Transfer Window Update
A busy transfer window for Everton saw a number of players leave and enter Goodison Park. Kevin Mirallas
signed for Valencia for £11.75 million, with Everton using the money recieved to fund a move for £8.5 million Thomas Ince
, who have already began to repay the faith shown by Mullan by scoring 4 goals, including a hattrick against rivals Liverpool.
'Tom has made a great start to his career here, long may it contiue'
The biggest move of the window was in the shape of Marouanne Fellaini signing for Manchester United in a £28 million move.
'Fellaini will be sorely missed, but we are a football club, not a one man team, we can now look to strengthen other areas of the team'
Mullan wasted no time to bring in a replacement, re-signing Jack Rodwell
on loan from Manchester City, with the view to a permanent move, and bringing in young saint midfielder James Ward-Prowse
for £5.5 million. This is the third player Mullan has signed from Southampton, and it is believed Nathaniel Clyne
and Callum Chambers
have also caught Mullan's eye with recent performance.
'Southampton have a reputation for developing some great individuals, and i believe i have captured the next generation.'
The January window also saw experience midfielder Steven Pienaar
sign for Newcastle in a £7.5 million deal. The final piece of business for Mullan was to make Connor Wickham's
loan move permanent in a £8.75 million move. Wickham impressed during his loan spell with 8 goals in 7 starts and 8 from the bench.
'Steven was a great servant to the club, but he wasnt getting any younger and Newcastle made a serious offer.'
Everton have used the increase in revenue to increased their Senior and Youth training facilities.
'We have a great set up here and i am keen to improve it so we can start developing our players further and become self-sufficient.'
Although this window saw a number of ins and outs for Everton one player shown his commitment to the club. Phil Neville
has taken the next step in his career by becoming part of the Everton backroom staff. The former Man Utd player has been a crucial part of Everton for the last few years and has become a fans favourite.
Everton 3 - 2 Chelsea
A brace from Wickham and Jelavic gave Everton the victory. A Torres double for the away side. MOM Wickham.
Everton 2 - 2 Wolve - FA Cup
An early Lallana goal was cancelled out by a Sigurdason before the break. A Doyle goal and Ward og meant the game would go to a replay. MOM Aranguiz.
Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton - Capital One Cup Semi Final 1st Leg
A Baines og gave Arsenal the lead heading into the second leg. MOM Jagielka.
Man Utd 3 - 1 Everton
A Nani hattrick gave Utd the vicotry over the toffees. Jelavic with the solitary strike for Everton. MOM Nani.
Wolves 2 - 2 Everton - FA Cup Replay
2 goals from Sigurdason and strikes from Lallana and Hughes meants the game went to penalties. Wolves Win. MOM Sigurdason.
'Its really disappointing. We really thought we have a chance to go on and do something in this competition.'
Sunderland 0 - 1 Everton
A goal from Ince in the first 5 mins gave Everton the victory. MOM Jagielka.
Everton 3 (3) - (4) 3 Arsenal - Capital One Cup 2nd Leg
A brace from Podolski and a late Arteta striker saw off the Everton fight. Goals from Osman and 2 from Shaw. MOM Podolski.
'We were unlucky, but we have gone out of 2 cup competitions in as many weeks. We need to make sure our heads dont drop and we keep going for a European spot in the league.'
Everton 1 - 0 West Brom
A first minute winner from Jelavic. MOM Powell.
Everton 0 - 1 Stoke
A single Owen goal, against the mis-firing toffees. MOM Jagielka.
Everton 3 - 2 Arsenal
Everton close the gap and get payback for their cup exit with a 2 Jelavic goals and another Shaw striker against the Gunners. A Giroud brace completed the scoring. MOM Ramsey.
Swansea 2 - 2 Everton
2 more Jelavic goals were cancelled out by Stocker and Graham late on. MOM Jelavic.
Everton 4 - 2 Liverpool
Thomas Ince stole the show with a hattrick against their rivals. Jelavic carried on his scoring streak with another goal. Gerrard and Donovan scored for the visitors. MOM Ince.
This month Everton striker Nikica Jelavic claimed the Premier League Player of the Month Award.
Heading into March Everton find themselves in a strong position fighting it out for a European place.