After the recent Bolton game, I have come to the conclusion that the people who run our club, manage and coach the players, and play for the club, are the biggest bullshitting money-grabbing muliti-millionaire con-artists that money can buy.
How our owner/chairman can say the following in 1999: "Acquiring Peter Johnson's shares is only the first step to restoring a great club to where it belongs ? to where it should be. If you are going to run a successful football club you need two qualities: you need to be realistic and you need a plan. I'm realistic and I have a plan."
What the fuck was it? Is it to make millions from the eventual sale of the club? To create a huge debt? Watch poor football home and away?
In July 2009, Kenwright explained the club's financial position under his stewardship: "Our debt is a big debt and a worrying debt, but it is manageable because of our performance on the field"
What about now!! £45 million in debt, I guess this will increase by at least £20 million without a sale of one of our star players. Financially, we're fucked. How much do the owners want to make from the sale of our club? £20 million each?
On the pitch isn?t much better; at the start of the season, we were told we had our strongest squad in year... 26 games later, we're 3 points off the bottom with morale at its lowest since the Mike Walker days.
I am getting fed up with the shite coming out of the managers mouth: ?After 20 minutes, I knew it wasn?t our night..." (Brentford cup game.) "After 3 games, I thought we were going to struggle this season..." (after Bolton game.)
David, that side that goes out week-in, week-out is yours!! Forget about "I have had to sell before I can buy"; this side is yours and is not good enough!! Maybe you believe your own hype, but let?s be honest, apart from Arsenal and Man United, other jobs have become vacant and you haven?t been approached for them.
Your quality of football is poor; to give our biggest ever contract to Arteta and give Anichebe a four-contract is bad management. You?re the only manager in the last 30 years who has stopped me going the game!!
Everton FC have made you a very rich man, do what?s right and leave: we can?t afford to pay you off, as you know ? we're skint. The players are not playing for you any more; the fans will soon be on your back as the season draws to a close. Tell the supporters the truth ? you have no money and we are financially goosed.
Fellow blues, vent your disappointment at the board because, as we all struggle along in life, they will get richer by selling our club.
Ricky Ross wrote in the song loaded:
?I've got a love that I cling onto,As I approach my 40th birthday on Wednesday, I look forward to my Everton top with "Ashton 40" on it. I just hope that the next 20 years are better than the last 20.
And I'll stay there,
Stay there till the end.?
Evertonians are born not manufactured,
We do not choose we are chosen,
Those who understand do not need explanation,
Those who don?t understand do not matter.
NIL SATIS NISI OPTIMUM
All the best, Blues...
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1 Posted 15/02/2011 at 04:07:57
2 Posted 15/02/2011 at 08:11:48
3 Posted 15/02/2011 at 08:26:50
Personally, I think Everton's problems go back a lot further than Moyes and Kenwright. We always seem to have had a board that doesn't grasp how he game is changing and very rarely even bothers to play catch up.
This is very true of Kenwright that bloke could stand still in typhoon. He emobodies the dithering attitude our board always seems to have had. Personally, I can?t wait to see him go. However, I think he will be there for a very long time.
If Moyes left I am not sure who would want his job. Given the problems are so well known. Maybe he will go in the summer as this season he as obviously lost the verve he seemed to have of previous campaigns even when the going was tough.
4 Posted 15/02/2011 at 08:45:30
Don't let Arteta get anywhere near a corner kick. Find somebody/anybody, to replace Osman and appoint an ex striker to your coaching panel. That is only the start of a long list for you to do.
5 Posted 15/02/2011 at 10:14:38
He's not actually looking for a buyer is he? Just investment. That's right isn't it?
6 Posted 15/02/2011 at 10:27:39
7 Posted 15/02/2011 at 11:16:36
There really are so many small changes that could be made that are bound to help.
I don't care how good a job fellow managers reckon Davy boy is doing, in my opinion he could have done a much better one and losing that stubborness would be a big help.
Time and time again Moyes has spoken of not knowing why we always make a slow start (unfortunately, we aren't even recovering from the slow starts anymore). The answer is very simple: Because every football fan, player and manager in the country knows exactly what tactics he will use every single game. Therefore we are relying on breaks/mistakes to score our goals and premier league players don't make that many.
8 Posted 15/02/2011 at 12:56:17
I hope you have a better 40th but the way things are going it could coincide with us crashing out of the Premier League judging by our pathetic non-performance at Bolton. It's as if no one at the club cares anymore except the fans.
9 Posted 15/02/2011 at 15:28:05
10 Posted 16/02/2011 at 06:39:56
At least Moyes will have won a trophy...
I think a lot of people are worried about where the team will be in 3/4 years time. Honestly, I don't think things are that bad yet, although as we all know we face an anxious future...
11 Posted 16/02/2011 at 16:24:56
12 Posted 18/02/2011 at 00:18:21
Most blues are tragics that can?t go a day without checking on all things related to the club so I?m not going to bother listing off the reasons for our current plight (most of us know all to well at this stage).
The thing that really scares me is, when I weigh up the pros and cons, the only plus I can find is that we have one of the most dedicated fan bases in England.
I don?t like it but it's how modern football works. The only way we are going to really change our fortunes is to be rescued by a wealthy buyer. We might not be overly attractive to buyers but I believe it will happen at some point. My worry is any buyer will have to deal with the existing board... that alone would put many off.
The problem is time. We need financial help and it may come one day, I just hope it doesn?t take us becoming a Norwich, Middlesbrough or worse Leeds to get it.
Reading Kenwright?s remarks on taking over are a slap in the face. It shows two things:
1) He, like a true fan, wanted to restore us to glory but was incredibly naive about the realitites of running the club; or worse;
2) He was lying through his teeth.
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