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  1. mrb85

    The 'diving Panel' farce

    How completely predictable that Salah is not going to be referred to the Panel that's supposed to be assessing diving with a view to suspensions being handed out. I may be wrong but I think that still leaves Niasse as the only PL player to have been penalised. Run a clip of Niasse's 'offence'...
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    Have we finally given up?

    Without casting judgement on whether it is for better or worse, have we finally lost the Everton Football Club of the last couple of decades? The one that tried to maintain the old footballing values whilst still persevering to compete with those capable of winning silverware merely by producing...
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    What if.....

    Pigs might fly I know, but what if, just what if, we beat both City and the RS, and did so with good performances - would there be a case for retaining Allardyce?
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    gwladys st disabled area

    Looking at the Man Utd game this weekend I noticed that the disabled section behind one of the goals there was accommodating more supporters without any extension to the area itself. Comparing with the changes at GP this year, I think the 'ledge' constructed for wheelchaired supporters in front...
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    Ground alterations

    At last GP is to undergo improvements for the disabled, albeit something forced upon the club by an agreement made last year involving all PL clubs. Obviously the alterations and expansion of the facilities will reduce ground capacity even further but I hope the changes are done properly and...
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    Our short season

    Well, after all the management talk of the need to rotate the squad and to rest players we will now see the season end with us having played only 41 competitive matches in 10 months! Disgraceful performance wise and not too clever from a commercial perspective either. Must be our shortest...
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    Car travel from Watford

    I need to be back in Liverpool by 9 after the game on Saturday or a divorce will be on the cards. If anyone is familiar with the area and the after match traffic, is it best to head west to the M40 or east to the M1, and if the latter do you avoid town centre snarl ups by parking up south of...
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    Who said.........

    Just emptying out some personal possessions and came across an old newspaper containing the following quotation from an ex-Everton player in which he's talking about Evertonians: "They are a special kind of people. When you look from the outside, you think, 'all fans are the same'. But these...
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    worst ever tackles

    Just looking at the infamous Harwood on Heath foul on another thread and then Reid's act of retribution got me thinking about the worst foul tackles I can remember seeing. Actually I wouldn't put Marwoods amongst them - though i would include Reids. I'd also include Ratcliffe on Lerby when he...
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    The most deserving starting 11

    IF we get to the Final, and I know in football when the manager selects his side he can't base that on anything other than the need to win the game, but which starting 11 (or maybe just particular players) would you think would be the most deserving to have the honour of being selected for it...
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    Sunday Supplement

    This morning on Sky's Sunday Supplement witnessed the most embarassing comment by a so-called football expert I've ever heard. It came from a journalist (Neil Custis I think) who said how we can expect the linesman to have got the offside call right when it was so close (what, 3 foot???) and...
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    Boro spares

    Anyone got one?
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    Press coverage

    On Monday I read the Everton-Swansea reports in both The Mail and The Express. The Mail 'report' was less than 50 words. The Express was less than 100. In an age when regional versions of a newspaper can readily be produced with a bit of rejigging this is appalling. But blow me, I again buy...
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    Accommodating disabled fans

    Apparently GP will be required to provide 90 more spaces (all wheelchair sized spaces?) for disabled supporters by the start of the 2017/8 season. No problem obviously with that (assuming there is that level of demand) but presumably the intention will likely be to remove the existing front...
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    Ticket prices

    For some reason I'd been believing that ticket prices at GP had been held down for this season. But looking to get tickets for the games in Scotland I've just noticed the information for the opening couple of games and seen the lowest prices (presumably obstructeds in Gwladys St) as £38 for...
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    Everton are Blue

    Maybe just a small thing, but if one purpose of playing games in the far east is to raise profile and instill the Everton 'brand' into potential investors and potential new supporters out there then why didn't we play in blue? That's an integral part of the brand. Arsenal played in their usual...
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    Seats removed at Goodison?

    Looking at the photo of the ground accompanying the pic of Cleverley on the home page of GOT, have seats been removed around the exits in the Main Stand? Or have the steps just been painted white and there's never been seats there? On the matter of removed seats, Sky made Everton remove some 30...
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    Baines's reduced role

    Baines until very recently was our penalty taker, our main man for free kicks within 30 yards of the goal, and our main attacking defender. Now, certainly on the evidence of last night, but also to a great extent before then, he's not expected to get forward on the overlap anymore, he didn't...
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    Penalty taker

    So, after Lukaku took last night's, who is now our penalty taker? I thought Martinez had said after the Mirallas fiasco that Baines is. Clearly, unless Lukaku did 'a Mirallas' on Baines last night, this isn't the case. So is Lukaku the new number one for penalties? is it whoever fancies it...
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    BBC2 now

    Everton Ipswich FA Cup QF 1984/5
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