I think I have a stat that Gary and the rest of the MotD team would be proud of. If I'm not mistaken we took less points than any other team in the first five games. I have an inkling that in the last five games we have won more points than any other team.
This is even more remarkable when you consider that these five games included Man U, L'pool, Spurs and B'Ham away. Maybe someone has already pointed this out? Maybe I'm just plain wrong? To be honest I'm too busy scratching my balls to check my facts, so feel free to shoot me down if you know better.
Nick Farr, Posted 31/10/2010 at 23:10:07
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1 Posted 01/11/2010 at 06:39:33
We're fifth in the table for last 5 games - nice idea though
2 Posted 01/11/2010 at 08:05:17
Last 6 we are fifth, but last 5 we top the form table.
3 Posted 01/11/2010 at 09:00:40
4 Posted 01/11/2010 at 09:02:29
5 Posted 01/11/2010 at 10:07:08
6 Posted 01/11/2010 at 10:09:03
7 Posted 01/11/2010 at 10:25:57
But to read some of the comments on here (paticularly the comments on the Stoke game), you would think it was all doom and gloom.
8 Posted 01/11/2010 at 10:41:57
PS: On the subject of Lineker does anyone know of any other ex-Everton player who irritates them more than him? I'd be interested to hear !
9 Posted 01/11/2010 at 10:51:20
Tony, good point. Guess when results are going your way you only look up.
10 Posted 01/11/2010 at 11:17:44
Lineker only played at Everton for one season and is on record as saying; "that was the best fottball team he had ever played with", but it doesn't give him much of an affinity with the club.
I don't think he slags the club off and I'm pretty sure its not up to him what order the matches are shown on Saturday nights.
Andy Gray is more annoying to me, if I hear him call Gerrard "The Skipper" one more fucking time... Even when he's commentating on the blues he shows very little sentiment towards the club.
11 Posted 01/11/2010 at 13:12:40
Listen to him next time there is a game between a Sky darling team and a lower team. There will be an exact same incident for a penalty/free kick and for the under dogs it will be "He made a meal of that, hardly touched him" yet for the darling team "there was deffinitely some contact, enough to see him over"
fekken irritates me.......and breathe
12 Posted 01/11/2010 at 13:21:55
13 Posted 01/11/2010 at 13:30:43
Johnson, Pennant, and the poison dwarf Barmby.
I had some friends over from the states, who watched the Bolton game on Sunday, at my home, and they thought he was a ex shite player the way he sucks up to them, during commentary
14 Posted 01/11/2010 at 14:22:06
I would not put all footballers into this "selfish and self obssessed" category. However if there's one player who epitomises the very worst traits of the "modern" sportsman it's Wayne Rooney. People like Rooney & Tyger Woods seem to have forgotten what it was that made them famous in the first place - their skills at their chosen sport.
I really hope he never comes back to Goodison - skilful yes but a money grabbing selfish git first and foremost. He is lost in a team sport.
15 Posted 01/11/2010 at 14:49:45
This would be great for a couple of reasons.
1) It would make Evertonians smile to see him pissing Sky's 'most completed passes' list.
2) It would prove what a load of utter wank most stats are.
Actually..erm,,come to think of it, probably safer to make it six inches.
16 Posted 01/11/2010 at 09:02:29
17 Posted 01/11/2010 at 16:04:23
We are 4 points from the Champions League places too. Lets keep that Glass half full hey kid!
18 Posted 01/11/2010 at 16:23:48
I know that he has to try to be impartial but he's gone too far the other way and if it wasn't richard keys asking him the odd question about it you'd never know that he played for us let alone won all of those trophies.
As for the stat (the Man Utd bit excepted) I guess we'll know if thats true later on tonight, anything less than a WBA and it will be true (I think) plus we won 2 of those 3 wins by 2 goals so technically true on GD I guess unless WBA win by a good few tonight.
19 Posted 01/11/2010 at 17:14:01
Sorry guys but he's an Everton legend.
20 Posted 01/11/2010 at 17:15:32
I am an apologist/optimist dontchaknow??
21 Posted 01/11/2010 at 17:33:58
22 Posted 01/11/2010 at 18:45:07
Spot on about gray, he is an Everton legend.
After his goal into the street end, against Bayern, he said the fans sucked the ball into the net.
He was great, no doubt about that, when Kendall sold him, he didnt want to leave, but new he wouldnt get a game.
I also think he knows the game inside out, and is a good pundit.
23 Posted 01/11/2010 at 20:28:08
24 Posted 02/11/2010 at 01:28:15
25 Posted 02/11/2010 at 04:10:56
26 Posted 02/11/2010 at 06:28:14
27 Posted 02/11/2010 at 08:37:17
28 Posted 02/11/2010 at 09:01:04
29 Posted 02/11/2010 at 12:56:48
The point I was making about Lineker is that, as much as I appreciate his 40 goal contribution over just one season back in 85-86, I find this individual in his current role of presenting MOTD as being a smug git, irritating and a bit anti Everton.
Paul #9 ;- I forgot about judas Barnby. I wouldn't give him the steam of my piss.
30 Posted 02/11/2010 at 16:00:35
31 Posted 03/11/2010 at 09:48:28
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