In the first instance, may state that I am still (just) a believer in David Moyes and think he has enhanced our reputation with football fans of all persuasions around the country.
Inevitably at times of disappointing results and occasional performances, thoughts turn to possible successors to the incumbent manager. Personally, I cringe when under-achieving names are bandied about, O'Neill, Hughes, Holloway, Big Sam, Sven etc.. or unobtainable Van Gaal, Pellegrini etc... or even more sadly, blasts from the past such as Big Joe (albeit a legend).
When I am not at Goodison or at away games, I go to watch my local club AFC Bournemouth. In the last three seasons, their young manager, Eddie Howe, rescued them from a virtually impossible relegation battle when introduced mid season; the following season, the he got them promoted from League Two, and this season they sit top of League One. All of this was achieved whilst the club was in administration and unable to operate in the transfer market. So not bad although in the lower reaches of the league. Interestingly he is an Evertonian and coaches players to keep the ball, pass and move (they are currently top scorers in their league).
This brings me to my main point: would it be an idea to bring someone in, not to replace David Moyes but to watch and learn and introduce fresh younger ideas? I am not suggesting that it should be this particular guy but someone of this ilk that has not been tainted on the Premier League managerial merry go round (like Round for instance).
Gary Green, Posted 01/10/2010 at 10:55:43
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1 Posted 01/10/2010 at 15:07:04
"Keep the ball,pass and move (they are currently top scorers in their league" Hmmm... not sure whether DM would entirely go with these new fangled "fresh younger ideas"
Could it be rephrased ever so slightly into "hoof the ball,miss-pass and standstill" ? All this "top scorers" stuff is also a bit radical, isn't it ? What about a nice, reassuring reference to 4-5-1 too ?
2 Posted 01/10/2010 at 15:55:56
3 Posted 01/10/2010 at 16:15:07
Would Howe join us as an assistant though?
4 Posted 01/10/2010 at 17:07:27
Opinions are all valid but there's a limit!
5 Posted 01/10/2010 at 17:13:01
I mean we still won't win anything, but we might get the chance to applaud occasionally.
6 Posted 01/10/2010 at 17:14:11
7 Posted 01/10/2010 at 17:22:43
We're Howe's Army...
Bit of a ring to it, me thinks!
8 Posted 01/10/2010 at 18:10:04
But alas apparently he's good enough for Real Madrid...... Ha ha
9 Posted 01/10/2010 at 18:51:57
Purely based on one game against a very poor Grimsby I can say I like your idea. Certainly if the lad is a blue.
10 Posted 01/10/2010 at 19:33:34
11 Posted 01/10/2010 at 19:39:40
12 Posted 01/10/2010 at 19:56:47
13 Posted 01/10/2010 at 22:12:34
He is another dour scottish Moyes clone seemed to be the general feeling.
14 Posted 01/10/2010 at 22:23:11
However totally agree with Ray Robinson.
We have this constant desire to get rid of everything thats good about our club and big up other managers.
The very few managers that have performed better than Moyes would not touch us with a bargepole.
"Hey 'Arry fancy managing the blues with an annual budget of a bag of Jellied eels."
"Not likely my son".
"Any way I wouldnt want to follow that boy Moyes.He's a good un he is".
15 Posted 01/10/2010 at 22:41:07
As for some of the others you've mentioned, i wouldnt have Allardyce, no way, cant stand the arrogant prick and the things he coaches his sides is wrong and cheating in my eyes and i wouldnt want Everton using trates like that to get advantages in games!.
Good enough to manage Real Madrid and win the league or double every season, ha, yeah right! Got a crack at a better job with Newcastle and did fuck all with em.
16 Posted 02/10/2010 at 09:48:42
17 Posted 02/10/2010 at 19:56:32
On the plus side he's my brother's mate's mate, so I'd be bound to get an input on team selection and transfer policy...
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