Everton 22-23: So Long Frank Lam Pard

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Sunny von Bulow
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The scuttle but is that Bielsa is the consensus candidate in the organization but that he is making A LOT of demands, not his own salary but bringing 100% of his own staff, acquisitions etc. and a my way or the highway attitude. Which imo is exactly what the club needs. I don’t think this squad can be adapted to play Bielsa ball in half a season so if we go this way we have to expect that we might go down, and be ok with that, with the faith that he’ll bring us right back up with an organization that’s top to bottom firing on all cylinders and have us competing for Europe. If that’s not what you want you shouldn’t go with him.

FWIW theLeeds fans 100% say we should grab him and not look back.
 

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Immediately, there was an uproar among the fans, following which there were anonymous leaks from the club that, among other things, Barrett-Baxendale had been put in a headlock.

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As it happens I have met Denise Barrett Baxendale. She came to the NYC Everton pub one night to buy a round for the supporters group; she was in town to visit the architect for the new stadium, which is her doing and she deserves all credit. I chatted with her for a few minutes. I was impressed.

I also remember that if she's five feet tall, it's not by much, and a grown man would probably have to bend over at the waist to put her into a headlock. It would be easier to literally pick her up and throw her. So I share the skepticism of the fans that the incident happened as reported, if at all. The board didn't want to face the protests in Goodison, so they came up with a face-saving rationale - blame the fans.
Some guy on Everton Twitter who makes custom merch, like our dirtynine, has started selling this:

View: https://twitter.com/JustDoodlinRob/status/1616541470999171084?s=20&t=VJhd72bdsOT2zLUsIw574A
 

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Btw I understand I’m in a position of saying that a story of a woman being assaulted has been fabricated, which is ordinarily something I would have a big problem with. Here, it smells really bad. I am not saying that she was even the leaker, necessarily, but given the totality of the circumstances I think the odds that this happened in the way it was reported are low, and that this was a deflection campaign.
 

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The Athletic contradicts the Guardian, says that Morishi did explore a sale with a US-based group last year. But that fell apart and the current focus is on bringing more investors, including increased stakes from some current partners, to support the stadium development and squad improvement.

It was revealed in June that Moshiri entered into discussions with US consortium KAM Sports, helmed by Minneapolis-based property developer Maciek Kaminski, last year with a view to securing stadium funding but those talks developed into a full-blown takeover proposal. The group is believed to have valued Everton at around £500million.

KAM Sports secured exclusivity over further takeover discussions, showing Moshiri was at least open to the prospect of a full sale. But that period elapsed without a deal.

Discussions continued a while longer, initially with a view to reviving the deal, but by November, confidence in coming to an agreement had completely waned on all sides. Moshiri himself lost faith in the group’s ability to complete a takeover and talks ended abruptly. There has been little prospect of a deal being resuscitated. Last month, KAM Sports completed a takeover of Greek top-tier side Panetolikos.
 
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Everton’s Identity Crisis - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Indeed, of the six most recent (permanent) managers to have clasped English soccer’s great poisoned chalice before Lampard, so far only one — Sam Allardyce — failed to recover, and that might be attributed at least in part to his pre-existing, not especially flattering and largely self-inflicted caricature.
Not sure about that. Sam's reputation is that he prevents relegation, hence he only gets jobs of trouble teams.

I remember going to a baseball game in San Francisco a few years ago with my wife, who is no fan of either sport. So powerful is social conditioning, though, that after a few minutes even she turned to me, with the air of a disappointed line manager conducting a performance review, and asked why it was that the fans were not swearing at the opposition team.
Rory Smith, what a chap
 

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I expect to get something in the games hosting Arsenal and in the derby at Anfield (the reverse was a goalless draw but hard fought and an excellent game really). It’s games like West Ham and Villa where Everton struggle.
 

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Strong possibility that we get nothing in the window.

I think if we got in Dyche sooner, we would have solidified things soon enough to spend the Gordon money well, and to be at least as attractive a destination as Southampton or Bournemouth. As it stands we're being avoided like lepers. I can't blame them either.

FWIW I think Dyche keeps us up, even if we don't get anyone in. I was very concerned about chucking out yet another manager and I thought I saw enough from Lampard that I didn't favor firing him sooner. I was wrong. Lampard has a definite managing profile after three jobs and it's not that good: on the plus side, he forges real connections with the fans and players, which helps in recruiting as well as on the pitch. He can coach up individual players. But his sides just don't have any coherence and after awhile they become easy to play through. For a GOAT or GOAT-adjacent midfielder he was awful in setting up the midfield. His task was made harder in that Idrissa Gana Gueye has lost a step, but having helped Iwobi rejuvenate his career, he then yanked him out of position and scrambled Iwobi, Gueye, and Amadou Onana (huge man and talent to match but still raw) in the least productive way possible. He seemed to have it sorted in the beginning of the season - Everton was back-to-front the better side in the derby at Goodison this year ( although it hadn't yet come clear how much the LFC midfield had dropped off) - but toward the end of his time it was intermittent pressing without coordinated line movement and forty yards of green in the middle of the pitch. Not good when you have Coady and Tarkowski as your CB, who despite their otherwise solid play cannot deal with the likes of Bowen, Mitoma, or Ward-Prowse, to name a few who have torched us recently, when they pick up the ball in the attacking third with no one within five seconds of closing them down.

Dyche will do better. It's just a shame that we have such a shitshow.