One of the joys of Christmas is that being in New Zealand or Australia, we get Christmas before anyone else does! So as I sit here on a quiet Christmas morning, my thoughts go out to my extended family here on ToffeeWeb to wish you all a wonderful and merry Christmas! 

As a reflection of an Evertonian's life, ToffeeWeb can bring you laughter, frustration common sense or just friendship. Whatever it does, I am glad it's here, so  big Thank you to Michael and Lyndon because without you guys life would not be the bowl of cherries!

To the contributors and readers, wow, the wit, knowledge and nostalgia make this site the best fan site there is, don't stop, you're just bloody brilliant!

Finally, this has been a tumultuous year, fraught with debate, controversy and the end of an era. Yet through it all, for the first time in all the years I can remember, we are one. Unified against anything and anyone, long may it continue.

Thank you all, especially those I have never (yet) met, I look forward to raising a glass or two in celebration of being a blue when we get into the new Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

You make me a very proud blue.

So no matter where you are this morning, Merry Christmas to the best supporters in the land, to the boys in blue, to every unsung match day hero and to all of us in some far-flung country whose heart is back in Liverpool, whose passion is forever blue. Thank you all, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.