Carlo Ancelotti would like to talk about Crosby

Friday, 16 October, 2020 21comments  |  Jump to last
His Everton squad is leading the Premier League entering Saturday's Merseyside derby, but a manager who has seen it all has never been single-minded when it comes to soccer.

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Barry Rathbone
1 Posted 16/10/2020 at 19:51:40
He's right, Crosby is a cracking place for walks with the dogs etc and so close to the city. I always aspired to moving there before leaving Liverpool, the entire coastline through Formby and Freshfield to Southport is brilliant.
Peter Mills
2 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:06:52
I have noticed him stalking me a few times through the leafy suburb and along the beach, but I’ve managed to shrug him off.
Stan Schofield
3 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:08:14
Yes, Crosby is very nice, as is Formby and Ainsdale. I can't imagine disagreeing with Ancelotti on many, if any, things. He seems a thoroughly decent bloke.

Obviously an exceptional man-manager, a charismatic leader who can inspire. He's certainly inspiring the players at the moment, and in turn, us.

Tony Everan
4 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:16:19
Grew up in Crosby and my old dad still lives there. As soon as I get there when visiting it is a cup of tea and a butty then down to Hall Road for a walk along the beach. It’s a magical place that recharges the mental batteries, I bet Carlo clears his head on his walks down there.
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:28:47
He never missed football during the lockdown, because he had learned a little bit about the squad he’d inherited maybe?

Carlo Ancelotti, is a man who has seen and done almost everything in football, but he hasn’t seen how Evertonians celebrate winning a trophy yet, so he’s saved the best till the last, Hopefully!

Mike Andrews
6 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:48:59
What a wonderful, celebratory piece that is.

I think we have a manager who gives a damn, about all sorts of things and we will be beneficiaries.

Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 16/10/2020 at 20:56:09
The windmill dweller never even tried to dip his clogs into the local community. Carlo on the other hand seems like a very open-minded, worldly, fellow who embraces different cultures.

I guarantee it would be much more enjoyable to share some chianti and gorgonzola with Carlo than to crack open the Heineken and Edam with Ronald.

James Flynn
8 Posted 17/10/2020 at 01:45:02
Excellent piece. I liked this part in particular:

There are, in Ancelotti’s worldview, two types of club: company clubs and family clubs. He has, it is no surprise to learn, largely worked at company clubs. There, the job is to arrive and to win.

At family clubs, the task is different. “It is to build something, to leave your stamp on a team,” he said. “You live better, work better in a family club. You can be more yourself. The target for every manager is to train the top teams. But also to fight to build a top team can be a great motivation.”

Steve Brown
9 Posted 17/10/2020 at 02:48:36
James, we all know which type of club the red shite are. They just spent the last 2 weeks proving it. Hope we batter them today.
Darren Hind
10 Posted 17/10/2020 at 07:03:36
A few of the Crosby boys who post on here will have their chests puffed reading this. The Ferryman will love this piece. He may have been in the States for years, but always talks about Crosby as home.

Peter @2

He'll catch up with you mate. You know stuff he doesn't. He may have been in all of Europe's top stadiums, but if he wants a first-hand account of how the window was broken at Marine. He's knows he's going to have to talk to you.

Thomas Lennon
11 Posted 17/10/2020 at 07:24:22
James #8,

I am a little nonplussed by that statement. The will to build a good side, a top side in his image, is there... but not necessarily to build a winning side? A family club has different aims, for sure: nicer to work for... but – hasn't that been a problem for decades?

Stan Schofield
12 Posted 17/10/2020 at 09:57:00
Thomas @11: I interpreted it to mean that the aim to win is a given, that the features he's talking about are additional attributes that don't characterise all clubs in the same way, and that Everton's particular attributes are singled out as especially attractive and a pleasure to work within. In other words, not just winning, but also the way you go about it.
Alan Rodgers
13 Posted 17/10/2020 at 21:50:22
Crosby is indeed a lovely place. Often pop into the Royal Hotel for a meal after a walk on the shore. Carlo is obviously a man of taste.
Paul Tran
14 Posted 18/10/2020 at 09:04:36
I grew up in Crosby and love this article. If I'm being pedantic, I'd say Carlo lives more in Blundellsands than Crosby, but I'm happy to have him as one of our own, even more after yesterday!
Paul Birmingham
15 Posted 18/10/2020 at 09:17:49
Carlo, has embraced Everton and the local area and it’s helping the cause.

Crosby and the whole north west coast line, is something to be proud of, and I walk and fish there regularly especially along FA Road, - Hall Road, as some of us not so lucky anglers call it.

But like in football you get you good and bad days when fishing.

A long way to go, but the team has got some belief. Yesterday was some game but, Everton for once got the luck that’s deserted them, for decades.

Let’s hope also there’s a good solution in line for Richarlison suspension.

John McFarlane Snr
16 Posted 19/10/2020 at 13:37:10
Hi all, it appears that we have a manager who treats his players as family, and knows when an arm around the shoulder or a kick up the backside is required, and that on its own is a gift. Time will tell but I think that we have a decent human being and a potential 'winner'.
Alan J Thompson
17 Posted 20/10/2020 at 05:05:46
Has anyone else heard the story of Ray Davies of The Kinks fame who was supposedly enthralled with Merseyside and that his song, "Waterloo Sunset", was originally about Merseyside but renamed on release?
Don Wright
18 Posted 20/10/2020 at 06:21:44
Alan sorry to disappoint but, being a big Kinks fan, I can tell you it was written about the South Bank & Waterloo area of London.
Alan J Thompson
19 Posted 20/10/2020 at 07:57:34
Don(#18); I'd always thought as you say but didn't know if the story which I read somewhere some time ago was true. Apart from that I didn't think there was any connection between place and writer.
Ray Roche
20 Posted 20/10/2020 at 08:31:15
Don, Waterloo Sunset was originally called ‘Liverpool Sunset’, The title was changed during recording. Davies regarded himself as an ‘honorary Scouser’ and loved Liverpool. In fact if you enter ‘Waterloo Sunset’ on Wiki it gives the story with quotes from Davies himself.
Tony Dunn
21 Posted 20/10/2020 at 14:08:42
Having seen both,Waterlo/Crosby sunsets are wel better than Waterlloo/south bank sunsets.No Julie Christie though

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