It could have been another Wimbledon epic. Everton were losing 2-0 at half-time, needing a win to avoid relegation from the top flight.
But the Chilean Everton were playing away to a team needing a win to clinch the championship. Universidad Catolica scored a third on 49 minutes, starting the party celebrations for the home fans.
Everton started to come back into the game, but didn?t create any clear-cut chances to spark a dramatic comeback. It finished 5-0.
The referee blew the final whistle and the Everton players headed into the tunnel while the Catolica players celebrated with their fans.
Only two years ago, Everton had won the championship. How times can change. So let?s hope for a quick turnaround.
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1 Posted 06/12/2010 at 13:29:12
2 Posted 06/12/2010 at 13:45:16
3 Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:27:59
4 Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:28:16
5 Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:44:35
Leaves a bit of a nasty taste, and if this attitude appeared in one of the mainstream articles I think Michael Kenrick would be reaching for his editorial hook.
6 Posted 06/12/2010 at 16:22:45
7 Posted 06/12/2010 at 16:48:58
So Mike McLean, out of that 26,000 crowd (plus something like a million Evertonians in total around the world) only 3 people are interested, eh? I think that shows you up to be a bit of an arse, fella.
8 Posted 06/12/2010 at 17:08:38
9 Posted 06/12/2010 at 17:09:35
Good luck to our Chilean namesakes!
10 Posted 06/12/2010 at 18:31:56
11 Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:04:43
I managed to see the game last night, and have seen a couple of CD Everton games this season. Last night they were outplayed by a really good team, obviously.
The rot for CD Everton set in earlier this season. They were in mid-table when the Chilean season had a summer break for the World Cup, then CD Everton got special dispensation for their historic European tour.
When they got back to Chile, they just couldn't win a game to save their lives. They went 22 games without a win; an extraordinary run. It led to the sacking/forced resignation of the manager Nelson Acosta, the same fella who had won them the league a few years earlier.
The new boss came in October, and didn't do that badly ? picked up a couple of wins and a few draws, but ultimately the damage was done. They also had no luck, as the teams around them ? Santiago Morning and Nublense ? won games you wouldn't have thought they'd win; Nublense in particular were on the same points as CD Everton until the penultimate game of the season, when they shockingly won away at the team 4th in the league.
Osella is a good manager, with a track record of getting teams promoted (he has previously got San Luis promoted to Primera A), so I'm sure they'll turn it around and be back.
12 Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:33:46
Lets hope they're back after next season.
Wouldn't it be a great holiday for a group of TWebbers to go over and support them for a game?
Just a thought.
Mike, what a really sad post.....
13 Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:53:39
Just wait though for the film on the 1909 trip ?one heck of an odyssey ? with Leonardo DiCaprio as Bert Freeman. If we had Bert to bang in the goals today, we'd be in a Champions League spot.
14 Posted 06/12/2010 at 21:09:08
15 Posted 07/12/2010 at 00:15:52
16 Posted 07/12/2010 at 12:44:47
Personally, I hope that the Chilean Everton do well, I remember reading about them, in an Everton match programme, winning the Chilean title in the mid 1970s. I think that the friendly match that took place in August was one that a good many Evertonians had looked forward to for a long while.
I have had a look at a couple of Everton CD websites and on one there is a link to the Everton FC website, so I think there are many people on both continents who appreciate the link between the two clubs.
17 Posted 08/12/2010 at 02:31:47
18 Posted 15/12/2010 at 13:57:44
Mike, go and take a trip over to SA and visit our namesakes and see the welcome you will recieve, you will have a different view.
Well done, Tom ?keep banging the drum, lad.
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