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ROBERTO MARTINEZ RUMORS

Sylvain Distin to bid farewell to Everton fans at Goodison Park this Sunday

Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists he has had no personal issues with Sylvain Distin after promising the French defender a chance to say farewell to Goodison Park at the weekend. The 37-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been frozen out in the second half of the season and forced to play with the under-21s after last featuring in a Premier League match day squad...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The most important signing Everton manager Roberto Martinez needs to make this summer

Blunted, possession-based football is a problem that has hampered Everton throughout almost the entirety of the 2014/15 season. Any side in the division that doesn’t have the offensive incision required to control the game away from home has adopted a similar tactic when visiting Goodison Park this season: sit deep, cordon off spaces and let the Toffees play themselves into trouble...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Everton’s Roberto Martinez rejects claims of stubborn tactical approach

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has rejected accusations stubbornness prevents him from adapting his tactical approach. The Spaniard has come in for criticism for persisting with trying to get his side to play out from the back despite results suffering recently. There were even suggestions the players had gone to him asking to play a more direct style but Martinez has always stuck...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez blames EPL’s struggles in Europe on fixture congestion

Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists it is no major surprise that English clubs have struggled in Europe this season because of the domestic demands of the Barclays Premier League. The Toffees were the country's last hope on the continent before a 5-2 loss to Dynamo Kiev in Europe on Thursday night meant they followed Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in crashing out at the...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez insists Ross Barkley is not leaving Everton this month

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out the possibility of Ross Barkley leaving in the January transfer window, insisting it is vital that he keeps his 'best performers.' One win in the last nine games has turned up the pressure on Martinez but he has urged his side and supporters to stick together as they prepare to tackle West Ham United in the FA Cup.  Martinez has told Manchester...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Martinez upset with referees; Colback thrilled at first goal

Everton boss Robetro Martinez was disappointed after Newcastle striker Cisse went unpunished by referee Craig Pawson after appearing to lift his elbow to Coleman. He said: "The view is clearly that this is unacceptable to see an action like that that he goes unpunished. You get a situation where everyone is fighting for a position and he's (Coleman's) in control and it's a clear...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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