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Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast

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Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO, including our main Royal Blue show with Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Sam Carroll, Chris Beesley, Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland, the Alan Myers Everton Podcast, and View from the Gwladys Street with Ian Croll.

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The first home game of a new season is always a special occasion at Goodison Park. Saturday afternoon’s encounter with Watford was no different. The optimism, the eagerness, the atmosphere and of course, The Siren. It was all there. Despite not being the most riveting of games, the Blues got over the line with a 1-0 win. Three points was all that mattered. In this week’s View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast, host Ian Croll is joined by Rob Astell and Ben Crawford who happily discuss what was a well deserved Everton victory. Plenty to go at in this week’s show; the performances of several key players were up for debate. The impact and contributions of Richarlison, Sigurdsson and others once again come up in debate. VAR and the positive/negative effect it is having on the game. Fortunately, it fell Everton’s way on Saturday but is it still the way forward? To finish off the lads preview Friday’s trip to Aston Villa and have their say on whether Everton win be top of the league come Friday night. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
The Royal Blue Podcast returns after Everton got their Premier League campaign truly up and running with a 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday thanks to Bernard's first-half strike. Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Moise Kean made their Goodison debuts and our Blues reporter Adam Jones gives the lowdown on their performances. Dave Prentice, who was invited into the boardroom pre-match, divulges Farhad Moshiri's thoughts on Yerry Mina after another shut-out on Merseyside as Chris Beesley assesses Marco Silva's credentials for a top-six push. Host Sam Carroll, meanwhile, talks Jordan Pickford and his potential after the stopper's impressive start to the new season. The futures of Yannick Bolasie, Kevin Mirallas and Oumar Niasse are also discussed while Everton's under-23 problem is pondered. Enjoy - and don't forget, you can join the Royal Blue Podcast Facebook group HERE. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Marco Silva has Everton's midfield on his mind as injuries and suspension leave his options thin on the ground ahead of the visit of Watford.And it is there, and trying to work out what the Blues boss will, where this edition of the Royal Blue podcast kicks-off.Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice and Adam Jones as they look ahead to the first game at Goodison of the season.The lads wonder if the atmosphere will be as electric as it was towards the end of last season or if Silva needs to select one of his new attackers to help light the touch paper?The form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin is discussed as is the expectation on the man now challenging him for his spot - Moise Kean - and how the manager will handle that.The final part of the podcast focuses on the interview Marcel Brands gave this week in which he outlined his future for Everton in the transfer market, the role the fans played in signing Andre Gomes and why Silva will improve the squad's young players.Sit back, relax and enjoy For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Everton's Premier League season finally got underway at the weekend, but it was a bit of a flat start to the campaign if truth be told.The Blues travelled to face Crystal Palace and came away with a point after a 0-0 stalemate between the two sides - with both missing chances to claim victories.There were positives to take for Marco Silva, but also there were a few questions that will have been raised by the performance.A sending off to Morgan Schneiderlin and an injury to Andre Gomes means that there could be a dilemma facing the boss heading into the match against Watford next week.Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss those options - and what Everton fans can take from yet another opening day draw. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Probably not the deadline day Everton fans were expecting and probably not the opening result Everton fans were hoping for. But regardless of that, there is still plenty of optimism around the club. After all, who knows what the season may bring. A draw against Palace on the opening day will certainly go down as a disappointment, but for most Everton fans, the season well and truly begins against Watford at Goodison Park on Saturday. In this week’s View from the Glwadys Street fan podcast, host, Ian Croll is joined by Connor O’Neill and Mark Crotty who discuss and debate the outcome of deadline day and what impact Everton’s transfer business will have for the remainder of the season. Crystal Palace away was never going to be an easy game, but the Blues had their chances and probably should’ve taken all three points. The Morgan Schneiderlin red card killed any chances of claiming all three points as Marco Silva's men settled for the draw in the later stages. With that then, there is plenty to discuss in this week’s fan show... The Keane and Mina partnership and why it can flourish if given the chance. Why Sigurdsson needs to do more or watch his back. Plus why anyone shouting at Gbamin for his slow start will be called a Wally. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
As expected, transfer deadline day was a hectic affair for Everton.Rumours around Wilfried Zaha were rife and the Blues attempted a late move for Marcos Rojo - but neither man came through the doors at Goodison Park.Instead, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi was the man who became the Blues' seventh and final signing of the summer, putting pen-to-paper on a five-year contract.So, where does that leave Everton?Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Sam Carroll to assess the Blues' dealings over the summer, ask whether the club should regret not signing Zaha and address the potential conundrum at centre-back facing Marco Silva.It's a lively discussion! For information regarding your data privacy, visit
The most sacred of days in the English Football calender is upon us. It’s Deadline Day! Marco Silva demanded four more signings by the close of the window and so far Everton will have to work quickly to make those demands a reality. Zaha, Doucoure, Iwobi, Smalling, McCarthy, Niasse, Tosun and Bolasie all make the agenda this week. There has been plenty of activity, however, today topped it all off. There was movement from both sides as Everton launched another record bid for Wilfried Zaha, which was rejected again. Zaha is reported to have handed in a transfer request following the Palace stance, but since then, it’s been all quietPlenty of names and transfers to discuss in the latest View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast with host, Ian Croll and guests, Rob Astell and John Howard. As we head into Deadline Day, this is one not to be missed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
We're pretty sure we said this after episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 but this is the best Alan Myers Everton podcast yet! Featuring interviews with Dan Meis, the man who has designed the Blues' proposed new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock, as well as Goodison great Dave Watson, the last man to captain the club to silverware, and the legendary Paul Gascoigne who, sounding healthy and happy, reminisces on his time in an Everton shirt. There's also plenty of present-day talk with the ECHO's Sam Carroll and Ian Croll who discuss the signings of Moise Kean and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, the brilliance of Marcel Brands, the departure of Idrissa Gueye and what could follow in the final four days of the window. If Alan's right, you'll be very happy indeed. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Welcome to your ninth and final entry into our pre-season tour diary, orated by our Everton FC reporter Adam Jones after the Blues rounded off their pre-season preparations with a 0-0 draw at Werder Bremen. Adam looks back on aspects of the performance, both positive and negative, the injury to Fabian Delph and who could replace him in the first XI for the opener at Crystal Palace, the battle for the striking spot, and his excellent and interesting after-match interview with Everton manager Marco Silva. Enjoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Welcome to our eighth pre-season diary of the summer. Unlike the first seven, there's no Phil Kirkbride, who is on a weekend off, so instead we've got our Everton FC reporter Adam Jones to provide us with a dispatch from the Blues' final station point, Bremen, where Marco Silva's side will round off their preparations with a clash against Werder on Saturday. Adam will be hoping for a less taxing afternoon after a bit of nightmare trip to Germany which culminated with a new signing and, as you may have seen on Twitter, a well-deserved Currywurst and beer, The signing in question, of course, is midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin. Adam discusses the arrival of the £25m man from Mainz before pondering Blues boss Silva's options in the centre of the park and previewing the Werder Bremen clash. Enjoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
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