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ESPN – Sheen fading from Roberto Martinez’s sterling debut season at Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes the penalty awarded to Manchester City, which ultimately decided the encounter between the sides, should not have been given. It is a most simple equation. A manager's achievements must match his words. Credibility gaps are not desirable. As Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers struggles to keep himself credible when his team's results have dropped off a cliff, across Stanley Park, Roberto Martinez's Everton regime is beginning to lose its sheen. Still, Rodgers remains the grandmaster of managerial doublespeak. “When I first came to Liverpool, I put my principles in place; this is the way I work,” he said on Friday, as he…

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