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Kill Bill Vol I

By John  Breen :  17/07/2007 :  Comments (3) :
Well the knives are truly out for our Chairman / Theatre Loon, but is it getting to the stage where bodyguards become compulsory to take up this poisoned chalice aka the Chairmanship of this great old club. I personally wouldn?t want anything to do with it even if I had that sort of financial muscle that is required to run a club of this size and stature, and which is so important to the masses of Merseyside and beyond. How many of us would want to do his job? A lot of us talk a good game and how many of us would like to be slagged off on a daily basis by our fellow Evertonians? I for one wouldn?t enjoy it, especially if I only was trying to put the club on sound foundations for future generations and ensuring the club rolls on long after our departure from this mortal coil.

So come on, let's hear it, let's see them CVs for Bills job. I?ve read some great articles on here with what seem great ideas for the club to attract investment and better ways to carry out the day-to-day running of the club. Me, I?ve never run anything on the scale that is EFC; it?s an immense under taking for anybody, including exceptional individuals like Sir Terry Leahy... but that?s it, see; it's not just Bill who runs EFC ? it?s a massive team effort from the fans to the playing/coaching staff to the girls who flog pies at half time at Goodison.

I know he?s the figurehead for all things blue and he is not exempt from criticism. Sometimes he leaves himself wide open for attack but how many of us can honestly say we would welcome back the days of Agent Johnson at the helm of the good ship Goodison? I would never stand for a self-confessed scumbag red having anything to do with my beloved blues, no matter if he had more money than the Catholic Church and Microsoft put together. I sleep much easier at night knowing that we have a blue at the helm, even knowing he doesn?t have the money-making clout of the house of Saud.

I believe he does have the best interests of all blues at heart, and most of all the interests of the club. So remember this next time you're slagging him off; this is a man who nearly ruined himself financially to wrestle the club off scumbag Johnson in the hope that one day he could hand over the baton to someone who fits the bill (no pun intended) of what we all want ? someone who knows what the club means to thousands of individuals who do not have the first idea what it takes to run a washing machine ? never mind a football club. But any takers please submit your CV after this post and I?ll see what I can do!

Reds, Mancs, car washers and dolites need not apply...

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Marcus Dawson
1   Posted 17/07/2007 at 13:53:47

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I think you?ve got it about right, I really believe that we are better off with Bill at the helm than some people realise. I certainly would be more worried if I was a Man City or B?ham City fan right now, I?m also suspicious of the motives of Gillet, Lerner et al. The only premiership chairman that I would willingly swap darling bill for at this time is Steve Gibson, he?s smarter and richer but no more committed to his team than Bill. Before I get roasted by his critics, understand that I?m not suggesting he?s perfect, far from it, but at least we know he?s one of us and that?s more than can be said for just about any other team in our league.
Steve McBride
2   Posted 17/07/2007 at 14:21:29

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How many more times are we going to be told we should accept anything and everything because a member of the board, that watched silently as Johnson dragged us down, bought him out when we were fucked enough for him to be able to afford it? Thank you Bill, now let?s move on.

Not many of us may have run a business the size of EFC but what anyone who runs any business will tell you is that effective leadership means communication and honesty. People are more likely to follow voluntarily if they are made to feel part of the ?business? and it?s decisions and are able to understand what is happening and why. Leadership isn?t telling people that we?re doing something, won?t keep you informed on progress, we?ll ask you when it?s all sorted but your opinion won?t matter because we?ve decided. Until the attitude from the club to the fans alters then the attitude from the fans to the club won?t. If you?re happy for your opinion to be worth nothing to the club that?s your prerogative but I still see it as OUR club not Bill and Bully?s.
Stefan Tosev
3   Posted 17/07/2007 at 18:04:26

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I said it before and I will say it again if we want to take control of EFC we should set up fans’ trust. We can moan as long as we want but if we dont possess financial power no one will hear us, now if we get near 30%...

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