Toxic civil war between fans and board ripping Toffees apart

01/05/2023 10comments  |  Jump to last

"[T]o add to the toxicity and uncertainty around the Merseyside club, a civil war has erupted between the Everton board and disgruntled supporters, who feel chairman Bill Kenwright is not up to the job and owner Farhad Moshiri has squandered much of the £750m he has invested," writes Shamoon Hafez for BBC Sport.

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Jonathan Haddock
1 Posted 01/05/2023 at 22:09:52
Don’t read this article, trotting out the same old myths about our ‘horrible’, car chasing, headlocking fan base. Only balanced by what we already know about the board and owner’s complete dereliction of responsibility and competence. Save yourself 5 mins and ignore.
Jerome Shields
2 Posted 02/05/2023 at 15:25:17
Thanks John won't bother.
Dennis Stevens
3 Posted 02/05/2023 at 15:54:48
Didn't see the "horrible" reference you quote, Jonathan. Perhaps I missed it, or maybe it's been edited.
Clive Rogers
4 Posted 02/05/2023 at 16:13:08
Kenwright and Moshiri deserve the toxicity.
Will Mabon
5 Posted 02/05/2023 at 17:04:36
Over the past several days there have been either 1, 2 or 3 doom-themed items Everton on the BBC Sport website at any one time.

I can't recall ever seeing such interest from the national brainwash outfit. Seems they finally recognized us as the big club we are. Nice.

Barry Hesketh
6 Posted 02/05/2023 at 17:09:25
Will @5
The doom themed items, fit the BBC's narrative of attracting fans of the other lot to their site, I don't think it's at all a recognition of us being a big club, rather a way of kicking us at a low point. If we go down, every Everton defeat will be treated as a shock result and any victory will be seen as only to be expected.

I do hope we stay up, because footballing life will become intolerable in this city of ours, if we don't.

Phil Wood
7 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:28:57
I think the reaction of the media would be the same for any Club of our "standing".
Did not read anything we haven't seen before but does give the general public an idea of what is happening.
No problem.
Brent Stephens
8 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:34:59
As Phil #7 says. Nothing untoward in the article.
Barry Rathbone
9 Posted 03/05/2023 at 19:58:18
The inference it started with Barrett-Baxendale and the "man-handling" caper is wrong; frustration and the blame game was well under way by then. The leaking of the incident was just a naff diversion as it became crystal clear no-one had any answers to arrest the decline. That is the real root of fan v major shareholders toxicity.

We've had protest before but it withered in the light of Premier League survival but it ain't happening this term. In the ground, the support for the team has been immense. Toxicity isn't an issue where it matters. This isn't an accurate portrayal of why we are on Shit Street.

Kieran Kinsella
10 Posted 03/05/2023 at 20:09:21

Surely the Beeb are right and this is the reason for our problems.

I mean previously going to back to 2017 Michael Keane has had nerves of steel and never ever made a mistake. Calvert-Lewin was entirely healthy and banging in goals until he saw someone put Denise in a headlock.

The free-scoring midfield gang of Onana, Gueye, Iwobi, Davies etc suddenly fell behind Haaland in the golden boot race only after they saw the pitchfork brigade terrorise Gordon.

Were it not for toxic fans, Frank would still be in line for manager of the year, the new stadium would already be built, Sigurdsson never would have been suspended, Thelwell would be reflecting on his amazing work on the transfer window.

It was all perfect for so so long and suddenly one little old headlock caused the whole ship to sink.

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