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Nathan Limior Takes on Everton and the Premier League

Started on 6 July 2013 by shylax
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April 2017

Everton 1 - 0 Norwich
Manolo Gabbiadini scored his 29th goal of the season on a penalty when Popo made a great job of advancing into the penalty box and Mohamed El Neny took his legs out, drawing the controversial call.
Player of the Match: Mohamed El Neny (Norwich)

Fulham 2 - 1 Everton
The game at the Cowardly House could have been condensed into 9 minutes as that's when all the goals were scored. Manolo Gabbiadini had an apparent goal disallowed. Fulham's goalkeeper made many saves to ensure a win.
Player of the Match: Yoan Gouffran (Fulham)

Portland Update: Portland Timbers have defeated Cruz Azul 5-2 on aggregate to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final.

FA Cup Semifinal at Wembley Stadium
Everton 0 - 1 Tottenham
So pissed, Ross Hunter scored in the first extra time period when Dentinho failed to make a tackle and left him clean on goal 5 minutes after Fellaini was double booked.
Player of the Match: Micah Richards (Tottenham)

Dentinho was distraught after the match and vowed to repay his teammates for losing the FA Cup for them.

Tottenham 0 - 0 Everton
Despite Tottenham having more chances, and having a goal (that FM feels was wrongly) disallowed for a foul, both teams struggled to finish and fizzled to a scoreless draw. Gareth Bale's defensive presence was noted, as the winger made many successful challenges to end Everton attacks.
Player of the Match: Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Everton)

Everton 0 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Screw this game sometimes.
Player of the Match: Freddie Nicholls (Sheffield Wednesday)

Southampton 1 - 1 Everton
Gabbiadini scored his 31st goal of the season and broke his goal duck by scoring a penalty, but Burdisso equalized shortly after in the chaos after a corner kick.
Player of the Match: John Stones (Everton)




Premier League Table

With only two games left we're locked out of anything meaningful but we must still do our best to secure as much prize money as possible.

May 2017

Vidima-Rakovski won the Bulgarian Cup and an entry into the Europa League. My work permit loanees will get a taste of continental football!

Aachen win the German third division title, led by their manager, the world class Pep Guardiola...wait, what?

Vidima-Rakovski have won promotion to the Bulgarian first division!

Everton 2 - 0 Brighton and Hove
Fininho and Manolo Gabbiadini finally scored goals in the run of play, getting free in the box and supplying quality finishes.
Player of the Match: Erik Lamela (Everton)
Injury Update: Dentinho broke a toe and will miss two months.

Portland wins the CONCACAF Champions League after a 4-3 aggregate victory over America. They are the first team from the United States to win the CONCACAF Champions League in its current incarnation and have broken the Mexican hegemony over the CONCACAF Champions League.

Vidima-Rakovski have won the Bulgarian second division, completing the double!

Reading 1 - 4 Everton
The team had a great game today, with four different goalscorers, Reading had no ability to stop all of our different attacking options.
Player of the Match: John Stones (Everton)

Manolo Gabbiadini won the PFA Player of the Year award, with 33 goals and 16 assists in the league this season. He also won his second straight England Golden Boot, far outpacing Sergio Aguero with 22 goals and Wayne Rooney with 21.

Fininho came in second place for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, behind David Alaba. Fininho had 12 goals and 13 assists in his first Premier League season. Not bad for a 20 year old.

Everton manager Nathan Limior won the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year award, beating out Robert Mancini of Man City! Owen Coyle of Southampton won third place.



- Grzegorz Krychowiak to AS Monaco for 1.5M up front and 3.4M in installments over 48 months.
- Panagiotis Tachtsidis to Valencia for 8.75M and 30% of profit of next sale.
- Darron Gibson to West Brom for 3M.

Premier League Table

We didn't win a continental qualification spot but we did win almost 20 million pounds in prize money and we did better than Liverpool and Chelsea!
Promoted: Leicester, Wigan, Derby
Wow! Pep really went down the tube. At least you pushed back up to 7th :)

Offseason 2017


- Viktor Fischer from Chelsea for 12.5M.
- Thomas Mauger for free from FC Nantes.
- Keiichi Sakamoto from Stade de Raims for 10M. According to, the move will boost Everton merchandise sales in Japan, but all I wanted was another good center back to rotate in.
- Paride Lucaselli from Genoa for 5.25M (matched release clause).

- Bryan Cristante sold to Reading for 1.2 million up front and 5M in installments over 30 months, plus 20% of profit of next sale.
- Luca Garritano to AC Milan for 5.75M. Everton are obliged to pay him 3.5K p/w until June 30, 2021.
- Gianluca Caprari to Chievo for 8.75M.


Preseason 2017

Friendly Cup Semifinal
Everton 7 - 3 Hapoel Ra'anana
A very entertaining game and a[n American] football score for the few who watched from the cavernous arena this game was held in! Everton players kept getting free for final passes into the box, and even Hapoel Ra'anana joined in the fun for a few goals but it was clear Everton was in no real danger of losing here.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

Friendly Cup Final
Ajax 1 - 0 Everton
I had to use my B team here since it was one day after the previous match. I would have liked to have seen what we could've done against Ajax with a full strength squad.
Player of the Match: Vladimir Balic (Everton)

FC Utrecht 0 - 1 Everton
As you can see from the formation, Utrecht played very defensively and they were tough to break down. They finally conceded when Erik Lamela sent in a cross/shot from the right wing that hit the post, but rebounded to Fininho and since the keeper dove, Fininho had an empty net at his mercy.
Player of the Match: Erik Lamela (Everton)

Everton 5 - 4 Inter
Both teams were seemingly uninterested in defending. It looked like Everton was going to run away with it but Inter made a late charge. With seconds left, Inter had a chance to tie the game with a corner kick, but John Stones cleared to secure Everton's victory.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

Southport 0 - 5 Everton
Erik Lamela ran the show today, picking up two goals and an assist. Southport had no control over the match at all.
Player of the Match: Erik Lamela (Everton)

Millwall 1 - 5 Everton
Another great performance for Everton and Manolo Gabbiadini, who picked up four goals, including one with seconds left in stoppage time.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

Everton de Viña del Mar 0 - 2 Everton de Liverpool
It took a while, but Everton eventually showed their class against the Chilean offshoot when John Stones nodded in the first goal in the midst of chaos within the box after a corner kick. Fininho scored Everton's second goal when he found plenty of space and Nicusor Stanciu played him a lovely ball into the box.
Player of the Match: John Stones (Everton)



- Davide Cais to Ascoli for 3.2 million.
Super pre-season! Loving Everton de Liverpool!!!

This story is sensationally good and long lasting keep it up!!

August 2017

Leicester 1 - 1 Everton
Everton seemed to be unable to carry its preseason form into King Power Stadium, and suffered for it by losing out on two points and almost three.
Player of the Match: Charlie Mulgrew (Leicester)

Everton 3 - 1 Southampton
It seemed like it would be another 1 - 1 bore draw, but Rob Reddy and Manolo Gabbiadini both scored goals in stoppage to break the hearts of Southampton fans.
Player of the Match: Fininho (Everton), for a 1 goal and 1 assist performance

Capital One Cup Second Round
Everton 3 - 0 Sheffield United
Some new names enter the squad today, most notably Baby, who picked up an assist and an 8.5 rating on his debut. The real star, however, was Erik Lamela, who set up two goals for Everton.
Player of the Match: Erik Lamela (Everton)


- Shun Kawai for 15.25M from Galatasaray.


Premier League Table

There's still 36 games left and a lot can change, but we're in a very good position, with only our Merseyside rivals Liverpool having won both their matches so far, and leading the table.
Good start to the league and cup, hopefully you can get a cup win and maybe a Europa/Champions League spot. Keep it up really like the layout of your stories :D

Btw, got your 8000th view! :D
Not a bad start to the season. Shun Kawai looks special :)

September 2017

Newcastle 1 - 0 Everton
Papiss Cisse headed in a goal and Newcastle shut our attack down.
Player of the Match: Rafael Rivas (Everton)

Everton 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
People might remember this game for the Premier League debut of Japanese star striker Shun Kawai, who scored two goals and managed to get many good scoring chances with the ball. His first goal came when he got a pass from Manolo Gabbiadini and scored with an undignified two-footed tackle of the ball into the net. His second goal was more conventional, volleying a Fininho pass into the net. You might be forgiven for only remembering Kawai, but Paco also had his full senior debut for Everton and kept a clean sheet, despite Wolves having a solid handful of chances.
Player of the Match: Shun Kawai (Everton)

Everton 4 - 2 Fulham
Manolo Gabbiadini ran the show as usual, scoring early, scoring late, scoring in general. What looked to be a comfortable 3-0 lead dissipated to 3-2 late as Fulham scored two goals from Everton complacency, but Gabbiadini broke an offside trap to score his fourth goal of the match with seconds left to emphatically seal victory.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

Capital One Cup Third Round
Stevenage 1 - 3 Everton after extra time
Everton had a hard time of it despite Stevenage never really threatening their goal as Steve Arnold played out of his gourd for Stevenage, making numerous saves and keeping Stevenage in the game. It all broke down for them in extra time, though, as Fininho was the star, making an interception that led to Nicusor Stanciu's second goal, and scoring a goal himself in the second extra time period to seal the match.
Player of the Match: Nicusor Stanciu (Everton)




Premier League Table

The end of the month came in the middle of a weekend so some teams (including us) have a game in hand. We're 4th with a game in hand, a great posiiton to be. Manolo Gabbiadini and Shun Kawai are one of the top strike pairings in the Premier League, and our good form should keep going.

October 2017

Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton
Lacina Traore killed us with two goals off setpieces.
Player of the Match: Lacina Traore (Arsenal)

Everton 2 - 1 Wigan
Inigo Martinez almost cost victory when he weakly backwards headered a ball that a Wigan striker got to for the easy goal, but Manolo Gabbiadini was able to get a brace when he poached Kawai's miss off the keeper for the winning score.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

Manchester United 3 - 1 Everton
I knew they had more talent than us but I don't think they were two goals better.
Player of the Match: Andre Ayew (Manchester United)

Everton 2 - 0 Reading
Shun Kawai got off the schneid with two quick goals for Everton, but had an early exit due to exhaustion. Bryan Cristante was looking to get Reading back into the game with a volley but it was disallowed due to him being offside, and Reading didn't have a shot on goal.
Player of the Match: Shun Kawai (Everton)


- Lazaro Berbotto from Defensor Sporting for 600K. He will come in January 2019, and won't have a work permit.


Premier League Table

Despite running .500 this month, we're (a distant) third behind Arsenal and Manchester United. We just need to keep winning, obviously.
Shame about the away results, especially after you took the lead, but very solid elsewhere and exactly where you want to be! That new signing looks a gem :)

November 2017

Capital One Cup 4th Round
Everton 1 - 0 Brighton and Hove
I hampered my team with a bad team talk, and we only won after Nicky Balley fouled in the box and gave Gabbiadini a penalty, which he bounced off the keeper and poached the rebound for the only goal of the match.
Player of the Match: Anthony Gerrard (Brighton and Hove)

Norwich 4 - 1 Everton
Norwich spanked us. We had more possession but did little with it.
Player of the Match: Pablo Armero (Norwich)

Everton 6 - 1 Derby
With the wide midfielders set to roam, the tactic worked much better, although the goals didn't flow until the second half.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)

West Ham 2 - 5 Everton
Manolo Gabbiadini ran the show today, picking up a hat trick and an assist, and turning what was a 2-2 game at halftime into a rout.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)
Injury Update: Shun Kawai suffered a twisted ankle and will miss 3 weeks.

Everton 2 - 0 West Brom
West Brom tried to stall Everton's attack with many tactical fouls but it didn't stop Manolo Gabbiadini from picking up two goals, and it led to Claudio Yacob being sent off late on a second yellow for persistent fouling.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)
Breaking News: After the match, word was that Alan Shearer, the manager of West Brom, was sacked.


- Eduardo Meneses from Universitad Catolica for 575K in compensation.

- Inigo Martinez to Paris Saint-Germain for 15.25M. He wasn't playing badly, but we had a glut of center backs and to recover his purchase price and a bit more and get a couple seasons out of him is a great deal.

Premier League Table

Manchester United is running away with the title but we're making a strong case for a Champions League spot.
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December 2017

Tottenham 2 - 0 Everton
We couldn't get enough of the ball and were beset by injuries.
Player of the Match: Sebastien Coates (Tottenham)

Everton 1 - 0 Chelsea
Fininho scored in 22 seconds and thankfully we held onto the lead despite Chelsea beating down the door late.
Player of the Match: Rafael Rivas (Everton)

Liverpool 0 - 1 Everton
Another 1-0 squeaker from Everton, this time away from home. Everton was short of possession, but had one good attacking move to put Rob Reddy in point blank range for the winning goal. Christian Benteke had several opportunities for goals, but bottled them.
Player of the Match: Rafael Rivas (Everton)

Capital One Cup Quarterfinal
Arsenal 1 - 2 Everton
Set pieces ruled the day. Manolo Gabbiadini got Everton off on a flyer with a header off a corner kick. Laurent Koscielny equalized with the same, and Shun Kawai was pretty much blatantly tackled American football-style in the Arsenal box, and Rob Reddy converted the penalty for the game winning goal. Arsenal threatened late, but Keiichi Sakamoto played amazingly and was the emergency defender most of the time.
Player of the Match: Keiichi Sakamoto (Everton)

Everton 0 - 3 Manchester City
Man City just took us over their knee and spanked us good. It was no contest, as much as I thought there would be one.
Player of the Match: James Rodriguez (Manchester City)

Hull 1 - 1 Everton
We threw away a slim lead late, and couldn't do much with the ball.
Player of the Match: John Stones (Everton)

Everton 2 - 0 Stoke
Everton displayed their dominance from set pieces to win, as they scored both their goals from them.
Player of the Match: Rafael Rivas (Everton)


- Eduardo Meneses from Universitad Catolica for 575K in compensation.
- Former loanee Armand Mbock comes back permanently! We signed him from Olympique Lyonnais on a Bosman. Here's what he looks like now:

- Inigo Martinez to Paris Saint-Germain for 15.25M. He wasn't playing badly, but we had a glut of center backs and to recover his purchase price and a bit more and get a couple seasons out of him is a great deal.
- Mattia Perin to Ajax for 4M. He turned into a pumpkin, going from a 4 star PA to 2.5 PA.

Premier League Table

Arsenal has three games in hand, but other than that, we're doing very well in the league and should contend for a Champions League spot. Manolo Gabbiadini has 18 goals as we round the bend into 2018. I think he had 22 at this point last year, so a small dropoff, but still amazing form.
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January 2018

Everton 6 - 0 Leicester
If this match were an Offspring song, it'd be "The Kids are Alright". With a heavily rotated squad filled with kids due to it being only 2 days after the Stoke match, they bought into the system and had a very impressive performance built on Senne Schoeters's efforts and his amazing plays with his head, picking up 2 goals and 2 assists. Fininho also picked up 2 goals.
Player of the Match: Senne Schoeters (Everton)

Capital One Cup Semifinal
First Leg: Everton 3 - 1 Tottenham
Erik Lamela suffered a serious injury which was the only dark spot hampering this impressive victory. Erik Lamela and Manolo Gabbiadini got Everton off to a flyer with goals, and Souleymane Coulibaly ended his goal drought to pull one back. Fininho scored a goal, volleying off a free kick to get a two goal lead for Everton as they head to Tottenham's ground for the second leg later on.
Player of the Match: Manolo Gabbiadini (Everton)
Injury Update: Erik Lamela tore his calf muscle and will be out 3-4 months.

FA Cup Third Round
Everton 2 - 0 Burnley
It's a testament to squad depth that we were able to dominate Burnley on the pitch even with an almost totally rotated squad. The youngsters acquitted themselves well out there and it's nice to know that I can go without my superstars for these matches. George Green opened the scoring with a direct free kick goal, and Fininho put the game out of reach with his typical powerful finish.
Player of the Match: Everton (Everton)

Everton 1 - 0 Newcastle
We thought we'd never break through, but Newcastle's defense was undone when Shun Kawai took a corner kick in the 90th minute. Gabbiadini got to it first with his head, but it trickled to Rafael Rivas, who volleyed the ball through the tiniest of spaces to get Everton the victory.
Player of the Match: Rafael Rivas (Everton)

Southampton 3 - 1 Everton
Despite having less of the ball Southampton did more with it and spanked us.
Player of the Match: Ciaran Clark (Southampton)

Capital One Cup Semifinal
Second Leg: Tottenham 3 - 0 Everton after extra time
Tottenham 4 - 3 Everton on aggregate
Tottenham just wanted it more. Their players were chasing down balls that we weren't and making plays we weren't making. No amount of yelling could coax a goal when we needed it, and extra time broke us down even further.
Player of the Match: Abel Hernandez (Tottenham)

FA Cup Fourth Round
Carlisle 1 - 1 Everton
We didn't take our chances with the ball and thus we're forced to play 90 unnecessary minutes of football, thankfully at Goodison Park.
Player of the Match: Lee Lucas (Carlisle)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Everton
We were unlucky to draw, every time we took the lead Wolves pulled back level, and they converted both their shots on goal into goals.
Player of the Match: Fininho (Everton)


- Center back Enzo Iribarne from USBCO on a Bosman.
- Striker Samuel Severini from AC Milan on a Bosman.
- Midfielder Christian Buongusto from Napoli on a Bosman.
- Striker Kamel Larbi from Cheateauroux on a Bosman.
- Midfielder Paul Sanou from FC Nantes on a Bosman.
- Midfielder Juan Francisco Cordorba from Guimaraes on a Bosman.
- Right winger Sante Malatesta from AS Roma on a Bosman.
- Pål Sortevik from Vålarenga for 1.7 million.
- Nur Yagiz from Levante for 3.3 million, the offer met his release clause so it had to be accepted.
- Octavio Tatlot from Paris Saint-Germain for 1.2M in compensation.
- Sebastian Acosta from Lanus on a Bosman. He attained a work permit and will be able to play for Everton when he comes in.
- Marcelo Luiz from Portuguesa on a Bosman, he attained a work permit.
- Marcio has been bought from Gremio for 625K. He did not get a work permit so it will be a while before this one wears Everton blue.
- Pablo Castro from Club Deportivo Junior for 400K. He did not get a work permit, so it will be a while before this one sees the field.
- Paco for 4.6M from Real Sociedad. He got a work permit, but will join in July. He got a work permit so he will be able to play then.

- Benjamin Mendy to LOSC Lille for 250K, 1.7M over 42 months, and 33% profit of next sale.

Premier League Table

We're not doing too bad, but I feel like we should still be doing better. We have the talent, they just have to mature into players who are fearless and can perform at both home and away.

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