Friday, May 29, 2009

What Everton means to people

With the FA Cup Final looming The Echo have done this survey about what Everton means to it's fans.

Everton FC fans' survey shows depths of passion and pride.

I like this, they made the following Word cloud out of the answers :

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Congratulations David Moyes. Manager of the Year again

Well done Davey...LMA Manager of the year again. 3rd time in 7 years. Personally I'd have given it to Roy Hodgson this year but who am I to argue

Everton's David Moyes has been named as the League Managers' Association's manager of the year for the third time.

The Scot, who guided the Toffees to fifth in the Premier League as well as the FA Cup final, has twice previously won the award in 2003 and 2005.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson won the LMA Special Merit Award for his success this season.

Son Darren, Peterborough boss, won the League One title and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy took the Championship prize.

Brentford's Andy Scott was named as the League Two manager of the year after guiding the west London club to promotion.

Moyes's third win means he has achieved a feat even compatriot Ferguson has yet to achieve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We're on the march with Moysie's army...We're all going to Wem-ber-lee

So, The People's Club has come through for us. The wife has got a ticket and so have a lot of the people in the supporters clubs. Some people are still disgruntled and there are some anomalies for example half season ticket holders with 3 extra games get a ticket whilst non-season ticket holders who've been to every game having to go into a ballot.

In truth whilst the allocation is so small there is always going to be problems like this. I genuinely believe that no club our size could have done it any better (the club even gave nothing to it's own shareholders unless they met the season ticket plus extra games criteria).

Rumours abound that the club managed to liberate a load of tickets from a touting network and re-distributed them to supporters clubs and season ticket holders.

Anyway, the fact is that we are on the march. We're all going to or lose Everton have done their fans proud this season.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the final countdown

Still massively busy at work so not so much blogging at the moment, Love the UEFA Cup Final tonight. Odd to watch a game where you are complete neutral. I could tell I was neutral because I was willing Shaktar, the better side, to score and as soon as they did I really wanted Bremen to equalise.

The last day of the season this Sunday and Everton have little to play for so it's time to relax, hope for not injuries and watch the relegation battle unfold...and thank God for every season that Everton aren't involved in it.

After that....the small matter of the FA Cup final. If Hibbert plays he scores the winner.

Monday, May 18, 2009

and that is that (almost)

Everton's end of term party was pretty routine really,

Everyone had stayed in the pubs to watch the end of the Utd v Arsenal game so getting into Goodison was fairly tricky. West Ham threatened to spoil the day by scoring a 30 yard screamer which was applauded by the Everton fans such was the quality of the strike (although Howard's reading of the drive and positioning was possibly suspect.

From there is was all about Everton, once West Ham were down to 10 men and we'd scored the penalty we took control (apart from two lightning West Ham breaks coming after sustained spells of Everton pressure).

So 3-1 and we wave the boys off to Wembley....looks like The People's Club have came up trumps for it's season ticket holders by stripping tickets off supporters clubs and shareholders. Fingers crossed

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cup Final Tickets

So far it looks like I've got my FA Cup Final ticket but it looks like the wife is going to miss out. Looking forward to it but trying not to rub her nose in.

Will be up in the top tier in the corner but who cares, Everton are going back to Wembley and I'll be there