Moyes well organised defence I absolutely hated the football the team produced under him passing for the sake of it with no intention or belief tippy tappy at its worst give me aggression and purposeful football than that insipid stuff we played anyday IMHO
...he did talk silly at times when the evidence in front of him was showing something completely different.
But I loved how he tried to get us to play, and in that first season it worked really well. Best football since the 80s, and yes including Moyes’ last season. I remember what a revelation it was to see us having been coached to play out from the back and it really felt we could advance a level.
He just didn’t seem able to adjust and become a bit more pragmatic when it was needed and as a result once he lost the fans and the players it was game over and a long and painful one at that. That and some dodgy signings.
But when you think of some of the managers we’ve had, Sam Allardyce, Walter Smith (and his how many defenders?), Mike Walker, Ronald Koeman......Martinez was certainly better than any of those IMO.
On about protocol with the PL situation and project with Belgium and the team dynamics within it. The bloke is absolutely full of BS I’m so glad we dumped him all be it with a £10m payoff and his tippy tappy football and we eventually ended up with a proper manager Martinez is n absolute fraud!and the players found him out also