27 Campaign to stage protest outside Goodison on Saturday

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The 27 Campaign that has been agitating for change at Boardroom level at Everton have announced they will be holding a protest outside Goodison Park this Saturday at 12 Noon.

The group, which formed late last year as Everton's 2021-22 season was unravelling, are stepping up their efforts to implore the club's owner, Farhad Moshiri, to either put the club up for sale or listen to supporters' concerns about the leadership at Executive and Boardroom level.

On their Twitter feed they expressed a renewed urgency on the back of two poor pre-season showings in the United States which resulted in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and last night's 4-0 drubbing by Minnestota United.

“Saturday's protest just became a little bit more important after the manager's comments post-game,” the campaign tweeted. “He is concerned massively. We all should be too. Let's show them it's not acceptable once again and get down to Goodison Road.”

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Their call on the social media platform for supporters to join them in protest this weekend read:


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Brian Murray
1 Posted 21/07/2022 at
High Noon on Saturday, c'mon c'mon – get down to Goodison Park. Force change — or the Blackpool game will be a dress rehearsal, sooner or later.

If this ostrich attitude by Blues continues, then we deserve all we get.

Brian Harrison
2 Posted 21/07/2022 at

While I can well understand why you are asking for fans to turn up at the protest meeting on Saturday, what the 27 Year Campaign are asking for is for Moshiri to sell and for him to remove most of the Board as well.

I have never seen any fan protest against a Premier League owner to be successful; also, while the protests go on, it creates division:

  • Man Utd fans had their green and gold protests over the Glaziers and they're still in control;
  • Arsenal fans protested and wanted Kronke out;
  • Newcastle fans protested for years about Ashley, but he only left when the right offer came along;
  • Spurs fans wanted Levy out;
  • Even our neighbours protested over Hicks and Gillette but it was the banks who brought down these – not the fans' protests.

So yes, I can well understand why many fans will protest, but it won't change anything and I worry that a protest at this time will cause division amongst the fans. And with this poor squad of players, any division as was here under Benitez will see us being in another relegation battle.

We sold our best player and have yet to sign a forward to replace him, our only signing is a centre-back to add to the other four centre-backs.

This team have lacked goals for quite a few seasons and that problem isn't so far being addressed. I would have hoped that Lampard – being England's most prolific goal-scoring midfielder – would have looked to bring in a goal-scoring midfield player, but nothing on that front either.

I know many will say nobody would get a tune out of this group of players but Ancelotti did; for most of the season he was here, we were fighting for a European slot. But the burglary to his home, then finding out he would have no money to spend, and he left.

I was enthusiastic when we signed Lampard but maybe the job is just too big for him. He started last season trying to play out from the back but these players haven't the ability to play this way. Half-way through, he reverted to an Allardyce style of hit it long and try and win the 2nd ball in the opponent's half.

But, reading reports of our two pre-season games, he has reverted back to playing out from the back, seemingly not learning his lesson.

I have seen many top players go into management and fail: Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Roy Keane… I fear Frank may join this illustrious group.

I am sure Brian will respond asking, if we don't protest, what do we do, and sadly I can only say do what we did last season – back these poor players to the hilt and hope that's enough to avoid relegation.

Nick Page
3 Posted 21/07/2022 at
It's hard to believe how delusional some (most?) of our fans are and how they hang on every word of Billy Bullshit like he was sent down to save us. Some of the shite written on here is incredible: “We might finish 12th; we're a few signings away from Top 10”. Seriously if you honestly think this, then football really isn't for you.

Kenwright has overseen the worst period in the club's history by far and we've gone nowhere in all his time here. That's a fact, not an opinion. We've been embarrassed in Europe, been to 1 cup final and the selfish shite has the temerity to openly say "We've had some good times" to fans' faces. He's made a fortune out of Everton and we should demand every penny back he's made if he's that big of a Blue.

Actually, he's only in it for himself. He manipulates the lazy Sky 6 media for his own gain who never ask why he's here and what he's done. Oh, he brought in a billionaire so he could upgrade his train set. He also hand-picks ex-players and media types to pretend we have some sort of fan forum and then the fans that get included in this all fall in line like good little Blues.

If we don't get rid of these now, we are finished as a football club. Get to Goodison Park and get on the protest – and don't stop.

Brian Murray
4 Posted 21/07/2022 at

Okay, you point out how futile it is to try and remove an owner until he's good and ready. Well failing, that I'm quite happy for him to stay while we reap the obvious benefits of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and all that creates.

All we or I am asking is he gives himself the best possible chance of really rinsing all he can over the new stadium and the areas surrounding Bramley-Moore Dock by getting professional people in to help him achieve that.

It would be yet another chance missed and we would end up with the likes of Kitbag and Stake in a world class stadium which would be tragic for Everton and embarrassing.

Denise knows she would be well out of her depth in any conversation over the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. Let her oversee the Goodison legacy if the club insist on looking after their jobs-for-life gang. After all, it's apparently what she excels in. I won't go into the real reason, as we all know it.

James Marshall
5 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Remember when we didn't have a pot to piss in and Moyes was manager? Everyone complained about finishing in the Top 6 or 7 every year not being good enough...

A lot of people said "Be careful what you wish for".

Well, here we are!

Well done, everyone!

Barry Hesketh
6 Posted 21/07/2022 at

Isn't your post exactly what the likes of Bill Kenwright have always advocated? There has been no true ambitions for Everton Football Club to try and emulate it's glorious history (the framed Echo dated 7 May 1994 hanging on Bill's office wall is testament to that).

The fact that Kenwright was involved whilst the crazy Iranian spent all of his dosh, speaks volumes. The fans don't deserve being criticised for having the same ambitions as their ancestors did; the Chairman and his band of imposters deserve every ounce of criticism, as they have managed to do in 25 years, what Kopites have dreamt of for nearly a century, namely make Everton Football Club uncompetitive, ridiculous and irrelevant in the football world.

Careful what I wished for? No!

Sorry I allowed a theatre impressario a free-ride for most of his tenure, when I thought Peter Johnson was bad? Very much yes!

Kim Vivian
7 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I have asked this before and not sure what the answer(s) may have been but, if Kenwright was forced to go – jump, pushed or passed – who would replace him? And what would the procedure be?

I think we have the minimum number of directors on the board now but may be wrong on that. I'm guessing that Moshiri would be interim Chairman while he found someone else?

Nick Page
8 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Who would replace Kenwright, Kim?

Noddy and feckin Big Ears would be an upgrade on the misty-eyed fraud.

Pete Clarke
9 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I think we all understand by know that Moshiri has messed up in a big way by letting others waste his money and he's also guilty of massive mistakes himself. If it were not for the stadium, then I'm sure he would have sold up by now.

We need to make it our top priority as a fanbase that this has gone too far so he has to make a change at board level. Banners at every game to get the message home that Kenwright has to go.

We've had no good times under this man's leadership.

John Kavanagh
10 Posted 21/07/2022 at

Whilst I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments about our illustrious Chairman, there's more chance of polite demonstrations ousting Putin, Kim and Xi.

What can be achieved is for Moshiri to remove him (and himself) from any negotiations or appointments apart from giving final approval.

The message that Chairman Bill is on the phone is music to the ears of every other club chairman and chief executive on the planet. And every agent with players to offload.

Patterson would have been a huge risk at £4-6 million. What we've paid for a Rangers reserve beggars belief even if he does eventually turn out okay.

We can no longer afford a single bad buy or over-payment so all transfers must be left to people who know what they are doing. The same applies to selling players.

We are fighting a relegation battle from Day One this season, but I'm at least reassured that Lampard now realises it after this morning's fiasco.

And don't forget that the bastards at the FA are looking at punishments for the Palace pitch invasion. 3 game ban for the 12th man???

Brian Murray
11 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Make no mistake, this chairmen is very very clever and picks his friends carefully. He's hoodwinked bigger and more street-wise than Frank Lampard.

Also, in the media, he knows how to play the game so making out we are totally out of order asking for more.

Case in point: if this Saturday's protest somehow makes its way to the Owner's ears in Monaco, he will reassure Moshiri it's just some unrealistic crazy small faction.

As I say, very cute in how he clings on to dear life no matter what the consequences for the club he gets emotional over. Didn't say 'loves' as I don't believe he's interested unless it suits him to be.

David Frederickson
12 Posted 21/07/2022 at
We are an absolute disgrace... our club is being run by clueless, useless and downright neglect.

Every day, I'm on NewsNow Everton 100 times plus and yet still no more signings. Due to last season, we should have got everyone in before any other club.

If I was Lampard, I would say, "Do one, Kenwright, your club is a joke. Them currently playing in our first 11 wouldn't even get into a Sunday League team, they are at best so embarrassingly awful stealing a living off our hard-working fans... fact!

We won't have more than 15 points by Christmas and relegated by February... I have had enough of this inept useless and unprofessional club. No-one has got a clue.

Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 21/07/2022 at
The fans are protesting about things that should have been done when Moshiri first took over Everton FC. They are not asking Moshiri to sell, because most people must already be aware, that this choice is for the owner or owners to make.

They are asking for Everton to become a more ruthlessly professional outfit, instead of having a chairman who pulls at the heart-strings, and choses a CEO who is really not qualified to do the job to the standards that we should adhere.

I can't wait for the day Kenwright goes, because he's done a huge amount of damage to Everton Football Club over the years. He's very lucky to have personally had some good times, and even luckier because he's made an absolute fortune, selling to the only person who was obviously prepared to keep him involved.

It's time for Moshiri to get his skates on and get moving, because the man must know when he's losing. And as for Bill Kenwright, it's time to get out of Goodison Park.

Brian Murray
14 Posted 21/07/2022 at

Let me know if you have time for a condemned man's last drink before the Premier League put their black caps on. See you in the Winslow. Say if you can make it.

Barry Hesketh
15 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Ordinarily I'd have been there on Saturday at noon, however, due to Industrial action by the employees of a large local bus company, I won't be able to attend.

I'm sure there will be lots of others in the Merseyside region who would also like to be there, but can't due to this strike. I will be there in spirit though.

Tony Abrahams
16 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Sound, Brian, I looked in the Black Horse for you before the Chelsea game mate, and I'm definitely prepared to get on a train to go to London with you, because even if it's pointless, sometimes underneath a man's illogical, egotistical, smug smile, must surely be the realisation that he never kidded as many people as he thought he had?
Brian Wilkinson
17 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Might be in the same predicament myself then, Barry, in regards to the strikes, I live a good 19 miles away, however if it's to oust our Chairman, I am tempted to walk down the East Lancs Road.
Derek Knox
18 Posted 21/07/2022 at
James @ 5, a bit harsh there mate as far as I'm concerned! We the fans have naturally always wanted the best for Everton, but are also savvy enough in the knowledge that success doesn't come either cheaply, or quickly in this new age Premier League set-up.

Furthermore, we have had little or no say in what has transpired in the past. Most decisions have been made in the interest of the Greatest Evertonian ever to have been in the Boys Pen (?), and solely for his benefit alone, whilst purporting to be for the betterment of the club. "My Arse!" as Jim Royle would adequately state.

While hitherto protests at various clubs may not have directly impacted any outcome, at least they have been 'recognised'; otherwise, people wouldn't be quoting instances, or giving examples.

I live in Cheshire myself but will try to make it over, to support the protest, not easy for me in my seventies these days, but at least I will know I have done my bit!

I may not have any Flags or Banners, but I will have a sharpened pitchfork, and a lighted torch, plus a length of lynching rope should Kenwright show his ugly head. Surely there is a suitable gibbet somewhere in the vicinity! :-)

Forever a Blue! 💙💙

Jack Convery
21 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I can only believe that Moshiri has signed a written agreement that the Chairman can stay in place. Nothing else makes sense. Though I realise sense and EFC don't actually go together anymore.

I salute the 27 Year Campaign and wish them well for the demonstration. Hopefully it will be a decent turnout. Blue smoke billowing up into the nostrils of the board numpties and owner, carrying our wishes, to go and go now.

Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Moshiri should have changed it when he bought the club. He's a billionaire. He must know business associates who helped him be successful, rather than trust people who tell him they can run it for him because they support Everton and know the club and fans. He could have hired me to do that.

I don't wish Kenwright any ill. I just wish he'd go. His time was up years ago, but he's clung onto power and influence. He may give the impression of being a soft, theatre loving and emotional character.

But really he's like a former Eastern Europe dictator who sits in the comfort of his Grand Palace telling the deprived, put down masses that we're all in this together and should be grateful for our lot.

He talks about Liverpool Football Club affectionately. Big alarm bells.

Moshiri by all means can still make a go of this and take us to the new stadium. But he has to wake up and see what we all see. Many who saw it way before me in honesty. If he can't see it, then he should sell. But that's his choice not ours. I don't think any campaign can force that as he will wait for the best deal and if he doesn't get one, stay.

All we can do is try to influence him to listen and open his eyes to the incompetence of those he has trusted and continues to trust to spend his money and run our football club.

That's where the campaign should be focussed.

I think it's good we're keeping it away from matchdays. Come then, we'll unite behind the team.

Good luck. Keep it classy and have our voice heard.

Nick White
23 Posted 21/07/2022 at
All the best to those able to attend on Saturday, hope you make a massive noise and someone at the club listens. 👍
Danny O’Neill
25 Posted 21/07/2022 at
No matter what the turnout on Saturday, it is a start and something that will gather momentum.

35 years since we won a League title. If you'd have forecast that in 1987, I'd have given you a very straight look.

27/35. We need to take back the club, the city and our place in English football. I won't say rightful, because you have to earn that. Just as we did through most of our history.

Only to be consistently let down since.

Ed Prytherch
26 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Peter Kenyon is probably smiling as the market value of our club declines with each match that we play. How long does it have to go on before Moshiri understands that it is time to cut his losses?
Tony Abrahams
27 Posted 21/07/2022 at
If he can't keep the promises that he made last week, Ed, then I'd say not very long...

Nick Page
28 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I think poster #5 is delusional, because no-one with two brain cells to rub together could possibly compare the Moyes era to now given: 1. The money on offer to all clubs, and 2. the fact we spent most seasons struggling in some form or another.

All Bill ever wanted was someone else's money to spend and look how that turned out. We regularly competed with Spurs… look where they are now. Some proper whoppers in our support.

Ian Edwards
29 Posted 21/07/2022 at
They always shoot themselves in the foot. Organised a walk-out which was ignored because it coincided with an Everton corner.

Now a protest at the ground while there is a bus strike.

Brian Harrison
30 Posted 21/07/2022 at
While nobody can argue with the aims of 27 Years Campaign, their request for Moshiri to remove certain members of the Board will fall on deaf ears, I am afraid. Remember, this chairman is still chairman because it suited Moshiri and Usmanov.

Moshiri let the cat out of the bag 12 months after taking, over saying he only expected to be spending 5% of his time dealing with club business.

Yes, he and Usmanov have pumped in excess of half a billion pounds into this club yet, for all that money spent on players, apart from the money from Richarlison, the money recouped on other sold players has been next to nothing.

I think it sums up just how badly this club has been run when you hear that Brighton are asking Man City for £50 million for their left-back, the same as we got for our best player, and I doubt even Brighton fans would say Cucerella is anywhere near their best player.

Moshiri has through massive mismanagement put this club into such a position that, even if he wanted to spend another chunk on players, he can't because we are at our limit of FFP. It wouldn't matter if the richest man in the world bought Everton, he would still be restrained by the position we are in with FFP.

How we escaped a points deduction, I don't know, as we far exceeded the FFP rules but some clever accounting as regards to player sales that couldn't occur because of Covid made the Premier League not impose a points deduction.

How the Premier league fell for that, I don't know as one of the players who we could have sold in that time was Tosun; now tell me who would have been soft enough to buy Tosun?

We are now worse off than last season as then we had Richarlison and, listening to Lampard's comments, I think he is now realising what this team looks like without Richarlison.

This is going to be a very tough season and, while I said at the outset, I can understand the aims of 27 Years Campaign, as I said in an earlier post, I have never known a protest remove an owner or a chairman – however well meaning the protest is.

I am sure every Evertonian is disappointed with the last 27 years and counting, but this group first suggested a walk-out 27 minutes into the Arsenal game which was largely ignored – not because the fans didn't agree with the sentiments – they just didn't think walking out on a team that needed all the backing it could get was the right protest.

Nick White
31 Posted 21/07/2022 at

I'm all for the change myself, we need to act as a group and great something is being organised, it's been too long. I just hope something comes of it.

The Blue Union protest many years ago that I attended feels like a lifetime ago... I think Moyes was still the manager!

Brian Murray
32 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Brian @30 and Ian Edwards.

Firstly Ian. Daft smartarse comments about the bus strike equals nothing. Just unfortunate. Ian, please tell me an alternative to a protest or do you want to wait for an under-the-lights comeback like the Arsenal game and sing Grand Old Team with Niagra Falls cheeks in the stand?

How did the Kopites hound out them two Yanks (God bless ‘em. Shame.) They wouldn't stand for mediocrity and their club was nearly destroyed.

Unfortunately, the worse our peril on the pitch, the more the uprising will be... so hold on tight, brotherm or get lost in the crush. Okay, a bit dramatic. I just want Everton not to coast but to be relevant again. Unlike Teflon Teardrops.

Ian Edwards
33 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Brian @32. Smartarse comment!!!

The whole purpose of a protest is to have people there. I suspect the vast majority of fans that would attend would be going by bus.

Robert Williams
35 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I wish the 27 group every success on Saturday, but what has happened to the "Enough is Enough' protest?

There's an old saying – 'divide and conquer' – anyone think that Billy Boy will take comfort in these two-pronged attacks instead of one big joined-up protest??

Tony Abrahams
36 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I've seen cushions getting thrown on the pitch by very dissatisfied Evertonians when I was a little kid. I saw Everton's gates plummet, and leaflets claiming 30,000 stay-at-home fans couldn't be wrong. I saw the great times that immediately followed, then I saw Everton slowly falling from grace.

I saw the Dogs of War, a sense of pride, and then I saw a man with a plan. The man with the plan has his picture above the ticket office, on the timeline that was frozen, the day he became Everton's owner.

Damp down expectations, play on the heart-strings of the gullible, and divide the fanbase. How could any genuine Evertonian actually say "We've had some good times" when the club has stopped competing for honours since he got his paws into Everton all those years ago?

I think Saturday's turnout is going to be interesting, unless apathy has begun to rear it's ugly head once again?

Danny O’Neill
37 Posted 21/07/2022 at
That's a fair point, Robert. What was important about the end of last season was the fans unified.

We can't have a Monty Python Life of Brian situation where the People's Front of Judea are rivalling the Judean's People's Front even though they both want to oust the Romans!!!

Unify behind one effort or, as you say, it's divide and conquer and the fat cats sit there smirking and looking down as the restless natives carve themselves apart despite having a common aim.

Tony Abrahams
38 Posted 21/07/2022 at
I think divide & conquer was applicable when the Blue Union had a lot of enemies, or Kenwright had a lot more friends? I'm sure things have changed now, and a lot more of the fanbase have cottoned on to Bill Kenwright, especially the younger generation, who have got absolutely nothing whatsoever to thank the man for.

Our club is in a very precarious position right now, and it's definitely not the way you would expect any football team with any sort of ambition to be preparing for a new season. It's worrying but maybe we should be used to it because it's been that long since we challenged for honours that staying safe is better than fighting for real change.

Colin Glassar
39 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Brian Wilkinson
40 Posted 21/07/2022 at
Robert @35, that is going ahead on Friday 9 September, the change of date was to allow the transfer window to close first. The original date was the day after the Kiev game, but after Everton pencilled in the 29th, it would have been tough showing support for Ukraine, then protesting the following day.

With Everton away to Arsenal on the Sunday that weekend, we thought that would be the best date to go with.

Whatever the 27 Years Campaign achieve on Saturday, and I hope they get a good turnout, it will at least be a start. We hope to carry it on, just a pity they did not wait for 9 September, but hopefully some will join the proposed "Enough is Enough" one on 9 September as well.

If the buses are back on, I will certainly join in the 27 Years Campaign as well.

James Flynn
41 Posted 21/07/2022 at
"I have never seen any fan protest against a Premier League owner to be successful."

So what? The 27 Campaign wasn't formed to convince you of anything. They're directing they're wonderful efforts at Club ownership.

"Also, while the protests go on, it creates division."

About which, none of your bullet points address.

"So yes, I can well understand why many fans will protest, but it won't change anything and I worry that a protest at this time will cause division amongst the fans."

Yeah, that sentence reads that you don't understand. And again with the "divisions". What divisions are you referring to?

"I am sure Brian will respond asking, if we don't protest, what do we do, and sadly I can only say do what we did last season – back these poor players to the hilt and hope that's enough to avoid relegation."

And close with an insult. The 27 Campaign infringes on none of our combined support of whatever 11 walk out onto the pitch donning the Everton Shirt… in every single game.

"While nobody can argue with the aims of 27 Years Campaign,"

And yet you keep on doing just that. Their request for Moshiri to remove certain members of the Board will fall on deaf ears,"

No. It won't. You must have led the most sheltered (or blinkered) life in the Western world if you don't understand the effect of mass protest.

"I am afraid."

So? Let the frightened be afraid. The 27 Campaign plainly isn't.

Jerome Shields
42 Posted 22/07/2022 at
What the 27 Years Campaign are asking for is a change in culture. Something that should have been done when Moshiri initially took over. Going forward, they are asking for accountability for performance.

Not doing this has resulted in:

Relegation dogfight
Numerous managers
Inflated player wages
Players not fit for purpose
Under performing internal management staff.
Commercial underperformance
A costly self-serving bureaucracy.
Being a takeover target.

Just at the response of the Club to intial #27 Years protests-

The formation of ESSG and the Fan Advisory Board, both under the guise of the Fan-Led Review. The central aim being to head off fan protest. If as much effort had been made in running the club, Everton may have been in a better position than now.

But Everton is run with self-preservation being the priority for the existing regime, not to win any football competitions.

Mark Ryan
43 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Best of luck for Saturday to everyone who makes it. I'm off to A & E with a broken foot this morning.

I think the protest would be better served after the window closes: “Judge us after the window" he said… but good luck for Saturday, I'll be there in spirit and watching and supporting with my foot up.

This is not so much about Moshiri for me – it is about getting rid of Kenwright. Clueless clown who has wasted Moshiri’s millions when they could have made such a difference to us.

Robert Williams
44 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Thanks chaps for your replies to my 'divide & rule' hypothesis.

Danny @37 points out how the fans unified in the face of a catastrophe. We all know that Bill has his supporters and can do no wrong in their eyes but I wonder how many of those there are in total amongst the fanbase?

My argument is that it will be a pity if the remainder, ie, the anti-brigade, are fractured in their approach to the common enemy. United we stand, divided we fall – how many times has that been said and proved right?

Mike Allison
45 Posted 22/07/2022 at
I think if a club was as badly run as ours and nobody wanted to protest it would seem very, very odd. Good luck to those attending on Saturday, make your point with pride and dignity.

I wonder how people will react if I point out that the club was run much better when Kenwright was in charge than it has been since Moshiri took over…

The Moyes years seem like some kind of, perhaps not ‘golden', but ‘silver' or ‘bronze' age compared to now.

Brian Murray
46 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Mike @45.

Your notion or Everton Way is from another world compared with my standards of Everton. Just because we trundle along over two decades, not upsetting anyone with a 11-year cosy relationship, doesn't make it remotely good.

Okay, it's better than now but that's hardly the point. That inept curse has to go.

Ian Pilkington
47 Posted 22/07/2022 at
“Judge us after the window closes” is an empty gesture by Moshiri.

Surely it would a better for the other protest group to join in tomorrow night, as six Premier League games will have been played by 9 September and all indicators are pointing to a relegation battle in full swing by then.

The bus strike may be a problem for some but I intend to make my usual journey by car, Merseyrail and a 13-minute brisk walk from Kirkdale station to get there.

I certainly agree that the protest should focus on demanding the immediate removal of Kenwright. It is beyond belief that Moshiri is allowing the parasitic charlatan to continue as Chairman.

Typically, an article by Chris Bascombe in today's Telegraph describes Moshiri as “the heart of the malaise at Goodison” without once mentioning Kenwright.

Brian Harrison
48 Posted 22/07/2022 at
I did listen in last night to the podcast by the 27 Years Campaign. Everybody was very passionate and spoke well in arguing the case for change.

One or two mentioned that the older generation seemed reluctant to join the protest and wondered was it because they had seen the club when it was successful as against most of the contributors who were mainly late 30s and early 40s.

Having two sons, one late 30s, the other early 40s, and a 12-year-old grandson, all of us season ticket holders, I can well understand the frustration the fans feel for the lack of success we have had.

At 74, I am still as passionate about Everton since I first walked into Goodison aged 7, and I think I was on my feet more last season singing and chanting at the games just as much as I did when we were winning leagues and cups. So I don't subscribe to the theory that the older supporters are happy with the status quo.

I would also say that the 27 Year Campaign wanted us to walk out after 27 minutes against Arsenal to show our disgust with the present owner and board. While I agree we have been badly led by these people, the thought of walking out and not supporting the team seemed anathema to me. The whole point of being a supporter is to support – not walk out when things get tough.

I am glad they are having their protest before the season starts and most agreed that, when the games start, they will be right behind Lampard and the team and that's the way it should be.

I just hope that the protest is done the right way, as I am sure it will, and whether you agree or don't, it's important we come together as a fanbase.

I know many will say "Well, if we don't protest, how will we get change?" but I have never seen a fan protest against a board ever be succesful. I just worry that the message goes out to existing and potential players that this is a club that is divided and in crisis. Because that's the last thing our fanbase needs to be shown as and I am sure Sky will class it as a club divided.

Brian Murray
49 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Ian @47.

I said in another post, Kenwright is very very clever and will even use the owner as a shield as long as he clings on to his position.

I honestly think he couldn't give a toss what league we are in as long as he's hovering about like a bad smell when the ribbon is cut on the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

He's kidded most of the media into deflecting our problems away from him – that's why he employs weak people or ex-blues for a job for life.

I used to think I hated Bill Shankly but I loathe him a lot more. He's made this personal, instead of stepping down.

Tony Shelby
50 Posted 22/07/2022 at
The timing of the protest seems odd; I don't expect it to have any impact whatsoever, and I disagree with much of the rationale behind it but, hey, if at the very least those that attend get some kind of cathartic release from it, then it will have been worthwhile.

One thing's for sure, it will give you all something to talk about on TW for the next few weeks, even if it is just a variation on a recurring theme.

Just don't make us look like a bunch of pricks – that's our owner's job.

And in the unlikely event that you succeed in forcing a change in regime that includes Moshiri fucking off back to Monaco to count his (rapidly depreciating) rubles, then I will happily eat my words.

Brian Murray
51 Posted 22/07/2022 at

Ha ha – succinctly put. We will try our best to hide the pitchforks.

As for making you look like a prick, you done a good job half-heartedly defending the Chairman the other week, unless I got you wrong. Protests since time began have made a difference when done properly in any walk of life.

Mike Allison
52 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Er, Brian. What do you assume my notion of Everton to be based on my post?!
Brian Murray
53 Posted 22/07/2022 at

It's a default setting with Evertonians when things look bad, as in "Wish we had Moyes" or "Moyes done this or that". Apologies if got it wrong as I just couldn't stand what him and his mate upstairs turned us into.

Danny Baily
54 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Brian 53,

The mediocrity (and the glass ceiling above us) was well and truly established before Bill and Moyes took the helm. All they did was make sure we were well run.

Steavey Buckley
55 Posted 22/07/2022 at
What's the point of the demonstration on Saturday?

Everton are under extreme pressure not to spend hardly any money on transfers, while the likes of Nottingham Forest have stolen a march in the transfer market by going after players Everton are interested, but can't afford.

Barry Hesketh
56 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny @54

How do you define 'well run'?

We were making smaller losses, most seasons, I suppose, but only because the owner didn't have a pile of money to plough into the club — else he could easily have made the same mistakes that Moshiri has made. Also there was no chance that we'd be leaving Goodison even for Kirkby, because we had the begging bowl out to help fund it.

Moyes's good luck or good judgement of players and having a smallish squad helped to keep the wolf from the door most seasons, but our more expensive signings didn't work out as well as the 'bargain' buys.

We've been on the same carousel for 20 years with the odd good season here and there and only Martinez's first season and Moyes's good seasons in the late 2000s were anything to write home about. No trophies, one final and a few semi-finals, whilst the club has lurched on, season to season, seemingly with no real plans to move the club forward.

I can't begin to imagine what situation we'd have been in had we not managed to avoid relegation last May, but I certainly don't want to find out next May. Everton Football Club hasn't, as yet, heeded the warnings of last season — and it may prove to be catastrophic for the club and its fans.

Barry Rathbone
57 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Do fan protests achieve much?

Astley rode it out at Newcastle and the Glazers live on at Man Utd; the protestors at Monkey Island vainly tried to oust Hicks and Gilette but it was the banks that got them.

So in practical terms, no they don't. But they do serve a purpose of putting a shot across the bows of those who see themselves as lords and masters. No bad thing as power unchallenged means unaccountable control and that's never good.

I would probably go but for the twin issues of living over 100 miles away and being an olympian at loafing on the couch. Good luck anyway – it was such mad passion that saved the club last season.

Brian Murray
58 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Steavey @55.

Okay, so the alternative is to sit on your hands and say nothing. Why not go the whole hog and clap like last time when that lying disgrace of a man's face comes up the big screen?

Barry, granted it started before Moyes with the blessed Walter hand-picked – another wasted 3 years and so on. Only one common denominator in all this shit.

Danny Baily
59 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Barry 56,

What I should have said is that we were widely regarded as a well-run club. By the late noughties, we were recording record turnovers (typically up 3-5% year on year), securing bigger commercial deals and, thanks to our transfer business and manager, generating more revenue based on performance (cup runs and league placing).

Our debt increased and we made some commercial blunders (eg, Kitbag) but, on the whole, I believe we were very well run while Kenwright and Moyes were at the helm.

Steavey Buckley
60 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Brian #58.

Frank Lampard is probably the most worried by the lack of transfers. He has inherited a squad of players who are best pleased if they didn't have to defend or attack.

My advice to all Everton fans is carry on giving the same support to Frank Lampard as they did last season. Any negative distraction does not help the manager do a difficult job in the difficult financial situation he finds himself in.

No doubt, behind the scenes, Frank Lampard is doing his best to secure transfer funds.

Danny O’Neill
61 Posted 22/07/2022 at
I accept people's views may differ from mine, but being well run is not being competitive.

We were not Silver or Bronze under Moyes because that would indicate we were 2nd or 3rd and competing for success.

We were also rans that normally got off to a dodgy start and caught up to finish best of the rest on occasion.

I didn't see Everton win a trophy until I was 12 years old, which felt like an eternity given I was brought up on the tales of the 60s.

My son is 27 and technically has seen Everton win one as he was on my lap in May 1995. But he was 5 months old, so he hasn't really.

I was brought up expecting Everton to win things. Of course we've never been a dynasty but we expected to be challenging. My expectation of that will never go away and I've made sure my son's hasn't either. They're not beating the expectation out of me.

Brian Wilkinson
62 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Jerome @42 has hit the nail on the head.

Some are saying we were better when Moyes was here; looking deeper into it, Moyes did very well at picking Championship players up and some on the continent,

The only thing that has changed since then is Kenwright never spent a penny, for every player we brought in, came from sales of players like Rooney, Stones, Arteta, Fellaini, Pienaar – money generated to then bring the next batch in.

Oh yes, Moyes did make a few bad choices as well but, on the whole, he generated players that we would then happily sell on.

Now, because it is not Bill's money, he has acted like a kid in a sweet shop, no care whatsoever what Moshiri paid out on players. Where was Bill to step in and say "Hang on, we're wasting money here with very little sell-on value"? He was happy to splurge someone else's money on shite. So yes, Moshiri certainly dipped into his pocket, while our board just sat back and watched.

You can blame Moshiri with being an accountant for part of the mess we are in, but a Chairman who has been in charge for the longest spell of any Everton Chairman, failed big time in not stepping in, and thus allowing this club to be in one hell of a mess.

Steve Brown
63 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Ian @ 33,

You have complained about Everton more than most over the years. Therefore, when fans are finally planning to do something, then you should get involved.

Brian Murray
64 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Do our utmost tomorrow to get heard and I'm sure the press will be on it. Even that couple of banners the other week were highlighted by the Daily Mail so fair play to them. Failing that, it's time to go the Smoke and disrupt one of his luvvie shindigs at the Shaftesbury.
Tony Abrahams
65 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Not only were we not competitive, we were still in quite a lot of debt when Moshiri came along.

We used to own a training ground, we now pay extortionate rates to rent one. But we were a well-run club, because plucky little Everton began to punch above their weight, which was just another lie, because we usually came around 7th and we had the 7th or 8th highest wage bill.

Kenwright made an absolute fool out of himself not so long ago on Goodison Road, and you are saying, "I hope the protesters don't make pricks out of us"? Don't you realize how odd that sounds, Tony@50?

Nick Page
66 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Kenwright brought Moshiri in cos he was the only one gullible enough to give him a load of cash to spew on “his” Everton and remain on the sidelines. The only thing Moshiri did wrong was listen to Kenwright who has stripped us fans of pretty much everything.
Brian Murray
67 Posted 22/07/2022 at

I have bitten my tongue and tried to not get banned again from this site over that total fraud. He thrives off this divide between some of us although I think even his happy clappers have got wise to his real agenda.

As I have said, he knows that any half-decent signings or half-decent results and he's off the hook again as we seen under the lights vs Arsenal. Crafty bastard that he is.

Nick Page
68 Posted 22/07/2022 at
One of the craftiest, Brian. It's all a stage for the Big Actor and he absolutely loves the limelight and mixing it with the Premier League's finest. It's absolutely unbelievable what he's got away with and how he's hoodwinked fans and the local media especially. Thinks he is Everton.

Time to go, Bill.

Brian Murray
69 Posted 22/07/2022 at
By the way, we as fans will be failures as Evertonians if he is anywhere near the opening of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and it will be like opening a new Aldi to me. Totally take the shine off a glorious new Everton chapter. As world class as the new stadium looks, I would take it to heart and could not be part of it.
Danny Baily
70 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Nick 66, do you have any evidence to support this narrative that Kenwright 'brought in Moshiri' so that he personally could spend his cash?

Kenwright put the club up for sale, and sold it – just as we as fans had been clamouring for him to do. Since 2016, he's had a drastically reduced role. Since 2016, we've been a basket case of a club.

Danny O’Neill
71 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny Baily (just to distinguish between the Dannys!!!).

I'd part agree, the malaise in this club set almost as soon as we last won the league title. We rested on our laurels as others started getting ready for the Premier League era. The then only 7 times league Champions Manchester United started to redevelop Old Trafford. We stood still.

But the era of knocking the expectation out of us came with the late 90s and 2000s.

Nick Page
72 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny Bailey. Do you have any evidence he didn’t?
Brian Murray
73 Posted 22/07/2022 at
His crime sheet is unbelievable from failed ground moves to disastrous managers to embarrassing sponsorship to cringy comments to arrogant remarks to employing anyone who doesn't question him especially if he doesn't have to employ the best.

Any Premier League club with the hint of ambition would no way have a now 77-year-old chairman still involved and even making decisions especially with a world class venue on the horizon. Time to go, Billy Boy.

Nick Page
74 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Brian, totally agreed.

Stavely brought the ADIA lot to Everton and Kenwright wouldn't sell cos he wanted to maintain control, ie, wanted their money to spend on his club. Stavely wasn't impressed.

Kenwright only ever wanted an investor (Danny) – he is on record as saying so.

Name me one other Premier League club that has sold up and kept on a major shareholder as Chairman for over six fecking years? He has appointed his own people in key positions. He continues to have influence – again, if you don't think is true, you're either totally delusional, thick or a Kenwright stooge - especially on transfers, wages etc. It's in the media, even recently. That's why the DoF model has failed.

Moshiri's biggest mistake was simply getting involved with Kenwright, the big actor and then not clearing out the place and putting in his own people as is the case in 99.9% of other takeovers.

In 2014, Martinez took us to 5th and Kenwright failed to invest and we finished 11th twice and were dire. Leicester won a league title (yes, it could be done). Koeman came in and we finished 7th, 8th, 8th (then 12th, 10th, 16th) but then sold all our best players and reinvested poorly so the basket case since 2016 is another poor argument.

If you honestly think all this isn't Kenwright's fault, or at least 90% of it, you need medical help.

Stu Darlington
75 Posted 22/07/2022 at
For a club in such dire straits as ours and nothing seeming to be done to remedy it, protest may be the only way to encourage change.

Our supporters are our greatest and most powerful asset, indisputably demonstrated at the end of last season, and if that power can be focused on a strategy to bring about change, we may have a chance of some success.

The strategy must be to gain the attention of the media; walk outs during matches will not attract all fans who believe supporting the team is most important, but demonstrations after the game with banners, flares etc, while the TV cameras and radio people are still there, would be great material for the media.

It must also be a sustained campaign; a one-off, or a series of sporadic demonstrations, is not going hack it.

People like Moshiri and Kenwright love to think of themselves as the good guys and hate bad publicity. We mustn't let ourselves be put off by “Fan Advisory Boards” and other similar smoke screens.

I know there is a body of opinion that feels protest is meaningless and will achieve nothing, but the alternative is to do nothing and expect that somehow things will change. They won't. The slide down to the Championship and perhaps even further will continue.

Good luck to all on the 27 Years Campaign demo, and keep up the good work.

Danny Baily
76 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Nick 74, I'd like to see evidence of Kenwright's continued influence, that's all. He's been made into a cartoon supervillain on here.

And we failed to invest in 2014-15? We broke our transfer record to sign Lukaku on a permanent basis.

Nick Page
77 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny, I'd like to see evidence that you aren't related to or paid by Kenwright to come on here and spout such intransigent nonsense.

He's the Chairman. In any business, it's an important role, not a figurehead position. Moshiri spends most of his time ex-UK. That leaves Kenwright in charge. If he's not in charge, then it's Barrett-Baxendale... Kenwright's appointed stooge.

In 2014-15 we signed Lukaku after the loan season. We failed to keep up with the other clubs investing and hence went backwards. The investment was backdated. He'd been here a year. Jeezus!

Brian Murray
78 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny Bailey,

You say since 2016 we have been a basket case of a club but fail to include the two decades before that. Must be great to airbrush from history things you don't know or don't want to know. Bit like Sky etc erasing the Heysel disgrace which didn't happen unless you live in Turin.

Brian Wilkinson
79 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny @76,

Who was sat with Levy only weeks ago, selling one of our best players?

Did you read the letter from Moshiri about Kenwright and Thelwell negotiating transfers? How much proof do you need, straight from the owner's mouth (or pa)?

Brian Murray
80 Posted 22/07/2022 at
When Ancelotti walked out, a proper or decent CEO would have addressed the fans even in a pre-prepared statement like she loves to by email over season tickets or outrage over the Super League etc. But no, she was verbally paralysed because it's not in her skill set to tackle or plan for such things.

That's why I think she knows the scale of the new stadium project at Bramley-Moore Dock and all of the potential investment is totally out of her league and embarrassing – although I bet she never even asked for the job. Cue Mr Jobs for Life idiot.

Nick Page
81 Posted 22/07/2022 at
The conclusion is basically this:

Kenwright has done nothing for Everton but take us backwards, whether you're stupid enough to like him and believe him or not. That's a fact – Everton had no debt when he “took” control.

Kenwright has spent far too much time ruining this football club through pure selfish motives. The man wanted an investor, not a takeover, and he maintains control. He said he would leave years ago due to his health; it's on record. It was another lie.

Kenwright — It's time to go. You've done enough bad things here so just leave. You're not wanted.

Tony Abrahams
82 Posted 22/07/2022 at
It makes a lot of sense, that last sentence, Brian, or maybe she was delighted until she saw the scale of the job, and realized she was only there to help keep Chairman Bill in his role?
Joe McMahon
83 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Nick @81, I agree with every word. The man is a parasite, the damage done, the years lost, the acceptance of not winning or competing.

But still so many are brainwashed by his tales of decades ago. A new Liverpool player has just scored 4, will he ever know how much it hurts? We don't do goals and mainly haven't for over 30 years.

We could have competed over the last 30 years, but no. Stories of Catterick, Ball, Howards Way et al just doesn't do it in 2022, not for me anyway.

Danny Baily
84 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Nick 77,

I don't see how you can view smashing our transfer record to bring in a world class player as a lack of investment. It's irrelevant that he was here on loan the season before.

Brian Murray
85 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Hard to say which of his actions or inability has damaged us the most as we all have our own views on it. You have to say what's up there near top of the list is insisting he stays on, stipulating to any prospective owners that he stays and clings onto his role.

That is totally unheard of in any takeover. Selfish egotistical man that he is. Even a savvy intelligent pundit like Simon Jordan is fooled by him and criticises the owner while overlooking his involvement.

Derek Thomas
86 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Kenwright — The Bill we can't afford.
Nick Page
87 Posted 22/07/2022 at
Danny @84,

We “smashed” the transfer record a year too late. And then never replaced him. Liverpool have invested far better than we have because their management understand “investing”. Micheal Lewis authored a great book on it.

David Currie
88 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Kenwright Out and Barrett-Baxendale Out.

Wish I could be there at the protest.

Pete Clarke
89 Posted 23/07/2022 at
The board and the owner just stay silent and out of sight so they have nobody to answer to.

Let's please make this count by using the protest aligned with social media. Keep obscenities out of it but at the same time use words that hurt. Banners are a great way to get the message across and it creates bad publicity for Moshiri.

Remember, as much as it's the vile, arrogant and destructive Kenwright that we want removed, it's also Moshiri that needs to understand that we're sick of his piss-poor ownership as if it's a sweet shop. Benitez becoming our manager was down to this fool.

Best wishes to you all and beware that Kenwright will no doubt be onto the coppers about a local disturbance.

Danny Baily
90 Posted 23/07/2022 at

All I'm saying is that, prior to the takeover, we invested what money we had available for transfers well.

You may think we were under-investing for years but we still made a loss every year. It simply wasn't possible for us to match the likes of Liverpool over that period; their commercial and performance revenues were a lot higher (ours were at least moving in the right direction at this time).

I'm not defending Kenwright across the board, he's made some serious missteps. Just challenging this poisonous narrative that's developed.

Steve Brown
91 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Here are the facts about Bill Kenwright, which I am happy for any supporters of his to prove incorrect:

1) As Chairman, he has overseen the most unsuccessful period in the club's history in terms of winning trophies.

2) He did not invest a penny of his own money to take over the club, nor did he invest anything during his ownership period.

3) He declined takeover proposals from Paul Gregg and Sheik Mansour because they would not allow him a role in running the club.

4) He stands to make a further £7 million when he sells his remaining stake in the club.

He should have left at the time of the takeover, as is normal practice at the time of an acquisition. The rest of the board should have gone with him. That was Moshiri's major error, as he could have hired a top chairman and CEO to run his investment.

That being said, it is evident that Moshiri stopped listening to him a long time ago, and that he did not take the lead in hiring decisions for Allardyce, Silva, Ancelotti or Benitez. Equally, the main interference in recruitment over the last 6 years came from Moshiri as he can be under the sway of football agents.

The bottom line on Kenwright is this though – how does it serve Bill or Everton for him to remain in the role of Chairman going forward?

We have completed the Strategic Review but that must include an overhaul of the board to be credible with fans.

Mike Gaynes
92 Posted 23/07/2022 at
"...it’s also Moshiri that needs to understand that we’re sick of his piss poor ownership..."

"I think we all understand by know that..."

Pete Clarke, you've been spouting this presumption for months now, and enough is enough.

Your sweeping certainty that everybody shares your relentlessly derogatory opinions on Moshiri is seriously starting to piss me off.

You are welcome to your view of Moshiri. But I've got a bulletin for ya, Skippy -- not everybody believes he's the shits like you do. And if you seriously believe that chants and banners are going to make him want to sell out, or even care about your opinion one bit, you're living in fantasy land.

That Moshiri has made many major mistakes is obvious. There is growing evidence, however, that he has learned from them. Maybe he'll make the Board and executive changes you want, maybe he won't, but Everton is his club and will remain so as he builds our desperately needed new stadium.

Brian Murray
93 Posted 23/07/2022 at
No doubt Teardrop Explodes will hope today's protest is more about the owner which is something we have to steer away from as he won't sell unless the fruits of his labour in the new stadium is also met.

Guess what, Twanky Teardrop, I'm coming to the smoke to every West End play you produce and spend money I haven't got to disrupt your jollies. All welcome. 🙏.

Derek Knox
94 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Derek T @ 86,

"Kenwright — The Bill we can't afford."

Brilliantly apt there Derek, hope all is well down-under, mate!

Andrew Clare
95 Posted 23/07/2022 at
We know why we are in this situation... the question is: 'How do we get out of it?'

We can't spend big money because of FFP and any player of quality will be beyond our budget.

If we start signing players that can't break into the first teams of Wolves and Spurs etc, we will wind up with the same as we have now.

By all means, go down to Goodison today but please tell me what is the answer to our current situation?

Tony Abrahams
96 Posted 23/07/2022 at
I was getting told yesterday that someone who is very close to the action and always keeps his own council, let his guard down whilst inebriated.

My mate was slagging Kenwright, and this fella said that if you think he’s bad, then you’re very fuckn fortunate to have never had to listen to Moshiri.

So we have been getting run by dumb and dumber? Both very successful business men, but if they had any clue about football, then surely they would have left it to the people that did?

It seems that Kenwright let Moyes run the club because it definitely worked “for him” but maybe it’s different now he’s playing with someone else’s money? Unless he’s stayed on because he knows Moshiri is a lunatic, and he still feels he has got a care and duty towards Evertonians!

Derek Knox
97 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Andrew @95,

While I totally agree and understand what you are saying, other sides have been in similar or worse situations and have come good. It won't be easy, I know; you mention, or allude to these 'superstar players' but they have all started out from somewhere! This is where we need an excellent scouting network, to get these players before they become out of reach.

Personally, I believe that inflated fees, costs, salaries and agents have all ruined the game I was brought up watching and remember fondly. However, unfortunately, it looks like it is here to stay, so mere mortals like us have little or no say in what happens.

Just getting ready to descend on Goodison Park with my 'knotted pitchfork and sharpened rope' shouting "Bring me the Ugly Head of Kenwright"! :-)

Martin Mason
98 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Sorry but I don't believe that now is the right time for protest. 1, because it will do absolutely nothing; and 2, because we are in a very bad way and need the support of good Evertonians to pull us through.
Jack Convery
99 Posted 23/07/2022 at
RS finishing positions under Boot Room Boy, Roy Evans.

94-95 4th
95-96 3rd
96-97 4th
97-98 3rd

In RS eyes – Failure. The RS would not accept finishing 3rd / 4th, so they brought in Houllier to work with Evans and then Evans eventually left.

Moyes's record:

2002-03 7th
2003-04 17th
2004-05 4th
2005-06 11th
2006-07 6th
2007-08 5th
2008-09 5th
2009-10 8th
2010-11 7th
2011-12 7th
2012-13 6th

During his management, in 43 matches at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, Highbury/Emirates Stadium and Anfield, his Everton team failed to win a single game. He did get to an FA Cup Final but lost. Wigan got to the FA Cup final and won – against Man City.

In Bill's eyes – A Legend.

No. in Football terms, it's failure. Winning is, success and not settling for 2nd best. Whilst Bill enjoys some good times, Everton have stagnated. Time for him to go and go quickly.

Good Luck with the protest. I hope you get a really decent turnout and lots of blue smoke.

Brian Murray
100 Posted 23/07/2022 at

Giz a shout when you reckon is the best time to protest. How about towards May when we are bobbing along or worse. Or let's wait another 5 years while that curse outlives us all and clings on for dear life to cut the ribbon on the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and so on.

Derek Knox, I'Il bring the black cap. See you at God's little acre, high noon.

Dave Lynch
101 Posted 23/07/2022 at

This is a protest against the board and running of the club.

Not the manager and team, who, are being hampered by inept, clueless fraudsters who couldn't run a hot bath, never mind a football club.

Brian Murray
102 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Dave, with your surname, I'd gladly vote for you to our leader. 😂💙
Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
103 Posted 23/07/2022 at
Hi Folks,

I'm closing this one to comments but have opened a new headline article to cover today's protest.


Jim Lloyd
104 Posted 23/07/2022 at
I'm just on me way up to join in. This feller has had a major part in destroying our club. Moshiri, for all his mistakes, has at least spent his money and is giving us a stadium.
Pete Clarke
105 Posted 23/07/2022 at

Very smart of you. I might live in Australia but born and bred in L3 mate. Been called worse than Skippy and it's actually nice as I have fond memories of that show when I was a kid.

Now I'm not sure if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or what but do me a favour and pull your head in as I don't post very often and if I have a pop at anybody it's never over the top and it's always said more in my frustration at what these people are doing to the club I support. It's certainly no worse than you would hear in the pub anyway.

On the subject of Moshiri learning his lessons, I'd like you to give me a good example. I can give you a few examples of how he's learnt absolutely nothing.

It was not that long ago that he appointed the worst manager possibly in our history. He's an accountant billionaire and yet we are tinkering on the edge of FFP. We were only recently being strongly linked to a takeover by a group which was never dismissed by Moshiri and then he announces we are not for sale. Hardly the sign of a stable ownership.

Lastly and most importantly, Bill Kenwright is still our Chairman and seemingly involved in our transfer dealings and running the club whilst his boss is in Monaco so how on earth can you come out and say that there is growing evidence he has learnt from them? I mean, he'd be a bigger fool than I think he already is if he hadn't learnt from them but I've seen or heard nothing so far to show it.

Protests, chants and banners have been part of our lives for years in all walks of life. They do indeed make a difference, even if it's just for people to vent their frustration, be it for Sport, Politics, human rights or whatever, but it's important and of course gets noticed. If I were home, I would be there 100%.

I've no issue you calling me out, mate, but don't exaggerate what's said. We may or may not share the same view on all things Everton but that's part of life on ToffeeWeb and being a blue. Who knows, we may bump into each other some day after a game and be able to have a laugh over beer. Hopefully in better times than we are in now.

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