Andre Gomes is expected to return to the side after sitting out almost all of Tuesday's win over Cardiff
As if Everton's miserable record at Anfield wasn't bad enough, they now have a winless record in Merseyside derbies that is also stretching by the year. It's nine years now since the Blues beat Liverpool and at some point you'd say that we are well overdue or that the law of averages would at least play its part.
Well, in a way it has — Everton have been bang average for many of those intervening seasons and bloody awful for some of them but there have also been occasions where we have been more than a match for the reds on paper and simply not delivered. That also has to change.
While Evertonians were pondering their navels during the club's enforced 17-day break last month, there can't have been many who felt we stood much of a chance of winning this weekend's Goodison derby. Just three wins in the League since that horrible 96th-minute calamity in the last derby, defensive frailty and struggling to score goals, if ever an Everton team seemed less equipped to take on Liverpool when they sit at the top of the table it would be now.
But Tuesday's comprehensive win at Cardiff came at just the right time and, more importantly, it was underpinned by an encouraging performance, one that harked back to Everton's promising form prior to their December collapse. There was a visible flourish in confidence as the lead increased on the night and the passing game that was a feature of the early weeks of the campaign and then hugely conspicuous by its absence over the past three months made a welcome return.
It goes without saying that all of those positive signs need to be carried into this weekend's game because, free of any real concerns of their own, Everton have an opportunity to let loose and not only finally beat Liverpool but also put a massive dent in their title challenge.
Even though it came after the two-and-a-half-week hiatus, parts of the team selected by Marco Silva for Tuesday's match appeared to be a nod towards the fact that the Blues would be playing twice in the space of five days. The inclusion of Morgan Schneiderlin, in particular, raised eyebrows but while the Frenchman put in an assured display in central midfield alongside Idrissa Gueye, it would be hard to see the manager leaving André Gomes out of the starting XI this time around.
Phil Jagielka's performance (his early error aside) and Kurt Zouma's eligibility following suspension present a more vexing decision for Silva, however. The Frenchman has been one of Everton's best and most consistent players this season and would, ordinarily, be expected to walk back into the side but it might not be automatic.
Then there's the question over the wide men. Both Richarlison and Theo Walcott are badly off form but even if he has only scored twice since Boxing Day, what the Brazilian has going for him is that he has chipped in with 10 goals this season. Walcott's last goal was on 23rd December and he hasn't provided much in the way of assists either but, for reasons best known to the manager, he has been drafted back into the starting lineup in recent matches. Perhaps it's his pace, attitude and previous goalscoring record with Arsenal but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him start again on Sunday.
Up front, while he has yet to find consistency, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been an intermittent source of goals and he generally looks more capable of leading the line on a regular basis than Cenk Tosun.
For their part, Liverpool, who could find themselves in second place coming into this one if Manchester City successfully negotiate what can be a tricky trip to Bournemouth, will be desperate for the points but they have been below the standards they set in the early part of the season in recent weeks. Their 5-0 destruction of Watford in midweek suggests they might have re-found their mojo but Everton should pose a much stern test despite sitting below the Hornets in the table.
Dejan Lovren is unlikely to make because of injury and Roberto Firmino will undergo a fitness on an ankle problem but Jürgen Klopp has an otherwise clean bill of health in his squad.
If there was one more un-needed wrinkle in the script it's that in their infinite wisdom, the Premier League have seen it fit to appoint one of the most controversial derby referees in recent history to officiate this one. Martin Atkinson, who achieved infamy among Evertonians when he sent Jack Rodwell off just 23 minutes into the October 2011 edition of the Goodison derby.
The decision was later rescinded but only after Liverpool had won the game and it would be some time before Atkinson would take charge of another match at Goodison Park. He would, of course, miss a crucial incident in a League Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium when Raheem Sterling ran the ball over the byline but was allowed to cross for Kevin De Bruyne to score and make it 2-1 in that match. He then compounded the error by aiming sarcastic comments at Jagielka when the skipper complained. Here's hoping a man described by the same defender as “a little bit arrogant” doesn't make himself centre of attention again.
Kick off: 4:15pm, Sunday, 3 March, 2019
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Last Time: Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool
Predicted Line-up: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
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1 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:00:01
1) We have not beaten Liverpool since 2010.
2) We have not won the second derby of the season since 1988.
3) We have not won a derby that Liverpool has scored in since the 1995 Kanchelskis 2-1 game.
4) We have won THREE derbies this century which is now 19 years old (that's 3 wins from 37).
5) Finally, in big bold writing, Klopp's “It's their Cup Final”.
Stick that plaque on the wall and let everyone at this club know that we are crying out for an Everton victory in this damned fixture.
What an absolute disgusting record we have had now for 20 years in this once proud local dust-up.
Fuckin' end it, Everton!
2 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:08:10
Bitter? That is when you have Steaua Bucharest banners flying before every home game to commentate denying us the European Cup by getting us all banned because of their usual disgusting fans.
Anyway, let's keep a cool head and hope for a fair ref. Coyb
3 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:09:33
It is a myth that the form book goes out of the window in derby games. It usually doesn't.
The vast majority of our wins have come when we had a decent team and were better than them. For example 25% of those wins came between 1984 and 1988 when we had a great team.
4 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:13:38
Zouma to come back in for Jagielka.
I can't see us troubling them, I think we will play well in patches, similar to the Man City game, but without any real threat going forward. Like City I see the RS easing to a comfortable victory.
5 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:13:48
At least in the '80s and '90s though we did get a good number of wins in those two decades, both at Goodison and Anfield.
What's gone on in this fixture since 2000 though is just disgraceful on Everton's part.
3 wins in 37 is unbelievably bad.
6 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:23:18
I've no idea but we must be pretty close to one of the worst records in local derbies globally, especially given that we play eachother every season with no relegation hiatus intervals.
To think during the 1990s we beat that lot SIX times between 92 and 99.
As I say, it's high time this record ended tomorrow – no more waiting.
7 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:36:32
Jags and Zouma at the back for me. Keane is so slow on the turn and their front 3 as we know are all nimble and quick. Jags even at 48 is still quicker than Keane on the deck.
I would also like to see Bernard start, offers movement and retains possession better than most.
8 Posted 02/03/2019 at 08:51:25
If we have – on the pitch for the 90 minutes tomorrow – the better, well-coached set of players who are motivated and hard working, we will likely win. If not, we won't.
9 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:12:06
10 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:18:25
Regardless of who he picks at centre-half, we have to get them a lot closer than they have since pre season, you could get a battleship between them !
Cardiff were atrocious and on the couple of occasions they did have the ball forward we were extremely lucky the centre backs weren't exposed.
To start with Walcott after recent games would be a big gamble for Silva and so far he cannot justify a starting berth.
As mentioned, form going out the window for derbies is nonsense. Fingers and toes crossed plus an extra candle at mass tomorrow for a draw.
11 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:22:20
But each to his own; whoever gets selected, I hope they all put a shift in and get us some satisfaction from this very important fixture.
12 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:31:35
A run of dominance will have to start sometime. Let's make it start tomorrow with positivity, passion and noise, not bitter grudges.
FFS, if Burnley can beat Spurs, we can fucking beat Liverpool. Let's just not lose it in the fucking tunnel.
GET FUCKING IN THERE, YOU BLUES!!
13 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:37:29
The guys a prick, their fans are unbearable, and I hope to god they bottle it.
14 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:37:43
15 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:42:05
Richarlison will wind them up, and I can't see Silva starting Lookman so it's Richie on the right and Bernard on the left for me.
I'm feeling optimistic, they know they need this and they know we want to stop them: 2-1 Blues.
Coleman - Keane - Zouma - Digne
Sigurdsson - Gana - Gomes
Richarlison - Calvert-Lewin - Bernard
Subs: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Kenny, Schneiderlin, Lookman, Walcott, Tosun.
16 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:47:19
17 Posted 02/03/2019 at 09:48:32
18 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:00:41
Coleman Zouma Mina Digne
Gomes Schneiderlin Gueye
Bernard Sigurdsson Richarlison
Gyflie as the false nine.
19 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:00:50
I'm having a dream week. It's going to be 3-0.
20 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:01:23
Please, please win, Everton – I can't handle watching another defeat with my Liverpool-supporting dad, uncle and cousin...
21 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:01:28
22 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:01:39
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same water and he's not the same man."
The opposition is the same but everything else is different from better times, the past is gone and can't be changed; tomorrow we face a much better team than us with so much ability but also with so much to lose: if the atmosphere is right they may choke under the pressure. There is also a big storm due in the north-west tomorrow afternoon: it definitely won't be hurricane Silva.
Sadly though, we have no leaders on the pitch, bar Coleman who is now a spent force, though still has heart, and the manager lacks passion and clearly can only whip his players up into a state of high apathy.
My god, how I would love to see Silva lose his mind at an Everton win and run onto the pitch like their Teutonic toothy twat.
23 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:17:41
Probably from a corner or set piece.
So that's 1-0 to us, Siggy scores from 20 yards after a half cleared corner.
24 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:28:36
My RS supporting mate piped up about Kvarme being the best right back in Europe, then... Quality moment.
Butterflies already. Twat 'em boys.
25 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:30:05
Gomes has to play, drop Walcott and retain Richi because he will ensure that they keep two back to mark and cover him:
Coleman (proviso above)
I don't always agree with Jim but he's spot on today – hammer the team with how they so owe the fans a win. Show them Klopp's reaction when they scored at Anfield and send them out hell-bent on 90 minutes of thorough unpleasantness for anyone in red.
We need the return of the dogs of war tomorrow and I hope the fans really get at them too. Anfield is so much noisier than The Old Lady and we have to rectify that and get behind our team and really drive them on.
26 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:43:31
But realistically nothing has changed to suggest that is likely. The win against Cardiff was timely but we're facing a different class of opponent tomorrow which we are no way equipped to deal with. And unlikely to be for a long time.
27 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:45:09
Some say that a new week starts on Sunday, others will argue Monday. I think it's something to do with the moon, or maybe Christianity, but I've never really cared before. I care now.
28 Posted 02/03/2019 at 10:58:32
It seems like yesterday that Kanchelskis match we won 2-1 but the fact is its two decades ago now that Everton last won a derby that Liverpool scored in which I find disgraceful considering score lines of 2-1 or 3-1 are pretty commonplace in football.
29 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:05:36
30 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:18:18
Sam #19, what a great week. Can't remember the last time I had sex, never mind great sex, although I think it may have been the night of 17 October 2010. We can do them tomorrow, hope you witness something special for your first Goodison Park game.
31 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:29:25
Chris @27, thanks, I reckon (hope) that my week ends on Sunday night, we'll soon see.
Neil @30, cheers, me too!
32 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:30:35
Play three at the back and Bernard as part of a two up front with Calvert-Lewin. Use Coleman and Digne as the wide men. Also, I wouldn't play Gomes. He hasn't shown enough over the last three months. Shneiderlin played okay against Cardiff and it appeared to free up Gueye.
We are at home so the onus is on us to attack so I think two up front would occupy their defence rather than an isolated Calvert-Lewin or Tosun huffing and puffing away on their own.
Jagielka, Keane, Zouma
Coleman, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Digne
Bench: Stekelenburg, Mina, Gomes, Tosun, Kenny, Richarlison, Walcott, Davies.
33 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:41:09
As for the team, someone please tell me how Gomes and Richarlison are getting away with their form the last couple months because they've been hopeless, and yes even more than Walcott. I'd play Theo up front with Richarlison and Bernard and bring in Zouma for Jagielka. If Mina is fit, l would even go with a back 3.
The most important thing is confidence. However, my dream weekend would be to score a goal with an obvious handball and another offside goal, for the reds to have 2 men wrongly sent off and to watch Phil Thomson's face as the final whistle blows. Now that would be nice...
Oh, did anyone else see Pinocchio on Sky last week saying how other fans don't want them to win the league because they feel the RS would dominate the league for years to come? Unbelievable! Kick the shit out of them, boys!!
34 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:47:43
My first thought is to pack the midfield. Kill the space in front of the back four. Too often they have got in between the lines, their tricky forwards being allowed free runs against our slow-on-the-turn defenders.
Don't go at them gung ho. They are probably the best on the counter-attack in the league. They will love it if we attack in numbers.
Keep it tight, win your tackles and individual battles. 100% effort for 90 minutes.
35 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:48:27
Well it wasn't pretty but a Wayne Clarke (?) goal settled the match and sent us all home in a very good mood, and it stopped them from claiming that all-time record... maybe tomorrow?
36 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:51:48
37 Posted 02/03/2019 at 11:51:58
I was surprised how technically gifted Gana is even against an admittedly very poor team. This, in turn, gave Sigurdsson more freedom which he excelled in.
I put on another post that I would not be surprised to see Schneiderlin play but I also take London's comments into account ref; squad rotation. I think Gomes drifts in and out games too much so I think for the overall benefit of the team I would go with Schneiderlin (although I can't quite believe I am saying it).
38 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:01:30
Derbies at Goodison used to be passionate raucous occasions and right up until the late '90s early part of 2000s the atmosphere was intense.
Tomorrow I don't want to see people getting in their seats 15 minutes before kickoff, we need to be there an hour before kickoff singing and making noise and let those horrible freak show bastards know that they are getting out of Goodison with nothing easy.
It's a monumental game for us and it is for them. We couldn't bear watching them lift the Premier League title, of course we couldn't, no more than any red blooded Kopite wants us to win the title, that's what rivalry is all about in any sport so it's on us to put a huge spanner in the works.
We need to make Goodison Park a horrible wall of noise and passion tomorrow and really play our part — not sit there in silence waiting like little lambs to the slaughter.
Bring something Blue, scarf, flag, anything as long as it's Blue and let's create our own “Blue Wall”.
39 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:07:10
40 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:10:16
Not me I'm afraid, Tony.
I can't believe anyone could have fantastic sex with their missus.
I'm at an age now I can't remember if I've had any sort of sex whatsoever.
Even if I could remember, it wouldn't have lasted long enough to make an impression.
41 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:16:35
I'm hoping I'm wrong but just can't see enough fight from the players we have, and especially the coach we have too, who shows little or no passion on the touchline. Judy had more Punch than he does. "That's the way to do it!"
So come on, Everton, show some guts and fight, make our fans happy, derail their title hopes, and hopefully shut their RS mouths until next season anyway.
42 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:21:46
Christmas and birthdays have come at once if Walcott plays. We won't be able to fight fire with fire, so it's five at the back or a 4-5-1. Jags has to play.
43 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:28:39
I said the form book rarely goes out of the window in derbies. Actually, one of the few occasions when it did was in the first of those 99 games, the 101st league derby in December 1969. We had won our first ten home matches that season. The RS came to Goodison and won 3-0 with the second goal infamously coming from the head of Sandy Brown. Thankfully, the return game at Anfield in March 1970 followed the form book. Our 2-0 win was one of eight consecutive victories as we marched to the league title.
The other game which bucked the form trend was in November 1994 when we were bottom of the league. Joe Royle's first game in charge saw us win 2-0 as the Dogs of War barked all night long. We will need a similar approach tomorrow if we are to overturn current form.
44 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:35:52
With their forward line, we need quick players at the back so I'd go with Jags and Zouma; Digne is a shoo-in at left-back (probably our best player) but I'm torn between Coleman and Kenny. I'm tempted to go with Coleman for his experience but I think I'd go with Kenny in this game.
Up front, I'd start with the players that started at Cardiff, they should have gained some confidence from it. All we can ask for is 100% effort from every player; if they do that, we might upset them... who knows?
Realistically, they are the better team, especially up front, so we are second favourites tomorrow without a doubt, whichever way you look at it.
I'm just hoping for a good game and that we get the bounce of the ball and the ref leans our way a bit. I would love a win, but a draw would suit me fine.
45 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:36:54
i was on the coach to Cardiff on Tuesday when the missus called to say our cat had lymphoma and would need to be put to sleep the next day. Anyone might think "Ah well it's only a cat", but to spend all of the next day with him (the vet appointment was 6:30 pm) then take him to the vets and be with him while the vet euthanized him is a truly heartbreaking experience.
In the past, my mum and dad both died on the Friday before we played on a Saturday. My mum died in 2008, we played Blackburn away the next day and lost. My dad died in 2011. The next day we played Chelsea away in the FA Cup replay. I'll count that as a draw even though we won on pens. So, by the law of averages, we should win tomorrow.
John #40. Your post made me smile for the first time since Tuesday afternoon. Cheers mate.
46 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:49:10
I just wish those players really knew how much their performances, and results of course, mean to so many fans both at home and abroad.
47 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:52:58
It's meant to bring luck, and I will take a win by any means: own goals, wicked deflections, dodgy penalties, goalie mistakes, or lucky black cat influences.
Who cares how we win?
48 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:57:19
"The game is massive. There will be 330 million Liverpool fans watching on the television. And a few Evertonians."
49 Posted 02/03/2019 at 12:58:37
50 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:03:28
51 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:04:56
52 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:06:08
Thompson had a gob on him like a smacked arse. Then Sterling said he was claiming Liverpool would wallop us last night.
I hope all this shite is getting registered in the Goodison dressing room. We have to wipe the smugness off their horrible gobs.
53 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:15:24
That comment alone should spur on the players to shove his words up his jacksie. I hope someone throws his towel & sunbed in the swimming pool. I hate the Red Shite with a passion and clowns like Horse Teeth make me hate them even more.
54 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:22:08
55 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:23:15
I don't want to see Calvert-Lewin playing – he is not currently good enough... then again who do we have that can keep hold of the ball up top?
56 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:24:07
If Tommo reads that, he will make a statement to the police against you. He's got form for that.
57 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:27:08
58 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:28:34
I couldn't say what I wanted to say as his wife was with him. Another deluded knobhead who hasn't a shred of shame over why we're bitter.
59 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:33:42
Thompson said yes, but told the tiler he would need to go to the RS shop and buy a shirt first, so Thompson could take it into the changing rooms and get it signed. Needless to say, Thompson was told where to shove it.
60 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:36:22
Our wing backs can play further forward to stop crosses from their fullbacks and attack down the flanks. I'm not an admirer of Calvert-Lewin but he is our best option at present for this game with Sigurdsson and Bernard behind him. COYB.
61 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:39:32
Rob (#45), Sorry to read about your cat. Hopefully tomorrow will see your bad week end on a high.
62 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:45:00
63 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:46:17
When Souness was on the brink of being sacked, Thompson was part of the coaching team and was asked if he wanted the job; he jumped at it. Unfortunately, the Liverpool board had a change of heart the next week and Souness was kept on. One of his first jobs immediately after this let-off was to fuck Thompson off, but Thompson was later called back into the fold after Souness finally went.
64 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:47:24
65 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:48:07
66 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:48:46
Hope the ref gives us a fair crack tomorrow.
67 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:52:51
68 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:53:07
Exhibit A for me would be his tearful interview after the League Cup Final replay when he dragged the Forest player to the floor. 'It was a foul, but it was a professional foul outside the box'. How we laughed. The year after they called it the Mickey Mouse Cup.
69 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:54:41
Surely we have to win? The omens are too good.
And Lord knows it's about fuckin' time!
John Raftery – respect. 99 derbies is an insane number. You're a fortunate man to experience that, results be damned.
70 Posted 02/03/2019 at 13:59:28
I remember that arsehole Tommy Smith had been in their first team a couple of years and our school had been asking him for ages – as one of our old boys – to come in and talk to the kids... well, half of them.
Finally, reluctantly, he came. The RS dimwits at school were asking for his autograph, which he refused. He was sour-faced the hour or so he deemed to stay and hardly said a word, just wanted out. A couple of the 6th-formers told him they were going to break his legs, can't remember if they were red or blue? Needless to say, he was never asked back even though he went on to win more trophies. A real prick.
I did hear that the story went back to Shankly who gave him and the rest of the tossers a right bollocking about representing the Club. Didn't seem to make much difference, they never improved over the years
71 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:00:47
72 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:03:04
See the non-kicking foot, Mike Gaynes?
73 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:11:22
Sorry man. People don't realize how difficult putting a fury member of the family down can be.
I do appreciate how you spun the terrible week into an omen of positivity predicting a win.
74 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:16:32
Surely this alone is a crime against humanity!
75 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:17:16
Mr Ed sees himself as some modern-day Teutonic Knight, but is deluded.
Let's see his antics pre- and post-match, the fella must be on a touchline ban soon for his antics this season.
The press and media, and especially Sky and the Red Echo, don't count and aren't worth watching or reading. Let's steam them and take our chances, and play with menace and fight.
76 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:24:32
Hopefully Marco Silva has enough anti, from the media and Mr Ed, to drive his team to play out their skins and win tomorrow.
What a day it can be... Onward Evertonians!!
77 Posted 02/03/2019 at 14:31:40
I hate the derby just because I know we will roll over for them again, and then have to put up with them deluded RS in the pubs and at work, even in our street.
Please, Blues, let's do them. I hate them with a vengeance!
80 Posted 02/03/2019 at 15:29:22
81 Posted 02/03/2019 at 15:31:43
82 Posted 02/03/2019 at 15:43:33
The ability to run at them and keep them under pressure will be our best form of defence. Davies could also play in this one. I'm not sure Sigurdsson will keep up with this derby, I can see them playing a manic pace.
83 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:05:36
He epitomises what they stand for, and that shonk, doesnt know what or where its going.
Like he played. He talks blight. Its staggering how much rank ex RS, they have in the media.
Still tomorrow we seek salvation, and extra nirvanas tonight and tomorrow.
84 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:28:20
85 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:36:16
I'm going fishing, I can't take another defeat by that lot.
86 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:37:35
I think I'll save the fishing for summer if that lot win the Premier League or Champions League, a nice long summer fishing trip... lol!
87 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:37:39
88 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:54:54
Also, please tighten up the zonal marking.
89 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:57:39
90 Posted 02/03/2019 at 16:58:56
91 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:00:21
Over to you, Everton!
92 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:02:55
Someone in our team can be the present day Andy King, go on Tom or DCL a place in history beckons.
93 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:03:00
For Evertonians of a certain age, just mad celebration. I always loved Andy King but that goal cements him in our collective memories.
Someone in our team can be the present-day Andy King: go on, Tom or Dom – a place in history beckons.
94 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:15:59
There was a family of Gerrards (all Blues) who used to drink there, as I did myself.
95 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:16:44
I had the pleasure of having a few drinks on a couple of occasions with Tony Kay. His girlfriend told us when he went to the bar he still, after all the years, can't get his head around the way he is treated by Blues when he comes to the city.
96 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:19:31
But there was another comment that does anger me and that's Wayne Rooney apparently saying he couldn't get his head around the rest of the squad being in no way "up" for this match last season whilst training at Finch Farm the week before.
If Marcel & Marco can visibly change that tomorrow, I'll call it progress of a sort... but what a damning indictment it was by Rooney.
97 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:28:13
I can't remember a Little House... so maybe not!
98 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:31:00
100 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:35:15
101 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:44:16
Please no open football, trying to take the RS on at their own game. No daft free-kicks around the box to test our well-organised dire zonal marking. And no giving Atkinson the slightest excuse to red card us.
102 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:44:35
A win tomorrow would be brilliant. Klopp is a completely different person, and totally obnoxious, when things are not going his way, and I'd love to wipe the smirk off his face.
103 Posted 02/03/2019 at 17:59:03
We don't have these species in the local lakes I fish. They're very rare around the Wirral area lol...
I'm fishing a little knock-up (match) with 5 other lads, who are all blue noses. None of us are confident.
104 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:05:45
Guess what: it's John Rafferty's 100th consecutive derby game and your post on this thread is number 100. Now if that isn't an omen, I don't know is, put them bleedin' doubts away.
105 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:07:44
God, that Goodison derby last season was truly awful. Liverpool wanted a training exercise and rested half the team trying to avoid injury with their Champions League game coming up and we duly obliged.
This time will be very different. I fear that, if they win tomorrow, they will almost certainly go on to win the Premier League given their remaining fixtures.
106 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:08:42
John #3, wow. 99 straight derbies is a truly astonishing record. I can't even make it down the stairs 99 straight times without stumbling. Now I'm doubly honoured to have met you. Hope 100 is magic.
Derek #72, at this point in my life both feet are the non-kicking foot.
Sam #19, glad you're on a roll. Carry it with you tomorrow. Enjoy our 1-0 victory.
107 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:10:07
108 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:12:18
109 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:13:09
I don't think one good performance in 3 years against a Championship team warrants selection for tomorrow's game.
We need guys that will “stand up & be counted” tomorrow and that isn't Schneiderlin's style. We need to rattle Liverpool with big tackles & dogged determination. The conditions won't be good so the ref will allow for that hopefully. If only Carsley was available (or a fit James McCarthy).
110 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:14:32
I'm just hoping the players turn up and put in a proper shift.
I'm going 3-2 with a last minute Sigurdsson winner.
111 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:15:28
112 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:17:15
113 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:19:57
114 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:42:10
"5) Finally, in big bold writing, Klopp's “It's their Cup Final”."
It will be their Premier League title gone if we coax a win!
115 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:45:45
Perhaps all people down on luck or just in the dumps, as we all find ourselves in life's bumpy road, this may be worth a read.
To review a poem I've found has been very handy in life especially, when the chips are down. I've carried in my tool kit over the last 33 years, and was taught to me by an old school L1, in what was for me, BT days, now Openreach days.
I always have a copy in my wallet, and helps get life's battles in perspective.
For Evertonians tomorrow and Silva's squad, please read and he should pin on the wall.
The poem is by Walter D Winkle, “The Man Who Thinks He Can”:
This link may take you to it, but if not and is likely as I'm useless with iPads, if you type in your browser, you'll find it.
For sure, all Evertonians are worth x10 RS, any day.
Here's to a good pre-derby night.
116 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:48:36
I use the term 'suffer' with the greatest respect to those truly suffering but, in terms of being fans of a football team, boy have we suffered!!
This club broke my heart as a young lad as early as 1977 in the FA Cup semi-final at Maine Road... and continues to do so now, a middle-aged bloke, as they did in December.
It's our turn; let Goodison rock tomorrow, let 'Grand ol' Team' ring out all over the city. Please!!
117 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:49:58
"4) We have won THREE derbies this century which is now 19 years old (that's 3 wins from 37)."
That's an absolute fucking disgrace for the club, no excuse. It's obvious evidence of an inferiority complex.
I tend to walk away from derbies like every other blue, trying to forget them, and so tend not to dig too deep; didn't realise it was that bad.
118 Posted 02/03/2019 at 18:59:08
Er... Anyone got anything positive to say?
Oh I've just thought of one. At least Sam isn't managing us.
In all honestly, as long as there are no mess ups and we give it a go – ie, effort, heart and attacking fiat play – what will be, will be.
119 Posted 02/03/2019 at 19:06:33
120 Posted 02/03/2019 at 19:16:12
Sorry but I find that funny!
121 Posted 02/03/2019 at 19:31:33
That is so true but the belief has to be universal from the support right through the players, coaches and management.
Pickford owes us a clean sheet after that Anfield gaffe so, if he can achieve that and Sam and the black cat bring us enough luck to score, I see a 1-0 win and them down to ten men.
I think the team selection is secondary to the team being motivated and organized.
122 Posted 02/03/2019 at 19:32:48
We could finally end our horrible record against the devil worshippers and at the same time put a massive dent in their title hopes by beating them.
What a monumental derby tomorrow would be to win for those two reasons.
It's time a modern-day Everton player became a Merseyside derby folklore hero, the fact we still talk about Tim Cahill and Arteta as the scorers is beyond a joke now.
End it tomorrow, Everton.
123 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:00:34
124 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:03:43
11/2 - 5/8
I'm surprised we're that far out?
Only thing left to do is have a go!
125 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:07:18
126 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:15:52
127 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:16:14
128 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:21:43
They're calling us Rhylwall and on had the fucking cheek to call us " A despicable fan base".
I swear to fucking God, if we beat them tommorow I'm gonna cause WW3 on that site.
Despicable fan Base! I could go on and on about that lot and their despicable... I'm fucking fuming at that comment.
129 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:24:56
130 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:26:58
There's no bigger freak show than the Kop these days and we are going to get a little glimpse of it tomorrow in the Bullens Road Stand with all kinds of zany flags about Princess Diana or Wine for Men Riding at Dawn or that other oddball with a million badges on his hat.
Grade A bellends, the lot of them, and I've got news for that massive allconquering club, the last two clubs to win the league title beginning with L? Leeds in 1992 and Leicester 2016.
Fucken do them tomorrow and I don't care if we finish 12th.
131 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:37:09
Yes, there's good balance to that selection.
Schniederlin might not be fully up to a derby, fitness-wise, but he can be a nasty type and we'll need that tomorrow.
So much though depends on whether Richarlison has a bad hair day or not. If he's up for it, he's capable of giving their defence real trouble. Calvert-Lewin needs to turn up like a jack-in-the-box everywhere and be a nuisance.
I don't want to do too much defending against that lot I'd rather play a pushing possession game.
132 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:41:18
"If Liverpool were playing the Isis select eleven, I'd get a tea towel and cheer on the terrorists."
(The original was slightly more earthy, but you get the gist of it.)
Not a lot of expectation, but I've got my fingers crossed and am hopeful of at least a point.
133 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:43:15
134 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:51:33
135 Posted 02/03/2019 at 20:59:01
I've heard them talk about us in a similar vein and I make a point about mentioning, in no particular order, they're attack on the Man City bus last season, their tear gas attack in the Man Utd bus years ago (just to prove it's a generational thing), their attacks and stealing tickets from their own woman and kids at Athens.
I/we could go on all day. The most despicable fan base? Give me strength!
137 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:04:04
138 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:04:24
When I'm talking about the 12th man, I'm not talking about the Bullens Road stand with thousands of mindless mongs from the Norwegian woods or their following of Cockney merchant bankers either; no, this 12th man wears a different colour to the players on the pitch and runs around with them on the pitch ensuring lady luck is always kind to them.
139 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:04:44
It's the unadulterated arrogance of them I dislike.
They dismiss everything that their fans have done to tarnish the game of football – even down to stealing there own fans tickets at the Champions League Final.
I don't believe in God, the Devil, good or evil etc... But I swear they are in league with some unearthly entity.
If my post doesn't make sense, I apologise, my blood is still boiling.
Please, please, Everton – turn up tomorrow and give them a kicking.
140 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:06:46
141 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:16:08
142 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:23:08
the slimy toad cheering the Anfield Road,
you broke my heart Origi, gave us the heebeegeebees.
A freakish goal sank us in a Nordic hole,
it killed our season but we're still breathing,
then Millwall stuck the knife in but we're still fighting.
We spanked the bluebirds now Marco ain't mincing words,
we've got our mojo back, let's give the red shite a heart attack, making gob shite Carragher salivate like a rabid puff adder,
Nothing's gonna make me happier
than when we smash their title hopes
and that gurn off their manager.
Now can I get a reeeeewind like it's 1999,
I'm bleeding blue it must be true,
the toffees and Silva are coming for you, Juergen.
What rhymes with Juergen, nout, peace out!
143 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:23:12
Please play out of your skins and if, by some chance, we do manage to win, I want to see Marco and Duncan sprinting up and down the touch-line before sliding on their knees in front of that toothy prick.
Let's go one further and get a replica Jules Rimet trophy made and parade it in front of his condescending, despicable, ugly and deluded face.
144 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:23:19
Some of the stats here regarding our record against them should be motivation enough. I heard somewhere we have only won once since the war from a losing position. Not sure how true that is, but we need to sort this shit out.
On saying that, if a win derails their title quest to the point where they blow it completely, I will take a few days off, throw my quadrant park mix on and get off my tits.
145 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:28:45
Kenny, Zouma, Mina, Digne,
Lookman, Gana, Davies, Gomes, Richarlison,
We need the blue brothers (Kenny and Davies) in the mix, we need heart, we need an identity. A clean sheet would be magnificent and I would love it if Tosun came on in the second half and got the winner.
Having said that, though, I couldn't care less how we get the goal – just that we win. Best of luck, Blues.
147 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:34:07
Does anyone else envisage every dreadful outcome, prepare for every disaster and yet get it wrong. The Pickford incident was not on my radar last time.
To every blue, everywhere, I hope we will get what we deserve. A top show and a victory.
149 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:55:41
The only time I can ever recall us beating them from a losing position was that Monday night in December 1992 when Beardsley scored a late winner at the old Park End in front of the mutants.
I remember it well because Mark Wright scored a header from a corner in the second half and they were all goading us with chants of “Going down, Going down” then Mo Jo silenced them with a instant equaliser.
That's the only time I can ever recall an Everton victory from a losing position, in actual fact though probably only one of two times we've won when Liverpool have scored in a derby.
150 Posted 02/03/2019 at 21:59:07
153 Posted 02/03/2019 at 22:20:35
Dad introduced me to the blues when I was a toddler and we've supported Everton together ever since, season tickets in the top balcony for many years, and more recently we sold programmes at Goodison to get to the game when we couldn't afford season tickets.
It's been a hellish week, especially for dad, he's hit rock bottom some nights, but he's gritted his teeth and literally begun to drag himself towards recovery.
I'm filled with pride to see the determination and sheer bloody-mindedness of a man who's been dealt a massive blow. My Dad.
I'd absolutely love to see just a fraction of that fighting spirit from our boys tomorrow. We are Everton.
To all those going tomorrow; raise the roof, sing your hearts out, contest every decision.
A win tomorrow would surely bring a smile to Dad's face, what I wouldn't give to see that...
155 Posted 02/03/2019 at 22:33:27
156 Posted 02/03/2019 at 00:03:06
How long Lord, how long?
I have very little hope for tomorrow in an honest moment.
157 Posted 03/03/2019 at 00:22:59
158 Posted 03/03/2019 at 00:29:39
159 Posted 03/03/2019 at 00:46:12
My dad took me to my first game when I was 5 and l believe Latchford scored from my view from the Upper Bullens. I can't remember against who precisely... maybe it was a derby?
160 Posted 03/03/2019 at 00:46:49
161 Posted 03/03/2019 at 00:58:59
When someone has got the drop on you, they will keep hammering it into you relentlessly. There is only one thing can silence them.
Let this be the day.
We have got to keep their two full backs occupied.
Coleman, Jagielka, Zouma, Digne,
Gueye, Sigurdsson, Gomes
Lookman, Richarlison, Bernard.
Up the Blues!!!
162 Posted 03/03/2019 at 01:20:00
Kenny Zouma Jagielka (c) Digne
Schneiderlin (even I am shocked I'm saying this)
Bernard Calvert-Lewin Richarlison
With City's win, they are under pressure. We, on the other hand, have nothing to lose, except our pride... which we have none anyway.
Let's fucking destroy their season.
163 Posted 03/03/2019 at 01:20:34
Best to your Dad and you. I hope for you both we win tomorrow.
164 Posted 03/03/2019 at 01:34:28
New motto for the badge, Fran? LOL.
Wishful thinking perhaps, but I could see a win tomorrow bringing our season full circle. Just as the loss at Anfield seemed to derail everything, I think a win could trigger an upwards surge in form over our remaining matches. And while we're at it, I wouldn't mind a date with Margot Robbie!
165 Posted 03/03/2019 at 02:30:55
166 Posted 03/03/2019 at 03:19:12
Hope our team FINALLY can muster the "this club exists right fucking next door, why can't we beat them?! Give no fucks" attitude it's gonna take to shake this shameful run. I have no idea what's gonna happen.
167 Posted 03/03/2019 at 03:21:33
168 Posted 03/03/2019 at 05:00:30
Sorry to hear about your pet, Rob, being an animal lover and owner I know how shit it is, and hang in there, Tom, best of luck with your dad's recovery, but the tonic to all our ills could start today (in a way, lighten our moods) it'd go along way in fact just to put a smile on our long-suffering anti-derby-winning faces, I'm sure.
As it goes, I hope the genetic jackhammer that is Sam Hoare is giving ten of his best as I type, to whip up some weird voodoo or curse on those red bastards and break this wedlock to winning against those fuckers that's hung around our necks for so long.
ps: If I'm sober enough to make the live forum, if I get to rowdy, please, just tell me to calm down. I'm not one for swearing...
169 Posted 03/03/2019 at 05:23:44
170 Posted 03/03/2019 at 05:53:10
If I played for a team and read this stuff before hand, it would be impossible not to give your all (though we would anyway, being fans).
Just for once Everton, twat these fuckers.
171 Posted 03/03/2019 at 06:34:07
I'm wearing my Yakubu jersey to bed. We need goals, and it can't hurt.
Feed the Yak...
173 Posted 03/03/2019 at 07:10:56
Thanks for those wishing me well on a Goodison debut. Off to Euston station shortly.
174 Posted 03/03/2019 at 07:14:18
LETS FUCKING DO THIS.
175 Posted 03/03/2019 at 07:45:47
She's well tidy, still wouldn't swap a night with her and a bucket full of viagrafor a win today though.
Besides, she'd see me off at my age.
Up and out to catch some fish, see you all in the aftermath.
177 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:00:59
Got a new slogan though Jamie;
Feed the Hoare and he will score!!!
See what I did there, well clever I am.
All the best Sammy boy, hopes it's a Goodison debut to remember. Get yourself to the section by the Park End, boss hotdogs, shit beer, plus the legend that's Speedo Mick may be about, what's not to like.
178 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:10:28
"She's well tidy, still wouldn't swap a night with her and a bucket full of viagra for a win today though."
Mmmhhh, got me caught between a rock and a hard place ( pun not unintended), but no contest, three points it is,.
I'm sure Ms Robbie has turned down a fat bald ginger bearded Scouser in the past anyway, (many times).
179 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:43:32
180 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:52:30
What will you be doing at 6.30 this evening?
I have a Mindfulness Guru popping round and have a quart of tequila.
181 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:56:07
182 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:56:20
Apologising to Margot Robbie I should imagine.
183 Posted 03/03/2019 at 08:56:38
184 Posted 03/03/2019 at 09:02:18
185 Posted 03/03/2019 at 09:06:45
Good luck and God bless to your dad and all your family.
186 Posted 03/03/2019 at 09:47:52
I would describe him as a massively over paid football geriatric who saw Everton coming and couldn't believe his luck that somebody was stupid enough to offer him so much cash .
One of the laziest, most useless players I have ever seen in over fifty years.
File under Nyarko.
As for today, a bit more huff and puff than a normal league match and then we lose 1-0. Silva comes out with the normal post match waffle.
Sack all of them and stop going until the Kenwrights leave the clue for ever.
187 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:06:49
Come on you blues send the shite back with a dent in their title hopes. Not that I'm bitter
Sam have a good day.
188 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:14:32
Interesting that. Suggests we are getting the first part right but failing to react on second ball.
190 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:34:28
COYB lets twat the RS today!
191 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:43:13
God knows why the RS persist in staying there as part of their pre match prep but looks like it back fired last night. Hope they didnt get a wink.
192 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:47:18
All heres to a good day for Evertonians, and we come out from the barren hell of almost perpetual purgatory today.
I hate the RS, lets pay back today and kick start good times at EFC.
All have a good day and dont get goaded by the vermin.
Onwards Evertonians to victory, and smash them on the park.
193 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:47:50
It wouldnt surprise me if they tried to push the KO back 24 hours as a result.
194 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:52:29
Conceding first will be the ultimate nightmare - we have to take the lead to stand a chance in my view, and that dear reader, is not going to be easy.
I'd take 0-0.
195 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:56:51
196 Posted 03/03/2019 at 10:57:49
197 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:04:37
198 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:05:53
199 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:20:51
200 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:25:33
More importantly, to Tom, hope your dad gets well. It's even more difficult when a parent becomes ill.
Mike Gaynes, yes he's the same one you nearly met 2 years ago.
201 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:28:25
202 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:31:15
"... For there is none of you so mean and base, that hath not Noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like Greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The Game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge, Cry, 'God for Harry, England and Saint George'.
[Apologies to American, Welsh, Irish, and particularly French, fans! ]
"... We few, we happy few, we band of Brothers; for he today, that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my Brother . And gentlemen in England now abed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap, while any speaks, that fought with us ...on Crispin's Day".
Of course, we have to Win, for any of this to make sense!
Best of Luck, everyone!
203 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:36:11
204 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:46:08
My main worry is the lack of goals from our front 6 apart from Sigurdsson and Richarlison. Seems a recurring theme for me, but I just don't feel that Bernard or Walcott are a goal threat, and stats show us that Gueye,Schneiderlin,Gomes or Davies score many goals. Which puts a lot of pressure on Sigurdsson and Richarlison, not to mention young DCL having to learn his trade on the job.
But surely at sometime we have to beat this lot, and what better time than today. I am hoping for a last minute winner so they have no time to come back at us.
205 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:54:13
Some of the stories on here show us all that the big wheel keeps on turning, every day someone somewhere is having a good day, bad day.
Today let it be Evertoinan day, a day we will all remember .
It's well overdue, all the best to all going to the game, shake it up in there.
206 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:58:23
207 Posted 03/03/2019 at 11:59:25
Just get the job done, Everton.
208 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:03:38
209 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:05:19
Not really in favour of violent behaviour, but make sure one hits them f**king giant gnashers, he'll crap his Lederhosen, and it'll stop him running around like a demented ape.
Sorry if this post has upset any apes who may be reading.
210 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:16:29
Rob, we lost our dog last year to a brain tumour and I can't remember grief like it. They are part of the family our hairy, furry friends, never give less than 100% devotion and my heart goes out to you.
We now have a maniac of a Border Terrier who gives great joy but the first one (called Toffee) will never leave me.
How a win today will give joy to all of us whether our lives are going along nicely or are in need of a boost.
211 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:19:33
Get well soon to the dad in hospital. And commiserations for the cat, I had to put down my 20-year-old rescue cat; four years later, I still miss her.
212 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:20:14
213 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:25:57
214 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:37:37
I hope we give them something to moan about: injuries, last minute winners and red cards – honestly, I don't care as long as I see them crying. Parasites.
215 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:44:14
Watching him wash himself reminded me of a Klipperty presser; all teeth, spit and bollocks!
216 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:46:33
Mr Ed has lost every final he has contested.
217 Posted 03/03/2019 at 12:54:05
I don't advocate the behaviour you are alluding to. To do so would reduce us to their level.
Give it to them verbally and hopeful they will hear the roar like it used to be.
I don't recall any real roar this year, which many ex-pros have recalled, what a hostile environment Goodison Park used to be.
218 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:00:16
Just thinking about the players in the build-up to today's game, all plugged-in to their headsets, others on the phone. Then the choice of gloves/tights to wear. Is there any chance of any of them getting muddy? Do pitches have any mud these days?
219 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:03:18
Nows the time, today, of all days our players must do the business and win.
221 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:18:54
Not watching it in the ale house because I don't think I could listen to them. The Mrs has gone around to the daughter-in-law's to get out of the way and I'm pacing around talking to meself with the blinds drawn.
This is far more nerve-racking than when you go to the game, you can have a few bevvies and a laugh on County Road to take your mind off it.
222 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:25:26
Trust the ones you have are Dogs of War and can spot a gobshite/Redshite from a distance.
223 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:33:37
And I say that with all sincerity; I went thru the same experience when I was about 27 with my cat we had from when I was 11 or so. A girl I went to high school with somehow worked at the veterinarian's office and I cried right in front of her and did not give a fuck. I feel ya man. FOR ROB HALLIGAN'S CAT!
As for Sexy Sam and all that sexy sex, I won't dare make any such comparisons. 🤔😜🙃
225 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:33:41
The worst thing about them is that they patronisingly hope we little Toffees do well – apart from the derby. This attitude was fine in the mid-Eighties when Merseyside v Manchester (United) was a thing. Back then, if we won one title, I could stomach them winning something else. Now I find the thought of those bastards winning anything vomit-inducing.
Anyway, they are going to have a late lunch in a pub at 3. I told the missus, "but you'll miss the game" and she replied, "Dad is recording it." Well, thank fuck I didn't go!
226 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:44:20
227 Posted 03/03/2019 at 13:53:58
Like they do in a good Western, when the guy goes into the Bar, give me a shot of RedEye …….. Ooops. I meant Blue Curacao, Honky Tonk!
234 Posted 03/03/2019 at 14:17:56
236 Posted 03/03/2019 at 14:40:33
A few Blondes before a short kip then after a shower don my Dixie shirt, O lord, how I wish for another of his mettle, cracked a few more bottles of ice cold Blonde Lager and I am ready for whatever fate throws our way.
As the song goes, Let It Be. To all Blues the world over I say we have suffered long enough.
239 Posted 03/03/2019 at 14:52:51
Now what do I do for the next hour!
240 Posted 03/03/2019 at 14:56:07
241 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:02:17
242 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:04:15
243 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:05:11
244 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:12:10
245 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:12:17
For Rob Halligan's cat!!
For Darren Hind stuck in a dark room, who now knows what it's like to have to watch every game from America!!
For Mike Gaynes prediction!!
Cue evil laugh: BBAAAWWWW HHHHAAA HHHHAAAAAA HHHAAAA HHAAAAAAAAA
246 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:18:42
What does Walcott have to do to be dropped?
248 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:19:32
They just put the shite team up at the bottom of the screen in Fulham Chelsea game and brushed us off with Everton have made a couple of changes too
249 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:20:24
250 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:21:40
251 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:24:49
- that we dont lose this in the tunnel?
-that the players show the same fight as the fans?
-that WE score a last minute winner?
-that WE get a dodgy penalty?
-that THEY get a player sent off unfairly?
-that we dont give Salah the chance to collapse in the area?
-that WE get a fair crack of the whip from the ref?
Thats not too much to hope is it? Is it?
252 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:27:36
Come on Blue men...pleeeeeease
253 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:28:47
254 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:31:31
255 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:32:04
256 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:34:41
Oh I missed the most important reason. To wipe that smug look off big nose!!
259 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:49:46
260 Posted 03/03/2019 at 15:50:32
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