Nearly a week has gone by since the Villa vs Everton game and I am as smegged off as I was at the final whistle. I hate Aston Villa, more than I do the Shite. It's never straightforward with these tossers. There's always is a late goal, a red card or whatnot so that we never beat them.
This time it would be easy to blame Moyesie's ultra-defensive tactics for us failing to get a point (three actually) against a Villa side in turmoil. It would be easy for us to hold our hands up and admit to a tactical cock-up. But fuck that... it's easier to blame Villa instead ? so let's do that.
I fucking hate Villa. And slowly but surely I am beginning to hate the city of Birmingham in it's entirety. I have been to the British metropoles of Stoke, Reading, Brighton, Liverpool and Swansea amongst others but truthfully never to Birmingham. However, I have only heard bad things about Birmingham from Brummie mates of others and mine who visited. It's a fucking shit-hole from what I have been told where the women look like men and the men are fucking wankers.
Anyhow, I digress. From an Evertonian point of view, we have everything to gain and nothing to lose from the total and utter destruction of the city of Birmingham. You don't believe me? Consider the following:
1. No more Aston Villa: No more purple-clad tossers with a Woody Allenesque manager (ok that problem has been solved prematurely) who fucking make my life a misery. Fuck off, Lerner; fuck off Carew... and so fuck off, Ashley Young, you fucking tosser. I hate you the most.
2. No more Wolverhampton Wanderers: There was a time not so long ago I used to like Wolves. I probably just found their crest cute and was misled. Well, guess what... I hate Wolves, too. Fuck off, you cunts. Three 1-1s later, I cannot bare the sight of McCarthy (well, he is not exactly an Adonis to start with now, is he?). But my point is that I hate Wolves. Fuck them.
3. No more Birmingham City: God Almighty, I hate them, too. Not only were we unable to beat this subpar team last season, but we also got knocked out at home by them in the FA Cup in what would have been an easy run. Just like Wolves, they frustrated the shit out of me last season and need to be punished for that. Annihilation seems like the only reasonable solution.
4. No more West Bromwich Albion: Admittedly, they have not troubled the Mighty Toffees in recent years so some might argue that it would be unfair to be resentful towards them. That may be true, but consider the sparrow (is that a sparrow?) on their team crest. Although I find sparrows cute, I bet this particular one is a total tosser and would shit all over you if you walked under his tree. Destroy him before he destroys you. Annihilation!!!
5. There is a 5th team in Birmingham that I can't think of right now. Fuck them, elusive cunts...
Fuck Birmingham. I hate that city and so should you.
Matthew Salem, Posted 04/09/2010 at 00:00:45
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1 Posted 04/09/2010 at 06:56:49
I know you haven't had much of a summer so I blame the weather!
2 Posted 04/09/2010 at 07:03:57
3 Posted 04/09/2010 at 07:23:57
Wolverhampton & West Brom are slightly different places than Birmingham.
Like saying Wigan is in Liverpool.
4 Posted 04/09/2010 at 07:35:35
So much more enjoyable than some nerd with "inside" knowledge rambling on and on and on and on and on about what % of his income BK spends on laces compared to the owner of Blackburn or why DM is rubbish because Osman has a pass rate of 67.00998765% in games with the Top 7...away.
5 Posted 04/09/2010 at 07:58:50
Remember the old gag?
(spoken in a Brummie accent)
Noddy Holder goes into a tailor's and says..
"I'm re-forming Slade, need new stage clothes - a pair of flares, a wide collar shirt, platform boots and a mirrored top hat.
"What about a kipper tie?" asks the assistant
"Oh thanks" says Noddy "2 sugars please."
6 Posted 04/09/2010 at 08:16:06
1. It's the place I've probably wasted most of my life stuck in traffic jams for fucking hours ? my only guess is its the thousands trying to get the fuck out of it or past it ? the section past the RAC centre at J9 should be forty lanes wide... and they even built a toll road to avoid the shithole.
2. The place truly is a shithole, the bullring just looks like a trud made out of chrome
3. If you had a PhD and you were from Birmingham with a brummy accent you would still sound thick as mince.
7 Posted 04/09/2010 at 08:24:18
8 Posted 04/09/2010 at 08:38:56
9 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:08:05
10 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:15:32
Nah Michael, both anger managemnet and Oxycoton proved futile. Thanks btw for correcting all my spelling errors as I totally forgot to do a spell-check. So is there a 5th team in the proximity of the city?
11 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:13:42
As Rex Harrison said in My Fair Lady... as soon as one Englishman opens his mouth and speaks another will dispise him. In this case with due cause.
Off post(ish)#1 Catherine - do I look bovvered? Tate; if you can't think of something to do pinch and revamp an older idea.
Off post(ish)#2 For our older listeners, 10 pts, name the character and perpetrator of this catch phrase...and we are talking Workers Playtime vintage here.
' oor right each '
12 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:28:37
On a positive note the M6 toll is great because it enables you to get past the arse of England quicker and worth every one of the five pounds they charge.
13 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:45:59
14 Posted 04/09/2010 at 10:13:56
There is a chance that I may visit the city and see that Brummies are human beings who love, laugh and live just like the rest of us. A part of me might feel compassionate towards my fellow Brummie man (as I am told the women there look just like men I can exclude the term "fellow-woman" and still be politically correct). I may very well ponder that we should all just live together in peace and harmony and question my motives.
But then there is the other part in me , the Bitter Evertonian who thinks: "Fuck this... I'll be as cautious as Moyes. If I annihilate 4 teams at once, we are assured 16th spot and won't get relegated for another season. Exterminate!"
In other words, my destruction of Birmingham and outskirts barely saves us from relegation. So in a way I am just being like Moyes playing 4-5-1 for 38 games. So how is my action any worse than what the gaffer has been doing the last 3 games? I rest my case...
15 Posted 04/09/2010 at 10:41:19
as a great Evertonian once commented...
"Birmingham - 2 million people with the same speech impediment"
16 Posted 04/09/2010 at 10:34:54
Ironically Villa Park was a happy hunting ground in the 80s ? it was our semi-final second home.
17 Posted 04/09/2010 at 10:43:05
and the M6.
18 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:03:06
19 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:13:44
I mean I imagine Vaughan will finish his career considerably...richer...than YOUDS!!
20 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:45:52
I'm going down on Tuesday for a couple of days as I have family there. Even worse, my brother in law is a Man City supporter (from Bury).
There is a nice pub in Harborne called the Blue Bell but the beer is M&B Brew 11. Uuurrgh!!
As well as half of Led Zep, Brum gave us the Moody Blues but cocked things up by also giving us Roy Wood!!
21 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:41:52
..see original post.
Stewart, could we not include Arthur Conan Doyle, Tolkien and various members of Duran Duran in your list?
22 Posted 04/09/2010 at 12:01:27
23 Posted 04/09/2010 at 12:10:32
The taste/aroma is predominantly cherry/plummy with berry elements, including strawberry and raspberry Angel Delight.
It's taste less subtle, it can remove unwanted hair from garden gnomes and will have a tortoise out of it's shell in less than a second.
Perfect to enjoy with lighter meats such as goose, duck and spam (and at Yuletide, Ye Olde Oak Ham...flavoured stuff)
I am of course talking about Chateau Pleck (the 2009 of course!)
24 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:59:46
25 Posted 04/09/2010 at 12:25:53
26 Posted 04/09/2010 at 14:22:57
Gaye Bykers on Acid
Pop will Eat Itself
... and the one and only Noddy Holder.
It's a good night out, and the reason we can't beat these teams is because of Moye'ss lack of tactical ability ? and, of course, Osman. Also their chairmen aren't luvy tossers searching 24/7, watching a space, or watching a fucking countdown.
27 Posted 04/09/2010 at 15:07:32
A thousand paper cuts to the bell end, followed by the whole thing being dipped in Saxa, would be funnier than that twat.
If he's one of their top names, they really ARE goosed!
28 Posted 04/09/2010 at 15:26:33
29 Posted 04/09/2010 at 16:02:31
30 Posted 04/09/2010 at 16:04:37
Joey, if I'm right, your are a Birmingham man and I can see what you mean.
31 Posted 04/09/2010 at 16:35:10
32 Posted 04/09/2010 at 16:37:30
One cared about them, so well-drawn were they
My favourite was Pig - how apt that he was from Birmingham. Wonderful piece of casting
33 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:31:30
34 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:35:31
One of my soccer teammates is a Birmingham native and former City hooligan who was involved in lots of violence in his younger years. He won't go into specifics, but when he takes his jersey off after the game, I can see the scars of two stab wounds. He still goes home to Birmingham a couple of times a year to see games, but he doesn't hunt with the pack anymore. At least not as far as I know.
35 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:58:06
36 Posted 04/09/2010 at 19:57:44
37 Posted 04/09/2010 at 20:09:16
38 Posted 04/09/2010 at 20:30:42
39 Posted 05/09/2010 at 00:18:54
You are a complete and utter cretin. Remarkable even for the standards of the country that brought us George Bush.
40 Posted 05/09/2010 at 00:49:45
You are making the (false) assumption that I am American, just because I currently live here. At what point did I convey my nationality?
May I assume that you are offended either because you are from Birmingham (or surroundings) or some stuck-up humourless wanker who can't handle a sense of humour that differs from yours?
Hmmm... somehow you remind me of Laura Bush now, you simplistic twat...
41 Posted 05/09/2010 at 08:52:05
No-ones mentioned Crossroads, and Benny.
That's enough of a reason, on its own.
42 Posted 05/09/2010 at 10:36:29
Get your Geography right, Salem ? and concentrate on hating all those witches in your own family!
43 Posted 05/09/2010 at 12:44:41
When you hear them prattle on, it's a definite sound from that region.
44 Posted 05/09/2010 at 13:38:27
I would also like to see a cessation of this "Second City," nonsense. LIVERPOOL is the second city, and was the driving force of the Industrial Revolution, and the British Empire. Something deliberately downplayed by the Scouse-hating English...
Fish (and chip) on my shoulder!!
45 Posted 05/09/2010 at 17:12:18
When Villa tell everyone they are the top club in the Midlands, it's about as impressive as being the Champions of Madagascar.
However, must say that everywhere has it's share of tossers (even Merseyside) and this could be the first in a series. How about a rant from somebody about Geordies, Scots, Cockneys, Mancs, Yorkies, Teessiders, Welsh or the country folk of East Anglia or Hampshire? My own personal top of the hate pile is Chelsea fans... although bizarrely some of my best friends are Chelsea followers!
46 Posted 05/09/2010 at 19:13:36
My Dad was conscripted in the late 30s. He has had a season ticket in every stand we have had since the 20s. His 3 brothers, all season tickets holders and now dead veterans, also loved our club and did their bit. They are my family.
I live, and was brought up in Birmingham. My Dad left the colossal shit hole that is Merseyside after WWII. He settled, like many others from your region, in Brum. For work. For the security of work. I was born here. I live here. I love it here.
I love Everton as much, if not more than any other toffee. I live it and fight it every day. I have to. I'm a brummie Evertonian. My partner?s young brothers are now Toffees, from Kidderminster. They love us. They realise there?s something different about Everton. A blood line. A reason. A better understanding. They are 7 and 9.
Then I see your article, and, though for years I opposed it, vocally, economically and physically, I somehow now wish we had moved to Knowsley. Maybe we would lose the narrow-minded people like you. You wrote: I've never been to Brum but I hate it. You give us a bad name. Your article though, is a disdain on the publishers for allowing it, more than you for thinking it. Any savage can dance after all. I won't for a second go into the details why my dad will never return to the north west, nor will I give you a brief history of what Brum has done for the world, I'll let you research that for yourself.
All I will say is, I am a proud brummie Evertonian, I love this club, everything about it, but you sound like you are one step away from a happy al couch service.
47 Posted 05/09/2010 at 20:26:07
I sincerely appreciate the military service your family has provided for Britain. I mean that. And I admire your and your family's devotion to all things Everton when living in a different city. Thank you.
However, you obviously can't handle a joke and your post shows you totally don't get what it is about. You obviously are an idiot and since you are having your period I will not antagonize you further.
The only reason I am responding to your comment however is the "gobshite/redshite" comment. Don't do it, mate. Not only does it make you look foolish, but it's against the Toffeeweb house rules and I have seen Lyndon and Michael bring that to the attention to other twats like you.
48 Posted 05/09/2010 at 21:53:51
All a bit of silliness, getting out of hand as usual because there's always someone who takes umbrage. Who'd've thought we'd have a "brummie Evertonian" in our midst?!? ... that even had me laughing.
49 Posted 05/09/2010 at 23:56:25
I don't give a shit if someone's granddad was in the Army or the Army & Navy.
Doesn't sway me to or from anyone's argument.
In fact this 'military mentioning' is something I'm seeing/hearing more and more these days.
It used to be soldiers were the strong silent types and the army always there, but very rarely spoken of.
Now we have TV presenters, politicians and celebs constantly giving it... "And of course our best wishes go out to the men and women of the armed..."
I don't remember it being like that when the troops were in 'Norn Iron' or even the Malvinas.
We don't have conscription, it's their choice to join, why all of a sudden are our serving soldiers being given a 'big up' every five minutes?
Like Tony Soprano said "What happened to Gary Cooper?"
50 Posted 06/09/2010 at 02:22:04
Without them, Lerner's Browns would be Laughingstock contenders. Don't know how many Americans are in here, but they'd confirm what I just said.
The Browns are going to suck again this year. Keep in mind, the NFL has equal distribution of monies. Which brings it down to how well the management runs the franchise.
So, "I fucking hate Villa"? The longer Lerner owns them, the better you'll delight in your hate. Cause they're going nowhere but down with that boobie owning them.
Hey, good times!
51 Posted 06/09/2010 at 15:23:07
You take huge offence at the slagging of Birmingham, declaring it to be "ill-advised", but then decide it's sensible to describe Merseyside as "a colossal shit hole" on an Evertonian web site? Now that's what I call fucking ill-advised.
52 Posted 06/09/2010 at 15:38:06
Matthew, I can take a joke no bother. I don't like complete and total bollocks though (see all my responses on this site to date). If your article was meant as a joke, perhaps it should have been, erm, funny?? Where was the joke? You just abused a region, full of toffees for no reason other than you are a (!) edited.
Merseyside is a shithole. The reason my old man and so many others from the northwest have settled here in Brum and further south is because it's more prosperous down here. Check your demographics if you don't believe me. It's richer down here. I can tell as soon as I hit Liverpool every other Saturday. I'm talking to the blind, deaf and dumb.
53 Posted 06/09/2010 at 16:04:09
Why's that? Its like having Evertonians thinking fighting for 5th is our goal now. Nil Satis? Maybe sustineo mediocris is better for this site??
After all you bang on about marketing etc, yet quite happily you will alienate the largest city in the UK and its region. You must take notes from Bill.
54 Posted 06/09/2010 at 16:22:07
Well, you've got to laugh. It is SO incongruous. "... a region full of Toffees... " Oh dear... there I go again! LMAO!!!
ps: I never bang on about marketing, but do elighten us: just hoe money Blooe Brommies ore tha down theoir? [Nah... that didn't quite work... now you sound more like a Geordie!]
55 Posted 06/09/2010 at 16:32:40
(presumably pronounced 'Hence woooooooooooooy')
56 Posted 06/09/2010 at 17:27:33
Happy travels in Brummieland, lad.
57 Posted 06/09/2010 at 17:20:19
A 2010 travel survey by TripAdvisor brands Birmingham as being "even more boring than drab Zurich" and concludes that Brummies are the "second ugliest in Europe", only being out-gargoyled by the people of Krakow, Poland.
A quick survey down the pub finds that the Brummie accent is the equivalent of ear-rape.
58 Posted 06/09/2010 at 17:36:07
you fuckin need to settle down, lad.
If it makes you feel any better, I was fully aware when writing the article that Wolverhampton and West Bromwich are not techincally in Birmingham. The only reason I made no distinction is because it's still considered a derby when any of these 4 teams play each other.
But I'm happy we have a geography whiz like you on board. Do you know where Dnjepropetrovsk is? You do? Good for you... now say "Dnjepr Dnjepropetrovsk" in your Brum accent, thickie. It will amuse Michael to no end and since he has to read your idiotic posts and edit them, he deserves a laugh.
ps: The comment you made about Eugene, which was rightfully removed, shows truely what a cunt you are.
59 Posted 06/09/2010 at 18:52:44
The c word is getting branded about now, so I suggest Matthew, you also need to settle down (didn't see the Eugene post but no need for the c word)
On the lighter side, Joeynkoo, did you put your post through a Brum/English translator before posting? Only joking fella.
60 Posted 06/09/2010 at 19:08:40
Tony J, you raise a question many of us who move away from Merseyside face which causes a dichotomy for the tribal underpinning of football support ? you are suddenly of two tribes. Joey rationalizes that away with his remarkable "Merseyside is a shithole" assertion. Coming from a Brummie, that is hilarious in itself. But why does he continue to support a football club that carries a massive undeniable identification with said shithole?
I was surprised to find in America that their solution is generally simple: you start supporting your new local club. That may have been changing over the last few years with TV packages that allow subscribers to follow their original home teams with ease in many cases. And supporters in the US just do not seem to compare with the tribal passion of your average English footie fan, who retains a lifelong faithful adherence to only one team.
I guess that's the trap poor Joey is stuck in. A crisis of identity... and the Brummie won!
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