The love of our club is stamped in our genes, one cannot deny it, so many of you are gifted, funny and passionate about Everton FC. Being so far away from home, it?s wonderful to read of the memories and the laughs we have all had watching and supporting Everton over the years.
We all have our views on what is right for the club, who should manage and how it should be run. But we are all Evertonians. It saddens me to see the way the club has gone in the last decade, the complacency and arrogance towards its own fan base and shareholders; the lies and deceit. There is no rationale to excuse it.
But enough, I must be on my way!
?But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all.?
Thank you for the kind words and support you have given me over the past few years and the brickbats too, all taken (usually) with good humour in the spirit received. I hope I added some value along the way. Of all the articles written, I do hope that my previous one, (An Alternative Strategy) is the one both club and supporters embrace.
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1 Posted 17/03/2011 at 05:59:29
Best of luck with whatever family and health problems are challenging you. We'll try to make you welcome when you come back!
2 Posted 17/03/2011 at 07:16:23
Am I correct in thinking you are here in Aussie and if so where are you? Wherever you are I wish you and your family all the very best. Don't leave it too long before you re-join the merry band.
3 Posted 17/03/2011 at 07:59:00
Best of luck with whatever personal issues you have to deal with and I sincerely hope it's only au revoir and that you'll be back here again sometime in the future.
4 Posted 17/03/2011 at 07:55:58
Hope everything works out and you're soon back.
"Of all the friends that ever I had, they are sorry at my going away".
5 Posted 17/03/2011 at 08:06:29
"Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you."
6 Posted 17/03/2011 at 08:54:09
I hope you won't be too much of a stranger, you can always contact me through the keioc website, and I look forward to the day that you can once again grace TW.
7 Posted 17/03/2011 at 09:25:46
8 Posted 17/03/2011 at 09:42:15
9 Posted 17/03/2011 at 09:48:16
10 Posted 17/03/2011 at 09:48:14
I hope that sounds how it is intended!! But you have certainly been a very good example of how to put across an opinion/point of view in a thought-provoking way. You have set the "bar" very high indeed.
I hope that it will not be long before we are reading your contributions to TW again ? and, if required, being put in our place with a comment as finely placed as a Kevin Sheedy pass!
For whatever the health problems are facing your family and everything in general: Many Blessings On Your Head.
11 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:01:55
Good luck and good health!
12 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:06:00
Come back soon.
13 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:07:10
Nah, you mean Gavin.
Christine, all the best, hope to see you back someday.
14 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:26:21
15 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:34:53
16 Posted 17/03/2011 at 10:50:33
Thanks Christine; hope to hear from you soon
"Our day will come" and it'll be all the better for your presence.
17 Posted 17/03/2011 at 11:09:50
18 Posted 17/03/2011 at 11:18:59
19 Posted 17/03/2011 at 11:01:21
Go gcuire Dia an t-ádh ort!
20 Posted 17/03/2011 at 13:06:34
Best wishes for the future.
21 Posted 17/03/2011 at 13:09:09
You are undoubtedly one of the most intelligent and articulate posters and a TRUE BLUE.
I am sure Michael will forgive me for speaking for "everybody else" but I have no doubt that your contributions will be sadly missed by all.
The best of luck with whatever you do and whatever life throws at you.
22 Posted 17/03/2011 at 14:02:21
Now, I'm a bit sad.
My best to you Christine. This site will be less enjoyable for me.
To the woman who spent part of her wedding day running to Goodison to watch Everton, I wish you peace, good health, and happiness.
Be assured that the 5 Crowley boys in Florida will chuck a few prayers upstairs for one Ms. Foster. Surely God listens to the little ones?
Sorry for the religious reference Michael. But for Christine, why not?
All the best. Please come back soon.
23 Posted 17/03/2011 at 14:26:54
I hope to read your posts again some time in the not-too-distant furure, Christine. This sure has been a shitty year for Evertonians!
24 Posted 17/03/2011 at 14:32:02
25 Posted 17/03/2011 at 14:55:02
"Come by the hills to the land where legend re-mains,
Where stories of old fill the heart and may yet come again,
Where our past has been lost and the future has still to be won,
Ah, the cares of to-morrow can wait 'til this day is done".
Will raise a glass for you tonight queen,
26 Posted 17/03/2011 at 14:46:42
Sometimes the major things in life needs attention, we tend to forget we are human. I am ok, just need a little super glue here and there and a whole lot of love to give to my family.
I shall return when life has a little more normality.
Thank you to each and every one of you, and Doddy, bless you, I will allow you the smile when you saw I was going..
Tom, Tá cairde Maith go deo!
I do hope my Irish has not been forgotten but Good friends are forever.. Did I ever tell you my grandmothers maiden name was Hughes, a fine Liverpool name :-)
Cindy, keep them on their toes for a while at least!
Jay, Gavin, Colin, steadfast in belief, keep the flag flying, Jamie, sorry I dampened your St Patricks day..
Till next we meet, I will keep a watchful eye to be sure!
I am in your debt until then. I am proud to be a scouser, prouder still to be an Evertonian but priviledged to belong to Toffeeweb.
27 Posted 17/03/2011 at 18:30:56
Happy trails to you, until we meet again
Some trails are happy ones, others are blue
It's the way you support your team that counts
Here's a happy one for you
28 Posted 17/03/2011 at 18:32:41
29 Posted 17/03/2011 at 19:15:02
30 Posted 17/03/2011 at 19:09:42
Good to hear that things may not be as bad as we all feared. Take all the time you need but please come back when ready because as you can see, some of us appreciate you and are already missing your contribution.
31 Posted 17/03/2011 at 19:51:02
This season's been different though. I'd put what's going on at Everton as far out of your mind as possible and focus on what's really important. Hopefully when things improve for you, the sun will finally be shining on Goodison!
32 Posted 17/03/2011 at 19:56:48
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34 Posted 17/03/2011 at 20:25:32
35 Posted 17/03/2011 at 20:26:34
36 Posted 17/03/2011 at 21:23:12
On this Saint Patrick?s Day I will leave you with an Irish saying slán go fóill mo chara.
37 Posted 17/03/2011 at 21:54:43
Enjoy your columns and will miss them
Best wishes and love all round
38 Posted 17/03/2011 at 22:08:25
All the best, Christine.
39 Posted 17/03/2011 at 22:12:51
40 Posted 17/03/2011 at 23:08:30
I for one, took solace in seeing that Evertonians of standing such as yourself, could make such a wonderful case in defending this dear old club of ours.
May the road rise up to greet you dear lady.
41 Posted 17/03/2011 at 23:23:25
42 Posted 18/03/2011 at 00:17:40
Your articles are amongst the very best on Toffeeweb. They are always so well structured and convincing that I find myself agreeing with them even on the odd occasion when I think you are wrong!
All the best for the future and I am sure you will return when the time is right.
43 Posted 18/03/2011 at 00:18:26
A True Proper Evertonian.
44 Posted 18/03/2011 at 01:04:27
All best wishes for a happy resolution to any problems which currently dominate or cloud you and your family life. We will all be here should ever you want to dip in or fully engage at some time in the future.
If life doesn't pan out that way, thanks for your contributions which, irrespective of responses, have been welcome and constructive.
45 Posted 18/03/2011 at 03:18:03
All the best to you and for your future, and when you do come back, as I'm sure you will, I have no doubt it will feel like a new signing!
46 Posted 18/03/2011 at 03:28:57
47 Posted 18/03/2011 at 14:29:21
See you soon
UP THE BLUES
48 Posted 18/03/2011 at 17:51:44
49 Posted 18/03/2011 at 20:00:08
Best wishes, kid.
50 Posted 18/03/2011 at 20:49:51
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