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David Moyes needs to end the slow starts Everton has had the last couple of seasons.
The last few seasons Everton has done the same offseason preparation. They have played lower league competition in England and then toured the United States or Australia.
This is great for the marketability of the club. Everton going on the tours of America and Australia helps build the brand in these countries.
Going to America is a great preparation for the season because the domestic league in America is in season. So Everton is facing in form teams giving them a good challenge.
But the good form that Everton has experienced in the offseason the past two years has not translated to the beginning of the season. The club has had incredibly slow starts the past two seasons, which has forced them to climb out of the hole. They have been able to finish seasons incredibly strong, beating and drawing with teams that are above them on the table.
Maybe the travel forces fatigue in the players, or perhaps the core starting 11 is not getting enough time together during the preseason. Whatever the reason, manager David Moyes has to instill confidence in the team in the offseason and avoid the slow start.