AN EVERTON supporters group who have organised a march on Goodison Park before today’s match against Aston Villa have called for “historic change” at the club.
The Blue Union, a fans’ collective who have grown frustrated at the lack of progress in finding a buyer for the Toffees, have published an open letter to chairman Bill Kenwright pleading for drastic steps to be taken.
This week Everton chief executive Robert Elstone insisted the club had the right people to be able to sell the club.
The Blue Union said in its letter: “We believe the time has arrived to initiate a change at Goodison Park.
“Not simply a change for change’s sake, we’re proposing an historic change, a change that will act as the catalyst for Everton, our manager and our players, to once again have the opportunity to become a truly competitive force in English top-flight football.”
The letter adds: “Mr Chairman, as a fellow Evertonian, we think you of all people will agree that football clubs are far more than a business; they’re cultural assets and their owners are mere custodians who have a responsibility not only to the business but also to their fans.”
David Moyes said the proposed peaceful protest would not affect preparations for the game.
“The media talk about it but we are focusing on what is on the pitch,” he said. “I thought when the (transfer) window ended it (the off-field issues) would stop.
“But it doesn’t change our focus or how we play or our preparations. Anyone who walks into Goodison is there to support the club 100%, because we need it at the moment.”