Tuesday, 12 July 2011
The Summer so far - Everton
Everton are a team I have a huge amount of respect for and in particular their manager David Moyes. He once again showed what a fantastic manager he was last season, on a limited budget but finishing the season off well to finish in 7Th place, which I believe is a great achievement for the team. He has also helped to greatly improve the performances of Leighton Baines, who is wanted by numerous clubs this summer. Baines was inspirational last season leading the clubs assists charts with 11 and providing some crucial goals at crucial times for the Toffee's. It is key for Everton to keep hold of these players, that together make Everton a formidable team with the likes of Cahill, Arteta and Howard becoming the spine of the team.
The summer for Everton has been relatively quiet so far, with not much news coming out of the club regarding players arriving and players departing. Moyes seems very keen on introducing younger players to the first team and succeeded with players like Rodwell and Coleman who are showing a huge amount of promise. This promise has led Sir Alex Ferguson to be a long term admirer of Rodwell. I'm sure David Moyes will bring in a couple of new faces at some point to give the club some much needed depth, which has been lacking for quite a few seasons now.
I predict that it will be a very similar season for the club and without huge investment I worry that they will slip further behind the top 6, which means further behind their big rivals Liverpool. What are your thoughts? Everton fan's let me know your feeling's.