'Despite failing to get anywhere near last year's fifth-place finish, the Spaniard says he did not question methods formed over nine seasons as a manager'
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1 Posted 18/04/2015 at 10:01:41
We can all talk about how badly Everton have done this season. We all know that the fitness levels, for some reason, at times, seemed low. We all know that we cannot keep conceding goals, and then have to chase a game. We all know that there are players at Everton who should never again wear the jersey. We all know that the tippy-tappy nonsense is just that. Nonsense. We all know that Martinez very rarely makes substitutions that actually make a difference to a game. We all know that players who are playing well end up getting benched for his favourites. We all know that Martinez seems to target one competition, and ignores everything else. Even putting the team in relegation trouble, as a result of his pursuit of glory elsewhere. You donÂt believe that. Well prove my claim wrong. I want to see Everton be competitive in every competition. Not just MartinezÂs favourites.
I can name numerous reasons why I donÂt want Martinez at Everton. But he has a philosophy, so that makes everything OK. What a load of nonsense. And his last nine years in management means nothing to me. It is mixed. It is hit and miss. Mainly Miss. Harping on about the rise of Swansea being down to Martinez is nonsense. May as well credit Ron Atkinson for the rise of Man Utd, then. There are better managers than Martinez out there. Everton deserve better than the rubbish that we are now witnessing. A top manager could turn Everton into a team challenging on all fronts. But I fear also that we will go nowhere, under the chairmanship of BK. We are a slumbering giant. That needs a kick up the arse. We need an injection of drive and energy. IÂll lend the team my jump leads.
Rant almost over. Should Martinez continue with this stupid philosophy nonsense, then I can only see Everton struggling next season as well. As I have stated before, this is only football. Plan and set up properly. And win football matches. Leave the philosophies to the university professors. COYBs.
2 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:01:56
3 Posted 18/04/2015 at 10:46:48
As a long suffering Everton supporter, I will keep on watching. I will keep on supporting. I will keep on hoping that we can once again, be competitive.. But listening to Martinez is not making that easy.
And please sign Garbutt up. And bring Long back to Goodison for next season. Can he be any worse than Kone?
4 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:10:15
In auction terms; going once (not changing)... going twice (not changing)... for the third and final time going (not changing).
Gone?? Sadly, no.
5 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:16:00
Once again, heÂs spouting ridiculous nonsense, without substance, assuming naivety from the unwashed masses. He has still clearly not learned how to play the PR game.
One of his priorities over the summer should be to learn how to give a Âstraight batÂ response to questions, if only to give us all a break from ranting over his inane babbling. ItÂs all getting very boring.
6 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:19:24
7 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:54:26
8 Posted 18/04/2015 at 11:54:58
IÂm not one for calling for managers to be sacked but, despite all the evidence against him, Martinez is still not recognising the problems.
IÂd stated previously that I was optimistic that next season could not be worse than this as Martinez would learn from his mistakes, but that optimism has rapidly been eroded and I fear I could become one of the MOB if thereÂs not a drastic paradigm shift next season.
9 Posted 18/04/2015 at 12:29:07
10 Posted 18/04/2015 at 13:09:58
ThatÂs why I remain unconvinced despite the upturn in results. If next season he shows thatÂ heÂ can adapt and change tactics when things arenÂt working (like Rodgers did), and start rotating his favourites more and giving youngsters an opportunity, then I will be willing to accept that this season is simply a bump in a smooth road.
11 Posted 18/04/2015 at 14:04:35
Let's wait and see exactly what he has learnt from this season. Or is he still going to be talking about his 10 years in management, this time next year? And then about his 11 years in management the year after?
Any manager that made their club look a complete laughing stock, by being the only club to win no points over the Christmas period, should not still be at that club. Any manager that in the Kiev defeat, preferred to play Alcaraz, instead of 3 other suitable and fit centre backs. Should still not be at the club. Any manager that dragged his team from fifth, to fighting a relegation scare. Should not be at the club. The list is endless. Sorry for joking about MartinezÂs "philosophy". The man is an idiot. The sooner he is out of Everton, the better. All the Wiganites can go with him.
This is one supporter who does not believe any of the physcobabble that he comes out with. He will have Everton tippy tapping their way into the championship, if we are not careful. As everyone now seems intent on keeping him on, then a few months into next season is all I would give him. Maybe he might spend the summer productively, and actually put all this talk into action.
Anyhow, a win today would help. And a flying start to next season. You never know, I might still become a convert to the footballing Philosophy of Roberto Martinez. Stranger things have happened. COYBS.
12 Posted 18/04/2015 at 19:35:04
My use of ÂphilosophyÂ was to paraphrase what weÂve heard all year. ThatÂs why when I was using a direct quote I tried to use " " instead of Â Â.
Without arguing semantics, there is a clear divide between those who support him and those who donÂt. My issue is that what he says in the media equates to absolutely zero on the pitch. The performance against Burnley today was woefully boring and not what any match going fan should accept. IÂd love to know why I should have faith in him, unless we are all supposed to simply sweep the performances of this season under the carpet?
13 Posted 20/04/2015 at 03:50:43
At the beginning of the season at home, we were vulnerable to teams that press high on us. Martinez has countered this by allowing the players to play it longer earlier, and also adding the counter-attacking pace of Lennon which pins the opposition back a bit. The pressing of Burnley on Saturday (even with 11 men) was clearly ineffective Â– and as the weather gets warmer (and the season wears on) it is harder to maintain the pressing game.
14 Posted 20/04/2015 at 06:03:47
Not so long ago I wanted him out... "Pronto." The season was a disaster and the Stoke game had me on my knees. Incidentally, for the folk who keep shouting for Garbutt. Did you see the Stoke game? HeÂs a long way from being ready.
Anyway, Martinez looks a cert to be here next season so I decided, for my own peace of mind, to bury the negative stuff and give him my support. He says he has learnt a lot and I believe him. Lennon is shining in the role McGeady couldnÂt manage, McCarthy is joining in with the attack and, lo and behold, Coleman is hitting first-time crosses. ItÂs all very promising but two or three mew faces will be needed in the summer window... The club already know who they are. Fingers crossed weÂll get them.
15 Posted 20/04/2015 at 07:41:11
They would be fitter, the defence would be tighter and we would score more goals. OK I will go and get my tin hat now.
16 Posted 20/04/2015 at 08:08:18
17 Posted 20/04/2015 at 08:41:20
Well Harold if you can give him a chance so will I, IÂm going to start praying he will change, I think praying is slightly better than hoping.
18 Posted 20/04/2015 at 09:52:37
I want the best for the club, they are my ambitions not this mediocre style we have been given. I will not get behind him but I will continue to go and watch.
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