Martínez – The Cold Hard Facts

Martínez.
Gross spend of £100m since Everton manager. Net spend of £50m (Moyes had a net spend under £2m per year over the course of his time at EFC). Wages have risen from £63 million under Martinez to £77 million, but Martinez recently claimed “We gave young players big roles and have not invested money but managed assets”- the average age of the squad has actually risen under Martinez: from 25.5 in 2012 before his arrival, to 26.7 in 2013, 26.6 in 2014, and 26.8 in 2015. In truth, we haven’t had a year when we’ve had more minutes for younger players than the previous season since back in 2007.
Worst home campaign in our entire 138 year history. Even with two games left to potentially improve it! Taking previous campaigns at a return of 3 points per win, our previous worst ever home campaigns were in 1957/58 and 1888/89 when we won 24 points. It’s over 6 months since we won back to back home games, but IF we won our final two home games, we’d still fall short of 24 points. Oh, and it was only a 22 game season in 1888/89 when we got 24 points at home. 1957/58 was a 42 game season, in fairness.
We’ve allowed more shots on target against us than every side in the league except for Newcastle, Villa and Sunderland. There’s every chance Newcastle and Sunderland will be playing Championship football with Villa next August.
No side have conceded more in the last 15 minutes of games (15).

No side wins less aerial balls per game than us (12.6). We concede 0.41 headed goals per game (14 total): more than anyone else in the league. Next closest is Villa (0.31 per game, 11 total- having played a game more than us).

We’re the only side in the league not to score from a free kick crossed in.

On course for back to back bottom half finishes for the first time since the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons under Walter Smith. Smith’s squads included the likes of Paul Gerrard, Alessandro Pistone, Niclas Alexandersson, Tomasz Radzinski, Mark Pembridge, Scot Gemmill, Alec Cleland, and Tobias Linderoth.

We’re on course for less than 50 points in back to back seasons – last time that happened was through 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons. Moyes finished with less than 50 points only once in eleven seasons.

Win percentages have dropped each season: 55.3% in 2013/14, 31.6% in 2014/15, and currently stands at 26.4% in 2015/16

Points return has dropped each season: 72 in 2013/14, 47 in 2014/15, on course for 46 in 2015/16

Goals against have gone up every season: 39 in 2013/14, 50 in 2014/15 on course for 54 in 2015/16. Prior to Martinez, the last time we conceded 50(+) in a season was 2003/04 when we finished 17th with 39 points having conceded 57.

We’ve conceded 2 goals within 7 minutes of each other on 10 occasions this season- when heads go, they go

In the seven months (and 27 league games) since beating West Brom 3-2 on 28th September, we’ve only won once against sides not in the bottom 3: a 3-0 win away to Stoke (currently one place above us in the league). Wins home and away v Newcastle and Aston Villa, and a home win against Sunderland in that time.

Points per game return for Martinez in his time with us split into chunks:
Games 1-20: 38 points- 1.9 PPG
Games 21-40: 36 points- 1.8 PPG
Games 41-60: 21 points- 1.05 PPG
Games 61-80: 29 points- 1.45 PPG
Games 81-100: 27 points- 1.35 PPG
Games 101-110: 9 points- 0.9 PPG

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