Everton have been the second best side on Merseyside for a long time and it seems as if that trend will continue.
Currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table, the Toffees have fallen in recent weeks.
Everton started the season strong picking up points in a hurry and getting fans hopes high with an opening day win over English football powerhouse Manchester United. The recent defeat in the FA Cup to relegation strugglers Wigan means it is yet another season with out silver wear for David Moyes’ men.
Moyes has failed to deliver any silver wear in the many years he's been in charge at Everton and that fact does not look like changing any time soon. Everton have only had a couple of stand out players this season as their bright youngsters seem to depart the club as soon as they pick up a bit of form.
The big stand out player for Everton this season has been Marouane Fellaini. The towering Belgium International has picked up 11 goals so far this season also grabbing 4 assists, second only to Steven Pienaar.
But, Fellaini may have plans elsewhere with rumours that he is ready to head to the blue side of London in the summer. Losing talent has been a concerning problem with Everton over the years and the way this club is financially it seems that the trend of talented players leaving is going to continue.
At the start of the season, highly rated youngster Jack Rodwell departed the club to Premier League champions Manchester City for a total of 12 million. This is going to be a big problem for Everton if they continue to lose young talent, because this talent is the basis a strong squad.
Big teams don’t only build strong squads to win at the present time, but also to ensure they keep on winning. Everton have many players reaching the latter stages of their career and if the Toffees want to become the top dogs on Merseyside they must get new owners who will supply the funds and are willing to spend in order to challenge regularly for a top four finish.
Critics say Moyes has done well with what the limited resources at his disposal, but the fans want Champions League football and some feel as long as Moyes is in charge, the club will be known as a mid table side. For now, all fans can do is hope that talent comes though the ranks at Everton. For a Toffee top four challenge in the future, change is definitely needed.
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