It will provide some more funds but it's not like lack of funds has been the issue for most of Moshiri's time, is it?
A good organization would look at successful clubs with similar status to us, learn and adapt. Clubs like Atalanta, Leicester, maybe Athletic Bilbao (for their efficient use of resources) and Villareal.
It is not an accident that we are the least successful ever present PL club...
And now in the last decade the least successful serious North West club...
Most people in the club see PL status as the objective and it's been delivered for 27 going on 28 years - so success
We have not felt the purging fire of relegation - god forbid we do but for instanceVilla and Leicester have and right now are in much better shape than us...
Ownership changes that work are rare more clubs are in trouble after being bought than have been successful
Being Everton is what we do best and it's now a social club and warm bath of nostalgia
but it could be worse...
It is quite bewildering to think that club has spent half a billion pounds on the team and that's the team that was fielded last night. And just to cap it off, Benitez didn't even name a full bench.
Our striker was badly off-form and the one on the bench was even more so. Right-back was a player that was declared as the worst player they have ever had by some Celtic fans.
Tom Davies stayed to fight for his place. This was his chance and this is how he responded. Completely useless with and without the ball.
Yeah, Begovic looks a dud so far. So once again we don't have a competent backup goalie.
Iwobi had a chance to dictate play but apart from a few decent passes (something the rest of the squad couldn't) he was poor. Plenty of lost possession and he had about as much fight as a wet paper towel.
I could say the same about Gomes.
Rondon really shouldn't start, at least until he's fit. But there were no alternatives.
On the plus side, Benitez did manage to shore things up again at half-time.
There was also talk about the youth squad so my two cents on that as well:
The squads were revamped. They are now a lot younger and all the overage players were dumped. But it will take a few years until we see if this actually makes a difference. Unsworth was promoted and does not coach the U23s any more.
But I don't necessarily think it's just about coaching. Scouting new players at every level is key but one other aspect is the development path. Why does it seem so many loan deals regress players rather than improves them? Are the clubs players are loaned to poorly vetted? Or are the players really not good enough for Championship/League One level? Or are they lacking some sort of support?
Saying that there haven't been players progressing to first team is true but if they can't hack it in Championship they are clearly not good enough. But is it down to (lack of) talent or coaching?
Has Everton' academy/youth team ever been good? There have been the occasional gold nugget but has it really ever constantly produced good players? Back in the old days obviously every team had several home-grown players but I think even then Everton tended to buy their top players, right from the start of the English league.
I can't help to think that there is still no real interest improving this. Many clubs make deals with contintenal clubs to help develop youngsters, but not Everton. I don't mind there are some ex-Evertonians in the setup provided they are good but it does stink a bit that it seems most have a playing background at the club.
All this leaves me wondering once again what Brands's role is? I have been supportive of him but he's now been at the club for 2,5 years and the squad is still a shambles with ill-fitting pieces and a rather mediocre (if that) transfer policy. If all the signings were made by him and with his consent then he hasn't done a very good job. If each manager has basically done most of the signings then what's he supposed to be doing? I do think it's the latter. Townsend and Rondon definitely look like Benitez signings while Allan and Rodriguez were Ancelotti's picks and Richarlison was a Silva selection.
If we remove those then we are left with the following players signed by the club during his time:
Mina, Digne, Gomes, Bernard, Iwobi, Kean, Gbamin, Delph, Godfrey, Doucoure, Nkounkou, Lössl, Gray, Begovic, Lonergan plus a few loans.
Not a great record by any stretch of imagination.