February was a short month for Everton, with the Blues only playing in five games after their penalty shootout exit at the hands of West Ham United earlier. Of the five, Everton mustered two wins (both in the Europa League), two draws (both at home) and a loss (away). The transfer window also closed this month, with winger Aaron Lennon joining the side on loan as the only addition and malingering malcontent Samuel Eto'o forcing his way out the door into a film (and forward) role at Sampdoria.
The team as a whole has looked like a more cohesive unit lately, with Darron Gibson getting off the physio's bench and offering masterful performances in the middle of the park. Roberto Martinez might be facing a most interesting conundrum in the upcoming weeks - four central midfielders all fit and looking in decent form. Even whipping boy Gareth Barry has come along in his last couple of games. Romelu Lukaku has been imperious in front of goal at times while Kevin Mirallas is always a welcome injection of pace and guile whenever he is on. Tim Howard came back from injury and waltzed right back into the starting position between the sticks (with Roberto's backing mind you), and promptly followed it up with some jaw-dropping (and points-dropping) performances. The gorilla-sized monkey on Everton's back at Goodison Park domestically has not been flung off yet, and it doesn't take much for the discontent grumbling turn to outright vitriol in a matter of seconds.
Here is the summary of Everton's month of February -
4-1 win, away to BSC Young Boys (Europa League) - Stream
3-1 win, home against BSC Young Boys (Europa League) - Stream
So, how did you think Roberto did in January? Feel free to consider his tactics, team selection, in-game adjustments and any other criterion where he has been involved. Further, also take into consideration what he's doing with the youth squads and how he has rotated the squad with the added pressures of playing in the Europa.