End this nonsense now

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I've waited almost 24 hours before beginning to write this article, and most of my anger and frustration is not aimed at Marco Silva, but the spineless and totally inept senior figures at the club.

In truth, Silva should have gone within half-an-hour of the Norwich debacle last week. Instead, we see a forlorn and rather painful figure, shuffling on the touchline clearly and utterly out of his depth.

Do I have sympathy for him? No; he will get a job elsewhere eventually, somewhere at the level of his own ability.

My frustration is aimed at Kenwright and Co who simply lack moral courage and leadership qualities to realise Silva was never going to turn things around at Everton, simply because he doesn't have the ability to do so.

The writing was on the wall pre-season really, when we struggled to score goals against some pretty average opposition. Since then, I think we have averaged a goal a game – not enough to have any aspirations of climbing into the top six.

Meanwhile, the mighty Sheffield United continue to embarrass us by showing what a collective effort and team spirit can achieve by looking distinctly comfortable in mid-table, whilst our collection of expensive misfits continue to flounder.

The last six games of last season merely created a 'false dawn' when a sudden improvement in form indicated to many that at last Silva had found the right combination of players and tactics that would allow us to look forward to the new season with renewed optimism.

His bewildering tactics and continued selection of players such as Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has been hopelessly out of form since the start of the season, simply confirms his ineptitude.

The sight of Everton chasing a win or even a draw with around five or six forwards on the same pitch with 10 minutes left is simply bewildering. Tosun, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Walcott, Kean, Bernard – all thrown up into the air like a pack of cards and hoping there will be a winning hand somewhere in the pack.

Phil Mcnulty of the BBC has already identified the problem today, stating the club “is rudderless and lacking leadership and direction.” You're not kidding there.

It's nonsense and cowardice in the extreme to send Silva into the derby game as manager of Everton. Do the right thing and put him out of his misery... today!

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Keith Ronson
2 Posted 02/12/2019 at 19:08:00
I could not agree more. I'm fed up looking for news of his sacking.
Phillip Warrington
3 Posted 02/12/2019 at 19:56:46
What happened to our club? It just gets worse and unbelievable! Not only is our senior side getting smashed, but then you see U23s, U21s, U18s all got smashed as well. This once proud club who prided itself on playing great football has become a joke.

48 years of supporting this club and I don't know anymore. It has become so frustrating and making me become an angry old man watching and listening to the crap coming out of the people in charge of this once great club.

Matchday used to be the highlight of my week; now, I dread it because I get so frustrated at watching this team play. All I want to do is scream and smash things because that makes more sense than the way the team is being managed and coached. They can't do the basics and lack any desire or passion for the club.

Substitutions are always too late in a game to have any effect and, most of the time, not in the position where the opposition have ceased control. We can speak about unity blah, blah but these are areas that a half-decent manager should take care of. He just does not seem to be able to read a game and adapt or change formation to counter what the other team are doing.

Frank McGregor
4 Posted 02/12/2019 at 20:58:35
Steve, I understand your frustration however blaming Kenwright seems rather stale as he can and will be overruled by Moshiri and Brands.
The big problem with the Everton board is that they put far too much emphasis on what the fans think.

They need someone on the board who can lay down the law down and select a manager who will do the job for both the clubs best interest and the fans.

I thought Brands was the man filling that role however in light of recent events he is not the man for that role.

David Pearl
5 Posted 02/12/2019 at 22:57:29
It’s not hard to agree with nearly every single word Steve. They must be working 24/7 on bringing in Pochettino. Just for now they don’t want to upset the players. (Wtf knows)
Peter Laing
6 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:07:24
Moshiri is acting like Nero, fiddling whilst Rome burns. Kenwright is wringing his hands championing the return of his prodigal son - Moyes. Silva has been hung out to dry and we have a collective squad of players that are either technically not good enough, woefully out of form or lacking the guts and morale fibre to fight their way out of this confident sapping malaise.

Going into Wednesday Evertonian's are collectively resigned to the inevitable, the indignomy is how many goals Liverpool will score and how this final act of humiliation will bring down the curtain on Silva. Where to from here ? Who knows - the only players I would preserve given my choice would be Digne, Richarlison, Kean and Bernard.

Colin Glassar
7 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:27:18
I’m sort of harking back to the days when we were poor but happy. A top 10 finish and a decent cup run was seen as acceptable. We used to look forward to each season with optimism and joy. No longer it would appear.

But now we are rich and miserable and don’t know where we are going. We are confused and divided. Apprehensive and afraid. Sometimes I wish Moshiri would take his money and get lost. We’ve lost something since he “took over” and things are not the same.

David Pearl
8 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:33:45
Colin, money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy whiskey. Let’s all get proper bladdered. We can then wake up to a new manager, a new year, and a new striker. Ooh let’s play the only guy that can score out on the wing weeeeee
Kevin Prytherch
9 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:34:02
Honestly...

Are the majority of Everton fans happier under Moshiri or Kenwright?

People keep banging on about Kenwright, but we’re a club with identity and passion under him. What are we now?

We should run a poll - would be interesting to see the results.

David Pearl
10 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:43:10
Kevin,
Here’s one for you.

Was it Kenwrights fault going from Moyes to Martínez.

Or was it Moshiris fault going from Martínez to Koeman.

All different directions. So what is our identity? What is our style? We are an up and at ‘em crowd which is why Martínez wasn’t tolerated. Koeman confused the f out of me. I’ve always said that if we had to change Martínez we should of gone with a manager with a similar style instead of ripping it up to start again... and then again and then again.

It’s bs. Moshiri needs to trust those around him to do what they are paid to do and concentrate on his own skills.

I’d vote Kenwright (I’m sorry).

Jim Wilson
11 Posted 04/12/2019 at 16:14:53
Good post Steve
You are not wrong!
Paul Birmingham
12 Posted 04/12/2019 at 22:15:05
Another pile of manure and the club is on its way to oblivion soon.

I can’t see how the board will get a new manager this side of this weekend.

Tactically clueless defence set up and we gifted them tonight in the first half.

A disgrace to the name of Everton. Any team would have whacked us tonight.

What next?

Phillip Warrington
13 Posted 04/12/2019 at 22:40:04
Christ teams don't even respect Everton anymore. Liverpool rested some of their better players and still smashed us. Our second goal was a lucky goal, it came off his shoulder. They could have easily won 7 or 8 - one. Thank Christ they didn't - it's hard enough living with 5 -2.

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