Wednesday, February 13, 2008


It wasn't pretty, defniately not pretty SK Brann were no pushovers....given that was effectively the first game of their season they did well. Everton stroked it about well enough but Brann always looked dangerous on the break...but for a bit of a lack of sharpness and possibly a lack of match fitness we could have been facing a defecit going into the second leg. Credit to Everton though, they stuck at it and although they weren 't really firing on all cylinders we deserved the win. Our first was a great strike from Osman after 59 minutes. A really good goal curled into across the was just reward 'cause Leon had a similar effort saved in the first half. After that I think Everton benefitted from Brann coming forward more and perhaps the Norwegians were a bit leggy...late on a fantasticly curled, weighted low cross from Lescott found a suspiciously offside Anichebe to cheekilly knock it in for 2-0. Great result...a few of the 1000s of Evertonians spilled onto the pitch at the final whistle for a good natured pitch invasion at the end much to the annoyance of a stern Phil Neville.

Special mention has to go to both Yakubu and Moyes...Yak screwed up, Moyes sorted it (along with the rest of the squad apparently). No posturing, no pouting, no media battles, no agents. Well done lads. God I love Everton. COYB! Top marks got to the travelling blues who debuted their new song "Find the Yak and he will score!". Brilliant!

Return of the Yak
an itchy bee

Note the sponsorless kits...that would have looked great if we'd have had our traditional white shorts and socks. I thought Utd's Munich memorial retro style shirts looked fantastic at the weekend (pity about the result). A great tribute to The Busby Babes.

Whilst on that subject hats off to everyone who was at that game for giving the occasion the respect and gravitas in deserved. Deep down we all knew the City fans would do themselves proud.

Old Trafford remembers Munich

changing subject completely : This is my song of the day after hearing it on BBC Radio6 recently.

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