I just wanted to take a quick moment to say congratulations to all those great supporters of Everton Football Club for last weekend's win over Liverpool.
In my relatively short 4+ years of supporting the Blues I cannot remember a time, sans possibly the "Gosling" victory over the same Red Shite, where I was more pleased.
I felt compelled to mention to all those fantastic, life-long supporters whose words I read on this site almost daily: Congratulations! Just a fantastic win. If it meant so much to me.... I can't even begin to comprehend the joy it brought to so many here.
I've said on many occasions this site has truly been a revelation to me of how incredible the supporters of Everton Football Club are. So many people, here on this site, have been with this Club for so long. They've seen so many ups and downs. They've been through thick and thin. They've been simply model, perfect supporters in my opinion.
I was very, very happy for all of you last Sunday. Long may your happiness, and the fruits of your support, continue. Congratulations for what I saw as a victory in one of the most important derbies in my short-lived, Everton "career."
And I sincerely hope I have many more victories to savor with all of you like the one we saw on Sunday.
Cheers! You deserve that moment. Greatest fans in the world. Although my term with the Club is short, I can say I did not choose, I was chosen. And I was simply overwhelmed with joy last Sunday!
Jamie Crowley, Posted 22/10/2010 at 02:55:28
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1 Posted 22/10/2010 at 15:03:53
2 Posted 22/10/2010 at 15:39:56
3 Posted 22/10/2010 at 17:02:04
4 Posted 22/10/2010 at 17:40:16
5 Posted 22/10/2010 at 18:27:54
6 Posted 22/10/2010 at 18:23:18
7 Posted 22/10/2010 at 20:15:52
Still, upwards and onwards and all that. Where's me hanky?
8 Posted 22/10/2010 at 22:09:54
Secondly, and far more importantly, the duration of your support is irrelevant. You clearly feel a great passion for our club, as do the rest of us. For that I applaud you and long may you spread the word of the greatest team in this, or any, land on the far side of the pond. Great to know you are one of us my friend. COYB
9 Posted 22/10/2010 at 22:16:40
My friends and I have been emailing constantly back and forth about that very point. Believe me, it's very tough to swallow and not ideal in my microcosmic world. But it is a business. And John Henry is indeed a superb owner and made in business terms a very shrewd purchase. And I've been reading your posts regarding your concern with Henry turning Liverpool's fortunes - believe me when I say I concur 100% and am downright scared. He sets up a very well run machine and for my money is a fantastic owner.
Roger Clemens left, I lived. Bucky fucking Dent hit that homer, I lived. Pedro couldn't hold a lead with one out in the eighth, I lived. And Billy Buckner had "that ball" squirm between his legs, I lived. Henry owns the Shite - I'll live.
There's always sunshine - I distinctly remember the Yankees being up 3-0 in 2004 in the ALCS.
I'd like to wish you good luck this evening with the Rangers, but you'll forgive me if I don't. :0)
Lee - my over 40 7v7 team I captain is named "Grand Ol Team" and I never pass up an opportunity at the "soccer fields" to tell people about Everton, and why they should support the Blues.
As for the rest of it, maybe a bit sappy - but I really felt good for all you.
Time to crush Spurs...
10 Posted 22/10/2010 at 22:27:45
Great clip. I swear to God above I will make the trip someday. 5 kids prohibits that currently.... some day. And when I do? My God I'll be beside myself.
Just an observation: does any man over 20 have any hairstyle other than a buzz cut? Jesus man! 30,000 Q-Tips in attendance.
I'm growing my hair down to my shoulders before I come over the pond.
Thanks for the clip. Great stuff.
11 Posted 23/10/2010 at 02:12:16
Indeed, I remember getting married at midday and going from the church to Goodison and watching the blues win and then back to the reception... Such is it to be a blue.
Still brings a smile, I hope you get there soon, you'll never forget it and take pride in your kids suddenly being bitten with blue blood.
12 Posted 23/10/2010 at 04:18:51
I need you to talk with my wife - utterly fantastic.
13 Posted 23/10/2010 at 06:04:56
Jamie, there really is nothing like Goodison on a day like that. I've still no voice left and my 3 year old girl has been singing "I've never felt more like singing the blues, when Everton win and Liverpool lose. Oh Everton, we're always singing the blues!" all week.
14 Posted 23/10/2010 at 09:02:57
15 Posted 23/10/2010 at 17:47:59
Oh well, if Old Man Steinbrenner was alive, he might've bought EFC and pored the funding in for everything, mostly because of what a victory-junkie he was, but also just to fuck with the Sox.
From the wishful thinking dep't.
16 Posted 23/10/2010 at 17:54:38
Good post, by the way. As another American EFC fan, I agree completely, sentiment and all. COuld we pick a better team and following to join?
I remember watching ESPN back in the late-90s and all of a sudden there was a soccer highlight. Talk about out of the blue. You remember how you never saw soccer on TV and ESPN openly mocked it? (Damning boring 1-0 soccer games, while gushing over "brilliant" baseball 1-0 shutouts)!
All of a sudden there was Joe Max Moore (remember him?) heading a cross into goal. Don't recall who he was playing against, but vividly remember the crowd going insane and the announcer (you could practically HEAR his eyes rolling as he reported this) saying Moore played for Everton.
Had no idea who or what Everton was, but liked them just for giving one of our guys a chance AND the way the Faithful lost their shit responding to the goal.
Few years later, our Timmy in goal, I kept an eye on their results regularly. Finally, Landon getting a shot hooked me for good. Like you, I'm in.
P.S. Buckner taking the blame all these years was and is bullshit. It was the manager's and relief pitchers' fault. Even if he fielded it cleanly, he was never beating Mookie to 1st. Never. Game would have tied-up anyway.
17 Posted 25/10/2010 at 04:12:00
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