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Everton FC - The Best Team on Merseyside

Started on 16 March 2014 by FM-LD / First Post
Latest Reply on 28 March 2014 by FM-LD / Last Post
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Moyes departs for Old Trafford


Life is now different for Everton as their manager Goblin David Moyes has departed the club to join English giants Manchester United. The search for a new manager is on with Roberto Martinez originally being favourite for the job after winning the FA Cup with Wigan last season, but he has said that he will be departing Wigan but will not be joining another club.

Everton's Head of the Supporter's Association has told us that: "Seeing David [Moyes] leave, I guess you could say is saddening because he did improve our club but in recent years, we haven't been the same team. We just can't seem to make any progress in the league at the moment"

He continued by saying: "We want a young manager who is determined to lead this club, and help develop our team, but most of all become better than our fierce rival Liverpool which all of the Everton fans can tell you that we want to beat and be better than"

The Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has teased about young managers by saying: "Of course, we respect the fan's opinions and we will be looking for a younger manager. I don't know how young, maybe even a teenager (laughs). Haha, you never know!"

The odds for the next manager are now available at the bottom of the article for you to see, but who do you think will be the next Everton manager?

Nice start! Good luck!
@Josh7798 Thanks mate! Hope you enjoy it!
Good luck :)
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5 yearsEdited

Everton have today annouced that former Barnet manager Edgar Davids has been appointed as Head Coach and will take over the side as of tomorrow following the resignation of Ginger Goblin David Moyes. Davids will be Head Coach instead of Manager, therefore he will also be a training ground coach as well which will help him get his philosophy across.

Davids was well known for his possession football philosophy, but has stated he intends to focus less on possession and more on an attacking style of football. He says the reason he says the reason he played possession football was becauase they were in league two, near the bottom and needed lots of the ball to make things happen.

Roberto Martinez forfilled a caretaker manaer role at the club between the end of may til 2nd of July when Davids was appointed. He signed the following players:
James McCarthy - 13m - Wigan Athletic
Gareth Barry - Loan - Manchester City
Romelu Lukaku - Loan - Chelsea
Gerard Deulofeu - Loan - FC Barcelona
Joel Robles - 4.5m - Athletico Madrid
Antolin Alcaraz - Free Agent
Arouna Kone - 5m - Wigan Athletic
Aiden McGeady- 1.7m - Spartak Moscow
Lacina Traoré - Loan - AS Monaco

Davids says he wishes to bring in between three to five more faces in so it feels more like "his squad" rather than Martinez's squad. His first game in charge will be in a friendly at home to Sloven Liberec.
@pompeyblue Thanks Pompey. Enjoy the story.
Interesting! This could be a good story; Everton stories are always better than Liverpool ones! :P
@The 510 Series Thanks mate. I agree, I don't really like 'em scousers ;)

Davids: "This team needs rebuilding!"


Newly appointed Everton Head Coach Edgar Davids has today spoke to the BBC program Football Focus and has told them that his team needs rebuilding and that is what he intends to do.

Davids says that he will be selling players and getting rid of deadwood, he admits a lot of these players will be fan favourites and last season's first team players and admits he needs to get rid of all the older players and bring some youth into the team. He believes to do this by selling players over thirty and buying players in their early/mid twenties.

Everton fans have announced their disappointment at seeing Davids discussing selling fans favourites after names such as Tony Hibbert and Sylvan Distan set to depart the club. The Everton Chairman has explained why they are concerned but has said he back Head Coach Edgar Davids to refresh and build up a new team for Everton Football Club.

The rumour mill has been turning in the Everton forums and Barclays Premier League Transfer Rumours going around saying that after David's recently appointed coach Alan Cuberishley was spotted watch a friendly at the Brittania Stadium.

All reports are now linking Everton with wanting to bring in some younger faces into the aging centre back position with Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross.
Reading that title made me want to log off the. You will need to prove to me that they are the best on Merseyside. Good luck.
@Jamesg237 Haha, thanks. Don't worry, Mr Davids will prove who is the best team in Merseyside ;)

Davids makes changes ahead of first season

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Transfers In

Ryan Shawcross - Stoke City - 8.5m
Sam Byram - Leeds United - 4.6m
Bryn Morris - Middlesbrough - 2.2m
Mohamed Diama - West Ham United - 3.5m
Vedran Corluka - Lokomotiv Moscow - 15.75m
John Ruddy - Norwich City - 7.75m
Mame Diouf - Hannover - 6m



Transfers Out

Darron Gibson - West Bromwich Albion - 5.25m
Sylvain Distan - West Bromwich Albion - Free
Steven Naismith - Norwich City - 4.5m
Leon Osman - Stoke City - 700k


Loaned Out

Tylas Browning - Bournemouth
Sam Byram - Leeds United
Conor McAleny - Leyton Orient
Apostolos Vellios - Wolves
Chris Long - MK Dons
Hallam Hope - Chesterfield
Luke Garbutt - Burton Albion
Bryn Morris - Colchester United
Courtney Duffus - Wycombe Wanderers
Ben McLaughlin - Dagenham & Redbridge
Matthew Pennington - Colchester United
Mason Springthorpe - Southend United
Matthew Kennedy - Bristol City
Conor Grant - Hartlepool United
Magaye Gueye - Leicester City
Gethin Jones - Oxford United
Ibou Tourey - Alfreton Town
John Stones - Bolton


Staff In

Rene Meulensteen - Free - Coach
Alan Curbishley - Free - Coach
Dave Parnaby - Middlesbrough - Head of Youth Development
Roger Spry - Free - Fitness Coach
Alex Brunner - Udinese - Goalkeeping Coach


Staff Out

Dennis Lawrence - Coach
Steve Tashjian - Fitness Coach
Alan Ivrine - Head of Youth Development
Inaki Bergara - Goalkeeping Coach

I have to say I think you have overspent quite a bit, especially on Ruddy and Corluka. I hope they come good and pay back those hefty fees very quickly!
@Jamesg237Yeah, I personally agree. Luckily the majority of the fee is being paid over the next 48 months

2013/14 Pre-Season Update

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Everton vs Slovan Liberic


Vaclav Hlousek

Gaz Metan vs Everton


Kevin Mirallas
Kevin Mirallas
Tony Hibbert

AA Gent vs Everton


Rony Van Campenhout (og)
Arouna Kone
Tim Howard (og)
Arouna Kone
Arouna Kone

Everton vs Club Brugge


Romelu Lukaku
Kevin Mirallas
Kevin Mirallas
Eddy Serste
Leighton Baines

Dundee United vs Everton


Bryan Ovideo
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

HSV vs Everton


Kevin Mirallas
Petr Jiracek
Romelu Lukaku
Jacques Zoua
Jacques Zoua

Davids' Reflection


I feel that pre-season went very well with us getting some very satisfying results, of course the defeat against HSV was disappointing but you have to consider that these games were just friendlies.

My backroom staff and I are satisfied with how our preparation has gone and we now have a great understanding of the squad and how they suit our formation and tactics and we hope to kick off our season with a good result against Cardiff.

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