By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

17th Jun, 2022 | 5:10pm

Sky Sports pundit glad Farhad Moshiri made Everton apology, wanted to hear more

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Kevin Campbell was glad that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri came out and apologised for the situation at the club, but would have liked to hear more.

The Toffees’ owner released an apology on the club website on 8 June, speaking direct to fans about the “mistakes” that had been made under his watch, after the club came within two games of being relegated to the Championship in the 2021/22 season.

He reaffirmed his commitment to the club and acknowledged missteps such as how much money has not been spent “wisely”, and Sky Sports pundit Campbell thinks it was the right thing for the businessman to do, although he could have gone further.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News he said: “I don’t think he needed to [apologise] but it was good to see that he did. 

“Obviously this has all happened under his watch.

“I mean the Rafa Benitez situation was his choice wasn’t it?

“Frank Lampard obviously was his choice in the end, and luckily Frank Lampard has done the business and kept Everton up. 

“But there’s a been a lot of mistakes [that have] been made, let’s be honest, over the years.

“A lot of money’s been spent, and Everton have got worse. 

“And that’s under his ownership so it’s only right that he comes out and speaks.

“There’s certain things I would have liked him to say that could have put a line in the sand, [that] these things won’t happen again, and everything moving forward is going to be for the betterment of Everton etc.

“Obviously he’s committed to the new stadium which is great.

“So I’m sure some fans will appreciate that and it was big of him to come out. He didn’t need to.”

It is a good start to say the right things, but fans could be excused for waiting to see if actions follow suit, as there are a number of years with increasing problems to recover from.

It was less than a week later that news emerged that Moshiri is in talks over selling the club, so it would be fair to wonder whether he is as committed as he says.

He has certainly spent money, in contrast to the complaints directed at some owners, but the general mismanagement has seen the club regress to within touching distance of relegation.

Survival was huge, and the new stadium is a positive thing to look forward to, but it remains to be seen whether the owner has learned from his mistakes, although the message to fans was a good sign.

In other Everton news, rivals are planning to squeeze the Toffees into accepting less for a major transfer because of their financial concerns.

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