Black or yellow, Your Time is Up!

28/08/2023 20comments  |  Jump to last

The #AllTogetherNow online movement is calling for Evertonians to wear something black or yellow at upcoming matches to signify their protest at the ongoing mismanagement of Everton Football Club by Chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri:


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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 28/08/2023 at 15:36:46
In case the link doesn't work…

Dennis Stevens
2 Posted 28/08/2023 at 15:52:33
They should have told us this prior to the visit of Wolves!
Eric Myles
3 Posted 29/08/2023 at 04:00:45
That link doesn't work.
Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 29/08/2023 at 06:54:50
I think you have to be able to log in to Twitter (or X as it now is).

Black and Amber though, not Black and Yellow.

1878 The Originals. That should be the first thing that greets supporters as they enter Bramley-Moore Dock.

Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 29/08/2023 at 06:59:28
Just a thought. Amber socks for the next home kit?

Derek Thomas
6 Posted 29/08/2023 at 07:54:50
Oh no, it's the most devisive thread ever...(in the manner of 'The Phantom Rasberry Blower of Old London Town')...

Der, Der Derrr The Dreaded Sock Debate.

Blue with White tops...and a blue stripe down the shorts

Danny O’Neill
7 Posted 29/08/2023 at 08:31:25
The socks are important, Derek!!!

I've always been torn between white and blue. I think I've always sided with white. That might be generational, as looking at footage, in the '60s, we seemed to go with blue. From the '70s, mostly white.

But now I'm liking the thought of amber. It's different and means something to Everton. Not that I have a say in it.

Cynical tongue-in-cheek moment before I get positive about tomorrow night.

If our current leadership remains, I have nightmares that they could do a Cardiff. Remind us of the heritage of our second field of play and give us a strip with red included. Maybe even have some red seats in the stadium.

Obviously it would never happen, but that would be the biggest pitchfork moment. If the memory serves, there was uproar that our sponsors at the time NEC, published their logo in red in the matchday programme. The colour of Lucifer.

Amber socks with Alan Ball tailored into them.

Jim Lloyd
8 Posted 29/08/2023 at 08:56:07
Well the Goons are certainly in charge, Derek!

It's Liverpool I detest, not the colour! We have the most risible leadership (if it could ever be described as leadership!) Everton have ever had in all our existence.

Maybe the original split when that pisshead brewer raised the rent at Anfield, was near, but this 30-year nightmare could lead us down and possibly out! So any widespread demonstration, inside the ground, of our disgust, at Kenwright's continued role as chairman of the club we support, would be excellent!

Danny O’Neill
9 Posted 29/08/2023 at 09:35:19
There was a time, Jim, when I could tolerate them. Even when them were dominating.

But it changed. I now can't stand them and I have family who are season ticket holders. Their entitlement. Their condescending nature. I'm as bitter as most.

Yet I can't stop myself standing up for them when I face London supporters, including London-based Manchester United ones, citing Hillsborough comments.

There are a couple of lads down here at the moment from Aintree. Working on the HS2 rail project. Both Kopites. We have some interesting conversations!!

Jim Lloyd
10 Posted 29/08/2023 at 10:11:34
Hahaha! I bet you do!

Oh yeh, I can remember going the match with them, then we went into the Anfield Road end and they went into the Kop end. A long time ago that though. A lot of things contribute to my despising that club.

That Clive Thomas, blowing immediately it wasn't a goal, then couldn't think what to say why. That Hughes prick shouting "They were magic, we were tragic", Heysel, The Hands-on Final, there's loads. I can't even watch them, unless they get beat!

I like the idea of us all coming to the match with a fairly united means of showing our opposition to that destructive Chairman we are stuck with. A coloured shirt, scarf anything and keep wearing them until he's driven out.

John Gall
11 Posted 29/08/2023 at 11:09:26

You're the same vintage as me and we share the same scars from past wrongs, but I can't say I feel any of your optimism.

Good on you though. One day Everton must rise again. Danny Baker said that once on the radio and I felt a little tear in my eye.

Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 29/08/2023 at 12:11:10
John, it can't be any worse than those two trips to Bournemouth last season in the same time period.

Through to the next round and 3 points on the board by Saturday afternoon.

James Marshall
13 Posted 29/08/2023 at 12:17:08
Optimism is one thing, realism is another. Everton will probably never win the league in my lifetime (I turned 50 in August) and I wouldn't be at all surprised if I never see Everton win another trophy before I die.

Call me a pessimist, I've been called worse things, but we're so far behind, and football has moved on so much without us, that I just can't see us every winning anything anytime soon.

Some might say, if you don't believe we'll ever win anything then why support them? Well there are 40,000 FA affiliated football clubs in the UK, and 72 professional football league clubs and out of those, the amount of them that will win anything in the top division, or the FA Cup or League Cup is tiny – yet they're all supported passionately as Everton are, which proves that football support has very little to do with winning anything, and is in fact more about support itself.

This obsession with winning trophies, or somehow being a 'big' club is really missing the point about following a football club.

Barry Hesketh
14 Posted 29/08/2023 at 12:45:34

I'd pretty much agree with everything you say, apart from wanting Everton to win trophies and be a big club, it's in Evertonians' DNA to at least have a team that can perform to a level that competes for trophies even if it doesn't manage to do so.

It's also critical for the supporters to have something to hold onto in the face of over half-a-century of our local rivals success. It might be fine for most clubs to exist and enjoy the game, after all Tranmere, Rochdale and even larger clubs such as Newcastle and Spurs have managed to go with the flow, but on Merseyside you're either a winner or you're nothing and Everton have been a nothing club for far too long.

We may never again experience playing at Wembley or fighting for Europe, but if it's not an aim, we'll never get there. I don't know how many fans would 'leave' the club should things get worse for us but I do believe that a great number would return to the fold if we became a force once again.

Steve Little
15 Posted 30/08/2023 at 09:51:13
A lot of Wolves fans supporting this campaign on Saturday.
Danny O’Neill
16 Posted 30/08/2023 at 10:05:39
I will never want Everton not to compete. Competing is what I expect.

Will they win every time? Often not, sometimes yes, but compete. We haven't been a dynasty on the scale of the obvious two, but we've won titles and trophies.

We are a big club. We sell out every week home and away. We have a waiting list for season tickets. We are an institution waiting to explode.

I don't understand the mentality that seems to have been implanted during the Kenwright - Moyes era. Plucky Everton. Should be happy with their lot.

No. Just no. You are not beating the expectation out of me or my club. Our club. You never will. Ever.

Doncaster tonight. See you there. Sorry for the rant.

Phil Bellis
17 Posted 30/08/2023 at 11:08:11
"Everton expects success. We've a very good crowd and our crowd are very loyal. But, of course, they pay money and they expect to see us do well. If we don't do well then something should be done about it and something will be done about it."

Sir John Moores, in a bygone age…

Karl Masters
18 Posted 30/08/2023 at 12:22:32
I think we'd all be happy to do it, but unless we have a new owner with positive plans in place (and 777 don't seem to fit that description judging by what they've done elsewhere) to come in, you're in danger of making a bad situation even worse.

I'd be a lot happier if we were hearing noises from a potential buyer with the club's ( as opposed to theirs ) best interests at heart.

Until that day comes….

Barry Hesketh
19 Posted 30/08/2023 at 12:57:07
Karl @18,

Weren't we all reliably informed last week that investment news was imminent? Although I don't think that '777' would be the right fit for our club.

I just read by the ever unreliable Goodison News, that a well known consortium has shown interest and then moved on, as reported by former Daily Star Journalist Paul Brown.

Goodison News wanted to prise in their notion that Everton will go to the wall without that much-needed investment. If Moshiri remains in sole charge, there's no point in any demonstrations, as it won't change things, and perhaps purchasing a striker is his way of appeasing the fans? Even if we all knew it was a necessity rather than a choice.

Brown said: “After the MSP deal collapsed, there was potentially an interesting and game-changing interest from a very large and well-known investment group.

“But I'm told that group has since walked away. The club is once again in limbo as a result.

“If it can't find investment, some people feel there is a real threat Everton could eventually end up in administration.

Danny O’Neill
20 Posted 30/08/2023 at 13:01:13
Phil @17

The quote we should live by.

Never accept mediocrity and low expectations.

It's not how we became 9 times English Champions and lifting a European trophy.

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