For the past 20 years, we were sold the sop of "The People's Club". We were told we had no money, though the Premier League money was rolling in. It financed a comfortable status quo of a manager who had a glass ceiling on his achievement, over-paid long-term and extended contracts, and a comfortable backroom staff, with a youth development policy sold as 'with potiential', which only partly materialised. Everton in the Community was achieving more awards anyway. The false dawn of a stadium was sold to us on three occasions. Such a management was never going to be permanently in the top four or win anything. The Chairman told us at AGMs that he needed a billionaire to buy the club.
What he was really looking for was a Goose with a Golden Egg; to provide the money to clear the debt, buy out any remortgages or find finance (which the old management were never capable of doing) for a stadium, and maintain the comfortable status quo. He found the Goose with the Golden Egg in a restaurant frequented by luvvies in London. Other potential suitors always smelt a rat.
So the Goose with the Golden Egg paid the debt, cleared mortgages, secured a site for the stadium development, possibly raised the appropriate finance, and maintained the comfortable status quo. Superimposed on by a new Chief Executive Officer, with no football experience, who gave everyone fancy titles and more money for the same job they had been doing in the first place, with little progress. In addition, funds for player acquisitions were provided. Notable amongst them was to pay the highest wages to a former Evertonian well past his sell-by date (who got caught in a Beetle), and other overpriced rubbish that other clubs wanted rid of, who couldn’t believe their luck at what Everton were willing to pay for them.
The Goose then was encouraged to take responsibility for the appointment of the new manager, Roberto Martinez, paying out the previous manager's contract, extended at the end of the first season by the old regime, whose flaws Crystal Palace exposed three-quarters of the way through that same season. He was also was allowed to spend the summer commenting on the World Cup rather than in squad preparation. The predictable failed season resulted. Ronald Koeman was appointed and started after he decided he was going to end his holiday. This new manager, though gone in 2 years, is still being paid by Everton. The Spanish press had documented the unbelievable saga of his previous appointment – failings which you could have cut and pasted with translation to describe his Everton career.
The Goose panicked and sought the advice of Jim White with the yellow tie. "Big Sam is your Man" — after all, he was good enough for England, until... Walsh liked his old mate. A large part of the Everton fanbase had a collective fit as Big Sam turned out to be unfit to manage England and more. Big Sam bought Walcott and Tosun in the ‘Risky January Transfer Window’ (according to Brands). They both were deemed good enough to play against Watford on the first anniversary of their transfer and have good contracts they would never see anywhere else. No-one else wants them anyway.
Big Sam went off with a load of cash to Dubai to sun his ass and the Goose thought that Marco Silva had potential. Having made up his mind, he wasn’t put off by the threat of compensation or the results of any FA investigation (still pending), or the fact that Marco became unemployed because of poor team management. Silva would get the crap the Goose had bought in to develop into players that were worth their signing-on fee and reduce transfer costs by developing youth. The Goose still believes the latter. It quickly became apparent that Silva was capable of neither and had a tendency not to be aware of recurring weaknesses, never mind sorting them out. Brands ran the eye over Silva before he himself started as the Goose thought, belatedly, it would be better to have someone who knew about football involved.
Silva was given a 3-year contract, yet Emery only gets 1 year at Arsenal? Reluctantly, at the last minute, the Goose parted with more money during the summer transfer window, holding Brands to his main target of reducing the now enormous wage bill with contracts finishing as late as 2022. He found it impossible to find any club willing to pay for rubbish. It was difficult to get suitable players, and risks had to be taken on injured players. Walcott was assessed as being better than Aaron Lennon somehow. Silva's marquee signing at £40 million (part of this fee I still think was compensation to Watford) to try take the bad look off it, turned out to be the worst Brazilian passer of the ball in history, with a tendency to be shepherded down blind alleys and not able to stay upright for no reason. Some talented young players wanted away and didn’t want to come back. They are all attending part-time German classes.
Silva rotated the team selection as if he was playing in five competitions and still does, even though they are only in one. Silva told the fans he was interested in another two competitions, but a lot doubted that. Now only in one. Anyway, the less said, the better.
The January transfer window was too risky, but the fact that Everton had overspent in terms of regulations was closer to the truth. Everton had to sell to buy. The mooted transfer interest in Oumar Niasse and Cenk Tosun turned out to be fairytale and players out on loan to reduce wages started to boomerang back. Everton nearly sold Idrissa Gueye which would have definitely goosed them. The summer transfer window could be the same scenario, only with more boomerangs.
Brands got promoted to the Board after half a season and one transfer window, a feat he didn’t achieve in Holland in 9 years with one of the best reputations in Europe. (Suggestion: All future contracts should have cleaning duties written into them.)
Now Everton face the real threat of relegation, a feat achieved before by the same old yet still-present regime. Baines and an extended contract are being mooted. Sounds familiar.
So, friends and fellow long-suffering Evertonians, unfortunately, ‘The Goose with the Golden Egg‘ is a fairytale, as is the achievement of a top-four finish or winning any cup competition or the increasingly doubtful completion of a new stadium any time soon. The old yet still-present regime being capable of achieving anything is a fairytale and the Golden Egg is nearly eaten.
The Goose needs to call on the help of his friend who is not a Goose, who would need to have a few roughneck friends capable of a clean out of Everton Football Club from top to bottom.
We all know the predicament Everton are in. Changing our useless manager will not make much difference to the direction of Everton whilst the old yet still-present regime is in place. Brands’s honeymoon period hasn’t ended yet. Hopefully it won’t go Cocu or Cuco or Cuckoo.
To win anything in football at any level takes a good chairman, a capable committee or board, and the rest on the backroom and playing end will slot into place. No fry-ups help as well. (Suggestion: All warm-weather breaks should be cold-weather breaks, no skiing facilities, the colder the better.)
I can’t remember the happy ending to the Goose with the Golden Egg. Hopefully there was one.
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1 Posted 13/02/2019 at 09:55:49
2 Posted 13/02/2019 at 10:50:52
3 Posted 13/02/2019 at 13:01:34
He has inherited an unsightly mess, in terms of a bloated squad of high earning under achievers, at least give him the opportunity to clean up the giant turd he inherited.
For all the talk of Moshiri being somewhat naive in appointing Silva (and to some degree he has been), the new development at Bramley Moore WILL happen. Everton's future simply depends on it.
Without Moshiri's financial clout and injection of cash into the club, we would be looking at a bleak future in an increasingly decrepit Goodison Park, a stadium simply not fit for purpose.
4 Posted 13/02/2019 at 15:30:55
Manchester City, with a free stadium, already having received significant funding and a superstar manager, took 4 years to win title. They have spent £1.4 billion on players.
Manchester United. They spend each season what we have in the past two seasons. Best finish in 6 years: 2nd. And that is after winning the Premier League at a canter in Ferguson's last season.
Liverpool, manager finished lower in his first season than his predecessor. They have spent heavily in each of the past 10 seasons plus.
It's not rosy at present, but it certainly isn't completely fucked.
Should the manager be sacked, there is a far more talented pool of players than 3 years ago.
Not a garden of roses, but there is plenty of potential.
5 Posted 13/02/2019 at 15:42:04
Regarding Brands, I am also hopeful but, in the context of the regime, his appointment to the Board reduces his accountability in the organisation as regards transfers. This falls into elements of the old regime which I don't like. Yes, Brands did inherit an unsightly mess.
In the case of the development of the new stadium. it will go ahead and be built, as you rightly say, but, with the present regime who have not been up to it in the past, a very tight control on expenditure would have to be in place. Particularly the admin budget would have to be conservative. This all could make a big difference to the timescale of the project and its cost, and Everton's future growth. I would not like to see the stadium project parallel the football development project. . .
If I was to write the article again, I would not have called Silva 'useless'; I think this was unfair and did try to correct it before publication. I would have called Silva 'hopeless' in the true sense of the word. I think the careless talk at the AGM and the promotion of Brands (effectively dissolving the Marcel & Marco partnership) left Silva an isolated figure, sending him the message: 'You are on your own, lad'. Everton in transition was officially ended and any 3-year plan was torn up.
We all have been here before with the old yet still in place regime; quite frankly, I am sick of it.
I hope you are right, Steve.
6 Posted 13/02/2019 at 15:43:58
Yes, we have quite a few players to get rid of. It's a process to take us to the next level. We made mistakes by changing styles as much as managers and buying too many players that were not much of an upgrade on what we already had. Replace Gana and Davies with Schniederlin and McCarthy and there would not be much of a difference.
So... sell or get rid of the ten or so players we need to trim the squad, and no more loans. Then buy 2 or 3 top quality players that actually improve the team and not just add numbers. Simple really.
7 Posted 13/02/2019 at 15:51:57
8 Posted 13/02/2019 at 16:01:56
9 Posted 13/02/2019 at 16:41:31
10 Posted 13/02/2019 at 16:54:51
11 Posted 13/02/2019 at 17:11:58
As for the rest of the dog's dinner described in Jerome's piece, there is no cause for optimism and from what I have seen so far that includes the rapidly over-promoted board member, Brands, who, to me, seems yet another Dutch myth.
12 Posted 13/02/2019 at 17:14:27
Take the length of Silva's contract. 3 years, what's wrong with that? (And how many fucking times do we have to have you harp on about it???) Yes, you could argue for a smaller duration, but guess what: it's 3 years. A done deal. No amount of fairytale whinging from this bloke is gioing to change that. And quite honestly, if it was 2 years of 4 years, there is no way you could convince me that would make any difference whatsoever to our current situation.
Brands on the Board. Here's another one you've posted time and time again. He's the Director of Football... so why not have him on the Board of Directors? I think the involvement of what we assume to be a real football man on the Board should surely have positive outcomes in terms of direction and oversight of EFC.
Your main gripe seems to be about accountability for transfers. Sounds meaningful... but how in reality does that actually work at a football club? In the old yet still here regime, Boys Pen Billy apparently had utimate overall responsibility for all transfers,good and bad, and he was Chairmen of the Board.
You infer that this will change the relationship between Marco and Marcel, as if you had any idea at all what that relationship was like anyway. Why couldn't it be as effective as that between Moyes and Kenwright when it comes to trasnfers, which seemed to work well enough?
Jerome. please stop pretending you have any idea of what really goes on inside Everton Football Club. I'm pretty sure you don't.
13 Posted 13/02/2019 at 17:20:41
14 Posted 13/02/2019 at 18:50:28
I have to agree with those who have pulled you on your "real threat of relegation" though. It's not happening, Jerome. Not because we are too good, but because there is so much dross at the bottom of this league.
I look at our recent form and wonder how shite do you have to be to fall into the bottom half of this league? Fulham and Huddersfield will not get to our current points level and there will be at least one other that fails.
I would bet we would still stay up if we never played another game. The sad truth is: this team would be in deep deep shit in a decent league or in seasons gone by.
15 Posted 13/02/2019 at 19:20:30
As for Jerome's Brands of humour I thought for a minute that he was going to emulate his namesake, Jerome K Jerome, and tell us about 'Three Men In a Boat' – presumably Moshiri, Brands and Silva – but then I realised he was telling us about "Three Men in the Shit"!
16 Posted 13/02/2019 at 20:05:30
The snarky commentary on the raw 21-year-old kid who leads the club in goals and has improved in every professional season is especially dense in my opinion. (Wonder what Jerome was doing at 21.) And the critiques of an owner who has been in full charge of the club only since last summer and a DOF who has been on the job only since last summer are just wave-off material. You'd have to believe in bigger fairy tales than the Golden Goose to claim that two executives should turn around a mess like this in eight months.
Like Paul says, Jerome hasn't got a clue.
17 Posted 13/02/2019 at 22:05:37
It's certainly one valid way of looking at how EFC works!
18 Posted 13/02/2019 at 23:50:50
I agree Silva is not useless. He's not that good.
Golden Goose Productions is still running at Goodison Park. The only problem is all the proceeds go to a certain Bill Kenwright.
19 Posted 14/02/2019 at 00:52:54
Moshiri has indeed cleared our debt with a director's loan on a much lower rate of interest, while funding spending the likes of which we've never seen before.
He appointed magic-man Steve Walsh, who unearthed gems like Kante, Vardy and Mahrez. I don't remember many people complaining at the time. Same with Koeman. He was a great coup until he turned up for his first day on the job.
Having made those mistakes, Moshiri quickly moved to correct both of them. Another round of spending ensued. Meanwhile, Brands worked manfully to move on the dross, and managed to vastly reduce the wage bill almost overnight.
Meanwhile, the boardroom has been reorganised and the entire club looks like a more professional outfit that, off the pitch at least, is going places. The Bramley-Moore Dock stadium is happening one way or the other.
Allardyce was never anything more than a stop-gap. A means to an end who was dispensed with at the earliest possible opportunity.
Silva was and continues to be a mistake. Moshiri has shown restraint so far. There is little to be gained in getting rid right now. We're under very little threat of relegation so the smart money is to give him until the end of the season. The same is true of the striker we supposedly desperately need. No point paying over the odds in January for one of the few half-decent strikers that might be available. Right now even Messi couldn't score us into the top six before May.
So, unlike the article's author, I'm pretty positive about our future overall. We're in a better place than we have been for almost 30 years. We're a decent manager and a few players short of moving clear of the rest of the pack and I expect both of these things to be addressed in the summer.
20 Posted 14/02/2019 at 07:48:07
Show Me the silver!
That is the real measure of success for a truly ambitious football club. Nothing will change for the better with "Barren Hardup" pulling the strings.
21 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:01:05
22 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:10:25
23 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:11:10
24 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:22:50
25 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:49:33
He has spent most of the last 16 years managing Champions League teams. It would require humility on his part to step down a level to our club. Humility has never been an attribute we would associate with Jose.
I would agree our strategy now is to develop young players while using the transfer market more selectively than we have over the past three years. How we could do with someone like Eric Harrison whose death has been announced this morning. His development of the class of ‘92 at Man Utd was his headline achievement but our national media will probably overlook his role at our club in producing Kevin Ratcliffe, Kevin Richardson, Gary Stevens, Brian Borrows and Steve McMahon in our class of ‘81. They came through at a time when our scattergun approach in the transfer market had made us worse despite a huge financial outlay.
26 Posted 14/02/2019 at 10:53:44
The atmosphere around this club for the last 4 years has been awful, we have an owner who in 4 years despite pumping in £250 million has taken this club backwards. I also think his money has made the fans less tolerant, and always looking now to criticize rather than support.
Goodison has become the new Coliseum, where even as early as half time, some are booing the players off as if that will somehow help. The speculation has already started as to how long Silva has left and who should we get to replace him. Some posters this morning suggesting Mourhino really, you think with Real Madrid and Inter looking at him he would even consider Everton?
I would imagine if we do sack Silva then we will revert to what we have done in all our history and appoint someone who has never won anything but given some money might win something.
27 Posted 14/02/2019 at 11:17:23
There are certain managers I don't like as people – Benitez, Klopp, Mourinho etc. But a successful Everton will, for me, always trump those feelings. So if Everton made an approach, I would not be upset. Whether they will and whether he'd accept are different questions.
28 Posted 14/02/2019 at 11:25:16
Given how much we have wasted on players already, I'd be wary of bringing in one the most expensive managers in the world whose rarely known to last his contract. Though perhaps it would be exciting.
A lot would depend on how he started. Whether it looked like he had learned anything from his failed time at Man Utd. If things started badly then it could become a very expensive and damaging experiment. But if things went well, then... who knows?
29 Posted 14/02/2019 at 11:51:22
So to stick or twist? Twist just about gets my vote because who cares who manages our club as long as they win a few?
30 Posted 14/02/2019 at 12:37:21
I am simply terribly disappointed with how it has all panned out. The club has basically been in crisis management for the last few years. The January spending under Allardyce was panic-buying and the purchase of so many Number 10s including the return of Rooney. No replacement for Rom etc. Now we face another upheaval. If we stick with Marco, I fear we will have a similar scenario this time next year and another year will be wasted.
I watched Spurs last night. They were second best for the first half but changed it round and played so well to get a wonderful win. Their players not only played to the plan but they passed the ball to each other, not behind. The basics were good. Dortmund also looked so good until the last 15 minutes.
Our lads look like they come from another planet where gravity is greater and the ball is made of cheese.
31 Posted 14/02/2019 at 13:46:01
I do agree with you about Dortmund. Great team. And what makes them even more impressive is that they have not spent vast fortunes.
In their team last night:
Burki – cost £3m
Zagadou – free transfer from PSG
Diallo – £25m
Toprak – £10m
Hakimi – loan
Delaney – £18m
Witsel – £18m
Dahoud – £10m
Sancho – £7m!
Pulisic – youth player
Gotze – £20m (though he was a youth player, they sold to Bayern for £35m and bought him back)
That's £90m in total if you ignore the Gotze fee (he was youth player initially for them). Or a Sigurdsson, Bolasie and Schneiderlin.
They spend cleverly on young players who have great potential and have been overlooked by current clubs or need a bigger platform.
Thats' the type of model that Brands will hopefully be looking to replicate.
32 Posted 14/02/2019 at 13:52:19
Let's start with the obvious – Moyes, just no. Rafa, no thanks. Mourinho, expensive to pay off, with old fashioned methods.
Eddie Howe, have you seen his goal difference, he defends worse than Silva.
The 'outsider' bet of Arteta... I could see Boys Pen Bill having this as his back-up bet if the 'dream team' of Moyes and Rooney falls by the wayside.
Wither Brands in all this? ... if his first go-to choice is his mate Cocu. Well, all I can say is he'd better be a goodun, hitting the ground running good style.
We're in such a state, I don't even know who we'd have as a caretaker... I fear it maybe Silva.
33 Posted 14/02/2019 at 14:25:30
A very good youth team coach, he didn't have much of a football career himself, playing for teams way down the ladder, but he certainly knew how to bring through young players.
Amazing how Man Utd picked up on how good he was. They must have made him an offer he couldn't refuse, they were well rewarded in their faith in him, what a team he helped to create.
34 Posted 14/02/2019 at 14:31:24
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37 Posted 14/02/2019 at 15:11:17
Excellently put mate and written using loads of common sense.
You'll upset the negative moaners and whingers on here though mate so be warned.
And it didn't take one long to get in there either!
38 Posted 14/02/2019 at 15:14:49
Thanks for the heads up reminder from others.
Was he involved in our Youth Cup Final appearances in the 1970s and 80s?
39 Posted 14/02/2019 at 15:19:42
In answer to your question, mate, my own take on it is that I wouldn't want him anywhere near our club.
Firstly look what he did to those Man Utd players, the same players who, when he left, went on a ten- or eleven-game unbeaten run and started to enjoy their football. And their supporters started to enjoy watching them again too after complaining over and over about their terrible style (or lack of) under Mourinho.
It's all about "him" when it comes to Mourinho and when things get a little tough he plays up and plays for a sacking, which Man Utd duly obliged him with.
By the way it cost them, wait for it, £19.6m to get rid of him. That figure is official and comes from Man Utd themselves.
IMO, his day has gone and he's refused to move with the fast pace of change in the game as a whole.
He'd ruin our club, again, IMO.
40 Posted 14/02/2019 at 15:40:06
Jay this from today's Liverpool Echo.
41 Posted 14/02/2019 at 16:14:11
Certainly one that slipped through the net, considering what he achieved at Man Utd.
42 Posted 14/02/2019 at 16:24:23
I think Burtenshaw was there while Bingham was manager and even had a couple of games in charge when we sacked Bingham. He went on from us not long after Gordon Lee took over, to manage QPR.
43 Posted 14/02/2019 at 16:55:08
The team began to fall away as we spent large sums bringing in the likes of Eastoe, Kidd, Todd, Hartford and Stanley. They were all decent, experienced players but did not gel as a team compared with those they replaced, especially the excellent Martin Dobson who departed on the expiry of his contract in the summer of 1979.
44 Posted 14/02/2019 at 17:18:22
Given that Everton have no 'superstars' and not likely to have any in the foreseeable future I therefore see no reason why he should not be able to act true to his nature and kick a few arses around this place.
If he does manage to upset a few, leading to their departure, that will save Brands some work.
45 Posted 14/02/2019 at 17:28:08
Big name managers will not want to come to Everton unless their offered silly money to do so. They can see we haven't got the quality of player that's needed to be successful in the Premier League.
Its very doubtful that we become a team that is regularly in the top 6, because firstly we can't get top 6 players to sign for us, and as soon as we produce one, their off to the Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd et al.
Apologies for the negativity but that just about sums the plight of the club at this time in my opinion.
I do think we are under-performing though, this season, with the players we do have; I'd say 7th or 8th is where we should be, but you never know we might yet improve and come with a late surge and finish in one of those positions!
If Silva has to go I'd be sounding out Benitez to take over next season, at least we know that given the right players he can do the job.
46 Posted 14/02/2019 at 17:49:22
The environment is obviously different in England, and although the patience of most Evertonians is wearing thin, I think it would be very gratifying to see the club go down this route?
The more I think about it, the more I think I wouldnt be surprised if Everton turned to Unsworth again, but Im not sure I know what I think anymore!
47 Posted 14/02/2019 at 18:00:53
The man has obviously had great success with his brand of management but I think it was our own Steve Ferns who said this kind of man-management is a thing of the past.
The falling out with his best player was farcical. Moureen sacrificed the prospect of the club to prove that he was more important than their best player.
The days of Shankley putting someone in the reserves for 2 years is long gone. I would hate to see his hand on the tiller.
I wonder if we could tempt Lampard? A couple of years with us and then he could have the Chelsea job.
48 Posted 14/02/2019 at 18:08:49
We can't afford to allow a squad to gel, a manager to bed in, and all the background staff to get used to the best way of working at our club. I mean, for God's sake we're all the way down to 9th in League. That's the bottom two of the top half. At least I'll be alright as I've bet £7,000 on us being relegated as it's such a certainty.
It's not like there is any precedent in the history of football ever of a manager or players improving as they spend more time together. I'm also pretty sure no-one has ever been better in their second season at a club than they were in their first, because it's a known fact that, once you play badly for a bit, there is no way back.
So yes, the current situation is definitely as bad as it's ever been, we are completely devoid of all hope and only signing a highly-rated foreign manager and spending money on another twelve players could possibly get us out of this.
I think some of you guys here on ToffeeWeb just need to have a bit of a break. Seriously, try it. Just imagine, just for a little while, that you don't need to wallow in self-pity on the internet every week (or every day for some of you) and see what happens. You might be surprised.
49 Posted 14/02/2019 at 19:20:51
If you are sitting on a bus and you notice the driver is driving in the ditch half the time and on the wrong side of the road at others, do you sit there hoping that given time his driving will improve as he gets used to the bus and the route? No, you make him stop and get off before he kills you all.
50 Posted 14/02/2019 at 19:26:20
In answer to your question I would certainly have Mourhino here.
The guy is a serial winner and despite the saying he failed at Man Utd he won 88 of 144 games in charge and won the Eufa cup and League Cup. He has also won 25 trophies so the guy is hardly yesterday's man.
He does have a problem with big egos and, as there aren't many at EFC, I think he would be a good man to shake us out of our sleepwalk and would certainly not take any shit from Kenwright. Therefore he gets my vote along with Ancelotti and Wenger.
On the fence with Rafa and Bielsa; one for obvious reasons... and the other one is a lunatic.
51 Posted 14/02/2019 at 20:15:16
52 Posted 14/02/2019 at 21:04:19
No, he isn't perfect and, like most, I wish he'd curb the constant pantomiming for foul calls and just get on with it, but his value is only going one way and that's up, up, up – particularly as long as he remains a fixture with the Brazilian national team.
There's a reason clubs like Chelsea and Athletico Madrid are supposedly sniffing around him already – the kid's a serious talent.
53 Posted 14/02/2019 at 21:46:44
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55 Posted 14/02/2019 at 23:10:27
Mourinho would be a disaster at Everton. He may have a high win ratio at the top clubs but, the fact is, we aren't one. What is his win rate at a mid-table Premier League team who haven't won anything for 23 years? Clue: it's 0% as he has never managed that type of team in England.
I have been one calling for Silva to go recently but on reflection, I've changed my mind. We should give him some time to clear out the remaining dross.
56 Posted 14/02/2019 at 23:33:22
He has been allowed to play pretty well uncoached with his raw ability and opposition teams have worked out how to stifle him. They know he will run at them and try to get in a shooting position. They can bottle him up and just spoil his play. They know he will only attempt to pass when he has to. He has even been played out of position, with no coaching how to play that position.
Richarlison has a lot of untapped talent at 21, and with proper coaching to develop all aspects of his game, he would be a formidable player, probably even a star.
After Troy Deeney's outburst, was his selection to play against Watford based on "the team picking itself" as Silva said at the press conference?
Richarlison's demeanour in the second half said it all, he was badly let down by those that are paid to know better.
Mourinho as Everton Manager would certainly be combustible. It would be like driving a digger with a megaphone attached on to a scene in Blood Brothers intent on site clearance. It would get more views on YouTube than the digger in the Travelodge.
57 Posted 15/02/2019 at 01:28:34
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