James Beattie – was he treated badly at Everton?

Everton gaffer Davie Moyes has had a pop back at James Beattie, a clodhopping shire horse of a striker, who recently claimed that:

“I don’t think I was treated with the respect I deserved during my time with Everton.”

Moyes seemed a bit shocked to hear such tripe from an ex-player, especially one given ample chance to impress, and retorted with a restrained swipe. Moyes said:

“It surprised me to hear those comments. I don’t like talking about players at other clubs, but what I will say is that we always do well by players while they are here.”

A case of sour grapes from Beattie, a man who plumbed new depths of craptastic striking whilst at Goodison?

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