckland.

Episodes

John Textor ‘front runner’ for Everton Takeover

Crystal Palace part owner John Textor is said to be stepping up his bid to buy Everton and is thought to be the frontrunner to buy Moshiri’s shareholding.  Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Connor O’Neill for Tuesday’s Royal Blue Podcast LIVE.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/241h 9m

Everton takeover PROBLEMS mount, 777 problems, Arsenal preview - Royal Blue podcast

Fresh from attending Sean Dyche's pre-match press conference for Everton's trip to Arsenal at Finch Farm, Joe Thomas joins ECHO colleague Chris Beesley in the car to record another edition of the Royal Blue podcast on the road. The pair look forward to Everton's final fixture at the Emirates Stadium of what has been a tumultuous season on and off the pitch with Sean Dyche's men having achieved safety last month but Mikel Arteta's side battling Manchester City for the title. They discuss who they would like the manager to bring into the side against the Gunners and the continuing takeover issues with 777 Partners. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday. Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2445m 52s

Richard Masters: 'not for Premier League to decide Everton takeover'

Richard Masters appeared in front of a select committee on Parliament's Football Governance Bill and offered new insight on the attempted takeover of Everton by 777 Partners.  Masters was asked why he had not rejected 777's takeover of Everton. You can listen to the full committee meeting right here on the Royal Blue Podcast channel.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2455m 4s

Paul Gregg Special | 'My biggest Everton mistake & message to Moshiri’

Former Everton co-owner Paul Gregg has spoken to the ECHO's Chris Beesley for a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast to coincide with the release of his autobiography Backstage Without A Pass. The theatre impresario - who sold his entertainment company for the equivalent of £350million in today's money - arrived at Goodison Park in 1999 when he matched Bill Kenwright's £7.5million stake in buying the club from Peter Johnson. Gregg tried to bring about Everton's first attempt to relocate to the Mersey waterfront with ambitious plans for a stadium at King's Dock but ended up having a well-documented fall-out with Kenwright over the failure of the project. During his time with the Blues, he helped strike sponsorship deals with Keijan and Chang while also having disagreements with the chairman over managers Walter Smith and David Moyes. Despite the tumultuous nature of his time at Everton, Gregg still looks back on his time on Merseyside with fondness but also has strong opinions on both the current ownership issues and the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2427m 55s

777 absence telling! Sheffield United Reaction! Players’ futures! LIVE

Everton finished the season with a fifth successive home win as they defeated already-relegated Sheffield United 1-0 at Goodison Park. It wasn't a classic but once again, Sean Dyche's side got the job done thanks to a first half header from Abdoulaye Doucoure. The absence of any figures from 777 Partners was not a surprise but told a story of its own. For so much of this season the US group has had a high-profile presence in the directors box of the club it has been trying to take over for eight months. Figures were in attendance as recently as at Luton Town, the club’s last match before the visit of Sheffield United. But after 10 days that have seen the firm hit with a civil lawsuit centred on $600m fraud allegations and its Australian airline entered into administration, the dreams of those who have repeatedly filled seats in L4 and beyond appear to be in tatters. Join Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley as they look back at a fantastic weekend for the Toffees.  Send your feedback to the lads on Twitter:  @Iancroll1 @joe_thomas18 @CBeesleyEcho Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/241h 7m

MSP Takeover? Everton Withdraw Points Deduction Appeal | Royal Blue

After more uncertainty over 777 Partners’ takeover of Everton, reports surfaced that midweek that MSP Sports Capital are exploring buying The Toffees.  After months of talks with Josh Wander and the Premier League, Farhad Moshiri looks set to pull the plug on the deal which was struck back in September of last year.  All of this is yet to be confirmed, however should a deal fallthrough, which is looking increasingly likely, where does that leave Everton and Farhad Moshiri?  Everton's majority shareholder is finally considering alternative options to 777 Partners with MSP said to be the front runners to take a majority stake.  In today’s Royal Blue Podcast, Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Gav Buckland discuss the latest on the Everton takeover saga. Send your feedback to the lads on Twitter: @Iancroll1 @GavinBuckland1 @joe_thomas18 Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/241h 18m

777 deal on the brink of collapse! Takeover State Of Play!

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has held face-to-face talks with potential owners 777 Partners in London this week after fresh doubt was cast on the deal being done. Moshiri, who agreed to sell his 94.1% shareholding in the club to the Miami-based investment firm back in September of last year, has held talks with 777 co-founder Josh Wander, as first reported by Sky Sports and since independently verified by the ECHO, in a bid to try and gain some clarity over where the deal stands. Join Matt Jones live as he sits down with our Business of Football writer Dave Powell to discuss the latest on Everton’s takeover.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2442m 37s

Everton Takeover: 777 Partners, Moshiri & the Premier League

Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland as they discuss the latest in the Everton takeover saga.  The Everton FC Shareholders Association have called for action from Farhad Moshiri and demanded that he recognise that 777 Partners are not “fit-and-proper” prospective owners of the club. This comes on the back of accusations labelled at 777 over a $600m fraud scheme involving double-pledging and forged documents which is on the brink of collapse.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/241h

Graham Stuart Special: The Great Escape: Everton v Wimbledon | Goodison Park: My Home

In the latest edition of Goodison Park: My Home, Chris Beesley speaks to a true Everton hero, Graham Stuart on the 30th anniversary of the “Great Escape.” On May 7, 1994, Stuart saved Everton Football Club with a stirring two-goal display in their dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Wimbledon to complete a “Great Escape” from relegation on the final day of the Premier League season. With their top flight status on the line, the Blues recovered from going 2-0 down just 20 minutes into the contest against an in-form Wimbledon side as Stuart halved the deficit with one of the biggest-pressure penalties in the history of ‘The Grand Old Lady’ before netting the winner nine minutes from the end to take his side out of the drop zone for the first time all day. Just a year later, Stuart was part of the team that beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup – Everton’s last major trophy to date – while these days he is back with his beloved Blues, working as a club ambassador. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2450m 49s

Everton have LAST LAUGH at Sky Sports as Ross Barkley RETURN debated

Joe Thomas joins Chris Beesley for the first ever edition of the Royal Blue podcast - on the road.  Fresh from covering the 1-1 draw against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, the ECHO’s Everton correspondent and reporter analyse the action, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s penalty, Jarrad Branthwaite’s clearance and the booing of Ashley Young. The pair also discuss the possibility of a potential summer transfer return for Ross Barkley to Goodison Park while negotiating the UK’s motorway network. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday. Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/241h 4m

Everton end of season EXPERIMENT? Luton Preview | Royal Blue

Join Connor O’Neill & Ian Croll as they preview Everton’s Friday night fixture against Luton Town.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2434m 50s

Everton superfan Dr David France: Gods of Goodison | Goodison Park: My Home

Although Goodison Park: My Home is a series mostly dedicated to Everton players, we make a change of gear for part 4 as Chris Beesley speaks to Blues super fan Dr David France. Growing up in humble surroundings in Widnes and coming from a family of Evertonians stretching back five generations, the 75-year-old affectionately known as 'Dr Everton' is a retired oil and gas industry executive who sold his 10,000-item collection of Everton memorabilia to the club at a heavily discounted price so it could be kept for posterity while also founding the Everton Former Players’ Foundation to raise money for the physical and pastoral care of ex-professionals who have represented the club. He was also the founder and driving force behind the Gwladys Street Hall of Fame, the EFC Heritage Society, Everton War Memorials and has authored 19 books about Everton with proceeds donated to Merseyside charities. Making transatlantic trips to watch his beloved Blues play having moved to the USA several decades ago, David has watched many of Everton's greatest players over the years while also befriending lots of them through his projects. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/241h 2m

Everton safety secured with 'boring' 1-0 win

Idrissa Gueye’s second goal in consecutive weekends secured a third successive home win for Everton and a result that ensured Sean Dyche’s side are now mathematically safe going into the final month of the season. Despite two separate points deductions, the Blues will now go into their last season at Goodison Park as a Premier League club. Join, Chris Beesley, Gav Buckland & Joe Thomas for the latest Royal Blue Podcast.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2453m 6s

More Merseyside Derby Reaction! Brentford Preview!

The Blues are back in action against Brentford on Saturday and manager Sean Dyche has a number of big decisions to make. Ian Croll, Dan Haygarth and Joe Thomas headed into the Royal Blue studio to discuss and debate those big decisions.  Of course, Sean Dyche will be looking ahead to Saturday’s encounter with Brentford, however the lads are still on cloud 9 from Wednesday’s famous win, with more Merseyside Derby discussion on the agenda.  Everton's win over Liverpool on Wednesday night propelled the Blues to within touching distance of safety in the Premier League.  The lads will also preview Brentford with a win all but set to guarantee survival. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/241h 15m

Everton 2-0 Liverpool | Merseyside Derby Ecstasy

Join Ian Croll, Joe Thomas & Gav Buckland as they look back at a famous Merseyside Derby win under the lights at Goodison Park. A superb display gave Everton their first Merseyside Derby on home turf since October 2010 as they beat Liverpool 2-0. Blues fans mocked their neighbours by chanting "you lost the league at Goodison Park" after goals from Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin either side of the break gave Sean Dyche’s side a richly-deserved three points to hand defeat to Jurgen Klopp on his last trip across Stanley Park. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/241h 8m

Everton vs Liverpool | Merseyside Derby Preview

Join Ian Croll and Connor O’Neill as they look ahead to tonight’s Merseyside Derby.  Everton will assess Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who came off with a minor injury against Nottingham Forest last Sunday. Beto will miss the next two games in line with head injury protocols, while Seamus Coleman is back in training but isn't yet ready to be involved. Sean Dyche's side are aiming to win three consecutive home league matches without conceding for the first time since a run of five in 2019. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2449m 1s

Nottingham Forest fume, Clattenburg joke and Everton's most significant win of the season - Royal Blue

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel review Everton’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, which could be a hugely-significant win for the club and manager Sean Dyche’s side as they bid to secure Premier League survival. Goals from Idrissa Gueye and Dwight McNeil plus a crucial save from Jordan Pickford helped secure three points but the visitors were left upset by the officiating of the game, feeling they should have been awarded three penalties. Those incidents all come under the microscope along with a preview of Wednesday’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/241h 1m

Michael Ball Special: Truth Behind My Everton Exit | Goodison Park: My Home

Michael Ball is perhaps aptly number three in our Goodison Park: My Home series as he joins Chris Beesley in the ECHO’s Royal Blue studio to look back on his playing career. The lifelong Evertonian explains how he grew up close to Goodison and attended matches regularly from a young age before coming up through the club’s junior ranks and making his senior debut as a 17-year-old under caretaker manager and fellow Scouser Dave Watson in 1997. Ball admits he defied doctor’s orders to play his part in a second ‘Great Escape’ under Howard Kendall the following year but after battling back from injury problems and Walter Smith signing a clutch of other left-backs to be named the club’s player of the year in 2001, he reveals that being told Everton had accepted transfer offers for him that summer when he thought he was on the brink of being offered a new contract with his boyhood team felt like “a dagger in the heart.” Now back watching the Blues from Goodison’s stands as a fan again and offering hard-hitting views as a weekly ECHO columnist, Ball’s candid opinions make for yet another passionate, lively and fascinating discussion. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/241h 24m

Disgraceful Chelsea Defeat! What Next? Royal Blue

Sean Dyche suffered his heaviest defeat as Everton manager as his side were torn apart 6-0 by a rampant Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge in their first fixture since being handed a new two-point deduction, their second sporting sanction of this season. Cole Palmer was the main architect of the Blues’ downfall as he ran riot with four goals on the night, the last of which came from the penalty spot while Nicolas Jackson and substitute Alfie Gilchrist netted the others but while their hosts were on form, the visitors made it too easy for them at times with some slack defending and a rare blunder from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Connor O’Neill as they react to the Monday night’s disgraceful 6-0 defeat.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/2457m 5s

777 Partners extension | Chelsea Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins the ECHO’s Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they discuss another tumultuous week off the pitch at Goodison Park. Following on from Everton’s latest points deduction on Monday, prospective owners 777 Partners have formally requested an extension to a deadline to pay a major club creditor. Going back to football matters, after finally ending the club’s longest-ever winless streak in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Burnley, Sean Dyche’s side are now preparing to face Chelsea and the panel preview the trip to Stamford Bridge. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2457m 24s

Everton hit with new points deduction | Royal Blue

Everton have been deducted a further two points after the outcome of their second Profit and Sustainability Rules case this season was announced. After Everton handed an initial 10-point deduction in November – the biggest sporting sanction in 135 years of English top flight football at the time – which was later reduced to six points on appeal, the club were charged with a second breach of Premier League PSR in mid-January; which began a 12-week disciplinary process. Everton set out its position in a three-day hearing last month amid what has been a process lacking in clarity or guidelines. The appeal panel for Everton’s first charge said that there had been two “legal errors” in the club’s original verdict but then the independent commission handling Nottingham Forest’s charge only handed them a four-point deduction for a breach 77% larger than Everton’s, acknowledged it could not be sure how even the reduced punishment handed to the Blues had been calculated. Join Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2437m 52s

Burnley a must win! Everton fans’ rallying cry! 777 Uncertainty! Royal Blue

Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Dan Haygarth for Friday’s Royal Blue Podcast.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2457m 31s

Calvert-Lewin penalty rescues Blues | Newcastle 1-1 Everton | Royal Blue

Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland as they look back at Everton’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United. Substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin's late penalty snatched what could be a precious point for Everton against Newcastle United at St James' Park after Alexander Isak had put the hosts ahead in the first half. Although the result ensured the Blues broke their club record for their longest-ever winless run in the Premier League, the result, taken in isolation, and coming after the Magpies had a second goal from Dan Burn ruled out for offside after a VAR check, was a significant positive. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/241h 4m

Everton accounts, PSR impact and the aftermath of another Bournemouth horror show - Royal Blue podcast

Join Joe Thomas, Connor O’Neill and Gavin Buckland as the Royal Blue podcast discusses the newly released Everton accounts, what they may mean for the club’s second profit and sustainability case and, of course, the fallout from Bournemouth. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday. Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/241h 18m

More 777 Funds! Dyche & Patterson! Bournemouth Preview!

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to preview the trip to Bournemouth. Everton haven't played a game for three weeks but there's been plenty going on off the field with the Fan Advisory Board letters to Farhad Moshiri, Richard Masters and Josh Wander.  The panel also react to Sean Dyche's press conference on Thursday as the Blues boss discussed a number of topics, including an incident between himself and Nathan Patterson during the club's Portuguese training camp. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2454m 58s

Derek Mountfield Exclusive: Living The Dream | Goodison Park: My Home

Everton legend Derek Mountfield joins Chris Beesley in the Royal Blue studio for a stirring second episode of the Goodison Park: My Home, a series which begins the countdown to the club’s historic stadium move. Following on from Chris’ inaugural interview with Everton’s most-successful captain Kevin Ratcliffe last time out, the Wales international’s centre-back colleague enthusiastically shares his memories of the glory days with typical Scouse wit and humour. Mountfield lived the dream, going from the Gwladys Street terraces to being an integral part of Howard Kendall’s side and despite being a defender, he netted an incredible 14 goals in all competitions in 1984/85, the Blues’ greatest-ever season. #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/241h 5m

Takeover ANSWERS NEEDED! Forest Appeal Decision! Royal Blue

Nottingham Forest have decided to appeal their Premier League points deduction which they were handed last week for breaching spending rules.The four-point penalty saw them sink into the bottom three with nine games of the season remaining, however a successful appeal could have a major impact on Everton’s final league standing.  Host Ian Croll is joined by Paul Wheelock and debutant Luke Davies to discuss the latest on all of the above.  Also on the agenda is Everton’s prospective takeover by 777 Partners. This week, supporters from The Everton Fan Advisory Board have written to three stakeholders who have a major impact on the next steps for the club – Farhad Moshiri, the Premier League and 777 Partners. The International break may still be upon us but the lads also discuss Everton’s up and coming fixtures against Bournemouth and Newcastle. All that and more on the latest Royal Blue Podcast.  #EvertonFC #EFC #LIVE Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/241h 5m

Bramley-Moore Stadium Special: Behind The Scenes

With work on Everton’s new stadium scheduled to be completed by the end of the calendar year and the first team set to play their first competitive game by the banks of the Mersey in less than 18 months’ time, progress on the Blues’ future home is continuing at pace. The laying of the pitch should begin next month while more than 30,000 of the total 52,888 seats have already been installed in a process due to be completed this summer. The ECHO’s Everton correspondent Joe Thomas produced a special report this week having been on site last Monday and said: “There are two great aspects to this project that only hit me during my visit this week. One is the sense that the ground’s location is inescapable. “The second is just how much this new stadium will foster a sense of wider community.” Everton FC correspondent Joe Thomas reports from Liverpool's new waterfront landmark as the club's future home moves from dream to reality.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/2411m 36s

PSR Chaos! Pickford Criticism! Bramley Moore Jibe! Royal Blue

It’s another Everton free weekend but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about.  As has been the case for most of the season, PSR remains firmly on the agenda with Leicester City the latest club facing a breach. It leaves Everton still sweating over the latest charge with the hearing expected next week. Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock as they discuss the latest on all things PSR and what Leiecester’s charge means for the Blues. Also on the agenda is the latest round of International fixtures with England and Toffee’s Number One Jordan Pickford coming in for some random criticism this past week from a number of pundits. Finally, pictures of Everton’s new stadium surfaced on social media this past week leaving Blues fans anticipating just what it will be like in their new home, however rival fans have jumped on the back of this and aimed jibes at the design.  All this and more on Friday’s Royal Blue Podcast.  #EFC #EvertonFC #Live Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/241h 14m

Everton eye Merseyside derby double against Liverpool

Join Beth Lindop for a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast ahead of this weekend's Women's Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. It hasn't been the easiest season for Everton but something about facing their city rivals always seems to bring the best out of the Blues.  Ahead of this weekend's showdown, we speak to first-team stars Courtney Brosnan and Heather Payne about the challenges posed by Matt Beard's side and how the home support could help get them over the line. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2412m 58s

EXCLUSIVE Kevin Ratcliffe Interview | Goodison Park: My Home

To begin the countdown to Everton's historic stadium move, the Royal Blue podcast has launched a new series entitled Goodison Park: My Home and we kick things off in style with an exclusive interview as Chris Beesley speaks to the club's most-successful captain Kevin Ratcliffe. Lifelong Evertonian Ratcliffe recalls his early years as a fan, travelling from his home in North Wales with his father and other relatives to matches at Goodison Park before making the leap to becoming a first team player and then skipper himself in the glory days of the mid-1980s. As Howard Kendall's captain, the former defender offers his thoughts on lifting two League Championships at Goodison Park plus an FA Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup while his tales of turning out in what is widely-considered to be the ground's greatest night in the latter competition as Everton recorded a famous 3-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich are priceless.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2445m 36s

Everton & Forest points deduction farce exposed | Royal Blue

Join Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Gav Buckland as they discuss the latest on Everton and Nottingham Forest’s points deductions.  In what has become a farcical situation, the lads don’t hold back on the absurd explanation from the Premier League’s Independent commission . Nottingham Forest have received a four-point deduction for breaching Premier League spending rules. Forest were yesterday informed of the verdict, handed down by an independent commission after a two-day hearing earlier this month. The decision plunges the club deeper into the relegation fight, dropping them into the bottom three, one point behind Luton Town, who now sit above the dotted line. However , his farcical Premier League season has plummeted to new depths of absurdity, exposed in a single paragraph deep into the explanation of the four-point deduction handed to Nottingham Forest. #EFC #EvertonFC #Live Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/241h 9m

Dyche & Patterson SLAP INCIDENT! Points deduction chaos! Royal Blue

Host Ian Croll is joined by Joe Thomas and Matt Jones who sat down prior to the Nottingham Forest points deduction verdict to discuss the latest news coming out of Goodison Park. It was an Everton free weekend, however, it wasn’t a free weekend of Everton news.  The lads react to the reports circulating online that the Toffee’s training camp was marred by an altercation between manager Sean Dyche and several of his players.  According to reports Dyche shocked his squad by aiming a jocular slap at the head of defender Nathan Patterson during a meal which resulted in apparent heated exchange.  Also on the agenda, the lads discuss the weekend’s results involving their relegation rivals as well as the latest on their second potential points deduction, with a decision on Nottingham Forest’s hearing expected this week.  All that and more in Monday’s Royal Blue Podcast.  #EFC #EvertonFC #Live Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/241h 5m

The awkward Jarrard Branthwaite question? | Royal Blue

Join Ian Croll and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast.  Everton might have a weekend off but there’s no rest for the lads as they jump on a live stream podcast to discuss the latest news coming out of Goodison Park.  The agenda for today’s show varies, but includes discussion on Jarrard Branthwaite’s England call up and Everton future, as well as a preview of the weekend’s fixtures, specifically the Luton and Nottingham Forest encounter.  All that and more on the Royal Blue Podcast.  #EFC #EvertonFC #Live Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/241h 4m

Dyche approaching unwanted record | The EVERTONian

The EVERTONian show returns for its second episode with Ian Croll as he discusses the United defeat, the full-back problem and the latest on 777. Get in touch with Ian on X (formerly Twitter) @Iancroll1 and leave him a comment or give him a follow. Alternatively, leave a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/2420m 35s

Branthwaite's Everton future debated | how good is Onana? | Low quality Everton

Host Chris Beesley joins his colleague Joe Thomas, the ECHO's Everton correspondent and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to review the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The panel discuss the penalties that Sean Dyche's side conceded, whether Everton's numerous chances were "low quality" as Erik ten Hag suggested and the two young talents in the side who their opponents are reportedly casting admiring glances towards, Jarrad Branthwaite and Amadou Onana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2440m 23s

Post-Match: Manchester United 2-0 Everton | 11 games without a win

Join Joe Thomas and Ian Croll for the post-match verdict following Everton’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub #Live Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2450m 1s

Crucial 777 Meeting | United Preview | New Injury Blow | Royal Blue

Join Ian Croll, Joe Thomas & Gav Buckland for Friday’s Royal Blue Podcast. Sean Dyche may be under pressure after going 10 league games without a win, but so too is Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag, with the Dutch coach said to be three games away from the sack. The lads look ahead and preview the United game at Old Trafford this Saturday and discuss whether Everton can take advantage of the Red Devil’s recent woes. Also on the agenda is the 777 takeover and what next now the American based firm have agreed to a face to face meeting with the Premier League. All that and much more on the Royal Blue Podcast preview show.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/241h 17m

Everton takeover | 777 finances | Alternative interest | Royal Blue

777 Partners are set to meet the Premier League this week to try and satisfy them that they are suitable owners of Everton and hope to complete their takeover in March. The Premier League recently sent the American investment firm some further questions which they hope to be able to answer face to face, although no time has yet been arranged. Join Ian Croll and Chris Beesley as they chew the fat over the latest on the Everton takeover #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2450m 0s

Dyche feeling the pressure! The EVERTONian Show

Introducing a new show to the Royal Blue Podcast, The EVERTONian featuring Ian Croll.  Each episode, Ian will bring you an unscripted one man show of Everton opinion, news & gossip lasting no longer than 20 minutes. Perfect for the commute to and from work.  As well as the latest news, Ian will share some happy and sometimes unhappy memories of supporting Everton, dating back to the early 90s. Please show Ian your support. Feedback, positive or negative will be welcomed.  Get in touch with Ian on X (formerly Twitter) @Iancroll1 and leave him a comment or give him a follow. Alternatively, leave a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.  So, for the first ever EVERTONian on the Royal Blue Podcast, here is Ian Croll. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2416m 52s

Relegation battle inevitable now! Everton 1-3 West Ham

Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley make the starting line up for this week’s Monday podcast as the lads look back and analyse Everton’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham.  This was a frustrating defeat for Everton that will do little to ease the nerves around a club still hopeful of avoiding another horrible relegation battle. The four point reprieve earlier this week, along with a good, if galling, point at Brighton, gave this match the potential to cap off seven days that could have reshaped the Blues’ season. Instead it was another story of wasted chances, late goals and disappointed home fans. #EFC EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2442m 16s

'DOUBLE JEOPARDY’ defence | West Ham Build Up | Royal Blue Podcast

Join Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Gav Buckland as they look ahead to Everton’s Saturday 3pm kick off against West Ham United. There is further reaction and opinion to Everton’s point deduction appeal verdict with the topic of conversation very much centred around the second breach and what that means for future points deductions.  Those listening live on YouTube and Facebook were very keen to stress the double jeopardy defence and how Everton can avoid yet more bad news in the coming weeks and months.  All that and more on Friday’s Royal Blue Podcast.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/241h 3m

Brighton POSITIVES & NEGATIVES

Join Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley & Steve Dickinson for the latest Royal Blue Podcast as they analyse the pros and cons of Everton’s result and performance against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.  This podcast was recorded before Everton’s points deduction appeal verdict was confirmed with the focus and theme of the show on the Brighton performance and result. Enjoy - COYB! #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2455m 7s

Everton 10-point deduction reduced to six following appeal verdict

Join Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Joe Thomas as they react to today’s breaking news.  The 10-point penalty handed to Everton for breaching Premier League spending rules has been reduced on appeal. A specially-convened panel, which heard arguments over the case earlier this year, has lessened the sanction by four points. That decision offers an immediate boost to a club that has been engulfed in off-the-pitch controversy since being sanctioned in November. #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/241h 10m

Points deduction wait causing CHAOS & UNCERTAINTY | Brighton build up

Host Chris Beesley joins colleague Joe Thomas, the ECHO's Everton correspondent, and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they preview the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion. An emphatic 5-1 victory for Sean Dyche's side at the Amex Stadium last May played a huge role in Everton's Premier League survival but the Blues head down to the Sussex coast without a Premier League win in over two months after Monday night's disappointing display in their 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace. Since then, with the wait for the appeal verdict still lingering on, Dyche has admitted for the first time that Everton's points deduction is having an impact on his players with the panel discussing the comments from his pre-match press conference. #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/2443m 8s

What is going on? Points Deduction Appeal | Dyche Presser Reaction

Ian Croll and Connor O’Neill are recalled to the starting lineup for today’s Royal Blue Podcast as they discuss the latest on the points deduction and the 777 takeover. Also, Sean Dyche spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of his side’s game with Brighton on Saturday. The lads breakdown what the gaffer had to say with the latest on the appeal and injuries on the agenda.  The Blues are back in action after a disappointing showing on Monday night. A late header from Amadou Onana rescued a 1-1 draw for Everton against Crystal Palace, but the performance was under-par and a huge opportunity was missed to pull clear of relegation trouble. Still, Luton Town's loss to Liverpool on Wednesday means Dyche's side go into the weekend outside the relegation zone. And while they have not won since December in the top flight, last season they produced a remarkable display to triumph 5-1 at the Seagulls. That game will no doubt be one of the talking points today, not to mention the ongoing wait for a result of Everton's appeal against their punishment for breaches of spending rules. #EFC #EVERTONFC #EVERTONFOOTBALLCLUB Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2433m 3s

PODCAST SPECIAL: Incredible Dixie Dean Memories

In a special episode of the Royal Blue podcast, the ECHO’s Everton reporter Chris Beesley travels to the home and studio of world-renowned sports artist Paul Trevillion. Dubbed ‘The Master of Movement’, the title of an exhibition of his work showcased at The Strand Gallery in London back in 2014, Trevillion has immortalised the likenesses of some of the biggest names in sport over his stunning career that spans over 70 years. With his unrivalled ability to capture elite athletes in action, he’s produced illustrations of the likes of Pele, Bobby Moore, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Sir Ian Botham, Sachin Tendulkar, Andy Murray, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sugar Ray Robinson and Oscar De La Hoya to name just an illustrious few. It’s his first and most-enduring football idol Dixie Dean who we’re concerned with today though. Paul, who celebrates his 90th birthday on March 11, was transfixed by Dixie ever since he was taken to his first ever game on February 22, 1937, shortly before he turned three, to watch a then Second Division Tottenham Hotspur defeat Everton 4-3 in an FA Cup fifth round replay. Over two decades later, he’d be reunited with the Blues’ most-prolific marksman as he met up with his boyhood hero to produce the legendary centre-forward’s life story for the Liverpool Echo. This incredible series ran in our newspaper for a marathon 21 weeks during the 1960/61 season. Still razor sharp and a larger-than-life character and raconteur, Trevillion talks us through his incredible memories of an Everton legend. #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2456m 56s

Frustrating Everton in MISSED OPPORTUNITY against Palace

Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Joe Thomas make the starting line-up for today’s Royal Blue Podcast as they analyse Everton’s draw with Crystal Palace and discuss the latest on the points deduction.  Everton failed to secure their first Premier League win in over two months against Crystal Palace but they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw that takes them out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Jordan Ayew stunned Goodison Park when he fired the Eagles in front on 66 minutes but six minutes from the end, Amadou Onana headed the Blues level from a Dwight McNeil corner-kick to clinch what could be a precious point for Sean Dyche's side. #EFC #EvertonFootballClub #EvertonFC Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/241h 16m

PALACE IS MASSIVE | 777 QUESTIONS | APPEAL WAIT

Ian Croll, Gav Buckland and Joe Thomas are on duty for today’s Royal Blue Podcast as they preview The Toffee’s 25th Premier League game of the season.  Everton return to Premier League action on Monday night when they take on Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. The Blues were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City last time out, with Erling Haaland scoring twice during the second-half. The defeat left Sean Dyche’s side inside the relegation zone. Abdoulaye Doucoure looks poised to hand Everton a major fitness boost after he was photographed sprinting in training at Finch Farm. Currently there are at least five members of the senior playing staff with known question marks over their fitness as we await further updates from Sean Dyche, who will sit down for his press conference on Saturday.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/241h 4m

777 nearing final decision

Everton’s prospective takeover by 777 Partners could be nearing a verdict. Sources close to the process are hopeful of headway being made in the coming days, with formal contact anticipated in advance of a decision being made in the weeks to come, possibly before the end of the month. In the latest live show on the Royal Blue Podcast, Ian Croll and Joe Thomas sit down and discuss the latest developments Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2453m 8s

APPEAL DECISION THIS WEEK? City LOSS!

Echo Everton reporter Chris Beesley joins regular guest Gavin Buckland and host Matt Jones for a live edition of the Royal Blue podcast to review Everton's 2-0 defeat at champions Manchester City.  The panel discuss Sean Dyche's display at the Etihad before looking forward to what could be a pivotal week for the club with the potential points deduction appeal result and upcoming home game against Crystal Palace. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2443m 52s

Dyche SLAMS REFS | Injury Boosts | City Preview

Today’s Royal Blue Podcast features Connor O’Neill & Joe Thomas. Sean Dyche believes there should be understanding for managers like himself and their reaction to decisions following his touchline ban for Everton’s trip to Manchester City. The Blues boss will be forced to watch his team’s game against the Premier League champions from the stands at the Etihad Stadium after picking up his third yellow card of the season in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday. In today’s show, Connor and Joe sat down and discussed Dyche’s comments and previewed the up and coming match against Manchester City.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2442m 28s

Dyche Touchline Ban | Press Conference Reaction | Manchester City vs Everton

In today's Royal Blue Podcast, Ian Croll and Chris Beesley sat down and reacted to what the gaffer had to say during his pre-Manchester City press conference. Everton boss Sean Dyche spoke to the media on Thursday (8th) at 1:30pm, two days out from the visit to the English and European champions Manchester City. Dyche took questions on a number of topics ahead of what promises to be a challenging afternoon for the Blues at the Etihad Stadium.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2443m 22s

MORE 777 FUNDS | Richarlison Return, Spurs Preview

The Royal Blue Podcast featuring Ian Croll, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@royal.blue.everto Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2435m 38s

Handball ANGER | VAR DECISION | Fulham Verdict

Today’s Royal Blue Podcast features Joe Thomas & Chris Beesley who discuss last night’s 0-0 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage.  Beto missed a huge chance to win it at the death and the Toffees were once again frustrated with VAR in the first half against Fulham after Antonee Robinson escaped punishment for what looked like a clear first half handball. James Tarkowski's deflected effort hit the bar and Robinson handled only for the referee and VAR to decide against giving a penalty as the sides went in goalless at half-time. Everton are the only team in the Premier League yet to have been awarded a penalty and the controversy over the club's treatment at the hands of officials only deepened on a turbulent night in West London. Yet once again this season, the major talking point is a contentious decision that did not go Everton’s way. Few, if any, have this season - hence the reason disbelief and anger has now turned into exhausted expectation within parts of the club and its fanbase. #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub #LIVE Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2446m 21s

Luton DEBACLE | DEADLINE DAY Deals | Fulham!

Today’s Royal Blue Podcast features Ian Croll and Joe Thomas.  Sean Dyche acknowledged Beto and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s partnership had looked ‘rusty’ as he detailed his search for answers over Everton’s injury list. The pair started up front together for the first time as Dyche shifted his approach in an attempt to deal with the absence of Abdoulaye Doucoure and Andre Gomes. After the FA Cup defeat, Dyche said he had learned something new from watching the pair together - a lesson that could be key with Doucoure expected to miss the Premier League trip to Fulham in midweek. The lads on today’s show breakdown the result and performance from Everton’s embarrassing cup exit. As well as look ahead to Fulham on Tuesday night as well as Thursday’s Deadline Day and whether we can expect any incomings or outgoings.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/241h 7m

Transfer Ban Fear | Appeal Latest | Luton Preview

Today’s Royal Blue Podcast features Ian Croll and Chris Beesley. As Everton prepare to appeal the sanction handed down for one profit and sustainability breach and defend a second case, points deductions are not the only concern. As per recent reports, a transfer ban would be seriously problematic for Everton should the Premier League and its independent panel see it as a fit and proper punishment. This would come at a time when the club was hoping to transition towards a better, more sustainable, competitive future. Chris and Ian sit down and discuss these recent reports as well as the latest transfer rumours and the up and coming 4th Round FA Cup tie against Luton Town.  Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/241h 24m

Points Deduction DECISION | Doucoure Future | Danjuma Latest

Today’s Royal Blue Podcast features Paul Wheelock, Joe Thomas & Gav Buckland. There is no way Everton will want to lose Abdoulaye Doucoure this month, but according to Fabrizio Romano, Doucoure is wanted by Steven Gerrard at Saudi Pro League strugglers Al Ettifaq after the release of former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson to join Ajax. Also in today’s show, the lads discuss the latest on the points deduction appeal, and the takeover latest.  #EFC #EvertonFC #EvertonFootballClub Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/241h 2m

Gomes Shines | Palace Win | 777 Latest!

The Royal Blue Podcast featuring Ian Croll, Gav Buckland & Chris Beesley.  After a start to the week in which the club was hit with a new Premier League profit and sustainability charge, Everton turned their attention back to on-pitch matters last night by beating Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to progress to the FA Cup fourth round. The 1-0 win was sealed with a fabulous free kick from Andre Gomes and sets up another home tie, this time against Premier League strugglers Luton Town on January 27. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2446m 5s

Richard Masters Everton Grilling - Key Moments

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has broken his silence on the decision to charge Everton with a breach of Profit and Sustainability Regulations for the second time in just over a year. On Monday the Toffees were landed with another charge for a breach of PSR and will, along with Nottingham Forest, be referred to an independent commission, a move made at the same time as the club are already appealing against the first decision of the commission to hand the club a 10-point deduction. Should Everton be found guilty by the independent commission then they could suffer a second points deduction in the same season, with the club unhappy that they are being punished twice having already been charged for 75% of the breaches over the three-year period. Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2419m 12s

Everton FFP Breach | Richard Masters Quizzed

The Royal Blue Podcast featuring Connor O’Neill, Joe Thomas & Matt Jones.  Everton were yesterday charged by the Premier League for breaching the Profit and Sustainability rules. The Blues now face a second points deduction after they were hit with a 10-point penalty in November. Sean Dyche's side became the first to break the rules which left Sean Dyche's side in the thick of a relegation battle. An independent panel will now review the case as Everton fall under scrutiny covering 12 months to last summer, including the tenure of former manager Frank Lampard Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO’s Royal Blue YouTube channel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2451m 24s

Everton charged AGAIN for FFP Breach! POINTS DEDUCTION!

Today's Royal Blue Podcast features Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley & Gav Buckland. Everton have been charged with a further breach of spending regulations by the Premier League.The club was today formally notified of new allegations after a review of the accounts for the football financial year that ended last summer. Everton now have a fortnight to respond to the accusations, which are expected to end up before an independent commission that will aim to assess the case before the end of this season. The only thing that could impact that process would be if the club has significant success in its appeal against the 10 point deduction it has already received under the same regulations. The club's focus is on that appeal, believing its findings will directly impact the arguments at the centre of the new case. It is anticipated the appeal will be concluded before the new case is considered. If Everton are ultimately found to have breached profit and sustainability regulations again then the club could face a further points deduction this season, though other sanctions would also be available to the ruling panel. Get exclusive Everton FC content - including podcasts, live shows and videos - everyday.  Subscribe to the Royal Blue Everton FC YouTube Channel and watch daily live shows HERE: https://bit.ly/3aNfYav Listen and subscribe to the Royal Blue Podcast for all your latest Everton FC content via Apple and Spotify: APPLE: https://bit.ly/3HbiY1E SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/47xwdnY Visit the Liverpool ECHO website: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-about/everton-fc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolEchoEFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/2436m 57s

Everton's Best & Worst of 2023

Royal Blue Podcast Special with Ian Croll & Connor O’Neill. Here the lads look back over 2023 and discuss and debate the best and worst of Everton during the last year. Topics of discussion include, Best Player, Most Disappointing Player, Best Match, Worse Match, Best Moment, Worst Moment - plus plenty more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2455m 34s

Hannibal TALKS HELD! 777 LATEST!

There is plenty on today’s agenda with an update on 777 Partners' proposed takeover of Everton said to be days away. Also on the agenda is transfer talk and the news Everton have held talks with Manchester United over a loan deal for Hannibal Mejbri.  Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/2456m 5s

RED CARD FUME! APPEAL Submitted!

Host Chris Beesley returns from Selhurst Park with Joe Thomas to discuss Everton's FA Cup third round controversy alongside regular guest Gavin Buckland. Everton have launched an appeal against the red card handed to Dominic Calvert-Lewin against Crystal Palace. The forward was sent off amid controversy in the FA Cup third round at Selhurst Park after referee Chris Kavanagh was ordered to review his challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Kavanagh had seen no issue with the incident in real-time but, predictably, reversed his call once he was sent to the pitch side monitor. It was a contentious decision that has sparked outrage inside and outside the Everton camp. And while the Blues were still able to fight through the adversity and take the game to a replay it will have serious consequences for the club. Host Chris Beesley returns from Selhurst Park with Joe Thomas to discuss Everton's FA Cup third round controversy alongside regular guest Gavin Buckland. Read more here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/all-a... Follow us on Twitter:  / livechoefc   Facebook:  / liverpoolechoefc   Listen to our podcasts: https://open.spotify.com/show/1hQefBA... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2445m 40s

JANUARY TRANSFER PLAN! FA CUP Preview! Wolves DEFEAT

It is the Royal Blue podcast and it is the first show of the year. Everton FC correspondent Joe Thomas and club statistician Gareth Buckland look ahead to January, from the transfer window to the latest financial scrutiny, and back over the busy festive fixture schedule as they assess where the club is and what its priorities are as we head into 2024. Watch, subscribe and follow the Royal Blue podcast on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/2452m 20s

Spurs Preview, Fulham Final Word, Kenwright Memorial

Everton’s run in the Carabao Cup came to a disappointing end in the week, however there is plenty still to be positive about.  The Toffees have won four successive Premier League matches in a row and head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium aiming to make it five.  Everton left-back Vitaly Mykolenko is back in contention after missing two games through injury. Seamus Coleman is "touch and go" to feature, while Ashley Young and Abdoulaye Doucoure remain out. In the latest Royal Blue podcast Joe Thomas, Gav Buckland & debutant Dan Haygarth have the final say on Fulham and discuss the up and coming league match against Spurs in North London.  Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2343m 50s

League Cup Exit | Onana Penalty | Fulham Reaction!

Everton's run in the Carabao Cup ended in heartbreak after losing to a penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Fulham. Penalty misses from Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gana Gueye saw the Cottagers prevail 7-6. Despite the cup exit, manager Sean Dyche hailed his team’s performance and refused to criticise Onana despite a tame effort. In the latest Royal Blue podcast Ian Croll & Connor O’Neill discuss yet another disappointing cup exit and that now infamous Onana penalty. Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/2355m 36s

Royal Blue: Things are looking up for the Blues

Ian Croll is joined by Connor O'Neill, Joe Thomas and Matt Jones as they look back at Everton's win against Burnley, making it four wins on the bounce for Sean Dyche's men. They bask in the current positivity around the club as well as talking about Nathan Patterson taking his chance, Michael Keane finding his moment and asking the big question: should Evertonians be booking their Wembley hotels now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/2351m 31s

Royal Blue: Everton v Burnley preview

Ian Croll is in the hosting hot seat as he's joined by Liverpool ECHO colleagues Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock. The panel preview the Blues impending visit to Burnley, how the feel good factor has improved in recent weeks, will Nathan Patterson get his chance, Mason Holgate's possible return and Burnley's bizarre ban on flags and A4 pieces of paper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/2348m 57s

Doucoure’s Transformation! Everton News

Abdoulaye Doucoure has netted 15 times for Everton in his century of matches, giving him an overall strike rate of a goal every 6.67 games. However, 11 of those goals have come in the last 26 matches, to produce a goal every 2.36 matches, an incredible rate for a midfielder, especially when you consider that the Blues’ main striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 50 Premier League goals have been over 193 appearances, for a goal every 3.86 games. Other than being Everton’s “Johnny on the spot” as Dyche has called him – Doucoure was again in the right place at the right time to stick the ball in the net against the Londoners after Calvert-Lewin’s initial shot was saved – just how has his game actually altered since the change of management at Goodison Park? Ian Croll and Chris Beesley sit down for the third Royal Blue podcast of the week to discuss all things Abdoulaye Doucoure. Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2338m 29s

‘Chelsea the better team’ - Poch! Everton News

Mauricio Pochettino insisted Chelsea were the better side at Goodison Park despite losing 2-0 to Everton. Second half goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin gave Sean Dyche’s men a third successive win and if it wasn’t for the club’s 10-point deduction – the heaviest sporting penalty in the 135-year history of English top flight football – Everton would now be four points clear of the big-spending west London club in the Premier League table. However, their Argentinian head coach maintained his team were the superior outfit. In tonight's Royal Blue Podcast, Ian Croll and Matt Jones talk over Everton's second home win in as many games and discuss the Chelsea manager's comments. Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast on Spotify and iTunes and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/2358m 7s

Royal Blue: Three on the bounce

It's back in the Liverpool ECHO office for Chris Beesley as he is joined by Joe Thomas and Connor O'Neill for another episode of the Royal Blue Podcast. They enjoy the change in tone as Everton made it three wins on the bounce by defeating Chelsea 2-0 at the weekend. They also talk about Jarrad Branthwaite going from strength to strength, the impressive form of Vitaliy Mykolenko and the reasons that Blues can be positive going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/2355m 15s

The Everton coach inspiring people at Finch Farm and beyond

Everton reporter Joe Thomas welcomes to the studio one of the people responsible for getting the likes of Seamus Coleman back to fitness. Jack Dowling is a key member of the Finch Farm team who is undertaking an incredible fundraising campaign, inspired by his brother Tom. Jack is running 26 marathons in 26 weeks to support Macmillan, the charity playing a crucial role following Tom's diagnosis with cancer. Seven weeks into his challenge, Jack discusses the psychological and physical battles he is facing, the backing he is receiving from Everton and the public, and why this effort is so important to him. You can find out more about Jack and Tom's story here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-coach-inspired-brothers-courage-27947981?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar And you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackproject2626 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2332m 40s

Everton 3-0 Newcastle! REACTION

Connor O’Neill, Joe Thomas, Gav Buckland and Chris Beesley react and give their verdict on last night’s 3-0 win over Newcastle United. Everton scored three times in the closing stages of a hectic encounter to beat The Magpies and move out of the Premier League's relegation zone. It was a special night under the lights at Goodison Park as the Toffees punished Newcastle with goals from McNeil, Doucoure and Beto. Watch the Royal Blue podcast live on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2353m 44s

Everton vs Newcastle - Behind Enemy Lines

Sean Dyche faced the media on Wednesday (6) at 1.30pm at Finch Farm ahead of Thursday's Premier League game against Newcastle United. The Blues are gearing up to take on Newcastle in the Premier League this week as the club's fightback from a 10-point deduction continues. In this episode of the Royal Blue Podcast, ECHO Everton Reporter Chris Beesley, sits down with Newcastle football journalist Andrew Musgrove to get the inside track on Eddie Howe's men and the immienent return of Anthony Gordon. Watch along on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/2321m 52s

McNeil Downs Forest: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Everton | REACTION

Everton boss Sean Dyche spoke of the morale boost the first points after the club's deduction will have on a dressing room that has been stunned by being plunged into the relegation zone through no fault of its own. The Blues secured a hard fought 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday night and on today’s show, Ian Croll, Chris Beesley, Gav Buckland and Paul Wheelock discuss and analyse the victory and performance.  Also on the agenda, is individual performances, specifically from Beto, Jack Harrison and James Garner. Ref and VAR decisions from the Forest game and reaction to Everton’s tough FA Cup 3rd Round away draw to Premier League side Crystal Palace.  The Royal Blue podcast is going live each day this week at 12pm. Join the lads for the latest Everton news & views by watching along on YouTube https://bit.ly/3aNfYav or Facebook https://bit.ly/3RooT9A Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/231h 9m

Royal Blue: Everton strike back

Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland get together in the Liverpool ECHO offices to discuss the latest breaking news that Everton have lodged their appeal to the ten point deduction handed out by the Premier League. The severity of the punishment sparked concern within the club, leading to mass supporter protests and support among the region’s politicians and has plunged Everton into the relegation zone after a promising series of performances had pushed the club towards midtable. The panel discusses the implications and what can come next for the Blues as well as actually talking about football, as Everton prepare to travel to Nottingham Forest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2341m 6s

Royal Blue Podcast: Protest special

Joe Thomas chronicles Everton's defeat to Manchester United, but obviously the story is of the fan's protest, and build up outside of Goodison Park on this momentous day, when Everton supporters got to tell the Premier League how they really feel. Joe talks to Katie Carter from the 1878's fan group, as well as the Fan Advisory Board's Dave Kelly, ECHO writer Connor O'Neill, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Blues season ticket holder Andy Burnham and of course, Everton boss Sean Dyche. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2330m 38s

Royal Blue: Defeated but defiant

Joe Thomas is joined by Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland to pick apart Everton's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. They delve deep into the magnificent display of defiance from the Goodison Park faithful.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/2346m 49s

Royal Blue: How will the players react?

Chris Beesley hosts another episode of the Royal Blue Podcast and is joined by his ECHO colleague Joe Thomas and regular guest Gav Buckland. The trio ponder the question of how Everton's ten point deduction by the Premier League will affect the players as the Blues prepare to face Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2351m 17s

Royal Blue: Picking apart Profit and Sustainability

After a long, long weekend to digest the news of the Premier League handing Everton a ten point deduction, Paul Wheelock, Joe Thomas, Gav Buckland and Connor O'Neill return to pick apart the ruling, the effect it might have on Everton's season and how it will reverberate around the league, and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/2355m 36s

Everton points deduction: What next?

Everton are still digesting the news that they have been hit with a 10-point deduction after being found guilty of breaching the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules. The punishment is unprecedented in English top-flight football and leaves the Blues 19th in the table on four points. The club has stated that it plans to appeal against the decision, with the severity of the punishment sparking plenty of debate across the footballing world. But what next? And how long do we expect the appeal process to take?  On today’s episode, Ian Croll, Joe Thomas and Connor O’Neill look ahead to the next steps now that the dust has slightly settled on the initial shock.  Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/2353m 51s

Everton anger over 10-point deduction

Everton have responded with fury to a 10-point deduction handed down after an independent commission found the club guilty of breaching financial regulations. Blues chiefs dispute claims by the Premier League the club has not acted with the “utmost good faith” over its finances - arguing it has been fully transparent with league officials. There is also frustration that the club has been hit with a sporting sanction - one that sees the club drop into the relegation zone - for what is considered an accounting issue by Goodison insiders. In the latest Royal Blue podcast, streamed live, host Ian Croll sits down with Chris Beesley to discuss the latest fallout with reaction from both. Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2341m 28s

Royal Blue: Everton hit with 10-point deduction

Everton have been hit with a 10-point deduction by the Premier League after being found guilty of breaching financial rules. The Toffees will now drop to 19th in the table on just four points after the ruling, level on points with bottom club Burnley. This week's Royal Blue podcast looks at the reason behind the decision and the impact it will have on Everton on and off the field.  Host Ian Croll is joined by the ECHO’s Everton FC Correspondent Joe Thomas to discuss today’s breaking news, which is set to roll on following the club’s decision to appeal the punishment.  Listen to the latest Royal Blue podcast now and let us know your thoughts by leaving us a review and a rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2332m 53s

Royal Blue: Everton paint London blue again

On the latest Royal Blue podcast, Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland join host Paul Wheelock to look back on Everton's 3-2 win at Crystal Palace. With the Blues having now taken maximum points from their past three trips to the capital, the mood is upbeat. But it's also reflective, as the panel give their verdicts on the season so far and the job Sean Dyche is doing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/2348m 6s

Royal Blue: Everton's right-back quandary

The award-winning Joe Thomas is joined by Gavin Buckland as they look ahead to Everton's visit to Selhurst Park as the Blues face Crystal Palace on Saturday. They tackle Everton's right-back quandary, the development of Nathan Patterson and the value of Dele Alli's experience.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2344m 42s

Royal Blue: Brighton reaction

Joe Thomas sits down with Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland to ask the age-old football question: was it two points lost or a point gained as the trio look at Everton's 1-1 draw at home to Brighton. Is Sean Dyche's identity finally being imprinted on to the Blues' team or do Everton desperately need to get on the ball more? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/2352m 35s

Royal Blue: Gaining momentum

Matt Jones is back for another positive Royal Blue episode as he and his ECHO colleague Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neill look back at Wednesday's Carabao Cup win at Burnley, Abdoulaye Doucoure extending his contract and look forward to Brighton's visit to Goodison Park. At the start of the show, Matt talks about Reach's new monthly magazine, Women's Football News. You can pick this up from major outlets or visit www.reachshops.co.uk/womensfootball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2342m 21s

Royal Blue: Capital Gains

Paul Wheelock is in the hot seat for this episode of the Royal Blue Podcast and is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland. They pick apart a rare Everton win in London as the Blues claimed a 1-0 victory against West Ham on Sunday and wonder if Dominic Calvert-Lewin has turned a corner with his fitness as well as singing the praises of Jarrad Branthwaite, a player who is gathering admirers at pace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2349m 10s

Royal Blue Podcast: West Ham vs Everton Preview | Patterson or Garner?

Join the Liverpool ECHO's Connor O'Neill, Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Matt Jones for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! The show starts with a tribute to the late, great Bill Kenwright, with Joe and Matt paying their respects after Connor and Chris' mid-week special. Attention then turns to Everton, reflecting on the 2-0 Merseyside Derby defeat and looking ahead to this weekend's fixture with West Ham, as Sean Dyche faces a selection dilemma following Ashley Young's sending off at Anfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2358m 13s

Royal Blue: Bill Kenwright CBE, 1945-2023

Connor O'Neill and Chris Beesley react to the sad news of the passing of Bill Kenwright, Royal Blue, through and through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2329m 10s

Royal Blue: Seeing Red

Joe Thomas takes a deep breath and gets into the Merseyside Derby along with Ian Croll and Gavin Buckland. They dissect a performance Everton can be proud of, even if the result didn't go their way. They do their best to explore other subjects before hitting the inevitable hot topic of Ashley Young's sending off and how Ibrahima Konaté managed to avoid picking up a second yellow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/2345m 7s

Royal Blue: Operation Anfield

Connor O'Neill is joined by Liverpool ECHO colleagues Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley as the international break ends and thoughts move towards the Merseyside derby. They talk about how important it is to turn in a good performance at Anfield in contrast to recent capitulations and if Sean Dyche should change a winning team. The absence of Andy Robertson for Liverpool could provide an opportunity for Everton's attacking players to create chances. Can they capitalise on them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2345m 7s

Royal Blue: Can Dyche and co emulate Everton women at Anfield?

Joe Thomas is joined in the heart of Liverpool city centre by ECHO colleagues Beth Lindop and Paul Wheelock along with regular contributor Gavin Buckland to run the rule on Everton's historic 1-0 at Anfield in the Women's Super League at the weekend. Inevitably, eyes turn towards the men's derby this coming weekend. Can the Blues break the Anfield cycle? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/2345m 30s

Royal Blue: The inside story of Everton: Nothing Will Be The Same

Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley are joined by Giulia Bould, the creative force behind the BBC's new podcast documentary Everton: Nothing Will Be The Same. Giulia talks about the access she had at Finch Farm as Frank Lampard's time came to an end as well as seeing a different side to Sean Dyche. They also discuss the news that Everton's new stadium will host games at Euro 2028, Dyche's front five being all available for the first time as well as wishing Bill Kenwright all the best in his recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2339m 14s

Royal Blue: WSL Merseyside Derby preview

Connor O'Neill sat down and talked to Beth Lindop, Women's Football Writer at Reach PLC to discuss the upcoming WSL Merseyside Derby at Anfield. Brian Sørensen will be looking for an improvement from his Everton side, who have had a slow start to the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2314m 8s

Royal Blue: The midfield clicks at last

Connor O'Neill sits down with Gavin Buckland and Ian Croll to enjoy a rarity this season - a podcast celebrating a comprehensive Everton win following a good performance. They talk about the improved midfield combination, Jack Harrison's impressive contribution, the importance of a clean sheet and 777's letter to Everton fans. Not even a fire alarm in the Liverpool ECHO office during recording could temper the positivity of the Royal Blue team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/2342m 20s

Royal Blue: Shaking off the Luton hangover

Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland get together to shake off the Luton hangover, how Everton's xG is vastly better away from home, the need for leaders on the pitch and where Dyche and the Blues go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2350m 4s

Royal Blue: Everton 1-2 Luton Reaction | Toffees Brought Back Down to Earth Despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin Goal

Join the Liverpool ECHO's Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neill alongside regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! Following Everton's 2-1 defeat at home to Luton Town, there is plenty for the quartet to get stuck into, as once again Everton struggle to defend set pieces, and rue several missed goal scoring opportunities. The result left Everton 16th and on four points from seven games. Everton have also lost all four matches they've played at home this season, scoring just once in those fixtures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/2339m 16s

Royal Blue: Everton to make it three wins in a week? Aston Villa reaction & Luton preview

ECHO Everton reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland join host Matt Jones for a gloriously upbeat edition of the Royal Blue podcast following a brace of away victories at Brentford and Aston Villa. The panel discuss the 2-1 Carabao Cup success on Wednesday night where James Garner netted his first goal for the club and Dominic Calvert-Lewin returned to the scene of his latest injury disappointment to this time feel the love of the travelling Evertonians following his second strike in as many outings. With Luton Town at home next up on Saturday, Sean Dyche's welcome selection dilemmas are also on the agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2342m 21s

Royal Blue: Brentford 1-3 Everton Reaction as Sean Dyche’s Toffees run riot in the capital

Join the Liverpool ECHO's Joe Thomas and Paul Wheelock for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! Following Everton's 3-1 demolition of Brentford, there is plenty to react to, as the Toffee’s best display of the season helped Sean Dyche's side run riot in the capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2347m 2s

Royal Blue: Would you play DCL and Beto together?

Connor O'Neil makes it into the office only to find Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley working from home. The lads get together to pick through 777's takeover process while also looking forward to matters on the pitch with the trip to Brentford imminent. Set-pieces, retaining possession and Beto and Calvert-Lewin playing in a 4-4-2 are all items on the agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2343m 12s

ECHO Podcast special: Joe Rimmer talks to the Guardian's Football Weekly team

Joe Rimmer is joined by Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson and Barry Glendenning from the Guardian's Football Weekly Podcast. They talk about the history of the popular podcast, how Jonathan informed Gerard Houllier that Michael Jackson had died, the podcast's popularity with vasectomy patients, how Merseyside's teams will fare in the Premier League this season and they also find time to talk about their new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/2340m 14s

Royal Blue: Arsenal aftermath and 777 deep dive

Joe Thomas is back with a bumper edition of the Royal Blue Podcast. He's joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleague Paul Wheelock, regular guest Gav Buckland and Dave Powell, who is the Business of Football writer at the Liverpool ECHO. They stumble through the aftermath of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, look ahead to the Blues next few fixtures and delve into the 777 group, utilising Dave's unique football and business insight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/231h 3m

Royal Blue: 777 agree Everton deal

It's been a hectic day in the Liverpool ECHO office as the bombshell dropped at 9:30am that a deal had been reached for 777 to takeover Everton Football Club. Connor O'Neill hosts Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland and Chris Beesley as they react to this massive news, while also squeezing in a preview of Arsenal's visit to Goodison Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2339m 31s

Royal Blue: Takeover latest

Matt Jones and Joe Thomas get together in the Liverpool ECHO office to talk about rubbing shoulders with Sir Keir Starmer, rumours of an imminent takeover at Goodison Park, Amadou Onana's position in the team, Demarai Gray's fitness and the strength of Everton's squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/2344m 55s

Royal Blue: Fade to Gray

Chris Beesley catches the last sun of the summer outside Lovelock's Coffee Shop in the heart of Liverpool city centre and is joined by Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland to go over the departure of Demarai Gray, Jarrad Branthwaite's injury and Everton's start to the Premier League season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2337m 21s

Royal Blue: Something to build on

It's a full house in the Liverpool ECHO offices as Connor O'Neill is joined by Matt Jones, Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland to talk about Everton's 2-2 draw with Sheffield United and how the transfer window went for the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/2359m 45s

Royal Blue: Doncaster, deadline day and The Blades

Matt Jones and Connor O'Neill sat down in the Liverpool ECHO office to talk about the difficult but dramatic game against Doncaster, the end of the transfer window and Saturday's clash with Premier League new boys Sheffield United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2340m 28s

Royal Blue: Beto signs for the Blues

Matt Jones and Connor O'Neil pick apart the bones of Everton's defeat to Wolves, look ahead to what surely will be the Blues first win of the season at Doncaster and react to the news that a new centre-forward has finally been signed as Everton announce the arrival of Beto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/2339m 9s

Royal Blue: Everton vs Wolves Preview, Sean Dyche Tactics Assessed & MSP Investment Talks Break Down

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO sport colleagues Connor O'Neill, Matt Jones and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. As well as previewing Everton's Premier League showdown with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park, the panel discuss Mason Holgate's proposed loan move to Southampton, the breakdown of investment talks with MSP Sport Capital and Sean Dyche's selection dilemmas for this weekend's game after the horror show at Aston Villa last time out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/2342m 57s

Royal Blue: Aston Villa 4-0 Everton Reaction | Calvert-Lewin Injury, Dyche Tactics & Che Adams Links

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO Everton reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to discuss Everton's 4-0 thrashing at Aston Villa in the opening away game of the Premier League season. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's latest injury setback, Sean Dyche's tactics and the centre-back pairing of Michael Keane and James Tarkowski are all on the agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/2344m 13s

Royal Blue: Forward thinking

Matt Jones is joined by Connor O'Neil in the Liverpool ECHO office in the heart of Liverpool city centre for a look ahead to Everton's visit to Villa Park. They talk about Che Adams' possible fit into the Blues team, the Wilfried Gnonto transfer saga and the magic of an away day win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2339m 13s

Royal Blue: A Focus on the Positives

Chris Beesley is joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleagues Joe Thomas and Connor O'Neill in the heart of Liverpool city centre to pick apart Everton's 1-0 defeat to Fulham as well as the loan signing of Jack Harrison from Leeds. The boys try and find a positive spin to the events on the pitch on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/2345m 53s

Royal Blue: Here we go

Joe Thomas is joined by Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland as excitement, and positivity, builds ahead of the new Premier League season. The team give their thoughts on where Everton might finish this season and how they will get on against Fulham, and it's not all doom and gloom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2338m 28s

Royal Blue: Time to beat the curse

Joe Thomas and the team return to the Liverpool ECHO office in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Joe is joined by ECHO colleague Connor O'Neill and Everton stat supremo Gav Buckland as they pick apart the Sporting Lisbon game, the importance of DCL, hoping that three more players arrive to boost the squad and ask the big important question: are Everton cursed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/2340m 38s

Royal Blue: Blues move on Chermiti

Joe Thomas is joined by Gav Buckland as the pair talk about the latest reports suggesting that Everton are close to signing Youssef Chermiti, the financial state of the club, the importance of statistics to analyse the modern game and a look ahead to the Blues final friendly of the pre-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2349m 16s

Royal Blue: Cannon over Maupay?

Joe Thomas and Connor O'Neill take a break from the Liverpool ECHO office and head to Lovelocks Coffee Shop, where they dissect the 1-0 win against Stoke City, the recruitment issues, what's Tom Cannon's future and forward options in the transfer market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/2348m 44s

Royal Blue: Two weeks and counting

Joe Thomas is joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleague Matt Jones and regular contributor Gavin Buckland as the panel look towards the new season, only two weeks away, and ponder the question, 'are Everton ready'? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2347m 40s

Royal Blue: Where does Danjuma fit in?

Joe Thomas is once again joined with ECHO colleagues Matt Jones and Connor O'Neill in Lovelocks Coffee Shop in the heart of Liverpool city centre to talk all things Everton FC. The gang discuss if Jared Braithwaite is ready to be a Premier League starter, what next for Micheal Keane, where does Arnaut Danjuma fit in to the Everton team and can the Blues compete for the signing of El Bilal Touré? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/2343m 5s

Royal Blue: Working harder and smarter

Host Joe Thomas is joined at Lovelock's Coffee Shop by Liverpool ECHO colleague Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland. The panel discuss Everton's pre-season camp, this week's 'Gaffer's Day', if Everton's aim of being the Premier League's fittest team will be enough to keep them out of a relegation dogfight and how the Blues need to be smarter in the transfer market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/231h 1m

Royal Blue: Dele Alli and Lampard speak to the media. Blues reaction

Chris Beesley phones in from Everton's pre-season training camp and speaks to his ECHO colleague Joe Thomas along with regular guest Gavin Buckland. The panel talk about Dele Alli's emotional interview with Gary Neville, Frank Lampard's Diary of a CEO interview, the arrival of Ashley Young and rumours surrounding Anthony Elanga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2349m 20s

Royal Blue: Should Everton fans be proud of Anthony Gordon?

The team once again take a walk through a rainy Liverpool city centre to Lovelock's Coffee Shop as host Joe Thomas is joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleagues Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neill. They discuss transfer activity, if Everton fans should be proud of Anthony Gordon, the profitability of the academy and if Everton should communicate financial issues to the fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/231h 10m

Royal Blue: Seamus, Bramley Moore and looking ahead to pre-season

Matt Jones and Chris Beesley wander through Liverpool city centre to Lovelocks Coffee Shop to chat about Seamus Coleman's longevity, when Everton might realistically move into their new stadium and the pre-season schedule for the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/2336m 26s

Royal Blue: Big changes on the board

Host Joe Thomas is joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleague Connor O'Neill and regular guest Gavin Buckland as they react to the big news about the long-awaited changes on the board at Goodison Park. After picking that apart, the panel talk about Tom Davies and his decision to leave for pastures new. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2353m 5s

Royal Blue: Could Everton afford to sell Pickford?

Host Chris Beesley joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss the wait for further announcements from the club on chairman Bill Kenwright and new board appointments; Manchester United's rumoured interest in Jordan Pickford; Alex Iwobi's comments on his future; Everton's upcoming date at the independent commission over their profit and sustainability charge plus the breaking story on Bournemouth's sacking of manager Gary O'Neil and what that could mean for the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2344m 54s

Royal Blue: So much for a quiet summer

The Liverpool ECHO's Joe Thomas hosts this episode, joined by his colleague Chris Beesley and regular contributor Gavin Buckland. The team deliver a bumper episode with the latest news on Everton's fixtures for the forthcoming season, when the Blues might be moving to Bramley Moore, this week's shocking news from the board as well as looking back at the key moments from last season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/231h 22m

Royal Blue: Will Tom Davies reach his potential at Everton?

Host Joe Thomas is joined by his Liverpool ECHO colleague Connor O'Neill and regular contributor Gavin Buckland as they look at Everton's retained squad list, as well as looking if it's time for Tom Davies to move on, Everton's goalkeeper situation and how this pre-season compares to recent trips to the US and Australia. It doesn't look like the ECHO's Everton reporters will be needing the factor 50 this time around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2353m 28s

Royal Blue: Blues Survive Against Bournemouth, Conor Coady Decision & Big Summer Ahead

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Joe Thomas joined by Christopher Beesley & Gavin Buckland to review Everton's final day Premier League survival & more. The lads discuss the decision not to sign Conor Coady on a permanent deal, as well as potential plans ahead of what could prove to be a crucial summer for the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2358m 10s

Royal Blue: It all comes down to 90 minutes

Host Joe Thomas is joined by Matt Jones, sitting in the Liverpool ECHO's city centre office, along with regular guest Gavin Buckland. Obviously they focus on the big one, Everton's make or break clash with Bournemouth at Goodison Park. What more needs to be said? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2347m 6s

Royal Blue: Relegation Picture Changes, MSP Sports Capital & Doucoure Contract

It's been a busy start to the week for Everton - making it the perfect time for a bonus edition of the Royal Blue podcast. In this latest episode Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Gavin Buckland and Dave Powell discuss how they dealt with the nerves of the Leicester City match with Newcastle United, the development that has seen MSP Sports Capital confirmed as the frontrunners to invest in the Blues, Abdoulaye Doucoure's contract extension, and the injury situation heading into Sunday's crucial match with Bournemouth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2338m 27s

Royal Blue: Mina leaves it late, Dyche's team selection and who can replace DCL

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley - fresh from their trip to Molineux - plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to review the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers after Yerry Mina snatched a share of the spoils with a dramatic equaliser almost nine minutes into stoppage time. The panel discuss Sean Dyche's tactics, players operating out of position, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Nathan Patterson's fitness plus the draining impact of having to follow the matches of Everton's relegation rivals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2353m 37s

Royal Blue: Thrown to the Wolves

Host Connor O'Neill is once again joined by Joe Thomas from the Liverpool ECHO and regular contributor Gavin Buckland to look ahead to the Blues' match against Wolves. They discuss formation options, what to do if Dominic Calvert-Lewin is injured and every possible connotation of Everton's Premier League survival hopes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2352m 36s

Royal Blue: 36 down, two to go. Taking positives as Everton cut it fine.

Host Connor O'Neil is joined by the Liverpool ECHO's Everton reporter Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to discuss the 3-0 to Manchester City. The panel look for the positives as the Blues head into the last two matches of the season, with eyes not only on their own team, but on the matches around them which could make a difference. They mull over possible new injury scares and how Everton might line up against Wolves should Dominic Calvert-Lewin be ruled out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2346m 55s

Royal Blue: Brighton. Where to start?

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton reporter Chris Beesley, Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to discuss Everton's 5-1 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion. The panel have their say on Sean Dyche's tactics, Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure's scoring exploits, Yerry Mina's return and Jordan Pickford's goalkeeping heroics while there is also a tribute to former ECHO colleague and passionate football fan Dan Kay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2349m 58s

Royal Blue: Dissecting Leicester and Seamus Coleman's place in Everton folklore

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they discuss Everton's dramatic, topsy-turvy 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Leicester City. The panel discuss Dominic Calvert-Lewin's return to the scoresheet, Seamus Coleman's injury and the Blues' continued defensive struggles with Michael Keane enduring another tough evening at the King Power Stadium plus whether Sean Dyche should be more proactive with his substitutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2344m 55s

Royal Blue: Devastating Newcastle Loss, Defensive Struggles & Leicester Preview

Host Connor O'Neill joins his ECHO colleagues, Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to review Everton's 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle United as Sean Dyche's side failed to build on a tumultuous reception at Goodison Park. The panel also look forward to a pivotal trip to the King Power Stadium on Monday as Everton go head-to-head against relegation rivals Leicester City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2350m 38s

Royal Blue: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton Review, Newcastle Preview & Bill Kenwright's statement

Host Matt Jones joins his ECHO colleagues Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley plus regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. As well as reviewing Everton holding out for a goalless draw at Crystal Palace despite Mason Holgate's sending off, the panel discuss chairman Bill Kenwright's statement from last Friday while looking forward to Thursday night's Goodison Park showdown against Newcastle United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2349m 6s

Royal Blue: Will Calvert-Lewin save Everton's season?

Host Connor O'Neill is once again joined by the Liverpool ECHO's Joe Thomas and regular guest Gav Buckland. The team reflect on last weekend's difficult game against Fulham and what is yet another must-win match coming up at Crystal Palace. The word "terrified" pops up more than once. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2352m 13s

Royal Blue: Where do Everton go from here?

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to discuss the 3-1 home defeat to Fulham in the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Former manager Marco Silva's first return to Goodison Park proved a sobering experience for the hosts as Sean Dyche's side produced a flat performance on their way to suffering a potentially hugely-damaging defeat. The panel reflect on that disappointment and discuss where Everton go now as they bid to avoid their first relegation in 72 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2351m 41s

Royal Blue: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Fulham formations, must-wins, Dele Alli and Dyche's dogfight

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Connor O’Neill joined by Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland to look ahead to Everton’s Premier League clash with Fulham.  The panel also discusses the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the formation conundrums facing Sean Dyche and the fight to avoid relegation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2348m 58s

Royal Blue: Dyche's 4-4-2, Jordan Pickford's Old Trafford heroics and coping without Abdoulaye Doucoure

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland to discuss Everton's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The panel have their say on Sean Dyche's decision to switch from the 4-5-1 formation he's been using after Abdoulaye Doucoure's suspension, Jordan Pickford's heroics and the Blues' woes across the park, including problems in the full-back positions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2343m 44s

Royal Blue: Michael Keane, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Harry Kane's eyelash, Frank Lampard at Chelsea and looking ahead to Manchester United

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO sport colleague Paul Wheelock and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel review Everton's dramatic 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur after Michael Keane's last-minute equaliser, discussing Abdoulaye Doucoure's sending off and Harry Kane's theatrics. Frank Lampard's shock managerial return to Chelsea also comes up before a preview of the trip to Manchester United where Sean Dyche must decide who to replace Doucoure with Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2340m 31s

Royal Blue: Everton Annual Accounts Release & Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO colleague Connor O'Neill and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss the release of Everton's annual accounts with the club posting an operating loss of £44.7million for the financial year 2021/22 while the Blues' Premier League profit and sustainability charge is also on the agenda. On the field, the return to Premier League action is eagerly anticipated as Sean Dyche's side prepare to host Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night with the Londoners now having dispensed with the services of manager Antonio Conte. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2338m 12s

Royal Blue: Huge Point At Stamford Bridge, Doucoure Contract Situation & International Break Timing

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Paul Wheelock joined by Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland and Chris Beesley to review a thrilling point for Everton away to Chelsea in the Premier League. The panel also discuss Abdoulaye Doucoure's ongoing contract saga as well as the timing of the international break and how it could impact the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2346m 14s

Royal Blue: Chelsea Preview, Relegation Rivals Grow & Dele Alli Future

The ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas hosts the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as he joins Everton reporter Chris Beesley and their colleague Paul Wheelock plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to preview Saturday's trip to Stamford Bridge. Sean Dyche's comments on Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fitness come under consideration along with club's Dele Alli dilemma and the Blues' long winless streak at Stamford Bridge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2347m 13s

Royal Blue: Dwight McNeil the match-winner as Sean Dyche's Everton move out of the relegation zone

Host Connor O'Neill joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley plus regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast to reflect on Everton's crucial 1-0 win over Brentford at Goodison Park.  The victory moved Sean Dyche's side out of the relegation zone and the panel discuss Everton's display, match-winner Dwight McNeil's resurgence and where the result places the Blues in their fight for Premier League survival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2350m 47s

Royal Blue: Brentford preview and how to combat one of the form sides in the league.

Host Chris Beesley joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Matt Jones and regular guest Gavin Buckland to preview Sean Dyche's side's clash at home to Brentford on Saturday. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fitness remains a hot topic, along with the Blues boss' off-the-field friendship with his Bees counterpart while the panel also discuss the open letter to Graeme Sharp and how to combat one of the Premier League's in-form sides in the pursuit of what would be a precious three points in the fight for survival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2350m 16s

Royal Blue: Everton show attacking intent but are ultimately frustrated in action-packed 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest

Host Matt Jones joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to reflect on the action-packed 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest. Everton netted more than once in a match for the first time since October but despite going ahead twice and being on course for a victory that would have taken them out of the relegation zone and within a point of their hosts until 13 minutes from the end, they had to settle for a share of the spoils. The panel discuss Sean Dyche's tactics, whether the result was a point gained or two lost and the players having the stomach for the fight needed to stay up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2346m 43s

Royal Blue: Nottingham Forest clash, Sean Dyche's tactical tweaks and is it time for Idrissa Gueye to make way

Host Chris Beesley joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as the panel discuss the 4-0 defeat at Arsenal and preview Sunday's trip to Nottingham Forest. Idrissa Gueye's mistake at the Emirates Stadium is on the agenda and whether the veteran midfielder should make way at the City Ground, especially if Sean Dyche is going to change his tactics for what was always going to be a crucial fixture in terms of Everton's hopes of Premier League survival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2346m 34s

Royal Blue: Aston Villa defeat reaction, Everton goalscoring concern and Arsenal preview

The Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley join host Connor O'Neill for the latest edition of the Royal Blue Podcast as the panel look back on the 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa and forthcoming midweek trip to Premier League leaders Arsenal. The loss, combined with results elsewhere, saw Sean Dyche's side drop back into the relegation zone but despite the setback there were still plenty of encouraging signs, even though fans remain justifiably concerned over where Everton's goals are going to come from as the side prepare to go to the Emirates Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2350m 59s

Royal Blue: Pickford Signs New Contract, Sean Dyche Start & Aston Villa Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss the breaking news of Jordan Pickford's new contract, Sean Dyche's start at Everton and Saturday's home fixture against Aston Villa as the Blues hope to continue their revival having climbed out of the relegation zone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2346m 45s

Royal Blue: Massive Win Over Leeds, Seamus Coleman & Scoreline Nerves

The Echo's Everton reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland join host Connor O'Neill for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they reflect on the 1-0 win over Leeds United.  Everton moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with the victory and the panel discuss Seamus Coleman's wonder-goal, the captain's long career with the Blues, how the team are looking under Sean Dyche and whether scorelines from other matches should be put up on the Goodison Park scoreboard during such nerve-jangling matches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2348m 29s

Royal Blue: Merseyside Derby Reflections, Calvert-Lewin Availability & Leeds Preview

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Joe Thomas joined by Matt Jones to discuss their thoughts on Monday night's Merseyside derby loss at Anfield for Everton, as well as the availability of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the rest of the season. The lads also preview a huge game coming up at Goodison Park for the Blues, as Leeds United visit with interim boss Michael Skubala taking charge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2355m 57s

Royal Blue: Sean Dyche's Everton suffer defeat in Merseyside Derby at Anfield

The Echo’s Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley join host Connor O’Neill to discuss the Blues’ 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in Sean Dyche’s first away game. The panel offer their thoughts on yet another lacklustre display across Stanley Park that enabled what had been an out of form Reds side to return to winning ways while attempting to explain the goals that Everton conceded and the team’s striker woes with rookie Ellis Simms coming in for the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2349m 31s

Royal Blue: Dominic Calvert-Lewin Fitness, Amadou Onana Form & Merseyside Derby Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as the panel preview Monday's Merseyside Derby. Manager Sean Dyche admits centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a serious fitness doubt for the trip across Stanley Park and Everton's options up front if their number nine is absent proves to be a hot topic along with Amadou Onana and the midfield battle with the Belgian international going into the big game on the back of arguably his best display for the club to date. The question over whether this really is the best time to face Liverpool also comes up for debate with thoughts of how the Blues can end their hoodoo in front of fans at Anfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2344m 20s

Royal Blue: Everton Win First Premier League Game Since October Against League Leaders Arsenal

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast is here with host Joe Thomas joined by Gavin Buckland, Joe Thomas and Conor O'Neill to review a hugely important victory for Everton over Arsenal at Goodison Park. The lads discuss the performance that Sean Dyche was able to get out of his players after just a week on the job, in comparison with some of the performances turned in by the Blues since the return of the Premier League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2343m 42s

Royal Blue: How Everton May Line Up With Sean Dyche In Charge & Arsenal Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO sport colleague Matt Jones and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss manager Sean Dyche's response to Everton's absence of signings in the January transfer window, how the Blues might line up under their new boss, the challenge of facing Premier League leaders Arsenal in his first game in charge plus the prospect of more fan protests at Goodison Park this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2341m 39s

Royal Blue: Reaction following a disastrous transfer deadline day for Everton | Sean Dyche Appointment assessed

Join Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill, Paul Wheelock and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast! The panel evaluates all the fallout from a disastrous transfer deadline day, which resulted in the Blues failing to bring in a player.  The lads also discuss Kevin Thelwell’s role and where the club and Sean Dyche go from here as they face a huge second-half of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2354m 22s

Royal Blue: Everton Appoint Sean Dyche, Anthony Gordon Leaves & Transfer Deadline Approaches

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Conor O'Neill joined by Joe Thomas & Gavin Buckland to discuss the latest goings on at Goodison Park. The panel evaluate the appointment of Sean Dyche as new Everton manager, as well as reviewing the departure of Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United. The lads also discuss their hopes for the rest of the January transfer window, including rumours of an approach for Conor Gallagher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2348m 50s

Royal Blue: Sean Dyche Suitability, Farhad Moshiri Speaks Again & Anthony Gordon Situation

Host Chris Beesley joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Matt Jones and Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast with Sean Dyche closing in on the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park. Four days after Frank Lampard was sacked, Everton are expected to confirm Dyche's appointment within the next 24 hours and the panel discuss the choice of the former Burnley boss, Marcelo Bielsa, Farhad Moshiri's interview and the latest on Anthony Gordon with the winger closing in on a move to Newcastle United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2343m 49s

Royal Blue: Frank Lampard sacked as Everton Manager

A special edition of the Royal Blue podcast as the ECHO’s Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley join host Connor O’Neill to discuss Frank Lampard’s sacking as Blues boss. The former Derby County and Chelsea manager was dismissed following a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, Everton’s eighth loss in nine matches with only goal difference keeping the team off the bottom of the Premier League. The panel give their thoughts on where it went wrong for Lampard and who Farhad Moshiri should turn to now as he looks for an eighth incumbent in the Goodison Park dugout since taking control of the club in 2016 and someone to try and steer Everton clear from the threat of a first relegation in 72 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2342m 52s

Royal Blue: Everton allegations explored, Arnaut Danjuma interest and huge West Ham clash

Everton correspondent Joe Thomas discusses how the events of Saturday unfolded off the pitch and how the ECHO sought answers before joining host Chris Beesley, plus guests Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock to talk about the huge match at West Ham and transfer interest in Arnaut Danjuma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/2352m 25s

Royal Blue: Everton season reaches new low after Southampton loss, Frank Lampard's future & potential January transfer targets?

Host Chris Beesley joins Paul Wheelock, Matt Jones and Gavin Buckland to discuss Everton's 2-1 home defeat to bottom club Southampton. The Blues' season reached a new low at the weekend as they surrendered a lead against the Saints in what proved to be their fourth consecutive home loss for the first time since 1958.  The panel discuss Everton's players, whether Frank Lampard should retain his job as manager given the results, the pre-match coach welcome and post-match protests against the club's owner and board plus potential transfer targets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2350m 37s

Royal Blue: Farhad Moshiri interview, Southampton preview & Goodison Park welcome and protests planned

Host Chris Beesley joins Gavin Buckland and Matt Jones for the latest Royal Blue podcast as the trio look back on a tumultuous week at Goodison Park and preview Everton's crucial Premier League fixture against Southampton. After dropping into the relegation zone following just one win in their last 10 Premier League games, Frank Lampard's side desperately need a result against the division's basement outfit but despite losing six matches on the spin in the competition, the Saints head to Merseyside on the back of a couple of morale-boosting cup victories. The game is also being played against the backdrop of significant supporter unrest with owner Farhad Moshiri conducting a controversial interview with Jim White on Thursday and while fans have organised a coach welcome for the Everton players before kick-off, protests against the board have been planned for after the final whistle, all of which gives our panel plenty to discuss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2344m 59s

Royal Blue: FA Cup Third Round Defeat & Farhad Moshiri Ownership

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Chris Beesley joined by Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock to discuss all the latest Everton FC news. The panel discusses the state of the club as a whole, including the future of Farhad Moshiri's ownership and the relegation battle which the team finds itself in despite the progress being made on a brand new stadium. The lads also recap Everton's FA Cup third round loss against Manchester United, and the difference in performances between this game and the Brighton loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2347m 50s

Royal Blue: Demoralising Brighton Loss, Angry Scenes At Goodison & Frank Lampard Future

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Connor O'Neill joined by Gavin Buckland, Chris Beesley & Matt Jones to recap an awful display from Everton in their 4-1 loss to Brighton at Goodison Park. The panel discuss the angry scenes after the full time whistle, as well as manager Frank Lampard's future in the dugout for the Blues and how he and the board may look to solve the ongoing issues in the squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2355m 33s

Royal Blue: Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview, Calvert-Lewin Fitness & Contract Talks

Host Chris Beesley is joined by the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel preview the Premier League return to action for Everton at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's latest fitness issues, the form of Neal Maupay, Conor Coady's absence and contract talks for Jordan Pickford, Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi all on the agenda ahead of what might be the last ever Boxing Day game at Goodison Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2247m 37s

Royal Blue: World Cup Break Ends, January Window Requirements & Wolves Preview

Host Connor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas & Gavin Buckland to discuss all the latest Everton FC news, as well as the end of the World Cup break as Lionel Messi's Argentina emerged victorious. The lads also discuss what the Blues need in the January transfer window, as well as previewing a crucial upcoming Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/2250m 35s

Royal Blue: Mid-season Tour To Australia & FA Cup Draw Against Manchester United

Join Connor O’Neill and Joe Thomas in the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast in which they discuss Everton’s trip to Australia. Has the World Cup break come at a good time for the Blues, has the Sydney Super Cup left the club in a better place and what is really going through Frank Lampard’s mind? All this and more as Joe offers insight behind the scenes from the trip and what he learned as the only dedicated Everton reporter to leave the UK and follow the club Down Under. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2249m 57s

Royal Blue SPECIAL: 25th Anniversary of Neville Southall's Final Everton Game

Chris Beesley joins Gavin Buckland and David Prentice for a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast to mark the 25th anniversary of Everton legend Neville Southall's final game for the club. Not only did the Wales international make a record-breaking 751 appearances for Everton in a 16-year spell at Goodison Park, he won more trophies with the Blues than any other player and was widely-regarding as being the best goalkeeper in the world at the peak of his powers. The panel reflect on what made Southall the number one in his profession and such an iconic player in the eyes of those who watched him, whether they were Evertonians, rival fans, team-mates, managers or opponents on the pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2258m 52s

Royal Blue: Disappointment On The South Coast, Midfield Balance & Room For Recruitment

The latest episode of Royal Blue is here, with host Connor O'Neill joined by Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss a disappointing Blues display away from home in a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in Everton's final fixture before the Premier League breaks for the World Cup. The lads also analyse where Everton can improve, including the midfield balance issues and potential for attacking improvements both within the current squad and the transfer market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2255m 31s

Royal Blue: Everton return to Bournemouth for revenge, Blues at the World Cup & a Toffee trip down under

Join Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast! The quartet discuss Everton's League Cup thrashing on the South Coast at Bournemouth, whom they will face once again this weekend in the last Premier League match before the World Cup. There's plenty of Everton interest in Qatar with several players selected to represent their countries, whilst the remaining squad members journey to Australia for a 'second pre-season' tour down under, with matches against Celtic and the Western Sydney Wanderers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/221h 4m

Royal Blue: All Eyes on Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup Following Leicester Defeat at Goodison Park

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees host Chris Beesley joined by the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland to discuss the aftermath of the 2-0 home defeat to Leicester City on Saturday and preview Tuesday night's trip to Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup. Frank Lampard's side were hoping to put on a good show for their own fans in their final Goodison Park fixture before the World Cup break but their defeat not only enabled Brendan Rodgers' side to leapfrog them in the table but tighten up almost the entire bottom half of the Premier League. As well as questions over Everton's tactics and formation, there are also injury concerns of Dominic Calvert-Lewin - again; Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana on the agenda for our panel to debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/2249m 5s

Royal Blue: Everton v Leicester Preview, Amadou Onana continues to impress & Sam Allardyce takes aim at Toffees

Join Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! On the agenda this week, a preview of Everton's Saturday night under the lights Premier League clash with Leicester City, chat about the mightily impressive Amadou Onana both on and off the pitch, plus yet another former Blues boss taking aim at the club via their own podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2250m 50s

Royal Blue: Everton once again let down by VAR as Jordan Pickford shines in clean sheet display

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees Joe Thomas and Matt Jones join host Connor O'Neill to look back on Everton’s draw with Fulham.  The panel discusses the goalless encounter at Craven Cottage and the shambolic use of VAR following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s tackle on Idrissa Gueye.  The trio also reflect on Jordan Pickford’s heroics, the performances of James Tarkowski and Vitalii Mykolenko as well as reviewing Rafa Benitez’s latest comments about the club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/2251m 8s

Royal Blue: Could Frank Lampard have wished for anything more from emphatic win over Crystal Palace

Join Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland as they discuss Everton's emphatic win over Crystal Palace. Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon and Dwight McNeil secured a valuable three points for the Blues as Frank Lampard's side provided the perfect response to three consecutive defeats and questions over creativity. The impressive Alex Iwobi, dominant Calvert-Lewin and the marauding Vitalii Mykolenko all pop up in conversation as the team ask: Could Lampard have wished for anything more? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/2254m 53s

Royal Blue: Newcastle Reflection, Crystal Palace Preview And The Return Of Nathan Patterson

Join Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley for the latest Royal Blue Podcast, where the duo discuss the latest Everton FC News! On this week's edition, the lads react to the Blues' midweek defeat in Newcastle, preview this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace, and discuss the return from injury of young star Nathan Patterson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2248m 34s

Royal Blue: Tottenham Defeat & Controversy Review, Newcastle Preview and the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Chris Beesley, Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland are joined by host Connor O'Neill on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they review Everton's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur while also looking forward to Wednesday night's trip to Newcastle United. Frank Lampard's side held out against high-flying Spurs for almost an hour at the weekend, wasting a couple of big opportunities to score before eventually conceding through a controversial penalty from Harry Kane. The panel are asked about their thoughts on that incident, Lampard's tactics, Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fitness and whether the Blues should ring the changes when they go to the North East while Gav lifts the lid on a vintage display from Howard Kendall's side at St James' Park that turned out to be one of the greatest Everton performances he never saw! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/2250m 19s

Royal Blue: Tottenham Preview, Anthony Gordon & Team Selection

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and host Connor O'Neill preview Everton's trip to Tottenham Hotspur. The panel discuss Anthony Gordon's absence through suspension and what the Blues' home grown hero needs to do to kick on this season, Yerry Mina's latest injury setback and Frank Lampard's selection posers ahead of a fixture that his side lost 5-0 last season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2252m 9s

Royal Blue: Manchester United Loss & Dominic Calvert-Lewin Return

Host Connor O'Neill joins ECHO Everton reporter Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss Everton's 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United as Frank Lampard's side were beaten for the first time in seven Premier League matches despite going ahead through Alex Iwobi after just five minutes. Disappointing displays from the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Anthony Gordon are discussed, as is the return of fit-again striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin who took to the field for the first time this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2241m 9s

Royal Blue: Manchester United Preview, Selection Dilemmas & Takeover Rumours

Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley join host Connor O'Neill for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. As well as previewing Everton's Sunday night showdown at home to Manchester United, the panel discuss Frank Lampard's selection dilemmas, the increasing number of non-traditional kick-off times for televised games and Farhad Moshiri's position amid the latest takeover talk at the club with interest from a new US-based group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2249m 23s

Royal Blue Special: Peter & Joe McGrail on The Toffees, Boxing & Upcoming Fights

On today’s Royal Blue Podcast we have special guests, boxers and brothers Peter McGrail & Joe McGrail joining host Joe Thomas & Connor O’Neill to get stuck into everything Everton. The last time the lads joined us was near the end of last season so the chat starts off discussing everything that has happened in between before discussing their hopes for the current season. Before the finish, the brothers detail Peter and Joe then discuss their blossoming professional careers and upcoming fights in front of a home crowd at Probellum Liverpool II, at the Olympia, on Saturday, October 15. The night is sold out but you can still watch the action unfold live, via Probellum.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2243m 29s

Royal Blue: Southampton Victory, Back To Back Wins & Seamus Coleman's Role

Welcome back to the Royal Blue podcast, where this week host Conor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland. The lads discuss the Blues' victory over Southampton at the weekend as well as the wider implications of the Toffees securing back to back Premier League wins.Also on the agenda is Seamus Coleman entering the twilight of his career and Salomon Rondon's potential Saudi exit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/2253m 13s

Royal Blue: Kaminski Takeover Latest, Southampton Preview & Potential Return of Jordan Pickford

With the Premier League returning, Host Chris Beesley is joined by Adam Jones, Gav Buckland & Paul Wheelock to preview the action to come. The lads start off with a quick word on the Everton Women’s team who have won their last two games before getting into the potential sale of the club to US businessman Maciek Kaminski.The agenda then shifts to Everton’s trip down to the south coast to face Southampton this weekend with reference to the potential return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the midfield & the underappreciated Jordan Pickford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2247m 49s

Royal Blue: Derby Delight For Everton Women, Allan's UAE Departure & The Return Of Seamus Coleman?

Join ECHO Everton FC reporters Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley as they discuss the latest from Goodison Park and Finch Farm - and Anfield after Megan Finnigan, Jess Park and Hanna Bennison secured a famous Merseyside derby win for the Blues in the Women's Super League.Allan's move to the UAE, Nathan Patterson's injury and the strategic thinking that appears to have underpinned the actions of Frank Lampard and Kevin Thelwell since their arrivals at the club are also among the topics covered in this latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/2253m 35s

Royal Blue: Everton's West Ham win, Neal Maupay's influence and Frank Lampard's message

The Royal Blue Podcast is back to discuss Everton's first Premier League victory of the season, courtesy of Neal Maupay's first goal for his new club in a 1-0 win over West Ham at Goodison Park.Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neil to discuss the impact that the new striker has already made, and how he links well with the ever-impressive Alex Iwobi in midfield.The panel also discuss the solid leadership at the back for Everton, with Asmir Begovic slotting straight into the side, and the message that fans and Frank Lampard shared at the end of the game in jubilant scenes from the stands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2245m 46s

Royal Blue: David Moyes’ Return, Anthony Gordon Contract ‘Talks’ & Frank Lampard’s Everton Squad Build

After the enforced two week break, the Royal Blue Podcast is here to take a look at all the current ongoing events in the Everton world. Chris Beesley is joined by Joe Thomas & Gav Buckland to preview the upcoming clash against West Ham and the need for the Blues to start picking up points.The trio then discuss Anthony Gordon’s future as it has emerged that Everton are involved in talks for a new contract for the 21-year-old before discussing just what kind of squad Frank Lampard is building at Everton as the new transfers settle into life on Merseyside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2243m 21s

Royal Blue: Arsenal v Everton Postponed, Fixture Backlog & Captaincy Issues

A very different Royal Blue podcast than we were expecting this week after Everton's trip to Arsenal was postponed along with all this weekend's other Premier League matches following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Host Chris Beesley is joined by Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland as the panel discuss the implications of the cancellations and potential fixture backlog, Jordan Pickford's injury, the captaincy issue and whether Frank Lampard still needs to delve into the free agent transfer market to recruit goalkeeping cover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2240m 8s

Royal Blue: Merseyside Derby Draw, Maupay Debut & Wait For Win

In the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast, host Chris Beesley joins Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland to discuss the fallout from Everton's goalless but action-packed draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday.Hot topics of conversation include Conor Coady's disallowed goal plus whether Virgil van Dijk should have been given his marching orders for a tackle on Amadou Onana.The panel also give their verdict on Neal Maupay's Blues debut and the progress being made by Frank Lampard's side despite the ongoing wait for a first Premier League victory of the campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/2245m 38s

Royal Blue: Drama on Deadline Day as Gueye & Garner Join Blues | Merseyside Derby Preview

Liverpool ECHO Everton FC Correspondent Joe Thomas is joined by Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast!It was a busy deadline day for Frank Lampard, with Idrissa Gana Gueye re-joining the club from Paris Saint-Germain, whilst the Blues also scooped James Garner from Manchester United.Plus of course, there's plenty of preview ahead of Saturday's Merseyside Derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2242m 38s

Royal Blue: Everton Striker Search, Anthony Gordon Latest and Brentford Preview

Join Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Joe Thomas for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast!On the agenda this week is Frank Lampard's seemingly never-ending search for a new target man, whilst Anthony Gordon's transfer saga looks set to continue right up to the transfer deadline.The lads also preview this weekend's clash with Brentford, as the Blues chase their first win of the season.Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2245m 7s

Royal Blue: Anthony Gordon, Everton's desperate transfer need and draw with Nottingham Forest assessed

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock to look back on Everton picking up their first Premier League point of the season. Rumours still swirl around the future of Anthony Gordon and the panel discuss his performance at the weekend, plus look at the desperate need that the Blues have to secure transfers up front despite Frank Lampard playing that down last week. And, there's a League Cup match to look towards too as Everton are set to take on Fleetwood Town. How many changes will the manager be tempted to make, and will he switch his system? Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/2237m 37s

Royal Blue: Anthony Gordon & Dele Alli Futures, Stadium Progress & Nottingham Forest Preview

In the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast, host Chris Beesley joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas plus regular guest Gavin Buckland to preview the Blues' home game against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest who are back in the Premier League for the first time since 1999.The panel discuss the futures of Anthony Gordon and Dele Alli who have been subject to interest from Chelsea and Besiktas respectively plus Everton's ongoing search for a new striker.This week's visit from architect Dan Meis to the check on the Everton stadium construction progress at Bramley-Moore Dock is also on the agenda plus the dilemmas over facing opponents who have brought in no fewer than 16 new signings this summer and whether the Blues' biggest purchase of the window, Amadou Onana should be handed a first start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2237m 45s

Royal Blue: Chelsea In For Anthony Gordon, Aston Villa Reaction & A Lively Debut For Amadou Onana

Host Chris Beesley joins regular guest Gavin Buckland and the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas to discuss last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa and Chelsea's interest in Anthony Gordon. Frank Lampard's side - again starting without a recognised striker - produced an encouraging display in the Midlands but fell to a second Premier League loss in as many games while their injury woes continued with Abdoulaye Doucoure's first half exit.There was a lively cameo off the bench from debutant Amadou Onana while Conor Coady also made his Everton bow. The panel also give their thoughts on Gordon's future with potential offers from Stamford Bridge reported to be in the pipeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/2245m 36s

Royal Blue: Busy Week For Blues, Bramley-Moore Dock Progress & Aston Villa Preview

The latest Royal Blue podcast sees Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland, Paul Wheelock and host Chris Beesley look back on a busy week for Everton as the Blues prepare for Saturday's early kick-off at Aston Villa.Ahead of his fist managerial clash against former midfield rival Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard has added Conor Coady and Amadou Onana to his squad although he and director of football Kevin Thelwell remain in the hunt for a defensive midfielder and a striker with former player Idrissa Gueye's proposed return to Goodison Park having still yet to materialise.The panel discuss all of those issues along with the progress being made at Bramley-Moore Dock as the club reached the first anniversary of construction on the new Everton Stadium while looking forward to the weekend game in the West Midlands Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2245m 46s

Press Conference: Frank Lampard Speaks Ahead Of Trip To Face Aston Villa

Everton Manager Frank Lampard spoke to the press ahead of his side's Premier League away fixture against Aston Villa on SaturdayLampard particularly references the incomings at Everton during the transfer window as well as the injuries suffered already this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2210m 11s

Royal Blue: Plenty of Positives from Chelsea Opener, Potential Incomings & Calvert-Lewin Injury

Following Everton’s 1-0 loss in their Premier League opener against Chelsea, the Royal Blue podcast is here to discuss the positives both on and off the field surrounding the fixture in how the Blues can build on this going forward Connor O’Neill is joined by Adam Jones, Joe Thomas & Gav Buckland.Before the finish, the lads discuss any potential incomings to the club as well as the injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and how this will impact Everton throughout the next couple months as they look to add goals for the side and strengthen up top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/2253m 38s

Royal Blue: Frank Lampard Out To Prove A Point On Opening Night As The Blues Look To Conjure The Spirit Of Goodison Park

Joe Thomas is joined by Connor O’Neill and special guest, the BBC’s Football Correspondent, John Murray to look ahead to the start of Everton's season. The Blues kick-off their Premier League campaign at home to Chelsea tomorrow, and the lads take an in-depth look at the game, and Everton’s return to Goodison Park following that famous win against Crystal Palace last season. The panel also discuss the club’s recent transfer business and the task facing Frank Lampard and his side this season, as well as making their predictions for tomorrow's game.Listen to Everton v Chelsea on BBC Sounds here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_five_live Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2240m 58s

Press Conference: Frank Lampard speaks ahead of Everton Premier League opener against Chelsea

Everton Manager Frank Lampard spoke to the press ahead of his side's Premier League opening fixture against Chelsea on Saturday.Lampard particularly references the clash against his former club, Richarlison's departure and the injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2224m 29s

Royal Blue: Dynamo Kyiv win, Everton's transfer needs and midfield system questions

Adam Jones is joined by Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland to look back over Everton's final pre-season match of the summer.The Blues secured a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Friday with new signing Dwight McNeil coming off the bench to score twice. Frank Lampard's side have been linked with more moves before the window closes, but will any be over the line before the first day of the season?The panel discuss links to Idrissa Gueye, the likely system Everton will play with the current squad and talk over the club's warning to supporters encroaching onto the field of play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/2246m 11s

Royal Blue: Blues Enjoy Trip To Seaside As Pre-Season Continues While Transfer Uncertainty Continues

This week's Royal Blue podcast welcomes Connor O'Neill, Gavin Buckland and Joe Thomas as they discuss another busy week for Everton. Hot topics include the fall out from the defeat to Minnesota United, the transfer window so far and, of course, the highlights of the win against Blackpool. Also up for debate is where Everton go between now and the start of the season as they look to strengthen the squad in a bid to avoid the trouble they endured in the last campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/2241m 29s

Royal Blue: Blues Move Onto Minnesota As Frank Lampard Gives Youth A Chance, James Tarkowski First Impressions & Cornet Transfer Latest

The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast follows Everton on to the second leg of their US tour as host Chris Beesley as Joe Thomas - the only journalist covering the team for the entirety of their trip - and Adam Jones about all the latest issues at Goodison Park. Playing their first friendly in manager Frank Lampard's first pre-season in charge, Everton lost 2-0 to fellow Premier League side Arsenal at the Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium in the early hours of Sunday morning and have now moved on to Minneapolis ahead of Wednesday night's fixture against Adrian Heath's Minnesota United of Major League Soccer. The panel discuss their thoughts on the weekend's game, how pre-season is shaping up and current transfer speculation with Burnley's Maxwel Cornet being linked with a potential move. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/2243m 15s

Royal Blue: Everton in the States, Anthony Gordon's role & Moshiri open letter

We bring you a special Transatlantic edition of the Royal Blue podcast with Adam Jones, Gavin Buckland and host Chris Beesley back on Merseyside while Everton correspondent Joe Thomas is out with the team in the USA.Joe – the only external reporter covering the team for the duration of their tour – has been keeping a watchful eye on Frank Lampard’s squad as they prepare in Washington DC for their first pre-season friendly against fellow Premier League side Arsenal in Baltimore on Saturday night.The panel discuss Everton’s Stateside trip so far, the latest on transfers, including the latest on Morgan Gibbs-White plus owner Farhad Moshiri’s second open letter to the fans this summer, insisting that the club is not for sale despite recent takeover talks and subsequent response from supporter group, The 27 Campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2252m 17s

Royal Blue: Anthony Gordon future, Armando Broja discussed, takeover latest and Everton's Australia tour

Host Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland as the Everton news barrels on through the summer.The panel go deep into the Blues transfer plans with talk of Anthony Gordon's future high on the agenda, as well as potential incoming moves that should be sought along the way.There's also the latest updates on Everton's potential takeover after the US consortium strongly linked with a bid released a statement earlier in the week. But, has that muddied the waters for fans even further?And the lads also talk over Everton's tour of Australia to come in November as they look to maximise their profile in the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/221h 2m

Royal Blue: Richarlison's Exit, Takeover Speculation & James Tarkowski's Arrival

We always say it, but it is never a dull day with Everton Football Club, and it feels like this is going to be a big summer for the club, on and off the pitch.Connor O’Neill is joined by Dave Powell, Joe Thomas and Adam Jones to chew the fat over Richarlison’s exit to Spurs, the current takeover speculation and the arrival of James Tarkowski. The lads also talk about Everton’s return to pre-season training and the pressure Frank Lampard and Kevin Thelwell find themselves under in the transfer market. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/221h 5m

Royal Blue: Everton End Of Season Review | Highs, Lows & Indifferent

It’s never a dull day with Everton Football Club and it feels like this is going to be a big summer for the club, on and off the pitch. Connor O’Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Gav Buckland and Adam Jones to take a delayed look back on last season and assess whether the Blues have enough at their disposal to avoid another relegation fight. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/2253m 34s

Royal Blue: The Recurring Theme as Richarlison Everton talk continues

It’s never a dull day with Everton Football Club and it’s starting to look like there’s going to be a few changes both on and off the pitch this summer.Connor O’Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Gav Buckland and Paul Wheelock to get stuck into all the news and give their opinions on the latest transfer talk surrounding Richarlison and Everton’s Premier League fixture list and the decisions made by the governing body. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2252m 41s

Royal Blue: Is Moshiri heading for the exit as Lampard shapes his side for the new campaign?

It’s never a dull day with Everton Football Club and it’s starting to look like there’s going to be a few changes within the ranks of the club and not just at player level! It has been reported that Farhad Moshiri has had ‘positive talks’ in terms of the club changing hands as well as the incomings and outgoings of players.Connor O’Neill is joined by Adam Jones, Chris Beesley & Gav Buckland to get stuck into all the news and give their opinions on what could be an eventful start to the transfer window for the Toffees, enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2251m 25s

Royal Blue: Moshiri's Message To Fans, New Sponsor & Transfer Talk

The Royal Blue podcast is here with host Connor O'Neill joined by Adam Jones and Chris Beesley to discuss the latest Everton news.The trio begin by discussing Farhad Moshiri's message to Evertonians as well as the general running of the club at present, before moving on to cover the controversy surrounding the new gambling shirt sponsor.The lads also talk about links to Burnley's James Tarkowski and Spurs' Harry Winks and what each could bring to the squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2256m 26s

Royal Blue: Richarlison, Everton Transfer News & James Tarkowski

Join Connor O'Neill, Adam Jones, and Joe Thomas for the latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast as we look ahead to the summer transfer window and the potential moves which Everton could make.The trio discuss Richarlison's recent comments on transfer speculation as well as discussing James Tarkowski as a defensive option for the Blues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2239m 0s

Royal Blue: Everton Season Review | Final Day, Fight For Survial & Summer Plans

Join Connor O'Neill, Adam Jones, Joe Thomas and Gav Buckland for the latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast as we look back on Everton's 5-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Sunday afternoon. The panel discussed the game at the Emirates, Frank Lampard’s team selection, formations and set-pieces as the Blues brought the curtain down on their Premier League season with a disappointing defeat. The quartet also reflect on Cenk Tosun’s confirmed departure from the club, look ahead to the upcoming transfer window and what Farhad Moshiri must do following the conclusion of a disappointing season. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/221h 4m

Behind-the-scenes at Goodison Park as Everton complete dramatic Crystal Palace comeback

Connor O'Neill is joined by Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to try and reflect on one of Goodison Park's most memorable comebacks.Everton secured their Premier League status with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace thanks to second half strikes from Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Our panel give their thoughts on the huge out-pouring of emotion on the pitch, the behind-the-scenes view from the press box and the media room following the game - and maybe share some little bits of analysis on the actual football as well.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/221h 9m

Royal Blue: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly As Refereeing Controversy Condemns Blues To Defeat

Join Connor O'Neill, Joe Thomas and Gav Buckland as we look back on Everton's painful 3-2 home defeat to Brentford, as the Blues relegation threat in the Premier League is prolonged. The panel discuss the inspiring scenes outside Goodison Park ahead of kick-off before getting into the on-pitch matters, VAR controversy and frustrations for Frank Lampard and his side. Ahead of Thursday night's visit of Crystal Palace to Goodison, the guys also debate how is best for the Blues to go about their task and where the game could potentially be won and the chances of Everton ensuring their Premier League survival for next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/2258m 2s

Royal Blue: Watford Review, USA Trip and Brentford Preview

Host Chris Beesley joins the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss Everton's goalless draw at Watford and where that leaves Frank Lampard's side bid to preserve their Premier League status ahead of this Sunday's matches, including Brentford's visit to Goodison Park plus their reaction to the confirmation of the club's pre-season tour to the USA this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2247m 6s

Royal Blue: Potentially pivotal weekend in the fight for survival as Everton banish their travel sickness

Host Connor O'Neill joins Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for an upbeat edition of the Royal Blue podcast following Everton's 2-1 victory at Leicester City secured three points away from home in the Premier League for the first time since last August.The result also moved Frank Lampard's side above both Burnley and Leeds United and out of the relegation zone as Ukrainian international Vitalii Mykolenko scored his first goal in English football.The panel discuss the game at the King Power Stadium, the role Evertonians played - both at the ground and in seeing off the team bus from Finch Farm - and Wednesday night's upcoming fixture at Watford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2255m 45s

Royal Blue: Huge Boost for Everton Safety as Goodison Pushes Blues over line against Chelsea

Join Host Connor O'Neil, Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland for the latest Episode of the Royal Blue Podcast.A huge win for the Blues over third-placed Chelsea has kept their survival hopes alive and the panel discuss the special Goodison Park atmosphere - including the pre-match welcome; key displays from the likes of Richarlison and Yerry Mina plus Jordan Pickford's stunning saves as well as addressing where all this leaves Frank Lampard's side in the battle against the drop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2255m 9s

Royal Blue: Chelsea Preview, Anthony Gordon Reputation, & Dominic Calvert-Lewin Fitness Dilemma

Host Chris Beesley joins Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland to preview the Blues' Premier League home game against Chelsea on Sunday. Ahead of the fixture against his previous employers - and the club where he spent the bulk of his playing career - Everton manager Frank Lampard delivered an impassioned defence of Anthony Gordon amid suggestions that the home-grown hero goes down too easily and the panel discuss the aftermath of the club's exchanges with the PGMOL over the incidents at Anfield, the fitness of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ben Godfrey plus the two academy roles that have been advertised ahead of what Gavin describes as the most-important sequence of fixtures in the Blues' history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2254m 51s

Royal Blue: Merseyside Derby Loss, Penalty Appeals & Relegation Zone Reality

This week it's a bumper edition of the Royal Blue podcast as host Connor O'Neill is joined by Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland, Chris Beesley and Adam Jones to discuss all things Everton!The lads start by discussing a spirited Everton performance in their 2-0 Merseyside derby loss to Liverpool, touching on the numerous refereeing incidents throughout the game as well as the performance of Anthony Gordon.The panel then moves on to discuss Everton's remaining games and the reality of dropping into the bottom three, as well as whether Leeds United could be dragged into the relegation fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2250m 38s

Royal Blue: Leicester Draw, Dele Alli Struggles & Liverpool Preview

A brand new episode of the Royal Blue Podcast is here, and host Connor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley and Joe Thomas to discuss all things Everton!The lads review the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park with Leicester City, before moving on to discuss the struggles of Dele Alli since his move from Spurs.The panel then debate Richarlison's best position in the side as well as touching on Dominic Calvert Lewin's disappointing season.Finally, the lads preview a huge clash at Anfield against Liverpool, discussing just how important this Merseyside derby could prove to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2256m 38s

Royal Blue: Everton's crucial win over Manchester United and David Unsworth departure reaction

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for a welcome positive episode of the podcast!The panel discusses Everton's crucial win over Manchester United on Saturday afternoon thanks to Anthony Gordon's deflected goal in the first half of the game.Fabian Delph, Vitalii Mykolenko and Jordan Pickford come in for particular praise during the conversation thanks to their crucial roles for the Blues.The lads also react to the news of David Unsworth leaving the club to pursue his ambitions as a first-team manager elsewhere, with some discussion over where Everton go next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2244m 16s

Royal Blue: Turf Moor Loss, Manchester United Preview and DCL's Struggles

The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here! Host Connor O'Neill is joined by Gavin Buckland, Chris Beesley and Joe Thomas to discuss the latest Blues news.The panel start by discussing the disappointing 3-2 loss away at Turf Moor, before moving on to discuss Dominic Calvert Lewin's struggles and the need to get the striker back firing.The group then preview Saturday's huge clash with Manchester United, going through possible team selection dilemmas before providing their score predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2256m 21s

Royal Blue: West Ham Defeat, Boxing Brothers and Burnley Away

The Royal Blue Podcast returns with two special guests after the defeat to West Ham United.Sam Carroll is joined by Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and the unbeaten boxing brothers Peter and Joe McGrail to discuss defeat in the capital, their fledgling careers and growing up supporting Everton.Peter and Joe, born and raised in Liverpool, are massive Evertonians and making a name for themselves in the ring.Peter, who won his last fight in Dubai in March by knockout, is 3-0 as a professional while Joe is also unbeaten at 2-0.They will be fighting at the M&S Bank Arena on Friday April 22 in Probellum Liverpool, headlined by Paul Butler, from Ellesmere Port, who is fighting for the world bantamweight title.Sam Maxwell, Jazza Dickens, Rocky Fielding and a whole host of other Liverpool fighters are on the card and you can get tickets on the M&S Bank Arena website.https://www.mandsbankarena.com/whats-on/probellum-boxing/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/2246m 6s

Royal Blue: International Break, Burnley Preview & New Team Member

On today’s episode of the Royal Blue Podcast, Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock are joined by the ECHO’s new Everton correspondent Joe Thomas.Joe joins the team after more than a decade working on news on Merseyside, including covering the criminal prosecutions linked to the Hillsborough tragedy and its aftermath.The lads discuss the importance of the Premier League break in giving Frank Lampard an opportunity to ‘reset’ with the squad after the Crystal Palace FA Cup defeat, and how a few confidence-boosting international performances could prove useful to the Blues’ survival hopes.They also attempt to answer the question on many of our minds at the moment - is Burnley away next week currently a ‘must win’, or ‘must not lose’ fixture? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/2249m 31s

Royal Blue: FA Cup Blow, Potential Formation Shake-up & Players Desire

On today’s episode of the Royal Blue Podcast, Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley & Gavin Buckland to talk about Everton’s exit from the FA Cup at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The lads discuss the frustrations of Frank Lampard and raise questions over the players desire following a post-match press conference where the manager showed his emotions.The trio discuss the potential possibility or a formation change in order to best utilise the players that Everton have at their disposal and talk about the poor decision by some of the players and what they need to do to put things right by the end of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2241m 14s

Royal Blue: Everton’s crucial Newcastle win, amazing Goodison atmosphere and Crystal Palace build-up

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for a hugely upbeat podcast!The panel look back on a crucial Everton win over Newcastle, praising the fight of the players and discussing match-winner Alex Iwobi.The lads also look ahead to an upcoming FA Cup quarter final against Crystal Palace on the horizon.With confidence high, can Everton send themselves to Wembley? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2244m 38s

Royal Blue: Wolves loss, relegation picture & Newcastle preview

Host Connor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for the Royal Blue Podcast in a week that saw another disappointing loss at Goodison Park for Everton against Wolves.The lads discuss the relegation picture, looking into the Blues' remaining fixtures as well as those around them.The panel then moves on to previewing a huge relegation battle clash against Newcastle, before discussing Dominic Calvert-Lewin's absence from the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/2251m 19s

Royal Blue: Who's to blame for Tottenham Hotspur horror show? | Tribute to Gordon Lee

Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland join Adam Jones for the first Royal Blue podcast of a week which has started in the worst possible fashion for Everton. Monday night's 5-0 drubbing at Tottenham Hotspur means the Blues remain right in the relegation fight but, more than the result itself, what does the pitiful performance say about their chances of escaping the drop? Our panel look back at the 'horror show', focusing, in particular, on the performance of centre-back Michael Keane. But should he have even started the game given Frank Lampard's admission? And did Lampard get his tactics all wrong? Both of those questions are answered before the focus turns to the importance of getting Ben Godfrey back fit and the form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin. And the podcast ends with Gav paying tribute to former Everton manager Gordon Lee, whose sad passing at the age of 87 was announced today (March 8). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2242m 19s

Royal Blue: A spot in the FA Cup Quarter's secured & Tottenham Hotspur on the Horizon

On today's instalment of the Royal Blue Podcast, Adam Jones is joined by Christopher Beesley & Gav Buckland to discuss Everton's win over Boreham Wood in the FA Cup and the Quarter Final draw against Crystal Palace before going on to preview the upcoming fixture in the Premier League away at Tottenham Hotspur. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2241m 33s

Royal Blue Podcast: VAR controversy overshadows strong Everton performance against Man City

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley, Gav Buckland and Paul Wheelock to discuss Everton's defeat to Man City on Saturday.Unsurprisingly, the conversation is dominated by VAR and officiating decisions as the Blues were denied a stone-wall penalty late on.The panel also goes over what was a strong performance from Frank Lampard's side, and look ahead to an important FA Cup clash with Boreham Wood later in the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2249m 46s

Royal Blue Podcast: Everton Supporters Have Pivotal Role as Fan Advisory Board Survey Released

In a special edition of the Royal Blue Podcast, Adam Jones looks into the pivotal role Everton supporters will play as a survey regarding a future Fan Advisory Board has been released.Our host is joined by Jazz Bal, chairman of the Everton Stakeholder Steering Group, and Bren Connolly - chairman of the Everton Heritage Society.The panel discuss the importance of fan involvement now as they look ahead to having representation on the club's board in the future.Both on and off field matters come up in the conversation, with the situation as it stands and the important next steps also on the agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2232m 11s

Royal Blue Podcast: Southampton, Squad Character & The Blues going into the back-end of the season

This week on the Royal Blue Podcast, Christopher Beesley is joined by Gavin Buckland, Adam Jones & Sam Carroll to take a look back on the weekend’s disappointing result at St. Mary’s against Southampton. The lads take a look at the initial impressions that Frank Lampard has had and the tough run that he and the squad have ahead of them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s form is discussed along with the responsibility there is on the players to step up going into the back end of the season with some difficult games on the horizon. The boys talk about how realistic it is for Everton to stay in the league and how more than anything, performances are needed. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2242m 6s

Royal Blue Podcast: Frank Lampard's rejuvenated Everton set sights on Southampton & Rising Ticket Prices at Goodison

Welcome to the latest Episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! Adam Jones is in the hot seat this week and is in the esteemed company of Chris Beesley, Paul Wheelock and Gav Buckland, as the quartet preview this weekend's South-Coast Clash with Southampton!The Blues are on a high after their 3-0 win over Leeds, and will be looking to build on their impressive development under Frank Lampard.Talk then moves to Everton's decision to raise Season Ticket Prices for the first time in 10 years at Goodison Park, a move which has sparked much debate.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2247m 58s

Royal Blue Podcast: Nick Palmer US Special

USA-based fan Nick Palmer a.k.a. Astro has been keeping fellow Evertonians entertained with his high-energy online videos all season and now he joins the Royal Blue podcast as a special guest.A colourful character on both Twitter and YouTube, the 43-year-old remains humble about his new-found fame, proclaiming: "Without y'all I'm just some silly dufus from middle Georgia that loves Everton too much."Chris Beesley asks Nick about the attention he's received, his thoughts on the season so far and hopes for the future under Frank Lampard plus how he became a Blue.Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2233m 26s

Royal Blue: Goodison Park atmosphere, Frank Lampard impact lifts Alex Iwobi & Donny van de Beek stars

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Connor O’Neill to get into Everton’s 3-0 win over Leeds United at Goodison Park on Saturday. The panel discuss the importance of getting back to winning ways in front of the home crowd as well as analysing the impact of the home support. Alex Iwobi’s showing was also praised with Frank Lampard having publicly spoken about the trust he has in the former Arsenal midfielder before conversation moves onto Donny van de Beek. Having won the Man of the Match award on his home debut, the panel look deeper into how his move to Goodison Park came about, the role he could play for the remainder of the season and what the chances could even be of him staying with the Blues. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2246m 14s

Royal Blue Podcast: Centre Back Injury Woes and Leeds Preview

Host Chris Beesley is joined by Gavin Buckland and Adam Jones to preview a huge game against Leeds at Goodison, was well as discuss injury problems and proactive support.The relegation battle the Toffees find themselves in is also on the agenda, as the lads look ahead to all of the big games left to be played this season.How will Lampard and his squad bounce back from the Newcastle defeat? Will the support at Goodison spur them on to a huge victory over Leeds? It's all on the agenda for this episode of the Royal Blue podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2236m 47s

Royal Blue Podcast: Newcastle Loss, League Position and Yerry Mina

Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Chris Beesley, Gavin Buckland and Adam Jones to review a disappointing loss to Newcastle as well as discuss the wider implications on Everton's league position.The impact of Yerry Mina's injury is also on the agenda as the Blues look ahead to a crucial game at Goodison against Leeds United.How will this loss be taken by Lampard and his squad? And what do Everton need to do to avoid being drawn into a relegation battle? It's all on the agenda for another episode of the Royal Blue podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2233m 33s

Royal Blue Podcast: FA Cup Statement, Frank Lampard Factor and Dele Alli Debut

Join Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland as they revisit Everton's emphatic 4-1 win over Brentford in Frank Lampard's first game in charge of Everton. There's also a look ahead to tomorrow night's trip to St James' Park, where new signings Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek will hope to feature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2244m 16s

Royal Blue Podcast: Lampard's First Game & Ashley Cole Appointment

Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to look ahead to Frank Lampard's first game in charge as well as the appointment of Ashley Cole.Deadline day has passed and Frank Lampard has the squad he will be working with for the rest of the season, but the additions continued with the recruitment of Lampard's former teammate Ashley Cole into the Goodison coaching staff.But how will Cole's impact be felt? And what will Lampard's first team look like?It's all on the agenda for another lively podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2248m 46s

Royal Blue Podcast: Frank Lampard appointment and Everton's hectic transfer deadline day assessed

Host Adam Jones is joined by Phil Kirkbride, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss a whirlwind transfer deadline day.Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new Everton manager, with the panel discussing his announcement and excitement around the coming weeks under his leadership.And, of course, the Blues also confirmed important arrivals in both Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli making moves to Goodison Park.But how will they fit into the same system? What will Everton look like in the future?It's all on the agenda for another lively podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2257m 46s

Royal Blue Podcast: DEADLINE DAY - Dele Alli, Donny van de Beek, Luka Jovic Latest

Join Adam Jones and Kai Delaney for all the latest developments from Finch Farm on transfer deadline day.Frank Lampard has been officially confirmed as manager, while there are updates on the deals involving Man Utd midfielder Donny van de Beek and Spurs' Dele Alli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2217m 39s

Royal Blue Podcast: David Prentice Special! A look back over Prenno's incredible career

A special Royal Blue podcast was recorded to mark the departure of a Liverpool ECHO legend.Dave Prentice, who has held a variety of roles at the ECHO for over three decades, is today leaving the company to join Everton Football Club.Dave, who has written about his beloved Blues for 34 years, talks about his new role as Senior Communications Manager at Goodison and why he is making the change in his career.But the former Everton Reporter and Sports Editor, takes us back through the journey of his journalistic life which has Everton had the very heart of it.Dave talks about his favourite matches to have reported on, the highs and lows of the job, an incredible run of having never missed a match, and the managers who became more than contacts.Sit back, relax and listen to Dave's tale of an incredible career in football journalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2245m 14s

Royal Blue Podcast: Everton's Aston Villa loss, fan protests and managerial search latest

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to dissect another busy few days for Everton.The Blues unfortunately suffered another loss on Saturday as Aston Villa won 1-0 at Goodison Park.The panel discuss Duncan Ferguson's credentials as temporary manager and the team selection decisions the caretaker boss made in what was generally a drab performance.Fan protests after the game are also gone over in detail, with Farhad Moshiri continually under pressure to make structural changes at the club.Finally, the lads talk about the managerial role at Goodison Park, with Vitor Pereira the latest name to be linked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2252m 47s

Royal Blue Podcast: Duncan Ferguson, Ownership & Aston Villa

The Royal Blue Podcast back! Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Gavin Buckland, Christopher Beesley & Adam Jones to discuss all things Everton FC. The gang start off by sinking their teeth into the recent appointment of Duncan Ferguson as they touch upon his Press Conference from earlier today, they then move on to the current state of the club and what they would like to see from a managerial and ownership perspective moving forward. To round up, the lads looked ahead to the upcoming fixture against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2250m 23s

Royal Blue Podcast: Rafa Benitez Sacked | Reaction | Martinez, Ferguson & Rooney In Contention

The drama continues at Everton as a 2-1 defeat to bottom of the table Norwich City proved the final act for Rafa Benitez who was sacked on Sunday after just half a season in charge.The former Liverpool boss won just one of his last 13 matches in charge of the Blues and after wielding the axe on his hugely-controversial summer appointment, owner Farhad Moshiri is now searching for his seventh manager in less than six years at the club.Just where to Everton go from here and who do they turn to ahead of Aston Villa's visit to Goodison Park this weekend?Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland join host Sam Carroll to dissect the rubble in the Royal Blue podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2249m 2s

Everton confirm Norwich injury boost while Anwar El Ghazi and Lucas Digne transfers discussed

Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice and Gav Buckland at the end of another busy week for Everton.The club have brought in another player, confirming the loan signing of Anwar El Ghazi until the end of the campaign.Meanwhile, Lucas Digne completed his permanent transfer in the opposite direction, joining Aston Villa.The panel discusses both of those moves and talks over a very important clash against Norwich this weekend.Injury boosts and Rafa Benitez's tactics are top of the agenda, with some positive predictions at the end too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2243m 53s

Royal Blue: Everton scrape past Hull, Leicester City postponement and Lucas Digne latest

Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Gav Buckland and Chris Beesley to discuss a busy few days of Everton news.The Blues scraped past Hull City on Saturday evening after extra time thanks to a late goal from Andros Townsend.The panel discuss more impressive displays from Anthony Gordon and Demarai Gray, but again question the system that the visitors lined up with.Also on the agenda is Everton's match with Leicester City frustratingly being postponed for the second time, and the latest on Lucas Digne's future after strong links to Aston Villa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2250m 26s

Royal Blue Podcast: Rafa Benitez's extraordinary Lucas Digne revelation

Join Phil Kirkbride, Adam Jones, Chris Beesley, Dave Prentice & Gav Buckland on the Royal Blue Podcast as they react to Rafa's claim that Lucas Digne wants to leave Everton. Benitez detailed a conversation between the pair and explained why he believes Digne is more concerned about his own 'stats' than the team's performances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2243m 12s

Royal Blue Podcast Special Edition: Boys from the Blue Stuff - Gavin Buckland's new book

In a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast, Gavin Buckland speaks about his new book Boys from the Blue Stuff with the Echo's David Prentice and host Chris Beesley.Following on from his 2019 publication Money Can't Buy Us: Everton in the 1960s, Gavin's latest release - which is available now - charts Everton's rise to 1980s glory through the difficult days of Billy Bingham and Gordon Lee's reign and then Howard Kendall's early struggles before a dramatic and glorious turnaround.The highs and lows of the era are brought to life through 400 illuminating pages of Gavin's prose and he and David discuss how the book has inspired them to re-evaluate a period that was their respective formative years.Concluding with the Blues' magnificent 1985 League Championship and success in the European Cup-Winners' Cup, with what is considered the greatest team in the club's history and one of the best club sides the English game has ever produced, Gavin points out that at least readers know that there's a happy ending! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/221h 3m

Royal Blue Podcast: Reaction to Everton's grim Brighton defeat

Join Adam Jones, Chris Beesley, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland as they reflect on Everton's disappointing defeat to Brighton, Rafa Benitez's confusing setup and the club's worrying run of recent form Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2257m 6s

Royal Blue Podcast - The Blues Secure An Important Point At Stamford Bridge

Rafa Benitez's men travelled down to Stamford Bridge for a tricky affair with Chelsea but the blues held out against a tough opponent, Mason Mount with the opener after 70 minutes but it was a quick reply from Jarrad Branthwaite that saw Everton go on to gain a point in the capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/2145m 1s

Royal Blue Podcast - Dissecting the Everton 'mess' and the future of Rafa Benitez

The Royal Blue Podcast returns to discuss the 'mess' Everton and Rafa Benitez find themselves in after defeat to Crystal Palace. Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland as they discuss the loss at Selhurst Park, the future of Rafa Benitez and the situation surrounding Lucas Digne. Benitez was jeered by Everton supporters following the substitution of Richarlison on Sunday and despite Adam and Dave having some sympathy for the manager, the panel admits he has backed himself into a corner with his treatment of Digne. You can follow the Royal Blue Podcast group on Facebook or follow the panel on Twitter at @Adam_Jones94, @prenno and @GavinBuckland1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/2150m 37s

Royal Blue Podcast: Digne Dilemma, January Transfer Targets & a trip to the Eagles' Nest

Welcome to the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast with Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Adam Jones!The show begins with a reflection of the superb late win against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Monday, and whether Rafa is beginning to turn things around.The lads preview this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and with that comes plenty of discussion around selection, most notably the situation of left-back Lucas Digne.And of course, with the January transfer window drawing near, there is plenty of transfer rumours and potential targets to discuss.Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2140m 58s

Royal Blue Podcast Special: Alan Ball Departure 50 Year Anniversary

We've produced a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast as we mark the anniversary of one of the most-seismic moments in Everton’s history.We’re reflecting upon the departure of an Everton legend, one of the greatest and most-influential players ever to don the royal blue jersey, Alan Ball.Some 50 years ago this month on December 22 1971, Ball was sold by Everton manager Harry Catterick to Arsenal for a then British record fee of £220,000.For those who recall the sale, it was Goodison’s Park’s very own version of a JFK assassination/Neil Armstrong moon landing – two huge global news events still fresh in the memory at the time – “where were you when you heard the news?” type moments but it also resonates for the many Evertonians who were either too young to remember or indeed not even born at that time.Ball himself is famously quoted as saying: “Once Everton has touched you, nothing will be the same” but were the Blues fundamentally altered once they made the hugely-controversial decision to cash in on their prize asset some 50 years ago?Host Chris Beesley is joined by BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty, Gavin Buckland and David Prentice to discuss the impact of this decision that was so controversial, it's still being fiercely debated half a century later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2148m 54s

Royal Blue: Gray skies over Goodison lift as Rafa Benitez's hand strengthened following Marcel Brands departure

There was loads to pack into this latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. A first win in nine matches, the dropping of the team's star left-back and, not to mention, the exit of Everton's director of football, among many other things. It has been an eventful few days in the recent history of the Blues and trying to make sense of it all were Gav Buckland, Chris Beesley and Dave Prentice. Host Phil Kirkbride kick-starts the pod by asking the panel for their reflections on a dramatic night at Goodison where Rafa Benitez's side came from behind to defeat Arsenal and claim a vital victory to stop the rot. The performances of Demarai Gray, Richarlison and Michael Keane are discussed before the conversation moves onto the major news of the week - Brands' departure. The lads talk about Brands' legacy, the conditions in which he worked for the past three-and-a-half-years and what this now means for the director of football model at Goodison. Talk then turns to one of Brands' best signings: Lucas Digne. Digne was bombed from Benitez's squad on Monday night and the lads wonder if a January transfer could be on the cards? Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2149m 41s

Royal Blue Podcast: Bonus Special! Arsenal Preview & a big January ahead for Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Hello and Welcome to a Bonus Special of the Royal Blue Podcast with your host Adam Jones, who is joined by Gav Buckland and Dave Prentice.The trio preview the Toffees' clash with Arsenal on Monday Night in yet another 'must-win' match for Rafa Benitez.Following the recent transfer speculation surrounding star-striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Monday's opponents, the lads also highlight the significance the imminent January Transfer Window may have.Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/2134m 1s

Royal Blue Podcast: Merseyside Derby Defeat Reaction as Season hits new low for Everton

Are Everton at a Crisis Point after Derby Defeat?Join Sam Carroll, Chris Beesley, Adam Jones and Dave Prentice who discuss all things Everton in the aftermath of their 1-4 loss to rivals Liverpool.Talk begins with the on-pitch analysis, and how performance levels of late have given Rafa Benitez and Toffees alike plenty to worry about.Plus, of course, the situation in the Goodison Park Board Room with Farhad Moshiri's antics, and Marcel Brands who came under fire in the ground last night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2148m 32s

Analysing Everton: Rafa Benitez’s misfortune, Moshiri’s wasted fortune & blueprint for Blues success

Analysing Everton is back! Dave Hughes joins Josh Williams for a crossover with Analysing Anfield ahead of the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park. Josh and Dave discuss the themes around both clubs this season, how Jurgen Klopp has got the Reds firing, with more emphasis on attack, while Rafa's Blues struggle. There's a look at the recruitment model at both clubs with FSG's success at Anfield in comparison to Farhad Moshiri's wasteful spending at Everton. Plus there's a tactical breakdown of what to expect on Wednesday night. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/211h 2m

Royal Blue: Everton Stung By The Bees Ahead of Goodison Derby

The Royal Blue Podcast returns following the disappointing away defeat to Brentford on Sunday.Host Sam Carroll is joined by Chris Beesley, Dave Prentice and Gav Buckland as the panel contemplate what comes next for Rafa Benitez as well as looking ahead to a crunch Merseyside derby against Liverpool in midweek. Everton are without victory since the end of September and the pressure surrounding Benitez - as well as several mitigating circumstances following his controversial summer appointment - is discussed. Dave urges Farhad Moshiri to make an appearance at Goodison Park on Wednesday for the visit of Liverpool, while Gav explains why Salomon Rondon may continue to lead the line despite still searching for his first Everton goal. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/2143m 37s

Royal Blue Podcast: Abdoulaye Doucouré - To Start or not to Start & is Brentford a Six-Pointer?

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Royal Blue Podcast!Host Phil Kirkbridge is joined by the usual suspects Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to reflect on the recent Toffees performances including the recent loss away to Manchester City.With most of the talk regarding Abdoulaye Doucouré's return (or perhaps non-return) from injury, the lads debate other whether the French midfielder should start or not.Attention then turns to the Striker issues, with Rafa Benitez's recent Press Conference raising eyebrows, where he named the 'remaining' attacking options his side has left, and what impact this may have on his side.And of course, the lads preview this weekend's clash with Brentford in London, and give their predictions of what could be a sticky encounter for the Toffees.Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/2151m 8s

Royal Blue: Everton left with the Blues after loss at Etihad as Rafa Benitez waits on stars to return

The Royal Blue Podcast returns this week to discuss the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday. Everton fell to a heavy loss as Rafa Benitez continues to wait for several star players - including Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin - to return. Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley to discuss poor performances from several individuals and what comes next during a tough run of fixtures. There is also time to discuss a new club for Tony Hibbert and transfer rumours linking Jordan Pickford with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2139m 2s

Royal Blue Podcast: Can Everton really get a result at Man City, will Fabian Delph shine again & should Everton cash in on Jordan Pickford?

It's the ground where Everton regularly took a knife to a gunfight - and came out on top.The Toffees won on four successive visits to Manchester City in the noughties - and even enjoyed back to back draws in 2016 and 2017.But that was then. They haven't won at the Etihad since 2010 - and Phil Kirkbride, Gavin Buckland and David Prentice try to keep it upbeat as they discuss Sunday's post-international break visit.They discuss line ups, the importance of Fabian Delph, Jordan Pickford's future and can Everton realistically expect to come away from the champions with a positive result. Spoiler. Someone does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/2144m 42s

Royal Blue Podcast: Calvert-Lewin chat, Ross Barkley 'return' & Marcel Brands' January transfer plans

The Royal Blue Podcast returns this week to cure your international break boredom!Sam Carroll is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss another eventful seven days at Goodison Park.Rafa Benitez continues to make his mark behind-the-scenes after it was confirmed director of medical services Danny Donachie will leave after a review into the recent injury record at the club.Everton have also been linked with a January move for Ross Barkley, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin won plaudits for his appearance on the cover of fashion magazine Homme Plus.The panel discuss all of this on the latest episode as well as answering questions posed on social media, including Marcel Brands, Farhad Moshiri and Financial Fair Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/2135m 43s

Royal Blue Podcast: Fabian Delph can rewrite Everton story as Mason Holgate and Jean-Philippe Gbamin worry emerges

The Royal Blue Podcast returns to assess the Premier League draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as well as the impending international break.Sam Carroll is joined by guests Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley as they talk through the refereeing performance of Chris Kavanagh and several notable performances at Goodison Park.Fabian Delph has the chance to rewrite his Everton story after a man-of-the-match showing against Spurs but the panel are concerned by the performances of Mason Holgate - sent off on Sunday - and Jean-Philippe Gbamin this term.There is also time to preview the international break as Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin continue their recovery from injury.You can join the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook to join the conversation or follow @LivEchoEFC on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/2146m 52s

Royal Blue Podcast: Everton's team selection for visit of Spurs, finding a system to suit Fabian Delph

The Royal Blue podcast team are back for a second time this week to preview Sunday's game with Spurs at Goodison.After having an impact off the bench against Wolves on Monday night, Fabian Delph is in the frame to start the game but how does Rafa Benitez choose a system that brings the best out of him?Would playing 4-3-3 - a formation Benitez doesn't use often - allow for Anthony Gordon to start the game?Host Phil Kirkbride asks these questions, and more, to Adam Jones and Gav Buckland.The Goodison atmosphere, Gomes' situation and much more is also discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/2144m 46s

Royal Blue: 'Mess at Molineux' and Defensive Disagreements

Join Phil Kirkbride, Chris Beesley, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland as they dissect Everton's 2-1 loss away to Wolves on Monday night. The defensive issues against Watford were on display once again, with the players even arguing with each other at times. The panel discuss Rafa's tactics with particular reference to the midfield, and which personnel should be deployed in Doucoure's absence. The quartet then look ahead to this weekend's clash with Tottenham and their newly appointed coach, Antonio Conte. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2155m 34s

Royal Blue: Walter Smith | SPECIAL | Tribute, tales and stories of former Everton manager

Today's Royal Blue podcast is an edition we'd rather not have recorded. It's a special tribute to the former Everton manager, Walter Smith, who passed away on Monday aged 73. Alan Myers, who was the club's Communication Manager when Walter was manager, Kevin Campbell, who Walter brought to the club on loan, signed permanently in 1999 then made the club captain, and David Prentice, who was the Echo's Everton correspondent when Walter was at the helm, all share their recollections and memories of a very special man. It's a sad subject, but with plenty of uplifting moments about a man who enriched their lives and everyone he came into contact with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2159m 31s

Royal Blue: Watford shambles dissected as Salomon Rondon and set piece debates continue

Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to try and understand what happened at Goodison Park on Saturday. Everton were beaten 5-2 at the hands of Watford thanks to a disgraceful collapse in the final moments of the match, in which the hosts conceded four goals in 13 minutes. Set pieces were again a problem for Rafa Benitez's side, but the gaping defensive issues didn't stop there. Our panel also discussed the effectiveness of Salomon Rondon and how poor the Blues looked in midfield without the influence of Abdoulaye Doucoure. Some harsh truths needed to be told. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2144m 15s

Royal Blue: Everton's injury problems, the team's run of fixtures, Watford and ticket price analysis

The Royal Blue team had plenty to get their teeth stuck into in the latest edition of the podcast. Top of the agenda today, as host Phil Kirkbride posed the questions to Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland, was Everton's growing injury problems. A week that had already confirmed a lay-off for Abdoulaye Doucoure also brought us confirmation of a set-back for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and an injury to Yerry Mina. The panel assess Everton's injury problems and look at how Rafa Benitez will cope for the upcoming games. Today's conversation then moves onto ticket prices after the club confirmed the cost of coming to Goodison will go up next season as Everton begin the process of working out how life will look at the new stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/2152m 16s

Royal Blue: Iwobi and Rondon struggle but they were not the only ones as Moyes gets one over Everton

Host Sam Carroll is joined by Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley for the first Royal Blue podcast recorded in first person since March 2020. But sadly the panel, which also includes Gavin Buckland from home, are not reflecting on a fourth straight Everton Goodison Park win. Instead, they look back at the 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday. They discuss all the big talking points from what was a disappointing outcome, including the controversial decision to award a corner that led to the only goal of the game, and the performances of Salomon Rondon and Alex Iwobi. But while that duo had afternoons to forget, they were not the only ones, with questions about the form of Ben Godfrey and whether the crowd could have done more to inspire the off-colour players also debated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2144m 18s

Royal Blue: Moyes, Zouma and Vlasic return to Goodison as Rafa continues to change minds

Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Sam Carroll for your Friday edition of the Royal Blue podcast to look ahead to Sunday's visit of West Ham United to L4. The match will mark the return of David Moyes, along with Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic, to Everton. It's now more than nine years since Moyes left the Blues for Manchester United. His derisory bids for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines after he moved to United soured his relationship with Evertonians. But, with time proving just what a good job he did at Goodison Park, has that frostiness cooled? Equally, are Blues taking Rafa Benitez, who used to go up against Moyes when he was in charge of Liverpool, closer to their hearts? Both questions are discussed by Sam, Gav and Prenno, who held an exclusive interview with Benitez for the Liverpool ECHO this week, which you can read by clicking the links below. And with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin still sidelined, the panel also ask whether Sunday is the perfect time for Salomon Rondon to kick start his Everton career. Enjoy.https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rafa-benitez-everton-ferguson-exclusive-21855347https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rafa-benitez-everton-moshiri-exclusive-21843777 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2138m 23s

Royal Blue: Newcastle United takeover, what it means for Everton, and rating Rafa's start

There's no doubting the big football story of the week - the Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of Newcastle United. But what does it mean for the Everton? And given the ethical concerns around the deal, how easily does it sit that it has been given the green light by the Premier League? Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride to discuss that on the latest Royal Blue podcast, as well as assessing Everton's start to the season so far and the performance of new manager Rafa Benitez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/2145m 11s

Analysing Everton: Benitez's Blues reassessed as numbers don't lie behind impressive start

By popular demand, David Hughes and Josh Williams are back with Analysing Everton, their excellent tactics and analytics podcast. And it's a good time to return with the Blues just two points off top spot going into the international break following the 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend. So have our hosts changed their pre-season predictions? David and Josh give their opinions on that, then dig deep into the numbers to explain whether Everton's impressive start to the campaign is built on solid foundations. Focusing on what new boss Rafa Benitez has done to the team, they also look at the performances of prominent individual players, including Demarai Gray, Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure, and also talk about where Dwight McNeil, the Burnley winger who was linked with a move to Goodison Park in the summer, could fit in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2150m 45s

Royal Blue: Townsend and Doucoure steal show at Old Trafford once again but Mina importance is rising

Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Dave Prentice for the Royal Blue podcast to talk Everton's excellent 1-1 draw at Manchester United, the performances of Andros Townsend, Anthony Gordon and Abdoulaye Doucoure, and whether Tom Davies should have shot instead of passed to Yerry Mina. Speaking of Mina, his increasingly impressive displays are discussed, as is the start to the campaign, and the work done by Rafa Benitez, going into the international break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2144m 7s

Royal Blue: United preview, Davies chance, and Rafa's talks with Richarlison

Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Dave Prentice join Adam Jones to look ahead to tomorrow's trip to Manchester United in the latest Royal Blue podcast. With Alex Iwobi joining the walking wounded, could there be a start for Tom Davies at Old Trafford in what is a big season for the Everton midfielder? Also up for discussion is Salomon Rondon's Blues career so far, the prospect of Dominic Calvert-Lewin's and Richarlison's return, plus the talks Rafa Benitez held with the latter this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/2143m 46s

Royal Blue: Doucoure delight, Dobbin debut & Richarlison speaks on Everton future

Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice and Connor O’Neill for the latest Royal Blue podcast, looking back on the weekend’s win over Norwich City and more. Having seen off the Canaries at Goodison Park, the analysis focuses on the midfield Rafa Benitez has put together with Abdoulaye Doucoure one of those kicking on under the Spaniard. Lewis Dobbin’s cameo from the bench leads the discussion onto Everton’s academy pathway before moving onto Richarlison’s future following the latest comments made by the Brazilian. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2145m 14s

Royal Blue: Final word on James Rodriguez as Everton look to bounce back from yet another League Cup disappointment with must-win match

Sam Carroll, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join host Adam Jones for the Royal Blue podcast. Looking back at the disappointing Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out defeat at QPR on Tuesday, they pick out the players who let themselves down and the handful who did themselves a favour. James Rodriguez was nowhere to be seen at Loftus Road Instead, he was in Qatar, finalising his move to Al Rayyan. The panel have the final word on the Colombian superstar who never got to play in front of fans at Goodison Park before looking ahead to a 'must-win' match at home to Norwich City on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2142m 1s

Royal Blue: James Rodriguez exit assessed as Everton squad stretched already

The Royal Blue Podcast returns to assess the potential exit of James Rodriguez to Qatar and the Premier League defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Sam Carroll is joined by guests Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland as they also talk through the Carabao Cup trip to Queens Park Rangers. Gavin believes Everton were put in a difficult position by Carlo Ancelotti and Rodriguez while Dave insists the parting of the ways seems to be mutual between the Colombian and Rafa Benitez. There is also time to discuss The Boys from the Blue Stuff - a new book by Gavin set to be released at the end of September with a glowing reference from fellow author Dave. You can follow the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2153m 0s

Royal Blue: Shifting perceptions and transforming Doucoure, but Villa offer Benitez his biggest test yet

The Royal Blue Podcast is back and hoping Everton can continue their unbeaten start to the 2021/22 season. Rafa Benitez takes his side to face Aston Villa on Saturday evening with the Blues riding high on what has been a very strong start to the campaign. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to discuss the perception of the new boss after his opening five matches of the term - and look ahead to what could be a very interesting encounter with Dean Smith's side this weekend. The panel also talk over the latest stadium news as Bramley-Moore Dock is ready to receive a £45m funding boost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/2143m 1s

Royal Blue: Oh what a night! Sensational six-minute spell leaves Blues in heaven and continues Rafa's dream start

Adam Jones, David Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride to reflect on last night's stirring 3-1 win over Burnley at an electric Goodison Park, in the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast, focussing on the performances of the likes of Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2140m 11s

Royal Blue: What might happen next with Dwight McNeil and James Rodriguez as Salomon Rondon talks the Everton way

Adam Jones, David Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride for the Royal Blue podcast to preview Everton v Burnley at Goodison Park on Monday and react to an interesting Rafa Benitez podcast. Dwight McNeil, Salomon Rondon, Donny van de Beek and James Rodriguez are all discussed. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/2145m 47s

Royal Blue: Everton's transfer window assessed as Rondon arrives but right-back and Rodriguez issues remain

Adam Jones and Connor O’Neill join host Phil Kirkbride to look back on Everton’s summer transfer window after deadline day saw the arrival of Salomon Rondon but not a new right-back, or the departure of James Rodriguez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2145m 5s

Royal Blue: Calvert-Lewin keeps cool despite Richarlison sulk & Blues preparing late spending spree?

The Royal Blue podcast is back as Everton continued their unbeaten start to the season in impressive fashion. Goals from Demarai Gray and Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured a 2-0 win over Brighton at the weekend, and our panel had a lot to say on the match. Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland to discuss an impressive performance from the Blues and also delve into *that* penalty incident involving Richarlison. And of course, with transfer deadline day just around the corner, the lads also discuss what business they can see Everton completing before 11pm on Tuesday. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2135m 47s

Royal Blue: Luis Diaz swap for James Rodriguez, Benitez’s Richarlison to PSG stance & Moise Kean to Juventus?

As the transfer window heads into its final few days, Everton are right at the centre of most of the big deals taking place! Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to get into the Blues’ proposed swap swoop for Porto winger Luis Diaz with James Rodriguez being offered in exchange. With Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a Juventus exit - and Kylian Mbappe eyeing a move away from PSG, Moise Kean and Richarlison have both been rumoured with moves. Plus, there’s the small matter of Everton’s visit to Brighton to preview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/2153m 28s

Royal Blue: Demarai Gray sparkles at Leeds as DCL joins illustrious company in Everton history books

The Royal Blue podcast is back after what was a pulsating game against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday. Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss the finer details of Everton's 2-2 draw with Marcelo Bielsa's side. Top of the agenda is discussion surrounding the two goalscorers at the weekend, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray, while the panel talk over the Blues' attacking promise under Benitez. Also discussed are the mistakes at the back, and Tuesday evening's upcoming trip to face Huddersfield Town in the League Cup. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/2145m 24s

Royal Blue: Surprise signing, transfer difficulties and a huge Elland Road test

The Royal Blue podcast team gather for the second time this week as they look ahead to Everton's game with Leeds United. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to preview the trip to Elland Road. How will the Blues' players keep a ferocious home support quiet, as Leeds play a Premier League game in front of their fans for the first time since 2004? Will Rafa Benitez stick with the side that defeated Southampton or does he have to make changes at the back? The panel try to answer these questions as well as discussing the arrival of new signing Andy Lonergan, the state of play with regards Everton's transfer business as well as the futures of James Rodriguez and Moise Kean. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/2143m 7s

Royal Blue: Everton’s transfer priorities as Gray & Townsend show promise as Blues begin with win

Sam Carroll is back in the host chair for the latest Royal Blue podcast, looking back on the opening day win over Southampton and the transfer window. Joined by Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Adam Jones they analyse Everton’s win over the Saints with Rafa Benitez beginning his Blues tenure with a win at Goodison Park. The debut showings of Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend are also dissected with the two wingers giving cause for optimism. Plus, Everton’s transfer needs are debated, including whether or not Moise Kean and James Rodriguez will remain at the club beyond the close of the window and what signings Marcel Brands will be hoping to land. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2154m 28s

Royal Blue: Richarlison ready for the opening day despite summer exploits | 2021/22 Season Preview, Predictions & Transfer Latest

Ahead of the start of the new Premier League season, the Royal Blue podcast look ahead to the campaign to come. Following on from Rafa Benitez’s press conference ahead of the visit of Southampton, Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to have their say on the major talking points out of Goodison Park. The future of James Rodriguez as well as what else the Blues need to do in the transfer market is also up for discussion prior to our predictions for the opening day’s game with the Saints. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/2156m 54s

Analysing Everton: Rafa Benitez’s squad options, Demarai Gray Blues’ secret weapon & why Moise Kean's Everton move hasn't worked out?

Ahead of the start of the new season, David Hughes and Josh Williams are back with an analytical take of what Everton can achieve for the coming campaign. Discussing the make-up of Rafa Benitez's squad, Demarai Gray's role he could play at Goodison Park upon arriving this summer as well as Moise Kean's wish to leave are all covered. Linking to Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic's Everton careers, Dave and Josh also consider why the move to Everton hasn't worked for Kean. Plus there's a preview of the opening game of the new season against Southampton. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/211h 2m

Royal Blue: United preview | James and Kean futures | Rom remembered | Countdown to Goodison return

Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride for the latest Royal Blue podcast, which starts with a preview of Everton's final pre-season friendly at Manchester United on Saturday, and what we need to see from it. James Rodriguez and Moise Kean look likely to feature at Old Trafford but their futures look far from certain - at a time when Everton need them to be, especially with financial regulations to keep right side of. Other clubs have no such concerns and after debating the spending of Aston Villa, who have money to burn following the £100m sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City, the panel look at the possible return of former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku to the Premier League and Chelsea. But it's another return that gets Phil, Gav and Prenno truly excited, with the countdown now well and truly on for a full Goodison Park house once again on Saturday week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2155m 59s

Royal Blue: Everton’s pre-season winners and losers as Rafa Benitez assesses transfer market needs

Join Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Sam Carroll for the latest news from Goodison Park as the new season draws closer. Following the Blues second win out in the US, beating Pumas 1-0, the panel look back on the pre-season preparations to date before looking to the transfer market. With Everton linked with PSV Eindhoven’s Denzell Dumfries and Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, we bring you the latest the pursuit for additions to the squad. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/2147m 13s

Royal Blue: Bramley-Moore Dock latest, Benitez’s Blues pre-season preparations & transfer targets

Adam Jones is joined by Phil Kirkbride,Dave Prentice, Sam Carroll and Connor O’Neill to get into all the latest Everton talking points. From the first official day at the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium site to pre-season preparations in Florida all bases are covered. Plus there’s the latest from the transfer market fresh from last week’s triple swoop for Asmir Begovic, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2147m 13s

Royal Blue: Rafa's first press conference and first pre-season outing - and what the Euros will do for Pickford

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue podcast as they react to Rafa Benitez's first press conference as Everton boss, and his first pre-season outing in charge of the club, as well as Jordan Pickford's performance in the Euro 2020 final and whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin should be disappointed he didn't get on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2148m 43s

Royal Blue: Rodriguez, Richarlison and Kean questions to answer as new era at Everton gets set to begin

Adam Jones, Sam Carroll and Chris Beesley join host Phil Kirkbride for the latest Royal Blue podcast, following the return to training of the Everton players under new manager Rafa Benitez. But why were some of Benitez's squad missing? And who has the biggest points to prove? The futures of James Rodriguez and Moise Kean are discussed as is the club's decision to allow Richarlison to play at the Olympics. And the podcast ends on an upbeat note as the Blues get set to start work on their magnificent new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2152m 13s

Royal Blue: Reaction to Rafa Benitez’s appointment as Everton manager

Fresh from the new former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been given the Everton manager’s job, Royal Blue reacts. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to analyse the decision. From the search to fill the vacancy, led by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri through to the image it presents for the Blues and the style of play Benitez will bring, all avenues are explored. Plus, with the Spaniard set to officially start in his new role at the start of new week, what can Blues fans expect for next season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/211h 2m

Royal Blue: Farhad Moshiri's managerial conundrum as Rafa Benitez links cause divide at Goodison

Join Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Sam Carroll and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue podcast as they debate links with former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and discuss the Blues' next steps. The divide caused regarding the potential appointment of the Spaniard are brought into the conversation as well as his recent managerial record. Comparisons to Carlo Ancelotti are drawn with Benitez having held a similar position within European football added to having managed both Real Madrid and Napoli. If not, Benitez then who? The panel look through the other options open to Farhad Moshiri and Marcel Brands with Everton's search for a manager set to run on.You can join the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook to join the conversation with other supporters or follow the panel on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/2151m 56s

Royal Blue: Nuno Espirito Santo latest and James Rodriguez future as Everton new stadium work begins

The Royal Blue Podcast returns to discuss the continued search for a new manager to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. Nuno Espirito Santo is the current favourite for the position and Sam Carroll is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley to consider what the Portuguese can offer. Dave admits he is 'underwhelmed' by the appointment while Adam reflects on what the search means for Marcel Brands in his position as director of football and the transfer landscape as a whole following links with Denzel Dumfries. The future of James Rodriguez is also pondered after he admitted he was 'fine' to remain another season at Everton during the weekend. And there is breaking news to discuss after Everton entered their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock to begin preliminary work on the site. Chris gives a detailed history lesson of the 50-year search which led to Bramley-Moore. You can join the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook to join the conversation with other supporters or follow the panel on Twitter. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2140m 37s

Royal Blue: Nuno Espirito Santo, Farhad Moshiri and the next Everton manager considered

Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones and Dave Prentice to analyse who is in the running to succeed the Italian after he returned to Real Madrid on Tuesday. Dave insists David Moyes and Eddie Howe are not viable candidates in the Everton boardroom while left-field options - such as Claudio Ranieri and Maurizio Sarri - are also considered. The trio also react to Everton confirming their retained list at the end of the season as Josh King was released without starting a game, and Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic said goodbye after difficult Goodison Park spells. There is also time for a first ever game of Everton New Manager Bingo - complete with live theme tune! Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2153m 23s

Analysing Everton: Runners and riders to replace Ancelotti at Goodison Park | Nuno, Potter, Favre

Following a tumultuous week at Goodison Park, David Hughes and Josh Williams are back with Analysing Everton to assess who could replace Carlo Ancelotti. Before getting into replacement, the guys have their say on Ancelotti's departure for Real Madrid and whether or not he was on the road to long-term success with the Blues. From the bookies' favourite Nuno Espirito Santo to others linked with the vacancy such as Graham Potter and Duncan Ferguson we analyse the pros and cons to the contenders for the vacancy. Plus, David and Josh each throw in their own wildcard option to be considered too. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2158m 55s

Royal Blue: Carlo Ancelotti walks out to rejoin Real Madrid | Why, what next & who do the Blues turn to now?

Fresh from the news Carlo Ancelotti has left Goodison Park to return to Real Madrid, the Royal Blue podcast is here to react. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland to share their views on Ancelotti’s decision to leave. From the shock, emotion and reasoning for his departure, the panel give their sentiments on the Italians decision to leave less than 18 months after arriving. Marcel Brands role in Everton moving forward is considered before mentioning potential successors for the hot seat at Goodison Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2151m 9s

Analysing Everton: Where Everton’s season went wrong & how Marcel Brands and Carlo Ancelotti fix it this summer

Following the end of the season, Analysing Everton returns with a season review as David Hughes and Josh Williams take a statistical and analytical approach to the Blues’ season. Looking through a number of the key performance indicators, they delve into the numbers to explain what and where the season tailed off for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. After addressing the final few months of the campaign, which ultimately led to the Blues finishing in 10th place, they then move on to address the club’s approach in the transfer market and give their view on the task in hand for Marcel Brands and Ancelotti in improving upon this season next time around. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/211h 2m

Royal Blue: What comes next for Everton and Carlo Ancelotti after disappointing season end

The Royal Blue Podcast returns to pick over the wreckage of a 5-0 defeat at Premier League champions Manchester City on the final day of the season and review a disappointing season for Everton. Carlo Ancelotti took his side to the Etihad knowing European qualification was still a possibility but watched as the visitors were decimated by the Champions League finalists. Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland to dissect the defeat and begin to look ahead to what is a crucial transfer window for Ancelotti and Marcel Brands. Adam highlights the need for pace to be brought into the club during the summer while Dave demands a change of penalty taker after another spot-kick failure by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Gavin, meanwhile, believes Ancelotti must improve his own performance from the dugout next season if Everton are to improve. You can join the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook or send your thoughts and questions to @SamCarroll0 on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2153m 16s

Royal Blue: Everton's James Rodriguez frustrations & permutations for European football ahead of final day

Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gav Buckland ahead of the final day of the season. Before previewing the visit to Man City on the final day of the Premier League season, the guys look back on the win over Wolves at Goodison Park as 6,500 were in attendance to see Richarlison grab the game's only goal. Missing for the Blues though was James Rodriguez, leading to the panel debating how Carlo Ancelotti plans for next season and what impact the Colombian's injury-hit season will have for squad building for next season. Ahead of the visit to the Etihad, the panel give their customary predictions and discuss the permutations behind the Blues aiming to secure European qualification on the final day. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2151m 7s

Royal Blue: Carlo Ancelotti question asked as Everton face another massive transfer window

The Royal Blue Podcast returns after the dismal home defeat to Sheffield United on Sunday. Everton were edged out by an early Daniel Jebbison goal - the 17-year-old making his first Premier League start - to leave their chances of qualifying for European football next season almost non-existent. Sam Carroll is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Connor O'Neill to look at what went wrong at Goodison Park and how much blame must be shouldered by manager Carlo Ancelotti. The quartet also peer into what the summer transfer window holds for Everton and Farhad Moshiri, with the majority shareholder in attendance to witness the defeat to already-relegated Sheffield United. There is also time to analyse the form of Richarlison and Mason Holgate as well as the pointed post-match remarks of Ancelotti. You can join the Royal Blue Podcasts group on Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2153m 27s

Royal Blue: Creativity void, Richarlison drought, and time to banish the home Blues

As Everton prepare to welcome Sheffield United to Goodison Park on Sunday, join Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for the latest Royal Blue podcast. Fresh from the goalless draw at Villa Park, the panel discuss the lack of creativity against Aston Villa without James Rodriguez and the omission of Tom Davies from Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield. Richarlison’s goal drought is brought into the debate, too, ahead of the Blades’ visit, which is set to be the final game at Goodison without fans, before 6,500 Evertonians will be present for next Wednesday's clash with Wolves. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2142m 14s

Royal Blue: Everton's massive improvements in West Ham win and how to take them into Aston Villa

Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland for another positive edition of the Royal Blue podcast! That's because Everton secured their 11th away Premier League win of the season on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over West Ham United thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal. The panel discuss the major improvements on show from the Blues, including standout performances from a lot of players, and look ahead to how they can take that into their next match against Aston Villa. Hope is back, once again... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2145m 0s

Royal Blue: Everton's crunch fixture against West Ham and Carlo Ancelotti's attacking desire

Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to look ahead to Everton's crucial tie against West Ham at the weekend. Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he wants to play more attacking football in the future, and he could welcome back Abdoulaye Doucoure for this match, but James Rodriguez is out again. The panel discuss how Everton should set up and talk over the job former Blues boss David Moyes has achieved with the Hammers so far this term. The lads also look at the latest Super League "sanctions" from UEFA and talk over a swoop for James Carragher. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2159m 18s

Royal Blue: Villa heap on further Goodison woes as Everton feel James void opens up while Pickford upturn continues

After Everton fell to an eighth Goodison Park defeat of the Premier League season, the Royal Blue podcast is here to react. Host Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gav Buckland as they pick through the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday evening. Amongst the talking points is the nature of the latest defeat for Carlo Ancelotti's side, the creative void left by following an injury to James Rodriguez in the warm-up before getting onto another impressive showing from Jordan Pickford. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2140m 4s

Royal Blue: Everton’s European ambitions come into focus as Aston Villa come to Goodison | Doucoure back in training for Blues

Everton welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park as the race for European qualification in the Premier League heats up. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to look ahead to the meeting at Goodison, with the Blues looking to build on the win over Arsenal last time out. The panel discuss the importance of European qualification, whether in the Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League, plus Josh King’s future, or lack of as well as Abdoulaye Doucoure’s return to training and Finch Farm before finishing by giving their predictions on the action. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2154m 57s

Royal Blue: Pickford's resurgence, Delph's re-emergence, and how the fight for Europe is looking after huge Arsenal win

Dave Prentice, Sam Carroll and Gavin Buckland join Adam Jones for a positively upbeat Royal Blue podcast after Everton won at Arsenal for the first time in 25 years to boost their hopes of finishing in the European places. It was a win that owed much to a superb late save from Jordan Pickford who, on the quiet, has got back to his best. Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate were in solid form in front of the England goalkeeper, but going forward, who are Everton's first-choice centre-backs? The panel discuss that, plus the surprise return of Fabian Delph, as well as assessing how the fight for Europe is shaping up. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2141m 59s

Royal Blue: What should happen to the breakaway six, Brands' new deal, exciting new talents, and Arsenal previewed

Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Gavin Buckland and - belatedly, after a few audio problems - Sam Carroll join Phil Kirkbride for the latest Royal Blue podcast. On the agenda is the fallout from the seeming collapse of the European Super League and whether the breakaway six Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, should still face sanctions despite withdrawing from the despised project. Talk then turns to the new Champions League model, and Carlo Ancelotti's enthusiasm for it, before the panel discuss Marcel Brands' new deal, some of the exciting young talents he is helping bring through the academy, and Friday's crunch clash with fellow European hopefuls Arsenal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2143m 20s

Royal Blue: Everton's fantastic response to Super League proposals and what it means for English football

Sunday was a huge day in the footballing world after an announcement was made by 12 clubs over the creation of "The Super League". The proposals have been slammed by fans, pundits and governing bodies over the last 48 hours - and Everton have now thrown their response into the mix. And, as ever, it was fantastic. So Adam Jones is joined by Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley to discuss the Blues' damning statement, plus the reactions of both Denise Barrett-Baxendale and Farhad Moshiri. The panel also discuss the implications of the proposals and what this all should mean for English football in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2143m 33s

Royal Blue: James Rodriguez Everton’s most gifted player of all-time?

After winning a penalty and dictating much of proceedings at Goodison Park on Friday night, Royal Blue is here to assess the importance of James Rodriguez. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Chris Beesley to reflect on the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, with the Blues’ European hopes beginning to fade. Having been rested and given time to reach his peak fitness levels, the panel analyse Carlo Ancelotti’s treatment of James Rodriguez and his place amongst some Everton favourites of yesteryear. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s performance is also debated having scored twice against Jose Mourinho’s side before getting onto Alex Iwobi’s stuttering Everton career. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2145m 14s

Royal Blue: Everton injuries peak at wrong time as Jean-Philippe Gbamin blow explored

The Royal Blue Podcast returns hours after Adam Jones and Sam Carroll arrived back in Liverpool following their trip to the South Coast for the goalless draw at Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam and Sam are joined by Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland to discuss the game which was marred by injuries to Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Joshua King. With the Everton injury list now the worst in the Premier League, the panel discuss the impact on Marcel Brands' summer transfer plans as well as where Carlo Ancelotti will ideally strengthen. There is also talk around Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes, Richarlison and James Rodriguez. And there is time to mention possibly the only good news of the week so far - the reopening of the pubs. You can follow the Royal Blue Podcast on Facebook to join in the Everton discussion. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/2144m 40s

Royal Blue: Everton's midfield injuries stack up ahead of Brighton as Joshua King future assessed

Everton are back in action against Brighton on Monday evening, but they could have somewhat of an injury crisis in midfield. Andre Gomes will miss the game while Allan faces a late check on his fitness - with Abdoulaye Doucoure already out of action. So, who will start? And what system will Carlo Ancelotti play? Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland to discuss all of that ahead of the trip to the South Coast. The lads also talk over the future of Joshua King, after Ancelotti's interesting comments on the forward's future in Friday's press conference. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/2141m 2s

Royal Blue: James Rodriguez shines but Everton find new ways to frustrate as Euro hopes hit

Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Sam Carroll and Gavin Buckland to look back on last night's 1-1 Goodison Park draw with Crystal Palace that meant Everton missed another opportunity to truly close the gap on the Champions League places. The panel marvel at the performance of the goalscorer, James Rodriguez, but lament the finishing of the normally reliable Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as well as Richarlison, and assess whether Carlo Ancelotti got it right with his selection and his substitutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2146m 12s

Royal Blue: Gbamin ready, Koulibaly transfer, and Everton's player of the season so far

The Royal Blue Podcast returns with a positive Good Friday edition. Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland as the quartet discuss the return of Jean-Philippe Gbamin, what it means for Everton and their transfer plans, links to Kalidou Koulibaly and the future of Joao Virginia. Gavin also considers the 'unimpressive' decision of the Republic of Ireland to field Seamus Coleman three times in six days during the international break while wondering whether he could keep a clean sheet against San Marino. Dave gives his take on Carlo Ancelotti insisting Everton only need 'two or three' new signings in the summer while Adam chooses his player of the season. You can follow the Royal Blue podcast group on Facebook or send your thoughts on the episode to @SamCarroll0. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2149m 4s

Analysing Everton: Success of James, Carlo's style, DCL's ceiling, and what transfers the Blues should target

David Hughes and Josh Williams are back with their Analysing Everton tactics and scouting podcast - and it's a special one as they turn the whole of the show over to our listeners. Answering questions sent in beforehand, the panellists talk transfers, whether James Rodriguez's move should be a deemed a success or not, Dominic Calvert-Lewin's ceiling, Carlo Ancelotti's style of football, and much more else besides. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/211h 12m

Royal Blue: 'THIS IS IT' | Bramley Moore-Dock given go-ahead as Farhad Moshiri gets set to deliver Everton legacy

Join Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Sam Carroll and Gavin Buckland for a very special Royal Blue podcast reacting to the news that the government have given Everton the go-ahead to build their spectacular new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock. Looking back on what was a truly momentous day in the club’s history, including how the announcement even took Blues officials by surprise, the panel sum up the excitement in the fanbase and also the sadness that one day, not too long in the future now, we will have to leave Goodison Park behind. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2148m 9s

Royal Blue: How Everton should face Man City challenge and Jean-Philippe Gbamin returns to Finch Farm

Everton are undoubtedly facing a tough test this weekend as Man City visit Goodison Park in the quarter final of the FA Cup. But, Carlo Ancelotti had a certain amount of confidence about his side - and so do our podcast panel. Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland to discuss Joao Virginia starting in goal and how the Blues can challenge Pep Guardiola's side. The lads also discuss a return to Finch Farm for Jean-Philippe Gbamin after his long-term injury absence and assess how positive the coming weeks can be for the 25-year-old. Expect a certain amount of positivity and some interesting predictions at the end... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/2147m 6s

Royal Blue: Dismal Everton home form continues as Doucoure-shaped gap appears in Blues' midfield

The Royal Blue Podcast returns this week to discuss the dismal defeat to Burnley at Goodison Park and where it went wrong for Everton. Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland as they debate the 'preferred position' of Alex Iwobi, Mason Holgate as a right-back, the absence of Abdoulaye Doucoure and a 'Jekyll and Hyde' showing from Dominic Calvert-Lewin. There is also time for Dave to briefly lock himself out of the video call while Gavin assesses the progress Everton have made and what it means for next season. You join the Royal Blue Podcast group on Facebook and follow @SamCarroll0, @Adam_Jones94, @prenno and @GavinBuckland1 on Twitter for all the latest Everton news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2139m 31s

Royal Blue: Alex Iwobi conundrum, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez blow & Davide Ancelotti's role in Blues' resurgence

Carlo Ancelotti has responded to Alex Iwobi's cryptic message about playing in his favoured position ahead of Everton's clash with Burnley at Goodison Park. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Gav Buckland to discuss Ancelotti's press conference ahead of taking on the Clarets including the latest injury news surrounding Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez. Plus, ahead of giving match predictions on how the game could play out at Goodison, the panel discuss the importance of the role of assistant manager following Davide Ancelotti speaking exclusively to the ECHO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/2151m 14s

Analysing Everton: How has Carlo Ancelotti continued to work his magic to defy Everton's underlying numbers?

Following a few weeks away, Analysing Everton is back to rule an eye over the Blues recent run from a statistical and analytical viewpoint. David Hughes and Josh Williams look back on the run of results since the Merseyside derby win and try to get to the bottom of how Everton have maintained their strong form, despite the underlying numbers. Plenty of the praise goes to manager Carlo Ancelotti and his ability to set up the side, as the guys look deep into the numbers and assess the hopes for European qualification. EnjoyDavide Ancelotti Liverpool ECHO exclusive: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/davide-ancelotti-carlo-everton-tactics-20018439 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2139m 11s

Royal Blue: Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez and why Carlo Ancelotti struck right tone after Chelsea defeat

Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride to look back at Everton's 2-0 loss at Chelsea on Monday night - and Carlo Ancelotti's reaction to what was his side's first defeat on the road since November. Also on the agenda is the injury sustained by Abdoulaye Doucoure, the fitness of James Rodriguez, and the job a certain David Moyes is doing at top-four rivals West Ham United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2131m 38s

Royal Blue: West Brom win, Champions League hopes and Everton's Chelsea challenge assessed

Carlo Ancelotti was delighted to see his side secure their third consecutive Premier League win on Thursday, as was our Royal Blue panel! Richarlison's second half strike kept up Everton's hopes of potential Champions League qualification by briefly pushing them up to fourth in the table, before a Chelsea win over Liverpool had them overtake the Blues. A trip to Stamford Bridge is next on the horizon, and that will surely be a huge test for the credentials of this side. Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland to revel in the good mood currently surrounding Everton and assess what could be to come in the future. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2144m 51s