Its a valid point, why will nobody answer questions like this directly?
'Oh he goes on a lot' yeah because nobody answers what I pitch at people.
So again, your happy with 7th.
What players are happy to join a team like that?
I would love nothing more than for Everton to be competing at the very top end of the table and become one of the top clubs in the country again.
But after the two very poor seasons we've had with a manager who pretty much let standards slip, we were all pretty much made aware that this season would be a transition especially with a manager who thinks a lot differently to the previous one. Unfortunately there will be some very painful moments like today but we have to hope that things will improve considerably under this new regime and the club from the very top all the way to the bottom are working on that.
To be honest, if you had told me after we lost 3-0 to Sunderland last season that we would start the new year in 7th place after 18 games despite being knocked out of both cups, I would have absolutely taken it.
Things are progressing slowly - lets hope we can finish the season strongly and next season we should be in a better position to challenge for the cups