Roberto Martinez talks too much for his own good

29/01/2016  7 Comments  [Jump to last]
Writing in the Irish Independent, John Giles gives his view of how Roberto Martinez's flowery words run contrary to the reality of results and how the situation relates to the likes of Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy.
Martinez has not been shy about selling himself or the group of players he is working with and predicting great things for his team. But that sounds like an election promise to Everton supporters, who see a very talented young squad but no sign of progress.
Martinez has not been shy about selling himself or the group of players he is working with and predicting great things for his team. But that sounds like an election promise to Everton supporters, who see a very talented young squad but no sign of progress.

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 29/01/2016 at 22:23:17
Great article by Johnny Giles about Roberto, McCarthy and McGeady. Roberto talks too much according to Johnny
Karl Masters
2 Posted 30/01/2016 at 02:45:07
Yeah, stop using 'exceptional', 'phenomenal' and 'incredible' in every sentence would be my advice.
Chris O'Callaghan
3 Posted 30/01/2016 at 09:59:08
Just read this article from John Giles in the Irish Independent, he really hits the nail on the head with Martinez.

Surely his time is up. That game against City drove me to a night of double whiskeys and I'm blaming Martinez for the worst hang over in years!

Brian Harrison
4 Posted 30/01/2016 at 10:45:52
Oliver

That article by Johnny Giles sums up everything I feel about RM. I would also ask why has he signed so many wingers, and then find they are not what he wanted. Lennon has become a bit part player, I didn't think the McGeady signing was ever going to work. Add to that he also signed Deulofeu, but refuses to play Mirallas all very confusing.

RM is always telling everybody what phenomenal players we have, well if that's true then it only serves to highlight his shortcomings in not being able to get them to perform well on a regular basis. I don't know of any fan I speak to who think he should be given any more time, we are not known for sacking managers but maybe his time is up.

Don Alexander
5 Posted 30/01/2016 at 16:43:04
I'm grateful for you posting Johnny Giles's opinion. For those who didn't see him play, he was about the same size as Ossie, as hard as nails but way more skilful, and had a real nasty streak when needed.

He's also managed to a high level too, especially for Eire, so he knows what he's on about re Jimmy Mac not having developed into a more effective player despite the massive work ethic he constantly shows. Martinez will infect the rest of our youngsters like this too if he's allowed to continue.

Anthony Dwyer
6 Posted 31/01/2016 at 02:06:40
IMO Roberto does not talk to much for his own good at all. He seems to talk the exact amount of shite needed to keep him in a job he is well under qualified for.

If you take a look at his record , you will find that its his bullshit and only his bull shit keeping him in a job.

Talking shit is something his boss Bill has done for years, along with his ex employer Dave Whelan, he is fortunate enough to have been given jobs by two of the biggest shit talking chairmen in world football.

It is surprising that between the two owners of the two mentioned clubs (us and Wigan), its amazing that none of these bullshitters can spot a bullshitter in Roberto.

So for us as fans, yes Roberto is guilty of being an annoying tosspot who waffles too much shit, but as far as it goes for him as a person, he is doing a cracking job of blagging the men who seem to keep paying him huge wagers without ever delivering anything in return apart from broken promises on top of new promises.

Wake up Bill and your board and find us a decent manager, you have somehow, even after all the scrimping on transfers and wages for decades, managed to assemble a good young squad.

The right man could catapult us into a new era and allow us to keep some of our talented youngsters to watch and enjoy for a while.

Its long over due, it's time for a change.

Phil Sammon
8 Posted 02/02/2016 at 09:57:59
Very funny, Ant, and you are, of course, right.

It's always amazes me that nobody from EFC's PR team has pulled Roberto aside and told him to ease up on the hyperbole. They must cringe like the rest of us at some of the bollocks he comes out with.

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