Player Valuation: £1.5m
Football's all about opinions and mine being that this is really bad move and lacks ambition by the owners. His connections to the red [email protected] are bad enough but the small club comment, which by the way he meant and only tried to 'clarify' when he had exhausted his options of clubs to manage, is a bridge to far for me...It's a ballsy move if he goes for it and if it promotes a change in attitude so we are a bit more like the other club in terms of not rolling over and being tickled then it would have been worth it. We had 3 years of Martinez, 11 of Moyes, 3 years of Koeman+Sliva. I can handle a couple of years of Benitez if it comes to it. Before we got to this point I would have been upset if Potter had got the job, now I'm thinking it may be the better choice, but it isn't my money we would be taking a chance with.
On a personal note I'm happy to pick up one of these season tickets that are being returned left, right and centre. We support the club, not the owner or manager.
This appointment is on a parr with the walker one and will bring us negative football and within a season we will be in the same boat again! Rafael will sod off with a fat pay packet to match his belly and ego and it will all be the owners and our fault for not getting behind him.
As for people not renewing their season tickets and the waiting list.. ive had mine for over 35 years. Renewed every year even when times were really bad,work was scarce,kids were young, mrs moaned at me for going missing every Saturday and football wasnt as fashionable as it is now, so blues on the waiting list shouldnt see this as an opportunity to get a season ticket from people who have earned their opinions...i haven't decided what i will do yet, will always support everton but never him, hes just another manager who sees us as a cash cow ripe and desperate for milking.