I don't post on here anywhere near enough but I was incensed by what I have just heard on Sky Sports Sunday Supplement this morning. They were talking about David Moyes and the job he has done with the budget ? a discussion for another time...
However, one pundit then went on to compare Everton to Charlton Athletic and claimed Charlton were as big as Everton. What planet is this guy on? Based on what? We are still, believe it or not, the fourth most successful English team.
Charlton spent 7 years in the Premier League and managed a high of 7th place! They now ply their trade in League One. How can this guy claim they are as big as us! Beggars belief. What a clown!!!
Luke Jones, Posted 03/04/2011 at 10:24:33
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1 Posted 03/04/2011 at 14:32:55
Don't sweat it. The only opinion of worth to yourself should be your own.
2 Posted 03/04/2011 at 14:34:55
"A shower of twats" is a fitting description for the lot of them. Watched it once out of boredom, and luckily enough Everton were being talked about. Nearly threw the remote at the telly when some Scottich prick proceeded to state that "Everton fans are just happy with things the way they are, even if they finish 5th or 15th"... Unbelievable.
So that comment about Charlton really is no surprise to me. Unfortunately the bigger picture is that some people will believe what these tits will say.
I would definately recommend not to watch that programme again mate, and leave it to the armchair, Tim Lovejoy twats of this world.
3 Posted 03/04/2011 at 14:49:52
We've won the league...they've...oh. They've won the Football League.
We've won the Cup loads of times and they once won it in the 1940s.
They're playing in a smaller stadium with half the home attendance we get.
It's like looking in the mirror.
4 Posted 03/04/2011 at 15:14:04
He talks constant bollocks and regularly embarrases himself on Sunday Supplement. The show's presenter Brian Woolnough looked at him in disbelief when he made the comment. He also compared us to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds.
I nearly put my fist through the screen!
5 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:12:40
If you ever lose a hand you might think you will only need one glove... but you try and get a glove on your hand without using your other hand. So please be careful and think twice about smashing the tv.
6 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:27:36
But Charlton cannot be compared to Everton in tradition, honours, attendance, wealth, in fact by any measurement that defines 'big'. He probably meant to say that Charlton is round the corner from our house, but the early morning brandy, and lines of charlie got to his brain first.
7 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:40:31
8 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:44:37
They did have a point, though, when the pointed out clubs Everton size can be relegated end up lost in Division 1.
Both Leeds and Sheff Wed are similar sized clubs to Everton remember.
I think the pundits were attempting to highlight how important David Moyes is to Everton. Basically, without him, Everton could be in serious trouble.
If the rumors are true and Moyes is forced to sell Rodwell, Fellaini and Baines without getting any of the money back for his own transfer targets, then Moyes has to quit.
And who would blame him?
9 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:50:35
However, without investment we will remain in terminal decline. In many ways, we are stuck in a time warp, and unless 24/7 produces something soon, we may face even greater indignities. I am reminded of the old Basil Fawlty line, which the Board need to listen to: ?Please try to understand, before one of us dies.?
10 Posted 03/04/2011 at 16:55:37
11 Posted 03/04/2011 at 17:01:33
Even without trophies won, there are very few fans who have ever seen Everton play anywhere other than the top flight of English football, can Charlton's fans or many others say the same?
12 Posted 03/04/2011 at 18:27:31
I took the good advice of the people on here and turned the lying twats off for ever. They ain't got a clue, only four weeks ago one of them was saying, "Don't rule out the Shite putting in a late surge for the title," the fuckin tits.
13 Posted 03/04/2011 at 18:37:35
14 Posted 03/04/2011 at 18:57:20
Not having your knowledge of the game's history, I googled Charlton when seeing this post. My response? Hahahahahahaha! The same reaction as when I look at Fox News.
When we're back on top, EFC will be all the thing on SKY and Shaun Custis will be damning whatever idiot compared the English Football legend Everton with Charlton. Do it with a straight face, too.
Take anything owned by Murdoch for what it is: High Comedy. And have a good laugh.
15 Posted 03/04/2011 at 19:34:25
Can you imagine the hours of shite they would have discussed around that one being over the line, blah, blah, blah, if that had been frickin United, Arsenal, the Shite or Chelski.
It changed the whole perspective of the game, yet it was mentioned but not shown.
16 Posted 03/04/2011 at 20:31:01
How are Sheff Wed a similar sized club to Everton?
They have won one major trophy in the last 76 years and in that time moved between the top three divisions.
In that time, Everton have won 9 major trophies.
17 Posted 03/04/2011 at 20:45:37
I would just ignore all the media. A few weeks before Euro 2004 Martin Samuel wrote an article saying he was amazed Rooney had been put on the shortlist for Young Player of the Year and basically slated him in a full page article saying he should not even be in the running for the award. A few weeks after, when Rooney dominated the Euros, he was on Sky saying how he was the best young player he had ever seen and anyone who had questioned his ability must be clueless.
18 Posted 03/04/2011 at 21:51:20
The abuse that some give because you want success and dare to mention that things are going down the pan is bordering on pathetic in all honesty.
19 Posted 03/04/2011 at 23:57:59
David, you don't have to subscribe to it, it is shit. I got rid of it last year, waste of £600 a year.
I was sick and tired of the total bias to the "darlings" and the bollocks that we are reading now. I would rather subscribe to Evertontv.com, at least it's biased in the right direction.
Don't give Murdoch any fuckin money.
20 Posted 04/04/2011 at 08:21:20
21 Posted 04/04/2011 at 10:31:37
22 Posted 04/04/2011 at 11:36:33
One even told him that Everton were the best side in the league in the mid eighties, although it was no way as money-orientated as at present.
The Sun reporter then tried to make a joke of it.
23 Posted 04/04/2011 at 13:09:51
24 Posted 04/04/2011 at 13:36:27
"Accept flak for Everton Charlton comparison. Meant how Charlton were once 7th lost long serving boss and had no money. Didn't mean as big."
He's still an idiot for saying it though
25 Posted 04/04/2011 at 13:58:20
The club's fans and manager are not content with being close, this alone shows the expectations and size of Everton FC.
Bolton, the media tells us, are having a great season; us, on the other hand, are disappointed, and have been average at best, yet we're still above Bolton.
We may not have the finance but the desire, expectation, determination to challenge and the name will always mean were bigger and better than the Charltons of the world.
26 Posted 04/04/2011 at 19:10:56
But the Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday comparisons make more sense, irrespective of how long ago the Owls won anything. In terms of support ? and that's the main yardstick in my book ? the three clubs are probably very evenly matched, as Aston Villa, for instance, are too.
27 Posted 04/04/2011 at 21:36:02
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