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Archives: roberto martinez

Everton’s Start To The Season Has Been Naive, Inept And Utterly Inexcusable

Posted on by Matt Jones
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During his time as Swansea City manager in the second and third tiers of English football, Roberto Martinez will have witnessed myriad examples of poor defending. But you can bet that in all the matches he’s stood on the sidelines for at the Liberty … Continue reading

Roberto Martinez Comments Attempt To Mask Everton’s Failure To ‘Psych Out’ Diego Costa

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Following his team’s 6-3 defeat to Chelsea at Goodison Park, Everton manager Roberto Martinez responded to comments made by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho which claimed certain Toffees’ players had deliberately set out to “chase cards” to get Diego Costa in … Continue reading

Romelu Lukaku Signing is a Measure Of Everton’s Progress Under Roberto Martinez

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Following a summer of seismic change at Everton in 2013, the club’s long-term ambitions were unclear. Reeling after former manager David Moyes and former star player Marouane Fellaini traded Merseyside for Manchester, plenty anticipated a Toffees demise. But just over 13 months into … Continue reading

Manchester United Got The Wrong Man: How Moyes’ Failure Puts Roberto Martinez’s Everton Season Into Perspective

Posted on by Matt Jones
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In soccer, taking the reigns at a club after the departure of an enormously significant figure is always a perilously difficult task. For managers, the man who follows “the man” is often handed a poisoned chalice; unable to live up to the magnitude of his predecessor … Continue reading

WATCH Roberto Martinez’s Emotional Speech at Hillsborough Memorial Service [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez gave an emotional speech today at the Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield, the home of cross-town rivals Liverpool Football Club. “I know I don’t have to tell you that Everton are with you. You know that,” … Continue reading

Everton Is The Perfect Place For Ross Barkley To Realize His Enormous Potential

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Bet you can guess what the most requested haircut will be in Merseyside this festive period: “Just shave it all off, lad.” This stems, of course, from Everton’s skin-headed assassin Ross Barkley and his marvelous showing that helped fire Everton … Continue reading

Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Roberto Martinez Must Set A Positive Precedent In Maiden Merseyside Derby

Posted on by Matt Jones
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As far as first impressions go, Roberto Martinez has made a pretty decent one at Everton. He is a amicable, studious and progressive manager. And these are all traits which have shone through in his early days at Goodison Park. … Continue reading

Unbeaten Everton Already Reaping The Benefits Of Roberto Martinez’s Influence

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It’s still there. That Everton spirit. The coveted togetherness that many predicted would cease the second David Moyes walked out of Goodison Park. In fact, it’s been more prominent than ever in the past seven days. It’s helped Everton to … Continue reading

Everton vs Chelsea: Victory Over Mourinho’s Men Can Jolt Toffees’ Season To Life

Posted on by Matt Jones
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After what seemed like an neverending hiatus from the joys of club football, it’ll be back in shed loads this weekend. This includes the Premier League of course, and arguably this weekend’s most high-profile encounter will be at Goodison Park as … Continue reading

Following Pre-Season Promise, Roberto Martinez’s Everton Are Ready For Norwich

Posted on by Matt Jones
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So after all the tactical experimentation, the promising pre-season showings and the astute transfer dealings, Roberto Martinez is on the brink of his first Premier League match in his capacity as Everton manager. Carrow Road will be the venue for … Continue reading

Everton’s 3-5-2 Formation is Ready to Shake Up the Premier League Under Martinez

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Under new manager Roberto Martinez, Everton have experimented heavily with the 3-5-2 during this preseason. On Tuesday night at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, the Toffees were beaten 1-0 by Valencia in the Guinness International Champions Cup.  Martinez had Everton set … Continue reading

Can Roberto Martinez Can Help Rejuvenate Everton Striker Nikica Jelavic?  

Posted on by Matt Jones
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During his tenure as Everton manager, David Moyes never really sussed out how to get the best from strikers. Despite having broken the club’s transfer record three times by bringing in centre-forwards James Beattie, Andrew Johnson and Ayigbeni Yakubu, none … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Commentators and Pundits for 2013 Confederations Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday with hosts Brazil facing Japan, which will be shown live on ESPN beginning at 2:30pm ET. The complete TV schedule as well as coverage plans are available, and today ESPN announced the … Continue reading

Which Premier League Made the Best Manager Hire? Everton, United, Chelsea or City?

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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A brief leadership vacuum emerged in the Premier League’s upper echelon at season’s end. But even though Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United moved swiftly to fill the void with Jose Mourinho, Roberto Martinez, Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes … Continue reading

Why Kenwright Was Wrong to Reveal Martinez Will Get Everton Into Champions League

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright is sometimes criticized by Evertonians for being out of his league in the way that he manages the club. In a perfect example of this, today he blurted out in the Roberto Martinez press conference that … Continue reading

Roberto Martinez Appointed Everton Manager On Four-Year Deal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Roberto Martinez has been appointed as manager of Everton Football Club on a four-year deal to replace David Moyes at Goodison Park. “Everton Football Club is today delighted to confirm the appointment of Roberto Martinez as its next manager,” said … Continue reading

Everton Says Deal for Roberto Martinez Not Done Yet; Discussions Still Continuing

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Everton Football Club has hit back at reports that the club are close to announcing a deal to unveil Roberto Martinez as their next manager. On Monday afternoon, according to Wigan owner Dave Whelan, the club had agreed a compensation … Continue reading

Wigan Agree Compensation Fee With Everton For Release of Roberto Martinez, Says Dave Whelan

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Wigan have agreed a compensation fee with Everton to release Roberto Martinez from his contract, according to Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan. The compensation fee clears the way for Martinez to agree personal terms with Everton to become the new … Continue reading