My wife and I were in Liverpool for the weekend last weekend. We were at our hotel by 11am Friday Morning and only got the bus for the airport at 1pm from Lime Street on Sunday.
During this time, I only saw people wearing Everton mechandise on two occasions. One was in a pub while we were watching the game. There were three people sitting behind me wearing Everton tops. The other time was on the Sunday when I saw a bloke on his own come out of a shop wearing a home jersey. There were any amount of people wearing Liverpool stuff, walking around all weekend.
We were staying in a hotel on Hanover Street, just up from the Liverpool One shopping precinct, and we generally stayed around the Albert Dock, Duke Street, Briscoe Street areas with our sight-seeing. Maybe it was just the part of the city we were in but even on the Saturday, between it being game day and a day to come into town shopping, I would have thought I would have seen a lot more people wearing Everton merchandise.
For me, though, I must say that one of the highlights of the weekend was getting in to the Everton 2 store. I was literally like a child in a sweet shop on Christmas or his birthday. In terms of merchandise, we get next to nothing over here, so to actually have that much choice was just amazing. My son, who was half-reared an Arsenal fan by his uncles and granddad before I came on the scene, even got some stuff brought home.
I didn't manage to get out to Goodison Park though. Considering we don't get away that often as a couple, our son is special needs, I wasn't going to push my luck as I got to the store and also got to watch the game in the pub. But anyway, that's a different post altogether.
Anyway, back to my original point. Can people explain why I didn't see more mechandise being worn? Was it just where we were staying, was it just that we don't do it as a set of fans, or is it just the apathy around the club at present?
Kieran Fitzgerald, Posted 30/09/2011 at 17:14:52
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1 Posted 30/09/2011 at 20:57:38
1) All good shirt-wearing Evertonians were at the game... and subsequently too depressed to wear the shirt.
2) As Bill Kenwright famously said, "Evertonians don't do replica shirts."
3) It was wash day.
2 Posted 30/09/2011 at 21:55:18
Fellas usually wear replica kits at the game or when playing 11/5 a side games. Not many, that I know or see, wear tops just as a top. (loads of training gear though and the Tacchini stuff is brilliant too)
3 Posted 30/09/2011 at 22:03:14
That's just my view anyway, mate.
4 Posted 30/09/2011 at 22:09:25
5 Posted 30/09/2011 at 22:15:31
All of us were in good spirits for this upcoming season.
6 Posted 30/09/2011 at 21:52:18
It just seems a bit weird to me when a grown man is walking around in a football shirt, with 'official premier league badges' of course, and the name of a player young enough to be his son splashed on his back.
It's even more weird when that same grown man has grown to the size of a fucking wooly mammoth and is trundling along, with moobs and a massive gut, in what is supposed to be an item of sportswear. Yes, that grown man is called Yakubu.
So, yeah, I don't do replica shirts but I know plenty of people who like them and wear them out and about even if it's not a match day. I think Kenwright was talking shite when he claimed only Geordies buy them. Geordies might be the only supporters who are daft enough to shell out for exactly the same shirt every year though. I know Everton can't change their design much but the Newcastle shirt must be a nightmare. 'Haway man, this seyasans kit is teotally different like, it's gorra thicker black stripe on the back, ya bastard".
7 Posted 30/09/2011 at 22:59:10
Sitting here in my living room nursing a brandy & wearing my replica "Hafnia" 1984 FA Cup Final top.
Happily, no "moobs," to speak of though..
8 Posted 30/09/2011 at 23:14:12
9 Posted 01/10/2011 at 06:00:14
10 Posted 01/10/2011 at 08:23:59
11 Posted 01/10/2011 at 10:09:00
12 Posted 02/10/2011 at 07:25:47
13 Posted 02/10/2011 at 07:25:47
14 Posted 02/10/2011 at 07:41:03
15 Posted 02/10/2011 at 09:31:39
16 Posted 02/10/2011 at 11:16:07
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