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Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast

Everton FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO, including our main Royal Blue show with Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill, Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland. *Advertising feature from our sponsor Nord VPN - Grab your exclusive Nord VPN deal on https://nordvpn.com/efc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Nord VPN terms and conditions apply.*

Tracks

Royal Blue: How Everton May Line Up With Sean Dyche In Charge & Arsenal Preview
Host Chris Beesley joins ECHO sport colleague Matt Jones and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss manager Sean Dyche's response to Everton's absence of signings in the January transfer window, how the Blues might line up under their new boss, the challenge of facing Premier League leaders Arsenal in his first game in charge plus the prospect of more fan protests at Goodison Park this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
41:39 03/02/2023
Royal Blue: Reaction following a disastrous transfer deadline day for Everton | Sean Dyche Appointment assessed
Join Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill, Paul Wheelock and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast! The panel evaluates all the fallout from a disastrous transfer deadline day, which resulted in the Blues failing to bring in a player.  The lads also discuss Kevin Thelwell’s role and where the club and Sean Dyche go from here as they face a huge second-half of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
54:22 01/02/2023
Royal Blue: Everton Appoint Sean Dyche, Anthony Gordon Leaves & Transfer Deadline Approaches
The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Conor O'Neill joined by Joe Thomas & Gavin Buckland to discuss the latest goings on at Goodison Park. The panel evaluate the appointment of Sean Dyche as new Everton manager, as well as reviewing the departure of Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United. The lads also discuss their hopes for the rest of the January transfer window, including rumours of an approach for Conor Gallagher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
48:50 30/01/2023
Royal Blue: Sean Dyche Suitability, Farhad Moshiri Speaks Again & Anthony Gordon Situation
Host Chris Beesley joins the Echo's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Matt Jones and Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast with Sean Dyche closing in on the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park. Four days after Frank Lampard was sacked, Everton are expected to confirm Dyche's appointment within the next 24 hours and the panel discuss the choice of the former Burnley boss, Marcelo Bielsa, Farhad Moshiri's interview and the latest on Anthony Gordon with the winger closing in on a move to Newcastle United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:49 27/01/2023
Royal Blue: Frank Lampard sacked as Everton Manager
A special edition of the Royal Blue podcast as the ECHO’s Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and Everton reporter Chris Beesley join host Connor O’Neill to discuss Frank Lampard’s sacking as Blues boss. The former Derby County and Chelsea manager was dismissed following a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, Everton’s eighth loss in nine matches with only goal difference keeping the team off the bottom of the Premier League. The panel give their thoughts on where it went wrong for Lampard and who Farhad Moshiri should turn to now as he looks for an eighth incumbent in the Goodison Park dugout since taking control of the club in 2016 and someone to try and steer Everton clear from the threat of a first relegation in 72 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
42:52 23/01/2023
Royal Blue: Everton allegations explored, Arnaut Danjuma interest and huge West Ham clash
Everton correspondent Joe Thomas discusses how the events of Saturday unfolded off the pitch and how the ECHO sought answers before joining host Chris Beesley, plus guests Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock to talk about the huge match at West Ham and transfer interest in Arnaut Danjuma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
52:25 20/01/2023
Royal Blue: Everton season reaches new low after Southampton loss, Frank Lampard's future & potential January transfer targets?
Host Chris Beesley joins Paul Wheelock, Matt Jones and Gavin Buckland to discuss Everton's 2-1 home defeat to bottom club Southampton. The Blues' season reached a new low at the weekend as they surrendered a lead against the Saints in what proved to be their fourth consecutive home loss for the first time since 1958.  The panel discuss Everton's players, whether Frank Lampard should retain his job as manager given the results, the pre-match coach welcome and post-match protests against the club's owner and board plus potential transfer targets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
50:37 16/01/2023
Royal Blue: Farhad Moshiri interview, Southampton preview & Goodison Park welcome and protests planned
Host Chris Beesley joins Gavin Buckland and Matt Jones for the latest Royal Blue podcast as the trio look back on a tumultuous week at Goodison Park and preview Everton's crucial Premier League fixture against Southampton. After dropping into the relegation zone following just one win in their last 10 Premier League games, Frank Lampard's side desperately need a result against the division's basement outfit but despite losing six matches on the spin in the competition, the Saints head to Merseyside on the back of a couple of morale-boosting cup victories. The game is also being played against the backdrop of significant supporter unrest with owner Farhad Moshiri conducting a controversial interview with Jim White on Thursday and while fans have organised a coach welcome for the Everton players before kick-off, protests against the board have been planned for after the final whistle, all of which gives our panel plenty to discuss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
44:59 13/01/2023
Royal Blue: FA Cup Third Round Defeat & Farhad Moshiri Ownership
The latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Chris Beesley joined by Joe Thomas, Gavin Buckland and Paul Wheelock to discuss all the latest Everton FC news. The panel discusses the state of the club as a whole, including the future of Farhad Moshiri's ownership and the relegation battle which the team finds itself in despite the progress being made on a brand new stadium. The lads also recap Everton's FA Cup third round loss against Manchester United, and the difference in performances between this game and the Brighton loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
47:50 09/01/2023
Royal Blue: Demoralising Brighton Loss, Angry Scenes At Goodison & Frank Lampard Future
The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast is here, with host Connor O'Neill joined by Gavin Buckland, Chris Beesley & Matt Jones to recap an awful display from Everton in their 4-1 loss to Brighton at Goodison Park. The panel discuss the angry scenes after the full time whistle, as well as manager Frank Lampard's future in the dugout for the Blues and how he and the board may look to solve the ongoing issues in the squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:33 04/01/2023
Royal Blue: Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview, Calvert-Lewin Fitness & Contract Talks
Host Chris Beesley is joined by the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill and regular guest Gavin Buckland for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel preview the Premier League return to action for Everton at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's latest fitness issues, the form of Neal Maupay, Conor Coady's absence and contract talks for Jordan Pickford, Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi all on the agenda ahead of what might be the last ever Boxing Day game at Goodison Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
47:37 23/12/2022
Royal Blue: World Cup Break Ends, January Window Requirements & Wolves Preview
Host Connor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas & Gavin Buckland to discuss all the latest Everton FC news, as well as the end of the World Cup break as Lionel Messi's Argentina emerged victorious. The lads also discuss what the Blues need in the January transfer window, as well as previewing a crucial upcoming Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
50:35 19/12/2022
Royal Blue: Mid-season Tour To Australia & FA Cup Draw Against Manchester United
Join Connor O’Neill and Joe Thomas in the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast in which they discuss Everton’s trip to Australia. Has the World Cup break come at a good time for the Blues, has the Sydney Super Cup left the club in a better place and what is really going through Frank Lampard’s mind? All this and more as Joe offers insight behind the scenes from the trip and what he learned as the only dedicated Everton reporter to leave the UK and follow the club Down Under. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
49:57 30/11/2022
Royal Blue SPECIAL: 25th Anniversary of Neville Southall's Final Everton Game
Chris Beesley joins Gavin Buckland and David Prentice for a special edition of the Royal Blue podcast to mark the 25th anniversary of Everton legend Neville Southall's final game for the club. Not only did the Wales international make a record-breaking 751 appearances for Everton in a 16-year spell at Goodison Park, he won more trophies with the Blues than any other player and was widely-regarding as being the best goalkeeper in the world at the peak of his powers. The panel reflect on what made Southall the number one in his profession and such an iconic player in the eyes of those who watched him, whether they were Evertonians, rival fans, team-mates, managers or opponents on the pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
58:52 25/11/2022
Royal Blue: Disappointment On The South Coast, Midfield Balance & Room For Recruitment
The latest episode of Royal Blue is here, with host Connor O'Neill joined by Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gavin Buckland to discuss a disappointing Blues display away from home in a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in Everton's final fixture before the Premier League breaks for the World Cup. The lads also analyse where Everton can improve, including the midfield balance issues and potential for attacking improvements both within the current squad and the transfer market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:31 14/11/2022
Royal Blue: Everton return to Bournemouth for revenge, Blues at the World Cup & a Toffee trip down under
Join Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley, Connor O'Neill and Gav Buckland for the latest Royal Blue Podcast! The quartet discuss Everton's League Cup thrashing on the South Coast at Bournemouth, whom they will face once again this weekend in the last Premier League match before the World Cup. There's plenty of Everton interest in Qatar with several players selected to represent their countries, whilst the remaining squad members journey to Australia for a 'second pre-season' tour down under, with matches against Celtic and the Western Sydney Wanderers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
64:21 11/11/2022
Royal Blue: All Eyes on Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup Following Leicester Defeat at Goodison Park
The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees host Chris Beesley joined by the ECHO's Everton correspondent Joe Thomas and regular guest Gavin Buckland to discuss the aftermath of the 2-0 home defeat to Leicester City on Saturday and preview Tuesday night's trip to Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup. Frank Lampard's side were hoping to put on a good show for their own fans in their final Goodison Park fixture before the World Cup break but their defeat not only enabled Brendan Rodgers' side to leapfrog them in the table but tighten up almost the entire bottom half of the Premier League. As well as questions over Everton's tactics and formation, there are also injury concerns of Dominic Calvert-Lewin - again; Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana on the agenda for our panel to debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
49:05 07/11/2022
Royal Blue: Everton v Leicester Preview, Amadou Onana continues to impress & Sam Allardyce takes aim at Toffees
Join Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland for the latest episode of the Royal Blue Podcast! On the agenda this week, a preview of Everton's Saturday night under the lights Premier League clash with Leicester City, chat about the mightily impressive Amadou Onana both on and off the pitch, plus yet another former Blues boss taking aim at the club via their own podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
50:50 04/11/2022
Royal Blue: Everton once again let down by VAR as Jordan Pickford shines in clean sheet display
The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees Joe Thomas and Matt Jones join host Connor O'Neill to look back on Everton’s draw with Fulham.  The panel discusses the goalless encounter at Craven Cottage and the shambolic use of VAR following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s tackle on Idrissa Gueye.  The trio also reflect on Jordan Pickford’s heroics, the performances of James Tarkowski and Vitalii Mykolenko as well as reviewing Rafa Benitez’s latest comments about the club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
51:08 31/10/2022
Royal Blue: Could Frank Lampard have wished for anything more from emphatic win over Crystal Palace
Join Joe Thomas, Connor O'Neill and Gavin Buckland as they discuss Everton's emphatic win over Crystal Palace. Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon and Dwight McNeil secured a valuable three points for the Blues as Frank Lampard's side provided the perfect response to three consecutive defeats and questions over creativity. The impressive Alex Iwobi, dominant Calvert-Lewin and the marauding Vitalii Mykolenko all pop up in conversation as the team ask: Could Lampard have wished for anything more? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
54:53 24/10/2022
Royal Blue: Newcastle Reflection, Crystal Palace Preview And The Return Of Nathan Patterson
Join Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley for the latest Royal Blue Podcast, where the duo discuss the latest Everton FC News! On this week's edition, the lads react to the Blues' midweek defeat in Newcastle, preview this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace, and discuss the return from injury of young star Nathan Patterson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
48:34 21/10/2022
Royal Blue: Tottenham Defeat & Controversy Review, Newcastle Preview and the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Chris Beesley, Paul Wheelock and Gavin Buckland are joined by host Connor O'Neill on the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast as they review Everton's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur while also looking forward to Wednesday night's trip to Newcastle United. Frank Lampard's side held out against high-flying Spurs for almost an hour at the weekend, wasting a couple of big opportunities to score before eventually conceding through a controversial penalty from Harry Kane. The panel are asked about their thoughts on that incident, Lampard's tactics, Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fitness and whether the Blues should ring the changes when they go to the North East while Gav lifts the lid on a vintage display from Howard Kendall's side at St James' Park that turned out to be one of the greatest Everton performances he never saw! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
50:19 17/10/2022
Royal Blue: Tottenham Preview, Anthony Gordon & Team Selection
The latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast sees Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and host Connor O'Neill preview Everton's trip to Tottenham Hotspur. The panel discuss Anthony Gordon's absence through suspension and what the Blues' home grown hero needs to do to kick on this season, Yerry Mina's latest injury setback and Frank Lampard's selection posers ahead of a fixture that his side lost 5-0 last season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
52:09 14/10/2022
Royal Blue: Manchester United Loss & Dominic Calvert-Lewin Return
Host Connor O'Neill joins ECHO Everton reporter Chris Beesley and Paul Wheelock for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. The panel discuss Everton's 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United as Frank Lampard's side were beaten for the first time in seven Premier League matches despite going ahead through Alex Iwobi after just five minutes. Disappointing displays from the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Anthony Gordon are discussed, as is the return of fit-again striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin who took to the field for the first time this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
41:09 10/10/2022
Royal Blue: Manchester United Preview, Selection Dilemmas & Takeover Rumours
Joe Thomas and Chris Beesley join host Connor O'Neill for the latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. As well as previewing Everton's Sunday night showdown at home to Manchester United, the panel discuss Frank Lampard's selection dilemmas, the increasing number of non-traditional kick-off times for televised games and Farhad Moshiri's position amid the latest takeover talk at the club with interest from a new US-based group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
49:23 07/10/2022
Royal Blue Special: Peter & Joe McGrail on The Toffees, Boxing & Upcoming Fights
On today’s Royal Blue Podcast we have special guests, boxers and brothers Peter McGrail & Joe McGrail joining host Joe Thomas & Connor O’Neill to get stuck into everything Everton. The last time the lads joined us was near the end of last season so the chat starts off discussing everything that has happened in between before discussing their hopes for the current season. Before the finish, the brothers detail Peter and Joe then discuss their blossoming professional careers and upcoming fights in front of a home crowd at Probellum Liverpool II, at the Olympia, on Saturday, October 15. The night is sold out but you can still watch the action unfold live, via Probellum.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:29 05/10/2022
Royal Blue: Southampton Victory, Back To Back Wins & Seamus Coleman's Role
Welcome back to the Royal Blue podcast, where this week host Conor O'Neill is joined by Chris Beesley, Joe Thomas and Gavin Buckland. The lads discuss the Blues' victory over Southampton at the weekend as well as the wider implications of the Toffees securing back to back Premier League wins.Also on the agenda is Seamus Coleman entering the twilight of his career and Salomon Rondon's potential Saudi exit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
53:13 03/10/2022
Royal Blue: Kaminski Takeover Latest, Southampton Preview & Potential Return of Jordan Pickford
With the Premier League returning, Host Chris Beesley is joined by Adam Jones, Gav Buckland & Paul Wheelock to preview the action to come. The lads start off with a quick word on the Everton Women’s team who have won their last two games before getting into the potential sale of the club to US businessman Maciek Kaminski.The agenda then shifts to Everton’s trip down to the south coast to face Southampton this weekend with reference to the potential return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the midfield & the underappreciated Jordan Pickford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
47:49 30/09/2022
Royal Blue: Derby Delight For Everton Women, Allan's UAE Departure & The Return Of Seamus Coleman?
Join ECHO Everton FC reporters Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley as they discuss the latest from Goodison Park and Finch Farm - and Anfield after Megan Finnigan, Jess Park and Hanna Bennison secured a famous Merseyside derby win for the Blues in the Women's Super League.Allan's move to the UAE, Nathan Patterson's injury and the strategic thinking that appears to have underpinned the actions of Frank Lampard and Kevin Thelwell since their arrivals at the club are also among the topics covered in this latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
53:35 26/09/2022
Royal Blue: Everton's West Ham win, Neal Maupay's influence and Frank Lampard's message
The Royal Blue Podcast is back to discuss Everton's first Premier League victory of the season, courtesy of Neal Maupay's first goal for his new club in a 1-0 win over West Ham at Goodison Park.Adam Jones is joined by Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neil to discuss the impact that the new striker has already made, and how he links well with the ever-impressive Alex Iwobi in midfield.The panel also discuss the solid leadership at the back for Everton, with Asmir Begovic slotting straight into the side, and the message that fans and Frank Lampard shared at the end of the game in jubilant scenes from the stands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
45:46 20/09/2022