I predict that Moyes will leave the summer after this, if not before.
I believe that his increasingly defeatist attitude betrays his former contact with an/other club/s. His sights are on his new project. I suspect that his agent has told them that he his loyal and wants to hold on a little longer in the hope of a change of fortune. It may sound conspiracy theory-esque but perhaps Drenthe will sign for his new club?
Phil Neville will step up to the manager's position. He says all the right things about the board, Moyes praises him with sickening regularity, and he will be more than able to continue Moyes's great tradition of boring workman-like football. Maybe this was a factor in his staying with us rather than leaving for Tottenham last season?
He will also save the club a few quid as even the great Phil Neville cannot claim to deserve £65k a week in his first managerial position.
The glory days are coming back!
Anthony Jones, Posted 03/11/2011 at 22:50:54
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1 Posted 04/11/2011 at 14:20:52
However, what makes you think that his limited ability will make him a boring manager? It doesn't necessarily follow. If anything Neville tends towards the optimistic even when there's little to get enthused about and I doubt whether he agrees totally with everything that Moyes espouses.
Also, does Moyes actually have an agent?
2 Posted 04/11/2011 at 14:44:59
3 Posted 04/11/2011 at 14:47:35
4 Posted 04/11/2011 at 15:29:55
5 Posted 04/11/2011 at 15:32:53
Then pray to whatever higher being may be out there that we sign a new 100 year exclusivity deal with both Kitbag, and whatever company currently overheats our toxic match pies.
6 Posted 04/11/2011 at 16:13:11
7 Posted 04/11/2011 at 16:23:53
8 Posted 04/11/2011 at 16:25:49
9 Posted 04/11/2011 at 16:29:46
10 Posted 04/11/2011 at 16:47:52
1) Neville has no badges to become a manager which I believe you now need..
2) No other club of Everton's stature or above would touch Moyes. It's only our delusioned fans who think he is a genius..
Look at the performances and tactics this season. Moyes is going nowhere ? he has it so cushy here. No pressure to even win games never mind trophies. Do you seriously think another set of Premier League fans would put up with the shite we watch?... I don't.
11 Posted 04/11/2011 at 17:34:51
12 Posted 04/11/2011 at 17:51:44
His face looks alarmingly similar to mine every time I read something Kenwright has said.
That said it's now impossible not to lump them both in together as thier self-serving mutual appreciation society has left our club on the rocks. I have lost a lot of respect for the man after some of his recent comments.
13 Posted 04/11/2011 at 18:22:43
14 Posted 04/11/2011 at 18:57:40
It will be almost as cringeworthy a footballing appointment as when John Barnes fronted Channel 5's UEFA coverage..
15 Posted 04/11/2011 at 19:03:38
If Moyes ever did leave Everton and I don't think he will before 2015, then Neville would be fine by me.
16 Posted 04/11/2011 at 20:18:37
17 Posted 04/11/2011 at 20:25:58
18 Posted 04/11/2011 at 20:35:36
He should be able to speed up or slow down time itself, be totally blind to fouls and diving committed by his own team and vociferous in denial. At the same time he must be a genius at spotting the same things done by opponents.
He will have a peculiar kind of touchline war dance with both fists raised.
Most of all he must occasionally display a bit of silverware.
Alas our current incumbent has none of those things.
19 Posted 04/11/2011 at 21:02:30
Let's hope his brother can convince photogenic Phil that spouting shite on Sky is the way to go. The Neville brothers: single handedly supporting the association of British televisual make up artists.
20 Posted 04/11/2011 at 21:22:08
21 Posted 04/11/2011 at 22:08:13
22 Posted 04/11/2011 at 22:23:32
Fair play regards Neville maybe being more attack minded. I think he does have more balls than Moyes.
23 Posted 04/11/2011 at 22:17:24
Moyes is not defeatist. No, in no way. Safe, probably too safe is a winner. it might not be easy, it certainly will not be pleseant to watch. We on average we will more then we lose. And on our day we can anly one.
Our team now is the team Moyes has built from age down. We have currenlty Evertons best youth team since the one Rooney, Baines, Osman, Hibbert conquored their youth lead. This is our third team, the bulk of which play also for our reserves. Our reserves are losing at the moment becuase the better players of our youth team are on first team availbility. We are going soon to be a very good, well balanced, creative. Proactive to the scoring of the goal at the immidate opportunity. At all times defend, but keep in mind thats defense is just a form of attack. This is how Moyes has built the Everton team to play and he has done it with no money for the past two seasons beacuse when he the money he made more right choices. Fellani is a fantastic player and he is how coming to an age when Artect first arrived at the club and became the player Arseng Wender has now built his Arsenal side behind.
Ferguson has had twenty-five years. The youth players Ferguson inhetited now are aged forty-one. Everton are now Aberdeen. We really fault for the League Cup this year, and where cheated by money rich Chelsea. The draw for the FA Cup will be very interesting this year. With the top four pretty clear, a ultimately frustrating top four; Manchester City; Manchester United lower on goal difference, Chelsea and Arsenal. This we know, Moyes knows as does every player and meamber of staff. The next step is Europe, this means 5/6 or cup.
Our recent deafeats have not been too worrying. We have rarely been outplayed and where we have conceaded goals they have come through mistakes. We are not as a team capitalised on the enemies mistakes. Once we win tomorrow gainst a Newcastle side that has had a run of games Moyes would kill for; things will be clear again.
24 Posted 04/11/2011 at 22:45:54
There's no arguing with that.
25 Posted 04/11/2011 at 23:23:26
I think I got a bit of dire Dave appreciation in there which means I'd rather not understand it if I'm honest. The man should be an undertaker as his whole persona is downbeat,dull and his interviews leave me suicidal, never mind his 'cough' tactics.
26 Posted 04/11/2011 at 23:22:37
I still think that a Big Dunc / Dudley do right Phil Neville axis will do us no harm... Starting from next week, I can't take another 18 months of this shite.
27 Posted 04/11/2011 at 23:53:32
Bill will bring in Allardyce when Moyes walks.
28 Posted 04/11/2011 at 23:51:15
If Moyes is out one way or the other (and count me as a Moyes supporter), please, please, please don't let us hire a popular "name" instead of someone who actually knows how to build a winning Club.
Specifically, that someone being American Bruce Arena. Should have been managing in the EPL 15 years ago. Absolutely immediately following the 2002 WC. And still a great manager. The best manager who never got a shot at the Big Time. Because he's American. Moyes I like. A lot. Ownership? Obviously a failure. Here's hoping an American buys the Club and hires Arena.
I can tell you what will happen. EFC built from the back forward (with some older, vicious bastard anchoring the back line (An Arena staple)), total fitness required, and a demand to push the ball forward and attack.
If only. Up we'd go. All this fellow does is build winning teams.
29 Posted 05/11/2011 at 11:56:59
30 Posted 05/11/2011 at 12:36:25
31 Posted 05/11/2011 at 17:25:06
32 Posted 05/11/2011 at 20:35:35
I was wondering if the other commentator would ask him if that was Everton's approach!
33 Posted 07/11/2011 at 02:40:12
34 Posted 07/11/2011 at 20:04:37
Ive actually been putting a tenner on neville for the last few months think thats the reason price has dropped from 33/1 to 25s
35 Posted 07/11/2011 at 20:23:21
Could you provide your statistics please?
Moyes supporters get your googles out.
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