Andy Goldstein and Darren Bent were left speechless by the heated rant from Everton fans they received on talkSPORT last night.
Furious Toffees fan Steve phoned to tell Goldstein about the state of his club and called on Sam Allardyce to return to fight the threat of relegation.
In the clip, posted on talkSPORT Twitter pagewe hear him say, “If you want to play it safe, go get Big Sam. Please go get Big Sam.”
An incredulous Goldstein responds, “Steve? Are you serious, do you want Big Sam?
This has set the stage for the increasingly irate fan to lash out at ‘jokers’ who ‘don’t understand the club’ who are touted as the next manager, and denounce board members as ‘ people with suits and a lot of money”. [who] play with our lives.
The sentiment intensified further when Steve bellowed his defense of the chairman over the owner of Goodison.
“Bill Kenwright is an Evertonian. Yes, he has made mistakes in the past. Yes, he lied to us and he was slaughtered for it, but his heart is blue. Leave Bill Kenwright alone! He’s not the problem!
“[Farhad] Moshiri and [Alisher] Usmanov with all his millions is destroying our club!
A bewildered Darren Bent is shown stunned in the onslaught silence.
Strength of feeling
As if he needed strengthening, and that was admittedly an extreme example, but Merseyside fans love their club and the mess it is currently in hurts them deeply.
A return for Big Sam certainly won’t be popular with the larger fanbase, but the feeling of rejecting outsiders in favor of those who connect with fans would.
It sounds crazy to think about Everton’s downfall, but Aston Villa and Leeds fans were probably thinking the same thing before leaving the top flight.
A few wins under Duncan Ferguson would significantly improve the outlook, but the manager conundrum needs to be solved quickly.
It has already ruined the transfer window, with the earnings part of Rafael Benitez’s plans and no one in a position to do business since.
And given how much of a mess the hustle and bustle is on Moshiri’s part, it’s hard to imagine a way back for the man in charge, especially if the talkSPORT caller and the fans on the streets at night last are something to do.
In other Everton news, this transfer target’s preference over his move has become clear.