So the argument that you often trot out that Evertonians are too precious about 'good football' appears to be that you don't like good football, or aren't particularly bothered about it. Well that's sound for you, and each to their own. But the reaction to Allardyce from many people should tell you that plenty of us are bothered about the brand of football. In addition to that, the way people went big for Martinez's style in his first season and the way many of us enjoyed Moyes's team as it evolved with Bainaar, Arteta etc should tell you that plenty of us do value good football.
A lot of the time in the last 20-30 years the reason we haven't played good football is because we've had no money, and therefore had crap players who could only do limited things, not because we haven't wanted to see it. Yes, we do like high energy, in their faces type stuff and that's part of our character, but that doesn't have to be exclusive from good, exciting football.
What I am saying is that there is winning football and losing football and as long as the team is winning very few fans care about the style. Yes, when they sit down to talk about their team, especially in front of supporters from other teams, they will put a bit of emphasis on their desire for stylish football but when push comes to shove most fans don't care, or can't always tell.
If your team is winning it is generally praised and the less stylish aspects of the team's play is glossed over or just mis-represented.
A previous post in this thread looked back on the 85-87 team and called it neat. That team went direct when it suited. Derek Mountfield didn't score 15 goals a season by bringing the ball into midfield, playing a one two on the edge of the box and stroking the ball into the bottom corner. He basically got his head on the end of a lot of corners and long throws. Any free kick up to the halfway line was taken by Southall. All this happened, but we don't dwell on it, but without those aspects to that particular team's play we would not have had the success.
Allardyce is direct but there is a lot more to his teams and if he came here and got us winning most fans would be happy to gloss over the direct aspects of his play.