The article, questionably timed on the eve of the derby, alludes to the recent departure of head doctor Danny Donachie and that of sport science expert and conditioning coach Steve Tashjian before him as examples of Finch Farm losing trusted and influential figures while also pointing to a general decline in team spirit.
Insiders claim that Samuel Eto'o was a particularly destabilising influence but Lawton reports there were grumblings from certain quarters as recently as last week at the heavy training schedule on the team's recent camp in Qatar.
Hatchet job or exposé? You decide:
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1 Posted 07/02/2015 at 09:01:46
He gets everywhere, that Phil Walling.
A joke of an article though. "Qualified observers"? Whilst some of the accusations may be moored in truth, it's a bit of a stretch to try and pass any of it off as being 'on good authority'.
Secret sources, dressing room insiders, canteen eavesdroppers and a few of those bald bastards who used to follow Peter Bishop about in Fringe? It basically reads as if the 'journalist' has spent a few hours skimming through a certain Everton forum before trying to tie it all together into a 'strikes a nerve' narrative. Shame his various snitches continually contradict each other, like.
Comes across like a case of throw enough shit and hope enough sticks to form a six-foot turd creature.
2 Posted 07/02/2015 at 11:58:56
3 Posted 07/02/2015 at 11:53:45
Nothing like a 'controversial' article that is so bad it even admits it contradicts itself.
I would love to know what's gone on behind the scenes this season and I'd like any journalist (and Kenwright) to really push Martinez on the differences between this and last season.
But hey, stringing a set of rumours together is easier than actually writing an informative article, isn't it?
4 Posted 07/02/2015 at 16:24:29
5 Posted 08/02/2015 at 14:02:20
6 Posted 08/02/2015 at 23:24:36
7 Posted 09/02/2015 at 00:05:59
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