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Everton Contine To Be Blueprint For Newcastle

1:40 pm, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Everton played very well last night and showed Newcastle how to take their chances, and Everton have shown over the last 10 years or so that you don’t necessarily have to spend big money in the transfer market to be a top six side.

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Roberto Martinez – a top young manager at Everton

Everton have had even less money to spend than Newcastle over the last decade or so, yet under David Moyes and now under top young manager Roberto Martinez, they have often finished in the top six in the Premier League.

Everton are currently 5th top of the league this season, and this is where they finished up over the previous six seasons:

2013 – 6th
2012 – 7th
20011 – 7th
2010 – 8th
2009 – 5th
20108 – 6th.

That’s not too bad a record at all for a club that hasn’t too much money to spend in the transfer market.

With Davide Moyes having left for Manchester United last summer, Roberto Martinez has come in and Everton haven’t missed a heart-beat, and they have been simply excellent this year – and they played very well last night and Roberto has them playing great attacking football – as we found out last night.

They were so quick on the break last night and that first goal by Ross Barkley was just heart-breaking, but it was also a fantastic effort from the 20 year-old England International.

Roberto is  a great young manager at only 40, and to think when he was managing Swansea back in 2008, there were reports that Newcastle were interested in the then 34 year-old rookie manager. :(

Roberto would have been a great manager for Newcastle, but he left Swansea for Wigan Athletic in 2009, and he kept the unfashionable club in the Premier League against all odds until last season, and he has already shown this season that with better players he can make a team into one of the best in England.

There’s negativity on Tyneside at the moment – but Everton have shown clubs can still compete for a top six position and Europe without needing to spend vast amounts of money in the transfer market like Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United  and Chelsea do almost every summer.

You never know – Newcastle could be fighting for a top six position next season – if we have a good transfer window this summer.

And don’t forget that this season we have beaten Chelsea at home, and Manchester United and Tottenham on the road – that’s not too bad.

Howay The Lads!!

Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at sean4eva@hotmail.co.uk or sean4eva09 on twitter.



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 guvnor // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Everton have a manager who’s a winner and we don’t!

  • 2 BuckLuck // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    “There’s negativity on Tyneside at the moment – but Everton have shown you can still compete for a top six position and Europe without needing to spend vast amounts of money in the transfer market like Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea do almost every summer.”

    But then you need a manager good enough to counter the fact that we won’t use huge amounts of money. Pardew is not the answer!

  • 3 geordie157 // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Agree that Martinez is better than pardew. But to be honest we should be spending more than them.

    On the centre backs hope all three come through, but from the three satka could be the best, he’s reminds me of young Woodgate.

    Also I know dummett isn’t great but all this stick fair, he seems to be improving and learning from his mistakes, he’s made some cracking last min tackles that santon would never make. Admittedly I would like to see haidara start but dummett has done alright unlike mbiwa who we can safely say is no right back.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Mar 26, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Whilst football is a matter of opinions -whether player A is better than player B, whether a player is getting better or worse, whether a manager is good or bad etc etc. These opinions are the fuel that drives on football.
    However, it is sometimes, quite apparent, from a discerning viewpoint whether a player is getting worse, too old, legs going etc etc. Sometimes things are as plain to see as the nose on your face.
    It amuses me that some on here (as they are quite entitled to do) think that some players are good/still retain their original abilities when they are clearly on the downhill side. I am not going to mention players names as I really cannot be bothered to argue/debate with those whose knowledge of the game is lacking. These types really need to change their game – could I suggest ladies wrestling.

  • 5 derekm // Mar 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    The top two teams are owned by an Arab State and a Russian billionaire committed to big spending for success. Arguably the Americans in Liverpool”s case have backed whatever manager with cash. We are owned by a billionaire who I believe started out with good intentions but soon realised even his wealth could not compete at the very top level and decided to use the club to promote and raise the profile of his sports company. Even allowing for Martinez being a better manager than Pardew, Everton also cannot expect to sit at the top table. We will finish in the top ten this year, owner happy, may try to go for 7th next year but no more.

  • 6 PMartel // Mar 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    NUFC will never maintain Everton’s consistency with a second rate manager at the helm. If we have aspirations to become a better footballing side then Pardew must go, along with all of his coaching staff.

    Last night was a reminder of how big the gap is between ourselves and the teams in Everton’s mould. It was frightening how little leadership was on display on the pitch last night; good job we’re already safe as I can see us struggling massively between now and the end of the of the season.

  • 7 kimbo // Mar 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Beginning of this season Pardew stated we could not compete financially with teams like Southampton, so lets great ready for another stuffing at the weekend , Pardew knows what he is talking about!!!!

  • 8 magicbus // Mar 26, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Change the manager get an owner to invest in the squad and you might be onto something.

  • 9 The Atlanta Geordie // Mar 26, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    everton spend when they need spending. we don’t spend period




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