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DarrenMelling

  • joined May 25, 2011
  • last login Apr 15, 2014
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UEFA B Licenced Football Coach, Scout, Tutor, Mentor, Scouser, Chosen Evertonian.

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Wednesday Rant - Captain (did) Fantastic

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As if by pure coincidence, the Premier League returns just days before the weekly rant does. However, this article has been loaned out to Wednesday for a short while given that we played on Monday...

Mirallas in, Barkley out (on loan)

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Everton look set to complete the signing of Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas, reinvesting half of the £12m obtained through selling Jack Rodwell to Manchester City. The tricky youngster dubbed the...

Royal Blue Euro League!!!

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After disgracing myself and neglecting the RBM Fantasy Premier League last season, and I do offer my sincere apologies, I decided to redeem myself and have created a league for the upcoming Euros. I...

7th Annual Everton End of Season Awards

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On a damp, windy Thursday night in the iconic St George's Hall in the middle of Liverpool City Centre, Everton Football Club hosted its 7th Annual End of Season Awards. Sponsors, Commercial...

Monday Rant - What a difference a week makes!

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For one reason or another I have been unable to put finger to keyboard and do an article, but I've had quite a bit to offer by way of thought and opinion since my last rant. From expectation, to...

Monday Rant - Rest? Who needs rest?

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Not for a long time had I looked forward to a week following Everton as i did last Saturday. We had dug deep to take three points from Spurs meaning we approached the Merseyside Derby at Anfield...

Monday Rant - If the Gaffer goes, who (and what) next?

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After being tipped off that Brian McDermott was about be appointed Wolves manager, I placed a decent wager on it at odds of 8/1. But football's a funny old game - he apparently accepted the job at...

(Belated) Monday Rant - Ross Barkley

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Today's (yesterday's) rant is a little belated as I was struggling for something to rant about. However, today has given me the perfect subject. After reading my twitter feed just a few minutes ago...

Monday rant - QPR: Who do you think you are?

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Having attended every home game since around the age of five, and since the age of twelve only missed a handful of away matches here and abroad, I feel that I can write this piece with some...

Monday Rant - Darron Gibson

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In a bit of a new feature on RBM, I will be penning my thoughts on anything Everton related (or not as the cases arise) which sparks debate, offers insight and opinion and, most importantly,...

Everton to play Blackpool in FACup 5th Round

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The Tangerines beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at Hillsborough in the 4th round replay. Tie to be played on the 18th February at 3PM UK Time.

Kick It Out, with a bit of dignity too please.

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Those who know me will tell you I'm not one for controversy. They'd also be lying to you! I've followed our club since I took my first breath almost 29 years ago to the day. Although I can't...

Options..... Are there any??

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It's been a while, but the performance on Saturday has made me put finger to keyboard and share with you some things which have been going through my mind in the past few days. From 4-4-2 to 5-3-2,...

The Smell of Football

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Ex Everton Physiotherapist and all round top bloke Mick "Baz" Rathbone will be attending Waterstones in Liverpool One this coming Sunday, 6th November, at 3pm to meet, greet and sign copies of his...

Carling Cup 3rd round - Everton 2v1 WBA (aet) Match Report

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So after a game of four halves, a match of peaks and troughs in performance for Everton, and a first ever League Cup goal from the skipper, we find ourselves in the hat yet again for the three...

Carling Cup 3rd Round - Everton v WBA, Match Preview

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After an untidy win at the weekend, but a win nevertheless, attentions once again turn to the three handled cup as handbag faced friend of the club Roy Hodgson brings his baggies to town. Last...

To protest, or not to protest?

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On Saturday morning I got into my car and headed to town, parked up and walked in to the "Casa" with continued scepticism. I was there to be swayed one way or another. I wanted to hear for myself...

Everton International Round Up

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Beginning with the Euro 2012 Qualifiers and at Wembley, Phil Jagielka was an unused substitute as England staggered to a 1-0 win over a very efficient Welsh team who's FIFA Ranking of 113th looked...

Why the transfer window wasn't all doom and gloom

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As three players leave for good, one is lent to another club, and two come in, people are pointing the finger more than ever. They're pointing it in various directions though. The board (more than...

Everton 3 v 1 Sheff Utd - Report

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If ever a confidence builder was needed, it was this evening. A potential banana skin proved to be a very useful exercise, earned a small amount of money for the club and put Everton in the hat for...

RBM Fantasy League Week 2 Review

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John Owens had another smashing week this week, adding another 64 points to his total to take him top of the tree with 132 points. Guarav CR7 had a bumper week too, scoring 67 points moving "Feel...

Everton v Sheff Utd - Match Preview

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Sitting here in my Everton tracksuit, with the Everton crest upon my arm, wondering how good it would be to have a nice little run in this cup this season, and then came up with the perfect excuse...

Help, or hindrance? (My opinion)

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Before I pen this article, I have to stress the two words in brackets in it's title - this is purely my opinion. I felt the need when writing my match report to write an article addressing a side...

Everton 0 v 1 QPR

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It's 100 up for Everton. The first team in Premier League history to achieve such a landmark, but it isn't congratulations. David Moyes' men become the first team to reach 100 Premier League...

RBM Fantasy Footy League - Week 1

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With gameweek 1 completed, and only us and Spurs not playing, the points have been counted up and the first league table produced.  The obvious star performer of the week was Manchester City...

Everton's Nearly Men

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As the transfer window remains as open as can be, and whilst clubs such as Swansea City, West Ham United, Stoke City and Norwich build upon their squads for their assault on the coming campaign,...

Tottenham Hotspur Away - Update

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Following the unfortunate events of the past few days, mainly in London, I thought it appropriate to place the current stance of both clubs on here as I know we have readers from around the world...

The RBM Fantasy Football League is here!!!

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This season, why not pick your own Fantasy Football Team and enter them into the RoyalBlueMersey.com Fantasy Football League!  We have set up a league through the official Premier League Website,...

Karma - It's a weird and wonderful thing.

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As I write this article, I am pondering what will happen in our only home fixture of the pre-season calendar at home to our old foes from the east coast of Spain, Villareal.   Some are saying the...

A response to my first email to Mr Elstone.

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After receiving my email, Robert Elstone asked Ian Ross, the clubs Head of PR & Commercial Affairs, to respond on his behalf as he was busy with Club matters.  Mr Ross kindly obliged and did so...

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