I dont think it a high wages or wage structure issue.
For me its that we are in a no-mans-land as players know we arent good enough to complete with the top clubs. But we are a big club ourselves and players think we have a right to be in the PL so dont have the 'fight' learned by the small teams.
Everton remind me of Villa. No sucess of any kind for too long and that takes its toll on everyone.
Definitely feels like this at the mo. And Villa is a good comparison. The only difference is that we have Moshiri in so maybe we are a bit like QPR but I think with Kenwright still here heíd be wary and not let it get into too much of a mess.
But with regards to the players I fully agree we have players who prob know weíre in no mans land, too good for relegation, not good enough for top 4. Itís trying to find players who have motivation and the ability to push themselves up a level if they wanted to.
Suppose thatís difficult with player recruitment. Youíll only know if theyíll step up when the going gets tough. Prior to that itís all lip service.
Seems very difficult to accomplish but then look at Spurs. They have the whole London factor that entices the players I suppose and the new stadium. But in terms of wages they arenít blowing us out the water, in fact itís the opposite.
This all boils down to the manager and recruitment and with the shambles of the summer window and three managers this season, were gonna be in limbo for a while yet.