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Being a blue as always been hard. I love them dearly and it kills me when I see the club now in a spiral... a downward one. The Big 4 was actually the Big 5... us being the 5th, Spurs, Man City & Villa, just below us, but not only Man City have invested but Spurs as well...

In addition Sunderland have money, Stoke, Bolton and Blackburn have moved on... we have gone backwards. Unless we quickly inject funds into the club I cant see us playing PL football at the start of 2015, why 2015 you might wonder...just do the maths, look at the players who in the present team will be gone either retired or seen sense and moved on. Moyes often dithers in the transfer market and gives another manager the chance to step in.

Mr Kenwright as no money and was infact rooting down the side of his couch yesterday to find a bit of loose change. The ground is a dump, nobody will put money into Everton... even the present board have plenty of cash... but not interested in parting with it... August 2015 our first home game v Barnet !!
Andrew Lawrenson, Liverpool     Posted 23/01/2011 at 17:22:59

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Jon Ferguson
1   Posted 23/01/2011 at 22:34:44

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Pessimism of the highest order!
James Stewart
2   Posted 23/01/2011 at 22:38:41

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These are grim times and to be honest I think it could actually happen this season! We need at least another 4 wins. I think we will more likely draw our way to safety.
Make no mistake we will finish well in the bottom half though. All this talk of a push for 6th is insane!
Mike Hughes
3   Posted 23/01/2011 at 22:49:42

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I'd say this is a somewhat downbeat post and EFC definitely won't be relegated. Not because we're too good to go down - just that I believe a large asteroid will hit Earth by then and it won't matter.

So, on a brighter note, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE.
Daniel Johnson
4   Posted 23/01/2011 at 22:57:39

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The point is were losing our home banker games, our 4-0 home hammering by WBA pretty much fucking sums how far we have fallen in the premier league.

Fortess Goodison you are having a laugh
Ian Tunstead
5   Posted 23/01/2011 at 23:35:40

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We were in a much worse situation when we finished 17th and lost Rooney but went on to finsh 4th the following season. It is worrying that we seem to have so little money that we are having to send players out on loan and letting players go for nothing or next to nothing. At least we could afford to go out and sign Cahill, Arteta and Bent after finishing 17th.
Graham Rathbone
6   Posted 23/01/2011 at 23:20:41

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Yes this is a bit of a downbeat post, and as Jon says pessimistic, but Jon can you give me some optimism?
Look again at Andrew's post and tell me he doesn't have a point. We ARE going backwards, other "lesser" clubs ARE moving on and we ARE being left behind. Andrew also says that Moyes dithers in the transfer market, I happen to think he has no choice as we are potless.
In the rumours section of this site it states that Moyes is looking at someone called Demba Ba, don't know who he is but I saw on Sky website that West Ham were favorites to get him. West Ham FFS.
Yes Daniel we are losing our banker games though it was 4-1 not 4-0 (not that that makes it any better), and to me this proves that survival or mid table is the best we can hope for unless there are drastic changes at the club.
So that leaves Mike's asteroid, is that a home or away game Mike?
David Israel
7   Posted 23/01/2011 at 23:57:27

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Andrew, you seem to believe that Barnet will not only avoid the drop into the Conference but that they will move all the way up to the Championship. Why can't you be that optimistic about our club?;-)
Jamie Sweet
8   Posted 24/01/2011 at 00:40:16

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It won't be Barnet, it'll be Crawley Town... but, other than that, you might not be too far wrong unless the bunch of useless bastards that are controlling the finances of our beloved club either invest some serious money themselves, or find someone who will.
Alan Clarke
9   Posted 24/01/2011 at 08:05:41

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Somehow after the weekend, we find ourselves in a stronger position than we were before the weekend!

We won't go down, there are far worse teams than ours but we're just not heading anywhere. Moyes will ensure we don't go down because we keep getting these unbelievable draws. It's a bit overdramatic saying we'll get relegated 2 divisions.

The last 2 transfer windows have shown Kenwright up to be the clown I've always thought he was. We will never progress and never come close to winning anything with him at the helm.
Trevor Lynes
10   Posted 24/01/2011 at 08:11:14

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I thýnk ýf nwe draw every game to the end of the season we wýll stýll be ýn a relegatýon battle....wýth 3 poýnts for a wýn drawýng games ýs no good at all..I agree that we are on a downward spýral and that ýs the dýrect fault of the board....we do not have competýtýon for places and some players can play ýf they feel lýke as we have no alternatýves...that ýs down to ýnvestment and ambýtýon...we seem to have neýther.
DM ýs ýn the posýtýon of no lose...he cannot be blamed whatever happens as he has receýved no monetary backýng....our reserves are obvýously useless as none are pushýng for a fýrst team place....we are stagnatýng whýle every other team ýs ýmprovýng !!!!
Mitchell Wilton
11   Posted 24/01/2011 at 08:56:01

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Crawley Town?

If we go that low, maybe i can achieve one of my dreams and buy the club (Might have to borrow some of my kid's pocket money to help fund transfers though)
Derek Thomas
12   Posted 24/01/2011 at 09:23:49

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Trouble is, I can't (and I don't think Davie can either) see any light at the end of the tunnel.

The sooner this season stutters to its end, the better.
Ste Traverse
13   Posted 24/01/2011 at 10:11:38

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The self-styled "worlds greatest Evertonian",otherwise known as Bungling Bill Kenwright,wouldn't care if we were in League One by 2014 as long as he keeps control of his trainset.

The man's ego is bigger than the Albert Dock.
Tony Waring
14   Posted 24/01/2011 at 10:16:08

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Trevor #10 - what's wrong with your keyboard ?
Brian Waring
15   Posted 24/01/2011 at 11:06:44

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Tony, I was thinking that, it happens in all his posts.
Ernie Baywood
16   Posted 24/01/2011 at 11:03:06

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Pessimism isn't misplaced in my opinion. It looks like we're as broke as broke can be. We've put together a half decent squad and what we're seeing is it starting to break up.

How many years do our better players have left on their contracts? You simply couldn't see them signing another one and wouldn't blame them. So we have a choice on whether to cash the lot in now or hope for a miracle and probably lose them for eff all.

If I were to offer some sort of silver lining, its that the current manager is about to enter the phase that he is actually quite good at... rebuild, make a team hard to beat, get the best out of a small squad of limited players. That's if he still has the passion for it. Our brief dalliance with half decent football is done and we'll be back to hoofball and resilient defending - hoping for an incredible draw at Anfield for the highlight of our season.

At the risk of going all mushy, it's fucking heartbreaking to look at our future.
David Chait
17   Posted 24/01/2011 at 12:11:31

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On the bright side, Moyes should definitely get us silverware in the Championship!
David Holroyd
18   Posted 24/01/2011 at 12:46:52

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No money to spend and less if we dont improve our league position as every place is worth over half a millionpounds. we have all been dissapointed with Billy this season but we now have to play him all the time how many players in our team volley with either foot we need all the help to score goals cos we seem to let in two most games

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