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10 Apr 2018 13:09:18
Over the last three months I have been having some rather intense treatment at the local hospital. Today we have seen the consultant/ doctors in charge to be told that the treatment has not gone as well as expected, and the prognosis is not the ideal one so to speak.

Tomorrow I am taking Mrs GT to Scotland for 2 days to revisit the place of our honeymoon almost 55 years ago. We only had a 2 day honeymoon, We are then going to spend some time with family members where I will try and annoy the heck out of them.

During this time I will not be posting on here, as with all due respect this place does not really rate highly on my priority list at this moment in time, Realistically I don't think I will be able to post on here for the remainder of this season. Whilst the prognosis does not bode well for me I hope and pray that my posts will restart at some point in time.

When I go on in these forums it is because I am an old Evertonian, I can remember the ground before we even had floodlights and us playing in the Second division, That's why I smile to myself when people say this is the worse we have ever been, Nothing could be further from the truth.

This post is going all over the place, I'm finding it a little difficult at the moment to put things into words. I am only saddened that I will never get to see the new ground but that is my only regret. I know I have angered many on here including the Eds at time but hey, these things happen.

I have enjoyed myself on here and hope to have a couple more controversial posts left in me, but that will be dependant on how the next month or so go. What would make me chuckle is if SA does not get sacked even though it would mean us not moving forward for another season. I would love to be able to post "I told you so".

I will let you all in on something now. I do not like SA one bit, RM RK DU and SA have never been my first choice nor will they ever be. My posts here have always been to offer a different perspective on things and as I hope I have proved, I was prepared to go toe to toe with all of you. My posts were really done because no one else was prepared to do that, I have watched cliques formed and a blind backing for each other happening within these forums. If some of you had said we should start to play in Red kits others would of agreed. Nothing wrong with that though I suppose.

May I offer a little insight from a grumpy old git, whilst 95% of posts cover the same ground and say exactly the same thing, for months on end, then people like myself will always pop up to antagonise you all. At one stage if I were standing next to SA some of you would of struggled as to who to throw the egg at first.

In my many many years of supporting Everton it may surprise people to know that far from having blind support I actually see the same things as you all do, Now no matter how many of you think otherwise I do not actually support SA where we all differ is that I do not keep on saying it over and over again. A lot of you complained I repeat myself yet still the daily anti SA posts continue mainly by the same people.

Chances are I will be with the big guy next season looking down on our club with fondness and saying to him " SA seems a lot better this season eh? "

I am away now folks I have a heck of a lot of things to do. I hope each and every one of you finds peace and happiness.


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10 Apr 2018 13:43:05
Grumpy mate, gutted reading this pal. Whatever you're going through, my thoughts are with you and your family. You're a great evertoninan who loves his club, I may not agree with some of your opinions but at the end of day you want the best for our club like we all do. Stay strong mate.

10 Apr 2018 14:05:45
Good luck mate hope to here from you next season with a big "I told you so"

{Ed025's Note - thanks for all your input over the years grumpy and i hope things improve for you mate, try if you can to keep us all updated as a lot of us are really concerned and best of luck my old friend..

10 Apr 2018 14:06:09
Grumpy. I know we have and our disagreements from time to time but we both only want what is best for the club.
Sorry to hear about your news and I hope you do get back to a level where you can post on here again.
I can probably speak for most posters on this site and say we are all praying for you.

{Ed025's Note - absolutely geoff..

10 Apr 2018 14:06:53
Hi Grumpy I don't know you personally just from this rumour site i enjoy and respect every post you write, I've got to say reading the start of the above post I had a tear in my eye as I read it I wish you all the luck with whatever you are going through I hope you have a lovely time in Scotland with Mrs GT and remember you have friends on here and dare I say it a family of Evertonians wishing you all the very best please take care and we will miss you till next season when we look forward to hearing from you again and another controversial post lol.

10 Apr 2018 14:13:28
I second that Grumpy, always enjoy your posts, you focus on health issues mate and grab each Day, us miserable sods will still be here when you manage to visit this site again, hope all goes well.

10 Apr 2018 14:32:39
Sorry to hear your news, GT. We haven't always agreed with each others posts and comments but nobody can doubt your support to our club. Take care, fella, hope you and the mrs have an enjoyable time in Scotland. Square sausage baps and iron brew are a good hangover cure!

10 Apr 2018 14:36:36
All the best, GT. Thoughts are with you and the family.

10 Apr 2018 14:57:03
Really sad news GT. I always had a chuckle reading your comments on here (good or bad) . Good luck mate and enjoy the time with your loved ones.

10 Apr 2018 15:40:43
Grumpy I hope Fonseca takes over soon just so I can say I told you so ha
Sorry to hear that news and I'm hoping you do see the new ground mate.
The life of an Evertonian ey?
We spend so much time wishing and hoping that one day we will see the success our fan base deserves.
I started watching the blues as a 9 yr old.
First game I remember clearly was Watford 84 cup final.
Growing up watching the 80s team probably spoilt me for life.
As the song says " If I hadn't seen such riches, I could live with being poor. "
I feel at times I have a right to shout on here that this ain't good enough because of what I've witnessed but I realise I'm fighting with other passionate supporters who have also witnessed glory days.
Once Everton has touched you mate you're never the same.
I will hope to see you back here mate because it won't be same without you.

10 Apr 2018 16:11:38
I wish you all the VERY VERY BEST mate, will be thinking about you mate TAKE CARE,

10 Apr 2018 16:52:31
Good luck GT.

10 Apr 2018 16:57:50
It's been great hearing from you on here Grumpy, and obviously there are much more important things than football, as much as we love Everton. This site wouldn't be the same without you, as much as I've disagreed with a lot of your points, I think a difference of opinion is healthy and I appreciate your contributions and thoughts on the club that we all love. All the best mate, we're all thinking of you.

10 Apr 2018 17:56:19
Take it easy Grumpy and fingers crossed we'll speak next season.

10 Apr 2018 17:56:27
Good luck GT. Manning the guns until the end. like your style mate.

Fingers crossed you are back next season getting up my nose.

Enjoy your break.

10 Apr 2018 18:27:33
Your health is your wealth Grumpy and good luck with your future. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through these sad times. I second what ed025 said in asking you to keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing. That message was very touching mate.

10 Apr 2018 18:55:24
Grumpy I'm really sorry to hear about your illness. I don't know what your situation is but I know personally how a change in health can impact your life.

We didn't see eye to eye at all. However, with you winding us all up for 6 months then may be we did. I know one thing and that was we both wanted the Blues to be successful.

All i can say is make the most of everyday and if you've got a spare 5 minutes now and again come and say hello - and if you want to say Sam is amazing then i won't bite back - maybe😜

Good luck bud.

10 Apr 2018 21:30:56
Obviously not good news Grumpy but keep fighting mate and I hope to see more posts from you in the future.
Best wishes to both you and Mrs GT.

{Ed001's Note - sorry to read this Grumps, best of luck, I hope you beat whatever it is. With your stubbornness, I have faith you can beat anything!}

10 Apr 2018 21:47:21
Lost for words GT but I hope if miracles do happen, you get one. Peace be with you and Mrs GT.

10 Apr 2018 21:54:58
Really sorry to hear your news GT. All the best to you and your family.

10 Apr 2018 22:01:55
Horrible news mate, i havnt been on for a while as i have just lost a daughter and things like this make u remember that this is just a game and doesn't matter that much really but ad just like to say good luck mate keep fighting don't give up and fingers crossed we will see u stood in the new stadium watching us in the champs league.

{Ed025's Note - sorry to hear that johny mate..

10 Apr 2018 22:31:21
Agree with all the above, hope things improve Grumpy. I also watched them in the second division but also went to two cup finals which we won. Will miss you mate,

10 Apr 2018 22:51:47
Tear to the eye Grumpy. Will not be the same on here without you until the end of the season. Look forward to hearing from you next season or during the summer :-)

Mind yourself, your number one supporter NBTB.

10 Apr 2018 23:10:11
I don't post much on here but I read most of the sites.
Gt I hope you have a lovely few days away. best of luck mate and I will light a candle and say a few prayers for you.

{Ed0333's Note - hear hear Leahy. Grumpy I hope you are posting for many healthy years to come.

11 Apr 2018 05:06:38
Be well Grumpy. Family first, football second. I say with all hope and prayers that we will witness a return of your ever passionate and thoughtful commentary next season,

11 Apr 2018 07:06:37
Had to look at the calendar to make sure it was not April 1st. Didn't see that one coming Grumpy. Words cannot express but as you love proving people wrong I suggest you prove the Doctors/ Consultants wrong and get your arse back on this board as soon as possible.

11 Apr 2018 09:15:14
Thoughts are with you and your family GT, hopefully see you next season on here .
Everton aren't we.

11 Apr 2018 10:25:14
We Evertonians stick together through good and bad and I am sure I say on behalf of all Evertonians that we are thinking about you and send are best wishes. Enjoy your holiday in Scotland and here’s hoping to a good of end to the season. Best of luck.

11 Apr 2018 10:42:24
Very sad to hear your news GT you have provided a lot of great debates on here if I'm honest I didn't agree with a lot of them but how boring would it be if we all agreed I hope and pray for you and your family keep fighting sir And I'll light a candle for you COYBB.

11 Apr 2018 10:50:31
Sorry to hear the sad news Grumpy. Not been on here that long really but do enjoy your often insightful posts. Best wishes mate.

11 Apr 2018 12:02:19
Take care grump, il say a little pray for you mate.

11 Apr 2018 12:04:30
All the best GT, with strength and stubbornness we can beat all odds and from your posts I believe you have both, hope to see you back soon, I thoroughly enjoyed your stance even if I didn't agree with it. Stay strong.

11 Apr 2018 23:14:13
I’d like to join everyone else in wishing you the very best of luck Grump. Sincerely mate, I hope you find yourself in the very best of health in no time.

12 Apr 2018 04:01:52
I sincerely hope to see your input ont the site next season, Grumpy. Wishing you the best of luck during your time away. It has and always will be a pleasure coming on to this site daily and reading your insightful, wisdom-laced posts.

An extra couple of words for you, Johnny 1989. It could not have been easy - and still won’t be - having to deal what you have dealt with in recent times. I hope us blues on the site can contribute to all the good vibes that deserve to (and surely will) come your way.


12 Apr 2018 12:22:54
Sorry I missed this when it was posted. GT please give it everything you have, like you have always done. I sincerely hope that things work out well for you and your family.



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