Everton’s David Moyes Has Proved He’s A Great Coach


Newcastle manager Chris Hughton expects a tough game against Everton at Goodison on Saturday, and he’s right about that.

David Moyes – the Scot has done wonders at Everton

The Toffees have started the campaign badly, with just a couple of points from their first 4 games, and they were a little lucky to pick up a point at Goodison last weekend,  when they amazingly scored two goals in injury time to get a 3-3 draw with the Red Devils.

Everton’s form will no doubt improve, but as we’ve said before, this may be a good time to meet Everton away, when they don’t seem to be  operating on all cylinders.

Chris Hughton talked about Everton today:

“This is a very tough game,” “They are a very well-balanced team with great quality, and I’ve heard David Moyes say on numerous occasions this season how happy he is with the squad that he’s got.”

“They’re a side that’s used to being in the top group of teams in this division and it’s very much where I expect them to be come the end of the season.”

We think Everton are an excellent side, and great credit has to go to David Moyes for the tremendous job he’s done on Merseyside, with very little money available to him over these last eight years, but that’s the sign of a great coach when he can build a team like David has.

The great Sir Bobby Robson did it at Ipswich, and  if you are a really good coach you don’t always need a lot of money to spend, to build a more than decent side. Yes – it helps, we know that, but we’re not too sure of these  managers who want stacks of money to spend before they will take the job.

And unfortunately we’ve noticed Alan Shearer seems only willing to take a manager job, if the investment is there,  but we think Alan would be well advised to take a  job to learn the coaching skills,  like Bobby Robson did at Ipswich and David Moyes has done at both Preston and Everton.

Alan would be much better off as a coach by doing that, and experience having to get the very best out of what you have available – after all isn’t that the definition of coaching?

Chris Hughton expects Everton to finish high up in the league by the end of the season,  and of course they will have gained some confidence from the unlikely 3-3 draw they got against Manchester United last Saturday.

Chris continued:

“You expect that from an Everton side with the quality that they’ve got, and I don’t think this is the first season they’ve, by their own admission, started slowly,”

“But we have watched the games – of course, a tremendous comeback against Manchester United which showed the quality which they’ve got in the side, but what it also shows is the options they’ve got in the squad.”

“They can play their game in different types of ways. They’re a team that you expect to gather momentum, and we’ve got to be mindful of that .”

No doubt that Everton are a strong side, and it will be up to Newcastle to play at or near their best,  if they are to get points out of this game on Saturday, but rather surprisingly we are fairly upbeat – for some reason –  that Newcastle can get at least a point come Saturday evening.

You never know with Newcastle, and after a terrible surprise on the downside, they usually follow that up with a surprise on the upside, but we’ll have to wait and see which Newcastle team turns up at Goodison Park at the weekend.

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39 comments so far

  • jimiley

    Sep 16, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    We should stay with the solidity Smudger provides. Once he gets his first goal he will a hatful. I cannot believe he will go his whole career as a NUFC striker and midfielder and not score goals. Remember he is ex England striker. He has gone 85 games without a goal so he owes us massively. Once he breaks his cherry he will score dozens of goals…if only by the law of averages.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #2

    jimiley .. or you could go by the law of mathematics and say statistical he’s not gonna score 🙂 .. shame he’s not a bad player just a good one whos lost his way .. he may do alright against everton though …

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think Smudge has the confidence to take shots on goal, to be honest. You saw it against Wolves (I think it was Wolves, anyway – when he went down in the box and decided to complain rather than get up and have a go).

    I’d like to see Tioté get a run out, though.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #4

    hope we get points against everton we need it for confidence .. some players aren’t playing too well but they’re still quality and got us promoted .. smith, gutierrez etc ..
    bring on everton .. one thing we can match them for is passion on the pitch .. smith nolan carroll .. I think this game is made for them .. if only arfa gets a proper run out .. then you just never know what could happen..

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Thump .. agreed about Tiote .. but I think whats gonna happen is he’ll be tested against chelsea .. if he can prove his worth there then the dm spot is his ..

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    My thoughts exactly, sweendog mate. I wonder if Jonas is carrying a knock or is fatigued because he looks a bit knackered of late.

    http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=88390&part=sports

    For the reserve game.

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #7
  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Edmunson scored a beauty!

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Donaldson*

    Bloody hell lol

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  • rknufc

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #10

    gr8 start ranger goal offside

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Outstanding start. Good width, good pace and some great chances. Need to put some of them away, though.

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #12

    1-1 Lankovich or something.

    Canny interception to set up the goal, like.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Thump .. good stream .. ranger looks lively..

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #14

    He does, just needs to add goals to the game!

    1-2, Lalkovic again.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #15

    2-1 chelsea .. krul wasn’t great there .. for chelseas 2nd ..

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I forgot how much difficulty Krul has in kicking the ball straight.

    Agreed he wasn’t great. Could have probably done more for the first, too.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Thump .. agreed .. don’t know if its because its a reserve game but doesn’t look great ..

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Campbell hasn’t had a great game either, Vuckic has been quiet. So far Ranger and Donaldson have been the prime players imo. Kadar’s had a decent game too.

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Vuckic equaliser 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #20

    well played ranger 2-2

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  • Howay The Lads

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Goal. Nice pass by Ranger 😀

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #22

    nearly another ranger vuckic combo

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #23

    nearly 3-2 .. donaldson miss from 4 yards

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #24

    aireys 1st touch nearly a goal ..

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Airey is really pushing for a first team spot. Good for him 😀

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #26

    vuckic nearly with a screamer

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #27

    ranger with a back heal inside the box .. aireys shot saved .. good play again

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #28

    biased commentary .. but suppose it is chelsea tv ..

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #29

    vuckic looking good .. skins 2 players .. he must be pushing for 1st team..

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #30

    poor by krul .. penalty to chelsea

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Terrible by Krul.

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Welp.

    Been impressed with our reserve team. Krul made one too many errors, though. Soderberg was more impressive imo.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Thump .. yep 3-2 chelsea with at least 1 maybe 2 howlers from krul .. we looked good for long spells and should have had a 2 goal cushion .. typical newcastle you never know what’ll happen .. still some positives 4 or 5 players looked good tonight ..

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  • baro

    Sep 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #34

    I watched that reserve game from nearly the 60 minute and on. We looked awesome. Very dangerous attacking side. Each time we had the ball it looks like a threat. Ranger had beautiful touches and layoffs, Vuckic was awesome went through defenders easily, Newton had some good passes, Ferguson had really need crosses same with Edmundsson, Donaldson looks like Gerrard or Lampard in the center. Phil Airey looks so dangerous, just came in and almost scored first touch, has lightning speed. I think Nile Ranger is the best player out of those youngsters. I just can’t wait for them to improve and hopefully i will see them play again.

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #35

    If it makes anybody feel better about the Everton game, I’ve just beaten them 5-0 on FM10 with effectively a reserve team (about 60% of my starting 11 are away on international duty).

    …admittedly I’ve been buying wonder kids and the like so…

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Baro you should have seen the start of the first half. Donaldson’s goal was a beauty, and we made some outstanding attacking runs.

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  • baro

    Sep 16, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Thump

    Ya i wished i had seen the first half…..

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 17, 2010 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #38

    jimiley // Sep 16, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    You might be a fan of his but i think 80%-90% of the plp here jut dont think he really can do alot on the pitch.

    But off the pitch he is a wonderful guy whom i think is able to motivated team-mates.

    But..with his “leg broken” accident always hanging around his mind, i really doubt many or any goals can come from him when is most needed.

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 17, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #39

    Anyone still rember both the pit bull from everton. Both have same kind of style and even look. Both are big size and bald/shave/skin head. Works very well in Def Midfield, one even went on to Real Madrid.

    Smith is just not anywhere near. If we need to improve we will have to slowly get better players in and “less skill” players out.

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