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Howard tells Everton fans: I love you - but you're WRONG!

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is urging fans to keep the faith as they battle for consistency.

Howard is aware patience is running thin with Roberto Martinez's system not producing the football of last season.

"Winning cures everything," said Howard. "If you could pick the ball up and throw it in with your hands, then people would cheer for that. When wins aren't coming as regularly as you would hope, there is an edginess.

"It doesn't matter whether you are kicking the ball up in the air or passing it on the floor.

"The fans want wins but, trust me, we want them even more. We are not robots. We hear the crowd. But we are a passing team and we are not going to get away from it. Roberto doesn't bat an eye at it.

"He encourages us to pass the ball and it is proven we can win games that way. He has been in charge for 18 months and it has been very positive. There will be no change. I love these fans and they are passionate. But I fight with my brother, too. Do you know what I mean?

"You don't always have to agree. I have always had a good rapport and banter with them. That will never change."

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