The great Everton inquest – and how spineless players lacking character and ability were the common denominator

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Sam Allardyce did one exceptional job at Everton – absorbing the blame his players could and should have been taking.
Because not for 67 years has one group of Everton players collapsed so easily, so regularly and with so little fight.
In 1950/51 Ian Buchan’s Blues conceded three or more goals in a single half of football 12 times.