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In his latest Everton-centred column for the Mail, Ian Herbert pulls no punches in his assessment of 777 Partners and their lack of suitability as owners of the Club and he doesn't hold back on Farhad Moshiri either, describing him as "one of the most inept proprietors to have darkened the doors of our game".

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Christine Foster
1 Posted 10/05/2024 at 14:04:07
Heaven help us, so all of a sudden, the fans are not to blame, it's Moshiri, and all that they have ignored for years is suddenly true. Listen for the sound of penny dropping...

Too sodding late!

Kieran Kinsella
2 Posted 10/05/2024 at 14:23:41
"Players will be sold this summer," says Thelwell in the match program for tomorrow. Just in case anyone was in any doubt, and said players will be replaced with loan signings.

So yes, Ian Herbert, Moshiri is an utter clown and 777 Partners were never the answer.

Pat Kelly
3 Posted 10/05/2024 at 18:39:14
So players will be sold to attempt to balance the losses. We'll continue to borrow money if we can get it.

We'll borrow players to replace those sold. We'll borrow the ground from whoever owns it. We'll soon have to borrow a pot to piss in.

Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 10/05/2024 at 18:46:39
The only logical outcome of Moshiri choosing 777 Partners is that he doesn't give a fuck about Everton Football Club.

Hopefully something is developing in the background now because, once Moshiri has gone, Everton will still exist, and the longer this goes on, the less time the club has to prepare for next season.

Thelwell is preparing us for the worst, but surely things can't be as bad as Kenwright and Moshiri with the state they have left our club in.

Simon Harrison
5 Posted 11/05/2024 at 15:34:19
Hiya Tony [4]

I hope all is well with you and yours mon ami? 🙂

I can only concur that Little Farsi, never wanted involvement with EFC. Remember he stated right at the start of his custodianship that he did not want to spend more than 10% of his time on the club. That he'd prefer that dead parasite to deal with the running of the club...

Speaking of which, whoever invited BK into the club back in '86 and then voted him onto the Board in '89 needs tying between four stallions and...

Anyway, we are where we are I guess?

Kevin's program notes speaks volumes regards our current position. Again, Kevin isn't sugar-coating the pill is he?

Re your second paragraph, I'm not so sure anything is going to get resolved quickly at all? Remember, it took Sir Jim at Man U, 12 weeks to get approval from the PL, and that was with a previous track record of running sporting organisations, known personnel being introduced to the club, and approval for a 'partial' buy-in from the current owners..?

What have we got?

A club that can't make money and is a loss making operation.

An interim board consisting of a Construction Project Manager, a septarian previously out of work corporate restructuring 'expert', and an absentee owner.

A want away DoF (if persistent rumours are true)

An ever diminishing in size and quality playing squad

A stadium that is nearly completed (E.g. Dec '24) but still needs circa £100m to finish (according to the Public Domain), and which is saddled with debt and a 'charge'

A bloated inefficient and ineffective work-force

An inter-dependent complex of companies that are saddled with debt, the associated debt interest and most importantly 'charges' on any remaining valued assets!

Need I go on? Or please feel free to add to the list...

Sorry to be the prophet of doom, but unless every party, i.e. Little Farsi, all creditors, the PL and any concerned serious bidders for the club come into an agreement, then the best we can hope for is a 12-16 week (though why cap it at 16 weeks?) resolution, by which time we're in August and the 24/25 season has started?

So, what about the pre-season training camp and squad assembly? Who is paying the bills? Will Dyche stay? Will Thelwell stay? Who will be the owners?

All of this needs to be resolved; the one and only thing that is probable (administration and results withstanding) is that we will be a PL club next season.

Finally you say;

"but surely things can't be as bad as Kenwright and Moshiri with the state they have left our club in."

Well, erm... I certainly hope not, and I genuinely and sincerely hope that we have hit our rock bottom, but...

Let's just stay positive, earn two or more points in the last two games, and see Dyche and the lads off for their very, very well deserved summer break.

I hope that your Titanic Group or someone like them are still in the frame.

I hope that this doesn't start the headaches again Tony!? 🤪

Good wishes mon ami

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