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Disgusting Match of the Day

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We've seen it time and time again on MotD, credit not being given to us, but I thought they surpassed themselves tonight.

The coverage of the game was a joke, I can think of at least 4 good chances they didn't show, two in particular from Beckford and then Yak late on. They were unlucky not to be 3 or 4 down at the break.

No mention either of how Neville completely nullified the pundits' new 'wonderkid' Gareth Bale, for the second time this season I might add, Bale was as quiet as I've seen him.

The only thing the arse wipes at the BBC could think was that obviously Spurs must have been at fault for us to win so they decided to focus on Assou-Ekotto and how his poor defending let Coleman in. Rubbish. Why not give Coleman the credit he deserves, he took the guy to school.

Final nail was that kopite Hansen saying Spurs had the better of the first half... I was bubbling with rage. Watching the highlights does not constitute knowing how the game went, Hansen.

To watch that, you'd think Spurs should have won when in reality we gave them probably the toughest game they've had this season and for the most part played them off the park.

To finish on a positive note I'm delighted we won, great performance and some key players put a solid shift in i.e. Saha, Arteta and Heitinga (although, judging by his long farewell after the game, could it be his last?)

Keep it up boys.
Ben Hunt, UK     Posted 06/01/2011 at 00:41:15

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Russell Buckley
1   Posted 06/01/2011 at 03:16:48

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Aussie toffee so I don't watch that particular show but are you really shocked? We would have to win the league to get recognition.
Zack Yusof
2   Posted 06/01/2011 at 03:44:46

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Typical MOTD. That's always been the way as far as i can remember. we are just not trendy enougn for the fanboys i guess... it's the same over here in SE Asia where that balding kopite Steve McMahon would rather shoot himself in the face than to give us credit where its due.

can't wait to see the fucker's face when we do the double over the RS next weekend..

Top half of the table, here we come...
Ajay Gopal
3   Posted 06/01/2011 at 05:32:41

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A fairly honest assessment of the game from Harry Rednapp:

"We started poorly but we came back and got a goal and should have gone in 2-1 up at the break.

"At half-time I would not have taken a draw but credit to Everton, they upped the pace in the second half.

"They made lots of chances and we had chances on the break. It is not an easy place to come to."

I am actually beginning to like this guy...
Michael Kenrick
4   Posted 06/01/2011 at 05:39:25

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I'm bummed by "Arry... I thought he'd bitch and moan and slam the ref but no such nonsense ? as you say, just a very honest appraisal of how the game went.

No salt for me to rub into the wounds there...
Michael Brien
5   Posted 06/01/2011 at 07:55:47

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Yes 'Arry was very honest in his post match comments and gave us reconition and praise. To be fair to the bloke his comments after last season's 2-2 game at Goodison were in a similar vein -when asked if he saw it as 2 points lost, after being 2-0 up and then having a last minute penalty saved - he stated that Goodiaon is not an easy place to come to and win.

He seems to be one of those managers that you want to dislike, but when you listen to his interviews he seems to talk a lot of sense and rarely appears to throw a strop in response to a bad result.

I had to smile at Gary Lineker when he stated that "it was a match between 2 teams that seemed to have the attitude ? if you score 5 we will score 6." Hopefully that will be the case for the rest of the season!!!
Matthew Mackey
6   Posted 06/01/2011 at 08:36:34

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This particular issue has been doing my head in for years and my constant irritation by it drives my missus mad. She thinks I'm over-reacting. Still, what does she know!

Gary Lineker may have played one good season for us back in the eighties but you'd never know it from the way he and his production team at MotD have treated us over the last decade.

It was absolutely no surprise to me at all that last night they chose (yet again) to ignore a good Everton performance that stuck a spanner in the works of their beloved "top four" only mentality. And if you think that MotD were bad last night you should have seen Sky Sports News, it was even worse.

We as Evertonians may (quite rightly) whinge and complain about being constantly ignored by the media and I dare say that there are many other clubs of similar stature and standing to Everton whose fans feel the same way. What this demonstrates is how the PL is perceived by those ignorant southern shandies who think they know how football should be served up to the masses. For them, the top four and the soap operas that are connected to those clubs are far more important than the rest who in their eyes are just there to make the numbers up.

Coming back to the point, Gary Lineker will never change his attitude towards us unless we actually won the PL. We're simply not fashionable enough for him. What do you expect from a man who has such a big ego and a wife who's got plastic tits. All gob and no substance I'm afraid.

One final point, wouldn't it be good if David Moyes followed the Alex Ferguson approach and refused to give them post-match interviews. After all, if they ignore us then we could always ignore them! They might get the message then.

Sam Morrison
7   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:11:13

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The 'big four' - or six now, including Spurs and Man City - attitude permeates most of the media. It's very easy to dismiss fans as over-reacting to this when we're obviously very partisan about it, but last night's MotD did not reflect the coverage I'd heard on Five Live, where George Burley seemed a refreshingly objective summariser who didn't think the world revolved around the Spurs team.
Jamie Morgan
8   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:16:04

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Got to agree, I watched MotD and thought we got a bit fortunate, then watched the whole game on football first this morning and wondered if I was watching the same game. Another obvious thing MotD missed was the blatant push on Beckford in the area just a minute before the Spurs equaliser.

All Sky Sports did was bleat on about how bad Chelsea and the Red Shite are playing, no credit what so ever to Blackburn and Wolves.

Keep it real.

Tony J Williams
9   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:11:39

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Good point Matthew about Sky. After the game we were watching the telly back in the pub and we were interested to see where Sky would put us in the line up. The headlines were about Chelski, the Red Shite and the Citteh/Le Arse didn't get into the headlines at all.

Then match of the day go and put a 0-0 on for their main game??? If I was a Skunks fan I would be pissed off too, a 5-0 drubbing and not even in the first 4 games.

Why was the Red Shite game on second? A mid-table clash between two average sides?
Gavin Ramejkis
10   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:24:54

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They also didn't show any of the shocking fouls or point out the ref gave us fuck all, the studs up challenge being a great example when the useless twat in the black didn't even talk to the Spurs player never mind card him, or the free kick in the area at the end of the game that the linesman gave and the ref was waving play on for.

Handball Hansen was gutted because he had to watch us win and his beloved RS get pumped by Blackburn.
Gareth Humphreys
11   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:29:23

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Good grief - can't we find something to be happy about after we won and Liverpool got beat? MotD have a certain amount of time available and fill it with the best bits of the matches. Spurs had the best of an open first half and Everton had the best of an even more open second. It's what I saw at the match and it's what I saw on MotD.
Nick Entwistle
12   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:31:48

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What ASTOUNDED me was on the previous MotD. They reviewed Liverpool's win against Bolton. How they did this was to show brief highlights as if it wasn't played that day, but preview it, and play it as if it was an immense occasion of sporting greatness coming back from adversity. All to a rock soundtrack, which hit the chorus right when Cole bagged the winner. I've never seen that on MotD, never. I was too stunned to vomit.
Andy Weir
13   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:40:08

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Didn't get to match MotD as I was traveling back home from the game. I heard Harry Redknapp in the radio, credit to him, he was honest enough to give us credit for our second-half performance. Not many managers do that.
Gavin Ramejkis
14   Posted 06/01/2011 at 09:50:55

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Gareth, did you miss our misses that weren't shown on MotD?

Did you miss the fouls that weren't shown on MouD?

Did you miss that pikey prick Keane calling for time to be added the second he came on when Howard was lining up a goal kick?

Did you miss the fouls Plug from The Bash Street Kids committed and called for a card each time that weren't shown on MotD?

Did you miss the free kick in our area that the referee had waved play-on for despite his linesman giving a free kick near the end of the game?

Did you miss the played-on fouls, at least two, that weren't called back, nor ended in a singltTD?

You don't sit behind a pillar do you?

Adam Carey
15   Posted 06/01/2011 at 10:02:15

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All I can say is thank god for the match reviews that are on here. (Michael, Lyndon, Ken and Paul, I salute you!)

Watching MotD last night, it appeared Van der Vaart gave the defence a roasting, that Spurs looked like they might score on each attack, and that we had 3 good attempts and 2 went in!

It looks like I may have to bite the bullet and get Sky for the football first...

Chris Fisher
16   Posted 06/01/2011 at 10:01:15

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I don't even bother with MotD any more, the coverage is crap, Football First all the way and then watch Sky Sports News for the rest of the goals from the other Prem games, even they are more enlightening then MotD.

And it's not even just us who think it, I (unfortunately!) have quite a few freinds who are Chelsea fans who go to the games and they always say how poor the coverage is, they'll say that game looked really close but it wasn't, it's just because they missed out a whole host of important incidents from the game.

In short, MotD is shite! Great win though, we played Spurs at their own game and came out on top!!!

Sam Morrison
17   Posted 06/01/2011 at 10:16:50

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Obviously stats are not the be-all but as others have said from the highlights it looked like Spurs were all over us - not reflected by the stats here (scroll to bottom):
Gary Mortimer
18   Posted 06/01/2011 at 10:13:10

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I missed the highlights as I was still travelling back, but it's no surprise that they overlooked a lot of our better play. We can't all be paranoid ? for some reason, most of the media are disinterested towards us.

Let's face it, we all knew that the headlines will all be about Chelsea and RS losing, the stalemate at the Emirates and Spurs slip up against someone...

When we played City, the headlines were all "Man City blow the chance to go top" and not "Everton win to spoil Man City party" ? it was all about Man City's failings and not about the game.

For some reason, we are unfashionable, we are continually "punching above our weight" ? although really we are punching our weight as we've done it consistently for the past 6-7 years.

I was more annoyed by the ref's performance last night ? when did they change the rules to allow Peter Crouch to continually hold Johnny H down? Why wasn't Bale sent off when he kicked out at Neville - exactly like Fellaini when he got sent off a few games back? He didn't even speak to him.
Jimmy Hacking
19   Posted 06/01/2011 at 10:36:21

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The only problem for me were the selective highlights; they showed Spurs dominant, even the commentary didn't match what you saw on the screen, with the commentator mentioning how dominant we were in the second half, right after showing about five second-half Spurs chances. The same thing happened after the 1-1 draw at White Hart Land earlier this season; literally the only Everton attack they showed was Baines's wondergoal.

That said though, maybe its a good thing the BBC didn't show old-man-Yakubu's injury time "effort".
Brian Waring
20   Posted 06/01/2011 at 11:02:00

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Not sure what the problem is, lads.

Alan Hansen says he thought Tottenham just edged the 1st half, and to tell you the truth there wasn't much in it.

He also says, "2nd half, Everton were absolutely fantastic, and when they play like that, it makes you wonder why they are in the bottom half of the table."

He also gives credit to Coleman because he says, "Coleman absolutely decimated him tonight" ? referring to their left back.

Another thing, I couldn't give a fuck whether they made it look like Spurs were the better side, because all that matters at the end of the day is we know different, and we won.

Sam Morrison
21   Posted 06/01/2011 at 11:10:50

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You're right of course Brian, that is what matters most. But how we are perceived by others is important because it has an effect on the decisions people make, from potential fans to potential players. And those perceptions are pretty much controlled by the media. If we are continually portrayed as plucky little Everton, punching above our weight, then as far as everyone else is concerned, that portrayal is the truth.

However this argument is moot when we're as shite as we generally have been this season...
Sam Morrison
22   Posted 06/01/2011 at 11:15:51

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(I should add that I thought the analysts were ok but that the coverage was one-sided)
Alex Kociuba
23   Posted 06/01/2011 at 11:13:42

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I'm GLAD they don't give us the credit we deserve on MotD. Some people need to ask themselves why they so badly want to be loved and respected on a program which has given us no love or respect since about 1992!

I personally think Match of the Day should show 15-20 minute highlights for each game on the day, rather than deciding days before which game is gonna get 20 mins and then showing a few 3-4 minute clips of 'the other games'.

Alan Hansen's traumatised face through the duration of the program made me laugh though. ;-)
Ste Boyle
24   Posted 06/01/2011 at 11:55:15

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BBC news this morning didn't even mention our game as they ran through all of the other games. Amazing but what do you exepct from the bloody BBC....
Gareth Humphreys
25   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:10:02

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Gavin Ramejkis (14). And why would, amongst your other requests, Keane calling for time to be added on be classed as essential viewing for MOTD ? are you for real? I think you need to take a chill pill.
David S Shaw
26   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:23:32

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Newcastle's 5-0 win didn't have much of a showing on MotD either.

But we're hard done to Everton, aren't we?
Tom Winek
27   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:27:18

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I didn't see the game as the internet was playing up and Indiana Jones was on.

However while watching MOTD I noticed that Arteta didn't touch the ball once in the highlights and was going to ask if he was any good as some posts suggest he played pretty well and others didn't.

Indy got the girl and the Ark.
John Crook
28   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:42:29

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Ben ? Heitinga always does a long farewell. And a long hello. Every game, 2 mins before kick-off, when the players are high-fiving, he always goes up literally to the wall of the Gwladys Street to offer a clap to the hardcore Gwladys Street faithful.

After a game ,if we have won, he does a solo lap of honour and a clap (he did this in his last full game and the victory over Stoke in october). It doesn't suggest he is leaving.

Garry Corgan
29   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:47:54

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In defence of MoTD, there was about 45 minutes between the game finishing and the start of their programme. Seven games finished within an hour of the start. It's hardly unexpected that the editing of the matches (particularly the latter stages) isn't going to be spot on...
Gareth Humphreys
30   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:52:38

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Tom, Indy had a much more productive night than the most average Spaniard we know.
Norman Merrill
31   Posted 06/01/2011 at 12:50:05

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The problem has been ongoing with the beeb, for years. We are not flavour of any given time. Unless we play the favoured teams, who I am sure you all know.

I always record the show ? then I decide whose on first.

Jonathan Tasker
32   Posted 06/01/2011 at 13:11:32

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I heard Andy Gray on Sky recently still referring to Liverpool as one of the Big 4.

We never get good coverage ? unless we were to win 9-6, we will always be low in the MotD schedule.

Look at the mountain of coverage in the papers today on the Arse match compared to what we get.

Just to complete the paranoia ? 5-Live referred to Spurs losing, as opposed to us winning.
Nelaj Behajiha
33   Posted 06/01/2011 at 13:13:25

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The problem now is MotD used to be formatted on the quality of play and how many chances there were. So if Bolton drew 4-4 with Stoke, for example, they would still take prefrential treatment over a boring game between someone like United. Let's be brutally honest here with the exception of United, City and Arsenal ? how many of the teams in the Premier League are truly quality.
Dave Lynch
34   Posted 06/01/2011 at 13:20:44

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Stop whining and getting paranoid.

Just enjoy the win and laugh at the kopites.

Uncle Woy will be sacked by the end of the week, get some money on it. It's nailed on.
Tony J Williams
35   Posted 06/01/2011 at 13:37:22

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I don't want Woy sacked until after the Derby. If King Kenny (wanker smilie) gets to take over the reins just before this game, you just know what will happen....
Gavin Ramejkis
36   Posted 06/01/2011 at 14:17:04

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Gareth I hoped they would show how shit they were and that the tarmac layer trying to get a player carded for fuck all was indicative of their dirty play.

Tony, don't forget who got King Kenny bladdered last time around. The phone-in on the radio was priceless driving back from the match.
Larry Boner
37   Posted 06/01/2011 at 14:28:19

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Got to say, fantastic dive by Gerrard for their penalty, the lad gets better and better, it is now almost an art form, especially his Picasso/Guernica style grimace as he hits the deck.
Graham Holliday
38   Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:37:05

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Got to say, I'm not sure how the same 2 pundits can give an analysis of 6-8 games just hours afterwards.

Do they watch them all at the same time? If so, impressive.

More likely - they rely on their pre-formed ideas about teams and how they place. Everton - gritty, well-drilled defensively. Probably got battered and nicked a win, that'll do
Gareth Morgan
39   Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:21:41

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We are sat in mid-table while Spurs are in the top 4 challenging for the league, so is it really any wonder why they command more media attention at the moment?

Can't actually believe you were "bubbling with rage" over Hansen's comments. Anyone would think he'd called Everton a steaming pile of pig shit or something.
Dave Lynch
40   Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:35:40

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That sycophantic ego driven phoney will not turn them round.
I hope he does get the job, then the whinging fuckers who think they are the custodians of the club will get what they deserve.
A manager who is so out of touch with modern football (No not Moyes) who will drag them into the depths of despair.
Dave Lynch
41   Posted 06/01/2011 at 15:41:25

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Just to put people straight.
Hansen actually said we where brilliant in the 2nd half and deserved to win it.
Guy Wilkinson
42   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:01:05

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For a rednose I always find Hansen's analysis of us fairly even handed.

Lineker is a talentless cunt however.
Brian Waring
43   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:14:24

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I think the problem with Lineker Guy, is he tries to hard to be neutral.
Steve Pugh
44   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:11:52

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Doesn't it make you laugh, a post criticising MOTD because they edit out certain aspects of the match to give a biased view. At the same time Ben carefully edits Hansens comments to make it look as though he is anti Everton. Pots and Kettles salute.
Brian Denton
45   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:26:22

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To be fair, I doubt if 'the boys' actually sit there with the editing scissors.......

We've always had this problem. In 1984/85 we didn't appear on MOTD at Goodison till about March, despite having topped the table for most of the season.
Dennis Stevens
46   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:48:51

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Although it was clearly a case of Lineker having a dig because he had played for both clubs, I recall him commenting on the quality of the match & making reference to ourselves & Spurs as "two proper clubs". I don't expect Lineker to make a big deal of his solitary season at Goodison, after all, he is still a Leicester boy at heart.
John Ford
47   Posted 06/01/2011 at 16:58:23

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I hadnt seen MOTD for a few years cos its basically became another marketting tool for the sky four/five?.

As Mathew @6 says the media just love this approach, probably because the 'bigger' teams attract bigger armchair audiences. I stumbled accross it again the week city and utd played out the dullest nil nil draw ever. Lo and behold they played it as their main game . MOTD is simply crap, and perpetuates the shitty media wider footy agenda.
Lee Courtliff
48   Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:08:28

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Why is that so many of you on here have to find something to moan about? I watched MOTD and Football First. There were differences in the coverage because one programme is dedicated to one match and the other to every match. Who was the main game last night on MotD? Well watch that and then watch Football First and you will still see more action because the programme is FUCKIN' LONGER!

Nobody on MotD said we didn't deserve to win. Nobody. From what I saw, it looked like a well balanced, competitve game and we deservedly came out on top. No wonder, no fuckin' wonder that lot call us the Bitter Blues!

We don't get all that much attention because we are not successful and generally speaking not all that entertaining to watch. Look at all the comments on here about negative football. Stop acting like children and enjoy a much needed win.

ps: Well done Seamus favourite player you have become this season. Please don't do a "Big" Vic and start to think you have done it all. That would kill me.

Brian Waring
49   Posted 06/01/2011 at 17:29:40

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At the end of the day, tv is all about viewing figures, and the top teams will always draw a bigger audience.

Could you imagine the viewing figures if it was just the bottom 6 teams every week?
Ste Traverse
50   Posted 06/01/2011 at 18:21:36

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I find some Evertonians paranoia about MOTD boring. Lineker said it was a game between 2 "proper clubs" and Hansen praised us for our performance. What more are they expected to say?

I've even heard a few beauts over the years blaming Lineker for the fact we are on last quite a bit when he's a presenter and doesn't decide the running order FFS!
Dave Roberts
51   Posted 06/01/2011 at 18:42:22

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Whatever we think about MOTD it is no way as bad as the old 'Saint and Greavesie' Saturday afternoon footy magazine programme that used to start about dinner time until just before kick-off time on ITV.

I remember in '85, we were on our way to winning the league, about 6 points ahead of ManU in second place at the time. They ran a lengthy piece on United during which they were constantly referred to as the best team in the country. If my memory serves me right we had beaten them home and away that season and I think the scores were 4-0 and 5-1! We were playing away that
day and apparently Peter Reid saw the programme at the away ground and phoned ITV.

Saint and Greavesie were given the message from Peter and publicly, live on TV, apologised and put the matter right. I'm sure Greaves' precise words were something like, 'Sorry Peter. EVERTON are the best team in the country'. I think St John handed the job of offering the apology to Greaves because it would have stuck in his throat!
Dave Roberts
52   Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:07:19

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Sorry it was 4-2 away and 3-1 at home....but it doesn't change the point!
Dave Roberts
53   Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:12:01

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FFS I'm going senile! I looked at the wrong season. It was 5-0 at home and 2-1 away. I'll go to bed now.
Nick Armitage
54   Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:37:22

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I thought Hansen got it right about us, he gave us real praise for the second half performance.

Who cares anyway? Liverpool got murdered (no pun) and we won, I don't care what the slimey little Spur loving Lineker thinks.
Jon Cox
55   Posted 06/01/2011 at 19:34:45

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Dont watch bbc. Haven't for over three years. Everything about them disgusts me. If they, and their politics of life and football are so good then let them go subscription and let us use our £140 or so quid to spend on what we want.

My mate Ted still rings me up on a Saturday night to give me the Everton match time run (god knows I hassled him about it for years) 3 mins 4.5 mins, 4 mins, you get the picture.

At least Sky (footy first) give us 70 odd minutes. And at least if I didn't want to pay for Sky I wouldn't be put in jail for not wanting it.

bbc, the best propagander since Pravda, if they are so good and love the common man then why haven't they ever won the rights to show live football. I mean has anyone worked out the revenue they get each year through the threat of custody.

Anyway rant over about the station that Russia always wanted.

MK (4) "

"I'm bummed by "arry" Steady on mate I really worry about you sometimes....
Joe McMahon
56   Posted 06/01/2011 at 20:06:54

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Ben, you and many others are way too paranoid. Hansen was spot on last night, and Lineker also. The highlights can't show everything can they, otherwise it would be 90mins per game. Everton are important to us , we are Everton fans, ther any many other clubs, and yes many other clubs higher up teh league than us. MOTD did nothing wrong.
Brian Denton
57   Posted 06/01/2011 at 22:35:58

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Joe, it's the editing which gets you paranoid. If Everton have say ten shots on target/decent attacks etc to the opposition's five, and the final edit shows three apiece then it is a significant distortion of the game.
Marcus Kendall
58   Posted 07/01/2011 at 07:43:50

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Jon Cox, I couldn't of written my disgust of the BBC any better myself.
Alan Ross
59   Posted 07/01/2011 at 09:01:08

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Personally I think we should be a little disappointed with Toffeeweb not updating the Premiership Table on the home page, as we are are now above the shite again. Is this task farmed out to a closet red.

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