In this instalment of “A Voice in the Crowd, I caught up with theatre worker Victoria Rimmer, 28, who was quite literally “in the crowd” at our recent League Cup match against Leyton Orient.
Lower Gwladys Street match-goer calls her self Miss Five-goals (as she counts among her favourite games 5-1 v Huddersfield, 5-3 v Blackpool, and indeed the match I spoke to her).
How long have you been an Everton Fan?
Victoria Rimmer: Iâ€™m only a relatively recent newcomer to football. I started following football to the delight of my dad during the 2008/09 season. Not so much to his delight was my choice of team though, heâ€™s a red!
How did you become an Evertonian?
Victoria Rimmer: My boyfriend has been an Evertonian all his life, so after going to a match with him (the blues of course) I was hooked.
Your favourite game (and why)?
Victoria Rimmer: Obviously with only a few years under my belt, my match memories are limited, but aside from the cup final against Chelsea, Iâ€™ll go for 5-3 against Blackpool. No wait, 2-0 against Chelsea at home last season, when Pienaar scored after coming back.
Your favourite current player (and why)?
Victoria Rimmer: Apostolos Vellios, in fact could you call me Mrs Vellios in your article, heâ€™s fit!
Who is the greatest player to have ever played for Everton in your lifetime?
Victoria Rimmer: I think Phil Nevilleâ€™s a good pro, but Iâ€™ll go with Leighton Baines.
â€¦.And the worst player?
Victoria Rimmer: From my experience of watching football, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
If you could sign any player for Everton in January?
Victoria Rimmer: Iâ€™d get Landon Donovan on a permanent deal in January. Like Pienaar, we just seem to play well with him. And he says heâ€™s an Evertonian too.
Since you have been following Everton, what would your best eleven be?
Victoria Rimmer: Iâ€™ll do my best, here goes-
SUBS. Martyn, Jagielka, Neville, Neville, Donovan
Q-If you were manager of Everton for the day, what is the first thing youâ€™d do?
Victoria Rimmer: First thing Iâ€™d do is get Vellios on his own and, well, you get the idea. My boyfriend may not like it, butâ€¦â€¦â€¦..
Q – Pineapple on Pizza?
Victoria Rimmer: Fruit should not be on pizza!
Watch out, next week it could be your voice in the crowd.