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Are Everton FC known to be a soft touch in the game?

Discussion in 'Everton Forum' started by Rudolf Hucker, May 17, 2018.

  1. Rudolf Hucker

    Rudolf Hucker Player Valuation: £10m

    So if we are to believe what we read, not only have Watford not paid Silva since sacking him, but they will demand money from us if we employ the out-of-work manager...

    We are apparently still paying Roberto (who should have been backed), even though he’s working for Belgium.

    We are paying Koeman, even though he’s working for Holland.

    We caved in to Allardyce’s demand for an extra 12 months, when I don’t believe he, Moshiri or anyone ever believed the job was beyond this season.

    Add to this :
    - Southampton hadn’t offered Koeman a new contract, but when we showed interest, they managed to rape us for big compensation.
    - Swansea should have snatched our hand off at £3m for Ashley Williams. We paid them TWELVE!!!
    - Ditto Crystal Palace for Bolasie. 28 million was 3 times market value surely.
    - Sigurdsson, good player, but 45 million was 20 too much.

    The smell of ineptitude must be wafting over the football world. Now even Raiola wants in on the action.
  2. wainy

    wainy Player Valuation: £8m

    Just hopelessly ran mate. Hopefully the changes made this week will end that.
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  3. Yarrgh

    Yarrgh Player Valuation: £15m

    Yes. I think more than likely we have been a soft touch. New board and managerial structure so a chance at a clean slate. Act like they want to be perceived as from the get go and we could drop that tag very quickly.

    C'mon Everton.
  4. bicycleheader

    bicycleheader Te parto la puta cara! Forum Supporter

    I dunno
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  5. The binman chronicles

    The binman chronicles Player Valuation: £40m

    More like we are players who think money is no object.

    The ladies and mercenaries love it. Hopefully it makes people take notice if nothing else.
  6. Seathestars

    Seathestars Player Valuation: £50m Forum Supporter

    I think we are known as a soft touch for now.
    But wait until our Russian Master starts throwing Novichock all over the gaff, it’ll soon change.
  7. chrismpw

    chrismpw Player Valuation: £35m

    Pretty much this.
    At the end of it it would be solicitor v solicitor (who'd be the big winners as usual) and had a contract.
    Clearly the contract should stipulate performance standards that open the door for dismissal, but we're talking Bob Elstone here.
    He's gone now though, so here's hoping for someone with a working brain to do the business from now on.
    Yarrgh likes this.
  8. Gladystweet

    Gladystweet Player Valuation: £70m

    Don't know about soft touch, we just keep ballsing things up and end up paying out of our arses for the mistakes.

    Yeah, a soft touch.
    Kal El, ncblue and edge like this.
  9. davek

    davek Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    Others recognised correctly that Koeman was a reckless manager and rinsed our club ruthlessly in the window of opportunity he provided them by being there.

    I doubt very much we can afford again that type of waste.

    Koeman killed Everton for a decade. It wont, and never should, be forgotten.
  10. Gladystweet

    Gladystweet Player Valuation: £70m

    Biggest mistake we ever made was handing Walsh money. I've no doubt he'd spotted talent in the past, but shopped with peanuts. As soon as we handed him some real money, his brains turned to mush. Should've been nipped in the bud right away, but no, we kept chucking money his way.
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  11. Gladystweet

    Gladystweet Player Valuation: £70m

    There's no way we're spending that kind of money again mate.
    davek likes this.
  12. Cels

    Cels Player Valuation: £10m

    Hopefully, the infrastructure and safeguards will soon be in place for any and all future dealings, to ensure that that kind of financial recklessness is not repeated.
    ButOkayThatsFootball likes this.
  13. ButOkayThatsFootball

    ButOkayThatsFootball Player Valuation: £25k

    The lack of a clear hierarchy at the club over the past two years has led to some borderline-criminal business decisions. Nobody knows who was calling the shots re: transfers - be it Koeman, Walsh, Moshiri or Kenwright. Obviously Moshiri wasn't able to steamroll his way in and stamp his authority on the club at board level, thus leading to disagreements on style and direction; he's made mistakes along the way no doubt, but has looked keen to rectify and learn from them, as shown by the reshuffle immediately following the end of the season. So hopefully the way in which we do business from now on will be of a more professional standard.
    Kal El and Philw like this.
  14. degsy

    degsy Player Valuation: £70m

    All excellent points...except for one
  15. Groucho

     Groucho Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe up until now
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