How did things go so wrong this season for the Toffees?

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Richard Jolly writes at FourFourTwo about how Carlo Ancelotti's Everton went from European hopefuls to mid-table obscurity in a 'pitiful' 2021.

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Barry Rathbone
1 Posted 05/06/2021 at 17:01:52
Carlo never grasped what was required from the get go and lived off a cv that diluted critical appraisal. His signings were neither enough in number nor what was required in quality or durability and despite the Anfield win no sign of evolution or basic plan materialised.

In the end the suspicion he had never dealt with an "Everton situation" proved correct and he legged it with barely a backward glance at the first opportunity.

A bad fit that most Evertonians hoped could be tailored but turned out to be pure delusion

Paul Swan
2 Posted 05/06/2021 at 17:35:34
I am just astounded from his reported comments after he left that he thought he had done a good job even in finishing tenth. Was the £13m a year salary and the promise of finances for new players not enough to demonstrate that we were backing him to deliver more than that? He clearly did not get or care about the club. I don’t know if it is true and I stand to be shot down in flames on this but I read a report that only Richarlison, Mina, Rodriguez and Allen followed him on social media. No other player did. Seems like all was not well behind the scenes
Simon Dalzell
3 Posted 07/06/2021 at 10:08:03
Barry (1) has summed it up perfectly. In the football world,Carlo must be about the luckiest man ever. Failing with us, then landing the Madrid job. Deluded thinking 10th was progress.
Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 07/06/2021 at 11:10:25
Barry’s post, should end this thread, because nothing more needs to be added to that post!
Nicholas Ryan
5 Posted 07/06/2021 at 11:38:13
Ancelotti to Real Madrid; Koeman to Barcelona; Martinez to Belgium... there's a weird symmetry developing. It seems, that if you want one of the very top jobs in football, you have to have 'failed at Everton' on your CV!!
Ian Horan
6 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:13:37
I think it all went wrong the minute Moshiri walked through the door, I don't believe that is Moshiris fault. The spectre of BPB has been the major influence, Kenwrights mindset for the past 20 odd years has been a straight jacket of being plucky little Everton and we are great at EITC.

The two entities need to be separated, Kenwright can be head of EITC. Until EFC the football club remember their original reason to exist and focus on the nothing but the best mantra we will continue to be a non entity to the top echelons of football. I believe its now or never for EFC, jettison the teary eyed one and bring in hard hitting " don't care if everyone hates us" personal who its win at all cost...

Dave Lynch
7 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:25:47
Carsley connection out.
Hes just taken U21 England job.
David Pearl
8 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:34:48
Ian, how can it all go wrong when Moshiri came through the door AND then be all BKs fault?

I would say Moshiri is to blame with mistake after mistake. First one was to go for the name of Koeman when he ripped up one style of play for another with that appointment. Second was to bring in Walsh. Instead of fixing what wasn't working he tried to rip it apart to begin again so any previous development was lost.

Being slow to replace or fix gaps in the squad also doesn't help. We didn't have a winger, didn't have a backup right back. I don't think its plausible to blame anyone but the manager and to a large extent Brands. They had the salary and funds available and got it wrong.

Next manager to come in needs to address certain areas and get the players back onboard. Unless that is somehow Kenwrights job and l'm missing something.

Andrew Ellams
9 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:42:37
Nicholas @ 5, I guess the answer is come back on that one when one of them wins something.
Ian Horan
10 Posted 07/06/2021 at 12:47:14
DP@8, Kenwright influence is still bleeding over the club. The latest Moyes to return? Come on Moyes took over the champions of England when Sir Alex left, Moyes took them to 5he heady heights of 7th before he got the bullet. Kenwright is a chairman from a byegone age, family club, look after our own, community spirited all very good and wholesome but not a winning mentality

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