Roberto Martinez overly positive on Everton's season

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Sky Sports Sunday Supplement panelist and journalist Jonathon Northcroft says that, in his opinion, some of Roberto Martinez's latest pronouncements are nonsense and that the Everton manager is guilty of over-spinning his team's record and performances this season.

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 02/05/2016 at 08:34:38
Noooooooo, surely not!
Ray Robinson
2 Posted 02/05/2016 at 10:38:30
Leaving aside poor tactics, game management, lack of defensive nous and so on, the biggest single reason that I want Martinez out is the constant bullshit that he spouts. If he constantly puts a positive spin on our season, then it proves beyond doubt that he is deluded and incapable of recognising the many problems that need addressing. If you can't see a problem, you'll never be able to resolve it. It's Martinez ultra positivity that will see him sacked - ironic really!
Brian Harrison
3 Posted 02/05/2016 at 11:06:49
His time in management is littered with statements of positivity, but the facts have never agreed with his statements. Someone a while back posted some of his comments when Wigan were bottom of the league, and he is saying the same things now.
Most of his buys have been distinctly average, I will exclude both Barry and Lukaku from that.
I have said on here on a number of occasions how we could have appointed a man who had just got his team relegated is beyond belief. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that under his stewardship the team is getting worse the longer he is here.
When you look at the players he has had for nearly all his 3 seasons I don't see too many improvements in any of them.
You could argue that some have actually gone backwards under him, I don't see any improvement in McCarthy in the last 3 seasons. Baines and Coalman are nowhere near the players they were under Moyes. Barkley is probably the biggest disappointment 2 seasons ago he looked as if he was going to make a huge impact, but sadly that hasnt materialized. There has been no youngsters break into the first team, yet for years I keep hearing what promising kids we had in the under 18s and under 21s when RM arrived.
Finally the style of play has significantly deteriated over his time here, yes the first season we looked solid at the back and seemed to have more options up front. But it seems that he took over a well drilled defence and a team that was fit and had a good work ethic. The longer he has had with practically the same back 4 as Moyes our defending is now a shambles.
Roger Helm
4 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:27:47
Leicester won the league convincingly and had the third worst possession and the second worst pass completion stats in the league.

Do you think this may prompt Martinez to re-think his "philosophy"? No, me neither...

Peter Carpenter
5 Posted 04/05/2016 at 11:45:59
Pah, what Northcroft doesn't know is that we are developing a very, very good intensity in a phenomenal way to achieve as much as we can whilst controlling the tempo and showing our incredible character as a young team with great potential which hasn't underachieved at all because we haven't yet achieved anything with very strong concepts and without the risk of being misinterpreted because that would give us a very, very undeserved feeling and there are monsters hiding under my bed.
Matt Traynor
6 Posted 06/05/2016 at 04:50:26
Just as an aside, Northcroft decries Everton protests as:

"I think what you don't do is protest during the game and what you don't do is do something that is rehearsed," he added. "I think there was a plane that was flown over Goodison Park which just looks so cheesy these days and so preconceived."

Then a couple of sentences later praises Liverpool fans. "The most meaningful fan protest lately has been the Liverpool fans walking out over ticket prices."

And that wasn't planned, preconceived? Spontaneous was it? Absolute prick.

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