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1 Posted 13/09/2019 at 13:01:01
2 Posted 13/09/2019 at 13:39:19
Thanks for taking the time to write about it.
3 Posted 13/09/2019 at 13:55:10
Made up you saw such a brill game - as you say everything was aligned for you that day.
4 Posted 13/09/2019 at 14:46:01
Love how, like, everything fell into place for you. Someone was watching out.
Then, after everything was so perfectly placed, and Rich scores the third goal, you're like, "Dude, run over to my side to celebrate!"
Interesting about the "English efficiency". You're right about NFL games at half. It's insane, and you never get back for the 3rd quarter kickoff. Seems the English have it figured out.
Great piece Bill. I lived vicariously through you for about 10 minutes. :0)
5 Posted 13/09/2019 at 15:11:33
6 Posted 13/09/2019 at 15:41:56
Now, come on, TW, let's see what we can do about getting that girl's name and phone number for Bill.
7 Posted 13/09/2019 at 15:50:39
It will stay with you forever, and like you so rightly mentioned, with the New Stadium well in advanced stages of being converted from pipe dreams, paper and architectural images to Bricks, Mortar and Steel, the chances of visiting the 'Old Lady' will indeed be limited.
I'm also glad that the result went with all the other good things, it would have been a bit of a sickener, after all that planning and travelling, to experience a repeat of last year's similar fixture. Let's hope also that it is one of many home and away victories to come.
8 Posted 13/09/2019 at 15:53:24
(One for the brits I'm afraid, Mike).
9 Posted 13/09/2019 at 16:10:49
I'm sure LA wouldn't be a problem for any of them, after they were released from quarantine that is.
10 Posted 13/09/2019 at 16:22:18
and as an expat in Florida I fully endorse the thrill of going to Goodison. It is, was and will always be a special place.
So glad you enjoyed the trip (And Result!!!).
I am looking forward to a "ToffeeWeb" private jet for all US Blues when we get to the Champions League final.
It is long overdue!!
11 Posted 13/09/2019 at 16:57:36
12 Posted 13/09/2019 at 17:09:27
Re: the girl, I feel like the Football Gods really were trying to give me the perfect day and they were looking down, face-palming, like "Wow, dude. Really? You sure botched that one." In my defense, I was too punch-drunk from the victory. I wasn't thinking clearly. I was too preoccupied with getting to the train, so I could start reading the post-match comments on ToffeeWeb.
13 Posted 13/09/2019 at 17:26:30
Re: the girl, I bet shes thinking the same as you, ‘ why didnt I get that lads name and shes cried herself to sleep every night since the Wolves game.
14 Posted 13/09/2019 at 17:40:30
Shame about the girl, but Ive heard so many stories about the yanks being “over-paid, over here and over-sexed” that its reassuring to know they cant pull all the time.
15 Posted 13/09/2019 at 18:11:08
Now, about that girl...
16 Posted 13/09/2019 at 18:32:21
I'm currently in Dubai, flying home on Saturday morning, due back into Manchester around 19:00 Saturday night. I'm on the coach to Bournemouth at 6:00 am Sunday morning. I wouldn't miss a game for the world, so I can just well imagine how you must have felt making your first appearance at Goodison Park. You must have been absolutely ecstatic to see Goodison in all its glory and savour that Goodison atmosphere.
As Andy Crooks says, you need to let us know when you're next over and get to meet and enjoy a TW get together.
17 Posted 13/09/2019 at 18:57:46
18 Posted 13/09/2019 at 18:59:02
19 Posted 13/09/2019 at 19:40:58
Also forgot to mention that I had dinner with a friend of my brother's and he told me he could hook me up with free tickets to Wembley to see the England/Bulgaria match... unfortunately, I was flying back to the US that day. Oh well.
20 Posted 13/09/2019 at 19:43:54
Guess we still need to work on your finishing, fellow Yank. Not only did ya swing and miss on the girl, you missed eight goals at Wembley for the price of a change fee and an extra night at the hotel.
Gotta convert those opportunities.
21 Posted 13/09/2019 at 19:49:22
You wrote this well and the emotion/passion came through in your words.
My wife, Irene (from Newcastle-on -Tyne???) and I live in Adelaide, Australia. I was born in Moreton, Wirral (1948) and my dad worked on the Birkenhead docks for a company named Smith Coggins (if I recall correctly).
I've been a Blue since I was 5 years old. I'm just retiring and we're on our way through USA, Iceland & Cobh in county Cork catching up with relatives and friends. Then on to home ground and the Everton vs Man City game.
I hope we have the same result as you had watching the game vs Wolves!!!!!!! This would be another story.
Thanks again and well done!
22 Posted 13/09/2019 at 20:05:38
Bob - ooooo, that'll be a good one. Have fun! A 3-2 win over City would do very nicely, methinks.
23 Posted 14/09/2019 at 02:59:48
You probably don't realise this, but you've been taken to the heights of ecstasy and the depths of despair in the space of ninety minutes at Goodison, and then back up to the heavens of Toffeetastic delight.
And you were sat behind a post!! You are now a fully fledged Evertonian!!
24 Posted 14/09/2019 at 14:20:55
Thats an impressive sight-seeing list for London. You did well to steer clear of the Houses of Parliament. The residents would have given you a very negative impression of the country.
25 Posted 14/09/2019 at 14:29:45
Now for Bournemouth.
26 Posted 15/09/2019 at 20:35:48
Mine was 1-3 to Nottm Forest, the one and only year they ever won the league back in 1977-78. Turned out to be one of the best Everton teams I can remember. Just not as good as Forest. If we had signed Shilton.... then maybe?
27 Posted 16/09/2019 at 18:46:08
Glad you took in the Borough Market in Southwark, by the way, it is one of my favourite bits of London on a busy foodie day.
28 Posted 16/09/2019 at 20:43:08
Yeah, so the performance was, er, crap-ish, but I was able to watch the Blues live for the first time in decades as in not on TV or via legit or dodgy streams. Saw the players afterwards, shook hands and spoke with an unimpressed but diplomatic Moshiri (nice car Farhad, and no, it's fine, I was happy to walk to the station). And the train journey back to Wales was just as bad as the trip down.
But when I head back to New Zealand on Thursday night, I'll remember I got to watch Everton, my team for 48 years, for better, for worse, forever.
29 Posted 17/09/2019 at 20:10:29
I hope you have a good journey home on Thursday and better luck if you come over again. Try and make it a home game if you do; much better chance of seeing us win.
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