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Martinez ponders Everton system

July 26, 2013
By Richard Jolly
A smile can camouflage a stubborn streak. Roberto Martinez can appear one of the most amiable, amenable men in the cut-throat business that is football management but he can be as obstinate as any of the more awkward characters to occupy a dugout. He just has a different way of showing it.

The new Everton manager allies industrial quantities of belief in his methods and ideas with a refusal to be concerned by conventional wisdom. In his days at Wigan, he was almost deliberately different ...

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