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Stoke City: Vodka Martinez, Shaken, Not Stirred.

Started on 9 May 2014 by fmhunter
Latest Reply on 18 June 2014 by NVDTahir
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Congratulations Robbie on winning tha F.A Cup typical Feillaini(dirty bastard) getting sent off but what a result more silverware for Martinez to come great story great format and a great writer, Story Of Month winner in the future that I am sure.

Martinez contract 'still not signed'

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has still not signed a new contract with the club, as his current deal expires within the next 30 days.

It is thought that the double FA Cup winner and Barclays Premier League runner-up has been offered a bumper 3 year deal to stay at Goodison Park, but reports from the club confirm no paperwork has been signed.

Martinez, 40, has had a delightful first season in charge of the club, and speculation is growing as to whether he will take the vacant Spain management position with the resignation of Vicente Del Bosque post World Cup.

The Spanish tactician has also been linked with the Arsenal hot-seat after long-serving boss Arsene Wenger stepped down to take over the reigns with the French national team ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

An Everton spokesperson released the following tweet earlier today:

"Roberto Martinez is still the Everton manager and has not spoken to another club about becoming their manager.

"Though nor has he spoken to Everton to confirm he would like to sign the new contract offered to him."

An unclear future for Roberto Martinez, who refuses to speak of the matter, will cast doubts over Evertonians as to whether their new favorite hero will be at Everton next season.

Baines signs contract extension

Everton FC can confirm that Leighton Baines has signed a five year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the age of 38.

Baines already had 3 years remaining on his current deal, but has committed the rest of his career to the Toffees, after reports had suggested he was set for a move away should we not qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

The reports were purely speculation.

Everton confirm 3 year Martinez deal

Everton can officially confirm that manager Roberto Martinez has signed a new 3 year contract with the Merseyside club.

The Spaniard last season became our most successful manager ever, with a win percentage of 60% sealing us 2nd place in the Barclays Premier League (the clubs highest ever finish in the competition) and an FA Cup victory over Manchester United (our first trophy since 1995).

Roberto had this to say to 'Everton Player' earlier in the day.

"I'm absolutely delighted.

"I have developed a severe love for this club and I don't ever want to leave, it would take something drastic, you would have to force me out of the door.

"It took me a while to sign the contract, because I wanted to know what the fans wanted before laying down my philosophies in front of the chairman.

"The fans have played a massive part in our success this year and I expect them to be just as supportive of me and the football club in the next 3 years.

"I'd like to thank the chairman, the board, the fans and my players for what was a wonderful campaign last season.

"Here's to many more."


Everton 2013/14 Results:

Everton 2013/14 Stats:

Everton 2013/14 Managers' Player of the Season:

Gareth Barry

Apps: 36
Gls: 1
Asts: 3
MoM: 1

Everton 2013/14 Fans' Player of the Season:

Sylvain Distin

Apps: 34
Gls: 4
Asts: 2
MoM: 7

Everton 2013/14 Players' Player of the Season:

Romelu Lukaku

Apps: 31
Gls: 22
Asts: 6
MoM: 6

Everton 2013/14 Season Summary:

Everton 2013/14 FA Cup Review:

2013/14 Barclays Premier League Team of the Year:

Everton Players: Romelu Lukaku, Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin

2013/14 Barclays Premier League Final League Table:

You end impressive season mate. Great job!
kernel: Thanks mate, was tough but we got there in the end :)

2014/15 SEASON

that end of season update.............DARN it was awesome, great season but maybe look to win it next season :) :P
That was a great update to round of the season. Let's hope you can go that one step further next time!

Everton: Martinez 'seriously injured' in car accident

Everton Football Club have confirmed that their manager Roberto Martinez, 41, has been 'seriously injured' after a car crash that left the former Swansea and Wigan manager in a burning wreckage whilst on holiday in Mallorca.

Martinez was believed to have been driving down an open road with no speed limit in Mallorca, with nobody else in the vehicle.

"The attention and care he has received from the police, the RAF helicopter team, the doctors and nurses has been world class," said Bill Kenwright, the Everton chairman who has flown out to be with Martinez and his family this morning.

"Thanks to everyone for your concern."

The Spanish manager is understood to have suffered several broken bones and severe burns to his back and legs, but the Son Llatzer Hospital officials haven't yet commented on the condition of Everton's successful boss.

“I don't know the exact details, but I understand my dad was driving and that he lost control somehow."
- Sergio Martinez, Roberto Martinez's son

He and his family were on the Spanish island to relax after an incredible first season in charge for Martinez.

Nobody else was injured in the accident.

"My Dad has been taken to the local hospital now and nobody has told us to what extent his injuries are yet, we just know it's very serious," said Martinez's elder son, Sergio, speaking from his home in England.

"I don't know the exact details, but I understand my dad was driving and that he lost control somehow. I've heard reports he swerved to avoid an animal but I can't confirm that, he hit a tree, lost consciousness and then his car started to burn.

"We are all praying for good news."

Martinez led the club to 2nd in the Premier League and an FA Cup title last season

Local emergency services and the Spanish military attended the scene of the accident with those involved flown to Son Llatzer hospital in Mallorca.

"I can confirm that there was a road traffic accident involving our manager Roberto Martinez this morning in Mallorca," Bill Kenwright, Everton chairman said.

"Thankfully, due to the fast action of the emergency services, he was successfully evacuated to hospital, where his injuries are being currently assessed.

"We are not currently aware of Roberto's condition and we ask that the press leave Roberto and his family in peace at this difficult time.

"I will not be making comment on anything football related involving Roberto until we are absolutely clear of his condition."

Martinez moved to England in 1995 from his hometown club Balaguer to sign for Wigan Athletic, a club he later went on to manage and win silverware with before signing a contract to become Everton manager following the departure of David Moyes.

He spent 6 years at the then JJB Stadium, before signing for Scottish side Motherwell in 2001.

The diminutive midfielder went on to have spells with Walsall, Swansea City and Chester before taking his coaching badges post-retirement.

He took over as manager of the Swans in 2007, winning promotion from League 1 in his first season - before winning the FA Cup at Wigan as manager, then eventually taking his current club Everton to their highest ever league finish and another FA Cup win in his first season at the helm.
WHAT A TWIST! I wonder what will happen next..?
Will he be ready for the season, this is really bad because you should be looking to improve the squad and there is no chance now
Jason: It is. More announcements on the way.
James: Thanks mate :) Well after the last update he may not get chance!
Josh: Cheers. Who knows?! I do.

Roberto Martinez: Everton boss in a coma

Son Llatzer hospital in Mallorca have told British press that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is 'comatose' following a car accident whilst on holiday with family.

There is no way of knowing whether the successful boss will survive the horrific accident, but according to the hospital he is putting up a proud battle for his life.

"Roberto is fighting for his life, it is very bad," said a consultant speaking on behalf of Son Llatzer.

"He is comatose and we hope that he will pull through, we are doing everything we can to maintain the life of Roberto Martinez.

"He is lucky even to be in this position."

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has had this to say today.

"Everyone in football feels sick, it's one of those things you hear about happening but you never expect it to be someone you know personally or even know of.

"Everyone wishes Roberto all the best and a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with him, his family, friends and the football clubs in which he has held association.

"Unfortunately, just 3 months before the start of the Barclays Premier League season, Roberto is almost definitely not going to be able to manage Everton.

"We hope to god he can, but it's unlikely, very unlikely.

"Everton are going to have to do some thinking about how to approach the situation as pre-season training starts anytime now for top level clubs, they need a manager."

"It feels inappropriate to be discussing a game when something like this has happened, but my job is to analyse football.

"Please do not think I'm disrespecting anyone talking about football whilst Roberto Martinez's life hangs in the balance."

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