Interesting question came up today for Everton and United States National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard. It centered around the transition from David Moyes to Roberto Martinez in Everton. This is obviously going to be two of the top storylines heading into the Premier League season. When you have changes at the top of these two marquee clubs, it lends itself to endless analysis.
Here’s how the media question was phrased: “How would you characterize this preseason under Roberto Martinez and how the team’s shaping up versus previous seasons under David Moyes?”
Tim Howard: “Well, it’s shaping up good. Trainings have been intense. At the end of the day, it’s preseason so fatigue sets in during matches, but that’s to be expected. Change is good, but I think the tough part about change is that everyone is having to get on the same page.
The manager and his staff need to learn the players, and the players have to learn the new system and new personalities on the staff, though that part has ...