In amongst all the angst of ?The Vote?, it seems that each side have pulled their own stunts/scams to make you believe that theirs is not only ?the true way?, but also ?the only way?. EFC have paraded all the most adored players to declare ?I only signed/extended because of Kirkby? whilst the likes of Tony Marsh et al have been more subtle and declared all yes voters traitors / dickheads / reds/ wankers etc.
It appears that all No voters will either not attend the matches in future, cherry pick their games, or not discourage their siblings from supporting other teams. The end is nigh they say, we won?t support the team any more, you?re not from Liverpool so you don?t understand.
I?m not from Liverpool, so maybe I don?t properly understand, but if I relay the following to you, maybe you could understand me, and more importantly, ask yourself a very important question at the end of it.
A big friend of mine, who has lived near Blackburn all his life, is, like me, an avid Evertonian. He has held season tickets for a number of years, and has the same tenuous links to Merseyside as I have ? none! He feels like I do that we ?have been chosen? as in the ?Evertonians are born? legend. He told me a very interesting story last season with which I think all true Evertonians could associate.
A friend of his asked him the hypothetical questions:-
Q ?Could you ever imagine a future without your wife??
A ?I don?t even want to think about it, but I suppose it is possible if one of us has an accident or something!?
Q ?Could you imagine both of you alive, and your wife married to someone else??
A? I suppose it could happen if we drifted apart or something!?
Q ?Could you imagine this other bloke bringing up your kids if he and your wife are married??
A ?I would hate that, but it?s got to be a possibility!?
Q?Could you ever support anyone other than Everton??
A?Never? (I think the actual answer was ?Don?t be fuckin stupid!!!!!!!?)
His friend then said ? ? So you love Everton more than your wife and kids!!!!!!?
Ask yourself the above questions, it may put the Kirkby situation in perspective. We do not choose, we are chosen. ONE TRUE LOVE
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1 Posted 24/08/2007 at 05:18:50
try keeping me away , I voted no but I’d watch them on the moon if I could get a lift there ...!!!
2 Posted 24/08/2007 at 06:18:15
That’s more like it
3 Posted 24/08/2007 at 07:45:23
Anyway, I became an Everton supporter the day my mother told me..your grandfather supported Everton.
I’ve been to Goodison...and I’ve also driven 700 miles in one day to see Everton when they played in Houston...
But, there is an air about this season. I last went to Goodison against Watford..a 1-0 win..I can’t remember how scored..But Adrian Heath made a nice run..and just missed and I can remember getting the feeling that this was a team on the verge
4 Posted 24/08/2007 at 08:31:31
Thanks for the post Keith!
5 Posted 24/08/2007 at 08:30:36
6 Posted 24/08/2007 at 09:05:20
So whilst they rename the ground why not do the honourable thing and rename the team, Kirkby Town FC . Get used to crowds like Boro attract, because that will become reality, personaly I want no part of that.
7 Posted 24/08/2007 at 09:23:57
I’m undecided wether you’re a yes or no vote LOL
8 Posted 24/08/2007 at 09:39:19
Born, not manufactured..
9 Posted 24/08/2007 at 09:45:42
10 Posted 24/08/2007 at 09:57:27
You make me laugh anyway.
Keep up the good work boys
11 Posted 24/08/2007 at 10:12:12
12 Posted 24/08/2007 at 10:18:10
13 Posted 24/08/2007 at 10:50:49
14 Posted 24/08/2007 at 10:45:05
15 Posted 24/08/2007 at 10:52:14
Hope I’m wrong
16 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:16:58
17 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:13:06
I’m a fan and will continue to support them but this all but secures the shite adding an extra 10 - 20,000 seats in a decade or two.
And there is no hope of the people of kirkby getting in the way of this, I’m afraid this is all about money, and not for "new players".
Despite the above I hope ALL fans, Yes or No can unite and support the team on Saturday. COYB
18 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:16:43
They refused beacuse they dont want it in thier conscience that they played a part in this great clubs demise!
I fucking hope and pray to god I am wrong! I hope the place gets packed week in week out! please god!!!
RIP EVERTON ! 1878 - 2007
"it was a grand old team to play for, it was a grand old team to support"
19 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:08:34
Despite having no connection to Liverpool, except my support of EFC, I thought our ?sense of place? was within the Liverpool city boundary (notional or otherwise) trading blows toe-to-toe against the RS.
I didn’t have a vote - and that is right. I haven’t had a season ticket since 2000. But I feel like the city of Liverpool has been ceded to Liverpool FC. I feel like Everton FC and the eligible voters gave it up without a fight.
I?m Gutted. Absolutely gutted.
20 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:23:15
My dad voted NO and I voted YES and to be honest, the more I read and think and digest what I’ve done, the more I fear for our future. I work in finance and have qualifications in business so commercially, this move ticks every box. Trust me, financially it is a no-brainer.
However, emotionally it is now hurting me. I think of my dad and his devotion to Goodison for 50+ years, and how much it breaks his heart to even consider Everton not playing in the city and as a Yes voter, I’m now thinking what have I done?
Of course if we move, I will be there and I’m sure my dad will as well but is it too late to persuade the club to stay???
21 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:35:39
In some ways - it forces the hand of LCC and Bestway and we hope and pray that if they CAN come up with the financials the club will consider it.
In fact what is the deal here, if an alternative appears - do you ’Yes’ voters expect the club to at least consider it?
22 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:45:58
23 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:48:45
24 Posted 24/08/2007 at 11:52:04
More important things have happened this week and I would encourage all fans to think the family of Rhys Jones who are currently dealing with what can only be imagined as your worst nightmare. Please show your support for the family of Saturday as a mark of respect for their loss of a small kid who thought of nothing but his blue hero?s and playing football with his mates, the true value of the game and something I think we all need to consider when arguing the toss over a postcode.
25 Posted 24/08/2007 at 12:03:33
26 Posted 24/08/2007 at 12:03:50
10,000 "refused to vote" because they didn’t want it on their consciences. This is bollocks and you know it.
"The word corrupt comes to mind". Only to yours Tom. This vote process that the Board did not need to go through (they could have just taken us to a new ground the way every other club has), and it was conducted by the Electoral Reform Society. Get real.
27 Posted 24/08/2007 at 12:42:36
My original post was meant to highlight that we are ABOVE ALL Evertonians, and that Everton will survive wherever they are.
We were at least given a vote, in common with the peoples club theme. This need not have been given, and seeing the fallout, it may not have been a wise move, but if we all had foresight, we would win the lottery every week.
I would hope that acceptance, however grudging, will now prevail, and we get back to doing what we were born to - supporting Everton.
Tony M, had to mention you mate because you posted a nice reply to my Huyton query last night, and I didn’t want to take the blame for sending you soft. Nice to see you’re back on form pal because without extremists on both sides these forums wouldn’t exist.
Keep up the faith and may your God (Everton) go with you.
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