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 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 Stre…


View from the Gwladys: Moise Kean woes, away day relief, Davies resurgence and 2019 points prediction
Nov 14 • 50 min
Moise Kean has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week. The out of form striker was left out of match day squad for the trip to Southampton after a second breach of club regulations. This is understand to be as a result of turning up late…
Royal Blue: Assessing Moise Kean’s squad omission and what Everton need to take from important away win
Nov 12 • 39 min
Finally, Everton have won a game away from home. It was a long time coming! Phil Kirkbride is joined by Chris Beesley, Gavin Buckland and Adam Jones to discuss just how important that victory is for the Blues, and what Marco Silva needs to take from that…
Royal Blue: Why Heung-Min Son’s red card shouldn’t have been rescinded and how Everton should react to VAR controversies
Nov 7 • 56 min
Controversy has dominated the conversation around Everton over the past week. The club’s draw with Spurs might be a good few days gone now, but the ramifications of that match are still being felt. Phil Kirkbride is joined by David Prentice, Gavin…
The Agenda: Richarlison’s antics, January reinforcements and Moshiri lessons to be learned
Nov 6 • 45 min
Plenty of questions to be read out and answered in the latest Agenda podcast. Ian Croll and Connor O’Neill sit down and get through as many as possible. Richarlison, Gomes, Silva, Moyes, VAR, Tom Davies and Cenk Tosun are all hot topics. It’s never a dull…
Royal Blue: Exclusive chat with Everton legend Derek Mountfield
Nov 6 • 35 min
Everton legend Derek Mountfield makes a guest appearance alongside ECHO Head of Sport David Prentice and host Chris Beesley in a Royal Blue podcast special. Looking forward to getting back together with his team-mates from the most-successful season in…
View from the Gwladys: Son’s tackle and why Silva’s clear lack of fight is cause for concern
Nov 4 • 45 min
A difficult game for the Blues against Spurs turned into a nightmare as arguably Everton’s best midfielder, Andre Gomes suffered a nightmare injury leaving his season in tatters. If things couldn’t get any worse, VAR was up to its old tricks again. Yes,…
Royal Blue: Gomes injury, VAR farce, and where Spurs draw leaves Marco Silva
Nov 4 • 35 min
Sam Carroll, Adam Jones and Paul Wheelock look back on an incident-packed, and ultimately, very sad afternoon at Goodison Park in the latest Royal Blue podcast. Andre Gomes’ season-ending injury, plus VAR and the performance of referee Martin Atkinson,…
Royal Blue: Everton’s centre-back conundrum, Carabao Cup reaction and how Blues should approach difficult Spurs clash
Nov 1 • 44 min
A win is a win, and that’s exactly what Everton managed on Tuesday night against Watford. It might not have been pretty on occasion, but the Blues got through to the next round and secured a tie against Leicester City in mid-December thanks to goals from…
View from the Gwladys: Moise Kean ‘mis-management’ and Theo Walcott’s Road to Damascus
Oct 30 • 47 min
Everton’s performance this week in the Carabao Cup was certainly not the most eye-catching display but a win is a win and Everton being in the hat for the next round is the most important thing. A quarter-final spot awaits Everton in December and who…
Royal Blue: VAR’s huge flaws, Everton’s mentality issue and a vital Carabao Cup match against Watford
Oct 28 • 46 min
After a good performance against West Ham, things came crashing down to earth for Everton this weekend. And VAR was unfortunately at the centre of it. Adam Jones is joined by Sam Carroll, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland to discuss the controversial…
The Agenda: Paying a visit to the VAR truck, player mentality and Everton tattoos
Oct 28 • 25 min
A demoralising defeat away to Brighton has left Everton back at square one. After so much promise and positivity following the West Ham win, Marco Silva’s men let a 2-1 lead slip into a 3-2 defeat. Plenty of mitigating circumstances surround the defeat of…
Royal Blue: The selection dilemma facing Everton and how Yerry Mina’s absence would affect the squad
Oct 25 • 39 min
Can Everton secure their first back-to-back wins of the season? That’s the question facing Marco Silva at the minute as he prepares to take the Blues down to Brighton for what will be a crucial game on Saturday. Last weekend’s win over West Ham was…
Press conference: Marco Silva talks VAR, Yerry Mina, selection headaches and Brighton ahead of trip to The Amex
Oct 24 • 14 min
Marco Silva has been speaking to the media ahead of Everton’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The Toffees head to the south coast off the back of a 2-0 win over West Ham at Goodison. Silva discusses the impact of VAR in the Premier League so…
The Agenda: Walcott’s twin brother, Richarlison’s best position and eating humble Everton pie
Oct 23 • 30 min
The Agenda: You the listeners send in the questions, you the listeners set the agenda. Some seriously interesting questions submitted via our loyal Royal Blue listeners in this one. Take a listen and enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy,…
Royal Blue: Convincing West Ham win eases pressure on Marco Silva as Everton find freedom once again
Oct 22 • 30 min
Finally, Everton were able to end their poor run of form in the Premier League. After four straight defeats had heaped the pressure on Marco Silva before the international break, the Blues returned to secure a convincing 2-0 victory over West Ham on…
View from the Gwladys: The awkward Gylfi Sigurdsson question and why the players showed they are fully behind Silva
Oct 21 • 46 min
Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy. Following over six weeks of misery, finally the fan podcast was a positive place to be to talk all things Everton. A win against West Ham and a performance to be proud of. A great team display and individual performances…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva’s must-win match and is it time for a change at 10
Oct 18 • 42 min
The Royal Blue Podcast returns this week ahead of Everton’s crunch clash against West Ham United at Goodison Park. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by guests Adam Jones and Sam Carroll as the panel discuss Marco Silva, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Djibril Sidibe and…
Press Conference: Marco Silva on West Ham, injury news, Keane form and chance for Davies
Oct 18 • 9 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm on Friday to preview the visit of West Ham United to Goodison Park - a match the under-pressure Everton manager has already labelled a ‘must-win’. And you can listen to what Silva had to say here.…
The Agenda: Silva’s stubbornness, zonal marking, Brands under scrutiny and Sigurdsson’s role analysed
Oct 11 • 34 min
Welcome to The Agenda podcast. A podcast were you the listeners send in the questions, you the listeners set the agenda. On this week’s show we have Connor O’Neill and Ian Croll who answer your questions sent in via our Royal Blue Facebook Page and our…
View from the Gwladys Street: Marco Silva has one more match to save his job as another defeat is unthinkable
Oct 9 • 51 min
This week’s View from the Gwladys Street sees a mixed response on whether Marco Silva should keep his job! Host, Ian Croll is joined by Mark Crotty and Connor Bennett who discuss the future of the Everton boss! Four straight league defeats in a row has…
Special Edition: The making of an Everton movie, Howard’s Way tells the story of the Blues greatest team
Oct 9 • 33 min
In a special edition of Royal Blue, Chris Beesley speaks to ECHO Head of Sport David Prentice and director Rob Sloman about the forthcoming Everton film Howard’s Way. Released in November, Howard’s Way tells the story of the Blues journey through a decade…
Burnley post-match: Everton hit crisis point after losing four games in a row but international break could be what Silva needs
Oct 6 • 6 min
Adam Jones and Ian Croll sit down to discuss Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley in the latest post-match reaction podcast. Four defeats in a row now for Marco Silva’s men has left the Blues in somewhat of a crisis. The pressure is well and truly on Silva…
Royal Blue: Stopping the rot, the striker debate, and the case for Anthony Gordon
Oct 4 • 47 min
The trip to Turf Moor and who should lead the line against Burnley for Everton dominates the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted by Phil Kirkbride and featuring Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland. After three straight defeats, can the Blues stop…
Press Conference: Gomes and Walcott fitness, Zouma interest, and pressure on Silva
Oct 3 • 13 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media this afternoon to preview Everton’s trip to Burnley. Also on the agenda was the fitness of Andre Gomes and Theo Walcott, a possible move to bring Kurt Zouma back to Goodison Park, Fabian Delph’s recall to the…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Interviews with Joe Royle and Paul Rideout | The 25-year trophy wait with Dave Prentice
Oct 1 • 111 min
We’re coming to the end of Alan Myers’ first series of Everton podcasts on the Royal Blue channel. We’re not being biased when we say they’ve been nothing short of superb. But we reckon the penultimate episode of series one could be his best yet. It…
View from the Gwladys Street: Four Premier League defeats in a row is unthinkable – Silva must find a way to avoid unwanted statistic
Sep 30 • 45 min
The View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast returns after a short hiatus. It’s been a few weeks since the lads sat round the table and since then Everton’s season has taken somewhat of a tumble! Three Premier League defeats in a row to Bournemouth,…
Royal Blue: Gavin Buckland talks his new book, Money Can’t Buy Us Love: Everton in the 1960s
Sep 29 • 44 min
We brought a familiar voice into the Echo studio for our latest podcast. Gavin Buckland, a regular on Royal Blue, joined Phil Kirkbride and Dave Prentice to talk his brilliant new book, Money Can’t Buy Us Love: Everton in the 1960s. It’s a superb listen…
Post-Game: Better but still beaten as Everton lose to defending champions Manchester City
Sep 28 • 8 min
Well, the positive was it was a much better performance. Plus the fact the Blues were playing the defending champions and the best team in the country. But the bottom line is it is now three straight defeats for Everton going into next Saturday’s trip to…
Royal Blue: Finding a way to beat Man City and the pressure on Marco Silva
Sep 27 • 23 min
Your Royal Blue podcast with Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Sam Carroll previews the big Saturday night clash with Manchester City at Goodison Park and looks at the ways Everton can beat the defending champions. But who should lead the Blues attack?…
Press Conference: Silva gives injury update on Gomes, assesses start to season, and previews Man City
Sep 27 • 13 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm this afternoon to preview the visit of defending champions Manchester City to Goodison Park. Also on the agenda was injury news, the battles for the right-back and striking spots, the amount of…
Post-Game: Everton book place in Carabao Cup fourth round with much-needed win at Sheffield Wednesday
Sep 24 • 13 min
Well, that was very much needed. After dreadful Premier League defeats to Sheffield United and Bournemouth raised questions about Marco Silva and his Everton side, there was a much-needed response on Tuesday night when two early goals from Dominic…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva’s elephant in the room as Everton enter crunch week
Sep 23 • 35 min
The Royal Blue Podcast returns following a miserable weekend for Everton. A home reverse to newly-promoted Sheffield United means the pressure has been turned up on manager Marco Silva ahead of what is now a crucial week. Host Sam Carroll is joined by…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Where are the Blues heading? | Interviews with Nick Barmby, Tony Grant, Paul Wilkinson & Robbie Wakenshaw
Sep 22 • 114 min
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast is back after our host with the most had the temerity to take an actual holiday! But, my word, has he returned with a bumper edition. There is an update from Blues midfielder Tony Grant in Australia and interviews with…
Royal Blue: Everton’s Phil Jagielka decision rears its head while Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to provide attacking conundrum
Sep 20 • 59 min
The Royal Blue Podcast returns for a bumper instalment ahead of Everton’s visit of Sheffield United on Saturday. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Everton reporter Adam Jones, regular guest Gavin Buckland and ECHO reporter Sam Carroll to look ahead to the…
Royal Blue: Brittle Everton and the major problem Marco Silva must solve
Sep 16 • 41 min
It’s the morning after the afternoon before and host Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Paul Wheelock and Connor O’Neill to pick the bones out of the desperately disappointing defeat at Bournemouth. No player in blue could say they played well, but how…
Post-Game: New away-day no-show as Everton are beaten at Bournemouth
Sep 15 • 13 min
One step forward, two steps back - it’s the Everton way, certainly this season. After missing the chance to go top earlier in the campaign, the Blues blew the opportunity to move into third in the early standings as they were beaten 3-1 at their bogey…
Royal Blue: The player key to ending the Bournemouth hex and is Kurt Zouma missing the Marco Silva touch
Sep 13 • 39 min
Your essential Friday Everton FC listening is in! In the latest Royal Blue podcast, Adam Jones, Sam Carroll, Dave Prentice and host Phil Kikbride preview Sunday’s trip to Bournemouth and wonder why Everton’s record at Dean Court has been so poor, what…
Press Conference: Plan for Tom Davies, Bournemouth trip, and Iwobi’s importance
Sep 13 • 15 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm today to preview the trip to Bournemouth on Sunday. Also on the agenda was the plan for Tom Davies, following his impressive showing for England Under-21s, and Alex Iwobi’s start to his Blues…
Royal Blue: The transformation of Michael Keane at Everton and what comes next for Jonjoe Kenny
Sep 10 • 41 min
The international break continues to drag but that does not deter our Everton writers from returning to the ECHO studio and recording this week’s first instalment of the Royal Blue podcast. Host Sam Carroll is joined by Adam Jones, Dave Prentice and Chris…
Royal Blue: Covering Everton’s highs and lows and the best signing of the last ten years assessed
Sep 6 • 42 min
It’s the international weekend but our Royal Blue Podcast returns for a weekend special. Host Sam Carroll asks Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley - who own more than 50 years of journalistic experience combined - about their first ever interviews, being…
View from the Gwladys Street: A fluid front four, a signing surprise, and a maturing Pickford
Sep 4 • 39 min
They say a week is a long time in politics, especially in this country at the moment, but a week can also be a long time in football, especially being an Everton supporter. After being left completely down in the dumps by the defeat and performance at…
Royal Blue: Everton’s monumental man Fabian Delph and assessing the summer transfer window after Yannick Bolasie exit
Sep 3 • 41 min
Another week and another Everton victory at Goodison Park. The Royal Blue Podcast returns to discuss the 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, an impressive debut from Fabian Delph and Richarlison’s goalscoring heroics.Host Sam Carroll is joined by…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Don Hutchison interview - Tears with Howard, cross words with Walter and that disallowed derby goal
Aug 31 • 54 min
Welcome to episode nine of the one and only Alan Myers Everton Podcast. And guess what? It’s another belter. Matters get under way with Alan being joined in the studio by the Liverpool ECHO’s Paul Wheelock. With more players set to leave Goodison Park…
Royal Blue: Cup upset avoided, impressive Sincil Bank showings and now onto Wolves
Aug 29 • 48 min
After the debate over team selections, trophy droughts and potential banana skins it all came together for Everton on Wednesday night in Lincoln. The Blues overcame a shocking start to defeat their League One hosts 4-2 and progress to the third round of…
View from the Gwladys Street: What’s up with Gylfi, time to unleash Kean, and a big week for the Blues
Aug 28 • 43 min
The View from the Gwladys Street podcast is back, and with regular host Ian Croll on honeymoon, Connor O’Neil takes over the hosting reins to discuss what, even at this early stage of the season, is a big week for Everton. Joined by Connor Bennett and…
Royal Blue: Why Everton need a cup run under Marco Silva - and how to cope with Jean-Philippe Gbamin blow
Aug 27 • 44 min
Everton need a morale-boosting win over Lincoln City this week to repair the damage inflicted by Aston Villa last Friday. Marco Silva’s side fell to a disappointing defeat at newly-promoted Villa and the Royal Blue podcast returns to stumble through the…
Press Conference: Gbamin injury update, Lincoln preview, and Delph return
Aug 27 • 14 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm on Tuesday afternoon to preview Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash at Lincoln City. The Blues also gave an injury update on Jean-Philippe Gbamin and the importance of the returning Fabian Delph, as well…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Villa reviewed and Lincoln previewed | Interviews with Boa Morte, Brands and Limpar
Aug 25 • 62 min
Let’s face it, we all need cheering up after what we witnessed at Villa Park on Friday night. You’re in luck, then, because Alan Myers is back with his much-loved Everton podcast. To kick things off our host is joined by the ECHO’s Everton FC reporter…
Post-Game: Reaction from Phil Kirkbride, Adam Jones and Marco Silva as Everton’s unbeaten start ends in desperately disappointing fashion
Aug 24 • 11 min
Top of the league? Sadly, you are having a laugh. Yes, Everton had to go chance to take over at the summit of the Premier League for the first time in 12 years on Friday night with victory at winless Aston Villa. But, in a performance that will raises…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva’s selection posers as the Blues bid to go top of the Premier League
Aug 22 • 39 min
The chance to go top of the Premier League table for the first time in 12 years with victory at Aston Villa on Friday night dominates the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted as ever by our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride and featuring Adam Jones,…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s relationship with VAR | Clean sheets aplenty | Richarlison’s form | Villa Preview
Aug 19 • 43 min
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…
Royal Blue: What Farhad Moshiri thinks of Yerry Mina - and Jordan Pickford’s Everton potential
Aug 19 • 41 min
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…
Royal Blue: Everton’s midfield options discussed as injuries and suspension leave squad thin
Aug 16 • 36 min
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…
Royal Blue: Everton’s draw with Crystal Palace assessed and the headaches facing Marco Silva
Aug 13 • 33 min
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 -…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s summer transfer business and the impact it will have on the season | Palace draw deja vu
Aug 12 • 64 min
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…
Royal Blue: What to make of Everton’s transfer window and should Blues regret not signing Wilfried Zaha?
Aug 9 • 42 min
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…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s pursuit of Zaha, Doucoure, Iwobi and Smalling discussed heading into Deadline Day
Aug 7 • 41 min
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,…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Paul Gascoigne, Dave Watson and Dan Meis interviews | Kean, Gbamin and an exciting last week of the window
Aug 5 • 86 min
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…
Pre-Season Diary #9: A final friendly, an injury concern and a hectic final week of the window
Aug 4 • 15 min
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,…
Pre-Season Diary #8: Travel problems, a new signing and one last chance to impress
Aug 2 • 14 min
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,…
Royal Blue: A week to go before Everton’s transfer window closes
Aug 1 • 41 min
Everton have a week before the Premier League transfer window shuts. And as the Royal Blue panel sat down to record this latest podcast there were still five signings to be ticked off the club’s wish-list. Host Phil Kirkbride asks Dave Prentice, Sam…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s bizarre Zaha pursuit, Bramley-Moore designs, Kean bid and Gueye farewell
Jul 30 • 60 min
It’s been somewhat of surreal few days for Everton fans. The release of the proposed stadium designs for the Bramley-Moore site. The bizarre 72 hour pursuit of Wilfried Zaha which seemingly ended on Monday night. The departure of crowd favourite, Idrissa…
Royal Blue: Everton’s interest in Zaha and Kean and how they will go about replacing Gueye
Jul 29 • 37 min
Transfer talk dominates the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted by Phil Kirkbride and featuring Adam Jones and Dave Prentice, who spell out Everton’s interest in Wilfried Zaha and Moise Kean and wonder whether the club has the time to get through all the…
Exclusive interview with Dan Meis about his magnificent designs for Everton’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium
Jul 28 • 12 min
When the designs arrived, they certainly didn’t disappoint. So who better to talk about Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock than the man who has designed it, architect Dan Meis. In this exclusive interview with our Blues correspondent…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #7: Marco Silva’s transfer message and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s No 9 aim
Jul 27 • 13 min
Welcome to the seventh entry into our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride’s pre-season tour diary. Whereas our last podcast was positively upbeat after the club unveiled designs for their new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock, the back-to-back defeats to…
Royal Blue: Special reaction podcast to the unveiling of images of Everton’s proposed new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock
Jul 25 • 28 min
It is a significant day in the history of Everton FC - the day when the club, and world-renowned architect Dan Meis, reveal the designs for its iconic new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. No doubt you will be reading all about it on the Liverpool ECHO…
Press Conference: Full audio of Fabian Delph’s first press conference as an Everton player
Jul 24 • 9 min
He made his Everton debut in Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw at Wigan Athletic, but on the eve of the friendly, Fabian Delph sat down in front of the media at Finch Farm for the first time after the midfielder completed his move from Manchester City. The…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Andre Gomes and Dave Thomas interviews | Transfer talk | Tony Grant update
Jul 23 • 99 min
Welcome to the sixth serving of the superb Alan Myers podcast on all things Everton FC. We kick things off with Alan talking to Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock about Kurt Zouma, Ademola Lookman and pre-seasons past and present, which includes a brilliant…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #6: Pricey pints, mountain dashes, and a sitdown with Marco Silva
Jul 18 • 15 min
The Blues will round their stay in Switzerland with a friendly against Monaco on Friday. But before that we have the latest pre-season tour diary from our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride, who gets us underway with a word of warning for any…
View from the Gwladys Street: Fabian Delph and why his transfer completely goes against Everton’s transfer policy
Jul 16 • 42 min
Fabian Delph may not be the star studded signing many Everton fans crave this Summer, but you won’t hear anyone moaning about the £9million purchase on this podcast. Marco Silva and Marcel Brands have gone against the grain with this transfer. The model…
Royal Blue: Fabian Delph, Idrissa Gueye and what Everton’s next transfer priority should be
Jul 16 • 34 min
Fresh from producing his latest pre-season audio diary, we’ve got our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride on the line from the sun-kissed Alps for the week’s first Royal Blue podcast, hosted by Dave Prentice and also featuring Adam Jones and Gavin…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #5: Sion reflections, Kevin Mirallas at right-back, and the blossoming of Michael Keane
Jul 15 • 14 min
After a short stay back at home, our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride has jetted out to the picturesque setting of Verbier in Switzerland, where he watched Marco Silva’s side continue their pre-season preparations with a 0-0 draw with FC Sion on…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #4: Marco Silva gets down to business as transfer dealings shift in gear
Jul 12 • 16 min
Welcome to the fourth entry into the pre-season audio tour diary of our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride, who is providing the inside track on the Blues’ preparations for the 2019-20 campaign, from Kenya to Germany and many other places in between.…
Royal Blue: Stevo Timothy and Sinead McGrath discuss Farmer Michael and Kathleen, love for Everton and mental health triumphs
Jul 11 • 54 min
It’s a very special edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Everton turns to “Evernton!” as the talent behind the viral success “Farmer Michael and Kathleen”, Stevo Timothy and Sinead McGrath, join Adam Jones and David Prentice to discuss a wide range of…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton transfer talk and why the recent inactivity is a concern
Jul 10 • 53 min
This week sees the return of the View from the Gwladys Street Everton fan podcast after a short pre-season break. With a month to go before the big kick-off, Blues fans are waiting in anticipation for new signings. With the likes of prime target Andre…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Interviews with Leighton Baines, Neville Southall and Jimmy Martin + Kenya debrief
Jul 10 • 58 min
The wait is over – the fifth episode of the brilliant Alan Myers Everton Podcast is in! And, once again, there is a lot to get stuck into before episode six follows in a fortnight’s time. Alan is firstly joined in the studio by our Everton FC reporter…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #3: Chats with Sasha and Silva, traffic problems, Virginia’s future, and Walcott the big attraction
Jul 7 • 12 min
The Blues players arrived in Nairobi on Saturday morning - and that made a busy day for Marco Silva’s squad and for our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride, who also found time to fit in this, his latest entry into his pre-season audio diary. It’s a…
Royal Blue: Baffling Unesco claims, different Gomes expectations, and kits past and present
Jul 6 • 42 min
Our Everton FC reporter Phil Kirkbride may be in Kenya preparing for the Blues’ first pre-season friendly, while Adam Jones is deservedly putting his feet-up on holiday, but that hasn’t stopped us from recording a Royal Blue podcast to kick-start your…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #2: Leon Osman on Kenya trip, Everton players he likes to watch the most, and David Moyes’ mentality tests
Jul 5 • 23 min
The second entry into Phil Kirkbride’s pre-season audio tour diary is a cracker as our Everton FC correspondent catches up with ex-Blues favourite Leon Osman for a special podcast in Kenya. Everton will kick off their summer friendlies on Sunday when they…
Andre Gomes on his love for Everton, his time at Barcelona, and wanting Kurt Zouma to join him at Goodison Park
Jul 4 • 12 min
Andre Gomes was paraded in front on the media on Thursday afternoon after completing his £22m move from Barcelona to the Blues, where he had performed so impressively on loan last season. And after being asked to give his verdict on Everton’s smart new…
Phil Kirkbride’s Pre-Season Diary #1: Setting the scene for Everton’s stay in Kenya
Jul 3 • 8 min
The Royal Blue podcast is officially on tour! And to celebrate the fact, our host, and Everton FC correspondent, Phil Kirkbride will be recording pre-season audio entries from a summer that will take Marco Silva’s side to Kenya, Switzerland, Germany and…
Royal Blue: The return of Andre Gomes and what next for Everton’s transfer window
Jun 26 • 36 min
There’s an unsurprising theme in this week’s special midweek Royal Blue podcast. Everton completed the signing of Portuguese midfield maestro Andre Gomes late Tuesday and host Sam Carroll acted swiftly to pull together a crack team of pundits to discuss…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Baines, Gomes, Vlasic and Neres chat + interviews with Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Andy Burnham and Colin Harvey
Jun 25 • 102 min
Alan Myers is back with the fourth episode of his brilliant Everton podcast - and it’s a bumper one to say the least! Little wonder, then, that the usual chat that kicks off the podcast, which also features Liverpool ECHO duo Sam Carroll and Paul…
Royal Blue: Andre Gomes, Nikola Vlasic & how Everton’s stadium move is taking positive steps forward
Jun 21 • 40 min
The Royal Blue Podcast returns after a busy week for Everton in the transfer market. On the same day that CSKA Moscow announced a £14m move for Nikola Vlasic, who spent last season on loan in Russia, Marcel Brands struck a £22m deal with Barcelona to sign…
Royal Blue: The Everton transfer that would mark a signal of intent - and the fixture list that offers hope
Jun 14 • 41 min
With Phil Kirkbride, Adam Jones and Dave Prentice on holiday – not together, we think – there is a new-look line-up for our latest Royal Blue podcast, which is hosted by Sam Carroll and features Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock. The trio start by looking…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Farhad Moshiri’s move, a new appointment, transfer talk + interviews with Duncan Ferguson and Tony Grant
Jun 11 • 84 min
It’s episode three of The Alan Myers Everton Podcast and, once again, he’s lined up some big-name interviews - as well as bringing along some familiar voices. The show kicks off with Alan being joined by Royal Blue Podcast trio Dave Prentice, Adam Jones…
Royal Blue: What West Ham’s interest in Andre Gomes means for Everton and what might have been for Ronald Koeman
Jun 4 • 49 min
After a quiet few weeks since the end of the Premier League season, things are start to happen at Everton, and just after your latest Royal Blue podcast was recorded, captain Phil Jagielka announced he would be leaving the club after 12 years of sterling…
Royal Blue: The two forwards Everton won’t be signing and what one targeted position could mean for Ademola Lookman
May 30 • 34 min
With summer looming, increasingly the talk is turning to transfers, or as things currently stand at Everton, the lack of them. Yes, the Blues may have snapped up goalkeeper Jonas Lössl on a free, but links with further new additions have so far been in…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Exclusive interviews with David Moyes, David Unsworth and Mickaël Madar
May 30 • 63 min
It’s the second episode of The Alan Myers Everton Podcast - and, just like the first, it’s a must-listen. Alan brings you three exclusive interviews. The first of which is a chat with the man who sat in the Goodison Park hotseat for 11 years before his…
View from the Gwladys Street: Big Fat Everton End of Season Quiz
May 29 • 27 min
No introductions needed for this one. In the last fan podcast before a short pre-season break, Connor O’Neill and Connor Bennett battle it out to see who can be crowned quiz champion. Ian Croll is the host asking all the questions and with not much news…
Royal Blue: Lossl arrival, favourite free transfers, and an Everton story that’s not had the attention it warrants
May 24 • 37 min
The first signing of Everton’s summer has been confirmed! Jonas Lossl will officially join the Blues on July 1 after putting pen to paper on a three year deal. And the Royal Blue podcast team sat down just after the goalkeeper’s arrival was confirmed to…
Royal Blue: Why Everton’s move for Lössl makes sense and is it a case of Gomes or Zouma
May 21 • 41 min
Friday’s Royal Blue podcast focused on the players heading out of Goodison Park this summer. But the latest edition of our flagship show concentrates on the men who be could making permanent moves to Everton during the summer transfer window - starting…
View from the Gwladys Street: The Everton Fan End Of Season Review
May 20 • 64 min
This is the podcast where we look back on the campaign as whole. The ups, the downs, the highs and the lows. The overall verdict of the season from the fans who have followed the Blues all year round. There’s a full squad for this one. No last minute…
The Alan Myers Everton Podcast: Keane, Stubbs, Bramley-Moore Dock and Silva’s first season
May 19 • 58 min
We have teamed up with broadcaster and big Evertonian Alan Myers for a brand new podcast on the Royal Blue channel - and what a first episode to begin with! It kicks off with Alan in the studio with two fellow Blues, the ECHO’s sports editor Dave Prentice…
Royal Blue: What is Everton’s transfer priority this summer - buying or selling?
May 17 • 42 min
That is the first question on today’s edition of the Royal Blue podcast as the panel go into depth on the potential outgoings from Goodison. Everton will attempt to reduce their bloated squad again this summer and reduce a wage bill that topped £145m in…
Lars Jacobsen on overcoming injury heartbreak to play in the 2009 FA Cup final, working with Moyes and playing with Arteta, Cahill and Baines, and his special year at Everton
May 16 • 44 min
For Evertoninans, Saturday’s FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford may well refresh the memory of the last time their side reached a Wembley showpiece. That came in 2009 when, despite Louis Saha scoring the fastest goal in FA Cup final history,…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s end of season party atmosphere was great but 8th place finish is no cause for celebration
May 14 • 60 min
A solid display in the final game of the Premier League season culminated in Everton finishing the season in 8th position. Not exceptional by any means, but Blues fans are looking at the bigger picture. The feeling from last year’s 8th place finish under…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva’s big successes from the season and the moments he will reflect on with regret
May 13 • 37 min
It’s the end of season review on this edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Everton rounded off Marco Silva’s first campaign in charge with a 2-2 draw with Champions League finalists Spurs on Sunday. The Blues finished in the same league position as last…
Royal Blue: Everton’s chances of signing Andre Gomes and a surprise name in the Goodison sales
May 10 • 35 min
There may still be one Premier League game to go, but the transfer speculation has already started. And one story that will have concerned Evertonians emanating from Spain on Friday was that on-loan Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has agreed to join…
Press Conference: Silva on Spurs Gomes reports, Schneiderlin form, and double striker injury
May 10 • 15 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media this afternoon for the final time this season - and we have every word the Everton manager had to say in what was an interesting press conference. The Blues head to Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground on Sunday and…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s Zouma plans thrown into doubt, the Gueye conundrum and the enigma that is Morgan Schneiderlin
May 8 • 42 min
The end of season run in can be the catalyst for greater things under Marco Silva next season. He just needs the resource and backing to take that next step. Host, Ian Croll is joined by Connor Bennett and Rob Astell for this week’s View from the Gwladys…
The inside story of one of the most important days in Goodison history 25 years on - Everton 3 Wimbledon 2
May 6 • 32 min
We have a very special Royal Blue podcast for you looking back on one of the most dramatic and important days in Everton’s history - the nerve-shredding 3-2 victory over Wimbledon at Goodison Park on the final day of the 1993-94 that ensured the club’s…
Royal Blue: Fortress Goodison, Schneiderlin redemption and why Solskjaer is right about Everton
May 6 • 30 min
Just like at Goodison Park on Friday night, spirits are high in the ECHO’s recording studio for the first Royal Blue podcast of the week after Everton cruised to a routine 2-0 win over Burnley in their final home game of the season. But Dave Prentice, who…
Post-Game: Everton keep European hopes alive with comfortable victory over Burnley
May 3 • 7 min
Everton’s record for their final five home games of the season reads P5 W4 D1 G9 A0, and 13 points from a possible 15, after they signed off their Goodison Park programme in style with a comfortable 2-0 win over Burnley. Paul Wheelock kicks us off - he…
Royal Blue: The Holy Trinity, the need for European football, and a Goodison send-off
May 2 • 41 min
Moments before Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley were set to record the latest Royal Blue podcast, there was an impromptu visitor to the ECHO - none other than David France, the man who created the Everton Former Players Foundation and Everton…
Press Conference: Silva on fight for Europe, Davies deal and future, plus Mina and Walcott fitness
May 2 • 7 min
Marco Silva was in front of the media on Thursday morning to preview Everton’s final home game of the season against Burnley. The Blues, realistically, need to win it and then beat Tottenham Hotspur on the last day to stand any chance of qualifying for…
Royal Blue: Tom Davies’ new deal, the race for Europe, and the next step in Everton’s development
Apr 30 • 36 min
Adam Jones, Sam Carroll and Gavin Buckland are back with the latest Royal Blue podcast, which is hosted by Paul Wheelock given our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride is taking a well-deserved week off. And the panel start by discussing the new and…
View from the Gwladys Street: The striker question that won’t go away and banishing a myth about Marco
Apr 29 • 39 min
Everton will go into their last home game of the season at Goodison Park in good spirits after taking 17 points from the last 27 on offer, but did Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace highlight a problem that has never really been solved since Romelu…
Post-Game: Everton left to rue lack of killer touch after dominating Crystal Palace
Apr 27 • 7 min
Everton made it seven clean sheets in their last nine matches by drawing 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. But a lack of killer touch in the final third cost the Blues a deserved three points, which could prove costly in the pursuit of seventh…
Royal Blue: The future of two True Blues and the other Everton player snubbed by the PFA
Apr 26 • 34 min
With Marcel Brands and Marco Silva set to hold talks over the future of Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines, with the expectation that the long-serving duo will get an answer on new contracts before the final home game of the season, a large part of the…
Press Conference: Silva on Palace trip, top-six chances, and Digne, Richarlison and Walcott fitness
Apr 25 • 10 min
Marco Silva has just finished his pre-Crystal Palace press conference at Finch Farm where, as well as giving his thoughts on the trip to Selhurst Park, he was asked whether he thought last weekend’s stunning win over Manchester United was the best…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s win over United was special, but this is no time to rest on our laurels
Apr 23 • 51 min
Everton 4 Manchester United 0. That’s pretty much all you need to know if you’re listening to this week’s fan show. Many on today’s podcast weren’t even born the last time the footballing world witnessed a Toffee’s scoreline of that ilk against arguably…
Royal Blue: Reliving a great Goodison day, valuing Gueye, and appreciating Gylfi
Apr 22 • 40 min
We usually record our first Royal Blue podcast of the week on a Tuesday, but there was no chance of waiting until then, not after a performance like that, Bank Holiday or no Bank Holiday. Yes, for the third home game running, Everton were nothing short of…
Post-Game: Everton go seventh after humiliating Manchester United at ecstatic Goodison Park
Apr 22 • 11 min
If Chelsea was good, and Arsenal even better, then what we witnessed today has to go down as Everton’s best performance under Marco Silva yet, as his resurgent side made it three straight victories over top-six teams at Goodison Park with a 4-0 demolition…
Royal Blue: Rom’s return, Gomes’ replacement, and the chances of Everton going Dutch again
Apr 19 • 37 min
If Everton needed any additional motivation to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat at Fulham, then the sight of Manchester United rocking up at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon should do it. Particularly given the travelling party is…
Press Conference: Silva on reaction to Fulham defeat, Gomes ban and future, and visit of United
Apr 18 • 8 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm on Thursday afternoon for his weekly press conference. He was asked about his players’ reaction to the desperately disappointing defeat at Fulham and whether the nature of the 2-0 reverse surprised…
Royal Blue: Everton’s attitude, Jagielka’s future, and what a Gomes ban could mean
Apr 16 • 40 min
Talk about one step forward, two steps back. With Evertonians buoyant after a three-game winning run that culminated in the superb success over Arsenal, Marco Silva’s side did their best to bring them back to earth with an abject display in losing at…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s desire non-existent in must win game against Fulham | Why FA must take strong action against acts of simulation
Apr 15 • 63 min
After a prosperous few weeks, defeat to Fulham has brought Everton’s revolution to a shuddering halt. All that good work has gone to waste in the space of an abject 90 minutes down in London. This week, Ian Croll is joined by Connor O’Neill and Rob Astell…
Post-Game: Everton revival comes crashing to an end at already relegated Fulham
Apr 13 • 6 min
Let’s not beat around the bush, that was unacceptable. Everton still have credit it in the bank after a run of three straight victories over Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea and 13 points from a possible 18 before the trip to already relegated Fulham.…
Royal Blue: The Gueye example that could work again and asking whether Silva is right about the Europa League
Apr 12 • 42 min
A fourth win on the run for Everton at Fulham on Saturday would only boost the feelgood factor currently surrounding Goodison Park. The same, however, cannot be said of the Cottagers, who along with Huddersfield Town, have already been relegated. But the…
Press Conference: Silva on Gueye to United and Neres links, European football and latest team news
Apr 11 • 16 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm this afternoon to preview Saturday’s trip to Fulham - and much more else besides. The start of the press conference was dominated by transfer talk - namely reports linking Idrissa Gueye to…
Royal Blue: Everton’s magnificent Arsenal display was vital for Marco Silva - and what comes next for Phil Jagielka
Apr 9 • 42 min
Another tough test against a top six side - and another win for Everton! Marco Silva’s side were able to secure their third victory in a row with a convincing triumph over Arsenal on Sunday - with the 1-0 scoreline really not reflecting the Blues’…
View from the Gwladys Street: Winning when it matters is something Silva must instil into Everton | Jagielka’s future | Europa League debate
Apr 8 • 51 min
The feel good factor is back. Three wins in three has seen to that. Everton are now playing with a sense of freedom and clearly enjoying their football. Who should take the credit? The manager? The players? The fans? Does it really matter? Whoever takes…
Post-Game: Resurgent Everton impress as Arsenal are left out-fought and out-thought
Apr 7 • 14 min
What a great afternoon that was. Everton beat Arsenal 1-0 at a raucous Goodison Park to make it three wins on the spin and 13 points from the last 18. Little wonder, then, it is a buzzing Post-Game podcast, featuring our Everton FC correspondent Phil…
Press Conference: Silva on Pickford’s frame of mind, Richarlison rumours, and Walcott’s future
Apr 5 • 11 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media this afternoon for his pre-Arsenal press conference. As well as previewing the visit of Arsenal to Goodison on Sunday, the Everton manager addressed the ridiculous rumours linking Richarlison to Liverpool as well…
View from the Gwladys Street: Coleman’s form and future, the Zouma and Gomes question, and faith in Brands
Apr 3 • 52 min
After the rousing 2-0 win at West Ham, the latest View from the Gwladys Street Everton fans’ podcast, hosted by Paul Wheelock and featuring Connor O’Neil and John Howard, is an upbeat one. The trio pick the bones out of the best performance of Marco…
Royal Blue: The West Ham win, Marcel Brands’ transfer plans and Everton’s player of the season
Apr 2 • 45 min
Everton’s victory over West Ham at the London Stadium makes for an upbeat instalment of the Royal Blue podcast. Adam Jones waxes lyrical about the performance of Marco Silva’s side while fellow guests Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland are similarly…
Post-Game: Everton’s best yet under Silva as end-of-season improvement continues
Mar 30 • 18 min
Performance of the season? It’s certainly up for debate on a buoyant Post-Game podcast after Everton made it back-to-back 2-0 victories by following up their superb second-half showing against Chelsea with a dominant display from first whistle to last…
Royal Blue: One that got away, memories of a Blues great, and the new kit deal
Mar 29 • 50 min
With the end of the final international break of the season here at long last, the Royal Blue podcast returns to look ahead to the Saturday tea-time clash with West Ham and much more else besides. Host Phil Kirkbride gets us under way by asking Dave…
Press Conference: Silva on ‘serious’ Mina and injury a reminder over Richarlison
Mar 28 • 16 min
Marco Silva was back in front of the media at Finch Farm this afternoon and after addressing two national stories, he gave his reaction to all the big Everton talking points, including the fitness of Yerry Mina, Michael Keane’s performances for England,…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton’s player ratings for the season so far
Mar 27 • 75 min
It’s been a disappointing campaign in general for Everton - but how have individual players fared? This week’s View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast focuses on how the players have performed so far this season. The scores are determined via ratings…
Royal Blue: Why the Blues are looking at Rafael Leao and taking inspiration from Tottenham’s new ground
Mar 26 • 45 min
It’s the first of two Royal Blue podcasts for the week with host Phil Kirkbride joined by regular guests Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley, who kick things off by debating Michael Ball’s latest column for the ECHO in which he calls on Everton to…
Richarlison, Gylfi’s penalties and an improving defence - the stats to make you think differently about Everton
Mar 24 • 46 min
We’ve got a special Royal Blue podcast for you as Sam Carroll and Dave Prentice are joined by Bradley Cates, the man behind the brilliant EFC Statto Twitter account (click HERE to follow). Bradley, an eight-time Countdown winner, has statistics so good…
The Agenda: The Everton striker search and where Onyekuru and Vlasic fit in
Mar 22 • 51 min
Welcome to our new Q&A podcast on the Royal Blue channel. We’re calling it The Agenda, though we’re open to suggestions. But basically the agenda (see what we did there?) is set by members of our Royal Blue page on Facebook (click HERE to join). You let…
View from the Gwladys Street: Another corner turned for Everton but how many more to go?
Mar 20 • 37 min
25 long games Everton went without beating any of the established top six sides in the Premier League, dating back to January 15th, 2017. And after Silva’s 9th time of asking he’s managed to do it… A wave of optimism descended upon Goodison Park following…
Royal Blue: The significance of Chelsea victory for Silva and a revealing Richarlison statistic
Mar 18 • 42 min
Marco Silva was shocked to learn that it had been over two years since the Blues had beaten a top-six side. But were the Royal Blue podcast panel? Host Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley pick the bones out of the excellent 2-0…
Post-Game: Top-six hoodoo banished as Silva enjoys high point of Everton reign
Mar 17 • 20 min
What a second-half performance that was. Yes, whatever Marco Silva said at half-time certainly did the trick as Everton emerged a different team after the restart to run out deserving 2-0 winners over Chelsea at an enraptured Goodison Park. And to reflect…
Press Conference: Silva on officials, Pickford criticism, Mina form and Goodison atmosphere
Mar 15 • 15 min
Marco Silva has just finished his pre-Chelsea press conference - and you can listen to every word the Everton manager had to say here. It starts with Silva responding to his FA charge, which came about after his side threw away a two-goal lead in losing…
View from the Gwladys Street: Leadership, Pickford and the Barkley question
Mar 11 • 49 min
With the dust having settled on Everton’s needless defeat at Newcastle United, the View from the Gwladys Street podcast returns, hosted by Paul Wheelock, featuring big Evertonians Rob Astell, Connor O’Neill and debutant Anthony McEllin, and listener…
Post-Game: One step forward two steps back for Everton as they blow lead to lose at Newcastle United
Mar 9 • 11 min
As Phil Kirkbride says during this Post-Game podcast, if any match sums up Everton’s season to date, then it was this one. From 2-0 up and cruising to somehow losing 3-2, the Blues’ inconsistencies were laid bare as they succumb to a Newcaslte United side…
Royal Blue: What needs to happen in the final nine games and what Silva sees in Walcott
Mar 8 • 45 min
The latest Royal Blue podcast is in, hosted by Phil Kirkbride and featuring Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland. The panel discuss what they want to see from the final nine games of the season, which Marco Silva has called ‘cup finals’ as he eyes…
Press Conference: Silva on Newcastle and run-in, team news and Pickford
Mar 7 • 5 min
Everton manager Marco Silva has just faced the media at Finch Farm, where he talked VAR, following last night’s Champions League match in Paris, his aims for the final nine games of the season, which kick-off this Saturday with the trip to Newcastle…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton fans didn’t celebrate derby point, they celebrated causing the dent in Liverpool’s title hopes
Mar 4 • 56 min
Okay, Everton didn’t get the win everyone was hoping for, but a result nonetheless has at least dented Liverpool’s title hopes. Celebrating a point? You must be joking! Celebrating a Liverpool title hiccup? Absolutely! This week’s View from the Gwladys…
Royal Blue: Why Everton’s derby draw deserved to be celebrated - and the importance of the Goodison Park crowd
Mar 4 • 34 min
There’s an upbeat mood in the air for the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted by Phil Kirkbride and featuring Adam Jones and Chris Beesley. While Everton may not have ended their long wait for a Merseyside derby win, there was a lot to be positive about the…
Post-Game: Players and supporters respond as Everton earn deserved derby draw with Liverpool
Mar 3 • 16 min
So that long wait for a win over Liverpool goes on for Everton. But backed by one of the best atmospheres at Goodison Park for some time, the Blues certainly delivered in terms of their effort and commitment, and with a bit more care in the final third,…
Royal Blue: What next for Morgan Schneiderlin and how Goodison Park must be for the Merseyside derby
Mar 1 • 45 min
It’s your pre-Merseyside derby Royal Blue podcast with host Phil Kirkbride and regular guests Adam Jones, Gavin Buckland and Sam Carroll. But before the panel get stuck into Sunday’s massive match, they talk the confidence-boosting win at Cardiff City and…
Marco Silva on Merseyside derby, Jagielka and Schneiderlin, and his response to Jurgen Klopp’s ‘World Cup final’ comments
Mar 1 • 7 min
Not long to go now, Blues. And Marco Silva whetted the appetite for Sunday’s huge Merseyside derby with Liverpool at Goodison Park by holding a press conference at Finch Farm earlier today. You can listen to it all here as the Everton manager discusses…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton fans’ verdict on the Moshiri reign | Cardiff reaction | Merseyside derby preview
Feb 28 • 39 min
This week’s fan show is split into three segments. In a nutshell, Cardiff, Moshiri and Liverpool. Guests include Rob Astell and Tom Clarke with your host, Ian Croll. Everton’s resounding 3-0 win over Cardiff has certainly lifted the mood. Let’s face it,…
Royal Blue Live: Join Alan Myers, Michael Ball, Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Greg O’Keeffe for a brilliant night of Everton talk
Feb 28 • 86 min
A very warm welcome to a special recording of our first-ever Royal Blue Live event that took place at the Baltic Market in Liverpool on Wednesday. Hosted by Alan Myers, the show featured former Blues defender Michael Ball, as well as our Everton FC…
Why Farhad Moshiri has increased his shares in Everton – and what he won’t be doing next
Feb 27 • 17 min
It’s exactly three years ago today that Farhad Moshiri became Everton’s majority shareholder. To coincide with that, our Everton FC reporter Phil Kirkbride has produced two special podcasts. Hopefully you’ve listened to the first (click HERE if you…
Post-Game: Everton stop the rot with emphatic victory at Cardiff City
Feb 26 • 17 min
Well, what a relief that was. After a 17-day break, which followed three Premier League defeats on the spin, Everton returned to action and returned to winning ways tonight with a 3-0 victory at Cardiff City which, come the end, was every bit as…
The inside track on Farhad Moshiri’s three years at Everton - his greatest lessons learned, successes and failures
Feb 26 • 50 min
It remains one of the most seismic moments in Everton’s history. Three years ago this week, out of nowhere, Farhad Moshiri became the club’s majority shareholder. And to coincide with the anniversary, two of the reporters who covered the takeover at the…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva, what he’s like away from the cameras, and the importance of the Cardiff City match to his future
Feb 26 • 35 min
With injury and unavailability ravaging the ECHO sportsdesk, there’s no Kirkbride, no Prentice, no Buckland, no Beesley and no Carroll for the latest Royal Blue podcast. But one of our big names has been passed fit, and Everton FC reporter Adam Jones…
Marco Silva on Cardiff City, Kurt Zouma, team news - and bristling at the suggestion he needs to do something ‘radically different’
Feb 25 • 13 min
Marco Silva has just sat down in front of the media to preview Tuesday’s trip to Cardiff City - and we have every word the Everton manager had to say at Finch Farm right here. Silva talks how he would have dealt with Kepa Arrizabalaga’s actions at Wembley…
View from the Gwladys Street: The Everton identity crisis and can it be fixed?
Feb 21 • 60 min
This week’s fan show is slightly later than normal, but as they say, better late than never. The latest View from the Gwladys Street sees the return of Rob Astell, Connor Bennett and Connor O’Neill with your host, Ian Croll. The lads are in good spirits…
Royal Blue: Why this break could be crucial for Everton and which loan players still have a Goodison future
Feb 20 • 37 min
It’s been a quiet week for Everton’s first team, but that won’t stop us from recording our latest Royal Blue podcast. The Blues currently find themselves in the middle of a 17-day break without a Premier League game as they prepare for a trip to Cardiff…
Royal Blue: Bramley-Moore key change, the future of Onyekuru and Gueye, and reminiscing about Tommy
Feb 15 • 42 min
Is confidence rising that Everton will deliver on a new stadium after a series of failed moves? And are the club softening their understandably cautious wording over Bramley-Moore? They are the questions that kick-off the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted…
Your Everton questions answered - Silva troubles, Brands recruitment, Howe option & Martinez sacking
Feb 12 • 34 min
Welcome to an impromptu View from the Gwladys Street podcast on the Royal Blue channel. The latest fan show overran and unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to include the Q&A segment. Fear not, Everton might let you down, but we don’t, as we’ve got a…
View from the Gwladys Street: Should Marco Silva be getting more from this current crop of Everton players?
Feb 11 • 67 min
This week’s fan podcast is a must listen. Over an hour long, it’s full of discussion, debate, passion and differing opinion on the current hot topic, Marco Silva. It is definitely one not to miss. The first half is good but the second half is even better.…
Post-Game: Painful afternoon for Marco Silva as Everton’s woes continue with Watford defeat
Feb 10 • 14 min
Bear with us, but let’s look for the positives. At least Everton don’t have a game now for 17 days, and more importantly, and at least they have 33 points on the board. Because, as things stand, and by having a quick look at a daunting fixture list, you…
Royal Blue: The significance of Silva’s Watford return and the problem Tom Davies has given Everton
Feb 8 • 39 min
The Royal Blue podcast is back, and surprise, surprise, Saturday’s match with Watford is top of the agenda. Now a trip to Vicarage Road will never be considered one of the biggest of Everton’s season. But unless they go all the way in the FA Cup, this…
Silva on Watford return, Deeney comments, form of Richarlison and Davies, and injury news
Feb 8 • 7 min
Everton manager Marco Silva has just sat down in front of the media for a press conference to preview his first return to former club Watford. The travelling Watford fans made their feelings toward Silva known during the Goodison Park clash between the…
Post-Game: Pride restored but familiar failing costs Everton in battling Manchester City defeat
Feb 6 • 19 min
So, a ninth defeat in the last 15 competitive matches, but did the way Everton play in their 2-0 home loss to the defending champions and new Premier League leaders Manchester City give reason for encouragement? To answer that question we get the…
Royal Blue: Reading into Moshiri’s Silva backing and asking whether Everton fans really want to lose to Man City
Feb 5 • 39 min
The Royal Blue podcast is back and the comments made by Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri about manager Marco Silva dominate the agenda. Silva’s position as Blues boss has come into focus after his side’s miserable home loss to Wolves made it…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton, Marco Silva and the worrying set-piece fiasco, plus why it’s not the only problem
Feb 4 • 55 min
Marco Silva admits he is under pressure after yet another demoralising defeat for Everton in what is now eight defeats in 14 games. Saturday wasn’t good. That was clear for all to see. Another set-piece goal conceded. A perceived lack of desire, lack of…
Post-Game: Questions for Marco Silva and his players to answer as woeful Everton get what they deserve
Feb 2 • 24 min
The Post-Game podcast is back to reflect on another dreadful Everton performance. The Blues suffered an eighth defeat in their last 14 matches on Saturday as they went down 3-1 at home to Wolves. And such was the abject nature of the latest reverse, the…
Royal Blue: Everton’s PSG stance, Gueye’s focus, and wanting Europa League football or not
Feb 1 • 32 min
The dust has settled on transfer deadline day and with our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride on a well-deserved day off, and our head of sport Dave Prentice also recharging the batteries, Paul Wheelock is your stand-in host for the latest Royal Blue…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton and the cup curse – Blues now facing longest ever period in club’s history without silverware
Jan 31 • 50 min
Out of the FA Cup with the season effectively over. The defeat to Millwall was then followed by victory at Huddersfield. A mixed week, with plenty to discuss on this week’s View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast. The cup debacle, the Huddersfield win, a…
Royal Blue: Everton’s left-back problem, Gueye question, and Tosun and Davies cheer
Jan 30 • 40 min
There had to be a response - and Everton delivered one to the shock FA Cup exit by returning to winning ways in the Premier League on Tuesday night at Huddersfield Town But, while the result was the one most certainly required, was it the right reaction…
Post-Game: 10-man Everton scrap their way to vital victory over toothless Huddersfield Town
Jan 29 • 10 min
It wasn’t pretty, and in true Everton fashion, they certainly made it hard work for themselves, but there was no disputing that the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening was desperately needed, given it came on the back of the low point of a…
Silva on Mina fitness, Gueye bid, defending set-pieces, and Everton’s trip to Huddersfield
Jan 28 • 19 min
Everton manager Marco Silva sat down in front of the media at Finch Farm on Monday afternoon to preview the Premier League trip to basement boys Huddersfield Town. But, inevitably, a lot of the focus centres on the embarrassing FA Cup exit to Millwall and…
Post-Game: Humiliating FA Cup exit continues Everton downturn and increases pressure on Marco Silva
Jan 26 • 18 min
A bad couple of months got a whole lot worse for Everton on Saturday evening when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship strugglers Millwall. And to react to the dreadful 3-2 defeat at The Den, we get the view from the pressbox, the stands…
Royal Blue: Millwall, Marco, Mina and how to solve a problem like Everton’s wage bill
Jan 25 • 44 min
It’s the eve of the FA Cup clash at Millwall, and the Royal Blue panel have reconvened for the latest episode of the must-listen Everton podcast. Host Phil Kirkbride gets matters under way by asking Dave Prentice, Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock whether…
Everton boss Marco Silva on team news, Pickford form, Gueye future, Bolasie return, Lookman emergence and the FA Cup
Jan 24 • 15 min
Everton manager Marco Silva sat down in front of the media at Finch Farm on Thursday afternoon for a press conference ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Millwall. He was asked about the latest injuries, whether Leighton Baines and James…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton need to start scoring goals or the season is over
Jan 23 • 51 min
Positivity was the buzz word in this week’s View from the Gwladys Street. Host Ian Croll is joined by guests Graham Callaghan and John Howard as they discuss and react to the terrible performance at St Mary’s. Millwall, the FA Cup and the importance of a…
Do Everton need a drastic change in formation to kick-start their stuttering season?
Jan 22 • 40 min
The Royal Blue podcast panel have turned into the style council this week as Everton’s approach is again on the agenda. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to discuss if a change in formation is required to help…
Post-Game: One step forward, one step back as Everton are deservedly beaten at Southampton
Jan 19 • 9 min
Unlike last weekend, it’s a sombre Post-Game podcast as our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride and Chris Beesley reflect on what was a deserved 2-1 defeat at Southampton. And after you hear what Phil and Chris hd to say, you can listen to Marco…
Royal Blue: Richarlison’s lack of protection and the in-house business Everton need to conduct
Jan 18 • 40 min
The trip to Southampton may be just one day away, but other talking points dominate the latest Royal Blue podcast. Host Phil Kirkbride kicks things off by asking David Prentice, Sam Carroll and Paul Wheelock whether they are surprised that it hasn’t…
Alan Myers on Silva, Brands and Moshiri, loving and leaving Everton, and being on the inside of a transfer window
Jan 17 • 54 min
A man Evertonians know well is the special guest of our latest Royal Blue podcast. Sky Sports’ Alan Myers is a lifelong Blue who has served the club twice during his career and who remains hugely popular with supporters. He is well-placed, then, to give…
Every word Everton manager Marco Silva had to say in his pre-Southampton press conference
Jan 17 • 11 min
Something a little different for you, Blues fans. Marco Silva held his pre-Southampton press conference today - and you can listen to every word the Everton manager had to say at Finch Farm. That includes his reaction to reports linking Oumar Niasse with…
Royal Blue: The great Everton atmosphere debate and why Marco Silva must vary his playing style for success
Jan 15 • 38 min
Everton beat Bournemouth on Sunday to return to winning ways in the Premier League. In true Evertonian fashion, however, our Royal Blue podcast panel still find things to pick apart in the aftermath. With regular host Phil Kirkbride unavailable, Sam…
VFTGS: Playing out from the back frailties, Keane mistakes a concern, Silva pressure lifted
Jan 14 • 59 min
This week’s View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast is brought to you by host Ian Croll and guests, Rob Astell, Connor O’Neill and Matthew Barry. A much needed win has given everyone associated with Everton a massive boost. After a torrid couple of…
Post-Game: Everton get back to winning ways in the Premier League with gritty 2-0 victory over Bournemouth
Jan 13 • 27 min
That felt good. Admittedly, the first 30 minutes were poor, notwithstanding the difficult conditions and frankly dreadful officiating, but what came after that will have lifted the spirits of Everton fans. But, ultimately, the result was all that…
Royal Blue: Farhad Moshiri’s ambition, Marcel Brands’ new role, and the worth of Michy Batshuayi
Jan 11 • 37 min
One man, more than most, dominates the latest Royal Blue podcast… Farhad Moshiri. Everton’s majority shareholder underlined his ambition for the club when he spoke at Tuesday’s General Meeting. And Phil Kirkbride and Dave Prentice, who were both present…
Dreams, rejection and life after Everton - the academy graduate story you won’t have heard
Jan 10 • 39 min
Hundreds of aspiring footballers pass through Everton’s academy system every year - and only a tiny fraction will ever make the first-team at Goodison Park. One man who knows this better than most is Lee Molyneux. Molyneux joined Everton’s centre of…
View from the Gwladys Street: What next for Tom Davies and Leighton Baines, explaining the Goodison atmosphere and reacting to the big Marcel Brands news
Jan 9 • 39 min
The View from the Gwladys Street podcast returns with stand-in host Paul Wheelock being joined by Evertonians Rob Astell, Max Carlyle and Tom Clarke. The quartet discuss the FA Cup win over Lincoln City and whether the reaction to the goal that halved the…
Royal Blue: FA Cup salvation, Cenk Tosun’s struggles, and the difficult Idrissa Gueye question Everton may have to answer
Jan 8 • 32 min
So Everton are on the road to Wembley. But there’s no doubt they made it harder work than it should’ve been in beating Lincoln City at Goodison on Saturday. However, does it matter? That’s the question Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland ask…
Post-Game: Job done but Everton fail to convince in FA Cup victory over Lincoln City
Jan 5 • 15 min
Well, those first 14 minutes were good, weren’t they? And wasn’t it great to see Leighton Baines back, as good as ever? And, on a serious note, the win was all that mattered. But, as the Post-Game podcast makes clear, Everton far from convinced in their…
The team out to cause a Goodison shock, their Everton-supporting chairman, and how Marco Silva views the FA Cup
Jan 5 • 20 min
Later today, Everton will be looking to improve on a recent record that has seen them knocked out at the third-round stage of the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons. To offer the Blues some kind of defence, the teams they were knocked out by were…
Royal Blue: Just where does the FA Cup lie in Everton’s priorities?
Jan 4 • 38 min
The Royal Blue podcast team have got FA Cup fever ahead of the third round - but has Marco Silva? Today’s panel discuss the world’s oldest club competition and where it sits on the Everton manager’s list of priorities. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by…
VFTGS: New year, same old problems for Everton | No January mistakes | Cup run crucial
Jan 2 • 54 min
The first View from the Gwladys Street fan podcast of 2019 is certainly an interesting one. This week’s show is hosted by Ian Croll who is joined by Rob Astell, Graham Callaghan and Connor O’Neill. The lads look back on the Leicester City defeat and…
Post-Game: New Year, same old Everton as 2019 begins with lifeless defeat to Leicester City
Jan 1 • 13 min
It may be a New Year, but there was no reversal in Everton’s fortunes this afternoon. The Blues went down to a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City to extend their winless run at Goodison Park to four matches It also meant they have now lost five of their last…
Post-Game: Inconsistent Everton end 2018 on suitably low note with disappointing Brighton defeat
Dec 29, 2018 • 19 min
Will the real Everton please stand up? From a 6-2 hammering at home by Tottenham, to a 5-1 beating of Burnley at Turf Moor, and now to this… a lacklustre and disappointing 1-0 defeat at Brighton. Little wonder, then, that the final Post-Game podcast of…
Royal Blue: Debating the ECHO’s big Marcel Brands interview and that impressive boxing day win
Dec 28, 2018 • 35 min
We debate the ECHO’s big Marcel Brands interview in the latest Royal Blue podcast. Everton’s director of football offered brilliant insight into his thinking ahead of the January transfer window, how he has revamped the club’s scouting department and why…
Post-Game: Everton bounce back in style with five-goal thumping of Burnley
Dec 26, 2018 • 19 min
As responses go, that was just about perfect. Everton came in for stick - and rightly so - after they were embarrassed in front of their own supporters by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. But to the credit of Marco Silva and his players, they hit back in…
Royal Blue: The fallout from Everton’s big reality check as Marco Silva flies too close to the sun
Dec 24, 2018 • 33 min
It’s the morning after the night before and Adam Jones, our Everton FC reporter, and Sam Carroll, who was on reporting duty at Goodison Park on Sunday, join host Paul Wheelock for the latest Royal Blue podcast. Sadly, the Blues’ 6-2 loss to Tottenham…
Post-Game: Spurs hiding leaves Everton humiliated and under no illusion of the task facing Marco Silva and Marcel Brands
Dec 23, 2018 • 21 min
And there we were thinking the hangovers were supposed to come after Christmas. No, ever since that heartbreaking derby defeat, back at the start of what is shaping to be a horrible month, results and performances have been deteriorating for Everton. Then…
How Spurs broke the Premier League cartel, the lessons Everton can learn, and the dodged Blues bullet now coming good
Dec 22, 2018 • 30 min
Tottenham are riding a crest of wave after they drew at Barcelona to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League, beat Burnley at the death to continue their best ever start to a Premier League season, and then won 2-0 at North London…
Royal Blue: Everton’s proposed new stadium capacity, the Blues accounts, Spurs and an unfair run of fixtures
Dec 21, 2018 • 42 min
There’s only one place for the Royal Blue podcast to start today - and that’s at Bramley-Moore Dock. Everton this week announced they are proposing to build a new stadium on the waterfront with a capacity of 52,000, with the potential for that to rise by…
View from the Gwladys Street: The centre-back question, the P words and the Bramley-Moore Dock capacity
Dec 20, 2018 • 44 min
Our View from the Gwladys Street podcast is back and with regular host Ian Croll laid low by illness, stand-in Paul Wheelock is joined by guests Rob Astell and Connor Bennett. The trio talk the Manchester City defeat and the major talking points from it,…
Royal Blue: Three at the back, worries out wide, and the way Everton can get back to winning ways
Dec 17, 2018 • 40 min
We’re sifting through the defeat to Manchester City on the first Royal Blue podcast of the week. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice and Gav Buckland, and Marco Silva’s decision to play three at the back is top of the agenda. One of podcasters…
Post-Game: Everton’s ‘big six’ woes continue with Manchester City defeat
Dec 15, 2018 • 5 min
It’s a short, but not so sweet Post-Game podcast. Everton went down 3-1 at Manchester City this afternoon to stretch their winless run to four matches and continue their wretched record at ‘big six’ teams. The podcast starts with the verdict of our…
How Everton can beat Manchester City and what next for Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dec 14, 2018 • 33 min
The Royal Blue podcast team are back for a second time this week to preview the trip to Manchester City. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Gav Buckland and they are asked a simple question with a not so straightforward answer:…
View from the Gwladys Street: A week to forget for Everton and how squad deficiencies have been exposed
Dec 12, 2018 • 60 min
In a week that promised so much for Everton, it’s fair to say the glimmer of expectation surrounding the previous week’s run of fixtures was high. Heartbreak at Anfield and frustration at Goodison, twice, has certainly stopped that in its tracks. It…
Royal Blue: Do the frustrating draws highlight a lack of strength in depth?
Dec 11, 2018 • 33 min
A pair of frustrating draws, a highly controversial back page and the daunting prospect of a trip to Man City are all on the agenda as the Royal Blue podcast returns. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Head of Sport Dave Prentice and Adam Jones to pour over…
Post-Game: Lucas Digne to the rescue as flat Everton nick point at home to fired-up Watford
Dec 10, 2018 • 24 min
Welcome to the Post-Game podcast to reflect on a night of mixed emotions for Everton. The overriding feeling at full-time was one of relief after Lucas Digne’s brilliant free kick earned the Blues a 2-2 draw at home to Watford that some would argue they…
The Watford view on Marco Silva, Richarlison and the prospect of Abdoulaye Doucouré joining the duo at Everton
Dec 10, 2018 • 15 min
Let’s be honest, a visit of Watford to Goodison Park is not one of the first matches you look out for when the fixtures are released in the summer. But this evening’s game does have extra spice attached to it as it will be the first time that Everton…
Gerard Deulofeu exclusive ahead of ex-Everton winger’s first return to Goodison Park
Dec 9, 2018 • 13 min
Our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride travelled to the training ground of Watford on Friday to record a very special Royal Blue podcast. Phil spent time in the company of former Blues winger Gerard Deulofeu, who will be making his return to Goodison…
Tim Cahill’s Everton legacy and pondering the prospect of a dream Goodison return
Dec 6, 2018 • 35 min
Now if you’ve been on Twitter or Facebook today there’s a good chance that you’ll know that Tim Cahill is celebrating his 39th birthday. Not that we needed an excuse, but we’ve put together a special podcast celebrating the best £1.5m Everton are ever…
Post-Game: Frustrating night for Everton as they are held by Newcastle United
Dec 6, 2018 • 11 min
One word comes up more than other in the Post-Game podcast… frustration. And with good reason as that perfectly encapsulated the mood around Goodison Park on Wednesday night. Yes, the 1-1 draw with a well-organised and at times cynical Newcastle United…
Royal Blue: Big-picture thinking and the two players Everton are over-reliant on
Dec 4, 2018 • 36 min
So yet another devastating late Merseyside derby defeat for Everton. But, for anyone expecting the latest Royal Blue podcast to be akin to a wake, then you’d be wrong. Therapy maybe, but there’s no mourning. And why would there be after the Blues produced…
View from the Gwladys Street: Pickford’s mistake, Klopp’s reaction and why derby defeat shows progression
Dec 3, 2018 • 57 min
As Merseyside derby defeats go, that one is up there for complete and utter final whistle deflation. For the first time in a long time, Everton went there without any fear and matched Liverpool all the way. For a mistake like that at the very end to turn…
Post-Game: Pride and positives among the pain as Everton suffer fresh Merseyside derby heartbreak
Dec 2, 2018 • 13 min
Just because we’ve been here before doesn’t mean it hurts any less. But while Divock Origi’s 96th-minute winner was a sickening blow to a set of supporters who have grown wearily accustomed to them in meetings with Liverpool, there were massive positives…
The lowdown from both sides of Stanley Park in our special Merseyside derby preview
Dec 2, 2018 • 19 min
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise - the Merseyside derby is still the big game for Everton and Liverpool supporters. And, with the 232nd meeting between the sides just hours away, we’ve produced a special preview podcast for both our Royal Blue and…
Reasons for derby confidence and what to make of Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Everton
Nov 30, 2018 • 36 min
The Royal Blue podcast panel haven’t quite got derby fever but they are confident ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Head of Sport Dave Prentice, Everton reporter Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland to talk about the 232nd…
The Andre Gomes dilemma and Old Trafford trouble that Everton must make the most of
Nov 27, 2018 • 34 min
Should Everton be willing to make Andre Gomes the club’s highest paid player in the hope of signing him permanently? How do you rate the Blues’ chances of striking a deal with Barcelona? And what should Everton’s sales pitch be? All these questions are…
View from the Gwladys Street: Broadcast media Everton snub, Andre Gomes January transfer a must & Anfield hoodoo frustration
Nov 26, 2018 • 47 min
The Merseyside derby, the Cardiff win, Andre Gomes, and more are all key talking points in this week’s fan podcast. Brought to you by host, Ian Croll with guests, Rob Astell and Gary Callaghan, the lads discuss and debate the standout points from…
Post-Game: Gylfi Sigurdsson the match-winner as Everton beat Cardiff City to go sixth
Nov 24, 2018 • 15 min
Another home game, another win for Everton. But while the performance was not entirely convincing, a seventh goal of the season for top-scorer Gylfi Sigurdsson was enough to beat Cardiff City 1-0 and earn the Blues a fourth straight victory at Goodison…
Royal Blue: Pickford’s Palace penalty save could be season-defining moment as Everton threaten Cardiff romp
Nov 23, 2018 • 50 min
Host Sam Carroll is joined by Everton correspondent Adam Jones, reporter Chris Beesley and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest Royal Blue podcast. Adam, who attended Marco Silva’s press conference earlier on Friday, reveals his chat with the…
View from the Gwladys Street: Hailing impact of Everton’s dynamic duo and assessing those Zivkovic and Arnautovic links
Nov 21, 2018 • 38 min
With regular host Ian Croll away, Paul Wheelock is joined by two young Blues, Tom Clarke and Max Carlyle, for our latest View from the Gwladys Street fans’ podcast. Recorded on the final day of the final international break of the year, the trio take a…
Royal Blue: Bramley-Moore ticket price issues - and does Cenk Tosun still have a future at Everton?
Nov 20, 2018 • 44 min
This international break might have seemed like it has gone on forever, but there have still been a lot of Everton issues to discuss! The club recently announced they would be freezing season ticket prices once more, which is always a great thing to hear.…
Royal Blue: Everton’s stadium move is crucial for the club’s ambition after a strong start from Marco Silva
Nov 16, 2018 • 47 min
It’s the international weekend - but that doesn’t stop Sam Carroll, Chris Beesley, Adam Jones and Head of Sport David Prentice discussing all the pressing matters at Everton. Adam met club captain Phil Jagielka and long-serving full-back Leighton Baines…
View from the Gwladys Street: Silva’s defensive dilemma and Bernard’s form under the microscope
Nov 13, 2018 • 29 min
In this week’s fan podcast, host Ian Croll is joined by Paul Wheelock and Mark Frances. A point at Stamford Bridge was well deserved by Marco Silva’s men on Sunday afternoon and along with all the positives following the final whistle, it’s a fair…
Royal Blue: The importance of Everton’s point at Chelsea and why there needs to be change out wide
Nov 13, 2018 • 43 min
Host Sam Carroll is joined by our Everton FC correspondent Adam Jones and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest Royal Blue podcast. The trio start by dissecting the weekend’s draw at Chelsea, in which the Blues brought home a battling point from the…
Post-Game: Everton further underline progress under Marco Silva with excellent Chelsea point
Nov 11, 2018 • 13 min
It wasn’t the overdue win at a ‘top six’ side that all Blues crave, but the performance in this afternoon’s 0-0 draw at unbeaten Chelsea served to underline the progress Everton are making under Marco Silva. And to pick the bones out of what was an…
Royal Blue: Assessing impact academy ban will have on Everton and Marcel Brands – and are we set to see three at the back?
Nov 9, 2018 • 49 min
We have a special Royal Blue for you. Firstly, our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride, head of sport Dave Prentice, and Sam Carroll get around the table to debate the latest big talking points from Goodison. And there is no bigger talking point than…
Yerry Mina speaks as the big summer signing gets set to make his full Everton debut
Nov 8, 2018 • 13 min
We’ve got something a little different for you today, Blues. Earlier this afternoon Yerry Mina was paraded in front of the press. It came before what is set to be the £27m centre-back’s full debut for Everton at Chelsea this weekend. A smiling Mina kicked…
Royal Blue: Michael Keane’s Everton renaissance continues as Marco Silva’s project takes shape
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
The Royal Blue podcast returns slightly later than usual this week as ECHO Head of Sport Dave Prentice joins Chris Beesley, Ian Croll and host Sam Carroll to discuss a fruitful week for the Blues. Marco Silva’s footballing ideals were on display at…
View from the Gwladys Street: Coleman’s goal reaction | Did Walcott silence critics? | Facing Ross Barkley
Nov 5, 2018 • 48 min
This week’s fan podcast is most definitely a happy one. Following on from Everton’s 3-1 win over Brighton and arguably their best performance of the season the lads couldn’t hide their joy at Saturday’s result. Host Ian Croll sits down with guests Mark…
Post-Game: Richarlison steals show as Everton beat Brighton to make it three straight home league wins
Nov 3, 2018 • 18 min
Well, that was another enjoyable afternoon at Goodison Park, wasn’t it? Two goals from Richarlison and one very warmly received strike from Seamus Coleman secured a richly deserved 3-1 victory over Brighton. That meant the Blues bounced back from their…
Royal Blue: Why the time has come to unleash Ademola Lookman and the selection posers facing Marco Silva
Nov 2, 2018 • 25 min
Marco Silva’s selection posers are the big talking points in the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted by our Everton FC reporter Adam Jones and also featuring our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride, along with Paul Wheelock. With Kurt Zouma ineligible…
Royal Blue: Martial’s theatrical tumble, Pickford’s impressive form and Gomes’ bright start is a plus
Oct 30, 2018 • 38 min
In our latest Royal Blue podcast we pick the bones out of Everton’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United and tackle the big issues to come out of the game. Echo Head of Sport David Prentice hosts and is joined by Adam Jones, Chris Beesley and…
Jose Baxter has opened up to the Royal Blue podcast on his rollercoaster Everton career
Oct 30, 2018 • 22 min
The former Academy graduate is preparing to face the Blues with Oldham Athletic this evening in the Checkatrade Trophy and sat down with the ECHO to reflect on his time at Goodison. Baxter, the youngest player to have represented the club, talks candidly…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton stadium debate, United reaction and why Walcott just isn’t cutting it
Oct 29, 2018 • 60 min
Everton’s 2-1 defeat to Man Utd dominates the first half of this week’s fan podcast. The second half topic of debate then turns to the recent stadium announcement and how the fans feel about the readjusted timeline of completion for Bramley-Moore. The…
Royal Blue: Why Everton shouldn’t fear Manchester United and latest Bramley Moore reaction
Oct 26, 2018 • 50 min
Everton are on the hunt for their fourth Premier League win in a row - and standing in their way is Manchester United. The Blues haven’t had a great record at Old Trafford in the past, but performances from both sides recently have given Evertonians…
Royal Blue: Could Andre Gomes end Morgan Schneiderlin’s Everton career and have Blues homegrown heroes been hard done by?
Oct 24, 2018 • 44 min
In the latest Royal Blue podcast we pick the bones out of Everton’s third consecutive Premier League win after Marco Silva’s side left it late to finish off Crystal Palace. Host Sam Carroll is joined by Chris Beesley and Ian Croll as there’s plenty to…
View from the Gwladys Street: One year on from Koeman’s sacking are Everton better off? | Crystal Palace Reaction
Oct 23, 2018 • 50 min
Ronald Koeman is top of the agenda in the latest fan podcast. 12 months on from the Dutchman’s sacking, the lads discuss whether it was the right decision to let him go and ultimately, what went wrong for the man who promised so much. This week’s podcast…
Post-Game: Everton leave it late to beat Crystal Palace - and Goodison Park bouncing again
Oct 21, 2018 • 18 min
Well, that was sweet wasn’t it? Late, late goals from substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun sealed a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace that left Goodison Park bouncing in a way the Grand Old Lady has not in some time. From manager Marco Silva’s brave…
Royal Blue: The unexpected way Everton may have found to finally replace Romelu Lukaku
Oct 19, 2018 • 36 min
The wait is nearly over… Everton return to Premier League action on Sunday, and in your and second final Royal Blue podcast of the week, we preview the visit of Crystal Palace to Goodison Park. But before getting stuck into the clash with Roy Hodgson’s…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton players out of contract – keep or release? | Crystal Palace preview
Oct 17, 2018 • 44 min
This week, the fan podcast is brought to you by guests, Tom Clarke, Max Carlyle and Rob Astell with your host, Ian Croll. The lads are desperate for the international break to be over and for the return of Premier League football. So to fill the time…
Royal Blue: What constitutes progress for Everton 12 months since Ronald Koeman was sacked
Oct 15, 2018 • 40 min
One year ago today an injury-time penalty from Wayne Rooney earned Everton a 1-1 draw at Brighton. It merely proved a stay of execution for Ronald Koeman, who lost his job soon after following home defeats to Lyon and Arsenal. And in our latest Royal Blue…
Royal Blue: Remembering the importance of James McCarthy and discussing the Goodison Park atmosphere
Oct 12, 2018 • 40 min
The international break is upon us, so it seems like a good time to take stock of where Everton really are. Marco Silva has now had 10 competitive matches as Blues boss, and heads into the time off on the back of consecutive Premier League wins for the…
Ex-Everton Academy star John Paul Kissock on Moyes, Van der Meyde, the derby and why he’s loving Bernard
Oct 11, 2018 • 29 min
Former Everton Academy star John Paul Kissock is the special guest for this edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Ahead of Non-League Day this weekend, we caught up with Kissock who has spent the majority of his career playing in the fifth and sixth tiers of…
View from the Gwladys Street: Everton fans love Bernard and why Ross Barkley’s ‘sly dig’ is a sign of bitterness
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
Bernard’s best position? Richarlison as a No 9? What has changed for Sigurdsson? Is Ross Barkley right about Everton’s coaching approach? International break timing good or bad? All of the following is answered in this week’s View from the Gwladys Street…
Royal Blue: Assessing Marco Silva’s first eight league games in charge and whether Richarlison is now Everton’s first-choice striker
Oct 9, 2018 • 36 min
A first away win in months, the pecking order upfront, Silva’s first eight games, his next eight and controversy over an assist. It’s all in the first Royal Blue podcast of the week. Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Paul Wheelock, Adam Jones and Gavin…
Post-Game: Reacting to Everton’s victory at Leicester City and marvelling at Gylfi Sigurdsson’s stunner
Oct 6, 2018 • 13 min
Well, what a difference four days make. Evertonians were down in the dumps on Tuesday night after watching their side exit the League Cup in disappointing fashion. But spirits have most definitely been lifted after they witnessed an excellent 2-1 victory…
Royal Blue: Tom Davies and Andre Gomes discussed and why patience has to be key at Everton
Oct 5, 2018 • 40 min
Sadly, there is only one place where we could start the latest Royal Blue podcast, hosted by Sam Carroll and also featuring Paul Wheelock and our Everton FC reporter Adam Jones - and that is the miserable Carabao Cup exit to Southampton. Was Marco Silva’s…
Post-Game: Same old story as Everton exit Carabao Cup after penalty shoot-out loss to Southampton
Oct 2, 2018 • 17 min
New manager, same old story for Everton in the League Cup. The Blues exited a competition they have yet to win after going down 4-3 on penalties to Southampton at a hugely disappointed and frustrated Goodison Park. To pick the bones out of the…
View from the Gwladys Street: Is Theo Walcott currently doing enough for Everton?
Oct 2, 2018 • 31 min
This week’s fan podcast takes a closer look at Theo Walcott’s contribution to Everton Football Club. Are the fans happy with his current form? Is the former Arsenal man doing enough to repay back that hefty transfer fee? Can he do more? Hosted by Ian…
Royal Blue: Everton’s much needed win, the Carabao Cup and where it sits in Marco Silva’s list of priorities
Oct 1, 2018 • 31 min
A first league win in over a month, a clutch of candidates for man-of-the-match and talk about getting to the final of the League Cup. It’s all in an upbeat Royal Blue podcast today as the panel reflect on the weekend’s 3-0 win over Fulham at Goodison.…
Post-Game: Everton return to winning ways as remarkable run at home to Fulham continues
Sep 29, 2018 • 17 min
There are certain things you can guarantee in life – and an Everton win at home to Fulham is one of those. The Cottagers have now lost their last 22 league trips to Goodison Park after the Blues produced a vastly improved second-half performance to run…
Royal Blue: Omens for Fulham, the wait for Mina and which player is in line for a new deal after Pickford
Sep 28, 2018 • 37 min
Host Phil Kirkbride is back with the second and final Royal Blue podcast of the week, and just like last Friday, he is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Paul Wheelock. Marco Silva, in contrast, has not yet had the luxury of naming the same side, and…
Lowdown on Fulham, their biggest threats and the areas Everton can exploit
Sep 28, 2018 • 10 min
If Evertonians could see the defeat to West Ham coming a mile off, and the loss to Arsenal a grim inevitability despite an improved performance at the Emirates, then surely hopes should be higher for this weekend’s visit of Fulham? The Cottagers have lost…
Royal Blue: Arsenal reaction and assessing Everton’s centre-back conundrum
Sep 25, 2018 • 26 min
Sunday did not produce the result Everton fans wanted. Despite dominating large portions of the match, the Blues were defeated 2-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates stadium to leave Marco Silva with six points from as many matches so far. However, there are…
View from the Gwladys Street: Why Everton’s ‘I told you so’ fan culture is a vicious cycle ruining the club
Sep 24, 2018 • 45 min
Today’s podcast will focus on the defeat at the Emirates as well as look ahead to the Fulham game on Saturday. The lads also discuss the current state of affairs and the perceived negativity surrounding the club with some fans already calling for Silva to…
Post-Game: Opportunity missed as Everton suffer latest loss at the home of Arsenal
Sep 23, 2018 • 14 min
You have to go back to 1996 for the last time Everton won at the home of Arsenal. But they won’t have had many better chances to end that wretched record than they did this afternoon. So were the Blues the masters of their own downfall? Or were the…
Royal Blue: Mindsets, Mina, Marco and the weight of expectation on returning Richarlison
Sep 21, 2018 • 29 min
It’s been over 22 years since Everton won at Arsenal - and the Royal Blue podcast are trying to find reasons why that run will end this weekend! Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice, Adam Jones and Paul Wheelock as the panel look back at why the…
Latest Everton team news in our pre-Arsenal press conference podcast
Sep 21, 2018 • 6 min
Our Everton FC correspondent Phil Kirkbride has been down to Finch Farm this afternoon (Friday) for Marco Silva’s pre-Arsenal press conference. Phil kicks off this podcast by giving a quick update from the main top-table presser before providing an…
View from the Gwladys: Gueye and Schneiderlin conundrum, Rooney/Moshiri beef and Premier League investigation worries
Sep 18, 2018 • 46 min
This week’s fan podcast includes some strong words aimed at Silva and his players following the 3-1 defeat to West Ham. Ian Croll hosts as guests Paul Wheelock and Tom Clarke pull no punches on their verdict of Everton’s shoddy performance. Other segments…
Royal Blue: Everton’s defeat to West Ham, Marco Silva’s conundrum with Cenk Tosun and David Moyes’ title contenders comments
Sep 17, 2018 • 33 min
The Royal Blue podcast team have gathered to sift through the wreckage of Marco Silva’s first defeat as Everton manager. The Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Goodison on Sunday and the panel have tried to make sense of a sobering loss. Host Phil…
Post-Game: View from the pressbox and the stands after Everton lose to West Ham United
Sep 16, 2018 • 9 min
We were hoping to kick off this new show by talking about a second victory of the season for the Blues. Instead, we will be reflecting on their first defeat of the campaign. Two goals from Andriy Yarmolenko – it just had to be – put West Ham United in…
Royal Blue: Everton’s young players, their first-team chances, the Blues’ Academy and Marcel Brands’ vision
Sep 13, 2018 • 48 min
Everton’s young players are on the agenda in the latest Royal Blue podcast.Phil Kirkbride is joined by Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to discuss a whole host of issues connected with emerging talents, their chances of making it at Goodison under Marco…
View from the Gwladys: Schneiderlin comments confusing & Phil Neville’s derby revelation disappointing
Sep 12, 2018 • 38 min
Today’s fan podcast brings you discussion, debate and reaction to Morgan Schneiderlin’s defence of his ‘bad attitude’, Moshiri’s increased stake in the club, Phil Neville’s Merseyside derby comments and a look ahead to the West Ham game on Sunday…
Royal Blue: Where Farhad Moshiri’s increased stake leaves Everton, and what next for Bill Kenwright?
Sep 11, 2018 • 33 min
It might be the international break, but Farhad Moshiri has given Everton fans a lot to discuss. It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Iranian billionaire had increased his stake in the club from 49.9% to 68.6% - with a view to further increasing…
View from the Gwladys: Why Davies needs time, Tosun’s Everton goal contribution scrutinized
Sep 4, 2018 • 42 min
Listen to the View from the Gwladys Street podcast, a dedicated fan podcast produced by Everton fans for Everton fans. Frustration was the key word bandied around Goodison Park following the final whistle of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield. A game…
Royal Blue: Everton’s remarkable transfer window, Lookman and a debate about the best piece of business the Blues did
Aug 31, 2018 • 40 min
That sound you hear is of transfer windows shutting across the continent. The noise is coming from the Royal Blue podcast panel as they look back at the window that was for Everton. On the second deadline day of the summer, the Blues kept hold of Ademola…
View from the Gwladys: Lucas Digne oozes class and Silva’s Lookman frustration
Aug 30, 2018 • 49 min
Everton progressed into the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup after a 3-1 win over Championship side Rotheram. Before kick off there was a sense of anticipation as to what the starting line-up would be. After all, 22 years without silverware, Evertonians were…
Royal Blue: Everton, the League Cup problem and how Silva will approach this year’s competition
Aug 28, 2018 • 26 min
A new season brings new hope. But not always where the League Cup is concerned. Everton start out again on a path which has so far led them nowhere with Rotherham the visitors for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup second round tie. And this latest edition of…
View from the Gwladys: Richarlison frustration and upsetting Alan Shearer
Aug 27, 2018 • 59 min
Three games in and Everton’s season has already turned into an emotional rollercoaster. Five points from three games represents a solid start but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Travelling Evertonians have witnessed Phil Jagielka and Richarlison both…
Royal Blue: The Everton midfield debate and how does Marco Silva fit Bernard in?
Aug 24, 2018 • 37 min
Everton have another selection dilemma on their hands. The Blues will be heading to Bournemouth this weekend without Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield, with injury making sure the in-form man misses out. So now Marco Silva needs to ask, who comes into that…
Royal Blue: Everton hero Ronny Goodlass on his new book, the Blues and why the future looks bright under Silva and Brands
Aug 21, 2018 • 62 min
The Royal Blue podcast welcomed a very special guest to the studio today - Everton hero Ronny Goodlass. Ronny paid a visit to ECHO towers to tell us all about his book ‘Blue Nose. My Football Story From Every Angle’ which is available next month. Goodlass…
View from the Gwladys: Pickford ‘red card’ challenge, Southampton performance analysed
Aug 20, 2018 • 46 min
Marco Silva’s first competitive game at Goodison Park ended in victory as goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison were enough to earn the Toffees all three points. Heading into Goodison you could feel a real buzz around the place. A sense of enthusiasm…
Royal Blue: Marco Silva’s selection dilemma ahead of Everton bow at Goodison, Cuco Martina and Marcel Brands
Aug 17, 2018 • 32 min
There’s a big question to kick-off today’s Royal Blue podcast - Mason Holgate or Kurt Zouma? And the panel are split as Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Sam Carroll to discuss the big selection dilemma facing Marco Silva ahead of Southampton’s…
View from the Gwladys: Jagielka red card debate and Usmanov link discussed
Aug 14, 2018 • 47 min
Everton started the 2018/19 campaign with a ‘dull’ 2-2 draw against Wolves at Molineux A good performance and almost certain win over the Premier League new boys looked certain up until the moment Phil Jagileka was award a controversial red card. The…
Royal Blue: Everton’s draw with Wolves debated, the Phil Jagielka question and Ademola Lookman’s future
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
The 10 men of Everton dug in for a deserved point at Wolves – and now it’s the turn of the Royal Blue podcast three man panel to make theirs. Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride is joined by podcast regulars Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland to reflect on…
Royal Blue: Deadline day dissected - and what represents success for Everton this season?
Aug 10, 2018 • 39 min
There are no shortage of talking points on today’s Royal Blue podcast. A deadline day to remember, four signings and the start of a new season under a new manager give the panel plenty to get their teeth stuck into. Everton Correspondent Phil Kirkbride is…
David Unsworth Under-23s special
Aug 10, 2018 • 27 min
The Royal Blue podcast was up at Finch Farm on Friday morning to sit down with under-23s boss David Unsworth. Everton’s youngsters begin their Premier League 2 campaign at Chelsea on Sunday and we sat down with Unsworth to preview the new campaign - and…
View from the Gwladys: Has this transfer window been good enough?
Aug 9, 2018 • 40 min
The transfer window slammed shut at 5pm on Thursday, August 9. As always, it has been a last ditch scramble for new signings. Everton secured the signatures of Richarlison and Lucas Digne well in advance, but other key areas needed addressing going into…
This is Everton’s deadline day expectations and the problems Blues could face
Aug 6, 2018 • 34 min
The transfer window really is hitting crunch time now. Thursday is approaching fast and everyone involved at Everton will know that the club still need to do a lot of business before the end of the window. Centre-back is still a top priority, whilst a…
Everton desperately need to address centre-back issue - and who should play against Valencia?
Aug 3, 2018 • 32 min
The exit of Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori leaves the Blues short on numbers in central defence - with question marks still hanging over the players still with the club. David Prentice, Adam Jones, Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland discuss Everton’s…
Can Digne replace Baines and will Marcos Rojo really up to the task?
Jul 31, 2018 • 23 min
The Royal Blue podcast is back - and we’re talking about left-backs. Everton are closing in on the £18m signing of Lucas Digne from Barcelona but what does his arrival mean for Leighton Baines? Will the long-serving defender retain his place as…
Dreadful Blackburn display reviewed - and why Klaassen never fit in
Jul 27, 2018 • 38 min
The Everton exodus over the summer has continued over the last few days - this time with one of last year’s big signings biting the dust. Davy Klaassen spent just one season with the Blues after his £23m arrival, making only 16 appearances in what was a…
How important Richarlison could be for Everton - and where Blues still need to strengthen
Jul 24, 2018 • 33 min
The transfer window finally looks like it is kicking into gear for Everton! The Blues, at the time of recording, are set to confirm their first signing of the summer by bringing Richarlison in from Watford. Adam Jones, Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Sam…
Bury assessment, the Kevin Mirallas debate why haven’t Everton made any signings yet?
Jul 20, 2018 • 54 min
Everton are yet to make a move to bring any players into the club, with only a few players leaving as Marco Silva and Marcel Brands try to trim down what is a bloated squad. That’s one of the big topics of debate in our latest podcast - with Phil…
Did Jordan Pickford deserve Golden Glove award plus is there any regret over Martinez sacking?
Jul 17, 2018 • 35 min
Ian Croll is joined by Rob Astell, Tom Clarke and Lee Molton who discuss England’s performance at the World Cup. Did Jordan Pickford deserve the Golden Glove award and after a positive performance with Belgium, is there any regret over the Roberto…
What to take from Irdning - and should fans be worried about transfers?
Jul 17, 2018 • 28 min
It’s been a busy week for Everton’s pre-season training, but not in terms of transfers. Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott dissect the Blues astonishing 22-0 win over ATV Irdning, what Marco Silva might have learned from it, and…
Roberto Martinez: Good, bad or just plain lucky? Plus Silva’s first game & Kieran Tierney
Jul 11, 2018 • 43 min
It’s a bumper Royal Blue podcast this week, as Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott discuss the former Everton manager who guided Belgium to a World Cup semi-final, Kieran Tierney, Marco Silva’s first pre-season friendly match in…
Is Jordan Pickford one of Everton’s best Premier League goalkeepers? Already?
Jul 6, 2018 • 38 min
With Jordan Pickford the toast of the nation, this week’s Royal Blue podcast is a goalkeepers’ special. We talk Pickford, obviously, while Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice, Gavin Buckland and Adam Jones select their top three Everton goalkeepers from the…
Leighton Baines, Kieran Tierney and Luke Garbutt discussed in the left-back show
Jul 2, 2018 • 25 min
Everton have registered interest in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. Does that mean a bid could follow? Phil Kirkbride,Dave Prentice and Chris Beesley discuss all things left-back related at Everton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
View from the Gwladys Street: Should fans be worried by lack of transfer activity?
Jun 27, 2018 • 44 min
The transfer window slams shut on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm and so far, Everton haven’t bought a single player. Silva and Brands seemed rather relaxed about the situation at their press conference unveiling a few weeks back making it clear they want…
Summertime Blues: Everton’s pre-season friendlies, a Mori poll, the World Cup & VAR!
Jun 26, 2018 • 31 min
Midsummer’s Night was just days ago - and the players are back for pre-season testing on Monday. But there’s still plenty to talk about. We’ve had Ramiro Funes Mori’s exit, Wayne Rooney’s impending exit and the announcement Everton will compete in the…
All quiet on the Everton transfer front
Jun 19, 2018 • 32 min
Everton haven’t bought or sold a single player so far this summer - with new boss Marco Silva making it clear he wants quality rather than quantity.Of course it is only the middle of June, and we do have a major international tournament underway where the…
It’s Wages Day!
Jun 11, 2018 • 35 min
It was Wages Day on the Royal Blue podcast as the panel talked about Everton’s need to reduce their squad size - and cost. After new director of football Marcel Brands confirmed there will be some “not nice” conversations over the coming weeks as he looks…
View from the Gwladys Street: Fan Podcast Special – Marco Silva
Jun 4, 2018 • 38 min
The View from the Gwladys Street is a special edition show hosted by Ian Croll, Video Editor at the Liverpool Echo and season ticket holder in the Gwladys Street for over 20 years. Ian was joined by three fellow Evertonians, Tom Clarke, Lee Molton and…
Meet Marco and Marcel
Jun 4, 2018 • 21 min
New Everton manager Marco Silva and new Director of Football Marcel Brands delivered their first press conference at Finch Farm - and Phil Kirkbride, Dave Prentice and Adam Jones were there. They discuss the dynamic duo’s first public appearance as…
Marco Silva and Marcel Brands press conference - listen in full
Jun 4, 2018 • 21 min
A new era begins at Goodison Park. Marco Silva and Marcel Brands were today presented to the press for the first time since joining Everton. Brands arrived as the Toffees’ new director of football last week - and he was shortly joined by former Watford…
Hi ho Silva! Marco Silva unveiled as new Everton manager
May 31, 2018 • 27 min
Marco Silva is the new Everton manager - and Everton correspondent Philip Kirkbride, Head of Sport David Prentice and Video Editor Ian Croll discuss the appointment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sam Allardyce Sacked: Royal Blue Special
May 16, 2018 • 28 min
Sam Allardyce was finally relieved of his duties as Everton manager this morning. The Echo’s Head of Sport Dave Prentice is joined by Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland to discuss the decision - and the ramifications. For information regarding your data…
Allardyce the end? And if so, what’s next?
May 15, 2018 • 36 min
It could be a seismic week for Everton Football Club, with potential changes at managerial and boardroom level. Echo Head of Sport Dave Prentice and Royal Blue regulars Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott discuss what could happen, what should happen - and what…
Loving Roo? Wayne, Sam & West Ham
May 11, 2018 • 38 min
Wayne Rooney has an ‘agreement in pricinple’ to join DC United. Does that mean his second Everton coming is over? Is he heading across the Pond? Do we care? Different views from Head of Sport Dave Prentice, Royal Blue regulars Tony Scott and Gavin…
Royal Blue podcast: The Dixies, Sam Allardyce & Davy Klaassen’s future
May 2, 2018 • 37 min
Davy Klaassen has been told he’s not going to be sold by Everton this summer - but does he realistically have a future at Goodison? The Royal Blue podcast team are back around the debating table after a night at The Dixies where Jordan Pickford was the…
Why Everton fans deserve full clarity over Allardyce’s future
Apr 27, 2018 • 36 min
There was only one place for the Royal Blue podcasters to start today - Sam Allardyce’s press conference. The Everton boss revealed he’d held positive talks with the club’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and had been given the clarity over his future he…
The Big Sam conundrum
Apr 24, 2018 • 25 min
It’s a results business - and Big Sam has just ground out two more solid results. But some Everton fans still aren’t satisfied. Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride, Head of Sport Dave Prentice and Royal Blue regular Gavin Buckland reflect on the victory…
Big, battling point? Or more safety first football?
Apr 16, 2018 • 33 min
It’s the post-Swansea analysis. And Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland try to work whether the draw at the Liberty Stadium really was a “big, battling point” or whether Everton were too conservative by far. Once again. They also discuss Tim…
Derby day fall-out: Rooney, tactics and a massive missed opportunity
Apr 9, 2018 • 30 min
There’s plenty of disagreement in our post-derby fall-out - but one thing Dave Prentice, Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland are all in agreement on is that Everton missed a MASSIVE opportunity to end that dreadful derby drought. For information regarding your…
231st Merseyside Derby preview
Apr 6, 2018 • 37 min
It’s a long time since Everton have celebrated a derby win. Too long. But does a derby win against a second string Liverpool team even count? You bet it does! Head of Sport Dave Prentice, Adam Jones, Sam Carroll and Royal Blue regular Tony Scott preview…
Sky Blue thinking - were City exceptional? Or Everton awful?
Apr 3, 2018 • 28 min
Our Royal Blue podcasters do what the Toffees singluarly failed to do on Saturday night - and gave it a go for almost half-an-hour. But was it a case of Manchester City being superb. Or were Everton awful? Head of Sport Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley, Adam…
The Tinder Episode (aka Keep or Sell) from Seamus to Kevin Mirallas
Mar 27, 2018 • 34 min
It’s international week - yes that interminally dull period when we count down the minutes until the next ‘proper’ match. OR, discuss who Sam Allardyce should keep or sell this summer! We carried an Echo Keep or Sell poll this week, with some obvious…
The Everton stadium capacity debate
Mar 23, 2018 • 44 min
As Dan Meis says, there’s a “heavy debate” going on about the capacity of Everton’s new stadium. Everton Reporter Phil Kirkbride is joined by Gavin Buckland and Adam Jones to pour over Meis’ Twitter messages to supporters, talk through the results of the…
Two Tribes: Why Everton were the heroes in the season Liverpool did the double
Mar 23, 2018 • 26 min
Author Tony Evans, Head of Sport Dave Prentice and Liverpool correspondent James Pearce discuss the season Everton and Liverpool battled for supremacy on the pitch - and how the city came together to battle the impact of Thatcherism off it. For…
Stoked up by Turkish Delight
Mar 20, 2018 • 30 min
The Royal Blue podcast was full of Turkish Delight as the panel looked back at a match-winning performance from Cenk Tosun. Everton’s new striker hit two goals to help see off Stoke City and Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland joined Phil Kirkbride to pour over…
Awaydays, recovery times and Robert Elstone
Mar 15, 2018 • 44 min
The Royal Blue team are showing they can play twice a week - with a second podcast in a matter of days. And there was plenty for the panel to get stuck into today. Everton Reporter Phil Kirkbride is joined by Head of Sport Dave Prentice, the BBC’s Greg…
Two-footing Phil Neville & why Moyes was relentless - Royal Blue podcast special
Mar 14, 2018 • 21 min
From two-footed tackles on Phil Neville to why training under David Moyes was ‘relentless’, James Wallace gives a brilliant insight into life as a young prospect at Everton in the late noughties. In a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast, Wallace…
Should Blues sign Vardy? Everton transfer strategy discussed
Mar 13, 2018 • 43 min
The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast is jam-packed with news, views and strong opinions - with Everton’s transfer strategy high on the agenda. Everton Reporter Phil Kirkbride is joined by Gav Buckland and Adam Jones with the trio debating whether…
Everton’s season has been ‘an absolute scandal’
Mar 9, 2018 • 32 min
This week’s Royal Blue podcast has a Scandinavian feel as we are joined by special guests from the Norwegian branch of the Everton Supporters Club. Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride hosts the discussion with ECHO football writer Chris Beesley plus Nordic…
Turf War: The fall-out from Burnley and more travel sickness
Mar 6, 2018 • 41 min
They’re not booing - but they’re not happy either. In this week’s Royal Blue podcast our resident Toffees look back at the trip to Turf Moor and try to make sense of it all. Everton’s defending, Big Sam’s substitutions, the reaction of the Everton fans’…
Allardyce’s future and where should Everton’s expectations lie?
Mar 2, 2018 • 41 min
In the latest impassioned Royal Blue podcast, Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland to discuss Sam Allardyce’s pre-Burnley press conference, and where the Blues’ expectations should lie after the manager’s dividing comments… For…
The Watford inquest, Allardyce question and Farhad’s next move?
Feb 26, 2018 • 31 min
Everton ran out to their traditional Z-Cars anthem on Saturday - but that was where all similarities to the Blues home form ended. Another insipid away performance ended in another away defeat - and Phil Kirkbride, who was at Vicarage Road, and Dave…
Was Everton’s Dubai trip the best preparation for Watford?
Feb 22, 2018 • 36 min
The Royal Blue podcast is back but unlike Everton’s players we haven’t been able to enjoy the glow of the Dubai sun. Our Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride hosts proceedings as he is joined by ECHO sportsdesk colleague Chris Beesley plus regular guests Gavin…
It’s the unhappy Deja Vu edition
Feb 7, 2018 • 34 min
It’s the deja vu edition. And it’s not a pleasant lookback. For the second time this season our Royal Blue podcasters have raked over the ashes of a five-goal hammering at the hands of Arsenal. And while the first one precipitated the departure of an…
Coleman, Leicester and will Everton regret loaning Lookman?
Feb 1, 2018 • 39 min
Everton closed off January 2018 in some style - with a win over leicester City and a new signing in the bag! In the latest podcast Phil Kirkbride, David Prentice, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott discuss the Blues’ important victory - and whether the club…
Dissecting the dismal West Brom display - and should Klaassen be brought back in?
Jan 23, 2018 • 34 min
In an impassioned Royal Blue podcast Phil Kirkbride, David Prentice, Adam Jones and Gavin Buckland delve into exactly what’s going wrong for Everton, whether the Blues need to make more waves in the transfer market and discuss the midfield debate… For…
What? No Left-back in January? Really? The West Bromwich Albion preview edition
Jan 19, 2018 • 30 min
Head of Sport Dave Prentice joins Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride and Echo sports writers Adam Jones and Sam Carroll to discuss whether Everton really can afford to go through the rest of the season without a new left-back. Theo Walcott’s role…
The Theo Walcott perception, Cenk Tosun’s big night and why no new left-back?
Jan 16, 2018 • 30 min
Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride is joined by ECHO journalist Ian Doyle and podcast regulars Gavin Buckland and Greg O’Keeffe to consider the pursuit of Theo Walcott, look back at the Wembley horror show against Tottenham Hotspur, debate a new left-back…
Walcott, Everton exits, a lively General Meeting and lots and lots of stadium stuff
Jan 12, 2018 • 32 min
Our latest Royal Blue podcast focuses on imminent comings and possible goings at Goodison Park, looks back at a lively General Meeting, discusses a Wembley debut for Cenk Tosun - and whether club matches should actually even be played at the national…
We need to talk about Kevin (one last time), put Barkley to bed and dissect the derby
Jan 8, 2018 • 45 min
It’s been a busy few days since our last podcast, with Cenk Tosun signing, Ross Barkley leaving, Kevin Mirallas departing on-loan … and yet more Anfield heartache being inflicted. Tony Scott pops the champagne corks as he discusses Mirallas’ exit, along…
The Everton stadium debate and talking Tosun
Jan 3, 2018 • 43 min
The first Royal Blue podcast of 2018 is upon us! Phil Kirkbride is joined by Adam Jones, Greg O’Keeffe and Gavin Buckland to debate the issues surrounding Everton’s new stadium, the club’s pursuit of Cenk Tosun and what Sam Allardyce’s tactics for the…
Festive fall-out with Sigurdsson, Bolasie and Kenny
Dec 19, 2017 • 39 min
The ghost of Christmas past is raised in our latest Royal Blue podcast - well the patron saint of bookings anyway - former Blues favourite Gareth Barry.Saint Gareth’s name is taken in vain as Dave Prentice, Phil Kirkbride, Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland…
Roo’s laughing now? Plus just another Yannick Monday? And we’re loving the new Blue Meanies
Dec 15, 2017 • 31 min
We’re not too proud to say that not all of us were 100 per cent convinced about the wisdom of signing Wayne Rooney. Well Dave Prentice wasn’t. And he eats humble pie here as our latest Royal Blue podcast discusses his impact already this season -…
The Derby Fall-out and the shock of seeing a penalty awarded at Anfield
Dec 11, 2017 • 40 min
Phil Kirkbride and Dave Prentice (two of the journalists who put their hands up when Jurgen Klopp asked his press conference if they thought Dejan Lovren’s challenge was a penalty) are joined by Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to look back on the 229th…
Derby Day Preview - Can Sam be THE Big Man?
Dec 8, 2017 • 41 min
Derby Day is almost upon us - and there’s an edge to the usually reasoned discussion between Dave Prentice, Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland. We put it down to PDT (Pre Derby Tension). They even end up arguing about whether Walter Smith’s 1999 Anfield derby…
The second-string in Cyprus, what next for ‘Finch Farm two’ and a tribute to Joe Royle
Dec 6, 2017 • 19 min
When is the last time Everton’s manager didn’t make the flight, then? News of Sam Allardyce staying at home due to a long-standing hospital appointment means Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the Blues’ Europa League dead-rubber.…
Everton, Sam Allardyce and finding the bottle
Nov 28, 2017 • 41 min
David Unsworth spoke with passion, with honesty and with intelligence at Everton’s press conference to preview the Premier League match with West Ham. Our Royal Blue regulars managed the passion and the honesty. We’ll let you decide on the rest! Head of…
Everton Royal Blue podcast - the Strikers’ Show: Is Oumar Niasse an offender or a victim, is Sandro the answer and what do we do with Wayne?
Nov 21, 2017 • 36 min
Our latest Royal Blue podcast is all about strikers. Head of Sport David Prentice, Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride and Royal Blue regulars Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott react to Oumar Niasse’s FA charge, Wayne Rooney’s omission at Selhurst Park - and…
Just when are Everton going to appoint a new manager? And who will it be?
Nov 14, 2017 • 37 min
ECHO Head of Sport David Prentice is joined by EFC reporter Phil Kirkbride, the BBC’s Greg O’Keeffe and podcast regulars Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to ponder just what’s going on at Goodison right now, and how the lack of clarity regarding the pursuit…
The Big Sam question, what’s best for Everton and what next for Mirallas and Schneiderlin
Nov 7, 2017 • 38 min
David Prentice is joined by Phil Kirkbride, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott for the latest Royal Blue podcast. As the search for Everton’s new manager goes on, the lads discuss the big question over Sam Allardyce. Is he the best option for the Blues right…
Sandro, Steve Walsh and do we need Big Sam?
Nov 3, 2017 • 29 min
Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth has described Sunday’s game against Watford as a “cup final” but while that fixture could be his last match in charge, the bigger issues at the Blues continue to loom large.Head of Sport David Prentice is joined by…
Next Everton manager discussed? Unsy, Silva, Dyche and Rafa Benitez all mentioned!
Oct 31, 2017 • 39 min
With everything up in the air at Everton right now, we bring you an explosive pod in which the runners and riders to be the next Blues boss are discussed.Head of Sport David Prentice is joined by experienced ECHO football writer Chris Beesley plus regular…
The David Unsworth debate, life after Ronald Koeman and are managers linked with Everton job good enough?
Oct 26, 2017 • 34 min
Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride is joined by seasoned ECHO reporters Ian Doyle and Chris Beesley to look back at the League Cup defeat at Chelsea, discuss what it might mean for David Unsworth’s chances of becoming manager on a permanent basis and discuss…
Ronald Koeman SACKED - special podcast
Oct 23, 2017 • 26 min
Podcast regular Tony Scott is joined by Liverpool Echo writers Adam Jones and Ian Croll to discuss Ronald Koeman’s sacking, whether it was the right decision, and where the Blues go from here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Leon Osman Europa League special
Oct 17, 2017 • 36 min
Leon Osman makes a guest appearance at the ECHO. The former Blues midfielder is joined by Head of Sport David Prentice, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to discuss the forthcoming Goodison clash with Lyon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
The Sigurdsson problem, generation vexed and is this Koeman’s biggest game?
Oct 12, 2017 • 42 min
David Prentice is joined by ECHO journalist Chris Beesley and podcast regulars Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to look back on a long international break, ahead to the visit to Brighton and debate the state of play at Goodison. For information regarding…
Peter Reid special - my time at Everton, what I think of Koeman and setting Boris Johnson straight
Oct 5, 2017 • 33 min
In a very special Royal Blue podcast, David Prentice is joined by Everton legend Peter Reid to discuss his new autobiography “Cheer up Peter Reid”. Also chewing the fat are Reid’s ghostwriter, former ECHO journalist Tony Barrett, and regular podcast guest…
The Ronald Koeman Question
Oct 2, 2017 • 35 min
Dave Prentice, Phil Kirkbride, Greg O’Keeffe and Chris Beesley discuss the Everton manager, whether he has a long term future at Everton and most importantly whether he should have one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Fear is the Key
Sep 29, 2017 • 40 min
David Prentice, Phil Kirkbride, Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott look back on Apollon … and forward to Burnley For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The resurrection of Niasse and we have to talk about Davy
Sep 26, 2017 • 36 min
Our Royal Blue Podcasters have, just about, calmed down sufficiently to be able to discuss - rationally - just what went down in the last 20 minutes at Goodison Park on Saturday. Head of Sport David Prentice, Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride, and…
Royal Blue - Has the League Cup suddenly become a pressing priority for Ronald Koeman?
Sep 19, 2017 • 34 min
Head of Sport Dave Prentice and Everton correspondent Phil Kirkbride are joined by Royal Blue regulars Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland to discuss Old Trafford and tomorrow’s Cup tie For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Where are Everton’s leaders? What was Atalanta all about? And where do we go from here?
Sep 15, 2017 • 33 min
David Prentice is joined by Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride, podcast regular Gavin Buckland and ECHO contributor Sam Carroll to pick the bones out of the European misery at Atalanta, ponder what’s happened with Morgan Schneiderlin, look to a reunion with…
We need to talk about Kevin, dissecting Spurs and the Atalanta question
Sep 12, 2017 • 36 min
Dave Prentice, Tony Scott, Gavin Buckland and Sam Carroll discuss all things Everton - but especially the “sad” Kevin Mirallas and what should Koeman do in Italy For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Deadline Day discussed / No striker / What now?
Aug 31, 2017 • 26 min
The window is closed. Let’s all do it again at the end of January?Well before that - how about we reflect, in a special late night episode, on the summer of business past; culminating in a dramatic deadline day that left many Blues slightly underwhelmed.…
Deadline approaches / Striker / Defender
Aug 30, 2017 • 40 min
It’s nearly time. A summer of exciting #Everton transfer business approaches its conclusion with one significant piece of business still outstanding. In this episode we discuss the search for a centre forward, and importantly the additional requirement…
Rooney retires for England / City / Hajduk
Aug 23, 2017 • 43 min
We discuss the news today that Wayne Rooney has retired from England duty, calling time on a career that saw him become the Three Lions all-time leading goalscorer.Greg, Tony and Gav reflect on what the news mean for Everton as we also review the City…
Sigurddson confirmed / Hajduk / Manchester City
Aug 16, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode we react to the news that Gylfi Sigurdsson is finally an #Everton player. There’s a review of Saturday’s Premier League opening win over Stoke City, and we look ahead to two big fixtures: the Europa League qualifier against Hajduk Split…
It begins / Team picks / Striker headache
Aug 11, 2017 • 36 min
Ahead of the first game of the 2017/18 Premier League season we sit down to discuss Ronald Koeman’s options for his XI. We also reflect on the transfer latest, how it will effect his team to face Stoke City and give our predictions.Thanks for listening -…
Europe / Striker needed / New shape
Aug 4, 2017 • 43 min
We discuss the Europa League win over Ruzomberok and the play off round draw with Hajduk Split. We also mull over first impressions of Wayne Rooney, Sandro and Klaassen while reflecting on the business Koeman still must do.#EFC #Everton For information…
Gylfi Sigurdsson / pre-season / Europa League
Jul 25, 2017 • 43 min
Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Tony Scott, Gavin Buckland and Chris Beesley to discuss Everton’s pursuit of Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Blues training camp in Holland and their upcoming Europa League clash with Ruzomberok. For information regarding your data…
The Ross Barkley Debate / Europa League / FFP
Jul 19, 2017 • 37 min
We discuss the latest #EFC news with the focus on #Ross Barkley’s future For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rooney in/ Lukaku out/ Who next?
Jul 11, 2017 • 50 min
We discuss the exciting state of play in Everton’s summer transfer masterplan#EFC #WayneRooney #RomeluLukaku For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Wayne Rooney Special: Latest on Everton’s pursuit
Jul 5, 2017 • 43 min
We discuss the news that #Everton’s deal to bring Wayne Rooney back is progressing For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Michael Keane / Sandro / The New Everton
Jun 29, 2017 • 40 min
We talk all the latest on Keane, Sandro and #Everton’s exciting start to the summer transfer window For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jordan Pickford done / Klaassen Next / Fixtures
Jun 15, 2017 • 58 min
We discuss #Everton’s signing of Jordan Pickford and the other transfer business they appear close to completing #Pickford #Klaassen For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Lukaku Latest: Resigned to exit? / What price? / What next?
Jun 8, 2017 • 52 min
Our #Everton podcasters are joined by Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur to discuss the latest with Romelu Lukaku, #EFC #Chelsea and #MUFC For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Transfer Summit: We all pick a player Everton should sign
Jun 2, 2017 • 54 min
We debate four targets who we each feel #Everton should sign this summer For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Season Review / Looking ahead / Who makes the cut?
May 24, 2017 • 61 min
We look back at Ronald Koeman’s first season, discuss its ending and what lies ahead? #EFC #koeman #Barkley For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Arsenal / New Kit & Sponsor / Transfer Targets
May 17, 2017 • 45 min
We talk all things Arsenal ahead of the final game of the season at the Emirates, we discuss SportPesa and the new kit, and we get stuck into who Koeman might buy#EFC #EvertonFC #Arsenal For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Barkley / Dixies / Flip Flops
May 11, 2017 • 31 min
We discuss all the latest #EvertonFC news#Barkley #Koeman #Lukaku For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Howard Kendall’s remarkable 1987 title win remembered
May 4, 2017 • 64 min
We get all nostalgic on the 30th anniversary of the last time #Everton won the title For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Chelsea review / Ross Barkley / Europa League dilemma
May 2, 2017 • 43 min
We discuss #Everton and the 3-0 defeat by #ChelseaFC as we also ponder Ross Barkley’s role, and what Europa League qualifications means for the Blues For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Should we sign John Terry? / Closing the Gap / Chelsea Challenge
Apr 28, 2017 • 53 min
We discuss how Everton can close the gap on the top four and whether they should give an old dog a new home this summer.We also preview the Chelsea game #EFC #Everton FC #Chelsea For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
West Ham Woes / First Player In / Worst Ever Games
Apr 25, 2017 • 25 min
We reflect on Everton’s stinker at the London Stadium, ask who the first signing through the Finch Farm door this summer should be and reminisce over our worst Everton games#EFC #Everton FC #kOEMAN For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
West Ham Preview / Koeman Issue / 3 players we must sign
Apr 21, 2017 • 44 min
We discuss all things #EFC as we preview #WHUFC and talk #Lukaku, #Koeman, #WayneRooney and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Michael Calvin Podcast: Youth football, Academies & the Shocking Truth
Apr 20, 2017 • 61 min
We talk to top-selling author Michael Calvin about his new book ‘No Hunger In Paradise’ which reveals some shocking truths about youth football in the UK - and he discusses the set-ups at #EvertonFC and #LiverpoolFC #EFC #LFC For information regarding…
Lukaku’s £100million price tag
Apr 18, 2017 • 16 min
Phil Kirkbride broke the news Everton want a world record fee for Romelu Lukaku. He sits down with David Prentice and Chris Beesley to discuss what it all means for the Blues and the Belgian. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Burnley Review/Valencia worth keeping? /Goalkeeper woes
Apr 17, 2017 • 36 min
We discuss #Everton’s home win over Burnley with goals from Phil Jagielka, Ben Mee (OG) and Romelu #Lukaku#EFC #MUFC #Arsenal #LFC For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ross Barkley Latest / Leicester Re-cap / Higher than 7th?
Apr 11, 2017 • 40 min
We discuss all the latest #Everton news, the situation with Ross Barkley and our win over Leicester City For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Derby post-mortem / Koeman’s comments debated / What can we learn
Apr 3, 2017 • 47 min
We discuss the latest Merseyside derby defeat and the lively aftermath#EFC #LFC #Koeman #Klopp For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Funes Mori injury / Derby preview / How do we line-up at Anfield?
Mar 30, 2017 • 38 min
We react to the latest injury set-back with Ramiro Funes Mori out injured, and talk about our chances of finally overcoming the Anfield hoodoo #EFC #LFC #FunesMori #SeamusColeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Bramley Moore stadium news reaction
Mar 23, 2017 • 32 min
We head back to the Bramley Moore pub to discuss today’s news that #EFC have secured a deal for the site to be their new stadium#EFC #Everton #Bramley Moore #Everton stadium For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton Stadium Special: The Bramley Moore Podcast
Mar 22, 2017 • 25 min
We discus #Everton’s imminent new stadium announcement from the Bramley Moore pub, opposite the North Docks site where the stadium will be built.#EFC #BramleyMoore #EFC stadium For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton Norway / Lukaku latest / Hull Preview
Mar 17, 2017 • 41 min
We speak to Bjorn and Helge from Everton Norway as #Lukaku and everything else #Everton is on the agenda For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Lukaku Special / Where do Everton go from here? / Is there any chance he might stay? / How will fans react?
Mar 15, 2017 • 40 min
We discuss the latest twist in the Romelu Lukaku contract saga at Everton.#EFC #Everton #Lukaku #Moshiri For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Toffeeweb special: Lyndon Lloyd / Barkley’s contract / WBA Preview
Mar 10, 2017 • 47 min
We are joined by Lyndon Lloyd from the popular Toffeeweb site to discuss the #West Brom game, #Everton’s ground, Barkley’s contract and more For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Spurs review / Scapegoats / Gulf in class
Mar 7, 2017 • 37 min
We discuss #Everton’s sobering defeat bt #Spurs at White Hart Lane and where it all went wrong #EFC #Everton #Koeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rooney latest / Moyes return / Sunderland Preview
Feb 23, 2017 • 50 min
We discuss all things #Everton - especially the latest speculation about #WayneRooney and look ahead at the #Sunderland game For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Bramley Moore / Moshiri / Usmanov / The Future
Feb 21, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode we’re joined by #Everton writer and social media commentator TheEsk as we discuss the new stadium, Farhad Moshiri and the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Bournemouth Bonanza / Lukaku Contract / Boro Preview
Feb 10, 2017 • 47 min
We talk about the impressive #Everton win over Bournemouth, #Lukaku and his unsigned contract and preview our next game at Middlesbrough For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Deadline Day Verdict / Stoke / Bournemouth.
Feb 3, 2017 • 45 min
We get stuck into all the latest #Everton FC issues #Koeman #Lukaku #EFC #Schneiderlin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Pre-Deadline Day Special: Who should we sign?
Jan 26, 2017 • 44 min
It’s only a few days away from the end of the January window and we discuss who #Everton could sign or sell before it slams shut. Some big potential incomings get mentioned - in particular one man from #Manchester United For information regarding your…
Another win so what’s possible? Top five? Higher?
Jan 23, 2017 • 49 min
This week we get overwhelmingly positive as we discuss #Everton’s victory over #Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park #EFC #Koeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Manchester City delight discussed
Jan 17, 2017 • 45 min
We reflect on all the great points of #Everton’s win over #Manchester City #Tom Davies #Koeman #Mirallas #Lukaku For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Is our season over & why are we haggling over Schneiderlin?
Jan 10, 2017 • 42 min
We discuss #Everton’s FA Cup 3rd round defeat by Leicester City and talk transfers - specifically what’s happening with our pursuit of Morgan #Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton General Meeting special
Jan 5, 2017 • 48 min
We reflect on #Everton’s general meeting at the Philharmonic on Wednesday ; Farhad Moshiri’s promising words, the stadium latest and all the signs of commercial progress.#Everton #Moshiri #Bramley Moore For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Boring but effective? Who should be skipper? Hull Preview
Dec 29, 2016 • 38 min
We reflect on the Leicester win, discuss all the latest #Everton issues and preview the Friday Night Football clash with Hull City #EFC #Koeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Derby Review: Something has to change but what? Were Koeman tactics right? Players rated
Dec 20, 2016 • 40 min
We reflect on the 227th Merseyside derby, another defeat, and examine why we just can’t win these games? #EFC #LFC #MerseysideDerby For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Derby Preview: Should Koemam stick with Gunners winners? Is Wijnaldum weak link? Who is Blues key man?
Dec 16, 2016 • 37 min
We plough through all the major talking points ahead of the 227th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Monday night #EFC #Everton FC #Koeman #Liverpool FC #LFC#Klopp For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Is McCarthy back? Did Goodison make Clattenburg bottle it? Have we turned a corner?
Dec 14, 2016 • 31 min
We talk over Tuesday’s thrilling victory over #Arsenal #EFC #Everton FC #Koeman #Goodison #Ross Barkley For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Will Bolasie be missed? The Holgate conundrum and are Everton’s players listening anymore?
Dec 9, 2016 • 36 min
Phil Kirkbride is joined by ECHO sports editor David Prentice, Ian Doyle and Royal Blue podcast regular Tony Scott to ponder the loss of Yannick Bolasie, look ahead to Watford and answer some of your questions. For information regarding your data privacy,…
The Big Interview - with Kevin Sheedy
Dec 7, 2016 • 74 min
In episode three of the ECHO’s Big Interview, Neil Jones and Neil Mellor speak to Everton legend Kevin Sheedy, owner of the sweetest left foot on Merseyside - bar none! Kevin talks about learning his trade kicking a ball against the wall of a…
Monday Night Pod: Was United point a good one? Can 4-4-2 work again?
Dec 5, 2016 • 40 min
We mull over #Everton’s 1-1 draw with #Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday inclusing Lukaku’s stats, Idrissa Gueye’s heroics and tactical debrief For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Can average Everton still get Europa League? Was Bolasie worth the money? United preview
Dec 1, 2016 • 49 min
We discuss whether Everton’s indifferent form could still get them into Europe, analyse Yannick Bolasie’s Goodison career so far and preview Sunday’s United game. #EFC #Everton #MUFC For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Monday Night Pod: Is relegation form looming? Could Besic help? Alex Young’s return
Nov 28, 2016 • 26 min
We reflect on another disappointing Everton performance and result while talking over the ways Koeman could fix it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Steve Johnson Stat special, Saints preview & Koeman update
Nov 25, 2016 • 47 min
This week we’re joined by Everton statistician, author and the man behind the excellent Evertonresults.com Steve Johnson #EFC #Everton #Koeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Monday Night Review Pod: What’s up with the skipper? Don’t mention the J Word & Our Best ever Prem player
Nov 21, 2016 • 53 min
We analyse the draw with Swansea and get stuck into all the talking points. #EFC #SwanseaCity #Jagielka #Lukaku #Koeman #Evertpon FC #Tim Cahill For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
We get we’re not Barca, Depay latest & Swansea Preview
Nov 17, 2016 • 47 min
This week we discuss Koeman, Lukaku, Rooney and the weekend visit of Swansea #EFC #Everton FC #FCBarca #Barca #Koeman #Lukaku #Rooney #Depay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Andrew Lancel Special: Spreading the Everton Gospel in TV world, Moshiri hopes and silverware dream
Nov 15, 2016 • 47 min
#EFC #Everton FC #Coronation Street #Corrie #Goodison For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dave Billows Special: Cahill the Machine, Rooney insight and Martinez’s training methods debunked
Nov 10, 2016 • 66 min
This week we spoke to Everton’s former Head of Sports Science and he gave us a revealing insight into his impressive career at Goodison. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Questioning Koeman, ushering out players, Moshiri’s stadium hint and is four more than three?
Nov 7, 2016 • 49 min
Everton editor Greg O’Keeffe is joined by ECHO writer Neil Jones and podcast regulars Gavin Buckland and Tony Scott to pick through the bones of a dire defeat at Chelsea, the latest comments from Farhad Moshiri and a word about Victor Anichebe. For…
Chelsea Preview: How to deal with Costa, Hazard & Is anyone’s place safe?
Nov 4, 2016 • 46 min
We discuss how Koeman might line up at Stamford Bridge as Everton chase their first League win there since 1994. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Barkley’s Big Day, Long Ball Blues & would we have Rooney back?
Oct 31, 2016 • 48 min
It’s the Monday Night Review Pod as we mull over the weekend’s win and talk about Barkley, Rooney and tactics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
West Ham tactics, listener questions & applause during games
Oct 27, 2016 • 50 min
In the latest episode we ponder how Koeman will approach the West Ham game, respond directly to your questions from Twitter and debate the current trend for periods of applause during games. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
We mark Koeman’s first quarter, how to make ends meet until January and the mini-derby melt-down
Oct 24, 2016 • 49 min
It’s the Monday Night Review show - as all the Everton action from the weekend is analysed. Plus Gav points fingers at the defence while Greg has a moan about Koeman’s press conference. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Man City, line-up at Burnley & when will Liam Walsh break through?
Oct 20, 2016 • 57 min
This week Greg, Phil, Gav and new dad Tony sit down to discuss Everton’s last and next game - plus our thoughts ahead of the ‘mini derby’ against Liverpool on Sunday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
City point welcome throwback, Oviedo’s form & will Geri ever learn?
Oct 17, 2016 • 15 min
It’s Monday Night Review time as Greg O’Keeffe and Phil Kirkbride analyse Saturday’s draw at the Etihad. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Are Everton better off without John Stones?
Oct 14, 2016 • 48 min
The Royal Blue podcast is back after the international break to preview Everton’s trip to Manchester City.The team discuss life after Stones, the tactics the Blues must use at the Etihad and the club v country row involving James McCarthy. Farhad…
David France talks about Moshiri, the new stadium and his Everton devotion
Oct 12, 2016 • 49 min
This week we spent an entertaining hour with ‘Mr Everton’ Doctor David France. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
How big are Everton in the USA?
Oct 10, 2016 • 34 min
This week we discussed whether Everton can really grab the rapidly growing American market? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Alan Myers on Gazza, Martinez’s reign and why he really left Everton
Oct 6, 2016 • 88 min
This week we sat down for 90 minutes with Everton’s fascinating former Director of Communications. One not to be missed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Monday Night Review - Palace point pondered
Oct 3, 2016 • 45 min
We discuss Everton’s draw with Crystal Palace For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Friday Night Football Palace preview
Sep 29, 2016 • 39 min
We preview the first Goodison taste of Friday Night Football as Crystal Palace come to L4. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Have Everton got strength in depth?
Sep 22, 2016 • 37 min
The latest Everton podcast from the Liverpool Echo For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The great Ross Barkley debate & how good is Gareth Barry
Sep 15, 2016 • 39 min
The great Ross Barkley debate & how good is Gareth Barry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Post Deadline Day special
Sep 1, 2016 • 35 min
We discuss how Everton’s transfer window panned out. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Deadline Day Special
Aug 31, 2016 • 34 min
We discuss Everton’s bid to bring in some new faces ahead of Transfer Deadline Day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Stoke Post Match Reaction
Aug 27, 2016 • 16 min
We give our verdict on the win over Stoke at Goodison Park today. *Excuse the poor sound quality this week. A tech glitch which we’re aware of going forward. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Yeovil, transfers and Stoke preview
Aug 25, 2016 • 46 min
This week we reflect on the EFL Cup Yeovil win. talk transfers and look ahead to Stoke City at Goodison on Saturday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Joe Anderson Special
Aug 22, 2016 • 39 min
The Mayor of Liverpool is our latest guest and talks at length about his love for the Toffees, their new investor Farhad Moshiri and what he thinks about Ronald Koeman and his transfer targets, along with much more. For information regarding your data…
Tony Bellew Everton FC Special
Aug 18, 2016 • 54 min
This week we are joined by the first in a series of special guests; WBC Cruiserweight Champion boxer Tony Bellew. Enjoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton Royal Blue podcast: Stones, Bolasie, Kone and the Blues only being 70% fit
Aug 12, 2016 • 48 min
The ECHO’s Royal Blue podcast team chew the fat at the end of the busiest week in the transfer window so far.They talk about Stones’ departure, Williams’ arrival and the pursuit of Bolasie and Kone. Plus Ronald Koeman’s comments on the eve of the new…
UnitedGameandtransfers
Aug 5, 2016 • 41 min
We discuss the week gone by and the weekend ahead. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
DresdenFinalPodcast
Jul 30, 2016 • 28 min
We conclude our mini-series of Dresden podcasts by reflecting on the defeat by Real Betis and what it means going forward. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
PostDresdenReview
Jul 29, 2016 • 17 min
We discuss the defeat by Dyamo Dresden in the first game of the Dresden Cup For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
DayOneDresden
Jul 28, 2016 • 26 min
We reflect on the Everton squad which has travelled to Dresden - and those who haven’t. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
SteveWalshReaction
Jul 21, 2016 • 40 min
We discuss what the arrival of Steve Walsh as Director of Football will mean for Everton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
JohnStonesSpecial
Jul 13, 2016 • 28 min
Royal Blue podcast special as John Stones asks to leave Everton and join Manchester City. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
TransferTargetsYesorNo
Jul 7, 2016 • 43 min
This week we run the rule over some of the players linked with Everton so far this summer and give our verdict on whether the Blues should sign them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
KeeporSellspecial
Jun 30, 2016 • 42 min
This we we discuss footballing brains, loyalty and who we think Koeman should keep or sell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Do Blues really need marquee signing?
Jun 24, 2016 • 39 min
This week it gets fiery as we discuss marquee signings, Lukaku, the Euros and pre-season plans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
First Impressions of Koeman
Jun 17, 2016 • 18 min
We sit down to mull over our first impressions of Everton’s new manager Ronald Koeman For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Royal Blue podcast Koeman announced
Jun 14, 2016 • 37 min
A special podcast on the day Ronald Koeman was announced as Everton’s new manager. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton podcast - end of an era
Jun 10, 2016 • 35 min
This week we talk the end of an era as Pienaar, Osman and Hibbert are released. Plus we talk Koeman, Gibson, Stones and the Goodison refurbishment plans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Royal Blue Everton Podcast: Courting Koeman and debating director of football
Jun 3, 2016 • 52 min
The latest Royal Blue podcast in which Greg O’Keeffe is joined by Tony Scott and Gavin Buckland to discuss the possible changes on the horizon at Everton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Manager latest - Moyes?
May 27, 2016 • 42 min
This week we discuss the latest in Everton’s search for a new manager, whether David Moyes should be on the short-list, and we moan about Romelu Lukaku’s loose lips. There’s also stadium talk and a reflection on a manic summer ahead for the Blues. For…
Everton Podcast; Busy summer ahead
May 17, 2016 • 43 min
We discuss the Norwich win, the busy summer ahead, which manager we’d like and reflect on the stadium latest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Martinez sacked
May 12, 2016 • 50 min
A special Royal Blue podcast on the day Everton sacked manager Roberto Martinez. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Leicester and Everton
May 5, 2016 • 44 min
We discuss what clubs like Everton can learn from Leicester’s remarkable Premier League win ahead of Saturday’s game For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Wembley despair and looking ahead to Bournemouth
Apr 29, 2016 • 37 min
Our Blues team pick through the wreckage of Wembley and have their say on Everton v Bournemouth on Saturday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Liverpool 4 Everton 0
Apr 20, 2016 • 25 min
Where do we begin after that one? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Wembley here we come
Apr 19, 2016 • 35 min
Greg O’Keeffe, Adam Jones, Tony Scott, Gavin Buckland and Rhodri Cannon get set for Wembley For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Analysing the draw at Watford
Apr 10, 2016 • 37 min
A good 1-1 draw or not? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Man United defeat and what next?
Apr 3, 2016 • 47 min
We look back on a defeat as pressure continues to mount For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Roberto Martinez podcast
Mar 24, 2016 • 33 min
What does the future hold for Roberto Martinez? Our Everton FC team have their say For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton v Arsenal preview
Mar 17, 2016 • 36 min
Looking ahead to another big game For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton v Chelsea FA Cup quarter final
Mar 13, 2016 • 39 min
Great result for the Blues For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Farhad Moshiri podcast
Feb 26, 2016 • 34 min
Talking about the new man at the top For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Looking ahead to Villa
Feb 25, 2016 • 26 min
Previewing the game in the Midlands For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Joey Barton is afraid and more
Feb 18, 2016 • 32 min
Looking at all things Blue For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Defeat by West Brom
Feb 14, 2016 • 40 min
Looking back at the 1-0 home defeat For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ticket prices and Stoke away
Feb 3, 2016 • 39 min
How much is too much and will we take care of the Potters? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton v Man City reaction
Jan 26, 2016 • 45 min
Our Blues team look back on the defeat at City and ahead to the weekend’s clash against Carlisle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton FC Swansea reaction
Jan 24, 2016 • 43 min
Looking back on a bad day all around For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton v Swansea preview
Jan 21, 2016 • 29 min
Looking ahead to the match For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Chelsea 3 Everton 3 - the game management debate
Jan 17, 2016 • 29 min
Greg O’Keeffe leads this look back at a frenetic match For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Everton 2 Man City 1 reaction
Jan 6, 2016 • 45 min
Greg O’Keeffe and Phil Kirkbride look back on a great win For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy