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Down In Chile

By Tom Owen :  06/12/2010 :  Comments (18) :

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.

Vivamos Everton.

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Mike McLean
1   Posted 06/12/2010 at 13:29:12

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It's a different continent. It's a different team. About three people care that they share a name. Go away.
Tony J Williams
2   Posted 06/12/2010 at 13:45:16

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Actually no Mike, a lot more than three people care about our team in Chile.
Howard Don
3   Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:27:59

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A bit miserable there Mike, actually they're a part of our history, a very small part admittedly, but still a part. Why not go back to bed for a while then get out on the right side this time.
Adam Fenlon
4   Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:28:16

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Yeah, pull yer head in, Mike. Sad news for our Chilean brothers....
Brian Denton
5   Posted 06/12/2010 at 15:44:35

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Mike, you don't have to read it ! It's always made clear in the heading of these articles that they concern the other Everton, so it's not as if you are lulled in under false pretences.

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.
John Shearon
6   Posted 06/12/2010 at 16:22:45

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This is a shame, a thought shared by many of the 26,000 who turned up for the mid-week pre-season friendly in August. On the plus side, another Everton (based in La Plata, Argentina) won their 11th amateur title last week. This Club, like their Chilean counterparts, were named after the 1909 South American Tour made by the Toffees. We don't have to live in the past but by recognising the common links with these Clubs is just another reason to be proud to be an Evertonian. Vivamos Everton, indeed.
Michael Kenrick
7   Posted 06/12/2010 at 16:48:58

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Yea, it's pity Mr McLean felt the need to spout that. There is no need... even if it is reflective of some fans' attitude. But the crowd that turned out for the game back in August was stunning ? far higher than would normally attend a weekend pre-season friendly at Goodison Park ? never mind one held midweek.

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.
Stephen Kenny
8   Posted 06/12/2010 at 17:08:38

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You've pissed the Idiot of the week award here Mike. Congrats!
Tom Hughes
9   Posted 06/12/2010 at 17:09:35

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Mike McLean's response is one of the strangest I've ever read on Toffeeweb... Guess some people just enjoy being contrary. Supporting the wrong club methinks...

Good luck to our Chilean namesakes!
Paul Lowrie
10   Posted 06/12/2010 at 18:31:56

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Looks like there's about three people interested in what Mike McLean thinks.
Simon Jenkins
11   Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:04:43

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I've been taking a keen interest in CD Everton this season, my interest piqued by the friendly in August and the exploits of John Shearon that I've read about.

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.

Jon Cox
12   Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:33:46

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Dont know much about CD, only what I've read here, but, since they have a connection with and have the name Everton, I'm truly gutted for them.

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.....
Mike Owen
13   Posted 06/12/2010 at 19:53:39

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I'm sure Mike speaks for some others who aren't interested in the link. That's OK.

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.

Justin Packett
14   Posted 06/12/2010 at 21:09:08

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Thanks for the update, just a shame it was bad news! At least it only affects three of us.... ....and the other 25,997 plus that turned up in August!!!
Dennis Stevens
15   Posted 07/12/2010 at 00:15:52

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Let's hope they emulate our experience in the 1930s after also being relegated two seasons after being crowned Champions ? if they can also bounce straight back by winning their division, followed by the League Title & then their domestic Cup in successive seasons, then I'm sure it'll make up for the current disappointment.
Michael Brien
16   Posted 07/12/2010 at 12:44:47

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Let's hope that they get promoted next season ? can't understand Mike McLean's attitude, if you're not bothered then don't read the article ? simple solution really. But some people just like to have a moan.

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.

Matt Traynor
17   Posted 08/12/2010 at 02:31:47

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We've seen similar "so what?" attitudes when people have tried to talk about the ladies team. Good to see some 'arl arses never change. Personally, if a team's got Everton in the name, I would be keen to know how they do.
Paul Wharton
18   Posted 15/12/2010 at 13:57:44

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Mike McLean, well done for speaking up for your two friends. Like everyone has pointed out, the 26000 that turned up in August are bothered, the three clubs that bear our name in South America all care about Everton FC either over there and here.

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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