For those TWers making the trek to Orlando, Florida for the preseason game, I have an offer.

I'd like to meet up. I've said before on a previous occasion, I will buy the first 10 TWers a beer that I meet.

I've been on TW many years now (shocking). There's many, many people I'd truly enjoy meeting. If you're going to the game and would like to grab "a pint" (read, a beer) then please do hit me up.

My wife (Burnley fan… seriously WTF?), my 17-year-old (who knows zilch about Everton) and my 12-year-old (who adores Everton and is a gigantic, outspoken, opinionated fan) will all be there. If you're in the mood, say hello to 4/7ths of the Crowley Clan.

Hit me up at Jamie dot Crowley dot Personal at gmail dot com.

I sincerely hope to connect with some of you.

Cheers.


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Allen Rodgers
1 Posted 21/07/2021 at 13:04:38
I've never seen anyone write the word 'dot' in an email address before!

Hope you get some positive feedback, mate!

Brian Williams
2 Posted 21/07/2021 at 13:07:46
Jamie, where do I send the request for funding please?
Jamie Crowley
3 Posted 21/07/2021 at 14:35:57
Brian -

I'll spell out the email, but the address stays confidential. 😜

Brendan McLaughlin
4 Posted 21/07/2021 at 15:10:06
Jamie
If you were offering to buy the first T'Webber you meet 10 pints...you might get a better response!
Jamie Crowley
5 Posted 21/07/2021 at 16:05:17
True! I've gotten a couple of emails, so all good.

Looking forward. Hope more people reach out.

UTFB

Steven Sturm
6 Posted 21/07/2021 at 17:02:38
As of right now I'm still planning to be there Jamie. Arsenal dropping out is concerning. No idea what that means for the Sunday match. Does Inter just get a bye? Will Inter now pull out? MLS team to come in last minute?
Steven Sturm
7 Posted 21/07/2021 at 17:07:46
Ah, I see the Florida Cup site does have a placeholder "TBA" for the semi final with Inter. Wayne Rooney's MLS retired all-stars perhaps?
Tom Bowers
8 Posted 21/07/2021 at 17:09:09
Would love to be there and meet up. I love Orlando and have been there many times. A little too far from Toronto and besides we are stopped from travelling south of the border for now although our politicians seem to have exempted themselves. C.O.Y.B.
Steven Sturm
9 Posted 21/07/2021 at 19:25:05
Inter Milan have now officially withdrawn as well.
Jamie Crowley
10 Posted 22/07/2021 at 13:58:27
So Covid has pretty much wrecked the Florida Cup.

After long deliberation with my wife, and the promoters of Florida Cup announcing they will refund all ticket sales and sell tickets to the Sunday game for $20 General Admission, we've decided to go.

We considered cancelling and frankly were about to, but for the price considering how badly my 12 year old wants to See Everton live, we're just gonna do it.

Thank you to all of you who reached out. Most have cancelled the trip and I don't blame you. It'll be nothing more than a preseason run out, and not the "event" it was supposed to be.

If anyone is still going and would like to meet up, please do reach out.

Mike Gaynes
11 Posted 22/07/2021 at 16:40:16
Jamie, sorry the virus has taken the air out of the tournament and the possible meetup, but I hope you and yours enjoy the game.

This will be your first chance to see the Blues live and in person, I believe? I predict that after 90 minutes you will be overcome (as I was in 2013 in San Francisco) by the overwhelming urge to go see 'em at Goodison.

Have a blast on Sunday.

Jamie Crowley
12 Posted 22/07/2021 at 17:45:20
We will Mike!

I saw Everton in Miami under Roberto. Hung in the parking lot with a group of Blues. Saw Pienaar and Felliani get off the bus. Watch Seamus ply his trade up and down the right hand side.

Met my friend Steve Ashcroft there with some of my boys and one of his. Good day.

Nicholas Ryan
13 Posted 23/07/2021 at 13:25:43
Wasn't there a story from a ToffeeWebber a few years ago, to the effect that they went to a pre-season match in the USA and there was a guy sitting nearby, who was criticising the players in a very well-informed way.

At half-time the TW guy said 'You seem to know a lot about football and about the team?' The 'supporter' said; 'Yeah, I used to play for them, I'm Joe-Max Moore'.

Jay Harris
15 Posted 23/07/2021 at 16:57:44
I will be going, Jamie. I will email you to make the connection. Hope to see you Sunday and I'll buy a pint if you buy a pint.
Gerry Quinn
16 Posted 23/07/2021 at 17:53:42
You will have a game against Pumas of Mexico too - that will be another 10 pints Jamie :)
David Pearl
17 Posted 23/07/2021 at 18:00:41
Jamie, if you ever make it over here to watch a game at Goodison, I will get you a place to stay plus 10 pints per Crowley.
Geoff Lambert
18 Posted 23/07/2021 at 18:27:17
Jamie,

If you ever do get over to watch a game at Goodison Park let me know in advance and I should be able to sort a couple of tickets for you. Enjoy your time in Orlando and have a cold one for me.

Gerry Quinn
19 Posted 23/07/2021 at 18:42:55
Same here - stay in beautiful Scotland - and we will drive you down for the game...
Dale Self
20 Posted 23/07/2021 at 18:53:17
Nice effort, Jamie, but do note that one pint will only get them started. Does this lot know a kegger when they see one?
Martin Nicholls
21 Posted 23/07/2021 at 19:13:04
Fantastic gesture, Jamie – I only wish I could meet you and take you up on it but stuck at home here on Wirral for the foreseeable. Hope you, your family and the guys who do manage to meet up with you have a great time.

If and when you make it over here, I'd love to meet up and will buy you a pint!

Colin Glassar
22 Posted 23/07/2021 at 19:25:35
Jamie, I hope, after watching Everton, you don't regret your decision to support us. We can be glorious on our day, or absolutely shite. When we are shite, it's even worse seeing them in the flesh.

Good luck at the game. Hope you enjoy it.

Jamie Crowley
23 Posted 23/07/2021 at 20:40:29
Thank you for all the kind offers Gents! I will take screen shots and hold you to your word should I ever make it across the pond.

Jay Harris mate - immensely looking forward to seeing and meeting you.

I understand, very recently, there is an event at the Celt & Harp on Saturday evening? We're arriving in Orlando around 6-ish, and I wasn't going to bother going as I've been traveling like nuts since June 1st. But I'll check with the wife and see if we can't rally and get there.

Cheers to all who have reached out.

P.S. - It's been a hell of a few busy months. Personally and professionally. I'll probably be "letting loose" a bit on Sunday. Nothing crazy, but if I seem happy, know it's meeting fellow TWers and not the beer. 😜

Peter Mills
24 Posted 23/07/2021 at 20:48:12
Enjoy the game(s), Jamie and Jay.
Paul Birmingham
25 Posted 23/07/2021 at 21:00:45
Have a Ball, Jamie and Jay, and enjoy the day, - “Whats Our Name?”
Jamie Crowley
26 Posted 23/07/2021 at 21:18:48
Last post.

Just spoke with the wife. We will arrive at the Harp & Celt Pub around 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. I look forward to meeting anyone who goes to the pub that evening, hopefully some folks will still be there throwing a few back.

Cheers.

Christine Foster
27 Posted 23/07/2021 at 21:41:55
Jamie, I am sure that, while the football is the main event, the highlights reel will be memorable!

The meeting of the ToffeeWeb should linger long as the glue that keeps us poor Evertonians sane! A few years back, when in Brisbane's Pig & Whistle in Eagle Street, after watching Everton take on Brisbane Roar, I was waylaid by a group of seven or eight Evertonians / ToffeeWebbers from all over, a mix of expats and locals, who proceeded to get me absolutely destroyed... it was quite a highlight of my Australian adventure. So I am sure, no matter who plays, the trip will be worth it!

Trips like this often pose the question "Who would I like to meet?" You and Mrs C are on my list, Jamie, I know what her life must be like! Have fun and enjoy!

Barry Hesketh
28 Posted 24/07/2021 at 09:46:23
For those of you who are able to get to the Florida Cup games, Everton FC has published a diary of events - might be of interest to a few.

Orlando Events

Lyndon Lloyd
29 Posted 24/07/2021 at 21:04:43
Jamie, have dropped you a couple of emails but not sure if you've received them yet
Jerome Shields
30 Posted 24/07/2021 at 23:25:24
Have a great day Jamie and mates.
Jamie Crowley
31 Posted 25/07/2021 at 15:03:39
Lyndon -

I've not received an email from you. I will reach out.

Was at the Harp & Celt last night. Never seen so many Blues crammed into one small place in my life! Had a lot of fun. Place was so crowded we didn't meet anyone - it was like controlled chaos, but was brilliant.

Met the head of the Orlando supporters group briefly as we left. Super nice fella, Alex [last name escapes me, 4-5 beers in, so...]. His wife and my wife were chatty and hit it off as they are both from Detroit.

The Club gave out a lot of swag. My 12 year old was thrilled to get a cap and a cinch pack. :0)

Never, ever heard the chant Kopites are Gob**ites and laughed my ass off at that one.

Finally, there were a LOT of American Blues. That stunned me. Many had spouses who were from Liverpool and had been born Blue through marriage. Really shocked me to hear a lot of American accents.

Christine - I'd pay money for you to meet the wife. ;0)

Looking forward to the game today!

Cheers to all.

EDIT - Lyndon just sent email. If you don't get it, I'll post my cell as well here.

Danny O’Neill
32 Posted 25/07/2021 at 15:15:10
Have a great time everyone. I put off travelling because of the restrictions and as it happened, I had a memorial service to attend this weekend.

I'm planning to visit my house late October (flights booked), so will at some point need somewhere to watch Everton. Be great to do that with fellow blues and meet some of you!

Rob Halligan
33 Posted 25/07/2021 at 15:22:43
Jamie, "Every single one of them"!!
Jamie Crowley
34 Posted 25/07/2021 at 15:31:49
Hahaha Rob!

I told the wife last night, and mentioned to another Blue via email today -

I could so, so easily drop into the life of working all week and looking forward to hitting the pub on game days on the weekend, going to the game, and then returning post-game to the pub. The spirt at the Harp & Celt was infectious and wonderful.

If I went to Liverpool, I'd probably never return.

Rob Halligan
35 Posted 25/07/2021 at 15:52:40
Trust me, Jamie, you would have a whale of a time if you do eventually make it over here. I'm sure you read Mike Gaynes's story when he made it over here a few years ago. Enjoy the game later on. I'll be getting home from my Sunday night with the lads around midway through the first half to watch the game.
Tony Abrahams
36 Posted 25/07/2021 at 16:01:36
Funny Jamie, how you never felt that enchanted earlier in the week, when the opposition decided to stay at home and weaken the tournament mate, and I was laughing to myself thinking, “he won’t care who we are playing, once he gets on the ale and starts meeting loads of Evertonians”!

If it was just all about the football it would become very boring, and it’s probably why Everton’s away support is amongst the finest in the country, so enjoy the game Jamie, and also the rest of your weekend!

Jay Harris
37 Posted 25/07/2021 at 16:19:15
Just about to set off for the game.

Hoping to meet up with Lyndon and Jamie and hopefully the legend that is Dr France.

Report back after the game assuming I'm still standing. Its gonna be hot and wet.

Im getting excited it feels just like going to Goodison on a matchday its so long since Ive been back.

Mike Gaynes
38 Posted 25/07/2021 at 16:19:21
Jamie, that Saturday night party sounds like so much fun! I only got to party with US Blues once, at the game with Juventus in SF eight years ago, and it was awesome. And my Oregon buddy Paul Columb (who still posts on the Forum once in a while) was a regular at the Toffee Club in Portland, but I haven't had the chance to meet up with him there for a pre-and-postgame libation. Sounds like you'll have a fun time tonight too.

But not as much fun as the Midland or the Winslow on a game day... trust me, you need to get over there and meet the gang.

Kristian Boyce
39 Posted 25/07/2021 at 16:39:40
Jamie, just sent you a message. I posted on the other thread as well, I’ll be drinking out the back of a blue Nissan Pathfinder with a bunch of kids in tow. I’d love to meet a load of other T’Webbers for a drink. I’ll be in last season’s blue/pink training shirt.
Jamie Crowley
40 Posted 25/07/2021 at 17:04:40
Tony Abrahams, son of Legend -

If it was just all about the football it would become very boring, and it’s probably why Everton’s away support is amongst the finest in the country

Honestly you hit it spot on. Last night I was SO happy to have decided to make the trip. The "experience" really is equal to the footy, seeing it in person.

Jay and Kristian -

Kristian I received your email. Looking forward to it. We'll see you both in a few hours. I'm off to the pool here to go straight "Vaca" and start greasing the wheels! 😜. Lot 11, 3pm.

Cheers.

Tony Abrahams
41 Posted 25/07/2021 at 17:08:44
Brilliant Jay H, I hope you really enjoy the game, and everything that goes with it mate!

I remember Martinez, first season, it was an away game at Swansea, when Ross Barkley scored the winner, and that was the last time I was actually excited that I was going to watch Everton, when it finally looked like we were developing into a genuine football team, before it became yet another false dawn.


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