We all know that this pre-season has been messed up with the Java Cup debacle. There has been often a lot of discussion on TW on the relative merits of going to US, Australia, Asia etc as well as the quality of opposition in pre-season. This got me thinking about a potential idea for next year.
How about if Everton and (hold your breath) Liverpool actually got together next year to organise a pre-season tournament on Merseyside. If we could invite a couple of high profile European teams (I was thinking Bayern Mnich and AC Milan) then I think it could be a win/win/win for both clubs and the City.
Hopefully it would attract good crowds and visitors to the city, give all teams a really good workout, and involve no travel. Who knows we might even make some money out of it.
Crazy – I know.
Ciaran Duff, Posted 30/07/2012 at 06:15:25
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839 Posted 30/07/2012 at 14:01:49
The dark side will never do anything that they think will do us any good. They want us to disappear. As for finishing above them? Well, a 'legend' was given the not so golden boot as a result wasn't he.
The only time they'll change their tune is an hour before the bailifs come to take the Shankly gates, and may that day come soon.
846 Posted 30/07/2012 at 15:06:31
Gerrard would get half our team sent off withinh 2 mins.
Suaraez would call one of our players something unprintable.
And after our last and second last play off, we would be banned from every competition for the huge cider-fuelled scrap that would ensue in town between us, the Shite, and representatives of Europe.
Otherwise neat idea.
848 Posted 30/07/2012 at 15:15:31
849 Posted 30/07/2012 at 15:20:05
858 Posted 30/07/2012 at 17:26:06
865 Posted 30/07/2012 at 18:37:34
Can anyone fill in the blanks? This is bending my head!
868 Posted 30/07/2012 at 18:54:59
871 Posted 30/07/2012 at 19:16:42
When you have got a chip on your shoulder as big as theirs then it will never happen...
Unless of course we could keep big Duncs registration and bring him on for the last ten mins...
875 Posted 30/07/2012 at 18:38:35
877 Posted 30/07/2012 at 19:52:50
My memory isn't the greatest, I might of thought we drew with Liverpool because I do remember both clubs saying there would not be penalties should they draw. I don't know what year it was but I'm sure it was when we wore the amber and black/blue striped strip.
878 Posted 30/07/2012 at 19:54:27
879 Posted 30/07/2012 at 20:06:28
Sat 27 Jul 1996 (a) Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2
Ferguson, Speed (Lost 2-3 on Pens)
Sun 28 Jul 1996 (h) LIVERPOOL 0-0
(Everton and Liverpool tied for 3rd Place)
No info on the attendances tho...
ps: Everton went on to have a pretty awful season, finishing 15th — just 2 points above relegation.
Can this please be the final nail in the "we should be playing better opposition pre-season" coffin?!?!
890 Posted 30/07/2012 at 21:41:34
893 Posted 30/07/2012 at 21:54:52
912 Posted 31/07/2012 at 02:05:12
915 Posted 31/07/2012 at 03:36:06
919 Posted 31/07/2012 at 06:39:40
921 Posted 31/07/2012 at 07:15:08
954 Posted 31/07/2012 at 11:07:34
I'd rather host our own tournament and invite decent European opposition.
114 Posted 31/07/2012 at 23:33:31
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