Player Valuation: £6m
I went Grey at 11 years old.Today I took the full ride of being an Everton fan. Obviously I have supported and cared for the team since day 1. I connected with the team since day 1.
But today, I felt what you lot always told me about.
The excitement before the match
The frustration not to see Mina seeing that he was also absent in the last United league match and they clogged us for 2 headers goals.
Then the nervousness as the match got going
The naive confidence as we started playing well
The utter frustration with how that first goal developed knowing that that passage would end up in goal from the moment Doucoure gave that ball away.
The anger as that play developed and watching every mistake made in that passage (ball giveaway, no pressure on the wing to the ball crosser, poor coverage by Keane.
Then the anger at our players for playing like a neighborhood bunch, especially James and Doucoure and for the whole team just sitting back and playing scared
The frustration of DCL missing that one on one thinking that's it, we are done.
Then the shy joy of that first goal thinking maybe there is hope
Then the glorious roar of the 2nd goal. Screamed and jumped as I watched in.my home gym to the point that my wife came running to check if I was ok and angrily rolled her eyes when she realized it was a soccer scream.
Then hope....and hope that we win it.
Then more anger at us sitting back. Came the 3rd goal and I was deflated..how? Why?
But I kept hope, frustrated hope. My workout was done but I stayed in gym. Pacing back and forward. Not sitting down. Like a father awaiting his first son.
Then came the goal and I screamed yes 5 times (Wife knew better this time) as I punched the living crap out of the heavy bag without gloves (dumb) and I said I love this team.
I know I am rambling on. But I havent felt this emotionally attached to a team or a match since Colombia in the world cup. The blues were in complete control of my emotions and how my weekend would go on.
I understand now the madness here and I love it