It was a night to remember in Nuremberg, not only because of the result but also because so many Blues made the trip and did the club proud with impeccable behaviour. Below is a selection of photos sent in to ToffeeWeb by fans who were there.
First ever Blue game abroad for my daughter Leanne and myself and it was fantastic. What a trip! what an atmosphere, everyone clearly enjoying themselves and behaving impeccably. Here's to the next one COYB!
The boys with Kev the Rat!
Pictures from the most memorable day of my life and what a great day it was with true blues, proper fans ? yes, Evertonians! Would be grateful if you could publish them!
Mick Hoban & Brian Temple
Most of my photos have turned all blurred as we were well hammered when we took them. Here's the ones that are reasonable and include us with Joe Parkinson in O'Sheas bar. Their fans were fantastic and as well as posing for photos, they shook hands with us after the game, despite the fact that we'd been going mental for the last 15 mins.
Absolutely fantastic day and I was proud to be an Evertonian abroad with so many well behaved bluenoses. Must also praise the police. Always present, but always in the background just keeping a watchful eye. I was more intimidated when getting off our plane at Liverpool, at 3:00 in the morning, being filmed by a CCTV police van at the foot of the stairs and being glared down by 2 coppers at front of the plane. They need to take a lesson from our German friends.
"'Photo's of the jouney by train to the ground. An experience I will never forget."
"The 'Best Little Spaniards' spot kick to send us 1 - 0 up!
"Here are my pictures of Nuremburg. I'm in the picture inside the stadium with my mate Dave."
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1 Posted 10/11/2007 at 22:42:52
What a night! Not quite as good as Rotterdam, but getting there. The main square was brilliant - taken over by Blues with some amazing banners. The most intriguing was the amusing - but perhaps politically incorrect - "MONG BUS ON TOUR".
We went to The Fusser Bar, and the Bierkeller was about the size of Wales. Easy to imagine gangs of Nazis banging their steins on the table and singing. But on Thursday it was a much more pleasant time. Not the Horst Wessel song, but the Mikel Arteta song. And it was great after the game to see a lad of about 12 standing on the table leading the singing. What memories he will take from the night!
The Nurnberg fans were superb. If you’d have told me back in the seventies I could have been singing Everton songs in the home side’s beer tent without getting murdered, I’d have never believed it. I really hope they can get through to the next phase with us.
If the editors at Toffeeweb Towers let us carry on putting up pictures (yes, I know it’s a bit Blue Kipper) then I will put some up. But somehow I doubt if there’ll be a shortage of pics!
If only those b**st*rds at the BBC and Sky could bring themselves to admit that we are not a small club - we are a big club which has fallen on lean times. And don’t nights like Thursday feel all the better because we are not a rich man’s plaything? Everton are not Bill Kenwright and certainly not Keith Wyness. Everton are the fans, and their fathers and grandfathers before them. Fuck Sky ! !
2 Posted 10/11/2007 at 23:30:41
A wonderful post, mate. Proud to be a blue when I read a post like yours. Your last paragraph says it all We’re a special club and I hope those in charge are aware. It is up to us now, we are the fans who carry the torch that our fathers passed on to us. From what I’ve read, seen and heard about our fans in Nurnburg, you have all been a credit to EFC.
Brilliant; keep it going!
3 Posted 11/11/2007 at 09:24:53
One of the best experiences of my life.
4 Posted 11/11/2007 at 12:04:03
Was sat behind Nuremberg fans whilst watching the game, then one sat next to me for the 2nd half. He was saying what a great set of fans we had and what a great team we had. Premier league much better than the Bundesliga. The bierkeller was excellent as was the square by Finnigans before the game, oh, and that train ride to the ground. How the train wasn’t de-railed i don’t know, but all done with a great sense of fun and good behaviour. Took a carry out from the Aldi to the stadium and got searched by a copper inside the ground. At first he said i couldn’t take my bevy into the ground,but i said ’it’s alright lad, the bottle’s plastic’ He then said, ok, sorry i didn’t realise......imagine that at Goodison.
Altogether a fantastic experience and well done to Nuremberg for letting us be loud and take over their town.
5 Posted 11/11/2007 at 12:14:22
6 Posted 11/11/2007 at 12:52:26
7 Posted 11/11/2007 at 17:18:22
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9 Posted 11/11/2007 at 21:06:16
- Seeing every Evertonian getting a ticket for the game
- Bluenoses wearing Nurnberg hats, shirts, scarves as a disguise to get in the home sections
- a lad with a Nurnberg shirt with Arteta 6 printed on the back
- The flags on display in the HauptMarkt and by the subway to the station, fantastic
- The Shamrock, Alex, O’sheas bars bouncing before the game
- Joe Parkinson and Dave Watson singing its agrand old team to play for when we scored.
- the bierkeller BarFuser absolutely stuffed with blues after the match, a 10 year old leading the singing dancing on a table with most of the ale getting dished out free (well ours was!)
Not so happy days......................
- meeting 15 blues outside the main station all waiting to meet Chris the tout for tickets, it was a bit like red fox meets brown bear / the winter is cold in Russia spy movies
- Taking all 15 lads to the touts room in the hotel to collect the tickets when he never turned up at the station.
- Then finding out we could have bought them at the club shop anyway
Overall though a fantastic few days, everyone behaving themselves the police presence low key but effective and typical efficiency in getting us to and from the ground back to the town for a great night.
Great to travel with Mark ,Adrian and Phil and thanks Martin for the ticket in block 23 - brilliant !
10 Posted 11/11/2007 at 21:47:22
11 Posted 11/11/2007 at 23:06:51
Well done to the Germans for making this trip so special. Hope they go though with us.
12 Posted 12/11/2007 at 15:36:31
13 Posted 16/11/2007 at 21:46:31
14 Posted 19/11/2007 at 16:40:47
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