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1 Posted 09/01/2017 at 08:25:31
2 Posted 09/01/2017 at 17:16:40
The new deal sounded good at first but I was assuming it was a legit deal involving an independent party who had been sold on the club by our commercial team. Now it seems more like a shady bail out between buddies.
Is it too much to ask for us to seek out competitive deals from conventional businesses? This sponsorship is a farce. What benefit does Usmanov get from this? Will Liverpudlians be dazzled by the brand recognition and head to Russia next time their car needs an oil change?
At least the Emirates deal involved an airline that could conceivably attract new clients on the basis of advertising.
3 Posted 09/01/2017 at 17:24:06
Paraphrasing but: "Should Everton qualify for European club competition, the deal is likely to face scrutiny from regional governing body Uefa; who could sanction the club should it determine that USM has paid above fair market value."
Would be just like Everton to cement a Champions League place only to be booted out and allow the 5th place team to enter instead. And no bets on who that would be.
Still; what am I even saying? More chance of Donald Trump and Meryl Streep hooking up than that happening.
4 Posted 09/01/2017 at 17:32:45
Liam, this is Everton, anything could happen with us. And I don't mean that in a good way. 😮
5 Posted 09/01/2017 at 21:24:00
6 Posted 09/01/2017 at 21:44:19
7 Posted 09/01/2017 at 22:46:26
Hopefully this indicates a genuine desire from Moshiri to spend as what would be the point of all this effort otherwise?
8 Posted 10/01/2017 at 07:02:56
Certain arrangements needed to be in place before Moshiri could open the chequebook including satisfying Financial Fair Play and his taking over the club's debt liability as was announced recently.
While it might be frustrating that we have to wait to see the talent provided to Ronald Koeman, all the signs are there that Moshiri, or possibly even his partner Usmanov, are getting the club ready for major investment.
It would be nice if Ronald could do something with the current playing staff in the meantime but I expect to see changes over the next two windows exciting times.
9 Posted 10/01/2017 at 11:46:32
This will take a number of years to bed in; Man City didn't change overnight, and I don't see us making significant progress until a stadium has been built and the current or future manager has had the opportunity to turn over an ageing and inadequate squad.
As it stands, we a streets behind the current top six both on and off the pitch so frustration aside, I'm not sure what Koeman doubters expect to achieve in calling for his removal...
10 Posted 11/01/2017 at 10:02:30
Its like a fruit seller chanting "Please buy our rotten fruit it gets more rotten by the day". Not a very good sales technique by Koeman.
11 Posted 11/01/2017 at 17:28:16
In this case, Niasse was an unknown at Premier League level so Koeman's actions of leaving him out would essentially provide the same message to any would-be suitors.
12 Posted 16/01/2017 at 11:21:33
So it looks like its just a way of funnelling Usmanov's money into Everton FC. Is this a good or a bad thing? I think we should take the money.
13 Posted 16/01/2017 at 17:07:59
We are competing against these sneaky buffers. For heavens sake loads of our troops have said for years that the reds had some deal with Satan. This is closer to the mark. We aren't a smaller club. We just been to naieve.
14 Posted 17/01/2017 at 11:27:20
The pure Everton spirit is something very special indeed. Opposing teams/players reflect on their visits to the Old Lady and this is evidence to the spirit of the club.
Now the conundrum can we make the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium a modern design and still retain the special atmosphere of Goodison Park?
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