What happens next at Everton? Farhad Moshiri question, boardroom pressure and Sean Dyche plan

10/02/2023 2comments  |  Jump to last

A long article by Joe Thomas in the Echo asks What happens next at Everton? But in the main it provides a recap and fills out some of the questions arising from the fans' protests, the NSNOW campaign and the ESA online petition: 

"Audible chants of 'Sack the Board' from some sections of the home crowd followed three goals in six humiliating minutes against Brighton. Days later, the same message was sung with greater fervour in the away end at Old Trafford in the FA Cup defeat at Manchester United. After Southampton, there was a sit-in demonstration and before Arsenal, there was a well-attended march towards the ground.

"The relationship between the supporters and those at the top of the club reached a nadir ahead of the Southampton defeat, before which Everton said board members including chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale had been instructed not to attend due to what it claimed were 'credible' security concerns. The same instruction, again from the club's own security team, was passed to the same people before the Arsenal game, leading to empty seats in the Directors Box for Sean Dyche's debut.

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"The perception that the onus is on the club to try and repair damaged relationships is one that flows through a significant proportion of fans who have raised concerns about its current predicament, with some calling on the club to fill what they view is a vacuum of leadership and communication. This was a theme of the frustration after the transfer window closed without any new signings despite Everton being clearly aware the squad could do with support.

"Everton’s Shareholders Association launched an online petition last month as it sought a vote of no confidence in the board.

"One open question now is, after members of the board once again missed the Arsenal game at Goodison Park, when will they return?

"The club's own position is understood to be under consistent assessment and the next home game, against Leeds United, has not been analysed fully yet."


» Read the full article at The Echo

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 10/02/2023 at 15:18:16
Two different sections of Everton supporters groups have held out their hands to the clubs owner and the Boardroom to try and sort out the obvious problems in the way the club is controlled and run, it will be interesting to see how the other side responds, a win at Anfield on Monday night may help a response.
Paul Kossoff
2 Posted 12/02/2023 at 00:38:12
I wonder if any of the board will be at VARfield on Monday? If they don't show up and we win, they should keep away till seasons end, then retire gracefully with us hopefully, still in the Premier League. Coyb👮

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