I once had every weekend made or broken by an Everton result since 86-87, but since 15-16 I have not only seen my interest in Everton disappear, but also in all things football. I’ve paid as much attention to the game as I have student politics, rap music, or Crufts.
But a new season starts today and I’ve just seen Lyndon’s predicted line-up. I recognise a grand total of THREE names! And Rodriguez returns to Uruguay? Umm, who?
I’ll be watching the Stoke game and hope that, for the coming season, the passion returns for all things Blue. But it would help if I had a little context from the previous two campaigns. (I’m not sure where we finished last season. I saw that some crazy pre-season friendly that made it onto TV was actually a start of a European campaign, so… 6th?)
So imagine I’ve just woken from a two-year Martinez induced coma. You’re visiting with a bag of grapes. You can’t wait to tell me what’s happened both on and off the pitch, and of course here on ToffeeWeb. Should I hope for an early discharge or hope to be put back under?
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1 Posted 12/08/2017 at 20:59:51
2 Posted 12/08/2017 at 21:03:21
Treat this with a generous pinch of salt.
Don't waste any of your time giving him details of what he already knows.
3 Posted 12/08/2017 at 21:30:50
4 Posted 13/08/2017 at 09:19:49
7th place finish.
New stadium promised.
Spent shit loads in transfer window.
One thing I don't understand: How can you lose interest in Everton, that's not Evertonian?
5 Posted 13/08/2017 at 12:41:49
6 Posted 13/08/2017 at 13:05:45
You've been on this website for years.
I've used it daily since 2000 and I've seen your name hundreds of times.
Don't blag us!
7 Posted 13/08/2017 at 13:08:27
8 Posted 13/08/2017 at 13:23:40
9 Posted 13/08/2017 at 13:25:01
10 Posted 13/08/2017 at 13:31:40
Yes, it can hurt like hell to go through what we have all went through over the years, but it makes the sweet moments even the more sweeter. You don't give up on what you truly love. The question I would ask you is do you truly love?
Everton Forever that's me.
11 Posted 13/08/2017 at 14:25:28
Other than watching all the Euros, football has been MotD every couple of weeks and I've never been one to read sports pages. Life from time to time can change priorities but Saturday brought back the first day excitement.
ps; I've never ever said a bad word about Rooney. Ever. Get in!
12 Posted 13/08/2017 at 15:06:43
You know the saying "Once a Blue, Always (well maybe with a bit of break) a Blue."
13 Posted 13/08/2017 at 16:26:48
The problem could be the formation, which might just change if Koeman, gets the money to finish what he's started? but for now we have a lack of pace, a lack of grace, but a strong defence, which might just be a perfect base!
14 Posted 13/08/2017 at 16:50:38
15 Posted 13/08/2017 at 17:07:49
16 Posted 13/08/2017 at 18:05:37
Brian, Walker& Smith... what else would get people through those years?
17 Posted 13/08/2017 at 23:59:32
You should go back into your coma. Call yourself an Evertonian? Bollocks.
18 Posted 14/08/2017 at 19:07:28
I've often wondered what happens to so many regulars. TWers who after years of praising or slagging off their heroes either get banned or just seem to fade away.
Do they really lose interest in all things Everton or just get tired of 'the conflict of the keystrokes'?
I have to admit that during one such ban ('suspension') from these columns, I pissed off to Cyprus but got so lonely that I needed to post more than ever.
Sorry, folks !
19 Posted 15/08/2017 at 07:16:49
Ronald Koeman is the manager.
We have an Iranian backer with ties to the Russians.
We are getting a new stadium on the docks.
Rooney has come home.
U23s won Premier League 2.
5 Everton players involved in England U20 World Cup win.
Best stop reading here as the rest might put you back in a coma.
Bill Kenwright = is still chairman.
Barkley wants to leave.
Lukaku sold to Man Utd.
7th last season.
Minimal net spend in transfer market.
We signed Niasse.
20 Posted 15/08/2017 at 07:26:35
Same old slow, dreary, conservative football.
21 Posted 15/08/2017 at 12:26:00
Note to editors: I appreciate it was a boring and self-indulgent article, but thought it had a poetic mimicry of Ronald's mind-numbing, dribble-inducing football currently on display
22 Posted 15/08/2017 at 12:47:55
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