Well, what do you know! Moyes grew a pair of balls we played a bit of footy, scored two goals and we beat the Arabs Lego set yet again... Get In! I hate City now by the way because I'm jealous of thier wealth. No harm in that is there?
The only words I can possibly use to describe this victory is Fucking MAGNIFICENT. Yes, it was a great night to be an Evertonian. Proud as I ever was and definetly feeling the vibe.
Noses like Rudolph and toes like Scott of the Antarctic, no Everton fan in that stadium gave a fuck about the sub-zero temperatures. Ten brave men wearing the Royal Blue jersey held out in Rourkes Drift type fashion and Christmas was saved... Thank you, Lord!.
Talk about miracles, the Immaculate Conception has nothing on this result... Five fish and Two loaves, Blind man who can see, Rising from the dead? Nah ? Everton winning away at money bags City has to be right up there with em all.
Why do people on this site still doubt Cahill?? I love the little bastard. If ever a club had a Talisman, then Tim Cahill is the epitome of talismen. Blue blooded through and through and made from the same stuff as Labone, Lyons, Sharp, Watson etc. Yet again, TC comes up trumps with a masterful headed finish.
Give Tim Cahill some kind of Dixie Dean status at this club because he deserves it. Just by the way the lad talks speaks volumes for his love of all things Everton. Never mind all the important goals he scores.
I have still got a semi on thinking about the way my team stepped up to the plate and ruined the Sky inspired Tevez tea party. How gutted were the pricks in the media the next day? The fact that they they couldn't spout shite about the Nikki Lauder stunt double money grabbing twat being a genius and a loyal Sky Blue. The twat defo did a Rooney on them HA HA .
David Moyes has taken plenty of stick this season, and rightly so, but on Monday night I couldn't fault the man. Moyes got most things right and even the Victor situation was a liitle unlucky. Nearly had him subbed which was right... but who cares now we've won?
Some might say City were off key on the night but who gives a fuck? If Spurs had won at City with 10 men, the Sky mob would've had the baby oil out and their Kecks around their ankles all night. Harry's baggy kipper would of been on telly for days.
Yes, it's amazing when we pull off a win like that but my main concern is that we revert back to type on Boxing Day. We twatted Chelsea away and lost to West Brom at home so no fuck ups on Sunday.
Give me three more wins on the spin and I might just start to believe again. Beating Brum is a must. Three vital, essential points and we can start to breath a little easy... Oh and don't get me started on Fucking Scunthorpe.
Merry Xmas one and all and a prosperous and Happy New Year......
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1 Posted 24/12/2010 at 16:07:07
Happy Christmas to you Tony and put that baby lotion away.
2 Posted 24/12/2010 at 16:12:59
Happy Christmas Tony, look forward to more of your writings next year.
Merry Christmas to Evertonians wherever you are in the world and best wishes for the New Year.
3 Posted 24/12/2010 at 16:14:57
Agree with everything you say. I know some people get on your back, but you have given credit where it is due. It is not acceptable to be performing the way we have been, and it is so frustrating because we clearly have the talent in to squad to challenge at the top end. Let's get some consistency and hopefully we can now mount an assault on the top six.
4 Posted 24/12/2010 at 16:33:14
Always a good read.
BTW that wasn't you without a shirt on at City, was it?
5 Posted 24/12/2010 at 17:07:17
During that spell we conceded a goal and we were lucky they never grabbed another to equalise.
A backs-to-the-wall win at City when we played like a lower league team holding on to a lead at a big Premier League club just shows how low our expectations and performances have fallen under this dreadful manager.
6 Posted 24/12/2010 at 17:17:38
At this juncture in the season he has scored ten and is second in the Premier League scorers to Berbatov on eleven. Speak his name with pride and tell your grand kids you saw Tim Cahill play.
Xmas greetings from New Zealand, where it's Christmas Day already.
7 Posted 24/12/2010 at 17:04:06
Your article is spot on!!!
Fuck me, there, I have said it, after all this time.
You are especially right about Tim Cahill ? there has been some utter shite spouted about him this season. He never hides ? always puts his body on the line, always gives 100% ? without his goals, where would we be? Not many of his team mates can claim that, can they, this season. Some have not even broken sweat.
Your article has put a smile on my face ? it is funny and just what I need to perk me up before tomorrow's bombardment from my grandkids.
Whilst I normally pile into what you say and how you say it, I do actually look forward to your views ? you have never been boring.
Keep speaking your mind fella.
Have a Happy Christmas and go easy on the JD.
COYB ? Eugene that is just for you and is the 1st time I have ever used it!!
Merry Christmas, TW .
8 Posted 24/12/2010 at 17:35:15
"We beat City in spite of Moyes" ? Speechless, I really am.
9 Posted 24/12/2010 at 18:22:36
One thing that should not be forgotten is that in many games we've played this season Balotelli's goal attempt would have gone in and some Refs would have awarded them a penalty or two, harshly yes. As I've tried to illustrate beforehand, the difference between success and failure is a very fine line ? far too often this season, the luck hasn't gone our way.
10 Posted 24/12/2010 at 18:49:34
It's all well when the pressure is off us, but Birmingham at home is different, where the onus is on the home side to take the game to the opposition and break them down. Added to the fact that it'll be a full house, the crowd will be expecting far better than recent performances at Goodison. Pienaar and Arteta should start on the bench.
11 Posted 24/12/2010 at 19:55:43
The tempo did drop, however... but it wasn't difficult to see why. Osman, I'm probably one of his biggest critics, was performing well but clearly lacked match fitness and his contribution began to wane. Young Coleman in the early stages was looking for the ball out wide but, as the game progressed, he found himself having to drop deeper and deeper in order to cover Neville who was looking increasingly vulnerable. Consequently, he began to tire as the game progressed. More importantly, Fellaini picked up a booking and this blunted his edge; he didn't have quite the same impact from that point on.
To compound the problems, Vic got his marching orders; from that point on it was backs against the wall. However, no-one typified our resilience more than Cahill. He performed a variety of roles on the night and gave everything for the cause. He was busting a gut to close down the opposition, right down to the final minutes, even though it was clear there was little left in the tank. He was a legend in my book years ago and has nothing left to prove to me; others might beg to differ.
I thought Moyes got his tactics spot on. One could argue the substitutions might have been made earlier but, when they came, they certainly steadied the ship and we began to regain our composure. So hats off to Moyes for getting the big decisions right on the night. Hopefully we can carry this form through Christmas and the New Year and give those loyal fans who braved those freezing temperatures something more to cheer about.
12 Posted 24/12/2010 at 20:09:11
Thankful for small mercies more like.
We have the indian sign over City at the moment, we could send 11 pensioners in Blue shirts, they would'nt beat us.
Appropriate you mention Rourke's Drift, another over embellished victory covering up shameful defeat at Isandlwana.
You're not a fan of Nick Clegg are ya?
13 Posted 24/12/2010 at 20:46:31
Brilliant! - you have almost got me believing again.
On the Cahill note - totally agree - the topic of Cahill being an Everton legend has been debated quite a lot on TW and there surely can be no question - deffo up there with total true blues - Merry Christmas to all Toffeewebbers and dare I say David Moyes! Here's to 3 points on Sunday - COYB
14 Posted 24/12/2010 at 20:35:41
15 Posted 24/12/2010 at 20:48:03
16 Posted 24/12/2010 at 21:09:28
Tony, your latest missive, should that be missile, is on the money; I could not say it any better.
Here's to three golden points in our Xmas pudding and I don't care how we do it. A win in the Boxing Day test would put icing on the cake.
From this Blue in steaming hot West Australia to Blues the world over, have a jolly and healthy, Merry Christmas.
17 Posted 24/12/2010 at 22:00:41
Can't say I see I always agree with your comments on here Tony but to be fair they usually have substance and this posting was exactly how I saw it at Citeh the other night. Tim is a "God" as I like to refer to my heroes and they include those you noted, Tricky Trev would be another.
Equally, your fair appraisal of even the sub situation was right.
Tony J above, could not agree more.
The richest club in the World, about to go top (not!!) we are away and on Sky. Not the time for Arsenal Lite ? more for short sleeves and grit and that's what we had.
But, as a few are seeing on here, Brum at home is a different subject and proposition and I hope that we treat it that way.
18 Posted 24/12/2010 at 22:28:19
19 Posted 24/12/2010 at 22:35:39
What's up, amazed at the positive insight? I am sure you have more to give? Cahill legend?
20 Posted 25/12/2010 at 08:46:00
I just hope that we do the business on Boxing day, and into a very Happy 2011.
21 Posted 25/12/2010 at 09:46:22
22 Posted 25/12/2010 at 11:40:09
Just to be clear, the shame lies with the command not the soldiers who fought heroically.
Numerous African colonial conquests proved numerical disparity was not a problem as long as the troops were correctly dug in and the Martini rifle kept firing.
I'm sure you know neither happened at Isandlwana.
Within 24 hours the Rourkes Drift battle where proportionately a greater disparity occurred (152 defenders against 4000 zulu) proved the point.
I've lifted this quote which says it better than I can
Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke?s Drift by Ian Knight
"The British commander, Lord Chelmsford, could not escape blame for the iSandlwana debacle and his career never recovered, but he helped to ensure the legend of Rorke?s Drift by insisting ?that little gleam of sunshine? that was Chard?s report of the defence was sent home at the earliest opportunity. The newspapers of the day took the tale up with gusto, to the surprise of the military. ?They had endured a serious defeat and been repulsed from Zululand,? says Wright. ?And Rorke?s Drift was little more than an afterthought.? But he accepts that it would be a simplification to suggest ?that the high number of awards was deliberately sanctioned to distract public attention from the failure of iSandlwana.?
As Major Francis Clery, who chose the site of the ill-fated iSandlwana camp, wrote home: ?The fact is that until the accounts came out from England nobody had thought of the Rorke?s Drift affair except as one in which the private soldiers of the 24th behaved so well. For as a matter of fact they all stayed there to defend the place because there was nowhere else to go, and in defending it they fought most determinedly.?
23 Posted 25/12/2010 at 22:16:50
Some memorable ones being The Charge of The Light Brigade right at hardened artillery, countless over the top charges in the Somme at fixed machine gun nests, a lesser ones being H Jones in the Falklands taking several 7.62 rounds in his back running up Tumbledown Hill towards Argentinian positions, the sniper story never being accepted "in house" within the MoD and he was strongly disliked for his foolhardy treatment of his squads.
24 Posted 25/12/2010 at 19:31:18
Sorry but what I don't get is the bit about "no-mark negatives who would rather find fault for the sake of it" --- here's a Christmas thought for you to mull on, Ian.
Why would anyone find fault just for the sake of it?
If you're an Evertonian and you see a fault or a failing, and you decide to write in, sharing your observation with fellow Evertonians via this website, how does it feel to then be called a "no-mark negative"?
That's what I consider to be one of the most common ways in which Evertonains are abused on here ? for their views, that might just happen to differ from yours? Is that what makes them no-marks? Just wondering...
25 Posted 26/12/2010 at 00:39:43
26 Posted 26/12/2010 at 01:24:12
Rourke's Driift: advice to newspaper man, along the lines of... when faced with a choice between the truth and the legend, ALWAYS print the legend.
Tim Cahill, Legend isn't only about results, it's about what you do and more so 'how' you do it... (Mark in the Hall of Fame???)
Sometimes we need Legends more than the truth.
As has been said elsewhere, one swallow doesn't make a summer and the sad fact is, much as we love and need the City games, there seem to be many more Wigans and WBAs.
I know it's not all Moyes's fault but a fair proportion of it is.
27 Posted 26/12/2010 at 13:28:25
No high horse here just consistent opinion against some of the "old pony" both in the article and from those who support it. That's the Moyes way of playing: occasionally we'll get a result, usually we won't. The league don't lie.
28 Posted 26/12/2010 at 16:00:17
29 Posted 27/12/2010 at 11:38:16
City game was a victory for luck rather than tactics and ability. Play like that another 99 times and you get slaughtered.
Oh and the players celebrating like they'd won the league afterwards... embarrassing. Winning should be expected, and shouldn't be treated like a fucking suprise when it happens.
30 Posted 27/12/2010 at 17:31:21
31 Posted 27/12/2010 at 18:29:09
A rousing victory tomorrow and I will be reaching for the Magners ? that's for sure. West Ham getting a valuable 3 points yesterday makes it a more interesting encounter. But, if we turn up with the right attitude, there is no reason why we cannot pile more misery on the Hammers, whose back four is as shaky as I have seen for a long time.
Plus we have a good record at Upton Park. And throw this into the mix: Saha has 4 goals in 5 games against the Hammers ? I think he may end the [ahem] "drought" tomorrow.
There... I said it. Happy fucking Christmas.
32 Posted 27/12/2010 at 19:24:52
33 Posted 27/12/2010 at 22:46:07
Mike at 29 ? what would you have done? As TM has intimated (he is one of the most critical on here) and as others have pointed out, the tactics ? for an away game against a top team who are the richest in the world ? were spot on. As for the celebrations-well ask the fans who were there how they felt. The players demonstrated unity behind the group fans and Manager. It was a statement. It showed they care and are not just a bunch of overpaid mercenaries
As for Steve, No 28 ? preconceived ideas springs to mind because I for one enjoyed a well thought-out game plan that included the ability to defend against an attacking team using all resources, and as for the "tactically inept" comment, I really do believe there is a lack of understanding. We won. Ask the fans who were there whether it was entertainmant and enjoyment. And we won.
Leon, at risk of egg on my face, look at the last few years and compare them to any time in your Everton supporting history.
Micheal. None of it is abuse, an exchange of differing views, which I believe is what you promote. You keep having a little dig at me about views, fair enough. An open forum is great, but abuse is not ? i believe there is a distinction.
I appreciate the site and differing views, just not the abuse that creeps in amongst fellow Evertonians. If I wanted to read comments by everyone that agrees with me, I would either create my own site or just read the OS. Keep up the work.
34 Posted 27/12/2010 at 23:06:04
"Luck rather than tactics and ability" ? It was a display of grit and tenacity and we scored twice away from home. Aside from a good save from TH and the Ballottelli incident, did anyone really feel we were under pressure?
"Another 99 times ....." ? ridicule, there is an art to defending and to suggest that we would get "slaughtered" is unreal. Our team were set up to do a job and well set up at that.
Micheal, those that come on here and make the comments above i just disagree with. Further, I think they post with preconceived ideas.
But it's not abuse, just differing opinions, which drive me mad as obviously I am right.
35 Posted 28/12/2010 at 00:47:32
Who cares at what point anyone's ideas (however positive or negative) were conceived? Mind-boggling!
Most comments here are written in response to something (Duh!) Denigrating them by calling them "preconceived" is yet another attempt by you to abuse your fellow Evertonians.
Do yourself (and me!) a favour: stop characterizing or making presumptuous generalizations about other people's responses. It's highly offensive! Just respond to the content. OKAY?
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