The journalist offered a positive spin on the current economic and financial climate, speculating that there are unique ‘opportunities’ in the current market. For Director of Football Marcel Brands and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, that means ‘the same rules as before do not apply’ according to Boyland’s analysis.
However, an alarming statement immediately follows up this claim, with the journalist stating that ‘the squad looks short of depth & money is not in ready supply’.
Boyland leaves Brands and Moshiri with a crucial question to answer in January: Stick or twist?
Opportunity begs for #EFC in this far from normal season where the same rules as before do not apply— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) January 18, 2021
But the squad looks short of depth & money is not in ready supply
It leaves Brands/Moshiri with a crucial question to answer in January: Stick or twist?https://t.co/5gcG9Dv70V
The idiom is essentially an ultimatum. Does the club ignore short-term and long-term issues in favour of future action, or does the club ‘twist’ and refuse to stay the course?
These Everton fans wasted no time in answering Boyland’s ultimatum and took to Twitter to give some well-thought answers…
Twitter: @Paddy_Boyland Like you said on the pod, I think a couple of intelligent additions would make the world of differen… https://t.co/uoQq9ExQ7F (@azulfeehely)
Twitter: @Paddy_Boyland We are right in the mix and an addition or two could make all the difference but its a difficult mar… https://t.co/pex23mBdff (@marchy27)
Twitter: @Paddy_Boyland Brands must be looking for cover at RB and CF. Probably only loans. Gotta be. I suspect he’s trying… https://t.co/CUM8Ol9yll (@petermorris1878)
Twitter: @Paddy_Boyland Twist mate we need like a Landon donavon type loan player just to keep the dressing room hungry. (@gflan02)
Twitter: @Paddy_Boyland I get the sentiment but it’s far from certain that the club could find a player who would be guarant… https://t.co/O0j8pycpO1 (@PoutiainenMarko)