Player Valuation: £8m
Of course theres a lot of fickle behaviour. Wins always cover over the cracks and cheer people up.
But you can hardly claim we're a shining example of how to run a football club. We've been a mess for years now on and off the field. That game on Sunday just summed up everything.
Absolutely not! Far from it. I’m not sure the game did sum everything up though. We did more than enough to win the game despite not playing that well between the boxes. I’ve seen far worse performances in the ‘stable’ Moyes era. Bolton 0-4, Blackburn 1-4, Arsenal 1-6, Wigan 0-3... The list goes on.
I think what the game summed up was that as a club we are just a bit too desperate. Desperate fans especially, who just really want to win because a) they want to feel better about themselves and absorb Everton as part of their identity and b) their rivals are winning stuff and are giving it the large one. But also the players are a bit desperate. Losing their heads so easily. Coleman talks about ‘a trophy for this club’ like it’s a unicorn. We want everything right now without recognising that football is a process. We have to undo all the bad that has been done since 2013 and it will take time.