Recent content by allen

  1. allen

    Marcel Brands

    This exchange is interesting, if a little cryptic. It means one of three things. Brands is blaming Benitez, the club heirachy, or the fans. My instinct is the latter, by nature of the fact he was being yelled at by a fan, but all of the options are ominous.
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    Farhad Moshirì

    I suspect it's entirely wilful. If people are looking at Benitez, they aren't looking at him, Brands or the club structure. The things that have lead us to here.
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    Marcel Brands

    He's in his last job if that's the case. His CV looked good until he rolled up here.
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    Marcel Brands

    This is pretty much the most charitable spin I can put on the mystery that is Marcel Brands. Either he’s bad at his job, or he’s not being allowed to do his job thanks to Moshiri allowing every new manager to overrule him. If it’s the former, why haven’t we got rid? If it’s the latter, a man...
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    The fans should be sacked?

    I’m not 100% clear on the beef here - GIF game could be stronger - but I’m referring to the poor form under this manager. It started well, and has gone badly south since September. Sure, the root causes are deeper and more long-lasting than that. I won’t argue that the manager ought not to be...
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Except it’s multiplied by who Benitez is, which was my point.
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Benitez isn’t just any manager - and that context is the issue. Tonight won’t be easy to forget. I think it locked in a lot of people’s views. Especially those who were in the ground, I imagine. If he is to change minds, it’ll take something extraordinary.
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Yeah, probably. But no battering will feel worse than tonight. Their beloved ex-manager leading us in a hiding in our back yard, and then rolling out all the old Benitez hits as an accompaniment.
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    That won’t be true. An appointment as divisive as this one is undoubtedly doomed to failure, eventually. Those that want him out will get their wish in the end - and they certainly won’t give up if he survives this period. I’m increasingly of a mind that employing him was a mistake. I don’t...
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    What I will say is that this is likely as bad as it will get. Tonight was pretty much the precise nightmare scenario we feared was coming. I struggle to see things getting much worse between the club and the fan base. Which doesn’t say a lot. Whether things will get any better with Benitez in...
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    The fans should be sacked?

    Okay, and that’s a valid point of view as far as I’m concerned. But the fans are perfectly entitled to criticise what has been served up for months now. Of all the things wrong with Everton FC, the fans are way down the list.
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    The fans should be sacked?

    I’m all for taking a broad and balanced view - but I can’t wrap my head around this being the fans’ fault.
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    2021/22 Rafael Benitez

    Claims he wasn’t aware the Liverpool fans were singing his name. Absolute guff.
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    Match Thread Everton v Liverpool, Wednesday 1st December 20:15

    Boos have been warming up for the last 3 minutes. Never heard anything like it!
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    Match Thread Everton v Liverpool, Wednesday 1st December 20:15

    Tosun forgot what a football looked like.
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