Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Southampton this weekend, the manager said that Mirallas had sustained the "least damage to his ankle that could be" when he was fouled by Jordan Mutch during Monday's win over Queens Park Rangers.
He will not play at St Mary's on Saturday, though, due to a likely sprain that will need a few days to fully heal.
Osman, meanwhile, is "progressing day by day" according to Martinez and will not need an operation.
James McCarthy and Darron Gibson, meanwhile, have been given a 50% chance of being fit enough to face the Saints. The Irish duo have been struggling with hamstring and knee injuries respectively and have missed the last few weeks.
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1 Posted 18/12/2014 at 18:24:53
2 Posted 18/12/2014 at 18:27:12
3 Posted 18/12/2014 at 18:48:09
4 Posted 18/12/2014 at 18:56:10
Beware any complacency as they are still a very good footballing team and we will have to be at our best to come away with anything!
5 Posted 18/12/2014 at 18:56:53
ItÂs now or never for Gibson over this busy christmas period. If he canÂt contribute to the side then maybe in January he needs to be moved on or loaned out.
6 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:00:55
7 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:21:11
8 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:24:12
9 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:20:08
10 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:34:13
11 Posted 18/12/2014 at 19:58:15
12 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:07:43
13 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:14:37
14 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:18:36
15 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:19:45
Saints v Everton 1972
16 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:19:17
17 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:20:59
18 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:26:05
19 Posted 18/12/2014 at 20:34:33
20 Posted 18/12/2014 at 21:06:11
21 Posted 18/12/2014 at 21:20:05
Terry Paine was only sub that day and Gabriel's miss was in the 18th minute.
22 Posted 18/12/2014 at 21:19:49
Do I need counselling to enable me to enjoy games like Monday night... which we won?
23 Posted 18/12/2014 at 22:20:49
24 Posted 18/12/2014 at 22:44:08
As for Monday I would suggest it is our age group who are proving to be the most impatient as we are patently running out of time and energy - It is up to the younger support to have the same hunger as we have but to translate it into a positive effort to get behind the team and the manager regardless of their opinion of either - we need to win something and we need to do it soon.
25 Posted 18/12/2014 at 22:51:58
Pity I was only a nipper at the time so I was too young to enjoy all of that (especially the S, D and R&R). But football at GP was dire in the early to mid '70s so consider yourself lucky to have seen the '80s team.
Like you, I feel sorry for the poor buggers who have never seen a dominating Everton team.
26 Posted 18/12/2014 at 22:51:40
I was lucky enough to see the eighties team Patrick and had only been going the match for nine years when we beat Watford to win The Cup. Some people have been going nineteen years and seen us win nothing. If these same fans have stuck to Everton all these years then I suggest entertainment and love for our club, must rank as high as success. Otherwise the near silence from the crowd would be because everyone had long gone, rather than out of the boredom we are currently watching.
Better to boo, and voice your dissatisfaction, rather than vote with your feet and stay away, I think. I Honestly think that most of the frustration is coming from the fact that we all know we have got a very good team at the minute. One that with a little bit of luck is more than capable of ending the most barren spell in Everton's fine history. Maybe the Booing, despite the game being won, might make the manager finally let his team off the leash.
If the three "Worst Footballers" in the team play in goal, or are central defenders, why do we continuesly pass the ball backwards? Play forward, and attack Â– it's what we really go the match to watch. Surely?
27 Posted 18/12/2014 at 23:28:46
28 Posted 18/12/2014 at 23:37:16
30 Posted 18/12/2014 at 23:59:51
31 Posted 19/12/2014 at 00:16:59
32 Posted 19/12/2014 at 00:22:29
Only kidding old timer!
33 Posted 19/12/2014 at 01:42:07
You've got me at it now. All our yesterdays. Holy mackerel.
34 Posted 19/12/2014 at 02:11:00
Because it was snowing it was one of those pitches where they just scrape away the snow from the lines and leave the rest on the pitch. Orange ball job.
The only goal I remember was Alan Ball's. He picked up the ball deep in our half and ran the whole lenght of the pitch to score a great goal.
It was a pity there were no cameras there as there were the next week when Southampton lost 5-2 at home to Manure and the folling week when they lost 7-0 to Don Revies Leed which meant that in 3 games they let in 20 goals. Must be a record for top flight football.
35 Posted 19/12/2014 at 03:05:26
36 Posted 19/12/2014 at 07:16:24
37 Posted 19/12/2014 at 09:29:15
Our last however many games at their gaffe. (cut and paste so hope it works)
R Martinez 2013-14 Sat Apr 26 2014 Prem A Soton L 0-2
D Moyes 2012-13 Mon Jan 21 2013 Prem A Soton D 0-0
D Moyes 2004-05 Sun Feb 6 2005 Prem A Soton D 2-2 (Beattie J, Bent M)
D Moyes 2003-04 Sat Feb 21 2004 Prem A Soton D 3-3 (Rooney W 2, Ferguson D)
D Moyes 2002-03 Wed Sep 11 2002 Prem A Soton L 0-1
D Moyes 2001-02 Sat Apr 20 2002 Prem A Soton W 1-0 (Watson S)
W Smith 2000-01 Sat Mar 17 2001 Prem A Soton L 0-1
W Smith 1999-00 Sat Jan 22 2000 Prem A Soton L 0-2
W Smith 1998-99 Sun May 16 1999 Prem A Soton L 0-2
H Kendall 1997-98 Sat Mar 7 1998 Prem A Soton L 1-2 (Tiler C)
J Royle 1996-97 Wed Mar 5 1997 Prem A Soton D 2-2 (Ferguson D, Speed G)
J Royle 1995-96 Sat Feb 3 1996 Prem A Soton D 2-2 (Stuart G, Horne B)
M Walker 1994-95 Sat Oct 8 1994 Prem A Soton L 0-2
H Kendall 1993-94 Sat Aug 14 1993 Prem A Soton W 2-0 (Beagrie P, Ebbrell J)
H Kendall 1992-93 Sat Apr 17 1993 Prem A Soton D 0-0
38 Posted 19/12/2014 at 09:28:58
39 Posted 19/12/2014 at 10:37:02
40 Posted 19/12/2014 at 10:49:06
No you don't need counselling watching the present team, but if they carry on playing like the way they are you will, either that or be carried out screaming with me right behind you they are doing my head in.
41 Posted 19/12/2014 at 11:13:25
I never saw them, I'm younger than you but remember the names although they might not be the players you are thinking of.
42 Posted 19/12/2014 at 11:24:06
I'm also sure that on the same day Everton won that game,Ted McDougall scored nine goals in an FA Cup match for Bournemouth against Margate, he later went to Man Utd.
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