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Some boos were heard for Roberto Martinez's men after the draw to Hull City...

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Sure, it was a terrible result following a similarly poor match against Tottenham last Sunday. Sure, the team haven't hit the same heights as last season yet, but it isn't time to boo the team.

After the draw against Hull City on Wednesday night a chorus of boos was heard from the disappointed crowd. These are very premature. The team is only seven points off fourth spot, a gap that can definitely be made up in the twenty four games left in the season. They have also done so well in the Europa League that the last game of the group stage is a dead rubber.

Not only this, but the complaints over the team's playing style will turn around once they get a result. There seems to be a direct correlation between how much people enjoy Roberto Martinez's philosophy and how well results are going, probably for quite obvious reasons.

There are also reasons to be looking forward to the next few months. With the European fixtures over until February there will be less of a problem with fatigue. The busy Christmas schedule is a problem for everyone, and so doesn't leave us at a disadvantage. As well as this, teams such as Southampton, Newcastle, and West Ham are already starting to falter. We should be looking to overtake at least two of them by the end of the month.

Romelu Lukaku has finally seemed to get back to his old self, with the forward one of the few players to come out of the draw with the Tigers with his reputation intact. His fellow Belgian Kevin Mirallas is another who seems to be in form after coming back from injury.

If James McCarthy is able to get over his hamstring problems then expect the midfield to become far less porous with his never ending running helping defensively. There are also youngsters such as Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway who could be ready to take over from the underperforming Sylvain Distin in the near future.

So overall the booing isn't necessary, or at least it isn't necessary yet. If we're still in the bottom half after New Years Day, then maybe we should start worrying...