With a 200-mile trip home facing us last Saturday, my 11-year-old son, Daniel, and I risked missing the TV highlights by staying behind to see if we could grab a few autographs and pictures with the players as they left the Goodison car park.
It was well worth it as Bily, Rodwell, Jagielka and Howard were all only too keen to sign and pose for a photo. Yes, they are well paid and should do it, but they don't have to and it's nice to see the Everton players' appreciation of the fans in this way.
Cahill, Baines and Saha also appear in Daniel's photo album from a previous visit. Most people I speak to assume Premier League players are surrounded by security men and/or are prima donnas. They are surprised to hear how co-operative the players are at Goodison.
A special mention this time to Seamus Coleman who signed for everyone until he got halfway along the barriers, then turned to meet up with pals in the car park. Hearing the shouts of those who hadn't got a signature, he turned and said not to worry as he would be back. Sure enough, when his friends drove off, he returned and resumed where he had left off.
A nice touch and the warm glow from the win over Sunderland was enhanced as we finally left in the darkness to start our trip home. And we got home in time to see Beckford's goals again!
Mike McQuaid, Posted 28/02/2011 at 23:41:01
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1 Posted 01/03/2011 at 10:00:24
2 Posted 01/03/2011 at 10:10:05
3 Posted 01/03/2011 at 13:21:27
I do think the players at Everton have a real good rapport with the fans ? that's why people get on the backs of people like Heitinga who don't seem to get it.
4 Posted 01/03/2011 at 13:36:13
5 Posted 01/03/2011 at 17:32:30
The lads can hold their heads up high.
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