Do you know what was evident about today? The lack of leadership this club now has. I wouldn't be the only one who failed to notice the exploited space between our none existent midfield and our slack defence. Who was there to shore it up? Well it would have been Lee Carsley but we let him go and didn't bring anyone fit enough to lace his boots into the frame to handle the situation. Lescott and Yobo were in tatters today and at the mercy of every ball coming towards them, they were disjointed and lost without someone of quality in front of them. Why oh why did we get rid of Carsley to fill the void with NOTHING?
Then to think back and see after today's performance that we have Phil Neville on a 4-YEAR contract is beyond me! Everything he touched today fell apart... nice one on the long balls for Osman to contest with Christopher 6ft 7in Samba. We should have given Carsley the 4-yr contract any day!
To comment on the football would be somewhat harsh; none was on show... and I hate to admit it boys, baring the one good move of the match we made, we were pretty much second best to everything and lucky to still be in the game by half-time. Only Everton could then go and take the lead and throw it away before I had even blinked and sat back down into my seat.
What really got me worried today was this, Joe Baxter, an excellent talent he's looking to be, was needed to stir up a bit of life! A kid, needed to try and revive and awaken the fortunes of Everton on home soil. Just what the hell is going on here, I can't comprehend anymore.
I am full of optimism as the next Evertonian, so don't regard me as the next Tony Marsh, I'm nowhere near that stage yet! (Lol) but we have to be looking at ourselves long and hard if we are once again going to be a club that shoulders the giant responsibility of our performances on the promise of a young kids shoulders. We have taken that route too many times and it never works, or if it does we will soon lose the player to a Sky Four club.
We are EVERTON, and fingers need to be pulled out because today was totally unacceptable for a club this size and supporters this good. Jesus... even Rovers fans were lapping it up and the cheek of it, when we probably take more fans away from home than they bloody receive at home! I have never been so frustrated yet so eager for some serious action to be taken.
I fear if Moyes doesn't spend less time in the press than actually concluding transfers, then we will be having some stormy meetings come the EGM and it will totally miss the focus of what it was intended to be about (Kirkby) and concentrate more on just what the hell is happening. I can see some heads rolling upstairs the longer this goes on.
I wonder if all our transfer money went into those new expensive looking advertising boards or laundered away digitally through the Bluetooth epidemic! I hope to God it's still there and there is something to spend or the worry will only escalate to new levels that I feel may hinder what we have worked so hard on building in the last five years.
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1 Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:45:02
2 Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:43:25
3 Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:45:22
When you look at the money we got for players like Johnson, McFadden, I thought good business getting those transfer fees, but its only good fucking business if you replace the players you sell. We had best be some signings made before the end of the window, or we might as well not bother, and the last 2 seasons qualifying for Europe raising the profile and expectations of the club will have been a complete waste.
The fans deserve better than this, I don?t know why we bother.
4 Posted 17/08/2008 at 17:17:07
5 Posted 17/08/2008 at 17:25:50
6 Posted 19/08/2008 at 04:36:37