Hardly the forum for it mate. You don't hijack the first press conference a new manager gives by having the DOF there to front up about other stuff. There's a time and place for it.
I accept that there's a need for explanations but yesterday was the wrong forum for it and by just having Thelwell in the firing line, you're allowing Kenwright and co a fall guy. There's no way, for example, that whilst under contract Thelwell is going to give any insight into finances etc, so you're really just asking him to front the whole thing and say it's his fault. Swerve that. If it is, fine, but that only allows for one outcome. I'm sure Kenwright and co would be delighted with this.
Then what is the forum for it?
Brands was sat next to Silva, Ancelotti and he was in James' press conference.
My point is it's time for Thelwell to put up.
I'm not suggesting it's anywhere close to all his fault, but he is a mute. As someone who works in the media industry I can tell you how hard it is to get anything out of Everton. It's pathetic. Other clubs are bad but these lot take the p.
The club used yesterday's press conference as the introductory one for Sean Dyche. They had him holding up the shirt. Thelwell should have been there with him. Even if he didn't take questions, he should have been there. He wasn't. Dyche can talk all about unity and alignment and then the guy who is supposed to have hired him isn't even in the room mate.
As for what he could say, nobody is asking Thelwell to disclose finances. He's a smart guy. He could have said exactly what Dyche said yesterday but you know what - it would mean the DoF, who is in charge of recruitment (according to Moshiri) had fronted up and spoken.
As I said, he had the opportunity to do it. There's only two reasons he wasn't there. He either didn't want to be, which shows a massive red flag for me, or he's not even got the power to make that call, which would suggest he hasn't got the power to do anything meaningful.
Saying 'well what is he meant to say' doesn't wash. Not now.