Mike Walker earned the Everton job by coaching an unfashionable club to a handsome win at Goodison Park, then pulling off a spectacularly unexpected victory in a major cup tie.
Fast forward a couple of decades and Roberto Martinez led Wigan Athletic to a 3-0 win in an FA Cup tie at a shell-shocked Goodison, then outwitted Manchester City in the final.
It's both men's refusal to budge from their footballing philosophies which is most disturbing.
Walker had a vision which he refused to budge from. He picked teams which were easy on the eye and attractive to watch, but didn't defend.
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1 Posted 08/03/2016 at 17:39:53
2 Posted 08/03/2016 at 17:56:00
Martinez is right in that we have the makings of a really good team in fact it is a good team that should be in the top four, easy. But as we all know he just isn't able to bring out the best in them over 90 minutes ...or is that 96? Like everyone else I was incandescent with rage after the West Ham game. I think that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
The present situation is particularly depressing because we may not have this team by the time the Euros are over. We may have to start all over again with a new manager.
3 Posted 08/03/2016 at 18:28:16
Dead man walking.
4 Posted 08/03/2016 at 20:30:04
5 Posted 08/03/2016 at 21:02:53
6 Posted 08/03/2016 at 21:10:43
I mean if player's arn't able to question their coach about defensive tactical play without getting dropped, Baines, could go out of the club, just like Distin did.
7 Posted 08/03/2016 at 23:57:44
8 Posted 09/03/2016 at 00:16:07
Spot on mate.
Martinez does not need a defensive coach, he needs his P45.
Martinez can't say he hasn't been given a chance, he has spent 䀆m (odd).
He also can't keep blaming refs, opposition, his own players or bad luck, he has to started look at his own failures, because everyone else is.
9 Posted 09/03/2016 at 01:52:56
10 Posted 09/03/2016 at 15:57:58
But we got rid asap.
We've kept this idiot on twice as long! And no sign of him getting binned!!!
11 Posted 09/03/2016 at 16:01:02
12 Posted 09/03/2016 at 16:13:11
The dickhead "supposedly" Everton supporters at the Echo should be shot! They should be leading the campaign of putting Martinez on the spot not reacting to other outsiders' comments.
Far too long has the Echo sat on the sidelines at Everton. I seem to remember they weren't so quiet when the lot from across the Park were wanting answers.
13 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:29:37
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