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Double standards and selective memory loss!

Santosh Benjamin
Posted 20/10/2020

I am fed up of reading the ridiculous stuff that’s been in the media this week following the derby.

There have been many false dawns over the last few decades and as a born pessimist, I never get my hopes up too high. I was skeptical about...
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Big Club Mentality

Robert  Tressell
Posted 20/10/2020

We're a funny old club. Part of the Premier League for the duration of its history, yet very much marginalised. We've seen middling yo-yo clubs overtake us (Chelsea and Man City), whole dynasties built and rebuilt and decline (Man Utd and Arsenal), a...
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The Hypocrisy of Ignorant Pundits

Martin O'Connor
Posted 19/10/2020

As the 237th Merseyside derby ends in a 2-2 stalemate, the outcry over the Van Dijk – Jordon Pickford incident is as media-biased as you can find. It is also bizarre (or maybe not) that the idiots who make an easy living talking rubbish as so-ca...
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Where are the Sky 6 today?

David Cooper
Posted 18/10/2020

Well, they are not in the top 3 after 5 games!

Now I know all the sayings – take one game at a time; it’s a marathon, not a sprint... but today they are nowhere to be seen!

After the end of this weekend’s games, they are 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th...
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Why are we Evertonians?

Andy Crooks
Posted 11/10/2020

I was pleased, actually, really pleased when Dom scored for England on his debut. Why should that be so? I don't know him. I certainly didn't care when Harry Kane scored his first international goal.

Of course, Dom plays for Everton, my team...
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Pay-per-view for £14.95 per game

Posted 11/10/2020

There is widespread anger at plans to charge football fans in the UK £14.95 to watch Premier League matches they have been prevented from attending in person.

Fans have reacted angrily after it was confirmed on Friday tha...
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Everton on the radio in the 1960s

Rob Sawyer
Posted 07/10/2020

I have recently been asked about radio commentaries of domestic and European Everton home fixtures in the early to mid 1960s (in the days before Radio Merseyside and Radio City).

Do any of our more senior ToffeeWeb readers recall if they liste...
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Theo, you're just a poor Aaron Lennon

James Daniels
Posted 07/10/2020

I'm a man of extremes; there are relatively few things that I think are alright. Theo Walcott seems to have fallen into this category for a lot of fans... they think he's alright.

Well, I don't think he's alright. I think he's the single biggest...
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Carlo must not be Spraked

Andy Crooks
Posted 03/10/2020

To "Sprake". I think it is an old Yorkshire term which means to fool no-one other than the one person it is vital you must fool.

I think it is particular to football and has its origins in the fine but controversial Leeds team of the 1970s. Gary ...
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Blue Streak Special

Brian Wilkinson
Posted 02/10/2020

Does anyone remember travelling on the Blue Streak InterCity Specials or have any recollections of them?

I used to travel by car or coach, but it would be nice to hear other posters' memories of their days out from Lime Street Station. We al...
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Niels Nkounkou & Wayne Rooney

Tony  Everan
Posted 25/09/2020

I thought Nkounkou's display on Wednesday was so impressive it deserved its own thread.

Two days later and I am still marvelling and really buzzing at his performance. As the season wears on there will be far bigger challenges for the 19 yea...
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Transfer Prospects - Centre-Back

Jonathan Williams
Posted 22/09/2020

As a long-term fan and an avid transfer gossip enthusiast, I think this summer's transfer window has been the most productive in recent memory. The acquisitions of Rodriquez, Allan and Doucouré were swift and seemed to hit the mark in exactly...
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Doucoure Chant

Hayden Turner
Posted 20/09/2020

Right, so been as Doucouré is a Toffee, we have to come up with a chant... And it would be silly not to do it to the tune of "That's Amore"! What do we think?...
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Would Arteta have made the same signings?

Derek Taylor
Posted 09/09/2020

For those who don't bother to read my oft regarded 'negative' posts, I have to say, right away, that I would much have preferred our Club's leaders to have gone for young Arteta rather than 'Grandad Carlo'.

I had wrongly believed from the mo...
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The Good, the Bad and the Handsome

Tony  Everan
Posted 08/09/2020

If you’ve tuned in to hear about the timeless refulgence of Gomes’s mane, the oiled sculpture of James’s six pack, or the pristine glacial rock pools that are Sigurdsson’s eyes, I’m afraid you will be disappointed.

What interests m...
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Time to get your act together!

Christine Foster
Posted 06/09/2020

It's quite a while since I penned an article here, but reading the Sports blog of The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson annoyed me, not because it was a disingenuous perspective on our club, players and owner, but it highlighted for me exactly where we a...
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It Was Time to Go Long, Long Ago

Clive Rogers
Posted 02/09/2020

I clearly remember the banners in the crowd at any away game and the one behind a plane flying over Goodison Park: “It’s time to go Kenwright and Co” was the message. Well the Co have gone, but the Kenwright lingers on. What year was that, i...
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The Easiest Time To Create A Successful Team Is Now

Barry Rathbone
Posted 16/08/2020

Barcelona getting a stuffing from Bayern Munich is apparently down to poor recruitment stretching back seasons an amazing claim given their resources and pulling power. Ditto Real Madrid, Man Utd and Chelsea – not to mention money bags and perennia...
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The things I love about Everton

Stephen Brown
Posted 09/08/2020

Go easy on me — it’s the first time I’ve posted in the mailbag!

I’m sitting in the hospital with my Everton made 5-year-old son, decked out in his Everton kit! He fell off monkey bars and broke his arm...

I’m sitting reading To...
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One bright light (and it could have been two)

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
Posted 06/08/2020

Amidst the gloom and depression of the last 12 months of football, there is one bright light that some of us may have missed.

The average age of the 11 players taking the field during the season was the lowest for 21 years. The season 1998-99 had...
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