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Better than Brasil!

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Finding something to moan about has been difficult for even the Club`s harshest critics these last few days. Sure, there was a mild outbreak of `Kirkby is Crap` when re-worked pictures of the new stadium were published but , all in all, it`s hard to remember a time when so many Evertonians seemed so satisfied with their lot.

When you see the turmoil in which so many clubs exist, it makes you glad that you made the right choice all those years ago. Chairmen sacking managers, managers falling out with owners, directors suing other directors, and Fergie slagging everybody off may make good copy for the red tops but it hardly does much for the game.

How fortunate we are to have a stable Board, a Chairman who is really one of us, and a manager who promises to become the best in the land. Add to that a team who are really going places and it really makes you glad you weren`t born in Brasil!
Sebastian  St Clare, Harrogate     Posted 28/11/2007 at 13:02:07

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Steve Lyth
1   Posted 28/11/2007 at 14:33:53

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Ha Ha Ha, am I missing something here, have we won something since 1995 ?
There is cetaimly room for optimism at the moment but not eveything is rosy in the garden St Clare, maybe you could rush things along with a bit of devine intervention.
Mark Perry
2   Posted 28/11/2007 at 14:50:23

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Steve, considering the shite we used to put out in the bad old days of Walter Smith's reign (Barry Horne anyone, a knackerd Ginola and Gazza?),

It feels like we won the FA Cup when you compare our team now to the team then!!

We are starting to play great attractive, attacking football, with a solid defence, and a great spine in the team with a good quality squad.

We have room to improve absolutely, but we are a million miles away from the shower that was EFC in those dark days.

Time to get behind EVERYONE at EFC and show some support for our boys. The atmosphere in the last couple of games was electric and the team have responeded. Lets keep it going.
Steve Lyth
3   Posted 28/11/2007 at 15:15:20

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Mark, I think you may have missed the Irony in my reply, thers alawys room for a good old moan mate Ha Ha.
Clive Soley
4   Posted 28/11/2007 at 15:28:26

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Richard Dodd is alive and well- in Harrogate!
Toby Stephens
5   Posted 28/11/2007 at 15:18:44

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During a quiet moment, can anyone tell me why Andy Gray had to depart at the end of the 84/85 season.?

He was my favourite player at the club when i was at school and from the moment he joined from wolves in late 1983 he and the team as a whole seemed to grow in stature. Was there some specific reason why he departed when we argubably had the best squad in our history and we were the united kingdoms best team.

If he had stayed I really feel we could of had that elusive double , instead of the shite stealing it at the finishing post. Just think of the damage him and lineker could have done, although the lineker/sharp partnership of 85/86 was hardly dormant.

Just one of those things that has always bothered me. I would ask him myself but may encounter some problems accessing the sky sports studios and also I dont have his home address!
James Elworthy
6   Posted 28/11/2007 at 15:57:31

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Andy Gray left simply because we signed Gary Lineker.
In the mid 80?s one didnt have 5 strikers you had 2 with a backup striker.
Lineker and Sharp were the preferred partnership and didnt they score 70 goals between them. Adrian Heath had recovered from serious injury and was the backup with Paul Wilkinson in further reserve.
He was simply surplus to requirements despite his heroics of the championship season a decision taken by the manager Howard Kendall.
Jay Campbell
7   Posted 28/11/2007 at 17:48:06

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We have a crap Board and our Chairman is not one of US!!! NO WAY!!!! Everything on the pitch is good and Moyes seems to have seen the light on several things. Everything off the pitch is pathetic AS USUAL.
Karl Masters
8   Posted 28/11/2007 at 18:41:39

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On the pitch, things are rapidly improving, although we must not build up expectations too high just yet. That said, it?s an exciting time to be an Evertonian in a football sense.

However, off the pitch, things are far from being perfect or even acceptable. Crap ticketing arrangements, Kirkby, Wyness, spiralling debt, etc, etc, etc.

I?m not being a killjoy, but these things are important too and will affect on-the-pitch events eventually. Some people need to realise that just because Moyesie is doing his job well and so are the players, others most certainly leave a lot to be desired! Just keep a sense of perspective.
Lee Spargo
9   Posted 28/11/2007 at 19:52:22

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Sorry Karl, but over 50% of us think that Kirkby IS acceptable and debt is far from uncommon in the Premier League.

Granted, there have been ticketing problems in the past, but if you’re referring to what happend against Metalist then you can only blame Royal Mail and if you’re referrinf to Nuremburg then you have to blame UEFA.

Oh, and I take it you just dont like Wyness then? Ah well.
Rich Jones
10   Posted 28/11/2007 at 20:47:14

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I think I'll add Lee and Sebastian to the 'poor deluded fool' catagoriy of fellas.
Steve Lyth
11   Posted 28/11/2007 at 22:45:49

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Lee, 50% ? Are you part of Sebastians cult?
As for Wyness, if you rate him Rich is spot on. Ah well indeed
Tony Wainwright
12   Posted 29/11/2007 at 12:08:46

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For crying out loud! The Kirkby proposal was approved by over 50% of the voters. Debt is down, the team is playing well and it looks like we really have a good chance of a trophy this year.
Exactly WHAT has Keith Wyness done wrong?
When he came in we were in a terrible financial state with a team going nowhere.
Things are raeally looking up for Everton yet there are still people who want to moan.
We are playing catch up with the "big" 4 after years of financial mismanagement. We have one of the best young managers around who is gradually building a whole new club in comparison to what we had.
Some people are only happy when they are moaning!
Steve Lyth
13   Posted 29/11/2007 at 17:55:09

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Tony, stop moaning when people dont accord with your opinion, if you think we are in a better financial state under Wyness you are very dumb, the accounts speak for themselves.
Lee said 50 % of US, he did not refer to the 15000 misguided souls who voted yes,
get over yourself.

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