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Post-Liverpool thoughts

David Cooper
Posted 23/06/2020

During our enforced break from real football over the past 3 months, I took to scouring Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube to find any football-related programmes. From Sunderland Till I Die to the one about Leeds United, I watched whatever I could fin...
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The Italian Job

Dave McDowell
Posted 20/06/2020

Man for man, none of our team would replace his equivalent in Liverpool’s team.

I would expect that contention is passed with full agreement.

Faced with such a challenge… what to do?

In the last derby, Klopp frustratingly outwitted ...
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Taking the Mrs to the Match

Trevor Powell
Posted 18/06/2020

My first game as a young boy, taken by my Dad, was to see Everton beat Ipswich Town at Goodison Park early in the season of 1961-62. Ipswich had just reached the First Division for the first time and my Mum was an Ipswich lass now living in Huyton. E...
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My Everton Poem

Wayne Dinkelman
Posted 18/06/2020

My father once told me about a special day,
The day I was born when the skies were grey,
How mother and he both wept with joy,
To hold for the first time their new baby boy.

How I cried and cried and wouldn't stop,
Till an old lady ...
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Spot the Player!

David Cooper
Posted 14/06/2020

With no live Everton games to watch for 3 months, the 5-minute highlights of our inter-squad game at Goodison Park on Saturday was gold dust!

Having watched it 18 times now, trying to get back into the swing of watching a full game, I started ...
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John Giles selects his all-time Everton XI

Brian Hennessy
Posted 12/06/2020

Former Leeds and Republic of Ireland midfielder, John Giles, has been selecting all-time XIs for several clubs and international sides during the recent break, for Irish radio station Newstalk's Off The Ball show.

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Everton v Rangers 1963

Stephen Docherty
Posted 16/05/2020

Wondering why the British Championship home match against Glasgow Rangers was on 3 December when the match programme says 2 December 1963?


The greatest day in the history of Everton Football Club

Ian Smitham
Posted 14/05/2020

I am just wondering, where were you 35 years ago right now? To start the ball rolling, I was in Dover harbour trying to get on a ferry. Just to add to it, so we’re a lot of other Blues....
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Goals for and against

Robert  Tressell
Posted 08/05/2020

With a very limited idea of how this summer transfer window will play out, I thought it would be interesting to think about how far we are in goals for and against from realising our ambitions.

Firstly, our realistic immediate ambitions are bec...
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Unsworth and Ablett

Terence Leong
Posted 01/05/2020

I thought to ask fellow Blues this question about these two former players:

I have always wondered if we played Unsworth and Ablett in their best positions?

I could be wrong, but I recall that Unsworth broke into the team as a centre-back...
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Grumpy Old Men

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 29/04/2020

As the years have passed, I have noticed more and more little things niggle away at me; I feel I am turning into my parents.

Back in my youth, I would get, "waste of money, football is not like it was in my day, they would put in a shift, th...
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Reasons to be Cheerful, one, two, three

Derek Thomas
Posted 26/04/2020

As its all getting a bit heavy on the Business as Usual thread, just remember, 'He (or she) ain't heavy - He's my brother'...

So, with that in mind, and much inspiration from a ice New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, The Singleton Whisky and Ian Drury...
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Behind Closed Doors

Ray Robinson
Posted 25/04/2020

I recently had a request from the Lowry Theatre who are planning a strategy for re-opening when the social distancing rules are relaxed. It included questions such as when I would be prepared to return to the theatre, what arrangements would I be hap...
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Yobo has upbeat outlook for Iwobi

Posted 08/04/2020

After scoring two goals in his first two starts for Everton, Alex Iwobi has failed to deliver on the promise of his high-value move from Arsenal that could cost the club up to £34M.

However, former Blues defender and fellow Nigerian inter...
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Visit with an old friend – podcast with Adrian Heath

Mike Gaynes
Posted 04/04/2020

Hi folks...

A friend of mine lives in Minnesota, and his son plays in the youth program at the MLS club Minnesota United. The gaffer of that club is Adrian Heath, who has been managing on our side of the pond since 2008.

The c...
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The one that got away – “I wish I was there.”

Mark Cuddy
Posted 01/04/2020

This has probably been done before, but instead of walking around saying, “We’re doomed” in a thick Scottish accent, I was thinking…

Andy Crooks asked fellow Toffees what was their greatest moment as an Evertonian. I enjoyed reading ...
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Covid-19 Free Zone

Tony  Everan
Posted 29/03/2020

I think we need a Covid-19 Free Zone, full of fun, anecdotes, jokes and general silliness to give ToffeeWebbers some uplifting respite

This is not to underplay the seriousness of what is happening all around us, but I came across an old TW threa...
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Mark Cuddy
Posted 28/03/2020

Absolutely devastated.

“You will never believe who was born on your birthday.” My wife said.

During this coronavirus pandemic, we all had to look for things that occupied our time and my wife decided to browse “the years”. » Read

A Soldier's Song

Derek Turnbull
Posted 17/03/2020

I'm trying to help search for an old Everton song that was set to the Irish National Anthem, A Soldier's Song:


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