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The Echo channel the bemusement and outrage on Everton Twitter with coverage of the almost complete omission of the Toffees from a video published to social media today by the Premier League promoting the final day of 2023-24.

The animated video features all 19 other clubs and their part in the story of the season but Everton's only appearance is for the Garnacho overhead kick at Goodison Park and one of Cole Palmer's goals for Chelsea in their 6-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Of course, Everton's greatest contribution to this campaign was the story of their triumph over the odds by overcoming two points deductions to retain their Premier League status, a fact that Richard Masters et al might not have wanted to highlight too much.

Still, you would have thought they could have found some way to shoehorn in an image or a goal from the longest-serving top-flight club in England...

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Luckily, @TFinnAgain has done just that, fixing the PL's video with some key Everton moments worthy of inclusion in the original!

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Gerry Quinn
1 Posted 18/05/2024 at 19:02:05
Come on, Everton fans at Arsenal in front of Dickhead Masters and the Premier League wankers with him – let them all know who we are...
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 18/05/2024 at 19:07:43
The Gear…

1878 Originals.

We know who we are!

Neil Copeland
3 Posted 18/05/2024 at 19:48:21
Gerry, that is the plan, we will.
Gerry Quinn
4 Posted 18/05/2024 at 20:22:53
Good on yer boys - go for him savagely
Soren Moyer
5 Posted 18/05/2024 at 21:43:28
Just seen this in The Echo:

"The Premier League have published a video telling 'the story of the season' that appears to feature all other 19 clubs other than Everton".

What the actual Fuck!?

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
6 Posted 18/05/2024 at 21:52:11
They were going to put in Calvert-Lewin's header in the Derby but Klopp had a moan.

We are featured but that is when teams scored against us. All other 19 have a clip where they score.

Steve Dowdeswell
7 Posted 18/05/2024 at 21:56:45
Hope to see those 'Corrupt' cards shown in the away end tomorrow with plenty of noise coming from the away fans giving it full volume to Masters.
Dennis Stevens
8 Posted 18/05/2024 at 22:13:59
Odd that neither of the goals that helped to end RS title ambitions are worthy of inclusion
Peter Gorman
9 Posted 18/05/2024 at 22:16:34
but of course, there is no media bias.
Paul Birmingham
10 Posted 18/05/2024 at 22:54:18
Masters and his puppets I despise them, and they have no credibility left.

The low life excuses, of business leaders.

They must be forced to resign by the government, as soon as this season closes.
New leadership must be brought in to stop the rot, he has brought to the English game.

Tomorrow they will face the wrath of the Gods and Evertonians.


Andy Kay
11 Posted 18/05/2024 at 23:32:43
So what are the club planning to do about this? are we going to kick up a fuss or just go "oh well" for the umpteenth time. I realise that we have a temporary CEO in place with bigger things to worry about, but honestly, being shunned, ridiculed, and rejected by the media has been happening for decades since the "Liverpool and Liverpool reserves" quip from Shankly and Emlyn calling us tragic. We've been ignored or forgotten from anything from Shoot magazines, Video sales, kit adverts, and of course being last on Match of the day regularly.

The 1985 Championship winning side didn't have the Match of the Day cameras visit Goodison to record a home game until the Sunderland game in April! We hadn't lost in the league since before Christmas! Seriously, how many Everton players do you remember on a show like "a Question of Sport" in the 70s? When a Mcdermott, Clememce, Dalglish, Neal or any "Liverpool and England /Scotland" star was almost a weekly occurrence.

I know this is beginning to sound a bit paranoid but this is all part of the Media Circle that keeps Championing the RS while belittling our amazing club. Who ever comes out and fights our corner? We are our own worst enemy for accepting it. The media is a massively powerful tool, which we've never used to our advantage and far to often we've suffered the brunt of it in all capacities. Moving to Bramley-Moore Dock isn't going to change the world's perception of Everton. It needs the club to actually come out and highlight stuff like this as often as possible.

Living now in Australia for the past 18 years, you still get people not knowing who or what or where Everton are, and yet every 2nd person is a RS fan. This stuff matters more than people realise.

Andrew Brookfield
12 Posted 19/05/2024 at 01:07:08
Does it matter?

Has Masters really screwed us? We were bang to rights for over spending. The club was horrendously mismanaged- that’s why fans wiser than me protested and ousted our Board. We paid for their mistakes, but there were mistakes, and rightly we were punished.

Masters hasn’t let 777 take us over, and for that we should be grateful. He might actually be the man who saves our club.

Brian Wilkinson
13 Posted 19/05/2024 at 02:10:08
Andrew, yes it does matter. When fans were having protests over our board, we were labelled a rent-a-mob by the media and pundits. We called the board out for a few seasons, the fans could see what was happening to our club, we did everything we could to make changes at the top.

Yet it is the players and the fans that have been punished, points won on the pitch taken away on two different occasions, why should we be punished for something that was the owner's and board's fault?

The Big Six broke the rules by agreeing to join a breakaway league without first putting it in writing to the Premier League. It does not matter that the breakaway never happened, they broke the rule, yet they got away with it by those in power saying it's not the fans' or players' fault – unfair to dock them points – they got a slap on the wrist and a small fine.

The fans of the big six came out with fan power, yet at Everton, fan power was simply a rent-a-mob, headlockgate, every media defended our board and blamed the Everton fans.

What has happened to Everton and not the breakaway 6 is an absolute disgrace.

Annika Herbert
14 Posted 19/05/2024 at 04:15:33
Brian @ 11, very succinctly put and I am in full agreement with every word.

It is disgusting what the breakaway 6 were allowed to get away with when compared alongside our own, draconian, punishment.

Ian Jones
15 Posted 19/05/2024 at 05:50:22
Has anyone complaining about the omission actually seen the video?

In the version on the premier league's website Pickford and Branthwaite are pictured.

I also didn't see much of Fulham in the video.

Perhaps if we had scored a sensational goal or something this season we might have featured.

I think the club and especially the supporters are in danger of being seen as victims, always whingeing about something. There's only space for one whingeing lot in the city.

Andrew @ 10 expresses similar thoughts to mine. Masters on some level may be doing us a favour in terms of ownership but that goes against the 'narrative' which seems to be the new buzz word.

To have a go at Masters on the final day will just be a bit juvenile and – to paraphrase Chris Sutton – 'We're better than this'.

Michael Kenrick
16 Posted 19/05/2024 at 09:48:27
Ian's observation certainly hits a nerve:

I think the club and especially the supporters are in danger of being seen as victims, always whingeing about something.

For me, the facts need to be right, and while Brian rightly raises the shameful board behaviour and Evertonian protests against them, I think he falls into a common trap with fume over the so-called breakaway six.

I know I've raised this before but there really was no rule that they broke, so the Premier League would clearly have been 'corrupt' to have tried to punish them directly. Then – oh the irony – the Premier League had the audacity to change their rules specifically in response to what the breakaway six had done.

The Premier League had to totally re-write Rule L.9 to specifically outlaw clubs intending to participate in Unapproved Competitions, and instituted a 30-point penalty for this.

The claim that the six clubs never paid the collective £22M fine they agreed as a settlement with the Premier League is often repeated but I'm finding it hard to verify this part of the fiasco.

Tony Abrahams
17 Posted 19/05/2024 at 09:50:09
The league is bent though Ian, if you look at things both logically and literally, and because we have no reason to feel sorry for ourselves, don’t you think it would be good to highlight this in front of the television today.

City are amassing a lot of honours, whilst these 115 charges, have been kept on the back burner for so long, but Everton have already been charged and dealt with twice, and Nottingham Forest, once.

If the league wasn’t bent, then surely city would have been dealt with accordingly, and wouldn’t have been so successful in recent seasons, with points deduction’s coming out of their ears?

I think Evertonians, can take most things on the chin, but why are they wrong for highlighting how it’s been one rule for one, but another rule for others?

City will get punished eventually, but from the minute Everton got punished, can you not argue that the premier league rule makers, have brought the competition into disrepute, themselves?

Brian Harrison
18 Posted 19/05/2024 at 10:15:03
I haven't seen the video and I don't remember the Premier League doing one before and really don't see the point of it.

Regarding the actions of the so-called Super 6, as always it's all about money, the top clubs want the most lucrative deals they can get, just like when we were one of the main instigators of setting up the Premier League.

I suppose in some ways the new format of the Champions League is a nod to more games and more money for the richest clubs. The real issue is, unless there is a proper and sustainable cap on players' salaries, then clubs will be forced to raise revenue where ever they can. Newcastle and Spurs are flying out to Australia for a match again how mad that at the end of a long season and before the Euros start they are having to travel round the world to keep paying players extortionate wages.

You only have to look at our own club to see how crazy player salaries have become. The number of players earning in excess of £100,000 per week at a club that has been fighting relegation for 3 years. I do hope the independent regulator when appointed has a serious look at salary caps.

Colin Glassar
19 Posted 19/05/2024 at 10:25:07
Andy 11, spot on mate. I've been banging on about this for years.

Shankly was media savvy whereas Catterick was as dull as dishwater. The press and TV hung on to Shanks' every word. People would wait to see his post-match comments on MotD.

Of course, winning trophies helped but they quickly realised the potential to make money off their commercial endeavours while we remained stuck in the mud with our ‘Last of the Corinthians' attitude.

Football moved on but we remained stuck in the past, and still are. Even the great side of the '80s is ignored by the mass media to a great extent.

And now we will have to endure the Klopp farewell party which will, no doubt, overshadow even the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Oh, the irony of it all.

As for the presence of Masters, can we have the mother of all boos from our army of supporters?

Raymond Fox
20 Posted 19/05/2024 at 10:44:27
I'm with most of what Ian @ 15 says, although I do think the usual top clubs seems to be favoured one way or another.
That's why I hope they keep VAR – which they will – because those same clubs will get away with murder if we are just relying on the ref and linesmen.

We know that the Premier League is a competition in name only, 10 to 12 clubs have very little chance of a top 4 finish as rules stand.

Dale Self
21 Posted 19/05/2024 at 13:56:35
When those types use their forum to do something that desperate to harm their target, you know you got to them in a serious way. This was an admission and they likely can’t see it themselves. Have the laugh, this is comedy gold and it has just begun.
Brian Wilkinson
22 Posted 19/05/2024 at 14:03:29
Michael they did break the rules, they should have first put it in writing to the premier league to say they are discussing a possible move to a super league, the fact they went and discussed the matter beforehand, even though it never came off broke the rules.

If each club had submitted a letter saying we are looking to discuss moving to a European super league, there is nothing the Premier could have done, due to receiving it in writing, but the clubs did not put it in writing to the premier league before discussing it with the super league, that was the rule they broke

So if there was no rule they broke, then why did the six receive a fine, no matter how small, you cannot fine clubs if they have done nothing wrong, so why the fine then.

I am not one who thinks we should not get punished, it was out of the fans hands and we got punished for it, that’s fair enough but when others who clearly tried to form a breakaway league, for me that should have received a bigger punishment than a team trying to build a new stadium.

Michael Kenrick
23 Posted 19/05/2024 at 16:01:01
Sorry, Brian but that's not how I read it.

They would have needed prior written approval to enter or play in any competition other than those listed by the Premier League.

That language changed to include the intent you described, but that did not happen until after the ESL fiasco.

Dave Evans
24 Posted 19/05/2024 at 18:32:29
Brian @13 and 22

You make some six or seven great points. Keep making them. Otherwise we will all think we are just a bunch of conspiratory theorists.

Masters? No agendas there. Game against Arsenal? It is a coincidence they were one of the big six.

Si Cooper
25 Posted 20/05/2024 at 00:50:52
Which 'video’ is this? Don’t do ‘X’ (or social media in general as I think it’s more bad than good).

Saw one after the game on TNT which ‘celebrated’ the 23-24 season but that definitely had DCL’s header against the RS in it.

Ian Jones
26 Posted 20/05/2024 at 03:47:38
Si, it was this one. I thought storm in a tea cup. Think some of us fans get a little too worked up some times. In my previous post on this thread I suggested we could perhaps be getting a reputation as being seen as victims.

However, after today's convenient non-handball decision leading to Arsenal's winner, I think I should perhaps take Tony's comments at 17 more seriously.

Tony - apologies, you make a good case.



Sam Hoare
27 Posted 20/05/2024 at 07:30:16
It does feel strange and petty. But I think we have bigger fish to fry.

We should concentrate on the ownership issue and whilst the Premier League’s and the media's attitude towards Everton seems fairly clear I think we should rise above it.

As other's have said, I don;t want us to be seen as perennial moaners, even if we are being victimised. Let's pick our battles and currently the future of the club depends very much on the right owners coming forward and putting us on better financial ground.

Paul Ferry
28 Posted 20/05/2024 at 07:43:06
Brilliant post Sam - 27. Agree with every word.

Can this this post be by the raw actor I saw in Breakfast at Tiffany's at The Old Haymarket?

In other words, this summer is more important than the season just gone,

Fingers and toes crossed.

Sam Hoare
29 Posted 20/05/2024 at 07:47:18
Paul. Thank you.

Ha! The very same. Hope all is well with you and that this summer works out in Evertonians' best interests.

Derek Thomas
30 Posted 20/05/2024 at 07:48:36
The video was obviously put together by a rs, and, as with all rs, you always get exactly what it says on the tin - 100% pure rs.

Just like it says in the film – Forget it Jake, It's Chinatown.

Sean Mitchell
31 Posted 20/05/2024 at 17:52:19
Can’t stand the premier league.

Give me the A league any day.
More entertaining and no bias crap.

Will always watch Everton in any capacity. But F off premier league.

Phil Greenough
32 Posted 23/05/2024 at 12:20:36
Pinched from Facebook:

Updated Premier League video
Christine Foster
33 Posted 23/05/2024 at 12:47:26
Phil, thats a great video..

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