Timeline Motivation For Success

by Matthew Gamble
@Everton

Jack Rodwell has revealed that Everton's players are using the latest addition to Goodison Park as their motivation for success.

On Wednesday chairman Bill Kenwright and manager David Moyes unveiled a pictorial timeline which stretches around three sides of the stadium and chronicles the Blues' illustrious history.

And Rodwell explained: "The gaffer came in before the game and said to us all that there was a mural around the ground telling about the Club's history.

"He reminded us that none of us are on it (winning trophies) yet and made his point clear that he wants to do something this season. That's definitely in our thoughts."

Goodison timeline unveiled

Moyes' motivational method clearly worked as Everton thumped Huddersfield 5-1 to progress in the Carling Cup.

"There's always the possibility of looking at games like the Huddersfield one as a gimme, but the manager got our spirits up the right way and we went out fighting," added Rodwell.

"The cup competitions give me a real buzz. The atmosphere was brilliant against Huddersfield and it helped because of the goals. The fans are always up for it and so are we. The result will really have helped us."

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Next up for Rodwell and co. is a trip to Aston Villa, with those particular opponents cultivating happy memories for the teenage midfielder.

He scored his first ever goal against them in an FA Cup tie in 2009.

"I've got great memories of Villa. It's weird - it doesn't seem like two years ago. It's flown by and there's been an awful lot of football for me in the meantime," he continued. "I've come on leaps and bounds since then and hopefully I can only keep on improving.

"We'll be going to Villa with the same attitude looking to take all three points and get our Premier League season really going."

Fans attending the Manchester United game on 11 September will be able to view the timeline in all its considerable glory. Click here to buy tickets, call 0871 663 1878* or pop into the box office.

 

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