Everton will finish fourth this season

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Are Everton even ready for Champions League football?

Date: 9th April 2014 at 6:31pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Roberto Martinez’s statement and promise at the start of the season was bold. Scepticism would have been understandable when the former Wigan manager said he’d guide Everton into the Champions League, bettering predecessor David Moyes, whose eleven years with the club saw him no further than the qualifying round of the competition. Like their Merseyside rivals, Everton are punching above their weight this season. Considering the resources available to clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham, especially considering the latter’s expenditure during the summer, clear daylight would have been expected between the north London clubs, vying for fourth, and Everton, who surely would have been happy with continuity and a Europa League place. That Martinez may yet come good on his promise doesn’t just speak of Arsenal’s spectacular implosion – though it has played a part – it speaks of his managerial qualities, not only tactically but in acquiring and developing young players to perform at the highest level. Martinez’s ... Read More


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