Bill Kenwright pens open letter to #AllTogetherNow movement

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Everton Chairman, Bill Kenwright, has released a public response to a message circulated on social media by the #AllTogetherNow movement in which he questions their calls for the removal of the club's Board of Directors.

In their announcement, the collection of fan groups that form the #AllTogetherNow movement, said that the protests calling for change in the Boardroom will cease if club owner, Farhad Moshiri, confirms that changes will be made in the running of the club.

The protests, which have been staged before each home game this year, have demanded that Kenwright, Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Finance Director Grant Ingles and non-Executive board member, Graeme Sharp, be removed by Moshiri and replaced.

The movement's letter made mention of Kenwright's ill-health over the past few years as being a potential impediment to his running of the club and that was addressed directly by the Chairman in his response where he defended the calibre of the Board's individual members.

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Kenwright stressed that the task of running the club in the competitive environment of the Premier League was a difficult one, as is that of securing the funding for Everton's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

He also dismissed the notion that the club would be better off without the current Board in place.

Dear #Alltogethernow,

I have read your letter to the Club. Firstly, can I thank you for your care and concern regarding my health.

You may well know that in April 2015, I was advised I had a chronic illness that would probably be with me for the duration. This is, pretty inevitably, only the start of a journey where the issues usually increase. And they have. What you may also know is that most people find a spirit that will not give in and hopefully not be beaten.

Sometimes it’s not easy but there are many worse off than me.

If I may, I will take this opportunity to address a couple of points from the rest of your letter.

The Chairman does not run the football club. We have a Chief Executive Officer who does that, as is true with most clubs. In the eyes of most of the football world, Denise is amongst the best of the best. The truth is she has to be to deal with what every other Premier League club copes with in a hugely competitive environment in addition to the problems that the world has thrown at us over the last three years and, closer to home, in the last year or so.

You may think it is not a massive challenge to relentlessly push forward the new stadium currently taking shape on the waterfront. I promise you it is! Financiers amongst your group will tell you why.

You write that “The rumours tell you from ‘well placed and trustworthy sources’ that investment is imminent.” Right now, that could be half right, a quarter right…etc. But that has been the situation for some time now. Again, those of you that know about raising hundreds of millions in investment will tell you it’s a relentless journey where hopes are built and squashed in a heartbeat…

But it’s a quest that we undertake relentlessly and we will succeed. We are succeeding. Farhad and myself are on it hourly … along with the Board and its advisors.

For what you believe to be the best interests of the Club you are committed to the removal of this Board. As you’ve shown.

For me, the horror of seeing Grant Ingles, our Chief Financial Officer, and Graeme Sharp being attacked is more than difficult to comprehend. Putting your chairman on a bed sheet in a distasteful way is something that, although it hurts, I have to get used to but…Grant and Sharpy?!?! On banners?!?!

The short window you refer to will, you infer, be helped by the removal of your Board. Have you ever pondered whether your manager and players would agree with that? Whether Frank would have rubbed his hands with glee last year at the thought, rather than rushing to the Directors’ Box to acknowledge where his biggest support had come from? And what about other clubs around us? Are they thinking “the Everton Board has gone… it’s going to be easier for us now!!!”? I’m confident of the answer to each of those questions.

Finally, there is one indisputable fact. Your Board cares. It’s not nice going through what we have gone through but it hasn’t stopped the workrate, the desire to grow and improve and the loyalty to this Club and to Evertonians.

I’ve often said that I would never deny the right of protest to any football fan, especially Evertonians. I know, inevitably, your day will of course come. Just as I knew that I would find you a billionaire when the loud and long protests claimed I wasn’t even looking.

In the meantime, I thank you again for worrying about my health problems. In truth, a week off would be great…but I can’t see it happening…as it hasn’t for many years…

I wish you what I have wished every Evertonian since I joined the Blue Family nearly seven decades ago…a happy weekend…the season end we all hope for…and a return to better days thereafter.

Chairman Bill

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 21/04/2023 at 12:05:00
This is the Twitter post that prompted the missive from Chairman Bill:

Marc Hints
2 Posted 21/04/2023 at 17:52:25
Good grief…

I've just seen Bill Kenwright's statement!

Brian Wilkinson
3 Posted 21/04/2023 at 17:56:06
Yes, Marc, I was fully expecting it; it was just a matter of time.
Marc Hints
4 Posted 21/04/2023 at 17:58:12
What did you think, Brian?

I thought I was reading a petulant child?

What a time to bring this out before an important game…

Steve Brown
5 Posted 21/04/2023 at 17:58:52
Another communications masterpiece and published on the club website.

Keep digging, Mr Kenwright.

Frank Sheppard
6 Posted 21/04/2023 at 17:59:25
The Kenwright statement reads like a proud man who has lost the plot. Very worrying.
Neil Lawson
8 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:05:34
I have read, reread, and read again. I am not really sure just what he is trying to say. Not much more, I think, than "Don't pick on me. Not my fault"
Steve Brown
9 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:07:45
Signed "Chairman Bill"!

And the ‘horror'. Think he has gone full Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.

Graham Fylde
10 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:09:28
Same here, Neil, unless I'm missing some subtlety, I'm really not sure what the point of it is?
Colin Glassar
11 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:09:56
The anger and cynicism seeps through every line and word. Bill is a man cornered and he knows his days are numbered so he reacts in a churlish manner. He's like a spoilt brat who wants the neighbour's ball back.

Kenwright might love Everton but he sounds like he hates Evertonians.

Colin Glassar
12 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:13:02
Full of anger and rage that. The emperor has no clothes and everyone can see he's a eunuch. I can't bear the man and hope never to see his fat gob ever again.

Please mods, can you replace that pic with something else? What a fucking knobhead that fella is.

Marc Hints
13 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:13:14
Absolutely spot on, Colin, what an awful time to bring out that statement too.
Kieran Kinsella
14 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:16:37
Gob bless Bill – he is in poor health, let's all get behind him. He's one of us.

No, I am kidding but that is obviously the response he expects seeing as his dying swan routine yields sympathy and he has been wheeling that out since long before the 2015 he mentions. I am assuming he's being ironic about what other boards think of ours? A laughing stock maybe?

Oh and the "Chairman Bill" sign-off is clearly a piss-take after we've roundly mocked him as such (eg, a Chairman Mao type dictator) for years.

Disingenuous bunch of crap.

Brent Stephens
15 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:18:03
The letter sent to Bill by AllTogetherNow hardly sets out a detailed case. So, in that context, his response is lengthy – if empty.
Nick White
16 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:24:44
I haven't seen the letter that prompted this response but this really doesn't come across as a professionally worded statement from Chairman Bill.

Ill health, CEO should take flak, 24/7 search for funding etc… It should generate some fun comments!

Paul Smith
17 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:25:21
Frank was up his arse.
Steve Brown
18 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:29:19
And posted the day before a massive game.

Pure hubris.

Peter Mills
19 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:32:01
Whatever Mr Kenwright wrote, it was going to be wrong, unless it was an unlikely “mea culpa”. However, he could have made a rather better job of getting it right than this.

I've read it several times. He seems to be saying “I'm ill, so cut me some slack. I'm not responsible, the CEO is. I was instrumental in our survival last season. You are ungrateful for what I've done, you will hound me out”.

He doesn't seem to have read the room very well.

Kevin Molloy
20 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:32:07
This feels quite significant. Clearly, he's not going anywhere voluntarily.

He's doubling down. But he's losing some of his polish, this feels peevish, he doesn't normally give in to that. He's too crafty.

I don't think he's improved things at all with this public announcement, which is unusual for him.

Anthony Flack
21 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:36:14
Oh dear, this must surely be a hack or written after a few too many sherries and he meant to press Save, not Send.

I have not taken to joining in bashing him but turned fundamentally against him after the alleged incident with the CEO.

This is such a poor letter, it can only further damage the club. No decent person truly wishes someone in his position to suffer in illness but the focus on this outweighs anything of other value in the letter.

We know what a chairman and a CEO do, why say the CEO is top-notch and he works so hard he can't take a holiday…? Again, adds no value, misses the point, and is probably bollocks.

Why not do or say something that adds value to the club and the desperate situation the leadership have put us in???

Chris Leyland
22 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:36:59
Just like releasing the made-up ‘headlock’ story on the morning of an important game, the fat-headed narcissist can’t resist the limelight and unsettling things even further but this time on the eve of a vital match.
Anthony Murphy
23 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:37:10
Calling himself "Chairman Bill" is taking the piss out of fans – sticking two fingers up.
John Raftery
24 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:39:14
Oh dear!

The timing of this message is questionable. The content is unfathomable.

Sometimes it is better to say nothing. This was such a time.

Christy Ring
25 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:39:57
Our "Me, me, me" Chairman writes an open letter putting himself above the club, a day before we play a massive game at Palace…


Tony Everan
26 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:40:06
Whatever he says, he has been useless. His barren tenure has gone from terminal mediocrity to one of existential threat. The man is living in a parallel universe in thinking he is justified in staying on as Chairman.

Chairman Bill, it's over, you've had your chance, many times over, and failed miserably. Now is the time to do the honourable thing and let the club move forward.

Joe McMahon
27 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:44:46
He just doesn't get it, does he!
James Marshall
28 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:45:19
Was this written by an AI bot?

What a crock of nonsense.

Dave Lynch
29 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:47:59
True to form, he hangs someone else out to dry – the CEO – and tries to absolve himself of blame. He forgets he all but employed her and it seems as a patsy for his failings.

As someone said... he's our own Colonel Kurtz.

Denise: "Why are you blaming me, Bill?"

Bill: "Your an errand boy!"

What a self-serving wanker of a man he is.

Christine Foster
30 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:48:35
If our CEO is the best of the best, we wouldn't be in this situation. If Chairman Bill was competent enough, his leadership would never choose to condemn the total fanbase in public on the day of a crucial match.

This patronising put-down ignores any responsibility for our present situation. Ignores the reasons we are being subjected to public humiliation of an alleged breach of rules for which he, the board, and in particular Grant Ingles has a personal accountability for.

This isn't and never has been about Chairman Bill's health; it's not about how hard people work. It's about competence, it's about leadership – the lack of it, it's about integrity – the lack of it. It's about trust and the lack of it.

It's 5 am… Great sodding start to another critical matchday here… prat.

The letter does not aim to do anything other than put down concerned fans with platitudes – not answers.

The CEO runs the club. "Not my responsibility. I got you a billionaire…" Priceless!!!

Jay Harris
31 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:50:42
Bullshit baffles brains except when it has got away with it for over 20 years.

To say the Chairman doesn't run the club, the CEO does, is immediately deflecting blame as he once said he didn't know anything about the accounts because he was only the Chairman.

This is yet another attempt to pacify the gullible and get some sympathy.

What happened to retiring at 70, Bill. You've already admitted you are not responsible for anything so go now – and take the in-crowd with you.

Barry Hesketh
32 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:52:15
Being cynical, I would claim that this public airing of Chairman Bill's innermost thoughts has been on the cards for a long time, but he has waited until many if not most of the fans have renewed their season-tickets for next season, as the deadline to do so is one week today.

If I hadn't have already renewed mine, I would have seriously contemplated not doing so, having read Chairman Bill's statement.

Frank ran to the Directors Box and Bill thinks that is a tribute to his tireless efforts and acumen? No, Bill, you and the rest of your 'cult' should have been ashamed of how we got to that point in the season before securing our status.

Even today, with just seven important games still to play, we aren't assured of our top division status, and that is beyond shameful.

If I met him in the street, I wouldn't barrack him, or hurl abuse. I would ignore the egocentric millionaire who has most obviously lost the plot.

If it were possible, which it isn't and Bill knows it, I would begin watching another club, for as long as Bill and his mates are in situ.

Colin Glassar
33 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:52:45
“I knew I would find you a billionaire”. No, Bill, you found yourself a billionaire. A moronic, clueless, savant idiot billionaire who you could manipulate and lie to while making yourself a very rich man.

You should, as my mum used to say, wash your mouth out with carbolic soap, you fucking creep. You have been a curse on this club since the day you carried out your backstabbing coup.

I don't give a shit about your fake illness, your bullshit Boys Pen tales, your fucking “good times” etc… You are a serial liar and you need to go now – taking your fucking cronies with you.

John Daley
34 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:52:49
There’s an ancient Simpsons episode where Mr Burns remembers ramming a bumper car into some poor fairground workers leg when he was a lad and starts chuckling to himself about it…and continues chuckling about it, on and on and on, for days.

I’ve just started doing the same after reading that open letter and can only hope I’m able to stop soon, before I have to start carrying a card around explaining I’ve got an incurable medical condition like Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’.


Bill may believe he’s bordering on Martin Luther King from Birmingham Jail with this missive, but it reads far more Jack Torrance from the Overlook Hotel.

It’s like he’s tried to sit Evertonia collectively on his knee ala little Danny, to reassure us everything is fine, not realising that the wolfish look in his eyes along with the crazed cadence of his words is only serving to further creep us right the fuck out:

Bill/Jack: “I love you, Blues. I love you more than anything else in the whole world. I would never do anything to hurt you. Never. You know that, don't you? Huh?”

Evertonians: (wary/glum) “Yes, dad.”

Bill/Jack: “Good.”

Off his head.

Dave Abrahams
35 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:57:45
Which chronic illness is he talking about? quite a few of his cronies have mentioned in the last few years, strangely enough they have always been announced when the club hasn't been doing well, no pun intended.

A brain tumour was mentioned once, a few weeks ago it was he can hardly see, he's going blind – but not as blind as he thinks we are to all the cock-up he's made.

“They are even pickin' on Sharpy” – Who the fuck is “Sharpy”? He's nearly as phoney as yourself, he knew what you are but followed you for the money.

You should have made this statement on TV so they could put the violin music in the background while the tears rolled down your cheeks.

Dale Self
36 Posted 21/04/2023 at 18:58:47
I’m fairly sure that I am not high enough to read it. I’ll be back after a smoke.
Steve Shave
37 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:06:04
Incoherent drivel, it addresses nothing, it says nothing. A wounded child hanging on for dear life.
Nick Page
38 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:06:36
I reckon that’s a hoax. As arrogant as Kenwright is, I doubt even he would sign off as Chairman Bill. It’s like it’s written as a joke.
Nick White
39 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:07:00
John #34 - that scene cracked me up. Great reference!
Barry Hesketh
40 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:09:06
Nick @38
He used "Chairman Bill" in his message within the latest published accounts.
Kristian Boyce
41 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:10:08
Absolute icing on the cake of his shambolic reign as our Chairman.

If you're ill, why on earth do you even continue in that role? You have a successful theatre business that should be your main focus. Step down and let someone competent do the job.

Nick Page
42 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:10:48
Didn't know that, Barry, I stand corrected.

Absolutely astonishing stuff. Pitiful.

Dale Self
43 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:12:52
Fuck that guy.

I stopped at Grant and Sharpy being attacked.

This is not a response – this is messaging. Talking past crucial points to establish some imaginary higher moral ground.

I no longer believe he is one of us.

Bill Gall
44 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:12:56
The answer to that statement is:

You say you do not run the football club, but you are the Chairman of a Board that do run the club. With the difficulties that have arisen since you became Chairman, why do you allow a Board who, time after time, fail to make important decisions, while allowing the club to become one of the worst run clubs in the Premier League?

Why as Chairman should you not be solving the problems and not making excuses and switching the blame?

As Chairman, you say you do not run the club; could you please explain to the supporters who does?

Alan Johnson
45 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:14:01
Gonna read his statement again later.
It might make more sense after a few jars...
Christine Foster
46 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:15:41
If there is one thing this letter demonstrates, again, it's that Chairman Bill does not take criticism from anyone below him. That's just about everyone other than a select number of peers, of which we are clearly not.

He has more front than Lewis's, his words are all a personal justification, never an admission of fault or contrition. Where is the apology for the condemnation of fans? There is a hardened steel streak of indifference and arrogance in his continual self-righteous approach.

There has been complete and utter silence and absence of leadership in our current plight, that people have looked to the club for reassurance or action. Instead, we get this tripe.

The board is finished; we know it, they know it. Not good enough, never has been. What people fail to understand is that the failure to manage the affairs of this club over the past two decades is responsible for the plight we are in.

Bill Gienapp
47 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:15:44
Bill's *still* peddling the narrative that the rest of the league is in awe of the Everton board (which I'm sure they are... just not for the reasons he thinks).
Steve Sweeney
48 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:19:17
I really despise this man for what he has done to our club.
He has claimed to be on deaths door whenever it suited him. I remember the brain tumour story but let us have a real look at what he has achieved:

1. The Kings Dock - The Fortress Sports Funds were in the post.

2. The Arteta money will be invested in new signings once we have paid for the new lawnmowers.

3. He did not know they were students playing a prank – remember that one trying to sell the club in a bedsit in Manchester.

4. Destination Kirkby – probably, no, definitely the most dividing issue that has ever happened to our club. Blue vs Blue, it was a disgrace that never should have happened but did because allegedly someone may have made a lot of money.

5. Yes, he did find a billionaire who has been allowed to wreck the club's finances and could result in us being put into administration.

I personally have nothing but the utmost contempt for his bullshit he has been the worst chairman ever to have held that position at our club. I just wish he would resign and go into the sunset while he is there we will never be successful.

Oh I forgot Number 6: The sheikhs who took over at Manchester City had Everton as their first choice, but Billy Boy would not sell because he would have been shown the door.

Claimed the deal fell through allegedly because of the state of Goodison Park and it would have cost too much to redevelop. We all fell for that one; the sheikhs paid over £400M to build a state-of-the-art training facility. I very often despair at Evertonians because the other lot would have run him out of town 20 years ago.

Rant over… but continue the board out protests – it is obviously getting to him!

Steve Sweeney
49 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:20:53
He is not fit to be anywhere near our club.
Barry Hesketh
50 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:23:03
If Chairman Bill is correct as to who is running Everton Football Club, wouldn't it have been more appropriate if the CEO had made some sort of statement to the supporters?

Or has she got nothing to say – as it seems she hasn't had anything to say for quite some time…?

David Bromwell
51 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:26:21
Obviously he is not going to resign, seems to suggest he is just a figurehead, and what about poor Graeme?

Well, he's picked the wrong day to publish this nonsense. 50,000 plus of our supporters will sleep uneasy tonight hoping that our latest manager and the team he selects tomorrow might get us 3 of the points that we desperately need in our bid to avoid relegation.

Quite honestly, Mr Kenwright, you are irrelevant and the sooner you realise that your time at Everton is over, the better. Your tenure as Chairman has been a series of major embarrassing disasters and you should have the decency to resign, and take your poor Graeme with you.

Dave Lynch
52 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:26:50
Yup... the last words of a condemned man.

He fucking well knows his time is up, he's probably been briefed by Moshiri that new investors are imminent and he's out the door.

His ego won't allow people to think bad of him; he's looking for sympathy and a way back with the fans... he knows he's a pariah, as is the rest of the board.

Goodbye, Bill and your cronies, and thanks for fuck-all.

Paul Hewitt
54 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:27:05
Jeez, a poorly old man writes a letter and everyone loses their shit.
David West
55 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:27:11
This reads like it's been written after "Chairman Bill" has had a few too many whiskeys and typed a letter to an ex-lover! The passive aggressiveness of it is just comical to read.

The CEO shouldn't have to have the Chairman fight her battles for her. Her record should speak for itself… and it does! It's indefensible!

Ingles – a Finance Director that has overseen us falling foul of P&S Rules should be immune from criticism?

They must all be sat round thinking they are doing a fabulous job, asking what are all the protests about??

Move on !!

Christine Foster
56 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:32:22
I'm going back to sleep.

When I wake up in a few hours, I hope this version of Scrooge was due to an undigested crumb of cheese…

Dave Lynch
57 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:35:36
"Jeez, a poorly old man writes a letter and everyone loses their shit."

If you think this is bad, Paul, what do you think will happen if we go down?

Barry Hesketh
58 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:39:21
Why did Chairman Bill use the official site to broadcast his message? Why not privately message the group that posed the questions in the first place?

I notice a few fans on various sites are blaming the #AllTogetherNow group for writing the open letter to Bill in the first place, and given our precarious position in the table, I have some sympathy with that view.

However, the club and its communication team should have resisted Bill's insistence to use the official site as the platform for his reply, as the national media have already picked up on it and they will use it to sow the seeds of uncertainty in the next few days and weeks.

Will potential investors be put off by this noise? Will Bill be more able to retain his position if the club is relegated? Will Bill be able to get his own consortium together to take over if the club are relegated? Will Moshiri act on this utterly shameful situation?

Bill first, Everton second — or should that be any position lower than 12th???

I believe, unless we see an unbelievable result tomorrow, that Bill has just sealed Everton's Premier League fate…

Mark Ryan
59 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:43:45
I'm like the rubber-neckers driving past a pile-up on the Motorway. I read it, looked aghast, kept reading it, looked aghast, kept reading it.

I'm staggered. I've also read every line of every post and it's really clear that we are all on the same page here.

Some think it's a hoax; I can buy into that, it's so bad.
The word "Sharpy" makes me fucking cringe because it's him all over.

By the way, Bill, keep your health to yourself, it's not a good look bleating about one's own health. Let others do that and grow up.

Truly gobsmacked!!!

Best line is:

I think we all agree "I found you a Billionaire"

Chairman Bell-End Bill

Barry Hesketh
60 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:43:46
I love Mr Hewitt's in-depth analysis.

His must be a simple world where simple things happen without any need to understand the reasons why those things happen and it matters not who are the catalysts for them happening.

Peter Carpenter
61 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:49:58
Is this a spoof?

Whatever else he may be, Chairman Bill uses the English language in an eloquent and articulate manner. This doesn't sound at all like him.

Can anyone verify it?

Gary Brown
62 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:50:27
Barry @50 hits nail on the head: if Denise was a real CEO, or a credible one, we simply wouldn't be seeing this “open letter” shit right now. Keep quiet, let the team do their thing, time to talk is at the end of the season based on where we are.

The unprofessionalism just continues. It's there in Technicolor, in results on the pitch and in this latest soap opera episode today. The stadium is a magnificent achievement, but most of us can only see a white elephant now. I can't even bring myself to watch the videos anymore.

I hope we survive. I hope Bill gets to bow out to a new investors board in summer. I hope he comes on the pitch at half-time in the game at first Bramley-Moore Dock with Moshiri and they both get a cheer like none before… but I don't believe it'll happen right now. If it's relegation and catastrophe, Bill and Farhad deserve the ire of every Evertonian for generations.

Andy Crooks
63 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:50:30
Paul Hewitt, Kenwright has been a poorly old man (and has told us) for years and years and years and years. He is a charlatan who has lived the dream for nothing.

He deserves no legacy other than the utter contempt of Evertonians. The 'poorly old man' excuse is a scumbag's get-out-of-jail card.

Kieran Kinsella
64 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:53:58

"You should, as my mum used to say, wash your mouth out with carbolic soap, you fucking creep."

Bit harsh of your mum to call you a fucking creep! :)

Brendan McLaughlin
65 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:57:31
Peter #61,

Looks like it's genuine... Blue Bill's reply was issued via the official Everton site.

Paul Washington
66 Posted 21/04/2023 at 19:59:40
Has 'Chairman Bill' deliberately stirred up the Hornets' Nest again to deter prospective investors so that he retains his role???

As Colonel Kurtz would say, "The Horror!"

By the way, 'Chairman Bill', I'm also not as well as I was and I've packed in work, some things are more important than others.

Brent Stephens
67 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:03:34
Colin #33,

"You should, as my mum used to say, wash your mouth out with carbolic soap you fucking creep."

Colin, I'm sure your mum never really thought you were a fucking creep!

Peter Carpenter
68 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:05:04
Christ, Brendan. In that case he's really losing it. What a load of shit it is!
Mike Keating
70 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:15:14
Boo Hoo Bill is at it again on the eve of another ‘must-win' game.

Hope the players don't read this debilitating garbage. It reminds me of Alex Murdaugh, the US lawyer who shot his wife and son in a pathetic attempt to gain sympathy from his creditors.

Wonder if he'll turn up at Palace …. That would really be the icing on the cake!

Brent Stephens
71 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:15:27
Kieran, you beat me to it! Great minds...? Fools...?
Kevin Molloy
73 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:22:01
what it does do is draw the members of the board tightly into his crew, excepting the owner. He's defending all of the board at once, but Farad not so much. I think he's pretty much given up now after headlock of trying to keep the fans on side, this is more for the other members of the Board, the message being 'we need to stick together, and I've got your back'
Jim Bennings
74 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:23:34
Got to hand it to Southampton at least they are having a go, they won at Chelsea too, drew at United.

I can't imagine us going to Emirates tonight going two up?

Pete Neilson
75 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:25:28
Amazing petulant letter. If Denise Barrett-Baxndale is really in charge, why allow this amateur crap to be put out on the official site?

Mind you, they are all coming to the end of the gravy train ride one way or another. The mixture of hubris and self-pity is nauseating.

What a fraud, hopefully this really desperate communication is a last pathetic rally. Just when you think he can't drag the club any lower… he does.

Steve Sweeney
76 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:26:34
Andy Crooks @63 sums it up – great post.

He will be the Chairman that got us relegated… but I hope not.

David McMullen
77 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:41:15
What a bastard. He's not compos mentis. Not reading the room.

Yet again, some bullshit statement. Yet again, on the eve of a vital match. Yet again, Chairman Bill trying to pull the wool over us.

He tells us he doesn't run the club – so why the hell is he at the club?

He tells us of his CEO apparently amongst the best in the business, but I'm wondering does he know where we are in the table?

Does he know what's happening regarding certain financial investigations?

Does he know what we've won in the last few years – if not decades?

Can't hear you Bill. "The horror" oh my.

Attacked? When was this Bill? Had the police been informed? Did you catch the headlocker? I'm aghast. We're a laughing stock but most of all it's brought on by this charlatan and his cronies. Get out of Everton!

"The Chairman does not run the football club. We have a Chief Executive Officer who does that, as is true with most clubs. In the eyes of most of the football world, Denise is amongst the best of the best".

"For me, the horror of seeing Grant Ingles, our Chief Financial Officer, and Graeme Sharp being attacked is more than difficult to comprehend."

Kieran Kinsella
78 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:41:16

Probably the latter, lol!

Barry Rathbone
79 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:44:10
Very difficult to play Devil's Advocate and spin some positives for Bill here (as I usually do); the piece is just so unprofessional.

No-one wishes ill health on the man but, at the risk of sounding callous, his health is of no consequence re the club's fortunes. If it is impacting on his duties, he needs to step away asap for his and the club's benefit.

The attempted deflection to other board members was truly dire. He is captain of the ship and the buck stops with him.

An honest reference to others would have been highlighting the disastrous impact of Moshiri flitting in and out as it suits. He would've won brownie points for saying it hasn't worked and he's looking to put it right.

But it can't happen of course because the rest of his verbiage told us through couched terms we're up shit creek without a paddle financially, leaving us with no option but to indulge the Iranian accountant.

Sorry, Bill, that was absolutely dreadful — possibly the grimmest horse's mouth missive we've seen.

Nick Page
80 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:51:03
Even the happy clappers are appalled.

Whatever next? World peace??

Ernie Baywood
81 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:51:24
I just read an angry man having a dig at his club's fanbase and doing it in a sarky way.

'Thanks for your concerns about my health' is very clearly a jibe.

More than anything, it just makes me think this is a guy who is suffering from poor judgement.

And we have a club that allows him that platform, despite the poor content.

Basket-case club.

Brian Wilkinson
82 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:52:05
I called this last week at the ToffeeWeb meet-up and mentioned yesterday as well.

Although I got it partly wrong with throwing the fans under the bus, he has thrown someone else under the bus; nailed on he would come out with an illness.

What a time to release it, on the eve of one of our most important games of the season.

Just go now, Bill.

Nick Page
83 Posted 21/04/2023 at 20:58:25

I've said it for years – Kenwright's personality pervades every facet of EFC and pretty much dictates the philosophy of the club. He has influence over everyone there; dissenters are not tolerated.

It's why we're shite on and off the pitch, in every department. It will take years and years to clear his fucking dreadful stench from Everton but that's what is needed to restore this football club to what it once was. Clear them all out. Every last one of them.

It's just so sad that it's taken this long but for all the ignorant bastards that refused to see it for what it was – take a fucking bow. You were had.

Will Mabon
84 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:00:35
That's actually embarrassing and amateur beyond belief. Who on earth wrote that? Worse, who didn't read it and tell them how bad it was?
Peter Carpenter
85 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:02:38
Still finding it hard to believe that crap like that is genuine.
John Keating
86 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:02:48
Nick Page
87 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:07:26
He is a sociopath, John. Nailed on. Hugely manipulative man, arrogant, and a compulsive liar.
Kieran Kinsella
88 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:08:09
At the FAB meeting a few months ago, I raised the point that since Bill keeps going on about his unspecified illness, that he should step down as presumably (since he goes about it so much) it's impacting his job performance.

The consensus was "we can't talk about health issues in the questions we put to the board." But apparently they can keep banging on about them as a way to avoid criticism.

You can't say you will be too old to Chairman at 70, then stick around years after that age and allege you have a chronic illness yet somehow can do the job(?) whilst implying the "chronic illness" prevents you from doing but exempts you from criticism.

But of course Paul Hewitt took the bait. For all we know, he may have mild arthritis which is a chronic illness. Sounds dramatic but isn't necessarily a big deal.

Michael Kenrick
89 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:26:46
Sorry but all this bleating about Chairman Bill having the gall to talk about his health? Did you not read this paragraph in the prompting Twatter message:

The chairman is ill. His health is undoubtedly hampering his role; the stress and day to day effort of running a football club will no doubt be causing him issues relating to recovery or treatment for the illness that he is unfortunately fighting.

Sorry but am I the only one to find this paragraph – sent out under the so-called #AllTogetherNow banner to represent the Everton fanbase – an absolutely disgusting and abhorrently presumptuous pile of shite?

What's also galling is there was absolutely no need to include such idiocy in the message. Where was the senior review? Where are the responsible Blues who should have put the headlock on this at source???

Paul Birmingham
90 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:29:30
Close to Nero and Caligula.

This is as bad as it gets, callous and shallow.

Piss poor timing and selfish, and the night before a massive game.

What next...

Frank Sheppard
92 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:33:52
A question for Chairman Bill.

If we have so many fantastic hard-working people, then how come the net result is that we are the worst run club in England?

(Although Chelsea are trying their best to catch us up in the Incompetence Sweepstakes).

Dave Abrahams
93 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:33:53
Michael (89), has this group come forward acknowledging that they have sent a letter to Kenwright?
Bill Gall
94 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:34:44
Micheal #89,

It's bad enough using his first name but did you have to use my second name as well.
Dave Lynch
95 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:35:28
You're right, Michael, it is abhorrent but, let's face it... Kenwright has often trotted the line out about his health failing for years.

They should've risen above it though, as he's now gone all smarmy in his reply.

Nick Page
96 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:36:28
Kenwright's Everton turn up at these places and are well beaten before they get on the pitch.

For fuck's sake, Walcott is playing for these. Was absolutely diabolical for us….why? All about mentality.

Brendan McLaughlin
97 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:37:17
Dave #93

See Michael's post #1

Colin Glassar
98 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:38:55
Brent, Kieran, I'm sure she loved me.

Paul 54, are you serious or just winding us up?

Dave Abrahams
99 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:40:28
Brendan (97),

Yes, missed that, could have been left out, a Godsend to Kenwright.

Chris Hockenhull
100 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:41:52
I'm going add a fuller picture of my opinions from quite a personal view. But in the meantime… Goebells could not have written such shite….

Oh ps: I do know 100% from personal experience the club totally monitors each and every comment, view and opinion. So keep your comments coming and tell them the truth of your thoughts. COYB

Paul Hewitt
101 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:42:34

I'll worry about Kenwright when the season is over. For now, I'm more worried about the team and how crap it is.

John Daley
102 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:44:56
Still laughing.

“but…Grant and Sharpy?!?! On banners?!?!”

Jerome Shields
103 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:45:06
As a statement, it is meaningless platitudes with no substance and not referring to the business in terms of figures or the current precarious position of the club. He seems to be associating himself with sourcing finance for the stadium – something he was never able to do.

He is in denial regarding the running of the club, putting it squarely in the hands of Denise, making excuses and not attempting to explain the poor performance of the club financially. He is even threatening that things would get worse if the board went.

It is a deluded statement, by a guy who knows his time is up and on the eve of an important game without regard for the club.

Absolute rub.......bish.

Robert Williams
104 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:49:41
This load of tripe that our Chairman Bill has penned is typical of someone who has been attacked and has his back against the wall. A man who knows his time is up but fears the loss of face and status.

This load of tripe that our Chairman Bill has penned is the direct result of the AltogetherNow letter which states that "The Chairman is ill". That, is what our Chairman Bill recognised was his way out of any or all the explanations, reasons and expectations that we had, that he would ever address the club's problems with any seriousness and handed him the opportunity he has so gladly grabbed with both hands and turned that AllTogetherNow letter on its head and used it as a stick to defend himself.

He deliberately cited the other members of the board in order to play down his own standing and responsibilities. He managed to throw his CEO under the bus, having released her momentarily from the headlock he himself has her firmly in.

The fact that this man has a health problem is undeniable – the problem is in his head – it is called ego. There is no way he is going to accept any criticism of his hideous record as Chairman of Everton Football Club.

When the time comes for his capitulation, he will have to be dragged screaming and kicking from the Chair at Everton. The man is in denial – he is ill.

As long-suffering fans, we are lumbered with a sick chairman who runs a sick football club.

Pekka Harvilahti
105 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:56:35
He will be gone before summer.
Ralph Basnett
106 Posted 21/04/2023 at 21:57:36
Sounded more like Vladimir Putin.
Kevin Molloy
107 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:01:32
The mask really is slipping now.

He's charmed everyone for so long, it's a bit of a shock when he comes out spitting.

Barry McNally
108 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:16:55
He gives me the creeps.
Narcissistic megalomaniac.
Ken Kneale
109 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:20:31
This seems a very poorly judged missive. Who on earth is advising him to do such a thing?
Derek Thomas
110 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:29:26
No Children, Uncle Bill is not angry, just disappointed, very disappointed...after all I've done etc, etc.
Barry Hesketh
111 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:30:47
I care deeply about all kinds of things, but do I think I would be good enough or have the necessary skill set to oversee a board of directors of a multi-million pound business, never in a thousand years. Caring about something, no matter how deeply, just isn't enough.
Jerome Shields
112 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:33:40
Michael #49

Who put out that nonsense?

That is why he responded. He spotted the weakness.

Colin Glassar
113 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:34:15
Bill is ill. Mentally ill. Someone needs to call the men in white coats.

The man is insane but I'll leave to the shrinks on here to come up with the correct medical term.

Michael Lynch
114 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:36:29
That’s embarrassing and unprofessional and, worst of all, deeply patronising.

It’s the words of a man who can’t see that he’s past his sell by date.

Step aside before you lose every last drop of your dignity Bill.

Stuart Sharp
115 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:44:18
Well I for one read that and think that everything's alright after all.
John Daley
116 Posted 21/04/2023 at 22:46:54
“Who on earth is advising him to do such a thing?”


“I like you, Chairman Bill. Always have, always will”

Sean Kelly
117 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:12:33
Cant stand Cretin Bill. Somethings rotten in the state of Goodison. Can someone please give him his medication. He's clearly not well.
Trevor Peers
118 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:15:21
Some great posts about our fraud of a chairman. I particularly like Christine's @30.

She sums up perfectly Kenwright's contempt for all Evertonians with his continued tragic delusion that the desperate situation we find ourselves in, is any of his wrong doing, that's his legacy, A sad and pathetic liar.

Shane Corcoran
119 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:37:34
Grant and Sharpy is comedy gold.
Nick Page
120 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:45:00
Anyone know any happy clappers who are still clinging on?

Some big apologies are owed, I reckon, especially to the fans who saw through all his lies, deceit and general Machiavellianism and took all the abuse for trying to change things for the good of the club.

Paul the Esk, one in particular. Colin Fitzpatrick. The Blue Union. KEIOC. Many good people who have spent years trying to oust this fucking evil limpet from Everton Football Club.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice….

Fucking shame on you bastards.

Tony Abrahams
121 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:47:29
Lampard went to where his greatest support had come from? Incredible!

I should be happy that a man who I absolutely detest is making an absolute fool of himself, but I’m actually depressed because this manipulative egotistical maniac, should have been booted out of Goodison, years ago.

The field day will come later, but for now it’s all about Everton trying to get safe again🤞

Jerome Shields
122 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:57:17
Micheal #89,

I would be very suspicious of the content of that Tweet. I would like to know who wrote it.

Brian Wilkinson
123 Posted 21/04/2023 at 23:58:47
Still a couple Nick, I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion, I just cannot for the life of me figure out why though.

Twice now he has put something out before a very important game.

If this illness has been going on for three years, then he should have stood down then, instead of clinging on for one last moment of limelight.

Funny when we were winning he was happy to have his face on the big screen, happy to tell us about the good times, happy to still even now, pull the wool over the last few remaining supporters of him.

A lot of us saw it a good few years ago, even decades.

Larry O'Hara
124 Posted 22/04/2023 at 00:03:35
Very unfair to criticise the raising of his health in the open letter to him.

What is frightening is the level of his self-delusion about where EFC is at.

As others have said, he is a narcissistic egotistical lying fraud….but enough of his good points

Ian Pilkington
125 Posted 21/04/2023 at 00:04:19
Everton FC has been suffering from a chronic illness ever since you bought the club in 1999, Chairman Charlatan.
Tony Abrahams
126 Posted 22/04/2023 at 00:13:07
What would a big apology do Nick? Would it Suddenly make it feel like the Bill Kenwright years have been about a man trying his hardest for our football club, when it’s clear it’s always been more about himself?

Just leave Mr Kenwright, and whoever gave him that spade better take it off him before he ends up in Christine Foster’s living room.

Phil McKeown
127 Posted 22/04/2023 at 00:29:29
Nick (120)
Couldn't have put it better myself

A poisonous toad, what an insidious response from a cretin of a man who has supervised a whole era of mediocrity due to his own shortcomings
Sooner he fucks off the better so we don't have to continue listening to this hyperbole and bullshit.
The whole timing of this statement Massive games coming up and it’s all about him and the board no mention of the fight required to stay in the league
Nor is there mention of the boards failure to support the last two managers by actually attending a game

Brendan McLaughlin
128 Posted 22/04/2023 at 00:46:46
Nick #120

Asking for apologies on'll be threatening to tell your Mammy next!

Pete Clarke
129 Posted 22/04/2023 at 01:47:36
What a horrible cringeworthy narcissist he is.
In his duration at our club there would have been many a blue left this world due to illnesses and there will be many who have their own health issues right now and yet he talks about his own ill health.
us supporters are left feeling sick almost each and every week because of the way the team perform and having to watch the clubs rapid demise. The club is ill itself and that’s mainly down to this horrible control freak who won’t let go of the reigns and is basically blaming anyone and everyone around him including us.
The response to this should ram our thoughts right down his neck and leave him with no doubt that it’s all of his fault and we want him out of our club otherwise it’s clear he has no intention of going anywhere unless by force.
Dupont Koo
130 Posted 22/04/2023 at 01:55:48
Where's King's Dock? Where's the Arteta Money?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Trust Liar Bill at your own peril.

Kieran Kinsella
131 Posted 22/04/2023 at 02:51:23

The problem with the illness reference in my mind is that it's deferential, not accusational.

If I was addressing it, I'd put it like if you can't show up to games or address criticism because you're selectively “sick” then you're a selfish prick and need to step down.

They tried to be polite probably worrying about people like Paul defending “poor sick Bill.” That's the mistake.

You are clearly doing a shit job Bill. If it's because you're useless then leave. If it's cause your “sick” then leave. Either way, you need to go.

Jack Convery
132 Posted 22/04/2023 at 03:00:20
I honestly thought it was a wind up. The type of thing like the Alex Young Contract, the Hitler Diaries etc.

However, it's actually real. He wrote it, he believes it and he made it public. He's delusional. completely gone Lady Gaga.

Bill, for your own sanity and health, step aside please!!!!!! Jenny, for fuck's sake, get a grip of him.

Rob Rothwell
133 Posted 22/04/2023 at 04:39:04
I danced with Bill in 95. I cried with Bill in 09.

Like big Dunc, he was our savior when we needed one.

Yes, he should have left when Moshiri came on board.
Yes, he's made numerous mistakes.
Yes, he is in no fit state to run the club.
Yes, he's way out of touch with the fans.
Yes, the Board he has assembled are a joke.

But he's a stubborn old mule and won't go without a fight.

Stop fighting him, for the interests of the club, And he will go!

Dave Long
134 Posted 22/04/2023 at 05:33:29

Anyone familiar with John Cooper Clarke's poetry will know immediately the one selected for this occasion.

Danny O’Neill
135 Posted 22/04/2023 at 05:46:18
I'm trying to focus on today's match.

When I first read that, I thought the Everton website must have been hacked.

What a strange rambling. I am assuming the club sanctioned that?

The CEO who is apparently running one of England's most famous and biggest clubs that is failing is amongst the best of the best? Only she doesn't run the club. She runs the charity side, which I am actually fine with. But get someone in to run the football side.

The last 3 years and last season in particular have been challenging? Try the last 36 since we won our 9th League title. Still waiting for the 10th, our 6th FA Cup and finally to land the League Cup. And then Europe.

Expectation. You are not beating it out of me.

There is a cynical and snide dig at the supporters again. One of whom he claims to be. It ends up being self-appreciating about himself.

We are not the criminals in this story or staged message. We dedicate our lives, time and money to following a team and club that we care passionately about. That we have done since we can remember and will do until we can't breathe anymore.

If you understand, you don't need an explanation. How dare anyone criticise those supporters. Especially if you call yourself a supporter.

Cradle to grave.

Unlike many, I will acknowledge that he stepped in when no one would touch us with a Mersey barge pole. But as most know, he should have stepped down years ago. History now, but Moshiri should have swept out the old and brought in the new.

If he as big a supporter as he claims, he would have done. If you want a supporter to run the club, you could employ me and countless others.

I won't read that again. I still think the club website has been hacked.

On health, I would never wish ill health on any person. I hope Bill is well and looks after himself.

Selhurst Park. All that matters today is Selhurst Park.

Rob Rothwell
136 Posted 22/04/2023 at 05:53:30
Good read Danny, as always, very sensible and to the point.

I reside on the West Coast of the U.S these days. And miss the Old Lady greatly. But will be up at 7am to watch with passion.

Thank you for all you, and the rest of the travelling blues, do!


Steve Brown
137 Posted 22/04/2023 at 06:47:48
The thoughts of Bill Jong Un, the world’s greatest living Everton.

Unfortunately, his cult of personality stretches to 5 people - Grant, Sharpy, DBB, that dickhead Darren who does interviews and, of course, the sainted Chairman Bill himself.

If he needs a week off, then take it. Indeed take as long as you need.

Lee Courtliff
138 Posted 22/04/2023 at 07:20:19
Get fucked, Kenwright!!
Jonathan Tasker
139 Posted 22/04/2023 at 07:25:04
If Kenwright said today was Saturday, I'd still check the calendar.

The only thing that amazes me is how long it took most of you to realise what an awful man he is. He's a narcissist and a sociopath who refuses to read the room. Funny how he always accentuates his health when he's on the run.

The day he leaves will be one of the greatest days in the history of the club. He's not going anywhere soon until the grim reaper claims him.

Eddie Dunn
140 Posted 22/04/2023 at 07:40:46
So Bill is a simple man, a well-meaning paternal figure, trying to guide a team of wonderful, talented people doing a tough job. Denise ploughing-on, the best of the best, but any errors are hers not the humble Chairman's.

Good old "Sharpie" on a banner, after all he did for the club back in the glory days.

So Bill, why not mention that the billionaire you found has got no money left? Why not mention the fact that we failed to buy a striker of note over God knows how many windows? And why not mention that we are paying the board members a hefty wedge for their wonderful input?

Finally, Bill, any explanation as to why the Premier League are referring us to a special investigation?

The man is feeling sorry for himself. He has been surrounded by his lackeys for so long that the fans' genuine concerns have hit him for six. He really can't believe that, after all of his years of spin, the majority of supporters are unhappy with the results of his efforts.

Out of touch and delusional. Lots of EFC fans are ill, Bill, but you have made us more poorly – the stress of supporting us over the last 27 years has been killing us, and the last two seasons see Everton on life-support.

You have been silent for months and, on the eve of a crucial game, you put this out. Hardly a rallying call for us all to get behind the team.

You should be ensuring us that we will survive and we will get new investment, and that the new stadium will be owned by the club, and will open on time. And that we will not be down in the relegation places next season.

Kim Vivian
141 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:11:16
When I first saw that release - for want of a better description - without having had any advance notice of its content, I was genuinely expecting to see a letter stating that '...due to deteriorating health (or some such), I (Kenwright) was sadly having to step aside from day-to-day involvement in the club...' or something similar which would have been the easiest choice, and much expected by myself, and many others, I suspect.

As soon as I saw " Dear AllTogetherNow..." I realised I was to be mistaken. By the end of the diatribe, I had cringed, laughed and finally despaired.

Kenwright will be gone within a few months or even weeks but quite what it will take to finally dislodge the limpet, I don't know.

4 points minimum from the next two games will have us all feeling better.

Stay Strong, You Blues.

Charles Brewer
142 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:14:37
Kenwright's pathetic whine comes across like an audition for a remake of ‘Downfall'. The brief is “The Führer is sick”, “The Führer has been let down by others”, but in reality the Führer is an overpromoted corporal with delusions of being someone who can run a war – just as Kenwright is an overpromoted extra whose entire repertoire is limited to “Bloke in the fourth bed in Emergency Ward 10 who moans a lot but can't deliver lines convincingly and knocks stuff over if allowed to move.”

I sign off with my customary salutation:

Fuck Off, Kenwright.

Alex Whitehead
143 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:22:58
Well said, Danny @135.
Ernie Baywood
144 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:23:39
Michael K, the "at least we're doing something" crowd don't worry about reviewing releases.

No-one representing everyone ever really represents anyone.

But to be fair, at least they're doing something.

Tony Everan
145 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:25:54
Shameless putting this out the day before a hugely important match for Everton Football Club. It is, and always was, always about him. This is just another sad example of it.

What is happening here is he is flailing and desperate to try every trick in the book to hang on . He knows full well that the club can have an upswing in form.

His strategy is to hang on long enough to see us avoid relegation, then with a couple of new forwards next year have a better mid table season.

Make no mistake, he fully intends to stay on to open the BMD stadium which he will see as his own legacy.

It’s a nightmare scenario for Everton that we have such a deluded narcissist at the very top. After all these failed decades, where we have been left way behind even many smaller clubs, and led to the precipice of existential threat , he still believes he is an irreplaceable asset.

Supporters who dare to criticise his tenure are looked upon as irrelevant, bovine imbeciles and will always fall into line after a few half decent results.

The fact is the club will not, and can not, move forward until he is gone.

Andrew McLawrence
146 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:35:37
His next one will be his last one:

"Dear fellow Blues,

You and my illness have left me no choice but to step aside. I feel that the efforts among a small minority of so-called supporters to oust me have had a negative impact on my beloved club and have distracted the team leading to relegation."

Or something like that. Chilling.

Brian Wilkinson
147 Posted 22/04/2023 at 08:56:38
Thank you so much for your response, Bill, I would like to say a big hello to the last remaining supporters of yourself.

Your ego, your willingness of not wanting to let go has put our great football club to one of their lowest depths of our history.

I can not sum it up any better than Pete Wylie, so will leave the rest to Pete:

Here in my pocket,
I've got the Story of the Blues,
Try to believe me,
Cos' it could be front page news.

I said I live with it like it hasn't happened yet,
I keep thinking of everyone,
How I'm the one, the one they're trying to get,
To tell... The Story of the Blues.

First, they take your pride,
Turn it all inside,
And then you realise,
You've got nothing left to lose.

So you try to stop,
Try to get back up,
And then you realise,
You're telling the Story of the Blues.

Felling browbeaten,
Day after day,
I think it's over,
But I just can't get away.

You said forget it,
Well don't jump the gun,
You're laughing this time,
Next time you might be the one,
To tell The Story of the Blues.

First, they take your pride,
Turn It all inside,
And then you realise,
You've got nothing left to lose.

So you try to stop,
Try to get back up,
And then you realise,
You're telling the Story of the Blues.

So you try to stop,
Try to get back up,
And then you realise,
You're telling the Story of the Blues.

What they gonna say about me,
When they tell the Story of the Blues.

If you want to know how the supporters are feeling, Bill, I suggest you give Wah!'s Story of the Blues a blast.

If you want to do something, get rid of that shitty version of Grand Old Team, and give this a blast out instead.

Danny O’Neill
148 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:08:39
Brian @147,

I play that song regularly. I'll play it today.

Mick O'Malley
150 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:25:24
This fucker is going to cling on til the end isn’t he? I like the way he passed the buck about who runs the club, but he got us our billionaire didn’t he, what a narcissistic prick he is, just go Bill ffs, if you love Everton as much as you say, make the fan base happy and piss off, put your feet up and retire
Scott Robinson
151 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:27:38
Personally, I like it. It's refreshing to hear. We may not like the answer or response. But it's better than professionally written, meaningless copy designed to blow us all off.
Paul Hewitt
152 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:42:28
Scott@151. You can't write that,you will upset people.
Brian Hennessy
153 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:42:39
The more I hear from 'Chairman Bill' the more the reasons for the last 28 years of failure on and off the pitch becomes clearer.

I also believe the communications department at Everton have stopped protecting him, and are now putting out word for word the utter rubbish this guy has been preaching for years.

Keep talking Bill, keep talking.

Joe McMahon
154 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:44:28
Maybe, Bill should ask all the other Chairman "What would Everton do"

He has been the dreadful for this club, and some still claim he rescued us! The man is a narcissistic parasite.

Jim Lloyd
155 Posted 22/04/2023 at 09:57:19
Bang on Brian! Well done mate.
Si Pulford
156 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:17:13
Colin 113 he’s not mentally ill or insane. Those things don’t exist remember… he’s just being a little shit.
Bill Fairfield
157 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:35:08
A staggering statement. All is well according to Nero.Hate to witness it when it’s going bad then.
David West
158 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:39:08
It shows that Moshiri either has no input to the day to day running of the club or Bill has the final say on day to day issues. I'd say this is Bill & Denise's doing.
Would Moshiri have cleared this to be published on official Everton site ?

It's either Moshiri giving Bill the rope to hang himself or Bills just done it without running it past Moshiri.

If he was angry about the references to his poor heath, which in fairness come across as a bit unprofessional & ill judged.
A short rebuttal and reassuring message that one is fit enough to do the job would surely have been more fitting for a Chairman.
Not this sorry, self-absorbed, anger filled statement.

Dave Abrahams
159 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:42:09
Rob (133), you danced and cried with Kenwright so I’m guessing you knew him quite well? Didn’t you ever see through him and the bullshit he came out with when talking about Everton? I spoke to him once for about five minutes and couldn’t believe the bullshit he came out with to go along with the arrogance he showed me that day, not a very nice man, full of himself.

He won’t go without a fight you say, the coward won’t even go to see the club he’s ruined, or maybe deep down he knows that and his conscience is bothering him, no that can’t be the case he loves himself too much to even have a conscience.

Si Pulford
160 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:42:19
Not sure I’m into demanding apologies and calling other blues bastards. (130)

Seems like that’s the point in releasing a statement, make them fight amongst each other.

Meanwhile the press are highly selective in the paragraphs they’re reporting making bill look like a put upon grandad who’s just doing his best and is ill.

Nick Page
161 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:42:52
What’s the wind up all about, Paul H?
Tony Abrahams
162 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:43:27
Rob@133. Stop fighting him and he will go?

Kenwright should have went a long time ago but he’s still here, so I don’t understand what you are saying mate.

I have just read the opening lines to something attributed to this mess on the echo website, and agree that Kenwright’s appalling statement just leaves a lot more questions, than it does answers.

He’s a sickening man to me, but hopefully a new batch of questions will be put forward to Bill Kenwright, and hopefully he has got the respect to answer them truthfully.

No fighting, just honest questions that need answering, but because he couldn’t do this without looking foolish, I think it’s Bill Kenwright himself, who is the one who is looking for a fight?

He’s looking RIDICULOUS anyway, but after the way he’s ran Everton football club into the ground over many, many years, then we are best to stop fighting him? Very hard to fathom that Rob.

Si Pulford
163 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:43:49
What happened in 09 thy was worth dancing with him for Rob?
Alan J Thompson
164 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:47:03
Now come on! The Chairman has spoken and the only problem is that people are sending letters. So, what is he doing about it? Well, sending another letter.
Mike Kehoe
165 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:49:36
Trying to be balanced, he was told in 2015 he had a chronic health condition. This does correspond with the slide that has ultimately brought to the the abyss. It is difficult to consider how much influence he may had with Martinez, who I always thought was way out of his depth and a piss poor appointment, but the dates do tally. If Bill was understandably distracted with his own health issues, would it not be reasonable to expect him to make way for more able, less distracted people?
The difficulties he refers to are the very same that have affected all football teams, and the can be no doubt that the likes of Brentford, Brighton and Wolves will have felt the effects of covid more keenly than us, given the bigger fan base and resources we enjoy.
It is the absolute fact that Everton have been incredibly poorly run, an shocking lack of vision and acumen, minimum requirements in the same way 100% effort is from players, it is the absence of these qualities that have been so corrosive on and off the pitch. This is what everyone can see and what is so hard to take.
There can surely be no other example of a football club imploding like us after receiving such investment. For me as a fan, it has been like watching toddlers playing with loaded guns. Recruitment has been appalling for years and we are reaping what you have sown.
Surely with the best interests of the club at his heart he must have realised the task is beyond him. I do not know the man so cannot state if it is a vanity project for him, that his ego simply will not allow him step aside and accept such a drop in personal status, but it is hard for me to consider another position.
Change is way overdue and may come too late, it may that Bill is remembered only for destroying the club.
Paul Hewitt
166 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:50:07
Nick. Wind up?
Dave Abrahams
167 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:51:10
Si (163), No Si he danced with him in 1995 when we won the cup v Man.Unt. he wasn’t chairman then, or we would have fuckin’ lost that game, he cried in 2009 when we lost to Chelsea in the FA cup final when he was the chairman, we’ve never won anything while he was chairman.

The only “ Good Time” we’ll see is when he goes, the quicker the better!!

Tony Abrahams
168 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:52:02
I was thinking that myself Si, but I was thinking more about what would be the best way to stop fighting with an egotistical maniac who has outstayed his welcome forever.

I liked it to Scott@151, because the man is simply hanging himself, and although I still thought it was self serving meaningless drivel, take no notice of Paul, because you can write what you want on this website, as long as it’s okay with Lyndon & Michael!

Imagine being in an interview room and saying what Bill Kenwright had just said? He’s left himself wide open to a lot more questions that should now be asked. Questions that he couldn’t answer honestly (imo).

Brian Harrison
169 Posted 22/04/2023 at 10:55:15
How depressing that our club is fighting against relegation for a second season running, and we have to put up with yet another letter from our chairman who seems to accept no responsibility for our position.

But I think the best way is to ignore him and the owner and the board, and hope that a new owner arrives but in truth being where we are in the league I don't think it will happen until our fate is decided. Its quite obvious the chairman isn't prepared to do the right thing and step down, and Moshiri isn't prepared to replace any of our current board.

Dave Abrahams
170 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:06:45
Mike (165) just to even that balance out I saw him three times at the AGM’s in the Philarmonic Hall, 2017 - 2019, I think those three years are correct, and there didn’t seem anything acutely wrong with him physically, getting up and down from his seat, strolling across the stage and talking with a strong voice, he was, I’ll admit, a boring bastard to listen to, to me anyway, but I remember the contempt he had in his voice when he stressed the word Proxy when he addressed one Everton fan asking a question who happened to be a Proxy voter, one who wasn’t a shareholder.

If he is genuinely ill now I’m sorry, but in the past he has been like the boy who cried wolf, claiming or his friends claiming his illness always when Everton’s team has been in a bad way.

Mark Murphy
171 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:08:16
Does anyone know what this chronic health issue actually is? Only not ALL chronic health issues are life ending. I’ve had a chronic health issue since 1987 and take a daily pill to control it. I’m 64 and fit as a butchers dog! What is actually wrong with Bill?
John Daley
172 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:11:20
it's better than professionally written, meaningless copy designed to blow us all off.”

The entire letter is an attempt to ‘blow us all off’ without actually addressing any concerns.

He’s basically said ‘it’s nothing to do with me, guv’.

Then gone on to say any fears are unfounded. We’ve got one of the best CEO’s in the cosmos, she’s done a cracking job considering we’ve had covid, the war in Ukraine and the Prince Harry documentary. We all work tirelessly. Farhad the board and your chairman are on it. Despite our apparent failures we’re actually succeeding in everything we do.

You fans though, you’re the ones letting the side down. Your chairman being taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the Pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlaac, is something that, although it hurts, I have to get used to but….Grant and Sharpy?!?! Chucked into the Pit of Carkoon?!?!

Your Chairman being told “Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man” is something that, although it hurts, I have to get used to but…Grant and Sharpy?!?! Wailing inside the Wicker Man?!?!

Imagine if we weren’t there? What about Frank? Super Frank, who we had to sack because our results were shite? Who would he have got a hug and a snot-smeared shoulder off, after results were also shite last season and we stayed up by the skin of our teeth, if I wasn’t there to do the honours? What about Richie? Remember him?

Other clubs wouldn’t shit themselves if we weren’t around.

It’s not nice. You’re not nice. We’re nice and I’m not a well man. I’m also not a narcissist.

Now where’s a good, recent photo I can use on here. No, not that one. Not that one. Not that one. Ah, yeah, that one there, from twenty years ago. Were we shite back then I ask?!?!

Oh, we were?

James Hughes
173 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:12:28
Mark, Yes the illness is that over the years Poison Bill has talked so much shit he has developed oral piles and no doctor can treat it
Paul Hewitt
174 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:13:48
I'm convinced Bill will be gone when the season ends. That's why I'm not bothered about that silly letter.
Steve Byles
175 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:21:08
Kenwright lives in an alternative reality, where the league position, financial incompetence, premier league investigations and gaslighting the fans are not his responsibility. He needs to step down now..
John Keating
176 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:26:47
Slagging anyone off, including Alltogethernow, for bringing up Kenwrights illness is out of order
This sociopath has played the illness game for years when it suited him

He’s been a lying bastard from day one and I’m amazed people are only accepting it now

Had we not been called delusional and Unevertonian like during DK and Blue Union days maybe we wouldn’t be in this position now

Brian Wilkinson
177 Posted 22/04/2023 at 11:47:31
Bill as Chairman is about as useful as those giant bolt cutters we had at the Newcastle home game last season.
Dale Self
179 Posted 22/04/2023 at 12:06:57
After sleeping on it I’ve decided that Chairman Bill is the biggest piece of shit to wear human skin.
David West
180 Posted 22/04/2023 at 12:11:32
I just think, and I know many will disagree, that his illness shouldn't be a factor.

It should be about his track record!!

That's bad enough. The evidence is there for all to see. I don't think it's necessary and just gives him an angle to peddle to the press, who will and are creating a narrative around an old man battling an illness, and not an old man with a terrible track record as Chairman.

John Jennings
181 Posted 22/04/2023 at 12:21:48
I would love to agree with the sentiment that he knows his time is up. But he doesn’t. He has demonstrated, not just from this pathetic rambling nonsense, but from every word and deed for the last god knows how many years, that he never has, and never will, accept total responsibility for the death loop that our beloved club is in. He does not have an ounce of emotional intelligence, or the good grace, to answer the question ‘where does the buck stop’. Look in your bathroom mirror in the morning Chairman Bill. The answer will be staring you in the face.
Nick Armitage
182 Posted 22/04/2023 at 12:52:42
The fact he's ill is irrelevant.

He was demonstably incompetent long before that started and should have walked after the King's Dock debacle.

This pathetic and petulant outpouring just confirms what many of us have known for 20 years.

Si Pulford
183 Posted 22/04/2023 at 13:32:13
The timing is astounding isn’t it. He might as well have twirled an imaginary moustache and arched his eyebrows as he pressed send.

Incredible levels of petty shithousery. I’d be lapping this up if it was the chairman of another club.

Peter Carpenter
184 Posted 22/04/2023 at 13:58:32
It's in the national press now, so it must be true; 'Tone deaf and arrogant' - oh, sorry, that's D.Raab - Chairman Bill makes it to page 98, dismissing 'concerns over health.'
So that makes it the most arrogant, pompous, self-justifying, patronising, disrespectful, self-pitying piece of crap ever written by a Premier League Chairman. Some of it is as embarrassing and cringeworthy as the 'what would Everton do' rubbish he came out with a while ago.
If anyone was still wondering why we are in the mess we are, there it is in a single letter. He doesn't care about Everton, only himself. If he had a shred of dignity he would bow out having had his go and, I suppose, done his best.

Anyway, as open letters seem to be the way to go, can I write one to CB?

Dear Chairman Bill,
Now that you are in the mood, would you mind replying to my letter dated January 18th, referring to the alleged 'headlock' incident? In that letter, I asked you to report the incident to police so that it could be properly investigated, the offender identified and the rest of the Everton fanbase exonerated.
I won't reprint the whole letter just the last paragraph;

Nobody wants fans who behave like this at our club. You have a duty to report and assist police in investigating so that the offenders no longer attend matches at Goodison Park. It is incomprehensible that you would choose not to report potential crimes, especially involving actual or threatened violence.

As a season ticket holder I am appalled that you would do nothing. The only conclusion I, and thousands of other fans, can draw if you fail to report, is that these ‘incidents’ did not actually take place.

I look forward to a reply from you but doubt if I will get one.

I didn't get one. Anyway, Chairman Bill is actually irrelevant. As others have said, he'll be gone soon enough. It's the players who matter now. They probably couldn't care less about him or his silly letter.
Come on guys, find something from deep inside today. We need it. You can do it.

Allan Board
185 Posted 22/04/2023 at 14:08:00
Cut the scripted West End bullshit Kenwright-take a look at our results since your bit on the side became CEO you pretentious old maid.Oh the indignation "but Grant and Sharpy?". Yes, you tosser- couple of wankers who wouldn't cut it outside of Kenwrightsville-that's why they stayed under your panto apron and do as they are told by you. If they had a pair between them they would stand up to you. Sharp never played for Everton as far as I'm concerned, he's a fucking turn coat - like you.
Do Everton a favour and piss off to London's West End with your freakish mates and stay there-you freakish weirdo.
Definitely the King Walter Mitty in history.
Dennis Stevens
186 Posted 22/04/2023 at 14:11:03
The man is a disgrace. After all he's done & said, he has the audacity to mention "loyalty to this Club and to Evertonians"!
Robert Penlington
187 Posted 22/04/2023 at 15:05:08
I still can't get it out of my head how a two bit thespian from Coronation St. has been allowed to create so much damage to Everton Football Club, a founding member of the Football League and one of the Countries most iconic clubs...
Michael Barrett
188 Posted 22/04/2023 at 15:06:35
It's all down to recruitment of players, fuckall to do with the board for me 500 million spunked on shite is a good place to start.
Stephen Davies
189 Posted 22/04/2023 at 15:33:37
Not so sure about that Michael.. there's something seriously wrong with EFC and it starts from the Head down.
No successful Multi million £ business has an incompetent Board
Jeff Spiers
190 Posted 22/04/2023 at 17:34:50
Sharpy mate. Have you nothing to say, considering you were attacked?
Mick Davies
191 Posted 22/04/2023 at 18:30:39
This is one turd that refuses to be flushed. A parasitic blight on a once proud and dignified club, and probably the first 'Chairman' earning a kings ransom, to admit he does nothing! Also, the first to attack the clubs fans, who are the lifeblood, and raison d'etre for its existence.
Kenwright stressed that the task of running the club in the competitive environment of the Premier League was a difficult one, as is that of securing the funding for Everton's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Well if it's that difficult, maybe we need people who are qualified to do it then, just like the board at Spurs, who have just built a state of the art stadium, bigger than BMD, without selling their best players and not having annual relegation battles. If the job is too big, shouldn't the board retire and leave it to those who know what they're doing? Well obviously not, as this man's ego is bigger than BMD, Goodison and Everton's history, and when somebody complains of being ill, surely that allows others to refer to it, especially when it is used as a barrier against rational and valid complaints
Lynn Maher
192 Posted 22/04/2023 at 19:00:19
In the words of Sir Walter Scott, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.

When you act dishonestly you are initiating problems, and a domino structure of complications, which will eventually run out of control.

Sounds about right!

Paul Hewitt
193 Posted 22/04/2023 at 19:04:20
A good point I would say, the loss against Fulham was the killer. With Doucoure and hopefully onana back the next 2 games are massive.
Si Cooper
194 Posted 22/04/2023 at 20:02:51
Again, those of you that know about raising hundreds of millions in investment will tell you it's a relentless journey where hopes are built and squashed in a heartbeat…

The inference being none of us do actually know. but we all know it must be 100s of times harder if what you are trying to market becomes increasingly tarnished by those failing to run it competently.

The truth is she has to be to deal with what every other Premier League club copes with in a hugely competitive environment in addition to the problems that the world has thrown at us over the last three years and, closer to home, in the last year or so.

That's no reasonable argument. Everyone in the world has had to deal with the ‘problems that the world has thrown at us over the last three years' and the ones ‘closer to home' are of the board's own making, aren't they?

He doesn't even present what he obviously believes is flawed thinking correctly:

Are they thinking “the Everton Board has gone… it's going to be easier for us now!!!

Eh??? That's not what we think they are thinking, that's what Kenwright keeps telling us that is what they would think.

This shambolic missive certainly doesn't convince me the club is being run by those best suited to that weighty responsibility.

Alan Corken
196 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:14:33
Some of the vituperative comments here are bordering on demented. So let me say this one more time, in the hope that the swivel-eyed loons get it:

Moshiri, Kenwright and the rest will be here until the stadium is built. After that, they will be out as fast as they can say Taxi. Ranting about Kenwright and the board will make no difference, it is all sound and fury signifying — absolutely nothing.

Tony Abrahams
197 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:26:20
I just had to look up the meaning of 'vituperative', Alan, so I've now learned something today, mate.
Mick Davies
198 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:39:39
Alan Corken,

What gives you the right to tell us what we can and can't post on here? Another happy clapping keyboard warrior, probably in Kenwright's pay?

Deborah Maria
199 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:45:22
Mick Davies,

You should practice what you preach.
Dennis Stevens
200 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:47:35
I doubt that ranting about the vituperative comments will make any difference, Alan, other than making you seem like the kind of demented swivel-eyed loon that uses words like 'vituperative' and thinking that you actually make a difference.
Barry Hesketh
201 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:48:39
Alan @196,

Do you think that Chairman Bill's letter has helped or hindered the chance of Everton Football Club getting new investors involved?

I think it has harmed it, and therefore is far more damaging to the future of the club than any ranting on here.

Kevin Molloy
202 Posted 22/04/2023 at 21:51:59
Can't really have a go at Alan. We are dealing with a Tony Blair level influencer. A Saruman of the football world.

I think what makes his angle so compelling is the way he emotes. It's that line he puts over that he's a sentimental fool who can't help indulging his passion, and we all fell for it.

Meanwhile, he's bought the club with other people's money and sold it on for tens of millions. A master manipulator.

We are now though at the most interesting phase, the charm is wearing off, and it is suddenly shocking to see the real Bill, all defensive sarcasm, and hard-nosed refusal to budge an inch.

Phil Lewis
203 Posted 23/04/2023 at 01:02:13
Just go Kenwright. In God's name, just go. Take little Ms Dynamite with you, back to her charity work perhaps, whatever that was. Maybe they'll even give you your old Coronation St job back. Anything, just go, please Bill. Stop destroying us. If you love us, as you claim to do, then be a man for once in your life and set us free. No more phoney theatrical luvvie platitudes. You've no doubt already carved out your final settlement, so take it and retire in luxury curtesy of this once great club, that you have so miserably failed for so long. You have finally brought us to our knees. So just go. There is nothing more to say.
Eric Myles
204 Posted 23/04/2023 at 04:38:37
Mark #171, I remember reading about it some years ago, it's a glandular condition, of which there are many, but I can't remember which one.

Anyway it is classed as chronic, can be quite debilitating but easily manageable with medication and not life threatening.

Steve Brown
205 Posted 23/04/2023 at 05:40:20
Alan Corken has got this the wrong way round.

Since the Soton game when the board inflamed the situation with their statements to the press, protests have been peaceful before the match. As Dyche requested, fans have got behind the team during the game.

The statement this week from Chairman Bill inflamed the situation again before a massive away game. His purpose is mystifying, other than to satisfy his own bruised ego. Overall, fans’ response to the latest aggression has been remarkably rationale. Proof perhaps that is influence is finally on the wane.

As for calling your fellow fans “swivel eyed loons”, that is outrageous. Similar to some posters who called their own fans ‘feral dogs’ until Merseyside Police came out with s statement debunking the claims made as without basis.

I would respectfully suggest that you go and have a lie down.

Alan Corken
206 Posted 23/04/2023 at 09:01:07
Kevin Molloy your comment is an oasis of sense amongst the sterile lonely sands that stretch to the top and bottom of this page. Moshiri,and BK are charlatans, we all know that. Unfortunately however, we are stuck with them until such time as they can take their profit and run. The alternatives are the stuff of nightmares. 1. They walk away now hounded by the baying mob What then for the stadium? 2. The findings of the Independent Commission are so damning they are forced to resign. What then for the club? The chaos following either of these would make the current situation look like a garden party with Big Ears and Camilla.
Like it or not we are stuck with Dastardly and Muttley and our only hope of salvation is if they get their pound of flesh. God help us - because making banners and petulantly stamping our feet won't.
Tony Abrahams
207 Posted 23/04/2023 at 09:27:19
There is a lot of ‘truth’ in Kevin’s post Alan, but it’s not the whole truth imo, though.

Kenwright has come out all antagonistic, and it genuinely wouldn’t surprise me if a part of him actually didn’t care if Everton are relegated, such is the way he feels has been treated by people he has been kidding for years.

This is what happens when lying, self centered, egotistical maniacs, finally get found out because their truth, is always different from reality.

His legacy is in tatters, but so is are football club, unfortunately. One and one makes two, and Bill Kenwright has helped to fuck both things up. Out of the two fuck ups, I wonder which one is hurting William the most?

Tom Hughes
208 Posted 23/04/2023 at 09:49:52
Alan #206,

The only petulance on show is that of the serial liar, long found out now resorting to shouting from his bunker!

Protest is a symptom, in this case totally justified and nowhere close to the main cause of concern here.

What we are witnessing now has been years in the making and has been allowed to happen partly because some people are more concerned about protesters/protesting than they are about the root causes. The endless list of failures and lies swept under the carpet after each debacle unwraps itself unceremoniously. This club has possibly smashed through the last set of buffers already....

Mark Ryan
209 Posted 23/04/2023 at 10:03:21
Kenwright has a narcissistic personality disorder. He's always been that way. Most luvvies are that way inclined.

We, the fan base will never change that. He is who he is. The truth is there for us all to see but he will never accept that. His ego will never allow it.

His letter confirms it. The ranting of a cornered, exposed, self-centred narcissist. He knows it.

Stan Schofield
210 Posted 23/04/2023 at 10:19:30
It's hard to see the point of Kenwright's letter. He could simply have said nothing, especially given that the Board has been invisible lately, after the very questionable statements they had put out about headlocks and other such nonsense that could not have done the image of EFC any good. The letter itself is rambling, and seems nonsense.

Having said all of that, I believe the problems at Everton go much deeper than the professionalism of the current Board. In my view, the problems date back to the early '70s when, in my mind, Everton began showing a readiness to sell, at the drop of a hat, their best players for profit.

For me, the sale of Alan Ball was the first sign and, soon after that, I recall walking past Goodison and noting that it said ‘Everton Football Club Company Ltd'. It was the first time that I was struck, as a teenager, by Everton being a business, geared towards making money, with ‘football glory' not being the very reason for it all existing. At that point, after the sale of Ball, the shine was taken off my football world, and it has never returned.

Unfortunately, EFC has persisted in this approach of selling our best players at the drop of a hat, even with the presence of a billionaire in Moshiri. More money has come in, but the approach of EFC hasn't changed. And that, in my mind, is the problem. Kenwright's tenure has served to continue this problem, and Moshiri's presence hasn't stopped it.

The problem has contributed massively to the demise in standards of EFC, and particularly the current financial position brought about by selling top quality players and replacing them with quantity, with average or mediocre ones.

I'm not against the current Board resigning because of unprofessionalism but, at the same time, I have no confidence that the situation will improve unless the basic approach at Everton is changed.

Mark Murphy
211 Posted 23/04/2023 at 10:32:29
Does Bill like a drink? Cos that letter reminded me of some of the drivel I write just before oblivion after a sesh. And read in horror the morning after…
Mark Andersson
212 Posted 23/04/2023 at 14:02:47
I once listened to Kenwrite on his own radio show his guest that he interviewed may well not have been there simply because it was all about Kenwrite.

He is self serving egotistical narcissistic deluded fool. He has food lots but his time is up at LAST...

Len Hawkins
213 Posted 23/04/2023 at 14:06:20
Colin you want his face removing and replaced how about Sloth from the Goonies I think he'd be ideal and easier on the eye.
Dennis Stevens
214 Posted 23/04/2023 at 15:37:43
The alternative to Chairman Bill is the "stuff of nightmares"?

Compared to the non-stop joy we're experiencing now and through most of his Chairmanship, presumably?

Can I have some of whatever you're taking, Alan?

Mark Taylor
215 Posted 23/04/2023 at 16:00:13
I'm late to this but I don't think I have ever seen anything so deluded and narcissistic.

The implication that any football club anywhere in the world would employ our CEO at close to a million a year would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. The lack of self-awareness here is truly mind boggling. Reminds me a bit of Prince Harry…

Mark Andrews
216 Posted 23/04/2023 at 16:17:12
So Kenwright thinks they're doing a decent job?

6 years after Moshiri brought investment to the club, we're on the brink of relegation and in financial peril.

I've just watched Newcastle savage Spurs and all but secure their place in the Champions League, a little over a year after their take over.

If Bill thinks the board are doing a great job, he's deluded.

Peter Roberts
217 Posted 23/04/2023 at 18:51:23
Bill has deflected the blame on to everybody but himself and one other. Namely, the probable real owner who was also a generous sponsor until last year.

The sale of Chelsea was rushed through with the approval of the FA. Shame they seek to punish us rather than help us get a proper owner.

Clive Rogers
219 Posted 23/04/2023 at 19:09:14
If our CEO is the best of the best, how is it that we have lost hundreds of millions over the last 4 years – more than anyone else – in trouble with P&S and our shirt sponsors are persona non grata.
Mick Davies
220 Posted 23/04/2023 at 19:15:51
Deborah Maria, I never insulted every poster on here, just one who did
Mick Davies
221 Posted 23/04/2023 at 21:41:36
Paul Smith
222 Posted 28/04/2023 at 11:01:03
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