Blue Weekly: Reflections on the Martinez era

International weeks allow time for reflection and with Everton under new management it has provided the perfect opportunity to look back at the first 7 league matches of the Roberto Martinez reign. Expectations have undoubtedly grown, with the style and approach to football incredibly refreshing. The first three games brought a slight disappointment, with three … Continue reading Blue Weekly: Reflections on the Martinez era

Tony Hibbert for Manchester United? What next for Huyton’s finest

When a new manager arrives, there is always likely to be one or two players who suddenly find themselves no longer in favour with the new regime. Unfortunately Tony Hibbert finds himself in this position, with the Everton veteran of 300 plus matches, turning out for the u21 side in midweek due to his lack … Continue reading Tony Hibbert for Manchester United? What next for Huyton’s finest

Can Martinez answer fans concerns? The case for the defence

When Roberto Martinez was first mooted as a possible replacement for Manchester United bound David Moyes, many concerns were raised about the defensive record of teams previously managed by the Spaniard. Looking at the stats it was hard to put a case together to justify why Martinez’ teams had struggled to keep out the opposition … Continue reading Can Martinez answer fans concerns? The case for the defence