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

Rudolf Hucker

Player Valuation: £10m
#1
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.
 

chrismpw

Player Valuation: £35m
#7
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.
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.
 

Gladystweet

Player Valuation: £70m
#10
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.
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.
 

Gladystweet

Player Valuation: £70m
#11
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.
There's no way we're spending that kind of money again mate.
 

ButOkayThatsFootball

Player Valuation: £50k
#13
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.
 

degsy

Player Valuation: £70m
#14
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.
All excellent points...except for one
 
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