Martinez plays up squad unity

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Roberto Martinez insists that his Everton squad is "a very tight unit" and rejects the notion that some of his senior players have questioned his methods.

Press reports earlier this week on The Telegraph and NBC Soccer websites suggested that some of the players had voiced their concerns at the Blues' approach to games following another home defeat last weekend.

Martinez has responded by saying that such speculation is to be expected "when you get disappointment or a frustrating result".

"I dont think there should even be a concern about [player discontent]," he told the press today. We are a very tight unit.

Every player needs to do what they are very, very good at and that is the only tactic. You have to do things for the team and that is where, clearly, we need to be clear in what we do.

But the only tactic in football that matters is giving everything youve got and play for the shirt and representing Everton in the best possible manner.

When you get disappointment or a frustrating result, you are going to get that sort of speculation.

What you need to look at is the way the team performs, the way the team starts and the talent they have to go and be brave and compete in every game we go in to."


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Jim Bailey
1 Posted 10/03/2016 at 18:54:52
More guff from the phenomenal one. This is so far past embarrassing now.

Bobby, do the decent thing. I can give you a taxi number if you want.
Matthew Ulm
2 Posted 10/03/2016 at 18:56:10
"But the only tactic in football that matters is giving everything you've got and play for the shirt and representing Everton in the best possible manner."

The tone-deaf ramblings of a soon to be deposed leader. I feel our players have put forth great effort and some fine performances this season but these things are not the same as tactics. RM’s tactics are what are costing us games, especially games we seemingly have locked up. If you wish to continue saying things that offer no substance or insight into how to right our severely listing ship, do yourself a favor and just stop talking.

Darren Hind
3 Posted 10/03/2016 at 18:57:09
Here we go again
James Peter
4 Posted 10/03/2016 at 18:57:53
"Every player needs to do what they are very, very good at and that is the only tactic. You have to do things for the team and that is where, clearly, we need to be clear in what we do."



Paul Andrews
5 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:06:57
In my opinion that is fair comment re a unified squad.

We have had some poor results this season, I can’t recall one of them having anything to do with disunity.

Don Alexander
6 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:12:22
Although I expect the (Sky) monied clubs to grab back what they've relented this season, and thereby deny us the genuine opportunity we had this season to make top four, until Martinez started to balls it up from day one in August, I really hope that the feelings of the vast majority on TW are reflected, and voiced, at Goodison way before the season ends.

None of us want to damage the club but supporting this fraudster is doing just that.

Andy Thompson
7 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:16:31
Blah blah blah .........does anyone really care what he says ??? Roberto please just does us all a favour and leave the club at the earliest.

I’m sure the virus going on at Finch Farm this week will have also already provided sufficient new material with which to prepare this weeks excuses?!! And we go on and on and on ....

Brian Porter
9 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:29:36
What is the lunatic talking about now? He's obviously just given away his tactical master plan, and if that's it, we're well and truly screwed. Please, someone, get rid of the fraudster now!
Brian Williams
10 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:40:23
I’m afraid Mr Martinez that that’s just more bullshit.

English may be his second language but the cliches and soundbites are becoming more and more hard to take, this despite me being in a great moment and keeping up my phenomenal support......

Tony Abrahams
11 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:48:39
if I was going to get rid of Martinez, I would use his last sentence to justify why I was doing it. Honestly.
Brent Stephens
12 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:52:28
"What you need to look at is the way the team performs, the way the team starts..."

... and finishes? He’s becoming a parody of himself. Getting sad.

Colin Glassar
13 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:52:58
Has Gerri been dropped? He's been MIA for weeks now
David Greenwood
14 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:56:55
Being punished for losing the ball that led to the Chelsea equaliser, Colin.
Robert Elliott
15 Posted 10/03/2016 at 19:58:20
Blah, blah, blah. Another day, another Martinez soundbite. Please just go.
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:03:06
That was ages ago David. Seems a bit harsh to me.
David Greenwood
17 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:05:41
Lennon has stepped in and taken his chance really well. We might see Geri back at the weekend.
Gerard Carey
18 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:11:48
Any moment now, the little boy is going to shout, the emperor has no clothes on!, and everyone will see that our manager is really a fraud.
Les Martin
19 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:47:03
If the team was a unit and happy, then this thread would not exist!
Gordon Crawford
20 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:48:38
I wish he would just keep quiet. He only makes himself look like a fool.
Aidy Dews
21 Posted 10/03/2016 at 20:55:37
"But the only tactic in football that matters is giving everything you’ve got and play for the shirt and representing Everton in the best possible manner...". That's not a tactic mate, that's a given when you play for a club like ours!

But along with that you need direction, you need a clear instruction of how to play in the way we want to play and do a lot of ground work on every possible area of the game to become good and has good has we possibly can be to get the best out of every individual so that has a collective, we get the right results on match days.

And I'm sorry Bobby lad, but the players aren't getting that from you right now and for the best part of nearly 2 seasons they haven't either!

Dick Fearon
22 Posted 10/03/2016 at 21:21:38
Even though the bonfire has been lit Martinez adds more fuel to his growing pile of vanities.
Andy Walker
23 Posted 10/03/2016 at 21:27:46
His tactics are no tactics then.
Dick Fearon
24 Posted 10/03/2016 at 21:30:36
The Mirallas band wagon has been very quiet this week.
How many Kones I wonder before they are off again.
Sami Fam
25 Posted 10/03/2016 at 21:37:10
Dear Roberto,
Dude, please shut up.
Ian Price
26 Posted 10/03/2016 at 21:54:58
We all know that Martinez is totally inept in his tactics and gets completely bamboozled when his one and only plans starts failing but in my opinion the team is lacking a leader on the pitch.

We haven’t got a general who is able to give his fellow teamates a bollocking when they deserve one we need a Peter Reid / Roy Keane type character in this team someone with balls.

Anthony Jones
27 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:03:52
There you have it. He simply has no concept of tactics. Straight from the horse's mouth.
Stephen Beattie
28 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:05:11
Bored of Bobby bashing. He has to do press conferences. Yes he’s a waffler. Yes we are way lower in the league than we should be. Yes Howard should’ve been dropped earlier. Yes some of his substitutions have backfired. BUT the potential of this team that he is building is greater than for years.

Get the investment in. Keep Rom, Geri, Ross and Stones. Play one defensive midfielder. Get a few more in. Give Bobby one more year and stay positive.
James Morgan
29 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:09:25
How to talk bollocks 101 by Roberto Martinez.
Tony Twist
30 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:28:23
Martinez hasn’t learnt anything in the last 18 months, he has had his opportunity to adjust and make good and he has failed. He should have gone after last season when we were fortunate not to be in the relegation dog fight.

Time is up and someone who can improved us with regards defending as well as attacking needs to take up the reigns and make us great again.

Darryl Ritchie
31 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:33:26
"Every player needs to do what they are very, very good at and that is the only tactic."

What about what they're not so good at? Like defending corners and set pieces, for starters. That would be a hell of a tactic!

Alan Ross
32 Posted 10/03/2016 at 22:36:19
Prediction: Everton to meet West Ham in the Final
Garry Corgan
33 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:06:11
The types of communications about and by Martinez have really changed in the past couple of weeks. On Monday night Chris Sutton called him "embarrassing" and the rest of the mass media are really starting to ask hard. questions too.

These comments from Martinez, amongst others, are starting to sound like a death rattle. The signs of forthcoming change are there and this pattern has been repeated hundreds of times, by hundreds of managers at hundreds of clubs. I suspect he knows his time is up at the end of the season.

Jason Heng
34 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:19:21
Prediction: Everton to meet West Ham in the Final. And Everton leads 2-0 till 75th minute, before...
Winston Williamson
35 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:21:22
He continues to insult our intelligence!

With every interview comes the opportunity to hold his hands up and admit he's made mistakes.

With every opportunity missed he hammers another nail into his GP coffin.

He either doesn't realise he's making mistakes or he's way too proud to admit them. Either way he's not changing anytime soon.

Even Moyes sometimes admitted he made mistakes! It's an arrogance which will continue to alienate fans and eventually players!

Dave Older
36 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:39:20
New member alert: long-suffering Toffee fan here who cannot contain his frustration any longer with Bobby M’s press conferences. So here we go... This will not take long.

"Clearly we need to be clear". Yes, Bobby, we need to be clear how to defend a two-goal advantage with twenty minutes to go for starters?!! How can a manager assemble such a high calibre squad and make them play so inconsistently and be totally clueless at defending crosses?? We are in the top 3 for scoring goals but have lost seven games at home???

I am still positive about EFC for the future but it doesn’t half age you with RM in charge?! I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some disgruntled players in the ranks, I would be having seen some of his substitutions of recent months.

Ah well... I am going to keep taking the pills and hope RM can turn this season around, if he can’t then he should seriously start looking at a new career path. Maybe auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent would be wise as he has definitely got the moves like Jagger or should I say Jadon Derulo? It would be a phenomenal, incredible moment. COYB NSNO

Peter Gorman
37 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:47:20
Colin (13) - Don't worry about Geri when Lennon is in such brilliant form.

Dick (24) - what is this Mirallas bandwagon and where can I jump on it?

Would love you to clarify what it is but in the absence of certainty I'll point out that playing with Kone has been like 10 men for some time. Give me Mirallas any day of the week.

Gary Russell
38 Posted 11/03/2016 at 00:10:55
It is incredibly clear how our not very good board are not representing Everton in the best possible manner. The moment has long since passed, clearly. Why is he still in place? Phenomenal, seriously.

When is this nightmare going to end?

Steven Smith
39 Posted 11/03/2016 at 00:23:12
"Every player needs to do what they are very, very good at and that is the only tactic. You have to do things for the team and that is where, clearly, we need to be clear in what we do."

Once again I am baffled by what comes out of his mouth. Can somebody please tell him to stop talking nonsense and own up to some mistakes he has made.


Dick Fearon
40 Posted 11/03/2016 at 00:29:20
Peter G @ 37,

On these pages leading up to the WH game there was a growing crescendo of calls for Mirallas to be included in the team. The calls were various and widespread and typical bandwagon stuff.

After his yellow card for a blatant dive quickly followed by his second yellow/Red for a reckless tackle I very much doubt if that bandwagon is open for members.

Anthony Dwyer
42 Posted 11/03/2016 at 00:34:19
I have struggled to watch any interview Roberto has given since our 3-0 away loss to Southampton last season.

He came live on TV and told the world that the only difference on the day was set pieces.

I watched the whole game on sky, with replays etc, and his words totally blew my mind.

Since that day I can't stomach listening to him, reading the above shite he has spouted goes a long way to justifying my not watching or listening to anything he has to say.

How much more can we take.

Abhishek Saha
44 Posted 11/03/2016 at 01:52:33
"What you need to look at is the way the team performs, the way the team starts and the talent they have to go and be brave and compete in every game we go in to."

And you don’t need to look at the results and league table.


Ivan Varghese
45 Posted 11/03/2016 at 04:28:48
Everton are a joy to watch, now if they would win some games. I would like RM to stay and unite the team he built. Everton need a really good defensive coach; if they don’t have one on staff, they should get one. Take one from the American football playbook. We also need a younger Barry clone. That man is outstanding.
Neil Gribbin
46 Posted 11/03/2016 at 05:31:40
Clueless. But is anyone surprised at his ramblings any more? We play great at times?

If he could swallow his pride and get a proper defensive coach in, I think we would do the business. He won’t though, so he can do one.

Peter Laffey
47 Posted 11/03/2016 at 06:23:46
I might be mistaken but don’t players and managers have PR people working alongside them or in the background to give them advice to say when they face the cameras? If they do, you would think they would be advising Bobby to say less or we can book a taxi for them as well.

As my wise old man used to say, "Son, if you’ve got nothing to say, don’t say anything at all."

Brian Porter
49 Posted 11/03/2016 at 06:46:59
At the age of 63, 57 of them spent as an Evertonian, I now confess to regular bouts of self-harm. Why? HOW? Well, simply put, watching my once-great team trying to play the game à la Roberto has in itself become an exercise in masochistic readiness to be sent into a weekly spiral of ever-growing depression as the same inept and ineffective in-game management by our manager, the totally illogical game changing (in the opposition’s favour) substitutions and regular capitulation to teams we should be beating.

Not content with destroying weekend after weekend, I then hear, or read, some of the most deluded and self-congratulatory rhetoric he regularly spouts in his so-called press conferences, where, in true politician style, he manages to evade direct questions by coming out with sentence after sentence of meaningless drivel, further challenging my by now enfeebled brain in an attempt to retain my grip on reality.

There was a time I could watch the game, sometimes just the highlights on MotD, then basically go through the week until the next game... maybe just with the odd chat about football or Everton with friends, until the next game came around.
Now, however, almost every day, I find myself worrying about the future of my great club, and that of so many others.

When Martinez speaks of character or unity, I think back to Wembley, 1966, where I, as a young lad of 13, saw an Everton team display real character and unity in coming from 2-0 down to defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2. What a day, what a feeling! And let’s be fair, Wednesday didn’t ’do an Everton’ and throw away a two-goal lead by poor defending or lack of backbone. They were beaten by a team that, on the day, wore them down in a great game of football – so much so, they were given a city tour in an open top bus, even as losers, as we became only the second team in history to win the cup after being two behind. Only Sir Stanley Matthews’ Blackpool had done it before us.

That, Roberto is what character and unity are all about – not just turning up as individuals and doing what you’re good at each week.

You call that tactics? You call that a game plan? I call it naïve stupidity, but like many others I will continue in my vicious circle of masochistic self-harm by continuing to support the team I love in the hope that, while I’m still alive and before my heart condition kills me, you are got rid of before you totally destroy the team I’ve loved all my life.

There, I’ve confessed... now, please can Mr Moshiri, Bill Kenwright, anybody in authority, rid us of this charlatan before watching Everton requires a public health warning, as SUPPORTING EVERTON CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH!

Duncan McDine
50 Posted 11/03/2016 at 06:58:38
David Brent style management talk.... I can't actually take any more of it!

While I respect the fact that he's put together a very talented squad of players, they are nowhere near being a team. I can't ever see it happening with Roberto in charge.

Dean Edwards
51 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:06:09
Clearly, it's clearly clear that we have to be clearly clear where the players are clearly in a moment of phenomenal clarity!

How transparently stupid is this see through idiot.

Anthony Jones
52 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:16:51
(#28). Yes, he would be a decent recruitment consultant for Everton. Not a great manager, however.
Ernie Baywood
53 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:30:23
Agree he's not a great manager, probably not even a good one. He seems a good coach though. He's entirely focused on developing these young men and I suspect at some point we might have a lot to thank him for.

Manager... coach... I think what he wants to be more than anything else is a great leader. Anyone who has ever studied leadership theory will see it in his actions and words. He's a brave man, following a pathway that he believes in. I can respect that, but he lacks humility and the ability to drive results, which is where I lose respect for him.

Phil Sammon
54 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:31:02
'Every player needs to do what they are very, very good at and that is the only tactic. You have to do things for the team and that is where, clearly, we need to be clear in what we do.'

I burst out laughing at that one. Absolute nonsense.

Every answer he gives is designed so that nobody can even remember the question.

Denis Richardson
55 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:35:58
I don’t notice senior players at the likes of Sunderland and Villa questioning the managers’ methods so it’s a bit strange RM saying it just because we’re going through a bad phase.

Distin, Baines, Osman (book), Garbutt, just a few off the top of my head who’ve questioned RMs methods... I’m sure a hell of a lot more has been said behind closed doors too.

Lose tomorrow and surely it’s finally adios.

Jim Bennings
56 Posted 11/03/2016 at 07:59:51
To be honest I don’t want to read anymore about what the player’s are doing, not supposed to be doing or Martinez's bull-jargon verbalised crap.

Just get out on that pitch at 5:30 pm tomorrow in front of the nation and for once make us proud.

I hate to admit it, but at least Klopp has that lot playing with more passion again for the shirt and working hard in front of their own fans; how I wish I saw an Everton team that was not endlessly dogged by the same old hard luck stories or glorious failures.

Tomorrow is the time to end the talk – we don’t want more hard luck stories, more blame on something else. Just get out there and WIN..

Colin Glassar
57 Posted 11/03/2016 at 08:01:33
Don’t you read the papers, Denis? The Villa players are openly revolting as were the Sunderland players under Di Canio, Poyet, Advocaat etc... before Big Sam took over.
Anthony Dwyer
58 Posted 11/03/2016 at 08:39:05
People keep saying Martinez needs a defensive coach, but again he is showing his lack of management skills.

He can't even manage his own situation, by getting himself a better defensive coach, or he can't manage to see the one he has is not good enough.

Fraud alert.

Paul Conway
59 Posted 11/03/2016 at 08:51:07
Señor Martinez,

What you also have to be concerned about is what you are as a ’ tight unit’, dishing up to your fans. like you say, everything is hunky dory ’at mill’.

The players aren’t revolting. In fact, the only thing revolting is our season under your stewardship... we are breaking records!

For example, this season, throwing away leads... not to mention being beaten by WHU, Swansea, WBA – teams that haven’t beaten us since I wore my last pair of Beattle Boots!

Alan Thompson
60 Posted 11/03/2016 at 10:33:20
"The squad are a very tight unit" except for them who play at the back and when the other team put in crosses.

It’s all rather simple, really, isn’t it.

Steve Harris
61 Posted 11/03/2016 at 10:37:56
Brian (#49) Couldn’t've put it any better myself, mate.
Paul Kennedy
62 Posted 11/03/2016 at 11:05:04
Is this the same harmony that was blaming an individual for the loss against West Ham because he missed a penalty? He is a clown!!!

By the way, anyone remember a record released in 1966 when we won the cup and the shower won the league in 65-66, called Roaring and Scoring and The Toast of Merseyside?

Now that was a classic – better team songs (though not sung by the players).

Jim Bennings
63 Posted 11/03/2016 at 11:22:59
Paul Kennedy

A good point!

Martinez and Phil Jagielka both made not so subtle pokes of blame on Lukaku for the penalty miss in the aftermath of the West Ham match.

I wish they’d all just shut up and prove their worth to the shirt.

Victor Jones
64 Posted 11/03/2016 at 11:42:05
"Every player just needs to do what they are good at.. .that is the only tactic." What??? If that was the case, then why do football teams even need a manager?? You could give the job to me, FFS.

"Listen, lads, the tactic for today, is just go out and do what you are all good at." Job done. Phenomonal! You don’t hear any of the really top managers coming out with that nonsense. Did SAF ever utter such crap? In fact, you don’t even hear the poorer type managers talk like our wee Bobbie does.

All you ToffeeWebbers know your football. (Well, most of you do... there are still a few who thinks that Martinez needs more time, and who still think that Howard is a top goalkeeper...) But most of us know that our manager is now becoming an embarrassment. We all know that opposing managers have found him out (they started to, in the final third of his first season). We all know that he has no Plan B. Never did. We all know that he never selected his best team, for a number of matches. He played favourites, regardless.

We all know that he has no game management. FFS... Even at the level that I played, when we managed to go two goals up, with about 15 minutes left, we then were instructed to revert to two banks of five. Our TACTICS were to play out the game 5-5-0. Win the game. We were not told to just carry on doing what we were good at. We did not go gung ho. That was game management. That was common sense. Why can Martinez not do that? When every supporter in the country would do that.

We all know that Martinez talks nonsense. But please note, everybody, that it is never his fault. Not once can I remember him saying that he got his tactics wrong. Although I suppose that you cannot get tactics wrong, if you don’t actually have any tactics... can you?

How many games is it that, we have now thrown away this season from a winning position? I can only remember one, under David Moyes. And that was with a reserve keeper (who was not very good) playing. As a matter of interest, I cannot remember in recent years, any other team, actually throwing away as many matches... Only Everton... Only Martinez. It has to stop.

Win or lose tomorrow... Martinez Out.

Pros and Cons. He has (I admit) done a few good things. But TBH most managers manage to do some good. But there are far too many cons and they outweigh the pros. And he is not learning or rectifying mistakes; he has to go.

Give Everton a proper chance to compete in this new upcoming exciting era of the Premier League. Let Martinez go manage Motherwell. Give my Scottish cousins a good laugh.

Mark Daley
65 Posted 11/03/2016 at 11:45:33
Well "never believe anything until it's officially denied", so there we are. Of course the team is fractured, anyone who's ever played in any team in any sport knows that winning teams have great unity, and the other sort don't.

A win tomorrow is a step nearer the cup, and a loss is a step nearer the end of RM, so either way it can only get better.

Victor Jones
66 Posted 11/03/2016 at 13:09:08
I meant to say, how many games did Moyes throw away, from being two goals up?

Everton have over the years lost many matches from being only one goal up. The cup final against Chelsea, and a rubbish performance against Bolton Wanderers spring to mind.

But we (until this season) have not thrown away many two-goal leads. Not many teams have. As stated... that type of suicide, clueless football has to stop. NOW....

Ernie Baywood
67 Posted 11/03/2016 at 14:01:53
We used to take off our strikers and throw away one-goal leads before we got the chance to go two-up.

I’m not happy with Roberto but at least he seems to have a (flawed) plan. Moyes didn’t have any long-term plan for improvement. I’m certainly not hankering after those days... knowing full well we’d never win a thing.

Denis Richardson
68 Posted 11/03/2016 at 14:09:22
Colin 57, meant Big Sam and not the loon Di Canio.

I've not read anything re the Villa players rebelling. They seem to have accepted their fate and I’m sure half the squad are already looking to move in the summer.

Dave McCoy
71 Posted 11/03/2016 at 16:41:46
Re. Paul (#62) sung to the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann, it went:

"Everton at Wembley two goals down,
Trebilcock & Temple brought the cup to the Town."

Great times.

Alan Bodell
72 Posted 11/03/2016 at 17:13:15
Got to the stage now when I just don't want to see or hear him speak and for him now to attach himself to the very talented squad with the sick emotion of 'we are all together' just pisses me off the richter scale.
Niall McIlhone
73 Posted 11/03/2016 at 17:34:27
Peter#47@ As my wise old man used to say, "Son, if you've got nothing to say, don't say anything at all."

I recall it was Bumper the spring rabbit who advised Bambi similarly, however , the emphasis was put as: "If you can’t say something positive, don’t say it at all".

Problem is Bobby cannot stop spouting inane positivity, I think he must have been bitten by Bumper as kid and he can’t shut up.

Joe Foster
74 Posted 11/03/2016 at 17:35:13
The Fat Spanish Waiter is gone!
Joe Foster
75 Posted 11/03/2016 at 17:46:31
RM is yesterday’s man. He is going to play out the season and he will be gone. Of this, I have no doubt.
David Crawford
76 Posted 11/03/2016 at 21:32:02
Everton will win something soon and Martinez will be the manager.
Tony Hill
77 Posted 11/03/2016 at 21:54:56
It's sometimes tempting to think that we should just go with the flow and let the Martinez project take its course because we might catch a break and everything will be lovely. Then you think: no, he's fucking hopeless; and, of course, he is.

I've decided, because it's healthier, to stop worrying anyway and allow Mr Moshiri to make the decisions. After all, he's not Bill Kenwright and he might be as good as his word about winning and all that old-fashioned sort of thing.

I'm going to drift along to Goodison in a haze of optimism tomorrow and if we lose then I can hope that Mr Moshiri will make it all come right eventually.

I feel better already.

Brian Williams
78 Posted 11/03/2016 at 22:21:07
David (#76)... you mean like "the toss" – or maybe even a game?
Andy McNabb
79 Posted 12/03/2016 at 02:22:47
Jason Heng (#34) – what was the final score mate?? I need to know. Don’t make it like Roy of the Rovers where you have to wait another week to find out the score...
Roman Sidey
80 Posted 12/03/2016 at 08:24:12
No I think David (76) was referring to the Football League Trophy.

RM's comments aside, what alarms me the most is that Everton still aren't really a club that has a lot of media attention compared with the Sky Darlings. With Everton, where there's smoke there is usually fire.

David Ellis
82 Posted 13/03/2016 at 07:29:41
Can't think why so many on here think Martinez will be leaving at the end of the season. This is simply not the Everton way and why we aren't in the kind of trouble that peers like Newcastle and Villa are in.

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