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  1. Everton - Breaking Top 4

    Hi All,

    I have just entered pre-season of my 3rd year with Everton and I feel I have reached a make or break point. These are my seasonal results so far:

    1st Season: Budget £2.4mil
    League - 4th
    FA Cup - 4th round
    Capital One Cup - 4th round

    2nd Season: Budget £7mil
    League - 6th
    Champions League - Final - lost 5-1 to Man Utd (Had a pretty easy run until a 4-3 agg win against Barca in the Semis.. I know.. I dont know how either!!)
    FA Cup - 3rd Round
    Capital One Cup - 6th round

    Squad to date:

    GK: Howard (looking to replace and back up Ospina just isnt good enough)
    RB: Coleman (possible weak leak all though had a fantastic 2nd season)
    CB: Jagielka (Cptn) (need a good english youngster for cover and future replacement)
    CB: Mazuch/ Savic
    LB: Baines
    RW: Miralles (need cover, possibly buying a better option and have him as rotation)
    CM: Hiljemark/ Pienaar (needs replacing)
    CM: Fellaini/ Goretzka
    CM: Barkley/ Osman (contract due to run out and needs replacing)
    LW: Nem/Ljajic
    ST: Jelavic/Hoarau (signed on a free, 1yr deal, will be releasing and need a replacement. I do have Mason Bennett coming back from a fantastic season with Boro on loan)

    I have £30mil as a transfer budget this season thanks to our Amazing CL run but I dont want to spend all of this as we are still in alot of debt, we only have Europa league football this year and I want to keep the books under control.

    Any ideas for signings? Any changes people recommend? What would you do to make sure you become a consistent top 4 and get back to CL?

    Any suggestions would be great and thanks for reading!

  2. I have Wellington nem, ter stegen and xhaka. Who are all tipped on other posts on here. They are reasonably priced if you get them early enough.

  3. Wellington Nem and ter Stegen are great choices, especially if you can get them in your first season. Marco Verratti from PSG is awesome, it's possible to get him with a relatively low initial fee and a lot more after 50 league appearances, but in your case, I'd be looking at as many Regens as possible, trying to consolidate for the season to come and giving them as much game time as possible (without losing), and in season 4, watch them start to mature.

  4. also playing Everton
    1. season
    sold Fellaini, Baines, Howard, Anichebe, Osman, Heitinga, Hibbert. TOTAL 97mio£
    BUY Astori, Willian, Yttergård, Kweuke, John Ruddy (WorldClass Goalkeeper), Strandberg, Belhanda, C.Benitez TOTAL 84mio
    Playing Modern Warfare.
    1st Season:
    League - 8th
    FA Cup - Semi final lost to Man City
    Capital One Cup - Final Lost to Tottenham

    2.season starting lineup
    J.Ruddy
    P.Jagielka,S.Strandberg,D.Astori,S.Bocchetti
    Y.Belhanda,D.Gibson,M.Bolatti,Willian
    N.Jelavic,C.Benitez

    Best Players Strandberg, Belhanda,Benitez
    Last edited by mssg; 24/01/2013 at 03:09 PM.

  5. Start scouting for regens and sort after maximum fee. Build for the future.

  6. Ospina is class but look at Mattia Perin, Mattia Destra will score you alot of goals! erm thomas drage for future, boyata for cb cheap and is a rock at the back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullardinho View Post
    Hi All,

    I have just entered pre-season of my 3rd year with Everton and I feel I have reached a make or break point. These are my seasonal results so far:

    1st Season: Budget £2.4mil
    League - 4th
    FA Cup - 4th round
    Capital One Cup - 4th round

    2nd Season: Budget £7mil
    League - 6th
    Champions League - Final - lost 5-1 to Man Utd (Had a pretty easy run until a 4-3 agg win against Barca in the Semis.. I know.. I dont know how either!!)
    FA Cup - 3rd Round
    Capital One Cup - 6th round

    Squad to date:

    GK: Howard (looking to replace and back up Ospina just isnt good enough)
    RB: Coleman (possible weak leak all though had a fantastic 2nd season)
    CB: Jagielka (Cptn) (need a good english youngster for cover and future replacement)
    CB: Mazuch/ Savic
    LB: Baines
    RW: Miralles (need cover, possibly buying a better option and have him as rotation)
    CM: Hiljemark/ Pienaar (needs replacing)
    CM: Fellaini/ Goretzka
    CM: Barkley/ Osman (contract due to run out and needs replacing)
    LW: Nem/Ljajic
    ST: Jelavic/Hoarau (signed on a free, 1yr deal, will be releasing and need a replacement. I do have Mason Bennett coming back from a fantastic season with Boro on loan)

    I have £30mil as a transfer budget this season thanks to our Amazing CL run but I dont want to spend all of this as we are still in alot of debt, we only have Europa league football this year and I want to keep the books under control.

    Any ideas for signings? Any changes people recommend? What would you do to make sure you become a consistent top 4 and get back to CL?

    Any suggestions would be great and thanks for reading!
    I'm also managing Everton, wondering were you got 30 Million from in your current season, did you get tempted by the boost the bank balance.

    I started my first season with 1.5Million budget.
    I sold Jelavic for 12 Million, and brought in

    Carlton Cole (Loan)
    John Carew (free)
    Owen Hargreaves (free)
    Harry Kewell (free)
    Lasse Schone (Loan )

    7 Games in I'm 8th so far, out the League Cup got drew away vs Chelsea .

    My money is gone from Jelavic, the clubs balance is only 4 Mill now, was 15 after Jelavic sale, no idea what board are spending it on lol.
    Player wages dont make 10 million in two months.

    Its bloody frustrating I want another striker but got no funds, despite selling Jelavic for 12 mill and not spending grrrrrrr.

    You think starting Mirllas as a loan striker is my best bet

  8. Quote Originally Posted by TheHig View Post
    I'm also managing Everton, wondering were you got 30 Million from in your current season, did you get tempted by the boost the bank balance.

    I started my first season with 1.5Million budget.
    I sold Jelavic for 12 Million, and brought in

    Carlton Cole (Loan)
    John Carew (free)
    Owen Hargreaves (free)
    Harry Kewell (free)
    Lasse Schone (Loan )

    7 Games in I'm 8th so far, out the League Cup got drew away vs Chelsea .

    My money is gone from Jelavic, the clubs balance is only 4 Mill now, was 15 after Jelavic sale, no idea what board are spending it on lol.
    Player wages dont make 10 million in two months.

    Its bloody frustrating I want another striker but got no funds, despite selling Jelavic for 12 mill and not spending grrrrrrr.

    You think starting Mirllas as a loan striker is my best bet
    The £30 mil bank balance came from a 6th place finish and Champions League Final, Revenues alone took the club out of debt!

    The problem I had with Everton was the fact that there is no point selling of your big name players because the board give you around 20-30 percent of the profit and you cant find replacements.. if you can get the team out of debt then Everton really can break the top 4!

    Miralles always plays best as a RW inside forward! Then i would play Cole as a Target man!

  9. TheHig's Avatar TheHigPremium Member
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    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullardinho View Post
    The £30 mil bank balance came from a 6th place finish and Champions League Final, Revenues alone took the club out of debt!

    The problem I had with Everton was the fact that there is no point selling of your big name players because the board give you around 20-30 percent of the profit and you cant find replacements.. if you can get the team out of debt then Everton really can break the top 4!

    Miralles always plays best as a RW inside forward! Then i would play Cole as a Target man!
    Had to sell Felliani and Jelavic because they were sulking saying they want a bigger club, I'm 7th now after 25 games, hopefully I can finish top 4 to get some money.

    Problem is my sqaud is not very strong with the loss of Jelavic and Felliani, I managed to Sign NZogbia in January, his pace has helped he and Mirrallas are inside Forwards with Anichebe as a lone target Man.
    That has given me better results of late.
    Cole been injured since he got here, torn his knee ligaments, lot of good he is.

    Will update again

  10. Yeh let me know how it goes, would be interesting to see where you finish. I tried a couple of seasons with Everton this year to see what makes them work, each time selling a different combination of players and what I found out was at no point should you sell Fellaini! Heitenga is a good sale.. 10mil easy and you can bring in someone like Okore for around 1.2mil I think. Wellington Nem is a must at 3.4Mil I think! also Mason Bennett and Will Hughes from Derby for around 7Mil for the pair and Hiljemark for around 900K that is a Everton team with a future!

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