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Passion, Passion and More Passion

By Chris Jones :  10/08/2007 :  Comments (11) :
I love my fellow Blues for it and you adored Bally, Lyons and Gray for it — passion.

It pulls at the heart strings but focuses the mind in the heat of battle — passion.

It heals the soul when we taste defeat and fires the belly for revenge — passion.

It booms like a bomb when the Gwladys is in full voice — passion.

It screams like James Brown and howls like a wolf when injustice arises — passion.

It seals us together when our chances are blown — passion.

It saps all your energy but fills you with love — passion.

It can hurt you, and eat you and make you turn bitter — passion.

It gives me hope when I rise on a Saturday morn — passion.

When the net bulges Blue it makes me feel true — passion.

This weekend lads, ladies, gents, boys and girls, put the stadium debate to one side, hold your head up high and sing for those eleven blue boys as one. Enjoy a passion that no other set of supporters can call match and glory in the unique bond that makes us Blue.

You are Everton. We are Everton.

On Saturday leave your stadium ideals at home and remember those famous four words that bind us together — Nil Satis Nisi Optimum.

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Oly Moore
1   Posted 10/08/2007 at 23:58:11

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An upbeat, uplifting column for once. Thanks for reminding us what is important.
Chris Jones
2   Posted 11/08/2007 at 01:28:58

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I’d just like to point out I am not the Chris Jones who composed the foregoing homage to passion. However, I do concur with the sentiment. COYBB!

Chris Jones
Dave Moorcroft
3   Posted 11/08/2007 at 01:17:05

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Chris,Thats what we are renowned for across the whole country,Having worked in every big city on this island,We maybe not as big globaly as the RS but we command a huge amount of respect from the same people as of why we support a club called Everton,when you could support a winning team like them.I say to football supporters from all over the country,Its not like that in our city,We dont have any choice,We are chosen,We were chosen many generations ago,I didnt know that going back to 1964 when i was a kid that i would be feeling so emotionaly fucked that i am begging you yes or undecided voters to Please think about the future children in this city and the never ending publicity,(Rightly so to promote the city)If you want the whole city to be a sea of red vote yes.
Daniel Howard
4   Posted 11/08/2007 at 01:43:45

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Dave, I think that’s my biggest fear with the whole Kirkby thing - the potential marginalization of Everton in the city. I’m bang up for moving, but am not convinced by moving just anywhere. Just because its the only option doesn’t make it right.I think Everton may well shrink in relevance in the city and Liverpool FC’s dominance may well INCREASE, which is just what we’re trying to avoid isn’t it?
Dave Moorcroft
5   Posted 11/08/2007 at 01:50:41

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Der yer know what Daniel,I dont want to involve them,For the simple reason is i dont give a fuck about them.But what i am talking about is the reality of moving from a 1/2 million big city audience to a small town 60 thousand audience.None of it makes any sense.Kirkby people are scousers as much as the rest of us.But every Kirkby Evertonion i have spoke to agrees that for Everton to relocate to Kirkby will be a big mistake,A mistake that cant be rectefied.Plus they say the transport problems that may occur with the loop,I am not saying it will work,But we should at least talk to anyone who may be able help EVERTON FC.
Chris Jones
6   Posted 11/08/2007 at 08:34:09

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Daniel / Dave

I appreciate your passion but the point of this was to remind Blues everywhere who we are and not to keep raging about the stadium debate on matchday and what did you both go and do?...
7   Posted 11/08/2007 at 09:29:42

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YEP - I agree with you Chris - Lets rip the roof of goodison park today.
I hope that ALL evertonions ROAR the boys on today top of their voices and get this stadium crap out of their systems !!! (well for today at least)
We need a twelf man out ere... lez be aving yerh !!!... :P
Jason Hagarth
8   Posted 11/08/2007 at 18:11:13

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100% correct! Passion is a great thing. Surely after reading Tesco CEO’s (evertonian, Sir Terry Leahy) Open Letter all sensible and forward looking Evertonians (surely a huge majority of blues) will be passionately behind the proposed Kirkby ground move. Surely now it is a ’no brainer’ that it is the best option to get our Big Blue Hearts beating strongly again as we breath life back into modern Everton. Onwards and upwards in our quest for making great history at the new stadium for the next 999 years! Crikey in 999 years we may be able to reloate to Pluto and get there in 5 minutes in our cyber vehicles! I dread to think the price of a pie n a pint then though ;-)
Sandy Brown
9   Posted 11/08/2007 at 18:24:57

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Yup, passion is a wonderful thing - ask Duncan Ferguson about it, no player past or present has ever had more passion for our great club.

So, how will Duncan Ferguson be voting?
Jason Hagarth
10   Posted 12/08/2007 at 06:38:49

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Duncan is a true blue but he ain’t the brightest spark! Accordingly, he is voting No because he has been unable to come to the correct BUSINESS decision. To succeed on the pitch we need to be a successful business off it. Hense the correct business decision is Yes to the ground move to Kirkby. Read Sir Terry’s Open is a NO BRAINER.
11   Posted 13/08/2007 at 15:51:40

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Surely what everyone is saying here is that wherever we end up.. and yes it may even be Kirkby.. we are all Evertonians (including Sir Terry, BK the noers and yesers ) and it will still be a bit special.

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