Just thought as it is Christmas Day – time to be reflective. Thanks to Michael and Lyndon for providing a forum that has for more than 20 years been a positive part of my life.
I have met and become friends with wonderful people who have made my day so many times. I won't mention names but there are so many good folk on this site. I have argued and debated with many and back in the day it was fierce.
However, I have never encountered a Blue on this site that I would not have a pint with. One of my closest friends was writing a guide to fan sites. Sadly he died before it was completed. He was the cleverest man I ever met and this was the best site he visited.
Sentimentality is underrated in my view. So Happy Christmas to all of you. We were chosen (cursed?). Being an Evertonian has made me happy.
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1 Posted 25/12/2020 at 07:56:13
I know you've been through the ringer at times, and even flounced off in response to the trials and tribulations of supporting the Blues. But here you are... it's a Christmas Miracle!
Have a great Christmas!
2 Posted 25/12/2020 at 08:21:37
3 Posted 25/12/2020 at 08:23:51
Andy, hard being a blue at times, I echo your sentiments. But we are stuck with it mate, until the day we pass. I wouldn't have it any other way.
4 Posted 25/12/2020 at 09:29:18
5 Posted 25/12/2020 at 09:44:54
Let's hope we can have another get-together in the not-too-distant future. COYB.
6 Posted 25/12/2020 at 10:07:44
7 Posted 25/12/2020 at 10:38:58
8 Posted 25/12/2020 at 11:14:05
9 Posted 25/12/2020 at 11:42:27
Just opened my pressies and received an Everton Legends desktop calendar – 11 proper legends plus Ossie. [Sorry if you're reading this, Leon.]
My Evertonian son (the clever university student one) instantly pointed out: No Dixie. Interesting.
And a Happy New Year with Big Dunc for the month of January.
10 Posted 25/12/2020 at 11:53:19
Thank you, Lyndon and Michael, for providing this fantastic forum for the most lunatic bunch of fans on the planet!
11 Posted 25/12/2020 at 12:06:01
Also a massive thank you to all of your write-ups which I look forward to reading every day. Thank you to the ToffeeWeb team you know who you are. Merry Christmas, one and all.
12 Posted 25/12/2020 at 12:28:58
13 Posted 25/12/2020 at 12:53:24
Without wishing to get overly sentimental, I think it important to remember also that Everton FC (EitC) have done marvellous work with local communities in Merseyside for quite a few years now and our club has a strong beating heart.
Here's to a better 2021 for all Toffees worldwide. COYB
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16 Posted 25/12/2020 at 14:27:38
I hope all have a Happy, Healthy New Year and that we get our lives back sooner rather than later. In the meantime, stay safe.
17 Posted 25/12/2020 at 14:39:50
All the very best to you and all Blues and let's hope 2021 is better year in every way.
Thanks Lyndon and Michael. Not an easy job but you make it look seamless.
18 Posted 25/12/2020 at 14:42:37
19 Posted 25/12/2020 at 15:07:47
Hope all blues have a safe and healthy 2021. My biggest wishes are to see my sons (who I have been able to meet for 12 months) and Everton to win a trophy, in that order. Not much to ask, surely!
20 Posted 25/12/2020 at 15:30:51
Merry Christmas to everyone who comes on to this fantastic website, even the groaners and the moaners, and especially the men that make it all possible, Lyndon and Michael K.
All the best boys, and give me the next game you want to go to at Goodison, Andy, and I will provide you with your Christmas present mate!
21 Posted 25/12/2020 at 15:43:08
All the best to you, and your family. Have a good day. Best wishes to Michael and Lyndon too, and to all.
Been listening to some nice Christmas sounds and looking forward to listening to my new stuff tomorrow.
Take care all, keep safe, keep sane.
22 Posted 25/12/2020 at 16:00:40
All stay safe and well and have a great Chrimbo.
Everton to show bottle and character and beat the Blades tomorrow.<
23 Posted 25/12/2020 at 16:06:41
A special shout out to Lyndon and Michael for maintaining what must be the best fan website on the web.
Nollaig Shona Duit
"May the most that you wish for be the least that you get."
24 Posted 25/12/2020 at 16:30:32
The football, even without the fans, has really helped me cope with a dismal 2020. ToffeeWeb is my link to the Blue universe, and I rely on it, and all of you, every day.
All the best.
25 Posted 25/12/2020 at 16:50:38
I woke up at 5-fucking-30 in the morning... 23 years of Santa nights now over. Exhausted, I logged on to TW.
That kind of says a lot. Had to check out TW...
Merry Christmas to all, Merry Christmas to you Andy Crooks and Thank You for the thread, Thank You, Michael and Lyndon for this wonderful site, and UTFB!
ps: - two Christmas presents were a new Blue tie for special events, and an EFC water bottle for workouts and whatnot. Nice.
26 Posted 25/12/2020 at 17:58:52
We all know you don't get to choose your family and I just want to express how grateful I am that you will have me in this one. Advance apologies for crap analysis, barbed comments and general neanderfuck behavior. It's football and it's Everton – what can I do?
27 Posted 25/12/2020 at 19:16:01
28 Posted 25/12/2020 at 19:27:44
Thanks for the good wishes mate. Nice day yes, quieter with all this stuff going on.
I've put a few more bits and pieces on the reasons to be cheerful thread, including a bit of Christmas stuff, which you might like.
29 Posted 25/12/2020 at 19:28:22
The power of music summed up for me.
30 Posted 25/12/2020 at 19:32:50
As usual one of my New Year's resolutions will be to spend a little less time on here. And as usual I will fail.
3 points tomorrow please. COYB.
31 Posted 25/12/2020 at 19:51:56
32 Posted 25/12/2020 at 20:04:28
If Ive been a bit remiss in terms of previews and reports the past week it's because I haven't been well - we've had the dreaded virus in the house, although half of us have tested negative (including me) so who knows what's going on. Regardless, best wishes for a great Christmas season to you all!
33 Posted 25/12/2020 at 20:13:43
Thanks to Lyndon (get well soon!) and Michael for this outstanding website!
🤞 for 3 points tomorrow.
34 Posted 25/12/2020 at 20:17:47
Lyndon, pleased to hear that you all sound well and look forward to reading your next write up.
All TWs Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
35 Posted 25/12/2020 at 20:26:07
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37 Posted 25/12/2020 at 22:33:12
Merry Christmas Andy - we needed that post.
38 Posted 25/12/2020 at 22:36:10
Just want to add my thanks to Lyndon and Michael for all that they do and to all of you that post on here. I don't post too often myself but try to read every day.
Take care folks
Kia kaha (stay strong)
39 Posted 25/12/2020 at 22:47:06
Please even when posters disagree and even give upsetting replies, keep them coming as we rely on you to get through life. Tony what a gem on here and a true thorabread of an Evertonian. You and all on here are the true life of Our great club. The best fooking club bar non in the world.
40 Posted 25/12/2020 at 23:14:07
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43 Posted 25/12/2020 at 23:34:20
All the very best lads!
44 Posted 26/12/2020 at 03:59:19
I've met some wonderful people on here, the occasional nutter too! But what makes all our blue worlds tick is ToffeeWeb, even in such troubled times its been a shining oasis for everyone of us. Good look to you all, keep well but thank to each and everyone of you for enriching my life! Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2021.
45 Posted 26/12/2020 at 10:51:24
Great effort from Lyndon to show up despite his family problems and what about Michael? On duty first thing Christmas morning! A measure of the sort of dedication required to produce a site like this. Take a well-earned bow, guys.
Good will wishes to Blues everywhere.
This time next year...
46 Posted 27/12/2020 at 05:57:17
Sorry about the late wishes for Christmas. I've been on call at the hospital and didn't get time to check in on TW till the game early this morning. This has been a crazy year for everyone and many of of us have lost near and dear ones to this dreaded disease. The situation in India is a bit better now but I am worried that we will start to see more cases again.
It is such a pleasure and honour to be able to be a part of the TW family. I love the discussion and the debates and it helps me forget all that is happening in the world. I want to thank Lyndon, Michael and all those in charge of TW for all they do for us fans.
I'm still not sure how we are 2nd in the Premier League but I am still buzzing from our performances. I couldn't have asked for a better end to the year with our recent performances.
Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas. Stay safe everyone!
47 Posted 27/12/2020 at 16:25:38
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