Everton have to learn how to play with the big boys. On the pitch, they are ways away from clubs like Manchester City and cross-city rivals Liverpool. However, the Toffees have a bank account that comes close to meeting some of the richest clubs in Europe. They can afford to bring in the best and the brightest, but some things have to change.
What, exactly, the changes should be is what remains a mystery. Sam Allardyce will likely be the first to go, but that’s not much of surprise. Beyond that, who is at fault for Everton continuing to spin its wheels this season? So much money spent, and yet it’s highly unlikely that the team does any better than seventh place, which is right where they finished 2016-17. The coaching staff? Steve Walsh? The board? Fans want, and deserve, answers.
It should all make for quite an interesting summer ahead.
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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites
Garbutt named on bench by Allardyce, sign of an Everton revival? - HITC
Luke Garbutt has struggled to have an impact at Everton.
Everton FC not getting value for money for 'inflated' signings - Daily Post
Sam Allardyce bemoans Blues after yet another away day woe.
'Sam Allardyce must change Everton mentality to stay on as boss' - Liverpool Echo
Was it too soon to fire Ronald Koeman? Is Big Sam the man for job beyond this season?
Unhappy fans, terrible team; Farhad Moshiri’s cash fails to revive Everton - The Guardian
Farhad Moshiri has invested lavishly in Everton but the disconnect between team and fans is glaring, fuelled by poor signings and now disenchantment with Sam Allardyce.
Under-23s Undone By Late Double - EvertonFC.com
Two goals in the final five minutes condemned Everton Under-23s to a 2-1 defeat in their final Group F Premier League Cup clash at Holmes Park.
| "Our away form isn't good but we need to change it - we're Everton Football Club."— Everton (@Everton) February 26, 2018
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