Frustrated Everton fans are misunderstanding the process of building a successful recruitment strategy
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1 Posted 05/09/2016 at 18:57:47
2 Posted 05/09/2016 at 19:13:15
3 Posted 05/09/2016 at 19:16:08
4 Posted 05/09/2016 at 21:40:27
The "targets" we lost out on could all get the same money, but with the added benefit of European football. Our priority must be to strengthen what we have and get onto that stage, then we will have the cream to offer with the jam.
5 Posted 05/09/2016 at 22:47:00
6 Posted 05/09/2016 at 23:45:53
7 Posted 05/09/2016 at 23:57:58
Two passages that stood out for me:
"Supporters may have seen the chance to sign Axel Witsel come and go, and may also have been jilted by Moussa Sissoko on deadline day, but those were circumstantial failures rather than technical misfires. Until some tangible signs of success are evident, Everton's market ambitions will be restricted by their reality; there's no way around that, that's just how football works."
"Perhaps the greatest folly is the assumption that this is easy and that, from the moment they arrived, Koeman, Walsh and Moshiri should have inspired immediate revolution. That underestimates how pronounced a disadvantage Everton have suffered through during the Premier League era and how much ground they must now recover. Similarly, it portrays advancement as a simple process which doesn't rely on a precarious balance between today and tomorrow, and which isn't built on an infrastructural harmony which can take months and years to perfect. Everton have a long way to go, but there's nothing yet to suggest that they aren't at least pointing in the right direction."
8 Posted 06/09/2016 at 17:06:17
1. We qualify year on year
2. We make the money to make 1. possible
There are few short cuts. Did Leicester sign anyone who preferred them to Man Utd this summer?
9 Posted 06/09/2016 at 17:31:55
So we have to be realistic we are having to compete with teams who are not at this moment regular Champions League teams. This includes Liverpool and there record in Europe will have a much bigger pull on foreign players than ourselves. Then there is Spurs and the lure of London for many players wives is a bigger draw than we can offer. Also West Ham again a London club with a new ground and increased attendances may also figure in the pecking order ahead of ourselves. So that in my reckoning leaves us about 8th in the pecking order.
But the plus side is we have appointed a top class manager and also a DoF who can spot a player and that in terms of money saved on players could give us a massive edge in years to come. You only have to see what a gem Gana is to see the advantage of having Walsh on board. Finally we have a new wealthy owner, something we haven't had since John Moores.
10 Posted 07/09/2016 at 08:51:35
The only slight irritation is the intimation that the sense of frustration is a collective thing - implying Blues as a whole are feeling it. In fact, many of us are well aware of the medium to long term nature of this recovery and we're not ready to throw a wobbler when the window (the new regime's first) closed.
I would hate Evertonians in general to be portrayed as typical of the modern media driven rabble I believe we are not of that ilk, and in the main have a very real grasp on our place in the world.
Our burning passion for our club, borne with a real sense of injustice from the shit hand that post-Heysel history has dealt us, has never died. Any sense of frustration and desire to put us back where we belong is far deeper than a temporary, though understandable, sense of impatience by some who love this club.
For most of us, I believe, we are ready to stay in the middle lane and reach our destination just as quickly, and safely, as those advocating the outside lane .
Overall though, a very well reasoned article and should be posted front and centre.
11 Posted 07/09/2016 at 09:28:48
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