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‘I know how sick they are, believe me’ Duncan Ferguson backs Everton protest at Goodison Park

‘I know how sick they are, believe me’ Duncan Ferguson backs Everton protest at Goodison Park

The situation has gone from bad to worse today after Everton succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa at Goodison Park and Evertonians have had enough.

At the time of writing, hundreds of fans remain inside the famous ground in full voice as they hope to be heard in the wake of the club sitting on the doorstep of a potential drop into the bottom three.

In quotes provided by the Liverpool Echo’s Adam Jones, Everton interim manager, and former Toffees striker Duncan Ferguson did not begrudge the fans a moment that was long in the making when he stated “Fans for me can protest and say what they want because it’s their club at the end of the day. I know how sick they are, believe me, I’m gutted as much as them. There are fans that are not happy, that’s their right.”

Though securing the club’s future with the Bramley-Moore Docks Stadium project that is set to go ahead, a new home may be of no consequence if there is no Premier League football on offer within its walls.

Since Farhad Moshiri became the club majority shareholder in 2016, the club has fallen away from previous positions of strength during the David Moyes years that regularly saw them finishing fifth or better in the Premier League.

But for all the spending the Everton hierarchy has sanctioned roughly £500million on transfers over the last six seasons and has nothing to show for it while the club has fallen out of the European places while being nothing more than a mid-table outfit the last two years. Fan anger is entirely justified.

Everton in the doldrums after yet another defeat

Despite some valiant efforts under Duncan Ferguson’s stewardship, an old Everton nemesis in former Liverpool great Steven Gerrard had the last laugh after 90-minutes as Aston Villa took away all three points and climbed into the top half of the Premier League table.

Video: Duncan Ferguson defends Everton fans as protest continues inside Goodison Park

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Duncan Ferguson the caretaker head coach / manager of Everton gestures during the Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on January 22, 2022 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The Toffees currently sit in stark contrast to the re-emergence of the Villains after Gerrard took charge at Villa Park. In truth, the situation is indeed precarious this season as the club sit just five points outside the drop zone

Via OptaJoe, some of the data behind the current campaign on the blue half of Merseyside makes for bleak reading indeed.

The 19-points that Everton has managed to secure this term is their lowest total across 20-matches since 1997-98 when they finished seventeenth come to the end of the season; which was their joint-lowest finish of the Premier League era.

To compound the situation at hand, Everton has taken only 5-points in their last twelve league matches (W1 D2 L9) which is the fewest they have managed to muster across a 12-match span since October 1994.

It is unclear if Ferguson will be capable of steering the shop clear of the rocks but even if he succeeds in this avenue, the club are in disarray and are in desperate need of a new direction.

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Aminat Aigbe

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