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  1. The Merseyside Shake Up



    It has today been confirmed that David Moyes and Everton Football Club have parted company. The scot, who had been in charge of Everton for 10 years, and whom under had some of there most success years, was saddened to leave the club and stated it was the best move for both parties.

    'Everton will always hold a place in my heart, everything about the club is special. I have had 10 wonderful years here, but i feel i have taken the club as far as i possibly can. I need a new challenge, and Everton deserve a manager who can take them to the next step'

    The man who has been handed control of the Merseyside club is 31 year old Jack Mullan. The former England International midfielder, who managed 12 goals in 63 games for country, is believed to be a good choice by the fans and the media. During an 8 year career at Goodison Park, Mullan became a fans favorite for his workrate, range of passing and his ability to get goals from midfield. If not for a career ending injury at 26, Mullan could have been one of the greats.

    In his first press-conference before the media, Mullan proved that he is definitely here to shake things up and make his mark on the club sooner rather than later.

    'David did a terrific job here, but thats how they say is history. I am delighted to become manager of such a historic club and hope to carry the club forward and create history'

    'It is well known that we are a club which must work within its means. Looking around, i see a number of 'big names' of even bigger money. I intend to address this issue and make the club more financially stable.'

    It is believed that Mullan see's players such as Jan Mucha, Sylvain Distin and Darron Gibson as surplus to requirements and wishes to see the back of them.

    'I have a few players in mind, we are looking to do some business both ways. But we must look to balance the squad. We have a core squad of English players, and i intend to carry on this way.'

    Southampton Captain Adam Lallana, has apparently caught the eye of Mullan with his performances in the previous season.


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  2. Transfer Window Round-Up

    Even though he has just taken charge, Jack Mullan has wasted no time in stamping his authority in the club. There have been a number of ins and outs through the revolving door at Everton this window.



    As well as this business, Mullan has secured the signing of Jack Butland for £4.8 million, which will go through at the end of the season.

    'We are delighted with the business we have done, we have got rid of a lot of dead wood, and brought in some talented players who we feel can take the club to the next level. We have invested heavily now, so that we can compete for years come. I feel this move for Butland will allow him to get game time this season, and when he joins up with us next year, he will be ready to compete with Jed Steer and Tim Howard for that number 1 jersey.'

    Pre-Season Update

    Schalke 1 - 1 Everton (D)
    Manteburd Utd 0 - 1 Everton (W)
    Hartlepool 3 - 1 Everton (L)
    Everton 2 - 0 Preston (W)
    Everton 4 - 0 Almeria (W)

    'On the whole, it was a good pre season, we showed our ability to keep clean sheets and score goals. Hartlepool was a blip, our youngsters were given the opportunity to impress, and as the game grew on, tiredness showed. I am very confident for the season ahead, we have the potential to compete for Europe as well as having a strong cup run. I cant wait to see what happens.'

    August Update

    Everton 2 - 0 QPR


    2 goals and a man of the match performance from Jelavic gives Mullan's boys a great start to the season.

    Chelsea 1 - 0 Everton

    Frank Lampard goal in an evenly contested match. MOM Heitinga


    Everton 2 - 1 Ipswich - Capital One Cup

    Goals from James Tomkins and Ryan Bennett advance Everton into the next round where they will play Manchester City. MOM James Tomkins.


    Tomkins has made a good start to his Everton career.
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  3. Will hughes is a beast on this game, how did you get so much money to spend? or are all the deals over long periods

  4. half now, half over 48 months, selling alot of the players on big wages helped too.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mullan_j View Post
    half now, half over 48 months, selling alot of the players on big wages helped too.
    Are you only going to sign english players? should be a good challenge, you already have Ross Barkley who is brillaint on my Wolves save

  6. thats the plan. I tend to do so normally. have a list of players im looking to get over the next couple seasons. and from then on, invest in youth.

    My target is that after 3 seasons, i will have all my targeted players and a squad which consists of only english players.

  7. September Update

    Everton 1 - 0 Man Utd

    A first half goal from Fellaini was enough to give Everton the victory in a hard fought mate. MOM Vidic.

    Everton 2 - 1 Sunderland

    An early Saha gave Sunderland a 1st half lead, but goals from Osman and Pienaar gave Everton the victory. MOM Pienaar.


    Arsenal 2 - 0 Everton

    Goals from Giroud and a Siqueira penalty was enough to give Arsenal the victory. MOM Vermaelan.

    Man City 2 - 5 Everton - Capital One Cup

    A Jelavic hatrick, and goals from Mirallas and Lallana, cancelled out goals from Kompany and Milner. MOM Jelavic.

    West Brom 1 - 2 Everton

    2 more goals from Jelavic was enough to cancel out Longs early opener. MOM Heitinga.


    Mullan has shown early on in his career that his side are set up to compete with the big boys. He has made some solid signings and is currently getting the best out of his players. Among this we have also seen some young talent on show, with the likes of George Green and Luke Shaw making their professional debuts.

    October Update

    Everton 2 - 0 Swansea

    Another 2 goals from Jelavic gave Everton the win. MOM Jelavic.

    Stoke 2 - 2 Everton

    2 Connor Wickham strikes were cancelled out by MOM Walters.

    Everton 0 - 1 Southampton

    A solitary Davis goal gave Southampton a suprise win. MOM Jagielka.

    Tottenham 0 - 1 Everton - Capital One Cup

    A goal from Ross Barkley was enough to give Everton the win. A quarter final game with Wigan awaits the merseyside club. MOM Dawson.


    In the cup game against Tottenham, Heitinga suffered a serious injury which will see the centre back sidelined for 3 months. It is believed that Mullan will look to young James Tomkins to step in and fill the void.

    This month Everton Vice-Captain Phil Jagielka was voted Barclays Premier League Player of the Month.



    As we head into November, Everton find themselves laying 5th in the table, and in the Quarter Finals of the Capital One Cup.


  8. November Update

    Liverpool 2 - 2 Everton


    Second half goals from both sides coming from Johnson, Jagielka, Downing and Mirallas and a late red card for Medel created an unforgettable merseyside derby. MOM Jagielka.

    Everton 2 - 0 Fulham

    Second half goals from Mirallas and substitute Wickham give Everton a solid win. MOM Pienaar.

    Man City 2 - 0 Everton

    In a match where Everton had 0 shots and only 40%, goals from Maicon and Dzeko proved City's dominance.

    Mullan : 'This is what we strive for. Control of the game. That is what we must aim to achieve'

    Newcastle 1 - 1 Everton

    Ameobi cancelling out an early Jelavic goal, with Ba sent off late on. MOM Pienaar.


    December Update

    Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

    A brilliant defensive performance from both sides. MOM Jagielka.

    Wigan 1 - 3 Everton - Capital One Cup

    A Watson opener was cancelled out by Wickham, who added a second during the second half, Hughes completed the scoring late on. MOM Wickham.

    Everton 5 - 2 Reading

    Goals from Robson-Kanu and Hunt in the first 30 minutes gave Everton a scare, a pearce own goal before half time got Everton back into the game. Second half goals from Pienaar, Tomkins, Jelavic and Wickham won the game for Toffees. MOM Lallana.

    Everton 2 - 1 Tottenham

    After a Barkley opener, Adebayor levelled the scoring before half time. Jelavic went on to win the game for Mullan's side. MOM Jagielka.

    West Ham 2 - 1 Everton

    Noble opened the scoring for the Hammers, only for Barkley to equalise minutes later, but a second half Carroll goal and a late red, secured all 3 points for the London side. MOM Noble

    Norwich 0 - 2 Everton

    An own goal from Tettey and a trademark Baines free kick won the game for Everton. MOM Pienaar.

    Everton 3 - 1 Wigan

    First half goals from Watson and Jelavic sent the teams in level at half time. Stam was shown red early in the second half and Everton took advantage with Fellaini scoring and an own goal from Boyce. MOM Fellaini.

    QPR 4 - 2 Everton

    4 goals in the first hour from Cisse (2), Zamora and a Baines og. was enough to see off Everton. Lallana and Jelavic scored late on.


    As we head into January Everton find themselves sitting in 6th place in the table.



    With the January Transfer Window now open, speculation is mounting about a number of moves. Kevin Mirallas and Marouanne Fellaini have been attracting interest from some big European clubs, and it is rumoured that Thomas Ince of Blackpool has caught the eye of Jack Mullan.



    Thomas Ince has been in fine for Blackpool so far this season scoring 2 goals and making 3 assists, with his trickery and direct style causing problems.

  9. 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.



    January Update

    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.


    February Update

    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.




  10. Whats with all the Everton saves coming up? Interesting to see how you're only signing english players. Will be following

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