First of all, can I say, I have no axe personally to grind with Denise Barrett-Baxendale. But once again, Blue Bill in all of his West End pomp, quickly labelled her 'litle Miss Dynamite' at a recent Philharmonic Hall production, due to be released on wide screen soon.
I wonder how much influence and input, she will really have into the short and long term future of Marco Silva?
As CEO, she really SHOULD be instrumental in deciding just how much longer the club can afford to support him as we slip closer and closer to the dreaded 'relegation zone'.
Make no mistake, if results continue the way they have been, we will be in the bottom five come the end of March, then it's twitchy arse time.
Sadly, I have now come to accept that this manager is well capable of relegating us. His total demeanour is of passive acceptance as to what is going on around him. I simply believe he has ran out of ideas, certainly in terms of team selection.
Two thirds of the season gone, and he is still searching for his 'best eleven', not a chance I'm afraid, he's clutching at straws, and the player's know it to.
So what now, how far does the team have to sink before someone hits the panic button and pulls the plug.
Not only that, if god forbid, the club WAS relegated, forget any more about a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the near future. Revenues would drop like a stone, not only attendances, but potential sponsorships, naming rights, the idea of attracting more corporate packages everything would stop if we ended up in the Championship.
It's a case now of who blinks first.
Over to you, Denise.
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1 Posted 10/02/2019 at 04:03:02
2 Posted 10/02/2019 at 05:54:19
3 Posted 10/02/2019 at 06:03:37
5 Posted 10/02/2019 at 08:13:59
6 Posted 10/02/2019 at 09:25:38
As such, irrelevant to the issues at hand, apart from being a symptom of a deeper (underlying) problem with Everton.
7 Posted 10/02/2019 at 14:05:27
He has not helped himself by loaning out youngsters who may have helped. Dowell was excellent yesterday against Villa, making two goals, and I am sure Holgate would have provided a useful option in defence while it seems that Mina is just not Premier League standard.
8 Posted 10/02/2019 at 17:23:07
9 Posted 10/02/2019 at 19:11:26
Remember how bad Distin became once Martinez was in charge?
Anyway, I think we are getting to the point where we need a manager who can get the best out of what we have got – we can't spaff another £100m.
10 Posted 12/02/2019 at 00:32:49
Nine years on, we have many fans saying Moyes should return. It may come as a shock that I believe those fans may be right. I'm not a Moyes fan by any means and two weeks ago, I said in a forum that he shouldn't come back but the club needs stabilising and rescuing from the man that is undoubtedly the worst Manager in the club's history: Marco Silva. If Moyes can come in just as Caretaker until the end of the season, then it may not be a bad thing.
Who was it that said only a fool does the same thing every time and expect a different outcome? Silva persists with the same uncreative formation game after game. It has failed to break down most teams at home.
The tactics are always the same with zonal marking from hell. Over 30% of set-pieces against us result in a goal which carries on Silva's shocking stats from Hull and Watford.
Our best defender, Mason Holgate, has gone out on loan. Our most creative midfielder, Kieran Dowell, is also out on loan. The formation is always the same. One forward with no support not getting any service. Two holding midfielders at home. A left back that can't defend and won't track back and gives needless free-kicks away. Ineffective and out-of-form wingers.
The substitutions are always the same. Winger off and winger on. Forward off and forward on. If we are winning with 10 mins to play a midfielder comes off and another defender comes on. An example was the derby which resulted in the initiative being passed to Liverpool. The negative substitution caused the team to sit back and we were penned in and ultimately paid for it.
I can't see where the next win will come from. We can't defend and fail to create. Cardiff have found form; Liverpool will destroy us in the derby. I can't see anything other than defeats at home to Manchester United and Arsenal.
Marco Silva – who is worse than Walker, worse than Smith and worse than Bingham – must be sacked inmediately.
11 Posted 12/02/2019 at 00:56:08
If yes, he would've gone on Monday. If no, I hope they are a) looking; and b) taking it on a game by game basis
I'm not sure Moyes is the answer, what ever the question is.
In a Kenwright production of Fantasy Island, Moyes would come in with Rooney as his assistant.
12 Posted 12/02/2019 at 01:16:38
To take from a different sport, it's believed that the All Blacks always have their next four head-coaches pretty much decided on. I know football is a different landscape, but a club like Everton should always have a Plan B, C, & D in terms of management.
13 Posted 13/02/2019 at 02:36:09
That is a very good post mate and it's hard to disagree with a single word you have said and the statistics are all bang on.
Getting Moyes back in to steady the ship till the end of the season is feasible but I do not think it would suit either party... However, in the short-term I would not complain about it at all.
Like you, I believe Silva is without a shadow of doubt the worst manager in the history of Everton Football Club.
I have repeatedly called for his head – I started directly after the Spurs humiliation!!!
I fully believe that, if we suffer defeat to Cardiff, then there is absolutely no other option except to sack him.
14 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:12:14
No thanks – I suffered 11 years of mediocrity at his hands. I would sooner give up on 41 years as a season ticket holder and walk away if he came back.
Back to the OP. Barrett-Baxendale wouldn't have a scooby about sacking Silva – that will be Brands's and Moshiri's job.
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