🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: ‘Looking Forward’

16/06/2023 5comments  |  Jump to last

Andy, Lyndon and Paul discuss the latest goings-on at Everton, from the release of the fixtures, the departures of some players and offers of new contracts to others, and, of course, the big changes in the Boardroom which saw the Graeme Sharp, the CEO and Finance Director all leave their posts.


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Danny O’Neill
1 Posted 18/06/2023 at 08:31:32
Always look forward. I may harp on about our previous successes decades ago, but we must look forward after the past few seasons. And without labouring it, that means change at the top which is just about there.

We always have to play everyone twice regardless of when. But the fixture list has fallen kindly in many respects in terms of being fairly spread out. A tough December on paper, but you never know. We came back against Chelsea, beat Leeds and smashed Brighton against the apparent odds. Fixtures some on these pages had us in the gallows waiting for the noose to be tightened. We secured a point against them, a late one against Tottenham and a dramatic last gasp one at Wolves. They all count.

Fear no-one.

We have an opportunity to get off to a good start. As always, I'm getting ahead of myself and equally as always, surely European qualification is the target? I'm sure many will point out the obvious deficiencies but, if Villa, West Ham (who at one point were on dodgy ground) and the likes of Brighton can do it, why shouldn't we drive for it?

Anything is possible in football. Teams come from nowhere. Ask Leicester. Battled relegation, although ended up relatively comfortable, to go and win the league the following season. Now relegated.

Anything is possible in football.

I believe we are the only team that, having been relegated and come back to the top flight at the first attempt, went on to win the League in our first season back.

Anything is possible.

For those old enough, remember December 1983. And then fast forward to May 1984.

On Ancelotti. With my Everton hat on and personally, I find it disappointing. Is it necessary? I don't know enough about the reasoning. If his contract hasn't been honoured, then he has the right. I just wish it hadn't come to this.

John Raftery
2 Posted 18/06/2023 at 13:39:26
There's certainly more than enough to keep the Everton FC pot boiling in a long, hot summer.

With the departure of the Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer, I wonder who will represent the club at the hearing on 25 October?

Defending the decisions of predecessors without having had direct involvement in those decisions or the prior discussions with the Premier League will be no minor challenge.

Dennis Stevens
3 Posted 18/06/2023 at 14:10:06
Don't worry, John, Uncle Bill's going to save us!
Ben King
4 Posted 18/06/2023 at 21:06:19
Favourable early fixtures could end up being wasted if we don't do our business (and get striking reinforcements in) early.

Remember we played Forest early last season and could only muster a 1-1 draw because we didn't have a striker.

I know I can be a negative Nelly but personally I'd rather have the easier fixtures when we're best equipped

(That of course assumes we will get a striker in!)

Justin Doone
5 Posted 19/06/2023 at 14:07:55
Anythings (almost) possible but until the club and team prove otherwise I'll settle for 17th again.

That's my level of confidence and realism regarding Everton right now.

Caveat being I'm hopefull that is after any points deduction!

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