I am like most Everton protagonists, a lifelong supporter who has long suffered the hope and woe of silverware that never was. Yes it has been said that Merseyside may be besieged by an enormous dustcloud when our trophy cabinet is finally opened again.
So Billyboy entrusted David Moyes with the reigns some 12 years ago but despite his stoic command that prospect of silverware proved only to be a carrot on the end of a stick. It made Moyes a great manager and he left the squad in a much better state than it has been in for much of his involvement, however, Everton still failed to seal the deal where trophies were concerned and for that reason alone I was glad that Moyes finally moved on gave someone else a chance.
I have read some unbelievably pathetic and uninspiring blogs and comments from supposed Bluebloods over the last few months initially concerning the Martinez appointment, then about his choice in signings as well as the impending doom surrounding the imminent departure of Baines and Felli.
One fan who seriously needs councilling in my opinion stated that Martinez appointment had ruined his summer and the sale of Baines and Felli was going to ruin his winter as well. He was of course entitled to his opinion but neither Baines nor Felli have stated an intention to leave, the fan, Mr Happy, was just another half informed halfwit whos glass is always half empty even when its full.
Martinez has brought a refreshing outlook to the club
From all interviews with the new manager and playing staff there seems to be a refreshed outlook at the club right now and the prospect of a new playing style, much more attack minded formations and a bigger purse for new acquisitions has certainly wetted the apetite of this supporter and the additional funds on offer are testimony of a shrewed deal with Liverpool council over the sale of Finch farm.
I may be just seeing everything through rose tinted specs but the future is looking more interesting than it has for a good few years and hopefully the days of Moyes 1-0 then defend all game tactic is gone forever and a far cry from what the team has in store for us this season.
Lets collectively wish the team and the manager well this season and let us dream the good dream of FA Cup glory and Champions League placing. I’m sure Baines and Felli can manage to scratch a living on £70k a week at Everton and I’m sure that Evertons class and camaraderie will show through this season to put the lid on all those doubters out there.
We have managed to secure a Barcelona player…anythings possible!