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1 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:41:07
2 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:46:59
3 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:48:09
4 Posted 12/05/2021 at 20:53:57
5 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:05:19
6 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:14:04
7 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:16:09
8 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:20:22
9 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:23:57
In the final game before the lockdown and PL suspension when they schooled us 4-0. Young Gilmour was excellent.
Edit: beat me to it, Ray!
10 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:25:06
11 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:25:17
12 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:31:40
He's a slight guy but so much potential. There was brief paper talk earlier in the season about him possibly being "Available". Wouldn't say no.
13 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:32:43
14 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:38:49
15 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:48:58
16 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:50:19
A poor, low on form Arsenal, under the pump against a really good Chelsea team, yet despite defending in numbers (like us at West Ham) and may still fuck it up are still managing to find a way out on the break and flood players forward trying to get a second. And as an aside, If only Davies had been a Smith Rowe
17 Posted 12/05/2021 at 21:58:05
18 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:06:56
19 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:07:15
20 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:07:53
I suspect it is another shade of red shirts that they are thinking about, an Arsenal victory tonight was a surprise to many and a godsend to some. I do hope that Evertonians that were all smiles last night remember that it ain't over until the fat lady sings and refrain from premature celebrations when it comes to our red cousins and their prospects.
It says much that Arsenal is above us tonight, despite us beating them twice this season, however, we do have two games in hand on them.
21 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:11:49
22 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:13:22
23 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:13:31
24 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:17:42
25 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:23:45
I don't think that we've ever met, but I notice a pattern of you taking some umbrage to my posts on some occasions. What is it that I wrote on my latest post that caused you to spit out your reply?
26 Posted 12/05/2021 at 22:48:09
27 Posted 12/05/2021 at 23:01:13
28 Posted 13/05/2021 at 08:04:24
29 Posted 13/05/2021 at 08:26:54
That's where this year's post mortem needs to look along with the number of training ground injuries.
30 Posted 14/05/2021 at 20:36:12
I'm watching on NBC/Peacock and they say "Whoever jumps highest wins the ball." Err... No. It's whoever has his head in the perfect location to meet the arc of the ball.
They blame zonal marking but there is no antidote to that kind of goal if the attacker is in the right position and jumps correctly to meet the ball properly and direct it right.
Nothing to do with marking, unless you foul the man who is trying to get his head in that unique location to score the goal. And you give away a penalty.
31 Posted 14/05/2021 at 20:59:48
And while we're here, let me say one more thing on this. It is more than a good possibility that many of those I bang on in the forum would be well worth having a pint and hanging out with. I'm not sure they feel the same about me but our differences here wouldn't prevent me from giving it a chance. I do say things in an Okie way, if you will, and while I'm willing to listen to critiques of Everton, some of the schoolyard stuff is simply too much to let slide.
32 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:32:30
...and it keeps on giving.
33 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:47:11
I wonder if Carlo is there doing some scouting like as it might be we need the points to make Europe. Bet Moysey would. (Just sayin'!)
On another note, Pep Guardiola has completely ruined my fantasy football league this year with his rotation.
34 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:51:48
I wouldn't mind our game with Man City being a similar goalfest to round things off.
35 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:57:32
36 Posted 14/05/2021 at 22:52:28
Thomas, that St Maximin guy looks a handful. Still can't believe we basically swapped Lookman for lwobi. A bittersweet end to the season.
37 Posted 15/05/2021 at 12:01:01
38 Posted 15/05/2021 at 12:12:11
Now James is likely to play tomorrow its anyones guess how we set up. I just hope he doesn't have to come too deep to get the ball leaving us short up top. Mina apart, we have all the same players fit from the 1st game of the season. It will be interesting to see if Carlo gets it right and we can have more of the ball for a change.
39 Posted 15/05/2021 at 12:16:47
40 Posted 15/05/2021 at 12:23:30
41 Posted 15/05/2021 at 12:30:43
42 Posted 15/05/2021 at 13:21:03
Some yard dog of a pie eater took Big Bob out with a challenge that would be illegal in Rugby League. Never seen Latchford so irate.
Score settled later on when Kiddo elbowed the offender into the back of the net. Early bath! Didn't need VAR to settle injustices in those days 😐
43 Posted 15/05/2021 at 13:36:09
Yes the Spurs game all of us a big lift up because we had a deserved victory there although Pickford was in the running for MOTM with a few terrific saves, However Rob weve been lifted up all season and let down in equal measure with with wins at Liverpool, Leeds, Leicester and Wolves elating us and the home games versus Newcastle, Fulham, WHU, Crystal Pal. and Leeds frustrating and bringing us down to Earth and reality.
Ive got to be honest I find it hard to argue with such an ardent follower of the Blues, such as yourself but I love the Blues and thats the way I see how the season as gone Rob.
44 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:04:22
I think we are all disappointed at how this unusual season has panned out. The home record is without doubt one of, if not the worst in living memory, yet look at and compare with teams above and around us, man city have lost four home games, man Utd lost six home games, Leicester have lost eight home games, Liverpool lost six home games, Chelsea lost four home games, West ham lost five home games, Spurs lost five home games,Arsenal lost seven home games. With fans in the stadiums these teams wouldn't have lost anywhere near the amount of home games they have. Of course, the flip side being would we have won eleven away games, to date, with fans in the ground?
With three games still to play, we are still in the running for a European spot next season, so it ain't all bad!!
45 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:07:16
46 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:11:28
Yes it has been a very strange season and as I have said to once before, you have been very unlucky in missing all those away wins because, without a doubt, you would have been there.
On your last line, I hope for your sake Everton get a European place because, no matter where it is or who it is against, you'll be there. To be honest, I won't be disappointed if we miss out, especially if it is the Europa Conference League.
47 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:31:45
Kalvin Phillips is a cracking central midfielder, he's what I was hoping Gbamin would be like. I don't think Leeds will be interested in selling him any time soon though.
48 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:53:46
He's not the messiah. He's Roy Cropper.
49 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:54:19
If they add consistency and tighten the back, watch them go next season. Bielsa certainly understands attacking football.
50 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:55:56
51 Posted 15/05/2021 at 15:03:24
Wouldn't mind Rodrigo either. And Leon Bailey. We need to sign more than 1 winger/wide player if Bernard goes, along with Bolasie and Walcott.
52 Posted 15/05/2021 at 15:04:01
If I was a believer in Religion, I'd be praying for an Everton team with pace and goals. I would have been praying for decades.
53 Posted 15/05/2021 at 15:17:56
54 Posted 15/05/2021 at 16:07:13
Get skill, pace and drive throughout the team and not only do you win more than you lose but confidence and impetus develop. Leeds have lost a few mad games but it hasn't affected them in the least; they believe in their blueprint.
On this seasons evidence, if they get decent money in, I could see them overtaking us and winning something in the near future. Excellent team.
55 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:15:09
Leeds will struggle next season as so many do after a good first season in the Premier League. Look at Sheffield United.
56 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:31:18
57 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:39:56
Somebody seems to have taught him how to strike a ball – firm and true.
58 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:40:10
59 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:40:15
60 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:44:43
61 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:45:14
62 Posted 15/05/2021 at 18:56:01
64 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:00:21
Oh and well said regards the first part of your post!!
65 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:02:06
66 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:02:41
67 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:02:42
68 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:03:33
69 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:03:44
70 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:04:04
71 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:04:57
72 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:06:41
73 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:07:36
VAR strikes again!
74 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:09:01
75 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:11:35
76 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:12:04
77 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:12:16
Touchel has been brilliant for them – but he's not invincible. I think that's good for football.
78 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:12:40
79 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:13:01
80 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:14:20
Agreed Jeff RE the Leicester chairman and owner.
81 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:14:34
82 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:15:00
There's an example of a transfer policy to follow. Stop buying established stars on big wages, but players who are young with a point to prove. Moyes has done that with West Ham, Leicester have won the Premier League and FA Cup doing it. We don't need to spend £500m if we can spend £100m wisely.
83 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:17:37
Leicester were underdogs – that's a good enough reason for me to prefer them to win. Plus how tedious if the same few teams win everything every year...
84 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:18:05
85 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:18:09
86 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:18:34
Leicester an extremely deep sitting defence first half, without protection from their midfield.
Ponderous, slow moving pass-stop-pass back football. Little imagination or movement.
Cracking strike for the winner. Two great saves by Schmeichel. Correct call on the VAR. It looked off to the naked eye without painting the lines.
Any defeat for any of the Dirty Dozen/Soiled Six is just hunky-dory with me, no matter who it is.
87 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:19:16
88 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:19:23
89 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:20:34
I was thinking the exact same thing about their trophy haul
90 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:23:03
91 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:26:12
92 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:26:19
93 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:28:37
Now for Everton to beat Sheffield United.
94 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:29:50
95 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:30:21
96 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:32:48
97 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:36:47
98 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:38:40
To think, we spent over £70m on two proven midfielders in Schneiderlin and Sigurdsson whilst Leicester were buying these two.
99 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:41:01
100 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:41:33
Rodgers tries to win games. Ancelotti tries not to lose them. Bravery trumps cowardice every time.
101 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:46:32
102 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:47:15
103 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:49:14
104 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:50:39
105 Posted 15/05/2021 at 19:51:45
106 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:02:14
The stats show that Chelsea had nearly twice as much possession, twice as many shots, three times as many attempts on target; Leicester had one shot on target which flew in and deserved to win any game, and more than twice the amount of corners. I'm not made up that Leicester won, just as I wouldn't have been if Chelsea had won.
I kind of hope that Chelsea miss out on the Chamopions League after they fucked up against Arsenal, and maybe they have been pinning all their hopes on winning this season's Champions League?
107 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:02:24
Be patient. Mankind waited 500 million years for Everton to win our first trophy in 1890. Whats 25 years by comparison?
108 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:03:56
109 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:04:25
I honestly thought we were as good as Leicester by the end of Silva's first season, but we lost Zouma and Gueye, and signed a very young Moise Kean. Whilst they've pushed on, we've had to change manager again.
I'm not sure Ancelotti would have stood for that transfer window that Everton gave Silva then, and I think after this summer's transfer window, it will be easier to judge Ancelotti, Ian.
Everton have just won or equaled their most ever away games in a season, I think? And they've achieved it by being hard to beat. It's the games in which we have opened up and tried to play that have been the problem, imo, which actually means Everton do better when Ancelotti has them trying not to lose the game!
110 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:05:11
When supporting a club, including Everton, disappointment about results inevitably causes hype of other, comparably midtable, clubs who happen to be playing well.
It's quite sad that some Evertonians seem to want us to be like Leicester. Man City... yes; Leicester, get a grip.
Well done to them for winning the FA Cup, but don't use it as an excuse to go all football-depressive about Everton. You're simply falling into line with the media bias towards them. Get real.
111 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:12:19
So you're the one in the Gwladys Street end with knuckles dragging on the floor?! I bet you've got some tales to tell about those (very) early games.
112 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:19:50
On similar (or less?) resources, they have assembled a better squad with much better potential. They bought Tielemans, Pereira, Maddison, Justin, Iheanacho, Fofana, Soyuncu and Ndidi. We bought Sigurdsson, Bolasie, Keane, Schneiderlin, Klaassen, Tosun, Gomes, Iwobi etc.
They've been a better run club. Simple as.
114 Posted 15/05/2021 at 20:54:29
On the last day of the 2003-04 season, I was in the Lake District and had to rely on Radio 5 to get the results. We lost 5-1 at Manchester City, allowing City to finish one place above us. It was our fourth defeat in row, we finished 17th with the lowest pro rata points total in our history... and yes, Moyes was in charge. I was livid.
During the phone-in, an Evertonian came on to vent his anger about a disgraceful performance and a shameful end to the season.
A Leicester fan came on next. They had already been relegated the previous weekend, yet he cheerfully said that was he looking forward to away matches at Plymouth, Rotherham and Reading again in the Championship.
Since then, Leicester have won the Premier League and today, the FA Cup, whilst we are still waiting for the glory days to return, but they will never be remotely as big a club as Everton.
115 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:00:30
It made me smile, it made me sad, and it made me shiver, and that's why that famous trophy is such a special symbol of English football, so enjoy your evening Leicester, because the FA Cup is a competition like no other imo, and yet Tuesday's league game between these two sides is obviously bi££er... 😢
116 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:05:05
117 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:08:00
My perfect scenario is a Chelsea win and Liverpool finish 4th.
118 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:10:58
119 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:15:25
I've got a spare Chelsea scarf if you want to borrow it in three weeks.
120 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:25:10
121 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:25:48
122 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:27:26
I'm sure I read only four clubs allowed from one country. Winner takes preference over 4th place team.
123 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:28:46
It was great today to hear a real live crowd responding, as opposed to the simulated crowd noise on "covid broadcasts".
124 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:29:52
125 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:30:05
126 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:34:09
127 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:35:42
128 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:36:40
The year they won the Premier League, the bookies had them at 5000/1. It was a perfect storm for them. Their supporters' aspiration at the time was "Let's just stay in the League."
We, on the other hand, feel we are football royalty who should be competing every year this despite 20-odd years of being "plucky little Everton" with no investment and a "buy to sell" MO.
We are not going to compete overnight, we need stability and strategic investment as opposed to the managers Moshiri has trusted with a "kid in a candy shop", spending all Moshiri's money.
I envy Leicester today for the joy and happiness their fans have had over the last 5 to 6 years. But today is their first ever FA Cup success.
I don't believe we have ever been a member of the Big 5 or 6 other than when backed by John Moores riches. Maybe if we are more realistic in our standing, we would be less frustrated and argumentative with each other.
129 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:39:58
130 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:41:56
131 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:42:15
Thomas you might live to regret that promise!!
132 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:42:15
Brighton 1-0 West Ham (Wellbeck, 85')
133 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:42:22
I'm quite sure if that game finishes in a draw, we'll find a way to completely fuck it up tomorrow.
Every time hope springs, Everton kick you in the balls.
I feel it incumbent upon me to end with UTFT.
134 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:42:45
135 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:44:59
I thought you were the fount of all that good old American positivity. Has The Donald's demise finally hit home?
136 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:45:20
137 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:45:51
Mike, ‘bottle out against Chelsea'? The Cup Final I saw featured an Everton team devoid of Centre half and Captain Jagielka, midfield maestro Arteta and Leading scorer Yakubu. I also saw Hibbert booked after seven minutes by a shithouse referee, leaving Hibbert bricking it every time he made a tackle. He was subsequently subbed at half-time. Take the spine out of Chelsea's team that day and give us ours back and it would have been a different outcome.
But hey, don't miss a chance to slag the club off, eh?
138 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:45:58
139 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:47:03
I'm quickly becoming the 'Merican Bitter Blue. Only difference between me and the natives is NBC and a firearm. 😜
140 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:47:48
141 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:53:31
Note, I did say "Could be".
142 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:54:02
143 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:56:16
144 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:56:56
I don't comment much nowadays, Rob, because I'm sick of the negativity and slagging off of the club that is a regular feature in every thread. I'm banned from the Live Forum for calling a poster a ‘miserable twat', something I'm quite proud of. (The same poster went squealing to the mods causing my ban!)
This site is like an undertakers convention these days with just a handful of intelligent, considered posts amid a shed full of bile-laden, thoughtless crap. True Blues like yourself, the Abrahams etc are sadly in the minority. Keep flying the flag.👍🏻
145 Posted 15/05/2021 at 21:57:30
146 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:00:48
147 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:01:26
149 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:05:27
I thought you was going to ask how can you be banned from the Live Forum for telling the truth, Rob, because only a miserable bastard would go and snitch to the moderators imho, mate.
150 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:06:41
151 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:09:10
152 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:09:25
155 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:12:16
I'm apologizing for my negativity, but would note it's very recent.
It's the lost opportunity that really gets me down this season.
But I promise at some point, who knows maybe these last few games, the sun will be shinning out my ass and I'll be shitting rainbows.
156 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:12:40
157 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:14:44
158 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:18:03
159 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:25:17
160 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:25:45
Undertakers conventions? Full of stiffs, claustrophobic environment too, you feel boxed in.
Sorry, I'll stop there.
161 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:32:29
After all these 1-0s we are due for a few goals. 6-0 would do the nicely.
After all the talk of goal difference, I bet the West Ham manager, whoever he is, would be in a dour mood if we pipped them on goal difference!
162 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:36:27
163 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:46:33
164 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:57:27
Two totally different things.
165 Posted 15/05/2021 at 22:59:13
If anyone's wondering (and before you go scryking to the mods), Harry S was a very good USA president who, on hearing some of his staff were hurt by some wimpish criticism, told them, "If you can't stand the heat, stay outta the kitchen!"
Well said, sir!
166 Posted 15/05/2021 at 23:06:15
167 Posted 15/05/2021 at 23:12:15
Saying that, I hope he puts in a bid for Iwobi. Ten bob and a packet of cheese and onion should do it.
168 Posted 15/05/2021 at 23:50:41
Never been a Top 5 or 6 club, apart from when we were backed by John Moores?
Then how come we are the fourth most successful club in English football history?
169 Posted 15/05/2021 at 00:02:26
I was thinking (along similar lines) who, in our current squad, could have scored that goal – which reminded me of Bobby Charlton vs Portugal?
I don't think any of them could. The last player we had who could have scored it was probably Leighton Baines.
170 Posted 16/05/2021 at 00:26:56
I am a lifetime Toffee and, at 58, I cannot see us having sustained success due to the petroleum fuel clubs... we may have a few days in the sunshine again but never 5 to 10 years of sustained success.
I have got to the stage of low expectations to help my blood pressure and I try to enjoy other parts of life as opposed to constantly getting pissed off with the team
171 Posted 16/05/2021 at 01:37:06
"Harry S was a very good USA president"
No wonder you don't want anyone to check behind you.
He was a hack out of the Kansas City Pendergast political machine who got to be VP because it was Pendergast's turn.
The best description of old "Give em Hell Harry" was the most accurate. "To err is Truman"
Fuck me, Harry Truman in ToffeeWeb.
173 Posted 16/05/2021 at 01:48:05
I've been to his library, it's pretty boring compared with Eisenhower's (better man better President).
I remember watching a documentary about Truman being an arse hole. They showed him in August 1945 joking about then throwing a baseball which then cut to the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. I guess it wasn't so much a documentary as a Soviet propaganda film but it was a good show.
Despite his famous quips, he was a puppet for the mob.
174 Posted 16/05/2021 at 03:21:50
Hyde Park right before the FA Cup Final where Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.
Any of you or friends in that picture?
175 Posted 16/05/2021 at 03:59:40
It was this gem, "Harry S was a very good USA president", I couldn't resist.
176 Posted 16/05/2021 at 04:34:49
178 Posted 16/05/2021 at 08:17:31
Don't get me wrong: Leicester epitomise what we all want to see.
But a name like Tottenham comes calling... what does he do?
179 Posted 16/05/2021 at 08:59:58
180 Posted 16/05/2021 at 10:17:08
Just to adjust the record slightly here: you went far beyond "miserable twat". I think you knew the rules about personal attacks. It seems you flouted those rules deliberately; you were happy to be banned from the Live Forum – something as you say, you're quite proud of. Glad we could oblige.
In your defence, you say you don't like 'negativity'. Sorry but that comes across as something of a catch-all to label anything that is considered being not 'supportive' of the club. For me, it's a bit too close to the 'woke' plea of "being offended" and the cultural cleansing that ensues.
Your characterization of posts to the site is strange and not one that I recognize. It's a public forum for diverse opinions but you're not the first to stumble over that, and I'm sure you won't be the last.
Sorry, but we will continue to try to provide a space for views and opinions about Everton (and other remotely related topics) that do not constitute personal attacks on other supporters.
181 Posted 16/05/2021 at 11:57:32
I don't think that Darren fancies Ancelotti, but at least he puts up his reasoning why. But constantly arguing over the same thing can be tedious, especially when people offer very little in their arguments, except contradictions, at times. Whilst this website is a fantastic voice for both the positive and the disgruntled, it can sometimes become tedious, although I've probably been guilty “to some” of this myself!
I enjoy it when I'm learning or when people are having a go at each other whilst offering logical arguments, because we are all Evertonians at the end of the day, but I suppose we won't be happy until we win something. 🤞
182 Posted 16/05/2021 at 12:33:46
But, having aired my views on Rodgers previously it would not surprise me if a big logo came in and he took the bait.
Looking at the other thread / rumour, maybe he's even in the picture for project Bramley-Moore Dock?!!
183 Posted 16/05/2021 at 14:51:46
184 Posted 16/05/2021 at 14:55:05
I do like Coady. Proper captain and leader.
185 Posted 16/05/2021 at 14:57:34
186 Posted 16/05/2021 at 14:59:39
Gossip columns have Darren in a 3 week sabbatical in a monastery.An attempt to calm himself and find some tranquility.
He's butted the father and two brothers in the first week apparently.
187 Posted 16/05/2021 at 15:07:32
188 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:02:16
189 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:11:56
190 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:14:04
191 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:32:16
192 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:32:34
193 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:42:28
Personally I don't think my remarks went 'far beyond miserable twat', but that is your opinion and this is your site. If it's hurt the snowflake, tough. I'm offended by his constant whingeing.
Why not put a stop to that?
My beef was that the offending poster (to me) is on the Live Forum every week moaning about the team, Ancellotti, his cat, every damn thing. Myself, and others, were pissed off with his attitude-yes, his negative attitude- so I offered my opinion. That's all. Maybe slightly more forcefully than was necessary, in your opinion.
(And please, don't ever confuse me with the people who are offended by everything, or indulge in the 'cancel culture' that pervades so many forums.)
No, I advocate free speech. If the other poster can give his opinion, so can I. And I would appreciate it if you never use the word 'woke' again. Now THAT'S offensive.
What DID go far beyond the pale was a poster making veiled threats to report a fellow TW poster for 'bullying' on social media to his employers, the Post Office I believe. This is no doubt deemed acceptable. Not a 'personal attack' in any way
I can be as naffed off as the next person when we lose, but I will save my angst until the match is over, or very nearly over. Some posters stink the Live Forum out with a moaning diatribe from the moment the team is announced. Some posters, and we know who they are, are incapable of making a comment without slagging Kenwright off, the same Kenwright who is responsible for the pandemic, AIDS, and the acne the poster suffered as a teenager. Can't you see that this attitude is a turn off? It's not useful, it's not the cut and thrust of political debate. It's just sucking the light out of a good site.
I have recently asked a couple of my golfing buddies, both Blues, if they had read such and such an article on TW. Both said, without prompting, that they don't bother much now because of the moaning. I'm sure it's not just me that would like a more positive outlook on here.
194 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:45:08
I have also noted that Darren Hinds has been missing for some time. Darren is not in the category of poster I refer to above. Darren has an opinion. I don't always agree with him, but he HAS an opinion, he doesn't just moan for the sake of it.
195 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:45:25
196 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:46:15
197 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:52:05
199 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:53:29
200 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:54:24
201 Posted 16/05/2021 at 16:55:24
202 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:00:12
203 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:00:16
David McCullough wrote a splendid biography. You might check it out. Great read.
204 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:02:06
Hey Rob! I've got some of those posters you!!!
205 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:04:52
I do, however, put Darren in the category of negative/unpleasant posters because, as intelligent as his opinions are, he is constitutionally unable to post one without insulting those who disagree with him.
206 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:06:35
207 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:09:31
208 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:12:16
209 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:12:22
210 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:14:24
211 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:14:26
212 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:24:02
213 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:25:00
214 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:26:25
215 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:27:29
216 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:28:34
217 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:29:38
Don't get me wrong, shocking defending and great finish but a free kick in the build up? Other than the referee getting in the way, I don't see it.
218 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:30:04
What were we talking about?
219 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:41:35
But all you ever do is say "I advocate free speech"... quickly followed by "Some posters stink the Live Forum out with a moaning diatribe from the moment the team is announced."
Can you hear yourselves? Which one is it you want, for fuck's sake? Because you can't have both. If you want it to be all rosy and smiles on here, then we will need to bin the bad apples.
Oh but then you bitch at Ian because he had the sense to call you out for stepping over the line!
You say "We know who they are" – but (other than Ian) I don't. And the last thing I'm gonna do – unless you take some responsibility here and actually flag these posts for us, rather than getting into it with them directly and getting yourself banned – is trawl through reams of shite to try to figure out who said what that pissed off whom.
If you've got a valid gripe, you have gotta name names. There's a facility on every post that lets you do it privately, so your misplaced anguish at being a tell-tale is protected. Sorry but I think it's the only way that things are gonna change... unless Lyndon does what he did with the General Forum and axes the whole kit and kaboodle. Which I totally disagree with as punishing everyone for problems created by a small (but vocal) minority.
220 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:49:32
Thanks for posting in response to Jimmy Flynn's diatribe. I had the feeling it was off base but didn't feel confident of my knowledge of Truman to respond myself. I see that book by David McCullough is available on Audible.
How did the move go? Where you headed to the Puget Sound or did you switch gears and go to Arizona to be with certain other famous Evertonians?
221 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:50:51
Im off if that starts.
222 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:51:59
It's a forum. A place for discussion. For exchanging opinion and debate. Some of that I will agree with. Some of it I don't. But offended? No. We all have similar views, we all have different views. We can discuss and debate them but get offended? Okay there are red lines if it becomes personal abuse but mostly we just passionately discuss Everton and football. Just as I would in a pub face-to-face, if I disagree and even argue with someone, we go our separate ways after that, agreeing to disagree.
The written word can sometimes be misinterpreted more than the spoken; don't take it to heart. Always take it in the spirit of how its meant. An opinion on the one thing we all agree on.
223 Posted 16/05/2021 at 17:57:44
There are people on this site that I know Dazza will never insult. He listens to the older poster and he will engage with the likes of Tony A, Rob Halagan and Barry.
You don't have to agree with him. However if you serve nasty shite over the net to him like you and a few others regularly do. You will get it back in spades. As he says. No attack. No retaliation
I think it riles a few that he never responds to them personally and I think you are most definitely one of them.
I have seen your responses to others like Marshy and I have seen you ignorant abuse of young players. So please don't wave the "unpleasant post" card
I like that you have such a knowledge of world football. But if TW does a poll for hypocritical post of the year. You already have my vote
I don't Know where the grumpy arl bastard s right now but I do know every single point he has made has been a valid one
224 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:01:12
225 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:01:46
226 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:03:06
Why the F was that goal disallowed??
227 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:03:18
228 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:03:27
229 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:05:59
230 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:06:53
231 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:07:16
232 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:07:43
233 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:08:20
234 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:09:10
You can't be offside from a corner! I realize you know this, but honestly - did El Beeb actually say that????
235 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:09:14
236 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:10:06
Harsh decision but right by the letter of the law I'm afraid.
237 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:10:26
There's some metaphor with the above, I'll leave it alone.
238 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:12:14
239 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:13:02
240 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:14:29
"The decision stands and it must be because Alisson's vision was blocked by an offside player. I think it was Matt Phillips.
Kyle Bartley was definitely onside.
Read more about these links.
West Brom 1-1 Liverpool
West Brom think they have a second from the corner when Kyle Bartley pokes it in from close range.
It's been ruled out for offside but he looked on. We should have a VAR check here...
241 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:14:46
242 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:18:57
243 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:22:31
244 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:23:00
WHAT??? Blocked his vision on a corner??? Players literally stand in front of the keeper on corners.
This definitely will give the Livershite conspiracy theorists gasoline to light a few fires.
245 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:24:04
Dave Abrahams -
I'm starting my stroll through verdant pastures.
246 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:24:17
Just a simple matter of beating SU by nineteen goals.
I can just see with Ancelotti's negative tactics that we'll probably only manage sixteen or seventeen.
247 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:25:32
A trap door opened up and I fell into hell.
248 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:26:27
249 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:27:27
250 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:27:43
There is precedent, we beat that Austrian pub team 21-0.
251 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:28:09
Alison nodding in the winner. Of course it was.
They had nothing to lose, went for it....there's surely not a lesson in there somewhere is there? Told you I was drunk.
Even in seasons the RS underperform their expectations - like this - they still manage to have memorable moments like this. I despise the bastards, but you have to admire the sheer luck if they have if nothing else.
Liverpool Football club could stick it's mouth in a bucket of shit and come up with a moutful of diamonds, as the saying goes. Time for a stiff drink I think.
252 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:29:38
253 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:30:30
254 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:32:52
How can a club have so much luck after the history of death and mayhem they caused.
255 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:32:58
256 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:33:54
257 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:34:10
258 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:35:10
Its not as bad as usual. Despite the wild celebrations theyre trophyless this season and this result leaves them in the stratospheric fifth place.
259 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:35:24
260 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:37:09
261 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:39:53
262 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:41:04
After many years it's gets weary.
263 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:41:56
264 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:42:41
265 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:46:53
266 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:49:03
267 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:49:17
268 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:51:02
Youre probably right with VVD as player of the year
269 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:51:20
270 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:55:18
271 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:57:12
272 Posted 16/05/2021 at 18:58:42
273 Posted 16/05/2021 at 19:36:44
I posted in anger earlier mate.
Something I should not do.
I am not learning as I get older when it comes to them
274 Posted 16/05/2021 at 21:16:03
275 Posted 16/05/2021 at 22:25:34
A disgrace to the shirt.
A sickner mate.
All the best lad👍
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