Everton Football Club are apparently in deep waters at the moment, despite recent investments and at the time of writing, the imminent announcement of considerably high-profile signing, Theo Walcott. Things aren’t going too well for the Toffees on the pitch at the moment. That’s where the contrast lies.
After this goes out, Theo Walcott will of most likely signed. However, hundreds upon millions of Farhad Moshiri’s dollop cannot shadow the recent performances on the pitch. Most of which, have been poor. A new stadium is on the horizon and is set to be complete by 2022. Wayne Rooney has returned to his boyhood Club. Despite this, so many reasons for optimism haven’t quite rubbed off just yet.
In my eyes, Everton Football Club’s situation right now is a difficult one. There ARE so many reasons for optimism but with so many drastically shambolic, dreadful, boring and undeserving displays at Goodison Park and away across the Premier League, and in all competitions for that matter, a huge stunt in our beloved Club’s progress is so blatantly clear to see.
The Toffees have fallen behind the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal Football Club, Chelsea Football Club, Manchester United and most importantly, the local rivals Liverpool Football Club. In recent years, we’ve been in and around and even above some of these Clubs. Manchester United are included in this list if you include last season’s table. We’ve been so close to these Clubs as of recently. The past 4-5 years has been our ultimate chance to overtake some of them. And we’ve failed miserably.
That might seem an unrealistic thing to propose and say, but we’ve let go of some certain players, missed out on some certain targets, not turned up with the right approach in some certain games – all of which contribute to our downfall. We’ve sold John Stones, Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley, Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku in recent times.
We’ve missed out on players such as Sead Kolasinac, Manolo Gabbiadini, Moussa Sissoko, Yacine Brahimi, Lucas Perez, Gini Wijnaldum and Virgil Van Dijk.
We should be going for some certain players that the Club don’t realise would benefit us massively. (Andre Silva, Jonny Evans and Steven N’Zonzi in my opinion, if you was asking.)
I dread to think the way we could be lining up right now if we hadn’t of sold some players and beaten the other teams to the ones we were linked with. Do you know the reason behind us not signing Virgil van Dijk? Because Ronald Koeman swept him from us when at Southampton Football Club. We ended up signing Ramiro Funes Mori as an alternative option. That hurts, and that’s what we’re used to.
I honestly think the Club should of kept Ronald Koeman on. Was David Unsworth or Sam Allardyce really ever going to improve on the ambitions of that manager? Performances weren’t good at the time but, we had a man who could match the ambitions of your Pep Guardiola’s, your Jurgen Klopp’s, your Antonio Conte’s, your Jose Mourinho’s and so on. A man who’s ambition was to one day go and manage F.C. Barcelona. And we sacked him. No manager in the world can do better than what he done without a striker, left-back, right-back or an appealing bench.
I honestly think that, as Evertonians, we should worry about what happens in the next 4-5 years.
That’s around-about when the full affects of Mr Moshiri’s dollop should kick in. Not this current season. Hopefully we enter a new stadium with a new manager (Thomas Tuchel I hope, thanks for asking), a new team full of great players and a set of fans willing to create an absolutely belting atmosphere. We’re going to need a lot of luck if this is going to happen.
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