My attention was brought to the following website. http://evertontime.com/
It is in development but in the meantime has an alarming countdown from the last incoming transfers that Everton FC have made.
Currently it is the following:
Time elapsed since Everton bought a player (not including youth, loans or free transfers):
1 year 10 months 5 days 03 hours 37 minutes 44 seconds
Time elapsed since Everton signed a player (not including youth or loans)
1 year 0 months 5 days 03 hours 37 minutes 44 seconds
Time elapsed since Everton signed a player on loan
1 year 5 months 14 days 04 hours 37 minutes
Seeing this written down in such a way really brings home how little investment the board have put into Everton. This was sent to me by an Arsenal-supporting mate who couldn't believe it was true. Embarrassed, I had to confess it sadly was.
Ben Howard, Posted 06/07/2011 at 12:35:37
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1 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:20:10
It's a strong word to use, but I Hate Bill Kenwright. He has ruined (nearly single-handedly) the once great Everton Football Club. You don't have to be a Sky club to make a go of it, at least Stoke, Bolton and Sunderland try (new stadiums as well). Black/Blue 'Boys Pen' Bill Kenwright has certainly made his mark in Everton's history alright, all for the wrong reasons.
I keep asking myself why doesn't Moyes resign? It could prove to other clubs he is serious... Or is he too comfy with his salary and low expectations?
2 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:45:21
I just hope for some fucking blind reason, that one or two (Barkley Garbutt, Vellios) break into the first team and that we get off to a flyer ? then who knows! This team when on a good run are hard to stop: only 19 league defeats in 76 games over the last two seasons are testament to the fact that we are tough to beat!!
3 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:51:28
4 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:54:12
Either way, it's a pretty astonishing situation for a Premier League club to be in.
5 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:58:46
6 Posted 06/07/2011 at 15:57:45
And then see a thread two months later criticising the debt accumulated by the board....
7 Posted 06/07/2011 at 16:18:01
8 Posted 06/07/2011 at 17:20:51
9 Posted 06/07/2011 at 17:34:38
10 Posted 06/07/2011 at 17:45:26
Sam, it doesn't include Youth loans as stated and Dier isn't 18 yet, I'll put money on it he gets nowhere near the first team again either.
11 Posted 06/07/2011 at 17:49:30
I'll give it three more seasons before we end up in the Championship and from there it could be down hill all the way I'm afraid.
12 Posted 06/07/2011 at 18:18:15
We're skint becasue the board haven't got enough money to make a decent signing ? why should they put their own money in to something that will not yield a return?
The ground is fuckin' shite and doesn't bring in enough cash and we've only 2 or 3 players who anyone in their right mind would buy off us.
It's a fuckin' miracle that we've not been relegated before now if you ask me....
As I've said before, until we get out of that place to get more corporate cash in and start making cash from events other than footie, we're only going backwards.
I don't know why it's such a shock to you mate.
13 Posted 06/07/2011 at 18:22:20
14 Posted 06/07/2011 at 18:44:55
Not spending a single penny and expecting a sudden big return is not only a terrible idea ? it's a fucking obscenity to the fans who have put more money in in a single game than they have in a decade.
15 Posted 06/07/2011 at 18:16:44
Unfortunately I semi-consciously feel the same. If things remain the same, Everton will certainly vanish into obscurity.
We don't have THE oldest squad in the Prem, but no-one ever gets younger. When the current lot retire/get sold for nominal fees when they're passed it, then what? We might have a few youngsters and academy prospects make the team, but you can't possibly imagine we'd fill all the gaps???
With our current transfer activity we will certainly be relegated in time; the question is, how long have we got left?
16 Posted 06/07/2011 at 19:16:40
Some of DM's successes have been based on good purchases from the Championship, but how much will he pick up a Jagielka, a Lescott or a Cahill for now?? Half decent players in that league i.e. Taarabt, Long are being talked of around £10M+.
We may not have the oldest squad but some of the most influential players over the years are getting older: Cahill ? 31, Arteta ? 29.
17 Posted 06/07/2011 at 20:16:45
Blue's new online complain complaints facility:
Bill's incredible claim is ALL requests, complaints and question's will be responded to on this site.
18 Posted 06/07/2011 at 20:33:01
Is this the limit of ambition that this story has been sitting there for 26 days now? Our club has nothing to interest anyone even in the silly season!
19 Posted 06/07/2011 at 20:33:52
But, as our transfers page shows, the last time we bought a player to strengthen the first team was in September 2009 with the acquisition of John Heitinga for £6.1m. That's a fairly sobering fact.
20 Posted 06/07/2011 at 21:05:09
21 Posted 06/07/2011 at 21:25:52
22 Posted 06/07/2011 at 21:40:04
1 ? There is remarkably little tub-thumping in favour of the board. I hope that this is because reality is sinking in to most blues, on this site and elsewhere, that our board of directors are a toxic drain on the life of the club.
2 ? What are we going to do about it? Despite the realisation I hope that I am beginning to see, I still fear there is a general apathy amongst Evertonians. We've talked about demonstrations and stuff on this site. Nothing ever comes of them. What has to happen before the anger reaches boiling point? At what point do the rank and file blues stand up?
23 Posted 06/07/2011 at 22:11:49
I'm really struggling to understand the apathy of some Evertonians towards our current plight ? my father included, who has seen us play in the 2nd Division, who keeps telling me something will happen soon and that we have to trust that Kenwright has the best interest of the club at heart.
You can imagine our pre- and post-match conversations can get quite heated; unfortunately, I'm still impatiently waiting and just hope my old man doesn't have to suffer watching us in the 2nd flight again.
24 Posted 06/07/2011 at 22:23:44
25 Posted 06/07/2011 at 23:40:51
26 Posted 06/07/2011 at 23:33:26
27 Posted 06/07/2011 at 23:57:12
During the Kenwright years, he has sold or mortgaged every asset the club had, generating a fair amount of money. In the last 4 years, Everton's turnover has gone from £38M to around £79M; in the last 3 years, we have made £7M on transfers!!
In the last 2 years, we have spent out only £1.5M on players... £1.5M in 2 fucking years... and you blame somebody from 12 years ago?
Everton not an attractive club to buy? Really? Someone bought the Shite over the road when they were £360M in debt!! Man City, Villa, Sunderland, Portsmouth, West Ham, QPR, Brum, Wolves to name but a few... are you telling me they are all more attractive clubs to buy than Everton?
With all due respect to you, I think you need help; you have fallen hook, line and sinker for the Kenwright propaganda ? please wake up!
"I was surprised he became Everton chairman, because I remember him being a Red." ? Alan Ball commenting not about PJ but Bill bloody Kenwright!!!
28 Posted 07/07/2011 at 00:58:36
It's about time we saw some committment from others involved.
29 Posted 07/07/2011 at 01:09:23
However, I believe Alan Ball was referring to when Kenwright was in a sitcom in the 70s when he played a Kopite.
Unfortunately he is a blue, which is his only saving grace.
30 Posted 07/07/2011 at 06:20:40
There is no excuse, none at all for Championship clubs and newly promoted teams out spending us. None!
This board has failed in all respects to make us an competitive in the transfer market.
But as clear as the above is to me, it's just as clear nothing will change until it's too late.
31 Posted 07/07/2011 at 09:20:09
32 Posted 07/07/2011 at 12:26:52
A fucking travesty it is and the reason the club hasn't must be because of the estimated sale price that Kenwright and his cronies are putting on it. It can't be anything else.
33 Posted 07/07/2011 at 12:34:34
34 Posted 07/07/2011 at 12:49:19
35 Posted 07/07/2011 at 13:31:05
36 Posted 08/07/2011 at 03:25:25
Bally was at a play opening of Kenwright's, Kenwright demanded they play You'll Never Walk Alone at the end, the venue refused and Blue BIll(?) stormed out in temper.
37 Posted 08/07/2011 at 03:29:37
Now, contrast to today, that £2.5M figure is now £23M ? that is where our transfer money is going... what is that being spent on?
And before someone says it is wages, it is not ? that is separate, and again if someone says our wage bill has gone up, yes I agree but, our turnover from 2006 has been £40M a year extra ? has all that gone on wages? NO.
38 Posted 10/07/2011 at 21:51:11
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