On another awful afternoon at Goodison Park Everton crashed to a catastrophic 1-0 loss against Wolves leaving them rooted at the bottom of the Premier League.
Three games, three defeats, six goals conceded, none scored. What else is there to say after the latest disasterous defeat in a campaign that is already unrivalling almost before it has begun.
Everton couldn’t afford to lose this match and yet once again they have done precisely that, conceding a late goal after wasting a slew of chances, exactly as happened against Fulham on opening day.
There are ever more feverish rumours of new attacking signings getting closer but in all honestly even if two or three decent additions are made, it could well be too late.
It is only three weeks into the new season and I reckon the Toffees are already effectively in a relegation fight! Unbelievable.
Frankly, I don’t know how much more of this I can take and I think that is true for many Evertonians.
I, and probably many others, are simply sick to our back teeth watching this utterly dreadful excuse for a team lose game after game, season after season.
No matter who is in charge of this squad nothing ever seems to improve and we are continuingly experiencing the slow and agonising death of our once great football club, on an endless repeating reel.
Once more this afternoon Sean Dyche faced the problem of how to find goals without a proven and reliable goascorer as his first-choice is injured again and the club have still failed to get a deal done for an experienced striker.
The manager decided to use Arnaut Danjuma as a lone centre-forward and he missed a few chances along with others too who also failed to find the back of the net.
Jarrad Branthwaite who finally got a start (something I’ve been constantly asking for) had a good game overall but he also missed a sitter when he really had to score.
Trying to find some positives from today, Youssef Chermiti when he came on, actually looked half decent and seems to have something about him.
In an almost comincal repeat of the opening day, the Wolves keeper also had one of his best games and kept Everton out before the visitors mugged the Toffees and snatched all three points.
Although Dyche put out probably the strongest side he could today, we have to start thinking that if this goes on much longer his position will come under serious scrutiny.
Removing him won’t solve this club’s chronic problems but I don’t see evidence at the moment that he can get anything more from this group of players.
Then again, who is there to replace him and doing this will of course create further instability. I don’t know what the solution is.
But, this black mirror-like ground hog day experience is doing serious damage to our collective psychological health.
If this team don’t beat Sheffield United in their next huge fixture, then I think this season is probably already over and Everton are going down.