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Everton FC: Forever The People's Club

An Everton story
Started on 7 January 2016 by JohnWarrington / First Post
Latest Reply on 14 October 2016 by JohnWarrington / Last Post


Quarter final draw


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Published
29th October 2015
By Michael Downham

Man City will travel to Norwich in the Capital One Cup quarter finals in one of three all Premier League ties.

The full draw is as follows:

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Mirallas goal extends Everton run


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31st October 2015

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Everton extended their winning run to 12 at Goodison Park, Kevin Mirallas netting the winner in a 1-0 victory over Leicester.



Final Score: Everton 1-0 Leicester.

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Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barkley (Besic 80), Mirallas, Naismith (Tarashaj 80), Deulofeu, Lukaku.
Subs Not Used: Robles, Holgate, Lennon, Rodriguez, Funes Mori.

Booked: Mirallas.

Goals: Mirallas 80.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Benalouane, Morgan, Huth (De Laet 64), Schlupp, Dyer (Drinkwater 58), Inler, Kante (Albrighton 56), Mahrez, Vardy, Okazaki.
Subs Not Used: Schwarzer, Fuchs, Kramaric, Gray.

Booked: Albrighton.

Att: 38,600.

Ref: G Scott.

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Consecutive Manager of the month awards for Martinez


1st November 2015 by Andy Lewis

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has won the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month award for the second month in a row, after winning the award for October.

Under Roberto Martinez, Everton find themselves top of the Barclays Premier League table, a position which is a shock to many. In October, Martinez led his side to fours wins out of four games, only conceding twice in four games. Everton began with a 3-1 win away at West Ham before thrashing Southampton by four goals to one at Goodison Park. A 2-0 away victory at Bournemouth followed before a Kevin Mirallas goal secured a 1-0 home win over Leicester.

Martinez said:

"It's great to be awarded with yet another Manager of the month award. It shows that I'm doing something right and noone can argue that we had a great October. We won four out of our four games against what can't be described as easy opposition, which is very pleasing but I'll dedicate this award to my players because in reality, they're the ones who won the matches. They are the real winners of the award to be honest."

"I only stood on the touchline and shouted at the top of my lungs. We're all now looking forward to our next Premier League game. Away trips to Swansea and Newcastle will really test us over the course of the next month as well as the visit of Manchester City. If we can maintain our current form then I see no reason why we can't win three out of three."

Martinez's October Record

Games Played - 4
Wins - 4
Goals Scored - 10
Goals Against - 2

04/10/2015 - West Ham 1-3 Everton
17/10/2015 - Everton 4-1 Southampton
24/10/2015 - Bournemouth 0-2 Everton
31/10/2015 - Everton 1-0 Leicester


Premier League Table


Last Updated: 1st November 2015

Terrific start to the season, also great to see Chelsea performing realistically!
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Lukaku smashes Swans




7th November 2015

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku was in scintillating form, scoring a hat trick, to help his side beat Swansea by 5 goals to 2 at the Liberty Stadium.



Final Score: Swansea 2-5 Everton.

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Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel (Naughton 66), Fernandez, Williams (Amat 72), Taylor (Tabanou 79), Ayew, Sung-Yeung, Sigurdsson, Montero, Correa, Gomis.
Subs Not Used: Nordfeldt, Eder, Britton, Barrow.

Booked: Fernandez.

Goals: Gomis 52, Montero 68.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka (Funes Mori 88), Oviedo, Barkley (Besic 88), McCarthy, Mirallas, Kone (Lennon 72), Deulofeu, Lukaku.
Subs Not Used: Robles, Pienaar, Cleverley, Barry.

Booked: Oviedo, Jagielka.

Goals: Lukaku 22, 23, 80, Mirallas 71, 89.

Att: 20,440.

Ref: C Pawson.

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Del Bosque leaves Spain post


Last Updated: 14th November 2015

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Spain boss Vincente del Bosque has paid the price for Spain's failure to qualify for the European Championships after being removed from his post.

Needing a win away at Luxembourg to qualify last month, Spain could only draw one all with the minnows and missed out on qualification for the European Championships, with Slovakia and Ukraine heading to Paris in their absence.

In a statement Jorge Perez, Spain's director of football, told the press: "Following our failure to qualify 2016 European championships, it is clear that the time for change is now. The time has come to look to the future and it is with great sadness that we terminate the contract of manager Vincente del Bosque. It is time to bring a fresh impetus into the Spanish national team as we look to qualify for the 2018 World Cup."

"We want to thank Vincente del Bosque for the service he has given to us since taking over in 2008 and thank him for leading us to our first World Cup win. In the coming days, we will shortlist managers and we will look to have made an appointment as soon as possible. This will give the new manager time before the start of the qualification period for the 2018 World Cup to settle into the job."


Martinez favourite for Spain job


Last Updated: 16th November 2015

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is the new favourite to succeed departing Spain manager Vincente del Bosque after Rafael Benitez officially ruled himself out of taking the Spain job.

Reports suggest the 42 year old Everton manager will be named the new Spain manager within the next couple of days after Rafael Benitez ruled himself out of the running in an interview on Spanish radio. Asked about the Spain job, Benitez said: "No, I am not interested in the Spain manager job. Maybe one day I will become Spain manager but for me, the time is not right now."

Everton fans will not greet the news of Martinez's departure with joy, after growing to love the Spaniard. If the reports do indeed turn out to be true and Martinez becomes the new Spain manager, Michael Laudrup has been installed as the bookies favourite to take over at Goodison Park.

Neither side has been available for contact so far, leaving many people wondering if Bill Kenwright would stand in the way of Martinez should he wish to become the new manager of his native country.
Bloody hell, you're playing an absolute blinder so far!! As a fellow Everton fan I'm loving this, keep it up.



Martinez named as Spain boss


Last Updated: 18th November 2015

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has officially been named as the new manager of the Spanish national team after signing a deal which runs until after the 2018 World Cup.

The appointment of Roberto Martinez comes just 4 days after the sacking of former boss Vincente del Bosque, who was sacked after Spain's dismal European championship qualifying campaign, which saw them miss out on the tournament all together. Martinez has signed a two year deal which is set to run until after the 2018 World Cup after Everton chairman Bill Kenwright gave Martinez permission to speak to the Spanish Football Federation.

In a statement Martinez said: "I am absolutely delighted to be the new manager of the Spanish national side. It has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy to manage the Spain team. I'd like to thank Jorge Perez for giving me this chance and Bill Kenwright for letting me fulfill my boyhood dream. Everton will be a club that remains in my heart and I wish them all the best in the future."

It also been confirmed that Martinez's faithful assistant Graeme Jones will also be following him to Spain, thereby leaving his post at Everton. Jones first linked up with Martinez in March 2007 when Martinez was manager of Swansea in League One. The pair have worked together since, with Jones making moves to both Wigan and Everton to continue his work with the Spaniard.
2016-02-20 16:27#226399 guster73 : Bloody hell, you're playing an absolute blinder so far!! As a fellow Everton fan I'm loving this, keep it up.

Thanks pal :) Really happy with the way it's going, Lukaku is a beast
What a season so far and now Martinez is the Spanish national team manager! Wigan legend <3




Kenwright: "I couldn't stand in his way"


19th November 2015 by Andy Lewis

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Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has told the official Everton club website that he simply couldn't stand in the way of Roberto Martinez after he became the new manager of Spain earlier today.

In an exclusive interview with evertonfc.com, the chairman said: "I had no choice but to let Roberto go. I just couldn't stand in his way. It has always been the dream of Roberto to manage the Spanish national side and for me to refuse him the chance to live his childhood dream would simply be heartless and selfish of me. That is not the way I operate as everybody knows so the decision was a no brainer."

"I would like to thank Roberto for the wonderful few years he gave us at Everton Football Club. Not only did we achieve our highest Premier League finish in a number of years, we were able to qualify for the Europa League along with playing some of the most attacking football Goodison Park has seen. We owe a lot to Roberto Martinez and I would like to wish him all the best in his new role with the Spanish national team. They have a great man at the helm, that's for sure."

Kenwright refused to be drawn into speculation over who the next Everton manager would be but one thing is for sure, the next manager has big shoes to fill.



Watson wants dream job


Last Updated: 21st November 2015

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Former Tranmere boss and Everton captain Dave Watson has declared his interest for the vacant Everton job, by stating that getting the job would be his "dream" chance in the management field.

The 54 year old, who spent a total of 15 years at the Goodison Park club, has been out of management since a season long stint at Everton's neighbours across the water, Tranmere. He has been coaching at Premiership side Newcastle United since November 2011 having previously coached at Championship side Wigan.

However, this unsuccessful spell has not stopped Watson from aiming high, and Watson feels that he could manage Everton to a top 4 slot.

"Everton is the club that I feel is my club, so of course I'm interested. I've always said that it'd be my dream job if the situation arised, and it still is. People may say that I haven't got the experience, and may even look at my time at Tranmere and say that it was unsuccessful and that I couldn't manage at Premiership level, but I feel I could manage this team definitely, and if I was offered, I'd take it without a moments thought, even if it was a rolling contract, just for next season."

Asked who he'd like to come in, if it wasn't himself, Dave Watson said it'd be hard choice to make.

"It's a hard choice, whoever follows Roberto Martinez will need to be looking to play in a similar way. In my view, I'd like to see someone brought in that has a connection with the club, or a young foreign manager who has potential. In terms of names, someone like David Weir or Duncan Ferguson would be my choice, as they both know Everton inside out, but with Duncan he is a bit of a livewire, so it is probably best if it's not him."

Watson made a total of 419 appearances and scored a total of 23 goals in that time. The highlight of Watson's Everton career was when he captained them to FA Cup glory in 1995, the last time the club won silverware.
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Everton earn valuable City victory




21st November 2015

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Manager-less Everton maintained their astonishing run of form with a 3-2 win over Man City at Goodison Park.



Final Score: Everton 3-2 Man City.

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Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo (Baines 77), Barkley (Gibson 88), McCarthy, Mirallas, Kone, Deulofeu, Lukaku.
Subs Not Used: Robles, Funes Mori, Lennon, Cleverley, Besic.

Booked: Oviedo, Coleman.

Goals: Mirallas 5, Lukaku 10, Deulofeu 13.

Man City: Caballero, Zabaleta (Sagna 61), Kompany, Mangala, Clichy, Toure, Delph (Fernandinho 78), Nasri, Silva, De Bruyne (Sterling 66), Aguero.
Subs Not Used: Hart, Bony, Fernando, Demichaelis.

Booked: Zabaleta, Mangala, Toure.

Goals: Kompany 11, Nasri 35.

Att: 40,157.

Ref: M Clattenburg.

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