I should have known my comments would only further the discuss of the man. That fail is on me.
You are right that many managers would have tried to circle the wagons and just try to be hard to beat for the remainder of that season. With that lot of players? Certainly. So no testament to Sam there. Also his transfers did not pan out at all. 50 mil down the drain (walcott and tosun). Could have random selected a player to purchase and ended up with more pace. We were SO slow. So total fail in that department for Sam. Cannot fathom a single positive from his reign.
Also at least there was hope under Silva compared none under Sam. Silva didn't work out but at least there was that. In fact, I flew across the pond to watch a game under Silva. Something that would have never happened under Sam. Was the game I watched good? Nope. It was brutal a loss. But I had hope before kick off, haha. Also this whole Sam keeps teams up dross is so tired. There is a reason he jumps around clubs. Guy is shameless.
Seems like people are always piling on Pete in this forum but... (and some people might disagree) but... I would rather him be at the helm than Fat Sam. His passion and deep distain for passengers on the pitch is to be commended. From his comments above players like Siggy, Morgan, and Keane would have never been bought and if so, at least would have been banished. Under Pete's tutelage, that act/those acts alone would have had more of a positive effect on the team and in the psyche of Everton fans than anything Sam ever did or could do with an open checkbook.
So when you getting your badges Pete...