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How Do You Solve a Problem Like David Moyes?

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  David Moyes the manager of Everton looks on before a pre season match between Blackpool and Everton at Bloomfield Road on August 4, 2009 in Blackpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
True BlueCorrespondent IAugust 14, 2009

If I were an Everton supporter right now, I would be worried.

Not as you may assume because of the lack of money, the stagnated squad, the injuries, the crappy old stadium or the threat of Lescott moving on and further weakening a threadbare first team, no the treason i would be worried is David Moyes.

There seems to be a rather unhealthy attitude in charge of the first team, he is from the way he talks Mr Everton.

The chairman is of course not important in all of this, because according to Moyes it is HE who decides everything concerning players, end of story.

If Manchester City were to offer £30m for Lescott he would say no, and that's that—finito.

Whether Kenwright (or should that be Kenwrong?) could do with that money to ease the financial strain on the club is no concern, 'cos David says no.

Now, perhaps i have over played how Moyes sees himself, and perhaps Moyes is unaware of the shenanigans going on behind his back. Perhaps Bill Kenwright gives his manager the occasional pat on the head then carries on with running the club in the impeccable (if financially constrained) way that he has done.

But then perhaps it is all about Moyes.

The worry for the Everton fans though is why a manager would be so definitive in his statements about a player as he has been about Lescott.

A good negotiator allows wiggle room, somewhere to go in case he has to alter his plans. Moyes has made it clear that Lescott stays and that he has told everyone that. It is his decision.

Being so categoric makes the Chairman and the board look like chumps, nothing more than figureheads nailed to the good ship Moyes.

How about that for a kick in the egos?

Two thing will happen now, one Lescott stays and plays badly, forcing a move at a reduced price with Moyes and Everton crying about what City have done.

Or Lescott goes and Moyes and Kenwright find a way round the issue of who makes what decision.

It seems that David Moyes need to learn to say less, or at least say things that are less definitive.

Whatever happens the footballing world sees Everton differently now, and I don't think they are viewed in a better light.

It's sad to say but I think Everton have, over the last few days turned themselves into a small club and they have Moyes to thank for it.

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