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Three questions ? realistic/sensible answers please (if possible!):

1) Do you think Moyes will go soon (either by walking or being sacked)? Yes or No?

2) Would you like Moyes to go now? Yes or No?

3) Who ? realistically ? would you like to replace him?


For what it?s worth ? here?s my answers:

1) My guess is ? No ? he won?t walk or be pushed.

2) I would like him to go now ? yes please.

If so ? then Martin O?Neill, please.


James Carroll, USA     Posted 14/02/2011 at 14:46:25

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Bertie Alloff
1   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:05:03

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No
No
Martin Jol
Chris Keightley
2   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:06:59

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No
Yes
Big Sam
Peter Warren
3   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:09:32

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No
Yes
Dragan Stojkovic / Neville Southall
Mark Stone
4   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:14:19

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No
No
There is nobody out there who could do anything useful, given our lack of resources. Given why O'Neill left Villa do you really see him working for Kenwright????

In agreement with what both Joe Royle and Peter Reid stated on Talksport earlier today - I'd be very worried about Everton suffering 'the Charlton effect' if Moyes left.
Mike Green
5   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:18:21

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No
No
Martin Jol
Tony J Williams
6   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:21:07

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No
No
Jose Mourihno

Can't see the last one happening and why would O'Neill come when he told his last employers to do one when they wouldn't give him money?. To be honest, apart from a wage packet, why would anyone want to come to us?. I am surprised that Moyes hasn't walked yet and judging by his demeanour yesterday, it may not be too long.
Jamie Barlow
7   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:22:54

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Same as above.
Jim Burns
8   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:12:19

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No
No
Can't think of anyone who a) wouldn't be faced with the same problems with regards to ( lack off) financial clout. b) would do any better with the players available or c) isn't currently out of a job for very good reasons ie failure at clubs where often more money has been available....so what makes anyone think they could do better with what's available here?

I'm not saying Moyes is infallible ( tin hat firmly in place) and at times his tactics smack of real panic/desperation - but better the devil and all that.

In my view, its the wrong question being asked - it should be ' would you like the board to pull its finger out and do what we all want....get investment in - or get out?

I suspect a near unanimous response to that one.

Here's another question - even more frightening in its implications - if you were an investor, in the current climate, would you invest in a club with the ground and match day facilities we have - turning over only £22million PER SEASON ( Manure £100 Million, arsenal £90 odd Million, RS £48 Million etc).

Answer - no! No new stadium, no investment - SIMPLES.
Mark Hill
9   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:08:44

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No i don't think he will walk, or be sacked yet.

No i don't want him to go, my personal feeling is, he has been limited in his ability to by players, yes i know the current team is his, but there has been no real turnover of players in the last couple of years, losing Pienaar was a blow. I really believe he would if given sufficient funds take us forward. But i have reservations about his judgement on high priced players, as he has picked a couple of turds, whether they were his first choice players or whatever, was it wages etc!

and should it come to it, who would i have him replaced with....?

Eddie Howe
Mike Elbey
10   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:37:23

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No
No - because the real route of our current problems is not DM's fault. I get as frustrated as anyone with his dour negative tactics but whoever you have as manager will undoubtedly wind you up over something. The fact is DM has done a remarkable job at Everton given that he has only been given net £20m ish to spend in 9 years. When you bear in mind that after 2 years in charge he had a net spend of £12m then this is a startling statistic - net spend £8m in 7 years !!! How has he managed to get us up around the top 6 is bordering on miraculous.

If he were to walk who ? - Eddie Howe, Owen Coyle, Gus Poyet would be my list...
James I'Anson
11   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:36:22

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Without new owners he will walk in the summer.

No

With Kenwright - Probably Phil Neville
New owner - I won't get carried away as it will just depress me when it doesn't happen.
Martin Handley
12   Posted 14/02/2011 at 17:59:20

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1.Yes in the summer
2.YES HE'S SHITE!
3.Poyet,Howe,Ince it won't be a top name but an up and comer like these.
Steve Guy
13   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:03:27

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no.no.grayson
Ryan Holroyd
14   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:04:48

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No
No
Pep Guardiola. He can then bring Messi, Pedro, Villa, Busquets with him with the 3m "blue bill" would no doubt give him to spend. We can then win the Premier League and European cup and FA Cup.

Martin O"Neill left Villa because Randy Learner wouldn't give him any money to spend. Why would he come to Everton? Jesus.
Antony Matthews
15   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:11:46

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No No, Mourinho,( only because he said he would prefer to manage us rather than Liverpool) No chance tho unless My Auntie is my Uncle.
Tim Spring
16   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:30:54

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No
No
Phil Neville :)
James Stewart
17   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:29:07

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No he won't go.
Yes I would like him to.
Trouble is if Moyes goes and Kenwright stays we will just get another stooge so it really makes no difference.
david butler
18   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:44:27

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No
No
Dave Jones
Adrian Seal
19   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:43:38

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@Steve 12...

Larry?
Mike Rourke
20   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:43:18

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No

No

Dragan Stojkovic - The Pretender to Wenger. The blind, moaning, lying, old git being the only manager a Moyes-hater could convince me would have been able to do a better job than DM on a Kenwright sized budget.

That said, if Moyes left tomorrow I would bet the house on Allardyce getting the job.
Jim Burns
21   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:47:33

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Bleedin ell Dave @17 - Dave Jones is even more miserable than Davey boy, who is actually a picture of joy compared to Walter Smith.

No wonder we're all so fucking fed up... actually, that's it ? let's just get someone who smiles a bit more and looks as though they actually enjoy the job.
Chris Jones
22   Posted 14/02/2011 at 18:55:12

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No
Yes
Jol / Coyle or Martinez

A bit left field this one but how about a Reid / Gray combination (puts tin hat on)
Ian Edwards
23   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:07:03

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No. The man will sulk and underperform and still take his wages.

Definitely Yes.

Anyone could do a better job at the minute. Jol/Allardyce/Coyle

Andrew Lawrenson
24   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:09:35

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No
No
Saggy Cheeks....(he might bring Peanut back)
Neil Steele
25   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:14:08

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Christ, reading some of these suggestions I shudder to think that there are people out there more dangerous to this club than Bill Kenwright, some truly awful shouts!!

No
Yes
Mark Hughes - By a mile
Jon Cox
26   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:15:31

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No.
yes.
Bilic.

And the forth question.

Do you think that people who have been brainwashed by tv advertising and end their comments with the word "Simples" should be shot.
David Booth
27   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:23:01

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No

NO

n/a
Jon Cox
28   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:21:09

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Adrian (18) on yer way out mate "shut that door" How? "just like that"
Howard Don
29   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:29:56

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No

Emphatically No

Coyle
Jon Cox
30   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:33:09

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Howard, I like Coyle but for some reason I see a carbon copy of Moyes. So thats another 9 years down the pan. It would be all potential (just like Davey) and then no cigar.
Shane Corcoran
31   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:51:08

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No
No
Wim Jansen
Charles King
32   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:33:12

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Yes
Yes
O'Neill, Martinez, Keane, Bilic.

I think Moyes will go soon because another Bolton performance is a distinct possibility. The bottom 3 is too near for even our board and I think the man's own pride.
Judging by the players attitude the "lost dressing room" rumours will appear and that will be it. My managerial selection is based on CHANGE by strength of character or playing style. At this moment, we simply must have change to breathe new life into us all.
Shane Corcoran
33   Posted 14/02/2011 at 19:54:00

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Charles, Keane, really? Legend, but on the field only.
Joe McMahon
34   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:12:50

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No
Yes
Hughton, Poyet, Di Mateo, Martinez to be honest anyone. Moyes ha shad 9 years, and in 9 years it's been a cup final and possibly relegation.
Jonas Gustafsson
35   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:24:02

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No, Yes, Hughton, Coyle, Holloway or Clotet Ruiz.
Brian Waring
36   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:21:45

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No
Yes
Di Matteo
Jonas Gustafsson
37   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:27:03

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Brian, #34, good call, forgot all about Di Matteo.
David Hallwood
38   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:27:00

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FFS why do anyone champion O'Neill, he is a long ball merchant, the heir to Joe Kinnear, I've seen enough hoof ball to last 3 lifetimes AND it doesn't work
Chris Wilkinson
39   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:30:22

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No
100 Times No - and anyone who thinks we would be better without him is delusional.
Neville
Ian Kearney
40   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:36:15

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What a wonderful player Dragan Stojkovic was, but for me the most talented up and coming is Paul Lambert, he has europeon experinece as a player, has won big trophies, and has worked wonders at first Wycombe then Norwich, someones gonna take a chance on him and when they do I believe it will pay off
Kev Lacey
41   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:41:36

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No
No
Me!!
Kev Lacey
42   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:43:02

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I should have added that my football manager CV is very impressive!!
And I never lost to the dark side!!
Thomas James
43   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:40:54

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Yes - this summer, might be agreed already

Not really.

Martinez, di matteo, pellegrino or bilic
Tom Bowers
44   Posted 14/02/2011 at 20:51:09

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It's unfortunate but inevitable that this is the subject on all Evertonians lips after the Bolton game,many of sinilar games played this season.
After no action in the transfer window it was obvious that Kenwright and Moyes were sticking by their guns and thinking things will improve with what we have. Well they were both dead wrong and most knowledgeable fans are right.
We face the rest of the Prem.season with little confidence and after this Saturday will be lucky if we are still in the Cup.
Enough is enough and a new regime must be brought in.
There are eligible, experienced options out there and it is time to realise that Moyes is not the Messiah we hoped for.
Gavin Ramejkis
45   Posted 14/02/2011 at 21:44:36

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1. Maybe but we could only afford if he resigned we couldn't afford two bob as a pay off

2. No - too late in the season, should have gone earlier if he was going

3. Lambert, Howe, Pellegrini

knowing Kenshite we'll end up with Balloonhead Allardyce
Charles King
46   Posted 14/02/2011 at 21:53:49

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shane @ 32

I realise Keane's done nothing but he is explosive and one thing this club needs is a kick up the arse.

He's my desperate shit or bust option, plus I think Goodison in full war cry would mean something to a man like him.
Andy Hegan
47   Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:11:40

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If Moyes goes it WILL be Dave Jones
Tom Bowers
48   Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:28:09

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What are the options. Stick with him for another 9 years and take the consequences?
We need a fresh approach with fresh ideas.Whenever we won games like those against City, Liverpool and Spurs we thought we would be turning the corner but they always played a stinker next time out.
Who was responsible for motivation?
David Moyes.
David Israel
49   Posted 14/02/2011 at 22:40:22

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1) I think he'll walk in the summer if no dosh is forthcoming;

2) I do not really want him to go, although having a probably disgruntled man in charge wouldn't be advisable;

3) Realistic alternatives:

Martin O'Neill (yes, I know he left Villa because they wouldn't give him money to spend, but he may have been promised some, and so will have let because of broken promises, rather than the actual lack of moola);

Big Sam (hope not!),

Eddie Howe

and, my preferred choice Simon Grayson (but if he gets promotion this season he won't leave Leeds, and even if he doesn't he'd probably stick with them).

Overall I still rate Moyes positively but he may now lack the motivation to carry on.
James Martin
50   Posted 14/02/2011 at 23:09:40

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No
No
Rafa
Dennis Stevens
51   Posted 15/02/2011 at 00:31:04

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No ? the Board can't afford to sack him & he won't do the honourable thing ? at least not yet.

Yes ? his recent comments sound like he's already given up the fight with almost a third of the season left.

Almost any half-decent manager could work with the current squad & have sufficient impact to save us from the drop. Assuming the current Board are still running the club (into the ground!), then they'd probably try & fail to lure Jones & settle for somebody like Reid. Not ideal, but it still might be the difference between survival & relegation (along with the ensuing administration that could neatly set us up for another drop next season). The Board, the manager & half of the players seem to have been here too long & we seem to be back were we were a few years ago, but carrying a lot more debt.
Tom Campbell
52   Posted 15/02/2011 at 00:48:48

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Andy Gray ;)
Tom Campbell
53   Posted 15/02/2011 at 00:48:48

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Andy Gray ;)
Ian Kearney
54   Posted 15/02/2011 at 01:27:13

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I think its high time we formed a search party in the boozers in the Formby area, thats right boys, it time for Kendall Mk 4!!!!!!
Liu Weixian
55   Posted 15/02/2011 at 03:33:30

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1. No.
2. Yes.
3. Ian Holloway.
Jonas Gustafsson
56   Posted 15/02/2011 at 06:45:21

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Liu #54, I thought I'd be the only one to say Holloway. :)
Martin Hughes
57   Posted 15/02/2011 at 07:20:39

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Avram Grant
Steve Pugh
58   Posted 15/02/2011 at 08:18:27

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1. Yes
2. No
3. Peter Reid, bring the King Kenny factor to Goodison.

People need to realise that no manager could remain positive under the conditions that Moyes is working under. Are you aware that he didn't want to let Yak and Vaughn go out on loan, it was a financial decision.

A new manager is pointless until we get a new board so stop wasting time on Moyes out and focus on getting Kenwright and Co out.
Matthew Tait
59   Posted 15/02/2011 at 09:17:47

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Steve - re Yak and Vaughan.. source? Lot of conflicting stories about that.. someone else posted in the Yak thread that he had a strong inside word it was due to a bust up with Moyes..
KPR Williams
60   Posted 15/02/2011 at 10:41:35

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Yes think Moyes will go in the Summer.
No
I have no idea but some of the suggestions I have read are astounding. It all depends on who is in charge. Do we have money, don't we?
if we do then a manager who has experience of working with a better class of player is a must, and vice versa.
Ryan Rosenberg
61   Posted 15/02/2011 at 11:11:27

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No
Yes
Di Matteo, Villa Boas
Matthew Tait
62   Posted 15/02/2011 at 11:36:30

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Maybe - I think that without new owners or investment he might be tempted to resign. But only if there is another bigger, better job on offer. Most likely, he will wait for Ferguson to retire and try to pick up that job.

Maybe, probably not - Something needs to be freshened up. Ideally, new owners with big bankrolls and a new stadium. Failing that, some new players - we need to use the money that we get from the almost inevitable sale of at least Fellaini in the summer to bring in a top-class striker above all. There is a gaping quality void at the top of the team whenever Saha is injured or unfit (ie most of the time). But if Moyes isn't up to making some tough decisions or his heart isn't in it given our parlous financial state, maybe he should go.

I'm not sure we would get anyone better, to be honest. Maybe Jol, O'Neill or Houghton would be decent replacement options, or there might be good options in the lower leagues that I don't know about.
Lewis Barclay
63   Posted 15/02/2011 at 11:55:13

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1. Maybe
2. No
3. Dr Who - because we're going to need a time traveller to bring back the successes of the past if DM goes before a new stadium or new board.
Kunal Desai
64   Posted 15/02/2011 at 12:43:18

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Writing is on the wall, I believe he'll be gone in the summer.

No.

Chirs Hughton, Dave Jones
Jim Burns
65   Posted 15/02/2011 at 12:48:28

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Jon @25 - never been brainwashed in my life mate...they'd have trouble finding it.

Being shot seems a bit harsh from a fellow blue...go on, give us a smile.
Jonathan Tasker
66   Posted 15/02/2011 at 13:08:43

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Yes

No

There's a guy called Eddie Howe at Burnley whose record is incredible. He took Bournemouth up in his first job and could yet get Burnley up in half a season.

Other than that, Paul Lambert, (our previous manager taken from Norwich did really well!) and also Simon Grayson would merit consideration.
Craig Walker
67   Posted 15/02/2011 at 13:06:43

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No
No
Glen Hoddle
Michael Brien
68   Posted 15/02/2011 at 13:21:21

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1) No
2) Yes - beacause I think his tactics are predictable, negative and boring. I think that he stifles the creative players in the squad.
3) David Jones - to keep Cardiff City in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League, with the threat of winding up orders in the background is a great achievement.
Ian Tunstead
69   Posted 15/02/2011 at 14:01:27

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1) No
2) No
3) Zero
Dale Forbes
70   Posted 15/02/2011 at 14:09:41

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The fact of the matter is that there are lots of better options than Moyes. There's Chris Coleman, Alan Curbishley & Gareth Southgate who could be added to the list. We can't blame a lack of funds for Moyes' lack of imagination. Predictable, plodding & past-it, I'm afraid.
Ian Tunstead
71   Posted 15/02/2011 at 15:55:32

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Dale, every one of those you mention have all been sacked for the same things people complain about with Moyes.

Alan Curbishley is an almost exact replica to what is happening with Moyes.

He did a great job with Charlton, stabilised the club but ultimately could not compete financially with the clubs above. Eventually that fans said he has took the club as far as he can and we need someone to take the club to the next level, he was let go and the rest is history, they were relegated never to be seen in top flight football again.

What do you think he can do with Everton that he couldn?t do with Charlton exactly?

People don?t seem to have any common sense or logic on here.
Greg Murphy
72   Posted 15/02/2011 at 17:33:42

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I would personally love to see Pako Ayestaran succeed at Everton. It would be beautiful on so many levels.

Ian McDowell
73   Posted 15/02/2011 at 21:25:33

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1. No
2. No
3. Mark Hughes
Jason Lam
74   Posted 16/02/2011 at 01:41:57

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No
Yes
Joe Royle
Andy Callan
75   Posted 16/02/2011 at 09:03:45

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No

No

Me arl fella
Dale Forbes
76   Posted 16/02/2011 at 13:42:18

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I think Curbishley did a lot more at Charlton with a lot less than Moyes has done at Everton, which is a medium sized club whilst Charlton is a small club.

The point is not that the managers were sacked but the style of football that they encouraged. Southgate at Middlesbrough played with a 4-3-3 formation. Can you imagine Moyes doing that? Coleman at Fulham also did inventive stuff with a lot less than Moyes.

Others have hammered the point to death: Moyes is incapable of raising his game above mid-table mediocrity.

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