I started posting all sorts of stuff, in part because I had found a decent Everton site where I could really find proper information and opinions about the club, in part because I could actually give my opinion, and if I'm honest, just because I could see something I had written actually on the internet (I know, I know).
My first post was about Andy Johnson and I posted like a maniac for about a week. Most of it was poor stuff and Michael politely asked me to stop by telling me that I didn't have to post every day.
With all of the above in mind, I was interested to hear about how people first found the website and what their initial posts or articles were about. Also, what were the topics that most caught your imagination. It could be a player, a cup competition, a transfer window. My on favourite was the run up to the cup final last year.
I am going to throw this out to the editorial team as well. I know that running the website means that you may not get to have your say as often as you would like, lads, but it would be interesting to see what stuff popped up on the site that really caught your imagination.
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1 Posted 09/08/2010 at 14:36:57
One of the first replies I had writing about my memories of Alex Young was, quote, "While not wishing to be thought of as a Smart Alec, I would suggest that the passage of time has clouded Gerry Quinn's memory." unquote.Well, I can honestly say that whoever it was that commented as such ? he was right ? and my memory has gotten a lot worse!
Now, what was the question you asked, Kieran?
2 Posted 09/08/2010 at 14:54:18
3 Posted 09/08/2010 at 16:11:02
As for ToffeeWeb, a class site for true supporters. The fans articles just triggers the memories and generates opinions for the here and now. Can't wait to read some glorious reviews on games for this season.
4 Posted 09/08/2010 at 16:39:02
Occasionally a little eccentric in what they post where, but God knows, few are as perfect as me.
5 Posted 09/08/2010 at 16:46:19
6 Posted 09/08/2010 at 16:50:38
I was away last week and may have missed this, but if not, is there any chance you can tell us about the success of your standing / singing initiative in the Lower Gwlady at the Everton v Everton game?
7 Posted 09/08/2010 at 18:01:32
There's nothing better than watching the match Live on a Saturday at your PC with the TW match comments popping up. It's really funny when the video feed is a minute or so behind and we get a "Fuckin Get Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn there" on TW just before we score.
8 Posted 09/08/2010 at 18:12:34
As a poster (albeit infrequently) here I have found the thoughts and opinions of my fellow TWebbers to be interesting and often inspiring. The depth and scope of peoples love and knowledge about all things Everton is a thing to behold and I honestly don't think there can be a fan-run site that comes anywhere near it.
I have in early days been scolded (very lightly!!) by Michael and Lyndon for not being completely up to date on my responses to threads, however this was in the very early days of me posting. I can only see this as a good thing as it means that it keeps the absolute idiots, who generally have nothing of merit to contribute away. Does that sound a bit elitist of me to say? I hate elitism!
Big thank you to Michael and Lyndon and the rest of the ToffeeWeb team for a site that contributes massively to the Everton way. It is like family in every sense; in keeping with the values of our beloved club.
9 Posted 09/08/2010 at 18:56:00
Only joking - great site, compliments to the Toffeeweb Towers team and all the contributors.
10 Posted 09/08/2010 at 19:06:59
11 Posted 09/08/2010 at 18:22:44
living away from merseyside for 25yrs it has become an umbilical chord to this great passion in my life, EFC.
I have browsed other clubs sites and can find nothing like it for thought provoking comment, the allowance of critical posts regarding the club I feel is necessary, unfettered adulation is dangerous and accountability is a good thing.
Judging by comments from players, officials and management at the club I'd wager many of the comments raised here filter through.
A re run of an episode of Father Ted when the plane is in trouble reminds me of TW.
Ted tells the assembled passengers there's only 2 parachutes, and the lucky receipients will be the winners of an essay writing competition they decide to hold.
One guy becomes immersed in the techniclities.....who owns the copyright and can he use a laptop?
another unequivocably states his own opinion.... explaining without shame how great he is,
another loses control and embarrasses himself.... stating his love for his neighbouring priest
Finally, another mis-understands completely......drawing a sketch of himself "in the nip"
(One other speaks in a gibberish monkey like language and gets a round of applause, probably more for the Everton board room than TW that one as is the conclusion of fixing the problem with cello tape)
As well as being a forum for genuine discussion and information about the club I find it a great vent for frustration and howl at the moon ocassionally, I have an opinion and appreciate being able to say it.
12 Posted 10/08/2010 at 00:50:54
Really just wanted to read abour our best player holding his own in the best league and found ToffeeWeb.
The comments on Landon were mixed. So, I didn't think of TW one way or the other until EFC whipped ManU and Kenrick posted that incredible column here shortly after game's end.
I could all but see the tears of happiness dropping from his cheeks onto the back of the hands typing how shitty a manager Moyes was. And all in his delight at EFC not just winning, but clearly being the better team.
Been a TWer since and will remain (Landon or not).
13 Posted 10/08/2010 at 02:07:14
14 Posted 11/08/2010 at 00:00:45
I've been shouted down on subjects, shouted down people who I may well have missed their actual point, become infuriated over other people's pure pig-headedness or slightly differing opinion. Laughed a lot, frequently been educated on things or altered my opinion on subjects I felt I knew about. I've probably come across as a bit of a prick at times or probably worse... But then that may have encouraged other people to participate or simply yell at the screen.
As a slightly geeky egotistical smart arse insomniac, it's a really great site. As an Evertonian with a thirst for happenings, rumours and opinions it's a wonderful home.
It's quite weird to feel that part of me has grown up with and on this site - not in a, look at me I'm so mature for a man-child, but more so in a Anne Frank style without the hiding and Nazis, typing away about a passion.
Both Lyndon and Michael do a splendid job of maintaining, driving and improving the site and long may it continue.
15 Posted 11/08/2010 at 09:42:14
I cant remember my first post but I remember being a bit gutted I only got a few responses!
From a personal point of view the site and the poster's have made a major difference to my own opinions on things like DK and club finances etc. But the dabates I enjoy most are the FM style post's I.e. Who would you love to see in the royal blue? For the record mine is Kaka.
16 Posted 12/08/2010 at 20:52:25
Erm, being at the match??
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