Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast
Royal Blue: Everton's class clear for all to see whilst injury hits Carlo's squad again & Nice time to cash in on Morgan Schneiderlin?
Friday, 12 June
On today's bumper edition of the Royal Blue podcast we discuss everything from commercial deals to selling Morgan Schneiderlin. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Sam Carroll and Gav Buckland to talk through the major talking points coming out of Goodison this week. We start by assessing the club's new shirt sponsorship deal with Cazoo and the merits of ending the agreement with SportPesa before moving onto the news that players, board members and other key staff have taken wage cuts and deferrals - plus a generous donation from fans that was matched by Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright. Goodison was given the go-ahead to host next weekend's Merseyside derby and we talk about how players will deal with no fans inside the ground and how Everton can overcome the challenges of making the stadium bio-secure. Carlo Ancelotti's preparations for the game have been dealt a blow this week with the news that Theo Walcott has been ruled out and Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph are concerns. The panel discuss who should play on the right-wing and conclude the podcast by talking about the futures of Maarten Stekelenburg, Djibril Sidibe and Schneiderlin, who has been the subject of interest from Nice. Enjoy.