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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2 Posted 02/12/2019 at 19:08:00
3 Posted 02/12/2019 at 19:56:46
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.
4 Posted 02/12/2019 at 20:58:35
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.
5 Posted 02/12/2019 at 22:57:29
6 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:07:24
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.
7 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:27:18
But now we are rich and miserable and dont know where we are going. We are confused and divided. Apprehensive and afraid. Sometimes I wish Moshiri would take his money and get lost. Weve lost something since he “took over” and things are not the same.
8 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:33:45
9 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:34:02
Are the majority of Everton fans happier under Moshiri or Kenwright?
People keep banging on about Kenwright, but were a club with identity and passion under him. What are we now?
We should run a poll - would be interesting to see the results.
10 Posted 02/12/2019 at 23:43:10
Heres 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 wasnt tolerated. Koeman confused the f out of me. Ive 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.
Its bs. Moshiri needs to trust those around him to do what they are paid to do and concentrate on his own skills.
Id vote Kenwright (Im sorry).
11 Posted 04/12/2019 at 16:14:53
You are not wrong!
12 Posted 04/12/2019 at 22:15:05
I cant 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.
13 Posted 04/12/2019 at 22:40:04
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