Everton protests are not about money, they are about hope and connection

17/01/2023 8comments  |  Jump to last

Jonathan Liew of The Guardian has penned this excellent article on the situation at Everton and the fans' yearning for change.

"[A]t its heart, this is not a protest about net spends or sporting directors or even league form. It’s about hope and connection, the forlorn and obsolescent idea that a football club can still be an expression of its people, that those who run and administer it can still want the same things they do."

» Read the full article at The Guardian

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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:06:01
Read the full article in The Guardian? You are not serious? The paper that continues to have a go at us.
Brian Denton
2 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:08:08
Nah, it's quite good actually.
Paul Kossoff
3 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:18:36

I just read it despite. Sounds like an Ian Wright apology to me. Way too sweet and sugary.

I don't believe a word that paper says and neither should you.

Will Mabon
4 Posted 17/01/2023 at 19:24:17
“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”
Dennis Stevens
5 Posted 17/01/2023 at 21:26:45
What's this? The grauniad trying to make out they're on the side of supporters? Only putting the boot into the Club for our sakes?
Brian Denton
6 Posted 17/01/2023 at 22:13:53
Yes, yes, but surely you can't argue with this:

"..outside the game’s VIP circle nothing good can ever last. For fans of smaller clubs, perhaps you make your peace with this fact sooner rather than later. But those one level removed from the elite, your West Hams and Aston Villas and Hamburgs and Sampdorias, are essentially trapped in a doom cycle from which there are only really two escapes: relegation or an autocratic benefactor. This isn’t entitlement. It is simply the howl of a club and fanbase that, whether they make the right choices or the wrong choices, will simply never be allowed to grow."

Simon Crosbie
7 Posted 17/01/2023 at 22:20:58
Accurate summary of the situation. The new style of ownership is killing the game.

"One of the interesting elements of this protest is how young the banner-wavers and slogan-shouters are. They’re mostly young men in their 20s and 30s, some even younger. These guys aren’t high on nostalgia. They’re not pining for the days of Sharp and Sheedy. But they are slowly realising, perhaps for the first time, that the dream that was sold to them no longer exists, at least not for them. The game they were bequeathed by their parents, a thing of romance and aspiration, has been sold off and converted into crypto."

Peter Mills
8 Posted 18/01/2023 at 07:44:28
We got our benefactor but he wasn’t autocratic enough.

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