A new book has been published chronicling the years that David Moyes was in charge at Everton between 2002 and 2013.
The book, titled ‘Fear & Loathing at Goodison Park: Everton FC under David Moyes’, was released in May courtesy of Pitch Publishing.
The publication takes an objective view of the Moyes era, while also recalling key events from the perspective of a match-going fan.
From Wayne Rooney’s meteoric rise to eventual departure, to Champions League qualification and Wembley heartbreak, the 11 years that Moyes spent in Goodison Park’s dugout saw some of the most significant moments in the club’s modern history.
Revisit the 11 years David Moyes managed Everton, in all new hardback
As stated on the book’s official press release: “‘Fear and Loathing at Goodison Park’ chronicles the David Moyes era at Everton, when a fallen giant of the English game fought to re-establish itself among football’s elite.
With relegation dogfights making way for Champions League qualification and the first cup final since 1995, David Moyes’ tenure was underpinned by stability and a hopefulness that success would soon return to the blue half of Merseyside.
It was, however, a period when the notion of success was redefined, not only for Everton but within the game as a whole.
With the financial gulf widening in a league deluged by an influx of foreign investment and media conglomerates, Moyes’ Everton became synonymous with operating on a shoe-string budget, in an era of multi-million-pound transfers and bloated wages.
With billionaire takeovers reshaping the landscape of English football forever, the People’s Club’s hopes of breaking through football’s glass ceiling faded, leaving only fear and loathing at Goodison Park.”