If you’re reading this and you are a fan of Everton Football Club, then we apologise. The primary reason for our apology, quite simply put, is because we feel sorry for you.
This was once a great club full of born winners and, even to this day, it’s still known as the people’s club within the city of Liverpool.
Unfortunately, the glory days are long gone, and what has replaced them is a great deal of inconsistency.
The board of directors rarely know when someone is coming or going both in their own boardroom and on the pitch, and the future direction for the Toffees doesn’t appear to be top of their priority list.
Sure, you can make the argument that the expectations of the fans are too high, but that feels like a pretty lazy excuse all things considered.
The big news story of the last few weeks has been the sacking of Frank Lampard – something that probably should’ve happened a long time ago.
In his place, we have Sean Dyche, the former Burnley gaffer who has been brought in to try and ensure that Everton do not slip down into the Championship.
A drop like this always felt out of the question, even when they were in danger, but things have rarely looked as bleak as they have done in the present day.
However, one thing that’s already irritating us is the fact that many are writing Dyche off. You know, the guy who was instrumental in keeping Burnley in the top flight for so many years?
His ‘Brexit ball’ strategy is what continues to come under fire, as well as the fact that he was removed from his position with the Clarets. Alas, we must remember that while Burnley weren’t in the best of spots back in April 2022, Dyche was not the one that took them down – that was Mike Jackson, the caretaker boss before Vincent Kompany came in for their Championship run.
In addition to that, Dyche can’t exactly be blamed for the lack of business in the January transfer window, either. Despite the position that the club finds itself in, they didn’t really make any kind of true surge for new faces to come in at Goodison.
At the very least, even after coming in late, Dyche would’ve expected a little bit more assistance for a job that is so mammoth in its scale.
Their next task comes in the form of a collision with Arsenal, the Premier League leaders, in the early kick-off tomorrow.
Dyche wants to see the fanbase really get behind the club and it’s not hard to see why, considering how tight it is down the bottom of the table.
We do actually believe this is the right appointment to help them claw their way out of the danger zone in the weeks ahead. Still, even if they do wind up going down, we suspect that it isn’t going to be the fault of Sean or his backroom staff.
Call us crazy, but maybe it runs deeper than that.