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11 Jan 2017 22:10:00
Evening all. Long-time pessimist; slowly converting to optimist.

Like several others, I feel compelled to make a comment on the recent changes at the club.

My fist season ticket was in ‘91 and I lived through the uninspiring Walker and Smith era’s; continuous relegation battle after relegation battle; Johnson’s controversial regime; transfer debacles; and occasionally selling our best players to try and balance the books. It hasn’t always been a happy or easy time supporting the blues, but, like the rest of you, I have stood by the club.

With Kenwright and Moyes, we turned a significant corner and we got back on the right track – albeit it with some blips on the way (especially in relation to the transfer window) . Now look at our position as a club:
- Top half of the table despite the fact we aren’t playing that well (I still look calculate who we need to beat and cross my fingers to reach the magic 41 points of safety)
- Genuine new stadium on the cards (more a case of ‘where’ rather than ‘when’)
- Investment: the kind we could only dream about 10-15 years ago
- A manager and hierarchy that have great aspirations and decent footballing knowledge. When I have won several European titles, spent decades in the footballing industry, represented the national team or worked on the board of a successful club, I will offer an evidence backed critique. Until then, I shall trust in those in charge.
- Getting business done well before the last day (/ hour) of the transfer window
- A club who does classy and wonderful things such as donating £200k to Sunderland’s Bradley, fantastic work in the community and supporting the Justice for the 96 campaign

As an Evertonian, it is embarrassing to see such negativity on here about the club, the players and the staff. Look at what happened to the likes of Blackburn, Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Coventry and Rangers and what the supporters have been through. We are not in that sort of position. Even if we were, I would still stand by the club and tell my grandkids I was there when Horne smashed the ball in off the post in ’94 to escape relegation, when Farelly did the same against Coventry in ’98 or whoever in the future. I am hoping it will never come to that again and look forward to a bright future.
If you are not happy with the speed of the clubs’ progress, stop bringing the rest of us down and head over to the other side of Stanley Park for more instant success (sadly they are further ahead than us at the moment) . Me, I’ll be sticking with the blues. Like a cake, you can go and buy one from the shop but it tastes much better and more satisfying when you put in the effort and make it yourself.

{Ed025's Note - great post that reason, well done mate..

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11 Jan 2017 23:19:36
Yeah mate. You tell em.

11 Jan 2017 23:50:45
Great post mate, nobody can argue with any of it

12 Jan 2017 00:15:29
Great post BR NSNO

12 Jan 2017 03:22:35
Spot on, BR.

12 Jan 2017 07:36:19
Ahhh, the voice of reason

12 Jan 2017 08:14:57
Good post but terrible example, if you ever tasted a cake I baked that is.

12 Jan 2017 09:55:25
Love the post BR. EA Sports have a lot to answer for!



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