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1 Posted 03/12/2020 at 23:59:05
At least that's what you should tell Child Protective Services when they file on you for submerging Alba in Everton.
Lovely name, by the way... Alba... although it does appear to restrict her future football career to the left back position.
This was a great read. Please share Alba's youth soccer debut with us about five years hence.
2 Posted 04/12/2020 at 00:57:15
3 Posted 04/12/2020 at 09:24:58
4 Posted 04/12/2020 at 11:11:17
5 Posted 04/12/2020 at 11:23:01
She never would wear anything I bought her, whether Everton or not. Even with her own clothes, she would head the other way from my selection even before she could speak. When she could speak, she just said "Yuck!" Now, she just has a look.
She does check the results as a barometer of my mood, as does my wife.
6 Posted 04/12/2020 at 12:34:11
Me personally I really envied my older bro who was mascot mainstay in early 60s. Vernon loved him and we have many photos of him as part of the lap of honour vs Fulham in 1963 and in the dressing room afterwards. You see, it's our destiny (unfortunately).
7 Posted 04/12/2020 at 14:03:41
8 Posted 04/12/2020 at 14:42:03
Brian (6), I knew a fella, an old fella who drank in The Everton Red Triangle, he called his granddaughter Eva Toni Anne. There was an article in The Daily Post about him by the late David Charters, who sadly died this year.
9 Posted 04/12/2020 at 14:54:51
Up to 2012, Everton Ladies were one of the best sides in their game under their manager Mo Marley but she left due to work commitments with the English national side.
Not long after, the likes of Man City and Liverpool threw money at their teams and we lost all the best players. It seems like we're on a revival under this Willie Kirk chap so hopefully we'll still be a team for your daughter to aspire to when the time is right.
10 Posted 04/12/2020 at 15:13:20
Love the Romans chapter 8 quotation.
There is also Romans 5:3-4 which could have been written for Evertonians.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
I hope in a few years she will realise how special she is and what a wonderful father she has.
11 Posted 04/12/2020 at 15:26:59
12 Posted 04/12/2020 at 16:45:08
So we left Liverpool.
My wagon pitched up on the Hereford & Worcester borders but he figured a place where English is barely recognised would be better somewhere near the edges of civilisation so the pernicious effects of media could not sully their senses. He bought a house on the Wirral.
It made no odds â€“ they all support Everton, forever muttering some incantation about "being chosen". The plain fact is there is an unnatural force defying reason about being an Evertonian: if the royal blue penetrates the eyes to the soul, beautiful children are captured â€“ no matter what we do.
13 Posted 04/12/2020 at 16:52:43
14 Posted 04/12/2020 at 17:27:55
15 Posted 06/12/2020 at 14:15:27
Of course she does and always will. Will all fall victim of the spell that is Everton.
For better or worse, in sickness and in health as the saying goes!
16 Posted 06/12/2020 at 17:11:06
17 Posted 06/12/2020 at 17:37:39
Great to see our international Evertonian brother- and sisterhood growing.
All The Best.
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