My annual post to thank Michael and Lyndon for the upkeep of the best Everton site out there.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated lads and without your hard work and dedication our lives as Evertonians would be much poorer.

Thank you as well to all the contributors who make it as entertaining as it is.

Merry Christmas, lads, and a happy New Year.


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Mike Green
1 Posted 20/12/2016 at 23:47:31
Well said, Dave – Merry Christmas and best wishes to you both for 2017, thanks for providing us all with an essential therapy outlet... Cheers.
Dennis Stevens
2 Posted 20/12/2016 at 00:04:20
Hear! Hear! Many thanks to all at ToffeeWeb Towers & a Merry Christmas to all Evertonians.
Stephen Brown
3 Posted 21/12/2016 at 14:11:40
A great site for therapy after a loss! Suffer with like minded people!

Thank you, Michael and Lyndon – great work!

Winston Williamson
4 Posted 21/12/2016 at 16:48:10
Aye...Merry Christmas fellow blues!
Brent Stephens
5 Posted 21/12/2016 at 16:56:44
Thanks to Lyndon and Michael, and all their "little helpers".

Best wishes to all fellow blues. 2017 gotta get better, surely?!

Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 21/12/2016 at 16:57:52
Thanks for the nudge Dave, which I shouldn't need.

Thanks Michael and Lyndon for your great site, and for giving us the chance to get rid of our frustrations and also show our joy (not often enough these last few years).

Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year.

Tony Hill
7 Posted 21/12/2016 at 17:05:04
Yes it's a top place to join together as Blues, thanks to Michael and Lyndon. All the best to everyone – good things are on their way.
Chris Williams
8 Posted 21/12/2016 at 17:22:31
Yes, thanks for what is the best Everton site in the world. It must be guys because of the international Blues contributions 24/7. Plenty from closer to home too as well a from gnarly arl scousers like me.

All the best and please a better 2017.

Ray Roche
9 Posted 21/12/2016 at 17:36:52
I'll add my thanks, Michael and Lyndon, for a superb site. You two must have the patience of a Saint to have to trawl through some of the stuff on here, and I'm as guilty as anyone for contributing my regular drivel, but it'd be a duller place without this therapeutic spa where we can right all things wrong from an Everton perspective.

Thanks, boys.

Tom Fazal
10 Posted 21/12/2016 at 17:43:29
Thanks, Michael and Lyndon, for enabling Evertonians everywhere the opportunity to 'debate' all things Blue.

I think it is especially useful for those of us now in exile (Ottawa, Canada for me) to read the banter and argument which is as close as we can get to being in a pub with fellow Blues before and after games. The humour is always good, some of the vitriol is hard to take but the passion always shines through. Really enjoy the site.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you both and to all Evertonians wherever you may be.

Lyndon Lloyd
11 Posted 21/12/2016 at 18:38:17
Thanks to Dave L, to all of you above and everybody else who frequents the site, our members and commenters. As I always say, ToffeeWeb is nothing without its audience and its community and while it's frequently a place for Blues to vent their frustrations, I'm happy that the site least provide a forum for debate and discussion.

Special thanks to our writers and contributors, notably, of course, Ken Buckley and Paul Traill for their dedication to providing match reports.

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017! Fingers crossed it's a good one for Everton.

Colin Glassar
12 Posted 21/12/2016 at 19:24:03
Yeah, well done, lads, on a job well done.
Mike Gwyer
13 Posted 21/12/2016 at 19:37:34

Cheers, lads, for providing a website that gives fellow blues, from all corners of the earth the opportunity to discuss this wonderful club.

Dick Fearon
14 Posted 21/12/2016 at 19:51:29
I add my grateful thanks and best wishes for Christmas to Lyndon, Michael, Paul T and Ken B plus my fellow ToffeeWebbers. God bless you all.
Ian McDowell
15 Posted 21/12/2016 at 19:57:58
Merry Xmas and well done on the production of so many fantastic articles. I love to read the thoughts of other blues in the comments section and I'm a regular visitor to the site at least 3 times a day.
Andy Crooks
16 Posted 21/12/2016 at 20:25:09
I would ask users of this site to look at the fan sites of any other team. In comparison, they are second rate, un-user friendly, often cretinous and very often out of date.

We are privileged to have Michael, Lyndon, Ken, Paul and the magnificent contributors who produce the great stuff about our history.

Some great debate from people who can write, actually, really write. Who are prepared to throw away great writing on a website. I urge all ToffeeWebbers to look at what else is out there and be thankful. Now, we just need the team to produce the same.

Paul Tran
17 Posted 21/12/2016 at 20:50:22
If our team was half as good as this site, we'd never stop celebrating. Thanks for bringing Everton so close to those of us who care from a distance.
Trevor Peers
18 Posted 21/12/2016 at 23:37:35
Thanks guys, appreciate all the hard work and time you put in, to make this the best site for blues fans.
Peter Mills
19 Posted 22/12/2016 at 08:19:53
Yep, thank you Lyndon and Michael, Paul and Ken, and all contributors – very best wishes all round. Looking forward to the Christmas ceasefire before it all starts again on Boxing Day!
Jonathan Tasker
20 Posted 22/12/2016 at 10:00:08
Great site.

Keep up the good work.

Eddie Dunn
21 Posted 22/12/2016 at 13:45:22
May I add my gratitude to all who run this thing and all who contribute. It is reassuring to know that other people have their weekends destroyed on a fairly regular basis, but it is marvellous when we can all celebrate together (like the Arsenal game) and the world suddenly makes sense again.

Keep it up folks and Merry Xmas to all! And let's hope for good fortune in the New Year.

Frank Wade
22 Posted 22/12/2016 at 18:28:50
Happy Christmas and New Year's greetings to the ToffeeWeb Master-craftsmen, Michael and Lyndon, but also Ken and Paul for their excellent match reports and all our essay writers.

Many thanks for keeping myself and others in the Everton community so well advised and up-to-date on what is happening with our beloved blues.

Danny Broderick
23 Posted 22/12/2016 at 18:43:06
Many thanks guys. Here's to a much improved 2017!
James Flynn
24 Posted 22/12/2016 at 18:46:05
I take my Everton where I find it.

But the go-to place is ToffeeWeb.

Paul Ferry
25 Posted 22/12/2016 at 18:57:46
Merry Xmas and best wishes for a great New Year, Lyndon and Michael and your families (who must also have their lives affected by ToffeeWeb!). Thanks for all that you do for us. Staying up when you ought to be asleep to get something important to us (and word on the Patrick situation?!).

Best wishes too, needless to say, to the regular feature writers and especially to Ken Buckley of the deft pen.

And, lastly, Happy Xmas to all ToffeeWebbers!

Ciarán McGlone
26 Posted 22/12/2016 at 19:07:26
Great site, great individuals running it.

Many festive returns to all on here.

Thanks lads.

Dermot Byrne
27 Posted 22/12/2016 at 19:11:49
Great place to express our views and at the same time be told we may be talking absolute shite!
Christine Foster
28 Posted 22/12/2016 at 19:16:46
For all things Everton, for all the humour and frustration, there has always been only one place to come for so many of us. This site stands head and shoulders above any other in the Premier League, and rightly so, it is a testament to Michael and Lyndon for its creation and upkeep and a platform for so many intelligent and caring contributors.

The team may continue to frustrate, the manager(s) may continue to confuse us, but ToffeeWeb will always enlighten us.

So Merry Christmas to one and all, but also to the Dynamic Duo for making sure our Christmases are filled with Blue tales.

Thank you to one and all, but especially to Michael and Lyndon!

Ray Atherton
29 Posted 22/12/2016 at 19:31:37
Thank you Lyndon and Michael for a great ToffeeWeb,also Ken and Paul.

A very merry Christmas to all ToffeeWebbers.

Barry Pearce
30 Posted 22/12/2016 at 19:45:04
Just thanks. Couldn't go a day without reading all the opinions on this fantastic site. Merry Xmas to all Blues everywhere.
Mick Davies
31 Posted 23/12/2016 at 00:48:38
Merry Xmas to Lyndon and Michael (the same MK from the Rough Guide book?), to everyone on TW (who've agreed with all my posts :-)) and Evertonians all around the world.
Paul Hughes
32 Posted 23/12/2016 at 12:07:32
I'd like to add my thanks to Lyndon and Michael, and wish all ToffeeWebbers a Happy Christmas, and best wishes for 2017. Let's hope that the Blues can actually cheer us all up.
Tony McNulty
33 Posted 23/12/2016 at 12:42:24
Thanks to Lyndon and Michael for all your work through the year, and best wishes to all who frequent the home of Evertonian Group therapy.

Things will look up in 2017. By this time next year, although there will be a reduced need for therapy, there will still be a need for ToffeeWeb.

Tony Heron
34 Posted 23/12/2016 at 12:56:45
Just wish to add my thanks and agreement with all the comments. TW is absolutely the best Everton site not only for the articles and info from Lyndon and Michael but also the passionate and reasoned comments of all contributors.

Can I also include a mention for Ken Buckley and his unmissable "From my seat...". Thanks again and best wishes to all.

Paul Smith
35 Posted 23/12/2016 at 13:04:40
Nothing more to add only it's the first thing I do in the morning and last thing I do at night. Drives the missus crazy.

Thanks to Lyndon and Michael – selfless service to the blue cause. Long may you continue.

Mike Galley
36 Posted 23/12/2016 at 14:34:42
I'll second all the comments on here. Thanks very much Michael and Lyndon for THE Everton website. Wishing fellow blues all over the world a merry, toffeetastic Christmas!
Mike Gaynes
37 Posted 23/12/2016 at 17:16:42
Warmest wishes to Lyndon, Michael and your families... to all the columnists and historians who provide the rich background and perspective for this grand club... and to the greatest fans in footy for making TW the wild, wooly, endlessly informative and brilliantly entertaining place it is.

My wish to all is that, no matter the results on the pitch, we remember to celebrate just being here and having the opportunity to cheer the Blues. Have a wonderful holiday season and may the New Year be one of joy.

Tahir Abdullah
38 Posted 23/12/2016 at 17:45:09
Dave thanks for initiating this thread; best Xmas wishes to the editors and all TWers. Onwards and upwards the blues.
David Greenwood
39 Posted 23/12/2016 at 18:16:48
Great work fellas.

Stan Schofield
40 Posted 23/12/2016 at 18:26:56
Thanks Michael and Lyndon for a great site, and thanks Dave for this thread.
Joe Hurst
41 Posted 23/12/2016 at 18:44:19
Lyndon, Michael, a big thanks for all the efforts on ToffeeWeb.

And to all the Blue Brethren, a Merry Christmas and hopes for a very happy new year from me too.

Craig Fletcher
42 Posted 24/12/2016 at 20:03:34
Lyndon, Michael, thank you to you from New Zealand. ToffeeWeb is my #1 port-of-call for all updates on anything Everton. No other website comes close to your undoubted dedication to the cause. Merry Christmas fellow blues.
Ray Said
43 Posted 24/12/2016 at 20:08:55
Well said Dave. Thanks to all at ToffeeWeb for their hard work this and every year. This is the site that infuriates and informs me in equal measure about all things EFC.

Have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Steve Woods
44 Posted 24/12/2016 at 21:12:44
Adding my thanks to Lyndon and Michael for a fantastic site and resource made possible only through their hard work and dedication to the cause.

Let's hope that 2017 will actually be the start of all that we hope for Everton becoming once again on and off the field. God knows we have waited long enough.

Tony Abrahams
45 Posted 24/12/2016 at 22:04:04
Michael and Lyndon, many thanks for this wonderfully time-consuming site!

Hope you both have a really good Christmas, and look forward to seeing you both one day, hopefully at Wembley Stadium, in May, and maybe Bramley-Moore Dock, the year after that!

Dan Davies
46 Posted 25/12/2016 at 00:30:31
Merry crimbo people!
Ian Smitham
47 Posted 25/12/2016 at 01:03:46
Just wanted to thank the people for what they do to keep the site going. For me, it is the only Everton-related site I read, and I appreciate the work that goes on in the background to keep things going. Best wishes to Michael and Lyndon.
Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
48 Posted 25/12/2016 at 01:20:07
Many thanks, Dave, a really nice gesture, and all of you for the kind messages of support.

It's become more of a habit or addiction than a chore, and the threads with their great comments from all our contributors makes up the most dynamic part of the site. I believe we do have a great cross-section, and enjoy reading all the different takes on what should, at some basic level, be a very simple game. It isn't though, is it? Thanks to the tactically savvy, those with an eye for the structure of the team and an ability to analyse what is really going down on the field of play.

I wish for all of us that things buck up in the New Year... and Yes, I guess that means I have to buy in to the transfer window as being our salvation. Not quite sure I trust this fella to take us where we want to go within a reasonable timeframe, but of course only time will tell.

The Winter Solstice has been and gone but here's wishing a great Xmas and a fantastic New Year to all our Readers!!!

Tim Greeley
49 Posted 25/12/2016 at 05:25:55
Honestly, without the infectious grooves of ToffeeWeb, I wouldn't care half as much as I do... and goddamnit, I do care. So ummm thanks guys... I think... I guess. ;)
Don Alexander
50 Posted 25/12/2016 at 19:44:31
To Lyndon and Michael, thanks for everything you do.

To the rest of us, thanks for sharing your passion. Onward and upward in 2017!

Terry Underwood
51 Posted 29/12/2016 at 14:59:51
Many, many thanks. ToffeeWeb is invaluable for Blues who cannot get to games now. Onwards and upwards.


Andy Meighan
52 Posted 02/01/2017 at 10:44:28
It's my bible.
Jim Burns
53 Posted 02/01/2017 at 22:04:39
Nothing much that I can add to the rest of the great messages on here – except thanks Lyndon and Michael – your dedication is difficult to match.

Here's to a steady improvement and an eventual arrival at the Promised Land – if there was ever a bunch of loyal, patient and always passionate supporters that deserved this, it is the wonderful mix that is the Everton fanbase.

All the best to all of you – deluded, dedicated and so deserving of success.

Denis Richardson
54 Posted 02/01/2017 at 22:21:02
Can't add to the above – sincere thanks for keeping the site up and running.

(Can't believe I've been reading this website almost daily for over 10 years now!)

Geoff Evans
55 Posted 05/01/2017 at 17:07:01
Great site, thank you for all your hard work.

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