Koeman can kiss goodbye to top level jobs unless he fixes Everton woes

Sunday 1 October 2017  12 Comments  [Jump to last]
Something about Ronald Koeman has never sat right at Goodison Park, writes Tony Evans. The Dutchman does not seem to understand the culture of Everton, a place where the "School of Science" self-image still lingers.

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Brian Porter
1 Posted 01/10/2017 at 07:09:03
Yet another article showing that both social and mainstream media are turning against Koeman. Surely it can only be a matter of time before the board wakes up and realises what everyone else connected with the game can see?

It has reached a breaking point where I'm guessing 90% or more of the fan base is scanning the news every day in the hope of reading that Koeman has gone. We are in a mess of Koeman's own making and I really don't think he knows how to get us out of it.

Dennis Ng
2 Posted 01/10/2017 at 07:19:13
If we played attractive football but get outscored each game, would he get the same treatment?
Stan Schofield
3 Posted 01/10/2017 at 07:30:07
I'm sure these journalists and so-called pundits read fan sites, especially a quality one like ToffeeWeb. Everything in this article is what I've seen before, on ToffeeWeb.

Nothing interesting here, it's all known already, and it's just a matter of time before Koeman is sacked.

He could of course do the right thing, and resign before being sacked, but he won't. He has never accepted accountability for his tactical and man-management shortcomings, instead blaming other factors. The classic signs of a bad manager in any profession, diverting blame onto others.

Martyn Thickitt
5 Posted 01/10/2017 at 14:13:01
Dennis Ng @2,

We don't and we do.

Soren Moyer
7 Posted 01/10/2017 at 17:27:35
He won't need another job with his current £6 mill a year salary!
Kev Johnson
9 Posted 01/10/2017 at 22:18:02
Expect an appearance from the Grim Reaper next game. I can't believe how bad we've become.
Ray Smith
10 Posted 01/10/2017 at 23:23:12
Guys, there's a bigger picture here.

Before we start flying banners, consider the following.

In 1995 Joe Royle managed our last trophy winning side, beating Man Utd in the FA cup.

No manager since has come anywhere near repeating that.

My point is, what stops us from reaching the dizzy heights again? It can't be all down to the managers. There's a missing element that stops us going forward.

If it's money, Leicester disproved that theory.

Howard Kendall got it right (eventually). What was his secret?

The current silence from the board is deafening!

I don't know the answer, but whatever it is, it's one hell of a coincidence that we have gone this long without success.

Darren Hind
11 Posted 07/10/2017 at 07:55:07
Brian I'm not going to start defending the Manager, but take no notice of this fella Evans, He hates us. Yeah he will occasionally pen "sympathetic" piece about Everton, but he is a card carrying kopite.

He joined our party in a London ale house one time after recognising one of the lads. He is a former Scottie Roader who knew lots of the families and friends of people in the group. He was sports editor of The Times, knew his stuff. had contacts and inside knowledge, We were impressed. He seemed to be one of that very rare breed, a decent Kopite (Be fair, most of us have met one)

Within an hour everyone was sick to death of him. A smug, One night in Istanbul, Badge wearing , Sweep it under the carpet, Count the stars, Anthem singing, fucker. How he got out of there with the arse of his kecks and the back of his collar in tact remains a mystery.

Don't buy this smug fuckers sympathy to our plight, don't be fooled by his sincerity. He is like the rest of them. He knows they're shite, so he is turning his attention to us and is taking great delight in watching us struggle.

Wide berth

John G Davies
12 Posted 07/10/2017 at 08:19:05
"l’m a liverpuddian, but I would like to see Everton win something for the fans."

They are a horrible breed. The patronising ones are the worse of the lot.

Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 07/10/2017 at 08:22:43
I can't access the article, but if the head-line is anything to go by, I'd have to agree with Darren. That said, I came to the conclusion during the Burnley game, that Koeman, doesn't seem to really want the Everton job anyway?
Martin Nicholls
14 Posted 07/10/2017 at 08:47:51
Like Tony, I can't access the article but his "school of science self image" attempt to denigrate says it all for me as maybe a little research wouldn't have gone amiss. There is no "self image" about it - the phrase grew out of a comment made by Derby County's Steve Bloomer back in the early 20th century along the lines of - "Everton play football of the highest scientific order".
Dave Abrahams
15 Posted 07/10/2017 at 09:33:38
Yes you get those red fans (who have never been to a match since St.John and Roger Hunt retired) telling you thy want both teams to do well, lying bastards. One even tells me this in church. I used to be open with him, just listen to him now.

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