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Nikica Jelavic | Forward

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 194

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Nikica Jelavic's Week 2 performance wasn't great but it was the best Hull City could muster in their 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
Breaking double digits in the Yahoo format is a solid barometer that you've had a good fantasy week. Nikica Jelavic can be satisfied that he hit that mark on the strength of his opportunistic opener against the Potters. Where fantasy managers will worry is that he didn't do much else of note during the match. Goals are hard to predict and it's even harder to pick a forward who gets few points other than the goals. Aug 27 - 9:34 AM

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Blackburn Rovers are holding out for the entire fee Hull City received for Shane Long or maybe even more if they are to part with prolific hitman Jordan Rhodes.

Hull City looked like savvy players in the transfer market when they more than doubled their money on Shane Long in approximately six months (half of which were vacation months). That windfall may quickly head back out the door if reports are to be believed that Hull City want Jordan Rhodes and Blackburn want the entire £12million for the man who has scored 53 goals for them in 99 Championship appearances. It seems likely Rhodes will want to make the move but will the clubs come to an agreement?
Aug 22 - 5:25 PM

Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaijko, Brozovic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Olic, Jelavic

Mario Mandzukic is suspended for the opening match for the Croatians so Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic gets his shot at leading the line against Brazil.
Jun 12 - 3:13 PM

Hull City looked to be heading for a possible upset after Manchester City went down to ten men only ten minutes into the match, but the Tigers could not convert their chances and allowed the Sky Blues to take the points in a 0-2 loss.

Nikica Jelavic was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity early when he was tackled by Vincent Komapny, but the man advantage would not help their cause for the remainder of the match. If anything, it made Manchester City a more focused group. Jelavic went on to have a few more chances and put in a good shift, but he could not find the net. George Boyd had a huge chance in the 68th minute, but took a dive in the box rather than attempt to score, a move that should have been carded but instead Joe Hart would get a yellow for his unsporting behavior after the non-call. Hull have a double gameweek on the horizon, and the fixtures are pretty kind, so there are prospects to consider from the Tigers in spite of a poor fantasy day from the club.
Mar 15 - 11:02 AM

Nikica Jelavic continued his resurgence, scoring twice as Hull City rolled over Cardiff City 0-4.

Hull City took advantage of a dire Cardiff defense, creating space with ease and finishing on their chances. Regardless of how poorly the Bluebirds defended, the Jelavic/ Shane Long partnership has begun to look somewhat dangerous and Jelavic has shown he can score multiple goals in the Premier League, making him somewhat on the fantasy radar, especially in upcoming weeks with several clubs not playing. Along with scoring twice to give him three goals in three matches, he was involved in the opening goal from Tom Huddlestone.
Feb 22 - 2:02 PM

Hull City have moved to shore up their goal-scoring weakness by completing a move for Nikica Jelavic and agreeing with WBA on a fee for Shane Long.

This is undoubtedly good news for a Hull City team that has played very well this season but has lacked consistent goal-scoring from the forward position. It is also great news for Nikica Jelavic who has found himself firmly entrenched on the Goodison Park bench. The expected move for Long may mean that he won't be the presumed starter every week but even a chance of getting significant minutes and rediscovering his form is a big deal. At 6.64, Jelavic is priced very reasonably and if the Long deal isn't official before the weekend he might be a very useful stop gap purchase with Steve Bruce's men playing fellow relegation strugglers Norwich City.
Jan 16 - 9:54 AM

Hull City and Everton have agreed on a fee for transfer of forward Nikica Jelavic.

A statement was released on Hull City's official website Friday night acknowledging that an agreement had been reached with Everton over the transfer of striker Nikica Jelavic. It will now be up to Hull and the 28-year-old Croatian international to decide the fate of his future. Jelavic has scored 21 goals in 69 appearances for Everton since joining them from Rangers in January 2012, but has played just 50 minutes total for the Toffees since late September. Romelu Lukaku is the team's first choice at striker and injured Gerard Deulofeu is their No. 2 when healthy.

Tony Pulis has targeted Nikica Jelavic and Tom Ince as he steps up his bid to strengthen Crystal Palace’s survival mission.

Jelavic can score goals in the top flight but has had a terrible 18 months at Everton and has lost his place to Romelu Lukaku so is rumoured to be keen to find a way out of Goodison Park. Palace boss Pulis is ready to pay £3.5 million for the forward and has made an enquiry for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, while Blackburn defender Scott Dann also remains on the radar. All three players would significantly improve the Palace first team as their attempts to avoid relegation continue to gather pace.
Jan 8 - 5:50 AM

West Ham are preparing an offer for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

The Hammers have struggled in attack and Jelavic could provide a spark until the eventual return of Andy Carroll. There have been rumors about a transfer or a loan and I am assuming both are on the table for West Ham. Everton manager Roberto Martinez is willing to let Jelavic go if the Toffees can find a replacement. The Croatian joined Everton for £5m in January 2012 and played well before falling down the pecking order and now finds himself behind Romelu Lukaku.
Source: Express
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Nikica Jelavic is refinding the form he lost last season giving Roberto Martinez a potential wealth of attacking options going into the season.

If Kevin Mirallas can stay healthy while Jelavic returns to his early Everton form and Arouna Kone can build upon his strong first season in the Premier League Everton will boast one of the stronger attacks in the Prem. Rumored to be leaving for much of the summer, Jelavic has been the surprise of the pre-season with his return to form. He will force Martinez into a difficult decision between the Croatian and Kone partnering Mirallas.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:40:00 AM

With Nikica Jelavic potentially leaving, Everton have been linked with a series of younger forwards with Austrian Philipp Hosiner today's rumored target.

The 24 year old scored 32 goals in 38 matches last season. Sure, the Austrian league isn't exactly the Premier League but that doesn't mean that there might not be a few gems to be uncovered. If Everton were going to pay huge money or count on Hosiner to be their lead forward then I'd be skeptical but if, as expected, he would be eased in alongside Vellios and Anichebe as reserve forwards, it could be a solid move for depth.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 04:18:00 PM

After a miserable sophomore season at Everton rumors have a move to Germany and Hamburg as the next step for Nikica Jelavic.

Everton have been spending somewhat freely including the acquisition of a new lead forward in Arouna Kone. With Victor Anichebe and Apostolos Vellios also on hand and needing minutes a move to sell Jelavic would seem to make sense for both Everton and the player. Whether Jelavic is really closer to the star of his first 5 months at Goodison or the struggler of last season will become Hamburg's problem and his wages will be freed up to strengthen the side elsewhere.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:23:00 PM