ToffeeWeb Poll Results
What our readers think on matters Blue
The ToffeeWeb Poll usually runs between two and four weeks in the right-hand column of the site. To vote in the current poll, click here.
Should Roberto Martinez be using the last few games of the season to experiment with the team?
No, we need to finish as high as possible in the table
Yes, we need to start looking to next season
Do you think Roberto Martinez's time is up as Everton manager?
No, he is the right man long-term
Undecided. Let's wait and see
Yes. He won't be able to turn things around
What should be Everton's first-choice central midfield pairing?
Do you think Joel Robles should remain in goal even when Tim Howard regains full fitness?
If Roberto Martinez is willing and able to dip into the transfer market in January, which area of the field should be his top priority?
What are your thoughts on the 2013-14 Everton home kit?
If the choice were between Martinez, Pereira or Rangnick, which would you prefer as Everton manager?
Would you be happy with Roberto Martinez as Everton's next manager?
What are your thoughts on the proposed new Everton badge?
The damning result of this poll (on the back of a record response), coupled with an online petition asking the club to reinstate the club motto amd laurel wreaths, a backlash on Twitter ans supporters contacting Everton to register their disapproval led to a public apology from Goodison Park and a pledge to revisit the new badge for the 2014-15 season.
Who would be your preferred choice to succeed David Moyes at Everton?
Michael Laudrup was the clear favourite with votes in the 35% range at the start of voting but his tally slipped as it became more apparent that he was a long shot for the position given the compensation Everton would likely owe Swansea to prise him away.
March - April 2013
Do you want David Moyes to renew his contract at Everton this summer?
As a point of interest, in the days following the FA Cup defeat to Wigan when the poll was opened, votes in favour of Moyes staying were around 30%. That percentage changed significantly after subsequent League wins over Man City, Stoke and the draw at Tottenham.
Do you support the idea of re-introducing small, 'safe standing' areas at Premier League football grounds?
What are your thoughts on the new Everton third kit?
How do you think Everton will fare this season (2012/13)
What are your thoughts on the new Everton home kit?
When did you start following Everton?
Vote for your Everton Player of the Season
When playing at home, should Everton's socks be white or blue?
Assuming all players are fit, who should be the regular starter playing behind Jelavic up front?
It's notable that the voting was fairly evenly split between the leading candidates until the FA Cup replay at Sunderland where Cahill and Jelavic's striker partnership really blossomed. Cahill surged ahead from that point on.
Was David Moyes right to field such a changed line-up against Liverpool?
Should Tim Cahill start as the lone striker again against Liverpool this weekend?
Do you agree with the tactics employed by David Moyes against Manchester City?
On the issue of the ownership of Everton FC, which of the following best describes your position?
I would like to see the board replaced with an interim body to find new owners
I'm confident that the current board will deliver the correct solution to Everton's problems
Assuming that Jan Mucha was brought in to put pressure on Tim Howard, should the Slovakian start against Wolves?
Assuming it will be 4-4-1-1, who should start up front in the season opener against Blackburn Rovers?
Should the League Cup be scrapped - or at least by-passed by Premier League clubs - to ease the load on top flight players?
Should the Premier League introduce a one-month winter break?
Should David Moyes be looking to keep Yakubu?
Yes, scores goals for fun when fully fit
No, not the same player since his long layoff
How should Everton handle the current impasse in contract negotiations with Steven Pienaar?
Offer him the earth so he will sign a new contract
Sell him to the highest bidder
Allow him to play out his current deal and risk losing him next summer
David Moyes is apparently on the verge of signing a new contract worth £17m over 5 years. In your opinion, is he worth £3.5m a year?
Did the Club's transfer business this summer fulfill your expectations of what was required at the end of last season?
In your opinion, what should be Everton's next course of action with regard to the stadium issue? Stay the course for Kirkby, Find other LCC sites, explore redevelopment options for GP, or start groundshare talks?
What is your overall opinion of Keith Wyness' tenure as Chief Executive at Everton?
No, we've not met any of these people who consider his tenure an unqualified success either!
May - July 2008
Based on the information about the Kirkby Project currently at your disposal, if you could vote in a second ballot on the proposed move would you be for or against moving to Kirkby
I was for and would still vote yes
I was for but now would vote no
I was against and still am
I was against but now am for
Pro-Kirkby critics of this site suggest that a poll on the proposed stadium is bound to come out with the majority voting against the scheme but the history of ToffeeWeb polls on the stadium question shows that the results have largely followed broader supporter opinion. We believe that this latest poll, which has 68% now against Destination Kirkby is reflective of the increasing scepticism among Evertonians based on the yawning gap between what was originally promised and what was eventually approved (in terms of quality, size and cost to Everton FC) by Knowsley Borough Council.
March - April 2008
If it was established that the Kirkby stadium will cost Everton £100m and that redeveloping Goodison Park to a similar capacity was possible for the same amount, albeit over a period of a few years, which would you choose?
February - March 2008
If you had to choose between the two, would you prefer Everton win the Uefa Cup or finish in 4th place in the Premier League this season?
In your opinion, were the fans misled, deliberately or otherwise, by the information regarding the proposed Kirkby stadium provided by the Club prior to and during the August Ballot?
In the context of their push for a top-four finish, how important is it that Everton replace the outgoing James McFadden before the end of the January transfer window?
Given their comparatively smaller resources and cup commitments, can Everton realistically finish in the top four this season?
This poll featured one of the biggest swings in voting so far. When first posted towards around the turn of the year, only 30-odd percent believed that the Blues could crack the top four this season. The victory over Man City and LIverpool's faltering form clearly altered perception in the later voting.
Who do you think will finish as top scorer for Everton in all competitions this season?
Do you believe there is a clear bias shown by referees towards the "big four" clubs?
With the likes of Gravesen and Cahill out injured, where is Phil Neville best deployed in the Everton line up?
September - October 2007
Following the summer transfer business, are Everton now suitably equipped to challenge at home and abroad?
While voting was as high as 75% for the "yes" camp immediately after the closure of the transfer window, subsequent opinion seemed to shift downwards as the team have struggled without key personnel in midfield.
In your opinion, would a return in the ballot of less than 60% in favour give the Board an acceptable mandate to relocate Everton FC to Kirkby?
Prior to the announcement of the ballot result, the voting was running at around 35%-65%; after the result was announced, the number of votes saying that less than 60% was acceptable surged to 54%
Setting aside your views on Kirkby as a location itself, what is your reaction to the images just released of the proposed Kirkby stadium?
While the release of the artist's impressions appeared to affect the last few days of voting in the previous poll, the "thumbs up" vote here slipped by about 8% over the lifetime of the poll. Ma<
To get a clearer picture of the fans' views, we launched a more comprehensive survey.
If other sites in Liverpool were definitively ruled out for the next 5 years and assuming you approved of the as-yet unannounced Kirkby stadium design proposals, which way would you vote if the following were the only options?
We posed another stadium-related poll question again because the poll we ran between November and January last year did not restrict as much the number of times a person could vote and because we're a few months further down the line in the debate and the publication of Knowsley BC's proposals for Kirkby and the anticipated location of Everton's stadium offers a little more to go on.
Interestingly, the voting was running at 45%/55% for most of the life-span of the poll but the pro-Kirkby vote jumped 2% in the space of a couple days on the back of the release of the artists' impressions of the proposed Kirkby stadium.
To get a clearer picture of the fans' views, we've launched a more comprehensive survey in which we'd really appreciate your participation.
Are you concerned by the lack of transfer activity at Goodison Park so far this close season?
With pre-season training a week away, a clutch of friendlies starting on 14th July and no new faces so far this summer, the majority of respondents said they were concerned by the lack of transfer activity at Goodison.
Do you think that bringing back limited standing areas at Premiership football grounds is a good idea?
Which position should be David Moyes's priority this summer?
With options up front, it seems as though many Blues still see the midfield as the area most in need of reinforcements.
Should Everton splash the reported £8m on Manuel Fernandes?
Despite the hefty price tag it would seem that a large majority of voters are convinced that Fernandes is worth the investment given his age and massive potential.
January - April 2007
David Moyes says he needs 5 more years to get Everton where he wants them. Would you give them to him?
Yes, he's the best man to get us competing regularly in the top 4
Yes, he's the best we can hope for in our current state
No, in 5 years he's taken us as far as he can
No, we could attract someone better
Running over almost four months, this poll spanned periods of both good and bad form for Everton so the result is probably a fair reflection of our readers' opinion of the manager. With just 10% voting against David Moyes's continued tenure at Goodison, it's an unexpectedly resounding signal of approval.
November 2006 - January 2007
Would you support the proposed move to Knowsley?
Assuming the new stadium design met your approval, if asked to vote on the matter, would you support a move to Knowsley?
We deliberately let this one run for an extended time and were rewarded with our record poll response. Interestingly, the voting in a previous poll on this question and that on the subject of ground-sharing with Liverpool returned almost exactly the same result.
Club vs Country: Do you put Everton over your nation's success?
If you had to choose, would you prefer Everton to win the Premiership or your nation win the World Cup?
Everton win the Premiership
The real interest in this poll would actually be how fans of other clubs would vote on this as it always appears as though Evertonians lean disproportionately towards Everton than their national team, especially England.
September - October 2006
Is Andy van der Meyde's talent outweighed by his injuries/off-field conduct?
Yes, he's a luxury player with questionable attitude
No, we need his flair and he deserves a chance to prove his worth
During the lifetime of this poll, Van der Meyde picked up yet another injury that will sideline him for six weks. Nevertheless, the majority of TW readers, no doubt desperate to see a wide player succeed at Goodison under Moyes, say we need his talent and he should be give a chance... if he's ever fit enough!
Is Duncan Ferguson deserving of the status of Everton legend?
While ToffeeWeb's assessment of Ferguson's Everton career concluded that he was probably not deserving of the status of Goodison legend, the response from TW readers came down overwhelmingly the other way.
How will Everton fare this coming season?
Blues fans are in an optimistic yet realistic frame of mind ahead of the new season if these results are any indication. The results were taken before the opener versus Watford.
Is it important to keep EFC within the City of Liverpool?
While what defines the City of Liverpool's boundaries was open to interpretation by some readers, the main thrust of the question held true and the poll drew record numbers of respondents and a very narrow result. Those who voted were split almost half and half over whether it's important to keep Everton in Liverpool itself.
Is "completing the triangle" of a defensive, attacking and goalkeeping signing going to be enough?
Yes, the squad is now sufficiently strong
No, primarily need another central defender
No, primarily need another central midfielder
No, primarily need another winger
No, primarily need another striker
This was more or less the expected result. It is greate news that Andy van der Meyde has pledged to fight for his Goodison future but the team still needs a reliable outlet on the wing, a role that neither Kilbane nor McFadden is going to be able to fill.
Is spending £6m+ on Andy Johnson a wise use of available funds this summer?
Yes, we need a goalscorer at all costs
No, it's too much outlay on one player
This poll was interesting because of the pattern of voting. The split when the transfer was first mooted was around 55% / 45%, but the more likely it became that we'd sign Johnson — and, of course, the higher the price went — the more people came out in favour of the deal.
This season's 11th-place finish is...
Although more respondents feel that the 2005/06 season was a "massive disappointment" than voted for the other two options available, it's worth noting that the majority (6 out of 10) either felt that Everton's 11th-place finish was satisfactory or was still a sign of progress from, say, the Walter Smith years.
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