I'm not talking about boos at the final whistle or ranting on the radio or having our say on the internet, it has to be much more serious and louder than that for the 'biggest Evertonian on the planet' to take notice. It has to be some sort of protest and the number of supporters need to be in their thousands... a few chants and boos are not going to work.
I know everyone looks for a leader or leaders in times like these so all those influential Evertonians, shareholders, supporters groups and campaign groups who have had enough of the lies, silent treatment, piss taking, playing up to the madia, lack of ambition, lack of investment and being alienated from our club, I'm calling on you to get the ball rolling, rally the troops and get all the fans together as one to force the people who are killing our club, OUT!!!
Us fans need to remember just how powerful and important we are. We are Everton and without us there is no Everton! Our club needs change and it is our duty to change it.
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1 Posted 24/01/2011 at 15:29:48
2 Posted 24/01/2011 at 15:40:59
However, there needs to be someone with the ability, time and voice to be able to start the sort of protest that is required. I wish it was, but that person isn't me.
We need to be like the Villa fans that eventually forced Doug Ellis out.
I feel that it will not happen as the general opinion is that it isn't the Everton Way. But then perhaps that is why we are in this mess... Time moves on. Maybe things need to change in more ways than one.
3 Posted 24/01/2011 at 15:55:36
But what will the campaign's name be? And what do we stand for? Any Ideas.....
If people are up for this then I'll do it.
4 Posted 24/01/2011 at 15:52:09
If there is someone with money and the will, I am all for getting these corrupt bastards out of office, but until someone steps forward with the money and the intelligence, I just think it's a wasted effort.
And that's why Fat Kenwright and Co are happy being able to do all the things you say they do because they know they are untouchable.
Besides, I am not so sure you can just force out the shareholders of the club legally?
5 Posted 24/01/2011 at 16:07:39
See Moyes has had no money for sometime so I dont blame him, he's been a good manager on the money he's been given....the only reason moyes has been able to buy is off the sale of other players (i.e. Rooney/Lescott)... but since then if you've noticed were not in the market for anybody, so therefore we go backwards instead of forwards.
If you love the club, and you care then shouldn't we start the ball rolling. It only takes a few to start something big.
6 Posted 24/01/2011 at 16:15:31
7 Posted 24/01/2011 at 16:16:00
So, I totally agree with the thrust of Lewis' article: only if he's made to realize that he has outstayed his welcome will BK finally agree to sell. In the immortal words of Leo Amery (actually quoting Oliver Cromwell) to Neville Chamberlain in the House of Commons in 1940:
"You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"
8 Posted 24/01/2011 at 16:28:26
9 Posted 24/01/2011 at 17:13:36
10 Posted 24/01/2011 at 17:13:56
Shaun, that's a very positive suggestion.
Cant we call it "Everton for change" or "The Everton supporter''s way" or "Toffees gone sour" etc.
I am sure by the end of the day some of our brighter wits will suggest something appropriate.
Anyway just tell us what we need to do and lets get it around the Everton websites before it's too late to salvage anything from the carnage that Kenwright is creating.
11 Posted 24/01/2011 at 17:20:49
A couple of big banners off the upper bullens balcony would be a good start. It is our duty as Evertonians to make sure our club survives and future generations will still have a club to support.
There are already KEIOC and Evertonians For Change starting or continuing campaigns. What are Colin Fitz's thoughts?
12 Posted 24/01/2011 at 17:24:56
We need a name, so far we have "Everton for change", "Give us our team back", "Restore Everton Pride", "Toffees gone sour".... anymore.... maybe all so a vote on what we feel is the best...
13 Posted 24/01/2011 at 17:53:11
Evertonians For Change maybe?
I fully support this idea and will sign up.
14 Posted 24/01/2011 at 18:14:00
FYI over on NSNO they have started a facebook page "Evertonians for change" i.e. Kenwright out. They have over 1,000 votes to date.
Maybe worth getting in touch with them?
The facebook page is
15 Posted 24/01/2011 at 18:40:44
16 Posted 24/01/2011 at 18:47:55
Well done pal. There is also a poll running on Blue Kipper which has been notoriously pro "establishment" in the past. The poll question is "Would you join in a protest against the current board of Everton Football Club to try and force them out of our club" To date 81% are saying that yes they would.
Times are a changing?
17 Posted 24/01/2011 at 18:47:13
18 Posted 24/01/2011 at 19:23:53
Our relatively decent run of form over the last few years has helped to mask what is essentially one of the poorest run clubs in the Premier League. Something has to change, and I think BK is still sitting a little too comfortably at the head of our beloved club and needs a bit of a wake up call. The lack of investment in our squad is criminal!
19 Posted 24/01/2011 at 19:42:41
6 more goals turning six of those draws ( Wolves, Wigan, West Ham twice, Blackpool and Fulham ? ) into wins and we would have another 12 points and be fourth.
You'd all be cheering then.
20 Posted 24/01/2011 at 19:43:15
21 Posted 24/01/2011 at 19:58:00
22 Posted 24/01/2011 at 19:51:56
Saturday live on ESPN with a global audience would be a great time to show plenty of folk what you think about Kenshite irrespective of the game we need banners calling for his arse out of the club.
23 Posted 24/01/2011 at 21:33:41
24 Posted 24/01/2011 at 21:31:04
Incidently, where as Bill been since the 2009 cup final ?
I get wound up about moyes negative tactics but the truth is he has worked wonders with NO support from Kenwright at all.
25 Posted 24/01/2011 at 21:46:54
26 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:03:30
I'll let it run overnight currently it getting around 100 id's every 15 mins, so should have a few by wed night.
I'll then create a group, let me know what kinda name you'd like or I just go for the simple "Everton for Change".
27 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:09:14
Something has to be done and together we can make a differenece.
28 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:18:36
29 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:17:44
I admire your passion to bring about this change. However, if Kenwright does leave, who is going to step into his shoes? Is their somebody that you all know about waiting in the wings with loads of cash?
30 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:24:22
31 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:40:20
If you have cancer you try to get rid of it and worry about the recovery afterwards.
IMO nobody could be worse than Kenwright because he has no plan except to lie through his back teeth and is taking us backwards at a rapid pace.
32 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:50:06
Give it a rest, it's comments like yours that has stopped protests gaining pace; we're sinking fast, it doesn't matter who comes in.
If you don't want to join in, go and watch Blood Brothers!
33 Posted 24/01/2011 at 22:39:50
34 Posted 24/01/2011 at 23:08:14
Currently have 1600 id's and increasing.
35 Posted 24/01/2011 at 23:12:03
36 Posted 24/01/2011 at 23:29:23
Think it should be for change,
he,s had 12 years?
Thats long enough, were gonna be relagated this year or next.
37 Posted 24/01/2011 at 23:42:57
a few ideas
Everton for Change
To force a change in the ownership of Everton Football Club
In particular the removal as chairman of Bill Kenwright, who is in
Our opinion no longer a fit and proper person to be chairman
Of our football club.
To Publicly highlight the incompetence of the current Boardmembers
Of Everton FC and show how out of touch they are with the loyal fanbase.
To try and reunify the fans in the aftermath that was Destination Kirkby
Which has caused massive divisions within our loyal following,
38 Posted 25/01/2011 at 00:13:49
mmmm... steve (35)... maybe somthing less harsh... maybe not the removal but maybe new investment or ownership...
39 Posted 25/01/2011 at 06:26:51
It's because we either weren't good enough, or the manager didn't feel we had to subs to go on and win the games.
You cannot prove a point on things that might have happened but didn't.
And to anyone who is saying "who else can we get?"
Who fucking cares at this point? It's about letting whoever is running the club know that they have a duty to the club, not the other way around!
40 Posted 25/01/2011 at 07:06:27
41 Posted 25/01/2011 at 07:57:34
42 Posted 25/01/2011 at 08:42:59
Moyes has earnt the right to be given time with proper financial support.
He has batted above his weight for to long.
43 Posted 25/01/2011 at 08:48:13
But surely if there is not somene waiting in the wings with money for us to compete in the transfer windows, enable us to improve Goodison or build a new stadium etc we are going to be in the same position?
44 Posted 25/01/2011 at 09:49:14
45 Posted 25/01/2011 at 10:00:37
46 Posted 25/01/2011 at 10:16:50
47 Posted 25/01/2011 at 11:13:23
Let's face it, if Davie Moyes had not have worked wonders with the squad and budget etc, Kenwright's head would have been on the block years ago. Moyes has kept Kenwright where he is ? in a false position:
No money for transfers;
Mistakes with players contracts;
Failed... sorry, two failed stadium plans;
Spending money we haven't got ? NTL;
I'm pretty sure that you can peel of Kenwright's mask, like in Scooby Doo, and it will reveal "Old Man Johnson". The only difference between our current and former chairman is David Moyes.
In Moyes we trust!
48 Posted 25/01/2011 at 11:59:50
On the other hand, if we force Kenwright to be a bit less narrow minded in his search for a predecessor then things may start to happen. And one way of doing this is to start a campaign (and see it through) where we, the fans, target a specific home game where none of us actually turn up. For example, if we broadcast the idea that a silent protest against the boards lack of ambition was going to take place on the day of the Chelsea cup game or the Birmingham midweek home game and that that protest would take the form of "none attendance" then when Kenwright takes his seat at the start and sees a packed away section and just a handful of home supporters then it might make him think. As long as he/they know in advance that we, the fans, will do this and then it actually happens then he might, just might reconsider his approach to Everton football club. And if he just poo poos the idea then we do it again at another targeted home game. Eventually the media will catch onto this and his hand will be forced. You see, we have more powere than we think, as long as we are prepared to stick together and carry it through.
49 Posted 25/01/2011 at 12:15:10
I think that through all of this we must continue to support the team and manager.
All vocall protests should be before and after matches. Banners etc should be used during matches with vocals concentrating on cheers the boys on.
50 Posted 25/01/2011 at 13:16:37
I'd be in favour of turning up and remaining in the ground under the stands for the first 5 - 10 minutes of a match and then coming out to roar the team on.
51 Posted 25/01/2011 at 13:25:16
52 Posted 25/01/2011 at 14:01:44
I agree there will be no instant fix unless a new owner pledges millions to reduce the debt and thereby reduce the interest cost.
However the current board has no plan either short or long term and are totally inept at running a football club therefore any one with business acumen would improve the running of the club over time with the added benefit of some honesty to the fans and small shareholders unlike the lying shyster that is our current chairman.
53 Posted 25/01/2011 at 14:16:02
I'm a London-based Evertonian (lived and worked here all my life) and don't get to GP more than a couple of times per season, but, given the state the club is in at the moment, I would gladly lend my support to moves to get Kenwright and the rest of the Board out, attending more games than I can usually afford / have time for if necessary.
54 Posted 25/01/2011 at 14:38:32
Just type "evertonians for change' in the search bar at the top of your Facebook page and you should see it come up in the search result. Click into it and find the button labelled 'Like'. Click that and you're in!
55 Posted 25/01/2011 at 15:04:18
56 Posted 25/01/2011 at 15:10:02
57 Posted 25/01/2011 at 15:29:47
There are already loads of forums that we are all sruggling to keep up with so I can't see why we need yet another one with the same name. I really don't get it.
58 Posted 25/01/2011 at 16:28:47
Maybe you are right, a big signing will dampen the rebellion, but something tells me there ain't gonna be no rabbit this January.
Also if boycotting selective games isn't my best brainwave this year, then why don't we all just chant "KENWRIGHT OUT" from the 1st minute till the 90th. You never know, he might get the message.
59 Posted 25/01/2011 at 16:33:14
Hope to hear from you all soon!
60 Posted 25/01/2011 at 17:35:22
Of course it's only ifs, buts and maybes, but it is nevertherless true.
I have no time for Kenwright and this current impotent Board and Moyes has frustrated the life out of me at times this season, although I do also think many very well paid players have only played in patches during games or made key errors that have cost us dear.
But, things can change very quickly with a few good results this season. I am just making the point that not everything is wrong with Everton FC, which demanding heads roll as you are would suggest. Demonstrating at games will get you nowhere.
Starting a campaign persuading BK to either allow a Fans Share Issue to generate capital might be more appropriate and ultimately more constructive as it will get positive media attention, ie Fans want to help, not Fans want a revolution.
It would also perhaps force his hand in revealing just why he seems to operate with one arm tied behind his back... a certain Spurs fan being the controlling influence we hear. Bringing that out into the open would go a long way to getting new Investment into the Club.
61 Posted 25/01/2011 at 18:13:18
62 Posted 25/01/2011 at 19:31:50
But well done, anyway.
63 Posted 25/01/2011 at 20:08:19
Supposition over your few goals here and there as posted on far too many items still doesn't change the results which actually happened and as reminded many of which could have actually been a whole lot worse... Or, if a similar logic was applied, that the draws were losses then how that would have impacted the table today.
64 Posted 25/01/2011 at 23:09:43
Villa have won twice in 3 days and shot up the table and if the Shite beat Fulham tomorrow night and have that same 6 point boost in a few days they'll be 7th, only looking upwards and the talk will be of Europe and not of relegation. ie Doom and Despair, which there has been one hell of a lot of round here over the last few days ( granted the West Ham performance was very poor, but the result was only disappointing ) can very quickly change to a more positive view. Over the last few seasons we have been at this Doom stage before ( Wigan away Nov 2008, Blackburn home FA Cup Jan 2007 , Hull away Nov 2009 for instance) and yet the team has then swung things round 180 degrees. The same could happen this season.
I share all your concerns about where this is leading, but until a viable alternative to BK and his cronies steps forward, I don't see any real change.
Basically Moyes, with his limitations, is still going to be the best man to get us Top 8 finishes and some European action on a budget that would not look out of place in the Championship. We have to suffer the lows with the relative highs and accept perhaps that 5th is about as good as it will get with our resources. It's depressing, but probably the reality of it all.
65 Posted 26/01/2011 at 10:30:53
I'd love it if Bill came out and put a public price on the club, then we'd all know where we stood. I don't see any harm in making our value public. That way, we know he wants to sell instead of just merely looking for investment.
66 Posted 26/01/2011 at 11:04:00
67 Posted 31/01/2011 at 10:03:27
Facebook, the world's most lacklustre protest, twitter comments...
Get a grip. Kenwright and others own Everton FC. you can chant as much shite as you want...he owns his share and chanting won't change that.
I know, why don't you all remortgage your houses, put the money into the 'E-F-C' charitable club fund and then use it to buy out Kenwright...
You won't do it because you will then be in the same position as Kenwright ? potless with a club to run... nice one!
Time to do something about it? ? should say 'time to go and have a think about it'...
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