🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: ‘Just Stay in the Game’

20/02/2023 30comments  |  Jump to last

Rodger Armstrong joins Ell, Andy and Lyndon to discuss the crucial win over Leeds, Sean Dyche's second successive 1-0 win at Goodison Park before looking ahead to the visit of Aston Villa.

The weekly question asks the crew for their most surprising Everton moments and we discuss the Board of Directors' continuing absence from home matches.


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Darren Hind
1 Posted 21/02/2023 at 14:04:18
Enjoyed this right up until the end when the guys spoke about who we would want to win in the matches between other teams down the bottom. It made me uncomfortable.

I know its a little optimistic, but it would be really nice to think we can start accumulating enough points for the other results not to matter.

Interesting idea discussed about the next generation leading the protest before the Villa game. I think that would give the protest a poignancy
Images of youngsters protesting against the fact that they have never been offered any hope of seeing success would send a very powerful message

Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 21/02/2023 at 21:55:34
We were more compact and organised in midfield as opposed to being wide open in previous games this season.

Maupay worked very hard even though he didn't get on the end of a couple of golden chances. But his influence in the build up to the goal was very good.

McNeil played very well.

We just need to take care of our own business and results. Other results won't matter if we do that.

I watched the march along Goodison Road from outside the Winslow. It was full of younger generation supporters having their voice. Good on them, as I keep saying, it was easy for me. And they done it respectfully.

Keep going, your day is coming.

Best goals? I keep changing my mind. Sharp at Wembley. Sharp at Anfield. Adrian Heath at Goodison against Norwich, but mainly for the lobbed pass from Sheedy. And then Sheedy at Rotterdam. Kanchelskis at Anfield. Rooney; great strike, but what a take and touch to set himself up.

And Seamus' intended strike on Saturday wasn't too shy. I watched him from the Main Stand, he looked up and hit it sweetly.

I could be here all night!

I've cheated. I think that's about 7!!

Joe McMahon
3 Posted 21/02/2023 at 22:09:02
Danny, please don't forget Bilyaletdinov strikes v Portsmouth and Wolves, Mcfadden v Charlton and Townsend v Burnley and Gray last season v Arsenal and of course Saha cup final (yeah I know we lost).
Lukaku v Chelsea FA Cup quater final and finally for nerve Beckfords one on one infront of the kop.

Nearly forgot Baines free kick v Newcastle.

There have been a few over the years.

Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 21/02/2023 at 22:14:14
Baines' free kick at Chelsea late on Joe. I shouldn't forget that one.

And I forgot Andy King.

Hail Marys being said.

Joe McMahon
5 Posted 21/02/2023 at 22:19:19
Danny, last from me, another blast from the past Varadi v Liverpool.

Mark Andersson
6 Posted 22/02/2023 at 05:29:28
I enjoyed that..

3 level headed knowledgeable real fans

Simon Jones
7 Posted 22/02/2023 at 13:56:12
My Everton most surprising moments were signing Norman Whiteside, signing Gazza, and shockingly when Benitez was announced as manager.
John Raftery
8 Posted 22/02/2023 at 20:33:23
There are surprising moments and there are shocking moments. In the latter category for me were the sale of Alan Ball and the first departure of Howard Kendall. Both signalled a downward turn in our fortunes.

Danny is not alone in changing his mind about best goals. All of Kevin Sheedy’s goals had a dash of quality. His retaken free kick against Ipswich was simply fantastic. Graeme Sharp’s at Anfield was brilliant not only for the execution but also for what it meant in announcing our team as championship contenders. Andy King’s drive broke our seven year run without a derby win.

One from our 1969/70 season which I will never forget is Colin Harvey’s in the title clincher against West Brom. He jinked past a couple of defenders on the left of the penalty area before launching a rocket which flew into the top corner of the Park End net. The footage of that great night is of grainy newsreel quality which is a pity. Colin was not a prolific scorer but his goals were always special.

The most surprising goal was the one scored by Jermaine Beckford against Chelsea when he dribbled from one penalty area to the other. He got lucky with a couple of fortuitous bounces off defenders before breaking through the Chelsea back line and beating the keeper. Seamus had been sent off, we won 1-0 and Carlo Ancelotti was sacked straight after what was the final match of the 2010/11 season.

Les Callan
9 Posted 22/02/2023 at 21:01:09
Howard Kendall v Chelsea 1970.
Alex Young v Spurs 1963.
Darren Hind
10 Posted 23/02/2023 at 02:34:21
Neville Southall's jaw-dropping save at White Hart Lane in 1985.

I still watch it now.

Mike Gaynes
11 Posted 23/02/2023 at 03:18:12
Jagielka's volley against Liverpool. (I jumped over the sofa.)

Sheedy doing it twice.

Osman doing a Roberto Carlos.

Rooney's magic debut to kill Arsenal.

Rom through four Chelsea defenders, spinning Cahill.

Sigurdsson from 50 for his first goal with us.

Rooney from his own half.

Pickford's save last season.

Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 23/02/2023 at 05:37:47
Some belters there, Mike. I forgot about Jagielka's screamer. I was filling the car up in Virginia when I got a text from my son who was watching it!! He was ecstatic.

Tony Hill
13 Posted 23/02/2023 at 06:10:55
There was a Jimmy Husband volley against Chelsea in the season after we won our 1970 title. It's been mentioned on here a few times but a diminishing number will recall it now.

It came after a lovely three- or four-man move from deep in our half (Colin Harvey was involved, I'm pretty sure) and ended with Jimmy finishing perfectly. We were bad that season but it was as good a goal as I've ever seen us score. Sadly, there is no film of it.

Les Callan
14 Posted 23/02/2023 at 09:54:04
Tony @ 13. I stand corrected. It was Husband not Kendall. Brilliant goal.
Dave Abrahams
15 Posted 23/02/2023 at 10:31:34
I’ve mentioned one of the best goals, I ever saw for Everton, a few times scored by a young lad who never made it at the club,Gerry Humphries who scored against Sheffield Wed. in a 3-0 win.

Gerry caught the ball perfectly on the edge of the penalty area and it screamed past the Wednesday goalkeeper into the top corner of the net, no goalkeeper would have saved it, perfect shot hit on the run from a fast centre and most top players would have been proud to be the executioner of such a goal.

Gerry went on to have a decent career with Crewe Alexander, signed by Harry Catterick who was a team mate of Gerry’s stepdad Jack Humphreys when they were at Everton together.

Andy Crooks
16 Posted 23/02/2023 at 10:42:34
Time makes great goals better. Osman, Europa league, for me. Best ever seen was by Tony Brown for West Brom in the early seventies. Better than any scored by Roy Race. I have never met anyone else who remembers it, so, perhaps it never happened. Still a good goal.
Just heard the sad news that John Motson has died. A true football man.

John Raftery
17 Posted 23/02/2023 at 10:48:18
Tony (13) I remember that goal very well. Hurst won possession in his own area, played it through the middle to Harvey who in turn swept it to Ball on the halfway line in front of the dugouts. Ball took one look up before sending a long pass to Husband who chested it down and hammered a volley into the Park End. That was the best team goal I had seen up to that point and I can’t remember a better one.
Tony Hill
18 Posted 23/02/2023 at 10:58:16
That’s it, John. What names.
John Raftery
19 Posted 23/02/2023 at 11:20:21
Dave (15) Yes, I remember that goal as well. I think Husband had put us 1-0 up in the first half. Kicking towards the Street End in the second half we sealed the game with goals from Royle and Humphries who was in the team in place of Morrissey, who I think was injured.

Joe had been under pressure with rumours of us signing Colin Stein from Rangers. Catterick and the local media had urged fans to get behind Joe who was still a teenager. We won a penalty. Bally had missed one or two and Big Joe stepped up to take it. We all held our breath hoping he had the nerve. He did, blasting the kick low and hard to Peter Springett’s right. It proved a turning point for Joe. A few weeks later he scored his first hat trick against Leicester, the game in which Stilton threw the ball straight to Humphries who promptly popped it straight into the empty net. Our seventh goal in that match came when we won a penalty. Who took it? Jimmy Husband which meant all our players numbered 7 to 11 had scored in that game. Great season was 1968/69 even without a trophy.

Dave Abrahams
20 Posted 23/02/2023 at 11:31:53
John (19), I remember the Leicester game 7-1 but I can’t remember Humphreys goal, you’ve nailed both his goals, he only scored two in his career for Everton.

I certainly recall Everton and signing Colin Stein, we had him in the bag and I was working nights on the high storey flats being built in Cantril Farm, I bought The Daily Mirror early the next morning to read about our new signing only to find out Catterick had ditched the deal because of the demands Stein was making !!

By the way John I spelt Humphries name wrong tried to correct it but failed, the correct name is Humphreys which I got right in the second spelling on my post @(15).

Dave Abrahams
21 Posted 23/02/2023 at 11:39:11
Interestingly Colin Stein scored the equaliser for Rangers in the last minute of the Derby game with Celtic which inadvertently caused the crush on the stairway which resulted in 66 fans dying at that game.
John Raftery
22 Posted 23/02/2023 at 11:40:30
Yes, you’re right Dave. I didn’t check as I didn’t have my specs on and I was sitting on a bus! A teacher at my school would have made us write out the correct spelling ten times in the margin of our school book!
Darren Hind
23 Posted 23/02/2023 at 12:22:43
Andy 16

I remember "Bomber" Browns goal. Dropped over his shoulder and he caught it perfectly on the half volley outside the box. It zipped along the ground like a missile. Goalie a mere spectator. I still havent seen a similar goal to this day. Absolute worldy.....Unfortunately I cant find it anywhere now.

Brown is a legend at the Hawthorns. He even has a statue. Think he played more times than anyone else in their history. We used to see some crackers from him on World of Sport. A really, really sweet striker of a ball

Which gets me wondering ? I wonder if he played against us at Wembley ? I can only remember Geoff Astle, but someone in here will deffo remember.

Darren Hind
24 Posted 23/02/2023 at 12:38:57
Found it. It was against Sheffield Wednesday in the cup, 69-70.

Also found a compilation of his goals… fuck me, he could hit them.

Tony Hill
25 Posted 23/02/2023 at 13:06:19
I’m pretty sure he did play in the Final, Darren. He was a fine player and I think he scored when we lost to them in our 69-70 title year. One of our 5 defeats.
Tony Hill
26 Posted 23/02/2023 at 13:12:17
Sorry just checked that and he didn’t score against us in the 69-70 defeat. Fading memory I’m afraid.

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