Friday, October 19, 2018

Sam Allardyce clearly not wanted by Everton fans

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 18 Apr 2018

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There has been a big fuss made recently about a survey sent out by Everton to a select number of Everton fans asking about their confidence in the coaching staff and management. It was not the only question in the survey. However, it seems to be the one that the media seem most concerned about. Everton have produced this survey before in the past, so maybe too many people are reading too much into it.

Not wanted at the club

The obvious truth that the club should already know is that boss Sam Allardyce is not wanted by the majority of supporters. Allardyce tried to deflect criticism recently by stating that only a minority of the Everton fans are unhappy with his management, which was highly delusional.

Every time Allardyce opens his mouth, he puts his foot in it with the Toffees fans. I have not known an Everton insult the club as much as the former England boss has in his time with the club.

Repeatedly he belittles the fans and tramples over the expectations of the fans. Every interview he conducts seems to be a plea to leave the club with a big payout.

His appointment was one of desperation by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri. In reality, he panicked and appointed the former England boss to save the team from relegation. However, by the time he took over, the Blues were not even in the drop zone.

Awful football at times

Since Allardyce’s appointment as Everton boss, the team has played the sort negative football that would have most fans looking for the nooses and or the nearest bridge to jump off.

Everton may have conceded slightly fewer goals since his appointment. However, it has been at expense of actually playing anything resembling attacking football. Even during the dogs of war days we scored goals and had passion and pride.

This current team under Allardyce are not great defensively and they would need a SAT NAV to tell them the direction of the goal. Everton have decent attacking players in the likes of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott. They have proven that in the past they can score goals.

However, firstly somebody needs to give them the ball. That just has not happened in recent months, so they have been feeding off scraps. I think most Evertonian’s would consider the pair successful signings, but they want to see the pair playing in a team that is not so criminally negative.

Everton fans looking forward to the seasons end

Everton’s season is drifting and most Blues fans I know seem to be pretty apathetic to how the rest of the season goes and just wanted the campaign over and done with.

The Toffees are odds of 1/10 to finish in the Premier League’s top ten, which considering the rotten season the Blues have enjoyed would not be a terrible result.

However, Sam Allardyce will claim that he has enjoyed a successful time at Everton no matter what happens from now on. True, we have not suffered relegation, but we have had to put with turgid football and ridiculous statements from the clubs boss.

Allardyce is a small time manager and does not fit in with the clubs ambitions. The quicker he leaves the better if Mr Moshiri really wants the club to become successful again.

He is not a stupid man. However, it now seems to be slowly emerging that he needs people who actually know the game to help him develop his vision. Those football people should no longer include Allardyce, Sammy Lee, Craig Shakespeare or Steve Walsh.

The club needs to overhaul the whole structure and appoint the right people to the right roles before we can be a success again. Last summer of throwing money at the squad also failed, so there needs to be a rethink about the way forward.

We all know that sacking Allardyce and his cronies will not solve all the teams’ problems. However, it will mean a new man coming in, who the fans can back, as let’s face it nobody could be a more unpopular boss than Sam Allardyce.

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David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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