The appointment of Allardyce sees Everton revert back to a tediously pragmatic anti-entertainment approach to football. Moyes style football was necessary to keep the club in the top flight when we had no resources, but even that was better football than Walter Smith forced upon us, and it is to Smith, I think, we have to return to find the kind of football that Allardyce will seek to play. This is the man that thumped the ball up to Davies, to Carrol, to Benteke. My patience with Koeman really ran out when Everton were linked with a move for Carrol, mainly because I wanted us to play better football than you see in the park on Sunday, but now we have appointed the supreme arbiter of pub football. Never have we been so far away from a positive, entertaining, and enthralling style of play.
Hopefully this is a short term appointment to be followed in the summer by an individual who will go on to define a skilful and entertaining football for which Everton Football Club will be synonymous with forevermore.