I no longer get excited like I once did regarding the release of the new home strip. Every new shirt seems to lack imagination, creativity and even originality. I pray for the day we can announce a press release stating a link up with Adidas.
However the reason for my post is the abomination which Tim Howard will be sporting this year! I know help for heroes is a massive topic and lots of teams in various sports are showing their support with 'camo' tops but that's usually for one game tops. To have the shirt for a whole season is another reason our club is a joke, has gone stale, and no longer brings me a reason to be hopeful. Pride has long since left and I feel that my support is more about routine these days.
Rob Wilkinson, Posted 05/07/2011 at 06:53:47
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1 Posted 05/07/2011 at 12:59:55
2 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:04:49
I do have two concerns, though.
1) How are the Everton players going to see Howard easily if they need to play a pass-back or get the hell out of his way when he come for crosses?
2) Blue socks? We are Everton, Blue shirts, white shorts and WHITE SOCKS! It's one of the things that defines us!
3 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:05:35
What's your point? A goalie shirt YOU don't like? I'd be more worried about what's in front of him for the coming saeson than what he's got on his back.
4 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:11:51
"I'm tellin yer" shouts one lone voice, "It was that fucking goalie top Howard wore, I knew no good would come of it!"
5 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:24:04
6 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:32:23
I share your deep concern on point 1. However, on the plus side, non-Everton players will think we have no goalkeeper and try to roll the ball into an empty net, at which point the cunningly disguised Howard will pounce!
I actually laughed out loud!
7 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:41:49
8 Posted 05/07/2011 at 13:54:37
As for white socks, which I prefer as well, I think in our history we've worn more blue and dark socks than whites. Anyway, I think both kits look great (home and away) and I think Tim Howard is very unlucky!
9 Posted 05/07/2011 at 14:16:39
10 Posted 05/07/2011 at 15:09:56
11 Posted 05/07/2011 at 15:18:55
"He's shit, an' he knows he's shit, he's shit, an' he knows he's shit"
To the tune of "Go West"
12 Posted 05/07/2011 at 15:27:47
You wear camoflage in the RAF?
What do you dress up as? A cloud?
I can see it now. Colour blind players having collisions with Tim Howard and because keepers are so protected resulting in free kicks to us. BONUS.
13 Posted 05/07/2011 at 16:49:43
They could turn out in leiderhosen for all I care, as long as they win games.
I guess there's nothing else to moan about today, huh....
14 Posted 05/07/2011 at 16:51:44
And to be honest, Rob, I have you type cast as a 45+ male whose gut will overhang wearing whatever. Ask the kids and 12-35 year olds who usually purchase the kits ? they'd much prefer Adidas as a make to Le Coq and as they are the mass market of kit consumers, EFC should listen.
15 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:10:47
16 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:24:04
17 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:25:54
18 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:43:32
19 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:52:26
All T-How needs now is wear the socks around the ankles, loads of vaseline on his eyebrows and to dive around in the mud for an hour pre-kick off. Then we'll be getting somewhere.
20 Posted 05/07/2011 at 17:23:46
21 Posted 05/07/2011 at 18:17:42
"The kit's shit mate!!! Fucking Kenshite's a twat!"
Get a brain lad
22 Posted 05/07/2011 at 18:32:06
23 Posted 05/07/2011 at 18:35:01
Its not a beautiful piece of kit. Big deal.
24 Posted 05/07/2011 at 18:50:13
25 Posted 05/07/2011 at 19:24:28
Bonus of the goalkeepers kit is if we are in need of an equaliser Tim could come up for corners unseen and unmarked.
26 Posted 05/07/2011 at 19:48:18
27 Posted 05/07/2011 at 19:51:47
I WANT WHITE NETS Blue nets are crap.
White nets are the business!
28 Posted 05/07/2011 at 20:01:07
29 Posted 05/07/2011 at 20:29:15
Forget Kings Dock. This is the real legacy of Kenwright!
30 Posted 05/07/2011 at 21:24:11
31 Posted 05/07/2011 at 21:27:27
32 Posted 05/07/2011 at 22:31:24
I think the home kit looks great and will be buying it when I'm home next. I've been generally very impressed with what Le Coq have come up with and will admit I was a little nervous when Everton first went in to partnership with them.
I look forward to next year and hope Everton sort something out on the transfer market so my trawling of the websites rewards me with something fairly satisfying. However, reading the shite like the Daily Mail et al. provides us with utter rubbish and therefore what's the point?! But off to explore again.
KENWRIGHT OUT! for his latest theater company production of Scrooge, the man who stole all the millions Everton were loaded with when he took charge!!!
33 Posted 05/07/2011 at 23:50:04
Spot on! and well said, Mr Mackay!
I hate it when we go blue socks for that reason. We're just about unique ? the only blue-white-blue with class is Italy. I sometimes support them for it.
But, if I'm out on the park with the new top, I'll be sporting white socks with it.
I hope those bloody sox go the way of the pink shirt; don't make it till Christmas.
34 Posted 06/07/2011 at 00:26:25
My 8 year old lad said, "Wow I want one of them, please!" ... go figure!
35 Posted 06/07/2011 at 00:38:19
36 Posted 06/07/2011 at 01:34:45
37 Posted 06/07/2011 at 02:41:07
38 Posted 06/07/2011 at 03:47:50
On a slightly different note, does anyone know if it is possible to get an adult home shirt (not keeper's) without the Chang label? Such as you can for kids' shirts?
39 Posted 06/07/2011 at 07:41:52
40 Posted 06/07/2011 at 08:31:47
Funniest one I've read was to a thread of, if you could ask Bill Kenwright one question what would it be ? to which some wag answered, "why does Bungle off Rainbow walk round naked all day then put his pyjama's on for bed.
41 Posted 06/07/2011 at 09:14:31
42 Posted 06/07/2011 at 10:34:22
I always liked the all blue strip we wear at Man Utd, West Ham and Villa, mind you for some reason at Villa its anyones guess as to what strip we turn out in.
43 Posted 06/07/2011 at 12:30:54
You also want to link up with Adidas? Who usually just make the same kit for everybody, except this year have given Chelsea something disgusting. Your article is complete and utter nonsense.
44 Posted 06/07/2011 at 13:06:28
I think it's a bold design and is certainly better than the hideous luminous tops some teams, including ours, have worn recently.
45 Posted 06/07/2011 at 13:02:05
Still prefer white socks, though!
46 Posted 06/07/2011 at 13:12:42
47 Posted 06/07/2011 at 13:58:04
48 Posted 06/07/2011 at 14:04:20
49 Posted 06/07/2011 at 14:46:24
Nobody would dare enter the penalty area!
Swap the nets for barbed wire and we're there...!!!
Dogs of War 2011-12 style!
50 Posted 06/07/2011 at 18:24:03
At least it seems the proper Royal Blue anyway.
What the fuck has Blue Bill got to do with the fact that you don't like the new top......?!?!?!?
He'll sell when he's got someone to buy the fuckin' club. Until then, or unless you're prepared to stump up the cash, I suggest you wind your neck in....
51 Posted 06/07/2011 at 21:08:13
Apparently you play the role of a US Marine whose mission it is to infiltrate an under-performing Premier League Football Club and assassinate the manipulative dictator that is stifling its growth for his own evil means.
To complete the mission, you have to oversee the introduction of a regime change which leads to a billionaire philanthropist taking over and them ultimately winning the Champion's League...
52 Posted 06/07/2011 at 21:42:50
53 Posted 07/07/2011 at 10:25:41
Actually come to think of it - that doesnt matter in the slightest.
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