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Everton: Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

Started on 20 May 2014 by Bantams
Latest Reply on 24 May 2014 by InvertedWingbacks
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Everton: Nil Satis Nisi Optimum


Hello everyone and welcome to my latest story, I have a boat load of time on my hands recently and I have been reading a lot of stories recently and it has driven me to have another pop at writing one.

I will be managing Merseyside club Everton. I wouldn't say I necessarily supported them but I do enjoy watching them play. They play an attractive brand of football and have a squad of very talented players. So I hope to be able to replicate some of their real life success into the game, I have yet to decide on who I will be in terms of a manager but I have a couple of names in mind and that will be decided in the next post, but regardless I have aims to hopefully conquer England and hopefully Europe too!

Their squad is certainly capable of doing so, they have a lot of potential and I look forward to bringing you what will probably be my last story up until FM15, due to having the aims of conquering England and Europe.

Hope you all enjoy!

2013/14: Season Reflection


Expectations soared this season with the new manager Roberto Martinez coming in and most Everton fans believed this to be a new era for the club going forward, but that wasn't the case at all, in fact it was far from it...

The Toffee's started the season in relatively good form managing to stay in and around the big guns till around Christmas time, then it was all downhill from there a win less streak of 14 eventually saw Roberto Martinez's short spell at the club come to an end and the club remained manager-less until the end of the season, however it wasn't all doom and gloom because they managed to turn around their fortunes and finish 7th. One place above Merseyside rivals Liverpool. So all in all it wasn't a bad season for the Merseyside club.

As far as next season goes the aim will no doubt be to qualify for continental football under the wing of a new manager, but who that is remains to be seen. All we know is that Bill has a list and a nice transfer kitty for the next manager to come in and take the club forward.

Everton Unveil New Manager


The club can officially confirm that Dušan Uhrin will be appointed head coach for the forthcoming season. The Czech joins from 1.Gambrinus Liga side Viktoria Plzen of which he has won the title consecutively for the past two seasons.

The Czech has put pen to paper on an initial one year deal with the option of the club to extend for a further two should they feel the need.

Owner Bill Kenwright had this to say:

"I am delighted to be able to welcome Dušan to the club, he is a very talented manager who can offer us a lot going forward. He knows the game fantastically and has had great success over in the Czech Republic, he's even managed to gather success in Europe too, even though he didn't have one of the most talented squads in the competition, I look forward to working with him and hopefully he can bring success here at Everton."

Dušan Uhrin has also released this statement:

"Look, Everton is a fantastic club, that with a hell of a lot of potential too. I couldn't have possibly turned down the chance to come here, they are one of England's top clubs and it'd of been foolish to turn down the opportunity. I've had a fantastic time at Viktoria Plzen but I feel I needed to take this opportunity to be able to develop as a manager. It is a honour to be managing in this league, it is the best in the world without a doubt! Terrific players and managers and I look forward to the challenge."
I really enjoy your stories! Good luck :)
good luck mate! Uhrin was the head coach of Poli Timisoara, the team from my city!
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6 yearsEdited

Everton Busy Early On


Everton have wasted no time in bringing in reinforcements for the new season and have so far managed to bring in 6 new faces, totaling a fee of around £19 million pounds. Bill Kenwright wasn't messing around when he said that he was going to give a healthy financial backing towards his new manager.

The first of the new signings is experienced midfielder Gareth Barry, Barry joins on a free transfer after leaving Manchester City due to his contract expiring. The fans will no doubt be happy with the signing due to him playing for the club last term and doing very well in the process. Barry signs on a 2 year deal worth a reported £42,000 a week.

The second signing is that of goal scoring powerhouse Wilfried Bony. Bony joins from Swansea whom finished 5th last term with Bony finishing highest goalscorer with 26 league goals. Bony joins for a fee of £15 million and is the most expensive of the new signings. Shirt sales will no doubt soar due to the new signing.

The third new signing was that of Lucas Piazon. Piazon joins on a 3 year deal from Chelsea for a fee of around £2.8 million, Piazon spent the whole of last season out on loan at Vitesse where he managed to noch up 18 assists in the league, he was deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea and Everton swooped.

The next signing that came through the doors at Goodison Park was that of England U21 international goalkeeper Jack Butland. Butland was part of a part exchange deal for Spanish goalkeeper Joel and £850k. Butland has found it hard to find first team football ever since leaving Birmingham but Everton have offered him a way in due to the advancing age of Tim Howard.

The final two transfers were two loan deals for young players Nick Powell and Patrick Bamford from Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, they both join on season long loans and both parent clubs are happy that they are given the chance to develop and get valuable Premier league experience.

All the players will meet up with the rest of the squad at the training camp ahead of the tour of Germany for pre-season.

Above: The six new signings at Everton

Dušan Uhrin had the following to say about his transfer dealings:

"I am delighted to be able to welcome the lads to the club, they offer experience and youth and they all have their own unique ways of bringing something special to this club. I look forward to working with every single one of them and I hope to help them in their careers and help them develop as footballers and men. As far as future transfers go, I wouldn't expect to see much else from the club. We tried to get our business out of the way quickly to avoid any confusion or frustration and I'm glad that I'm sat here with them!"

Comments


Josh: Thanks Josh, A comment like that is always greatly appreciated from a super story writer like you mate, I'm glad you enjoy my stories and I hope to not disapoint with this one :)

AAN: Thanks buddy, he is a manager that I have a lot of time for and felt that he deserved a big break on the game so why not give him the chance to manage in one of the best leagues in the world :P
Some great signings! Hopefully they'll help you get Champions League football!
Very good signings mate!
Great signings!
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6 yearsEdited

Everton Announce Tour Squad


Everton have officially announced the squad that will take part this pre-season's tour of Germany, the squad in full can be seen below:

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Jack Butland

Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines, Bryan Oviedo, Jagielka, Stones, Duffy, Distin, Alcaraz & Craig Holmes (regen)

Midfielders: Osman, Barry, Powell, McCarthy, Mirallas, Pienaar, Piazon, Gueye & Barkley

Forwards: Bony, Vellios, Bamford & Tennoy (regen)

The players will fly out to Germany on the 5th of July and will play the likes of Lotte, Aue and German giants Borussia Dortmund before returning home to face Once Caldas and Shandong for the final two games. We recently spoke to new signing Wilfried Bony about the tour and he had this to say:


"It's great being a footballer at times like these because not only do you live the boyhood dream of playing football but you also get to go travelling to with the lads, so it makes for a good month does preseason, you have banter with the lads and you get to experience other cultures. I look forward to touching down in Germany, being able to check out the landmarks and also be able to pull on the jersey for the first time and show the boss and my teammates what I've got to offer!"

Comments


Josh: Cheers Josh, hopefully theres enough quality in the squad now to challenge for those top 5 spots, will be interesting to see how they gel and what they're capable of :)

AAN: Thanks AAN, I'm actually most pleased with the Lucas Piazon deal, he's a terrific talent and always seems to be a beast on FM, so hopefully he has a part to play this term :P

Griffo: Thanks dude & also thanks for the comment, hopefully they'll do the business! :)

Preseason 2014/15


Everton have now finished their pre-season and it's time to look back and reflect on how they did, first of all was the tour of Germany. Everton took a very strong squad over there in order to compete and also raise the profile of the club in that area of the World, and things couldn't of started any better for them, they met two lower league sides in Lotte and Aue and they didn't disappoint winning both games and scoring six in the process.


Then along came the big test of the off season, and that was against the Yellow and Black of Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park, the lads didn't get the result they was after but it was huge learning curve playing at one of the most intimidating grounds Europe has to offer. Ideally Everton would of liked to have had a better result in order to see where they are at in terms of a squad being capable to enter Europe, but that didn't look the case as Dortmund brushed the Toffee's aside 4-0


The final two games saw us come up against yet again, relatively easy competition and the lads from Merseyside delivered, they brushed aside Once Caldas and saw off the brave challenge of Shandong in order to finish pre-season with 4 wins and a single defeat.


Player of Preseason


Wilfried Bony wins the award for player of preseason due to his outstanding performances. Everton scored a total of ten goals this off season and Bony managed to grab 5 of them and two assists also so he will no doubt be proud of his performances and the fans will no doubt be happy with what they have seen of him so far. Hopefully his form continues heading into the season opener against Aston Villa.
16/08/14 | Matchday One: Everton vs Aston Villa | Goodison Park |
Woah man, liking the graphics! Nice win against Villa!
Cheers Josh, just wanted to try something new out see how it went down, doesn't look too bad thankfully :P
you're doing well mate! keep it up!
23/08/14 | Matchday Two: Manchester City vs Everton | Etihad |

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