Just read remarks made by David Moyes today that he would have liked two loan signings if the quality had been better than he already had.... Now then, is this just more rhetoric via our commander in chief Billy Bullshit?Unfortunately, we had a forced sale of Steven Pienaar as his contract would have expired and he'd've left for nothing. Therefore we only have Bily to operate on the left and Seamus Coleman on the right.
Whilst the latter is doing a great job this season, I see him more of an attacking full back and bombing on as his final ball/decision-making is poor.The only quality seasoned Premier League striker is Saha who we all would admit are luckily to get 60/70% games from him. We can conclude someone to play on the right/left midfield and a striker wouldn't be too hard to improve on what we have... and a striker is a must. When I see the likes of David Bentley and Santa Cruz going on loan it really makes me question Mr Moyes's comment??!!
I know we are skint but by moving out the Yak, Vaughan and Pienaar we have freed up around £100k per week in wages and attracted a £3m transfer fee.... somewhere, the figures don't add up
I feel the filing of the accounts no sooner the they need to be at companies house and the constant rumours of administration answer a lot of the questions posed above... no smoke without fire and all that...
Paul Hornby, Posted 03/02/2011 at 19:17:07
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1 Posted 03/02/2011 at 20:55:29
What are we all expecting to find? Or not as the case may be. Why have they taken so long?
2 Posted 03/02/2011 at 20:57:09
Everton Football Club wishes to announce that its annual accounts were formally signed-off on January 31, 2011.Guess we'll have to wait and see what they show!!
A copy of the Club's Annual Report, containing the accounts, will be sent out to all shareholders early next week.
As is customary, the accounts will be made available on evertonfc.com later next week.
3 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:02:06
Luke (1) - I don't think it's a case of expecting to find or not find, I think it's more that everybody is hoping to see just how things stand. The manager has had no funds for some considerable time and other pointers don't bode well. Given the lack of any information from the Club or media, the accounts are the only source of real information we get. Incidentally, they are not late and are within acceptable timeframes.
4 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:13:13
5 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:16:59
6 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:43:54
Incidentally I saw that Nasri is getting a new contract which will bring him to £75k a week. To think he is only now getting pay parity with Arteta.
7 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:42:19
8 Posted 03/02/2011 at 21:50:11
And yeh, fancy it taking Nasri until 23 to earn what it has taken Arteta until 28 to earn, how scandalous!!
Dave (7) ? Good point regarding holding back the release of the accounts and I definitely think some of us on here will see through them.
9 Posted 03/02/2011 at 22:06:21
Considering: the club's transfer activity, since 1998, at least, has been largely funded by player sales; although player salaries are covered by income, despite consuming a substantial portion of it; everything the club can sell or borrow against has been utilised to generate cash; debts have multiplied under the current board; no investment has been made in redevelopment of the stadium ? it begs the question: Where's the money gone over the years?
Have the Board done a "Yank" & transfered the cost of their shares back onto the club? I know the club isn't rich but it's hard to understand why they can't make ends meet on record levels of income & a set-up on the playing side that's really quite modest.
10 Posted 03/02/2011 at 22:37:06
I didn't realize footballers' pay was age based. In that case, Roger Milla must have been loaded. My point is that Nasri is good (i.e. scores, sets goals up and contributes to the team) and Arteta has been a passenger for the last year.
11 Posted 03/02/2011 at 22:42:10
12 Posted 03/02/2011 at 22:49:48
13 Posted 03/02/2011 at 23:29:55
Bloody hell, how much must Yakubu be earning?!
14 Posted 03/02/2011 at 23:35:35
15 Posted 03/02/2011 at 23:34:35
All wrong I'm sorry to tell you, this set of accounts will cover the period from May 2009 to April 2010, so sometimes there is smoke and no fire.
16 Posted 03/02/2011 at 23:43:36
17 Posted 03/02/2011 at 23:48:36
18 Posted 04/02/2011 at 00:02:14
19 Posted 04/02/2011 at 00:08:56
20 Posted 04/02/2011 at 00:22:19
21 Posted 04/02/2011 at 06:25:25
Granted, he is an employee so maybe he shouldn't publicly criticise Kenwright but just don't say anything. There's a large very naive section of our fan base that still hang on Moyes's every word so if he's not happy or things aren't right he should keep his mouth shut.
22 Posted 04/02/2011 at 08:25:57
But despite all his managerial issues and capability discussions, one can't help feeling he is not the architect of his downfall, BK and the board are. They have failed to do there duty of care by not ensuring investment or revenue to continue. I am sure that charge and several more could be laid at Kenwright's door.
So now we don't even get the bullshit anymore because he knows no-one believes it. Just silence. Utter, devastating silence. Not a word from the CEO, the Board or the Chairman. Not since before Christmas in fact.
I suspect the accounts are pretty poor, an "oh shit" moment... but I bet they are even worse now.
Cash flow is down, costs up and what won't be seen is any loan that's been called in since the accounts were done. Most probably as a result of poor accounts?
I personally think that could well be the issue and why it's so quiet... so who pulled the plug?
23 Posted 04/02/2011 at 08:32:22
His body language, face, and things he said when asked about signings on Sky said we have no money and he won't be allowed to bring anyone in! Now, all of a sudden, we did try, but the quality was not good enough... well, fuck you, Davey you are as bad as Billybullshitter.
Sturridge, Keane, Wright-Phillips ? the list goes on of players who all would've added something to this squad at this gloomy time, even to the point of just having someone fresh in to raise some hope.
He had a gripe, the anger died down, and now he is back to lying with him. So I suggest if you are prepared to do this you should get a smile on your face, raise the fans' hope and pick those players up, because it's partly your fault the whole club is in grey clouds. Them players are good enough, you said so yourself, and most of us thought so at the start of the season ? your team selections and tactics started the rot.
24 Posted 04/02/2011 at 08:59:00
25 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:10:13
26 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:11:52
27 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:02:50
He hasn't brought in any loans (affordable ones) because the ones he could afford to bring in were gash.
What's so cryptic about that?
28 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:21:13
29 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:37:14
30 Posted 04/02/2011 at 09:34:48
Steve #20 I thought each league placing was approximately £500k since the last Sky deal - the Daily Bigot reported it as £800k per place http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1274698/Premier-League-prize-money-800k-place-Manchester-United-Chelsea-dwarf-rest-50m-cash-jackpot.html. John correctly points out his comparison and analysis of last years figures which showed we have more debt than worth.
31 Posted 04/02/2011 at 10:26:40
There was also a marketing advisor on who advises many prem clubs stating that Arsenal bring in more just on a matchday than we do altogether from all our revenue streams!
I did'nt catch it all but from what I heard it sounds really scary in terms of where we are at the moment!
32 Posted 04/02/2011 at 10:47:38
33 Posted 04/02/2011 at 10:54:08
The CEO seems incapable of taking the club forward, the CFO cannot attract finance, and the Chairman appears unable or unwilling to offer a vision of what the club wants or needs to be.
Out of the principal management described above only DM is justifying his salary. Come what may from the accounts, we are on an inexorable slide to the Championship or worse.
34 Posted 04/02/2011 at 10:49:10
Oliver (28) ? To be perfectly honest I struggle to justify paying a player £10k a week for playing football, but that's bye the bye. I think Arteta was offered the contract on the back of past glories, as in pre-injury. At that time, he was, in my opinion, our most creative and influential player and I haven't a problem with him being amongst our top earners. The problem I do have is two-fold: I would have waited to see how his form recovered at the start of this season after the injury; and I would have made sure the club could afford it. Both of these parameters are looking questionable at the moment, in my opinion.
35 Posted 04/02/2011 at 12:14:53
36 Posted 04/02/2011 at 12:49:45
37 Posted 04/02/2011 at 13:07:39
38 Posted 04/02/2011 at 13:08:02
By the time he went to Leicester, he must have been on about £500k a week!
39 Posted 04/02/2011 at 22:11:26
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