We?ve just finished editing the interview and it?s just gone live a few moments ago ? we thought you?d be keen to be some of the first guys to see it. I?ve attached a few pictures from the interview too.
As you?ll see we asked three of the fans questions at the end of the interview (over a game of darts!): whether there is a Gerrard/Lampard problem with Fellaini and Arteta ? who his all-time Evertonian hero was ? why do Everton always seem to start the season so poorly?
As well as these though, we?ve covered a lot of the other themes that ToffeeWebbers raised including:
Ø What it?s like to score against Liverpool?
Ø Why he?s playing so deep and whether he prefers a more attacking role?
Ø How he felt watching Spain lift the World Cup?
Ø What he believes Everton need to push on to a top-four challenge?
Ø How his injury has affected him?
Ø When he will return to Spain?
We hope that everyone finds it interesting. A few subjects were off limits for us, but we were still pleased with how candid he was. He was a nice guy too.
Hope you enjoy it. There?s also a competition to win some Arteta signed boots on the site if anyone?s interested.
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1 Posted 14/01/2011 at 07:22:14
2 Posted 14/01/2011 at 07:39:28
3 Posted 14/01/2011 at 07:44:47
4 Posted 14/01/2011 at 08:45:53
He is still doing his excercises on his knee for an hour a day, even though he says he doesnt have to but he feels more comfortable if he does. Perhaps he isnt fully confident with it yet and has a bit of a mental thing with it?
Great interview Ed.
5 Posted 14/01/2011 at 09:52:22
Well done Ed, great interview.
6 Posted 14/01/2011 at 10:36:21
Nevertheless, he's the best player i've seen in real life; that includes Ronaldinho and Henry at their peaks. I am biased, of course.
7 Posted 14/01/2011 at 11:53:19
Why is he a mystery?
8 Posted 14/01/2011 at 12:07:52
9 Posted 14/01/2011 at 12:17:05
10 Posted 14/01/2011 at 12:22:17
11 Posted 14/01/2011 at 14:18:01
12 Posted 14/01/2011 at 16:23:03
Top guy, top player.
13 Posted 14/01/2011 at 16:46:37
Hibbo will come off the bench and score the winner by ramming it into the middle of goal right infront of the spewy kop.
Good lad that Arteta.
14 Posted 14/01/2011 at 17:50:28
15 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:07:25
He gets asked about having to play deeper.
16 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:34:12
17 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:42:18
18 Posted 14/01/2011 at 19:58:15
19 Posted 14/01/2011 at 20:05:30
Jesus I'm so glad i've just worked that out. You see i've been in a constant state of turmoil wondering whats been going wrong. I'm now a happy man.
20 Posted 14/01/2011 at 20:16:42
21 Posted 14/01/2011 at 20:20:15
He genuinely seems a humble and charming man which is a refreshing change from the majority of dim-witted, spoilt buffoons he comes up against each week.
22 Posted 14/01/2011 at 20:52:45
What did you notice about Alan Irvine's impact??? Does that mean Mike Phelan is a great assistant manager because his team are at the top?
23 Posted 14/01/2011 at 21:50:21
1. I didn't mention Irvine. Is he relevant? Our questions were about Round.
2. Yes, I think Irvine was competent. Based on the impact he and Moyes impressed on the club.
3. Yes, I think Phelan must be competent.
24 Posted 14/01/2011 at 22:16:47
I would have Mikel in my 5-a-side any day, but he would never get in my darts team.
Thanks Ed, next time is there any chance of doing one with Pat Van Den Hauwe?
25 Posted 14/01/2011 at 22:16:47
I just love him. Intelligent and talented. He did duck a few questions though, you can see it in his lovely eyes, but I think he had to. I totally understand why Moysey can never drop him.
26 Posted 14/01/2011 at 23:42:21
I was also generally impressed with the site as a whole but ? if anybody from Life?s a Pitch is reading ? it could really do with an RSS feed so that we know when potentially interesting articles are added.
27 Posted 15/01/2011 at 08:23:37
Mikel will get his form back, and you can tell from the way he talks about it, that he won't settle for just going through the motions. Or I sincerely hope that is the case. Well done Ed.
28 Posted 15/01/2011 at 15:30:05
I just don't understand your argument about Round. I have no idea whether he is the best Assistant Manager in the world or the worst and i don't really understand how you or any fan would know?
I raised the name Irvine because he was the last assistant we had before Round. My point is I assume you are suggesting that because we have not done well this season that Round is not good at his job?
Well you say Irvine for example is competent at his job. Well we have started season really poorly with Irvine at the club and played the same system with Irvine at the club as we are playing with Round at the club. So just out of curiosity what would make you think for example Irvine is competent at his job but it is a mystery what Round is doing at the club?
Or for example what do you think of Steve Clarke as an assistant? I mean he won the league whilst with Chelsea but nearly got relegated whilst at West Ham.
29 Posted 15/01/2011 at 21:28:01
My primary argument is with the absence of a question in the interview. It's a question many of us want asked.
In my opinion, Irvine had a good impact on the club. I've been following Everton for many years, intensly, on a quotidian basis. I have a feel for the club.
Steve Round is a defensive minded coach with a miserable record. Everon have been way too defensive in recent years. The quality of the attacking players hhas not been reflected in their play.
I don't give a shite about Steve Clarke.
30 Posted 17/01/2011 at 20:47:32
Well seeing as though Arteta did not answer the question for you i will do so on his behalf.
You want to know what Steve Round is doing at the club. Well the answer is he is assisting David Moyes with the managing of the football club.
I thought that would be obvious to someone who has a great feel for the club.
31 Posted 19/01/2011 at 03:53:31
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