Review of the Year - June 06
The month of June was the only month of the year when Everton weren't in action.
But there was plenty going on at the club. David Moyes captured central defender Joleon Lescott from Wolves and there were several Blues in World Cup action.
Tim Cahill exploded into action in the biggest tournament on earth, producing a two-goal salvo to turn Australia's game with Japan on its head.
The Socceroos would reach the second phase, but Tim Howard, who was confirmed to join Everton after the competition, went home after the group stage with his USA teammates.
But Nuno Valente reached the semi finals with Portugal, playing his part in ending England's title hopes.
Back home, hugely popular goalkeeper Nigel Martyn was forced to retire from the game. The news that he would be unable to play on due to an ankle problem was meet with sympathy from coaches, players and fans alike.
But fellow veterans Alan Stubbs and David Weir were able to put pen to paper on one year deals.
As the month drew to a close, the players resumed training ahead of what was to prove a punishing but rewarding pre-season campaign.