Departures, protests, negativity and the 47 days which almost sealed Everton’s fate
If Everton had played their cards right, they wouldn’t have needed the scenes they witnessed on Thursday evening to save themselves from relegation.
There were mitigating circumstances which led to the dismal situation the Blues found themselves in, of course. Injuries throughout the campaign, some dreadful refereeing decisions – you know the score by now.
But there’s no arguing that Everton’s situation was one of their own making. Years of poor decisions came home to roost, and the club were almost severely punished for one of their most recent choices in particular.
Goodison Park wasn’t always the collection of raw positive energy that the last few matches of the 2021/22 season proved. Just look back to the first match in December, for example.
Liverpool made the trip across Stanley Park to face a bitter rival without a win in their last seven matches and starting to plummet like a stone down the Premier League table after a promising start. Even they wouldn’t have predicted just how easy they’d find it on that evening, however.
Adam Jones has the full story, here.