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Moyes brainwashed fans into thinking 8th was good enough
This rather lavish spread in the much-maligned Daily Mail reminds us that, during Roberto Martinez's unveiling as the new Everton manager, chairman Bill Kenwright revealed the Spaniard had promised to deliver Champions League football to Goodison Park. It's fair to say the comment raised a few eyebrows. How could Everton compete with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool on a shoestring budget? With virtually the same players Moyes left behind?

It has now become apparent to at least one journalist, Elliot Bretland, that Everton fans were brainwashed by David Moyes during his 11-year spell in charge of the club:

Every year the Scot - unable to sign players worthy of the top four due to the club's tight purse strings - convinced observers that he was pulling off miracle after miracle by guiding the Toffees to sixth, seventh or eighth in the table and that the club was punching above its weight.

Moyes created the illusion that it was impossible for Everton to challenge those with more financial clout - through a lack of belief in his own players and pessimism during interviews. There was a glass ceiling and Moyes' hands were tied — he was doing the best he could. or so he claimed. But Martinez has proved that's not the case at all.

Read the full article.

[Thanks to Ray Roche, who kindly flagged a link to this article on another thread. — The Editor]

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