I have been often supportive and defensive of you over the years Bill but you have continued to test the patience as ordinary fans such as myself, stepping over us and kicking us down in the process. I thought this was part of the general thesis of being an Evertonian but now I understand it is nothing more than how you conduct and treat us in this sham business you call a respected footballing institution.
"Watch this space." I saw a video of a guy recording that from Sky Sports and follow it up with his own sincere comments at the end. I first thought "Surely not, Bill wouldn't stick his neck out in fear of becoming a fool without backing his words up." How very wrong I was indeed. Do you have no shame for our club anymore?
If Man City can complete a takeover and throw bids around for some of the games top players in the space of 24hrs do you really expect me to believe that things are somewhat more complicated at Everton (A more recently successful club than City) and that you are looking to help us progress? Is Nash progression? Free.. best price eh.. It really insults the idea that we may have let Carsley go on the basis we didn't offer more than 1+ years on 30somethings whilst such seasoned pro's like Nash can wet his lips at the prospect of a 3rd optional year.
You have insulted everybody associated with this club, I see you now as nothing more than Peter Johnson, fused with several more years of experience we have allowed you down the line. I respect the fact that you helped us out when we were down and you will always be accredited with that but the writing has been on the wall for a while Bill, I fear you have only added to it when you should have been looking for a graceful exit strategy.
The money promised for the summer transfers, well, where is it? or did it exist on the pretense of a Mr Samuelson winging it in on the 11th hour through some red tape that never got untangled? I wonder if he or any of his associates managing unheard of parent investment groups will be attending the next EGM to deflect some further attention from the real issues at hand? I hope for your sake Bill that you either have a very good production up your sleeve or you conceed defeat at this meeting otherwise I fear we can mark on the calander the day we started to decline... again.
I will look blankly right up to the death at some more potential below par bids that selling clubs wouldn't entertain in a month of Sundays (Hunt, Moutinho etc) just so you and the board can pull the spin of "At least we tried." A dramatic ending (yet wouldn't be suprising anymore given the luck we've had) would be your defection over to the dark side with a secret stash of cash you burrowed on the failed Kirkby project, signing Barry for Benitez 5 minutes before the transfer window closed.
Come home Agent Kenwright -Mission Complete.
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1 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:35:29
Sean, we know Kenwright can’t take us any futher - tha man himself has admitted that.
Comparing him to Johnson, though? You have to kidding me.
2 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:39:24
If Kenwright wasn’t a Blue, there would have been a sea of people on the pitch after the Pompey defeat calling for his head a la Coventry at home in May 1998.
3 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:39:38
Johnson started as sweet as pie too remember, a top business man who promised us all sorts yet delivered very little. Kenwright delivered himself as a lifeline, grew into the role and has now insulted us all by saying it’s not on his terms anymore. Perhaps he should have been looking more closely at relinquishing rather than telling every man and his dog the thesis surrounding modern day football?
We have failed to deliver yet again, like anyone in a huge business. Someone has to held accountable. You cannot continue to hold hands with Bill because he put some minor investment into us all those years ago.. try looking beyond the mediocrity now Jarrod.
4 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:36:05
Take Carsley out of the equation though. His main reason for leaving was to be closer his family in the Midlands. On top of that, we couldn’t guarantee him 1st team football (at that time, Moyes probably was planning big name replacements).
The previous Moyes philosophy of offering no more than a 1 year contact to 30+ players also went out out of the window earlier ithis summer when "Captain Fantastic" put pen to paper on a new 3 year (or was it 4 year) deal.
5 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:42:08
I think the Everton policy of not offering 30 + yr olds a multi-year contract is different for keepers. That makes sense because they can play well up into the high 30’s.
6 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:47:44
Captain underpants got a fantastic deal though as mentioned too.. he’s the Blue eyed boy though so it was kind of expected.
7 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:48:05
8 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:46:41
I live out in NZ and can think of more unknown internationals in this neck of the woods that Bill can arrange to sign.
At first there was hope with Kenwright but I now think that he has managed to lower himself and the club to the levels of Peter Johnson. I hate to admit this but I have even had thoughts of 42 pts and survival
9 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:56:24
a) they have a fucking big stadium
b) they don't owe their bank £60m
Sorry pure facts. But just say No to Kirkby, hey chaps?
Seems the same guys who were so against it are the ones crying we have no money.
10 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:58:29
What has happened to our club, the players read what we read and notice this and will be impacted by the lack of progress from the blues..
Very sad day.
11 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:54:17
Take a look at City’s new stadium (be it not really there’s), it’s beautiful, it’s a landmark, they have a huge fan base of supporters similarly as passionate as us with trendy famous fans like Oasis, we have a fake ageing Stallone!!!!
12 Posted 02/09/2008 at 01:14:48
13 Posted 02/09/2008 at 00:49:00
2 - built boxes
3 - raised finance for club by underwriting share issue
4 - won FA CUP
1 - took on £25m of debt on long term loan over 25 years with total repayments amounting to in excess of £70m -
2 - blew the chance of a lifetime for the club (Kings Dock) because we couldn?t raise £30m. Why? Because of the £25m long term loan.
3 - raised finance by selling home grown youth team players (Rooney, Dunne, Ball)
4- refurbished the ladies toilets
5 - brought morale in the supprters to the lowest point we have ever known
6 - won FA Cup.
Come back Peter Johnson! All is forgiven.
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15 Posted 02/09/2008 at 01:03:26
I watched the footage from you tube again this morning. The man twitches his way through the whole interview, adjusting his glasses, looking away when talking about transfer activity...... classic behaviour of liar.
You have really let us down Bill.
16 Posted 02/09/2008 at 01:25:12
I don?t care what has happen with the money from McFadden and Johnson, neither of them can class themselves as strikers so whatever we got for them was a bonus... As long as the team (whom we have some perfectly capable players that aren?t performing at the moment) do a job on the pitch and get a result...
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21 Posted 02/09/2008 at 02:50:26
From the whole Moutinho saga and Destination Kirkby along with everything else, it's just not good enough. Watching Man City purchase Robinho for £35mil after being bought out and supplied with immediate investment just rubs salt in the wounds. They haven't even been in the Premier League for that long and could attract investment.
No, sorry, not good enough ? not for Everton. I for one am sick of the only line being able to say to other fans, "Well, at least we aren't buying our way to the top," and having some plastic moral high ground. The thing is we will struggle over the next few years and now the game is about money. And you know what, until we get some we are buggered.
22 Posted 02/09/2008 at 03:26:56
Saha also a great signing for the Rooney money, Castillo will be the back up in the middle for nothing with option to buy, and Jacobsen, well we all moan about Hibbert, so here is an option. Can't really say anything about Nash though except he is reliable on Championship Manager. UPWARDS and onwards COYB. Season starts against Stoke.
23 Posted 02/09/2008 at 05:10:42
By the way, am I just being sentimental in wanting us to redevelop Goodison Park? It’s a big corner block and, with some real imagination and council flexibility, I reckon the ground and immediate surrounding area can be converted to
be a great development. OK - it needs money. As it is it would be a great "pick-up" for somebody with a few billion wanting to take a PL club right to the top.....................inexpensive now, more expensive later if there is a new ground..................and that ground might be in the wrong place. I can’t understand why there’s been no creditable offer for us yet! Or has there been???
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29 Posted 02/09/2008 at 12:44:27
The point i’m making is that these guys fancy a challenge.
Surely there is no more interesting a challenge than ours. A new owner comes in and builds us a world class stadium within the city (or re-develops goodison to world class standards) our attendance doubles, all the while adding quality players, and aspiring to become the city’s most successful team.
I refuse to believe there isn’t a consortium out there who would fancy it.
I understand a lot of you will be saying you don’t want someone running our club who "fancies a challenge" but let’s face it, Abramovich and Abu Dhabi are running these clubs as side project entertainment.
Traditionally I loathed the thought of buying our way to the top but such is my frustration with the summer we’ve just had, with the same 4 teams finishing top 4 and the same 4 teams used for all advertising of the premier league, I now believe that the more clubs with multi billionaire owners, the greater the chance of the league become a level playing field.
I refuse to believe we are not an attractive proposition.
30 Posted 02/09/2008 at 14:11:29
Man City’s new owners wanted a plaything and to make an immediate high profile impact. They will want to show off their team to their associates in a modern new stadium with top class entertaining facilities while it is still fun to do so.
Why bother with a club that needs 3-4 years of building a new stadium before you can do that when there is one prepared earlier?
There were lots of rumours about new owners prior to Kirkby being put on hold (with confirmed sightings at the match), and then there was apparently a big pause before money was available for transfers with references to ’things that must remain private’ as part of the reason from a clearly frustrated manager. Perhaps he had had his hopes built up earlier this year?
What is there that Man City have that we don’t apart from a modern stadium?
31 Posted 02/09/2008 at 18:30:03
It just further begs the question, just what is the sour milk in our club that is pushing people away.
32 Posted 04/09/2008 at 00:27:45
We might never find out. But let’s hopw we get some transfer market capability sooner rather than later.