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1 Posted 14/11/2020 at 09:12:59
But a fusion of '70s retro music, football and fantasy would be a winner all round for many of our punters on here. These seem to be the perennial themes of the various Rants and Reflections that constitute Neil's blog at Samtimoniuos.com, where this piece first appeared.
2 Posted 15/11/2020 at 23:47:35
Although Gordon Lee did okay at Everton for a couple of years, and when Bond got his big break at Man City a few years later, that also ended disastrously after a promising start. In fact, very disastrously as City were relegated in 1983, the season Bond was sacked.
So it's hard to say if Bond would have done better.
Frankly though, it's the other man from East Anglia we should have got! Bobby Robson was coming to us from Ipswich in January 1977, but did a U-turn after somebody at Goodison leaked his imminent appointment to the Daily Mail, before Robson had told the Ipswich Chairman in person of his decision.
Bungling Boardroom is not a new phenomenon at Everton, believe me.
3 Posted 16/11/2020 at 00:34:22
If you're gonna write an alternate reality, surely you can do better than Bond? And surely we would have gone on to dominate football domestically and in Europe, whomever we appointed (Bond apart), whilst witnessing our neighbours playing Tranmere in the derby deep down in the lower leagues.
4 Posted 16/11/2020 at 02:38:03
Bobby Robson would have been a great manager for us I'm sure â€“ particularly if he could have bought half the Ipswich side with him â€“ Cooper, Burley, Beattie (who got badly injured and never really played again), Osman, Butcher, Mills, Whymark, Mertens, Wark, Brazil, Mariner, Gates and another Dutchman (Thyssen) best side I saw at Goodison in the late '70s.
5 Posted 16/11/2020 at 07:01:52
6 Posted 17/11/2020 at 12:30:37
7 Posted 17/11/2020 at 17:49:04
Gordon Lee presided over a famous Cup victory against the RS. January 1981 â€“ the Varadi (meat pie in the face) derby!
And, of course, he was in charge when we were robbed in the Clive Thomas semi-final derby.
His overall record against them wasn't too shabby: 3 draws and1 defeat at Anfield and 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats at Goodison. All 3 defeats only by the odd goal.
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