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    71% of Everton fans feel more could be done to sell the club

    TheEvertonForum.com and MyEvertonNews.com recently conducted a survey of Everton fans to get their current thoughts and mood about the club.

    62% of those surveyed are optimistic about this season with a further 19% being very optimistic.

    Our survey found that of the people that answered 42% were okay about Roberto Martinez getting the job compared to now when 30% are delighted and nearly 50% are pleased.  Proof that Evertonians like to judge by what happens on the pitch.

    52% of Everton fans feel the club are well run but 31% are pessimistic about our future off the pitch and a further 33% aren’t too sure.

    71% feel that more could be done to sell the club.

     

     

    Which of the below best describes you?

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    83% of Everton fans surveyed were season ticket holders

    How far do you travel to get to the game?

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    27% of Everton fans surveyed travelled more than 70 miles to the stadium on a round trip

    How much do you spend on Everton per season? (Including travel, tickets & merchandise)

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    41% of Everton fans surveyed spend more than £500 per season with the club

     

    Which Everton forums do you use?

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    Where do you normally get your Everton news from?

    q5

    Now it’s underway, how optimistic are you about this season?

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    81% of fans surveyed are optimistic about this season

     

    Will Everton get more or less points than last season?

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    69% of Everton fans surveyed thought we would get more points this season than last season

    Who is your favourite current Everton player?

    Leighton Baines – 37%

    Ross Barkley – 15%

    Kevin Mirallas – 10%

    Who is your least favourite current Everton player?

    Johnny Heitinga – 27%

    Magaye Gueye – 23%

    Steven Naismith – 10%

    How happy were you at the time of the Roberto Martinez appointment?

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    42% of Everton fans surveyed were just OKAY with the appointment of Roberto Martinez when it happened

    How happy are you now with Roberto Martinez appointment?

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    Compared to 80% of Everton fans that are happy now

    Who will be our most influential player this season?

    Romelu Lukaku – 44%

    Leighton Baines – 15%

    Gareth Barry & Ross Barkley – 11%

    Where do you think we will finish this season?

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    69% of Everton fans questioned believe that Everton will finish in the top 6

    How did you rate Evertons business in the summer transfer window?

    q1144% of Everton fans surveyed thought that our Summer transfer dealings were Excellent

     

    Which was the best business of the transfer window?

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    74% of fans surveyed believe that Romelu Lukaku will prove to be the best piece of transfer business

    Who do you think will have the best Everton career?

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    73% of Everton supporters questioned believe that James McCarthy will go on to have the best Everton career

     

    What is Evertons best department?

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    48% of Everton fans believe that Defence is currently the strongest department on the pitch

    Where is Evertons worst department?

    q15

     

     

    How do you rate the clubs commercial activity?

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    27% of those surveyed think the clubs commercial activity is poor and 38% think it is just okay

    Out of 10 (with 10 being excellent and 1 being awful) how do you rate the current Everton board?

    q17

     

     

    Do you think Everton are a well run club?

    q18

     

    53% of Everton fans believe the club are well run

     

    How optimistic are you about Everton off the field?

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    34% of Everton aren’t too sure about the clubs future off the pitch and 31% are pessimistic

     

    Do you think we are close to getting new owners?

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    Could more be done to sell the club?

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    71% of Everton fans surveyed don’t think enough is being done to sell the club

     

    Did you vote in the clubs recent crest survey?

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    How do you rate the clubs current merchandise?

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    Are the Everton shirts a rip off?

    q24

     

    Are the match tickets too expensive?

    q25

     

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    1. The fact that nearly three quarters of Evertonians feel that not enough is being done to sell the Club, is a fair reflection of the current situation.

      Very little has been mentioned in public of late about any recent enquiries which leads me to think that Bill Kenwright has no intention of relinquishing control of Everton FC.

      While I was supportive of Kenwright’s involvement of the loan acquisitions at the start of the season my feelings about his overall stewardship of EFC are doubtful.

      He is a good Evertonian, we know this, but so am I, as are thousands of others. I find it irksome and frustrating that he doesn’t seem too bothered about the fact that he cannot provide the basic function of a Football Club Chairman, which is to provide the funds for the Manager to purchase players of sufficient ability to justify our standing within the Premiership.

      When ever he is challenged about the potential sale of the club, he comes out with some cock and bull story about speaking to some billionaire recently about selling up, but this is the last we hear of it and is quite frankly, a load of tosh.

      The process of keeping the team going is relying on us selling our best players and bringing in loan acquisitions on an increasing basis and this season has seen a major recurrence of this strategy.

      Don’t get me wrong, it is pleasing to see the likes of Lukaku, Barry and Deloufeu displaying their fine talents in a blue shirt, but come May, this will come to another abrupt end.

      The sale of our top 6 players and management to Manchester United with another likely to follow is also causing me grave concern, so much so that I think we can state categorically that we have become an official feeder club for them. In addition to Baines, don’t be surprised if Moyes makes enquiries about Barkley, Jagielka and Coleman in the coming 12 months.

      This strategy has led to the constant watering-down of fan’s expectations. The EFC Badge fiasco highlights this very succinctly. We grew up understanding that “Nils Satis Nisi Optimum” meant “Nothing But the Best Will Do.” Prior to the removal of the Latin motto from the Club’s crest, this was changed to “Nothing But The Best”, which is very different from it’s original meaning.

      It is my belief that the removal of the latin motto was sanctioned by the Board (and principally by Bill Kenwright) to remove the constant reminder of what we once stood for.

      In conclusion, I think that Kenwright’s personal ambitions within the Club are paramount regardless of his inability to provide the necessary revenues for the Club, which in my opinion should be his principal function as CEO. What’s best for Bill Kenwright is not necessarily the best thing for EFC and can only end in heartache.

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