Everton fans are expected to put additional pressure on club ownership as they plan a protest in Monday night’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at Goodison Park.
A poor start to the current season sees the Toffees languish in 14th place, five points out of the relegation zone heading into the weekend games.
New manager Rafael Benitez, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti this summer, is being seriously criticized.
But he was backed by owner Farhad Moshiri on talkSPORT, who believes the team will be fine once the frustrating injury issues are gone.
In a text message read by Jim White, he said: “Football is crisis one day and glory the next. Rafa is a good manager and the underperformance is largely due to injuries.
“The next two weeks we will have a full squad and in the meantime the results will improve.
“Rafa needs time to make his mark on the team. He will be supported to add depth to the team. Managers need time.
“I have no doubt that we will have a solid second half of the season. “
Football director Marcel Brands, who has been in charge of the club’s erratic transfer policy, also faces big questions about his future.
The supporters are exasperated by a lack of success on the pitch, and poor communication from the club and now intend to take a stand.
The last two matches saw a banner read: “We demand Nil Satis Nisi Optimum – it is time our club did too.”
And Everton fans are now set to stage a protest in the 27th minute of the game, to indicate their 27-year trophy drought and to show their frustration with the events behind the scenes at Goodison Park.
A message from the organizations involved read: “27 years without a trophy is unacceptable. Show your feet for 27 minutes in the game against Arsenal on Monday night and get out of your seat.
“Let’s show that the incompetence at the top of Everton Football Club cannot continue.”
Paul McAlister of Toffee Blues told talkSPORT: “The Evertonians are the point now, I think, where we want to get the message out to the football community at large, and the world in general, how tired we are and how tired we are. exasperated with the way the club is run and how they conduct their business, on and off the pitch.
“The lack of communication over the last few years in particular has been very, very weak and it’s just gotten to the point where the Evertonians are no longer willing to be angry in silence.
“We feel like we need to take some kind of public action, something dramatic, to get the message across how deeply unhappy we are and how unwilling to accept apologies.”