Allardyce insists he has clarity on moving forward with Everton

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Sam Allardyce has moved to dispel any uncertainty over his future with the Blues by saying that he has had productive discussions with Farhad Moshiri about how to proceed next season.

Speculation over whether or not he would remain as Everton's manager beyond this season intensified yesterday following newspaper reports on The Mirror and Daily Mail websites that Allardyce had failed to get the answers he was seeking from Farhad Moshiri at a meeting in London yesterday.

Both papers claimed that the club's major shareholder has yet to make a decision over whether or not to retain the unpopular 63-year-old as boss for the last year of his 18-month contract but Allardyce was insistent that that was not the case during his press conference at Finch Farm this morning.

“We discussed the plans for next season yesterday with Farhad,” Allardyce said, “and we've got some clarity now moving forward.

“Our pre-season is nearly in place. The ins and outs of players is a pure wait-and-see basis in terms of what we can try and achieve. And then, under those circumstances, we [can decide] what players we want to move on [which] is a natural part of everyone's pre-season.

“We've had a discussion in that manner and we try and move forward together at the end of the season as quick as we can.”

Asked to reiterate that everyone was “on board together” for next season, the manager retorted: “Didn't I just say that? For clarification — yes.”

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Doubts have strengthened over Allardyce's position in part because of supporters' frustration with the standard of football on view at Everton since he stabilised the situation starting when he took over from David Unsworth in November.

The Blues have a solid record under the former Bolton, West Ham, Sunderland, Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss that has elevated them from 13th to 8th place but dull performances with few goals have seemed to confirm Allardyce's reputation for uninspiring football.

He tried to answer those criticisms at his presser, saying: "You always want to strive to do better [but], because we started my reign so well, we built up a great expectation that it would be better than it is now.

"I think, in reality, what we've done since we've been here and how hard we've all worked, we've achieved a good way forward in the space of five months.

"We've strived to get better and to be more consistent. Certainly at home you cannot argue with the consistency or quality that we've shown and the results.

"And away from home it's still ongoing in terms of our capabilities of getting better which has obviously been a long-term problem here at Everton.

"What is entertainment?" he asked before going on to criticise Newcastle for not allowing Everton to be more exciting in last Monday's match. "Entertainment is the master of defence... [look at] Simeone — is that entertainment? He's a master of his trade and defence.

"I'm seen as too negative and defensive. I don't think that's unfair; we all want to be more entertaining. From where we started to where we are now, we've achieved some extremely entertaining games.

"When you look at Newcastle... entertainment comes by both teams being a bit more open and a bit more adventurous but Newcastle weren't adventurous whatsoever. It's very difficult to break down 10 or 11 players in their own half.

"I think we're more entertaining than when I arrived here. I think we've got more confidence as an attacking force. I think there was a middle spell where we tried to evolve in that but started losing football matches so I think we've got the balance better now with the results that we've gained."


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Ken Kneale
1 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:38:12
I thought 1 April had been and gone!
Trevor Lynes
2 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:42:26
As I thought !! This board will hang onto their dosh and keep the manager who really wants the job.It is pretty obvious that any new manager would need a promise of big financial support to be encouraged to take the job.We have no players in our squad who are worth big money.We totally squandered the Lukaku money.This boardroom will not stump up the required money to overhaul the squad.I have already said all this and we totally missed the boat by taking money for Lukaku without a decent player exchange as part of the deal.It is only the return to the old back three that has kept us afloat in the Premier league.Coleman, Jags and Baines are still our best outfield defenders and that is a total indictment of our supposed scouting and coaching staff.I am peed off at the criminally inept way our club is being run.
Joe O'Brien
3 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:44:15
Well, I've just sent a stinging email to the club voicing my concerns if this true that that man (I can't even say his name anymore) is to be our manager next year.

I've rang the club to cancel my membership – you can't, by the way, it just expires. Well, I've informed them that I won't be renewing it and will not be attending any matches next season if he's in charge.

They've been hopping with similar calls all day she said. I urge everyone to do the same. There has to be vocal and visual protests from every remaining match to get the message across resoundingly.

We have to be proactive to get this man out. I'm fuming.

Allardyce out!

David Barks
4 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:45:11
Well, this is very worrying. If true, then at least I know I won't need to waste any time watching Everton next season. This is a disastrous football club at this point. Just a slow death I don't want to witness any longer.
Brian Williams
6 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:46:18

Email him, everybody!

Paul Columb
7 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:46:29
Fishing line would make a good base for Hawaiian Lei type season ticket neck adornments for the Dixie statue for those poor souls who have pre committed to the season ahead, should SA's proclamation prove true. More room to come on the Holy Trinity too!
John Davies
8 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:54:11
Surely if Allardyce is bull-shitting his way through this one, Moshiri would have him on gardening leave from this evening?

Watch this space and if he's not gone before the week's out be very afraid people. Be very afraid. The prospect of him being at our club next season is too awful to contemplate.

Joe O'Brien
9 Posted 27/04/2018 at 14:57:16
That's good, Brian... will do. I've sent one already to customer care but maybe directly to Elstone would be better.
Steven Jones
10 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:00:59
We need to stop the negativity - it doesn't do West Ham, Sunderland, Arsenal, Newcastle et al any favours and doesn't do anything to help our team or club.

If Moshiri could find someone better – like Fonseca, say – then he would have options. He still might in the summer.

However, last time, when we got rid of Koeman, no-one would come that fits the agenda of improvement.

Boycotts, complaints, not supporting the club is just a double negative on top of the ditch we have been in.

Brian Williams
11 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:02:43
If you/we do nothing you/we deserve everything you/we get.
Russ Quinlan
12 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:03:43
Email sent, for what its worth :-(

Peter Gorman
13 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:10:40
"What is entertainment?" he asked.

If you don't know by now, Samuel, you never will.

Jimmy Hogan
14 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:15:22
“We discussed the plans for next season yesterday with Farhad,” Allardyce said, “and we've got some clarity now moving forward.

Let's hope the clarity was "You and Walsh won't be here for next season!"

Ian Jones
15 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:18:48
I've listened to what I thought was the relevant parts of the press conference and, unless I have actually missed something, my opinion is that Sam Allardyce doesn't actually say that he has been given the go-ahead to stay another year etc. He indicates as much with the use of 'we' and 'we've' but it's perhaps all a bit vague.

For clarity, if Moshiri wants him to stay at least one more season, then he needs to come out and say so for everyone's sake, including Allardyce's.

Otherwise, you'll get people like me scanning every word that is said...

I think it is more likely that Allardyce will leave Everton in the close season, a mutual parting of the ways, rather than essentially be sacked, but still get a decent pay-off... if that makes sense...

Whilst I am not a fan of Allardyce, if he stays, what I wouldn't like to see happen is for some of the players, especially the younger ones coming through or on loan like Lookman, Vlasic and Baningime, who show promise, be shown the door by Allardyce, only for Allardyce to leave, with a new manager coming in who could have got the best out of the players who depart etc... hope that makes sense!

Paul Kossoff
16 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:22:29
"You owe me £80 million, Bill, and I'm not giving you any more!" Says Moshiri.

"Well, the cheaper option it is then, Sam is the man!" Says Bill.

T'was ever thus!

Alexander Murphy
17 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:25:51
Words absolutely fail to express just how painfully disappointed that I really am at these two events:

1) Moshiri's meeting with "those two", producing "no clear outcome".
2) Watching the presser just now (via the OS, so this MUST be the sanctioned version).

Admittedly, he didn't look exactly exuberant as I most surely would if I had been told only the day before by Moshiri that I was to give full steam ahead with regard to "Project Everton Season 2018-19". Frankly, I'd be all smiles and happily riding atop the elephant in the room.

The gossamer thread that I am clinging to at present is that Moshiri has simply gone through the current contract details to emphasise that this season is not yet complete and until it is complete that results are only interim.

Still cannot see that next season will begin with the boardroom newly swept clean, a powerhouse Executive Chairman installed (Nicola Cortese, for Me) and hand picked DoF and Manager installed and settled, a couple of exciting eyebrow raising signings made and a thoroughly encouraging preseason completed. Frankly, not only can I not see all of this, I just cannot see any of this happening whatsoever. None. Nil. Fuckall.

Allardyce Out !

Brian Porter
18 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:31:46
If he stays, I'm gone, simples!
Jay Harris
19 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:34:09
Brian, I just sent my feelings to him. I urge all ToffeeWebbers to do the same.

Brian Williams
20 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:38:38
I say again: if you do nowt, don't moan! Email Elstone!

Well done Jay.

Ray Smith
21 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:41:07
Just emailed Robert Elstone as well.

I will not be foing to Goodison after 54 years attending through thick and thin, but enough is enough.

Sam Allardyce actually hasn't said he is staying or leaving. Which in turn feeds the uncertainty amongst us all.

All I want is someone to say it how it is. Is that too much to ask?


Darren Hind
23 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:45:01
Brian @6;

Get paid lad. Anyone who wants a better future for our club should follow your lead. Mine's sent!!

Dave Abrahams
24 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:49:47
Joe (3), I have just rang the ticket office to see what the situation is regarding my renewed season ticket for next season. Unfortunately, I will be stuck with it if Allardyce is still here, Everton have a no refundable policy... no surprise there then.

Fortunately for me, I doubt very much that Allardyce will be here. I just rang really to ask how many had rung up like me over the same topic; he said it was true to say that it was literally dozens.

Rob Halligan
25 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:50:29
I've sent the following e.mail:

Dear Mr Elstone.

This will be about the third or fourth time I have sent you an e.mail regarding the current manager, as well as the previous one, Ronald Koeman.

I'll put this to you simply, Mr Elstone, there are thousands upon thousands of Everton fans who do not want Allardyce as our manager. The recent survey published by the club, rightly or wrongly, will prove that the fans do not have any faith in him at all, to lead our team next season.

There was also a recent poll on the Everton fans website, ToffeeWeb, when out of over twelve thousand votes, about 93% of the poll voted they did not want him to remain in charge.

The board of Everton Football Club needs to start listening to the fans otherwise they will start voting with their feet and stay away from future home games. I have already heard of fans not renewing season tickets, or contacting the club asking for their renewal for next season to be cancelled, while he remains in charge. To hear him talking this morning, following his meeting Mr Moshiri yesterday, that he is now making plans for next season is totally soul destroying to the fan base of the club.

Whilst I know this will soon no longer concern you, given you are supposed to be leaving the club in the near future, I would be grateful if you could refer my thoughts and concerns, and no doubt countless thousands of others, to the rest of the board members, and please remove Mr Sam Allardyce from his position of Everton Football is as soon as possible.

Johan Elmgren
26 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:51:01
If this is true, we can already write off next season... and in fact a couple of seasons more after that, since he'll drive all decent youth players we have out to replace them with ageing has-beens, and suck out any positivity and attacking will that's left, the little that's not already expired from our players...

Prepare for negativity, no-win games mentality and zero creativity going forward... It will be hard to watch next season, I wonder how many games one can stomach... Prepare for midtable mediocracy... I despair!!

Allardyce out now!!

Martin Nicholls
27 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:51:44
Brian, Joe, Russ, Jay – I emailed my feelings to last Saturday and copied in and

I thought the last one to be the most important as he is Moshiri's man on the Board and there is no other way of getting through to Moshiri himself. I didn't expect a reply and haven't had one; however, a mate of mine who had emailed the Club prior to me did get a call from a junior member of Everton staff today – obviously, nothing of significance was said but these emails must be having some impact. As I say, I think Ryazantsev is the man to contact.

Allardyce out!!!

James Hughes
28 Posted 27/04/2018 at 15:55:30
because we started my reign so well, we built up a great expectation- REALLY ???

Had a decent December against struggling teams but still lost to B'mouth and a goal-less draw, abject performance, against West Brom. Also took several buses, parked them, and then dug trenches in the draw against the RS. Awful football on display all month.

Then had an indifferent January, salvaged by a win on the last day of the month (P5,W1. D1, L3) conceding 12 goals, scoring 4 and still fail to beat the Baggies who are in free fall. We are still watching some of the worst football ever seen, anywhere.

But no, We have had a great start to your reign, your majesty.
Yes Sam, you are a footballing GENIUS. We are lucky to have you and this time next year, sorry year after next, we will be in the semis of the Champions league.

i am now off to find a religion that will have me. Just so each day I can fall to my knees and thank God for Sam coming to Everton.

Joe O'Brien
29 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:01:15
Thanks, Martin. I've sent a mail to Elstone; I'm going to copy and send it to Sasha also.
Jer Kiernan
30 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:01:19
Banners, chants of Aldardyce Out and a few choruses of Kenwright Out is what is required from the Goodison faithfull here, The "nice loser" era must come to and end. You will only be spoonfed the crap that you are prepared to swallow, end of!

Besides, what else are you going to do?? Watch the "football"? Ha – you must be joking??

The idea of this horror show being in the dugout next season makes me want to puke.

Pete Clarke
31 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:01:53
I won't shoot the messenger but I did ask Bob to pass my thoughts on to Moshiri that if he feels Sam Allardyce is good enough to run our football team then he himself is not good enough to run our club and should leave.

There are certain football clubs I cannot stand but Everton right now top the list.

Shane Corcoran
32 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:03:37
I find it bizarre that the people answering the phone are admitting that they're getting loads of calls about this.

Other than that, I'm quite apathetic to the whole saga.

Marc Hints
33 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:08:02
I have just sent an email too.
Jay Harris
34 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:11:09
Good job, Martin, but contacting Kenwright is a waste of time. He is the biggest fraud of them all. Dismissing fans as if he was swatting flies.

Sasha is a good shout though.

Darren Hind
35 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:11:58

I just got exactly the same message... Sam obviously can't count on the support of the people in the ticket office.

Jay Harris
36 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:14:34
I urge all fans to let them know how you feel and don't let Allardyce convince them it is only 15 fans on social media.

I see today he is mocking Simeone saying he is boring for having such a good defensive record at Atletico.

Nobody pointed out to him how we went on against Arsenal.

Martin Nicholls
37 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:18:03
Jay – I do agree about Kenwright. I went to same school as him and in desperation began my email by linking the noble Latin mottos of our Club and that school together in the (probably vain) hope that it might catch his attention and strike a chord. Desperate I know, but that's what I am – desperate!!
Brian Wilkinson
38 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:21:11
Emailed the guy for what it’s worth.
Bill Watson
39 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:22:07
Just emailed Elstone!
Alexander Murphy
40 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:22:50
Martin 27, thanks for that email address for Sasha Ryazantsev.

As with others, I've just emailed Robert Elstone.
Now have sent the very same content to Sasha Ryazanstev.

I wasn't going to bother with Barren Hardup as I've had enough of "The Pantomime Dame", then I thought "No ! Fuckkit ! He can have a slice too !".

Allardyce Out !

For those that are interested, this is what I sent to all three:

Subject: Grave Concern

Dear Mr. Ryazantsev,

Recent events openly available, widely reported have not been plainly refuted officially by the club. Therefore, it is with grave concern that I request unequivocal official reassurance that Sam Allardyce will not be retained as manager for the forthcoming season.

As I have already purchased My season ticket, I feel that attending home games with this man in charge will continue to be a worthless waste of My time. This would leave Me with the deeply regrettable decision to refrain from actually entering Goodison Park on match days.

I would, however, intend to make these feelings known outside the ground rather than enter.

Furthermore, I formally request that you make these feelings known to Mr. Moshiri. As you know only too well, I am by no means a lone voice in this regard.

Thank you for your time.


Johan Elmgren
41 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:25:20
The hypocrisy and double-standards are unbelievable from this man... I now read that he had a dig at Benitez and that Newcastle "barely wanted to come out of their own half"... Sam, wake up!! You base your whole football philosophy on "not getting out of your own half"!!!

This man is unbelievable. He's an embarrassment to our proud football club...

Moshiri and Co should do the right thing and sack him immediately before it gets REAL ugly!!

Allardyce OUT NOW!!!

Dave Loweth
42 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:28:13
One can only speculate what Sam must be on to come out with statements like: “We've achieved some extremely entertaining games”. If there have been any such games since the Fat One took over, then I must have blinked and missed them.

And to talk about “consistency and quality”!? Well, Everton have been consistent – consistently boring, pedestrian and predictable. And if he means the quality has been low, then I would agree. The guy is totally delusional and has to go.

Tony Everan
43 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:30:32
I think there may be contractual wrangling going on. Moshiri may have offered him £2M to leave, and Sam is saying he will stay and fight for his place unless he gets 6M.

There maybe clauses we don't know of that gives Mr Moshiri some room for manoeuvre.

If Sam says anything less than he is planning for next season, it may be construed that he is ready to walk. So don't read too much into that.

In reality, he will be gone with a £4M contract settlement. Money well spent.

Gavin Johnson
44 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:37:51
He's hardly gonna say he's leaving, is he?! This doesn't mean anything from a self-promoting bullshit artist like Sam.
Ed Fitzgerald
45 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:44:21
Email sent.

We need to make our feelings known in the last home game as well. We are simply too loyal! and too quiet. I'm fucking sick of the media saying we should be grateful.

Christy Ring
46 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:44:45
Let's be honest, it's hard to believe Sam at the best of times, so hopefully this is another lie.
Joe O'Brien
47 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:44:48
I thought it better to ere on the side of caution and sent it anyway, Gavin... wouldn't do any harm.
Brian Williams
49 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:44:57
Send the email anyway, even if you suspect he's going.

To paraphrase a very well know saying.

All that is required for mediocrity to triumph is for Evertonians to do nothing!

Anthony Hawkins
50 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:46:14
Ah crap. Next season will be diabolical if he stays. Apathy will set in for sure.
Tony Waring
51 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:50:28
An email is winging its way to our Sasha. Let's hope it and hopefully many others will have the desired effect.
Danny Baily
52 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:50:50
My two concerns are:

1) He'll sign too many players the wrong side of 28 and leave us in a mess when he departs.

2) His continuing presence will lead to even more apathy from supporters than there already is.

If it were up to me I'd pay whatever is necessary to get him out of here and install a young, up and coming manager and coaching staff to give us all some hope.

I'd take Danny Cowley from Lincoln City right now, regardless of inexperience. I'm confident he'd do a better job in the long run than Sam.

Rob Halligan
53 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:51:36
I agree with Brian. Even if anyone thinks it pointless to e.mail the club because they think Allardyce is going anyway, let the club be left in no uncertain terms what we all think of him.

I've since sent another one to Ryazantsev.

Keith Harrison
54 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:54:41
Dear Mr Elstone,

I recently renewed my season ticket in the mistaken belief that Sam Allardyce and acolytes would by now have left our club.

From the press conference this morning, unless the Ego is making it up again, it looks like he might be besmirching our club next season. Whilst I appreciate you yourself appear to be heading back to Rugby League, would it be possible to let Mr Moshiri know exactly what the MAJORITY of Evertonians, both match going and via social media think about THE GROSS CHARLATAN BEING ANYWHERE NEAR OUR CLUB, LET ALONE MANAGING IT.

If Everton are not to become the next Aston Villa, Leeds, Sunderland, and Portsmouth etc, who at one time had an apparent ‘sugar daddy' take over the club, only to preside over it's demise, we need to get things on the pitch right as an absolute priority. This in turn would balance the excellent work done by EITC, and the off field teams. This means dumping this stain on our club and moving on with both a plan, and it being executed properly on a timely basis.

Sorry to burden you with this, but previous missives to Bill have gone unanswered, and I do feel the truth about the depth of feeling towards Allardyce needs to be brought to Mr Moshiris attention.

Good luck with your future employ.

Best regards,

Keith Harrison

Park End Season Ticket Holder

David McMulllen
55 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:56:10
For me, the "we've got some clarity now moving forward" bit looked very clear that he's been told he will not be kept on but has thinly glossed over it after that about next season etc. Throw in the pre-season and transfer ins and outs – there was nothing said with absolute certainty and confidence 'Yes, I'm going to see out the remainder of my contract' etc. It's a bluff from him; I think he'll be gone.
Tony McNulty
56 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:56:28
I hope this is a reincarnation of Comical Ali.
Keith Harrison
57 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:57:23
Mass walk out on 78 minutes next week against Soton. I think Moshiri would get the message then, as the players and Sam take a lap of hour in front of a couple of thousand Southampton fans.

Get the message out – 78th-minute walk out. Warn The Winslow we'll be back in early, Rob.

Dave Abrahams
58 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:57:37
I think it is worth noting that Allardyce said the same thing, about what he was planning to do the next season when at West Ham, only they got rid of him before he even started the next season. He is a serial wind-up merchant.
Rob Halligan
59 Posted 27/04/2018 at 16:58:53
Keith, don't be daft, that will never happen.

As if Southampton would bring 2,000 fans. 😂😂😂

John G Davies
60 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:01:25
Email to Bill. Kenwright

Dear Bill,

I am very worried by the news that Mr Allardyce is planning for next season...
"Don't you worry yourself, my partner Mr Moshiri will do what is right for the club. In all my years I have never come across anyone with the enthusiasm of him"

But Bill, I thought you would be in charge of that as the chairman?
"I know nothing of the day to day running of this club son. But I tell you what you will never find a better representative of a football club. I've never took a nicker out of this club you know."

But Bill, I thought you made tens of millions on your shares?
"That's different, son. I mortgaged my house to buy this club."

Will you be putting any of that money back into the club you love Bill?

"Pardon? Did I ever tell you about Dave Hickson, son? Me and him used to get on me Uncle Cyril's handles bars to get to the match you know. I used to stand on the terraces and the piss used to wet my feet through the holes in my shoes. Great days"

But Bill, you were brought up in a middle-class household. How come you had holes in your shoes?

"Everyone had them son, those were the days."

Ahhh, great stuff Bill.

Good luck when you email our beloved chairman.

Mike Connolly
61 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:02:03
Steven Jones (#10), is everything wrong about Everton. In fact the board would love the likes of him.

We need to do a Liverpool and get the flags out and really voice our opinions at the match. Across the Park, no matter how we feel they get their message across. Plus the media on their side. Quite the opposite with us... Talk Shit backing Allardyce, our board apologising to Sam. No wonder the board don't care what we think when they see Steven Jones spouting off about negatives. Try this Negative... Big Fat Sam out ASAP!!

Keith Harrison
62 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:06:55

You and the travelling hordes need to give him dogs abuse tomorrow at Huddersfield. If 100% of the travelling support start on him, there should be no doubt at all of our feelings. Except the 7%.

Jackie Barry
63 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:10:35
Seriously, for the first time in 35 years, I am thinking of taking a 1-year break from watching or even following Everton FC in the hope that changes will come about within that time.

Problem is, I just don't think I would be able to stick with it, and this is why this all pisses me off so much!

Keith Harrison
64 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:10:45
John (#60) – you've got spaces in the email addy. It won't get there. Possibly why Bill wouldn't reply!
It should be:

Inundate him, Robert Elstone and Sasha anyway. And try emailing the Echo, and any newspaper you can think of. The papers might run with it (excepting The Sun of course) if they think it will sell a few.

78 minute walkout!!

Jackie Barry
65 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:13:02
Everyone should do a mass peeing on the pitch in protest, even then it would stink as much as this situation.
Geoff Lambert
66 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:13:49
Email sent.

And the protests need to start before the match and a mass walkout on 78 mins is a great idea, let's get the message out.

Jackie Barry
67 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:15:26
I just don't see Evertonians protesting like this and walking out. The passion has gone.
Rob B. Williams
68 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:16:59
Dear Mr Elstone,

There is something rotten at Goodison - I can smell it from here and it appears to emanate from the very top of the hierarchy
of which you are involved.

I am an Evertonian of almost 60 years standing and a Season Ticket holder too boot!

I, among thousands of other faithfully fans have suffered at the hands of a succession of managers, poor boardroom decisions
and latterly an over abundance of financial clout resulting in a complete disaster on and off the field.

A few days ago I had the pleasure of completing a survey asking for my honest opinion of the Everton Football Club that I love,
I completed that survey as honestly as I could. In it I stated that Mr Allardyce and his entourage should be shown the door and that
in the best interests of the club both you and Mr Kenwright, for whom I have, hitherto, felt a certain loyalty should also seriously
consider your futures at the club. Please understand this is not about personalities all of whom believe they are acting in the club’s best
interest - but it is now time for a complete top to bottom shake out if the club is ever to regain some of its former glory. I believe that
all those involved, apart from Mr Moshiri, have had ample time to bring about an EFC all the fans are tearing their hair out for.

Please believe, I am not in the habit of writing to the club but I, like many others feel that these next few weeks are vitally important so
that the right decisions are made to take Everton forward. I have already bought my Season Ticket for next season, an act of faith that
Everton’s Board get the message that I and (9 or so malcontents which Mr Allardyce refers to) and many other fans will be listened to.!

I rest my case, but unless there is a radical change at Everton in the next three months I regrettably will look to terminate my allegiance
to this club.

Rob B.

Paul Columb
69 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:18:47
Jesus! I get to Goodison once in a blue moon and am only going to see 78 mins of edge-of-your-seat stuff before having to stroll out for an early pint. Twist my arm Keith.
Geoff Lambert
70 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:18:54
Can someone do a draft of a leaflet to pass around at the game. We can all make copies and hand them out at the game.

It will be better if they are all the same, could even fly some paper aeroplanes into the Directors Box.

Brian Williams
71 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:19:16
Jackie. The passion having gone is EXACTLY the reason the protest SHOULD take place...... and what would your mother think of you peeing on the pitch????
Rob Halligan
72 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:20:48
Geoff, Keith Harrison is your man for that. 👍👍👍
Brian Cleveland
73 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:22:06
God help us... a while back we were after Simeone... someone misheard and gave us Sameone...

Where will it ever end?


Johan Elmgren
74 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:24:22
If the passion had gone, no-one would go to the game in the first place... Now is the time to make that passion heard!

Allardyce out now!!

John G Davies
75 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:24:56
Use the power of social media to organise a walkout. I'm not on it but a lot of people are.

A mass walkout would send a clear signal. A signal that they have undoubtedly missed due to the season ticket renewals lulling them into a false sense of security.

Ed Fitzgerald
76 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:30:24
We need to protest a walk — out on 78 minutes is a good idea.
Geoff Lambert
78 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:32:35
Another email address that might be useful, our main sponsor... Money talks.
John G Davies
79 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:33:18
Allardyce talking about next season is like pulling a munter, having a one-night stand... and instead of her doing one, she's gone to Wickes to pick out some wallpaper for the lounge.
Brian Wilkinson
80 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:34:18
Great idea Keith in regards to mass walk out on 78 mins, as our history is 1878, how about the first part on 18 mins, everyone stand up and turn their back on the game for a minute with a chorus of "Stand up if you want Sam out!"
John G Davies
81 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:34:23
Above courtesy of Twitter...
Dave Williams
82 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:35:08
I too think that this is Sam bullshitting to get the optimum payoff. Odds are Moshiri made him an offer and he turned it down and will now make out that he is staying to force a bigger payoff.

We are so in need of a bright young manager who will look forward for the good of the club that we surely can't contemplate another season with this man whose arrogance is distasteful. He has a lot of friends in the media and also in ex-players who are supporting him but they really don't have a clue.

The paying customer has to have a big say here as we can see through the crap and can judge him on performance only. Surely he is on his way?

John G Davies
83 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:36:07
Let's add minute 23.

Years since this club of ours, that gets unequivocal support, won a trophy.

Tony Everan
84 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:37:41
The mass walkout on 78 mins is a great idea.

Empty seats at Arsenal forced Kroenke's hand. It is a clear visible sign of discontent by the fans, it cannot go unnoticed. Arsenal fans don't want mediocrity, why should any Everton fan accept it?

I have a feeling that his termination may be made public before that game though, for the sake of harmony and good relations with the fans. I don't think that Mr Moshiri will want to be seen as weak behaving as a reaction to protest.

Time will tell but I think next week it will be announced.

John G Davies
85 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:41:02
Only kidding about the 23 minutes. One of my knees is fucked. A stand up AND a walkout is plenty, I will still have to get the fiery jack out.
Rob Halligan
86 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:46:51
John (#83). We don't need to do that as them RS gobshites keep reminding us every year, and you'd hope it can be heard in the Directors Box as well.
Jeff Armstrong
87 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:47:49
Email sent to Elstone:Come on, let's get a large percentage of the "No to Allardyce" vote emailing the club 96% of 16,000 voters is a massive thumbs down to this clown. Vote with your keyboard to Elstone.
Kevin Tully
88 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:55:03
Only one way to react to this news. Get on the blower to the Walton Luftwaffe.
Rob Halligan
89 Posted 27/04/2018 at 17:56:10
Go for it, Kev. You still got your pilot's licence?
Keith Harrison
90 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:04:59
Kev walks like Douglas Bader after an hour on that free bar, Rob.👮‍♂️👮‍♂️🍹🍹🍹🍹
Alan Johnson
91 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:05:06
Email sent. Fingers crossed
Martin Nicholls
92 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:05:06
From my experience, I believe that the vast majority of our travelling support make their feelings known – I'm hopeful that today's comments by Allardyce will finally galvanize the home support into similarly showing their feelings.

As for walkouts, don't choose 23 minutes for God's sake – this arsehole would claim we were having a go at Seamus!

Steve Bingham
93 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:07:15
I have said it numerous times now. Boycott Goodison for the last home game. Let the TV cameras film it and show it! That will say far much more than a thousand emails.
Steve Brown
94 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:08:16
My guess (hope) is that this was the opportunity for Walsh and Allardyce to explain what they would do to progress the club next season. All of this feeds into the decision-making process Moshiri will go through.

Emailing the club is a great idea and I've just sent it. The walkout on 78 mins is also an excellent plan; it is great to see Evertonians standing up for themselves!

Keith Harrison
95 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:16:15
If anyone would like a draft leaflet as in (70) above onwards, just put a post on here, and I will email you one. You do not need to put your email address if you do not want to, as a moderator I can access limited info, including email addresses.

If you want a leaflet simply detailing a planned move on 18 minutes, then a walkout on 78, please just post:

I'd like a leaflet.

I will get to it asap, but bear in mind I'm supposed to be painting the back wall tonight!

Paul Swan
96 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:17:19
Email sent for all the good it will do! As for the walk out on 78minutes, from where I sit in the Upper Gwladys, I will still be queueing to get out at full time.
John Raftery
97 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:24:34
From the day of his arrival I have been less convinced than many that Sam would depart at or before the end of the season.

There is little new money available to embark on another round of expensive imports, the manager has shown he is good enough to deliver results with a squad which remains totally unbalanced and he has a year left on his contract. Dismissing him now will cost money. Moreover there is no guarantee that an incoming manager starting from scratch would deliver better results or the flowing style of football which very few, if any, teams outside the top six are capable of.

Revamping the squad will require much wheeling and dealing. Allardyce is in a better position to do that than someone coming into the club with little knowledge of the players he would inherit.

Eric Paul
98 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:31:47
He's already gone at the seasons end and agreed a compensation package but I can't see him in charge for the last home game, there would be a riot at the lap of whatever it is now.
Neil Young
99 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:31:54
Next season will be diabolical. Sam will be looking for 40 points from game 1. The RS must be in heaven – Sam is Father Christmas to them.

Our club is a laughing stock. No doubt Pardew is looking forward to getting the job after Fat Sam.

I've never been so bored with an Everton team.

Keith Harrison
100 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:32:12
Respect your opinion, John, but I disagree. The acceptance of mediocracy must end before we are the next Leeds, Villa or Portsmouth. Or Sunderland.
Andy Meighan
101 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:32:33
If this is true – and I sincerely hope its not – then it just confirms what I've been saying for a while, that this Moshiri isn't a full shilling.

Doesn't he supposedly interact with fans on the train when he's attending matches? Surely they must be bending his ear about Allardyce...

The man is a fucking simpleton. Yes, he might be a great businessman, blah, blah, blah... But he knows Jack Shit about football or our club.

By the way, great post from John G Davies (#79). Tickled me, that... Right, where did I put that Remy Martin?

Si Pulford
102 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:33:39
The idea of a walkout needed putting out there weeks ago. The day before the game is nowhere near enough time. You'll end up with a few hundred people starting a walk out then turning it in after a few minutes of confusion.

Good idea but maybe better saved for the Southampton game. If it's half-arsed, it will just be embarrassing.

John Kavanagh
103 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:34:59
If Allardyce is staying on, then they may as well close the Academy and do away with the Under-18s and Under-23s as we become a pre-retirement centre for 29-year-old journeymen and out of contract has-beens appointed under the brown envelope system beloved of Allardyce and his ilk.

The smaller squad wanted by Allardyce will be at the expense of our promising younger players and the three or four experienced automatic first team players he says he will bring in will be signed to avoid relegation and at best achieve mid-table mediocrity (see Swansea Ki thread).

If this news is confirmed supporters will, no doubt, be provided with an artists impression of what the new stadium will look like as a demonstration of progress – just like King's Dock .

The club I've supported for over 50 years is slowly but surely having the life throttled out of it by the incompetents in charge.

Trevor Peers
104 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:37:50
Kieth, we've been accepting mediocrity since the 1980s... What on earth are you on about, this is the world Everton live in now – or haven't you noticed?
John G Davies
105 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:38:02
One way to keep him out of press conferences is to hide his Just For Men.
Ed Fitzgerald
106 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:39:25
A walk out on 78 minutes – a walk out on 18 minutes however would send a message.
Pat Kelly
107 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:43:58
If Allardyce has received assurance from Moshiri that he will remain as manager next season, why didn't he ask the Club to announce it? Why has the Club not confirmed it?

All we have to go on are Allardyce's words which are all doublespeak. I don't believe he will remain on beyond the end of this season.

He did what he was paid to do. He can't move the team forward and his brand of football will sap any vestige of creativity and entertainment out of the players.

Trevor Peers
108 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:47:50
It should be a walk out to get rid of Kenwright as well, let's have it right.
Bill Gienapp
109 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:48:11
I don't get the argument that Moshiri isn't willing to pay Allardyce off. The sum total of his contract is basically the equivalent of what we were offering Watford for Marco Silva. So, worst case scenario, why can't we bring Silva in and just pretend he's been here all along?

Anyway, the prospect of another season of Allardyce is too depressing to contemplate. Forget the dreary football – the buffoon will wreak utter havoc on the squad. Forget Vlasic or Klassen ever getting a chance. Dowell and Onyekuru might as well not even bother showing up for preseason. And you just know the moron will try and sell Lookman purely out of spite.

Michael Lang
110 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:52:00
If true this is a very poor decision by the board, maybe they have been encouraged by season ticket sales and see them as an endorsement of Sam.

I believe that this will put the club back five years and that this move will jeopardise the construction of the new ground as supporters will leave in droves if the same type of football is served up next season.

The only way to get rid of this manager is for fans to boycott the next home game, it's no good next season it will then be too late.

There were lots of empty seats at Arsenal and, all of a sudden, they are changing their manager. We need action now.

Paul Tran
111 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:53:57
I keep reading on here that I shouldn't believe a word Allardyce says, so why should I start now?

As with everything else, I'll wait for an announcement.

Tony Everan
112 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:56:04
Si 102

It is the 78th minute of the Southampton game that the walkout is planned for.

Keith Harrison
113 Posted 27/04/2018 at 18:56:38
Si (#102), it's for the Southampton game, not tomorrow.

Trevor, (#104) my name is spelt ei, not ie. Or hadn't you noticed?

Jeff Armstrong
114 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:02:00
Steve Bingham (#93), say it as many times as you want, mate... it ain't gonna happen. It will be a sellout as usual, all will attend... me included..

Nothing... nada... no protests, no walkouts on 18, 23 or 78 minutes. just the usual apathy, me included.

The only sign of any disgruntled supporters will be the empty seats as they do their walk of shame – sorry, appreciation.

Believe me, ToffeeWeb is a minority opinion as far as the match-going crowd goes... I just wish it wasn't!

Trevor Peers
115 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:03:00
I've noticed you're an ostrich Kief, you really bury your head in the sand and live in the past.
Peter Lee
116 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:04:27
Common sense at last, John Raftery, as always.
Max Murphy
117 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:08:12
The way Everton have been playing has nothing to do with Allardyce. The team lacks soul, spirit, character and talent.

Tim Cahill summed it up perfectly the other week. We were crap before Allardyce showed up. Don't be fooled into thinking a new manager will turn things around.

Relegation would have given Everton a good reality check. The future is bleak.

Kunal Desai
118 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:13:04
Emailing the club is pointless just like the idiots on the board are.

Get those banners and placards ready for the Southampton game. ALLARDYCE OUT!

Keith Harrison
119 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:13:31
Bloody hell it's Peers and Lee.
Welcome Home.

Sorry, couldn't resist that lads.

John G Davies
120 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:14:35

Take it easy. As long as you believe, all is well.

William Cartwright
121 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:16:12
John / Peter; If this is where 'common sense' has got us then let's bin it and set our eyes on something different. it is not common sense to dishearten young talented players and play out of form players instead. Allardyce is killing the club by his behaviour, demeanour and lack of footy style. His lack of any personal style is not necessarily a criterion for judgement, but it does contribute to establishing a trend.

He will be gone – he just has to. Otherwise, we will be settling ourselves into the mid-table / bottom-half quite comfortably until the rank boredom finally finishes us off.

John Pierce
122 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:18:18
Email sent. I cannot impress upon people how much at this time inactions will impact next season.

Nice one, Brian!

Keith Harrison
123 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:18:32


John G Davies
124 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:19:21

You put a spell on me.

Keith Harrison
125 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:20:51
Probably too mor for me, mate. Embarrassed to recall Peters and Lee tbh, from my formative years. Blondie she wasn't!!
Trevor Peers
126 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:22:56
Keith you've not answered the question about mediocrity, did it just begin with Allardyce? Or has it been endemic since Kenwright took over?

Isn't he the real problem? All the hatred towards Fat Sam is sadly misplaced – we hardly know the guy.

Phillip Warrington
127 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:24:16
You have to be joking. I have supported this club for 53 years. Well done, Mr Moshiri, you have done what no one has been able to do before – kill my family. I am not watching that crap again.
Trevor Powell
128 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:24:24
Why not stage a mass walk out at half time against Southampton next week. Which would demonstrate a level of organisational protest that can not be ignored. Abuse and banners can only go so far and are predictable. Imagine the faces in the directors box. Think outside the box, like the French civil disobedience strategies! A full page advert in the Echo and pickets at every turnstile on match day. How could Moshiri ignore that and the event being on MoD that night and on the main BBC news!
Rob Halligan
129 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:24:28
Big head should be in "The Talking Heads" as he's on "The Road to Nowhere"
Dave Older
130 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:26:45
We all remember how much Martinez, and to a lesser extent, Koeman, used to baffle us with their dealings with the media. Well tonight, I give you Mr Sam Allardyce. I never thought I would say this but I think Martinez talked a whole lot of sense compared to this man. Did I just say that????? Yes I did. I cannot believe I just said that. EFC you really are making me care less and less about you while this guy is at the helm. I need to lie down in a dark room. Preferably until after the Huddersfield game.
Trevor Powell
131 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:29:18
Crowd fund its costs, Lyndon
Grant Rorrison
132 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:31:52
How many people on here slagging off SA were Moyes fans? He's only doing what Moyes was lauded for during his time at the club. Being completely pragmatic and putting results before style. It doesn't matter how diabolical it is. If we keep a clean sheet and nick a goal, job done.

You had a guy that was pro attacking football. Pro going toe to toe with all opponents. Pro taking risks. You hounded him out.

Cant have it both ways.

Martin Nicholls
133 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:32:48
Sadly, David Weir has now joined the Allardyce fan club.
Andy Crooks
134 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:36:01
I would spend about £ 800 a year supporting our club. That gets me to a couple of games and the club do not get much money from it.
I had arranged to go to the Newcastle game but cancelled because, although I lost money, I didn't care enough to waste anymore.

It is a pretty meaningless gesture and I can see how it will not make me a real Evertonian, but if Allardyce is our our manager next season, I am done with the club. I will find something better to do than fretting over a club who have no shame over appointing a liar, a parasite and a talentless, envious, self serving fraudster as our manager.

We are devoid of integrity if he and the bunch of useless scroungers who work for him are allowed to stay.

Martin Nicholls
135 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:38:13
Grant - Moyes didn't openly belittle the fans, regularly and publicly criticise the players both individually and as a group or claim credit for each win while distancing himself from poor performances. Whatever one thinks of Moyes there is a world of difference between him and this dispicable individual.
Phil Walling
136 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:38:49
and hardly a word of criticism for the moneyed fool who has brought all this about.

Moshiri OUT !

Mike Lawson
138 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:46:32
Dear Mr Elstone,
My 1st game at Goodison was in October 1961, I have been a loyal supporter ever since through some very dark times. There was always some hope and passion even from some very poor managers.

This season has however been dreadful, the worst in my 56 + years of support. I now live some 100 miles from Goodison so no longer have a season ticket but I am a member and have attended 75% of home games - until our current manager’s appointment. I vowed that I would not attend a game whilst he was manager.
I still watch every game online and now have a complete apathy! Please pass my concerns to Mr Moshiri and say that he has to rescue our club from the depths to which it had fallen.
I always used to say with pride that I was an Evertonian, sadly this is no longer the case.

Keith Harrison
139 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:48:07
Trevor P, Kenwright is definitely part of the malaise, but the Ego known as Sam is both a terrible man manager, and manager to boot.
If I publicly criticised my staff, but took all the glory for their good work, I wouldn't last long at work. Nor would I expect to.
As regards our demise, a contribution of Heysel and the Robert Maxwell ruling consigned us to where we are now.
Stephen Brown
140 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:52:38
E mail sent!

I fear another season of this however I also fear another poor appointment and more money wasted may make use even worse!!

Geoff Lambert
141 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:53:57
Leaflet please Keith.
Mike Gaynes
142 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:54:31
Phil #136, righto.

To be replaced by... who?

john dubay
143 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:55:12
Don't the people in power at the club realize the ramifications of Allardice staying? We will not attract players, current players especially the youngsters will become disillusioned and leave. The ones left will forget how to play if they haven't already. Fans reportedly are not renewing their season tickets in their droves. I have supported Everton religiously for 50 years and fear for my club. Fans such as myself have spent many thousands following the team and for a while now I have been thinking of lots of ways I can invest my money.
I expect to be entertained to any degree at the moment and don't want to pay for the privilege of being angered, feel disrespected and unconsidered by my club. It has nothing to do with my loyalty to Everton, just with having had enough in the face of incompetence.
Don't post on here often, feel as though I'm electively losing an arm.
Email sent sorry for the rant.
Keith Harrison
144 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:56:38
Mike, not fancy sending some of your trillions on Everton? And some replacement towels and crockery for me?
Trevor Peers
145 Posted 27/04/2018 at 19:57:17
Andy @134; 'I will find something better to do than fretting over a club who have no shame over appointing a liar, a parasite and a talentless, envious, self serving fraudster as our manager.' - Roberto Martinez.

Thought you were describing Martinez, his two last seasons in charge are when I decided to find something better to do.

Denver Daniels
146 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:10:45
I guess we'll never see Lookman, Onyekuru, Vlasic in a Everton jersey again. Or any youngster with attacking intent.

Fuck this. I'm done.

Alastair Donaldson
147 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:11:07
A visible show of unity amongst the fans is going to have much more weight than a 10k e-mails which will just go into the spam folder.

This is just a cockfight now, media manipulation... Allardyce seems to have won the fight for now, but not hard as the club always stay quiet and he has the anti-EFC media backing him. Shame he's no good when it comes to winning games.

This really feels like a pivotal moment no how the Hammers fan felt now.

Brian Wilkinson
148 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:15:37
Touching on that Alastair, if Sam is still manager, his last game is away to West Ham, going to get it from all corners of the ground.
Neil Young
149 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:17:22
Reading the posts here it’s obvious that the mood is one of despair rather than anger. I can’t wait till the season is over

This time last year we were dreaming of champions league. Now I’m dreaming (Nightmare) of the Championship. That’s were Allardyce will take us

Andy Crooks
150 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:21:13
Trevor, spot on about Martinez. My God, Evertonians do not have it easy. I guess every club has supporters who are not happy. But, seriously, I think we have been cursed.

Yes, yes, we were chosen, I know. It often is a fine feeling. But when you see that grabbing c**t with our motto on his shirt do you not wish, just now and again, that we were chosen to spend our Saturdays spotting trains.
He is not fit to contaminate our club .ALLARDYCE OUT

Denver Daniels
151 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:21:24
Fan protest is the only way to get the message across.
George Cumiskey
152 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:23:48
I've just sent my email, saying after 60 years of supporting our once great club, I didn't think we could sink any lower till Allàrdyce happened.

If it is true, that will be the end for me and I thanked him and the board for bringing our club into disrepute.
Brian Harrison
153 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:26:36
I have sent the emails, but we need far more than sending emails, we need to demonstrate at the Southampton game that we will not put up with Allardyce in charge next season. To often have we put up with mediocrity but now is the time to say enough is enough, not just moan and groan and come on ToffeeWeb or the like and protest. I don't know whether he was being mischievous today but Gregg Okeefe who has just left the Echo was saying that apart from a couple of banners and a few shouts at the end of the Swansea game, may not persuade Moshiri that the fans are against Allardyce in any great numbers.

I agree with the walkout that Keith Harrison ( no relation) suggested, but before we walk out we must protest long and loud throughout the game. The result is meaningless to us, I know many havent wanted to protest when we were still chasing points to keep us in the Premiership, but now thats secure getting Allardyce out of our club is paramount.

Mike Connolly
154 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:26:36
78 minute walkout against the Saints should send out a message and also save the team from an embarrassing lap of appreciations. which normally takes place on the last home game
Tony Abrahams
155 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:29:26
If there is to be a walkout, then I think Trevor Powell@128, makes the best call. I'm sure the match is live on TV, so imagine anyone watching the second half, and seeing an empty ground?

This would go all around the world of football, in no time, and will be the only time anyone who has watched Everton live on the Telly this season, will actually have something to talk about!

Mark Murphy
156 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:34:00
Here’s what I sent - no name calling - no drama - just how I feel.

Dear Bill
I will be 60 this year and have supported the Blues since my dad made me a wooden stool to see over the paddock wall and watch Alan Ball, Brian Labone and all grace our pitch.
Today I read Sam Allardyce describing the “great start to his REIGN” and claiming we have played some “extremely entertaining football” since he arrived.
Bill, you have seen all the games as have I and you and I both know that this is the worst and most turgid style of football we have played in those 50 odd years I’ve been a Blue. I’m too embarrassed now to defend my great club to the fans of ANY other team and I’m counting the days to the end of what I thought was going to be a great season but instead ended up a great pile of dog mess. Bill, please act as the devoted Blue I know you are and send Sam Allardyce on his way.
Born not manufactured Bill - NSNO!
Many regards and thanks for all you have done - now do something more!!
Mark Murphy
A Blue

Andy Crooks
157 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:37:56
Denver, you are right. If I went every week I would take part in any protest. I would also take the view that the players should get it too because they have been utterly fucking shameless, useless c**ts.

However, I don't go every week so I have no right to tell the folk who do that they should take banners etc.

I fear that Moshiri is, when it comes to football, a cretin. Kenwright is contemptable, Elstone is woeful and we have the second worst coach in our history supported by a team of money grabbing thieves who, in any other industry, would be fucked off to oblivion without a penny to their name.

John G Davies
158 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:39:14
Trevor 128

The French ALWAYS get there result whenever they protest.
Sprit of "were not FUCKING having it" is alive and well in the blue collar workers and the youth.
We could do worse than follow their lead.

Tony Abrahams
159 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:40:18
I can see what you're doing there Mark, and I'm sure Bill, will love it.
Gordon Crawford
160 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:40:20
This truly is a nightmare situation. He can’t be allowed to stay.
And I am starting to think that Moshiri needs to sell up too and go.
Truly embarrassing.
Steve Dickinson
161 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:41:48
I’ve sent the following email, but I’m not holding my breath for a response. However, I’m all for using our voices. If we don’t, we condone.

I normally stay until after the final whistle at Goodison, but I support the idea of a walkout on 78 minutes. To be honest, I could not stomach staying for the customary lap of appreciation.

Dear Mr Ryazantsev,

I am a season ticket holder and watched my first game at Goodison in 1969.

Having been brought up on lessons from the School of Science, now I see that the present Board seems to be content with old school. Everton FC must surely be looking to the future, in every respect. Why the Board wants a money-grubbing football dinosaur, like Sam Allardyce, around is truly baffling.

The recent survey, sent to the club’s Fans Forum members was a refreshing attempt to gather views from the fans on a variety of subjects. What plans does the Board have to publish the results? You and Mr Moshiri may or may not agree with the fans’ views, but if the club sanctioned the survey, the least it could do would be to come clean with the findings.

I am copying this to Messrs Kenwright, Elstone and Kenyon. I trust you will make these views, and the views of other fans, known to Mr Moshiri.

Best regards

Steve Dickinson

Grant Rorrison
162 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:43:38
The same fans that have been slagging him off from day one? Either you want a fake fella or you have to accept a normal and healthy response. If people keep attacking you then you're either going to get aggressive, laugh, cry, or, if you're some kind of weird robot, stand there completely expressionless.

Which criticisms of players? When he says he doesn't tell them to give the ball back to the opposition do you mean? I've heard Moyes say things both this season and last to the effect that the players need to take responsibility. That they need to get things right like heading the ball away, etc. To me, it seems perfectly reasonable.

It's strange that when you get a guy who either because that's how he is, or, because he's been trained in a manner of expressing himself, says things in a particular way. He get's slagged off for being a 'fake c**t'. Yet, when someone just says what they think he gets the same treatment. There's no logic there. It's just a case of people wanting to criticise something, anything, for the sake of it.

Andy Crooks
163 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:51:11
Grant, I think you might be defending Allardyce but I'm not too sure so I can't respond.
Geoff Lambert
164 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:52:13
Grant!! Nice try Sam thought you might be lurking on ToffeeWeb somewhere
Gavin Johnson
165 Posted 27/04/2018 at 20:52:20
There's one positive for me if Big Sam stays. I might be able to get a season ticket again lol.

BS put in his biography that he led West Ham fans to believe he was staying on as manager when he already knew he was leaving, much to his own amusement knowing it would wind them up. In which case mission accomplished in pissing off a large proportion of Everton supporters today.

I think people are taking this too literally.The guy has a ego bigger than Wigan Pier. There's no way he would have said he was leaving.

John Raftery
166 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:00:04
Peter (116) Thank you.

As someone said to me on the coach returning from Swansea, Allardyce will probably be blamed for the rise in burglaries.

A theme in many posts is that young players will not feature under Sam. Yet when he has played Davies and Calvert-Lewin as he has done in recent weeks some fans complain they are not up to it. Vlasic, Holgate, Lookman and Baningime have all featured this season in teams hammered out of sight. As is not uncommon players' reputations tend to be enhanced when they are not in the team.

We also read that the old guard of 'hangers on', referring to staff with Everton connections, should be jettisoned forthwith. Yet Allardyce has brought in people respected in the professional game with no former connection to our club. They too must be jettisoned. Now there are one or two suggesting Moshiri should go! Good luck Mr Brands!

Anthony Murphy
167 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:01:51
If this is true then this would cap what has been a truly awful season. The cherry on the worlds shittest cake ever
James Flynn
168 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:05:27
Well, we'll all know for sure in a few weeks.

My take:

If he'd been told, "You have the next season, then we'll see after that", he'd have held that press conference thru a bullhorn.

So, I'm sticking with, he's gone.

Regarding his talk on happenings when the window opens or the comings and goings of players, I can accept he'd be part of what's-most-needed discussions.

He is, after all, the employee whose job it is to manage the squad day in and out. Why wouldn't his opinion be asked? He's there.

I want someone new as much as anyone. Didn't see a thing in his presser indicating he'd been told he's staying. Especially, no bullhorn.

Rob Halligan
169 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:05:39
Do the screens on the concourses show the game live? If so, anybody who feels the need to want to stay to the end of the Southampton game and not leave on 78 minutes, can still leave their seat and watch the remainder of the game on the concourse.
Andrew McLean
170 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:14:14
email sent
Eugene Kearney
171 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:14:15
Have sent three emails.

Thanks, Martin #27.

Allardyce out.

Keith Harrison
172 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:37:26
John (166). There's been a definite rise in knife crime in London since Sam joined us.
Not sure I can pin that on him though tbh.

Steve Sturm gives his regards by the way.

Rob Halligan
173 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:39:42
I am thinking of sending the following email to the sports section of the Liverpool Echo. Does anyone agree with it?

Dear sir,

I would like bring to your attention a planned protest by Everton fans at the final home game against Southampton.

This protest, which is being organised by the Everton fans website ToffeeWeb, is planned due to the unrest amongst fans towards the manager Sam Allardyce.

Quite simply, the majority of fans have no faith whatsoever in Allardyce being in charge of our club beyond this season.

The protest is twofold, based around the year of our formation, 1878. On the 18th minute of the match, the plan is to stand and then turn our backs on the play for one minute. Then on the 78th minute, fans are being asked to leave their seat and walkout of the stadium, or alternatively, watch the remainder of the game on the TV's down on the concourse.

I am bringing this to your attention, as the leading newspaper in the Merseyside area, and hope it can perhaps be mentioned in your sports section covering Everton Football Club, on your official website, as we need this brought to the attention of as many people as possible.

I would be grateful if you do include this on your website page on Everton Football Club if you would not disclose my name or email address.

Yours faithfully

Martin Nicholls
175 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:42:08
Rob - I agree!
Brian Williams
176 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:44:12
Rob. If it doesnt come off we'll be even more of a laughing stock mate. I'd say nowt!
John Atkins
177 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:47:22
Rob - best comment I’ve read for a long time and yes yes yes to this suggestion

In total support of this

Get the banners out too flying over Goodison - Sam . WE DO NOT WANT YOU !!!!

Keith Harrison
178 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:48:06
Rob, I would put it is being organised by users of the Everton website ToffeeWeb.
Unless Lyndon and Micheal orchestrate it, it would be unfair on them to 'blame' them for the protest, and sour any relationship with the club.
It might be an idea if they agree though to start a thread on here and using their media contacts to spread the word. Assuming they agree with the sentiment of course.
Get it sent mate.
Rob Halligan
179 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:52:49
I've added to the email that "The editors of ToffeeWeb are no way involved in this planned protest".
John G Davies
180 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:57:36
Careful Rob.

The red echo will spin it to make us look like c**ts.

By the way.
Go on to the search engine Bing, put Liverpool Echo in and see what comes up.

Brian Williams
181 Posted 27/04/2018 at 21:59:29
Rob. If the protest gains enough support word will get out naturally without emailing the Echo. It would need Twitter and Facebook involvement I would guess.
If you email and they publish, and nothing comes of it (how many ToffeeWebbers ARE there?) then as I say we'll be a laughing stock and the RS will have an absolute field day and live off it for years.
Really no need to give the Echo the heads up IMO.
Mike Connolly
182 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:00:55
Get ready for another update on the new stadium. That's the normal distraction when there's a bit of turbulence in the camp.
Rob Halligan
183 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:02:13
I haven't sent it yet. Will save as a draft and maybe send in the days leading up to the Southampton game. Other opinions would be grateful though.
Pete Ambrose
184 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:02:54
If Everton keep Alladyce then we can certainly forget top six finish.
Brian Wilkinson
185 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:11:12
As Arnie would say Rob, do it, do it now, great idea.

Who cares what the Echo thinks, if it gets us exposure, the more that know, the more will follow suit and carry it out.

We are already a laughing stock with Sam in charge, action needs to be carried out on the Southampton game, if Sam is still here.

Still gobsmacked my suggestion of turning our backs in the 18th. Minute and chanting stand up if you want Sam gone has got the thumbs up from fellow posters, my suggestions normally goes tits up, but I thought the 18 went well with the previous 78 suggestion and makes two statements with our 1878 having a point.

We need to carry this out if Sam is in charge of the Southampton game, stand together on this fellow Evertonians.

Rob Halligan
186 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:13:57
John # 180. I tried that and there is a bloody big picture of the RS badge when you get on that website. Proof indeed that the Liverpool Echo should be called The Red Echo.
Tony Everan
187 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:17:46
Perhaps Lyndon could do a ToffeeWeb poll to ascertain whether the 78th minute walkout protest during the Southampton game is a good idea?

That way the site is just reflecting opinion on the matter.

Keith Harrison
188 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:18:51
Bri, I originally thought of going to my seat in the 18th minute, then leaving in the 78th, but your idea is more practical for the first element mate.
Keith Harrison
189 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:20:32
Good idea Tony. To me its speak now or forever hold your peace, or angst as we spiral downwards.
Lawrence Green
190 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:24:57
Wouldn't a slow hand clap be better than people getting up and obstructing the views of those who may want Sam to stay? I know, I know there won't be many if any of those about and I'm certainly not a Sam supporter.
Rob Halligan
191 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:25:45
There's a place in Old Swan that does 1000 leaflets from £16. A5 size in black and white. We need to arrange something quick if we want leaflets.
Andy Crooks
192 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:26:11
Rob, I agree.
Jack Convery
193 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:28:28
Take in balloons and on 23 minutes blow them up and throw them on the pitch - we are fed up of how air being blown up are arses. On 78 minutes desert the stadium. The team don't warrant a round of applause unless its for putting up with mediocrity. We must protest anything else and we condone whats going on. We are not WHU so no stupidity - no one on the pitch etc. Silence on leaving at 78 minutes will sound so loud believe me. Allardyce OUT NOW !!
Colin Glassar
194 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:29:16
Good god, if this man is still in charge next season I will top myself! I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the dickheads in charge have told him he can stay as long as we remain in the prem and he won’t be getting any money for new players unless he sells first.

I might be being slightly hysterical but I don’t trust this Moshiri fella and his chairman. Forget the stadium, forget the Hollywood manager, forget the sexy football. Fat Sam is our future. Aaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhh

Keith Harrison
195 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:32:53
Ok Rob. Get designing mate. I'll have a stab too. Anyone else got any design or message ideas?
John Davies
196 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:38:05
Moshiri and Kenwright have got to get it "full bore" on the last home game this season. They have got to understand that the crap that has been fed to the fans this season cannot be repeated. They have got to understand that the fans do not want the fraud Allardyce at the club. They have got to listen to the faithful who turn out week after week despite being served up the most boring, horrible football time after time. We the fans must voice our disgust on the last home game. And everyone should exit the ground as soon as the final whistle sounds. No lap of honour required thanks.
Brian Wilkinson
198 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:48:41
If leaflets are printed, be good if a few are taken into the ground, pass it to the person sat next to you, then tell them to pass it on when they have read it,
Rob Halligan
199 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:48:51
How about something similar to what young kids hold up .

Please (insert players name) can I have your shirt.

Ours could be simple...something like


5000 of these at a cost of £80+ would be ideal.

Mike Gaynes
200 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:49:02
Rob #173 and #191, I like it. You're a good PR man.

For the leaflets I would simply go with SAM OUT in all caps, largest possible for the size of the sheet, and have everybody hold them up at the 18th minute, facing the crowd... and the TV cameras.

Mike Gaynes
201 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:50:28
The bigger the lettering, the better it can be read at distance -- by other fans and the cameras.
Rob Halligan
202 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:50:57
Though how big is A5 paper? Probably not big enough to hold up and be seen on TV.
Keith Harrison
203 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:52:15
About the size of your tablet Rob.
John Raftery
204 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:52:51
As regards an 18th minute or 78th minute protest, I doubt we will notice it much in the Park End. The normal pattern for many fans is to arrive in their seats 10 minutes after kick off, head down to the concourse 10 minutes before half-time to feed themselves and drink the awful beer, arrive back in their seats 10 minutes after the second half has started and head for the exits 10 minutes before the end. It has been like that for many years.
Mike Gaynes
205 Posted 27/04/2018 at 22:53:00
It can, Rob... believe me, it'll show up, especially when they zoom in.

Brian's suggestion is a good one too... smuggle some in under your jacket and pass them around.

Tony Williams
206 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:00:35
Is this why the season ticket deadline was brought forward because we would purchase them before this bombshell. They certainly took us all for a ride.
Jon Ferguson
207 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:02:05
Thanks for the email address heads up. Here was my email:

Dear Mr Elstone

It is with a heavy heart I write this email. I never thought I would have such strong dislike for an Everton manager and such passionate feelings that he must go.

I admit that I never thought that someone with such a tarnished moral character should ever have been allowed to manage our great club, but his anti-football approach to the game rubs salt into the wound.

The point at which any chance redemption was passed was when, after only having had a couple of shots on target over a few games, and on the back of a hiding, his stated solution was that we needed to be 'more boring'. That any manager of the School of Science would draw such a conclusion was shameful.

The man takes credit for victories (his own or those of others) and blames the players for defeats. This is not the sign of a true leader.

If his statement that he will remain manager next season is true, I will not be attending the old lady. He is a poor ambassador for the club, and whilst our manager to season ratio would embarrassing and damaging, it far out ways the prospect of him remaining.

Yours sincerely

Jon Ferguson

Keith Harrison
208 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:03:21
I'll ring tomorrow Rob. We'll get something sorted mate.
Rob Halligan
209 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:04:44
I'm going to Huddersfield keith. 9.52 train from lime street. Best make it Sunday
Tom Bowers
210 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:06:05
Allardyce has no shame.

He, like Moshiri believes he is doing a good job finishing 8th. or 9th. after playing like relegation fodder when he came in.

Sadly they have continued to play that way and only the other poor teams below them have kept them in a respectable position.

The miracle is how we didn't get creamed by RS on two occasions.

We all fear that fear that the team will continue to play poorly probably for the first few months of next season when Moshiri will finally wake up and get shut of him.

However, at that point much like this season there will be no class managers available to replace him and so the misery will continue.

It's the season ticket holders I really feel sorry for.

Charles McCann
211 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:20:30
This season has possibly been the least enjoyable of about the thirty or so I've had following Everton and I have to say The reason I would put it down to is mainly due to our current manager and his awful tactics. The thought of this man in charge for another season fills me with dread and so I really hope that those attending the last few matches will protest hard to make it known that we don't deserve to be served up this shite football week after week. ALLARDYCE OUT NOW.
William Gall
212 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:20:35
If it is true that S.A. will be kept on next season, the only thing I can think of is the survey they put out did (Not ) have the negative marking from a large number of the fans, who believed that S.A. was not wanted in their club.

If the survey ( Did ) have a high negative marking from the same survey that wanted S.A. out. then once again the upper management are not interested in the fans opinion.

This is another snub to the supporters whose money has been keeping this club afloat from day 1,and they wonder why the fans are upset.

Roy O'Donovan
213 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:25:37
Hope everything is done to get Allardyce out of Everton football club, It’s like a bad nightmare listening to him on Sky I just don’t think I could watch matches with him in charge next year.

John Raftery
214 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:25:39
It is interesting to hear RS fans in the local media, especially in the studios of Radio Merseyside, suggesting Allardyce is not the right fit for us and citing his negative tactics in the two league derbies in which we avoided defeat. Not so long ago the same people were suggesting Martinez and Koeman were great managers who would take the club forward. Martinez managed us to two 4-0 defeats at Anfield and Koeman lost both derby matches last season. RS fans obviously have a preference for our managers to specialise in failure.
Peter Lee
215 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:34:17
It wasn't a miracle and if it wasn't for the naivety of our keeper we'd have drawn the cup game too.

In the first game Salah committed two fouls before he shot.

It was about organisation and belief in what you've been sent out to do.

If you want to take that as a milestone the RS have subsequently shat all over City, twice, and Roma.

Anyone who doesn't think that sealing our defence wasn't a priority is definitely a Lewis Carroll fan. Anyone who doesn't recognise that this needed to be done needs to soak their heads and consider buying a ticket for Disneyland. They'll see the Fantasyland they crave.

Jerome Shields
216 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:43:01
Today a good friend told me it was never going to work with Allardyce. Sure he might avoid relegation, but all you get is uninspiring football and the same old excuses. That's what he has always done.

Got this feeling he will be there next season. I think I will definitely give the transfer window a miss and next season if he is still in charge.

John Boswell
217 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:44:12
Don't panic mon braves, do protest at the next home match. Why no panic? Everton can't give their manager a vote of confidence because he is on his way out after the final match of the season. It will be too much to dismiss two managers in one season, that is not the Everton way. Sam will part company by mutual consent, quietly and with dignity from Everton. The dreaded vote of confidence would make Everton a laughing stock in the eyes of the football world when the ending followed so quickly.
In all probability Marco Silva will be appointed next and we will all hope that he can be the catalyst for change and produce a team that will make us proud again.
Don't forget to protest, the boardroom needs to understand that while we can never end our love for this club we will not tolerate feeble mindedness, mediocrity or dereliction of duty and we will hold them accountable.
Steven Jones
218 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:54:00
Guys, Guys Guys . you are all mad .

What do you want another Koeman? and another Martinez .?

another Sunderland ?

Another Aston villa?

The list goes on .

We need continuity and steady improvement .

Even if we could get a Fonseca . it guarantees nothing .
Please stop destroying our club because as night follows day this kind of madness will spiral our club to the Championship .

Ian Riley
219 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:55:34
Has the owner made a statement backing the manager?

From the perspective of the owner. He arrived and cleared the debt. Spent a couple of hundred million on players and is planning for a new stadium. Staying in the league is crucial to his plans. West ham stayed with sam because he does that, keeps teams in the premiership. The dilemma is there to see for the owner. Championship football is not an option with our wage bill and stadium plan we have.

If sam goes. Let's go with a young manager who will play youngsters because spending £200 million is not going to happen for a while. Perhaps the owner is sticking with sam, as staying in the league is the number one priority while the stadium plans become reality.

Dave Elliott
220 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:56:46
I hope all those who travel to Huddersfield are vocal throughout the game, making it clear Lardarse is not welcome. I hope the board will grow some and get rid before the last home game.
Lawrence Green
221 Posted 27/04/2018 at 23:58:52
Two clean sheets since the turn of the year, yeah the defence is so tight and impregnable and those clean sheets came against an under strength Liverpool side who had bigger fish to fry either side of the derby match and Brighton who have struggled on the road most of the season.

It is true that Sam addressed the defensive side of the team in his first half a dozen games taking 12 points from 18. Since then he has taken 18 points from 45 including the hammering by Arsenal. the hammering by Spurs and although the scoreline doesn't suggest it the hammering by Man City.

So if Everton are on 30 points from the first 21 games next season will that be good enough? Remember he has had Baines and Coleman return to the team and added Walcott and Tosun yet in reality we have seen no real improvement.

Apart from the results the football on show isn't easy on the eye and I don't know why there is any question about why we should retain Sam, he is not going to change, he has said so today, he believes that his way is the only way to eek out points, but we don't have to put up with it do we?

Frank Wade
222 Posted 27/04/2018 at 00:06:16
If you watch the press conference snippet on the Echo site, he is mumbling over the owner's name and eventually says Farhad, says he received clarity on next season and yet had to be asked to clarify. As a known braggart, well versed in blowing his trumpet, I find it unbelievable that his demeanour in the press conference was so down. Why would he seem so defensive (ok poor choice of word for him) and downbeat, when he had just been told he was being kept on.

He refers to recent events on the field and for tomorrow as we, we, we, but then in talking about next season says “That means Everton are now ready to move forward and try to achieve more in the Premier League next season.”

Is it likely that Moshiri has achieved what he has in business with no inkling of the importance of Brand and the damage that is being done to the Everton Brand ?

Nil Desperandum !

Peter Lee
224 Posted 28/04/2018 at 00:30:05
Choosey again Lawrence. Baines and Coleman did indeed return. They were missing for a long time when the team had no balance and little forward drive on the flanks. Their return was less of a bonus and more a return to the status quo.

Until Baine's return we played with no, nil, zero, fuck all left-sided players because we had none. Try selling that to favoured new managers whose name ends in a vowel.

Paul Kelly
225 Posted 28/04/2018 at 00:32:22
For what it’s worth, I think he’s gone. He didn’t actually state anything of note, all smokes and mirrors, plus the fella is a wind up merchant as you may well have noticed.
Mike Gaynes
226 Posted 28/04/2018 at 01:17:29
Err, umm, Peter, I hate to break you the bad news, but our current manager's name ends in a vowel.

Except when it's spelled AllardyceOutOfOurClub.

John Pierce
227 Posted 28/04/2018 at 01:50:46
‪Ultimately if he’s staying he gets an extension. Why would you keep a manager with 12months left? That’s uncertainty personified. My head says he’s gone, my heart won’t believe it ‘till his arse his the door. UTFT!
Soren Moyer
228 Posted 28/04/2018 at 04:17:07
Email sent!
Paul Smith
229 Posted 28/04/2018 at 05:05:23
Silva will be no better I don't want him gone until we have a proper replacement this time.

No good taking a punt like his two predecessers. Look what happens when you gamble on a player - poor turn out usually. Same with a manager, only there aint 10 others to pick up the slack.

This is a massive decision and must be done with consideration & diligence; nobody knows what Moshiri has said, he hasn't backed him after Sam publicly requested such, that speaks volumes, so no need for the frenzy on here the last 3 games will be turgid amd he will seal the ineviatable.

I do understand the frustrations mind.

Phil Sammon
230 Posted 28/04/2018 at 05:05:36
I can’t believe some people advocate keeping Allardyce. Not only has he served up the most dreadful shite on the pitch, he is also a massive wanker off it. It’s embarrassing to have this arrogant, rude, tosspot at the helm of our great club.


Geoffery Cadman
232 Posted 28/04/2018 at 07:51:31
Perhaps the board are boxing clever. Give the man enough rope and he will hang himself. Sky sports news stated this morning there has been no official announcement from Everton that Sam will still be here next Season . Maybe Farad has been talking to the legendary Jim White again. Sam had his dream job and fucked that up with his greed. A lot of the reaction on here is because Sam is a Maggot he gets under your skin . Mine too believe me. Please don't sink to his level or RS tactics we are better than that There where many empty seats after half time at the City game surely the board took note at that. If the planned walkout is announced and doesn't come off we will become even bigger laughing stocks. Regarding the leaflets, remember "30000 Evertonians can't be wrong". Good job that one didn't work. I am old enough to remember the alleged kicking of Harry Catterick. Good job he didn't walk after that. Moyes gets a lot of stick on this site. One thing his sides didn't lack was team spirit. That's why they always punched above their weight. Best three players now Coleman Jags and Baines. Really impressed with Alan Stubbs on last weeks Everton Show. That's how a manager should behave. Maybe he could be temped back in a coaching role. it all went pear shaped for Martinez after he left. We have made the mistake twice of sacking a manger before a replacement is lined up we need to get it right this time.
Phil Martin
233 Posted 28/04/2018 at 07:56:10
John G Davies
234 Posted 28/04/2018 at 07:57:35
Colin Grierson
235 Posted 28/04/2018 at 08:11:14
Emaisl sent to Elstone and Ryazantsev.
Carpe Diem fellas.
Stewart Lowe
236 Posted 28/04/2018 at 09:16:22
Did anyone think to copy their emails and views to the customer service departments of
etc etc

These are the guys that pay the millions and can have a voice if they feel that they are paying for a brand of football that the Everton masses aren't happy with. Brands want to be associated with a winning brand, not turmoil, as this looks bad on their brand.

Paul Tran
237 Posted 28/04/2018 at 11:30:16
Moshiri is getting his ducks in a row, sounding out replacements. He'll make an announcement when he's found one, or when he feels Allardyce is his preferred option. No point in saying things for the sake of it.

Sam is being quite calculating here. He is saying things designed to keep him in his job. His primary aim was to keep us up and he is extolling his 'achievement' rather than repeating his line that he 'deserves a chance at a bigger club'. He's doing his best, doing all he knows. Good enough to get us to 8th/9th, which many would have settled for a few months ago.

For me, it's the evidence that he'll take us further and entertain us. I can't see any and neither, I suspect, does Moshiri. His silence tells me he's shopping around.

Keith Harrison
238 Posted 01/05/2018 at 17:10:09
4-4-2 report:-

Depressed supporters

Manchester City fans are revelling in Premier League title glory, Wolves supporters are relishing a return to the top flight and the Accrington Stanley faithful are in raptures after watching their team secure a place in the third tier for the first time.

Following these clubs is an absolute joy at the minute, so perhaps their supporters should spare a thought for the fans whose teams have brought them nothing but misery this season…

10. Everton

Everton fans are well aware that they haven't snagged silverware in more than two decades. So, when Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri purchased a majority stake in the club in 2016, nobody could blame them for feeling a collective pang of optimism. Finally, the blue half of Merseyside was equipped with the resources to compete with big-spending neighbours Liverpool.

Fast-forward two years and it's all gone horribly wrong. Ronald Koeman paid the price for poor recruitment with his sacking in October 2017, a team largely comprised of failed signings is chasing shadows across the Goodison pitch, and a weather-beaten Sam Allardyce sits on the throne of an empire in turmoil.

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