My record in attendance is 8 wins, 12 losses, 4 draws (including one I count when I couldn't get the ticket but went to Wembley):
- October 1984 LFC 0 - 1 EFC
- September 1985 EFC 2 - 3 LFC
- February 1986 LFC 0 - 2 EFC
- May 1986 EFC 1 - 3 LFC
- January 1987 EFC 0 - 1 LFC
- April 1987 LFC 3 - 1 EFC
- October 1987 LFC 0 - 1 EFC
- November 1987 LFC 2 - 0 EFC
- March 1988 EFC 1 - 0 LFC
- May 1989 EFC 0 - 0 LFC
- May 1989 EFC 2 - 3 LFC (I was outside the ground)
- September 1989 EFC 1 - 3 LFC
- February 1991 EFC 4 - 4 LFC
- February 1991 EFC 1 - 0 LFC
- December 1991 EFC 1 - LFC 1
- December 1992 EFC 2 - 1 LFC
- April 1996 EFC 1 - 1 LFC
- October 1997 EFC 2 - 0 LFC
- April 1999 LFC 3 - 2 EFC
- April 2001 EFC 2 - 3 LFC
- September 2001 EFC 1 - 3 LFC
- April 2003 EFC 1 - 2 LFC
- August 2003 EFC 0 - 3 LFC
I think we will win; do you?
Mike Jones, Posted 10/10/2010 at 00:52:55
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1 Posted 10/10/2010 at 15:23:29
The Pact... the Pact...!!
2 Posted 10/10/2010 at 16:36:12
Can't go, so I'll do something else while the game's on.
When I tune in for the result, I expect the words "and it just gets worse for Liverpool" with muffled background chants of "fuck off back to Norway".
If we don't win, Moyes won't last till xmas.
3 Posted 10/10/2010 at 17:32:38
4 Posted 10/10/2010 at 17:28:12
The really annoying thing is that what ever the result the talking point won't be the game, but the takeover saga which has "gripped" the nation (well the media and their fans) since last week and which won't be resolved until just before or just after the game..
5 Posted 10/10/2010 at 18:16:35
Several nil-nils followed, the infamous Bob Latchford, last minute at Anfield, one-on-one with Clemence and chipped the bloody thing into his arms... until '76, stood on the Kop, 3-0 down at half time, and it happened, Martin Dobson from 35 yards put a screamer past Clemence into the Kop goal.
Best derby day since? I reckon the 2-1 Rd 4 Cup win in '81, just a great day beating the best team around at the time when given no chance.
But, come this weekend, if we win, then for a few hours this will seem like the best derby win ever.
6 Posted 10/10/2010 at 19:15:14
I don't know what it is but I must have a neon sign over my head "If you're a kopite gobshite, no the gobshite's gobshite, the one they all look up to so they can become an even bigger gobshite, please sit next to or near me" and yes, it's a big sign.
7 Posted 10/10/2010 at 21:55:05
Andy King's drive at Goodison, the taunts of "7 years" shoved down their red gobs at the Park End, bedlam absolute bedlam.
Continued on the 93 bus home to Kirkby, chocca with Evertonians, and a couple of sheepish reds blankly looking out the window.
On Monday in the office, someone asked, "Anyone know where Kings Drive is?"
Helpfully, my red mate said, "Woolton, near me ma's."
The trap snapped shut: "No, it's not, it;s in the back of Ray Clemence's net!"
Cue blue roars of laughter and reds muttering, "Fuck off will ya"
8 Posted 10/10/2010 at 23:48:28
9 Posted 11/10/2010 at 01:42:04
And given that the referee will inevitably be pro-Liverpool it's like starting a goal down to begin with.
But you never know - if one of our strikers decides to turn up for a change we could take advantage. If we shackle Gerrard and Torres they have very little else to hurt us. It's all "ifs" though...
I'm always a pessimist ahead of derbies :P
10 Posted 11/10/2010 at 01:51:25
Since being exiled, it's just as tense watching in bars. Always try to avoid a RS bar, but invariably get some of the "never been to UK in my life but they are my life" idiots larging it.
Like Lee above, I'm a pessimist though if we are due a win, I'd like it to be in the 5th minute of injury time, when there should've been 3 (but the ref claims he added 30 seconds for a Gerrard dive), and there was a blatant foul in the build up by Fellaini, missed by the ref as he was arranging where to go for post-match drinks with Stevie Me Laa, as Cahill nuts in a cross.
From an offside position.
And the goal is given.
11 Posted 11/10/2010 at 03:21:37
12 Posted 11/10/2010 at 07:56:31
We are Everton and have a disturbing habit of shooting ourselves in the foot, but have faith, this weekend will belong to the blue half of Merseyside.
13 Posted 11/10/2010 at 09:50:39
Yes, I know they always seem to come out on top but this time let's hope everything goes our way. God knows we deserve it after all the luck and incidents going their away down the decades. This one for me is hopefully the one that we shall remember and talk about for years after. People shall say, "Were you at the Goodison derby in 2010?" COYB!
14 Posted 11/10/2010 at 10:59:00
15 Posted 11/10/2010 at 12:14:13
1) Moyes will shit himself as always (apart from twice anyway) and produce a set of tactics that plays straight into their hands.
2) Phil Neville will produce one of his ?rallying cries? in the Echo.
3) There are far too many Evertonians at the minute taking the piss out of them, sending all these text message jokes everywhere and updating their facebook statuses, while failing to realise that we are only above them on goal difference.
Everyone, just keep your fucking mouths shut this week. If their takeover goes tits up, they get a 9-point deduction and then we beat them ? then start taking the piss out of them.
16 Posted 11/10/2010 at 14:19:40
17 Posted 11/10/2010 at 16:06:40
18 Posted 11/10/2010 at 22:46:47
The intensity of a derby match always finds some players wanting on both sides, irrespective of current form or league position. This is shaping up to a 0-0 draw taking into account the offensive problems of both sides due to unfit forwards, especially like Saha, Anichebe, Torres etc...
Having said that, is it not breakout time for the likes of Osman and Fellaini to hit the target? Without the goals from midfield, Everton put too much on Cahill's shoulders and one can expect the usual tactics from Carragher and Skrtel to keep him down. It's for sure Moyes will not start Beckford but I think Heitinga will replace Jags. We have a good chance but for sure we will need to score first to win.
19 Posted 12/10/2010 at 04:27:23
For 15 minutes, Everton have been pressing and Liverpool struggling to keep the ball... with 6 minutes to go, Baines swings a cross in which is flicked on by Fellaini and half-cleared by Poulsen. The ball falls to Hibbo on the edge of the box who shins it towards goal on the half-volley, the ball takes two minor deflections off Johnson and Carragher before hitting the back corner of the net.
Everton 2 Liverpool 1 Cahill (32') Hibbert. (84')
Mark my words, you heard it here first.
20 Posted 12/10/2010 at 09:49:45
21 Posted 12/10/2010 at 19:55:23
22 Posted 13/10/2010 at 00:35:13
So Jebas, if you're listening, give us Blues a fucking break and let us unleash a shedload of misery on those redshites this Sunday please. I'll take a spasy 1-0 own goal off Pepe Reina's bollox or any other fluke. Just please for once can we kick them when they're down???
23 Posted 13/10/2010 at 13:25:56
There is also the fact that we seem to be going into this derby match as favourites ? I don't think that we do the "favourites " tag very easily. Remember the Derby in 2007 when we seemed to have them for the taking? Yes, there was the "Clattenburg effect" but what looked like being a win ? the way the 1st half went ? ended up in defeat.
There was also the '86 Final, we looked to be well on top ? remember Bruce Grobelaar having a go at Beglin? If only we had scored another goal when we were on top we would have won that game I am sure. How often has that been the case against them over the years?
Some of the jokes one of my mates has sent me I have actually changed in telling them to other friends ? substituting Lincoln City (my local League team) for LFC. As with Adam, I would rather wait to make fun of them ? IF we beat them on Sunday then that's the time to do it.
I would love to have a really convincing win over them; I was at Goodison in 1982-83 for that 0-5 game and believe me it still hurts!!! However, realistically I will settle for one more goal than them and a nail-biting last few minutes which we Evertonians seem to be used to when we are leading!!!
24 Posted 13/10/2010 at 13:40:20
Given the league position of both and the injuries to strikers I would not expect a free scoring offensive game on Sunday. Just hope the Blues don't do anything stupid early to give them something to survive by. Without Kuyt and possibly Torres they will be more likely to be extra defensive.
We need a big effort by the midfield guys to control the game until Timmie gets his opportunities. Webb is the referee which I think at this stage is safe to say a good choice as some of the others (Atkinson, Clattenburg and Marriner) would give me the willies... Go get em' boys.
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