Now's the time for an inquest

by   |   26/11/2017  12 Comments  [Jump to last]

We are in crisis and can’t decide how we manage our way out of it, either with in-house Unsworth, or a true-brit, tried and tested manager, Allardyce or Dyche, or splash the cash and get a true European tried and tested, Ancelotti or Tuchel or go outfield and bring up a true outsider – Nuno from Wolves.

Therefore can I suggest that Mr Moshiri takes some time out and carries out an inquest of how we’ve got into this state, to ensure we don’t get into another one. Those found responsible should be discarded completely before we appoint on next manager. Can I also suggest that the inquest is carried out with only himself Moshiri, and his fellow board appointee Alexander Ryazantesev, and with a completely independent, football wise bloke who’s done it all before, Huddink ?

They need to question the likes of Kenwright, Elstone, Walsh, Royle et al, who together with the departed Koeman were the men responsible for our present position. Some questions which need answering are:

  1. Why was Lukaku not replaced, what were options A,B,C and why did they all fail?
  2. Why did we not acquire a left sided defender, and have to rely on 3 defenders all in their early/mid 30’s and at the end of their careers?
  3. Why did we end up with effectively three No 10’s in the squad, who let Koeman pursue £45m Sigurdsson when we already had Klassen and Rooney?
  4. What roles did Kenwright and Walsh actually carry out in all the transfer activities?
  5. Who actually chose our acquired players?
  6. Why were Barry, Dowell, Connolly, Browning and Galloway all allowed to leave/loaned out for a season when we short on left-sided players?
  7. Who decided not to register Garbutt for PL and Niasse for Europa Cup?
  8. What actually is the role of Director of Football and does it work, particularly with possible British Managers being brought in and also with Kenwright taking lead role in transfer negotiations?
  9. What should our future football management organisation be in light of what’s happened in last 18 months?.

When the inquest has finished, and the ramifications sorted then look for our next manager. Have the decency the let the Everton fans know how it failed.

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Derek Thomas
1 Posted 26/11/2017 at 07:05:17
All fair points Mike, but the turkeys seldom, if ever, vote to self administer the paxo, nor the blame.

File under; should, but won't happen.

Ian Hollingworth
2 Posted 26/11/2017 at 09:14:40
It certainly is time for an inquest and until the top of the club is sorted out we will continue to endure the pain that their constant miss management serves up.

All those questions are valid and need answering.

Biggest problem I have is I don't trust them to get the next management appointment anywhere near right.

Dick Fearon
3 Posted 26/11/2017 at 12:56:28
In the cases of Moyes, Martinez and Koeman the jury was out for too long yet right up to their end of days and despite abundant evidence of their faults many on here argued for them to be allowed even more time to carry on with the destruction the fragile fabric that made us what we are.

That core element of our being is a kind of optimistic dream time in which despite bucket loads of facts to the contrary we are at least as good as our neighbours.

Once again we must gather what little of that optimistic fervour at St Mary's and pray the gods of all that's good will ignore our recent travails and grant us a tiny slice of well earned luck. NSNO

John Keating
4 Posted 26/11/2017 at 13:04:12
No time for inquests just now. We have to much to sort out like salvaging our league position. Obviously once we're safe, IF we get safe, then heads must roll and blood letting begins.

Personally I do not want anyone long term in right now. I prefer an experienced manager short term until things settle and League survival is confirmed. What a bloody mess.

Clive Rogers
5 Posted 26/11/2017 at 17:23:10
The buck stops at the top. Kenwright is to blame for this absolute shambles. He is officially the worst performing EFC chairman ever and is probably the worst chairman in football history.
Lee Preston
6 Posted 27/11/2017 at 12:39:50
Mike, not an awful lot I'd disagree with you on, but it seems a bit harsh to lump Joe Royle in the hit list.

His role is dealing with the professional development of youngsters and that would appear to be the one bright spot at the moment, with the Dallas Cup win last year (or was it the year before?), U23 league win and the progress several youngsters have made in terms of first team appearances.

Colin Glassar
7 Posted 27/11/2017 at 12:43:31
Clive, I completely agree with you. Pity capital punishment no longer exists.
Steve Brown
8 Posted 27/11/2017 at 13:02:13
Dunno Clive, the Venkys were pretty bad!
Paul Birmingham
9 Posted 27/11/2017 at 21:45:20
Mike, all good facts and time will prove and no doubt Kenwright and Moshiri have had NDAs knocked up to cover all club employees. Contempt, breech of contract, unprofessional, lack of diligence, for sight planning? All these could be brought against this board and management set up.

This board couldn't run a piss-up in a brewery. For me, what happened since March 2017, when the players stopped playing, is key to the latest rot setting in.

Koeman for me has rewired the players and the players look lost. Deffo seems no spirit and we need asap a new captain and vice captain, and to start grinding out results.

This season has knocked us back 2-3 years at least, even if we can salvage this season and stay up.

Still born, live and die a Blue... It's painful times but one day it must get better?

Tom Bowers
10 Posted 27/11/2017 at 22:46:35
Nobody could have predicted how the Koeman signing worked out. It seemed like a good move at the time but he proved his strategies and signings just didn't go together. In retrospect the board screwed up but hindsight is 20/20 right?

Now, if Big Sam is the next ''Messiah'' then let's all hope that this current nightmare will come to and end soon especially with the RS game coming up.

Watching this team this season in almost every game has been excruciatingly painful and it's hard to fathom what has happened to so many talented players.

Before the season started there were some inklings of problems, ie. Niasse given no locker and not registered for the Europa League, Barkley very disgruntled, and Mirallas all but transferred but cancelled. The protracted signing of Sigurdsson, which hasn't worked out, and the signing of a Spanish goalscorer for next to nothing (by today's standards). Did Malaga know something Everton didn't because Sandro is not Premier League standard by a long chalk.

There are many other contentious issues that have been addressed by many on this website but the club has been once again dragging it's feet regarding them.

Unsy has by some taken some of the backlash which is unfair. Maybe he isn't right for the job just yet which is a shame because he inherited these underachievers and never really has had a chance to improve things in a few weeks he's been in charge.

I am sure Unsy will get a manager's job somewhere soon if he wants to leave Goodison Park.

Pete Clarke
11 Posted 27/11/2017 at 23:51:53
A lot of gray questions there but the main one for me is not what role Kenwright is playing in choosing players but WHY is Kenwright still at the club you purchased??
Pete Clarke
12 Posted 28/11/2017 at 10:31:52
I should have written that with my glasses on.

Maybe the players need to wear them too as it seems they don't know what they are doing!

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