Footage drops of Everton fan protests outside Goodison Park before Arsenal match
Everton fans have been captured protesting against the board on the streets around Goodison Park before Sean Dyche’s first Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime.
The Toffees fanbase have continually vented their frustrations at the board this season, with one such protest resulting in the board of directors being told to stay away from the home match against Southampton due to safety concerns.
The footage, which was Tweeted via Football Daily from Sky Sports on Saturday (4 February), showed fans lining the streets with one particular banner labelled “board full of liars”.
Other banners had Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and club chairman Bill Kenwright presented as clowns as the home faithful walked to Goodison Park to support the Toffees take on league-leaders Arsenal.
Although Everton have entered a new era on the pitch under Dyche as manager, the protests have continued in a similar vein off it.
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Although the pictures look far more peaceful than those surfacing for the home match against Southampton last month, the anger at the board remains following a terrible January transfer window full of false promises.
If supporters thought the club were going to reinvest the money made from selling Anthony Gordon to Newcastle, they were mistaken as the club ambled from one target to another on transfer deadline day to no luck.
In the end, the Toffees were the only team in the Premier League not to bring in a single player during the January transfer window, and they could yet pay the price for this inaction.
Dyche has already had his hands tied after less than a week on the job, and he will hope his team can put out a respectable performance against league-leaders Arsenal to please the home faithful.
However, with the Gunners having lost just one game all season long, tests don’t come much tougher than this for Dyche and his Everton team.