Monday, October 26, 2009

Everton's treatment room xi

Everton are depressingly beatable at the moment but ultimately it's not surprising when our treatment room xi is, apart from needing a keeper, looking fantastic. Look at the team we had missing for the weekend against Bolton

Everton Treatment Room XI - 26/10/09

Hibbert - Yobo - Jagielka - Baines

Pienaar - Arteta - Neville - Bilyaletdinov

Yakubu - Vaughan

with Anichebe and Osmanalso fighting for a place too

sporting depression

Some pleasant viewing to take away the blues (and scarlets and a myrtles)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fame at last

Last weekend I phone the Danny Baker Show in order to try and save Goodison and Blundellsands (home of Everton FC and Waterloo RUFC respectively) from his totalitarian demolition crews....I was less than successfull but Hey, it was early on a Saturday morning, I didn't do too bad.

Listen here : Danny Baker Show Podcast

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Evertonians don't forget their own

Just a very quick notes, a mate of mine is off to Lisbon tomorrow with T-shirt highlighting the continuing hopes we all have for the safe return of Madelaine McCann.

We also have issued a special purple 3rd kit in memorial for little Rhys Jones (and as a fund raiser for the city-wide Liverpool Unites charity).

Footy fans are sometimes viewed as neanderthals but things like this remind us that we do not forget our own.

Who were the first Liverpool FC players to play for England?

Interesting trivia question there “Who were the first Liverpool FC players to play for England?”. It is of course a trick question because 4 players of Liverpool Football Club (as in Rugby Football) took part in the very first rugby international in 1871.


Step forward J. H. Clayton, A. Lyon, E. Tobin & E. Kewley. Liverpool Football Club players representing their country a full  7 years before Everton were formed and 13 years before Everton’s offspring stole your club’s name.


Almost as good is the one “Name three Russians to play for Everton”...the answer, of course, being “Bilyaletdinov, Kanchelskis and Gethathibbertoff” or “Name three Israelis to play for Liverpool....Cohen, Rosenthal and Judas Barmby”.

Same clubs, different rules - Richmond take on Barnes (again)

National League Division 2 South Fixtures


Would dearly love to go to a Richmond V Barnes fixture :


Saturday, 07 November 2009

Barking v Westcombe Park, 15:00

Bridgwater & Albion v Rosslyn Park, 15:00

Canterbury v Southend, 15:00

Dings Crusaders v Worthing, 15:00

Ealing v Henley, 15:00

Lydney v Clifton, 15:00

Richmond v Barnes, 15:00


Why? Because Barnes and Richmond played the first ever game of association football. I’ve been to Richmond RUFC’s lovely homely was the same day I went to Twickenham and if I was brutally honest I wish I’d plumped for spending the full afternoon at Richmond. Lovely club, very similar to Waterloo.......just a hell of a lot posher. ;)


Friday, October 09, 2009

Where do Premier League players come from

Superb little gadget from the BBC showing all the current Premiership squads and where they are from :


Where do your Premier League team’s players come from?


Nice little cluster of home grown players for Everton as well as our foreign leagion.


Friday, October 02, 2009


Good old Tim :

Everton midfielder Tim Cahill dedicated his winning goal in the Europa League game against BATE Borisov to the victims of Tuesday's Pacific tsumani.

The Australian international mimed rowing a canoe after scoring in the second half of the match in Belarus. "I just felt in my heart it was the right thing to do," he told ESPN. "Me and my family are from Samoa and I've got a lot of family there that got caught in the tsunami. A lot of people are going through a hard time."

Rescue workers on the Samoan islands and Tonga are continuing to search for survivors after the tsunami which has so far claimed 149 confirmed victims.

Other than that it was a tremendous performance from Everton given the line-up. Yobo and Rodwell going down with flu (and you can bet the others were feeling ropey too). Hibbert in central defence, Osman as skipper.


Bit of a kick in the pants conceding the goal like that but chuffed they didn’t let their heads drop. 6 points is a great start to the group, especially with AEK rallying to beat Benfica.