Ken's reports, both from Goodison Park and the Room of Nonsense, have been one of the most popular features on ToffeeWeb for a number years and they've clearly been missed.
I tried getting in touch with Ken by email a month or so back and again this week, and have also sent a message to one of the Blues with whom he enjoys a pre- and post-match pint but have, unfortunately, not heard back from either.
Like every ToffeeWebber, I very much hope he is well and has just decided to just take a break from reporting on the chaos at Goodison Park!
Ken, if you're out there, please do drop us a line!
Update: The good news is that both Ken and the friend I mention above are well and both were at the Brighton game last week. Ken has simply decided to take a break from his report-writing duties, presumably through the ennui that most of us share about the current state of the team.
Should he decide to resume his regular account of Blues games, we would welcome him back with open arms but I'm sure he would be pleased to know how many people have asked after him.
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1 Posted 25/01/2018 at 19:45:30
2 Posted 25/01/2018 at 19:52:26
3 Posted 25/01/2018 at 19:59:11
I too hope Ken is well.
4 Posted 25/01/2018 at 20:13:28
5 Posted 25/01/2018 at 20:17:26
Love the match reports from him (and Paul) as they give from fan perspective!
6 Posted 25/01/2018 at 20:39:32
7 Posted 25/01/2018 at 21:23:32
8 Posted 25/01/2018 at 21:53:16
Wherever you are, Ken, I /we hope you are doing well.
9 Posted 25/01/2018 at 22:56:19
10 Posted 26/01/2018 at 03:36:28
11 Posted 26/01/2018 at 08:08:48
12 Posted 26/01/2018 at 10:26:11
13 Posted 26/01/2018 at 11:24:52
14 Posted 26/01/2018 at 11:30:26
15 Posted 26/01/2018 at 15:39:57
On the subject of absent regulars where is Patrick Murphy, statistician supreme?
16 Posted 26/01/2018 at 15:56:24
Sorely missed. Without question for me, the single best matchday contribution on TW by a country mile and then some.
Take up your seat and pen again soon, Ken. Your insight, wit and eloquence is much needed at times like this.
17 Posted 26/01/2018 at 16:02:32
Hopefully it's just the drivel on the pitch that has caused him to bail out and nothing else.
If any of his friends are looking in, maybe they could let us know that he's okay.
18 Posted 26/01/2018 at 17:11:32
19 Posted 26/01/2018 at 17:36:43
Hopefully it is just the dire performances and goings on that Ken cannot be bothered with as Ken always had a positive outlook and I guess it is difficult to take any positives from this season.
20 Posted 26/01/2018 at 18:03:09
21 Posted 26/01/2018 at 18:09:19
They have the feel of match day at Goodison Park and are very well-written.
22 Posted 26/01/2018 at 18:25:03
Talk like a fan
Walk like a fan my son.
23 Posted 26/01/2018 at 18:39:09
Hope all is good and we hear from you soon.
24 Posted 26/01/2018 at 19:30:30
25 Posted 27/01/2018 at 09:21:51
My suggestion would be Find out where the Room of Nonsense is and send a similarly mild-mannered TW emissary (volunteer) to said watering hole and let him know we are thinking of him.
I suspect Ken is hurting because he can see us tearing each other to shreds on here.
I hope that is all it is.
26 Posted 02/02/2018 at 11:10:17
Echo all the sentiments above.
When he comes back, it will be like a new signing for ToffeeWeb!
27 Posted 14/02/2018 at 16:00:58
Along with Lyndon, he's been my favourite writer for years and I miss his contributions.
If you happen to see this Ken, I hope you're well and look forward to seeing your posts again.
28 Posted 25/02/2018 at 17:36:22
29 Posted 25/02/2018 at 17:41:40
30 Posted 18/03/2018 at 22:08:43
Come back soon Ken, as you never know we might have a new manager in August and suddenly start to play joined-up, winning football and who better to write about it, than your good self.
31 Posted 18/03/2018 at 22:15:21
32 Posted 18/03/2018 at 22:27:05
It has been a bit of a trial for us all, but more to the loyal fans who go to the match (I rarely get to one these days).
Hopefully there are better days ahead.
33 Posted 18/03/2018 at 22:29:03
As I previously stated, Ken's match reports are sorely missed and, without question for me, the single best matchday contribution on TW by a country mile and then some.
Like many, I look forward to the day Ken takes up his seat and pen again as his insight, wit and eloquence on Everton games is much needed at any and every time.
34 Posted 18/03/2018 at 22:37:34
Hurry up back Ken.
All the best.
35 Posted 18/03/2018 at 23:26:29
Lyndon. Michael, Paul T and Ken B. Halleluja!
36 Posted 19/03/2018 at 00:24:03
Labone nailed it; 1 = 20.
Get back on the horse, Ken... I look forward to 'Since I've been away from my seat' (you turn your back for 2 mins...) An overview of the story(s) so far, now we're 'safe'.
37 Posted 19/03/2018 at 01:24:47
38 Posted 19/03/2018 at 07:09:05
Let's hope we can all look forward to a seriously better squad performance next season and maybe Ken will feel up to the task of writing his reports again!!
39 Posted 19/03/2018 at 07:15:19
When you're ready, and only when you're ready, I look forward to those great reports of yours.
40 Posted 19/03/2018 at 08:33:54
41 Posted 19/03/2018 at 09:58:38
42 Posted 19/03/2018 at 10:29:52
43 Posted 19/03/2018 at 11:13:33
And a bit like Gareth Barry you don't realise the true value until they aren't there any more.
Great to hear Ken is well and, presumably, still patronising the Room of Nonsense on matchdays.
Hope Ken's reports do return even on an occasional basis. They'd be like a new signing!
44 Posted 20/03/2018 at 21:48:13
45 Posted 20/03/2018 at 22:45:55
Loved the reports and the calm and informative way they were presented.
46 Posted 23/03/2018 at 19:11:22
47 Posted 23/03/2018 at 19:30:35
48 Posted 23/03/2018 at 23:29:32
49 Posted 23/03/2018 at 23:36:48
50 Posted 05/04/2018 at 20:42:13
Whenever you come back, Ken, you will have plenty of readers waiting to read your post.
51 Posted 05/04/2018 at 20:54:08
52 Posted 05/04/2018 at 21:15:37
53 Posted 05/04/2018 at 21:58:38
You see the contributors on this site and you do develop a strange, internet-like fondness for many and hope for their well being.
Mike Gaynes's previous health issues and the immortal Harold Matthews (RIP Blue Mage of Merseyside) spring to mind. I'm sure there are others but I have the memory of a field mouse.
I'm happy that Ken is well, if only frustrated and thinking, "Fuck it why bother" with this season!
54 Posted 05/04/2018 at 22:04:44
HOPE YOURE READING THIS,
Everyone hopes you are well and we are looking forward to hearing from you and a return of your reports (no Pressure then).
It would be nice to start at the weekend with a win over the other lot!!!
55 Posted 08/04/2018 at 14:13:19
56 Posted 14/04/2018 at 21:40:52
I left the site and articles contributions a couple of years ago and now take a very much observers role to all things Everton, so I can well understand the need to step back.
So Ken, have a drink, have a rest, have a holiday, but always know you are welcomed back whenever you are ready.
Btw, you never leave really, you just think you have! Look forward to your inputs with a smile always!
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