5 Reasons that Everton are better off under Martinez

    5 Reasons that Everton are better off under Martinez

    Playing Style

    David Moyes built a strong Everton team and signs were there that they could play a decent style but Roberto Martinez has taken a strong team and improved it with a few inspired signings.  There is an emphasis to play from the back through the midfield.  The signings of Gareth Barry and James McCarthy to provide cover to allow the attacking players the room to just attack have been inspired. We do play possession football, but we are also looking to attack whenever we can and this certainly is a better option for Evertonians who pay a lot of money to go to the games.

    The Right Substitutions

    It has been refreshing to see us make substitutions to win matches.  I’m not saying that David Moyes didn’t as on occasions he did.  We always looked to close out matches though.  This looks to have changed and the majority of substitutions that Roberto Martinez has made have been attacking and have paid off.  The wins against West Ham, Hull and Aston Villa were certainly helped by substitutions.  We won’t win every match, there will be some bad decisions along the way – But if we could have turned more of the draws last season into wins we may have finished a few places higher. Draws cost us loads last season.

    Playing to Win

    Not wanting to harp on about the old regime as on the whole they did a decent job, but recent admissions in the press that David Moyes sent his Everton team out against Manchester United to not lose will have rankled with most Evertonians.  On the whole this season the side has been put out to win matches and the substitutions have certainly showed that.   We look like we are trying to attack all the teams and aren’t afraid of anyone.  This weekends match as Spurs will go a long way to show how far forward we have come.  Everton have been neck and neck with Spurs for a number of seasons and Spurs have pushed on following a massive spending spree in the summer.

    Getting involved with the supporters

    Roberto Martinez is looking to get involved with supporters.  He talks, he signs autographs, he has learnt the history, and he looks to be doing everything right.  At the end of the transfer window he even came out and spoke to a handful of fans who has been there watching the events unfold.  The man has class and he respects the supporters like he is one of them.

    Faith in youth

    Moyes did give the odd bit of youth a chance, but he certainly had a core of players he could trust and he wouldn’t throw a younger player in unless he had too (On the whole).  Martinez looks like he will give more time to some of the younger players with Ross Barkley and John Stones certainly getting a lot more game time.  He is building a young core to the team to eventually take over from some of the more experienced players like Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka.


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