If anyone wanted to prove that the Peter Principle was more than just a satirical theory then they could well point to Everton as evidence of its validity. The Peter Principle states that "in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence", meaning these individuals are promoted to positions in which they are doomed to fail. This would seem to be the case at every level of Everton FC. Working from the top down, as chair, BK is without doubt a successful entrepreneur and impresario and in the past helped to steer Everton through some financial stormy waters into calmer times but it is clear that he doesn?t possess the business acumen or competence needed to bring in the investment needed to take Everton to the next level and ensure regular European football and therefore more income to buy and attract proven talent.
Equally, Moyes is without doubt an excellent manager but he reached his ceiling of competency in the Premier League in the 2004?05 Season. You have to ask the question, if he was really that good a manager, Why has no other club made him an offer he couldn?t refuse? Perhaps they know that even if he had a pot of money to buy players or managed a City, Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal or for that matter Barcelona his managerial culture and approach would be fundamentally the same as at Everton, defensive and void of any creative philosophy.
As for the squad it?s all been said on TW before; Howard, Hibbert, Coleman, Osman, Anichebe, Jagielka, Saha and Neville are all good journeymen and have done well in the Premier League, but this season, they are quite literally out of their league.
So there you have it: Everton ? proof that the Peter Principle is more than a theory.
Sam Fitzsimmons, Posted 06/11/2011 at 20:17:03
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1 Posted 07/11/2011 at 15:13:00
And how do you know he hasn't been approached? And if its not into the Sky 4, why would he leave/ have left?
I all for a critical analysis of Moyes, but anything, even the ridiculous, seems fair game at the moment.
2 Posted 07/11/2011 at 17:04:13
3 Posted 07/11/2011 at 18:50:27
As for "Moyes is without doubt an excellent manager" - well I have to confess to being more than a little doubtful about that assertion.
4 Posted 07/11/2011 at 21:53:44
However, it's been ten years and we are just as bad as we were. Conclusion? ? Moyes is not good enough to get the job done. Solution ? replace him. There are other well experienced ''humans'' out there so let's get the wheels in motion Kenwright! How many more seasons must we long-suffering fans endure his abyssmal tactics and team selections?
5 Posted 07/11/2011 at 22:06:28
6 Posted 07/11/2011 at 22:20:16
Is this a wind up Robert?
7 Posted 07/11/2011 at 22:28:04
8 Posted 07/11/2011 at 23:09:15
The point where Moyes and money meet is also the point where we have money problems. True predators (not fragile Saha or "Once I sign the contract for guaranteed money" I'm done Yak) will never be available under our fiscal restraint. That's the difference. I say this as someone who hasn't spent a lifetime (or even since Kenright bought the team) as an EFC fan.
I came in with Landon. From his first appearance, the Arsenal snow game, until the end of the season I saw a team that defended, moved well through the mid-field, and attacked.
I've kept an eye on the team through the years since Joe Max Moore. But to discover the team I was watching was in 10th place?? I was shocked. We could defend, move forward, and attack. Apparently our apex in these last 3 seasons.
Moyes is like every other manager (pick the team, pick the sport). He's as good as his talent.
It's early November. If Moyes was shit, we'd have been blown out a time or two. Hasn't happened, has it? We need scorers, which means we need new ownership, not Moyes out.
9 Posted 07/11/2011 at 23:50:48
Does the "Panel" think that Steve Round would do just as good a job as Joe did if David Moyes was for any reason incapacitated? Would the football change, would Round squares be put into oblong triangles?
10 Posted 08/11/2011 at 00:19:34
11 Posted 08/11/2011 at 00:19:34
12 Posted 08/11/2011 at 00:22:19
13 Posted 08/11/2011 at 12:40:06
Who else would have him?
Which clarifies the point, that Moyes hasn't got a clue.
14 Posted 08/11/2011 at 12:53:28
15 Posted 08/11/2011 at 13:50:41
16 Posted 09/11/2011 at 12:40:03
Bored of these musings about Moyes and how sh*t we are.
It's painfully obvious the only reason we're sh*t is because we have no money. Nothing to do with Moyes's crap tactics. those same crap tactics have had flirt with European football more times than we ever have in our history (ok that might not be true, but can't be arsed looking it up).
We just need a new owner, someone or something that can spend a fair few zillionquid on 4 world class strikers.
It will happen one day.
In the meantime!!
Get behind the team and start supporting them instead of trying to find fault in every player, every one of the coaching staff and all the boardroom.
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