Everton suffered a disappointing loss to Sheffield United at Goodison Park yesterday to continue their inconsistent start to the new season.
A Yerry Mina own goal and a Lys Mousset finish saw Everton lose yet again in what was an uninspired performance.
After the game, there were boos from the home support as many start to lose patience with Everton manager Marco Silva.
However, plenty of Everton fans are also pointing the finger at the club’s director of football.
Marcel Brands did some good business in the summer, with the likes of Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi looking like potential good signings for the future.
However, he has failed to provide Silva with what he needed in several positions.
Everton needed a left-footed attacker but failed to find one. The club also desperately needed to strengthen at centre-back. Kurt Zouma and Phil Jagielka both left the club in the summer and were not replaced. Yerry Mina and Michael Keane started the season strong but have had struggled in the past two games and only Mason Holgate looks like a suitable replacement.
There has been some bad luck, with the injury to new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes’ current absence. However, plenty of Everton fans are not happy with the work done by Brands over the summer.
Unpopular opinion but I’d sack Marcel brands, silva wanted a left footed right sided winger a box to box midfielder an a centre half an he never delivered any of them
— James Ⓜ️ (@everton_toffee1) September 21, 2019
Silva quite rightly getting hammered but the fingers should also be pointing at Marcel Brands
— Neil Davies (@neild180) September 21, 2019
Marcel Brands is an absolute fraud.
Good on him.
— Marco Silva (@MrMarcoSilva) September 21, 2019
Marcel Brands let us go into the season with two players in contention for centre half.
— Antoni Staffsperski (@anto1878) September 21, 2019
How is Marcel Brands exempt from any blame for the mess we are in? We were desperate for a proven striker and we didn’t get one – yes Kean is a great signing but we needed an experienced player with him. No centre back signed, Coleman’s still first choice right back.
— kris jones (@KrisJones22) September 21, 2019
— Anthony Farish (@AnthonyF4R15H) September 21, 2019
Everton fans raving about Marcel Brands but the guy failed to buy the two things we needed most; a proven striker and a CH.
Those two major errors evident again today. #EVESHU
— Alan Robinson (@Tweet_Al_Rob) September 21, 2019
Silva has been handed a squad with two centre halves, midfielders that rarely do anything positive and two kids up front
Marcel brands is massively overrated
— Steven Mills (@steven_mi11s) September 21, 2019
And Marcel brands doesn’t remain blameless, his failure to buy a centre back is a huge problem
— Andy Shepherd (@AndyShep1983) September 21, 2019
Steve Walsh > Marcel Brands
— FOY (@JohnFoyEFC) September 21, 2019
I’d love to know the salary they’ve given Marcel Brands.
— John Coyne (@mrjohncoyne) September 21, 2019
If this run of form means that the cringeworthy Marcel Brands love in can finally end, that would be great
— The Everton Dream (@TheEvertonDream) September 21, 2019
Apparently Marcel Brands has unearthed some footballing gems, feel free to tell me where they are, because none of them are on Goodison Park right now.
— Ian (@ThisIanIs) September 21, 2019