Indeed, Everton fans have demonstrated on a grand scale over the past two years in particular that they are ‘a true force to be reckoned with’, with some of the scenes both inside and out of Goodison Park truly breath-taking.
With Everton facing the drop during the 2021/22 season, fans united to arrange a coach greeting ahead of each fixture, as blue smoke filled the air outside of the stadium.
Describing the impact of such a display of support following Everton’s crucial 1-0 over Chelsea, the then manager Frank Lampard said: “It’s special. It’s not the norm, coming in today to see the fans. The understanding and feeling for the players to understand what it means to the fans is special.
If it doesn’t give you goosebumps and doesn’t get you ready to go out and give everything, then there’s something wrong with you. You shouldn’t be playing the game.”
Blues fans prove time and time again that they are the twelfth man for Everton
The Toffees found themselves in danger once again last season, and once again rallied around the team with vociferous and vocal support.
Indeed, arguably, were it not for the passionate fanbase, Everton could well be playing Championship football right now, and the Goodison crowd will likely be crucial once again this year.