Barry Horne always struck me as a real good guy and a true blue in the best senses of that expression. Honest, intelligent and prepared to say things exactly as he saw them.
This was reinforced to me when about two weeks ago he basically wrote in the Echo that the reason that the current owners had been unable to sell the club was because of an unrealistic asking price. I then see his most recent article in the same paper says that following a conversation with a ?senior official? he knows the club are in talks with a number of parties and the current owners are only after what is best for Everton FC and that the price being sought is not an issue.
Is there something really happening or is there some other reason for Barry?s dramatic change of viewpoint?
Andy Riley, Posted 27/12/2011 at 20:35:32
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1 Posted 27/12/2011 at 22:30:10
I like to think Bill wants the best for us but may not have total control of certain issues at the club.
2 Posted 27/12/2011 at 23:05:15
He's a piss poor pundit on TV too.
3 Posted 27/12/2011 at 23:10:43
4 Posted 28/12/2011 at 01:39:32
2. The Echo is the 'unofficial/official/non-official' mouth piece of the club
3. Barry Horne and Graeme Sharp spout shite
I thought all this was obvious by now?!
5 Posted 28/12/2011 at 02:13:53
6 Posted 28/12/2011 at 03:38:54
Given his early history of low self-esteem I am so glad I shouted a heart "Alright Baz" across the field at the Columbus Crew preseason game a few years ago. He didn't know me from Adam but reciprocated with an enthusiastic smiling wave back..
I had no idea before reading the book how well respected in the game he was and what a role he had in keeping spirits up in the dressing room. Everton were fortunate to have him on the staff. I wondered why he left the club. Thankfully it was amicable.
7 Posted 28/12/2011 at 04:21:41
Kendall is only slightly more interesting and since Duncan Mc, Everton 'specialists' have been masters of stating the obvious yet evading the real issues that affect our club. Give Ferguson a column ? that should shake it up a bit and I may even buy a copy.
8 Posted 28/12/2011 at 11:40:57
9 Posted 28/12/2011 at 15:18:36
Make of that what you willl.
10 Posted 28/12/2011 at 16:17:22
......on the back of Keith Harris recently saying the club would look to sell for around £150m ? it must be overpriced. In the past I have stuck up for Bill Kenwright and Robert Elstone but the only thing you can do to get someone to buy what you are selling is by dropping your price. Although I always look for the positive about every aspect of the club, there is definitely a sense that we are now caught up in a downward spiral.
This was followed by the following on 24 December - Following an article I wrote a couple of weeks ago regarding the sale of Everton FC, I had a very interesting conversation with a senior official of the club at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
During the conversation it became clear that the club are in talks with a number of interested parties about a sale, and that the only conditions attached to the sale are that the buyers are right for Everton FC and have the best interests of the club at heart.
There are no conditions attached other than that.
It just seemed to me that his point of view had changed radically in the space of two weeks and I was wondering/hoping that it could mean something significant was now on the horizon in terms of a sale.
11 Posted 29/12/2011 at 12:28:13
12 Posted 31/12/2011 at 11:53:05
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