David Moyes admitted after Tuesday night's demoralising 0-2
defeat at Roda JC that he was on the verge of walking over to the
travelling Evertonians to apologise.
After now going three games without a goal in the pre-season
campaign, the Blues faithful are becoming increasingly frustrated
and following a dire opening 45 minutes faint booing could be heard
emanating from the away end at the Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
Moyes understands the fans' anxiety and knows that the first
half display against the Eredivisie side is not what Everton
supporters have become accustomed to from his team under his
He only hopes that the positive display in the second period
went some way to making up for the well below par performance
earlier in the game.
"I thought the supporters were really good and I have to
say that I nearly had to go and say sorry to them, especially after
the way things turned out in the first half," Moyes told
"At least in the second half there was a little bit more to
cheer about and it was just unfortunate that it was at the opposite
end to them.
"But I have to thank them because once again they did very
well for us and that has always been the case since I have been at