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Never been so worried...

By Sean Lloyd :  16/08/2008 :  Comments (6) :
Having been to the match today, I can say for the first time in many, MANY years I have never felt so disappointed since Wimbledon trounced us on the first day a good number of years ago. I wasn't even as downhearted when Arsenal rolled us over on a fine summers afternoon. Today honest to God, I don't even know where to start.

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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Mick Gallagher
1   Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:45:02

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Thing that pissed me off,was why fuck with the defence.I know we had problems but we tried the Jag in midfield last season and he was shite just like yesterday.If there’s been money all summer it should’ve have been spent.The contract thing sign it or tell the fans what the problem is,as we keep hearing the problem is not money.
Andy Mack
2   Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:43:25

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You are dead right, we either needed to replace Carsley or keep him - we did neither and it shows, we have no leader on the pitch. To be honest yesterday, we looked like we were still midway through preseason.
Ian McDowell
3   Posted 17/08/2008 at 16:45:22

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It?s a fucking disgrace it?s got to this situation. We all knew Jagielka cant play in centre midfield so why on earth play him there, we all more or less knew towards the end of last season Carsley would be going and still we never signed a replacement.

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.
James Cadwaladr
4   Posted 17/08/2008 at 17:17:07

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dont worry about the sponsorship boards they are provided to us free of charge and we make a lot more money through advertising on them. The company that provide them take a small commission from the advertising income that we receive.
Mick Gallagher
5   Posted 17/08/2008 at 17:25:50

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I agree Ian,with over 15 million for Johnson and Mcfadden there should have been new faces.Everyone knew that Carsley wanted to go back to the Midlands before the end of the season,for family reasons.So not getting replacement in all summer is total shite.The rumour that Everton were talking to the wrong agent over Love,it just makes you laugh if its true.
Dave Johnson
6   Posted 19/08/2008 at 04:36:37

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I'm keeping me powder dry until after the transfer deadline. If this ain't sorted by then, we may struggle to stay in this division. Sort it, Kenwright.


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