It's a slow Everton news week in the international break, so I thought Toffeewebbers would like to hear that, by all accounts, fans of Besiktas - from where we bought Cenk Tosun, are all devotedly following Everton now!
Part of my job involves working with the Turkey office of my company in Istanbul and the MD there tells me that 8 million or so Besiktas fans, of which he is one, have adopted Everton as their English team!
I'll be at the Istanbul office in May and have been told I should check out the official Besiktas shops for Tosun Everton shirts...!
What a marketing opportunity for the Club. If only I had any confidence they'd take it...
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1 Posted 27/03/2018 at 20:16:57
The club should be organising a pre-season friendly against Besiktas as we speak. Get it televised and give the proceeds to a Turkish kids charity.
Why not foster some good will and get 8m fans on board.
It's a no-brainer.
2 Posted 27/03/2018 at 20:30:07
3 Posted 27/03/2018 at 21:44:18
Attention all very much welcome. On a side note; Cenk is one hell of a talent.
4 Posted 27/03/2018 at 21:44:35
5 Posted 27/03/2018 at 22:09:55
6 Posted 28/03/2018 at 20:40:51
Then LFC came out vs West Brom in the live match and a Lebanese guy walks up to the tv and continually sticks up the Vs to every LFC player as they walk out on to the pitch. I thought "I like it in here!" When West Brom scored, the place erupted. Looks like Liverpool aren't that popular in Turkey!
7 Posted 29/03/2018 at 08:04:18
8 Posted 29/03/2018 at 08:16:11
9 Posted 29/03/2018 at 11:12:54
Maybe we could make a cheeky bid for Talisca on the back of it too
10 Posted 29/03/2018 at 22:32:05
In the current plight of EFC on the park is tough and what goes on in the running of the club and the admin and decisions, who knows. This summer may reveal the direction of the next journey in the club's plans.
The Turkish people I know in the UK have a very good knowledge of football and life...
EFC, nothing is simple to do, and obvious to think it can be done.
11 Posted 04/04/2018 at 16:55:06
We had Tim Howard in the USA the same thing applied; don't expect EFC to do anything about Turkey...
12 Posted 04/04/2018 at 17:28:37
13 Posted 04/04/2018 at 17:29:54
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