The manager had admitted during the last transfer window that he might be forced to move forward his search for a long-term replacement for Tim Howard and there was speculation surrounding potential moves for Cardiff's David Marshall and Norwegian international Orjan Nyland.
An injury to Tim Howard between late December and early February had left the Blues with Joel Robles as the club's only 'keeper with first-team experience. That, coupled with the American's poor form and advancing years, seemed to indicate that Everton needed to start looking to the future.
Although fresh reports from Norway this week claimed that Everton scout Bryan King was in attendance with a number of other clubs to watch Nyland in action for Molde this past week and held conversations with his agent Jim Solbakken, Martinez told the press today that he will not be looking for a goalkeeper this summer.
"We are really strong in that position," the Catalan said, adding weight to similar comments he made last week in which he suggested that the likes of Russell Griffiths and Jindrich Stanek would soon be in a position to move up from the Academy and provide more competition.
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1 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:23:01
2 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:27:32
3 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:28:12
Then again weÂre not a monied club, so we have to prioritise I guess.
4 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:43:23
5 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:42:32
Martinez has shown himself to be a very shrewd judge when it comes to Goalies...
6 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:45:57
7 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:44:51
It seems every single day Martinez comes out with another load of gobbledygook.
Really strong in that area??
Despite the fact that the Bearded Circus One never commands his box and is never far from an absolute rick.
Robles was just about building up some confidence through playing consistently until Martinez takes him out, no doubt if heÂs called upon next season again he will look seriously rusty, but what can you expect when a player goes through a season expecting no more than a handful of appearances?
It smacks to me Martinez is happy to plod on with too many of David Moyes players, they are tried and tested failures, havenÂt been good enough to push on time the next level in the last 8 years and they are unlikely to produce anything better now.
8 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:51:43
9 Posted 07/05/2015 at 19:57:28
10 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:07:45
11 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:22:15
12 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:37:20
13 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:43:34
14 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:36:36
When Robles played and kept 3 clean sheets and our back four were a lot more confident, he brought Tim back after injury which went completely against what MOST managers do which is,Â the player in form keeps his placeÂ.
Under Bob, itÂs harder get in the team than get out of it. Howard & Barry are perfect examples and he kept picking Alcaraz until it got too embarrassing. Totally disillusioned. A new keeper is a must Bob.
15 Posted 07/05/2015 at 21:10:04
16 Posted 07/05/2015 at 21:04:50
Booby tends to talk a lot of bollocks but I hope what heÂs trying to say is that a GK is lower down the list of priorities and that other positions need looking at more urgently. I.e. CB, Str, creative CM and a decent wide player.
Then again, decent GK is actually quite important and Howard should be packed off to the MLS. ThereÂs a lot of decent GKs about who are better than Howard.
17 Posted 07/05/2015 at 20:55:26
Has anyone here got a good look at Russell Griffiths and Jindrich Stanek? Opinions?
18 Posted 07/05/2015 at 21:25:35
I think he has earned it.
19 Posted 07/05/2015 at 21:41:35
20 Posted 07/05/2015 at 21:31:50
21 Posted 08/05/2015 at 01:04:32
How many more howlers does he have to make before Martinez sees what the rest of us have seen all season? Relegation Roberto is definitely a good name for this insane idiot who will in all probability drag us into another far more serious relegation struggle next season. He is by far the worst manager I can remember in 56 years supporting this great club. He is destroying us with almost grim certainty.
There are probably better keepers than Tim available on free transfers, for GodÂs sake. ThatÂs how far he has fallen, and only Martinez canÂt see it.
22 Posted 08/05/2015 at 01:07:36
23 Posted 08/05/2015 at 02:41:50
24 Posted 08/05/2015 at 03:17:50
26 Posted 08/05/2015 at 07:04:12
I canÂt remember who we were playing, but a defensive mix up almost led to us conceding a goal and Gordon turned on the defenders concerned, I think it was Tommy Wright and Brian Labone of all people and gave them a right verbal rocket. I could have sworn both those ladÂs faces went red at the end of his tirade, and we hadnÂt actually conceded. Imagine if we had. I think it was Ray Wilson who had a quiet word with all three before the resulting corner, which I think big Brian headed clear with such ferocity the ball went clear out of play on the half-way line.
Now, thatÂs what I call commanding your area, Tim Howard, are you listening?
27 Posted 08/05/2015 at 09:14:10
28 Posted 08/05/2015 at 09:38:00
While we were unlikely to get relegated under Moyes (who is in some ways like Allardyce), the football was quite dire most of the time.
29 Posted 08/05/2015 at 12:18:58
31 Posted 08/05/2015 at 15:02:51
32 Posted 08/05/2015 at 15:23:02
I actually think Tim has been a decent keeper and a great servant, apart from this season, when at times he has begun to show his age. Of course he needs replacing for next season.
The big test for Robles is when his confidence goes, that happens to all keepers, and itÂs how he copes that will show his true character and ability, so I have my doubts about him, we need a new top keeper.
33 Posted 09/05/2015 at 10:29:19
34 Posted 09/05/2015 at 12:39:00
35 Posted 10/05/2015 at 02:18:00
36 Posted 11/05/2015 at 23:21:38
Martinez is killing us.
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