David Moyes is reportedly nearing the sack after Real Sociedad’s dreadful start to the La Liga season continued.
Moyes’s side lost 3-2 to Espanyol on Saturday evening, a match in which they scored their first league goals of the season. That defeat follows 0-0 draws with Deportivo and Sporting Gijon and a 1-0 away loss at Real Betis.
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1 Posted 21/09/2015 at 07:12:23
2 Posted 21/09/2015 at 07:18:16
3 Posted 21/09/2015 at 07:22:35
4 Posted 21/09/2015 at 08:10:44
I hope he turns it around, grabs some 'incredible' draws and manages to get out of there alive... or at least gets out of there while he can still pass as the leathery, liverspotted, lashes of talc down his grots, granddad of that ginger lad who used to manage us ten years ago.
Poor sod looks like he's been aging in dog years since he done one to Old Trafford... and not a good dog like Old Yeller, Beethoven or Air Bud either, but a really mangey, scruffy, old mongrel that looks like it's been wandering a post-apocalyptic wasteland, living off irradiated mutant piss... like Liza Minelli or that blonde bird who used to lip-sync and slapper it up a bit in Girls Aloud.
5 Posted 21/09/2015 at 08:43:08
6 Posted 21/09/2015 at 08:59:22
Still think the job he's destined for is either Newcastle or Villa, as if both of them carry on the ways they are you can guarantee the managers seats won't be occupied for long.
7 Posted 21/09/2015 at 09:13:32
8 Posted 21/09/2015 at 10:03:15
But... good on him for giving Spain a try. Too few British managers/players go abroad and I think it'll serve him well in the future.
9 Posted 21/09/2015 at 10:13:38
10 Posted 21/09/2015 at 10:40:49
11 Posted 21/09/2015 at 10:53:47
After a decade of generally poor league finishes, we witnessed a decade of generally top 7 finishes. He started with a rotten squad and turned it into a very good squad with a net spend of less than £2 million a season. It was a remarkable achievement, and last season demonstrated the difficulties in achieving Moyes-like efficiency.
I wouldn't be surprised if he got a Premier League job, if he is sacked, when it becomes available. Newcastle or Sunderland perhaps?
12 Posted 21/09/2015 at 16:20:54
You'd think he'd of learned from his experience at United and try and open up a bit tactically and be a bit more adventurous in his play as we all know he's brilliant when it comes to defensive work and setting up teams to be hard to beat but he hasn't, even though he admitted after the Man Utd sacking he can't go about managing every club the way he did us and be more expansive.
Like some have said, he's probably destined for a job like Villa or Newcastle and tbh, cos he knows the league, the players, he'll do a decent job at either of those clubs.
13 Posted 21/09/2015 at 17:19:56
He is a good manager with a strong work ethic and he will be in demand should he come back to England. No hard feeling towards him at all anymore.
14 Posted 21/09/2015 at 17:27:17
He must have had (very) roughly 㿊M from us, plus ٣M or so from Man Utd, plus whatever the Spanish gave him.
Now of course 㿏M+ can be spent, but Moyes is hardly Steve Rubell and always looked the type who wouldn't give a door a bang.
(Can imagine him thinking the purchase of a bag of Mint Imperials frivolous?)
I don't particularly wish him ill (or well) but, if I'm honest, I have been schadenfreudistically (!?) entertained by his performance and demeanour since he left for 'bigger things'.
(So I suppose he did eventually provide me with some entertainment.)
15 Posted 21/09/2015 at 17:43:13
16 Posted 21/09/2015 at 17:49:10
Also, he didn't do any worse than LVG in his first 50 games at Man Utd, and he spent considerably less.
He gave a lot to this club; yes, he got paid handsomely for his efforts, but I think he genuinely loved the club and gave it his all. More than we can say for some players.
17 Posted 21/09/2015 at 17:58:21
He might have been cautious but over time he made Everton a hell of a lot more exciting and let's be honest, Martinez is still playing with the team that Moyes built.
18 Posted 21/09/2015 at 18:53:49
Martinez spent 㿕M on Lukaku and McCarthy, neither player has impressed me, particularly for that money! RM has just spent a further 㾺M on two players who (to date) are just warming the bench so far this season.
19 Posted 21/09/2015 at 19:32:11
I don't think so.
Whatever he did or didn't 'achieve' as manager of Everton (which is subjective) he definitely treated us like shite almost as soon as he was out the door.
I'm (still) with Neville Southall.
"The joint bid stinks. The way David Moyes has gone about it stinks. The entire world knows Fellaini and Baines are worth a lot more than 㿈m and Moyes is disrespecting Everton. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s despicable behaviour towards Everton and the fans. He shouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t go in with a stupid offer just to unsettle the players."
Given his Bertie big bollocks behaviour immediately after joining Utd, I see mild schadenfreude by Evertonians at any 'fall from grace' (ie: becoming El seÃƒÂ±or Bertrado pequÃƒÂ±o cojones) quite restrained.
20 Posted 21/09/2015 at 19:56:07
With regards to his tenure, I think he was the right man for us for several seasons and brought some degree of stability. he should have left maybe one or two years earlier.
I was kinda hoping he'd do well in Spain for some reason
21 Posted 21/09/2015 at 20:27:00
22 Posted 21/09/2015 at 20:54:09
23 Posted 21/09/2015 at 21:12:27
But I still think back to when he replaced Walter Smith. Our team included Gazza, Ginola, Mark Hughes, Pembridge and Gough. That was some start to his managerial career. He had little money to spend, and look how far he brought us, and the players he left for Martinez to work with.
For that reason, I hope he gets more time at Sociedad.
24 Posted 21/09/2015 at 21:25:46
However, we also shouldn't forget the awful state we were in when he arrived. He gave us back our pride and also made us competitive again.
Consistent top 7 or better finishes was something we could only dream about at the turn of the century so for that alone he will have my thanks and hope he does make a go of it in Spain.
25 Posted 21/09/2015 at 21:39:54
The only one who he was left with on that list was Pembridge.
26 Posted 21/09/2015 at 23:02:02
27 Posted 21/09/2015 at 23:20:14
28 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:09:20
29 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:16:49
That's about as polite as I can be without getting my post pulled.
30 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:34:37
31 Posted 22/09/2015 at 03:42:36
Moyes did a very good job at Everton, IMHO, whatever anybody says. With a Board who provided, in Premier League terms, a pittance to spend, we were always a match for anybody at Goodison and achieved top 6 or 7 most seasons. Before he arrived we finished something like 15th, 10th, 16th, 15th and we're heading for relegation that season he arrived in March.
I totally agree he spoilt that by acting the way he did and the Baines / Fellaini saga did him no favours although it's Woodward that does the bidding, not the Coach at Manure.
Some of his football was boring to watch, but not as boring as the coma inducing rubbish Roberto subjected us to last season.
On balance, I wish him well, but not to beat Everton or manage a team coming above us in the League!
32 Posted 22/09/2015 at 05:30:16
Did a good job transforming the team & squad, but felt he should have moved on a good few years before he did were everything just felt stale.
There were worse managers for us and worse times but his "downplaying expectation" interviews, and negative attitude was overwhelming and just made me feel we were going nowhere, left me feeling depressed about the club, in the same way now the board do.
His "knife to a gunfight" attitude, particularly when it came to derbies used to annoy me something beyond.
I used to wonder what our players would be thinking with his high praise interviews of Liverpool players, and our players "will do their best but their not on their level" comments about our players.
All to downplay expectations on himself. Much prefer a man that won't hide behind that.
I loved Royle's attitude in Derbies, full of confidence and belief which obviously fed through to the players, and from it we got some great results.
Big Dunc's first derby and goal, and the Anfield derby where AK scored 2 are particular favourites of mine, the latter even more so, as I was sitting in the Anfield Road that day. What a great day that was!
33 Posted 22/09/2015 at 06:42:59
34 Posted 22/09/2015 at 07:34:04
I think that, about five minutes into the first episode, Polly Walker walked in, naked. I was sold right away.
35 Posted 25/09/2015 at 14:23:51
37 Posted 25/09/2015 at 15:53:53
Sings: "Senor David Moyes, Senor David Moyes, su pelo es de color rojo, y no nos importa, Senor David Moyes"
38 Posted 27/09/2015 at 21:30:28
39 Posted 27/09/2015 at 22:10:50
40 Posted 27/09/2015 at 22:34:04
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