I am writing this post with a sense of disbelief. Just finished reading this article on skysports.com by Andy Gray titled: "Half-Time Report" ? supposedly a reflection of the Premier League at the half-way mark of the season.
Only 2 teams did not find a mention in his article - Aston Villa, and guess who ?
Even Derby, Sunderland, etc got a mention, albeit in the "relegation battle". No mention of Yakubu in the "best signing", no mention of Tim Cahill's spectacular last gasp goal against Chelsea in "Goal of the Season".
That this person is mad was confirmed by this comment about the referees:
"I think they've been far too inconsistent this season. I'm not saying that just to put referees down because there are some very good ones in the Premier League - like Mark Clattenburg who is generally good."
What ??? !!!
Can anybody shed light on why this guy is so rabidly anti-Everton?
Ajay Gopal, Posted 20/12/2007 at 16:44:50
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1 Posted 20/12/2007 at 19:58:35
He calls himself a pundit? That term is reserved for learned people and he is far from it.Clattenberg a good ref? just like Grobelaar was an honest goalkeeper!!!
I hate Andy Gray..and he shouldnt be considered for any club honors and dinners anymore until he apologises on air to Evertonians!
2 Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:48:05
3 Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:52:17
4 Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:47:33
5 Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:57:52
Why weren’t you watching the match?
6 Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:58:23
He likes Wolves and Villa but writes a local column (or did) here on Everton. The guy’s a BLUE but he just can’t advertise it.
About 12 yrs ago he was offered the job of manging Everton but knew he wasn’t up to it.
It’s great that you are supporting Everton and we love you for it, but ye need to know y’r history sometimes.
Grest performance and result tonight. COYB!!
7 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:03:15
Andy Gray has always talked shite, as indeed have most TV pundits. About most teams. If you want a decent analysis of Everton’s performance ask a fellow Blue.
8 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:05:56
The man is a legend in my eyes.
9 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:05:25
10 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:19:51
I was going to reply but Brendan has already said it all! Just sit back and relax. This is the best I have seen in 20 years. If Andy gray can’t see it...or won’t admit he sees it...who gives a toss!
11 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:23:15
For Santosh read Ajay as well.
12 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:17:57
13 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:28:56
14 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:44:51
In a dinner in the year we finished fourth, he was taking the piss out of the redshite, until the begging fookers were allowed back in the CL.
He said that the redshite fans would be watching their team on the telly..........when they were playing on their PS2’s.
He has to pander to the money making teams to get the interviews and such, that said he can be an irritating prick at times when a bigger team is playing a "smaller" team. The exact same dive could happen, yet with possibly Forsell it will be a "blantant dive", however if it happens to Ronaldo it will be "the slightest of touches to knock him off balance"
Winds me up it does
15 Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:56:14
Come on you blue boys!!!
16 Posted 20/12/2007 at 23:16:44
Andy Gray’s half-volley header was in a 2-1 away win at Notts County in the 6th round of the FA cup in 1984.
The other famous one was his 3rd goal in the home win over Vitesse Arnham in the Cup Winners Cup. Andy when he dived in for a far post header as the centre half tried to kick it clear. In his post match interview his comment on seeing the goal was "Some people call that brave, I call it stupid"
Yes a legend - and presonally I don’t care if we don’t get mentioned too much, as long as we keep winning
17 Posted 21/12/2007 at 00:29:17
18 Posted 21/12/2007 at 01:18:32
19 Posted 21/12/2007 at 08:26:57
20 Posted 21/12/2007 at 09:18:58
21 Posted 21/12/2007 at 09:18:40
22 Posted 21/12/2007 at 09:37:42
23 Posted 21/12/2007 at 09:02:14
Andy Gray has got on my nerves a few times whilst watching Sky, but there aren’t many pundits who haven’t! He’s still a hero! Whether he supports us or not he is still a massive part of our history.
Good thread though with some funny responses. AG would do well to sully the mood of an Evertonian today!!
24 Posted 21/12/2007 at 11:41:52
Still thing I would like him more if he was not a pundit, he comes out with a lot of bull week in week out!
25 Posted 21/12/2007 at 11:37:12
26 Posted 21/12/2007 at 12:44:04
People can say he is a legend all they want but he is a real let down. If a neutral read and heard his comments he would arrive at the conclusion that he is indeed a Liverpool fan rather than an ex-Evertonian.
Who cares though eh? The media love him and he’s making thousands if not millions off the back of it all.
Everton are well and truly back and there’s sod all Andy Gray or anyone else can do about it.
27 Posted 21/12/2007 at 12:58:42
I remember back in 85 when we were absolutely fantastic, it was said we were a team of no stars!!
As for Andy Gray he was a god!! He would have put his head anywhere. Remember he’s the one who made the comment about how great the everton fans are so sucking in the 2nd (i think) against Bayern. As for his work on sky, he’s meant to be controversial, it a way of getting interest and views. The fact of this post means its working!
28 Posted 22/12/2007 at 22:49:24
As for the crap about Gray & the job of Everton manager, he only used that as leverage to bump up his Sky TV salary.