Okay... so the usual glamorous friendlies have been confirmed against lower league and Scottish opposition as well as the 'Tony Hibbert Testimonial' against Greek 'giants' AEK. But what about the pre-season tour???
Over the last few years, the pre-season tour has been announced well in advance (normally while the season is still ongoing). Are the club so skint they have removed a pre-season tour from the budget??
I've heard rumours of Indonesia or Portugal as a destination.... has anyone else heard anything to back these up?
The club becomes more of a laughing stock each year. The 4th most successful English club cannot now organise a pre-season tour that satisfies its commercial needs.
Will the club be using lastminute.com to fund any trip? Or does Moyes know he potentially won't be here in the summer and has therefore paid little attention to the planning process?
John Crook, Posted 13/06/2012 at 13:09:19
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787 Posted 14/06/2012 at 04:19:26
788 Posted 14/06/2012 at 04:05:35
No pre-season tour and yourself and other like-minded folk will blast the club for there not being a tour.
Go on tour, and as you may have seen in previous years, there's going to be those who think they are a waste of time.
For me, I'd like to see us in one of those pre-season 4 club tournaments against some of the better sides in Europe plus a token Chinese team thrown in to cream the tv revenue it would create. This to me is more appealing that an away trip to Motherwell, or another attempt at making America like us.
862 Posted 14/06/2012 at 11:15:58
926 Posted 14/06/2012 at 14:30:38
939 Posted 14/06/2012 at 15:16:57
011 Posted 14/06/2012 at 22:19:22
036 Posted 15/06/2012 at 02:05:59
Even in the Chang Sports Bar where I used to go to watch our games I was the only Blue and always outnumbered by the opposition supporters. Sometimes there's some tourists in to watch the matches though.
Don't know about Bangkok.
There seems to be an active group of Thai Everon supporters judging by their website. All the locals cars have RS and Utd bumper stickers on them though.
041 Posted 15/06/2012 at 05:23:57
The predominant team is Man U; in downtown Kuala Lumpur virtually every Bus Shelter is a Man U shrine. Arsenal had a football store In the biggest Mall in Asia in Bangkok, before the Taksin's Red Shirts burned it down, the Mall I mean not the Arsenal shop.
But, as with everywhere you go here, people have heard of the Red Shite but know nothing of Everton and if they have heard of us they don't even know we come from the same city.
So well done BK and all you Everton Marketing boys ? you are doing a fabulous job... NOT!
I bought a FAKE Everton shirt in one of the big clothing discount centers in BKK once but it was out of date as well as being fake.
078 Posted 15/06/2012 at 09:31:34
No disrespect to Motherwell but going up there to watch the Blues just doesn't appeal to me! Now if it was Barca, or Inter somewhere? That's another thing...
090 Posted 15/06/2012 at 10:06:21
Just last week the fan groups here had their yearly football tournament. Everton beat Barcelona 1-0 in th final. It was reported on Thai TV. Prior to every live broadcast of a Premier league game here, Chang sponsers a TV show that previews the match. The studio backdrop is a large Everton badge and images of the Everton players. Of course this is only seen on Thai cable TV so most expats dont get to see it. Overall you would have to say Chang has improved our branding in Thailand, sadly tho' we are still way behind the shite and ManU.
I quite often get stopped by scousers and or Evertonians who see my Everton crest tattoo or I've got my Everton shirt on. I used to watch the match years ago at the Outback Bar in Soi Arunotai. There was always a handful of blue fans there but its closed down now.
Last week I went to one of the local markets to buy one of the new RS shirts for my dads birthday. Now get this... the new logo RS shirt was 200 baht (£4) but the new Nike Everton shirt was only 120 baht (£2.40) guess we are the poor relations ;o)
132 Posted 15/06/2012 at 12:57:12
163 Posted 15/06/2012 at 15:32:25
It would be a great party with a couple of thousand bluenoses in the sun.
293 Posted 16/06/2012 at 14:01:55
733 Posted 18/06/2012 at 10:04:48
was it you I said hello to all those years ago when you were walking down Soi 6 with an Everton shirt with OSMAN on the back of it?
I used to watch the matches in the Chang Sports Bar on Soi Diana and they gave away Everton freebies.
341 Posted 21/06/2012 at 14:14:01
653 Posted 23/06/2012 at 04:53:40
no mate that wasn't me in soi 6.
My EFC shirt has no name on the back,
and besides that, good catholic boys don't go to soi 6 ;o)
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