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Great start by the Blues but we seem to be struggling, letting in an easy goal... I wonder how many of these raw young lasds will get their senior debuts in the second half?
Paul Hardcastle, Hoylake     Posted 20/12/2007 at 19:17:01

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Nick Veitch
1   Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:13:04

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Is anyone else struggling to watch the game on sopcast? I live in Australia, so this is a nightmare. I woke up at 5:30am to watch the game and i can’t even watching the fucking thing.
Santosh Benjamin
2   Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:23:53

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Never been able to watch the games...just follow the live scores on the net...thats the best i can get..but im hoping we can still win this game..
joe mcparland
3   Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:27:46

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C’mon the JAG. 2-1
Santosh Benjamin
4   Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:29:23

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sustained pressure paid off..jags scores...well done...lets go into the break with this momentum lads..
Peter Pridgeon
5   Posted 20/12/2007 at 20:31:12

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I have the same problem Nick, its shite

I’m in New Zealand and its just stop start, the srtream has never got past 42% so I doubt it will get better

Ricky Ponting, when will he ever stop...bastard
Stuart Mitchell
6   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:06:31

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Get Vaughan on for Anichebe, he looks fucked!
matt green
7   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:29:37

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Won 3-2 !! Vaughan came on and scored. An absolutely magic result. The first side to beat AZ at home in Europe . . 30-odd games. Think with the first XI out we must now be serious contenders, even with the CL drop outs coming in for the last 32 round. Incredible how far we have come in 18 months.
Stefan Tosev,Vienna
8   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:29:45

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Here in Austria also, its strange as Sopcast is very reliable and I dont have problems watching other games that said we wrote history tonight.

The first team to beat AZ Alkmaar in Netherlands and the youngest player in J. Rodwell.

Bring on MU
Allan Hobbs
9   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:35:04

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Our brave boys done it again.....its been emotional...

Never beaten at home in Europe and we turn em over with our 2nd string - shows how far we’ve come as a team/squad/club.

If you’re not happy now, you never will be!
Kunal Desai
10   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:38:39

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fuck me!...this Everton side are fantastic!
Santosh Benjamin
11   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:37:48

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We are running outta teams for the negative people in here to call "weak" after we beat them...beating AZ at theor home ground where they havent been beaten in Europe in ages...may not have been the best defensive display but we again showed tremendous spirit to win...Glad that Rodwell got a game...that lad is the future of our club....happy that AJ and Vaughny scored...hope we can beat Man Utd now....
anto meehan
12   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:46:43

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This is from official UEFA site, I like the way we are the team to avoid in tomorrows draw :))
A point would not have been enough for AZ anyway as 1. FC Nürnberg won at Larissa FC, while section winners Everton are now 13 games without defeat and the team to avoid in Friday’s draw.
/> But substitute Vaughan scored with the most delicate of touches from Victor Anichebe’s diagonal pass to ensure Everton kept up their perfect group record.

Keith Edmunds
13   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:52:41

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On Sopcast I changed to Livefooty channel 2 at half time and had perfect reception, even if it was in dutch.
Ste Lewis
14   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:51:52

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Thought Andy Johnson was absolutely magnificent tonight, did not put a foot wrong for me, a textbook display of holding the ball up and using it intelligently to keep possession. Anichebe ran himself into the ground and Valente and Gravesen (understandably a bit rusty at times) showed their experience at the right times. Pienaar once again a delight. Made up with the boys! We shall not be moved!
Dave Lynch
15   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:59:48

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Make that 30 years since they have been beaten at home. 1977 to be exact.
Made up for Nurenberg as the lads who went out there said they had a great time.
Hope we avoid Galatasaray in the draw though.
charlie percival
16   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:03:26

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Please can someone who saw the Channel 5 part where they said ’possible teams we could face’ repeat that here.

Thanks
Dave Roberts
17   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:02:51

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I agree with Ste Lewis. Andy Johnson was indeed magnificent tonight and I am so made up for him as he has had a bad time for one reason or another for the past year. Great work overall and a cracking goal!

I watched it on Chanel 5 and at the end the pundits were asked who has been the most impressive out of the English sides in the Uefa Cup and who would go furthest in the competition. The redshite’s reply? Spurs!!!!

TWAT!!!!!!! (Fat one too!)
Keith Glazzard
18   Posted 20/12/2007 at 21:58:17

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Second string? Well, not quite.

But they looked like an Everton team playing good football. Never outmatched, great going forward, made them think about us more than we had to worry about them.

Tony Hibbert kept our right flank almost on his own for many years. He can’t go on into Europe, can he?

Victor as a wide midfielder? Who would have thought it? And Faddy should know how to play that game, and he did.

But Lescott and Cars, plus a great display from the Jag at the back built it all. They’ve never lost in Europe till tonight. We didn’t have to. Says it all.
Dave Lynch
19   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:09:36

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Galatasaray
Aberdeen
Anderlecht
And some other cannon fodder i cant remember.
Ben Brown
20   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:10:58

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Charlie:

B: Aberdeen FC (SCO)
C: AEK Athens FC (GRE)
D: SK Brann (NOR)
E: FC Zürich (SUI)
G: RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
H: Galatasaray AS (TUR)
Dave Roberts
21   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:10:58

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Sorry for the ’T’ word! Not one I normally use. But I thought it would be better than the ’C’ word I first thought of!
Anto Meehan
22   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:09:09

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We can draw one of the following 6 teams! We cannot face Zenit as already in our group and we cannot play Bolton as sides from same association kept apart...that leaves
Aberdeen/AEK Athens/SK Brann/FC Zurich/Anderlecht/Galatasaray. We’ll do any of them!! Only Galatasaray would worry me!
David Moore
23   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:11:42

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I live in Australia and sopcast fu*ked up on my computer aswell. I then took a gamble and went to the gym where there were 20 evertonions at the bistro(7 am) already cheering us on. I think we pissed off the poor reception girl when we scored the winner
Dave Roberts
24   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:13:08

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Sorry I forgot to mention the redshite’s name....John Barnes!
Charlie
25   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:12:47

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Thanks lads, thats what i call service!!!

I know we cannot take any team for granted, but I assume we would favour any team from groups BCD and avoid EGH, but saying that I feel we can beat anyone, so why not get them out of the way now!!
Ste Riley
26   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:18:29

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Well done blues great performance all round made up to see Vaughan back snarlin n scoring just as good to see Rodwell and Vidarson get a little run out lovin it even more ForeverEverton
David Moore
27   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:35:14

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Does anyone know where we can find footage of tonight. I want to see the first 2 goals as well as relive the third.

I would be hoping not to meet Galatassarray and Anderlecht in the next round at least
Keith Edmunds
28   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:54:39

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Goals will appear on Toffeeblue.com/watch sometime in the next day or so
Colin Malone
29   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:56:21

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Great win lads. McFadden not good enough, get rid in Jan.
Martin Cutler
30   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:27:28

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Excuse my language but the way we’re playing now is FUCKING BRILLIANT!

I can’t believe just how good we are and the INCREDIBLE run we’re on.......

Oh, my...........PLEASE let’s beat ManUtd on Sunday!
Phil Roberts
31   Posted 20/12/2007 at 23:25:08

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Preferred choice is Zurich - my boss has her office 20 miles away so will HAVE to go and see her.

2nd is SK Brann - no supporters as they all come to see you know who

3rd Aberdeen
4th AEK Athens - need the warm weather break
5th Anderlecht
6th Galatasaray and only because they are Turkish and tough at home.

Final point - age of the team that came off the field tonight - 24 years 11 months....so not that young even with 4 teenagers playing.

But that was perhaps our best performance - the best ranked team in the group - never lost at home for 30 years - 7 starters missing and we were the better side.

Tonight - They made me proud
Peter Eastoe
32   Posted 20/12/2007 at 23:32:14

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And only last week someone on here was saying we can’t be judged until after the WHU cup game and some else chimed in about ’deluded Moyes apologists’.
Jeez..If TM and co were on the board at the start of the season we’ve have someone like Gary Megson as manager now.

I think we can allow ourselves a quite self congratulatory smirk !

David Barks
33   Posted 20/12/2007 at 23:42:59

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I’m made up with our team right now. I honestly think we could go to United and knick a win, but a draw would be fine as well. But to go into a game with virtually a side full of reserves, away from home, against a side that hasn’t lost at home in Europe for 30 years and who must win to advance, and get a win!! That shows a number of things. First, it showed that the players wanted to impress the manager to gain more playing time. This is the competition for places that we want and that drives players to improve. Second, it showed how much every player wanted the unbeaten run to continue, but not only continue but with a win. We had already won the group and could have easily relaxed, but they did not do this. Third, it showed how far Moyes has come in getting a team motivated even for a team that has no effect on our season or placing. Moyes was able to keep everyone motivated to go out and get a win, even though we were without our key players in Arteta, Cahill, Yakubu, and Yobo. I’m looking forward to Sunday. No doubt it will be a very hard game, but we are a damn good side now. And by the way, the pundits over in America are giving Everton a lot of respect and believe that Everton could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Liverpool, and reach the final of the Carling Cup. And who knows about the UEFA Cup, why not?
Cliff Zampost
34   Posted 20/12/2007 at 22:03:45

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Great victory, they seem to have so much more hunger now to win. They are so impressive and cant wait for the Man U showdown. Does this mean everton play any team randomly in the next round of the eufa cup, or a random team that finished second in another group?
Leslie Wee
35   Posted 21/12/2007 at 00:11:29

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everton goals on the net at http://www.toffeeblue.com/watch.php
John Andrews
36   Posted 21/12/2007 at 00:04:44

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Like everybody else I thought it was absolutely fantatstic the way we played tonight particularly as we were only playing with ten men.
McFadden must go and as soon as possible.
James Byrne
37   Posted 21/12/2007 at 00:28:36

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Andy Johnson was superb tonight and my MOTM; great forwards display and worked his socks off.

I agree with most of the posts here; we have to seriously cash in on McFadden in Jan as he is shite!
Steve Pendleton
38   Posted 21/12/2007 at 02:11:37

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Get over yourself Peter E as TM has clearly pointed out that he has been made to eat some of his words. At least he’s got the balls to demand more from this great club!!!

Moments like these, even more so than normal, makes it special being a Toffee as all those tossers that take this piss out of our club are being forced to take notice.
Dan Parker
39   Posted 21/12/2007 at 01:59:51

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"In the end, Everton were just too strong" Music to my ears! Please, please, please get a decent result at the weekend!
Teeq A Blue
40   Posted 21/12/2007 at 06:17:10

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Watched the game live in Saudi Arabia, What a squad we have, just thinking who should take OZZY’s place, Andy, Grave or Faddy???
Paul Olsen
41   Posted 21/12/2007 at 07:19:44

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Aberdeen should be the easiest one from here, shortly followed by Brann and Zurich. Also Aek should be beaten!

Anderlecht and Galatasaray could be tough, but i think we should beat both those too.
I’ve seen a bit of Galatasaray in this competition and they’ve been everything but impressive.
James Elworthy
42   Posted 21/12/2007 at 08:58:35

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I thought the boys did marvellous last night only player that annoyed me was Gravesen he was shocking. Hopefully he will return to Celtic and we can bring in 3 new midfielders in January, with Pienaar going to the ANC and Osman injured.
I would not be too happy to have Wessels in goal every week just hope Howard stays fit.
Mark Pendleton
43   Posted 21/12/2007 at 10:12:24

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Is Jack Rodwell his porn star name?
Jonny Brown
44   Posted 21/12/2007 at 11:12:08

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Agree with James. Graveson was awful. He would be a liability in the Premiership. Kept going for the Hollywood pass complete with pose afterwards. Dunno why he loves the outside of his boot so much he nearly played a lovely through ball... to them. He never worked, he never tracked back and say what you like about Hibbo he was covering two players at once on the right for large portions of the game. AJ was superb though, looked really sharp and bodes well for ANC. Vic looked good as well and Vaughny took his goal very well. I was criticial of Pienaar after his first few games but he has really come into his own as a player on the left now, he really is superb when he cuts in. For United I would be tempted to go 4-4-2 and take it to them with AJ and Yak up front because I think Vidic and Rio would eat up any lone forward the way they are playing at the minute. Failing that play Faddy on the left and move Pienaar inside.
Matt Bone
45   Posted 21/12/2007 at 08:34:03

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Does anybody know what the goal celebration as favoured by AJ and many other premiership players is all about.

See this BBC link http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7154867.stm

duncan lennard
46   Posted 21/12/2007 at 17:15:31

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Here’s a link to the Everton goals last night. No idea what the commentary language is, but bloody enjoyable just the same... http://evertonvideo.blogspot.com/2007/12/az-alkmaar-everton-goals.html

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