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James McCarthy

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier

Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  November 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Glasgow, Scotland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  159 lbs    
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2015 Proj. Everton 2878 2 2 24 5 1478 4 16 97 36

November 2, 2015    James McCarthy News

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McCarthy assisted on one of Everton's six goals on Sunday's match against Sunderland.

McCarthy assisted on one of Arouna Koné's three goals with a through ball to the top of the box on a counter attack in the 62nd minute. This goal pretty much sealed the victory for Everton.

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August 7, 2015

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McCarthy signed a five-year contract extension with Everton on Friday, reports the Daily Mail.

There was some interest in McCarthy this past summer from Tottenham and Manchester City, but Everton completed a new agreement with the midfielder to keep him at the club until 2020.

April 28, 2015

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In an effort to avoid injuries next season McCarthy will be undergoing an intense training regime throughout the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

McCarthy scored the first goal on Sunday to help Everton defeat Manchester United, but was held out by hamstring issues for nearly two months this season. The midfielder has improved his nutrition, and he is working on a special program to help remain injury free.

April 26, 2015

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McCarthy scored off a fast-break in the 3-0 win over Manchester United Sunday.

McCarthy called out Everton for their play about a month ago and since then Everton have won five of six games. Clearly he has taken a leadership role and has performed well offensively and defensively grabbing three goals and one assist on 24 games. Everton take on Aston Villa next Saturday.

April 11, 2015

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McCarthy had an assist to Aaron Lennon in the 1-1 draw to Swansea City Saturday.

McCarthy is a more holding position midfielder and only has a goal and an assist on 12 shots in 22 games this season. He still is one of the leaders on the team and is more valuable for the little things he does. The young Scot will continue to start for Everton against Burnley next Saturday.

March 15, 2015

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McCarthy had a goal and five clearances in the 3-0 win over Newcastle Sunday.

McCarthy was great Sunday as he not only led the team in passing accuracy at 90%, but scored a goal and cleared a ball off the line to save the elusive clean sheet. McCarthy called the team out two weeks ago and this performance solidifies his status as one of the teams leaders and shows how important he is to the team. Look for him to start next Sunday when Everton take on QPR.

February 24, 2015

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McCarthy admitted that Everton's performance has not been good enough this season and the team needs to address their weak spots, reports the Daily Mail.

Everton are six points above the relegation positions in the table, and haven't been able to emulate the form they showed at home last season. The team has won just once in the last 10 Premier League matches, and McCarthy said the players need to address some issues to move up the order.

February 5, 2015

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McCarthy suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring issue and is likely to miss Saturday's match against Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.

McCarthy hasn't played since the end of December, and aggravated his hamstring during training. Early speculation would put him on the sidelines for another two weeks. This is his fourth hamstring issue since November.