No doubt most of the posts over the next few days will be about the Villa game. But I thought I'd mention something that consistently bugs the hell out of me at Goodison, even if it's not massively important.
Does anyone else, like me, feel consistently embarrassed by the half time "entertainment" at Goodison? I know there's a bit of a tradition of the jocular DJ at football grounds but really I think the club makes itself look like fools with what it serves up. I actually bury my head these days and cringe at how stupid we must look to the visiting fans.
Most recent example of this is our "holidays to Thailand" draw, with the whole slow build up eliminating various stands and seats. Five minutes of "It's not the... Main Stand, it's not the... Upper Bullens" as if it's supposed to be somehow exciting. Just draw the damn seat number and announce it.
Similarly the 1990-style computer graphics and the big deal about someone "pressing a button" to start off a farcically bad lottery-number style animation. Hit the bar is fine, it's pretty difficult to mess up.
Oh, and talking about our jocular DJ, can we please give up the "And lining up for the MIGHTY BLUES of Everton" at the team announcements. We're Everton, we don't need to big ourselves up like a Saturday morning TV presenter... or Bolton Wanderers. At least the "fair play handshake" crap is something we don't have any choice about.
Anyway, just thought I'd mention something other than the game, which was a more encouraging performance than recent weeks coupled with frustration.
Robin Cannon, Posted 27/04/2008 at 22:04:08
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1 Posted 27/04/2008 at 23:12:11
2 Posted 27/04/2008 at 23:18:15
YES we do know are fucking "istory" we know that this team has not reached a major final for 13 long years thank-you very much!
3 Posted 27/04/2008 at 23:30:10
4 Posted 27/04/2008 at 23:44:42
5 Posted 27/04/2008 at 23:47:22
6 Posted 28/04/2008 at 00:07:31
7 Posted 28/04/2008 at 00:14:19
I thought the introduction to the EFC Disabilities Teams was wonderful, humbling, emotional and made be burst with pride.
Even the Villa fans were clearly struck with the message of humility that came across - well done to them for applauding every last one of the players. And well done to EFC for supporting such a wonderful bunch of individuals who I’m sure don’t moan as much as everyone on here!
8 Posted 28/04/2008 at 00:34:57
9 Posted 28/04/2008 at 06:53:26
10 Posted 28/04/2008 at 07:46:41
11 Posted 28/04/2008 at 08:06:35
I had friends up from London for the Chelsea match, and they could not believe what they heard.
12 Posted 28/04/2008 at 08:56:40
I think anyone with an ounce of generosity of spirit will have applauded the groups as they walked around the pitch. Well done to them.
Does anyone else have trouble undestanding what this PA chap is saying? The ?usual? guy is ok but the fella from yesterday was talking gibberish half the time.
13 Posted 28/04/2008 at 12:05:37
14 Posted 28/04/2008 at 12:01:51
What did they do to deserve this???
It's pathetic... and it got so bad against Chelsea when they lined like seven of them up with cards in their hands an then the stupid DJ even got one of the names wrong (Bailey I think)
It's stupid... even worse than than the shite they have at Wigan
And I hate the ?if you know your history song? too. I am only 19 years old so the only history I know is one FA cup and everything else has not been good enough. It is not a good thing to sing a song that admits your not as good as the teams you rival.
15 Posted 28/04/2008 at 12:44:02
Oh for the good old days when they sold Budweiser at the ground instead of that tasteless Chang.
16 Posted 28/04/2008 at 13:05:27
17 Posted 28/04/2008 at 13:18:06
However I’m sure Bill forgot to tell Lee Carsley to close down Gareth Barry, whilst at the same time Keith Wyness misled Joleon Lescott into beieving that Carew was only 5ft 2
18 Posted 28/04/2008 at 13:10:44
19 Posted 28/04/2008 at 13:36:21
One of my mates yesterday even asked for a John Smiths, as he hates Chang that much.
Maybe we should get sponsored by Stella, that would be fun. Fighting in the lower Gwladys would hit an all time high and the wives and girlfriends would dread the team losing. :-)
20 Posted 28/04/2008 at 14:53:21