45 posts tagged Everton
45 posts tagged Everton
One from the archives… Congratulations, Rango Moyes.
Ahead of the Derby… GFOP @zane_rm sent in this @buzzFeed image of Everton fans in 1927. Rog is the one with the sign.
In light of last week’s discussion of team “mascots,” GFOP Nick writes, “I snuck into Wayne Rooney’s house during the Manchester Derby and swipped this off his bedside stand. Hope you enjoy!”
From GFOP @michaeljowardjr: Everton’s Tony Hibbert and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard as kids.
Fascinating watching this video of David Moyes listening to Gary Neville deconstruct his team’s defending (2 mins 26 secs in).
American soccer fans battling the Black Dog after last night’s eye-acher against Canada can find solace in the one thing our nation does astonishingly — producing a pipeline of the world’s finest follicularly challenged goalkeepers. In this week’s pod, the Men in Blazers sit down with USMNT and Everton’s Tim Howard for an expansive interview. The New Jersey native reflects on the American style of goalkeeping, shares how he first journeyed to England via Manchester United, and pegs Fabian Johnson as a young Von Trapp to watch. His confidence will be the perfect remedy on this day of midwinter discontent.
On happier matters, Michael and Roger mourn the passing of Lady Sybil and delve deep into the resurgence of their beloved FA Cup as the likes of Brentford, Luton, Oldham, and Leeds finally have their day of glory on the pod.
GFOP Michael Tobin sent us this tragic Christmas story. Pray for him…
I began following the Premier League last year and finally declared my loyalty to Everton early this season. To consecrate this union of fan and club I suggested to my fiancee that a Leighton Baines Everton jersey would be an excellent gift idea this holiday season. To assist her in this endeavor, I forwarded along a link to a perfectly “legitimate” Chinese website providing such wares. I believe the Chinese to be hard-working, industrious people with a keen eye for quality and detail at a reasonable price, but mainly I am just cheap. To my delight she ordered me a jersey, which arrived a few days after the holiday. I tore the package open with unabashed giddiness, but my mood would soon be downgraded to perplexed repulsion when I laid my eyes upon the contents. My Chinese friends had manufactured what can only be described as a heinous and revolting spawn resulting from an unholy mating of both of your EPL allegiances.
To celebrate Christmas, Everton Football Club have made a movie about Roger. While we would be the first to admit the actor they have playing him has been cast a little young, the guy who plays Jelavic could carve out a career as a party double.
Rog recommends two great holiday presents for the Evertonian in your life: The Everton Encyclopedia by James Corbett is a masterpiece. Full color, lavishly illustrated, written with love, this hefty volume over 600 pages is a real treasure. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Corbett also worked with Neville Southall on The Binman Chronicles, the frank biography of the 80s greatest goalkeeper. A book guaranteed to bring back the memories for those who lived through those times.
After what has felt like an eternity, the boys are back, blazer-to-blazer, to recap another strange week in the English Premier League. It seems taking the lead early has become entirely blasé, as both Manchester clubs relied yet again on reluctant supersubs to earn the full three points. And while most of the soccer world has focused this week on the Chelsea-Liverpool draw and the loneliest goal celebration of all time, in this week’s pod, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett also consider the staying power of the other Merseyside representative, Everton, who’s sitting comfortably in fourth place.
However, the real reason why anyone indulges in the suboptimal pod to begin with is for the telegrams. This week, the Blazered Ones field an unkindness of restless ravens. Among the topics covered: soccer’s advertising clout, the history of “caps,” supporter-on-supporter relations, and much more.
Not sure what to think about this. Everton have done a “Calendar Girls.” Tim Howard in a “Moist Towelette.”
via GFOP @robotcrow
Sent in by GFOP @bobtowe. Fellaini in Tweed. From Dutch magazine “Life After Football.”