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After spending big last summer optimism was in plentiful supply at Everton. But the Toffees have disappointed and much of the criticism levelled at them has been exacerbated by their transfer policy. In the latest episode of Three Minute Myths we looked at whether those new signings have let their new club down.
By signing Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun in January, Everton took their spending to more than £200million this season. So it would be reasonable for fans to have expected some kind of tangible return in the form of – at least – a decent cup run. But they have been left disappointed.
The core of the squad has had to adapt to a change in manager and ethos with the arrival of Sam Allardyce, but should we let the new boys off the hook that easily?
We investigate the extent to which the new signings can be blamed for Everton's disappointing campaign in this week's episode before considering the additional factors at play – the change in manager, and inevitable change in style since Allardyce's appointment.