As an Everton fan I’ve been reading a lot this summer about crisis this and crisis that. Everton had a big chance this season to challenge the so called ‘Big Four’ and suddenly a few months after finishing 5th in the Premier League the outlook is not so rosy. Everton have lost two first teamers in the shape of Lee Carsley to Birmingham on a free transfer and Andrew Johnson to Fulham for £10.5million.
Yet no players have come through the doors of Goodison Park. Everton manager David Moyes has also yet sign a new contract leading to speculation that the Blues manager could leave. There have been rumours that Moyes is disgruntled at the fact that the Everton board are not giving him any sort of financial backing.
Moyes has came out and said he has no intention of quitting Everton and will sign a new contract. The worry for Everton fans is that there has been no time frame set for the Blues boss to commit to the club. Moyes is hoping to bring some new faces in before the season starts but hasn’t guaranteed any new players will come in, which will be a big worry to Everton fans.
Anybody who has seen Everton play during pre-season will know that the squads not just stretched its nearly broken. The pre-season squads have been full of youngsters. These youngsters may make it in the future but at present Everton need more experienced back-up. At the rate Everton are going they are going to struggle to put an eighteen man squad together for the first Premier League game against Blackburn.
This isn’t just a false crisis built up by the media or the fans getting over concerned. Everton not only haven’t signed any players this summer but their proposed move to a new stadium has now been called in by the government. This means a 12 month delay in plans to move not to mention the cost of the delay. The stadium move has been discussed and queried over and over again.
Evertonians really need some good news to come along. The forums and message boards of the Everton sites are full of doom and gloom. Unfortunately this is not unfounded doom and gloom as Evertonians we don’t have much to smile about at the moment. The only thing about this summer is it couldn’t really get any worse for Evertonians unless we sign Joey Barton!