Yeah, the David Conn article revealed nothing new and said nothing interesting that wasn't already known. Bit of a disappointment for quite a reputable journo:
I think it's worth remembering not all articles and pieces of info are aimed at us individually, but that doesn't devalue them in a wider sense. The vast majority of the readership will not be Everton fans, or as knowledgeable about the subject as yourself.
If people like David Conn didn't write articles like this, I'm not convinced there are many others who would comment on the subject with as much honesty, integrity or knowledge. And often when I want to look back on things regarding the club, it will be articles like this that have the most accurate and valuable info. While we recall the elements in the present, details often become malleable or forgotten.
He knows the different mechanics, so he doesn't jump to falsehoods, that should be appreciated, if not always riveting.