Decision Time

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It seems years ago now, but can you believe it was only January this year, Mr Moshiri stood up at the Everton AGM to outline his ambitions for the club?

"It is not enough to say 'We are special',” he explained. “We don’t want to be a museum. We need to be competitive and we need to win. The gold standard is the Premier League. The league is where our competitive edge will be measured.

"We have a window to establish ourselves and we will do everything we can. Bill (Kenwright) over the last 20 years, through his sheer dedication, has kept the Club close to the elite."

For the first time in a generation, Blues everywhere started to believe we could take our rightful place back amongst the elite of English football – back to where we belonged, after years of having any expectations and hope extinguished before we could get out of our seats.

The question is, are you really ambitious, Farhad? Or do you just like to 'talk the talk' like the guy who was sitting next to you?

Will you let Koeman suck the blood out of the club, players and fans alike, anymore? Will you let the rot carry on until 2018, when we will be looking at a terrible 4th season on the trot unfold? One away win since January 2017, setting his teams up like non-league outfits, marginalising players, making us the worst team to watch in the Premier League, the list goes on. Do you think he's value for £6m a year?

It's time to act, Mr Moshiri. Or are the words above just empty rhetoric?

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Andy Crooks
1 Posted 30/09/2017 at 22:11:36
Kevin, I see you, like Jim Knightley, as a barometer of reasonable thinking. If you are calling for action then I will look at my views again. I think Koeman should go but he will not.He will not resign and he will not be sacked – not a hope in the world.

So, Kevin, what do we do? The Lukaku money has been wasted. Actually, I was going to have a good moan and add to that point, but, no. We are stuck with mind blowing awful shite and I am at a loss to respond.

Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 30/09/2017 at 22:19:09
When you put it like that, Kev, then Koeman really can't have long left, unless he starts to dramatically change.

Is that possible? I think we will know by tomorrow afternoon; and if he's not, then we are going to learn a lot about our new owner in the coming months...

Colin Glassar
3 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:02:57
Lose tomorrow and he's out. The international break could be our saving grace as it would give a new manager time to get his feet under the table and start sorting things out.

I see in his interview in the Daily Mirror, he's trying to ask for more time (even blaming Steve Walsh, privately, for not getting Giroud) but the fact is, he's had time to sort out tactics, team selections etc... and we are going backwards.

Knowing our owners (figuratively speaking) even losing tomorrow, they will resort to their usual head-in-the-sand paralysis and refuse to act until our season is well and truly fucked.

Kevin Tully
5 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:22:47
Ste, once your highly paid manager comes out and says "Don't blame me, I don't tell the fuckers to pass the ball backwards" then you know the game is up.
John G Davies
6 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:33:41
Talking about this today, Kevin.

Koeman is seen on the touchline regularly during a game urging them to push up. Why would the team ignore his prompts? I can't see why they ignore it.

Chris Leyland
7 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:45:21
Colin - Or win tomorrow and we are 3 points off Champions League places having played 3 of the top 4 away already
Brian Williams
8 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:49:29
Gotta agree with John there. I see him game after game gesticulating at the players to push up and move forward, and game after game I see pirouette after pirouette before passing backwards.

Having said that when I have seen players moving forward, Jonjoe is an example from midweek, there's no movement in front of him and the only option open is to go back.

Frustrating as fuck!

Dermot Byrne
9 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:50:47
Outrageously true Chris!
John G Davies
10 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:58:48
Win tomorrow and we are 8th. 3 points off 4th.
John G Davies
11 Posted 30/09/2017 at 00:00:08

No thanks 😀

Pete Clarke
12 Posted 01/10/2017 at 00:51:27
Going back to Moshiri. He's supposed to be the new boss... Why is the old boss still there and why would he praise him??? Something tells me old teary eyes is still in control and we are going nowhere fast.

On Koeman. He has brought new players in and has had many many chances to find a formula that works but has failed big time. It's just an experiment for him and he gets well paid for it.

The only positive – and it's a big positive – is that he has given Davies, Calvert-Lewin and a couple of other youngsters a chance.

Derek Thomas
13 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:28:03
There was one of these types of 'The case for xxxxxx' a few years ago. It might've been for Moyes or Martinez or even Kenwright, or, over time, even all 3. Doesn't matter who, why or when, but Christine Foster nailed it...

(gist) 'Not a Case For' more like 'Mitigating Circumstances after being found so obviously guilty'

Only the name is different.

Rob Dolby
14 Posted 05/10/2017 at 12:02:42
Moshiri isn't a football man but not many chairmen are. RK has had his excuses all lined up, no striker, tough start to the campaign etc.

Sunning himself during transfer deadline week was inexcusable, he should have been at Finch farm getting his players to gel playing the formation that he wants.

We as fans cant see what he is trying to do, we see no direction from the touchline and no pattern to play besides a slow and ponderous one.

I wanted Koeman along with the majority of us, he will raise the profile of the club attract top players but in reality he has brought in Rooney who probably would have come anyhow and Siggurdson for a staggering 㿙m when we already have similar players at the club. Each team he picks is unbalanced and vulnerable.

Winning papers over the cracks, Burnley opened a crack up, getting stuffed by Brighton should open up a crevasse that sees the end of Koeman.

Andy Tudge
15 Posted 06/10/2017 at 18:22:07
lets look at Moshiri objectively - he has put the money in when no-one has before and that alone deserves some respect and a degree of patience, he's no mug and is not in this to look like an idiot or waste his money. what if he is giving Koeman just enough rope to hang himself?

Martinez was the world best at blowing up the boards ass and they dealt with it, maybe a bit late admittedly.

with the money involved the board have already had 'that discussion' - my gut feeling is that wheels are already moving on this

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