🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “Rollercoaster from Hell”

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 27comments  |  Jump to last

More highs and lows for Everton and Paul, Adam and Lyndon are back to discuss the emotional turning-point-that-wasn't against Newcastle, the Cup defeat at Palace that has put Blues fans back in the doldrums and mull over once more the selection headaches that continue to plague the manager. Finally, they pick some of their favourite Everton goals

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Jack Convery
1 Posted 23/03/2022 at 16:00:20
Excellent again lads, Cheers.

My favourite goal was Sheedy free kick in FA Cup match at the Park End. He curled it over the Ipswich wall and scored, only for the referee to bring it back as he hadn't blown his whistle. Whistle blows and he curls it over the wall into the opposite corner. Paul Cooper, the goalie, never moved. The best piss-take I've seen. Sheer Class. Those were the days!

Matthew Williams
2 Posted 23/03/2022 at 18:05:00
Really enjoying the podcasts lads,a great new edition to the site...fave goal?...still Kingy's Derby winner,for me it will never be beaten!!!...joyous!... others?... Sharpy's volley verses the Spuds and Ossie's verses Larisa in Europa,a great team goal.
John Raftery
3 Posted 23/03/2022 at 20:55:40
Interesting to hear the discussion on why we were unable to carry the success of the Newcastle win into the Palace cup tie.

I suggest we won against Newcastle from essentially a defensive posture by catching Newcastle off guard with one moment of quality.

The mistake at Palace was that we began by taking the game to the opposition, leaving ourselves exposed at the back.

Ben King
4 Posted 26/03/2022 at 20:33:15
Excellent podcast, as usual.

Adam still seemed shell-shocked by the Palace drubbing. I don't blame him.

Paul, spot on: why isn't Lampard playing 3 in midfield and making us hard to beat? He's starting to contribute to this mess we're in by not doing the basics himself.

Thanks chaps. Great to hear 3 fellas echo my own sentiments.

Best goal for me? Barry Horne v Wimbledon. God, did we need that. We might need it again….

Christine Foster
5 Posted 27/03/2022 at 03:33:53
Lyndon, I confess this last podcast was actually the first I have listened to; apologies but it was excellent!

Being overseas, I don't really have the opportunity to catch up on local news except through the Echo or Talksport, neither of which are Everton centred, the latter only when we are being condemned, so it's actually good to catch up in a "pub type" discussion on all things which actually don't make the headlines!

It also helped pass the time at the top of a step ladder painting windows!

Best goals, goodness, so many... I was watching goals by Tim Cahill the other night, there was some brilliant finishing. How we miss his quality, the overhead kick against Chelsea, his World Cup stunner against the Netherlands, worthy of Pelé, that one...

Thanks to all, Lyndon, for bringing the text to life and listening to all the views!

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 27/03/2022 at 08:52:52
Listened to this after the Sunday morning walk with the Dogs Lyndon. The boy has retreated to the living room and the girl has fallen asleep on the kitchen floor. But I enjoyed it!

Good to hear recognition of Allan. Some have criticised but he is by far our best midfielder. Heading into the twighlight of his career but still the best we have. We miss his leadership and his ability to pick a forward pass.

To reiterate my previous points but to reinforce the point made here, do not play with a back 3 with these players. It has to be 4. Please don't play 3 at the back.

Best goal. I'm going to have to nominate a few.

Andy King in the Derby. A long time coming and what a way to break your derby duck.

Grahame Sharp at Anfield takes some beating.

Sheedy gave me so much joy, but I'll pick a couple of less obvious ones. The free kick winner in the semi-final against Luton at Villa Park. At the time, it looked like one of his lesser well executed goals. But watch the footage closely; he actually places it low and into the corner, fooling the keeper and the wall. A genius. I wish he was still playing or at least coaching at Finch Farm.

And for sheer Sheedy-ness, the Adrian Heath goal in front of the Gwladys Street. Not so much the goal, but the lobbed / scooped pass from Sheedy to the on-running Heath that the defence just couldn't have expected (who would have?).

Another less obvious one, Leon Osman's majestic header from outside the box to win the game against City having been a goal down. I wish he was coaching at Finch Farm.

Finally, this season; has to be Townsend's strike against Burnley at home.

Thanks again Lyndon and team.

Brian Murray
7 Posted 27/03/2022 at 09:10:47
I’d say maybe the less obvious the sublime chip by sheedy and finished with a volley by inchy in the 87 title season v Norwich at home. Much earlier ones Kendall’s 30 yard lob over Jennings in early 70s v spurs. Would of been a lot more of that era and before if not for cattericks mistrust and falling out with the bbc so only got the vague footage in my head.
Derek Moore
8 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:15:35
My nomination is Wayne Rooney announcing his arrival with a simply stunning goal against the Gunners. I thought we'd conquer the world with that lad. Bill had other ideas.

Radzinski's winner at Goodison against the Saints was a gem, and I thought Tim Cahill's terrific overhead against Chelsea was worthy of mention as well.

Derek Taylor
9 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:19:27
A pub discussion on this latest podcast leaned towards Jermaine Beckford's brilliant strike during his only season: 2010-11. The one when he carried the ball virtually the full length of the Goodison pitch.

Moving on to the fear of relegation, a very longstanding Evertonian reminded those of us who were around in 1951 that we only managed one win in our last 11 games and, had it been 3 points for a win, only 6 would have been garnered as we sank to Division 2!

Andrew Bentley
10 Posted 27/03/2022 at 10:43:18
Agreed with Ben King, has to be the Barry Horne bolt out of the blue against Wimbledon! We were heading down when that goal came out of nowhere and dragged us back!

I'd also go for Jagielka's goal in the derby against Liverpool at Anfield in a 1-1 draw. Watch it again folks, particularly the last slow-mo replay, it is an unbelievable strike:


How he doesn't celebrate like a wild man I'll never know after that goal! Think he was in shock like the rest of us. 😂

Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 27/03/2022 at 11:30:21
I'll throw another one in the mix. The 3rd against Bayern. Not necessarily for Trevor Steven's finish or Andy Gray's through pass. But the calmness of Sheedy in the build-up amidst the noise and intense pressure. Cool as a cucumber and waited for the moment as always.

Can we have Kevin Sheedy back?

Brian Harrison
12 Posted 27/03/2022 at 11:48:07
I haven't listened to the podcast, sorry, Lyndon, but was there any discussion about Dele Alli as, according to today's Liverpool Echo, Everton are considering selling him in the summer. They also suggest by doing this they won't have to pay Spurs any of the supposed £30 million after he has played 18 games, which he won't do till next season.

Now I don't know what the terms of the deal are that Levy struck with Everton but, knowing Levy, I can't see him agreeing to a deal were we can sell him and therefore don't pay any money to Spurs.

Just assuming this is the case and Everton are considering selling Alli, it makes you wonder who is driving the transfers at Everton. Benitez supposedly signed Patterson and Mykolenko yet didn't give either a minute on the pitch and, in Ferguson's only game in charge, both weren't even in the squad.

Likewise the signing of El Ghazi – again, both Benitez and Ferguson failed to use him. Then Frank signs Alli from Spurs and signs Van de Beek on loan, yet he starts Van de Beek while, as yet, Alli has failed to start a game and only comes on for maximum 20-minute spells.

Stephen Vincent
13 Posted 27/03/2022 at 12:00:54
Ronnie Goodlass vs West Ham at Upton Park, if only because it was such a surprise, completely out of the blue and everyone in the away end was stunned for about 5 seconds before going mental.
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 27/03/2022 at 12:49:36
Brian (12), just my opinion, but I think Levy manoeuvred that deal very well to Spurs' advantage, he got rid of a player on fabulous wages with two more seasons to be paid on a player who wasn't and hadn't been doing the business for the past two seasons. He is now off Spurs' wage list and is on Everton's for two more seasons after this one unless he picks up his game or Everton sell him.

Looking at what he has done, or more likely what he hasn't done, he isn't making any shapes to give confidence or hope that his form will change for the better.

That leaves Everton's prospects of selling him for any sort of fee very poor. Who would want him, having to pay the wages he will be on? Doubtful they could give him away and Dele and his agent are unlikely to move away and give up these wages until the last week of the contract agreed with Everton.

I believe Billy Boy negotiated this deal with his “Friend” Daniel Levy... and with friends like Levy, who needs enemies??

Danny O’Neill
15 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:04:20
Levy is a ruthless businessman, Dave. Bill is a romanticist. There is only one party coming off better in that deal.
Brian Murray
16 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:05:15
After the 1987 title win, we had only the odd moments of joy besides the FA Cup win. The Michael Thomas title decider in 1989 had me jumping for joy and we weren't even playing. Brian Moore commentary: "It's all up for grabs nowwww!" Marvellous!
Danny O’Neill
17 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:15:27
My last 2 visits to Carrow Road, Brian, were the defeat this season and the 2-2 draw a couple of years ago?

Compare that to the day we won the title. I was in that corner but all I remember about that match was Pat van den Hauwe scoring after about 2 minutes. A long but enjoyable trip home to Speke. Champions. Hand it over, Liverpool!

Brian Murray
18 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:19:05
Every debate on Everton, whether it's lack of marketing (can't even buy a shirt on our own airport or even a sports shop at a push), transfer deals (Dele Alli... Levi seen us coming), choice of manager, ground move, or employing best men for the jobs in training and CEO and so on. The common denominator is this best ever Evertonian.
Danny O’Neill
19 Posted 27/03/2022 at 13:42:25
Brian, get rid of the People's Club tag that Moyes put upon us.

Get rid of Grand Old Team.

Dare I say, get rid of Z Cars. My red cousins take the piss out of it having a 1960s Steptoe and Son feel to it.

Embrace our heritage and history but move forward. Don't live in the past. Make history, don't dwell on it.

Stephen Vincent
20 Posted 27/03/2022 at 14:03:27
Danny, totally agree about Grand Old Team - it's a real dirge and isn't about us, the sentiment is anti RS, which unfortunately so much of our recent celebrations seem to be recently. No wit or pride in any of our songs, we even make ohhh Anthony Gordon sound depressing.

But leave Z Cars alone, that is heritage and still makes the hairs on my arms stand on end when ever I hear it.

Eddie Dunn
21 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:03:55
Us singign a variation on Celtic's song is as sad as other's singing our neighbour's horrible anthem.
Lifting other club's songs is lazy and "Grand old team" is crap anyway.
Bill Gall
22 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:11:11
My pick would be D Temple the winner in the 1966 cup final, I think everyone was taking a deep breath when he got that pass and coolly put it past the Sheffield keeper. It may not have been spectacular but I believe that was the start for a great period in Everton,s history
Brian Murray
23 Posted 27/03/2022 at 15:16:23
Bill, yes poor Gerry young doing his best Michael Keane impersonation but what a finish. Gutted as the youngest of six I was only four and missed that day. Even the homecoming bit of a blur. God bless Eddie cavanagh as well.
James Hughes
24 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:11:12
Danny you have acouple of good points.

Keep the 'people's club' tag IMO it seperates us from being a footie tourist day out.

Get rid of Grand'ad' Old Team'. I completely agree , it's like a Vaudeville song. We know our history and we have set many records. Current history is won nothing since Adam was a lad and Eve hadn't discovered apples.

Z -Cars, Well I love my pavlov dog reaction when it starts, here comes the team. Can't get rid of that mate

As for the other half, they are still singing Walk On, from a film realeased iin the 1950's, so Fuck 'em

Don Alexander
25 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:30:04
Jimmy McFadden scored a goal-of-the-season didn't he, in 2007 against Charlton?


Bill Gall
26 Posted 27/03/2022 at 16:36:33
Brian (23 ) I was 26 then, but coming up to 83 sometimes I cant remember what I had for breakfast, but I remember my first cup final. The other scorer in that game Trebilcock came in the Broadway pub on the following Tuesday.
There is another thing with that win, it was Everton were the second side to come back from 2 goals down without the need of extra time since Blackpool in 1953, This is a feat that has not been repeated since with a full 11 players on both sides. Another bit of History.
Danny O’Neill
27 Posted 27/03/2022 at 17:03:19
Great story Bill. My second cup final but first FA Cup final was Watford in 1984. I was stood right behind the goal that Sharp banged in the first goal off the post.

I was only 2 weeks out of plaster having broke my leg and remember wondering how I would get home as my dad attempted to invade the pitch at the end.

It's still visible and I can pick him out on the footage. In honesty, I didn't care for my welfare any more than he did in the moment. We'd won the cup!! That's all that mattered.

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